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Bougies La Française

Manufacture of candles, church candles and night-lights
Rue du Président Auguste Durand
BP 70002 - Cugand
85613 Montaigu

Sale with the private individuals
Bougies La Française specialises in manufacturing wax candles for a range of markets.
It owns a rare selection of antique equipment, moulds and tools. Its know-how in the production of scented candles is shared by a small number of crasftsmen and no academic training exists to acquire it. The first step, regardless of the type of product: preparation of the casting wax and melting the material (paraffin, palm oil, cottonseed oil, beeswax) and colours and blend of perfumes. Straight candles are traditionally made in series in antique casting machines coupled with a wick tube that feeds the candle moulds. Pouring is done by hand in sets of 10 to 500 with manual setting of the wick. The wick is placed by hand or automatically and its centring is controlled manually.

It is positioned at the high end of the market for 80% of its turnover and works for large luxury brands. Its client portfolio includes Vuitton, Boucheron, Dior, Guerlain, Lancome, Kenzo and Van Cleef. The branded candles are sold worldwide in more than 80 countries.