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CIRE TRUDON Les Belles Matières

WORLD hold immense pride in representing Cire Trudon exclusively in New Zealand and celebrating their rich history. Founded in 1643, Cire Trudon is histories oldest candle maker. It was the provider of the royal court of Louis XIV, Napoleon's candle maker of choice as well as wax provider to the great churches of France.

This season Cire Trudon have created a refreshing collection of three limited edition candles named Les Belles Matières. Taking their inspiration from the history of 3 raw materials, like a geographic odyssey, we are taken on a journey back to the origins of rare fragrant resources.

Les Belles Matières translates to English as 'Let Materials Be'. Composed as a botanical triptych, the fine essences naturally orchestrate fruity, woody and floral fragrances: Reggio comes infused with mandarin from Calabria; Tadine flirts with sandalwood from New-Caledonia while Maduraï blooms with Indian jasmine. Like gatekeepers of secret explorations, the night blue tinted glass wraps around the inspired extracts creating a majestic glow when lit.

Reggio - A Hint of Citrus From Calabria


Brought back from Indochina in 1828, the mandarin-tree has since prospered on the occidental banks of the Mediterranean Sea. Facing the Messina Strait, it sculpts the Calabrian landscape without a touch of bitterness. The mandarin’s softness hints back to ancient times when its essential oils composed an elegant, odorant glamour.

Head: Grapefruit. Heart: Mandarin essential oil. Base: Mimosa.

 Tadine - The Sensuality of Sandalwood

 In 1840, when Englishman Edward Foxhall discovered sandalwood on the Isle of Pines, New-Caledonia it was then unknown in Europe. By the end of the 19th Century, the noble spiced wood had quite a pedigree: named ‘candana’ in Sanskrit, or ‘sandal’ in Arabic, it was used as a precious ointment for the hair and body. A remedy against anxiety, it still billows today, seamlessly embedded in the smoke of Asian incense.

Head: Cardamom. Heart: Sandalwood essential oil. Base: Guaiac wood.

Maduraï - The Splendor of Indian Jasmine


The Duke of Tuscany first brought jasmine in India in 1690, a flower originally from Arabia. Whether fresh or dried, they still play a quintessential role in India’s myths, legends and daily rituals. At times, jasminum sambac perfumes loose-leaf tea; at others, it is braided into floral necklaces. Revered spiritually, the odorant flower turns into an offering in Hindu temples.

Head: Ylang-ylang. Heart: Sambac absolute. Base: Benzoin.

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