Made in the image of Madame de Pompadour, Cire Trudon’s scented cameos are wax melts that can be used in an oil burner to release scent into your space.
Defender of the arts, literature, philosophy, and the one of the favourites of Louis the 15th, Madame de Pompadour reinvestigated cameos as ornamental pieces.
The cameo wax melts come in a pack of four.
A fine fragrance, Atria is light with a powdery touch: its feminine character evokes the soft and delicate touch of the skin. At the heart of the perfume, iris, cashmere wood and amber notes are combined with leathery and musky base notes.
The wax cameo melts come in a pack of 4 and burn for 8 hours per cameo.
HOW IT SMELLS
When first lit, Atria is all about the gentle, earthy notes of geranium and iris. Once it has been burning for a while the musk becomes apparent, the physical candle as well as its scent filling your space with a soft golden glow.
We love how soft and gentle Atria is. It’s warm, clean and cocooning, and does a really good job at making your house feel like a home.
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.