For a more considered gift why not give a loved one a Rigaud candle this Christmas. Founded in 1852 Rigaud fragranced candles are timeless, rather than changing with the whims of fashion, they have established themselves and endured. This stylish gift will last long after the festivities are over and will add a warm and traditional ambiance to any home.
The original Rigaud candle fragrance - the aromatic sweetness of lavender, the woody and crackling notes of pine needles and the powerful aroma of cedar wood all intermingle. The dark, masculine colour of the Cyprés candle is presented in a container of hand-blown glass, with a silver-metal snuffer cap. Prices start from £48 for 150gm candle, providing 50 hours of fragrance.
The Cyprés candle was created over 100 years ago 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 Cyprés candles they insisted on purchasing one for their homes and the Rigaud candle collection was born.
The famous Cyprés Candle has been seen in all the best homes and favoured by Diana Vreeland, Prince Charles and Frank Sinatra; Cyprés was even chosen to scent the White House when Jacqueline Kennedy was First Lady.
For a more feminine fragrance the Reine de la Nuit has a delicate scent, a secret combination of sandalwood and the soft warmth of orange blossom, producing an uplifting fragrance.
A wide range of Rigaud candles can be found at the Senti Shop, Wimbledon Village, online at www.senti.co.uk and are also available at Harrods and Fortnum and Mason.