Riguad was the first luxury candle ever created. Rigaud candles began in the 1850's when the Rigaud family started a perfumery. They gathered rare plant essences from around the world to create unique, exquisite perfumes. In the 1960's, Madame Rigaud had the Cypres candle created for her to burn in her fashion boutique on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Customers raved over the fragrance and the Riguad candle line was born.
President Charles de Gaulle gave the Rigaud Cypres candle to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. She loved the candle so much she had the line brought over to the states and the rooms of the White House were filled with Rigaud candles while the Kennedy's were in office.
Cypres is the original Rigaud candle fragrance and is still their most popular fragrance. It a blend of pine and cedar with a hint of lavender. Rigaud candles are available in a demi, standard and mini sizes with a silver top. A Rigaud recharge, or refill, candle is the standard size without the silver top.