A ‘vagina’ candle from Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness website Goop has reportedly exploded in a woman’s home in North London.
The curiously named ‘this smells like my vagina’ candle caused a furore when it first went on sale last year. At the time, its description revealed that the name had been chosen after Paltrow joked that a candle she and perfumer Douglas Little had developed “smells like a vagina”.
During an appearance on The Ellen Show last year, Paltrow described the candle as “a punk-rock statement” and said she created it to combat the fact that “women have been taught to have a certain amount of shame about their body”.
Media consultant Jody Thompson, who won the candle in an online quiz, said that the ‘this smells like my vagina’ candle caused an “inferno” when she tried to light it, in a report by The Independent News.
The newspaper published images of Thompson posing with what appears to be the charred jar from the candle. The 50-year-old said the product had emitted a 50cm flame.
According to Thompson:
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.
The candle, which is still available on Goop’s website for £69, is described as having a “beautifully unexpected” scent. The product’s description reads:
With a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent, this candle is made with geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed to put us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.
Other candles in the same range include the ‘This smells like my prenup’ candle and the ‘This smells like my orgasm’ candle.
Goop is yet to reply to the request for comment by The Independent News.
Paltrow originally launched Goop as a newsletter in 2008 and the brand went on to spawn controversial Netflix series The Goop Lab With Gwyneth Paltrow.
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