|Cire Trudon Maduraï ($105/9.50z/270g)
To say I’m a candle lover would be an understatement. The Great Illuminator (here) aka Mumsie came to my place recently and asked if I was having a séance. All jokes aside I love to have a nice candle burning in the background as I unwind at the end of the day. My latest burn has been the Maduraï candle from Cire Trudon.
Cire Trudon is reportedly the oldest candle manufacturer in the world still active today. They date back to 1643 France and according to their website (here) they supplied the imperial court with candles when Napoleon the 1st was crowned.
My first Cire Trudon candle was Positano (here). The candle was beautiful but I wasn’t impressed enough to try another one from them until I found myself at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa staring at some beautiful candles covered by elegant glass cloches. Upon closer inspection I realized they were Cire Trudon candles. Maduraï won the sniff test so it came home with me. It was a wow for me early into the first burn. The notes are listed as Ylang-ylang, jasmine absolute and benzoin resin. I think it was the jasmine that hooked me. This jasmine was full bodied and warm. I think this candle would be great for medium to larger sized rooms.
You can see from the pictures above that Maduraï has burned cleanly and evenly which I love. When it’s finished that beautiful blue glass will make a lovely container. I’m glad I gave Cire Trudon a second chance. Maduraï is one of three from the Cire Trudon collection- “Les Belles Matières.” The other candles are Nadine(cardamom, sandalwood and guaiac wood) and Reggio(grapefruit, mandarin essential oil and mimosa). I have Nadine next on my list to try. You can find Cire Trudon candles (here), (here) and (here). If you have any other Cire Trudon recommendations please let me know. ☺️