Matches are a crucial component of the Cire Trudon experience. With a single strike, they set the wick ablaze, casting light and shadow into motion. Each match is delicately scented, serving as a prelude to the tales that the candles will tell. Long and slender, they rest within their illustrated boxes, waiting patiently for their chance to shine. When left slightly ajar, the box infuses the matches with a subtle fragrance, adding a touch of aroma to any drawer, cupboard, or study.
In a Havana hotel, where the unchanging sun of the Revolution beats down, the intense and political tones of leather and tobacco mix with the smooth silence of the paneling. In the cool and dark environment, shades of fawn appear to flicker alongside cigar smoke and the barrels of firearms.