Post by Willa Zheng
Not to be confused with Molecules 01, its legendary single-note sibling, Escentric 01 (the one with barcodes printed on the bottle) is the most underrated ‘clean’ fragrance on the market. Yes, there is a devil-may-care overdose of Iso E Super (65% according to Luckyscent) but Molecules 01’s overlooked sibling is much much more (and superior) than that ol’ cedarwood note.
Escentric 01 by Escentric Molecules 2006
Escentric 01 by Geza Schoen
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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Amalfi lemon, pink pepper, iris, iso e super
Escentric 01 is a linear, long lasting (10hrs+) EDT that has become the everyday fragrance I reach for it when I want to smell clean, not distracting, and yet contains just enough soothing and grounding notes to make me feel contemplative. Yes reader, this is another study/writing scent.
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It smells of a fresh, green (lime peel), woody-peppery, clean-musk fragrance that reminds you of laundry powder and good personal hygiene. It’s one of those skin-scent fragrances that meld with the chemistry of the wearer, but unlike normal skin-scents, this one you do not need to press your nose close in order to catch a whiff. Thanks to the high concentration of Iso E Super, Escentric 01 lifts and amplifies the natural notes contained on your skin (musk and amber in my case), projecting them with surprising tenacity. This is probably not a good fragrance to wear if you eat a lot of garlic and curry.
But make no mistake, this fragrance is very woody – like breathing in cedarwood dust if you were to press your nose to the sprayed surface. The dry, dusty woods is counterbalanced by a sheer, watery quality, not dissimilar to Jean-Claude Ellena. If Hermes and Jean-Claude Ellena started a diffusion line for the cool kids of Brooklyn, this might have been it.
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From LuckyScent: Second only to its sister scent Molecule 01, Escentric 01 boasts the highest concentration of the aroma chemical Iso E Super ever to be used in perfumery (65%)…… The tart lime and zesty pink pepper are a sparkling shot into the dark heart of Escentric 01’s moody, soft wood nature, while orris incense adds a dash of smoky incense and turns up the heat. Emotional and dazzling.
Have you tried anything from the Escentric Molecules Escentric line?