|Birthday scene from Marie Antoinette, 2006.|
The company was founded in 1647 when a shopkeeper, Trudon, sold candles, constantly working to improve the quality of each one. His craftsmanship of the candles did not go unnoticed and by 1719 Trudon was creating candles for French nobles and the royal family.
The business was a success and the family was able to carry on the company. The company famously catered to the court of Louis XIV and supplied candles for Versailles, commissioned by Marie Antoinette herself. Today the company still makes high quality candles in their historic tradition. The vegetable based wax burns for a long time and they use a pure cotton wick.
The scents of the candles are almost like recipes, they are layered and sometimes blended. I am particularly fond of the historic varieties. The company has made candles for Dior and also supplied the candles that decorated and lit the screen for Sofia Coppola's 2006 version of Marie Antoinette. Did you notice the candles in the film??
The picking of jacinth, roses, white flowers, wild herbs from the meadows and graminaccous plants, this bunch of flowers reminds us of an ideal nature, that of the Nouvelle Heloise and the country life dreams of Marie Antoinette. vibrating with the memory of a summer evening and the warm musk scent of torches, this candle is a homage to the Queen of taste who inspired so many candles to Maison de cire Trudon.
Head: Galbanum, cyclamen. Heart: Jacinth, Rose white flowers. Bottom: Musk
The cheerful and powdered air of a delicious boudoir: verbena and lemon stimulate the sensuality of the white flowers and the rose. This perfume at once tender and clever, keeps up all the sharpness of Madame de Pompadour's conversations and the voluptuous charms of the Rocaille chic.
Head: Verbena, lemon, citronella. Heart: Rose. Bottom: Cedar, Rosewood.
Fragrance of the Mirror Gallery and the vast wooden floor of the Chateau 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.
Head: green leaves, eucalyptus, orange. Heart: fir's bark. Bottom: cedar, incense.
There are several other fragrances and candles that look quite divine so I encourage you to check out the website at http://ciretrudon.com/. Some other brands that I like include Voluspa candles and Bluewick. If you have any other suggestions please let me know. If you try any of these candles I would love to hear what you think!