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A leathered up, musky interpretation of BPAL’s Antique Lace: dry flowers, aged linens, and the faint breath of long-faded perfumes with well-worn leather and caramel musk.

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The caramel aspect of this blend is what I notice most, a buttery-milky brown sugar caramel that wants to ooze over vanilla ice cream rather than firm up into fudgy squares. Shifting beneath the caramel are those faint, faded attic-trunk florals and creamy cobwebby linens I recall from Antique Lace and a cracked leather buckle so ghostly and elusive I’m not sure if it was actually ever there at all.

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I would say that initially the caramel musk and leather do make it seem less like the precious, but that it also smells very good. The caramel musk and leather are very reserved and not at all overpowering.

 

Quickly as it dries down I discern the resemblance coming out. I feel like the drydown is considerably Antique Lace like... it is definitely not identical but I am surprised at the similarity.

 

Okay, I've matched OG and Batty. OG is very... brittle? Fragile? It's much more 'faded perfumes' dominant. The caramel musk and leather (extremely well balanced) provide a sort of here and now feel that Antique... well, hence the name obviously. Antique Lace has the high note of Pediophobia, Batty is definitely a gourmand style tribute with some sugar and a firm base that AL lacks.

 

ETA have had it for a week and am thoroughly pleased. This is a scent that stands on its own, opening a warm and beckoning door into BPAL current and past, at the same time it pleases those of us who miss days gone by. 

Edited by ND¢

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An excellent entry into the Lace family. Upon application this reminded me a lot of Harlow’s Lace, I believe due to a burnt caramel note that I’m detecting. After some time that fades an little and I am left with a lovely Lace variant. I can definitely smell the Antique Lace but throughout where there is still always a slightly sugared caramel undertone; it’s really nice. I did not notice any leather in this one.

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I have never smelled any Lace before, Antique included. So ignore my review entirely if you'd like! I have no points of reference to help old BPAL heads.

 

At first, this is a lovely sweet, caramelized vanilla with a touch of fuzzy musk. As it wears, I find the leather. For me, it's evoking elegantly huffing an expensive and oh-so-buttery-soft brown leather driving glove with a lace-edged linen handkerchief tucked inside that's been dabbed with caramelized vanilla perfume and the skin musk of a beloved. The leather is faint, and very well-worn.

 

Lasted for several hours and still sniffable on my skin the next morning.

Edited by elissamay

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I am simply delighted with this latest Lace acquisition. Normally, I amp leather notes, so I was wary, but willing to try for my beloved Antique Lace's sake, and I'm really glad I did. In the bottle and through to dry-down after application, the dominant note is a rich caramel. I get *zero* leather at any point, but that caramel is warm and creamy, like the best caramels are. Even at the height of caramel's power, though, is the Antique Lace shining through. A.L. increases as caramel begins to slowly, slowly pull back some. Hours later evidence of the caramel note is still present, but quite faint, while Antique Lace's power remains in that gorgeous, lingering way it has.

Most surprising of all to me, is that the formulation of Antique Lace present in this Batty edition is MILES closer to the OG I've missed for so very long. I am a fan of the 2017 re-release, don't get me wrong. When I travel I have 2017 with me, to help me sleep at night. But it always rested on my skin in a way that I can only describe as..."sugary". There's a granulated sugar element to that version that OG never had on my skin. And this Batty-ed up version doesn't have that granulated sugar in it either- especially remarkable, considering that *caramel* is a primary note in the composition! 

In all, as I stated at the outset, I am simply delighted with the latest Lace, and I'm going to re-test in a month or so- if it goes as I think it will, there shall be back up bottles in my future! :wub2:

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For me, this is nearly a dupe of the re-release of Antique Lace, which is certainly not a bad thing. I have never smelled the original, but I agree with VioletChaos that this is slightly less sweet that the 2017 v. 

 

I don't get leather, but I do get something a tiny bit more sophisticated, and a tiny bit less marshmallowy vanilla. 

 

But basically, if you need more AL in your life, you'll go batty for this. 

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Slightly salty caramel smothering OG antique lace. Very faint and soft but nice longevity. Will be buying several backup bottles to age and hoard....

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I am mostly getting the re-released Antique Lace (that doesn't have the floral qualities of the original, and that my basic ass self likes more than the original -- heresy, I know) with some caramel-infused musk hovering around the edges. I don't love caramel in perfumes, but bought this because it's a bat-themed Lace, and fortunately, the caramel musk in this isn't overwhelming whatsoever. It has good throw, too. However, I didn't detect any leather.... I wonder if it will peek out with age?

 

I like this, but at this point, I have so many perfumes featuring this vanilla that I feel like I may have to let at least one of them go in order to let this one stay in my collection.

 

I'll have to spend more time with this one to know for sure, but I'm thinking that it's probably a keeper, and that wouldn't even be a question if I didn't have so many scents featuring this vanilla.

Edited by doomsday_disco

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this is lovely!  it's the antique lace (2017) you know and love, made more... substantial by the batty additions. the wistful nostalgia of AL is there, but with a sweetly musky, in some ways more robust foundation that feels grounded in pragmatism.  the leather is just a suggestion, as aged and brittle as the yellowed lace it sits alongside. 

 

honestly, while i appreciate antique lace, and occasionally find myself in the mood for it, this is more my jam.  i'm very pleased with it! 

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I'm not getting leather at all.  I don't love caramel in perfume and luckily that is not very noticeable either, if there at all on me.    

 

I wish it would last longer on my skin but maybe I'll scent locket it!

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Floofy vanilla 2017 Antique Lace with a halo of caramel. I get a teeny bit of soft leather as it wears. Lovely!

Edited by roseus

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On me I can pick out the  linen and dusty notes from Antique Lace with cool vanilla and hints of caramel and leather. I mostly get Antique Lace here but the caramel adds a sweetness and warmth which blends in really well. The leather adds some depth and complexity. The caramel and leather make nice additions that compliment the original 

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New to antique lace, but I must say, I see the appeal. The leather blends right into everything, very light. And I really enjoy the warmth of the caramel musk! It tiptoes right up to the point of being almost too sweet, but then it settles in and wears so beautifully - quite long lasting for me, with just the right amount of throw. Pretty, nostalgic, sepia-toned. 

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