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4160 Tuesdays Mrs Gloss’s Lemon Sherbet

Photo from 4160 Tuesdays
Photo from 4160 Tuesdays

If you wear this perfume and someone says, as they probably will do, “You smell nice, what are you wearing?” you will then answer “four one six oh Tuesdays (OR four thousand one hundred and sixty Tuesdays- both are correct) Mrs Gloss’s Lemon Sherbet” and you may get looks, because the compliment giver was probably expecting something like “Lemon Dream” or “Citrus Sparkle.”  When you’re a 4160 Tuesdays fan,  you get used to giving admirers a gob full of whimsy in answer to their compliments,  but that’s how we roll.

4160 logo
photo from 4160 Tuesdays website

Mrs Gloss’s  Lemon Sherbet came about after Sarah McCartney (all her fault, again) collaborated with the hugely popular Facebook group, Mrs Gloss and The Goss. The group is very friendly and exchanges beauty and fragrance advice in a warm environment where women bare their souls and post make up free selfies and new hair dos.  It’s like a bunch of cyber sisters, basically.

A Mrs Gloss splinter group spent the day at the 4160 Tuesdays HQ and made a scent called Mrs Gloss Made Me Do it, which was named by Sarah because Mrs Gloss made her do it.  Willingly, I should add. There were no ligatures or blackmail involved.

The result was such a success (I haven’t smelled it so can’t comment) that offshoots, or flankers were created.  One of them is Mrs Gloss’s Lemon Sherbet and I am wearing it today.

Photo from the Mrs Gloss and The Goss Facebook page
Photo from the Mrs Gloss and The Goss Facebook page

Here’s the Goss on Mrs Gloss (Lemon Sherbet version)

Mrs Gloss’s Lemon Sherbet opens with the kind of lemon that seems to go in two directions.

Firstly there’s a fizzy sherbet scent, which will be familiar to those who like the sweets,  but shortly after,  limes come in and make this a refreshing lemon/lime drink with ice cubes on a hot day.  As this citrus note melts down onto your skin,  it melts into a citrussy vanilla.  Now, I like this because the vanilla is warm without being sweet. The lemon and lime stick around, but they’re softened and their edges are fuzzy now.  The scent is refreshing but not cold: clean but not sterile, sweet but not sticky. The lasting impression is a musky vanilla with that lovely hint of lime keeping it summery.   Perfect for Summer. Or Winter.  Or Autumn.  Or Spring.

Fig 1 (photo from RetroTuckShop.com)
photo from RetroTuckShop.com

Stockists- You can buy this from 4160 Tuesdays here, along with many other treats.   Prices start at £15 for a 9ml EDP purse spray.  Samples are also available for a small fee.   Prices correct at time of pressing “Publish”.

My sample was included with an order for which,  many thanks.   Opinions are my own.


Miller Harris Fleur du Matin: Morning Glorious


Miller Harris is a reliable brand.  To me I can rely on the fact that their scent will always be very good quality and long-lasting.  You pay a little more than High Street prices, but the quality is of a much higher calibre which makes it worth it in my book (or should I say on my blog?)

Fleur du Matin is a well made lemon-y herbal cologne.  Nothing new there you may think, but what makes this different is the longevity and the quality of the ingredients which can both stand out individually and, like a good choir, can do harmony too.

So you can pick out the Basil, Galbanum, Marjoram, Neroli , Grapefruit, Pine, Honeysuckle, Jasmine,  and of course the all pervading tartness of the Amalfi lemon.  However, you can also enjoy the long lasting herby/lemon base note where all is blended and all stays fresh and zingy for at least six hours- no mean feat for a citrus.

Everything that is fresh and revitalising has been used, and I don’t mean in the kind of way where you cast your nets wide and hope for the best. Fleur du Matin smells almost impossibly clean and fresh, like sticking your face in a bowl of fresh cut lemons after an invigorating shower just after a big rainfall outside whilst the back door is wide open, letting in the fresh air.

It will wake you up and it will delight you.  I also declare it office and commuter friendly.

You can buy Fleur du Matin from the Miller Harris website, or on allbeauty.com. If you’re in the USA or Canada, there is a selection of Miller Harris fragrances on  Fragrance.Net.com and Amazon.com.