Our Francesca Bianchi The Dark Side samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Francesca Bianchi.
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Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
honey, spices, iris, violet, sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver, amber, styrax, incense, patchouli, vanilla
Good scent, just didn’t wow me the way I had hoped. Scent Split is great as always though.
Surprisingly, The Dark Side smells exactly how I expected it to smell -- woodsy and magical with a well-blended seductive undercurrent. The woodsy smell in this is like a dark, cool, forest floor with a slightly creamy, floral, sweet smell that's so well blended that no one note outshines the others. They all complement each other to create a unique fragrance. I love it, my wife loves it, and I'm considering buying a larger decant or full bottle. This would be for her because to my nose it leans feminine. The projection and longevity are moderate to strong, so I only needed one spray to last all day. Since this is my first review on Scent Split, I'll take a moment to review them as well and say their customer service, promptness, and wide selection of niche scents are unmatched. I especially appreciate the variety of sample sizes so I can try many different fragrances before deciding which ones I'll be buying a full bottle of without breaking the bank. I will absolutely order from Scent Split in the future.
Francesca Bianchi's talents center on making a large range of note blend into something that captures our imagination. The name invokes in us an expectation of a less than playful scent. This is accurate. It is hard to ignore and wants us to play in ways that may be intended for those seeking a scent of desire rather than a scent to desire. It's unsex has powerful longevity. Unisex and full bottle worthy