Inspired by the innovative use of materials that enabled 18th century watchmakers to build the first precision marine chronometers, Lignum Vitae by Beaufort combines elements of wood, metal and salt to produce a truly unique and portable fragrance.
By combining unexpected and exotic raw materials, we celebrate the innovative spirit that put an end to the search for lost time and allowed the safe passage of ships around the world.
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.