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.
Madeleine is named after Madeleine de Maupin, the renowned 17th century horsewoman, fencer, dissident and opera singer. When accused during a performance of not being a “real” woman, she stopped to bare her chest to a captivated audience. At 17 years old she began a forbidden love affair with Charlotte, who was subsequently sent to a convent. After disguising herself as a nun, Madeleine broke Charlotte out of the convent, starting a fire to cover their escape route. Upon capture, Madeleine was condemned to be burned alive for kidnapping and arson. Receiving a pardon from King Louis XIV, Madeleine went on to perform with the Paris Opera until her early death. Galloping from Versailles to Marseille, Madeleine’s audacious spirit trails in the wind. Iris, jasmine and rose dress their petals in handsome leather.
Top: Castoreum, Clove, Lavender
Middle: Iris, Jasmine, Rose, Vetiver
Base: Leather, Moss, Patchouli, Tobacco
The 270g candles burn for approximately 55-60 hours. Please follow the instructions enclosed with your candle to get the most out of it.
HOW IT SMELLS
Madeleine is a cocktail of spice, rich floral and earthier base notes that strike a perfect balance with one another.
We love how Madeleine’s scent embodies feminine energy and power. It combines more traditionally feminine floral notes with stronger, deeper notes of tobacco, leather and spice in a totally captivating way.
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.