Gwyneth Paltrow‘s vagina-scented candle wrought havoc on the life of one British woman when her little bit of mood lighting turned into a roaring blaze.
Jody Thompson of Kilburn, North London told The Sun that she won the anatomically-inspired home good in an online quiz, but got more than she bargained for when she went to light it. “The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere,” she said. “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.” However, eventually, Thompson said she and her partner, David Snow, “We eventually got it under control and threw it out the front door.” The media consultant added, “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.” Thompson also shared photos with the outlet of the aftermath, showing the melted and warped gold label on the black glass container.
Paltrow’s debut $75 candle in her collaboration with Heretic sold out within a matter of hours last year, prompting her to launch a second yoni-centric scent this summer—“This Smells Like My Orgasm.” The scent of the Goop vagina candle is composed of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed and is meant to be “funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected.” And what could be more beautifully unexpected than a shower of sparks flying all over the living room every time you light it?
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