Rake & Ruin Eau de Parfum

£115.00 exc. VAT £95.83

(1 customer review)

In 1751 the novelist Henry Fielding proclaimed that ‘Gin-shops are undoubtedly the Nurseries of all manner of Vice and Wickedness.’

Seeking to illustrate this downfall of public virtue, between 1732-34 the English artist William Hogarth published eight canvases depicting A Rake’s Progress. One of Hogarth’s most infamous works, the protagonist Tom Rakewell’s ruin is depicted by his exposure to high living, prostitutes and gambling.

Inspired by these Hogarth’s scenes of degeneracy within the Georgian metropolis we revive their spirit in Rake & Ruin – a fragrance capturing an evening in a tavern, where gin flows, good times are had, and the slide begins…

This powerful Eau De Parfum (30% concentration) features the botanical ingredients of the drinks that filled the glasses, the dark woods of the floors on which they were spilt and animalic allusions to the debauched deeds that took place between them.

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Beaufort London Rake & Ruin Eau De Parfum

Rake & Ruin Eau De Parfum

1.7 Fl OZ

INGREDIENTS: Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Geraniol, Isoeugenol

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Weight .25 kg

1 review for Rake & Ruin Eau de Parfum

  1. King John (verified owner)

    This is a gourmand fragrance with a difference. Not sweet, but savory. No vanilla or caramel here, but a suggestion of culinary herbs such as angelica, lovage and celery, which have a very different kind of aromatic appeal.

    I once heard a prominent French perfumer talking on the radio about the ideal mens fragrance. “Un homme” he said, “should smell very dry. Like gin or vermouth”. Well, here is an illustration of the kind of thing he was talking about.

    It is certainly very dry, woody and herbal, but with a roasted effect underlying the culinary character, as of freshly brewed coffee.

    One of the best and most original fragrances I have come across in recent years, which is why I had no hesitation in buying a bottle.

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