We are extremely proud to unveil the “Come Hell or High Water” fragrance collection, the first chapter of our little tale. We hope that with these Eau De Parfum we have created a tempestuous opening: striking, bold, a little contrary perhaps – the tone is now set.
The “fragments” you will find here are the footnotes to these olfactory tales as they unfold elsewhere. Here you will find an appendix of the intriguing, the curious, the bizarre: Grains of information that have inspired us to create stories and express them through scent.
It will become clear that at the core of our narratives is a history. The history of a nation; a personal history; an imagined and embellished history. Fragments of moments and of past lives that linger. The little contradictions, ironies and conflicts that exist in us all, that pique our curiosity and drive us forward.
More is yet to come, but in the mean time we hope you may enjoy our endeavours as you might a good book – one that you return to from time to time out of curiosity but keep reading purely for pleasure. More importantly however, we hope that you will allow our stories to become part of your own.
Vol 1 – ‘Iron Duke’ is a tribute to Arthur Wellesley, Duke Of Wellington (1769 – 1852). Here, perfumer Julie Dunkley has created a strikingly powerful fragrance with animalic depths – an apparition of the celebrated horseman, warrior politician and sartorial pioneer.Beaufort
n 1751 the novelist Henry Fielding proclaimed that ‘Gin-shops are undoubtedly the Nurseries of all manner of Vice and Wickedness.’ Seeking to illustrate this downfall of public virtue, between 1732-34 the English artist William Hogarth published eight canvases depicting A Rake’s Progress.Beaufort
Fathom – A unit of length equal to six feet, chiefly used in reference to the depth of water]By contrasting the above and below, light and shade, we imagine the shifting state of the sea: its intensity – the allure of its dark depths.A fragrance for the intrepid: challenging preconceptions of what ‘Aquatic’ truly means…Beaufort