Balmain Red Edition Grande Candle
If Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing’s world had a signature scent, it would be that of Trudon’s Ernesto candle. The scent—inspired by the concept of tropical, masculine elegance, as imaginarily embodied by the likes of Ernesto "Che" Guevara—exudes notes of cedarwood and cigar, along with grapefruit and a bit of gunpowder. To create the ideal olfactory reflection of Olivier Rousteing’s twenty-first century Balmain, Emilie Bouge concocted an expert floral and feminine flourish for Ernesto’s masculine notes, relying on the mysterious and distinct touch of a black rose. Founded in 1693, Trudon is one of the oldest and most prestigious wax-producing factories in the world. The French brand is renowned for its handmade scented candles developed in collaboration with world-class perfumers.
- Head notes: bergamot, cedarwood, grapefruit, rhum; Heart notes: leather, spices, moss, rose, tobacco; Base notes: cistus, musk, patchouli.
- Crafted of vegetable wax.
- Mouthblown glass vessel.
- Made in Normandy, France.
- 4" high; 9.5 oz.
- Burn time: approx. 55 to 60 hours.