In 1643 a merchant named Claude Trudon arrived in Paris. He soon became the owner of a store on Saint-Honoré Street through a fruitful marriage.  

In addition to selling spices and other goods, Claude Trudon also made candles and supplied local customers and parishes.  Today Cire Trudon still supplies churches and has developed a private label activity over the last decades.  Cire Trudon currently supplies some of the most prestigious brands in the world from its factory in Normandy