For Spring, Cire Trudon are doing something different with their latest trio of scented candles in the Les Belles Matieres collection. This is also my last fragrance review of the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend; do go back to the feed and check out the other 5!
With the Les Belles Matieres collection, each candles has a single, pure and full bodied note. Reggio for fruity with Clabrian Mandarine; Tadine takes woods with Sandalwood and Madurai takes floral with Indian Jasmine. They’re very different for Cire Trudon which has lead me to use them in a very different way…
The candle I’ve been loving is the Madurai which is pure, unadulterated Indian Jasmine (actually composed of Ylang-Ylang, Sambac absolute and Benzoin). Instead of doing what I normally do with Cire Trudon candles, which is to seal off the room and hot-box the stunning, multi-level fragrances, I’ve been burning this with the windows open, during the day, to let the Jasmine weave in and out of the fresh Spring air.
Madurai and all single-wick Cire Trudon candles have a 60 hour burn time, which I swear is longer in reality – I usually have each candle for a year at a time.
The Duke of Tuscany first brought jasmine in India in 1690, a flower originally from Arabia. Whether fresh or dried, they still play a quintessential role in India’s myths, legends and daily rituals. At times, jasminum sambac perfumes loose-leaf tea; at others, it is braided into floral necklaces. Revered spiritually, the odorant flower turns into an offering in Hindu temples
Les Belles Matieres and Madurai in particularly is gorgeous, truly gorgeous and stands as a true Cire Trudon candle. Cire Trudon Les Belles Matieres: Madurai Candle is £78 and available here from John Lewis.
If you’re yet to experience Cire Trudon, you’re genuinely missing out – they blow Jo Malone and Diptyque out of the water. My favourite is still Cire Trudon Solis Rex Candle. For more Cire Trudon candle reviews, check out the following:
- Cire Trudon Odalisque Candle
- Cire Trudon Solis Rex Candle
- Cire Trudon Bartolomé Candle
- Cire Trudon Odalisque Travel Room Spray
- Cire Trudon Byron Candle: The Vivacious Spirit of The British Poet
- Cyrnos Candle by Cire Trudon and La Promeneuse Wax Burner
- Cire Trudon Fragrance Matches for 2016
- Cire Trudon Marylebone