Last Saturday at the 4160 Tuesdays studio, where I attended a white florals workshop, I overheard Sarah McCartney telling one of other ladies there how she was asked to base her Rome 1963 perfume on Federico Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits. My curiosity was immediately piqued. While La Dolce Vita and 8½ are probably the films he is most famous for, Juliet of the Spirits is the one film of his I have seen that really spoke to me.
Preceded only by “I love you” and “You were right”, “Made in Italy” is my favorite three word phrase. It never fails to fill me with a warm and fuzzy feeling (neither do the other two). So amidst the chaos of new flooring being installed in my flat and uncertain weather, once again cursed by every newspaper in the country’s prediction of a “bbq summer”, I threw on one of my favorite vintage Pucci dresses, sprayed myself in 4160 Tuesdays’ Rome 1963, set my hair (bring it on, English weather!), and stepped out to take in The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum.
Barely escaping the carnage of a massive DIY project
I managed to sneak a few photos inside the exhibition before getting told off by one of the security guards.
I spent last Saturday, 24th May, at Sarah McCartney’s 4160 Tuesdays studio where I attended her one day workshop on my favorite fragrance family, white florals. I couldn’t be more pleased with having spent the day
there. The atmosphere was just as I had hoped it would be, and everyone was super friendly and welcoming, all brought together by our common love of perfumes. By the time I left later that day I felt more like I had been hanging out at a friend’s rather than attending a workshop that was extremely engaging, educational, and most importantly, fun. Sarah hosts a different Perfume Day each month. A full schedule of events can be found here. Definitely worth a visit!