Meet VELA NEGRA, your new favorite candle line. Each candle is individually hand-poured in Washington, DC using 100% vegan coconut soy wax and ethically sourced wooden wicks. The black wax is a symbol for elegance and power, and the unique fragrances and their namesakes are inspired by the maker's Afro-Cuban and Guyanese heritage. 

Fragrance Notes:

AshéThis fragrance captures a cleansing palo santo and sage blend, grounded by chinotto, cedarwood and blackwood to bring a bit of ashé into your home. 

Azúcar: This scent blends alluring fragrances of sweet honey balanced with notes of tamarind, clove, and brown sugar.

Flor: A celebration of Latin America, summer things and new beginnings!  This scent blends gardenia, jasmine, tonka and sandalwood.

Mima: Inspired by the maker's grandmother, Carmelda Ufronia, an Afro-Cuban woman with Jamaican and Panamanian roots. This fragrance is a beautifully delightful blend of hibiscus and rosewater. 

Papi: Inspired and dedicated to the maker's Guyanese father, Leon Lloyd and his appreciation of fine cologne, and the perfect tie and shirt combo, Papi is a rugged blend of amber, ginger, musk, and palo santo.

  • 100% vegan coconut soy wax and ethically sourced wooden wick
  • 10 ounces
  • Approximate burn time: 60 hours
  • Handmade in Washington, DC 

About the maker: VELA NEGRA founder Dr. Aisha Z. Cort is a first generation Cuban-Guyanese-American, full-time lecturer of Spanish at Howard University, an entrepreneur, podcast host and newly, a candle maker.

VELA NEGRA is her latest + most personal business baby. These vegan, coconut, black soy wax candles are both luxurious and fierce. The signature fragrances are inspired by various elements of her Afro-Cuban and Guyanese heritage. Each candle is handmade in her DC home, using 100% vegan coconut soy wax and ethically sourced wooden wicks for an environmentally conscious, clean burn that soothes the senses.

  • $42.00