The title is the incipit of a masterpiece of poetry, William Blake’s The Tyger.
Tyger Tyger, fiery. In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye could frame your fearsome symmetry?
“In this composition I sought the perfect balance between two opposing elements and the expression of their contraposition. I had in mind a post-apocalyptic condition, where traces of a highly sophisticated and refined civilization survived in the dark and fearful condition of a collapsed and unstructured world” explains Francesca Bianchi.
The perfume is built around a narcotic white floral accord with sweet-fruity facets, which also includes a Tuberose absolute oil, as a prima donna, the protagonist of a dramatic piece, is the best example of a refined civilization of a past world; in opposition to that, the base notes feature different types 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 would not work separately-is a shocking fragrance that produces a very dramatic thrill of sophistication, the kind of contrasting feeling that arouses anything attractive.