* The Maison de Cire Trudon is the oldest wax-producing factory in the world, founded in 1642.

* On first smell, bright citrus mixed with cinnamon is what hits you.

* The candle burns incredibly cleanly – there is no smoke whatsoever.

* As the scent develops, a light jasmine and plum tone comes into play, but it’s the citrus and cinnamon that dominate.

* A candle’s throw is a measure of strength or how much area is scented by it.  The throw of Cire Trudon candles are amazing – it fills the entire room and spreads into adjacent areas.

* Over time, a touch of vanilla and a light, ambery musk flesh out the base notes.  However, it’s the cinnamon and citrus that stay the focus.

Summary:  I discovered Cire Trudon candles when I was in Paris and was blown away.  They are truly the highest quality candles I have ever experienced.  Maybe it’s the historical and royal pedigree, but the way the scent fills the room is permeating but not overpowering.  This candle could is most likely a Christmas themed candle (hence the red glass), but I found it quite wonderful to burn throughout the intervening months.  They aren’t cheap – but these luxurious candles burn more than 80 hours.

Cire Trudon candles are available at Barneys New York, Luckyscent, Aedes de Venustas, and Min NY.

 

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