I still can not get over the beautiful launches last year, details here and the year has just flown by so quickly – sharing the Cire Trudon Christmas 2019 Collection from the house in this article. Founded in 17th Century Paris, Cire Trudon has a rich history and was once candlemaker to the courts of Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV.
Cire Trudon celebrates Christmas with a collection of 6 festive scented candles: their magnetic refections and luminous surfaces are unique. The candles are handcrafted with care, each glass is first lacquered on the inside before being decorated with silver leaves. Placed one by one, the later leaves fine cracks through which the light shines mysteriously. The flickering gives the candle a unique presence.
Further lacquered, the scented candles stand out with a colourful sheen: Abd el Kader’s silvery-white, Ernesto’s enigmatic black, Fir’s deep metallic blue, Nazareth’s magnetic red, Gabriel’s iridescent khaki and Hupo’s golden amber. In addition to Cire Trudon’s Nativity scents – evoking deserts, benzoin, myrrh and the trilogy of Magi kings – Fir et Hupo bring wintery notes of fir and amber to the collection.
Cire Trudon Abd El Kader
‘Abd el Kader’ candle with its sweet spearmint scent calls to mind the aroma of hot mint tea. Ginger, Clove, Jasmine and Vanilla give the refreshing fragrance a warm depth. The vegetable-based wax is housed in limited ediiton packaging adorned with the house’s signature gold plaque. A gust of freedom blowing from the Mascara coast and the mountains picks up on its way the green scents of fresh mint, the rashness of fights, ginger’s hot and peppered air and the perfume of tea and tobacco from the Ouled Nail tribe. The keynotes fragrance are below:
Head Notes are Apple, Blackcurrent Bud, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Spearmint
Heart Note is Jasmine
Base Note is Vanilla
Born in 1808 near the town of Mascara in Algeria, Abd El Kader was a politician and military leader, as well as a writer, poet and philosopher who founded the Algerian state. Nicknamed “the friend of the French”, he was said to be enlightened and cultivated. A man who always fought with honour, he was highly respected even by his enemies.
I first reviewed this candle here last year. Abd El Kader is available in Classic size – 9,5oz/270g – Burn time 55 to 65 hours, Intermezzo – 28 oz/800g – Burn time 110 to 120 hours, Great candle – 105oz/3kg – Burn time more than 300 hours.
Cire Trudon Nazareth
Nazareth candle has a pure cotton wick and is made with vegetable-based wax scented with clove, cinnamon and orange. The red glass vessel has been hand-blown by artisans in Vinci, Italy – each one is unique. ‘Under a unique star, the red fire of clove, cinnamon and orange dances in the silent sacred night. From Orient to Occident, a pinch of olibanum secretly enlightens the soul.’
Head Notes: Bitter Orange, Ceylan Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Tangerine
Heart Notes: Cardamom, Chinese Osmanthus, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange
Base Notes: Benzoin Resin, Bourbon Vanilla, Cistus, Musk, Myrrh
Nazareth is available in Classic size – 9,5oz/270g – Burn time 55 to 65 hours, Intermezzo – 28 oz/800g – Burn time 110 to 120 hours, Great candle – 105oz/3kg – Burn time more than 300 hours
Cire Trudon Hupo
Cire Trudon’s candle has been carefully hand-poured in Normandy and presented within a golden glass vessel bearing the brand’s emblem. Instilled with notes of Amber, Cedarwood and Iris, ‘Hupo’ is a relaxing fragrance that “fills your home with a sense of calm.” Notes of Citrus and Cinnamon make it particularly festive, so be sure to light it when you have visitors.
‘A mysterious and mesmerizing material, ambergris has been treasured since Antiquity. The Hupo scented candle hints at ambergris’ rare origin: sought and desired, ambergris fascinated sovereigns around the globe; it was exchanged at a high price between China and the Middle East. Used in perfumes as well as medicine, its enigmatic, sensual scent matches the skin perfectly. Presented in a golden glass, the Hupo scented candle welcomes the olfactory strength of ambergris, incense and cashmere wood to celebrate Christmas in a unique manner.’
Head Notes: Cashmere wood, Cedar, Elemi
Heart Notes: Iris, Patchouli, Incense
Base Notes: Amber, Leather, Labdanum, Vanilla
Hupo is only available in Classic size – 9,5oz/270g – burn time 55 to 65 hours.
A beautiful Christmas Collection that is definitely a must-have for you and the perfect gift for loved ones. The limited-edition Christmas launches are a stunning addition to any bedside table, desk or mantelpiece. If you are a scented candle lover or want to add a touch of luxury on your bedside, vanity, or living room, I highly recommend you to check out these beautiful candles. Cire Trudon Scented Candles are available at Gravity Pope, Putti Fine Furnishing, Pink Tartan, Avenue Road, and KANDL Artistique.