4160 Tuesdays

Le Bain de McBain


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    Napoleon was famous for quite literally bathing in cologne, rumored to use two liters every day. A friend of 4160 Tuesdays, actor Arthur McBain starred in Ridley Scott’s film Napoleon and this authentic 19th Century-style cologne was made for his days on set. Fresh as morning dew, rays of vibrant citrus sparkle over aromatic florals, woods, and sweet fruitiness, heaped with a generous dose of some pretty sexy musks – a recipe that’s been a smash hit for centuries. It smells like a bygone era but magically not old, or unfashionable more than 400 years later. Careful, this may just make you want to don a cape and conquer France too.


    Notes include neroli, lavender, kumquat, cedrat, bergamot, magnolia leaf, jasmine, chamomile, musk, ambrox and sandalwood.  

  • We've met a lot of people in the perfume world, and Sarah McCartney of 4160 Tuesdays is one of our very favorites. Want to know why? Sarah, in her own words:

    "As a little girl, I did not make perfumes from rose petals. That was for softies. I made magic spells and wanted to be a witch when I grew up. When I was 16 I bought a bottle of Diorella. I studied maths and sciences, practised music and French, wrote books on brands and their evil twin—counterfeiting—and online marketing, and learned to dance Argentinean tango.

    "For 14 years I was the head writer for Lush while the company grew from four shops—one in Poole and three in London—to 700 worldwide. I was writing 50,000 words every three months for the Lush Times, aiming to encapsulate the products' scents in their descriptions. During that time, I bought and read 200 books on essential oils and herbalism and learned the essential oils the founders gave me to educate myself.

    "At the end of the 14 years, I took some time off to write a novel featuring a problem-solving perfumer. In it, I described the scents that she made and I wanted to have them available for people to smell. So I set off on a quest to see if I could buy them. This turned out to be impossible - and pretty expensive - because no one was making exactly what I wanted, so I started another quest to see of I could make them instead. Of course that turned out to be even more difficult, but once I'd started, I just kept going. 4160 Tuesdays perfumes is the result."