Sensuality of Sandalwood
When Englishman Edward Foxhall discovered sandalwood on the Isle of Pines, New-Caledonia, in 1840, 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 Notes: Cardamom | Heart Notes: Sandalwood essential oil | Base Notes: Guaiac wood
- La Petite - 18 - 20 hours
- Classic - 55 - 60 hours
- Intermezzo - 110 - 120 hours
- Great - > 300 hours
Founded in 1643, on the threshold of the reign of Louis XIV, Cire Trudon is the oldest Candlemaker in the world still active today. Throughout the 17th century, the manufacturer became the Royal Wax Manufacturer and official supplier in the French court, then to Napoléon Bonaparte. Cire Trudon received a Gold Medal during the 1889 Universal Exhibit as a reward for the outstanding quality of its candles and wax.
Cire Trudon enlists well-known “noses” to create perfumes for the stories it wishes to tell. Each candle is still dripped and made by hand in its factory in Normandy, perpetuating a luxury manufacturing that helps perpetuate the skills of its founder, Claude Trudon.
Maison Trudon has asked British painter and illustrator Lawrence Mynott to create an original drawing for each one of the fragrances in the line. Lawrence Mynott is one of the top illustrators, designers, and portrait painters of his generation. A control of pen and ink, stencil, paint, scraperboard, and pencil underlines his versatility in fashion drawing, caricature, figurative subjects, and portraiture, but his signature can be seen above all in his attention to detail, innate style, elegance, and wit that he brings to every project.