Daily delight: my brand new Cire Trudon ‘Ernesto’ candle

In the year 1643 in France, the legacy of Cire Trudon candles began when a wax merchant named Trudon began crafting candles. Originally, he created candles for the many churches in Paris, but as word of the quality of candles spread, the merchant was soon asked into the homes of royalty and nobility to create candles for some of the best households of France. Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette all burned Cire Trudon candles. After the Revolution, Napoleon turned to Cire Trudon candles for lighting and for ceremonies, and now I have one burning too!
Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker and wax manufacturer in the business, and design houses like Kenzo, Guerlain, Hermes, and Dior all entrust them with creating their candles. The company’s beautiful flagship store is on Rue de Seine in Paris, but thankfully available also online and in Auckland at the World Beauty stores.
Several things set Cire Trudon candles apart. Since Trudon was originally a wax merchant, it’s no surprise that the wax in these candles is of the highest quality. Based on a traditional recipe, it is made with no artificial substances, fillers, or paraffin, but instead uses100% vegetable wax for the purest candle and the cleanest burn. Each Cire Trudon candle also has a pure cotton wick that is woven right in for the longest burn time possible. The company was also green long before environmental consciousness was a trend – all Cire Trudon candles are free of pesticides, allergens, and chemicals and are biodegradable.
The scents of Cire Trudon candles also set the brand apart. My candle is the ‘Ernesto’ fragrance, and inspired by the famous Cuban revolutionary of the same name. According to the accompanying paraphernalia (which is gorgeous too, by the way) it’s inspired by the following scene: “…In a hotel of Havana, sizzling under the stubborn sun of the Revolution, fierce overtones of leather and tobacco meddle with resolution the waxy silence of wood. Breaking out of the cool dimness, sly grimaces emerge, framed by the smoke of cigars and the barrels of guns….” In a word: DELICIOUS. I love this scent to bits, and my husband even more so for buying it for me!


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