I love smelling like a sticky bat!
Maddy is Neil Gaiman’s 16 (nearly 17) year old daughter. A few years ago he reposted a journal entry on his blog about her waking him one morning to tell him a bat was at the kitchen window. The endearing story goes on to say that Neil promptly turned around and went back to sleep but proceeded to wake up to discover that indeed a bat had gotten stuck on some gluey clear plastic paper which was kept on the ground floor windows of his home to trap flies (they’d peel them off and chuck them after the paper had enough flies on it ew!).
The little bat was stuck on the plastic facing into the room and was assumed dead by Neil’s assistant but what was quickly realized he was not as he hissed!
This adventure led to how they would get the dear bat off the paper without hurting him. Some citrus solvent works it’s way into the solution and was quickly dripped onto the bat as they edged him off the sticky paper. The Happily Ever After of the story is that a lemon-scented sticky bat crawled away unharmed into a woodpile in the yard and hopefully survived his interesting, “sticky” experience.
When I first read the entry it made me smile. Maddy supposedly drew a photo of the bat which Neil had hopes of finding and posting but it never came to be, I think I’d have loved to see that childish sketch drawn by a than five year old Maddy.
This story was the inspiration behind the new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Lemon Scented Sticky Bat Perfume Oil.
The oil is $26 for 5 ML, not cheap by any means but all for a non profit venture as proceeds of every single bottle goes to one of my favorite charities, The CBLDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).
The joy of the bottle of oil is not only that the profits are going to charity but the craftsmanship that actually went into the making of the oil. It’s probably one of my favorite BPAL oils of all time at the moment. They really nailed it.
If you loved Bath and Body Works Hello Sugar! this is exactly that scent but in a more potent blend. Sweet, custardy lemon comes through here. It smells like a lemon pie of some sort. Tart, very sweet, and a bit foody. BPAL oils are notorious for morphing once they hit your skin but this smells as good in the bottle as it does on your skin during its final dry down. The notes comes through crisp and clear and the lemon stays fresh but also pastry or cake-y like so you aren’t left with a bad dish detergent lemon smell but more of a true tart lemon with touches of custard and cake.
Although I don’t personally know Maddy I think I’ll smile every time I wear this scent and think of her drawing that sticky little bat that was glued to the window.
The scent somehow captures the tale completely and brings a wide smile to my mouth.
Perhaps I’m too much of a fan girl.
Very Muse Approved for purchase!
You can smell like a Lemon Scented Sticky Bat too by visiting www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com and indulging in a bottle or two (two is more like it, completely an addicting smell).
You NEED this!