Cire Trudon has launched Elae and Médie, two new fragrances. Elae and Médie were developed by perfumer Yann Vasnier…
I am still lemming that darned Salta candle and here is another limited edition I could live with: the Cire candle. "The Cire scented candle is an olfactory representation of the manufacture: symbolic, it blends emanations of warm wax and perfumes being crafted. Reinterpreting Cire Trudon’s fundamental values - ancient savoir-faire and commitment to excellence - the scented candle reveals a unique perfume: behind the amber-colored glass, a beeswax absolute. Bees and beeswax have always been at the heart of the manufacture’s History: since the 17th century, Cire Trudon’s motto is “Deo regique laborant”, which means: “they (the bees) work for God and the King”. 2019 marks a turning point for the Maison, as Cire Trudon decided to financially help the Orne Dark Bee Conservatory, with the partnership of the Perche Nature Park. 4 percent of all sales of the Maison’s Cire candle will go toward the saving of Orne Dark Bees." $125.
For example, at Cire Trudon, wax and fragrance are mixed in small batches before the perfumed wax is carefully poured into candle holders. This is less efficient than concocting a big vat of unscented wax, machine-pouring all the candles, then injecting each with a fragrance, as is customary at most candle factories. But the injection method results in an uneven distribution of fragrance throughout the wax, and often leaves the bottom half of the candle completely unscented.
— Read more at Up in flames: how expensive can a candle get? at The Australian Financial Review.
Sigh...another Cire Trudon lemming, like I didn't have enough already. The new Salta candle: "Blended with verbena and hyacinth, the grapefruit fragrance is aromatic. Considered by the Chinese as one of the three holy fruits with peach and lemon, the grapefruit was a symbol of prosperity and fertility. Also highly prized by the Greeks and the Romans, the hesperide has a crisp freshness: known for its rich terroir and unique soil, the Salta region enhances the citrus’ intensity." 270g for $115 (ouch, somebody tell me next time they have a coupon) at Beautyhabit.
Need a little plate to put your scented candle on? Of course you do! "A new addition to Cire Trudon’s series of objects, six glass coupelles welcome Mynott’s spirited illustrations: with their felt-base, the small plates are ideal to display scented candles. Through the glass, the humoristic drawings mirror the stories behind Cire Trudon’s iconic perfumes. A decorative take on Cire Trudon’s art de vivre." Shown is La Marquise, $55 at Aedes.