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.
Beaufort London’s perfume ‘Absent Presence,’ the fifth and final installment of the Revenants collection, pays tribute to the renowned Elizabethan poet Sir Philip Sidney. Inspired by his sonnet sequence ‘Astrophel and Stella,’ this fragrance captures the essence of a poetic mystery that Sidney masterfully explored in his verses.
The poet Sidney, known for his profound wit and keen insight into love and passion, wrote verses that evoke the longing and torment of an unattainable 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.
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.