Gwyn has reached peak Goop with her latest venture, and in a spectacular follow-up to her last scented candle, which she says smells like her vagina, has released a new fragrance called ‘This Smells Like My Orgasm‘.
According to the Goop website, Paltrow’s orgasm smells like “tart grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries blended with gunpowder tea and Turkish rose absolutes for a scent that’s sexy, surprising, and wildly addictive”.
It’s perhaps a more explosive scent (the packaging has fireworks all over it) compared to the ‘This Smells Like My Vagina‘ fragrance, which is described as a “funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent”, crafted with notes of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes and highlighted by Damask rose and ambrette seed, that “put us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth”.
Both the Vagina and Orgasm candles were created in collaboration with Perfumer Douglas Little of Heretic. Sexy names aside, what buyers actually find most shocking about the products is the fact they retail for US $75 (AU $108) for a small-sized candle.
And this is lost on the internet, who were collectively miffed about the steep figure when the first candle in the range was released.”I cannot believe that some of you out there spent $75 on a f*cking candle that smells like Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina,” wrote one Twitter user.
The soft warm glow of a vagina candle makes the perfect centerpiece for any dining room table.
— Kerry on Wayward Son (@EmissaryKerry) January 12, 2020
The ‘This Smells Like My Vagina’ sold out within hours on both Goop and Heretic when it launched, but both genetalia-inspired fragrances are currently available to be purchased.
Paltrow founded lifestyle brand Goop in 2008. Though a hugely successful platform, the actor’s controversial recommendations have made headlines on several occasions.
At one stage, Goop encouraged readers to spend US $3,490 on a 24-karat gold dildo.
The advice to “steam” one’s vagina on a mini-throne was also thoroughly discouraged by women’s health professionals, and in 2018, Goop’s “jade eggs” were caught up in a lawsuit for their scientific inability to improve a lacking libido and balance hormones — two things they promised to do.
Goop was ordered to pay US $145,000 in civil penalties.
Still, we’d be keen to buy a candle.
And probably the dildo.
Vaginal steaming we’re less about.