There are so many jokes that could be made about this, but it basically writes itself. Gwyneth Paltrow’s infamous ‘This Smells Like My Vagina’ candle reportedly exploded in a woman’s house.
The Sun reported that the woman won the interesting candle as a prize in a quiz. How lovely.
Jody Thompson explained: “The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere”
“I’ve never seen anything like it. The whole thing was ablaze and it was too hot to touch. There was an inferno in the room,” she added. A media consultant from Kilburn, North London, Jody lives with her partner, David Snow. They reportedly threw the explosive candle out the front door.
“It could have burned the place down. It was scary at the time, but funny looking back that Gwyneth’s vagina candle exploded in my living room,” she said.
The candle is just one of the many weird and wonderful things that Gwyneth sells on her Goop site.
Presumably the candle isn’t meant to burst into flames, but if you want to try one it’ll set you back $75.
So what does it smell like? Scent notes include geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed. That’s according to her online store, we aren’t fragrance experts.
“This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP. The two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, “Uhhh..this smells like a vagina’. It evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent. (That turned out to be perfect as a candle)” reads the website.
A Goop spokeswoman told The Post that because Thompson’s candle wasn’t purchased through the outlet “we aren’t able to verify its authenticity.”
Noora Raj Brown said in an email: “However, the factory that manufactures the goop x Heretic candles is certified by The National Candle Association of America, which regulates that candles meet stipulated safety guidelines and ASTM and CPSC fire safety protocols,”
“As a precaution, we’ve alerted the manufacturer to the woman’s issue. We have also reached out to her to send her some goop products to help pass the days in quarantine.” Lucky Jody.
Want Your House To Smell Like Drake?
Gwynnie isn’t the only one on the scented candle hype. Drake is releasing his own range, too.
He’s launching Better World Fragrance House, and the range will include five different scents.
One of the candles is called Carby Musk.
Disappointingly, it doesn’t smell like potatoes and pasta but a “smooth musk fragrance” that “actually smells just like Drake.”
It’s slightly pricier than Gwyneth’s Vagina at $80. Apparently, it evokes amber, cashmere, suede, and velvet, and is the personal fragrance that Drake wears in his everyday life.
Other fragrances include Sweeter Tings, Williamsburg Sleepover, Good Thoughts, and Muskoka ($48).
Sweeter Tings is “an addictive and nostalgic Oriental Gourmand fragrance with the subtleties of comfort and goodness.” The candle has notes of bergamot, lemon peel, dark voodoo rose, warm cedarwood, and soft musks.
Meanwhile, Williamsburg Sleepover features notes of rose, lily of the valley, vetiver, amber, musk, patchouli and cedarwood and “captures the essence of an urban garden under shaded lights.”
Muskoka has notes of birch tar, fresh clove buds, cedarwood, sandalwood, and smoked leather accord, “emulates the smoldering warmth of burning woods, golden embers, and the feeling of being cozy by the fire.”
Would you buy a celeb candle?
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