Francesca Bianchi TYGER TYGER extrait de parfum

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Tyger Tyger is the latest release from Francesa Bianchi. 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...

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Tyger Tyger is the latest release from Francesa Bianchi. 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 making of Tyger Tyger

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?”

In this composition I have been searching for the perfect balance between two opposite elements, and the expression of their clashing contraposition.
I had in mind a Post-Apocalyptic condition, where traces of a highly sophisticated and refined civilisation survived in the dark and fearful condition of a collapsed and destructured world.
Blake’s Tyger embodies both qualities I wanted to depict: sublime and irresistibly attractive from one side and terrible and scary from the other one. 

The ‘fearful symmetry’ – a character attributed to the tiger by W Blake – aptly represent this opposition of beautiful perfection and terror.

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 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 which gives me an exciting emotion of highly dramatic sophistication – the kind of contrasted sentiment that anything attractive arouses in me. 

Notes

Narcotic flowers, Honey, Peach jam, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Oud, Leather, Heliotropin.

This is an extrait de parfum, so use sparingly as the concentration is 25%. It has a great longevity (an average of 12).

Fragrance Vault is an official stockist of Francesca Bianchi .

 

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