I have been totally perplexed by these scents form Eccentric Molecules for a few weeks now. These are the most unusual fragrances I own for sure; I find them totally fascinating.
Escentric Molecules fragrances celebrate perfumery as ‘the art of chemistry’. There are currently 3 scents launched in binary pairs (such as Molecule 01, Escentric 01, Molecule 02, Escentric 02 and so on) and each pair is focused about one single note chemical.
The idea is that these perfumes (developed by Geza Schoen) meld to the natural pheromones of the wearer and create a truly individual scent. I have Molecule 01 and Eccentric 01 (travel sizes which are still pretty substantial) to review:
I didn’t read the description for these scents properly before trying these scents. I ended up approaching several people going CAN YOU SMELL THAT? I CAN’T SMELL IT AT ALL because I didn’t get why I couldn’t pick up on what I had just sprayed.
So let’s talk about each scent.
This is the clear looking scent which is made of a single note aroma chemical called Iso E Super.
This note is not something the wearer may smell but it has an effect on people around us; it can have a cedar wood note with a ‘velvety’ sensation and a warm cocooning feeling.
So when I sprayed this I didn’t read up on the background properly so I could detect the woodiness and the velvety warm scent/feeling, which is something I pick up on my children and closest family too (it literally does feel like a comforting aroma and I get this warm tingle all over me that feels like a wave – I really do get this if I detect this very particular smell).
Then as this faded quickly, I was left with…nothing. My skin but better maybe. I do have a smell like we all do and it smelt like an amplified version of that but generally , no I could barely sense it. So of course I had to ask others – apparently it smelt like me but a little ‘sweeter’. Noone followed me down the street by the way,
And yet I am so fascinated by this perfume. I honestly can’t detect it on myself and other people tell me it smells like something but they can’t put their finger on it. I need to wear this more and see if I get a line of hot men following me around.
Escentric Molecules 01
This is the slightly yellow looking scents and once again contains Iso E Super.
This also contains pink pepper, lime peel and orris incense.
This time I could pick up on the pepperiness right away and it smelt of something- quite a masculine almost alcohol like fragrance to me.