Absent Presence

(3 customer reviews)




Absent Presence by Beaufort London, the fifth and final chapter in the Revenants collection, pays homage to the illustrious Elizabethan poet Sir Philip Sidney.

The focal point for the creations of Beaufort London is the naval history of Great Britain; the real part and an imagined and embellished part. Always with a dark and strange side, which is the fascinating thing about Beaufort London.

Inspired by his sonnet sequence ‘Astrophel and Stella’, it captures the poetic mystery that Sidney masterfully explored in his verse.

Renowned poet for his profound wit and keen insight into love, penned verses evoking the longing and torment of love. ‘Absent Presence’ draws inspiration from these words and becomes a olfactive experience that reflects the intensity of emotions Sidney so brilliantly described in his poetry.

“O absent presence, Stella is not here!

Now I, wit-beaten long by hardest fate,

So dull am, that I cannot look into

The ground of this fierce love and lovely hate,

Then some good body tell me how I do,

Whose presence absence, absent presence is;

Blesst in my curse, and cursed in my bliss.”

This perfume is characterized by its dark and enveloping character, much like Sidney’s verses. It combines ‘overdosed’ concentrations of violet leaf absolute, vetiver bourbon oil, smoky leather, and black pepper oil, using the highest levels of natural ingredients in any Beaufort fragrance. Presented as a 30% Eau de Parfum, ‘Absent Presence’ is a unique sensory experience that evokes the absent presence and present absence, just like Sidney’s verses.

Each 50ml bottle of ‘Absent Presence’ is individually hand-wrapped, highlighting the craftsmanship and care that characterize Beaufort London. Discover this fragrance that captures the poetry and mystery of Sir Philip Sidney and carry the essence of one of the greatest poets of the Elizabethan era in every drop.

Powerful Eau de Parfum with 30% perfume concentration.

Notes description -

Top notes: bergamot, galbanum and black pepper.
Heart notes: jasmine and violet leaf absolute.
Base notes: smoky leather, sandalwood, musk, amber, Bourbon vetiver and cedar.

Release year - 2023

Additional information


Perfume Concentration

Eau de Parfum

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Fragrance type

Eau de Parfum. Vaporisateur.


3 reviews for Absent Presence

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    LUIS (verified owner)



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      Daring Light (store manager)


      Thank you very much Luis. Best regards.

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    Roger (verified owner)


    A far cry from its branded siblings but truly spectacular. Much more wearable, which does not mean vulgar.

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      Daring Light (store manager)


      Thank you very much Roger.
      We are glad you liked it.
      Best regards.

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    Ángel (verified owner)


    Simply spectacular. Good projection and remarkable trail, it is noticeable without suffocating (it is advisable to moderate the dose, of course).

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      Daring Light (store manager)


      Thank you very much Angel.
      Enjoy it very much.

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