Manufactured at their workshop in Normandy, Trudon’s classic candles are crafted using unrivalled know-how inherited from master candle makers. Each of the glass vessels are unique, hand blown in Tuscany, their shape inspired by the champagne bucket. Using high-quality vegetal waxes and cotton wicks (each differently shaped so as to best showcase the fine fragrance of each candle) the classic candles are timeless objects that combine history, expert craftsmanship and luxe home fragrance.
Gabriel introduces welcomed warmth to chilly winter afternoons. Sitting around an open fireplace, cozy inside with the warmth of leather, cashmere woods and candied chestnuts. Gabriel is reminiscent of the festive season in Europe – warming drinks, chimney smoke in the cold, snowy air and chestnuts roasting by the fire. With notes of leather, cashmere wood, and candied chestnuts, the fragrance weaves happy, cozy memories.
Top: Birch Wood, Glacé Chestnut
Middle: Cashmere Wood, Moss
Base: Cedarwood, Musk, Patchouli
The 70g candles burn for approximately 18-20 hours. Please follow the instructions enclosed with your candle to get the most out of it.
HOW IT SMELLS
Gabriel is the perfect gourmand scent from the Cire Trudon collection. Deliciously earthy with a hint of smokey goodness, this candle is warm, but not sweet. There is the warmth of resins and the gourmand quality of nuts that makes it an exquisitely balanced gourmand scent.
Gabriel immediately reminds us of wonderful winter evenings spent with friends in a small cosy bar, open fireplace, whiskey in hand, lots of laughs and all-round good times. The warmth in Gabriel feels comforting and cocooning and strikes the perfect level of sweetness to ensure that it smells deliciously alluring (like the kind of bar that you never want to leave!).
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.