Divine & Royal Candles in NICE

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Embleme of Louis XIV (at top) in tribute to the creation of the royal wax manufacturer; Beehive symbol (bottom) as tribute to bees; glass shape inspired by a champagne bucket; cotton wicks; Trudon candles use certified vegetal wax and beeswax

In 1643, a merchant named Claude Trudon came to Paris and soon after became owner of a boutique on rue Saint-Honoré, where he made and sold candles for use in homes and churches.  The year Louis XIV was crowned King of France, Claude Trudon opened his first family business, manufacturing wax and candles. In 1687, he became apothecary to Queen Marie-Thérèse at Versailles.

The wax was collected from bee hives, cleaned and whitened through a series of water baths, cut into long strips, and sun dried in open air.  Due to the extreme purity of the wax, the sunlight contributed to whitening the wax, creating a magnificent glow, especially though the delicate edge.

In 1737, Jerome Trudon purchased La Manufacture Royale de Cire, supplying the royal court, as well as prominent churches in Paris and the region.  During the French Revolution, the royal emblem was no longer used, to prevent the company from being destroyed; however, its reputation helped it survive through the centuries, despite the arrival of electricity.

Today, Cire Trudon still manufactures its high quality and decorative candles and tapers, in a variety of fragrances, to provide a wonderful historical sense of smell.

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Beside the candle snuffer is a short, ivory-colored candle, the traditional model that was created for Louis XIV because at Versailles, candles were never re-lit once they had been used.

 

 

motto: Les abeilles travaillent pour Dieu et pour le Roi (the bees work for God and for the King)

Motto: Les abeilles travaillent pour Dieu et pour le Roi (the bees work for God and for the King)

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(Info in French and English):

In NICE, the interior decoration shop “Apparence” carries the Trudon candles Apparenceand wax figurine candles in a wide variety of fragrances: it was amazing to smell the Versailles parquet candle, as well as others, to experience the authentic odors of the fragrances. The shop also carries U.K. based “Farrow & Ball” luxurious paints that are made using artisanal methods and high quality ingredients.

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Farrow & Ball paints

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