Andrea recently took a class with the wonderful Sarah McCartney, the owner and master perfume blender behind 4160Tuesdays. She loved the class so much, she asked her to join the Indie Marketplace, and she accepted!
From their website: 4160Tuesdays is an artisan perfumery based in London where we've been hand-making adventurous scents since 2011. We create all our perfumes in small batches of 50-200 bottles at our Hammersmith studio, where we also run fragrance-making workshops.
Our perfumes are inspired by a place or a person at a certain moment, and created by our perfumer, Sarah McCartney (who isn't related to any of the other more famous McCartneys but she does get asked quite often).
We'd like to make our world a lovelier place starting with the small space around us and working outwards. 4160 Tuesdays stands out from other niche fragrance brands not just because it’s British, creative, witty and pioneering, but for an indie house handmaking all our fragrances, we're unusually affordable. We want everyone who’s interested in fragrance to be able to try them.
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This listing is for a set of their bestselling perfumes in 2.25ml atomizer EDP form, as follows:
The Sexiest Scent on the Planet. Ever. (IMHO)
The Sexiest Scent started life as the background for a bespoke fragrance event we did with The Gin Garden. It was specially designed to be smooth, unassuming, quiet, sensual and to stay close to the skin. But then we did a special event for two VIP guests, and one was a journalist. She liked it on its own, as did many of the other visitors, and declared it, “the sexiest scent ever!” and so it came to be named. IMHO stands for in my humble opinion, and it's meant ironically. In the world of perfumery “sillage” refers to the distance a perfume will travel from the wearer. The Sexiest Scent on the Planet Ever (IMHO) - after the first waft of lemon meringue pie-like lickability - has very low sillage, on purpose. You have to get up close to smell it. This is a good thing.
Mother Nature’s Naughty Daughters
Mother Nature’s Naughty Daughters celebrates nature’s rich harvest by using many of perfumery’s beautiful but restricted materials; rose, broom, cedarmoss, raspberry, strawberry and opoponax, plus safe synthetics Hedione and Maltol. Deliciously naughty.
Eau My Soul
Eau My Soul is the sandalwood amber scent of a group hug, made for the Facebook Group of the same name. Each one of this friendly group of fragrance fans could vote for their favourite notes, which also included frankincense, rose, honey, orris, musk, bergamot, benzoin, vanilla, myrrh, vetiver, patchouli, jasmine, lavender, cognac, tobacco, and oakmoss. It might sound overwhelming but it's a gentle, rich, deep smooth blend, as if all the materials we used decided to forget their differences and all join hands for the greater good.
Wash Me In The Water
Lying on the grass by the side of a clear river. The ultimate aromatically cleansing fragrance designed to refresh the morning after a late night. Whether you were out on the town or just so deep into a good book that you forgot to get to sleep until dawn. Named after the Talking Heads cover of Take Me To The River, it has refreshing rosemary and clary sage for your memory, frankincense to calm your soul, the smell of green grass meadows and a dip in cooling fresh water, a drop of mint and the light oral aroma of a new bar of soap.
Captured by Candlelight
A rich gourmand, with notes of oak, brandy and rum, red fruits and candlelight.
You know how a backing band is sometimes so good that it gathers a fan base, leaves its headline singer behind and goes on tour by itself? That’s what happened with Temptation. It’s the bass and the beat beneath Take Me To The River, but back at the 4160Tuesdays lab, it’s kept blended ready to be added to the headline accords. All it took was a few drops on an apron, and we realised we wanted to wear it by itself. It’s the strong silent one that will always be there. No plants were harmed in the creation of this fragrance and it has no allergens. Everyone can wear it. You can use it on its own, or add it to a lighter, flighty fragrance to help it last longer and waft further. It’s gorgeous.
Crikey! Coconut Caramel
Coconut with chocolate, toffee and white flowers.
Over The Chocolate Shop
Over the Chocolate Shop is the gloriously rich aroma you can inhale as the chocolatiers make their first batch of pralines in the early morning. Melting cocoa butter, a dash off coffee, hazelnut extract and a drop of vanilla absolute.