Women Writers Collection
Our Women Writers collection of candles is inspired by 4 of our very favorite authors
J. California Cooper
J. California Cooper's trademark style is her intimate and energetic narration of sympathetic yet sometimes troubled characters. She delivers profound moral messages underneath seemingly simple stories that always includes the theme of love.
A romantic blend of Vanilla, Coconut and Rose.
“There are no small matters. A penny piece of candy can choke you to death, like a penny piece of lover can kill your soul.”
Toni Morrison wrote with the freedom of not having the gaze and judgement and or opinion of white america. Without their watchful eye, Toni Morrison was free to explore black identity in America and speak directly to black people through her reflective charm that was different from any other writer of her time.
The fresh scent of ocean water with a splash of sparkling citrus.
'You wanna fly? You got to give up the shit that weighs you down."
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston often depicted African American life in the South and her work in anthropology examined black folklore. She wrote in black dialect and folk speech that was both praised and criticized.
Throughout her life she studied and promoted black culture studying and traveling to Jamaica and Haiti.
A tropical blend of sliced mango, fresh greens, exotic florals with papaya, citrus and sweetened musk.
Zora - “The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside of its shell."
Alice Walker, a womanist and free spirited naturalist who believes in experimenting with ways of being and loving. Alice writes about the black woman’s struggle for spiritual wholeness and sexual, political, and racial equality.
Crisp Watery Notes with amber notes and warm wood and violet. If purple had a smell...
“The most common way people give up their power is my thinking they don’t have any.”
Maya. The playwright, writer, poet, storyteller, activist who shared her stories and secrets with her readers.
She wrote in a direct, plain spoken way and her frequent use of metaphors and similes often made her writings feel like an inviting conversation.
There’s a phrase in Ghana; it’s called ‘deep talk,’ when you really think about it, it takes you deeper...I’d like to think I write ‘deep talk.’”
Crisp berries, pomegranate, sun-ripened raspberries and juicy citrus blend with refreshing greens and notes of Prosecco.
I love the theme of true friendship throughout all her books. Her books made me want to have my own close circle of girlfriends to travel with, brunch with and be my authentic self without fear of judgement.
If it works, I’ll be happy for you. If it doesn’t, I’ll be here for you.
Sparkling champagne bubbles with fresh ginger, tropical orange, pineapple and strawberries with subtle flower blossoms.
A trailblazer and student of Afrofuturism Octavia Butler wrote science fiction novels about future societies and superhuman powers.
She wrote through the lens of black female characters and brought a new voice and perspective to science fiction.
Her writing style was a unique combination of slave narratives, stories and rituals, fantasy, folklore, science fiction, and spirituality.
A believer in personal affirmations, she wrote down what she beliefs and spoke them aloud, “So be it! See to it!”
Like fantasy vs reality, the sweet lightness of Pink Pomelo with Lemon, Raspberry, green apple and cotton candy meets calming, mellow Cedarwood and Sandalwood to create an intoxicating fragrance that smells like a warm breeze.
I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things.
Nikki Giovanni, a poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator who comes from a long line of storytellers.
Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.
Fresh cut grass, garden herbs, and wildflowers blend with lavender and sage. Cucumber water and violet balance this beautifully light scent.
Shining the light of journalism on the wrongs and injustices of the world.
The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
Ripe blackberries mingle with notes of apple, magnolia, melon and sugar crystals.
Audre Lorde, writer, poet and the original black unicorn described her identity within the mythos African female deities of creation, fertility and warrior strength.
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
A joyful blend of sparkling prosecco, Peach Melba with juicy watermelon and sugar.
Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist and scholar was a leading figure in the Black Arts movement. Her distinctive use of music and spelling celebrates the unique sound of Black English.
No. Don't never go looking for love girl. Just wait. It'll come. Like the rain fallin' from the heaven, it'll come. Just don't never give up on love.
Citrus and sweet basil blend with Mint leaves, chamomile and agave nectar with notes of eucalyptus and juicy clementine.
Jilly from Philly
Jill Scott, poet, writer, singer, I’ve loved her whole vibe since Who is Jill Scott. She got me right away with Honey Molasses...
Chocolate brown sugar
A sweet and sultry fusion of mandarin, jasmine, and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood and musk. Complex, intriguing and sensual.