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Escentric Molecules Molecule 01Molecule 01 is based on a single aroma-chemical called Iso E Super, it’s an aroma chemical and it’s used in many modern fragrances to recreate scents such as jasmine and cedar. It’s a soft woody scent and the perfumer who created Molecule 01 decided it smelled beautiful on its own, not just as part of a fuller scent.  And Molecule 01 was born.

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01But don’t be mistaken, this isn’t a simple perfume, even if the scent is simple. In many reviews much is made of the fact that the wearer will stop being able to smell it on themselves after a period, but those around them will be able to, and indeed will be drawn to it.

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01Well I don’t agree with either of those, firstly I can smell it on me all the time, and secondly not one single damn person has chased me down the street or asked me what fragrance I’m wearing!

Its no bad thing though because I actually love this. On it’s own its a very simple smell. It is clean, sexy, strong but not overpowering and simple. You know how a few years ago us beauty bloggers were always looking for “my lips but better” lipstick? (do they still do that?) Well, Molecule 01 is a “my skin but better” fragrance. I’ve worn it constantly since receiving this refill bottle, and I can smell it on my coats and scarves. I also liked it on my husband, thanks to its deep, woody scent, its most definitely unisex, if anything perhaps a little more on the masculine side.

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01I personally, would say ignore the hype and novelty aspects of the marketing of this scent, and see it for what it is, a clean, beautiful scent. The single molecule aspect of it means that it would probably be ideal for layering also. I’ve just enjoyed wearing it alone so haven’t tried this, but I think it could really work on fragrances where you want to add a bit of depth.

Although this was a sample, I would absolutely buy a second bottle of this. I would quite happily make this my new signature scent.

There is also an accompanying perfume, Escentric 01. It is based on Iso E Super (65%) but also has notes of lime peel, hedione (green jasmine bud), orris, balsamic notes, and fresh musk. Sounds beautiful. I also note there’s are now Molecule 02 and Molecule 03 scents available.

I have the 30ml Refill bottle which is £30, but there is also a 100ml bottle available at £65.50 and a 30ml bottle with a case which is £39.50.

It’s available from Harvey Nichols and Liberty, and you can find more information on the Escentric website.

*Bottle received free of charge for review purposes.


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