Disclaimer: I am not a perfume expert, nor am I sponsored by BPAL or, indeed, anyone.
To find the notes for these scents, click the link in the name.
Though it’s not in the notes, I detect a hint of leather here, but perhaps that’s psychological…it feels like it should have leather, so redolent is it of motorcycles and vintage cars. The motor oil isn’t harsh and bitter – I was worried this would smell of petrol, which I loathe, but it doesn’t. It smells more like the engine of a revving car on a warm day. It’s sad, melancholy, and dark…the aromatic epitome of Motor City.
This is part of the Only Lovers Left Alive collection, like Diamond’s Gong. I watched the film again (as is our anniversary tradition) last night, and throughout thought how powerfully evocative the scents to do with this line are – even June 23rd, 1868, which did not work on me, and which I sold (too many white florals). Each and every scent in this collection which I have tried is completely different, and I love how a single two hour film has produced so much inspiration.