“Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”
Tyger Tyger is a search for the perfect balance between two opposite elements, and the expression of their clashing contraposition. Imagine a Post-Apocalyptic era, where traces of a highly sophisticated and refined civilisation survived in the dark and fearful condition of a collapsed and deconstructed world.
Blake’s poem embodies both qualities Francesca wanted to depict: sublime and irresistibly attractive yet also terrible and scary.
The ‘fearful symmetry’, a characteristic attributed to the tiger by William Blake, aptly represent this opposition of beautiful perfection and terror.
The perfume is built around an accord of narcotic white flowers with sweet-fruity facets, which includes also an absolute of Tuberose. Like a prima donna, the protagonist of a dramatic piece, she’s the finest example of a refined civilization of a bygone world. In opposition to that, the base notes present different kind of woods, with some burnt and leathery qualities, referring to a post-apocalyptic scenario of destruction, mystery and darkness.
The result of these parts, which wouldn’t work individually, is a clashing, sparkling fragrance of a highly dramatic sophistication. A kind of contrasted sentiment that anything attractive can arouse in you.
Francesca Bianchi on Tyger Tyger:
narcotic flowers, honey, peach jam, patchouli, sandalwood, oak moss, oud, leather, heliotropine