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Article: PRESS RELEASE: Harlem Candle Company's 22k "Josephine" Luxury Candle Product Release

PRESS RELEASE: Harlem Candle Company's 22k "Josephine" Luxury Candle Product Release


Chantel Ropp 
Harlem Candle Company


Harlem Candle Company Officially Launches Their 22k Gold Josephine Candle, a Twist on the Classic “Josephine” Customer Favorite


New York, NY:  The Harlem Candle Co. announced its newest addition to the luxury fragrance brand’s product line today just in time for Valentine’s Day: “Josephine,” the essence of opulent amber, but in a 22-karat gold-embellished red vessel featuring the brand’s iconic logo design.    

A new twist on a consumer favorite, the “Josephine” 22k Gold Luxury Candle is inspired by Josephine Baker, a film goddess, dancer, WWII spy, and civil rights activist in the 20s and 30s. “When people ask me what my inspiration was for the “Josephine” fragrance,” explains founder Teri Johnson, “I tell them I wanted it to be reminiscent of her boudoir which I imagine was filled with beautiful Moroccan roses, hints of intoxicating jasmine from the tea she drank to keep her voice intact, and her sexy, powdery perfume inspired by the Orient that made men and women fall madly in love with her.”

As noted on the Harlem Candle Company’s website, the “Bronze Goddess” made a sensational impact from Harlem’s hottest jazz clubs to Broadway to the Follies-Bergère in Paris. The scent is described as a bright citrus opening of vibrant bergamot blending magnificently with an emotional heart of lush Moroccan Rose and Indian Jasmine, while a velvet background of warm liquid amber, sweet Tonka bean and precious sandalwood provides a beautiful finish as exquisite as Josephine herself. 


The 22k Gold “Josephine” Candle

Another noteworthy detail about the collection is the packaging.  Each Harlem candle comes in a black box with their signature “H” adorned throughout and features the vintage nightclub map of Harlem on the interior.  This design element makes the box a real keepsake.

The 22k Gold “Josephine” Candle  

Vintage Nightclub Map of Harlem by artist E. Simms Campbell – 1932 



About Harlem Candle Co.
The Harlem Candle Co. is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem.  Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem.  Each candle is specially handcrafted using top grade soy blend wax and infused with one of a kind fragrance oils designed by a team of globally recognized expert perfumers.

Like music, the top, middle, and base notes of each Harlem candle tell a story while taking you on an olfactory journey through time and place.  Drawing on inspiration from legends like Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, the subtle scents and soft glows from Harlem candles instantly enhance your space while creating a sense of comfort and luxury. 



Harlem Candle Company