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Article: The Strategist

28 Great-Smelling Candles From Black-Owned Businesses

By Tembe Denton-Hurst and Jenna Milliner-Waddell   |   January 25, 2023

(Excerpt below; read the full article here)


Langston Luxury Candle

Teri Johnson started luxury-candle brand Harlem Candle Company from her kitchen in 2014 and has since developed collections inspired by the Harlem Renaissance. Some are named after important figures like James Baldwin and Langston Hughes, while others are named for famous places like the legendary Savoy Ballroom. We particularly like the aforementioned Langston, a warm, layered candle with undertones of nutmeg, clove, leather, and amber. All of the 12-ounce candles promise an 80-hour burn time and are made from a soy blend.