Last month, we had Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina candle, and this month, we have Erykah Badu's vagina incense. In her cover story with 10 Magazine released on Wednesday, Badu opened up about her plans for "Badu's P*ssy" incense, which will launch February 20 and be sold exclusively at Badu World Market.
While Goop's "This Smells Like My Vagina" candle doesn't actually make any claims to smell like Gwenty's personal vagina, Badu's incense is very much meant to smell like her actual vagina. In fact, she tells reporters that the incense was made by burning her old underwear:
"'I took lots of pairs of my panties, cut them up into little pieces and burned them,' she says, again matter-of-factly. 'Even the ash is part of it.'"
Remember, the now-sold-out Goop candle was more tongue-in-cheek, described on their site as a "funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent," with notes of "geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed" to evoke "fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth." That's all well and good, but it also sounds abstract and like it could be any candle?
Badu's incense however, sounds like it's taking the "vagina smells" claim way more seriously, which I respect.
Badu's vagina incense makes more sense than you might think. For one, "There's an urban legend that my p*ssy changes men... the men that I fall in love with, and fall in love with me, change jobs and lives." TBH, stranger things have happened for the sake of good vibes.
No word yet on how much Badu's incense will cost, or how much of it is available (if she's working through old undies, presumably she will run out at some point?), or what it even looks like (there are no pictures or anything at the moment)... But, I'm here for it. I need some Erykah Badu life-changing energy coming at me, always!