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26 11 14 by Katie Alcock

Cire Trudon x Valentino

Cire Trudon x Valentino

With the festive season near approaching, the fashion power-house Valentino have unveiled their collaboration with the French candle experts Cire Trudon. The duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have teamed up to create Rouge Absolute, an opulent scarlet candle infused with sultry seasonal scents.

Founded in 1643, House Cire Trudon is the oldest candle-maker in the world, illuminating the halls, religious buildings and boudoirs of history. Famously, Cire Trudon candles supplied the courts of Louis XIV, gaining the praise of Marie Antoinette and Napoleon- a aristocratic approval. Realised in Valentino's signature red hue, Rouge Absolute also serves as a tribute to the Barcelona Opera flower boxes, which originally inspired Valentino Garavani's designs. Surrounded by the prestigious heritage of both houses this candle represents a collaboration of true opulence and passion. Crafted from entirely natural vegetable pulp, the scent radiates femininity. This limited edition piece is imbued with sultry scents that reflect Valentino's iconic sensuality. With subtle notes of geranium and jasmine to balance the copper, amber and fir balsam tones this is the perfect Christmas scent.

In high demand, we recommend that you put this at the top of your wishlist and invest in Cire Trudon's glorious perfumed history.

Rouge Absolute, Cire Trudon x Valentino, £90. Available from December 2014 in Valentino stores.

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