Off course, It is not possible to talk about the candle company without first mentioning its incredible history. Cire Trudon has been illuminating homes and churches since the 1600s, when Claude Trudon — a grocery store owner in Paris — began producing candles for his customers.
The Parisian wax maker Cire Trudon—candle supplier to Marie Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte, and other European royals. The boutique’s hand-aged mirrors, stucco walls and Amish furniture are meant to evoke a centuries old Paris shop, one that mixes antiques with new pieces dedicated to all things melted wax. The store, with décor inspired by Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors, is filled with a playful selection of candelabras, paraffin-free tapers, perfumed room sprays, old-fashioned candle snuffers, and wax busts of Napoleon, along with their signature candles.
My favorites after the signature candles above are the wax candle versions of Jean-Antoine Houdon’s iconic busts of little Alexandre and Louise Brongniart, the terracotta versions of which reside in the Louvre.
Alexandre and Louise candles, available in pink, blue, or white, $150 each.
Cire Trudon book…must buy!