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Escentric Molecules Perfumes

Escentric Molecules owes its existence to an aroma-molecule that does not exist in nature. Iso E Super was created in a laboratory at IFF in 1973. It remained unknown outside the world of perfumery until the launch of Escentric Molecules, though its elusive presence hovers at relatively low concentrations in the background of many fragrances for both men and women. Among perfumers, it is prized for its velvety, cocooning effect.

When perfumer Geza Schoen first smelt Iso E Super in isolation, something clicked. “I realised that the common denominator in all the fragrances I liked was that they contained a large dose of it. Iso E Super is highly unusual. You can never get enough of it. One sniff and you want the whole bottle. It’s like a drug.”

Modern perfumery began with the synthesis of the first aroma-molecule in 1868. Ever since, it is the invention and isolation of new molecules that have pushed the boundaries of the art. Escentric Molecules embraces this modern heritage where art meets science. Taking a minimalist approach, it focuses on a series of exceptional aroma-molecules, some unknown in nature, others nature-identical, and offers two ways to explore the allure of each one.

Escentric fragrance – a formula
Molecule fragrance – a molecule

The Escentric fragrance in each pair focuses on an exceptional aroma-molecule. The other ingredients in the formula are chosen to enhance this aroma-molecule, amplifying its key qualities.

The Molecule fragrance in each pair takes a more radical approach, one that breaks all the rules of perfumery. It contains no fragrant ingredients other than the aroma-molecule, pure and singular. This is fragrance at its most minimal, its most purist.

The Escentric and Molecule fragrances in each series are sold separately.

Escentric Molecule fragrances are designed to be worn by men and women.

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