4160 Tuesdays

A Walk in the Forest Sample

  • This is a 2 ml spray sample. Find the full bottle here.  

    The world is calm; the light is on the horizon. You head outdoors on this chilly Sunday morning to walk in the forest; it’s tranquil and serene. With your wool scarf wrapped snuggly around your neck, you come back inside, take off your rubber boots, and wrap your hands around a hot drink waiting to warm you up. This adventure, going outside and coming back in, was the inspiration for this fragrance. A story unfolds, rather than a moment. There’s a rich, deep forest floor aroma at the base with a collection of woods throughout. Virginia cedar – the scent of sharpened pencils resonates in its comfort. Soft musks and a sparkle of light linden blossom round out this airy, woodsy unisex fragrance. Notes include linden blossom, treemoss absolute, virginia cedar, and musk .
  • 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."