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.
Iron Duke is a tribute to Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (Dublin, 1 May 1769-Walmer, 14 September 1852).
A British military man, politician and statesman of Irish origin.
He led the Anglo-Portuguese troops in the three attempts by the French Empire army to invade Portugal, as well as playing a key role in the Spanish War of Independence (a war between 1808 and 1814 that pitted the allied troops of Spain, Portugal and Great Britain against the French Empire, which sought to place Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother on the Spanish throne), commanding, together with the Spanish and Portuguese allies, the expulsion of Napoleon Bonaparte from Spain as well as the French army.
Success followed, and he was awarded various knighthoods by the countries he helped, including Great Britain, which granted him its own, until he was finally awarded the noble title of Duke of Wellington.
He is one of the most acclaimed and beloved heroes in Great Britain’s history, and it is no wonder that Beaufort has paid him this tribute.
Perfumer Julie Dunkley has created a surprisingly powerful fragrance with an animalic depth, an apparition of the celebrated horseman, military politician and forerunner of elegance.
Powerful Eau de Parfum with 30% perfume concentration.
Top notes: sweet snuff tobacco, metal and alcohol.
Heart notes: animalic notes, saddle soap and leather.
Base notes: gunpowder and hay.