Francesca Bianchi

The Black Knight



Leathery | Gothic | Bold

The Black Knight rides his tired stallion along the rugged Tuscan plains. It’s been a long journey for the two of them. His saddle is warm and faded in the sun. The Knight’s black leather cape blows in the wind, sharing its tanned scent with the rider. Smoke from a nearby encampment wafts in the air. The Knight raises the hinged mouthguard on his steel helmet, taking in his environment and giving him some relief from the stuffy enclosure. It will be many hours before their journey concludes.

Whilst this is a fairly linear scent built around an accord of leather, iris and vetiver, there are still many complexities to be found, all contributing to the overall effect of the fragrance. Artemisia gives a bitter herbal note amongst earthy, green narcissus, whereas beeswax and honey give a warm, human feel.

The leather is rugged and worn, and ever so slightly smoky. It mingles among the earthy, woody vetiver and rich iris. As with most of Francesca’s fragrances, this is very strong and lasts a long time. 1-2 sprays is all that should be needed. 

Herbal Top:
Artemisia, Caraway, Narcissus

Honeyed, Leathery Heart:
Leather, Iris Butter, Honey

Woody, Leathery Base:
Vetiver, Leather, Patchouli, Oakmoss     

Perfumer: Francesca Bianchi


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