Friday, July 1, 2016

Olfactif Artisan Perfume Subscription: June

June's Olfactif box showcases a few scents from the niche house of 4160 Tuesdays (the approximate amount of Tuesdays in one's lifetime). Olfactif tried out some new atomizers and one of them did leak in my box a bit but they all still function. I do know that they are aware and will be fixing the issue. As always, Olfactif is $18 per month. There are two boxes, a masculine and a unisex box that is curated based on a theme for the month. An $18 coupon is provided and can be used on any scent featured that month.

The 4160 Tuesday's theme is Acts of Devotion. 

Goddess of Love and Perfume- Notes include: Plum, peach, raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant, grapefruit, yuzu, oakmoss, opoponax, bergamot, patchouli, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, vanilla, vintage musks.
Ripe, succulent fruits, colorful as jewels. Shining berries and furred peaches dressed with baby's breath and lace. A flower bouquet heart sent as a token of love floats with the tiny white bells of lily of the valley and delicate pale pink roses. The Goddess of Love and Perfume, robed in airy dreams the pearlescent tender shade of the inside of a seashell, glides through soft day dreams leaving behind far away eyes, a small curl of a smile and the whispering trail of dulcet vanilla rose musk with a suggestion of clay.

Midnight in the Palace Garden- Notes include: Blood orange, frangipani, jasmine, neroli, vanilla, coffee, cedarwood, sandalwood.
A white and cobalt tiled Moroccan palace courtyard under the stars offers a bounty of nocturnal effluvia. Exotic and sundry spices and citrus blooming in mosaic planters. Silvered faces of jasmine like so many stars burning, emerge from verdant vines from a bower above. The warm darkness offers comfort and serenity, the warmth of coffee beans from a nightcap and the serenity of cedarwood branches over hanging and peering into the courtyard. The cedarwood and sandalwood drydown is superb.

Maxed out- Notes include: Rum, coconut, lime, tobacco, coffee, cannabis essential oil, vintage musks, vanilla, cumin, Atlas cedar.
Ah! Malibu Rum has come back to haunt me. This was the drink of choice on many a Gainesville night. Malibu Rum and coke with a squeeze of lime housed in a red Solo cup and a Marlboro Light between the fingers. Smoking cigarettes and maybe something a little stronger as the night wears on, dancing, laughing, sweating in the night heat. A little gamey, a lot of wasted. I need a Tylenol for this scent memory. Oh the hangover.

Each scent is $150 for a full bottle and I enjoyed all three. 4160 Tuesdays is an offbeat, unique and evocative house. If I had to pick just one it would be Midnight in the Palace Garden. I just cannot resist the woody drydown. Which of these three may suit your fancy? Have you sampled 4160 Tuesdays yet? What I Did On My Holidays is one of my favorites. 

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