Bruma is a part of Trudon’s first fragrance collection – a scented ode to Royalty, Religion and Revolution.
A ray of sunlight spreads with the strength of a shadow. Bruma (“solstice” in Latin) is intrinsically tied to the sun, and to royalty. A ray of sunlight, an animalic sensuality; Bruma develops into a rich iris with a soft smoothness of leather.
Distinguished, Bruma takes us into the night, a feminine rider draws inner strength from her surrounding elements, the all-mighty power of Mother Nature. The dark mysteries of the forest at night add to this woman’s carnal and magnetic aura.
On the icy night of the winter solstice, the woman takes her energy from the moon and the forest evokes an inner metamorphosis. The power of nature, and the forest at night do incredible things when you are open to its potency.
Top: Galbanum, Black Pepper, Lavender
Middle: Iris, Peony, Violet, Jasmine
Base: Leather, Haitian Vetiver, Tonka Bean
HOW IT WEARS
Bruma opens with an almost sharp note, almost an airy dry floral but it soon settles into a soft and powdery Iris note. The gentle and soft floral notes of Peony, Violet and Jasmine all start to come alive and compliment the strong Iris note leaving a delicate, softly sweet tone, but with an intriguing depth and complexity that lasts for 6 – 8 hours.
We love the strong femininity in this fragrance. It is powerful and self-assured on one hand then fragile and vulnerable on another. The perfect fusion, almost feeling regal, as the naïve princess moves into her innate inner power as the Queen.
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.
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