NEW: Welcome Home The Harlem Renaissance

NEW: Welcome Home The Harlem Renaissance

 So you’re ready to take the plunge and take home an exceptional scent by Harlem Candle Company, but you’re not quite sure which of the new scents to to try first? Here’s a guide to the iconic scents and the history that makes these a new favorite we’re sure you’ll love.


Founded in 2014 by Teri Johnson, Harlem Candle Company is inspired by the rich history and culture of the Harlem Renaissance, a time of artistic and intellectual movement in the 1920s and 30s.

Harlem Candle Company offers a unique collection of scented candles, each named after a significant figure or place from the Harlem Renaissance.

The candles are made with a blend of soy wax and natural oils, ensuring a clean burn and long-lasting fragrance. The packaging is also beautifully designed, with each fragrance housed in sleek packaging with gold details.




If you're looking for a bold and seductive fragrance that is perfect for setting a romantic or relaxing mood, look no further than Harlem Candle Company's "Josephine" scent. Inspired by Trailblazing performer and Civil Rights Activist, Josephine Baker, this luxurious candle features a blend of musk and patchouli that gives it a deep, sultry aroma that is sure to impress. Whether you're hosting a romantic evening, unwinding after a long day, or simply want to enjoy a beautiful scent in your home, the "Josephine" candle or diffuser is the perfect choice.


An icon of the Jazz Age, Baker was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1906 but rose to fame in Paris in the 1920s, becoming one of the most celebrated dancers and singers of the era. She was known for her provocative style and her commitment to social justice, using her platform to speak out against racism and inequality. Baker continued to perform and advocate for civil rights throughout her life, earning numerous accolades and honors for her contributions to the arts and activism. She remains an inspiration to many to this day. Treat yourself or a loved one to the "Josephine" candle or diffuser and experience the magic of the Harlem Renaissance.




Harlem Candle Company's "Savoy" scent is the perfect choice if you're looking to add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your home. Inspired by the iconic Savoy Ballroom of the Harlem Renaissance, this candle features a blend of aromatic spices, warm amber, and woody notes that evoke the energy and excitement of the era. 

The Savoy Ballroom was a legendary dance hall located in Harlem, New York City, which opened its doors in 1926 and quickly became one of the most iconic venues of the Jazz Age. Known as the "Home of Happy Feet," the ballroom was famous for its cutting-edge music and dance performances, attracting some of the most talented musicians and dancers of the time, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Ella Fitzgerald. The Savoy was a vibrant and diverse space where people of all races and backgrounds could come together to dance and socialize, making it a symbol of the cultural and social revolution of the Harlem Renaissance.

 When lit, the "Savoy" candle creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for hosting a dinner party or relaxing after a long day. The candle boasts 80 hours of burn time but If you’re looking for a longer lasting scent, the Diffusers can last up to 8 months with regular reed turns. Like all Harlem Candle Company products, this scent is made with all-natural ingredients and hand-poured in small batches.



If you're a fan of nostalgia and glamour, you won't be able to resist Harlem Candle Company's "Speakeasy" scent. This luxurious candle features a blend of juniper, bergamot, and amber that is reminiscent of the prohibition era and the clandestine bars where people would gather to drink and socialize.

During the Harlem Renaissance, speakeasies became popular gathering places for people of all races and backgrounds who were seeking a way to socialize and enjoy music, drinks, and entertainment. These hidden venues offered a sense of excitement and rebellion, and they were often the only places where patrons could intermingle freely.

 Speakeasies also became important venues for the emerging jazz scene, where musicians could experiment with new sounds and styles that would come to define the music of the era. The "Speakeasy" candle is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to add a touch of sophistication and mystery to their home. This candle is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. So go ahead, light up the "Speakeasy" candle and transport yourself back in time to a world of glamour and intrigue.



The Ellington candle by Harlem Candle Company is a loving tribute to this vibrant legend, capturing the essence of the music of Duke Ellington with a blend of top notes featuring juicy bergamot, tangy cinnamon, and crisp clary sage. The heart of the fragrance boasts a luminous combination of Lily of the Valley, heady rose, and fresh lavender, while the warm, swinging base is composed of spicy patchouli, crystalline amber, and soft skin musk. Immerse yourself in the sophisticated and dynamic energy of Duke Ellington with the Ellington candle.

Duke Ellington was a luminary figure of jazz music, a composer, pianist, and band leader who left an indelible mark on the genre. He created a distinctive style that blended a sophisticated harmonic language, virtuosic improvisation, and innovative orchestration.

His music was a reflection of his time, capturing the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, and the swing era that followed. With his unwavering commitment to artistic excellence, Duke Ellington redefined jazz as an art form, elevating it to new heights of sophistication and complexity. His legacy endures today, inspiring countless musicians and listeners with its unparalleled brilliance.

"Lady Day"


Experience the timeless legacy of Billie Holiday with Harlem Candle Company's 'Lady Day' scent. Renowned for her soulful and emotive vocal style, and unique voice, marked by a distinctive vibrato and a powerful sense of phrasing, captured the essence of the human experience in a way that few artists have ever been able to match. Her songs, including "Strange Fruit," "God Bless the Child," and "Lover Man," continue to resonate with audiences today, more than half a century after her passing.



Inspired by the white gardenia she always wore in her hair, this candle captures the essence of Billie Holiday's Harlem nights and her joyful appetite for life. The fragrance opens with a luminous blend of Lush Green Leaves, Neroli Blossom, and Sparkling Bergamot, leading to a velvet heart of Creamy Gardenia, Jasmine Petals, and Ylang Ylang. The addition of Coffee Flower provides a spicy nuance, while the warm and addictive base of Coconut Milk, Sandalwood, and Vetiver creates the perfect finish to this intoxicating blend that is both vibrant and full-bodied, yet graceful and delicate - just like Lady Day



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