Strikingly powerful fragrance with animalic depths, the ‘Iron Duke’ by Beaufort London represents a tribute to Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.
When it comes to Beaufort London fragrances, don’t expect anything but boldness. The brand never stops to intrigue us with extremely uncompromising scents (you either love them or you don’t, there’s no in-between).
Founded by musician and writer Leo Crabtree, Beaufort London nourishes distinctive aesthetic that combines dark historical surroundings with a modern twist.
‘Iron Duke’, created by perfumer Julie Dunkley, is the first chapter of the brand’s new range of Beaufort London niche perfumes, called the ‘Revenants’, celebrating eminent figures from the British history.
The fragrance is an homage to horseman, warrior politician and sartorial pioneer Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and his beloved horse Copenhagen.
The ‘Iron Duke’ literally is a a gallop of powerful notes that opens with a leathery scent mixed with tobacco and gunpowder smoke. It’s thick and heavy, but also has a luminous, pulsating note of brown spices. The raw, animalic scent and a rusty saltiness create rich layers that represent a true gourmet delight for all senses.
Like in other Beaufort’s perfumes, Mr. Dunkley has grabbed a moment of extremity and perfectly translated it into a fragrance. The wood, metals and smoke gently blend creating a deep, rich aroma that truly reflects the historical theme of the collection.
Clean and polished, yet with animalic depths, the majestic, bold and distinctive ‘Iron Duke’ certainly isn’t for everyone.