BeauFort London, for those who don’t know, are a ‘fiercely independent’ British niche fragrance house inspired by tales of derring-do, nautical history and literature, and for those wishing to take a small paddle in the perfumes before deciding on a headlong plunge, they have produced a hand-made, oil-tanned leather roll of five 7.5ml sprays.
The Come Hell or High Water discovery set includes their infamously explosive 1805 Tonnerre – a smoke-filled melee of gunpowder, salt and lime; the ink-stained pages of leather-bound books in a dusty library of Coeur de Noir; George Bernard Shaw’s assertation that ‘Emotional excitement reaches men through Tea, Tobacco, Opium, Whisky and religion’ made manifest in Vi Et Armis; Lignum Vitae‘s addictive juxtopisition of pepper berries, Madeleine cakes, juniper and salted butter; and their latest – the humongously green, tousled bouquet of flowers tossed into roiling waves of Fathom V.
Produced and manufactured in Great Britain by hand, the fantastically tactile set arrives in a black presentation box embossed with the BeauFort London logo, and leather is of course a natural product, so every single piece will have its own characteristics of colour and texture.
What’s more, each vial is refillable from their 50ml bottles and – being protected in the leather roll – even more perfect for buckaneers to take adventuring…
BeauFort London Discovery Set £85 for 7 x 7.5ml eau de parfum
Buy it at beaufortlondon.com
Written by Suzy Nightingale