BeauFort London offers uniquely British perfumery driven by curiosity and inspired by the sea. The creation of musician and writer Leo Crabtree (whose life-long love of fragrance and preoccupation with the darker elements of British history are the drive behind this collection), BeauFort London’s identity invokes very British traditions. Born into a family of artists, psychologists and sailors, Crabtree’s first home was a boat on the River Thames. Crabtree says “The sea, its traditions, superstitions and way of life are ingrained in me.” The name ‘BeauFort London’ (derived from the 1805 wind force scale*) represents a kind of framework within which we can understand change: The wind is constant, enduring, but ultimately changeable and potentially destructive.” With his first fragrance creations, the ‘Come Hell or High Water’ collection, Crabtree draws heavily from the truisms of Britain’s past nautical culture for inspiration. The collection is bold, contrarian, but at all times driven by innate curiosity and a desire to expand experience. Working closely with the most accomplished perfumers in Great Britain, these fragrances tap into England’s collective subconscious: they endeavor to cast light on moments past, fragments of our shared history brought fleetingly to life and carried on the wind.