Made in the image of Madame de Pompadour, Cire Trudon’s scented cameos are wax melts that can be used in an oil burner to release scent into your space.
Defender of the arts, literature, philosophy, and the one of the favourites of Louis the 15th, Madame de Pompadour reinvestigated cameos as ornamental pieces.
The cameo wax melts come in a pack of four.
“Spiritus sanctus” is the Latin name for the holy spirit in the Christian religion. It is spoken during prayers and uttered when one makes the sign of the cross. This scent is splinters of crimson, gold and olibanum, the heady and holy perfume of altar candles, perfume-burners where amber splutters: under the nave of a cathedral, the jubilant choir and the holy scents rise into the souls.
Top: Aldehydes, Incense Vapors
Middle: Lily of the Valley
Base: Benzoin Resin, Labdanum
The wax cameo melts come in a pack of 4 and burn for 8 hours per cameo.
HOW IT SMELLS
Spiritus Sancti is the smell of the church – a true incense with a distinctly mystical feel.
We love the realism of Spiritus Sancti, it transports you immediately to one of Europe’s great cathedrals.
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.