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Friday, March 8, 2013

A Dirty Murder of Crows

Recently, Dee was so incredibly kind to send me some imps in the mail, and among them were two from BPAL. She sent me Dirty and A Murder of Crows. I was so excited to have the opportunity to test more BPAL scents, because I haven't been able to purchase anything from them yet. So, once again, you guys are amazing and deserve all the Internet hugs in the world! ❤

Italicized scent descriptions are from BPAL.


A wonderful antidote to an all-nighter oozing with drunken, addled perversion and debauchery. A fresh, crisp white linen scent: perfectly clean, perfectly breezy.

Cold sniff: So fresh and pretty, and something slightly floral.

Initial Application/Wet on Skin: I'm getting that mysterious floral note once again. I'm not quite sure what it is. I read a review from that said they detected plumeria on initial application, and I'd say that's spot on. My mom and I loved the Plumeria line from Bath & Body Works when I was in high school, so the plumeria in this blend is a pleasant and welcome surprise for me.

Drydown: The drydown for me is 100% fresh, clean laundry. It's so delightful and incredibly realistic.

Final Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is into "fresh" scents. Dirty is also a perfect everyday scent for anyone who doesn't want to smell perfumey. I asked my boyfriend what he thought it smelled like, and he got the floral note in it too. Though it is a simple scent, the possibilities for it are endless. I can see it working for practically any occasion (expect going out, as you'd probably want more of an exotic option... unless you want to have men or women wondering what laundry detergent you use, haha).

A Murder of Crows

Sleek iris and verbena, grey amber, benzoin, davana, and glossy herbs.

Cold sniff: I was stumped when I tried to decipher this scent. I know I've smelled it before, but I didn't know what it was exactly. My boyfriend ran into the same dilemma. If I had to guess, I'd say it's the iris/verbena notes.

Initial Application/Wet on skin: For the first minute, what I believe to be the iris and verbena are present. However, it immediately transforms into a woody and resinous aroma (the benzoin and davana).

Drydown: The most prominent note for me is the benzoin. At least, that is what I believe I am smelling. It is very woody at this stage, and since benzoin is derived from the bark of numerous trees, I can only make an assumption that it's the benzoin ;) It's also very resiny, which I think is the grey amber making its debut.

Final Thoughts: I'm a huge fan of Halloween scents, so this perfume already had an advantage before I even sniffed it. But it's so much more than I expected. It's incredibly beautiful and unlike any perfume I've ever tried. If BPAL ever brought this back, I'd buy a full size in a heartbeat. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Now, to enjoy this lovely rainy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I absolutely hate clean laundry kind of smells so "Dirty" would be revolting! But Morder of Crows sounds like something I would enjoy, might have to sample that one when I get around to ordering from BPAL!

    1. Oh, limited edition scent... I had fogotten... :(

    2. I Definitely thought A Murder of Crows would be up your ally! It's so pretty, I wish it wasn't LE!! It's not fair. :[

  2. I love it when I pass on something that doesn't work for me to someone who then falls in love with it. It makes me a bit sad to think of my unloved ones going to waste, lol. :-)

    1. I know, my dear! It's as if perfume has feelings! Thank you again for sending these to me. You're wonderful ❤

  3. Dirty sounds nice but I think i would love Murder of Crows! Dee is so lovely, isn't she? :)


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