31 Scents of October, #12: BPAL, Dragon’s Bone(r)

Disclaimer: I am not a perfume expert, nor am I sponsored by BPAL or, indeed, anyone.

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Dragon’s Bone(r)

The decant, in the cigarette case I carry my imps in.

The decant, in the cigarette case I carry my imps in.

It’s an…erm…provocative title. Comic, and rude. So I’m slightly disappointed by the scent.

Let’s be real here. It’s very pleasant. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s a waver, and a developer. And it’s still here, almost 12 hours since I put in on from a scant decant, clinging close in a baby-powder rose. When it flares, to me there is a strong sense of deep violet. But I do smell violet in everything (I have a fixation on Parma Violets that just won’t go away) so I wouldn’t take me as a guide.

But the disappointing part of it is that…well. It’s pleasant. I want something…rude. Bolshy. In your face…as it were. And it isn’t. I’ve found that with the other Lupers I’ve tried this year. Although I like a number, none of them are memorable. This is much the same.

I want metal scales. I want musk. I want gold and smoke. And it isn’t there.