PRESS RELEASE: The HCC x The Met "Medieval Garden" Candle
Harlem Candle Company
The Harlem Candle Company Launches 'Medieval Garden’ Candle with The Met Store
in Honor of the Museum’s Middle Ages-Inspired Gardens at The Met Cloisters
December 13, 2021, New York, NY: Today, The Harlem Candle Company announced the launch of a special collaboration with The Met Store in celebration of the museum’s Middle Ages-inspired gardens at The Met Cloisters. Located on a hilltop in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, The Met Cloisters contains three unique, enclosed gardens — the Judy Black Garden at the Cuxa Cloister, the Bonnefont Cloister garden, and the Trie Cloister garden — whose plantings are based on information found in documents and works of art from the Middle Ages of medieval Europe.
The spectacular enclosed gardens create a meditative environment teeming with hundreds of herbs and flowers that would have grown during the Middle Ages. This serene, peaceful setting is the inspiration for the HCC x The Met: MEDIEVAL GARDEN candle.
MEDIEVAL GARDEN pays tribute to The Met Cloisters with a vibrant opening of juicy pomegranate, a symbol of joyful fruitfulness, melding beautifully with the calming and cleansing effect of frankincense and myrrh. Rose de Mai, black currant, and olibanum form a dramatic heart, as resinous cedarwood tempered by golden amber and musk, brings a warm, sensual finish to this very personal spiritual blend. It is sold exclusively at The Met Store, online at store.metmuseum.org, and on harlemcandlecompany.com.
The HCC x The Met "Medieval Gardens" Candle
A noteworthy detail about this exclusive candle is the packaging. The MEDIEVAL GARDEN candle comes in a black box with the signature Harlem Candle Co. “H” adorned throughout and features the vintage nightclub map of Harlem illustrated by E. Simms Campbell on the interior. This design element makes the box a real keepsake.
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About the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store: Located inside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's largest and finest art museums, the Met Store features unique museum gifts and reproductions all inspired by The Met’s collections. These collections include more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.
About Harlem Candle Company: 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.