Frequently I smell a new perfume that, while I’d happily have it as a candle to fragrance my flat, I’d never countenance wearing on my skin. Now esteemed Parisian candle company Cire Trudon is set to reverse my thinking in more ways that one, with the launch of their first range of personal perfumes.

Fêted for their stunning artisan creations since 1643, the brand has debuted its collection under the name Trudon, using refined and elegant notes that bring together a focus on heritage with a modern twist. There are references to history, royalty and religion running through the blends, assigning them characters rather than making them gender-specific and certainly a nod to perfumes of the past that suddenly seem so relevant today. Rather than a rehash of their most popular home scents – too obvious, too easy – the company instead tapped a trio of world-renowned perfumers with serious credentials to channel their concept: Lyn Harris (founder of Miller Harris), Antoine Lie (a favourite for Tom Ford’s fragrances) and Yann Vasnier (who has made scents for Jo Malone London). The resulting capsule collection comprises five unique and distinctive fragrances that are elegant, timeless and addictively wearable.

Violet, jasmine, vetiver and lavander give Bruma a clean floral freshness, deepened by tonka bean and labdanum resin for an elegant finish. Powdery and spicy, Olim is beautifully opulent, blending clove, pink peppercorn and musk together while bergamot and lavender give a fresh crispness that ensures the scent isn’t overpowering. If you prefer green scents, II is described as a “forest painting”, packed with notes of pine, moss and cedar wood with added pepper and incense to added depth and intensity. Inspired by the smell of smoke and musket fire during the French Revolution, the dry, woody intensity of Revolution comes from cedar, papyrus and patchouli, enriched with sweet myrrh and honey-like citrus notes. Or for a punchy and sensual perfume, opt for Mortel, a sweet and spicy fusion of black pepper, nutmeg, frankincense and myrrh that melds into the heat of the skin.

Maison Trudon 100ml eau de perfume cost £165 each, and are available from Harvey Nichols or for more information, see the Trudon website.

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