4160 Tuesdays Pillow Talk was initially reserved for scent marketing for a hotel (well, rumor has it) but according to the press release, this fell through (anyone that’s self-employed or a contractor, can relate, I’m sure). It was meant to be a linen spray. But, you smell Pillow Talk and you don’t want your linens to have all of the fun.
Pillow Talk is a zesty, fresh fragrance. It opens as a dry and spicy with citrus. It reminds me of a stick of Juicy Fruit gum with freshly ground black pepper. Then it’s a cup of Earl Grey tea! It’s so much bergamot and peppery black tea. I really didn’t expect for Pillow Talk to be like this. I was expecting something trying really hard to be sexy and seductive. Instead Pillow Talk is a deliriously happy fragrance that’s giddy without coming across as awkward or dorky. The heart turns into a smokier black tea with a fresh, tart orange blossom water. It eventually dries down to a smokier sandalwood and palo santo with traces of that peppery black tea rounded by a soft, powdery vanilla. The base is something cuddly and soft.
The first few times I tried Pillow Talk, I didn’t really think the perfume matched the name. But, after a few more wears, it sort of “clicked” with me. It does smells like a nice hotel. It’s a silver platter of room service tea and crisp white bed linens. It eventually dries down to a soft, comforting pillow. This can be “romantic” or it can be you alone and loving it.
Notes listed include yuzu, jasmine, orange flower, pink pepper, black pepper and sandalwood. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Sarah McCartney
Give Pillow Talk a try if you like tea/Earl Grey scents. Or perfumes like Jennifer Lopez Still, Nishane Wulong Cha, Illuminum Tribal Black Tea, Parfums Rosine La Cologne de Rosine, Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga, CB I Hate Perfume Russian Caravan Tea and/or any of the Bvlgari “Tea” scents.
Projection is below average and longevity is average. It’s a “friendly” scent meaning that it won’t wear you or suffocate your coworkers.
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $80 at Olfactif. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Earl Grey tea with a splash of orange blossom water. It’s a really great tea/woodsy fragrance that’s not marketed as such. I think it’s a nice “daily/polite scent” that isn’t boring. It smells like a nice hotel and who’s offended by that? (Don’t answer, I’m sure some people are).
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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from ParfuMaria.com. Romy Schneider and a dalmatian in Coco Chanel’s apartment from fanpix.net