Rake and Ruin, the second chapter in Beaufort’s revenants series. The story is not about a particular historical figure but rather it’s about a typical character from 17th century: a rake, short for rakehell or hell raiser (a man, an aristocrat who was habituated to immoral conduct, womanizing, debauchery, drinking, gambling, duels and so on).
Ruin as in “mother’s ruin” which was a nick name for gin in 18th century. Etymologists still debate as to the origins of this expression. So from this new perfume one can expect debaucherous smoke, gunpowder, a bouquet of aromatic herbs, fresh woods, leather and animalic vibes.
The perfume family: woody, leathery, spicy
Top notes: orange, lemon, gin, juniper, coriander, gunpowder
Heart notes: iris, violet, red and pink pepper, licorice, leather
Base notes: cypress, pine, dry wood, sandalwood, castoreum, costus, labdanum, amber, musk