Beaufort london

Coeur De Noir EDP 50ml

Fragrance Family

Earthy, Gourmand, Smokey
(1 customer review)

The Heart of Darkness. Ink, Rum, old Leather book binding. In his childhood, Leo Crabtree read Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness, of sailors telling their stories as they traveled from London to Africa. This perfume is inspired by the idea that how we tell each story is how we communicate our history - through ink, through paper, in leather bound books, through tattoos on our body - and almost always over drinks. Coeur de Noir considers the relationship between the sea and the art that it has inspired.

Pen and ink drawings of yachts, old libraries of nautical fiction and tattoos are all referenced here in this warm, dark fragrance. Accords of Black Ink dominate; west Indian Spiced Rum; papers lost and found; the familiar dry accords of Leather bound books balanced with warm enigmatic notes of Vanilla Pipe Tobacco. All finely based around a dark heart of Birch Tar and Labdanum. the Leather and the Ink shine through in this perfume, just like the most incredible and alluring book always does.

Top: Rum, Ginger, Ink
Middle: Paper, Leather, Vanilla
Base: Cedarwood, Tobacco, Birch Tar

Julie Dunkley

Beaufort London is an incredibly unique English perfume house created by musician and writer Leo Crabtree. Inspired by Crabtree's lifelong love of fragrance mixed with his fascination with the darker elements of British history, Beaufort London's first collection of intense, and bold perfumes is titled "Come Hell or High Water". Coming from a family history of seamen, Crabtree also references the sea throughout this collection. "The sea, its traditions, superstitions and way of life are ingrained in me. The brand's name Beaufort London (derived from the 1805 wind force scale conjured up by Naval Officer Sir Francis Beaufort) represents a kind of framework within which we can understand ourselves. The wind in consistent, enduring, but ultimately changeable and potentially destructive."
This fragrance is an Eau de Parfum from Beaufort London has great longevity and is incredibly strong on the skin. Not much is needed when wearing as Beaufort London perfumes are concentrated and so striking that they will always stand out in a crowd.

We love the warm and rich Leather that really shines through in this fragrance. It is dark and mysterious but also alluring as you want to read more...

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"This fragrance is amazing. It was my standout pick from Lore’s Fragrances of the World collection and I recently ordered a bottle. It is dark and delicious and I only need one spray to get through the day, a rare find for me as my skin can sometimes “eat” fragrance. On me it is deep and warm with the birch tar coming through early alongside the rum and ginger and vanilla. On my partner, it runs cooler with the leather and cedarwood leading. It’s not an obvious candidate for a unisex fragrance but in this house it most definitely is one! Well worth a sample particularly if you love Map of the Heart Black V2."

Jillian Noad