"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.”
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