If they promise a rose-scented vagina, I smell bulls**t



If they promise a rose-scented vagina, I smell bulls**t

Gwyneth Paltrow’s products are just one example of how easily we are duped by false marketing

Consumer journalist

You’re unlikely to have missed the news of actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s $75 candle labelled “This Smells Like My Vagina” having sold out on her Goop “lifestyle site” within hours.

As a Guardian newspaper columnist mused: “Truly, has any vagina ever been as fruitful as Gwyneth Paltrow’s? It has birthed discussions of vaginal steaming, vaginal jade eggs, $15,000 dildos and something called ‘sex dust’ ...”

Very fruitful indeed. She told a late-night US talk show host on Wednesday night: “I think women, a lot of us, have grown up feeling certain degrees of shame around our bodies or whatever. So this is a little bit of a subversive candle for all of us out there.”..

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