The 35-year-old belied his years to lay on three tries in the 46-7 defeat of Italy before departing after an hour to a roaring ovation from his crowd. It was a scintillating RBS 6 Nations display - and far from his first.
O'Driscoll danced onto the Championship stage with a hat-trick against France 14 years ago that propelled Ireland to their first victory in Paris in 28 years.
It is fitting that he will bow out of the competition in the same city on Saturday with Ireland, thanks in no small part to BOD, in pole position to wrap up their first title since 2009.
The margin of victory over Italy means Ireland's points difference is 42 more than that of their nearest challengers England, who face the Azzurri earlier in the day.
Unless England can overhaul that margin in Rome, Ireland will need only to win in Paris to deliver O'Driscoll the perfect leaving gift.
That they have managed to beat the French in their own backyard just once in 42 years only adds to the hype, though O'Driscoll is focusing only on the job in hand.
"I feel we have the capabilities of winning there, of course, more so now than perhaps other times. But we have only won once there in 42 years. We realise the size of the challenge," he said.
"We have built a good standard. We are capable of doing great things and we have to by trying to win a second championship as this unit of players."
In truth only six of Ireland's squad know what it is like to win the RBS 6 Nations with O'Driscoll, Rob Kearney, Gordon D'Arcy, Rory Best, Paul O'Connell and Jamie Heaslip the sole survivors from the 2009 Grand Slam.
That band of brothers will no doubt be determined to send O'Driscoll out on a high but with the title on the line assistant coach Les Kiss admits Ireland need no added motivation.
He said: "I think the whole occasion was pretty special.
"But I think the key was that it was delivered in the way we would have liked it to be delivered, and the rest was cream on top, and Brian is not one to be playing on it any further. He's already on to the next business and that's how it's been too since we came back."
"We expect that, being back on their home turf - they came back well in that first game against England - they'll be very, very driven to make sure they win at home. You know they are going to bring their A game, and we have to be very, very disciplined in how we approach this."
IRELAND TEAM TO FACE FRANCE
15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14. Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
13. Brian O'Driscoll (UCD/Leinster)
12. Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
11. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
10. Jonathan Sexton (Racing Metro 92)
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)
3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
5. Paul O'Connell (Young Munster/Munster)
6. Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)
7. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster)
16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
17. Jack McGrath (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
18. Martin Moore (Lansdowne/Leinster)
19. Iain Henderson (Ballinahinch/Ulster)
20. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
21. Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)
23. Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)