While the internet can be a nasty, spiteful, ungenerous place (to say the very least), we’re delighted to report that fragrance lovers, by and large, are the exact opposite- which explains the success of many supportive, loving private communities of perfume aficionados online, including Christi Long’s Eau My Soul. To celebrate this island of positivity, 4160’s Sarah McCartney offered EMS’s members a rare chance– vote on their top 25 favorite notes, and she would blend them together into a magnum opus of fragrance. Lo and behold, the votes were cast, and Sarah delivered with Eau My Soul, the newest and most democratic of releases from 4160 Tuesdays.
Working primarily from sandalwood and amber, the top two vote-getters, Eau My Soul is an exuberant delight, or as Sarah herself describes it, a “warm, friendly, inclusive group hug” of a scent. A fresh bust of early citrus quickly warms into smooth, creamy woods and amber, giving off the delectable vibe of sparkling root beer. As lush florals blend seamlessly with musk, tobacco and honeyed leather, we can’t help but think of sinking into a well-worn easy chair in our favorite pajamas, warmed by an unpretentiously casual mixed drink and a bite of our favorite dessert. We know Eau My Soul is named for the community that launched it. But even if it weren’t, the name fits too well to think it could be called anything else.