78 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
Photo courtesy of Cire Trudon
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Cire TrudonCire Trudon, which began as a small grocery shop in 1643, grew enough in stature by 1725 to sell candles to the court of Louis XV by 1725, and has continued to shed light in Paris through the Revolution, Napoleon’s reign, the jazz age, and right up until today. The smoky green glass votives with large gold seals still have a decidedly royal look. A sense of mischievous fun infuses the wax candle-busts of 18th-century luminaries including Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette, and the emperor Napoleon himself.