Harlem Candle Company
Travel Candle Bundle: "The Writers"
This exclusive travel candle bundle celebrates the creative spaces of our favorite writers during the Harlem Renaissance: Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Speakeasy.
"Langston" Travel Candle:
The Langston candle celebrates elements of the jazz poet’s creative vision with fragrance accords 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 the neighborhood men, and the smell of 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
"Baldwin" Travel Candle:
Boldly emotional and clairvoyantly perceptive, James Baldwin traversed the globe from Harlem to Provence in search of the idea and feeling of love. He was in love with love and craved the power of it, the pain, the euphoria it could produce. He was fascinated by the way love could joyfully bring people together.
Our BALDWIN fragrance represents a dramatic romantic theme with both masculine and feminine accords melding beautifully together. An ethereal, fresh opening of crisp apple and watery green notes evolves with an unexpected nuance of aromatic elemi and spicy clove.
The sensual heart of lush rose celebrates Baldwin’s deep affection for his garden in St. Paul de Vence, while a base of smoky sandalwood brings warmth and depth to this enigmatic and highly personal blend.
Top: Watery green notes, elemi, apple, clove
Middle: Rose de Mai
"Speakeasy" Travel Candle:
Speakeasy evokes the night, its mystery and forbidden touch.
People would slip into hidden clubs, tucked behind storefronts. The thrill of the forbidden was unmatched—embodied by sensual flavors of vanilla and dark chocolate. The simple nod of a doorman would whisk you away to an unfamiliar world: dark, loud, pulsing with excitement.
Auras of palo santo, bourbon, and tobacco swirled the gambling tables where men rotated between cocktails and cigars. On the dance floor, perfumes of swaying women infused the air, creating a sweet elixir of licorice and plum blossom.
Top: Cardamom, Smoked Incense, Bourbon, Pimento berry
Middle: Saffron, Licorice, Plum blossom, Tobacco leaves
Base: Palo santo, Patchouli, Vanilla, Dark chocolate
Burn time: 20 hours
The Harlem Travel-size Candles are perfect for tucking in my carry-on for a short get away- no worries about breaking glass. These are mini versions of the real thing and smell divine!