Cire Trudon unveils fragrant trio

New candles for Christmas and addition to permanent line-up

French luxury candle maker Cire Trudon has launched three new scents to scented candle portfolio. For Christmas, there are two limited editions – Bethléem and Melchior - inspired by the nativity and arrival of the three kinds. Bethléem, new for 2013, takes inspiration from the warmth of the manger and the silvery night outside, and blends pepper, cardamom, saffron, musk, tonka bean,white flowers, amber, sandalwood and cedar. The candle is housed in a glass jar, decorated with a distressed silver leaf finish and the Cire Trudon emblem in silver.

Returning for Christmas 2013 is Melchior, a warm oriental, featuring notes of ambergris, citrus, spices, myrrh, cistus, jasmine, rose, tonka ben, benzoin and musk. The candle holder is finished with a gold leaf effect and a gold version of the Cire Trudon emblem.

Finally, the brand has added a new variant to its permanent line-up. Bartolomé is inspired by the life and adventures of Spanish monk and social reformer, Bartolomé de las Casas, who was one of the first settlers in the Americas and a who led a campaign to end the barbaric treatment of Native Americans in the Caribbean. Reflecting this, the scent opens with top notes of saffron and nutmeg, blending to a heart of cypress, carrot seed and liquorice. The base notes, meanwhile blend cedar, vetiver, vanilla and amber.