It’s no secret I love a quality scented candle. And an affordable one with great packaging to boot? I’m in! So when I discovered CC BlaQ, the candle creator started by former ESSENCE Magazine staffer Nina Burke, I was pretty darn excited. Here’s why:

CC BlaQ candles are all soy and contain 100% cotton wicks. BlaQ is free from the petroleum soot and yucky smell that is emitted from most paraffin wax candles. I dig the black opaque canisters and the sleek silver labels. The scents all seem exotic and sexy like Moroccan Cedar and Chocolat. My fave scent of the moment is Coitus. Typically the 7oz. Coitus retails for $48.00 and the 3oz. votive is $18.00 but CC BlaQ is currently in the middle of their March Madness Sale! So you can get the 7oz. for $30.00 and the votives for $7.00. (You’re welcome.)

Oh and these candles make excellent bridesmaid gifts. Remember to mention Triple B sent ya if you purchase any CC Blaq candles!