Escentric Molecules Molecule 01

I’m going to warn you now, this is probably going to be one of the most rambling perfume reviews ever – purely because this is so hard to describe and because it will naturally smell totally different on everyone due to the nature of the perfume.


Described by Cult Beauty…”Molecule 01 fragrance from Escentric Molecules smells so good, every man, woman and child in a 5-mile radius will wanna know your secret. Remember the old impulse ads? This is even better. Develops by rising star of the perfume world Geza Shoen, Molecule 01 smells different on everyone, but amazing on everyone, an expert favourite that gives the unique quality of a bespoke fragrance without having to remortgage.”

This is basically the essence of it – Molecule 01 is created solely from the aroma-chemical Iso E Super. This is something traditionally used as a perfume base note – it works with your own pheromones (your own good smelling stuff) to make a totally unique scent for each wearer. Hence being almost impossible to describe.

I can’t vouch that when I wear this I have Justin Timberlake leaving his wife and banging down my door or anything… my fiance has never really mentioned it. But there’s something I like about it – especially when combined with another perfume it does something special to give it a bit of something extra.

As you can probably guess, I can’t exactly finish the review saying ‘If you like woody/floral/fresh notes then…’ because of the nature of it making it smell different on everyone. But I can say, it’s well worth giving it a spritz (not just a sniff! You have to wear it for a bit to see what you think). It’s been my go-to favourite, either alone or in combo with other fragrances for a while now.

Available from Cult Beauty £64 100ml

PR sample.



  1. February 20, 2013 / 8:20 am

    I’ve never heard of it but now I’d like to try it 😀 haha

    Great post! 😀


  2. February 20, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    Can’t wait to get mine!! Hurry up Mr postman!!

  3. February 21, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    I bet it’s just water lol

  4. February 21, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    I bet it’s just water, fooling us all!

  5. February 21, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    I bet it’s just water lol

  6. February 21, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Ah so jealous, really wanted to try this but they can’t ship it to Ireland and we’ve no stockist 🙁 I’ve heard so many rave reviews.

  7. June 22, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    Hey, I really liked your review on Molecules 01, i can recommend you to try the new JB Extract. It is based on the same Mono fragrance but has a slightly higher fragrance concentration.
    Sorry for my bad english 🙂
    Greetz Sabi

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