Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules –What’s all the hype?

Reading all the reviews and hype about this fragrance prompted me to take the plunge and add it to my perfume collection which if I’m honest is pretty pathetic and very safe. I have a love/hate relationship with perfume, I’m always on the search for the perfect fragrance but end up sick and headachy whenever I brave the perfume counter and usually revert back to my favourite two; Chanel Cristalle Au Verte and Dior’s Diorissimo which are both light and fresh and inoffensive.

What fascinated me and apparently millions of others about Molecule 01 is the claim this fragrance smells unique on everyone who wears it because it reacts with your own chemistry.  I admit I liked the idea of having a bespoke fragrance.

According to information I’ve read; Molecule 01 is the first of its kind. It is created from a base note prevalent in many legendary perfumes, said to give the fragrance it’s “allure”. The velvety woody note is highly sensitive to body chemistry and twists and turns as it evolves, enticing the wearer with an almost pheromone-like fascination.

Who wouldn’t be intrigued?

Not put off by the negative reviews which claimed everything from “smells like water” to “reminds me of vodka” I decided to give it a try.

When it finally came I sprayed a small spray on the inside of my wrist and took a sniff right away. According to some others, the first aroma you’ll experience would be alcohol or nothing at all however I detected an instant pleasant scent that put me in mind of warm cedar. After about 30 minutes the scent began to change.

For me the scent is intoxicating, subtle yet mysterious. I think of clean linen, soft musk with a hint of wood.  I found it to be very sensual and while it’s a soft scent it lasts and lasts.  I found whenever I moved I would get a waft of the scent which to me is so much nicer than having a scent surround you every moment of the day.

To sum it up I believe it’s the most wearable scent I’ve ever used, it feels right for me, not too sweet, woody, spicy, not too anything but balanced and dare I say it? …Familiar.  I love it, and reach for it every day.

As far as the claims that this scent will make you irresistible to those around you I’m still waiting for the crowds of gorgeous men to follow me down the street, however I have had several compliments about the scent, more than usual so who knows? Maybe they are all fantasizing about me in secret?

I think it’s definitely worth the investment, if for nothing else than the fun of chatting about your fragrance to other people who are fascinated in the concept.

I got mine at MECCA COSMETICA – 100ml for $140.00

What about you? Have you tried Molecule 01?