Francesca Bianchi - Sticky Fingers - Extrait de Parfum
Sticky Fingers is a rock-chic Patchouli, in a decadent and sumptuous interpretation.
Many intertwined reasons and personal mental associations led Francesca to this creationand its title. This perfume is conceived to be as tempting as chocolate stuck all over your fingers and you cannot help but licking them.
Mind you: this is not a gourmand fragrance, and licking your fingers is a metaphor referring to all kinds of irresistible temptations.
One major reference is surely the iconic album with the same name by The Rolling Stones from 1971.
Francesca loves rock and the 70s for what they brought in music, but especially, she loves that album cover. It accompanied her for a long while, as a vinyl record shop just around the corner was displaying it in its window, and Francesca was exposed to it every day.
That cover literally stuck to her mind, and when she started thinking about the mood of this perfume, she couldn’t help but thinking about it.
The opening immediately puts on the table its powerful weapons: an intense, almost boozy patchouli and leather. It is somehow wild and carefree, dangerously dressed in leather but playful. The dry-down gets softer and more complex, thanks to a dirty iris butter which makes the whole atmosphere smoother and more intriguing.
Don’t get fooled by iris, no sentimentality is going on here: tobacco leaves are rolled, the leather jacket is eventually thrown somewhere, and the delightful and tempting smell of skin finally emerges.
coriander, cinnamon, iris butter, patchouli, sandalwood, heliotrope, musk, castoreum, leather, tobacco, Tonka bean