February 10, 2018
I was delighted when an envelope bearing Francesca Bianchi Perfumes arrived upon my doorstep. I’d long wished to smell them; not being a newbie to fragrance, I learned long ago to trust my own nose rather than to go by hearsay. Francesca Bianchi Under My Skin was released last November and many Europeans are familiar with its charms: one may now add me to the list of converts and devotees. Hush, hush; softly, softly. Francesca Bianchi Under My Skin may be a floral animalic perfume, but it is acutely intimate, intended as aromatic emanation, not decimation. We are not storming the castle here – we enter stealthily on tiptoe under cloak of darkness, tentatively treading the winding staircase lest we be unmasked. It is the human animal we seek, perhaps not so much prey as willing erotic playmate. In this wise the perfume feels more like Giacomo Girolamo Casanova than Don Giovanni to me: intelligent seduction by mutual consent, charismatic versus crass, suggestion in lieu of outright olfactory bludgeoning.
Thanks to the generosity of Francesca Bianchi Perfumes, we are offering a 30 ml bottle of Francesca Bianchi Under My Skin to one registered reader worldwide The random winner is Lynn Sylvaine. Please email michelyn at cafleurebon dawt com with Francesca Bianchi Under My Skin as your subject and your mailing and phone details by February 11, 2018 8 PM EST. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late or misspell CaFleureBon. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you. A kind thank you to Francesca Bianchi Perfumes for their generosity would be much appreciated in your email.
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