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Seraphim

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A perfume sacred to the highest of the angelic hosts: calla lily, wisteria, white sandalwood, Damascus rose and frankincense.

 

I'll disclose this right now: florals are by far my least favourite scent category. There are a few blends that work on me that use florals subtly but they're few and far between. Seraphim is a bit of a heartbreaker because the lilly is the strongest note and I think if the lilly was missing from this, I might actually like it as a bedtime perfume. The lily is just all old lady soap on me.

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floral..starting with white floral then lily gets stronger. The floral is rounded with incense to make it much better than it would be if it were just florals. Not my favorite, but it is likable which is unusual since I hate lily fragrances.

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This was a frimp and although I probably wouldn't order it on my own, I am glad to try it. The most prominent note for me is the lily, followed by the rose. I think if I could have picked up the the frank and sandalwood, I would have liked this a bit more. This reminds me of Easter or funeral flowers, so this is a pass for me.

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In the imp: The sandalwood & frankincense stand out most to me, but I can pick out all the other notes too. Very woodsy, but still delicate & pretty.

 

Wet on skin: About the same, but the florals are slightly stronger now.

 

Dry on skin: More floral now -I can't really smell any rose, as is normal for my skin, but the wisteria & calla lily are there. The sandalwood & frankincense round it out nicely without overpowering it like I thought they might. This is really lovely. Definitely suits the name!

 

After a few hours: Same as dry, but much more faded.

 

Verdict: This is a really pretty & subtle perfume, though not especially exciting once it's faded.

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So very sweet! Bright, sweet heady florals. At first it smells like sweet peas, then more like lilies, and boy is it STRONG! I don't usually like blends like this, but I'm enjoying this while listening to snow blowers in the neighbourhood. It makes me think of a warm, spring day. Nice, for now, but this isn't really my style. More like my Moms, and I bet she would love it.

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Huh... my scent profile has changed with chemistry over the years, apparently. When I 1st started collecting in 2009, I woulda made a finger cross and hissed at Seraphim. Now? It speaks wonders in my ear, just reading the notes.

 

Its straight-forward, no fuss, wonderful clean florals with grounding enlightening frankincense. The wisteria has staying power against the calla lily, I'm surprised. Overall color/texture impression is ivory tulle with eyelet lace. Anyone getting married soon? Grab this!

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I don't wear many florals but this one is beautiful to me. It's grounded rather than too soppy-sweet, deep and comfortable and complex without being busy. I immediately thought of sunlight through a stained-glass window catching incense smoke inside an old church sanctuary, somewhere warm and contemplative. It'll definitely go on my list for 'autumn perfumes'.

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On the wand, this is lily and wisteria, with a light-handed graininess from sandalwood and frankincense.

 

On my skin, calla lily! And a little wisteria. This goes kind of high-pitched and thin-smelling on me. I expected the calla lily to go to soap on me, and it doesn’t. But it’s not a full-bodied, exciting blend on my skin, either.

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Frimp. Someone gave me a lily selection, but I hate florals. Reluctant to try this given the description. It's got quite a throw and just smells like generic floral to me. Will see what happens when it dries. Nope, need to rub it off! Old lady.

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This is almost what I expected cathedral to be, however it's very faint on me. What a shame! Soft, sweet florals surrounded by a dusty frankincense. Lovely~!

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Oh, this is glorious. Clean and sweet lily and lilac brightened by frankincense. Pure and bright.

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In the imp: The lily and high-pitched wisteria stand out to my nose, backed by the white sandalwood.

 

Wet: The lily, sharp wisteria, and rose take the center stage. Behind them, I get some of the white sandalwood and frankincense. The wisteria and rose combo is sharp and somewhat sour on me, which confirms my thoughts on it not being a very good note combo on me after having this happen with Ode on Melancholy.

 

Dry: The floral notes continue to reign, although the wisteria and rose have calmed down slightly, and I am getting a lot more of the white sandalwood than before. The frankincense note is not a really strong variety and seems content with its background role.

 

Verdict: The rose and wisteria combination is too much for me, even though it does mellow out eventually.

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I dont get any frankincense, just white flowers with a touch of nose tickling pollen. 

 

It's a very classy, simple white floral that could be worn any time except for the height of summer. It's probably a little too potent for that.

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