Harlem Candle Company with Teri Johnson

Nailah Lovell نائلة
1 min readMar 15, 2021


sound mood: In a Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

On the heels of The United States Vs. Billie Holiday movie a lot of individuals who weren’t familiar with the historical great now we’re introduced to not only Billie’s music but the fashion and everything that exudes Harlem, NYC.

It’s because of the strides of Billie, Josephine, Eartha, Baldwin and so many more that founder and owner Teri Johnson is able to produce and represent Harlem in such a sophisticated way through the essence of Harlem Candle Company.

Teri Johnson had the vision to not only come up with a candle company but the ultimate candle company that captivates iconic figures in moments of time storytelling each fragrance and matching it to a name to their time in Harlem.

During our conversation, we spoke with Teri about traveling, her Texas beginnings, elegance and culture, future aspirations, and more.

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