Gwyneth Paltrow And Jimmy Kimmel Lit The Vagina Candle On TV And Yep, Things Got Weird Very Quickly

    Candles! Vaginas! And testicles! Oh my!

    Ahhh, Gwyneth Paltrow. Acting royalty, Goop queen, and seller of candles that smell like her vagina*. It's quite the résumé!

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    *Apparently the This Smells Like My Vagina candle doesn't actually smell like its name advertises, but more on that later.

    Good 'ol Gwyn popped up for another appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently to talk all about her new Netflix show, The Goop Lab, and boy oh boy, was it a wild ride from start to finish.

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    Of course, it didn't take Jimmy long to bring up the vagina candle, which was announced by Gwyneth and her lifestyle website Goop earlier this year.

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    The candle, which is aptly named This Smells Like My Vagina, retails for $75 and is described as "funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected." Sounds like a real treat! So much so, that its test run completely sold out on the website!

    Explaining how the candle first came about, the Politician actor said: "One day, we were smelling different fragrances and I was joking around, and I smelled something and I said…"

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    "As a joke!" Gwyn added.

    "But then I was like, wouldn't that be cool if somebody actually had the guts to do that?" she continued. "What a punk-rock, feminist statement, to have that on your table. And then he* made it. I thought he just made me one as a joke, but then the next thing I knew, it was on my website."

    Not content with Gwyneth's explanation though, Jimmy decided that it was best to unbox the candle and light it on TV because...well, I don't know why. He just did.

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    Gwyneth's face says it all.

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    But things took an even weirder turn when Jimmy started explaining that the candle smells nice but "masculine" and Gwyn interrupted to say that the candle DOESN'T actually smell like her vagina after all.

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    "Well, it's not really supposed to smell like a vagina," she said, while the box with This Smells Like My Vagina written in large letters across the front lay open beside her.

    Confused? Same.

    Gwyneth said of the inspiration behind the candle: "I think a lot of women have grown up with a certain degree of shame or embarrassment around this part."

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    That's when Jimmy suggested that she make the same candle but for men because apparently there's not enough suffering in this world already.

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    But, without missing a beat, Gwyneth went on to use candles that smell like genitals to explain the wage gap and, hey, she made some points!

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    Jimmy is shook!

    Anyway, what do Gwyneth's kids think of their mom's website and the products it sells? Well, apparently they're pretty supportive!

    So, in conclusion, the candle does not smell like a vagina, and no, we do not need a follow-up that smells like a ballsack.

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    You can watch the full interview right here.

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ben Henry at ben.henry@buzzfeed.com.

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