one in, one out
At Abel, when we introduce a new scent into our core collection, we remove an existing perfume from production. It’s a mindful philosophy we’ve held since the beginning.
Ever conscious of the excess that overwhelms our planet and us, this principle keeps us honest, committed to only creating something better, more beautiful, and more needed. For each new addition, we must ensure it achieves the highest standard to deserve us farewelling an existing favourite. Sometimes that can mean years pass between new scents. We’re okay with that.
Time affords us fresh and exciting developments in natural science we can benefit from in scent creation, everything from new biotech to advances in organic ingredients, improving overall impact and sustainability. Learning and growing over time is ever-evolving, especially in perfume. Together with Master perfumer Isaac Sinclair, we gain experience as a creative duo and grow deeper roots of understanding, creativity, and collaboration. Ultimately one in, one out gives us space to learn and grow while bettering our craft and elevating our core fragrance collection with each new addition.
More philosophically, we connect with the wholeness of capping our core collection at seven. This significant number is associated with completeness. There are seven oceans and continents, and the number seven carries symbolism in almost every religion. Seven perfect Abel scents. Always.
To us, less means so much more. We thank you for your support when the next time comes to say goodbye gracefully and with open arms, hello.
Frances and the Abel team