Where are the “real housewives of the Potomac” candles?

This season of The real housewives of the Potomac is full of controversy. Most recently, Mia’s husband was weird. Otherwise, Candiace has been mean about the relative size of some foreheads and feet, and the alleged body mass of at least one postpartum donkey. Gizelle’s foot is injured and Robyn struggles to keep up with consumer demand for her hats.

But in all the shadows there are two bright lights. These are the very first candles from recently crowned housewares suppliers Karen Huger and Wendy Osefo, and I need to know where they are – immediately.

Discussions of these candles have continued throughout the current season, which was filmed earlier this year, and yet no evidence of either candle appears to exist online for a viewer like me. buy by mistake. Will they already to exist? Are we going already to feel the disparate luxury of Karen and Wendy for the home? Let’s take a closer look at their evolution and see if we could find any clues.

July 18: In Season 6 Episode 2, Johns Hopkins teacher Wendy Osefo announces a new venture while hosting a family dinner. It’s a candle. In response to the news, Wendy’s mother said, “It’s a candle.” It’s hard to tell if she’s impressed. “I’m going to need you to really support me,” said Wendy, “because I’m stepping away from my profession.”

And indeed it is.

Wendy explains that the candle is actually intended to be part of a line of home essentials called Onyi Home Essentials. “My middle name is Onyi and it means ‘gift from God’, therefore Onyi is my gift to the world.” But she did not go particularly far in the production of candles. “I didn’t do anything on the commercial side,” she says. “I did all the fun things, like, I chose the color of the lid, I mixed different scents.”

July 19: Gizelle appears on What is happening live and answers a fan question about how successful she thinks Wendy’s new candle line is. She says, “Not so successful.”

July 24: On Instagram, Mia announces that her company Amilleon London too offer candles. (Amilleon London offers a collection of non-Mia designer products.) These “statement candles,” featuring slogans such as “DON’T FUCK WITH ME,” are made by Thompson Ferrier. No one could be faulted for assuming that the statements and the timing of publication were meant to be a dig on Wendy, who Mia is, in general, building up her muscles with. Candles, which have not (yet) been mentioned on The real housewives of the Potomac, are currently available for purchase ($ 38).

July 25: In Season 6, Episode 3, Wendy asks Karen for advice. Wendy, who wasn’t a fan of Karen last season, says she has a “new respect for anyone who started a business.” Due to this newfound respect, she asks Karen for help with her candle. Wendy tells Karen that she wants to become the black Martha Stewart; that is, “towels, pillows and blankets”. It starts with candles.

Karen asks if she has a partner (her husband Eddie) and if she has a business plan (she has a paragraph from a business plan). Karen explains that she needs more of a business plan than that, and that she should double whatever she thinks is her budget. Wendy shows Karen her candle and Karen asks why anyone would choose this candle over another candle on the market. Wendy collapses in pain at the difficulty of the question.

July 25: Candiace appears on Watch what is happening live and, in response to a request for reflection on Wendy’s candle, said, “I have her candle. It smells really good.”

August 8: In episode 5 of season 6, Eddie and Wendy wonder if she wears too many “hats” in her life. (Teacher, commentator, mother, wife, and now the candles.) Eddie thinks yes, Wendy thinks no. He brings up the candles and asks her if she even checked to see if the name she chose for them (Onyi Home Essentials) was available. “Oh, so you gotta, like… register?” ” she asks. “Yes, you have to register your business,” Eddie says. He adds that she probably should have figured this out before she bought all those candles and wrote Onyi Home Essentials on them. Eddie explains that his company should also have a business plan, some kind of financial plan, and a mission. “Do I need a mission? ” she asks. “The mission is to sell candles! ”

She concedes that she hasn’t considered the business side of things, but is unwilling to walk away from the candle, as that would be “walking away from [her] dream.”

August 15th: Wendy appears on Watch what is happening live and asked what she thinks about Mia’s candle release. “You know, they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery,” she says. “So I’m flattered and happy that I was able to help grow his business. “

August 29: In episode 8 of season 6, Karen Huger is sworn in as an ambassador in her hometown of Surry County, Virginia. After giving the Ambassador’s acceptance speech to about five people to hear (including Wendy), Karen Huger’s husband Ray takes the microphone. It looks like he’ll be proposing for the second time, as a reminder of their upcoming vow renewal ceremony. Instead, he announces that they have an ad related to Karen Huger’s La’Dame fragrance line.

“There will be an expansion at La’Dame,” Karen says, again, to about five people, including Wendy. “We are installing candles and aromatherapy for the home.”

In a talkative interview, Wendy expresses her confusion. “I’m a little confused. She didn’t mention her line of candles when I was at her house.” In her own interview, Karen explains that she and Wendy don’t really do the same thing. “There is a little difference in what Wendy and I do. The La’Dame candle is a three-wick candle, and hers is a single-wick candle. So mine can cover the area of ​​a larger space, if you want. “

August 29: Karen posts on Instagram explaining why she hasn’t told Wendy about her three-wick candle. “The truth is… everyone knew I was going out with a home scented candle and a gift box, it doesn’t surprise me at all that Wendy forgot but it’s okay.”

September 19: In Season 6, Episode 11, Wendy shares a candle business plan with Eddie (she explains that she asked for his help because he is an attorney who oversees large corporations and their taxes). He has tough questions. “Why are you going to sell these candles?” ” he asks. “That’s a great question,” says Wendy. “How much do candles cost to make?” ” he asks. “I’ll get back to you on that,” Wendy said.

September 26: In episode 12 of season 6, Karen receives a delivery of prototype La’Dame candles and hands out gift sets of La’Dame candles at the launch party for Gizelle and Robyn’s new podcast “Reasonably Shady”. Ashley smells of the candle, which smells “Bohemian Fire,” and says, “Oh, that’s cool.” Wendy looks unhappy. Karen says the candle “is for large retailers”.

October 3: At the start of Season 6, Episode 13, Robyn hands her Ashley Darby’s candle gift box, explaining that she forgot it at the party. “A lot of people have actually done it,” adds Robyn.

October 6: Gawker contacts Karen Huger, Wendy Osefo and Bravo PR, desperate to know if there is a launch date for the La’Dame candle or the Onyi Home Essentials candle. Karen’s PR loops in running La’Dame. Bravo PR says they will check it out. Wendy’s personal assistant responds by saying that her candle “is ready to launch this fall 2021”. Gawker asks if a description is publicly available, and Wendy’s personal assistant says it’s not yet, but that they would check and see if we might be able to run an exclusive.

October 7: Gawker receives a description of the candle from Wendy Osefo:

The description

Our signature scent. “Onyinye” in the Igbo dialect means “gift from God”. This scent is truly a gift from God to us invoking the sensual flavor of white tea and the scents of aloe to bring us a feeling of euphoria. Onyi is a clean, fresh and ever so popular classic scent. It will leave you speechless every time.

A truly cleansing and revitalizing scent, serene white tea and healing aloe vera combine to create an uplifting aroma with a naturally pleasant undertone. Warm, earthy cedar greets your senses as they are greeted by luscious vanilla for a well-rounded aroma.

Perfume details

Top: White tea | Base: Aloe

And that sounds good.

October 8: Gawker reaches out to La’Dame management one last time to find out when we might see the La’Dame candle and if a scent profile could be provided. We do not hear back.

October 9: Bravo PR responds.

Wendy Osefo’s candle will be released on October 18.

Karen Huger’s candle will be released on vacation 2021.

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