When it comes to perfume, I am a total bore. I have my favourites (Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy‘, ‘Alien‘ by Thierry Mugler, Vera Wang ‘Princess‘, and, of course, ‘Flowerbomb‘ from Viktor & Rolf), and I rarely try anything new. I tell myself it’s’ because buying a perfume you don’t like is a pretty pricey mistake to make, but the truth is, I’ve been stuck in my florally, sweet-scented comfort zone for a while. However, after spritizing myself with ‘Escentric 01‘ from Escentric Molecules a couple of months ago in Liberty of London’s incredible fragrance department, it was love at first sniff. When three or four friends wanted to know what perfume I was wearing later that day, I knew I had to have it.
The lesser-known cousin of Escentric Molecules ‘Molecule 01‘, it contains the same innovative fragrance as the original (Iso E Super, which interacts with your natural pheromones to create a unique scent), but with a much more peppery, sharper, undertone. Like the original, however, this creates a smell that lingers, resurfacing now and then to keep it fresh, and keep the compliments rolling in.