Even though they are expensive items as candles go, they are still, like other forms of perfumes, an affordable luxury of the highest standard. Trudon is one of the true old luxury French brands, still manufacturing the finest wax candles in its traditional ways, but has now branched out to commission new scents attuned to modernity, such as the scent of the moon's soil, or the Havana of Fidel, or the spirit of Dada.
I love that they help to keep the life and legend of Mademoiselle de Valliere alive through the sensual reality of her taste in ambient perfume. She is considered to be the first of Louis XIV's three great romances (there were many minor ones) and as tragic muse of passion. She cultivated a poetic romantic love for the king while her self-awareness gave her a melancholy understanding that such illicit romance, such idolatry, was a danger to her immortal soul. Once she was released from the affair and his attention she spent the rest of her life in spiritual repentance. She had four children with him, but in respect to the Queen she attempted to conceal her pregnancies. She pretended that nothing was happening, and even complained it was the scent of her signature tuberose flowers that was the cause of her shaky state when the queen noticed signs of her pregnancy.
The candles burn very cleanly, and the scent thrown is subtle, but definitely and softly there. The soft light and scent are especially good for long cold winter nights.