4160 Tuesdays

We make adventurous perfume

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42A, Raynham Road, England, W6 0HY

We handmake perfume in London W6. We like to create original scents that bring to mind happy times and interesting places, fragrances like The Dark Heart of Old Havana - a stroll along a hot Cuban street, What We Did On Our Holidays - a day at the beach, and Midnight in the Palace Garden - a quiet courtyard under the stars. 4160Tuesdays was founded in 2012 by Sarah McCartney. She wrote a novel about a problem-solving perfumer. When she couldn't find any fragrances for sale that smelled like the ones in her book, Sarah made them herself. We also have an online scent school at https://Scenthusiasm.school for people who want to learn to make their own fragrances with professional materials. We love to share our knowledge and specialise in helping people make their blends smell and behave like actual perfume.

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We create perfumes and home fragrances, and run courses (currently online) to help people learn how make and improve their own scents.


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Story and ethos

Sarah McCartney. Born within the sound of the North Sea crashing on Saltburn beach. 75% Teesside, 25% Cockney. Boro supporter, yoga teacher, clarinetist, and writer of books. Guilty pleasures: playing on the swings at the park, red lipstick, cosy crime novels, craft beer, Eurostar. As a child, 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 and fell in love with perfumery's magic powers. Since I started to make my own scents, I've been attempting to create my own ideal citrus chypre. 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.

In 2010 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. 4160Tuesdays perfumes is the result.

We'd like to help you reuse our bottles, and to cut down the use of caps and boxes. We know this is a bit of a faff, as you'll have to send the bottle back for a refill, so we're happy to offer you a discount as an incentive. We've thought about this a lot and we've found a way to make it work.

4160Tuesdays is a thoroughly indie, artisan perfumery based in West London, and we've been hand-making interesting scents since 2011. We also love teaching people how ot make their own.


Sexy as Hell

Rated 5.0 out of 5
18 January 2021

I have bought The Sexiest Scent in the World twice I love it. It really is the sexiest scent!!!!

Holly S.


Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 November 2020

I came across this at the Blue Patch event in Dulwich. I bought London 1969 and I love it and so does everyone else. It comes beautifully packaged in its own gorgeous tin box. Lovely product.


Divine and delicious

Rated 5.0 out of 5
24 October 2020

The very best perfume. I wear it every day, I’m just not dressed without 4160 Tuesdays! And they have a circular economy refill service which is brilliant!


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