Ayala Moriel Parfums
This Virtual Scent-Trip is an Incense & Tea Ceremony that is inspired by Jules Verne's novel and the ongoing travel restrictions: an evening around the world through scent and aroma. We'll follow Phileas Fogg's route with his French butler Passepartout - enjoying French lavender, sipping English tea, exploring Calabrian Etrog, and exotic incense and perfumes such as Egyptian Kyphi, Ethiopean myrrh, Indian Attars and Nag Champa incense, Sandalwood incense from the Buddhist shrines of Hong Kong, rare aromas from the Japanese ceremonial bath and incense games, and we'll complete our round trip with North America's botanical treasures - Western Redcedar, White Sage, Tobacco and Sweetgrass, before returning to London for more tea and hot scones with jam.
Can be scheduled in person at a date and time that is convenient for you and up to 8 other discerning souls; or online via Zoom for up to 20 people, with an accompanying kit of all the incenses, teas and perfumes to experience that you will receive in the mail in advance when joining remotely, and a winning recipe for scones (the kit is included in the pricing).
P.s. This unique scent-trip is in loving memory of Ruth Moriel, who has circumvented the world more than once in her first 88 years of life. She lived on for another nine years traveling to shorter distances, not any less enjoyable and adventurous. She has survived WWII, escaped the Holocaust and countless wars and battles in her life, until she crossed over to the other realm peacefully in her sleep during the first COVID-19 lock-down in April 2020. Ruth will be forever remembered, loved and missed by her daughters, grandchildren and great-grand-children, and many other family members and friends for whom she has always been a source of inspiration and support.
Ayala Moriel Parfums
Tree of Life incense is inspired by my beloved, one-legged teacher: an ancient Eastern Plane Tree that grows in Kziv Creek. The tree is rooted in the pure running water, and has a unique quality of roots and branches joining or merging together, creating imaginative shapes and cavities in the tree formation.
Incense cones, hand-rolled in the traditional technique, made from finely ground botanicals, including local aromatics that were ethically foraged: fallen leaves and outer bark that I found in the creek. The aroma is unique, reminiscent of the sweet smell of Kziv Creek, and also burning leaves. It was created in two different formats: Incense cones (bound with natural gums or wood bark. No saltpetre or charcoal used in these cones); and a Kyphi-style loose incense blend, bound with local organic honey, wine and raisins.
No saltpetre or charcoal used in these cones. Cones are generally faster burning than a thick joss stick (range of burning time may be from 7-15min, and produce more smoke. They are more convenient to burn while traveling and outdoors, and they stand on their own base, and therefore don't really require special equipment or vessels.
Burning instruction: Prepare a heat-proof vessel, on a sturdy surface away from flammables and out of reach of children and animals. To prevent scorch marks, it is recommended that you layer some sand, earth or ash on the vessel. Place the cone and light the tip of it, and allow the flame to extinguish. Because these are handmade cones, each has a different burning times.
Kyphi-style should be burned on a charcoal in a designated vessel, or in a bowl filled with sand.
Tree of Life Incense cones come in a box containing a dozen cones.
Tree of Life kyphi comes in a glass jar and can be either burnt on hot charcoals, or placed on an incense heater for a gentler and smoke-free aroma.