THIS CANDLE EVOKES THE ESSENCE OF BILLIE HOLIDAY
“Our Lady Day candle, evokes the irresistible excitement of her Harlem nights and joyful appetite for life”
By Channing Hargrove
To celebrate what would have been Billie Holiday’s 106 birthday, Harlem Candle Company launched Lady Day, a scent inspired by the iconic jazz singer’s signature white gardenia she always wore in her hair. Packaged in a jewel-toned and gold-accented tumbler, the luxury candle is a nod to the Harlem Renaissance that inspired its offering. Travel expert Teri Johnson founded Harlem Candle Company in 2014, cooking up scented candles in her Harlem, New York kitchen to speak to the rich history of what is considered to be a cultural mecca for African-American people. Each candle is $45 and draws on the rich history of the people and places who made Harlem Renaissance a phenomenon with names like Langston, Josephine, Speakeasy, and Lenox Avenue.
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