Friday, 23 March 2018

Scent-sational March - 4160 Tuesdays

Scent - sational March - 4160 Tuesdays

21st March is International Fragrance Day and by a very happy coincidence our guest speaker was the fabulous Sarah McCartney (no relation to the other famous McCartneys), founder of 4160 Tuesdays, London based independent perfumery.

Sarah shared the story of her journey from writer of the Lush Times, novelist to award winning perfume creator. She brought an array of scents to try and it was fun trying to work out what each smell was. Sarah's passion for chemistry and creativity made the subject absolutely fascinating.

She explain the chemistry behind the scents, the costs (who knew vanilla was so expensive!) and unraveled some of the myths about the perfume industry.

We love the names of the fragrances including "Mother Nature's Naughty Daughters", "The Sexist Scent on the Planet Ever (IMHO) and "Tart's Knicker Drawer"! Thank you for our samples of the delicious "Lemon Sherbet Mrs Gloss" which smells like sherbet lemons and Dibdabs.

More information about 4160 Tuesdays, including details about perfume making workshops for those of you who have been inspired by Sarah can be found at their website:

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