Giambattista Valli, long a fan of Cire Trudon (specifically Solis Rex and Adb El Kader) has burned their candles in his atelier for years. He first joined forces with Cire Trudon – founded in 1643 and once Napoleon’s official wax producer and supplier to the court of Louis XIV – in 2010 to create his very own unique scent for the opening of his first store in Paris. The result, Rose Poivree, inspired by Marie-Antoinette’s unconditional love of flowers, is a bouguet of fresh roses with a hint of pepper. The designer explained the creation process as thus, ” I chose a fresh, dewy rose—like those found in Le Petit Triannon at Versailles—and upon this delicate scent we added some ground black pepper from Tuscany. Rose Poivrée is a balance between Italy and France; it’s a spicy scent”.
For the opening of his new boutique in Italy, Valli composed a new Italian-inspired blend, Positano. The village has long been one of his favorites along the Almafi Coast in the south of Italy. “Positano is like my Proust’s madeleine. White flowers, lemon, orange blossom—those are my scents. They are my heritage. I was born in the summertime, and they are the first scents I recall smelling,” he explained.
These beautiful candles, extremely popular in Europe, are available on line as of May 1st.