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.
Louis XIV, also known as “The Sun King” (Solis Rex in Latin) instigated the construction of the magnificent Palace of Versailles. This scent is inspired by the elaborate parquetry on the floors of the Château de Versailles’s famous Hall of Mirrors, a place the house of Trudon used to illuminate, with thousands of tapered candles used per day. This regal perfume radiates vapours of wax candelabras and palace floors. A sumptuous trail of incense weaves through a tapestry of coniferous trees, cut with solar rays of citrus fruits.
Top: Eucalyptus, Orange
Middle: Fir’s Bark
Base: Cedarwood, Incense
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
Solis Rex is an earthy, woody scent dappled with sunlight from a bit of eucalyptus and orange, ensuring it isn’t overly intense or heavy.
We love how Solis Rex affords a sense of grandeur to your space, making even the smallest apartment feel like a museum or ballroom!
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.