ISSUE 43  |  London East End

Shopper’s Diary: Cire Trudon Opens in New York

October 29, 2010 8:30 PM

BY Francesca Connolly

Modelled after the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, the first US outpost of venerable Paris-based candle makers Cire Trudon is located belowground at 54 Bond Street (within the landmark Bouwerie Lane Theater building), in an atmospheric lair done up with a mix of aged French-made mirrors, vintage finds from Brimfield, and furniture made by Amish craftspeople. The impossible-to-resist fragrances include Roi Soleil (featuring "vapors of wax, candelabras, and palace"), La Marquise ("powdered air of a delicious boudoir"), and Carmelite ("perfume of mossy old stonewalls"). Go to Cire Trudon to view the range.

N.B. The candles are available online through Barney's New York.

Above: Cire Trudon's candles are made from vegetal wax (a mix of palm, rice, soy, and copra oils) with pure cotton wicks.

Above images via Cool Hunting and Selectism.