The history of Cire Trudon Candles begins back in 1643, when a merchant became a store owner in Paris, selling wax candles and groceries. The merchant, Trudon, eventually created a technique to create the best quality wax, and eventually his son Jacques became part of the Versailles court. Maison Trudon eventually became the Royal wax supplier, recognized for the high quality product, and continued to supply wax to Napoleon. Over the centuries, Maison Trudon has made candles for royalty, leaders, and, more recently, for design leaders such as Dior, Hermes, Guerlain, and others. Today, Cire Trudon is considered the oldest manufacturer of candles in French. All Cire Trudon are still made with the same perfected wax technique and are still recognized by those in the know as the highest quality candles. This proprietary wax has been perfected over many centuries. The wax is made from a wax paste which is made from vegetal matters, which is all-natural and allows for the best fragrances to be perfectly embedded in the wax. The unique wax blend also ensures that the candle burns cleanly and for a long time. Thanks to the special wax, Cire Trudon candles enjoy exceptional scent diffusion and cleaner burning. The paraffin-free wax made with copra, rice, pal, and soy oils ensure that the candle is less harmful than other candles laced with synthetic products and toxins. The natural waxes also ensure that the candles are more sustainable than synthetic candles. The pure cotton wicks and the fact that Cire Trudon candles contain no pesticides, heavy metals, or substances prohibited by OSPAR ensure that the candles are green and safe. Cire Trudon candles are also biodegradable.