Rake and Ruin by Beaufort London at Indigo Perfumery
Rake and Ruin is inspired by the debauched scenes of Georgian London imagined by the social satirist and cartoonist William Hogarth (1697-1764), the second edition in the ‘Revenants’ Collection from BeauFort London brings these back to life.
Much of Hogarth’s work depicts moral degeneracy and the fall from grace of ‘n’er-do-well’ young men and women, and maps their downward trajectories into penury, insanity and often death.
‘Rake and Ruin’ imagines moments from ‘A Rake’s Progress’ – one of Hogarth’s most infamous works – where protagonist Tom Rakewell is bought to ruin by high living, prostitutes and gambling.
The fragrance captures a debauched evening in a tavern, where gin flows, good times had, and the slide begins…
The fragrance is paired by a new offering from our sister company: ‘BeauFort Spirit’. Beaufort Spirit has produced a fine sippng gin, utilising the same botanical ingredients as the fragrance, with a uniquely bold touch of smoked water.
Top Notes: Gin (Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orange, Lemon, Orris, Liquorice, Szechwan and Pink Pepper), Lemon, Cypress, Pine needle
Heart and Base notes: Violet, Castoreum, Costus, Ambrarome, Labdanum, Amber, smokey Musk, Sandalwood and Dry Woods
50 ml., EdP, 1 ml. glass spray sample
Family: Spicy, Woody, Animalic
Perfumer: Julie Dunkley