Inspired by the aromatic gardens surrounding the Villa Cyrnos (built in 1894 by Empress Eugénie who oversaw the construction of one of the most beautiful villas of Cap Martin on the Côte d’Azur) as it welcomed the flamboyant upper crust of early-20th century high society. Queens, poets and artists met in the shade of fig trees and parasol pines under the warm Mediterranean sun.
They enjoyed a fabulous view and the easy life, so typical of the blue Mediterranean shores. The villa benefited from Roquebrune’s air of scented lavender mixed with the dry aromas of Provence.
Top: Lemon, Myrtle, Thyme
Middle: Cedarwood, Black fig, Lavender, Pine
Base: Cashmere Wood, Musk, Patchouli
HOW IT SMELLS
Cyrnos is such a unique take on a fig-based fragrance – it is aromatic and herbal and earthy with the soft warmth of fig continuously throughout the scent. The perfect balance between fresh fruity and rich earthy makes Cyrnos a best seller as it is so beautifully balanced.
We love that this fragrance was a personal one for Cire Trudon when creating it. The Director had grown up in the South of France and knew the scent in the air there very well, so was incredibly strict with recreating it for Cyrnos. And the result is spectacular – this candle is the scent of the South of France in the middle of summer. It is perfectly sublime (almost as good as being there…almost!).
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.