Gwyneth Paltrow Says Goop’s New Candle Smells Like Her Orgasm

You know what Paltrow's vagina smells like, now here's a whiff of her orgasm

Goop Owner Gwyneth Paltrow Releases Orgasm Candle
What does an orgasm smell like? Gwyneth Paltrow knows.

At some point in your life, you may have asked yourself, can you smell an orgasm? I actually don’t know why this question would have ever come to mind, but if it hasn’t before, it will now, because according to Gwyneth Paltrow, the answer is yes. Moreover, she wants to sell you that scent in the form of a $75 candle.

The “This Smells Like My Orgasm” candle is Paltrow’s sequel to the viral “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle, which sold out within hours of hitting Goop’s online shelves earlier this year. (Don’t worry, if you missed out last time, it’s back in stock now.)

So what does Paltrow’s orgasm smell like? According to the candle’s product description on Goop, it’s a mix of “tart grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries blended with gunpowder tea and Turkish rose absolutes.” Translation? It’s “sexy, surprising, and wildly addictive.” The box is decorated with fireworks because, you know, orgasms are “explosive,” which also makes it perfect for the Fourth of July, I guess?

I’m all for almost any normalization of female sexuality. Am I a huge fan of that normalization reinforcing ideas that women’s body parts should smell like things other than body parts? Not so much. But at least this time Paltrow resisted the urge to tell us her actual vagina smells like something a vagina could never smell like and instead just assigned scents to an otherwise scentless concept — an artist’s aromatic rendering of an orgasm, if you will.

Anyway, the orgasm candle is here, just in time for the perfect last-minute Father’s Day gift.

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