Twenty-One Perfume Oil $5.25$21.00

Twenty-One Perfume Oil


“I like to drink martinis
Two at the very most.
Three, I’m under the table,
Four, I’m under my host.”
— Dorothy Parker

A tribute to New York’s 21 Club on West 52nd, formerly the speakeasy Jack & Charlie’s Puncheon Club. This is the scent of the perfect martini:

“The Perfect Martini, as an idea, has infinite possibilities. For me, the Dry Martini remains an American symbol of elusive perfection, a kind of pagan Holy Grail. The dedicated Martini drinker views this deceptively simple cocktail as a true if fleeting, salvation, … As in religion, one may not have actually witnessed the Conception of the Perfect Martini, but one accepts on faith that it exists, and that it takes away the sins of the earth.”
— The Martini, Barnaby Conrad III

This scent is dedicated to all the mods on the BPAL forum as thanks for their hard work, friendship, and for all they do to make the forum a pleasant, safe, and friendly place.

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Presented in an amber apothecary vial.


  1. phoenixevanidus

    In the frimp: waaaaaugh – toilet bowl cleaner?

    Wet on skin: …it still smells like some kind of cleaner to me, but not as sinus-clearing, and I can’t quite place it.

    Dry: I get it now. I can smell the faintest hint of lemon peel and the very strong punch of the juniper from the gin, which I must’ve mistaken for pine cleaner while it was wet; only now, it’s softer and more fragrant than pungent. Despite being softer now that it’s warm, it’s got a bit of a throw on me.

    Conclusion: Though I’ve clearly never had the perfect martini (I prefer mine dirty and with vodka), I’d rather drink this than wear this. Maybe on a guy, though?

  2. s_wescott

    I got this imp as part of the Booze Imp Pack.

    This perfume smells very much like a martini. I don’t get much of the pine scent everyone else reported, but the lemon very sharp. It’s a clean, brisk scent, that I like a lot more that I thought I would. The only problem is that it completely fades away after about ten minutes. This is definitely a skin chemistry problem, though, since I always have a problem with getting any longevity from my perfume oils.

  3. MagentasRiffRaff

    This is a weird one for me. I LOVE martini’s so I really wanted this imp to work for me. So here are my right-out-of-the-mail impressions:

    WET: I got attacked by a pine tree.

    DRY: I accidentally dumped lemon-scented floor cleaner on my wrists.

    At this point I gave up and washed it off as it was making me ill. Blech! And after I gave it two months to steep:

    WET: I got attacked by a pine tree..again!

    DRY: I accidentally dumped lemon-scented floor cleaner on my wrists. Again! I’m clumsy, ok.

    20 MINS. LATER…ohhhh I smell like that fancy french soap you can get at World Market! Not bad.

    All-in-all it does not work for me, fresh. I do like it but I am not certain that I would invest in a full size bottle, considering the wait time. If pine/forest scents work for you then this would be a fantastic Summer scent for you.

  4. ggrosz84

    In the imp, this scent smaller almost medicinal, with the pine notes really taking the fore. Once on my body, it smells of of lemon zest mixed with subtle pine, resulting in a very clean scent. It’s very crisp and lively, and I think it accomplishes what it sets out to do. Rates 3 only because it is not something I think I would normally wear (came as a free imp), but I could see layering it with other scents (I’m thinking Ranger) to create complexity.

  5. [email protected]

    I recently received a frimp of this – very clean, sophisticated and unique.

  6. LSH

    Dry and delicious. Perfectly composed, and surprisingly lovely on the skin: clean, elegant, sophisticated, with a mind of its own.

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