Athénaïs de Montespan blows out the candle.
In the silence and darkness, the smoke of the sheep tallow smells foul.
"Candles made of beautiful, pure wax are so expensive!"
"At Versailles they only burn wax" murmured the Marchioness
Excerpts from "Le Montespan" by Jean Teulé.
Cire Trudon, candle makers since 1643
and suppliers to the Royal Court, the Cathedrals of Europe,
and Napoleon Bonaparte to name just a few….