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.
|Escentric 01||Focuses on Iso E Super at 65% of the fragrance compound in an abbreviated formula designed to maximise the molecule’s efflorescence. It contains lime peel, hedione (green jasmine bud), orris, balsamic notes, and fresh musk.|
|Molecule 01||Consists of the molecule Iso E Super pure and singular.|
|Molecule 02||Consists of the molecule AMBROXAN™ pure and singular.|
Escentric Molecules 01 celebrates the hyper-abstraction of Iso E Super in two different fragrances.
Escentric 01 – a formula
Molecule 01 – a molecule
Iso E Super is a molecule that hovers close to the skin to create an indefinable aura round the wearer. It is characterised by a hyper-modern cedar wood note with a velvety sensation. Perfumer Geza Schön explains its allure: “Iso E Super is one of those skin-sexy scents that makes you want to nestle into it. It’s comforting, cocooning.”
Iso E Super has a marked intermittence. To the wearer, it seems to vanish and then re-appear. This is due to the way it bonds with receptors in the olfactory system, only slowly releasing to make way for a fresh charge of the molecule on the receptors. Iso E Super does not exist in nature. It was created in a laboratory at IFF in 1973.
Escentric Molecules 02 celebrates the fresh and sensual resonance of nature-identical AMBROXAN™ in two different fragrances.
Escentric 02 – a formula
Molecule 02 – a molecule
AMBROXAN™ has a subtle sensual quality with a radiant, long-lasting drydown.
It is a crystal with a chemical structure identical to the ambrox derived from ambergris. For centuries ambergris was perhaps the most prized ingredient in perfumery. It is a somewhat mysterious substance expelled by the cachalot or sperm whale which only attains its fine scent after a long maturation floating in the ocean. Ambergris is rarely found these days, and the ‘amber’ in a modern fragrance will be a lab-created equivalent of some of the aroma-molecules that make up its scent. By far the finest of these is the nature-identical molecule, AMBROXAN™.
Ambergris was always valued for its refinement as well as its sensuality. This quality persists in AMBROXAN™. “It has a fresh almost mineral quality,” says perfumer, Geza Schoen, “that lingers into the drydown.”