'REVENANTS’ presents a collection of olfactory impressions of figures from Britain’s past. Characters from our history whose presence lingers, subtly.
“We find ourselves far less concerned with individual ‘notes’ per se… Our first ‘Come Hell or High Water” editions were very literal impressions of historic events using specific ingredients to achieve this. With the ‘REVENANTS’ collection we intend to draw our attention to people and the impression they leave behind,” comments Creative Director Leo Crabtree.
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.
The images that support this release were created in collaboration with fine art photographer Matthew Seed, whose remarkable talent for capturing the equine form has seen him heralded as ‘a modern day George Stubbs’. Matthew’s work does not rely on digital effects, instead using a pioneering combination of natural and artificial light to create his images.
The product packaging also features an image commissioned from tattooist Robert Gisbourne-Ashby whose intricate, immaculate work ordinarily executed on skin complements the spirit of the collection.
Top Notes: Sweet Snuff Tobacco, Metal and Alcohol.
Middle Notes: Animalic Notes and Saddle Soap.
Base Notes: Leather, Gunpowder and Hay.
Brand: Beaufort London
Perfumer: Julie Dunkley