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!
GLORIA – Woods + Spice
Named after one of the oldest Christian hymns (believed to have been sung by the angels on the night Christ was born) Gloria is dedicated to the feeling of jubilation and togetherness Christmas is all about.
Top: Cardamom, Coriander, Incense, Orange
Middle: Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg
Base: Amber, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver
This candle burns for approximately 55-60 hours.
HOW IT SMELLS
Gloria opens with the bright spice of cardamom and coriander, sweetened and enrichened by orange and incense. After burning for a while, the cinnamon, clove and nutmeg come forward in a breathtaking swirl, underpinned by amber and earthy base notes.
Warm, rich and compelling, Gloria is like a church choir’s harmonies – its scent reverberates around the space you burn it in, making you feel uplifted, inspired and joyful.
*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.