See, there’s this thing about being a bearded lady in a travelling carnival: sometimes your companions need a little, um, freshening. The exotic and mysterious Madame Scodioli was confronted with this conundrum—so she got to work crafting unusual bath and beauty products modeled after the wacky/curious/whimsical aspects of the American traveling carnival, from the late 19th century through the dust bowl era. Or so the story goes.