[Fathom – A unit of length equal to six feet, used primarily in reference to water depth]
Fathom V by Beaufort is inspired by the work of Shakespeare, The Tempest (in which Shakespeare evokes images of violent weather, shipwrecks and magical islands), the main theme of’Fathom V’ is a phrase taken from’Ariel’s Song’ within the play.
Five lies from your father;
Their bones are made of coral;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing about him that fades away,
But it undergoes a radical change
into something rich and strange. Song by Ariel
The ever-changing state of the sea – constantly changing between calm and wilderness – is our starting point here. Explored through the use of apparently contradictory raw materials in “overdosed” concentrations: Salt meets soil, sparkling herbs mix with dark mosses, bright floral notes meet intense dark spices and pepper.
Contrasting the top and the bottom, light and shadow, we imagine the changing state of the sea: its intensity, the charm of its dark depths.
A fragrance for the intrepid: challenging preconceived notions of what “aquatic” really means.
Leo Crabtree is a musician turned perfumer. He is currently the drummer of the British band, “The Prodigy”. During his free time he focuses his deep passion for the darker side of British history and culture in creating his radically avant guarde perfumes for his brand, Beaufort.
BeauFort London is an expression of Leo Crabtree’s deep affinity for the sea, along with his enduring fascination towards the darker aspects of British history. The flamboyantly suited and bearded musician has loved fragrance all his life and drew on his fascination with the darker aspects of British history, the nation’s nautical heritage and his own childhood living on a boat on the River Thames when creating the ‘Come Hell or High Water’ collection. Named for the Beaufort wind force scale, the name represents a way to look at and understand ourselves: constant, enduring, ultimately changeable, and potentially destructive.
With stories inspired by Britain’s complicated past, the scents examine this historical legacy through the prism of personal expression, taking snapshots and stories of history as a means of drawing together disparate notes to create sensational olfactory sensations.