Hi there Posse Peeps! Freeway was popped into my hand last year by Sarah McCartney and I wanted to save it for a summer review because I imagined it being a perfect choice for summer spritzing. Then I bloody forgot to do it, so a year later I have my decant ready for a spritz or three. Sorry for the delay. Created with and for the Luckyscent crew in LA, one of 4160 Tuesdays most intricate and accomplished works.
Freeway by 4160 Tuesdays 2018
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Mandarin petitgrain, Orange blossom, Tobacco, Rum, Brandy, Cannabis, Woods, Vanilla
ORANGE! If there was ever a colour associated with a fragrance then Freeway would definitely be the colour of a ripe, juicy, sun warmed orange. It doesn’t smell like that orange fruit exactly but it does fit the look. If that’s not an LA analogue then nothing is.
I don’t get a real squeal of petroleum like the Histories de Parfums Petroleum but I do understand the feeling evoked, much less confrontational, prettier and infinitely more wearable.
Orange Blossom but not a soapy version, vanilla to sweeten the deal and a bunch of backing players that don’t really get their own spotlight. Maybe tobacco but I’m not sure if that’s exactly what I’m smelling.
Freeway is more than its pieces. It’s got that great carefree LA spaciousness that they all want you to believe LA is. Even though it’s only that for the wealthy and successful. Actually, Freeway doesn’t smell much like the feeling of being on a freeway, it’s much more the canyon drives and hills, the beaches and fresh squeezed orange juices with super sized breakfasts.
I can imagine Freeway fitting perfectly into the early creamy citrus, slightly tropical fragrances of Annick Goutal. It has that same plush voluptuousness. Excellent stuff.
Have you tried any of the 4160 Tuesdays oeuvre? Anything spark your fancy?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies