(1 customer review)

The Black Knight

7.0098.00

30 ml extrait de parfum

Artemisia, Caraway, Honey, Bulgarian Rose, Narcissus, Iris butter, Beeswax, Cederwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Leather, Patchouli

The Black Knight is a gothic, intense, sophisticated perfume inspired by the historical character Giovanni Dalle Bande Nere (John of the Black Bands), an Italian mercenary captain of the Renaissance. The perfume tries to depict the atmosphere of a military camp, starting with the smell of wild shrubs, then the smoke of camp fire and the odor of horse tacks.  The evolution then delves deeper into the soul of this stern character, revealing the presence of a secret mistress, with a powdery rose rounding up the deep core made of vetiver.

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The Black Knight is a gothic, intense, sophisticated perfume inspired by the historical character Giovanni Dalle Bande Nere (John of the Black Bands), an Italian condottiero (mercenary captain) of the Renaissance who belonged to the glorious Medici family.

I was charmed by this character for his stoic commitment to his cause, his loyalty, and his Spartan way of life – despite his noble origins.

The perfume tries to depict the atmosphere of a military camp, starting with the smell of wild shrubs, then the smoke of camp fire and the odor of horse tacks. 

The evolution then delves deeper into the soul of this stern character, revealing the presence of a secret mistress, with a powdery rose rounding up the deep core made of vetiver.

I didn’t add any typical animalistic note as the intensity of Vetiver, together with the smokiness of leather, already carried it through.

I wanted to combine both the uncompromising and the human aspects of this fascinating character in a dark, medieval, meditative scent.

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Size

1,5 ml, 30 ml

1 review for The Black Knight

  1. Michael

    Now, before you read this review here, let me preface this by saying, that I’m not a professional reviewer nor that my mother tongue is English (please keep this in mind, I try my best peeps).

    In the first moments of THE BLACK KNIGHT you will get the Francesca leathery suede note which is quite similar to the leather note in THE LOVER’S TALE, but this time – it is different. Because in the background one can smell the vetiver waiting for attack. The vetiver is not an earthy one, rather fresh and green. And then you have the orris, which sweetens up the composition, makes it more airy, light.

    After a while the leather/suede note goes in the background. But therefore it is now the hour of the vetiver. And hours it is… on a little side note: typical Bianchi power, one tiny spritz and I’m good to go for the whole day.
    But now back to the vetiver – it is green, fresh and now it kinda starts to get earthy. The leather died down, but it didn’t say goodbye, it is still here (actually it never says goodbye, until the fragrance itself winks its last rounds). And it is beautiful.
    Now, in my opinion, now it’s the time for THE BLACK KNIGHT to shine. But does he shine? Yes, because I left one note out: the orris. At this stage of the perfume, it adds again something floral, sweet (FYI: not cloying sweet – I hate sugary smells), airy and beautiful to the fragrance.

    All in all it is a must-buy for me. I really encourage everyone out there to get your hands on a sample of THE BLACK KNIGHT.

    • admin

      I am really touched by your review, Michael! Thanks so much, Fraxxx ❤️❤️❤️

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