4160 Tuesdays Dirty Honey

dirty honey


Pure white blossom with the scent of honey that’s been dragged through the mud. The scent of Mexican orange blossom flowering in suburban London in springtime. – Sarah McCartney

Dirty Honey from 4160 Tuesdays is one of the scents from Sarah McCartney’s capsule collection Crimes of Passion. With a great name that should have been a heavy metal love song, Dirty Honey was inspired by the smell of Mexican orange blossom that Sarah McCartney stumbled across on the way to her London studio.

A good first sniff of this had me puzzling and I’ve worn it three times before attempting to review. This morning it came to me: Whisky. Dirty Honey opens like a good glass of Scotch. That bouquet of a good single malt as you sniff your snifter. Full of oak casks and boozy fermented rye mash: gorgeously, tinglingly aromatic.

As it dries down  there’s beeswax and wood, giving it a cosy warmth, and labdanum giving it a leathery, ambery tinge. There’s jasmine too, which seems at home here- just sidestepping its tendency to go indolic, but fully at home here because this has a nice whiff of human.

It’s a comforting scent, like dried spittle on lips that you have been kissing a lot, and that’s a compliment by the way, because I like that smell. The whisky/honey makes this feel like an intimate scent that demands an open fire and woodsmoke, and of course, a good glass of Glenfiddich. Wear this and drink Scotch because they “go”.

I love it.


You can buy Dirty Honey from the 4160 website.  If you don’t want to blind buy a full bottle, there are purse sprays and sample sets which I highly recommend.

2 thoughts on “4160 Tuesdays Dirty Honey”

  1. I do love your reviews so much Sam. they always make me smile and i think quite often ‘she’s a saucy mare’. lol. On to the perfume – indeed this sounds like something i would like to have a ‘snifter’ of. Its full of many notes i love and i am presuming it is not too sweet. Re-reading, i have picked up on ‘its a comforting scent’…. so yes, this baby seems to tick all my olfactory boxes. 🙂 xx

  2. Thank you dear Patsi! I am so sure you will love this one.It really reminded me of your favourite Ginestet Botrytis. It’s not too sweet either, but nice and rich.

    warmest wishes

    Sam xx

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