I sorta wish Kevin had not told me about Cire Trudon's latest, a collaboration with Balmain, but I suppose I would have found out about it eventually. "Building upon that longstanding relationship, the new Balmain x Trudon candle is the result of a unique partnership between the two Parisian houses. The container and perfume reflect the distinctive savoir-faire and style of both Balmain and Trudon. The striking container, inspired by the pattern of Balmain’s iconic marinière, relies on horizontal stripes and the house’s two signature colors: gold and black. The meticulous creation process relies on an initial hand application of gold leaf upon the clear glass, before it is lacquered in black - resulting in many fine cracks, ensuring that each candle is truly unique. The fragrance features leathery notes, Atlas cedarwood, gunpowder, cigar notes and a mysterious and distinguished black rose." $150 for the 270g, $650 for the massive 2.8 kg.
Oh decadence in a candle.
You two are troublemakers!
I agree it is pretty much irresistible.
Plus such a bargain
When you’ve used the candle you can always scrape the gold leaf off & get a few cents back – bargain ! ?
That is a wonderful Idea ?
Sounds great. I know Cire Trudon has a stellar rep but it’s weird how much longer the jar description is than the fragrance.
No kidding! Although presumably that comes more from Balmain (?)
Yes, that’s pretty much perfection for me. Everything but the price.
La la la I can’t hear you Robin…
Dear candle god..
Can you hear me?
I need this candle no.
Thank you and amen.
LOL…surely the candle god(s) knew what you meant!
Good one Robin!
I spit out my coffee laughing
Wow, this candle is glorious. Now I have to pretend that damn candle doesn’t exist! ???
I freely and unabashedly admit to being a candle “ho”. This sounds positively divine, but I am saving my pennies for the annual holiday trio from Diptyque, my winter splurge and downfall. I always want at least 2 out of the 3. But if Santa is taking note…this would be on my list.
Sounds glorious. Alas, broke.