I cannot stop waxing eloquent about the utterly intriguing cult favourite, Molecule 01 Escentric Molecules by master perfumer Geza Schoen.
But oh, you need to try out at least one spritz to understand the potency of its charm! I am a woman who likes exclusivity and loves being the first to sport a trend or denounce one that doesn’t flatter. I do not live by the edicts of the Grand prophetesses of the annals of sartorial excellence. Being free-spirited, I have finally met my match.
Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules
The flacon is not pretentious. It is delicate, chic and sophisticated. By eschewing any hint of luxe golden or feminine pink, the creators draw attention by piquing the curiosity. What can make this steel and slate repository magical?
THE NOTES AND THE PLAY:
The beauty and boldness of this rare fragrance lie in the fact that it builds its edifice in layers around the foundation of a single velvety note – a delicious blend of rich sandalwood and fresh cedar. This in itself is unprecedented in a market that is chock full of heady blends dependent on a plethora of accords to produce increasingly alluring scents with astronomical price tags.
At a relatively modest $132 for 100 ml, Molecule 01 is a delightful offering that every woman can embrace without qualms.
MY ULTIMATE CULT BEAUTY ‘TRIED-AND-TRUE’ HOLY GRAIL Products
But before you go fretting about the overpowering intensity of the central wellspring of sandal, the twist lies in clever molecular engineering instead of a preponderance of conflicting notes. Molecule 01 reacts with the hormone and sebum signature of the wearer and customises itself to the body’s chemistry to create a perfume that can truly become your trademark fragrance.
It smells like ‘you! There is no artificial tang or cloying sweetness. Allergic to pungent aromas? Molecule 01 is not an alien bouquet of synthetic olfactory sensations. It is essentially your personality and your mood encapsulated in a bottle.
Not only does it complement your presence and your style, but you can also rest assured that your fragrance statement will be hard to emulate, setting you apart from the crowd. So smile mysteriously when the inevitable ‘I love your perfume. Where can I buy it?’ is directed towards you. And confide with confidence ‘It’s one of a kind, devastatingly unique!’
Now isn’t that a privilege?
I used the hashtag #DayMade when I first laid my hands on Molecule 01, and I am sticking by that proclamation. It’s kaleidoscopic! It’s protean! And it’s one of my absolute favourite beauty buys!
I wear it nude or layered with my current fragrance fancy to further enhance the customisation.
And yes, next time, do judge a perfume by its aroma and not its flacon! You will be pleasantly surprised…
Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
Retail Price – $135.00 for 100ml
I am super excited to deliver the best news! Escentric Molecules is now available in South Africa, both online and in-store, at Skins Cosmetics.
Photos: Courtesy of Geza Schoen
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