Cire Trudon

It is not everyday that one gets to say that they purchased candles from the same candle maker that served the courts of Louis IX and Napoleon I and the same supplier of candles for the Versailles Palace, yet this is exaclty what I did today.

The house of Trudon has built a formidable reputation for its remarkable craftsmanship in the making of candles and has done so consistently since 1643. By some accounts it is the oldest candle maker in the world. As I study under the light and scent of beautiful candles bought from Cire Trudon I could only recommend visiting their store at 78, rue de Seine in the very strongest of terms. It is certainly worth it, particularly for candle and scent enthusiasts like myself. The price range is accomodating, although the very best products come at competitive prices. Well, one cannot possibly put a price upon joining the company of clients such as Marie Antoinette who have enjoyed these high quality candles in centuries past.

The blog (click here) also offers an interesting insight into the history of the store and Trudon’s presence outside of France.