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Webchat with perfumer Sarah McCartney: Thursday 24 May, 9pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-May-18 10:44:46

In response to this thread, we’ve organised a webchat on Thursday 24 May at 9pm with perfumer Sarah McCartney.

Writer turned perfumer Sarah McCartney composes fragrances for her micro-perfumery, 4160Tuesdays, and for clients including Google, Tinder and Hyundai. Using early 20th century methods, with a 21st century online business strategy, she has built a worldwide reputation and fanbase, with stockists in Europe and the US, as well as the UK.

Sarah’s perfumes, described by perfume archivist James Craven, are “a wardrobe of highly sophisticated scents which one can also play with”. They all have their own stories, which she enjoys telling with wit and enthusiasm, sharing some of perfumery’s secrets along the way.
4160Tuesdays operates from a small studio in West London, where all the creation, bottling and despatch happens in a friendly space with its own swing, a world away from the image led, celeb driven, multinational fragrance industry.

Join Sarah on Thursday at 9pm to find out more about perfumery and put your questions to her. if you’re unable to join us on the night, post your question for her on this thread in advance.

mrsreynolds Tue 22-May-18 11:43:40


LibertyBlue Tue 22-May-18 12:12:47

Brilliant, looking forward to it. I’ll only be able to post questions in advance because I’m at a party that evening, but following with enthusiasm and interest.

fourandnomore Tue 22-May-18 14:05:05

Sarah is amazing, I am a little obsessed with her perfumes! Lovely person too and her workshops are fantastic, she's got so much knowledge of well, so much!! Well worth tuning into this! Thank you mumsnet! smile

rosesandcashmere Tue 22-May-18 16:13:15


Coffeecoffeebuzzbuzzbuzz Tue 22-May-18 17:04:25

Fantastic! Will try and be there (teething baby dependent) but will submit a question in advance. Love 4160s.

mrsreynolds Tue 22-May-18 17:15:32

I'm obsessed with sexiest scent on the planet ever 😃💙
I have the edp and extrait
Any chance of body products? I'd sell a kidney for sexiest scent bath oil 💙💙💙💙

mrsreynolds Tue 22-May-18 17:16:08

.....and also currently wearing lemon lovely for summer

shakeyourcaboose Tue 22-May-18 19:17:10

@mrsreynolds l have lemon sherbet too!

Butterfly1975 Tue 22-May-18 19:25:45

Oh wow!!

I'd love to know what her favourite perfume is or if it is impossible to say, what her favourite notes are? smile

mrsreynolds Tue 22-May-18 19:33:49

What excellent taste you have caboose 😁

I also love mrsgloss walk in the woods...divine woody loveliness...sigh...

My mum likes shazam!

I love the 9ml sizes. They don't break the bank and are great for Travel...oh that reminds me! I must decide what I'm taking on my trip next week! 🤔

shakeyourcaboose Tue 22-May-18 19:49:53

I also have mrsglossmademedoit and one l got as a freebie, can't remember velvet something!? Love fact no one else I know has either of them!

shakeyourcaboose Tue 22-May-18 19:50:59

My question/request would be please, please come to Scotland to do a workshop!

OCSock Tue 22-May-18 20:24:39

And the western southwest: too late for a scent tent at Port Eliot I guess, but maybe next year.

calilark Tue 22-May-18 20:28:13

Excellent news. Sarah is marvellously interesting to listen to, I learn something new every time!

Bratsandtwats Tue 22-May-18 21:04:21

Lovely lady. I may happen to have around 12 different perfumes of hers.

Ollivander84 Tue 22-May-18 21:08:12

Edamame beans or crispy kale? (Sarah and I consumed a large amount of kale tonight!)

fourandnomore Tue 22-May-18 21:56:58

You know we will all end up outing ourselves grin

LibertyBlue Tue 22-May-18 22:11:06

Question for Sarah: I love iris perfumes, the flowers, but also those with lots of orris giving that carroty, earthiness to a fragrance. I have no idea why, but I find iris enchanting. So my question is: if I love Prada Infusions D’Iris, Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist and Chanel Bois de Iles.... which perfumes might I like from your range and other houses?

puppydogmummy Tue 22-May-18 22:37:08

How do I do webchat? Sorry I'm new to all this but I love the big sniff!

buckeejit Tue 22-May-18 23:19:13

Just here to add some Sarah love. Did the first Mrs gloss workshop with her & had such a great day, so interesting & such a lovely lady with a great back story

LibertyBlue Wed 23-May-18 07:30:38

puppydogmummy if you’re free when the webchat is live just watch the thread and post a question. Sarah will be writing replies to all the questions, one by one. If you’re not free, post your question in advance and check back later to see if it’s been answered. You only get one question but you can ask follow on questions that are related to your original question. You can obviously read all the other Q&As here too.

Boglin Wed 23-May-18 12:23:50

I'd like to add my question in advance if possible:
Since skin chemistry plays such a large role in how scents smell on people, is there (or will there ever feasibly be) a way of categorising skin chemistry and determining which scents work for your type? As more and more perfume is ordered online it would be so useful to know if the beautiful scent you've ordered, that everyone is raving about, will actually smell like bathroom cleaner on you, before you click 'order'.

auberginesrus Wed 23-May-18 12:41:20

That's a great question Boglin

AnotherPinkiePieStory Wed 23-May-18 13:00:00

That’s so exciting. Thanks whoever organised!

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