Fixated on a better future.
For almost a decade, Abel has been on a quest to create the world’s best 100% natural perfume without compromising on ethics or aesthetics.
The ultimate intersection of
art, ethics and natural science.
Abel’s Master Perfumer Isaac Sinclair uses the latest in renewable ingredients alongside the best in heritage naturals. The Abel team relentlessly innovates with fragrance development, packaging and processes to challenge industry norms and provide biodegradable, environmentally friendly fragrance alternatives for conscious urbanites the world over. Transparency is at the heart of who we are, which is why we share our full ingredients list for all fragrances - you can read here. We believe you have as much right to know what ingredients are in your perfume and where they come from as you do in your food. We’d love you to join us in challenging the perfume industry to increase visibility, more information on how you can mobilise change here.
When winemaker meets master perfumer
The year was 2011, the location was Amsterdam, Abel founder and former winemaker, Frances Shoemack was searching for a truly natural perfume and came up short. Soon after, the idea for Abel was born. Fellow New Zealander, Master Perfumer Isaac Sinclair became Shoemacks’ first ally in the quest to disrupt an industry that didn’t believe natural perfume could be chic, modern, or stand up alongside the world’s best. A decade has since passed, Abel, now based in Wellington New Zealand is sold in 33 countries globally, to much acclaim. The Abel team has grown and so too has the collection - albeit at an organic pace. Abel’s mission, while remaining steadfast, has also grown. No longer satisfied with making the world’s best natural perfume, they are driven to have a positive impact both on the environment and the community.