A zesty fresh, though powerful, layered and complex fragrance.
Francesca Bianchi: "If I had to define Etruscan Water, I would call it a green-citrusy perfume with character - or with a dirty/sexy vibe! But such a definition cannot embrace its complexity." She is right, her latest creation is much more than that. It is an intriguing powerful green chypre.
Francesca is originally from Tuscany, and she used to spend her summers in the south of Tuscany, where the Etruscans lived hundreds of years ago. A walk through a dense Mediterranean forrest brought her to beautiful little bays with the clearest water you can imagine. The salty fresh sea provided some welcome cooling from the sun, and you could smell the vegetation of the woods. This was the inspiration for Etruscan Water.
Another important source of inspiration was her personal interest in classic works of art in perfumery, especially the (manly) colognes of old. Not the 'l'eaux' but rather the powerful layered creations. That is how the first fragrance in her new collection came about: FREEFALL.
bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit, petit-grain, basilicum, carvi, immortelle, jasmine, iris, musk, ambergris, labdanum, vetiver, oak moss
"Made by Italian hands", a beautiful statement to describe this brand of Amsterdam-based and self-taught perfumer Francesca Bianchi.
The Italian perfumer Francesca Bianchi brought three scents to the market in 2016. These perfumes amazed many people and a series of positive reviews followed. Luca Turin rated her Angel's Dust with 4 stars, which sure is not nothing for a starting perfumer!
At the age of 28, her fascination for essential oils started. This grew out to be a true passion which she converted into creating perfumes. With pride she develops her scents. From the first draft, to the sticking on of the labels, she does everything herself, with her Italian hands, in her atelier in Amsterdam.
We enjoy working together with this extremely passionate and crafty perfumer. With great pleasure we can reveal Cuir Soyeux, a limited edition creation by Francesca, to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.
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This has class written all over it. This is one of the best chypres that I have tried and I love this genre in perfumery. Of course Francesca’s DNA in the perfume is to die for. Excellent scent.
Heel erg bedankt Team Perfume Lounge.