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The newly opened flagship of this longtime candle maker showcases the full collection in a space more reminiscent of a museum than a retail outpost. With a history dating back to 1643 it easily acts as both.
The NoLita store is Cire Trudon’s first boutique outside of Paris and the first location to open since 1884.
The antiques, handmade furniture and Parisian aged mirrors work in perfect harmony to reflect the traditional extravagance of the candles. Ramdane Touhani, who has been running the company since 2006, drew inspiration from the Galerie des Glaces at the Palace of Versailles for this Bond Street gem.
The quality and aesthetic remain unrivaled, which isn’t surprising as Trudon is the oldest French manufacturer of candles. For this reason Saint Roch Church, among others in Paris, have been lighting the way with Trudon candles since 1693.
The candles are all natural and (on average) last for 72 hours.
In 1719 Maitre Trudon became the Royal wax manufacturer and was commissioned by powerful figures such as Lous XIV and Napoleon Bonaparte (candle above).
54 Bond Street 10012 / 1 212 677 1200
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