Elegant, well-executed conjuring of a space
The Waft from the Loft EDP is the result of the 4160 Tuesdays Indiegogo campaign, collaboration with the YouTube channel of the same name, conceived in early 2020 and developed and released during the pandemic, a brilliant manifestation of an older building, a mix of wood, stone, and humidity. It feels like a mix of raw nature and industrial influence, a compromise between outdoors and indoors, and even between old and fresh, though it skews older. Note-wise, it feels like a mix of resins, florals, woods, and patchouli, somewhat fresh and green yet mostly earthy and woody with a resinous structure holding it all together, maybe galbanum.
Waft brings the earthy, damp basement vibe of fragrances like Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu and Masque Milano Montecristo and takes it further, making for a committed experience to being in and around an old church in a humid setting of the world. Inspired by the UK locale, the environment seems very familiar to me in the eastern US, which is also a rather humid temperate part of the world.
The perfume is sold only through the 4160 Tuesdays website as of now, to my knowledge, though I believe it should be available in the US via Perfumology and Krystal Fragrance at some point. On the house site, the EDP is priced at 150/100/40 GBP for 100/30/15ml and the parfum is priced at 60GBP for 15ml.
The fragrance is a real gift in an all-time challenging year, a mix of the old and new, a fusing of art and reality, beautifully crafted.
8 out of 10