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.
MARY – LIMITED EDITION CANDLE
A tribute to the writer and modern icon Mary Shelley, Mary is deep, rich and evocative candle. Best known for her gothic novel, Frankenstein, Shelley rejected 19th-century norms and expectations, and denounced self-righteous English society. She married a poet and travelled across Europe with him until his untimely death. She lived a life tinted with gothic drama, sadness, and melancholia, but also with audaciousness, risk-taking and romance.
The Mary scented candle comes in a handmade matte black glass vessel. Its black box is embossed with an illustration of Shelley by Lawrence Mynott, where she is depicted holding a cadavre exquis.
Top: Immortelle, Tuberose, Star Anise, Cardamom
Middle: Cistus Labdanum, Cedar, Guaic Wood, Cashmere Wood
Base: Amber, Incense, Patchouli, Moss
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
The Mary perfume is theatrical, with a luminous depth: floral and spicy notes of immortelle, tuberose, star aniseed and cardamom hint at maverick travels, that a heady heart composed of patchouli, Cedar, and Gaiacwood further transgresses. Mary is a subversive perfume: the testament to a rich interior life, the life of a cursed heroin.
We love everything about this candle, it screams Gothic luxury. The scent is everything we hoped it would be, and more! The vessel, of course it is black and the box…well it isn’t one you would throw away.
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.