Our smells are different

I hate candles that have the sort of perfume that you might wear on your body. Our smells are different - we re-create the smell of the Mirror Gallery and the polished wooden floor of Versailles (Roi Soleil); we conjure up the fragrance of old stone walls in the shade of cloisters and convents (Carmelite); of churches (Spiritus Sancti); of freshly washed linen and swilled-down tiled floors (Manon) and of leather and tobacco in an old hotel in Havana (Ernesto).

— Ramdane Touhami of Cire Trudon, quoted by columnist Lucia van der Post in Lucia loves: scented candles at the UK Times Online. See also: Kevin's review of the Cire Trudon Mademoiselle de La Vallière candle.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “I hate candles that have the sort of perfume that you might wear on your body.”
    I can't be the only one thinking that several of these sound like things I might wear…can I?

  2. Anonymous says:

    If they only made room sprays, I'm quite sure perfumistas would be wearing them!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I bought myself the candle that Kevin reviewed- it is really wonderful- I had it in my entryway and it was very pleasant to smell when I walked into the house (not even burning)- so I moved it to my bedside table. If I win the lottery I will order one of each!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Darn — was kind of hoping to hear he'd overstated their greatness!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I also don't mind candles that are scented like something I might wear, and as boojum said, I'd probably wear some of Cire Trudon's scents if I could as well.

    The display they had of these candles at Aedes was impressive, but I'm definitely NOT starting a $75 candle addiction! LOL

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yeah — I need that like a hole in the head too.

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