Not your run of the mill candle maker, Cire Trudon pride themselves on their storytelling abilities. Dating back to 1643, Claude Trudon became the owner of a little boutique in Pairs where he started his legacy in the candle making business. Recognised for being the biggest wax producing factory in France, Cire Trudon became well known for their bleached white beeswax candles. This made them very attractive to the churches of Paris, and subsequently became the provider for the Royal Court of Louis XIV as well as the Palace of Versailles.
Today, the French brand is a specialist in manufacturing perfumed candles and enlists very well known noses to create the perfumes used within their selection. Each candle is associated to a story relating to historical themes and famous patrons, from Josephine Bonaparte to the Palace of Versailles wooden floors. Whether you’re looking for a new scent for your home or the perfect gift for a loved one, our guide to Cire Trudon candles is here to help.
#1 Where are Cire Trudon candles made?
The production of Cire Trudon candles has remained within its French routes in northern France, Normandy. Each candle is handmade. The success of the business is attributed to the sophisticated composition of the candle. Each candle is made from the highest quality wax to the hand-blown glass vessel made in Italy.
#2 How to maintain your Cire Trudon candle
All of our 270g Cire Trudon candles will burn for 60 hours. Make sure you follow our tips to maximise candle performance.
- You should allow the candle to burn for roughly two hours to allow an even layer to melt. Otherwise it will lead to uneven burning and the wick appearing sunken.
- Keep the wick trimmed to 5mm. This will increase the size of the flame and you’ll see smoke start to appear.
- Leave one finger of wax in the glass once it has burnt down. This will avoid the glass getting too hot and exploding.
- If the wick moves when the wax is melting, make sure you move it back to the centre to avoid uneven burning.
- Use a snuffer to put out the flame to protect the scent.
- Only ever burn Cire Trudon candles for two to three hours. You won’t experience any more scent after this amount of burning, and you’ll be wasting the candle.
- Get a cloche to protect and get the most from your candle. Unless the candle is burning no scent will be coming off it whereas if you buy a cloche and allow the scent from the candle to rise up into it you can then move the cloche to another room and it will act as a diffuser. The cloche also means that no air damages the scent of your candle and they look super smart.