The Lover’s Tale

(7 customer reviews)

Extrait de parfum

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.
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Notes: bergamot, honey, mimosa, Egyptian jasmin, Bulgarian rose, peach, iris butter, heliotrope, leather, castoreum, labdanum, sandalwood, vetiver, oakmoss.

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.

Chester Gibs' drawing inspired by The Lover's Tale, Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Chester Gibs’ drawing inspired by The Lover’s Tale, Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

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.

7 reviews for The Lover’s Tale

  1. Smurfygurly (verified owner)

    This is a truly exceptional perfume. I love how it changes on my skin, ever evolving and really getting better and better with time. Truly long lasting, I often spray at bedtime as it’s so comforting to me, and awake to the beautiful dry down still so noticeable. I adore the light sweetness of the florals and resins, the powdery sensual Iris and the sexy more masculine salty woodsy touches. A masterpiece if you ask me.


    Damas y caballeros, un SEÑOR perfume. En su inicio es fuerte, en mi piel debo dejarlo asentarse 40 minutos para que el telón se corra y obra maestra se exprese. Al principio te agobia y después…lo amas para la eternidad. Elegante, con notas florales resinosas, sensualidad, algo de maderas y hasta en momentos, toques empolvados. Totalmente unisex; soy hombre y me encanta, me imagino que en una mujer queda espectacular. ¡ Una locura ! . Pero ojo, se asusten al principio, denle tiempo.

  3. blynch62 (verified owner)

    My latest purchase of what has become one of my favorite houses to date.I feel this offering is my more go to fragrance simply to me, seems to amplify the Bianchi trade mark DNA which I love, I really do enjoy all of Francesca’s fragrances in my collection, all quite individual yet unmistakably Francesca Bianchi.

  4. timellisx (verified owner)

    Sex in a bottle! Francesca has a wonderful and uniquely sensual touch and this juice is delicious. With an all enveloping sillage and formidable staying power it is adult and addictive. Special stuff indeed!

  5. Mischa

    Smooth operator!I ve two samples of Lover s tale. The last one just purchased is less loud than the other one. More intimate and wearable for me. Not the hardcore leather fragrance I tested few years ago. I like it much better this way. Creamy soft leather/suede and iris covered with some spice. Soothing, elegant, unisex. Suited for every occasion. Office friendly. Great longevity. Again a wonderful FB creation. Much better than the little bit synthetic Cuir Lancome or SL Daim blond. This might become my beloved leather/suede fragrance. (I ve been looking for years for a perfect one).

  6. ronjesanbar (verified owner)

    delicious aroma from the first spray and very long-lasting, I still need to try the samples that you sent me thank you very much Francesca

  7. ROBERT L AYALA (verified owner)

    Love it!!!, what i like most is the dark notes. The wood, vetiver and leather are more predominant in the first hours after application; then the more subtle notes come out (the florals). This is masterfully crafted, A truly winner and a must have !!!

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Product Ingredients

Alcohol denat., parfum, acqua (water), alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde, alpha-iso-Methylionone, Anisyl alcohol, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl cinnamate, Benzyl salicylate, Cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamyl alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, d-Limonene, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hexyl cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Linalool