A little bit me...
I guess this is where I tell you how much I looooove making crafts and candles from the world’s tiniest kitchen, right? Well, if you know anything about candle making, you already know that this craft is not for the faint of heart. I didn’t know how much I would not mind making a mess in my kitchen or how much I would love candle making but it has now become one of the few things that allows me to escape from my busy life for a couple of hours. I am so happy to see how what initially started as an attempt to market myself with merchandise after my comedy shows has now grown into The Black Bougie.
The Black Bougie is a homage to my hometown, Montreal, where my friends and I spoke fluent Franglais. And yes, it is as you have guessed it, “Franglais” is a seamless mix of French and English. “Bougie” means “candle” in French and, since I only make black candles, the name “The Black Bougie” made perfect sense.
These days it’s easy to fade into the crowd. What is deemed beautiful is becoming standardized and the same goes for candles. “Why blend in when you were made to stand out” is my motto, which is why I only make black candles with a touch of sass with the hope that it will put a smile on your face.