Sometimes when I want to really get a feel for a fragrance, I decant a few drops on a scarf which I drape over my bedroom door. If I like it every time I go into my bedroom (usually with a pile of laundry… we’re not that sort of blog), then I know I properly, really truly like it.
So it was with 4160 Tuesdays Ealing Green. I like green scents, always have, so if its got Green in the title, I’ll be interested.
Ealing Green, like all 4160 Tuesday scents has a lovely back-story which I will duplicate in full from the 4160 Tuesday website.
“I’d long wanted to make a scent for Ealing, my adopted home. I met my husband at Ealing Studios on Ealing Green, at a wedding. Then I was invited to make a midsummer scent for a charity evening, using plants and flowers named in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, so I combined the two ideas and created the scent of Ealing Green on a summer evening, but in the early 17th Century.” Sarah McCartney.
You can smell the grass and the thyme notes that are listed and the scent reminds me of maypoles and monks and madrigals. This is a very clean scent and I was surprised there was no mint there, but that could have been my mind playing tricks on me with the zingy herbal grass and thyme. This takes refreshing to another level altogether, although it stops short of being astringent. I also love the quite distinct whiff of violets, which I adore in fragrance. The whole shebang ends up in a happy mélange of my beloved oakmoss, some roses and the very faintest hint of earth like damp knees from a picnic.
Ealing Green lasts around six to seven hours on me and despite it being a deliciously pure and summery scent, it also goes very well on ice cold skin in modern day ice cold Wales. It is now all over my favourite scarf and the scent has lasted days on fabric. Ealing Green has done many a school run in the past few days, and has made these chilly mornings a little more bearable.
Ealing Green is very reasonably priced, starting at £6 for a 4ml splash bottle, and rising to £10 for a handbag sized 7ml bottle, £40 for 30ml, £60 for 50ml, and £90 for 100ml. When you think how much scent sells for on the High Street ( and its often same-old-same-old) , I regard this as a bargain.
You can buy 4160 Tuesdays from the website, as well as in person from 4160 HQ ( let them know first to check they’re about), or from Burgin’s in York, and from Rouiller White. In the USA and Canada you can buy a selection of 4160 Tuesdays scents from Indiescents, LuckyScent and excitingly- the Virgin Atlantic website to buy before you fly.