Cire Trudon Merida : New Candle

For its new scent, Mérida, French candle maker Maison Cire Trudon collaborated with the niche perfume house Arquiste Parfumeur. Arquiste’s fragrances capture specific historical periods and personages, and with Mérida, the house was inspired by Charlotte, Princess of Belgium and Empress of Mexico, and the town of Mérida situated in the Yucatan peninsula.

charlotteThe fragrance exudes a rich guava smell, alongside touches of mahogany and “palo primavera”. A subtle touch of firework powder perfects this creation that brings warmth and color to the haciendas of this colonial city where Charlotte, Princess of Belgium and Empress of Mexico was magnificently welcomed in 1865.

Mérida is going to be available starting this month in the Cire Trudon flagship store situated in the rue de Seine in Paris as well as other Cire Trudon boutiques, Barney’s New York, and Aedes. Via Cire Trudon blog.



  • Tammy: Guava and mahogany wood sounds interesting. I can’t even imagine what it might smell like. February 12, 2013 at 11:18am Reply

    • Victoria: Sounds intriguing, to say the least! February 12, 2013 at 11:52am Reply

  • Mel: A fantastic array of scents — the vessels, the concepts, and the options from CT are extraordinary – however, I’ve found that the candles, once lit, aren’t very commanding or even legible for very long – especially at that price point. What do you think, V, because I’m pre-sold on the inspirations for the scents. I’ve only tried two. Maybe they were duds, I hope? February 12, 2013 at 11:43am Reply

    • Victoria: Which ones have you tried? I have the mint tea scented one, and it’s still very aromatic, even though it is at least two years old. But I also had Trianon, which was disappointing in terms of its throw. February 12, 2013 at 11:55am Reply

  • Poodle: The guava fruit in the breakfast buffet was one of the highlights of my Mexico vacation. I’ve never been able to find any like it since. I’d love a guava candle. February 12, 2013 at 8:08pm Reply

    • Victoria: My mom visited Mexico last year, and she mentioned the same thing about guava. We tried looking for it in the stores at home, but after a while we gave up. They were bland and flavorless. February 13, 2013 at 3:54am Reply

  • Annikky: I have been dangerously excited by this news for weeks now, Arquiste and Cire Trudon sounds like a dream team to me. Unfortunately this might mean I need to sell my kidney. February 13, 2013 at 4:08am Reply

    • Victoria: The price for Cire Trudon candles sure is steep! In some cases, it’s worth it, but as Mel said, not all of the fragrances are strong enough. Hope that this one is. February 13, 2013 at 8:04am Reply

  • Jessica: This sounds like such a sultry and gorgeous smell! Thanks for sharing, I must get a hold of this. 🙂 February 14, 2013 at 2:42pm Reply

    • Victoria: Please let me know how you like it. I’m curious about the scent too. February 14, 2013 at 5:36pm Reply

  • Jordan River: O my Mérida, I loved you too much and now all I have is an empty but beautiful vessel. April 26, 2013 at 10:19pm Reply

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