With interior designer Quách Thái Công, each work includes not only the function, layout but also a story. The story is told by both light and scent in relation to people. Even Cire Trudon – the brand of scented candles that Thái Công chooses also contains a story told over three hundred years from France.
CIRE TRUDON started the candle business from a small shop at Saint Honoré in 1643, Claude Trudon – the founder, thanks to providing candles to parishes and households to build a production workshop candles, precursor of Cire Trudon today.
By the time of King Louis XV, the flickering candles that the Trudons produced attracted the great churches in the kingdom and the royal palace of Versailles. At this stage, the Trudons mainly made tree candles to light the chandeliers or the church sanctuary. Trudon candles are favored by pure colors, lighted in a long and solid time, this is truly a premium product.
In 1811, Napoleon became Emperor of France, at this time the factory was still a supplier of candles to the palace. The royal family liked the product so much that emperor Napoleon ordered a special candle named the Emperor’s Candle to give birth to the new prince. This candle is described as having a large cylinder and decorated with three gold coins engraved Napoleon’s portrait . Until the final years of the monarchy, the shimmering lights from the Trudon house candles were still burning throughout the royal palace of France.
Contrary to the end of the monarchy, Trudon continued to operate until the French Revolution broke out. And even when France started using electricity, its factory was still in operation. Proving that no political or industrial revolution could affect the existence of the Trudon candle factory. Not only that, the Trudon family’s secret is honored with a gold medal at the World Fair held in France in 1889.
It was not until 2007, after 364 years of brand operation, officially named Cire Trudon. Thoroughly and steadfastly maintaining the manual production process despite the fact that machines have gradually replaced people in many fields, Cire Trudon wrote the story about the talent of the founder Claude Trudon.
Developed to this day, Cire Trudon constantly creates more diverse products in fragrance and style. From candles lit royal palaces, to the colorful candles of the Christmas season, or the bottle of room spray, Cire Trudon affirmed a timeless brand.