"After I graduated in History of Art in Florence, my passion for perfume making started, by a book on natural perfumery and a handful of essential oils. At the time, I was also into Alchemy, though it took me a while to understand the connection with perfume making. Since then, I've been studying and experimenting. I have resided in many cities - Florence, Berlin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam - while working in art book publishing.
My perfumes are conceived and fully handcrafted by me from initial spark to final bottling and packing in my laboratory in Amsterdam. I take care not only of creation but also of producing the concentrate, filtering it, and packing each perfume by hand. The constant search for quality material is not just crucial for the achievement of the perfume, but is an ever-lasting passion to which I am compelled to surrender.
Actual circumstances, states of mind and intuitions fraught with a troubling, sensorial, emotional or spiritual meaning are the source of my inspiration. These are my epiphanies. I am not interested in merely copying their smell, but in conjuring them up and at the same time, expressing the emotional thrill I experience during these epiphanic occurrences.
The creation of a perfume is a very long and complex process, and it takes me a hermit life to devise a formula which I then blend, holding my breath at every drop I add as in a sacred ritual. At those ecstatic and silent moments, I feel like an alchemist which through a transformation gives birth to something new, which is not the simple addition of different materials. " - Francesca bianchi
Extrait de Parfum. The perfume revolves around Patchouli, in a decadent and sumptuous interpretation. The opening immediately puts on the table the powerful weapons: an intense, almost boozy patchouli and leather. It is somehow wild and carefree, dangerously dressed in leather but playful.
This scent is designed to evoke an intimate atmosphere: a sensual encounter at the seaside. It's a combination of a remote memory of coconut sun lotion and pineapple, a delicate yet troubling note of sunburnt, salty and sweaty skin, giving a new twist to the amber accord.Francesca Bianchi
Lost in Heaven depicts a dream sequence of an adult getting lost in paradise. It represents the complexity of feelings conveying both the longing for a place of uncontaminated innocence and unconditional love and the inevitable and controversial burden of life, made up of feelings of sin and guilt - real, or even worse, imaginary.Francesca Bianchi
This scent, reminiscent of an elegant boudoir exuding aromas of wood closet, facepowder and lipstick, is designed to seduce. A combination of flowers, musk and Mysore sandalwood make it at first powdery, velvety and innocent. Some oriental resins then release an intense rush of decadent sensuality.Francesca Bianchi
This is my dark side, and many others’ too. Straightforward at first sniff, then hauntingly soft, turning dry and intense like wood, intimate and delicate like lace. It is a warmĺy sensual, addictive, dark scent which evokes the private, mysterious side we like to keep secret.Francesca Bianchi
Sex and The Sea Neroli presents – as the original version – a heart of coconut, the saltiness of the sea, the sexy and sweet sweat of a warm skin but this time with a hint of narcotic freshness, which makes the perfume hypnotic and more complex, and its evolution more intriguing.Francesca Bianchi
Extrait de parfum. Under My Skin is my interpretation of the animalic theme. I started working on it around 2 years ago. I was charmed by strong animalic scents, and I tried to do my own; but I had to realize that what I like in other’s creations is not necessarily what I like to create myself.Francesca Bianchi