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BPAL reviews

My reactions to Snake Oil, Dragon's Reverie, Dragon's Bones, Dracul, Lightning, and Perversion.


★ Dracul
Black musk, tobacco, fir, balsam of peru, cumin, bitter clove, crushed mint, and orange blossom.
I think the musk-based scents agree with me. The fir & tobacco make this interesting-- it's like a spicy forest. Smells good on Mr Pedia.

★ Dragon's Bone
The dry, thin scent of a draconic ossuary. Dragon's blood resin with white sandalwood, dusty orris and crisp blondewood.
Hot and dry. These bones have been bleached white by desert sun and scoured smooth from years of blowing sand. This smells exactly as the description suggests it would. Love it, and continue to love it on my wrists as the day goes on. Mostly the dragon's blood blends have been working on me.

Dragon's Reverie
Opium-laced dreams of flame, plunder, power and fury: dragon’s blood resin, poppy, amber and ylang ylang.
Dragon's blood, yum, but I'm not sure about the rest of this one. It's a little soapy at the outset. Dry, it's still a little soapy. Either the poppy or the ylang ylang isn't going well with my skin.

Lightning
The electric tang of ozone, marine notes, and a drop of sharp rain.
Not to my taste, and I didn't like it on Mr Pedia, either. Too astringent.

Perversion
Smoky rum and black tobacco with a whisper of steamy leather with a splash of crystalline chardonnay, layered over a sensual, sweet, and deceptively magnetic base of tonka.
I think the chardonnay isn't agreeing with me. There's an acidic or sharp note that I'm not liking. This is the imp that spilled and made one of my orders smell horrible. Sigh! Mr Pedia said it was "interesting", but then he says that about most of them.

Snake Oil
A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla.
BPAL's most popular scent was kind of a bust on me. Wet: baby powder. Mr Pedia and I were in strong agreement on that. Dries down to a sweet, slightly spicy vanilla, with a hint of baby powder behind it. Nothing wrong with this, but Dragon's Milk didn't go powdery at all, so I like it much better.
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