Cashmeran, the sole fragrant component in Molecule 05, has an unusually complex character for a single molecule. It combines a cocooning, musky softness with dry, aromatic woodiness, as well as a sweet and resinous note reminiscent of pine. Since its creation by IFF in the late 1970s, it’s been the backbone of hit fragrances across the spectrum, with its sensuous versatility enhancing everything from fruity gourmands to boldly spicy orientals to musky skin scents. Indeed, it’s almost hard to believe that Molecule 05, with its hypnotic radiance, is made of just a single aromachemical.
And yet that’s exactly what it is. Projecting confidently from the skin, Molecule 05 might be the most mesmerizing Molecule edition yet. Every aspect of cashmeran- the warmth, the depth, the sweetness, the resin- projects confidently from the skin, creating a beguiling aura in the beloved style of previous Molecule releases. It’s eminently wearable, perfect for any person, any style, any conditions- and extremely effective to layer underneath your favorite scent to add a smooth, confident woodsiness. Let the power of cashmeran work wonders for you…
- Key notes notes: Cashmeran.
- 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.