Death and Floral
Beaufort Fathom V was launched in 2016, an aromatic green fragrance. It was an Art and Olfaction Awards Finalist in 2017. Notes of green, soil, juniper berries, black currant, tangerine, lily, mimosa, thyme, jasmine, black pepper, ylang, ginger, cumin, oakmoss, salt vetiver, incense, atlas cedar, patchouli and amber. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
"Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Ariels Song from The Tempest. Beautfort Fathom V is inspired by ocean tempests, ships wrecked upon the shore of magical islands. Sea-Change is the moment when the sea goes from calm to wild and back again. This is an aquatic that will make you change your mind about them - unlike any other.
Beaufort London is an expression of Leo Crabtree’s affinity for the sea, along with his fascination towards the darker aspects of British history. 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 past, this collection, entitled "Come Hell or High Water", draws together three unique and diverse fragrances to express this shared history and its tempestuous relationship with our modern image of ourselves.
Candy Perfume Boy - "How Does it Smell? Like gunpowder, lush vegetation, murky waters and the barnacle-covered hulls of pirate ships... It’s a fragrance that pushes its themes to the limit, creating the greenest and most aquatic scent in the most unusual manner. Forget your green meadows and salty sea spray scents, this is real green and real ocean – real perfume. Smelling Fathom V is like a frantic experience. My mind jumps from facet-to-facet, imagining thousands of fascinating tableaus as each element unfolds, like a never ending painting that depicts an epic battle at sea that goes on and on in infinite detail. This, my friends, is as exciting as perfumery can get."
Basenotes - "Here be flowers presented in a rush of cool, crisp, clear water – one is of it and yet one seems to perceive it from a distance as in a film of lilies being dragged under in a crisp and bubbly rush. Endearing green notes, sweet and somewhat barbershoppy, traces of soil that enrich the florals but take away nothing from the ‘clean’ feel of this perfume and then those flowers – lilies in the main, but with the other elements playing upon them, bringing in suggestions of lily-of-the-valley and more herbal blossoms, like angelica, as well. Manages not to bore holes in the skull with its aquatics and a joy to wear."
Fragrantica - "Someone mentioned this perfume smelling like a little flower store hidden in an alleyway and I totally agree. When first sprayed, it has a distinctly damp, green scent to it, almost like overwatered lilies sitting in a vase in a poorly lit kitchen in a house that was vacated weeks ago. As it dries down, the spice begins to really come through and at the end it settles into a slightly spicy warm wood scent. This perfume exudes confidence, in the least traditional manner. It smells like something you would smell on a well dressed mystery person at an event who you just know you'll never see again but will waltz through your mind every now and again for years to come. The scent is fresh, but not crisp in the way that so many other aquatics are."
Fragrantica - "I think the flower shop comparison is spot on. Though not a lushious, luxe, sunlit boutique, but a little shop hidden in a dark and damp basement somewhere. Fathom V smells of green stems, stagnant water and exotic flowers (ylang ylang, mimosa and white lillies). There are velvety, bitter herbs in there as well, and black pepper. It is a cool fragrance that casts a shadow over your skin. Very poetic and evocative, and very original."