Cashmeran, the molecule at the heart of the 05 series, is dry, radiant, warm and woody with an unexpected touch of pine resin. It’s this vibrant quality that caused Geza Schoen to flash back to the Mediterranean, where he spent his childhood summers, and as a result Escentric 05 is truly a different kind of summer scent, infused with vivid, glowing warmth and the contrast of sun-baked plants and trees.
Escentric 05 opens with a wonderfully simply top of light, fresh bergamot, and a bright and happy orange note, chosen to represent the orange groves of our hypothetical island destination. Laurel and rosemary carry a signature freshness and spiciness, while a the herbal character of juniper plays against the dry, pungent woodiness of cypress. The drydown features two classic Mediterranean ingredients- cistus labdanum, with its sweet, leathery, balsamic richness, and mastic, a tree-based resin with the clean, sharp scent of newly-cut branches. And they’re both layered over the signature 05 Series ingredient, cashmeran- an intoxicating 15% concentration within the formula that provides sensual, woodsy warmth. Far from a typically ‘freshie’ summer scent, Escentric 05 captures the emotional warmth of summer memories in a scent with all the signature stylishness of Escentric Molecules.
- Top notes: Bergamot, Orange, Fig Leaf, Basil.
- Heart notes: Laurel, Rosemary, Juniper, Fig, Hedione, Freesia, Iris, Jasmine.
- Base notes: Cashmeran, Cistus, Mastic, Musk, Ambroxan, Iso E Super.
- Eau de Toilette: Women, Men.
- Apply as desired, to pulse points behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist, inside your elbow and/or behind your knee.
Born in Germany and trained at Haarmann & Riemer (now Symrise), Geza’s iconoclastic disdain for the average and willingness to work with big ideas and cutting-edge synthetic ingredients has placed him at the center of some of the 21st century’s most dynamic fragrances, from cult favorites like Boudicca Wode and Paper Passion, to the breathtaking opulence of the Clive Christian line, to the international sensation that is his bestselling Escentric Molecules brand. Never one to set boundaries, Geza’s passions often find him collaborating with artists across the creative spectrum to create madcap wonders like the Smeller (built with German artist Wolfgang Georgsdorf), a piano-like scent instrument that allows the user to play their own “aromascapes.” Sometimes outrageous, always outspoken, and truly unique, Geza Schoen is living proof that the future of niche perfume is bright.
Born out of its founder Geza Schoen’s love for Iso E Super, a strange, cedar-ish and sometimes velvety aroma-molecule that doesn’t exist in nature, Escentric Molecules has pursued a unique and rebellious vision of fragrance since it released its first pair of soon-to-be-cult-favourite Iso E-intense perfumes in 2006. Escentric Molecules’ fragrances are neither classical nor straightforwardly pretty. Instead, the molecules at their hearts (chiefly Iso but others, like Javanol, too) are designed to meld, in the peculiar way of synthetic notes, with the wearer’s natural pheromones.