Ayala Moriel, Orcas
Ayala Moriel, founder of Ayala Moriel Parfums in Vancouver, is fascinated with the depth and science of our sense of smell and the potent power of fragrance. As she says, "It is the most primordial sense. The first sense developed through evolution, directly connected to our deepest subconscious mind."
Inspired by the aromatic history in the Mediterranean of her childhood, she has a wide range of scents that work for men. Rainforest is an understated example, woody yet refreshing: a clean, damp fragrance, inspired by the coniferous forest of her home in the Pacific Northwest.
But her Orcas Eau de Parfum is where ocean and rainforest meet in a masculine scent truly conjuring the Pacific coast landscape. Green and fresh, while earthy and wet with sea air, it has the complexity that can convert you to a natural cologne.