Ayala Moriel Parfums
This perfume is both nostalgic and ceremonial, like a warm hug, glowing smile and a reassuring hand of a benevolent ancestor. A safe place in one's heart and dreams. It is simultaneously the first and the last friendly place you'd ever encounter on a long journey.
Cocaigne perfume is a tribute to my Grandma, Ruth Moriel. A woman of this world and at the same time a mythical creature whose powers transcend that of a mere mortal. Her memory is forever blessed with strings of orange corals and sea foam, araucaria resin smoke, clouds of cinnamon and baked apple vapour, and wrapped in veils of Hawaiian sandalwood and frangipani leis.
On one of my last visits to my grandmother's home, she gifted me with "The Joy of Cooking". In it I found a recurring word I could not understand, and when looking it up I learned it is the Land of Plenty, a place for gluttons par excellence. I immediately thought it was the perfect name for a perfume tribute to my grandma. I hope that it will bring comfort, solace and a sense of place to anyone in need of either.
Notes: Ginger, Cinnamon, Cape Chamomile, Petitgrain Absolute, Jasmine, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Atlas Cedar, Sweetgrass, Bushman's Candle, Palo Santo, Vanilla, Araucaria
Fragrance family: Floral-Aldehydic, Ambery-Incense
Ayala Moriel Parfums
My first initiation to the world of perfume was through the path incense - a road covered with dust of the ages and redolent of spice caravans and ancient ceremonies and secrets.
Incense is the most ancient form of perfume, a well-travelled creature that has been covered by the dust of time like a well-worn traveller on the desert routes of spice and medicine.
Yet, distilling the scent of incense is even harder than capturing the flutter of a butterfly's wings and the scent of a delicate flower. Dance of Fire perfume showcases the beauty and depth of ancient resins and allows the scent of wafting, swirling smokes to caress one's skin. At its heart are frankincense, nagramotha, lovage and a prehistoric fossilized amber resin from Tibet, lending it an almost realistic smoky veil.
The new perfume was released into the ether 22.02.2022
Top notes: Virginia Cedarwood, Sweet Orange
Heart notes: Frankincense, Cistus, Guaicwood, Liquidambar
Base notes: Tibetan Amber, Labdanum, Benzoin, Don Quai, Lovage
Fragrance family: Ambery-Incense, Smoky