Gwyneth Paltrow’s Scented Candle Is Called ‘This Smells Like My Vagina’. And We Think It’s A Fiery Idea
Call this a Taurean trait that I have, or my personal taste and fixation, but there is something about candles that attracts me like a moth to a flame. Excuse me, but story is going to be full of puns. There! I have apologised in advance. In fact, I like candles so much, I played FLAMES the most in school. I have always had a knack for fragrances and I invariably end up going into all stores that sell them, sniffing all of it so extensively that the shopkeepers are ready to escort me out at the cost of losing their business. I am one of those people who’d bank more on perfumes and candles than anything else. Which is why, when the news about Gwyneth Paltrow dropping in a new fragrance for a candle dropping came up, I was jumping out of my seat to get my hands on it. Except, then I heard the same and I was like, maybe I don’t want to get my hands on it.
The product that came into being as an inside joke (you’ll realise where the pun fits in soon enough) between perfumer Douglas Little and Iron Man actress Gwyneth Paltrow, is made by the brand Heretic, and quite literally named after Paltrow’s vaginal scent!?! Calling it, “This Smells Like My Vagina”, and being sold in her Goop store, this fragrant candle is the new talk of the town. However creepy it sounds, or smells for that matter.
And for those of you who’re as lost as us in imagining what exactly that would be like, the description of the product reads thus, “It evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent. (That turned out to be perfect as a candle – we did a test run at an In goop Health, and it sold out within hours). It’s a blend of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed that puts us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.”
Still rather unsure about the idea that’s behind it, turns out that Douglas and Paltrow were already working on creating a scent together before they settled on two final scents – one of which Paltrow may have mentioned as a joke or in the passing, I would think, – smells like a vagina. Now, for most of us, a smelly vagina would kind of be a deal breaker, but for Paltrow and Douglas here, it turned out to be a rather profitable deal-maker instead. Banking on the idea, the two launched their new product priced at 75 dollars, and it sold out at lightning speed.
And no matter how deep my fascination for fragrances runs, lighting up a candle that will infuse the room with a scent of a vagina, would seem slightly awkward. What seems like a perfect addition in the serial-stalker starter pack, missing out on only a set of binoculars, tissues and a black hoodie, this one was a product we think everyone could’ve done without. Yes, we get that it’s not suppose to smell like vagina, Gwyneth or otherwise, but also we don’t know how our vagina is supposed to smell. I mean, some people might actually break a rib or two but we are still to do that. But this also wouldn’t be the first time we have seen an eccentric and unusual product roll out of Paltrow’s kitty. A while back, the actress also launched a 1500 dollars sex toy.
But then again, to each his own. Seems like there is a market for everything out there and Paltrow isn’t the kind to shy away from capturing that. In fact, word is that Dwayne Johnson is also looking at cashing in on the craze, as he’s suggesting to come up with fragrance of his own called “The Rock” candle, that would smell like balls. Who would’ve thought what could hardly qualify as a fetish might just see the light of the day as a million dollar idea!