Vi et Armis - eau de parfum
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Beaufort’s Vi et Armis is smokey without being dusty, juicy with a slight hint of liquorice. The exciting perfume Vi et Armis explores the United Kingdom’s complex relationship with other nations and her dominion over the sea through the ages. Like the perfume, powerful, narcotic, and at the same time provocative and addictive.
The perfume is composed of historical ingredients that the ships of yesteryear carried as top notes and recalls the words of Bernard Shaw: “Emotional excitement reaches men through tea, tobacco, opium, whisky, and religion”. Paradoxical and challenging, BeauFort London imagines the roots of their island nation steeped in contradictions.
Patchouli, Tobacco, Birch tar, Tea, Ylang ylang, Incense, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Oudh, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Amber, Caramel, Black pepper, Cistus labdanum, Red fruits
Niche perfume brand BeauFort London is founded by musician Leo Crabtree (drummer in the famous band The Prodigy). Each BeauFort fragrance has its own powerful character, often with a dark smoky character. Leo found the inspiration for his fragrances in the rich naval history of the United Kingdom. But not only the nice heroic parts of these stories are depicted, also the warfare (gunpowder, rum and blood), trade and explorations found their way into the fragrances. He designed the fragrances in close collaboration with Julie Marlowe, Julie Dunkley and Pia Long.
Woody fragrances are full of character and indeed very woodsy. They can be warm, soothing and creamy, but also dry and spicy. Key ingredients are cedar wood, patchouli, sandalwood and/or vetiver. Oudh (agarwood), Palo Santo and guaiac wood have also joined the perfumer's palet, just like the fantastic synthetics such as Javanol or Iso-E-Super.