Their most emblematic product, the Carrière Frères scented candles are made in their workshop in Normandy, France. Using exceptional expertise and savoir-faire, each candle is hand-poured and made out of 100% vegetable wax.
CUPRESSES – CYPRESS
The Cypress tree is an evergreen tree from the Cupressaceae family: a slender conifer, it can reach 40 meters in height. Its name is derived from the Greek mythology in which Cyparisse, Telephus’ son, was turned into a cypress by Apollo. The cypress grows in warm Northern temperate regions.
Woody, fresh and aromatic, the cypress scent evokes the strength and nobility of its silhouette.
The 185g candles will burn for 45-50 hours. Please follow the instructions enclosed with your candle to get the most out of it.
ABOUT THE BRAND
In 1884, the Carrière brothers took over the French Royal Wax Manufacturer (now known as Cire Trudon) with the intention to modernise it, while still preserving its historical savoir-faire.
With the industrial revolution well underway, access to electricity was becoming more widespread, and therefore candles weren’t as much of a necessity as they had been in the past. So, the Carrière brothers came up with a new way to keep candle use alive – candles as decorative objects! They create tapered and pillar candles for aesthetic use, for dinner settings or festivities, and they quickly became popular. At the 1889 Exposition Universelle (which the Eiffel Tower was built for) the brothers were awarded a gold medal for their vision and craft.
Inspired by the discoveries of 18th-century botanists and explorers, the Carrière Frères packaging and fragrances draw upon the natural biodiversity of the plant kingdom. In each and every scented candle or spray, perfume and botanical essences become one: composed like a periodic table, the Carrière Frères line honours scents extracted from herbs, roots, flowers, fruits or trees.
Each candle is made according to ancient expertise and handcrafted in the Trudon workshop in Normandy; the candles’ perfume coming from a blend of natural raw and synthetic materials. Since 2022, each of their candles and botanical palets are formulated with 100% vegetable wax, from European organic rapeseed.