J.Herbin French "Cire Souple" Supple Sealing Wax
10 Colors from this traditional French wax maker.
Cire Souple is formulated to be flexible as to not crack or chip when cooled, making this wonderful wax ideal for mailing or handling.
Packaged 4 wickless sticks per color.
Sticks are 3.38" x 0.38"
Estimate 7-8 seals per stick / 28-35 seals per package
when created with a standard 3/4" seal.
As with all J. Herbin waxes, this line takes razor-sharp
impressions and holds its sharpness through the years.
The J.Herbin company was established in 1670's France. This quintessential handmade wax was the choice of European Kings and Queens during this time and has become the royal wax of choice worldwide.Generations of remarkable people, from Louis XIV to Coco Chanel, have used this traditional sealing wax, and it is well known around the world as one of the highest quality sealing waxes ever made.
M. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India, brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax.
His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.
Then as today, sealing wax was used for documents and correspondence, but also in decoration and bottling.
J. Herbin has supplied Chanel from its beginning with wax used for finishing touches on their perfume bottles.
The LetterSeals website is tastefully laid out and fairly easy to navigate. I ordered 2 types of wax: J.Herbin French "Cire Souple” and Waterston Scottish. I am very pleased with the easy ordering process and beautifully and securely packaged goods complete with LetterSeals’ own seal, that arrived safely. The package included tips on how to use each type of wax and a mini-lollipop. I immediately tested all 3 waxes and appreciate the way they dripped when warmed, and the finished look after I stamped them with my seals. I had never used a flexible wax before—J.Herbin French "Cire Souple" Supple Sealing Wax bends instead of cracking when an envelope is opened, so I would not use it for important documents or confidential letters. All my previous sealing waxes have been about 4” long. Imagine my surprise at the 9’ of Waterston Scottish wickless wax! They are heavier and require a different grip, but worked well. The colors on all 3 waxes I purchased are very rich: red, burgundy; the gold melts into a silvery gold color. These waxes inspire me to send more of my hand-drawn cards and notecards to family and friends. I think I will choose some other colors to add to my sealing wax “stash!” Thank you Karen and family for a very pleasant purchasing experience, and for the quality of wax you purvey. I will recommend you to other letter writers!
I figured, like most things, that there were different types of sealing waxes. I don't quite remember how I became acquainted with this brand, but I'm happy I bought it, and currently own 4 colors. It truly does bend well, as the name "supple" implies. On every test letter, the seal is perfectly maintained in transit. My biggest qualm is the price, which is steep. With the near ubiquity of "glue gun wax," which makes me shudder just to type it, it's nice to have something that at least feels like you're from the 1700s. Isn't that why we're doing this? Isn't that our silly little fantasy? To sum, I like this wax; it melts well, holds an impression like a childhood trauma, and looks very classy.
Hello Karen, thanks for all your help to navigate through computer world. Fine product and best wishes to you, Henry.
My initial custom stamp was accidentally engraved backwards. I reached out and they replied VERY quickly and sent a replacement as soon as possible. Look, these are wax seals and stamps - not a matter of life and death, but they handled the matter in very meaningful and dedicated manner. That says a lot about a company.
I appreciate the personal attention given to my order. The communication was excellent! My wife was impressed with the wrapping and the little extras thrown in! Thank you!