Cire Trudon candles have an air of history about them from first glance, there is something in their design and distinctive scents that emanates years of expertise. The world’s most prestigious wax manufacturer, Cire Trudon is also the very oldest crafter of candles in France.
Formed in the 17th century, Cire Trudon was founded by Claude Trudon and made its name by supplying the court of Louis XIV, as well as many of the large and prominent churches in Paris and the region. Their success has always been attributed to the extremely high quality of the wax, which continues to this day.
Today Cire Trudon is known as the French specialist in manufacturing perfumed candles, and they enlist the very best “noses” to create perfumes for the stories they wish to tell. Each candle is still made by hand in Normandy, continuing the luxury manufacturing process. Cire Trudon candles are available in many scents and each and every one is created around historical themes and famous patrons.
Each of the perfumes are created as sophisticated compositions, rather than single note fragrances, producing exquisite and distinctive smells. They use the very highest concentration of fragrance possible within their wax, which ranges from 12% to 14.5%.
Extreme care and years of know-how are demonstrated within each Cire Trudon candle. From choosing the raw materials, testing the formula in their laboratory, to mixing the perfume with their unique wax, all of the scent creation processes are completed by the experts at Cire Trudon
At the bottom of each meticulously crafted glass the wicks are set, ensuing that they stay perfectly centred. All of the glasses are then aligned on wooden counters before pouring. Straight after the molten wax is mixed with the perfume it is carefully poured, still by hand, into the aligned glasses.
Once the wax is poured, the wicks are softened due to the effect of the heat, and they slightly bend inside the glass. As the wax cools and starts to solidify, the wicks are carefully straightened by hand to ensure that the stay perfectly centred. The candles are then surfaced as the next step in the process, which means that the top is slightly melted to make sure the surface is perfectly smooth. The Cire Trudon craftsman then cut the wicks to a specific height to ensure an optimal first burning. Then finally, once cooled every candle is inspected, wiped and packaged by hand.
Every wick found within a Cire Trudon candle is made of cotton, and they are carefully chosen depending on the burning characteristics of each candle. The prestigious and historic wax used in each Cire Trudon scented candle is the culmination of intense research and years of expertise. It is this special wax that offers the exceptional olfactory and burning qualities of Cire Trudon candles. As long as the candles are properly taken care of, no smoke will leave a Trudon candle and no wax will be left on the sides of the glass.
Inspired by the shape of champagne buckets, each glass is unique and carefully hand-crafted in Tuscany. The iconic Cire Trudon emblem can be found across every candle, and was originally inspired by a bas relief found at the old Royal Wax Manufacture which used to belong to the Trudon family. Situated in Antony, near Paris, it now belongs to the Church, and hosts the nuns of the Saint-Joseph de Cluny congregation.
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