Deconstruction of a molecule

Escentric Molecules
Escentric Molecules

A small update on Escentric Molecules production. I like what they do (mentioned previously), yet the fragrance is not cheap at all.

This is a nice passage : “Using this trio as the template for Escentric 04, Geza decided to warp the rose with a psychedelic metallic edge and max-out the grapefruit topnote. ”

Yet it sounds very technical (chemical) there are only four fragrance compounds used by the brand: Iso E Super (Escentric 01 / Molecule 01), Ambroxan (02), Vetiveryl Acetate (03), and Javanol (04). Javanol is “like Iso E Super, it comes and goes. The person wearing it loses the ability to smell it after a short while, only to re-connect with it later. Javanol does not exist in nature. It was created in a laboratory at Givaudan in 1996.” Doesn’t it sound intriguing?

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Make Your Life Richer with Escentric Molecules

Countless hours spent at computer may turn you off the real encounters, meeting real people. Social life is difficult to hack, yet some may try to simulate. The simulation brings you back to the computers, and that is a trap. So let’s try to facilitate the way you could approach the other individuals or attract them like a magic magnet, and I would like to talk about fragrance. I’m not going to highlight the importance of taking the shower twice a day or that aphrodisiacs tricky stuff. Nothing like that.

I experienced few years ago a scent under name Escentric Molecules, and that perfume struck me deep. I’m obsessed with good scents in general, but that was very special. The brand was very much a niche article with limited distribution. Now I’ve noticed that the product line was extended and in my country it is becoming much more available (yet not that much affordable).

Escentric Molecules

So what is the buzz? The first scent named Molecule 01 contains only one (!) ingredient “ISO E Super” which is a trade mark of one very long (both name and molecule structure) artificial chemical 7-acetyl, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-1,1,6,7-tetramethyl naphthalene, well-known in the fragrance industry. Molecule 01 was introduced by a German perfume designer Geza Schoen.

Let me quote their website It’s just a clinical dose of a single aroma-chemical with a name as long as some distant galaxy’s. It comes in a menacing bottle with strange light effects. The aroma molecule is so complex, the body can only metabolize it very slowly so it appears to vanish, then re-appears hours later, hovering like a stealth bomber over your skin.

To support my point about socializing: ISO E Super has a pheromonic effect (pheromone — secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species). I think you got the point.