June 2016: Acts of Devotion

June 01, 2016 3 Comments

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We love to champion artists, especially they're self-taught, independent, critically acclaimed, funny, provocative, small-batch perfumers who name their fragrances like great novels. So describes Sarah McCartney of 4160 Tuesdays, a London perfumer whose work feels indescribably magical.

This collection features three 4160 Tuesdays perfumes that came about in the most wonderful way: through crowdfunding. They are part of McCartney's "Crimes of Passion" series, and two were nominated for the Fragrance Foundation’s Best Indie Scent of the year. All three are powerful extraits that use utterly precious ingredients. McCartney created scents that would inspire "acts of devotion," but their creation was also an act of devotion--from McCartney and the fans around the world who made them possible.

We rarely feature single-artist collections, so when we do, you know it has to be something extraordinary. And it is.

Goddess of Love & Perfume
Who is this goddess? Put on this elixir, and it might as well be you. But perfumer Sarah McCartney was thinking of Aphrodite, of course, and she succeeded in making a perfume worthy of her. Read more...

Midnight in the Palace Garden
Picture a hot night in an Eastern palace. The moon shines into the courtyard, where a fountain burbles. Jasmine, orange blossom, and frangipani scent the air. A cedar tree grows in the corner, and there's a silver tray with strong coffee, fresh blood orange juice, and vanilla sweets. Read more...

Maxed Out. 
One day, perfume Sarah McCartney was talking to her friend Maximilian Heusler about his ideal perfume. He imagined something wild--really wild, like his old nights out in New York. Inspired by the conversation, McCartney created Maxed Out, a dirty, seductive, I-know-what-you-did-last-night sort of scent that draws in the nose like an addiction. Read more...

McCartney has caught our imaginations. This is why we love perfume.

3 Responses


June 27, 2016

Tried all three of these. Each scent was very beautiful and different upon application, but had no silage on me and within an hour had dried down to the same soapy base. :/


June 14, 2016

LOVED all three! “Goddess of Love and Perfume” is positively voluptuous (unrestrained pleasure to the senses). It is a fragrance you notice each time you wear it, and want more. All three are mysterious, delightful, and way out of the ordinary.


June 10, 2016

Couldn’t wear any of these. :(

There must be a common chemical component the house uses, but a few drops of each sent me scrubbing and I’m not generally the type who needs to scrub a scent even if I don’t care for it. It’s too bad since I can usually find at least one scent each month I like somewhat, but whatever chemical base this brand uses so much of made them all totally unwearable for me and amplified the scents tremendously, which would be good if you could handle them. Again, I’m not prone to any sort of sensitivities or allergies, and can wear some heavy hitters or synthetics with no problem. Just not 4160 Tuesdays, apparently. :(

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