· By Herb Lester

Cire Trudon, Paris

Extract from Paris for Pleasure-seekers.

It’s all very well to dim the lights when the mood turns to romance, but should further atmospheric aid be required, this theatrical-looking shop may have what you require. In business since the 17th Century, Cire Trudon supplies candles of limitless variety: slow-burning and scented in elegant green glass, simple sticks in any hue, or even sculpted in the shape of a bust of Napoleon or Marie Antoinette. Should scent alone be required, there are atomisers and beautiful-smelling “stink bombs” – glass vials to be crushed when bad odours arise.

Cire Trudon
78 Rue de Seine
Mon: 11am-7pm; Tue-Sat: 10am-7pm