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The buzz has been going around about Cire Trudon's new shop in New York. As the world's oldest candle maker, it is something we New Yorkers should be really excited about! Cire Trudon was first founded in 1643 when a wax merchant, Trudon, opened his candle/grocer shop on the rue Saint-Honore. His son, Jacques was eventually appointed as apothecary distiller to Marie-Therese, wife of King Louis XIV, thusly beginning the family's legacy in the Court at Versailles. The Trudon house has created their famous wax vegetal candles for fashion houses including: Hermes, Dior, Cartier, Guerlain and Kenzo. They also furnished the set of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette with their candles and in 2006, Ramdane Touhani took over as head of the company and has since reinvented the company and nurtured a strong cult following. The company's new Bond Street Outpost (54 Bond St.) recalls the company's 367-year history and its interiors are modeled after the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Candles range in price from $20-375.