French brand Cire Trudon is one of the most trusted names when it comes to luxury scented candles and for good reason too—it’s the oldest wax-producing factory in the world. Founded in 1643, it was the provider to the royal court of Louis XIV and many notable churches throughout France. Having survived through the French Revolution and the invention of electricity, in 2007 the company rebranded and placed its focus on high-end perfumed home objects.
A decadent addition to your home, all of Cire Trudon’s candles are housed in a glass vessel that’s hand-crafted in Tuscany and boast golden branding on the center, inspired by a heritage bas relief sculpture. Key scents for us include Balmoral, named for Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish estate, which features outdoorsy notes of musk, pine wood, freesia, foliage, and cut grass. For a deeper, spicier scent, there’s Nazareth with elements of myrrh, bourbon vanilla, cinnamon, clove, and cardamom, lifted by bitter orange, grapefruit and tangerine.
Finally, there’s the brand’s collaboration with designer Giambattista Valli, Rose Poivrée. Created to celebrate Valli’s 2010 store opening in Paris, this light and ethereal floral fragrance includes notes of sandalwood, rose, amber, lily of the valley, and tangerine. With just one sniff, you’ll feel as if you’re enveloped within one of Valli’s stunning, ruffled organza dresses.