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 1690, the Duke of Tuscany introduced jasmine, a flower that originated from Arabia, to India. Even today, whether fresh or dried, jasmine continues to play a vital role in India's mythology, folklore, and everyday customs. Sometimes, jasmine sambac is used to flavour loose-leaf tea, and at other times, it is woven into garlands for necklaces. Highly regarded for its spiritual significance, this fragrant flower is often presented as an offering at Hindu temples.