Friday, 18 January 2013

Fragrance Friday: Molecule 01

Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules is one of those 'cult' beauty blogger items. There is so much talk about this online, whether it's love or hate. I decided to see what all the fuss was about and get myself a bottle, mainly thanks to the encouragement of my friend Gemma.

If you haven't heard about Molecule 01 before, here's a little background info...

It's formulated using just one molecule, called Iso E Super. It's a smooth, woody scent, which perfumers often include to add 'fullness' or strength to a fragrance. Molecule 01 was created back in 2005 by perfumer Geza Schoen with the concept of enhancing natural scent. It's been likened to the effect of natural pheromones, making you more attractive to the opposite sex. It smells different on everyone, and is often undetectable to those wearing it, therefore giving everyone the opportunity to have their own unique 'signature scent'. 

A nice idea, but does it actually do what it claims?



On first spray it smells like vodka, then a tiny bit sour, almost like pee (never something I thought I would say in a perfume review!) but no where near as repulsive. Then it seems to disappear in to the skin, becoming almost undetectable to my own nose (to me it just smells clean and fresh, like newly washed laundry) but apparently very appealing to others. I've had numerous complements when I've worn this recently.

So it does work... at least in part. I'm not sure about the whole 'attracting the opposite sex' thing... my fiancé isn't overly taken with the scent and most of the people who have commented on it have been female.

Either way, I personally really like this perfume (you can tell by the amount I've used up in a few short weeks) So there you are. Another much-talked-about product that well and truly lives up to the hype.

You can buy Molecule 01 online from Cult Beauty HERE. It is also available in Liberty's and Harvey Nichols.

46 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting, I've never heard of it before! Maybe I'll try a tester at some point..

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  2. This sounds so cool!


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  3. I've never heard of this before, seems very interesting but probably not something I would personally wear. Lovely review Fleur :) xx

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  4. Sounds really different! never heard of it before.. Love your blog and youtube channel :)
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  5. I've hears of that, sounds interesting! Xx

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  6. I've been wanting to try this perfume for a very long time and have considered buying it online but not sure whether I am brave enough!

    Sammy xx

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  7. Ooo this sounds so interesting! I might give it a go!

    Aimee
    xoxo

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  8. I've been wanting to try this perfume for ages, but I'm so nervous it might smell awful on me!

    Rosie xx

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  9. I've never heard of it but it sounds interesting! :D xx

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  10. Sounds very interesting and different! Might have to try that out if I see it somewhere.

    xx, Siri
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  11. Wow! That's such a cool concept! I've never heard of it, but it sounds like something unique to try :)

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  12. I WANT THIS SO MUCH!! I've heard that its seriously good and really sexy smelling!
    Does anybody know if and where they might sell it in Ireland??
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  13. its meant to be good if you layer it over other perfumes as it adds the depth to them
    xx

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  14. Sounds like a strange one, but defiantly worth a try by the sounds of it.

    Pipp xx

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  15. I've been dying to try this but it just seems so expensive, especially when you'll never know what you smell like! x

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  16. This sounds so interesting, like nothing I've tried before, but I don't like the initial vodka pee thing haha, it would put me off to much and I'd feel self conscious, still want to try it though as it sounds so interesting

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  17. i really want to try this! heard so much about it

    chloe @chlowitty blogs

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  18. I've been wanting to try this for ages, but always been afraid that I wouldn't be impressed with the scent on me and then it's a lot of money to use on a perfume. But it's definitely an intriguing idea! :) x

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  19. I actually owned this perfume a few years ago & absolutely loved it, again most of my compliments about it were from females, this definitely makes me want to repurchase.

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  20. Sounds really interesting! :)

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  22. I've heard so many good things about though- although the wee scent is offputting! I stil want to try it though, I love the sound of the idea
    Daniella x

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  23. OOOhhh interesting one ... Pee and Vodka .. but you like it?
    Hahaha! <3
    Lovely post as always Fleur! <3
    Lots of love and hugs from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
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  24. ive heard loads about this perfume and its such a cool idea :D
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  25. The concept of this seems so interesting and different! You don't really see many things as original nowadays :).

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  26. This is such a good idea, I have wanted this for a long time and have added it to my birthday wish list now! xxx
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  27. I'd certainly love to try it, would be very interested to know what 'natural scent' would appear. Probably the smell of pee knowing my luck :)

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  28. Great post! This sounds very interesting! I will definitely have to try this out! :) ♥
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  29. When I first read 'It smells different on everyone, and is often undetectable to those wearing it' I thought someone in their product development department has just had a stroke of genius and decided to bottle some water and tell everyone that it attracts the opposite sex. That doesn't mean I'm not going to try it though...damn curiosity.

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  30. Never heard of this one before, will have to give it a sniff one day! x

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  31. SO want to try this! x

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  32. I have molecule 01 and it smells really woody and warm on me, but like marshmallows on my sister. I can smell it on my own skin personally, but maybe that's due to my intense sense of smell! Lovely review Fleur :) xxx

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  33. Quite an interesting concept, definitely want to try it!
    Thanks for the review!

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  34. This sounds so interesting! Definitely something I want to try out :)

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  35. too bad cult beauty seems to only ship within the uk :(

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  36. This sounds like such an interesting product, not sure i would pay all that money for something i could hardly smell on myself though. Please take a read of my first ever blogpost. xxx
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  37. Something I need to try out in the future!

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  38. I've never actually heard of this but it seems like a cool concept.
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  39. I bought this a few months ago but sold it cos I just hated it. It smelt intensely of cedar to me and I could smell it all day. It also smelt of cedar to everyone who sniffed me and smelt of cedar to me on whoever wore it (I tested it on numerous people!). So I gave up in the end. There's loads of good reviews though so it obviously works for some, I'd definitely recommend getting a sample though.

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  40. Haha this sounds interesting I have heard about perfumes and scents like this before but never tried them out good post though :)

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  41. Just found your blog and it is amazing! Keep up the great work! xx
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  42. Never knew there was something like this, I really want to try it now! <3 xo

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  43. i really want to try this might have to purchase when payday comes around!! http://rachsmakeupplace.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Hey Fleur, you have linked Gemma's blog wrongly. It should be http://www.gemsmaquillage.com/

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  45. That sounds really interesting! Where would I be able to get it on the states?

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  46. Sounds really good! :) xxx

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