During some Christmas shopping Adrien and I stumbled upon a Diptyque display at Galeries Lafayette. I couldn't help but wander over to smell all of their beautiful candles and perfumes- luxury items I love to admire but typically won't splurge on. We lingered there for probably too long, before stalking away grumbling, "Who spends 60 Euro on a candle?!"
Fast forward an hour later: As I stood in line at Printemps, purchasing a decorative bottle of olive oil for my cousin, I noticed a sales lady approaching Adrien. By the time I got back over to him a few minutes later, he was sold on purchasing a... 60 Euro candle.
Cire Trudon originated in Paris almost 370 years ago by Claude Trudon, a grocer and wax merchant. His son, Jacques, became apothecary to Marie Antoinette, and the Trudon family's candles furnished Versailles until the end of the monarchy. The business continued to thrive, acting as Napolean's wax producer during the Empire. Most recently, Cire Trudon's candles flickered again in Versaille during the 2006 filming of Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.
After flipping a coin to decide between Dada (tea and vetiver, crumbling mint leaves) and Ottoman (my personal favorite- turkish rose and spices), we brought home Dada. I love the complex scent and pretty much everything about the packaging, but to be totally honest- I was underwhelmed after bringing this home. We have a very small studio and even there the smell is so subtle it's almost undetectable. I'm still interested in testing the Ottoman scent, but we'll probably try Diptyque next time.
What's your favorite candle?