What You'll Get
Of the five sensory faculties, smell is the most undervalued, as evidenced by humanity’s widespread tolerance of uncle-instigated nose theft. Sniff out olfactory appreciation with today’s Groupon to Ayala Moriel Parfums. Choose from the following options:
- For $400, you get a customized signature perfume (an $800 value).
- For $900, you get admission to a one-week Natural Perfumery course (an $1,800 value). The course runs January 16–January 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes all book, material, and supply fees.
- For $135, you get admission to a 2.5-hour Personalized Perfume Making Workshop (a $300 value). Workshops are held once a month.<p>
Ayala Moriel teaches novice olfactory artists how to craft natural perfumes from pure, raw materials through a series of hands-on lectures and workshops taught at her eponymous shop. To build signature perfumes, customers complete a fragrance questionnaire followed by a detailed interview to determine which scent combinations most appeal to nasal super committees. The perfumer ships a trio of scintillating aromatic essences in 4–6 weeks, after which clients fine-tune and ultimately choose their favourite fragrance. Completed olfactory ornaments come in a choice of Eau de Parfum spray bottle or crystal glass flacon with a travel-size mini bottle or roll-on for easy touch-ups when away from dresser or scent station. Helmed by an expert instructor, the Natural Perfumery one-week course expounds upon the construction of a perfume, from its fragrant essential building blocks to the carving of decorative top-note gargoyles. Nascent sniffers bulk up their smelling muscles through a series of experiential exercises, which include writing a formula for an alcohol-based perfume. The theme of the winter course focuses on the history and raw materials of the fougère fragrance family and helps participants delve into the thinking process of a perfumer without the hassle of stealing one of their dream journals.
Those opting for the Personalized Perfume Making Workshop learn how to weave a signature scent from botanical essences and grain alcohol. Each workshop is capped at six people to ensure one-on-one instruction, thoroughly answered questions, and even numbers for post-class chest bumps. Pupils spend their time toiling over their custom bouquets, marrying scents that combine to forge personalized aromatic bliss. Once the redolent brew has been assembled, students can tote their newly hatched concoctions home in a spray bottle dappled with labelling provided by Ayala Moriel Parfums. As all supplies are included with the workshop, scent scholars can leave their portable distillers and patchouli-filled thermoses at home.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person for workshop option. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for remaining options. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 1-month cancellation notice required for perfumery course; 48-hour cancellation notice required for remaining options. Subject to availability. Must be 16 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Ayala Moriel Parfums
Ayala Moriel breathes in the warm ocean breezes and fragrant sage blossoms of her childhood in the Mediterranean each time she bottles up a new hand-crafted perfume, fragrance, and body product. Though her signature line of fragrances tallies nearly 50 different scents, she and her staff conduct fragrance consultations to help clients create their own custom aromas from her cruelty-free collection of botanical ingredients. Luring guests and small satellites into its aromatic atmosphere, Moriel's artisan perfume studio regularly stages an array of events, including public and private tea parties, perfumery classes, and culinary workshops.