Perfume Review: 4160 Tuesdays The Sexiest Scent on the Planet. (IMHO)
The Sexiest scent on the Planet IMHO (The Sexiest) starts of with a very fresh citrus note, probably bergamot, which I like. To continue with the woody pine (some say cedarwood to me it smells like pine) and a very sweet and I mean very sweet vanilla, lemon meringue. The Guerlain Shalimar lemon meringue accord is an accord I am very fond of. But the lemon meringue note in The Sexiest, is too sweet for my taste. This smells more like the vanilla in Guerlain Jicky, which I am not too fond of.
The Sexiest feels to me like a very modern wink to two iconic Guerlains Jicky and Shalimar. Personally I prefer Shalimar as I find Jicky much too sweet. On my skin The Sexiest behaved more like Jicky and on paper like Shalimar. Just to be clear here, I see The Sexiest as a wink to Shalimar and Jicky. Maybe it was inspired by it, like a free modern interpretation of these two Guerlain fragrance.
Bottom line, does it radiate sex ? Not in my opinion. The painting shown at the beginning Satyr and Nymph (from 1623) does. But if you associate a Finnish sauna with sex you might associate The Sexiest with sex. And steam. The Finns will not agree.*
Notes: Gin, bergamot, vanilla, woods, musk, ambergris ( according to Lucky Scent)
Painting: Satyr and Nymph to be seen at The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
*Note: the official travel guide of Finland clearly mentions on its website, in the article 10 sauna tips for beginners, that sauna has nothing to do with sex. Funny they mention this so clearly.
December 2, 2015 @ 07:39
Interestingly, I like (and wear) Jicky while Shalimar doesn’t work for me – and I still do not like The Sexiest. I’m sure that I don’t like it on its own merit, as a perfume. But I also do not like the name: I disagree with using sex to sell anything – be that a car or a perfume.
December 2, 2015 @ 13:51
Interesting Undina, what you say about Jicky. You are lucky it works for you. The name doesn’t bother me too much but it does not live up to its name. But I can imagine it bothers you. A lot of perfume is sold by selling sex though maybe this title is too obvious.
The Scented Hound
December 2, 2015 @ 13:21
That’s a pretty tall order to be named the Sexiest….it appears maybe it doesn’t live up to the name I see.
December 2, 2015 @ 13:49
It is, S. To me it doesn’t live up to it’s name.