Molecule 01 + Mandarin - Eau de Toilette
Now Molecule 01 gets a plus one. In three iterations, it is paired with a single scent ingredient.
In 2006, Escentric Molecules launched Molecule 01, a single aroma-molecule in a bottle. The molecule was Iso E Super, an abstract synthetic created in a lab at IFF. “Molecule 01 is an exceptional molecule: radiant, velvety, cocooning. There’s nothing else like it, people find it irresistible. It’s mysteriously effective on its own as Molecule 01, it’s great in a fragrance as in Escentric 01. But recently I started to wonder if there might be another way to play with it. What if I could take the molecule and add just one other beautiful ingredient and see how they danced together in the bottle? That’s Molecule +.”
Iso E Super + Mandarin
“Mandarin is all about the instant hit. It’s so alive, the way it radiates off the skin with that citrus zest. But there’s more to mandarin, it’s very fruity and aromatic as well.
- It’s a beautiful ingredient. Its transparency means that it vanishes quickly. I’ve touched it up with a little extra shading to extend it, adding a mandarin ingredient used in flavourings to give it super-juiciness. Then as it begins to fade, Molecule 01 syncs in, bringing a warm, erogenous feeling to play with that zinging freshness.
That’s unusual – for a topnote ingredient like Mandarin and a base note like Iso E Super to dance together naked like this, without other notes coming between them. And then the mandarin is almost gone and you are left with the elevated simplicity of Molecule 01.