A brave heart, without doubt, following an endless trail, walking, icy shades of blue, shining, standing out…
A hint of bitter orange and violet open this cool labdanum rich fragrance where dark incense and ambergris collide with warm patchouli in a harmonious clash.
Classification: Cool oriental
Top Notes: Grapefruit, Bitter Orange, Violet
Heart Notes: Patchouli, Clary Sage
Base Notes: Labdanum
Tip: Wear all day, then layer with cobalt amber for a touch of warmth and sensuality in the evening.
All Abel’s ingredients are derived from natural sources. They guarantee fairtrade and sustainable farming practices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there fragrances in the collection which are more masculine/feminine? The whole collection is gender neutral (unisex). If you are looking for a more traditionally masculine fragrance, we recommend grey labdanum. If you are looking for a more traditionally feminine fragrance, we recommend golden neroli.
How concentrated are your perfumes? The vita odor collection is high concentration “eau de parfum”, with each fragrance having a minimum of 15% pure perfume oils.
Can you layer Abel perfume? Yes indeed… all our perfumes share the same DNA which makes them great for layering, you really can’t go wrong. If you’d like help getting started, you can read our tips and favourite combinations on our layering perfume journal post.
Are your perfumes actually 100% natural? Yes. Creating natural perfume that is chic, modern and long lasting (i.e. without compromising) is our raison d’etre. So although we are flattered you don’t believe our fragrances are all natural, we can confirm they are. More specifically, we use a highly concentrated formula of natural oils, concretes and isolates (naturally derived single aroma compounds), set in a food-grade (non-denatured), organic alcohol base.
Does a 100% natural perfume stay on your skin? Yes. We have worked hard on our vita odor collection to ensure our perfumes do last on your skin. In particular the addition of long lasting “natural isolates” (see above) helps with our perfumes longevity. However some fragrances last longer than others. I.e. golden neroli is a floral fragrance and as such dissipates more quickly. grey labdanum and cobalt amber are comprised of longer lasting ingredients such as resins.
How can I make the perfume last longer? There are a few things you can do to increase the life of your perfume on your skin. We recommend moisturising (with a fragrance free cream or oil) before you apply your perfume as the drier your skin, the more quickly it will absorb the fragrance oils. Perfume applied to your hair and / or clothes will last longer than perfume applied to your skin. Also think about where you apply your perfume – pulse points are good for the fragrance developing on your skin, however the inside of your wrists isn’t good if you are typing on a computer all day – where it will rub off, or washing your hands regularly – where it will wash off. When applied near your nose (i.e. your neck), you become desensitised quickly from the constant smelling, so although others will smell your perfume, you won’t.
Why should I choose a natural perfume like Abel? Natural perfume is a beautiful, safe alternative to the largely synthetic perfume available on the market, you can read more about why we love natural perfume on our journal. Likewise, if you are curious why we avoid synthetic ingredients you can read more about synthetic perfume.
Are your products vegan? Yes, indeed. Our fragrances do not contain any ingredients from animal origin, nor are they tested on animals… we’re big fans of the little furry guys too.
What is in the perfume? Pure perfume (oils, concretes, absolutes and isolates) and organically certified, foodgrade alcohol. See full ingredients list on each perfume product page.