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.

“…nothing is so much wanted and desired at sea, as the discovery of the longitude,
for the safety and quickness of voyages, the preservation of ships, and the lives of men…”

The Longitude Act

Lignum Vitae is inspired by the discovery of 17th century watchmaker John Harrison, who used Lignum Vitae in the intricate workings of sea clocks, as the wood is exceptionally hard and resistant to corrosion in the salty sea air.

Taking inspiration from Harrison’s innovative use of materials, unexpected notes are blended to produce a multi-faceted and intriguing fragrance.
Warm, metallic aspects are accentuated in allusion to Lignum Vitae’s nickname, “ironwood”; the characteristic citrus and spicy aroma of Lignum Vitae itself and special emphasis is placed on the salty air caused by the breaking of brass marine chronometers.

The perfume was designed as a symbolic representation of the intricate workings of Harrison’s time machines, but also as a suggestion of the power of scent to transport us through time.

Perfumer Julie Marlowe took it upon herself to combine these enigmatic aspects in an unexpected and intriguing way.

Powerful Eau de Parfum with 30% perfume concentration.

Notes description -

Top notes: black pepper, red berries, madeleine cake accord, marine note, mandarin, winter lemon, bergamot, juniper, ginger, lime, frankincense and caramel note.
Heart notes: Lignum Vitae wood accord, guaiac wood, vetiver and peppery agar.
Base notes: sand accord, sea salt accord, amber, frankincense resin, moss, musk and vanilla.

Release year - 2016

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Perfume Concentration

Eau de Parfum

Fragrance type

Eau de Parfum. Vaporisateur.



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