my way

my way of creating and producing artisanal perfumes

Mimosa Absolute | Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Mimosa absolute while being melted.

The constant search for qualitative raw materials is crucial for the achievement of a great result. The same formula performed with materials coming from different suppliers will sort out a different olfactory profile.

My perfumes are conceived in my laboratory in Amsterdam. When the formula is ready, I can finally order the raw materials in order to mix them.

The resulting concentrate is then sent out to an artisanal atelier in Italy which put it in alcohol, let it age, and then take care of packing it.

pestle and mortar
Grounding some benjoin resinoide
Ambergris | my lab | my way | Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Ambergris pieces, before grounding them and making a tincture out of it.
A Traveller Puts his Head under the Edge of The Firmament, printing of the Flammarion engraving (1888) | Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
A Traveller Puts his Head under the Edge of The Firmament, printing of the Flammarion engraving (1888) | Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Raw materials as they arrive from the supplier | Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Raw materials as they arrive from the supplier
Sands Wassinque, A Good Perfume Gives You Balance, Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Sands Wassinque, A Good Perfume Gives You Balance, ink on music score.

The creation of a perfume is a very long and complex process, and it takes me a hermit life to devise a formula which I then blend, holding my breath at every drop I add as in a sacred ritual.

At those ecstatic and silent moments, I feel like an alchemist which – through a transformation – gives birth to something new, which is not the simple addition of different materials.

About me

Francesca Bianchi Black and White | Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

After I graduated in History of Art in Florence, my passion for perfume making started, by a book on natural perfumery and a handful of essential oils. Since then, I’ve been studying and experimenting on my own.

I have resided in many cities – Florence, Berlin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam – while working in art book publishing.

Once in Amsterdam – where I currently live – I decided to quit my previous job and launch my own line of perfumes.

Preparing bottles
detail of my laboratory