In France, 1643, the legacy of Trudon candles was established when a wax merchant named Trudon began crafting candles. Originally, the merchant created candles for the many churches in Paris. However, 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 Trudon candles. After the Revolution, Napoleon turned to Trudon candles for lighting and ceremonies.
Today, Trudon is the oldest candle maker and wax manufacturer in the world. Kenzo, Guerlain, Hermes, and Dior all entrust Trudon for their candles and the candles are a big hit with celebrities, too. The company’s rich tradition is evident in every beautiful and richly scented candle. Traditionally, the affluent traveled to the company’s beautiful flagship store on Rue de Seine in Paris. Today, everyone can enjoy the delicious scents and ultimate luxury of Trudon candles, because these candles can be purchased through select, reputable retailers in-store and online.
Trudon is fully dedicated to developing the highest quality and most beautiful candles possible. Creative Director, Julien Pruvost has ensured that each Trudon candle is encased in a beautifully hand-crafted glass made by a renowned glass manufacturer in Tuscany. He has commissioned an ancient champagne maker to create the gold labels for the candles. It is the commitment to practices such as these, which ensure Trudon has become unequivocally about quality and ultimate luxury.
Several things set 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, the wax in Trudon candles is made with no artificial substances, fillers, or paraffin, instead made from 100% vegetable wax (specifically, palm oil, rice, soy and coconut) for the purest candle and the cleanest burn. Each Trudon candle has a pure cotton wick that is woven right in for the longest burn time possible. Trudon candles were green long before environmental consciousness was a trend – with all candles free of pesticides, allergens, and chemicals and all are biodegradable. As a result, they burn amazingly clean and leave virtually no soot behind.
The scents of Trudon candles also set the brand apart. Trudon candles have fragrances that are based on the landmarks and history of France. The Solis Rex candle, for example, has the scent of the polished wood of Versailles and the fragrance of the palace’s famous Mirror Gallery. The Ernesto candle is scented with tobacco and leather notes while the La Marquise candle brings to mind the powdery and merry air of a delicious boudoir. Each scent is unique and created from the finest possible ingredients for a true sensory experience.