4160 Tuesdays launches crowdfunding campaign for 'Crimes of Passion' fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 04th March, 2015

4160 Tuesdays have launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for a new series of fragrances called 'Crimes of Passion'. The collection is described by perfumer and founder, Sarah McCartney as "scents, so irresistible you'll do (almost) anything to smell them again"


4160Tuesdays founder and perfumer, Sarah McCartney

4160 Tuesdays is no stranger to crowdfunding having launched on IndieGoGo in 2012.

McCartney says:

At 4160Tuesdays we're making seven new perfumes, The Crimes of Passion series - scents so beautiful you would follow whoever wears them to the end of the world just to smell them again.  (That's the plan anyway. No promises.) 

We make perfumes for people who love the way they smell, and we don't declare that they're for men or women. We prefer to let our customers decide what they like for themselves.

All seven scents will be extrait strength - also known as parfum or pure perfume.

We're here because we'd like:

  • time in the lab to work on them in detail
  • to be able to afford some wonderful materials that are only available by the kilo
  • to create fragrances to fall in love with, perfumes that really mean something, scents you'll want to wear forever, not just this season.

Now we'd like to step up again. Everyone who backs this project will get their perfumes at half price (or less) of the price we'll have to ask for them once they are released into the outside world.

We'll make just five to ten litres of each depending on who joins in, Where we need your help is to invest in new (to us) amazing natural materials that are only available by the kilo. Once we have them, we can afford to sell our Crimes of Passion perfumes at affordable prices, to people who've always been our supporters, as well as like-minded new scent seekers.
 

McCartney is also offering to make individual Crime of Passion, bespoke perfumes at half the usual rate. £2500 for a litre of perfume – instead of the usual £5,000.

The fragrances, which are still in development, so may be subject to change include:

  • Irresistible Crimes of Passion - the one Sarah talks about in the video (below), an innocent enticed into a Victorian villa, a Henry James novel in fragrance
  • The Goddess of Love and Perfume - inspired by Aphrodite, her fragrance as she descended to Earth from Mount Olympus to seduce passing shepherd boys 
  • Midnight at the Palace Garden - the opulence of an Eastern courtyard after dark
  • Raw Silk and Red Roses - we have two borderline rose scents but this one will make a commitment
  • Be Careful What You Wish For - Sarah swore she would never make an oudh scent, but might finally be persuaded
  • Dip Me In Honey... - drench yourself in sweetness, and forget the consequences
  • Maxed Out, or Shaken, Stirred and Left on the Rocks - the kind of night out in New York when you have to read your Twitter feed the next morning to find out what you did.

You can find out more about the campaign at IndieGoGo and see McCartney talking about the collection in the video below.

In related news, you can meet McCartney at an upcoming event arranged by the Perfume Salon; and the brand is about to be sold at iconic London department store Fortnum & Mason.

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      • Captain | 6th March 2015 00:42

        I got my hopes up thinking that this would be a reply to the ridiculous excusing of "crimes of passion" when someone kills a lover or spouse (usually men killing women). But, nope, just fake "whimsical" marketing. ugh.

      • Captain | 6th March 2015 00:42

        I got my hopes up thinking that this would be a reply to the ridiculous excusing of "crimes of passion" when someone kills a lover or spouse (usually men killing women). But, nope, just fake "whimsical" marketing. ugh.

      • Captain | 6th March 2015 00:42

        I got my hopes up thinking that this would be a reply to the ridiculous excusing of "crimes of passion" when someone kills a lover or spouse (usually men killing women). But, nope, just fake "whimsical" marketing. ugh.