- Cire Trudon
54 Bond St., at Bowery; 212-677-1200
Unlike some dizzyingly potent candles, Cire Trudon’s slow-burners actually sooth olfactory nerves. Inside the seventeenth-century brand’s Versailles-inspired stucco store, glass candles come in three sizes—mini ($50), standard ($75), and triple-wicked (guaranteed to burn for 400 hours; $375)—and eighteen scents, from smoky musks (Empire) to lighter scents (Roi Soleil). Recently reincarnated by Parisian perfumer Ramdane Touhani, the line includes a new breed of smell emitters: Cire’s “stink bombs” ($41)—small, exploding vials of lovely scent.
Best Candles That Won’t Make You Woozy
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).