Jacob Elordi has the smartest reaction to the smell of his Saltburn Bath Water Candle

Jacob Elordi's bathwater came back to haunt him. On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 18, the actor finally smelled the candle inspired by his contaminated bathwater in Saltburn , and his reaction came straight from the director Emerald Fennell movies.

During the episode, Fallon asked Elordi if she'd heard of the viral scented candle. "Yeah, my costar on 'Priscilla ' Carly (Spaniy) actually sent me videos of people doing that," he said before asking an important question. "I wonder who's making the money. Like, great. Where's my money?"

Spoilers for Saltburn ahead . Fallon naturally pulled out a candle and asked Elodie to smell his bathwater. But before doing so, Elordi cleverly pretended to swallow the object, just as his partner Barry Keoghan sucked the water straight from a Saltburn gutter. (Oliver Twist would be proud.)

Barry Keoghan is about to drink Jacob Elordi's bathwater at Saltburn. Amazon Prime Video

How does that candle smell?

When it comes to the actual smell of the candle, though, it apparently smells a little cleaner than you might think. "It smelled like a laundry room, like detergent," Elordi said. "Yeah, not bad."

Reporters at the 2024 Golden Globes were intrigued by the trend and invited celebrities, including Spaney, to smell the Elordi-inspired candle. "It scares me a little bit. I can't believe it's real," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I don't even know how I'm supposed to react. It smells really good."

Jacob Elordi was interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on January 18, 2024 . NBC/NBCUniversal/Getty Images

"Saltburn" producer Margot Robbie gave a positive review. "Well, it smells like Jacob Elord's bathwater," she told ET, and her "Barbie" co-star America Ferrera agreed that it "smells good smell". Keoghan had a sense of déjà vu, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the scent was "cute" and "smelled like Jacob, which was weird."

However, his on-screen mother Rosamund Pike in Saltburn refused to take part. “It’s a little weird that he’s my son,” she told the Economic Times with a laugh. "I wouldn't smell it. I'd just ask him to clean the tub. That would satisfy me."