Ayala's Perfumery Class @ Alex Sandor's Studio

Yosh & Ayala sniffing away...

In conjunction with the 1st Artisan Fragrance Salon, Ayala Moriel will be teaching a 2nd class on perfume making at Alex Sandor's Studio. The class last month was so much fun (picture above is of Ayala & Yosh, who also helped to host it); and we hope that those who missed it will be able to attend this one!

Saturday, July 7th

Alex Sandor's Art Studio
1650 Bush Street (between Frankling & Gough)

Learn how to design and create your own personal perfume from precious botanical essences, in pure grain alcohol.
In Ayala's class you will:
- Learn how to sniff like a perfumer
- Explore 40 rare and exotic pure botanical essences from around the world.
- Understand the principles of composition, such as structure, top/heart/base notes, and creating harmonious vertical and horizontal accords
- Make your very own personal perfume!
By the end of the workshop, you will have made a perfume to take home with you. We will provide you with a spray bottle, and your own professional-looking label!

The regular price for this workshop is $300; but in this special event, we just want to be able to cover our costs and have fun with you :-)
Sooo - this workshop is offered at $150!

There is space for 10 students only, so please let me know as soon as possible - the date is fast approaching!

To book - cal (778) 863-0806 or online here.

Ayala Moriel is the founder of pioneering natural perfume and bespoke company Ayala Moriel Parfums (est. 2001).
She designed countless custom perfumes for discerning customers, celebrities and perfumistas from around the world; as well as for other brands such as - Bodhana's line of 5 solid perfumes; and eco-friendly house cleaning products Sapadilla.
Ms. Moriel has been teaching for 5 years a long term professional natural perfumery training course, as well as many perfume making classes and workshops for amateurs and fragrance lovers of all ages. She was invited to teach and speak in other schools and organizations, including St. George and the BC Association of Practicing Aromatherapists.

Alex Sandor's Art Studio is a unique hair salon that takes aesthetics and sustainability to the next level. The beautiful studio is furnished with toxin-free, salvaged and recycled materials and is a serene spot where you can enjoy a serene atmosphere and elite services.

Perfume Making Bridal Stagette


"Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?"
(Song of Solomon, 3:6)

This Saturday, Natalie will be walking down the isle wafting a sexy-gourmand perfume that she concocted herself with her cousins and close friends at my studio. Although she will not be smelling like myrrh and incense, spices were definitely among her choices.

The perfume making bridal stagette was a total surprise for Natalie, organized for her by close family and friends as the first part of a day that embraced all the 5 senses. The ladies gathered at noon at Ayala Moriel Parfums studio, nibbled on snacks, fruit, homemade lemonade and local white wine, while exploring the interesting connection between perfume and personalities, and learning about how perfume is constructed - from top, heart and base notes.

They then began exploring the different notes from a carefully curated organ of about 100 natural botanical essences. Each lady picked one top, one heart and one middle note and began playing with scent-strips to see how they might smell if blended together, and to this focal point of three favourite note, each one added more notes until they were all happy with their personal perfume.

Bridal Stagette Perfume Making Party
Interestingly, even though there were 5 ladies attending, only 3 perfumes were created:
Joanna's perfume was a fresh, vivacious melange of basil, jasmine and citrus.
Laura's perfume was with mimosa, sambac jasmine, cacao and rosemary absolute.
Natalie, Heather and Amy all loved the gourmand notes, and decided to concoct their perfume together and a team! And so they will be sharing Natalie's very special wedding-day perfume!
And what would that smell like, you may ask? Sweet cinnamon bark and nutmeg absolute, over a base of cacao and tonka bean - deliciously reminiscent of custard and seductive desserts. This is going to be a very sweet start for this young couple!

Bridal Stagette Perfume Making Party

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