Boadicea the Victorious launch new fragrance, Fortitude at this years’ Chestertons Polo in the Park

Chestertons Polo in the Park at the Hurlingham ClubThe warmth of the sunshine, the pop of champagne corks, the hum of happy conversation. Polo in the Park is always one of our favourite events of the year.

But this summer marks an even more unique occasion for Boadicea the Victorious as we celebrate Ladies Day in the inspiring surroundings of London’s beautiful Hurlingham Park by launching a landmark new fragrance.

Fortitude is a special new scent to celebrate 100 years of votes for women, a perfume which resonates with steely intent and lofty ambition as a tribute to the trailblazing Suffragettes who fought for female freedom.

Boadicea the Victorious new fragrance FortitudeIn the traditions of the great ancient Queen Boadicea who inspires our brand, with her flaming hair and legendary courage, it pays homage to the determination of iconic women through the ages.

This is a perfume perfectly attuned to its times – a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women here at home and across the globe, as brilliantly highlighted by International Women’s Day.

What better arena to unveil this stunning new aroma than at Polo in the Park on Saturday June 9th, where this year’s Ladies Day is presented by Boadicea the Victorious?

The afternoon begins with the charm of an Oxford v Cambridge bicycle polo match, followed by three international contests. If you haven’t seen the power and majesty of polo ponies in competition before, it is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

Chestertons Polo in the Park polo matchWhile the action is going on, we will have opportunities to sample Fortitude with its distinctive bottle, bearing the international symbol of the female (itself derived from the symbol of the Roman goddess Venus, and said to represent Aphrodite’s hand mirror).

Fortitude ingredients: Bergamot, Gardenia, Precious WoodsAnd we are sure you will love a scent which honours the inexorable growth of women’s empowerment with its sheer feminine intensity, earthy ardour and glorious sense of ‘can do’ aspiration.

With top notes of Bergamot, Cassis and Lily, melting to a middle of Gardenia, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, there’s no mistaking this is an intensely feminine fragrance. But it is the base of Precious Woods which lingers to bring the sense of empowerment and courage.

Following its launch Fortitude will be available to purchase exclusively in Selfridges and also through the Boadicea the Victorious website.

But why not come and join us at Chesterton’s Polo in the Park on Saturday June 9th to be the first to share in this amazing experience? Tickets are available through the event website on

Chestertons Polo in the Park at the Hurlingham Club