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News from the Nose: Mother's Day Specials and More!

Dear Fragrant Friends,

In this newsletter:

Gigi: Grand Gardenia sans the Drama

Gigi is the newest adition to the Ayala Moriel's Language of Flowers
soliflore collection. It is a gardenia soliflore that is lighthearted and at
the same time voluptuous. The rare smoothness of Mysore sandalwood lays the
foundation for a gardenia illusion - where sambac, jonquille, tuberose,
kewda and cardamom dance in unity to create the warm, creamy-spicy
sensuality of white petals.

Top notes: Kewda, Cardamom, Rosewod, Yellow Mandarin
Heart notes: Jasmine Sambac, Jonquille, Tuberose
Base notes: Mysore Sandalwood, Vanilla, Myrrh

To read more about the story behind Gigi visit SmellyBlog

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Etsy Shop: Exciting New Venue

Visit Ayala Moriel's Etsy shop, where you can find
stuff that can be found nowhere else: poison rings and vintage pillboxes
filled with cream perfumes, discounted perfumes, and of course discontinued
perfumes from our collection that are no longer available on our website.

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Perfume Oils - New Sizes and new Fragrances!!!

Due to the popular demand for alcohol-free and oil based perfumes, we are
now offering our entire line (except for 3 scents) in a jojoba oil base.
Resembling the skin's natural sebum, jojoba is an excellent solution if you
have a dry skin: it will help prolong the scent's life on the skin and
linger longer. This is also a more concentrated form of perfume, with 30%
parfum essence, making it rich, soft and luxurious.
Now available in two sizes - a frosted 10ml roll-on bottle, and a cute 5ml purse roll-on that can be sneaked into one's pocket when
traveling far or near, for only $65.

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Mother's Day Specials

Pamper your Mom on Mother's Day with an all-natural fragrant gift. Nothing
can beat a custom scent, especially designed for her. We particulary
encourage mothers and daugthers to come together to the studio for a shared
Olfactory Journey - an unforgettable experience of essences from around the
world, where the exotic meets the familiar in the most magical way. At the
end of a journey, your memories and passions will be bottled in an elegant
parfum flacon and a pendant.

In addition, e have a few specials* just for the occasion:

- Perfumed Teas are on special for $20 (instead of $30). These
organic and wild crafted teas are TO DIE FOR!

- Purse size perfume oils, for only $65

- Perfumed Pendants are on sale now for $125 (instead of $150)

- Gift Certificates for $100 or for any amount you'd like can be
emailed or printed as well. Email us with the amount and message you'd like
on the gift certificate and we'll send you a PayPal payment request.

- And of course, if you are looking for something different check out our Etsy shop for rare
collectibles such as poison rings and vintage pillboxes filled with our
delicious crème parfums.

* Offers expire May 30th.

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Foundation of Natural Perfumery Correspondance Course

Four spaces are still available for correspondance students in the Foundation
of Natural Perfumer course which begins this weekend.

While the first session of our in-studio course is kicking off this Sunday,
there is still room to join us if you live out of town (or out of the
country, for that matter!), as a correspondance student. You will be able to
get out just out of the course by becoming a correspondance student.

The course is tailored for those who are willing to deepen their udnerstanding of perfume and fragrance and get olfactorily creative - either professionally or for personal growth and pure pleasure.

The correspondance course is comprised of 5 one-on-one session conducted via phone, and are tailored for your individual level, needs and goals in yourperfumery journey. Assignments are sent by mail for evaluation on a monthly basis and will receive thourough feedback with suggestions for improvements and customized excercises to help you develop the skills needed for creating natural perfumes as well as define and refine your own style.

The course can be purchased here.

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Portobello West this Sunday

Don't miss Portobello West this Sunday, with just over 100 of the most talented, creative and innovative local artists and designers working independently here in Vancouver. Bring your friends and family to help you pick gifts for Mother's Day or that unique accessory you were missing from your wardrobe. The market takes place every last Sunday of the month at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, open 12-6pm. Parking is free, admission is cheap ($2 for adults, kids are free). For more info about how to get there click here.

And last but not least, don't forget to pass this email along to everyoneyou know who is interested in perfume, natural products and independent & sustainable businesses. Thank you! :)

Hope to see you soon!

Warm regards,

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