4160 Tuesdays

The Sexiest Scent on the Planet. Ever. (IMHO)

  • Try a sample first! 

    Designed as a collaboration with The Gin Garden, this fragrance was created for a special tasting event. Purposely meant to be smooth, unassuming, quiet, sensual, its lemon meringue pie-like lickability and grand appeal pushed this fragrance to the best-seller of the entire 4160 Tuesdays lineup. What is also fascinating about it is that only four ingredients capture its essence: bergamot, amber, vanilla and woods. A fragrance with very low silage (the distance a perfume will travel from the wearer; also known as your scent trail), this scent stays close to the skin, on purpose. You have to get up close to smell it. This is a good thing.

    Notes include bergamot, white woods, vanilla, and amber.

  • 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."