The Lover's Tale is a 2018 release from luxury nicher perfumer Francesca Bianchi, who treats perfumery as "an intellectual process," inspired by "the power of what it means to be human, by the wish to connect with people’s inner life, the desire to spark an emotion in them and make them feel at home in their own bodies, offer solace, or just a quick fix for a bad day." The Lover's Tale, a Leather fragrance, has a scent profile of leather, powdery, woody, smoky, musky, animalic, iris, earthy, floral, and sweet.
Bergamot, Honey, Mimosa, Egyptian Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose, Peach, Iris Butter, Heliotrope, Leather, Castoreum, Labdanum, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss
From Francesca Bianchi:
"Accords: Chypre, leather, smoky, floral, fruity
Mood: dramatic, dominant, sexual, passionate
A secret encounter of lovers, tightly bound by an impossible passion, is interpreted by a dominant leather infused with narcotic Jasmin.
This elegant combination is the protagonist of this seducing potion, suggesting the obsessive and addictive nature of the liaison.
This is an extrait de parfum, so use sparingly as the concentration is 25%. It has a great longevity (an average of 12h).
The Story behind The Lover’s Tale
This is a story of by-gone times about a lovers’ secret encounter. It represents the contradictions between sense and sensibility, prudery and passion. The lovers are driven by desire but their education holds them back.
Rich in natural raw materials, jasmin and leather are the protagonists of this perfume. I used a beautiful Egyptian jasmin to create a slightly narcotic accord, which best combines with leather. In this base, I used some castoreum rendered in a sophisticated way, yet keeping its animalic facets.
The opening renders the shy but sparkling mood of the very moment they meet, with bergamot, honey and a touch of aldehydes. A vague smell of pollen evokes the nights of early spring, when peach trees are in blossom and release their scent in the fresh air. Then, attraction and romance trap the lovers, and a narcotic jasmin softened by a powdery rose represents this tension. Ultimately passion takes over, with a sophisticated leather, developing over an intense ambery accord on the background."
Note: Samples are sold by the 1ml. You may purchase up to 2ml. Samples of 1ml or less will come in a glass vial with a dabber. Samples larger than 1ml will come in small glass spray bottles. All samples will be consolidated unless expressly requested otherwise.
Fragrance Vault is an official stockist of Francesca Bianchi.