Sunday, December 18, 2011

A unique gift for a special person

 
Until January I will be posting about gifts for the holiday season, great also as house warming gift or host gifts any time of the year.  Don’t we all love candles?  Any time of the year but especially at Christmas time, New Year’s Eve or during any holiday.

Their glow creates peace and beauty in any home.

Cire Trudon candles
For this holiday season and for a special gift to someone that has everything I suggest a candle  from France, by Cire Trudon (cires et bougies depuis 1643). The above images show their Paris boutique.


la-petite-bougie Cire Trudon 

In 1643 a salesman named Claude Trudon arrived in Paris and became the owner of a store in Rue Saint-Honoré. He was a grocer but also a wax merchant and supplied his customers with candles for lighting their homes and for the parish. 
Fast forward…
1799- In that year, Napoleon Bonaparte became First Consul of France. In 1804 he became Emperor and with him Trudon entered the imperial court.




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 One of their candles is appropriately called Empire and its description in the website is: “Pine, sage and hay are vibrating in the air of this Napoleonian camp with hints of cades and maquis. The joyful and indulging warmth of thyme, marjoram and rosemary ring like a fife. A moment of peace right after a battle between dog and wolf. An imperial tent exhaling the perfect scent crowned by the strength of laurel.”



Marie Antoinette Coppola movie

Fast forward again
Cire Trudon lits up the queen Marie-Antoinette once again, supplying candles for shooting Coppola’s film in Versailles.

If you live in Vancouver Provide store has a great selection of Cire Trudon candles, but I warn you: the hard part is choosing the scent to buy, they are all fantastic.


Cire Trudon, everything a candle lover can desire!


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6 comments:

maison21 said...

i'm glad they didn't include the scent of unwashed soldiers, cheap red wine, and horse droppings in their napoleonic camp scent. i *much* prefer their romanticized version!

annechovie said...

I think Cire Trudon is eclipsing Diptyque as THE design candle of the moment. Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by my blog, Albarosa!

Brillante Interiors said...

Ha Ha Maison...aren't you glad they also left out Josephine's scent?

peggy braswell said...

Oh how I adore those delicious smells of their candles + BRAVO Albarosa. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

the modern sybarite ™ said...

Love their fig candle. Have a wonderful end of the year!!!!

Kate said...

I just adore Cire Trudon's Pondichery which I am currently burning alongside Flambeau Candles Malabar.

 
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