Thursday, January 31, 2008

Valentine's Day Specials from Ayala Moriel Parfums

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Get ready for love with gifts that entice the senses and capture the

Out of ideas for Valentine’s Day this year? Tired of wondering the mall for
heart-shaped chocolates and cookie-cutter fragrances? Ayala Moriel Parfums
might just have the answer for you. Custom scents can be made for couples as
well as individuals at Ayala Moriel’s parfum studio in downtown Vancouver.
Ayala Moriel also offers a few other irresistibly sensual gifts that are
anything but cliché.

Nothing could be more romantic than commissioning a custom scent for your
Valentine... Ayala Moriel offers a unique experience for both you and your
lover: custom made perfume that will capture your passion, translate your
love into a liquid perfume poem, locked in a bottle for you to cherish
together for years to come. The customer is an active participant in every
stage of the fragrance design - from concept to selecting the beautiful
essences and fine tuning it to perfection.

Immortelle l'Amour Parfum + Tea Gift Set

Now on special discount - when you buy both, receive a $20 discount
Original price $140 - now priced at only $120!
- Essentially, you are getting the previous price for the parfum ($100) and
tea ($20).

You may also choose any fragrance you'd like for our limited time offer
Valentine's Day Gift Sets - we put together a few attractive packages. Gift
wrapping is available upon request and at no additional cost.

Tea Time Gift Set

For a limited time only, we offer our exquisite Perfumed Teas for a
significant discount - $20 instead of $30. Due to the popular demand, we are
bringing back a linden blossom tea, to accompany Tirzah perfume. This is a
completely new perfumed tea, made with wild linden flowers, osmanthus and
green tea and is a delightful floral elixir. Only a limited edition was
prepared of 6 tins only - so hurry up and get it while you can! And of
course we have freshly made Immortelle l'Amour, which is the most romantic
tea that I have ever experienced in my life, a true aphrodisiac.

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Poison Rings

Ayala's exquisite collection of rare, exotic poison rings have captured the
hearts of shameless romantics and critics alike... Distinct for their designs as well as
functionality - poison rings filled with a custom perfume have always proven
to be the right gift and never fail to impress!

Aphrodisiac Chocolate Truffles

Choose from four exquisite flavours available throughout February 15th.
Minimum order is one box, priced at $12 (containing between 8-10 truffles)
Custom flavours are also available upon request for a minimum order of 40
truffles ($60). Please note: we only ship truffles within Canada, via
Xpresspost, or to the USA via FedEx. Inquire by email or call for shipping

Choose from the following flavours:

Blood truffles: Dark Chocolate, rose otto, saffron and chilli pepper
White Potion truffles: White chocolate, coconut, almond, vanilla and

Lovender: Milk chocolate with lavender, vanilla, nutmeg and mace

Caution: these truffles may cause you to fall madly in love...!

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Perfumed Jewelry Gift Set

Last but not least - we've just put out new, romantic and sexy custom-made
gift packages pairing perfume with jewelry. Choose a pendant (available in
blue opal, red garnet, moonstone, mother-of-pearl and opalite) and a
matching poison ring, and we will fill them with a crème parfum to match.

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Valentine's Day Gift Set

Perfume and Jewelry - a perfect match, this time in both liquid and solid
forms. Select a pendent colour of your choice, and let us do the rest -
including helping you out with selecting the fragrance to best suit your
lover's olfactory dreams and make them come true...

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To book your olfactory journey or a fragrance consultation to help you find
the perfect perfume for you and your lover, contact us at Ayala Moriel
Studio (778) 863-0806 or via email

Warmest regards,


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Monday, January 07, 2008

The Story of Stuff

A short film that sums it all up... A must-watch - The Story of Stuff
The above quote is from Victor Lebow, an American Retail Analyst after WWII.
Perceived obsolescence is becoming a part of the perfume world as well, unfortunately. Limited edition fragrances, and creating the impression that scents don't keep as long and should be discarded after 1 year are only two examples... So even as perfume users, we can be more careful and thoughtful about how and what we shop...

To read more about the topic, visit the following websites:
Sierra Club
Friends of the Earth
Download Victor Lebow's Original Article

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Saturday, January 05, 2008


A few changes are upcoming to the collection of ready-to-wear perfumes at Ayala Moriel. We will welcome a few new scents this year (and each will receive the full attention when it is made available); but also need to say goodbye to a few scents that just didn't seem to make the mark and remain in the permanent collection. You will still be able to enjoy them but will have to order a larger quantity for that - a minimum of the flacon + refill size.

So, this is a farewell to the following perfumes - once the current stock of samples and bottles is gone, they will be only made upon special order:

Magnolia Petal

Another change is in the price - the US dollar is down and I have been losing a lot of money since than because my website prices are all in US dollars. Unfortunately, the price has to go up, from $100 to $110 for parfum extrait flacons. Hope you will understand and continue to support my business despite this increase :)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

New Collectibles

Check out for the two new collectibles - a carnelian poison ring filled with Palas Atena solid perfume, and a beautiful vintage pillbox with carnation illustration, bearing within the solid perfume version of my new soilflore, InCarnation.

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Non-Celebrity Perfume

Haven't even finished compiling my wishes for 2008, and one of them is already coming true. There will probably still be too many celebrity perfumes in 2008, but at least this story of a perfume inspired by a real woman and a non-celebrity might warm your heart.

Thanks to Ida Meister and Neil Morris for helping to shift the balance of power from faceless jus to one with passion. I haven't smelled Le Parfum D'Ida yet, but having been inspired by a lady of our own breed - the infamous perfumista who bears the screen name Chaya Ruchama frequents SmellyBlog as well as my own virtual shop - I see no reason for it to be another run-of-the-mill olfactory disappointment... She also happens to be a nurse by profession, a mother and a wife, and the chances you'll see her on the front of a tabloid flaunting her love interest or drug abuse are near to none.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Changing the World, One Nose At A Time

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a lady who is what most perfumistas call a "perfume hater". Her email passionately inquired how can I live with myself being part of an industry so full of toxic, carcinogenic chemicals that threat the well-being of humans and the environment.

As I try to do with all correspondence that lands on desk, I answered her questions patiently and with the least judgment possible for her point of view, trying to educate without being to prissy and preachy... That seemed to be the right thing to do, because about a week later, she took the plunge and against her common sense, she bought perfume - a sample package to share with her friends and family - to make up for lost olfactory time so to speak... Not only that, she even posted about it on her anti-perfume blog, titled You Stink!

Today, I received another email from her, with a link to her review of Rebellius - the one perfume that won her heart from the selection of samples she tried, and I have to say, there couldn't be a better way to start this new year of perfume, with new hopes that perfume will gain better reputation even among its "enemies".

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