Cire Trudon...L'histoire

In 1643, a merchant named Claude Trudon arrived in Paris. 
Through a fortunate marriage, he became the owner of a store in rue Saint-Honore.
He was a grocer and also a wax merchant, supplying his customers with domestic candles and candles for the parish. Trudon developed and perfected his know how to produce candles of the best quality.

On the Eve of Louis XIV's reign, Maitre Trudon thus created the first small family manufacturing business that carried his name and made the fortunes of his heirs. His son Jacques also became general storekeeper and wax producer and entered the court of Versailles in 1687, as apothecary distiller to Marie-Therese, wife of the King.

Maison Trudon officially became royal wax manufacturer in 1719. Wax supplier to Napoleon during the Empire, Maison Trudon kept on prospering throughout the centuries without ever interrupting its activity, particularly through the making of traditional and prestigious candles. Cire Trudon is now the oldest French manufacturer and produces candles of the best quality according to its time-honored traditions.



Cire Trudon Candle... Solis Rex

Fragrance recalling the famed Mirror Gallery at the Château de Versailles.
The vapours of wax in opulent candelabras 
and the scent of the wooden floors in the palace evoke a decadent era. 
This regal and stellar perfume blends the green and wooded wake of coniferous trees 
to the sumptuous dizziness of incense with a light ray of citrus.
Green leaves, eucalyptus and orange are the top notes,  
with a middle note of fir bark ending with cedar and incense



Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub

Now that summer is getting closer it's the perfect time get your skin looking great.

Start with Aesop's invigorating Geranium Leaf body scrub for all skin types. 

This stimulating gel-based exfoliant's precise blend of Pumice and Bamboo Stem sloughs away dead surface cells while botanical oils purify and calm skin, imparting a polished outer self no matter how rough the day.

Twice-weekly, dispense onto a sea sponge and massage onto soaked skin from neck to toe. Focus on dry areas such as elbows, knees and feet, then rinse thoroughly. 

Follow with your preferred Aesop hydrator to restore moisture and soften skin. 





Kitchen Papers "Paper Disguises"

These interactive placemats feature fun disguises to color-in, punch-out, and wear.  
"Paper Disguises"  are a favorite among kids, but they are just as popular with adults! 
Perfect for parties or keeping in the car to entertain your kids. 
Printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper. 



Iosis Linen Cushions

Made in France using traditional craftsmanship, 
the texture and simplicity of these Iosis 100% linen cushions 
bring relaxed luxury to your home.



American Beauty

"I feel there is something unexplored about women
that only a woman can explore".
Georgia O'Keeffee

Claiborne Swanson Frank is a fine art portrait photographer.
After assisting Vogue editor in chief, Anna Wintour, 
Frank went on to pursue a career in photography.
In 2010, she released her first body of work, Indigo Light, 
a collection of 29 portraits of the women in her life, 
which served as the inspiration for American Beauty.



Cire Trudon's new Candle...Bartolomé

The bow of a Spanish sailboat reaches the amber shores of Hispaniola, 
propelled by a soft, wood-tinged breeze that spreads a message of 
peace and calmness across the lush Caribbean island.

Its scent is golden, rich in spices with undertones of wood.
The top notes are saffron and nutmeg, 
the middle notes, cypress, carrot seed and liquorice,
and the base notes are cedar, vetiver, vanilla and amber.

Anonymous Portrait of Bartolomé de las Casas.

This original creation draws inspiration from Bartolomé de las Casas, 
a Spanish missionary turned Dominican priest who, in the 16th century, 
stood up against the colonialist practices of his country. 
Arriving as a coloniser on the small island of Hispaniola, he was shocked 
by the acts of violence of his fellow settlers.

In 1512, Bartolomé  became chaplain of the conquistadores in Cuba, 
slowly taking a stand against the massacres taking place on the island. 
Despite this, he remained the owner of an Encomienda, a plot of land given by the Spanish crown to its conquistadores on which natives have to work without pay. 

It is only in 1514 that Bartolomé launched himself body and soul into the humanist battle 
travelling multiple times to the continent to raise awareness against forced labour, 
and spread a message of peace and fair evangelisation.

Finally, in 1542, Charles V granted him an audience and as a result, 
decided to introduce a series of laws to ease tensions. 
Unfortunately their implementation met with epic failure, 
triggering widespread rebellion in South America. 
This situation shows how hard it was for this Dominican priest to be heard at a time 
when colonization was driven by huge economic interests. 
However, Bartolomé did not give up and continued fighting until his death,
ultimately becoming one of the most passionate defenders of the native cause.

The Bartolomé candle brings back to light this courageous man’s lifelong journey 
between the continent and Native American countries. 



Aesop's A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser

"A rose by any other name" is a part of a dialogue in 
in which Juliet argues that the names of things do not matter, 
only what things "are".[1]

In Act II, Scene I the line is said by Juliet in reference to Romeo's house, 
Montague which would imply that his name means nothing and they should be together.
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
          (Above information taken from Wikipedia)

                                                                   And from Aesop...
                                           This beautifully fragrant low-foaming formulation,
                             which contains skin-softening botanical extracts and Rose Petal oil,
                                    gently yet thoroughly cleanses skin and delights the senses.
                                  Dispense a generous amount into hands or onto a sea sponge.
                                    Lather and massage over damp skin, then rinse thoroughly.
                                           Perfect to enjoy as a frequent-use hand cleanser.