I honestly nearly jumped out of my skin when I did a price check on the Cire Trudon Winter Scents Trio – it’s £160! I was not expecting that. So, I think it’s fair that I can be nit-picky and say that at that price, I’d expect the labels to be stuck down properly. In fact, I don’t think I’d expect labels at all – I think a little hand etching at the very least would be more price compatible.
On the plus, I love the antiqued gold on the inside of the candles that contributes to the overall festive feel of them. The scents are intense and amazing – Cire Trudon is a French heritage brand dating back to 1643 and I think you really do get that feel of time gone by from them. I really can imagine a glowing candlelit chapel infused with incense and spice aromas – they are incredibly evocative.
Another lovely twist is that each candle is named for one of the Three Kings, so Melchior, Gaspard and Gabriel. Melchior is all myrhh and benzoin – very rich and deep, Gabriel is leathery, a bit sweeter with candied chestnut notes and Gaspard is swathes of incense and orange. I’m not sure I’d want these for Christmas – I think the time for them is before Christmas – in the run up to the event – because these are those rare scents that can really move you, emotionally, away from the wrapping, tinsel and ads that make you cry to thinking about and feeling a bit more of the spiritual and historical element. I don’t know… there’s something about these.. even at £160.
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