Join Ayala for a series of fun and interactive, hands-on workshops integrating theory and practice of olfactory and culinary arts. Learn how to create perfumed products and beautifully flavoured foods with essential oils, floral waters, fresh spices and herbs. These workshops have no pre-requisites, except that you must sign up and pay in advance to reserve your spot, as spaces are extremely limited. Most classes and workshops are held at Ayala Moriel Parfums studio, and have spaces for 6 students. Group booking is most recommended if you want to ensure the workshop you're interested in will run at the date of your choice. Gather a group of up to 5 more friends, and sign up for an experience of a lifetime creating your own scented products!
Many of the workshops are suitable for special events such as bridal showers/stagettes, birthday parties, retirement parties, and other lifetime landmarks.
Ayala Moriel Parfums
Long time ago, before the internet was invented, scent used to play an important role in people's remote communication. I am not only talking about the scented stationary I loved to collect when I was in elementary school (Juvenile strawberry candy scent for Strawberry Shortcake's character; and a more sophisticated, powdery-roses type for the sad clown Pierrot). I was equally smitten my entire life by the smell of a package or a letter from loved one that came in the mail, the smell carried unintentionally a little bit of the person who wrote it, the smell of their home in a faraway land...
In feudal Japan, it went as far as being a crucial part of matchmaking: A woman would pick her mate judging her suitor’s personality not only by his words, but also by the scent of the letter that carried them. This was before there were any photos, not to mention internet - and these two factors alone could either mean marriage or - never meeting the man at all.
Letters would be scented either with sachets, or more commonly - by waving the letter in front of the burning incense before sending it off. But these are just some of the techniques used of resenting paper and stationary.
In this workshop, we'll discover our scented paper associations, imagine a particular smell to be the "signature" for whatever comes off our desk; and learn how to scent it - there is an easy way that's suitable even for young school-aged children; and a more sophisticated method that needs to begin with the milling of the paper itself. Depending on your group, we will teach the appropriate workshop.