Escentric Molecules FAQs
The fragrance I purchased doesn’t smell of anything The fragrance I recently purchased is a different colour to the last time I bought it How do I know the fragrance I purchased is real? What is the difference between M01 and E01? What is the difference between eau de toilette and eau de parfum? Are your products tested on animals? Do your products contain any animal (including insect) derived ingredients? Are your products vegan? Why has the address on the bottle changed? Are your products phthalate-free? Are your products bovine-free? Are your products unisex? The fragrance I purchased doesn’t have a cap
The fragrance I purchased doesn’t smell of anything
Occasionally we hear of people who cannot smell Molecule 01. This could be due to one of the following factors:
a) The only ingredient in Molecule 01 is the aroma-molecule Iso E Super. This is one of a group of fragrance materials, such as musk, that some people are highly sensitive to, while others find them hard to detect. Most people, however, detect these ingredients within a normal range of sensitivity.
b) Geza Schoen, creator of Escentric Molecules, describes Iso E Super as "less an aroma than an effect which lends an indefinable radiance to the wearer". It's one of the mysterious qualities of Iso E Super that it seems to vanish and re-appear. This is because of the way it bonds with receptors in the olfactory system, only slowly releasing to make way for a fresh charge of the molecule on the receptors. While you may experience this intermittence when wearing the fragrance, rest assured that others can smell the molecule on you.
c) It’s possible that you may be experiencing anosmia or hyposmia. Anosmia is smell-blindness and can be brought on by factors such as a blocked nose during a cold, chronic sinusitis, or allergy (hay fever). You can also experience post viral anosmia that continues after the virus has left the body.
Hyposmia, which is partial smell-blindness, is somewhat more common. Some people are hyposmic for one particular smell, such as musk, or Iso E Super. Again, in most cases, this is temporary.
If you are one of the few who find Molecule 01 hard to detect, you may want to try Escentric 01. Escentric 01 contains 65% of Iso E Super blended with other ingredients chosen to pull out and enhance its scent profile. So you could say Escentric 01 is a hyper-portrait of Iso E Super, permitting you to experience its key characteristics, even if you have a low sensitivity to Iso E Super itself.
The fragrance I recently purchased is a different colour to the last time I bought it
Occasionally we get an enquiry about Escentric or Molecule being a little different in colour. This is nothing to worry about. It’s simply due to the nature of the aroma-molecules, where one batch can have a slightly different colour-tone to another batch. The analogy we use is olive oil, which can vary in colour from season to season.
How do I know the fragrance I purchased is real?
Please visit our store locator page to find authorised stockists near you. If you have purchased Escentric Molecules products from a retailer not listed on our site please contact us and we will do our best to advise you on the authenticity of the product. allbeauty.com, thebeautiful.co.uk and notino.co.uk are not official stockists of Escentric Molecules.
What is the difference between M01 and E01?
Our fragrances focus on an exceptional series of aroma-molecules, 01 (Iso E Super, 02 (Ambroxan), 03 (Vetiveryl Acetate) and 04 (Javanol).
The fragrances foreground these molecules in two different ways. The Escentric fragrances enhance the molecule with other ingredients that bring out its key qualities.
The Molecule fragrances takes a radically minimalist approach. Each Molecule fragrance contains no odorants except a single, pure aroma-molecule: 01, 02, 03 or 04.
What is the difference between eau de toilette and eau de parfum?
Fragrance consists of perfume, alcohol and water.
The difference between EDT and EDP is the quantity of perfume in the mixture. Typically, an eau de toilette contains 6-10% of perfume. An eau de parfum contains 11 – 20% of perfume.
Tip: if you want to know how a fragrance will smell on you, test it on your skin ideally - or on a scent blotter. If you smell it from the bottle, what you detect is mostly the alcohol and top notes. The alcohol will evaporate quickly once the fragrance has been sprayed, leaving the fragrance itself.
Are your products tested on animals?
None of our products have been tested on animals.
Do your products contain any animal (including insect) derived ingredients?
Escentric Molecules products do not contain any animal (including insect) derived ingredients.
Are your products vegan?
We cannot state that our products are vegan as there is no legal definition of vegan for cosmetic products and fragrances.
Why has the address on the bottle changed?
Our registered address has changed.
Are your products phthalate-free?
All our products are phthalate-free.
Are your products bovine-free?
All our products are bovine-free.
Are your products unisex?
All of our products are designed for both men and women.
The fragrance I purchased doesn’t have a cap
This is intentional as it is part of our design philosophy.