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

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Boxwalla Beauty Box Review & Spoiler – February

The theme for the February Boxwalla* Beauty Box was beauty products to help you channel your inner Cleopatra. That statement alone was enough for me to want to try this box. This time of year is dull and fills me with the blahs. If it weren’t for pampering products and rituals like warm baths, I know I’d be feeling even more “blah”. In February, a Cleopatra-inspired routine of milk baths, rose petals and honey sounds perfect.

Here’s what’s in it – SPOILER:

Boxwalla February Beauty Box




Parfums Lalun Phenomene Verte II Natural EDP Perfume Review

Parfums Lalun Phenomene Verte II

Parfums Lalun Phenomene Verte II is a limited edition, small batch perfume made from wildcrafted and wildgrown tinctures. Because of this, the final fragrance is highly individualized and consonantly evolving with age.

Phenomene Verte II is a musky, creamy floral. On my skin, it’s more of a buttery orris with a jasmine married to vetiver. It’s a warm, slightly powdery floral with a cool, grassy, green vetiver. Phenomene Verte II has an amazing dry-down of an outstanding sandalwood, rose and vanilla. The texture of this fragrance… Continue reading | 7 Comments


Parfums Lalun Qajar Rose EDP Natural Perfume Review

Parfums Lalun Qajar Rose

Rose Week 2015

Parfums Lalun is a rose soliflore inspired by the roses revered by Qajar dynasty artists and Sufi poets. This is the sort of fragrance that allows the rose to choose its supporting notes. You’ll find hay-like notes, fruity notes, robust coffee notes and sweet notes that amp up what is naturally present in rose absolutes.

Qajar Rose opens as hay and roses. It gets fruitier and starts to remind me of rosewater dessert. This stage is mouth-watering delicious – like fresh… Continue reading | 7 Comments