The $75 item contains traditional perfume elements like bergamot, cedar and rose “to put us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth,” the product copy reads.
According to a previous Goop description, the provocative name came from a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and Paltrow. The two were testing a fragrance one day when she declared, “Uhhh, this smells like a vagina.” The bouquet evolved into a “funny, gorgeous, sexy and beautifully unexpected scent.”
Consumers had thoughts on the candle, and many weren’t full of rose and bergamot.
What does desperate for attention smell like?
— ⭐DetroitDish⭐ (@24kBlondi) January 14, 2020
I just heard about @GwynethPaltrow‘s “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle. She totally ripped off my “This Smells Like My Foreskin” candle…
— Mike Horn (@mikehorncomedy) January 14, 2020
Goop meeting “Hey, this smells like my vagina”
“you wouldn’t dare?”
“hold my kombucha???”.
— Vanessa Young (@vanessa_young56) January 13, 2020
I haven’t gone more than 10 minutes without thinking about Gwyneth’s vagina. If any of my family smell a thing they invariably add “it smells like Gwyneth’s vagina.” Was this her aim because this family holiday has taken a turn.
— Bronya (@BronyaB) January 14, 2020
I think Gwyneth Paltrow is actually losing it and chose to market a candle that says “This Smells Like My Vagina” right on the label out of cynical disgust at humanity. If I’m right her next big product will be perfume that smells like her feces after she eats a plate of kale. pic.twitter.com/FaCal4PzAC
— Saint Brian The Godless (@AWorldOutOfMind) January 13, 2020
#SMELL FACT: When Gwenyth Paltrow discovered that her birth canal smelled uncannily of geranium, citrus and cedar, she preserved this anomaly for science in a bestselling candle called “This Smells Like My Vagina”. She describes the scent as “funny”. pic.twitter.com/lFV70IOkWc
— Katie Puckrik (@KatiePuckrik) January 13, 2020