2 Natural Citrus Cologne Reviews – Parfums Lalun & Ayala Moriel

Today I’m focusing on two natural “eau de colognes” from two great indie natural perfume brands: Parfums Lalun and Ayala Moriel Parfums:


Lalun Acqua di Callitris


Notes listed include grapefruit, rosemary, lavender, silver fur, citruses, petitgrain, linden blossom, mimosa, jasmine, Australian blue cypress, vetiver and labdanum. Launched in 2012. PERFUMER – Maggie Mahboubian

Acqua di Callitris is Parfums Lalun interpretation of a classic eau de cologne. Being that it’s in the 90°’s, I have a desire to wear classic eau… Continue reading | 1 Comment


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… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Ayala Moriel Sunset Beach Natural EDP Perfume Review

Ayala Moriel Sunset Beach

Ayala Moriel Parfums newest perfume, Sunset Beach, is one of those perfumes inspired by beaches that manages to not smell like tanning lotion or the sort of functional fragrances we’d associate with a day at the beach. For the most part, this is a rarity in the perfume world. So many “beach fragrances” rely on the sort of scents used in products, not the beach. Sunset Beach is a creamy, warm scent with woods that is like a never-ending summer.

Sunset Beach opens with bitter woods… Continue reading | 8 Comments


Ayala Moriel Parfums Zangvil EDP Natural Perfume Review

Ayala Moriel Zangvil

This is my first time every living in a place with distinct seasons. Labor Day happened and it was like a switch was flipped. After months of hot, humid days, it suddenly became milder. It’s not abusive to go outside. There’s a mild breeze, a warm sunny glow and the tree just out the window is covered in ripe apples. And with that change, I want to start thinking about “autumn” perfumes. Ayala Moriel Zangvil is the perfect type of perfume for these early autumn/late summer days.

Zangvil… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Ayala Moriel Sandal Ale Perfume Review

Ayala Moriel Sandal Ale


I think it’s safe to say that if a perfume has “hops” as a fragrance note, that it’s going to be weird. Hops themselves smell weird. And if you don’t know that, then plan a visit to a local brewery this weekend or make friends with hobby brewers. People are usually proud of their hops and want you to smell them. They’re about as bad as perfume people when it comes to smelling things… Anyway, I was hesitant to try Ayala Moriel Sandal Ale… Continue reading | 3 Comments