Escentric Molecules

You guys are always chippin’ in, asking for updates on products that have had a mention on VDM, and the one I get asked to give the low-down on the most is the cult classic Escentric Molecules, Molecule 01 fragrance. I picked this up way back in September and now have spritzed may way through well over half a bottle, so I think it’s time to check back in…

I first heard about this scent through Ruth, and it seemed to be bit of an underground Beauty Ed favourite. Containing only one molecule, hence the name – Iso E Super, a deep and musky molecule works as an effect, supposedly combining with your natural pheromones to create a unique alluring fragrance. Sounds sexy, right? Well after reading some of the hi-larious and raving reviews on Cult Beauty (watch out, you may end up choking on your morning coffee), I took the plunge. At the time I was into my super sweet and sickly scents, so this was a U-turn in the opposite direction. When you first spray it there’s an overwhelming alcohol haze, however when it dries down it turns into something different; something a little dark, slightly sexy and completely different to anything else I own. Now I haven’t experienced any funny business as the reviews suggested but it’s nice to mix it up and wear something a little more sophisticated for once. It’s very subtle, people tend to notice it more on me than I do myself, but then days later I’ll get a whiff of it on a scarf that I wore with EM – such a strange one. But the one thing I really do love about this scent is its simplicity means that it’s great for layering – worn under STELLA it’s pretty gorgeous.

The verdict? It may not have had the ‘sexualé prowess‘ desired effect on me, but it’s a grower and one that when it’s sprayed its last spritz that I will log on to repurchase – I need my musk people. I have the travel refill size which is £27 from Cult Beauty, but there are more pricey fancy travel box and larger size versions available for real EM lovers. I’d say it would make a nice Christmas pressie too – a little cheeky story, a bit of novelty value and the curiosity of creating a unique scent. So, who wants to pounce on me?


  • KittyMakesUp

    Haha my friend at work has this and is always relaying funny stories about men on the street approaching her! So am tempted to pick this up! xx

  • GlitterishAllsorts

    I keep reading about this and now my curiosity has totally piqued! One for my wish list!

  • Emilie Garnes

    This just found its way to my Christmas Wish list! Lets hope there are some who hasn’t bought me one yet so I can tell them about this! sounds like such an exciting product! xx

  • WY H.

    Wow those reviews sound truly amazing! Can’t seem to find the travel size version though, as 64 quid is a bit too much for me to fork out. 🙁 x

    Raves ‘nd Ramblings

  • Emily

    I love the smell of this perfume: I sometimes wish I could smell it more on myself:)

  • Essjay

    I’ve got through a whole bottle of this and like you, smelt very little (except days later on clothes etc) yet like you, I had so many compliments. I’m going to have to get another one, I might give the layering a go too 🙂

  • Amelia

    This would be the perfect time for me to have like a rich uncle or something, because I SO want to try this, but ahh, can’t splash the cash atm. Definitely at the top of my “To-Try” list though! x

  • katherine.parkes

    really want to try this just to see if it works! x

  • Definitely going to try it next week in London!

  • Francis Dodson

    I really want to try this out, I’ve heard about it a few times recently! Sounds interesting 🙂 x