Thursday, October 18, 2012

Scentsational Scoop…Cire Trudon {Empire, Solis Rex, Spiritus Sancti}


I shared with you this photo earlier in the week and asked you to guess what was in the bag.


Well? Did you guess?

The answer is one of the Cire Trudon luxury candles from Pied Nu.


I will say again that I am in LOVE with their display. A row of candles on a long piece of dark wood with a brass label. Each candle is topped by a small cloche. When you remove the cloche, the smell wafting through the air is unbelievable.


The cost of these candles is quite high, but if you take into account the long burn time and the story behind them you will always want more. Notice! I said “want”, not “need”. LOL.

I purchased the Spiritus Sancti scent (Flickers of crimson, gold and olibanum, holy perfume of altar candles, luxurious wake of censers filled with burning amber : under the nave the choir jubilates, heavenly scents caressing their souls.) as it seemed like a great smelling seasonally appropriate candle. I was so correct. It just may be my new fave.

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I have tried the Empire scent (Pine, sage and hay are vibrating in the air of this Napoleonian camp with hints of cades and maquis. The joyful and indulging warmth of thyme, marjoram and rosemary ring like a fife. A moment of peace right after a battle between dog and wolf. An imperial tent exhaling the perfect scent crowned by the strength of laurel) and the Solis Rex scent (Fragrance of the Mirror Gallery and the vast wooden floor of the Château de Versailles, vapours of wax, candelabras and palace. This kingly and solar perfume blends a green and wooded wake of coniferous trees to the sumptuous dizziness of incense with a light ray of citrus.)in past years. Both burn well, and the scent throw is excellent.


I love the rich history of the candles.

“In 1643 a salesman named Claude Trudon arrived in Paris and became the owner of a store in Rue Saint-Honoré. He was a grocer but also a wax merchant and supplied his customers with candles for lighting their homes and for the parish. On the eve of Louis XIV’s reign, Trudon thus created a small family manufacturing business that was to carry his name forward and make the fortune of his heirs. His son Jacques also became a shopkeeper and wax producer and entered the court of Versailles in 1687, as apothecary distiller of Marie-Thérèse, wife of the King. In the 18th century, in 1737, Hierosme Trudon purchased the most famous wax factories of the era from the official wax provider to King Louis XV. Trudon grew and began supplying the French court and the most important churches. The Trudon company supplied Versailles until the very end of the monarchy. As Napoleon’s wax producer during the Empire, the company survived the arrival of domestic lighting and the birth of the "electric revolution" continuing to prosper. Trudon continued its work throughout the centuries, without ever interrupting its activity, particularly through the making of traditional candles and perfumed candles for the greatest names. It is now the oldest and most prestigious wax manufacturer in the world.”


Did you know?

“The many centuries-long experience of the Trudon company makes it a wax producer with unrivalled know-how. Skilful and demanding, Trudon draws all its talent from its wax producers without neglecting innovation for perfecting its waxes.

Trudon keeps a little secret when it comes to manufacturing: candle wax made with vegetal material, forming a unique mixture, to be blended with perfume for perfect candles that go on burning.

Confidentially, this unique wax is essentially made with soya and copra. The candle wicks are made from pure cotton. The candles do not contain any substances on the Greenpeace OSPAR list. No heavy metals or pesticides are involved in their manufacturing and they are entirely biodegradable.”


Cire Trudon, y’all!


  1. I hadn't heard of these before but sounds wonderful---beautiful presentation!

  2. I also hadn't heard of Cire Trudon candles, but the history is intriguing, and I love the look of them. I just might have to purchase one! Thanks for sharing these candles. Have a great day! :)

  3. Ron, these candles sound fabulous! The containers, alone, are just gorgeous!!

  4. I checked out Cire Trudon's web site.I'm sure the fragrances and containers, are worthy of the price, but my pocketbook is crrringing. Love the names of the scents and the stories behind them. Thanks...have a great weekend

  5. The cost of these candles is quite high, but if you take into account the long burn time and the story behind them you will always want more. Notice! I said “want”, not “need”. LOL.
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