Jazz poet, playwright and storyteller of life Langston Hughes loved the energy of the street and all its characters. And what impassioned him most were the sidewalks of Harlem, an overflowing source of inspiration for his vibrant tales.
He was the spin-doctor of the Harlem Renaissance, the man who saw the unified future of art, culture and social expression through multicolored lenses.
The Langston candle celebrates his unwavering optimism and his creative vision with an accord reflecting some of the strong symbols in his life… the worn vintage leather of his favorite armchair, aromatic tobacco laced with a hint of clove and vanilla from the pipes of neighborhood men wafting through his open window, and the sweet ambery incense that recalls his many visits to churches in Mexico.
A dramatic heart of heady jasmine and a warm background of resinous sandalwood round out this deeply personal blend that perfectly evokes Langston Hughes, a true Renaissance man.
Top: Nutmeg, Clove, Leather
Middle: Jasmine, Cade
Base: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber
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