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    Default The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...erfume-incense

    Ahem, discuss. Not sure I know what to say.

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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Quote Originally Posted by Funwithfrags View Post

    Ahem, discuss. Not sure I know what to say.
    I smell...

    Seriously though, I find it offensive & vulgar. Why does anyone need to stoop so low just to make a buck or even a million?
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    Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina-scented candle
    Might use these for the Advent wreath later this year.

    The market for celebrity fragrance has been plummeting. Nobody wants to buy celebrity fragrance any more – so the only way they can do this now is to create some kind of sensation.

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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Perfumes have been designed to evoke the “undercarriage” for centuries. Nothing new there. What is offensive about this latest spin is the idea that we want perfumes/candles with the smell of specific celebrity’s vagina.
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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Good grief!
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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Civet, poo, blood, vagina, scents, all part of this psycho world.
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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    I personally think that said aroma has great potential as a supporting role, but not as a main act.

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    We already have Vulva Original by Eros

    why is everyone being so sniffy about it ?

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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Besides the news, I found interesting that the perfumer gives a general idea to the public about what fragrances are made of (or were made of).
    These aromas: we, as a free persons, have the freedom to not buy them.
    But we are here, talking about them...
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    Don't understand why I would light up vagina scented candle. Candle is not personal. It is for creating a shared experience. Unless I am with a group of people who want to be in an orgy with the said person (and I do not know any group of people who do) , it is not going to used.

    I guess market is going to be very limited - singles rich enough to be living alone and liking vagina of these celebrities.

    Update: The article has link to other articles at the bottom. I found those much more entertaining
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    Delete this crap.

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    as has been reported the prophets used to say 'if you have no shame do as you wish'
    verily actions are by intentions, and for every person is what he intended
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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    I want so badly to make a joke about the whole thing being fishy, but I can't be arsed to even work up the energy for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I want so badly to make a joke about the whole thing being fishy, but I can't be arsed to even work up the energy for that.
    It does not pass the smell test
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    While I think this is crass and ugly here on this forum we often talk about Eau d'Hermes, Musc Koublai Khan, 50ml d'Ambiguite, Kiehls, Salome, Montecristo, Jicky, etc, because they possess the same qualities; albeit these are all done in a classier way than "LOOK AT ME! VAGINA!".

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    puss.jpeg

    (do not, whatever you do, look up fire p**** on google images in the office as I just did)
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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebenas View Post

    (do not, whatever you do, look up fire p**** on google images in the office as I just did)
    I trust you. Shock and awe averted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I smell...

    Seriously though, I find it offensive & vulgar. Why does anyone need to stoop so low just to make a buck or even a million?
    The future is female.

    But seriously, the future is female. Without dragging up ffrontline politics, if a protest movement is based primarily on wearing vagina hats, and literally gynocentrism is at the heart of marketing many things, makes sense that the 'smell' of vagina becomes another bullshit part of that mythology. And it's all justified by a movement that tells us the past as phallocentric - from skyscrapers to manspreading - and therefore this is just 'reclaiming' culture.

    Hmmm...

    But yeah, in short, it's to sell to middle class, relatively wealthy women who consider this an antidote to their ennui or unhappiness. Possibly even a way to 'reconnect' with their femininity which may have been ignored or self sabotaged in varying ways and for varying means. It's really just the logical conclusion of consumerism.
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    Paltrow's candle sold out within hours.

    Reviews. First one by a woman who enjoys the candle and makes it sound a bit like Agent Provocateur. The chap seems to be less impressed.
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tMAVcuVpjEI

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    Don't understand why I would light up vagina scented candle. Candle is not personal. It is for creating a shared experience. Unless I am with a group of people who want to be in an orgy with the said person (and I do not know any group of people who do) , it is not going to used.

    I guess market is going to be very limited - singles rich enough to be living alone and liking vagina of these celebrities.

    Update: The article has link to other articles at the bottom. I found those much more entertaining
    Great point about communal v personal. 100% ties in to the above - it's aromatic 'taking up space'. My word, you can see the marketing copy being written already...
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    There was an idea floated by Bill Burr for dealing with overpopulation which is befitting of this situation..to start sinking cruise liners randomly.
    I would start with randomly selecting people that buy this PepperPotts PoomPoom candle. Make sure the person/s responsible for coming up with the idea are also on board.







    Australian bushfires, melting polar icecaps, rising sea levels, toxic air, deforestation and we are talking about this? Just saying.

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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Not fragrance. Just shock value. Pointless, IMO. I shake my head at absurdity.
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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Paltrow said it started as a joke. I don't think it ever rose above it. The candles didn't sell out because they actually smell anything like Paltrow's jade-egg-holding vagina, or because anyone thought they would; they sold out because they were pop culture kitsch on the order of the Pet Rock. Erykah Badu seems bent on a more literal interpretation of her personal fragrante delicto, which may mark her as even more narcissistic than Her Royal GooPness. And that's some trick.
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    Seems to work/sell, gets her/them attention and pioneer status in the emerging fragrant celebrity genitalia market. Let's see which male celebrity has the balls to release one. Someone already suggested the Rock but he doesn't seem to be ready.

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    Default Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    From Geza Schoen, no less:




    At least it looks like the graphic designer had some fun with the packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    At least it looks like the graphic designer had some fun with the packaging.
    Pussy Galore meets Hello Kitty.
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