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Mademoiselle de la Vallière

The secret powers of a bare flower for the love of Louis XIV, Melle de La Vallière surrounded herself with a bastion of sweet and shattering intensity of tuberoses. Damp fragrance of an intoxicating love : from the King’s bedroom to her convent, Louise de la Vallière personifies this deeply sensual flower, whose plump and overwhelming scents represent true, dazzling and almost spiritual love.

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Head Notes
Bergamot, Galbanum, Orange Blossom.
Heart Notes
Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang.
Base Notes
Benzoin Resin, Cistus, Musk.
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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Françoise Louise de la Vallière was secretly in love with King Louis XIV, who made her one of his favourites. She bore him four children in the utmost secrecy. She crowded her bed with tuberoses to quell the queen's suspicions “...by inhaling these scents that were so dangerous to her condition, she thought she was risking her life, but she hoped to save her honour”... (excerpted from "La Duchesse de Lavallière" by Stéphanie Félicité de Genlis). Abandoned for Athénaïs de Montespan who took her place in the king's heart, she retired to Carmel and became “Sister Louise of Mercy”.

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.