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Escentric Molecules

Escentric Molecules

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.”

Molecule 01 + Patchouli

Price ZAR3,280.00

Molecule 01 + Patchouli consists of Iso E Super + Patchouli. Iso E Super is an abstract synthetic molecule characterised as a cedarwood note with a warm, velvety cocooning sensation.  Patchouli is a natural extracted from the leaves of the patchouli plant.

Molecule 01 + Iris

Price ZAR3,280.00

Molecule 01 + Iris consists of Iso E Super + Iris.Iso E Super is an abstract synthetic molecule characterised as a cedarwood note with a warm, velvety cocooning sensation. Iris is a natural extracted from the root of several varieties of iris.

Molecule 01 + Mandarin

Price ZAR3,280.00

Molecule 01 + Mandarin consists of Iso E Super + Mandarin.Iso E Super is an abstract synthetic molecule characterised as a cedarwood note with a warm, velvety cocooning sensation. Mandarin is a natural extracted from the mandarin orange.

Escentric 01

Price ZAR2,780.00

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.

Escentric 02

Price ZAR3,280.00

Escentric 02 contains 13.5% Ambroxan* in a formula designed to amplify its mineral note with hedione (green jasmine bud), a ‘gin and tonic’ accord, “and a hint of the Austrian lemonade called almdudler”. Schoen describes the final effect as ‘super-longlasting freshness into the drydown, together with a subtle sensuality.’

Escentric 03

Price ZAR3,030.00

Escentric 03 focuses on Vetiveryl Acetate in a formula that pays tribute to the three roots used in perfumery: vetiver, ginger and orris, which is extracted from the roots of the Florentine iris. “I wanted Escentric 03 to bring out the scent impressions of these roots,” says Geza Schoen, “and show how they harmonise with each other.”

Escentric 04

Price ZAR3,280.00

Javanol is a sandalwood-type molecule that retains the radiance and endurance of natural sandalwood, but is sheer and transparent like no sandalwood in nature. Escentric 04 focuses on Javanol in a formula that highlights the grapefruit accent in the molecule. The result is a uniquely fresh interpretation of a sandalwood fragrance, fizzing with crisp,...

Molecule 04

Price ZAR3,280.00

Molecule 04 consists of Javanol, pure and singular. Javanol is a sandalwood-type molecule that retains the radiance and endurance of natural sandalwood, but is sheer and transparent like no sandalwood in nature. “What I love about Javanol is its almost psychedelic freshness,” says Geza Schoen. “It smells as if liquid metallic grapefruit peel were poured...

Escentric 05

Price ZAR3,580.00

“Cashmeran is dry, radiant, warm and woody with an unexpected touch of pine resin,” says Geza Schoen. “That gave me the idea of creating a different kind of summer fragrance. I wanted to evoke what it was like to be by the sea, but not by using the usual marine notes, which I find too artificial. Instead, I wanted to recreate the experience of being on an...