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A Poetic Ode to The Mariner’s Rhyme by Francesca Bianchi


Setting Sail on a Sea of Scent

Unboxing Francesca Bianchi’s newest creation, The Mariner’s Rhyme, felt like discovering a treasure chest filled with aromatic wonders. As an admirer of her work, I find myself drawn to the evocative stories and emotions her fragrances bring to mind. In fact, as a collector, I’ve amassed more of her fragrances than any other perfumer. Francesca Bianchi truly has a way of capturing magic in a bottle.

Last summer, marine scents totally captivated me. Frankly, I could hardly wait to experience Francesca Bianchi’s interpretation of this ever-intriguing olfactory theme. When The Mariner’s Rhyme arrived, I knew it would be another love, I just had no idea where it would take me.

A bottle of Francesca Bianchi's The Mariner's Rhyme perfume resting on a handwritten thank-you note, with the perfume box in the background.

With the very first spray, a salty breeze swept through my senses, carrying notes of citrus, ambergris, and oakmoss from distant shores. Suddenly, I could smell the sand, the salty sea, and the moonlight. I could even smell the approaching storm. The Mariner’s Rhyme became an olfactory map, guiding me through the uncharted waters of imagination to an unknown destination. Here are a few words I found along the way.


The Mariner’s Rhyme


A salty breeze on windswept tide,
Citrus spark where ozones hide,
Aldehydes flash like a blade so bright,
Orange blossoms whisper in fading light.

Gray amber's depths, a siren's call,
Oakmoss whispers where shadows fall,
Oyster shells glint, a metallic gleam,
Whispers of journeys, an ocean dream.

Iris blooms with a mystic's grace,
Elemi whispers, incense finds its space,
From airy lightness to depths untold,
The Mariner's Rhyme, a story bold.

The sea's vast song upon my skin,
Complex and fresh, it weaves within,
Contemplation on a windswept shore,
The Mariner's Rhyme, forevermore.

A Fragrant Journey Continues

This poem is my first response to The Mariner’s Rhyme. Overall, it’s the fragrance of adventure and contemplation. It’s the smell of the vast ocean and the quiet moments we find within ourselves. All captured in Francesca Bianchi’s signature style – long-lasting, riveting, and distinct. As time passes, the scent evolves, revealing new layers and subtle shifts. When wearing The Mariner’s Rhyme, expect to leave a lasting impression, like the changing tides on a moonlit shore.

If you’re a fan of Francesca Bianchi’s work or simply love fragrances that transport you to another world, I highly recommend exploring The Mariner’s Rhyme. And if you’d like to explore further the fascinating world of Francesca Bianchi, be sure to check out my article, Behind the Scenes: Angel’s Dust by Francesca Bianchi.

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