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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Olivia Petter

Erykah Badu to sell incense that 'smells like her vagina'

Erykah Badu has revealed she is producing incense that smells like her vagina.

Speaking to Ten magazine, the 48-year-old singer explained that the product will launch on her online store, Badu World Market, on 20 February.

The incense is called Badu’s P***y and was created using the musician’s own underwear.

“I took lots of pairs of my panties, cut them up into little pieces and burned them,” she said, adding: “Even the ash is part of it.”

Badu went on to discuss her inspiration behind the product.

“There’s an urban legend that my p***y changes men,” she told the publication. “The men that I fall in love with, and fall in love with me, change jobs and lives.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Badu described herself as a “noncomformist” and explained that she has always felt compelled to go against the grain.

“If [there’s] something that I’m told I’m supposed to do, I am very much inspired to go the other direction,” she said.

The launch of Badu’s incense follows that of Goop’s infamous candle that bears the slogan “This smells like my vagina”.

According to Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness website, said candle is made with “geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed to put us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth”.

Paltrow recently revealed how she came up with the idea for her unconventional candle.

“I smelt this beautiful thing and I said, ‘This smells like my vagina’,” the actor told Seth Meyers on his eponymous talk show.

“It started as a joke and I was kidding, obviously,” she added.

The candle has since sold out.

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