4160 Tuesdays Raw Silk and Red Roses is a walk through a rose garden through the oversized, gradient rose-tinted glasses of the 1980’s. And with a name like “Raw Silk and Red Roses”, one does expect for it to be a rather “over the top” perfume.
Raw Silk and Red Roses is like a dusty rose. It’s dry rose petals with stone fruits. I also get a cedar which seems fitting when we’re talking about raw silk. It’s like a silk slip stored in a dresser drawer with a small cedar block. Most of the wear of Raw Silk and Red Roses is a sharper, green rose geranium with a plummy rose. In the background, there’s violet. The camphoric patchouli and geranium add an antique, nostalgic quality to the perfume. The patchouli’s “dustiness” shines throughout the fragrance but it never overpowers. The fragrance dries down to rose and musk with green violet leaves.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m anosmic to something in this perfume. To me, it doesn’t come across like a powerful, engulfing Eighties perfume. Even when I wear numerous sprays, I feel like it wears closely to my skin. This isn’t a complaint. I like it the way it is. Another possibility, is that I’m a rose lover and there are very few rose perfumes that are too abundant for me.
Notes listed include geranium, rose, plum, peach, patchouli and vintage musks. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Sarah McCartney
Give Raw Silk and Red Roses a try if you like rose perfumes. Or perfumes like L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Rose, Stella McCartney Stella, Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land, Aerin Rose de Grasse and/or The Body Shop Moroccan Rose.
Projection and longevity are average. But, that’s coming from a rose lover. You should know by now not to read my rose perfume reviews if you dislike roses.
A 1oz bottle retails for $95 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Rose musk. As far as rose soliflores go, this one is “sharper” with astringent woods and green notes. However, the stone fruits give the fragrance a modern feel. I know it was inspired by the gargantuan style of the Eighties but I find this to be a rather modern rose.
*Disclaimer – Sample prvoided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Luckyscent. Jane Russell image from swopshop.ie.