Cire Trudon was founded in 1643 and they proudly boast their status as oldest candlemaker in the world. However, the year 2016 will go down in history as it marks the first time the French brand ever hosted a sample sale. You might want to light a candle to celebrate the occasion.
Taking place from November 14 to 17 at Century 21’s C21 Edition space, you might be able to get all of your holiday gift shopping done. Especially considering that everything will be marked 50 percent off retail; their holiday candles cost $105 at full-price, but will be going for just $52.50. And their Great Candles (in three holiday appropriate scents: Bethléem, Gabriel and Nazareth) are expected to burn for over 300 hours and will cost only $275. For those who aren’t great at math, each minute of burn time will cost you approximately 92 cents. That, my friends, is a bargain.
Classic Holiday Candles will be available in the same scents as the Great Candles, plus Gaspard and Melchoir; travel sized Holiday Candles will be on offer in Gabriel, Gaspard and Melchoir options. And if candles trigger your asthma, you can always buy one of the brand’s Travel Room Sprays, which will be available in a number of various popular scents.
Sadly missing from this selection is the brand’s iconic busts of historical figures (we still love you, sad little Napoléon). However, Cire Trudon’s brother brand, Carrière Frères, will also be offered at the sample sale, with far fewer seasonal scents on offer. But if you like things that smell like lavender, rose or tuberose, this lower-priced range has something you will love. And seeing as Carrière Frères was founded in 1888, they promise to offer candles with a major legacy.
While we don’t think this sample sale will attract the crowds that one from Alexander Wang would (spoiler alert: his sample sale starts on November 15), we’ve got faith that true candle fans will turn out and buy big. After all, this is basically a historical event.
The Cire Trudon Sample Sale will take place on November 14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and November 15, 16 & 17, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.