In 1643, Claude Trudon, a grocer and wax merchant arrived in Paris to set up shop. There, he brought light to his customers’ lives, with candles to illuminate their homes as well as for the parish. Ninety-four years later, Trudon’s family-run business, survived by his heirs, became the official wax provider to King Louis XV and remained the official supplier to the court of Versailles until the monarchy’s undoing. Now the oldest wax manufacturer in the world, Cire Trudon continues as they have for over three centuries. Their wax is made from soybean and copra, blended with perfume, and burns for hours on end. The candle wicks are pure cotton, so the flame doesn’t smoke. A variety of perfumed candles are now available at Provide Home in Vancouver. So, rekindle an old flame and add a bit of ambiance to your home.