Beaufort Terror & Magnificence 50 ml Cologne
TOP: Saffron, Black Pepper, Birch Tar
MIDDLE: Incense, Somalia, Tobacco absolute, Kyphi accord, Papyrus
BASE: Myrrh resin, Benzoin resin, Labdanum absolute, Vetiver, Haiti, Wet Stone accord
50ml / 1.7 Fl OZ
By contrasting darkness with invigorating complexity, perfumer Pia Long has combined a vivid olfactory impression of the man, his works and his myth. Accords of Somalian Incense, dry woods and wet stone meld with opium smoke, papyrus and kyphi, underpinned by a base of Haitian Vetiver, Labdanum, Benzoin and Myrrh resins. As perfumer Pia Long comments “the fragrance we created feels like it has always existed, as though we’ve conjured a myth into being from the ether”
The product’s packaging bears a representation of Hawksmoor’s celebrated work – Christ Church Spitalfields, in East London.
Revenants Vol III – Terror & Magnificence takes its inspiration from the works of architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661- 1736) whose foreboding structures puncture London’s landscape.
Hawksmoor – referred to as ‘the Devil’s architect’ – continues to provoke interest for his distinctive churches, which introduced elements of Egyptology into traditional ecclesiastical settings. These curious architectural details and his recent reputation as a Freemason has prompted speculation that occult symbolism influenced his methods, and imbued his designs with an inherent ‘terror and magnificence’.