Founded in 1643, on the threshold of the reign of Louis XIV, Trudon is the oldest candle The French Trudon was founded in 1643 during the reign of Louis XIV and is the oldest candle manufacturer in the world still active. During the 17th century Trudon was purveyor to the French royal family and later also to Napoléon Bonaparte. To create the unique scents for the candles, Trudon works with the well-known 'noses', which ensure a perfect connection with the beautiful stories from which the brand draws its inspiration. Each candle is still handcrafted in the factory in Normandy, which means that the luxurious and authentic way of production will always be preserved.