‘In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.’ As Christina Rossetti’s atmospheric poem warbles in carol form through the air waves of Classic FM, you look out of the window onto the frosty landscape between you and the glass and breathe a sigh of relief; you can snuggle up in your merino blankets, listen to the choir boys at Cambridge and be lulled into a midwinter slumber by the flicker and scent of opulent candle light. Because being the refined connoisseur that you are you would never buy any candle other than a Maison Trudon. First established in 1643, Maison Trudon have had plenty of time to get it right! With the motto “Deo regique laborant” meaning “They work for the God and King” (‘they’ being the bees) Maison Trudon has been in the homes of the French aristocracy since the year of their conception, enchanting the noses and parlour rooms of the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte, Maria Antoinette and of course, your good self. Every Christmas they launch an indulgent collection of winter warming luminosities, so Ad Astra Lifestyle Magazine invites you to transport your senses as we introduce the Maison Trudon Christmas Candle Collection 2015…
The scent of the Gabriel Candle is summed up by Maison Trudon as the aroma of gourmet chimney fire. Made for the comfort of those long winter afternoons, a combinations of scents such as leather, cashmere wood and candid chestnuts come together to truly embrace your senses in the depth of the dark months. In a beautiful wintery blue the gold interior of the candle cup should fill your house with a flickering fragmented light that will lift the mood of any chilly caroller who finds their way into your radiant abode this dreary December.
HEAD NOTES: Birch wood and Glace Chestnut
HEART NOTES: Cashmere wood and moss
BASE NOTES: Cedarwood, musk and Patchouli
The scent of the Gaspard Candle should be a woody mandarin inspired by the Magi king from India. With spicy bitter sweet notes that reminisce at the mystique of the orient. The combination of the dark exterior of the candle contrasting with its shimmering gold interior make it an exotic edition among the gold and incense and other foreign influences that lend Christmas an eastern ambiance.
HEAD NOTES: Blackcurrant and Bourbon
HEART NOTES: Jasmine, Rose and Tangerine.
BASE NOTES: Bitter Orange Tree, Bourbon Vanilla and Mysore Sandalwood
The scent of myrrh and benzoin hark back to the biblical magic of Christmas time. This hospitable scent will transform the coldest of English evenings into a spice warmed treat. In traditional holly berry red, of the whole collection this candle is the most visually festive, and would look beautiful nestled among the holly and mistletoe on your mantel piece.
HEAD NOTES: Ambergris, Citrus and Spices
HEART NOTES: Jasmine, Labdanum, Myrrh and Rose
BASE NOTES: Benzoin Resin, Musk and Tonka Beans
There are few things more festive than candle light, in the spark of a match you can swath even the most sparse room in an inviting glow. Ambience is everything. And in the chill of those dark and inhospitable months what better way to lift your spirits than with a cheery smoulder and the fragrance of a warming bouquet? With the suggestion of festive magic hanging heady in the air there is only one place to purchase your atmosphere alterer and that is Maison Trudon. Purveyors of Christmas chic since 1643.