Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina-Scented Candle Allegedly Exploded in Woman’s Home — ‘There Was an Inferno in the Room’

The only thing worse than a candle exploding is a vagina-scented candle exploding.

Unfortunately, that’s supposedly what happened to one U.K. woman who recalled her experience with Gwyneth Paltrow’s infamous “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle. The scent, which was marketed and distributed through the A-lister’s Goop brand, started out as a joke but became an international phenomenon.

Despite the mockery, Paltrow laughed all the way to the bank when her special concoction immediately sold out online even with a $75 price point. But it turns out the candle could be hiding a dangerous secret that goes beyond a funky smell.

Gwyneth Paltrow began 2020 with a vagina-scented candle

Gwyneth Paltrow
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No one could have predicted that the year would just keep getting stranger. However, in Jan. 2020 the most intriguing headline dealt with Paltrow’s newest controversial Goop offering, a candle with an unusual scent that somehow made it to market.

The product description said, “This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP [Paltrow]. The two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, ‘Uhhh… this smells like a vagina’ — but evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent. (That turned out to be perfect as a candle).”

At least one customer could regret lighting the Goop candle

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The scent technically contains notes of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose, and ambrette seed. It’s a relief for anyone who worried the Sliding Doors star snuck in any more sinister ingredients. However, a woman who allegedly won the product experienced a fiery inferno after lighting the candle.

“The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere,” Jody Thompson told The Sun. “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.”

She recalled the incident and aftermath, which is only funny in retrospect. “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,” she said.

Other controversial Goop products

Exploding candles aside, this isn’t the first time Paltrow faced scrutiny due to Goop products.

At one time, the site marketed jade eggs and rose quartz eggs that were meant to be inserted vaginally to help increase sexual pleasure, balance hormonal cycles, help with painful menstruation, and more. The product faced harsh criticism from medical professionals and eventually, Goop had to pay a $145,000 fine for making false medical claims about the eggs.

Same goes for The Mother Load, a pricey prenatal and postnatal vitamin on the site. With a $75 price tag, you’d think this “top-of-the-line natal product” would be a real miracle worker. But like the jade eggs, it could all be a big scam that may even do more harm than good. The site makes it clear that the claims were not evaluated by the FDA.

Sounds like most Goop products are more luxuries than necessities. And Paltrow should be a little more careful with her candle formulations next time before someone gets hurt.