It was September 2009 when the wife of the eldest brother of my father died of cancer. When she was still alive, she was known in their place because of her hospitality and kindness. She was also the closest to my mother among my mother's "aberat" (aberat is a term here in the Philippines used to call the wife or husband of your brother or sister-in-law, but some culture use this term differently) not only because their husbands are brothers but also they are a distant relatives. She was also known to be the kindest among the siblings in their family. Whenever we come in their house to visit, she would always hug me and whenever their visitors leaves, she always accompany them to their way going to the jeepney stop. Believe it or not, she died smiling and it made us believe that she's at peace.
One day during her wake, it was early morning and one by one, visitors are coming. The only ones who we're in the living room (where the coffin was placed) was me, my mother and my aunt's daughter. Suddenly we smelled a very beautiful indescribable scent of a certain flower. We all felt a very light feeling. My mother is kind of expert in flowers saying that the one we smelled was not coming from the flowers that were given and from the garden. My mother said that the scent is very rare. We don't know where it's coming from so my cousin was looking where the scent was coming from.
She opened a scented isopropyl alcohol and said that it's not from the alcohol. While I tried to smell if the flowers that were given from the relatives (even though my mother told me that it's not from the flowers around us) is the source of the scent just to confirm it was not from the flowers.
My mother also asked my cousin if somebody used any perfume or cologne inside the house but we never found any cologne or perfume. The scent lasted for 4-5 minutes. We all look at each other saying it might be a sign that her spirit was there that time.