The Lover's Tale (2018)

The Lover's Tale by Francesca Bianchi
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The Lover's Tale is a popular perfume by Francesca Bianchi for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is leathery-animal. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Honey, Mimosa, Egyptian jasmine, Bulgarian rose, Peach, Iris butter, Heliotrope, Leather, Castoreum, Labdanum, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss



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Rated M! for Mature
Francesca Bianchi's "The Lover's Tale" saves any foreplay, suddenly puts you into tight black latex and tightens the leather straps. Breathing through the nose is the only way to breathe, while the ecstasy has you completely enveloped and firmly in its grip.

Pheromone impregnated sweat drenches the senses and the focus becomes increasingly narrow. The pulsating play is always mercilessly protracted but nobody can stop. Nobody wants to stop, even though everything is actually already too much.

What exactly happens here and where it will lead to in the end, everyone can imagine for themselves from this point on. I will not spread my head cinema here now, especially since that would probably lead to a - here rather rare - censorship ;)

But I admit that I am very fond of such fragrances and olfactory experiments There are so many perfumes that just want to please and can do that from excellent.
This one is of a different kind. This one provokes, demands and elicits associations, images and stories; whether you want it or not.
And he doesn't care if these are beautiful, disgusting, arousing or even embarrassing associations.
"Out with it!" it demands relentlessly and this with extremely persistent and brute sillage.

Which brings us to the fragrance itself:

"The Lover's Tale" is an Extrait de Parfum and as such gives us a really potent sillage with extreme durability (it is still clearly visible on clothes after the first wash). You should be aware of this when you test or wear it, because this perfume polarizes enormously But at the end a few words about this.

The opening is - as described at the beginning - brute and raid-like. Immediately leather, incense, animal beaver horny and powdery iris butter are at work and unfold their attractive but also demanding effect.
I actually perceive the peach and it is he who whispers to me again and again "Everything okay, nothing happens here that you don't want to".
The honey has seeped deeply into the leather and together with the mimosa gives it a slightly bitter sweetness. The other flowers are locked away somewhere and you only suspect their presence.
Sandalwood, vetiver and oak moss create a restrained dark playground.

I would describe the course as quite linear: Violent - Stays Violent - Still Violent - Will it ever end? - I can't take it anymore!
At some point the dark erotic mist naturally clears and you are liberated ... until you put on the shirt from the previous evening, lost in thought, and feel this pull again ;)

With "The Lover's Tale", Francesca Bianchi has created a really intense piece of perfume art, which you can approach - carefully - at times.

I myself know that I like this bold perfume in a wonderfully quirky way, even if I cannot (at least not yet) imagine it as part of my collection.
The fragrance has a very high "nerve potential" because of its intense and captivating sillage and its abnormal durability. No other scent has so far given me so much diss (verbal, as well as with looks and body language) in such a short time as "The Lover's Tale".
And despite my fascination and my preference for the unusual, I could understand all the reactions.
It became also to me in parts over and over again and with progressing wearing time then clearly too annoying.

Maybe Francesca Bianchi should print the safeword on the bottle after all ;)
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Fascinatingly repulsive-attractive
I'm very hesitant about this! The Lover's Tale is definitely "extreme" & special. I like that per se, of course, nothing you could wear every day, or even in the office... unless you're considering solitary!;)
To the scent itself..., it reminds me somehow of a "more lovely Secretions Magnifique" & which is known to be very brutal. This one is somehow more wearable, yet you still feel "greasy", because of the combination of iris butter and leather? Dunno...already spraying on, felt thicker than other perfumes, a little oily. He does hold at the end of the day "like sow". It's erotic somehow, but really dirty. The name may be misleading, definitely not for freshly in love young couples. Rather something "older, wicked..., you could almost say he fits into the Kit-Kat Club in Berlin (even if I wasn't there yet), but in lovers of leather could indulge in all colours;)
Conclusion! Worth a test! I bought myself a bottle! Let's see if it becomes a "Lover's Tale" with us;)
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Pet Shop Boys: "Love is a bourgeois construct" - 2013
Like when a big story starts with,
that someone would tell you about dramas
and tragedies,
failed sensitivities,
bittersweet and always unrequited loves,
of how it all started - back then,
In the states of mind that are calm for you
of the applied egocentricity.

With statements like:
"You were always so hard to reach;
though you were there,
but you weren't really there,
god damn it!
You were always in a hurry
And you said
´Laß talk to us about it later...`
...and then you forgot again.
You seemed to be seen through a veil;
never came one so correctly to you ´ran.
Man, what did you have to be lonely for"

And you said, "Thanks again,
look in the mirror, kid!
And don't forget the polishing."
That sat however!

What you didn't have to listen to,
These days,
when the sign of the zodiac in the sky was "scapegoat"
and you were the first salesman.
Everybody always knew everything better,
it went back and forth,
wise shit made easy,
all knew where to go,
only you revolved around yourself,
over and over again-
but: that was a long time ago.
Sponge over.
Forgive and forget.
Times must be good.
Well, today is good
Come on,
let's be good.

Today you have this supposed weakness
developed to a strength,
because you know yourself in good company:
You can ask Jörg Kachelmann about the weather,
Barbara Schöneberger how to lose weight
and Carmen Nebel how love works...finally.
Oh, I'm digressing...
give good advice,
whether you like it or not
and sing my songs with
and unaccompanied.


The Lover´s Tale begins dry,
leathery, powdery, dusty, sweaty,
greasy, creamy and noble
and again tells a long story.
Full of tearful misunderstandings.
About a fine, powerful and reliable flow
all the beauty will be
with into the last third.
Peach can be smelled
and turns the whole thing a little bit into fresh-
it's probably a rollover peach?
Is happiness possibly rolling in front of your feet?

Then heb´es on.
Come on!


Passion, unleashed, lost and extinguished;
what remains is faith, love, hope.
I'll be taking my time for a long time
with all the schadenfreude it's cost
calculating what you've lost.
Love is a bourgeois construct.
Pet Shop Boys
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A visit to Marie Antoinette
Uncommented fragrances No. 132

Marie Antoinette entered the bathroom listlessly. Although the time of the water-shy baroque age had long since passed, she had never become a friend of bathing. This clean, meaningless smell of freshly washed skin could not irritate her. The King had no choice. Louis XVI probably stayed with one of his mistresses anyway. An exquisite scent was much better suited to direct the less beautiful smells of the body in the right direction than filthy water. Today she opted for a fragrance generously perfumed with Bibergeil. Maybe a little too much of a good thing, but who cared. She was the queen.
At that time, however, she had no idea that such thoughts would soon become indifferent to her. On 1 August 1793, she was transferred by the revolutionaries to the Concierge prison, on 16 October, three years after her husband, the king, she was beheaded by the guillotine on the Place der la Concorde on the Place la Concorde.
But on that day, a winter day in 1784, she still smelled of an incredibly opulent, honey-sweet mixture of floral notes, jasmine, powdery iris root, rose, of a little too much beaver horny, as perhaps already mentioned, and woody as well as leathery notes (because she carried the scent mainly on her gloves). Under these conditions she could confidently do without the annoying bath. You'd only notice the scent around them anyway.
What Marie Antoinette couldn't have guessed apart from her disgraceful death: Exactly 225 years after her death, a talented perfumer, Francesca Bianchi, miraculously "re-founded" the queen's fragrance and hit the tone of Marie Antoinette in such an incredibly precise way that all those who smelled it involuntarily thought of the "widow Capet", the former queen of France, who lost her highly perfumed life in the turmoil of the French Revolution, which brought so much suffering to Europe but also its future.
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The Lover's Tale
The latest release from Francesca Bianchi, and follow-up to the wonderful Under My Skin. I honestly didn't know what to expect before I had my first sniff...


Toreter 12 months ago
Starts wit lots leather & quick tone down with fruitty note. It has like a plastic-new vibe reminded me of Gucci Guilty absolue. Strong!!!!¡+1

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