Photo Courtesy of Ayala Moriel Parfums Copyright 2008
I am very excited about a new partnership with my favorite Natural Perfumer, Ayala Sender of Ayala Moriel Parfums. Ayala and I have worked together to create the first of what I hope to be many perfumed botanical candles based on her current line of blends. The first creation for me was to take her fresh, summery and citrus-y blend called Arbitrary (notes of Lemon Verbena, Lime, Basil, Hay and Oakmoss) and turn that blend into a lovely perfumed candle, giving you an opportunity to experience Arbitrary in a whole new and different way. Ayala has a post on her blog about this partnership and when this amazing candle will be available for purchase. This candle will be sold exclusively at Ayala Moriel Parfums and will not last long. Here is a blurb from Ayala's "Smelly Blog":
"Last night the first sample of my perfumed candle arrived. You can imagine my feeling opening the package and discovering in it something that I did not make and that smelled exactly like my perfume ArbitRary... I was ecstatic.
The candle was custom-made for me by the talented artisanal candle-maker Nikki Sherritt of Gabriel’s Aunt. Nikki and I have been working on adding all-natural perfumed candles to my line since the fall. The first candle we worked on was Bois d'Hiver for the winter. The candle is not quite ready and we both felt it was time to create a different candle. I have been fantasizing of an ArbitRary candle ever since I’ve smelled Nikki’s masterfully crafted perfumed candles (and her Summer Vacation in particular convinced me that ArbitRary would be gorgeous in a candle form). The results haven’t failed: the candle has a cold throw that is nearly identical to the perfume. It burns with its lovely, refreshing aroma, filling the room gently with its mélange of basil, lime, lemon verbena, oakmoss and hay.
Each 8oz candle burns for 50-60 hours and retails for $45. They are now available for ordering and will be in stock next week."
We are both very excited about these candles and I look forward to transforming more of her amazing blends into lovely perfumed candles. Check out Ayala's Smelly Blog for news and updates on these candles and more!