Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina-scented candle almost burns down home of woman who won it in a quiz
Gwyneth Paltrow’s very much talked about candle — 'This Smells Like My Vagina' — almost burned down a woman’s house, who won it in an online quiz. Jody Thompson received the product sold by the Hollywood star and wellness guru, after taking part in the quiz. But unexpectedly, the vagina-scented candle burst into flames causing an “inferno” in the 50-year-old’s living room.
According to Harper's Bazaar, the controversial product has been described as “A fitting follow-up to that candle — you know the one — this blend is made with 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."
But when Thompson lit the candle, it shockingly turned into a 50-cm flame and got out of the glass jar. “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,” Thompson, who works as a media consultant, told The Sun. The Kilburn, North London resident also added, “We eventually got it under control and threw it 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.”
'This Smells Like My Vagina' was launched by the ‘Iron Man’-star last year, which sells for $77 (£57). The scent is also available in the form of a roll-on deodorant which costs $46 (£34). However, this is not the first time Paltrow’s vagina-scented candle made the news. In 2020, Martha Stewart had criticized it as she claimed: "horny guys" have made it a success.
When Stewart was asked her opinion on the candle on an episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live’, she said, “She [Paltrow] does that kind of irritating … she’s trying to zhush up the public to listen to her. And that’s great, I mean, let her do her thing. I wouldn’t buy that candle.” However, when host Andy Cohen said, “What does it say about America that the candle is now sold out?” Stewart quickly responded and told him, “I think it’s not America. I think it’s a lot of guys who are horny.”
Meanwhile, it seems Paltrow loves some drama in her life because, in April last year, when the world was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 48-year-old disclosed some tips on the use of vibrators. On her website, Goop, she posted an article — 'The Best Vibrators for Solo Pleasure and Partner Play' — where she listed a number of vibrators. The article listed vibrators for external, clitoral, internal, and vaginal stimulation. Paltrow also gave details of some of the vibrators that were for partner play.
The list on Goop came along with a message that read, “Whether it’s from solo play or with a partner, sexual pleasure has benefits for mental clarity, concentration, stress relief, and so much more. Unfortunately, there are still barriers to sexual pleasure, particularly for women: shame, cultural conditioning, lack of good sex ed, and a pronounced orgasm gap among heterosexual couples. What can change this? Talking about it, better communication between partners, getting comfortable with asking questions, learning to ask for what we want — and sometimes taking things into your own hands.”