Sex and the Sea

(9 customer reviews)

Sex and the Sea

(9 customer reviews)

Extrait de parfum

Accords: Oriental, powdery, fruity, animalic
Mood: outrageously seductive, original, naughty

This perfume represents the memory of a sensual encounter at the seaside. Far from being a fresh-ozonic, harmless perfume, it is a passionate and wild concoction of overheated skin, coconut sun lotion, saltiness of the sea and the sand, suggesting the atmosphere of a voluptuous rendez-vous behind the dunes.
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Notes: mimosa, pineapple, coconut, immortelle, rose, iris, sandalwood, myrrh, labdanum, benzoin, ambergris, civet, vanilla.

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

A personal, off-the-record story about Sex and the Sea

Sex behind the dunes…. an adult sexy dream, but actually this scent has a slightly different genesis.

Chester Gibs’ drawing inspired by Sex and The Sea, Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

During my childhood and teenage years I used to spend lots of time at the seaside. One of the strongest memories of that time is the smell of my skin, which I liked to sniff like a junkie. Eventually my parents sold the house at the seaside, and university, work, boyfriends etc. brought me far from that memory. Five years ago I moved to the Netherlands and I forgot the smell of my sweaty, salty skin.

Sometimes back I bumped into a face cream of L’Occitaine containing Immortelle. The odor of that plant was actually not so pungent in the cream, nonetheless it was strongly pulling out of my head the childhood memory of my skin.

I confess I had totally neglected the essential oil of Helicrysium which was sitting on my shelf.  But now I smelled it again, with a new nose.  I worked on a special amber accord, I would say — a  human one. A Civet tincture reinforced this intimate atmosphere, while a special ambergris molecule added the mineral-salty touch.

So this was the starting point: a sun-burnt, sweaty, salty skin — one of the most comfortable, and probably weird memory I had in my heart.

While working on this core idea, inevitably other dirty-minded ideas popped up, and I added to this weird yet innocent idea a more sultry, sinful, decadent fantasy of remotely tropical, creamy, sticky skin after a sexual intercourse.   






Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Aqua, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, D-Limonene, Citral, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl, Cinnamate, Anise Alcohol, Isoeugenol.

Reviews (9)

9 reviews for Sex and the Sea

  1. Roberto Boertje

    Prachtig hoor, creamy, zoutig, bloemig en lekker zomers. Maar wel behoorlijk weird en voor bepaalde gelegenheden, geen crowdpleaser. Toch mooi en intiem. Drydowm is wel wat donkerder en meer balmy, wat ik wel wat mannelijker vind, zal de sandelwood, myrrhe, benzoine en civet wel zijn. 86

  2. Gareth (verified owner)

    After ordering the sample pack, sex and the sea was a MUST!

    Great silage and longevity on my skin. As a sun, beach and sea lover, I am amazed how well this captures all the best elements of a trip to the seaside. A hidden gem!

    The packaging is simple and smart. I received 2 free samples along with this order (thank you very much). To top it all off it arrived bang on time. (I really appreciate this especially during the 2020 lockdown period)

  3. Kathleen

    Can summer love last ? Sex and the Sea is about a love story in an idyllic place, on an exotic beach under swaying palm trees. This romance is full of surprises..The pineapples are not just juicy and sweet, they are nicely powdered with mimosa and presented on rose petals. Everlasting flowers seem to entwine themselves around unique coconuts- if you crack them open, you’ll find a creamy iris and vanilla heart. Sex and the Sea becomes deeper, slightly resinous and sandy as it unfolds, salty skins flush amber as they’re caressed by the sea breeze and a touch of incense. This fragrance is not a summer crush, this love is meant to last !

  4. jjwhittaker (verified owner)

    I have been looking for a truly sensuous perfume for years, literally years! Then I found your house, Francesca! I ordered a discovery set and my only disappointment is they are all so good and I almost can’t choose. Sex and The Sea may win. I want to make love to the smell!

  5. evangelos (verified owner)

    It was love at first sniff.

    A unique fragrance.
    Sweet and flowery at the beginning, but very soon it becomes powdery and slightly animalic on my skin.

    It brings me up only good memories of a hot sunny day at a greek beach.
    It’ s a beautiful, dense, intimate and sexy perfume.

    That’s how niche perfumes should be.

  6. ahmedkmal2020 (verified owner)

    Best perfume in my life

  7. davbooker

    This is so sensual. I feel so good when I wear this and I’m smelling my wrists all day.

  8. gavila9339 (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful fragance, sensial and attention winner.

  9. fraglov

    Very unexpected fragnance, quite different from what you can usually find. Soft and sensual, a bit salty and a bit flowery, with animalistic touch, it gets better with every use and is quite addictive. As with other Francesca’s fragrances, an experience on it’s own, very recommended!

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