The Cyprès candle by Rigaud is the Grand Dame of scented candles. It was created in 1950 to fill the air of Madame Rigaud's fashion boutique on the Champs Elysees in Paris. As Madame Rigaud's customers noticed the refreshing scent of the Cyprès candles they insisted on purchasing them for their homes, and thus the Rigaud candle collection was born. I could write about this candle for days - it is the very definition of olfactory opulence. like it's secret, soft wax formula is utterly inimitable. It is, of course, famous as the only fragranced candle that legendary American Vogue Editor (and style icon) Diana Vreeland would burn - both at home and at the offices of Vogue magazine. I have this knowledge first hand, as I worked with her grandson Alexander Vreeland, and he remembers her burning many of them, all at once, in her drawing room. Ms Vreeland was credited for lending Jackie Bouvier Kennedy her signature style and introduced her to the sophisticated Cyprès candle, and she subsequently fragranced the White House with its sophisticated redolence during her tenure there. There is nothing in home fragrancing as magical and sophisticated as this candle, and it will burn in my home for as long as I draw breath - and one can't say more than that!
Large 230 g/90 hrs burning time
Small 60g/28 hrs burning time