You’ve probably heard of it… heck, you may even have smelled it by now! It’s Gwyneth Paltrow‘s vagina!
OK, technically it’s not called that. No, the new product
So how did this happen??
“It sort of started as a joke,” as she explained on Wednesday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers.
“I was with ‘The Nose’ Douglas Little for his brand “Heretic,” and we were kind of messing around. And I smelled this beautiful thing and I was like, ‘This smells like my vagina.’ And I was kidding, obviously. And we were on mushrooms… No! We weren’t on mushrooms!”
Man, she can’t stop kidding! LOLz!
But she wasn’t joking when she released the candle with that name printed on the label! Like many, let us say inside jokes, it just grew and grew. Gwyneth recounted:
“It actually became a really funny thing where it was, A: Really funny to us, but also a little bit punk rock.”
Punk rock? Well, “This Smells Like My Vagina” does sound like the title of a Vandals song we guess. But there was more to it. Gwyneth continued:
“And, you know, I think women, a lot of us have grown up feeling certain degrees of shame around or body, or whatever. So this is just a little bit of a, you know, subversive candle for all of us out there.”
But does it really smell like her vajayjay? She certainly isn’t opening up about that aspect if it does. We have to imagine half the people buying this thing are doing so out of sheer morbid curiosity, and if she admitted it was really just a mix of lavender and passionfruit that would definitely ruin the, er, feminine mystique of it all.
We think maybe Gwyneth intends the candle to be a feminist statement sort of taking back the idea of the natural smell of a woman in general, not her specifically. After all, if the candle Goop was selling was called Gwyneth’s Vagina that would be the most narcissistic thing anyone has ever done, and… Well… OK, we guess it’s possible. LOLz!
Hear the lifestyle guru’s explanation for yourself (below)!
[Image via Late Night With Seth Meyers/YouTube/WENN.]