Creative endeavors every M-W-F.
Another local brand spotlight post! Simoy ng Haraya has handmade soaps, home and body fragrances, and body oils. From their Facebook page:
Simoy ng Haraya is a unique line of scents conceptualized and blended by Lala de Leon. A product that is proudly Filipino, it foregrounds the local and the native, conjuring a rustic space of tranquility amid the frenzy of life in the city. Every perfume bottle even comes with a tanaga by poet Angelo V. Suarez—the tanaga is a traditional 4-line poem in Filipino, tightly crafted in rhyme and meter—to help realize this space. Simoy ng Haraya is definitely local color—but for the nose.
The Tagalog names – Alon, Yakap, Dalisay, Alaala, Sulyap – and poetry make these extra special. That’s wave, embrace, pure, memoir, and glance, respectively. Yes, it sounds way better in Tagalog.
I’ve been getting these as gifts from my brother since the brand started in 2011. Hooray for free stuff!
There are a lot of local organic soap bars out there, but I often find them drying. Then the ones that really moisturize are lacking in the scent department. But these are perfect – you feel clean and soft, and smell lovely.
Sinta, Lily of the Valley, is my favorite (PhP 80).
Reed Diffuser Oil
This is from their Pambahay (home) line. Who doesn’t love peppermint filling the air? Makes the house smell like The Spa. I already had my reed stick set, so I got the oil refill for my birthday. They have their own sets for PhP 400 with 100ml oil, 8 reed sticks, and 1 bottle. Other scents are Lemongrass, Sandalwood, Chamomile, and Eucalyptus Lavender.
Eau de Parfum
Umaalon sa isip,
ng simoy ng pagkapit.
Alaala, like its soap, is a light and refreshing olive scent. How cute is the crochet capped top?
Pinong puso, sa isip
nagkikimkim: Ang nais
ay dungis. Hindi linis,
kundi putik sa kinis!
Dalisay reminds me of my post-college favorite, Acca Kappa. It’s official description is “a soft blend of freesia, jasmine and rose with a touch of light musk. It’s an olfactory return to innocence.”
Simoy ng Haraya
For orders, text Simoy ng Haraya at 09178612101 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org