Wednesday, November 7, 2012


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Cire Trudon's representative, Anthony. Anthony popped into Provide with a very large, and I'm sure extremely heavy bag filled with candles he had been lugging across North America for weeks. He took some time to chat with me a bit about the candles and also to give me a brief, but very informative history lesson.

He spoke of each candle like a fine wine, which was actually quite fitting considering his background was in wine. Walking me through each and every fragrance he described in adoring detail how each were created, such as  'Rol Soleil' which mimics the scent of the large wooden floors of the Hall of Mirrors in the Chateau de Versailles, vapors of wax, candelabras and palace.

In 1643, Claude Trudon and his son Jacques were shopkeepers and wax producers, supplying candles to light their customers' homes and for the parish. As the company grew, it wasn't long until Trudon became the official wax provider to King Louis XV and to some of the most important churches. Trudon was Napoleans producer during the Empire, and survived the electric revolution as well as the industrial revolution. Today, Cire Trudon continues to produce clean burning wax candles made with vegetal material and whimsical scents that take you back to a past place each time you light them.

Posted by Megan

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