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
Palas Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War may seem like a far fetched inspiration for what is a very Indian fragrance. But if you smelled Palas Athena with its rich champaca notes, you will understand why.
Both potent, powerful, gentle and warm - this perfume was such a natural fit for an incense blend that I couldn't resist the challenge of turning it into an incense. And this is my first time creating with some unusual traditional Indian materials little known in the West, and very tricky (and sticky!) to work with. It may not be perfect yet, but I'm pleased enough with the result to want to share it with you.
Palas Athena Incense cones and masala sticks are made in the traditional Indian way, and hand-rolled from unique botancials - resins, woods and spices that are unique to Indian incense crafting. This unique blend of exotic woods, spices, resins and flowers is very much an homage to the famous Nag Champa type of incense that is immensely popular but has long been tempered with synthetic additions.
from finely ground botanicals such as sandalwood, agar wood, spices, resins and herbs, and bound with natural gums or wood bark. No saltpetre or synthetic fillers are used in this incense.
Each box contains a dozen cones, or masala sticks.