my way of creating and producing artisanal perfumes

pestle and mortar
grounding some benjoin resinoide

The constant search for quality material is crucial for the achievement of the best 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.

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.

two pieces of ambergris
two pieces of ambergris

About me

Francesca Bianchi
me

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.