In This Case Opposites Don't Attract...
Seyrig goes on with a waxy iris and dirty cumin tandem with a slightly soapy floral Ylang-ylang and aldehydes derived undertone. Moving to the early heart the cumin grows to co-star with the now focal soapy fresh Ylang-ylang and aldehydes also increasing in strength, with a subtle oakmoss derived mild ashy accord joining remnants of the waxy iris in support. During the late dry-down the composition shifts gears, featuring the slightly powdery facet of the oakmoss, joining with subtle, slightly animalic musk through the finish. Projection is above average to good and longevity excellent to outstanding at 13-15 hours on skin.
I need to mention that I have no idea what the seyringa flower smells like as I don't believe I have ever sniffed one in real life, but as soon as Seyrig was applied on skin it was instant disappointment. The open is an odd mix of dirty and soapy clean, as body odor-like cumin is folded into a clean, soapy aldehydes laden floral accord. The "icing on the cake" cementing my disappointment was the presence of waxy iris, that when combined with the cumin conjures a passing similarity to Declaration by Cartier (a composition I dislike immensely). As bad as things start, Seyrig does improve as the dirty cumin and waxy iris both gradually recede about two hours in, leaving one with the soapy clean aldehydes and yellow florals, adding just the faintest hint of underlying oak moss-derived ash but nothing coming even close to alarming. At this point the composition has a sharp, almost fresh vetiver-like feel, proving much easier to wear than the earlier development. The late dry-down is a relatively easy mix of mild powdery oakmoss and relatively clean musk with just a faint hint of leather. At the end of the day Seyrig is a letdown. No, you won't find the composition making its way onto my "Worst Perfumes of 2015" list nor dare I say many (or even any) others, but coming from such a talented perfumer, Bruno Fazzolari, who gave us the outstanding Lampblack and many other excellent offerings it just seems like we should expect more, much more. The bottom line is the $110 per 30ml bottle Seyrig tries to mix clean and dirty aspects with little success, earning it a "below average" 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5 rating and a mild avoid recommendation.