In Tyger Tyger, Francesca Bianchi Perfumes seeks to contrast but also balance a post-apocalyptic darkness with refined, sophisticated brightness and seductive floralcy. The whitest of flowers are juxtaposed, in theory, with oud, animalics, and the darkest and smokiest of leathers. But as writers going back to Sophocles have made clear, there is a chasm between theory (appearance to be specific) and reality. Skin chemistry made my reality quite different from the intended objective.
Under My Skin by Francesca Bianchi Perfumes is a sexy musk perfume that surprised me. One reason why is that I’m not a fan of powdery fragrances and Under My Skin definitely has that element a lot of the times. However, it is also, personally speaking, the truest sort of intimate, quasi-erotic, semi-animalic body musk fragrance that I’ve encountered, the sort of thing that I’ve been looking for, and I might buy a bottle for myself.
Sticky Fingers by Francesca Bianchi Perfumes is a unisex patchouli fragrance with tobacco, leather, ambery resins, dark muskiness, and sweet orris butter powderiness.
I’ve been exploring Francesca Bianchi Perfumes lately and have been most impressed by the clear talent, distinct aesthetic, and good quality materials in the three that I’ve tried. Take, for example, The Lover’s Tale, a unisex floral leather with cuir de russie and vintage Mitsouko aspects.