Tyger Tyger

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Tyger Tyger by Francesca Bianchi just arrived at Indigo Perfumery!

Dramatic   Narcotic   Mesmerizing

In a Post-Apocalyptic world, a survivor of a sophisticated and refined civilization is wearing a shimmering, tailor-made dress walking through a smoky, obscure place.  The contrast 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.

Notes:  Narcotic flowers, honey, peach jam, patchouli, sandalwood, oakmoss, oud, leather, heliotropin

30 ml. Extrait de Parfum, 1 ml. spray sample

Family: Chypre, Fruity, Woody

Perfumer: Francesca Bianchi

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

 

Francesca on 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. 

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