A symphony of citrus notes. Médie creates a freshness that runs along the skin, leaving a desirable trace of Amber and Leather in its wake. Inspired by the Kingdom of Alexander the Great, under which the province of Médie was renowned for its abundance of rare citrus fruits. A vibrant bitterness filled the air, Médie was an oasis. A citrus fragrance based on the classics with the inclusion of aromatic notes, green notes and spicy incense to transport Médie to a thoroughly modern era.
Top: Grapefruit, Green Mandarin
Middle: Jasmine Sambac
Base: Amber, Leather
HOW IT WEARS
Médie is one of our favourite citrus scents to wear – it is the perfect balance between a bitter and sweet citrus and the depth that the Amber and Leather notes provide, ensure that the citrus notes go further than they would without. Médie wears quite well for a citrus scent, we generally get around 6 hours on the skin, sometimes longer depending on your skin’s chemistry due to the richness in the base.
Médie is a citrus fragrance through and through – the Leather and Amber notes aren’t particularly obvious except in the longevity of the scent. We love how vibrant and uplifting this citrus is, it smells like you are in the middle of summer with an array of citrus trees to choose from. This scent also encompasses the entirety of a citrus tree, there is a bit of earth, some green tones of the leaves to complete the overall experience.
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.