Dramatic, narcotic, mesmerizing.
Very recognizable Francesca Bianchi signature, and still also so completely different... Colourful & cheerful, dark & seductive: what a mesmerizing contrast, what a voluptuous harmony.
A must-try for lovers of special fragrances, for fans of Francesca Bianchi parfums, for those who appreciate tuberose.
The title is the incipit of a masterpiece of poetry, The Tyger by William Blake.
"Tyger Tyger, burning bright.
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"
Narcotic flowers (tuberose!), honey, peach jam, patchouli, sandalwood, oakmoss, Oudh, leather, heliotropin
Francesca about her creation
In a Post-Apocalyptic world, a survivor of a sophisticated and refined civilisation is wearing a shimmering, tailor-made dress walking through a smoky, obscure place. The contraposition between Beauty and Terror is expressed by The Tyger by W Blake: the animal is incredibly charming and seducing, yet dark, terrible and dramatic. The perfume is the result of this striking and sublime combination, creating a unique, mesmerizing atmosphere.
"In a Post-Apocalyptic world, a survivor of a sophisticated and refined civilisation is wearing a shimmering, tailor-made dress walking through a smoky, obscure place. The contraposition between Beauty and Terror is expressed by The Tyger by W Blake: the animal is incredibly charming and seducing, yet dark, terrible and dramatic. The perfume is the result of this striking and sublime combination, creating a unique, mesmerizing atmosphere.
The perfume is built around an accord of narcotic white flowers with sweet-fruity facets, which includes also an absolute of Tuberose - like a prima donna, the protagonist of a dramatic piece, she’s the finest example of a refined civilization of a bygone world; in opposition to that, the base notes present a different kind of woods, with some burnt and leathery qualities, referring to a post-apocalyptic scenario of destruction, mystery, and darkness.
The result of these parts - which wouldn’t work individually - is a clashing, sparkling fragrance that gives me an exciting emotion of highly dramatic sophistication - the kind of contrasted sentiment that anything attractive arouses in me."
What others say
The Black Narcissus:
"I was almost delirious with all the white flowers (jasmine, tuberose, frangipani et al) dripping into themselves polyamorously into peach honey, heliotrope, sandalwood, and an underbelly of smoky Oudh leather. Disconcerting but mesmerizing, not sure, at first, about the balance, I kept nevertheless repeatedly inhaling this sweet and intoxicating perfume from the card that I had sprayed it onto (and went to bed last night in it, waking up with the more sedate, oakmoss/patchouli dry down effect still on my hand eight hours later) – feeling high."
"It still keeps eponymous Francesca's larger than lifestyle, but at the same time brings few new elements into the game. Hypnotizing mix of lush white flowers generously dipped in honey and sweet peaches are beautifully contrasting with the darkness of smoky woods, dark leather, and of course earthy, very prominent patchouli. It lingers on the skin, invites, caresses, yet the beast is still lurking around. Or perhaps it is the beast within us after all? Very carnal, inviting, and elegant composition, definitely more challenging than the recent Sticky Fingers and of course so potent (hey, it is Francesca Bianchi after all!). Only the night could defeat it."
Jessica de Herdt:
"The perfume opens with one of her most elegant narcotic white flowers with the Absolute Tuberose, honey, and peach jam. It is incredibly smooth and sophisticated in contrast to the dark woody notes of patchouli, sandalwood, oakmoss, oud, leather, and heliotropin. I love how she added heliotropin, one of my favorite notes at the end - as if she wants to close the loop between Danger and Grace. I am really impressed by this new release which is IMO a bit different from all her previous releases but still keeping her fantastic DNA. "
"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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