Fathom V
by BeauFort London (UK)

Creative Director: Leo Crabtree
Perfumer: Julie Marlowe
Fragrance House: Phoenix Fragrances
Release Date: 09/2016 (Source: Fragrances of the World Database)
Website: beaufortlondon.com
Finalist Category: Independent, 2017

Broadly taking its inspiration from The Tempest (in which Shakespeare conjures images of violent weather, shipwrecks and magical islands), the chief theme of ‘Fathom V’ is the phrase ’Sea Change' gleaned from “Ariel’s Song” within the play. The eternally changing state of the sea - in constant flux between calm and wild - is our departure point here, explored though the use of seemingly contradictory raw materials in ‘overdosed’ concentrations: Salt meets earth, sparkling herbals blend with dark mosses, bright floral notes meet intense dark spices and pepper. In contrasting the above and below, light and shade, we imagine the shifting state of the sea: its intensity - the allure of its dark depths - challenging preconceptions of what ‘Aquatic’ truly means

BeauFort London is a British fragrance house formed in 2015 by musician Leo Crabtree. With roots in the world of men’s grooming BeauFort London has quickly developed into something of an enigma, now producing unisex fragrances that beguile and challenge in equal measure. In referencing footnotes of British history, literature and art, the brand aims to produce unique fragrances that are as powerful, intriguing and occasionally dark as their inspiration.