The room fragrance diffuser, while certainly needed, is rarely a well-designed accessory. From clumsy reed diffusers to plug-in air fresheners, there are few non-candle varieties that truly hit the mark.
Thankfully, the latest creation from Cire Trudon, the illustrious French candle company that made tapers for the court of Louis XV, puts its compatriots to shame. Designed by Pauline Deltour, ‘La Promeneuse’ is an elegant fragrance diffuser that comes in the guise of an old-fashioned lantern. Made from grooved, Italian antique glass and paired with brass hardware, a scented cameo is placed atop a brass spoon, before resting in a ceramic dish that’s in turn, heated by a tea light from below. As the wax cameo melts, one of eight iconic Cire Trudon fragrances is released gradually and perfumes the room.
Deltour’s design cleverly riffs on Cire Trudon’s centuries’ old heritage – not only by incorporating classical cameos, but also in its charmingly nostalgic lantern shape. Minimally rendered in contemporary materials however, La Promeneuse (which translates as ‘the walker’) is a must for the modern age. Each delicate cameo and tea light lasts up to eight hours and is easily replaced with the aid of the brass spoon, which helps remove the melted wax. With eight of Cire Trudon’s most recognizable scents to choose from, this accessory will undoubtedly be put to good use.
Made from grooved, Italian antique glass and paired with brass hardware, a scented cameo is placed atop a brass spoon, before resting in a ceramic dish that’s in turn, heated by a tea light from below. Watch the diffuser in action here.
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'La Promeneuse', $275, comes with four tea lights and four scented cameos. A set of four additional cameos, $40, are available separately. For more details, please visit the website
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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.
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