Tell us about yourself!
My name is Isaac and I’m an unabashed perfumaholic. At first it was just a whiff, then two, then three. Before I knew it, and to my delight, I was hooked. I couldn’t live without fragrance and this dependance increased until the point where I was no longer capable of functioning as a human being without being permanently surrounded by scents. Now, I consider myself one of the lucky few who get their kicks everyday doing what they love most!
What is your connection to Abel?
I am the Nose for Abel which entails carefully designing each fragrance paying utmost attention to their every individual nuance while never losing sight of the compositions as a whole. When working with naturals the creative process is even more challenging as naturals don’t act in a linear way. They are alive, their myriad of facettes never fail to surprise as they lead us into new depths of their soul, evolving in the bottle and even more so on skin, their intimacy is missleading… just when you think you know them they catch you off guard.
What is your favourite fragrance and how does it make you feel?
Although I would sincerely love to answer this question, I just can’t, it’s like taking a child to an enormous candy store and only letting them choose one sweet… cruel! Every perfume has it’s own personality. Some were love at first sight, some I love for being quirky, some for their subtlety, others are aloof – but all of them are lovers! When it comes to perfumes, I’m all about polygamy.
What is inspiring you at the moment?
I have a love hate relationship going on with Patchouli at the moment. There’s a “stop it, I love it” thing happening that is just so enthralling and it’s messing with my emotions. Our relationship sends me to the highest of highs when she turns on the charm, but she drags me down most of the time. How can I tame her? What’s in it for me? Will she dance if I put her in the spotlight? These are the kinds of questions that keep me up at night! She inspires awe!