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 12h)
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.
maribeck (verified owner) –
I took a leap of faith and blind bought this perfume, and I’m glad I did. I can’t work out all the notes I’m smelling, but I know I like the overall effect, particularly in the dry down. The lasting power was good, and I enjoyed getting lovely little wafts throughout the day. So far only worn once, but definitely looking forward to doing so again, and exploring more of these intriguing perfumes! Many thanks, Francesca ☺
theladymay (verified owner) –
I’ve liked everything that Ms Bianchi has made, I’ve more than liked several but Tyger Tyger blows them all away imo. I’m from another time, when chypres were real and everywhere, and women wore more than marshmallow scented fragrances so 4/5 (at least) of my ridiculously large lifetime perfume collection is pre 1998. I just rarely find many modern scents that compare to what I’ve known; the ones that do come close tend to be outrageously priced for what they are. Everything from FB is so well composed and you don’t need to know much to know the artist who has made these truly loves perfume and uses quality ingredients. Tyger Tyger is soft and yet sharp clawed all at once. I find it to be a very intimate, come closer scent. Exquisitely non-linear. And please don’t take my comparison to great vintages as equating anything dusty or antique smelling (or to use one of my least favorite descriptive terms ‘old lady’) Both my dear husband and my blind adult son, who are not easily impressed after so many years of living with me, have complimented and commented on it every time I’ve worn it. I’ve seen a few reviews calling it very bold or so on which I can’t agree with; it has appropriate sillage (and old skool trick, put some in a small splash vial and dab the neck, decollete, insides of wrists for yourself and anyone who might be extra close (◠‿◕) The longevity seems very good. I feel comfortable wearing it in pretty much any situation I might choose. I love it, I am so pleased to have it in The Cave of Wonders on one of the Favorites shelves – it absolutely belongs there.
Francesca Duschane (verified owner) –
I adore this. There is something very special, mysterious and intimate about Francesca Bianchi’ s perfumes. My all time favorite is Sticky Fingers but this is equally enchanting.
FRANCISCO BERMUDEZ –
ESPECTACULAR !!!!…..LOVER,S TALE. TOTALMENTE SATISFECHO!!
Sabīne Vekmane-Ābele (verified owner) –
Beautiful scent! I find it embracingly warm and leather like. Just a bit dirty in the opening, but a perfect amount. It makes me feel strong, independent and feminine in the best way possible. But the fragrance Tyger Tyger is totally unisex.
ahmedkmal2020 (verified owner) –
My first perfume from you dear , it’s make me happy to be one of your fans dear , your the best really
Francesca Costardi Baraldi (verified owner) –
Profumo dalle note originali e persistenti, l’atmosfera vintage che emana ha un non so che di misterioso e originale, femminile ma con carattere.
gavila9339 (verified owner) –
After listening to reviews on Francesca’s perfumes and seeing her passion in elaborating every fragance I knew that her dedication and huge passion in making fragances had to result in gorgeous and outstanding scents. That made me want to try “Tygar Tygar” and this became one of my favorites of the extracts of Francesca Bianchi. Its very long longevity really impressed me and what most made me love it were the continous bursts of the fragance that came to my nose. That made me feel as if I were in an extraordinary dream where I was surrounded by amazing notes that make me feel like a powerful yet unique human being part of a misterious world. Francesca, congrats! You knew how to mix everything in order not to only make a really great fragance but also to help others discover themselves and be just as the title: A complete Tygar.
rachel.m.schulman (verified owner) –
A gorgeous peach scent, sexy yet somehow still wearable in any situation. Love it!
Jillian Tropeano (verified owner) –
I don’t have words to describe this one other than it is pure heaven. It lighter than some of the other fragrances but lasts forever and the silage is great. 100% love!
Anna Corradini (verified owner) –
Very nice perfume but not my style. Too intense. The quality of ingredients is high, it never degrades during the dry down.
bkschelinder (verified owner) –
I love this scent. I often struggle with peach in scents, but the peach in this is intoxicating. That first blast is so amazing. I get honey next and then a smoothe, soft leather. The leather is well done and, on me, is the major dry down scent with the peach and a sweet almond (the heliotrope?) floating in the background. So nice, I want to both bathe in and hoard it at the same time. Lasts about 8 hours on me.