The Goop founder showed off the new NSFW follow-up to her viral "This Smells Like My Vagina" candle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

By Kaitlyn Frey
June 17, 2020 11:41 AM
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There hasn't been more fascination in a candle than when Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop released a votive called "This Smells Like My Vagina" back in January. The unconventional $75 candle quickly sold out and got so much hype, that Paltrow and Heretic perfumer Douglas Little just teamed up for a second time to create a fitting (and also NSFW) follow-up named "This Smells Like My Orgasm."

The Goop founder, 47, revealed the new candle during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after host Jimmy Fallon asked the star about the craze surrounding the viral "vagina-scented" candle.

"That's the name of the candle and it sold out like crazy. I think it's hilarious," Fallon, 45, said. Paltrow replied: "It's pretty funny. The idea was it was sort of a punk rock, feminist kind of, like...[candle]."

Then she announced the newest scent in the "This Smells Like My..." candle family. "And we have a new one which actually might be more for you to give to your wife," the wellness guru said. "What is it called?" the comedian asked.

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Paltrow held up the votive to reveal the name and Fallon leaned back in his chair and began cracking up. "Oh my heavens!" he said.

"And the box has fireworks," Paltrow said as she showed off the packaging that the candle comes in. With a big laugh and clap Fallon replied: "Of course it does! Of course it has fireworks. You are crushing it, man."

According to the Goop shop, where the "This Smells Like My Orgasm" candle is exclusively sold, the scent is described as "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."

When Goop's vagina candle went viral, Paltrow actually said that the interestingly-named product initially just started out as a joke.

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"I was with the [perfumer] Douglas Little for his brand Heretic and we were kind of messing around and I smelled this beautiful thing and was like, ‘This smells like my vagina!'” the Goop founder said during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

“And I was kidding obviously. And we were on mushrooms — no, no we weren’t on mushrooms,” she jokingly said to Meyers with a laugh.

Per the candle’s description on Goop's online shop, Paltrow and Little didn’t end up bottling the “funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent” into a perfume, but they did think it would be “perfect as a candle,” which is how the infamous item was born. Its scent is described to contain a “blend of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed.”