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Cire Trudon – Prestige and Highest Quality

Posted by on Oct 28 2011 | cire trudon candles

Many candles claim to be high end candles, even though some are nothing more than designer products touted by celebrities. Cire Trudon Candles are truly high-end candles, crafted with an exquisite attention to detail and quality. If you don’t care about designer labels but always wasn’t truly the best of the best, these truly luxurious candles might be just what you have been looking for.

Cire Trudon Balmoral CandleThe history of Cire Trudon Candles begins back in 1643, when a merchant became a store owner in Paris, selling wax candles and groceries. The merchant, Trudon, eventually created a technique to create the best quality wax, and eventually his son Jacques became part of the Versailles court. Maison Trudon eventually became the Royal wax supplier, recognized for the high quality product, and continued to supply wax to Napoleon. Over the centuries, Maison Trudon has made candles for royalty, leaders, and, more recently, for design leaders such as Dior, Hermes, Guerlain, and others. Today, Cire Trudon is considered the oldest manufacturer of candles in French. All Cire Trudon are still made with the same perfected wax technique and are still recognized by those in the know as the highest quality candles.

What sets Cire Trudon candles apart is the fact that they are made with a wax that has been perfected over many centuries. The wax is made from a wax paste which is made from vegetal matters, which is all-natural and allows for the best fragrances to be perfectly embedded in the wax. The unique wax blend also ensures that the candle burns cleanly and for a long time. Thanks to the special wax, Cire Trudon candles enjoy exceptional scent diffusion and cleaner burning. The paraffin-free wax made with copra, rice, pal, and soy oils ensure that the candle is less harmful than other candles laced with synthetic products and toxins. The natural waxes also ensure that the candles are more sustainable than synthetic candles. The pure cotton wicks and the fact that Cire Trudon candles contain no pesticides, heavy metals, or substances prohibited by OSPAR ensure that the candles are green and safe. Cire Trudon candles are also biodegradable.

Cire Trudon candles offer many sensational scents, including the Cire Trudon Abd el Kader (Moroccan Mint Tea) Candle, with notes of spearmint, lemon, blackcurrant, apple, ginger, clove, jasmine, and vanilla. The Cire Trudon Balmoral (Mist Soil & Meadows) Candle offers a very fresh scent, with notes of foliage, mint, freshly-mowed grass, freesia, tea, iris, musk, pinewood, and fresh sap. The Cire Trudon Carmélite (Old Mossy Walls) Candle is a very green fragrance, with notes of orange, armoise, rose, geranium, spices, iris, patchouli, sandal, and cedar.

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High End Candle Review: The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle

Posted by on Oct 20 2011 | candles - news and reviews

The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is a great candle for anyone who wants spicy and smoky luxury scented candles with hints of earthy flowers. With notes of Ceylon cinnamon, Zanzibar clove, smoky peat, sandalwood, orange blossoms, rosewood, red amber, and mahogany, this candle is perfect for anyone who loves rich, complex fragrance. The scent is not too sweet but also not too masculine, as some lesser masculine scents tend to be. The candle is in fact inspired by the fireplace at the Baroness’ library. This is in fact the perfect fragrance for an office, library, or man’s bedroom. It is also a great fragrance for the living room – not too sweet or cloying but with a gentle sweetness.

Baroness von Neumann Atlas CandleThe Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is 12.5 oz. and burns for more than 70 hours. The natural wax blend and natural wick ensure that the candle burns cleanly and perfectly to the last drop, so that none of the richly scented wax is wasted. The wax blend also ensures that the fragrance is strong enough to fill your home with a wonderful scent, but without being overpowering.

Even the packaging of The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is something special and elegant. The candle is wrapped in an elegant and sophisticated gold-embossed white box. The candle itself is in a white crested frosted jar, which can be reused after the candle is gone. The simple glass with elegant gold crest looks wonderful with any décor and is stylishly elegant without being overdone. The packaging alone makes the Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle something special – a gift to give to yourself or someone very special – but the fragrance is really what sets the candle apart.

Baroness Monica von Neumann has set the style in fragrances, home fashions, and clothes. For years, she sought for a clean burning and natural candle that would not aggravate her allergies. Finally, the Baroness launched her own line of luxury scented candles after researching exhaustively and consulting with the top “noses” in the perfume industry.  Inspired by the trips and elegant lifestyle of the Baroness, the candles are sure to add glamour and luxury to any home. The Baroness von Neumann Atlas Candle is a perfect example of the luxury of the Baroness’s style. The rich smoky and woodsy fragrance with the subtle hints of sweeter flowers create a not-too-feminine and not-too-masculine fragrance that is sure to please.

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Christian Tortu Candles

Posted by on Oct 12 2011 | christian tortu candles

Christian Tortu Candles are designer luxury candles that express a deep love of nature. Designed and created by Christian Tortu, these luxury scented candles have extremely impressive fragrances. One of the reasons is that Christian Tortu worked with world-famous “noses” to develop each scent. “Noses” refers to professionals who have extremely heightened senses of smell and work with some of the greatest perfume makers in the world to create luxurious perfumes. Christian Tortu hired these same professionals to develop luxury scented candles so that customers could enjoy a truly luxurious and perfect fragrance with each candle. Christian Tortu has worked with Annick Goutal and Peirre Bourdon, who have created some of the most loved perfumes and colognes in the world, to help him create the candles. Each candle is inspired by orchards, forests, gardens, and even the vegetable garden.

Christian Tortu CandlesSince the fragrances are highlighted, the styling of each Christian Tortu candle is elegant simplicity. Each candle is packaged in a posh black box and a frosted ivory glass jar, both with Christian Tortu’s stylish signature. The effect is stunning and sophisticated understatement – the little black dress of candles. Without the distraction, it is possible to focus on the sumptuous fragrance in each candle.  Christian Tortu candles are a generous 8 oz., providing more than 40 hours of burn time. All the candles are made in Paris from natural wax. The carefully selected was blend and the cotton wick allow the true fragrance of each candle to shine through and ensure that each candle burns cleanly and evenly, delivery a rich fragrance to every room of your home.

There are many luxurious Christian Tortu candles to try. The Christian Tortu Vert Frais (Fresh Green) Candle, for example, combines notes of Bergamot, citrus, grains and verbena. The result is a wonderful floral fragrance with a hint of something tangy and something earthy. The unique grain note keeps the candle’s scent from becoming too sweet or fruity.  The Christian Tortu Provence l’Hiver (Provence in Winter) Candle combines notes of citrus, cypress, thyme, and rosemary with woody note. If you can imagine walking through a misty forest, you can imagine the cool and refreshing scent of this candle. The Christian Tortu Provence Provence l’Ete (Provence in Summer) Candle also celebrates Provence, but in summer. The candle combines notes of tarragon, lavender, patchouli, cedar, amber, balsamic wood, cistus labdanum, tonka beans, and myrrh. The Christian Tortu Feuille de Tomate (Tomato Leaf) Candle sounds unusual, but the pure scent of tomato leaves brings you right back to the height of summer.

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