Escentric 01 by Geza Schoen for Escentric Molecules 2006


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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Further reading: Now Smell This and Katie Puckrik
First In Fragrance has €115/100ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4/ml

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?

One thought on “Escentric 01 by Geza Schoen for Escentric Molecules 2006

  1. I like the sound of this one, Willa! I think I’ve snuck a spray at DJs, but i don’t remember that much…. Will revisit. Thanks for the write up! xx Tina G


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