April 6, 2016

Hi everyone! I know what you are all thinking: where on Earth have you been?! Basically, my Canon got broken and needed to be repaired. In the meantime, I didn’t want to post any low-quality images. I hope you all understand, as I really do want to post content consistently. Now, I have some very exciting news as well…

From this day on, there will be three articles a week online, varying from beauty to lifestyle. As soon as I got my Canon back, I was able to schedule blogposts for the whole month of April and I am currently working on May already. A few exciting press events are coming up as well – I can’t wait to show you everything!

Today I would like to talk about Maison de Cire Trudon (shortly: Cire Trudon), a French candle-maker that was founded in 1643 by Claude Trudon. Due to its early days, it’s notable as the oldest wax-producing factory worldwide. Even the royal court of Louis XIV and the great churches of France were loyal customers! All of the candles go through a long process of pouring wax by hand, straightening the wicks and inspecting every candle before they go on the shelves. Behind every Cire Trudon candle, there are 20 people working on it and many hours of research and work are spent. Ultimately, Cire Trudon has a history of 4 centuries for this very reason!

All candles are made of vegetable-based wax and come in different sizes. I received the Classic size which should burn approximately 55 to 60 hours.

CIRE TRUDON MADEMOISELLE DE LA VALLIÈRE reviewIn the blue box that comes with the candle, you will find a card on which there’s a short introduction about the scent. The inspiration for Mademoiselle de La Vallière reads like this:

For the love of Louis XIV, Mademoiselle de La Vallière enveloped herself in the sweet and shattering intensity of tuberoses. From the King’s bedroom to her convent, Louise de La Vallière personifies this deeply sensual flower whose overwhelming aroma represents a dazzling, intoxicating, almost spiritual love.

Upon opening the box, I could notice the tuberose strongly. Personally, I am not very keen on this scent – like the description says, it’s quite floral-y but not like I am used to. I find it hard to describe, but I think it’s quite a bitter fragrance. However, the way I perceive this scent may be totally different to how someone else perceives it. One thing is sure: it’s very noticeable that Cire Trudon only uses the highest quality of ingredients. The candle smells incredibly rich, a very interesting blend. Nevertheless, I would still recommend anyone to smell the candles in-store before making a decision, as they have a broad selection and it’s quite a splurge (you don’t want to pick the wrong one!).

head notes: bergamot, galbanum, orange blossom

heart: jasmine, tuberose, ylang ylang

base: benzoin resin, cistus, musk

CIRE TRUDON MADEMOISELLE DE LA VALLIÈRE reviewNow, the quality of the candle really does live up to its claims. As soon as I burn the candle, the scent is spread throughout my whole bedroom within a few minutes and it even lingers after blowing out the flame. Likewise, the jar feels heavy and looks incredibly luxurious on my desk.

This is my first Cire Trudon candle and I must say that I am positively overwhelmed. I haven’t had any stronger home scent so far, even though I personally wouldn’t pick the Mademoiselle de La Vallière fragrance (perhaps you would!). I had a look at the other scents and for me, Bartolomé  and Ernesto seem to resemble what I burn usually – something warm & comforting. Perhaps we will find out soon how those turn out to be!

Cire Trudon Mademoiselle de Vallière (Classic) retails for 65,00 euro. You can find the brand online at Net-A-Porter & Cire Trudon.

What’s your most luxurious candle?

Much love,


This product was sent to me for review. All my opinions are my own.

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