II (Deux) is a part of Trudon’s first fragrance collection – a scented ode to Royalty, Religion and Revolution. A fragrance that symbolises new beginning, the life of a forest that permeates through the seasons bringing elements together to a magical place. A sensual symbiotic place –elements coming together to form new life, and this magical union. Just like in nature, the unique link that ties two people together, this symbiotic experience, transcending and revealing itself through time. This is modern take on classic cologne, like a vibrant green forest painting sitting proudly on a damp, earthy floor. A scent to unite people through this emerald impulse.
Top: Green Leaves, Bitter Orange, Pine
Middle: Pepper, Juniper Berries, Cedar
Base: Incense, Ambroxan, Cashmeran
HOW IT WEARS
II (Deux) is crisp, juicy and vibrant on the skin. The green notes come alive, they smell almost like you are in a wet green forest – there is a watery tone initially, then the earthiness comes out. The scent of a wet forest floor, and while there is not Fig listed in the notes we absolutely get the creaminess of Fig coming through to create softness with all of the sharper green tones. The longevity of II (Deux) is 6 – 8 hours on the skin.
We have fallen in love with II (Deux) as it transports us immediately to nature – the smell of strolling through a lush and damp forest, the crunching of dirt and green leaves under your feet releasing the wonderful forest smells. This is an utterly modern and exquisite take on a green scent that smells cooling on the skin, just as you would imagine the giant canopy of trees above you would ensure you feel as you explored the mysteries of the forest.
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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