Maître Tseng × Trudon Collection
Chinese calligraphy and ancient script
Master Tseng's logo draws its inspiration from a very ancient
script (Qin dynasty 221 - 206 BC), whose
plain and powerful style crosses the ages. The very nature of the ancient
used in the logo echoes thousand-year-old scripts as well as
primitive arts around the world; it evokes a type of universality.
As for the jiao ideogram, it describes a hidden, protected, underground
space, where treasures and precious collections were once kept. It works as a mise
en abîme of the tea cellar where Master Tseng watches over her aged teas,
coming from century-old tea trees. This logo alludes to the cradle
of culture and taste.
On its boxes as on the coats of arms, between calligraphy and work of art, each candle is linked to a Chinese character – Transparency, Cloud, Forest – which were copied from a calligraphy scroll written by Master Tseng’s mother. The ink, which was reworked with fine gold, appears to dance, covering varying surfaces on each side according to the stages of the dance: a graphic and animated work, the strokes remind us of the movement of water. In L’Esprit de l’Eau, water falls from the sky; taking an ethereal form in Sous un Ciel de Pétales, it is evocative of the lightness of a floral scent; in Terre à Terre, water appears dense and concentric, and channels energy from the ground. It is as though the gold strokes come to life.
At the back of the candles, a vertical white label features the name of the fragrance in Chinese characters and in French, as well as Master Tseng’s logo. Echoing this, each box is closed with a rice paper ring enlivened with tiny inlays, also stamped with Master Tseng’s logo. Trudon’s coat of arms is engraved with hot gold ink at the top of the box.
True to the flow of water, the Maître Tseng x Trudon candles gradually take on more colors.
Jade green evokes water which, after falling from the sky, runs through rocks, meadows and forests belonging to L’Esprit de L’Eau; pink refers to the lightness of Sous un Ciel de Pétales’ pink peach blossoms; Venetian brown reminds us of an old stoneware teapot, while immersing us into the humus of Terre à Terre’s ground. Each candle’s matt satin finish emphasizes their golden calligraphy, which seems to give life and touch parts of the coat of arms. These three Maître Tseng x Trudon scented candles are available in classic size (270g)
L’Esprit de L’Eau (The Spirit of Water) is embodied by a mystical water with the fragrance of incense. Created by Benoist Lapouza, it combines a mineral accord, that of clear water gliding over mountain rocks, with woody notes of cedar and of cy..
Combining jasmine sambac and jasmine grandiflorum – both originating from the Himalayas – and with fresh notes of bergamot, the fragrance of Sous un Ciel de Pétales (Under a Sky of Petals), created by Vincent Ricord, alludes to a floral scene. Its fr..
Terre à Terre (Earth to Earth), created by Mylène Alran, is mossy, almost peaty. It is at one with the soil: it is dressed in woody notes reminiscent of the freshness of vetiver, cashmere wood and patchouli, as well as notes of undergrowth sugge..