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Trust Trudon to know a thing or two about candles. After all, the French company is only the oldest candlemaker in the world. After its founding in 1643, Trudon supplied wax to the royal and imperial courts in France. It started using beeswax in its candles in 1714 and today, continues to create luxurious scented candles by hand. These are available alongside a range of timeless home fragrances.
So what goes into the making of one of the world’s most exceptional scented candles that are both aesthetically and sensorially pleasing?
01 – It all starts at the Trudon workshops in Normandy, France, where perfumers develop fragrances. It involves a stringent selection of raw materials and rigorous testing of formulas, as the luxurious candles only utilise real perfumes.
02 – Cotton wicks of different weaving and diameter are then set on the bottom of glass vessels. Inspired by the shape of champagne buckets, each glass is unique and handcrafted in Tuscany.
Next, the secret wax formula, the source of its exceptional olfactory and burning qualities, takes on the perfume. Afterwards, it is immediately poured by hand into the vessels.
03 – When the wax starts to solidify, artisans straighten the wicks so that they remain perfectly centred. Once dry, they level the candles to ensure a perfectly smooth surface, before trimming the wicks to a specific height. This is what ensures that optimal first burn.
04 – To mark its 380th anniversary, Trudon launched a new collection named Tuileries. In a nod to the brand’s French heritage, the new floral and fruity chypre is also an ode to Marie-Antoinette and her favourite flower, the rose.
05 – The multifaceted Tuileries bouquet also features notes of pink berry, geranium, musk and patchouli. Indeed, making it a scent fit for a queen.
Can’t wait to catch a whiff? The Tuileries scented candle is available in three sizes: 70 g (SGD75), 270 g (SGD168) and 800 g (SGD470). The scent also comes in the form of a diffuser (SGD298 for 250 ml).