Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat Perfume Oil $32.00

Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat Perfume Oil


…last week Maddy woke me up early in the morning.

“Daddy,” she said, “There’s a bat on the kitchen window.”

“Grumphle,” I said and went back to sleep.

Soon, she woke me up again. “I did a drawing of the bat on the kitchen window,” she said, and showed me her drawing. For a five year old she’s a very good artist. It was a schematic of the kitchen windows, showing a bat on one of the windows.

“Very nice dear,” I said. Then I went back to sleep.

When I went downstairs…

We have, instead of dangling fly papers, transparent strips of gluey clear plastic, about six inches long and an inch high, stuck to the windows on the ground floor. When they accumulate enough flies, you peel them off the window and throw them away.

There was a bat stuck to one. He was facing out into the room. “I think he’s dead,” said my assistant Lorraine.

I peeled the plastic off the window. The bat hissed at me.

“Nope,” I said. “He’s fine. Just stuck.”

The question then became, how does one get a bat (skin and fur) off a fly-strip. Luckily, I bethought me of the Bram Stoker award. After the door had fallen off (see earler in this topic) I had bought some citrus solvent to take the old glue to reglue the door on.

So I dripped citrus solvent onto the grumpy bat, edging him off the plastic with a twig, until a lemon-scented sticky bat crawled onto a newspaper. Which I put on the top of a high woodpile, and watched the bat crawl into the logs. With any luck he was as right as rain the following night…

Sticky-sweet iced lemon sugar!

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This limited edition scent is based on a Neil Gaiman’s blog post.

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This is a charitable, not-for-profit venture: proceeds from every single bottle go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which works to preserve and protect the First Amendment rights of the comics community.

Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial.
Because of the nature of this project, imps are not available for any Neil Gaiman scents.

Lemon-Scented Sticky Bats have flown into the Lab! Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s Blog! What’s a lemon-scented sticky bat? Well.. click here.


  1. missrains

    This one veers on smelling like lemon cleaner straight out of the bottle, but the second it hits your skin it becomes very lemon-flavored candy. It’s absolutely delicious, making your mouth water. It lasts all day and has a decent throw, so you’ll sometimes smell yourself while walking around. Perfect for summer!

  2. Hellokoi

    I enjoy Gobo more for a sweet lemon scent, but this one is nice too. Tart, sour, a little frosty… but mostly it smells like lemonheads candies and lemon flavored popsicles to me.

  3. Jessica

    I am thrilled I purchased this scent. So yummy! It’s an amazing lemony sugary scent with a hint of something dangerously addicting. LOVE it.

  4. [email protected]

    Citrus can be tricky on my skin chemistry, but this one is very nice. I think it would make an excellent summer scent, as it has a very cool feel. It reminds me of some kind of fizzy lemon beverage. It’s not too sweet, but not at all sour, just right. It’s light and effervescent. I don’t get any kind of harshness that I would equate with a cleaning product, this is simply too soft and fizzy for that.

  5. Symmonz

    This is going to be one of my all-time favorite BPAL scents. I love the lightness of the lemon and the almost cakey sweetness which reminds me of frosted lemon cookies. The only drawback is this perfume lingers only a short time. Compared to other BPAL scents, a drop of this only seems to last about an hour or two, instead of all day like others. However, the sweetness and happiness in this bottle ensures I tote this one around in my purse and reapply a drop or two throughout the day. Comfort in a bottle.

  6. jessecake

    There is always debate over whether certain bpal lemon oils smell more like lemon candy or lemon house cleaner — their lemon scents tend to smell like one or the other! The Lemon-scented sticky bat is borderline for me. I have been trying to age the bottle to see if it deepens and gets more handsome with time, but right now I am on the fence about it. I rated it a three because I think on the right person it might smell gorgeous, currently it reminds me of house cleaner though.

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