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Cathedral Noir Perfume Oil

Cathedral Noir Perfume Oil

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Aroma palette is earthy, resinous, and smoky. Highlights include holy water, juniper and cedar incense smoke, melted candle wax, aged myrrh resin, lilies, and deep aged labdanum. 

Cathedral Noir is a deep, dark, smoky fragrance that conjures visions of long forgotten prayers echoing in the shadowy alcoves of an ancient cathedral. It begins with thick wafts of juniper and cedar incense smoke and reveals a quick phantom of the metallic tang of holy water as it begins to dry down. On the dry down, it unveils the remains of thick melted candle wax, lilies, billowing bowls of aged myrrh resin, labdanum, and hints of fire. 

This is a deep, dark fragrance that feels like opening a vial of ancient shadows. It's a shadowy journey through thick wafts of smoky incense, opulent aged resins, and the eerie yet comforting darkness of long forgotten sacred places. 

Artists note: This blend opens very smoky with a true bonfire aroma. Allow it a few minutes to unfold on the skin to experience all of its shades and nuances. 

Cathedral Noir is a fragrance composed of approximately 90% natural materials. Presented in a 5ml amber apothecary bottle. 

If you'd like to read the artist's notes for a more detailed description, please click here to read the blog post.



Fractionated coconut oil, fragrance.

*We use skin-healthy fractionated coconut oil as a diluent for our oil-based fragrances due to it's non-greasy texture, odorlessness, stability, resistance to oxidation, and unparalleled shelf life.

*Our fragrances are composed of the highest quality essential oils, plant extracts, phthalate free synthetics, house-made accords, absolutes, resins, c02s, isolates, aroma chemicals, professional perfumery bases, and unique compositions crafted by the artist.

What Are Perfume Oils?

Please note that these are not fragrance oils; they are perfume oils (artisan perfumes presented in oil format). They are meant to be worn on the skin and are not suitable for wax warmers, oil burners, or aroma diffusers. The only difference between our perfume oils and Eau de Parfums is the oil format. Many people prefer perfume oils because they wear close to the skin and unfold a bit more non-linearly than Eau de Parfums. For a more in-depth look at perfume oils, please peruse our knowledge base articles.

About Perfume Oils

Perfume oils do not unfold their complexity when experienced directly from the bottle. If you attempt to gauge the aroma of a perfume oil by smelling it from the bottle, your experience will not be accurate whatsoever. Always test perfumes on your body for the full experience.

Apply first to your pulse points (the inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, and the inner elbows) where it will warm with your body heat to unfold the fragrance.

Perfume oil, unlike alcohol-based perfumes, wears close to the skin. It warms on your body, adapts to your body chemistry, and creates a halo of scent on the body. As it fades, perfume oil can be applied throughout the day as a personal aromatic ritual.

Not recommended for those who are pregnant or nursing, children, or pets. Always patch test for potential allergies before applying liberally.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Allison Butler
Absolute LOVE

My boyfriend bought me the Invisible Church collection for my birthday. 10/10 highly recommend. I makes me think of every new age shop I've ever been in and every spell I've ever worked.

Old Churches in a Plaza of Mexico

I was a little hesitant to get this scent after my first introduction to 'smokey' was Foilage Fire. That scent was heavy on the smoke and I really was surprised at how much I did not enjoy the oil as much as I thought I would. Please know, that is a lovely scent but more suited for someone else's skin chemistry than my own.

Reading the description of Cathedral Noir, I wanted to give the 'smokey' aroma another shot with a different scent as I have always been a fan of campfire smoke growing up (or really anything on fire like paper or incense). I am so glad I did. From the bottle at first sniff I felt like it was going to be the same experience as Foilage Fires, as soon as it went on the skin, the smoke softened to a tender blanket of actual juniper and cedar incense smoke, completely different from Foilage Fires. This reminded me of the old churches in a plaza of Mexico where the lit incense from the service inside the church would waft outside to mingle with the smell of leathered goods such as hand-painted leather bags, suede broken jackets, and newly made tanned leather woven shoes.
As the scent of juniper and cedar smoke lay as a base, I got stronger notes of leather coming through. Followed by a shy scent of the lilies making a subtle but strong appearance. In hand with the lilies, the scent of the resin-anointed candles was not as shy. The melted candle wax and resin were more forthcoming, mingling with the incense smoke giving more depth. I am able to pick out the different scents all at once if I focus and it is really a divine scent. I enjoy this much lighter smokey scent as it offers a shroud of mystery, and seduction but also a delicate plush tenderness. It's honestly a beautiful dance of femininity and masculinity. This is a scent that will prompt some curious questions and invoke beautiful compliments from others.

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Bree Williamson
Deep Dark Gloomy Incense

This one definitely reminds me of Undead or Seance with the lily/incense but it’s darker, much darker. Does not have much in common with Midnight Mass which is my holy grail church incense, at all. There is nothing comforting about this one, it’s quite unsettling.