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L'Admirable

Scent of eternal fresh Cologne, solar and virginal fragrances, following the wake of Empress Eugénie and Winterhalter’s flower girls. An imperial bee sways in the gusty vapors of rufled citrus fruits and bitter orange.

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Fragrance pyramid
Head Notes
Bitter Orange, Lemon-Yellow, Litsea Cubeba.
Heart Notes
Bitter Orange Tree, Lily of the Valley, Wood, Ylang-Ylang.
Base Notes
Balsamic, Musk, Vanilla.
More informations
Weight : 270g / 9.5 oz
Burning time : 55 to 60 hours
Dimensions : H: 10,5 cm Ø: 9 cm
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Jean Marie Farina, an Italian perfumer, moved to Cologne in the early 18th century and in 1708 began producing an “admirable water” or“aqua mirabilis”, the name given to water created through distillation. Farina's water was produced using a mixture of essential oils and quasi- pure alcohol according to a technique imported straight from Italy, but he innovated by creating a fresh, perfumed water. Its lightness stood in stark contrast to the essences that existed at that time, such as cinnamon, sandalwood and musk oils. Farina's aqua mirabilis was initially a local success, but it gradually conquered the courts of Europe. It was later called “Eau de Cologne” thanks to the French Army, which popularized it after war campaigns in Poland.

Sizes of this candle

  • Classic candle

    Dimensions : H: 10,5 cm Ø: 9 cm

    Weight : 270g / 9.5 oz

    Burning time : 55 to 60 hours

Candle anatomy

The Wick

is made of cotton. One can find many types of wicks, characterized by their weaving and their diameter. The wicks are chosen depending on the shape and size of the glasses, as well as the burning characteristics of each candle.

The Wax

is the fruit of specific developments which are the source of the candle exceptional olfactory and burning qualities. When correctly taken care of, no smoke leaves a Trudon candle and no wax is left on the sides of the glass.

The Emblem

is inspired by a bas relief found at the old Royal Wax Manufacture which used to belong to the Trudon family. Situated in Antony, near Paris, it now belongs to the Church. Nowadays the domain hosts the nuns of the Saint-Joseph de Cluny congregation.

The Glass

is unique and hand-crafted in Tuscany. Its shape is inspired by champagne buckets.


Maintenance

    • 01.

      In order to get most out of your candle, burn it until the entire surface of the candle melts.

    • 02.

      To preserve the fragrance, do not burn your candle for more than 3 hours straight during the first third of the candle and 1 to 2 hours during the remaining.

    • 03.

      Do not leave your candle unattended.

    • 04.

      Keep away from drafts. Keep away from children, curtains and pets.

    • 05.

      Should the wick require centering, gently readjust to correct position when the wax is still molten. Allow the candle to solidify before relighting.

    • 06.

      Should any black smoke appear, trim the wick, which should be clean and no longer than 6mm at all times.

    • 07.

      Always protect the table or surface on which candle is set (with a coaster or a plate, for example).

    • 08.

      Do not burn your candle all the way down. Always leave at least 5mm of non-molten wax at the bottom.

    • 09.

      Keep your candle in a dry and temperate environment, between 60 and 80° F.

    • 10.

      The first use of your candle should occur within the two first months after its reception.