'REVENANTS’ presents a collection of olfactory impressions of figures from Britain’s past. Characters from our history whose presence lingers, subtly. Vol 1 – ‘Iron Duke’ is a tribute to Arthur Wellesley, Duke Of Wellington (1769 – 1852). The Iron Duke is a strikingly powerful fragrance with animalic depths – an apparition of the celebrated horseman, warrior politician and sartorial pioneer. A charmer and a ladies man, the Duke loved his horse 'Copenhagen' who was a national hero. The Duke would stop and give pretty ladies a lock of his horses hair a they passed through villages.
The Iron Duke recreates the vision of the Duke with Copenhagen, a smooth, earthy scent with Leather (and slight anamalic qualities) and a soft smokiness. A seductive scent on the skin, the Iron Duke tells the tale of the charming warrior and his horse.
The bottle artwork is by renowned Tattoo Artist Robert Gisbourne-Ashby.
Top: Sweet Snuff, Tobacco, Metal
Middle: Animalic Notes, Saddle Soap
Base: Leather, Gunpowder, Hay
ABOUT THE BRAND
Beaufort London is an incredibly unique English perfume house created by musician and writer Leo Crabtree. Inspired by Crabtree's lifelong love of fragrance mixed with his fascination with the darker elements of British history, Beaufort London's first collection of intense, and bold perfumes is titled "Come Hell or High Water". Coming from a family history of seamen, Crabtree also references the sea throughout this collection. "The sea, its traditions, superstitions and way of life are ingrained in me. The brand's name Beaufort London (derived from the 1805 wind force scale conjured up by Naval Officer Sir Francis Beaufort) represents a kind of framework within which we can understand ourselves. The wind in consistent, enduring, but ultimately changeable and potentially destructive." Crabtree has now begun working on the next collection 'Revenants', of which Iron Duke is the first release.
HOW IT WEARS
This fragrance is an Eau de Parfum from Beaufort London has great longevity and is incredibly strong on the skin. Not much is needed when wearing as Beaufort London perfumes are concentrated and so striking that they will always stand out in a crowd.