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Harlem Candle Company’s Founder Teri Johnson On Creating A Luxury Candle Brand — & What’s Next

With its exquisite packaging — and formidable social media following — it's difficult to wrap your head around the fact that the travel expert Teri Johnson only officially founded the Harlem Candle Company in 2014. In a sea of minimalist-to-a-fault candles, the Harlem-based brand sticks out in the best way possible: Instead of offering yet another stark-white candle with teensy, tiny script, the Harlem Candle Company houses its products in jewel-toned and gold-accented tumblers, tapping into the aesthetic of the Harlem Renaissance. And they look expensive, whether a $45 candle is only a blip on your spending radar or a special-occasion treat.

 

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