Well, 2020 is off to a wonderful start. First, President Trump turned Qassem Soleimani into a piece of chicken fricassee, and now, Gwyneth Paltrow has released a new candle that smells like her pussy. What a time to be alive. And, the fact that she had her team develop a candle that supposedly smells like her vagina isn’t even the most absurd part. The truly preposterous thing here is that this candle retails for $75.
At first, I was like, why would I pay $75 for a pussy candle when I could just open up a few cans of Bumble Bee? This way, when people come over and they’re like “oh, wow, did Gwyneth Paltrow just do yoga in here, or did you light one of her pussy candles?” I could say “Well, I was going to buy one of her candles, but instead, I saved $72 by strategically placing a few cans of tuna around my house.” Of course, nothing can be that easy, because according to the product description, Gwyneth’s vag candle is “made with geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed to put us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.” In other words, this candle smells like no vagina on earth.
If this isn’t your typical Hollywood delusion of grandeur, then I don’t know what is. Like, oh, not only is Gwyneth a gifted actor and business woman, but she also claims to naturally have a beautiful smelling vagina. I don’t believe that for a second, and neither should you. However, that won’t stop hundreds of thousands of sheep from clicking “buy now” on her site. (Editor’s Note: At the time of publishing this blog, the pussy candle is currently BACKORDERED on her site, Goop.com.)
With full transparency here, I don’t understand how the whole vagina thing works, but I’ve come across enough of them to know they don’t always smell that great. One time I was down there and politely looked up and asked “Excuse me, did your vagina recently eat a peanut butter sandwich on wheat?” Had the answer been ‘yes’, I would have continued on with my business, but since it was “no, why?”, I immediately went to the bathroom and gargled with shampoo.
Unfortunately, this could be the new trend coming out of Hollywood, where instead of just shilling a product like cologne or perfume (hello, Johnny Depp), parts of a celebrity’s body actually becomes the scent. Just think of the possibilities and imagine the smells of candles named after your favorite Hollywood luminaries, such as Denzel Washington’s “Taint”, The Dame Judy Dench’s “Labia”, Ed Asner’s “Yambag”, and for those on a budget, Charlie Sheen’s “Grundle.”
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