The Cut reports that Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s beauty, fashion, &c. products marketing company is breaking rather unusual new ground in lifestyle accessories.
[W]hatâ€™s better than inviting guests into your home, having them compliment you on the lovely scent, and then humbly saying, â€œThanks, itâ€™s this new vagina candle I picked upâ€?
The candle costs $75, and Goop says it sold out within hours at one of the companyâ€™s events (it does match the other branding). High-end, wellness-y Brooklyn beauty shop Shen also carries the candle, but itâ€™s currently sold out on its site.
But does it really smell like what it says it smells like? Hereâ€™s what several Cut members thought.
Allison P. Davis, features writer: â€œThis smells like a vagina that is douching Summerâ€™s Eve too frequently and will probably end up with a yeast infection. And it needs some muskier base notes, to be honest.â€
Bridget Read, writer: â€œNo vagina on Godâ€™s green earth.â€
Kathleen Hou, beauty director: â€œMaybe if you asked a bunch of teen boys who had never been near a vagina, theyâ€™d say, â€˜Yeah, like this!â€™â€
Erica Smith, beauty writer: â€œâ€¦ I donâ€™t think so? Itâ€™s definitely not an aspirational vagina smell. Iâ€™d be concerned if it smelled like that.â€
Sarah Spellings, fashion writer: â€œIt smells like a vagina if youâ€™ve only ever been exposed to the concept through tampon commercials. This is very much a conceptual vag.â€
Madeleine Aggeler, senior writer: â€œNo. Needs more umami.â€