The Lover’s Tale

(17 customer reviews)

The Lover’s Tale

(17 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.


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

Reviews (17)

17 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 !!!

  8. alexandrapopescu.ap

    This is it, I found THE perfume. It’s elegant (thanks orris) and dirty (hello jasmine). Smooth feminine leather with touches of masculine oak moss and vetiver. The best longevity with a plot twist … no olfactory fatigue, so you can enjoy all the facets from beginning to end. Delectable contradictions in a bottle, perfectly blended! It’s more than a perfume, it’s art. For the nose.

  9. diego.150621 (verified owner)

    What to say? This is the fragrance that I married with last April! I can’t stop helping, this is so good!! Congratulations!

  10. Philippe Rigal (verified owner)

    Un parfum enivrant, un cuir sensuel, fleuri, doux comme le miel, chaud et mordoré qui vous garde dans son sillage jusqu’à l’aurore.

  11. gavila9339 (verified owner)

    This fragance is so good! At first it was a little hard for me to understand and love the fragance since the dark side of it is not my style, but contnously spraying it on this scent totally captivated my heart. This scent is so but so good!!! Great job, Francesca!

  12. gavila9339 (verified owner)

    This fragance is so good! At first it was a little hard for me to understand and love the fragance since the dark side of it is not my style, but contnously spraying it on this scent totally captivated my heart. This scent is so but so good!!! Great job, Francesca!

  13. mu.90 (verified owner)

    One of my favorite purchase in 2021. Great Leather+ Orris combination with Francesca Bianchi DNA

  14. Roberto Stredel (verified owner)

    Francesca… I just opened your perfume, I cannot put into words what I felt just with opening the box…. what an experience! What a great product you have created, what a great image of your brand, it’s such an experience just to open the box and see the care that you put into every detail, I was wondered to see the little card with my name with a handwriting.

    The bottle of the perfume is so delicate and beautiful, the label on it is a piece of art. And the fragrance it self it’s just something that I cannot describe, it’s so evocative and marvelous, I don’t think I would want to wear any other fragrance ever! Is everything what I’ve been expecting and more! Thank you so much for this.

    All my appreciation to your art and all my respect. Thank you.


  15. yinshen86 (verified owner)

    Oh wow this perfume is a masterpiece that unfolds over time on the skin.
    To start I get a very strong bouquet of floral scents followed by a powdery softness.
    Then on to an animalic and intoxicating jasmine and sandalwood.
    The drydown is mostly leather infused with honey and peach.


  16. tudor.bucur (verified owner)

    So I made the mistake and sprayed The Lover’s Tale from above my head, like I sometimes do, and it got in my hair. 4 Days later and I can still smell it, clearly.

    The fragrance starts like a duet between a smooth leather and a lovely pristine jasmine. Over time, leather wraps about the jasmine flower as it becomes more and more indolic (read: fecal) and the scene becomes… explicit. By the end, all that remains is raw, highly animalic leather, unapologetically raunchy. A tale of innocence lost, and by this I mean the innocence of my nostrils.

    Surprisingly, in the atmosphere around me, it smells very enticing. Just don’t overspray and make the mistake of getting it on textiles or hair, like I did.

    But I do love it. I knew what I was getting.

  17. adl8321 (verified owner)

    Non riesco a trovare le parole per poter recensire questa fragranza,l unica cosa che posso dire è “CHAPEAU” alla signora bianchi!!!!

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