Angel’s Dust

(9 customer reviews)

Extrait de parfum

Description: Powdery, Rosy, Balsamic
Mood: classic, vintage, soft, decadent

In a dusty boudoir of bygone times, a mistress is putting on lipstick, while waiting for her lover to arrive.
Face powder is floating in the air, mixed with the smell of roses and the woody effusion of the boiserie.  The innocence of powdery musks blends with the decadence of sensual balsamic notes.
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Notes: black pepper, mimosa, rose, iris, musk, sandalwood, tolu balsam, benjoin, vanilla.

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

The making of Angel’s Dust

While working on Angel’s Dust, I was studying my way into an innocent, light-as-a-feather feminine touch but at the same time seducing, daring and corrupt.

Angel's Dust. blue sky and leaf | Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Angel’s Dust with leaf, Marco Martelli Photo

While working on Angel’s Dust, I was studying my way into an innocent, light-as-a-feather feminine touch but at the same time seducing, daring and corrupt. The vintage, old-style twist was not voluntary but a necessary consequence of my idea of a femininity of past times, where women had a wooden boudoir and spent hours to put powder and other beauty secrets on their face and body, and didn’t care to affirm themselves through a career but would exert their power through Beauty and Seduction. Then I softened the powdery-iris-rose part by adding a mixture of resins, representing a dirty experienced sensuality.

Chester Gibs' drawing inspired by Angel's Dust, Francesca Bianchi Perfumes
Drawing inspired by Angel’s Dust, Chester Gibs

Some movies and books provided me with inspiration. Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for instance, represented exactly the sophisticated and corrupted atmosphere I had in mind! Another beautiful memory is Marie Antoinette as depicted in Sofia Coppola’s movie. I obviously like Rococo, but what I like specifically in that movie is the femininity she represents: shoes, sins, libertinage, cakes, and absolute mindlessness, without any guiltiness. Some reviewers have compared Angel’s Dust to some Guerlain mythological scents (Luca Turin mentioned Guet-Apens / Attrape Coeurs). I am honoured by such a comparison.

9 reviews for Angel’s Dust

  1. Liss Herrera

    I blind-bought this one following the Luca Turin’s review (4 stars) and especially the comparison with Guerlain Guet-Apens /Attrape Coeurs. AD is really beautiful, a powdery bomb, long-lasting, maybe more feminine than unisex imo. I get a lot the innocent vibe, but decadent side is in the background too! Very happy about this purchase.

  2. sian.blanche9981 (verified owner)

    Angel’s Dust Review
    I bought a full bottle without testing any samples because I knew, I would love it after scouring excellent reviews. A stunning creation! Angel’s Dust is a lipstick and cosmetic powder fragrance but with an edge. It is decadent, sweet, powdery and animalic; In my opinion, AD is a unique scent compared with other fragrances in the same olfactory genre. Delivery was incredibly fast. I live in the U.K. and since Covid 19, deliveries have been unusually slow of late. AD arrived in literally a few days. Additionally, I received two gorgeous samples; ‘Under My Skin’, which was and still is, my intended next full bottle purchase, and ‘Lost In Heaven’. All incredible olfactory fragrance experiences and beautifully packaged and presented. Francesca Bianchi is imo, the Grenouille of perfumery. Anyone who has read Patrick Suskind’s ‘Perfume’ will understand what I mean. Thank you Francesca 🙂

    • admin

      Hello! Nice to read this from you, thanks so much! Fraxxx

  3. parkemuth (verified owner)

    Angel’s Dust is one of the top fragrances I have purchased over the past several years (and this number is not incognizant). This is not hyperbole of any sort.
    I first discovered Francesca Bianchi fragrances when I read a detailed rave review on CaFleurBon about Lost in Heaven. I immediately ordered it and fell in love with it from the minute I sprayed it on.
    However, I will not compare Lost in Heaven since many others have already raved about it in ways I think are accurate. https://www.cafleurebon.com/francesca-bianchi-perfumes-lost-in-heaven-review-francesca-bianchi-imagine-draw/

    Angel’s Dust is another fragrance rises to the same level, but it is anything but a flanker. It is a uniquely ”heavenly” blend.

    A powdery fragrance that invokes some of the greatest scents of a previous generation, it also has the depth and complexity that makes is modern in all the good ways. The notes are lovingly blended. On Fragrantica the Iris is given the most votes but it is not trying to imitate Iris Nazerena although I would rate AD as high as I would this Turin 5 star.

    Some say the rose is strong, but it isn’t on me. The powdery moves on into a juicy syrupy blend unfolds over hours. I think the vanilla comes across strong fairly soon and stays there throughout the dry down.

    Somehow Angel’s Dust is both a natural scent that lasts for hours and a scent that evolves beautifully throughout.

    The powdery note is quite strong at the outset, and for those who love this note, you will not be disappointed. But is not a beast mode. It is subtle and strong, very rarely accomplished for non-niche fragrances. I will be wearing AD throughout the year. I don’t think it is just a woman’s scent, but I love scents for their notes. Get a sample. Rating: 10/10

  4. murane.anzela (verified owner)

    A very unusual powdery scent …
    Iris drowning in honey. Very voluminous, dense, rare fragrance. A real niche.

  5. Ksenija Celner (verified owner)

    I loved it from the first sniff three years ago and knew I had to have it. I cannot really describe it, just saying ‘powdery’ will not do it justice. There are so many facets masterfully blended here that it stops being a perfume. I treat it more as an experience. There is a noticable reference to the old Guerlains but AD is in no way a copy. One must really try it and see if it matches ones personality. It is my personal favourite from the FB line.

  6. justine lawton (verified owner)

    After trialling all of the ‘feminine’ fragrances on the range, I plumped for Angel’s Dust. To be fair, I could have chosen several others, but this was the standout simply because I have nothing else like it in my collection. Like all of Francesca’s compositions, this is complex, and the development is subtle and sustained. At first, the rose is prominent to my nose, but gradually the deeper, muskier an d more ‘fleshy’ elements begin to bloom. It is exquisite. Now, on to order my next one from the array of treasures….

  7. Petra Andersen (verified owner)

    Angel’s Dust is a scent for a woman. I get lots of mimosa, powder, lipstick… budoir vibe. Beautiful scent leaning feminine.

    She knows less is more. Touch of powder, lipstick, no need to brush her hair. He comes in. They kiss. Dress comes off and reveals lace. She knows how to seduce…a woman….scent stories

  8. Sylvie Guidone (verified owner)

    Magnifique parfum !! Un poudré mais pas seulement…Il ne ressemble à aucun autre jus..Achat à l’aveugle,pas déçu..J’ai eu plusieurs testeurs,et vraiment tous envoûtant,mais mon choix et définitivement DARK SIDE il tient des heures et des jours sur les vêtements..j ´adore les parfums ambrés, boisées !!mon parfum signature depuis des années,Ambre sultan et Féminité du bois de SL…UNDER MY SKIN me plait beaucoup également…Bravo Francesca Bianchi.

  9. Ilse Van den Brande

    The smell is wonderful. I love it. I wish it lasted longer on my skin. On my clothes it lasts longer. ❤️

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Product Ingredients

Alcohol denat., parfum, aqua (water), benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, cinnamic aldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol, citronellol, eugenol, geraniol, gamma-methyl ionone, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool.