(7 customer reviews)

Etruscan Water


1,5 ml / 30 ml extrait de parfum

Bergamot, Green Tangerine, Grapefruit, Petit-grain, Basil, Carvi, Immortelle, Jasmin, Iris root, Musk, Ambergris, Labdanum, Vetiver, Oakmoss

Etruscan Water is a green-citrusy perfume with character – or with a dirty/sexy vibe! It conveys the stunning odor of the typical Mediterranean vegetation and the salty, refreshing smell of the sea soothing your skin from the heat of the sun.

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The Making of Etruscan Water

The inspiration for Etruscan Water comes from two different sources.

The first one is my personal memory: being born and raised in Tuscany, we could go to the beach in the South of the region, where hundreds of years ago our forefathers, the Etruscans, used to live.

In order to access to the most stunning, well hidden small bays, and offering the most transparent water, there was a 30 minutes walk through the woods.

These woods are full of wonders! The smell of typical Mediterranean vegetation is charming and, if you are lucky (or unfortunate…) you could bump into a wild boar – or even some remains of the Etruscan civilisation.

The salty, refreshing smell of the sea soothes you from the heat of the sun that is warming up your skin.

Maxim Startsev, an impression of Tuscany through the Etruscan Water made with help of 3D DAZ Studio and Adobe Photoshop

The second source of inspiration is my personal research on masterpieces of perfumery, as I have recently been intrigued by the classical masculine citrusy cologne – not the light ones, but those with a strong character.

This is the first release of the line FREEFALL, opening to new directions in my work.



Chester Gibs' drawing inspired by Etruscan Water, Francesca Bianchi Perfumes

Chester Gibs’ drawing inspired by Etruscan Water, 30x30cm gouache, ink, pencil on paper.2019, Amsterdam


Chester Gibs’ interpretation

“The time bomb
Of your life has come
People may come, people may go
Just as long as the water’s slow
But watch out when you’re
Headed for the waterfall
Dry land is just a love away
Warm sun and a place to lay
I see your future
The water above you calm and clear
People may come, people may go
Just as long as the water’s slow
But watch out when you’re
Headed for the waterfall“

Etruscan Water by Francesca Bianchi reminds me of many of my first ‘masculine ‘ perfumes that I bought as a teenager and those perfumes were for me the beginning of dipping into new waters: adulthood, love, sex, romance, adventure.
I have always liked dressing up – and in this drawing that I made while wearing and sniffing Etruscan Water, I portrayed the younger me, unrobing himself as he gets ready to step into new unknown waters.

Ikebana by Silvia Barucci inspired to Etruscan Water Perfume by Francesca Bianchi

This is a beautiful Ikebana that Silvia Barucci created to represent my Etruscan Water.

I love the combination of flowers, white and green ones, the transparent vase, the flower in the water, and the beautiful background of stones, recalling the Etruscan tombs, and also somehow the salty part of the perfume.



Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, D-Limonene, Aqua, Linalool, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Amyl Cinnamal, Citral, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Salicylate, Farnesol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol

Additional information


1,5 ml, 30 ml, 30 ml – Tester

7 reviews for Etruscan Water

  1. StellaDiverFlynn (verified owner)

    I get a prominent violet opening, elegantly floral sweet and slightly herbal and spicy, oscillating violet candy and dried spicy plum, but also with a natural waxy texture resulting from orris I guess. The immortelle becomes more noticeable in the heart phase, with its slightly cumin-like spiciness and a warm, sunny sweetness. At this stage, the combination of immortelle and violet/orris sort of reminds me of the orris-cumin combo of Under My Skin. They’re obviously very different from each other, with UMS being much richer and more layered, while EW gives a more woody, more dry and leaner impression. But the dynamics between the dandy, elegant sweetness of orris/violet and the sweet spicy cumin or immortelle are similarly complex and mesmerising.

    In the dry down, the most prominent note I got is the labdanum. Its simultaneously vegetal, dirty woody resinous, even slightly mineral and sour facets are so unique! I really appreciate that it’s paired with mossy elements instead of the usual sweet vanilla and benzoin etc. It recalls that classic chypre base, like those in the early 20th century (but without animals musks), instead of the more green mossy type popular during 60 and 70s. Etruscan Water feels like walking the fine line between feminine and masculine, classic and modern, complex and wearable, with grace and ease. I’d recommend it to those who are intrigued by the core idea of orris+cumin in Under My Skin, but find it a bit too feminine or too rich/intense for daily use.

  2. folz.art

    Esto es una ópera sexy, cítrica, mantecosa, con acordes florales que aparecen y desaparecen como la briza en verano en una terraza frente al mar en un atardecer cálido.
    Es elegante…si; llama la atención…mucho; es sexual…a rabiar; crea adicción…si te dijera que vas por la calle oliéndote a cada rato las manos porque es un placer y la gente interrumpe varias veces el diálogo contigo para decirte que hueles increíble ¿se considera adictiva? jajaja, si. Es un aroma joven, con cuerpo, espléndida para clima primavera, verano y otoño (aunque la usaría todo el año).
    Tengo la muestra, pero es mi próxima botella.

  3. FragHead202

    This is probably the sexiest masculine fragrance out there. Francesca sells this as unisex, I might see this on a woman of course, but to me, this is the classic masculine aromatic, reinterpreted with a dirty base of musk. Beautiful and long-lasting.

  4. Adrian (verified owner)

    This is my 2nd perfume from FB. After being smitten by Dark Knight, I didn’t know what to expect from EW. I have to say that I’ve been impressed! Again! The juice is potent and, on my skin, lasts about 10hrs. After I applied just one spray, I got this feeling of sunny weather. The scent reminded me of sunbathing during the afternoon hours on a Fall day. The ocean water is still warm, whereas the sand is getting cooler, the sun is setting. That breeze that comes from the sand towards the water brings a dry, sweet scent from the brand new towel that is placed under my head. Interesting that the name of the scent is Etruscan Water, and yet I perceived it as a thick, dry towel. Whereas DK is unapologetic masculine with animalic leather notes, the EW is more unisex with a sweet, dry, feel good appearance. Another fantastic scent from FB!

  5. Vasco Trancoso (verified owner)

    I pay special attention to artisanal fragrances as they generally guarantee a more careful handling of materials with more quality (raw) and less synthetic chemical Aromachemicals bombs. As a result, I bought Etruscan Water by Francesca Bianchi’s.
    It is a classic, elegant, masculine, sophisticated and seductive Chypre with a “vintage vibe” – with oak moss protagonism. It has a dense, striking and opulent structure (reflecting the quality of the materials). Etruscan Water is “wearable” and complex and at the same time soft but maintaining a sexual / sensual aspect that is the fingerprint of Francesca.
    It was inspired by the Tuscan region and by a place called: Buca delle Fate / fairy beach.
    Therefore, we can imagine ourselves walking along tangerine and orange groves and after passing through golden wheat fields that Van Gogh could have painted we entered a forest covered by green moss and between its branches we glimpse the blue of the sea. A narrow path, flanked by a crystalline stream. The warm aroma of pine needles confirms that we are in a Mediterranean forest. The fine sand soil announces that we are at the proximity of a beach with the dunes dotted by Immortelles.
    And from the dance of the immortelle with Iris root, a jasmine emerges, marking an erotic, majestic rhythm and pulsing deeply under the sweetness of Musk and Ambergris. All sheltered under the shade of a century-old oak covered with old moss, creamy and deep as the earth.
    We are far from the madness of nowadays civilization and close to a serenity that we thought was lost along time ago.
    An addictive scent cocoon that works like a time machine that brings us back to the past inside an happy Summer by the sea.
    “I woke up” suddenly in the supermarket with a young woman exclaiming and looking in my direction (despite the masks and distances): “This gentleman smells really good!”. I haven’t heard such a “compliment” from a long time. I went out into the street with the feeling that I had actually been by the ocean because it still had the smell of sea salt on my hair and skin.”
    Vasco Trancoso

    • admin

      Thanks so much dear Vasco! So glad to read your experience!

  6. Gavin Hughes (verified owner)

    Wonderful perfume – I wasn’t sure which one to start with (as all the online reviews are so positive!) and am glad I started here. Wonderfully fresh yet intense, perfect for summer (or anytime!). Really complex yet wearable. Great service (delivered in 2 days to London!) and two lovely samples included as well – I’ve already ordered ‘Under My Skin’ on basis of these. I love this house and can’t wait to explore more!

  7. Simon (verified owner)

    Etruscan Water is an evocative perfume that evolves beautifully over the course of the day, it also lasts all day. I am wearing it a lot during lock down it reminds me of secluded coves, warm evening walks in Florence and joyful days past. It smells classic, feels classic and I love it. As an extrait de parfum it goes on strong then sits nice and close, it feels like an aura.

    It is one of three of Francesca Bianchi’s perfume’s I’ve treated myself to and they’re all wonderful, superb quality and in extrait concentration superb value. I recommend buying from the website too, kind and thoughtful customer care, generous samples and very quick delivery.

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