Introducing Trudon’s 2023 Limited Edition Christmas collection: Astral!
Astral (meaning relating to or resembling the stars) celebrates the origins of astronomy, a science born in the 17th century, around the same time the house of Trudon came about.
In the 1600s, astronomy was a science considered worthy of kings. King Louis XIV (also known as the Sun King or Solis Rex) founded the Royal Academy of Sciences and the Paris Observatory in 1666. He was also the king who affixed his Royal Seal to Trudon, the one that still adorns every candle today.
At Versailles, the Sun King’s home, astronomy is everywhere: represented in the ceiling decorations or taught to young princes using celestial and terrestrial globes. Each candle in the beautiful Astral collection shines bright, twinkling as it burns like stars do. Featuring Trudon’s 3 core Christmas scents – Gabriel, Gloria and Fir, plus a brand-new scent, Altaïr, this collection is one of the most magnificent we’ve seen from Trudon so far!
ALTAÏR – Rose & Oud
Unfolding like a shining star, Altaïr marries the strength of oud with the delicateness of rose. Luminous, Altaïr stands out in a singular glass: gold on the inside, covered in silver leaf on the outside. A sought-after raw material for hundres of years, oud calls to mind opulent palaces gilded in gold, silver and precious jewels.
Top: Raspberry, Peonies
Middle: Agarwood (Oud), Sandalwood, Rose
Base: Cedarwood, Leather
This candle burns for approximately 55-60 hours.
HOW IT SMELLS
When first lit, Altaïr emanates delicate floral sweetness – the freshness of peony dances with the romance of rose, both sweetened slightly by raspberry. Once it’s been burning for a while, the woody notes come out – especially the oud. The result is a complex, luxuriant smell that’s just breathtaking!
Oud and rose… is there any better combination? We love how Trudon has embraced such a modern fragrance while still tying it to its history. This candle is so beautiful – perfect for anyone who loves woody or floral fragrances!
*PLEASE NOTE – RIBBON PICTURED ON BOX NOT INCLUDED*
ABOUT THE BRAND
Founded in 1643, Trudon is the oldest wax manufacturer in the world.
In 1640s Paris, Claude Trudon, a convenience store owner, began to make tapered candles with a new methodology he had developed, utilising a special blend of beeswax and vegetable wax. His high-quality candles rapidly gained popularity, as they didn’t warp, smoke or splutter, and therefore didn’t cause fires!
In 1702, Trudon opened a factory so that their highly sought-after candles could be manufactured on a larger scale. Before long, their secret wax formula (still used today!) attracted the attention of the Crown. The house of Trudon became the candle provider to the Royal Court of Louis XIV, as well as many of the great churches of France. Louis XIV was so impressed with their candles that he issued a seal of approval with his official family crest. This crest can now be seen affixed to every Trudon product, with the addition of the motto “Deo regique laborant”, which means: “they (the bees) work for God and the King”, a nod to the creature that made their successful wax formula possible!
By the mid-17th century, Trudon had become the largest wax manufacturer in France. As candle makers to the Royal Court, Trudon were commissioned to make candles for many French icons – from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette to Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon actually commissioned Trudon to make a candle for the birth of his son – rumoured to be the only gift he ever gave him – a black candle made in his likeness, adorned in gold.
Fast forward to 2007 when the house took the name Trudon and became the leading specialist in manufacturing perfumed candles. All their candles are still hand-made, using traditional production methods akin to those Claude Trudon would have used in the 1600s. In their Normandy factory, each candle is hand-poured into hand-blown vessels from Tuscany. Today, Trudon has extended their range to a line of genderless perfumes in addition to their variety of options for luxuriously fragrancing your space.