Indie special ~ Ayala Moriel Musk Malabi & 4160Tuesdays Urura’s Tokyo Cafe

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Quick reviews of two (happy!) indie fragrances for spring: Ayala Moriel Musk Malabi and 4160Tuesdays Urura’s Tokyo Cafe.

Do comment if you have a favorite indie perfume we should all know about!

Ayala Moriel Musk Malabi

Malabi is a milk-based pudding topped with sweet syrup (I posted an image and link to a recipe yesterday) popular in the Middle East. Variations appear to be endless, but it is sometimes flavored with rosewater or orange blossom, and indie natural perfumer Ayala Moriel has used both flowers in her Musk Malabi perfume…

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Hiram Green Moon Bloom ~ perfume review

Hiram Green Moon Bloom, 50 ml bottle

Moon Bloom launched in 2013, as the debut fragrance from Hiram Green, formerly of the now-defunct niche house Scent Systems. Like the perfumes from that brand, Moon Bloom features all natural materials.

Moon Bloom is exactly what its official description says it is: “a lush and elegant tuberose”. Like its (synthetic) compatriot Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower, Moon Bloom plays up tuberose’s exotic aspect with coconut, jasmine, ylang ylang and plenty of greenery…

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