I have no idea what has happened to me this winter. But, something has happened. Last week, I confessed that I’ve enjoyed wearing a sheer, wispy black currant perfume, Viktoria Minay Hedonist Cassis. And today I’m confessing my love for another fruity-floral perfume, 4160 Tuesdays Goddess of Love & Perfume. Now, this one is very different than the Viktoria Minya one. Goddess of Love is a dense, jammy fruity-floral. There’s nothing sheer about it. The surprise for me, is what are the chances that I randomly sample two fruity-florals in the same month that I actually like? What has happened to me?
Goddess of Love is a fruity fragrance that opens with tangy, fizzy citrus-like champagne over blackcurrant jam. It’s like berry jams, rose jam and a sharp patchouli with a dry, champagne opening. Goddess of Love is a sweet fragrance but the musk, moss and patchouli keeps it from smelling juvenile. The florals are sweet and jammy. It eventually dries down to a long-wearing musk. This musk is cozy, warm and like velvet. It’s one of those that I wear and hours and hours later I’m like “Who smells so good?”. The answer – me.
Goddess of Love is a fun fragrance. It’s a fruity-floral that I feel comfortable wearing. Now, it’s not something that I would wear that frequently. I mean, I’m just now realizing that I may like fruity-florals. But, I like it. It’s like vintage YSL Yvresse/Champagne meets a really fun limited edition LUSH bath bomb.
Notes listed include plum, peach, wild strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, grapefruit, yuzu, oakmoss, opoponax, bergamot, patchouli, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, vanilla and vintage musk. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Sarah McCartney
Give Goddess of Love a try if you like fruity-florals. Or if you like perfumes like YSL Yvresse, M. Micallef Note Poudree, Sula Champagne Sugar, LUSH Snow Fairy and/or Escada Moon Sparkle. This is definitely one of those fruity-florals that has enough “umph” to be worn in cooler weather.
Projection and longevity are above average (it’s a parfum extrait concentration).
The 1 oz bottle retails for $150 at Luckyscent and 4160 Tuesdays (UK). Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Champagne, berry jam and musk. It’s fun but not a guilty pleasure (like Kylie Minogue remixes). It’s a grown-up fruity-floral.
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6 thoughts on “4160 Tuesdays Goddess of Love & Perfume EDP Perfume Review”
Well you know… there are fruity florals and then there are fruity florals! I’m not terribly fond of the genre. I once would have called it my most hated genre! But then I fell hard for OO Tropics of Capricorn. And more recently I’ve also really appreciated Slumberhouse Sådanne and April Aromatics Tempte Muse. Oh, and MPeG Fleur des Comores!
I’ve heard a lot of good lately about the Crimes of Passion line of 4160 Tuesdays! This one sounds intriguing because of the musk. I always enjoy innocence despoiled! Softpretty florals or juicy fruit with some dirt, decay or skank is just irresistible! Dirty Honey also sounds really interesting and so does Inevitable Crimes of Passion. I guess I should invest in a sample pack one of these days! 😉
That’s the truth! Now deciding if I should avoid the OO one or not, because my wishlist is growing! Tempted Muse and that MPeG are so tropical and wonderful.
I think I have samples of those other ones but haven’t tried them yet (all in that sample set). The musk in this really is something else. It’s for lack of a better word, really sensuous. That musk is one of things that elevates it into that category of “then there are fruity florals” 😉
Don’t avoid Tropics of Capricorn! For me it was a life changing sort of perfume, if perfumes can be life changing… I was studying anthropology when I tried it and my head was full of anthropological theory. Theories of liminality (about borders and threshold states and their magical/ritual charge), rites of passage, dirt (dirt = matter out of place, that which is out of place is unclean/taboo)…
My dog claimed my lap for some hugs and kisses so now I lost my thread…
What I think I was coming to was that Tropic of Capricorn is powerful in a way that only those anthropologcal theories can explain. The fruit is lush and innocent while the hyrax is profoundly dirty, almost fecal, and the fruit is overripe on the verge of rotting. So to me the whole perfume illustrates the threshold between fecundity and decay, life and death, clean and unclean, sacred and taboo… Maybe I was overanalyzing that first time because I had all those theories fresh in my mind, but wearing Tropic of Capricorn is still an almost spiritual experience for me.
Gah, you make it sound like something I need to try ASAP.
Actually, you should just right a guest review post because this comment is awesome.
Thank you! 🙂 I actually have been planning on writing a review of it. Most perfumes can imo be thoroughly described with just 3-5 sentences which makes reviews of them rather too short and kind of redundant… But Tropic of Capricorn is not one of them! I’d want to include some anthropological quotes though, so the review starts to look more like research in my mind… which makes me lazy and not very inclined to work on it. I’m a lackadaisical bastard even at the best of times. 😉
Can’t wait to read it 😉 Even though I know it’s going to be good!
I love how you’ve described it. Honestly, I like any perfume that people can passionately talk about.
I think I have a sample of it around from FRAGments. Since organizing my samples, I don’t know what I’ve done with it (or if I even have it to begin with). I’m going to look again before ordering because I could *swear* I saw it.
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