Cire Trudon Perfume launch, from the first second I heard about it, had me all atwitterpated. I’ve loved Cire Trudon candles and room sprays forever – the complicated scents, the history. They never, ever went anywhere near the normal vanilla cupcake candle every candle company will do at least a little to appease the masses. And the price tag. And those candles. I never could resist them. Every time I smelled one, I would think, can you guys just make perfume already?
And they have!!! Look, look! I was so excited when I saw these, I tried to order them five times on their site with no luck. Finally they were available, they all went tipping into my cart and? They are everything I thought Cire Trudon would do with perfume. There are five and each one is different and can/should be worn alone, but these all BEG to be combined. And I did combine them. I combined them until my arms and wrists and fingers begged for mercy.
- Bruma – galbanum, iris, leather and Haitian vetiver.
- Deux – green leaves, pine, juniper, ambroxan and cashmeran.
- Mortel – pepper, incense and benzoin.
- Olim – clove, benzoin and myrrh.
- Revolution – cedar, patchouli and cade.
Fave? I can’t pick. The Bruma is such a buttery iris, and the leather is that Cire Trudon leather from their candles – sorta old and worn. Mortel is such a great incense – really peppery incense. I’m really fond of Mortel paired with Bruma and Olim. Olim is great with everything, and I think of it being paired with other things and less by itself. Deux is so green and foresty. Revolution is earthy and patchouli, and I expect to see Bilbo Baggins hanging from a very large spider’s jaw. Put Deux and Revolution together and that’s exactly it.
I can’t choose. They did a great job of staying true to their vision. All of these are as far from “fresh” as they could be. They are very much an extension of their candle scent vision. They smell ancient and rich with history. So happy these were what I was hoping for. If you hate the whole Cire Trudon thing, then just skip it, you’ll probably not feel differently about the fragrances. Surprising that the price tag was something approaching reasonable. Well, when I think about the candle price tag, anyway. $190 for 100 mls. I mean, it’s not cheap, but it’s not the worst price point I’ve seen in the last many years.
They are the perfect roll into fall/winter. I’m so ready.
Which one do you want to try, or do you hate Cire Trudon’s approach? I’ll give out a sample set of all five scents to two commenters drawn at random.