Ayala Moriel Lost Lagoon Natural Perfume Review

Ayala Moriel Lost Lagoon

Lately I’ve been taking a short break from my usual roses and white florals and wearing chypres. The deal is that I don’t own many chypres so this makes me dig through my samples. I remembered that there was an Ayala Moriel perfume launched this year that I tried in the summer that screamed “MOSS”, Lost Lagoon.

Lost Lagoon opens as a bitter citrus with greens. There’s an aquatic/brine thing going on in the opening. The heart is a green floral chypre. It’s like dry moss and petals that have fallen to the ground. It dries down to a mossy, sweeter amber chypre. It’s the sort of base that’s such a classic chypre that when I smell it, all I can think about is a forest floor of moss and tree sap. It starts out like summer but it ends up feeling very autumnal.

Moyra Swan

Notes listed include bergamot, lemon, galbanum, rhododendron, magnolia, ylang-ylang, violet, oakmoss, amber and iris. Launched in 2016. PERFUMER – Ayala Moriel

Give Lost Lagoon a try if you like bitter chypres. Or perfumes like Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Green Witch, Aftelier Bergamoss, Estee Lauder Aliage, Aftelier Bergamoss and/or Aftelier Bergamoss

Lost Lagoon comes in a few sizes with the 1/2 oz EDP retailing for $156 at Ayala Moriel. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONBitter green chypre. If all the mainstream chypres feel too tame for you, then you need to enroll in the school of Lost Lagoon.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic is from the brand. Moyra Swan 1969 Vogue pic from

4 thoughts on “Ayala Moriel Lost Lagoon Natural Perfume Review

  1. I have been playing with Moriel’s Film Noir. On me it starts with Dutch processed cocoa powder and the it warms through the patchouli notes. Definitely worth checking out when you and in a mood for patch.

    1. I had a sample of that one! Being a patch-head, I really loved it. I keep meaning to buy a mini. There’s also a bar soap in that scent that is awesome too.

      Another natural patchouli that I love is Roxana Illuminated Fig. Noir. It’s so.much.patch. But, sometimes that’s exactly what I want.

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