The Silenti reject human society completely, and are, quite literally, the living dead...
Grave beauty: Spanish moss, lilac, wisteria, myrrh, and olibanum.
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Either due to trauma, sociopathic psychological conditions [The Silenti] possessed while human, or through a desire to embrace this peculiar aesthetic, they adopt many of the stereotypes and trappings of the vampire-as-undead. Some act as monstrous killers, akin to the murderous ways of Interfectors, while others are more peaceable, but no less strange. Most of these vampires choose to live in crypts, haunting graveyards like proverbial ghouls. Many vampire death cults have sprung from the philosophies and writings of Silenti, including the House of Azrael, whose members venerate death itself as the supreme deity and oblivion as heaven.
Immediate thoughts: OK, so these are the creepy ones, right? lol Like there are "uncreepy" vampires! But you know what I mean... these are the ones we've seen in movies that glide around, hang out in foggy graveyards, and generally act...well, creepy. Like I want to smell creepy?!
When wet: I smell something sharp. There's another word I've been looking for all day, and still haven't been able to grab. Not tart or bitter or dry. It's a distinct smell. Familiar. Sharp is the best I can do. And lemon - definitely some lemon, but subtle.
Later: This is a really consistent scent. No real morphing. Maybe this smells... green? But not cucumber green. More like a sweet grass of some kind - "nature green" (plus the slightest bit of lemon).
An Aside: I had to do it. I had to peek at the notes. I'm utterly surprised to see lilac there, since it's one of my favorite smells in the whole wide world... but I don't smell it in this scent. Wonder if it will come out as the scent ages?
Later still: On the skin hours later, I smell the olibanum a touch (which is very similar to frankincense and often called by that name) and that same green note. The sharp edges have worn off, but the smell is still very similar to that initial scent - just a bit softer with slightly more rounded edges.
Reflections: I have never smelled Spanish Moss, nor wisteria, but I usually like resins (myrrh and olibanum). This could have gone either way, and the way it ended up going was that I'm mad for this scent! I understand why the notes were picked for this scent, but to me the resultant perfume isn't evocative of a creepy vampire hanging out in a crypt. Instead, this is a sexy, soft, and unusual perfume that I will only be parted with if you pry it out of my dead hands.