Grey Labdanum Perfume
Abel Gray Labdanum Eau de Parfum: A touch of bitter orange, grapfruit and violet open up this cool labdanum fragrance, in which dark, smoky notes and amber meet warm patchouli. Violets and bitter orange give the fragrance its freshness and an unexpected twist.
Labdanum is a viscous resin that is extracted from the European rock rose. Abel"We love it for its richness, complexity, and incredible longevity. Our perfumer Isaac Sinclair declares Labdanum to be its "fetish" fragrance. "
- Top notes: grapefruit, bitter orange, violet
- Heart notes: patchouli, clary sage
- Base notes: labdanum
The sun squinting through the frozen horizon, past the Brooklyn Bridge, alone, on winter nights, together ...
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The Abel we believe in the power and beauty of fragrances. Of their ability to enrich daily life in a way that nothing else can! We believe that this enjoyment must not have a negative impact on the earth, the environment or you. Our ingredients are 100% natural!
- Apply to the inside of the wrists, the side of the neck or on the hair as required.
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- - * naturally derived vetiver note
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- - * naturally derived ambergris note
- - * naturally derived musk note
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INCI (possible allergens): limonene, linalool, citral, coumarin, geraniol, eugenol, citronellol, isoeugenol, benzyl benzoate
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 Gray Labdanum. If you are looking for a more traditionally feminine fragrance, we recommend Golden Neroli or Pink Iris.
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 favorite combinations on our layering perfume journal post.
Are your perfumes actually 100% natural?
Yes. Creating natural perfume that is chic, modern and long lasting (ie 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, concrete 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. Ie Golden Neroli is a citrus floral that dissipates more quickly than the others. Pink Iris is a denser floral musk and has surprising staying power. Gray 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 moisturizing (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 (ie your neck), you become desensitized quickly from the constant smelling, so although others will smell your perfume, you won't.
Why should I choose a natural perfume like Abel?
If you care about the environment, those around you and your own health, then Abel is a beautiful, safe alternative to the largely synthetic fragrances available on the market. Most synthetic aroma molecules are synthesized from crude oil, a non-renewable resource. Some of these molecules are non-biodegradable and accumulate in the food chain, environment and our bodies. You can read more on our journal post about why we love natural perfume, and we avoid synthetic ingredients.
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?
Plant-derived perfume oils, concrete and absolute. Naturally derived single aroma compounds, ie natural musk from the hibiscus seed. And organically certified non-denatured food-grade alcohol. That's it. See the full ingredients list of each fragrance here.
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