Escentric Molecules has been one of my favorite easy-to-wear yet sophisticated go-to perfumes for many years. Throughout the years I’ve worn them all, or on their own or, by mixing them up with other favorite perfumes, therefore, creating your own unique perfume. Quite recently Molecule 01 + Patchouli and Molecule 01 + Mandarin were launched. I love the Mandarin version but if it was a competition, my all-time favorite Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne would win as it feels like walking in a field of oranges and truly reminds me of the holiday.
Molecule 01 + Patchouli I did fall in love with. It consists of Iso E Super + Patchouli. Iso E Super is an abstract synthetic molecule characterized as a cedarwood note with a warm, velvety cocooning sensation. Patchouli is naturally extracted from the leaves of the patchouli plant. Mix those two together and you get a most interesting, intoxicating perfume.
(100 ML | € 139)
“Patchouli is a unique natural. Unlike 99% of perfume ingredients, we associate it with a particular period, with the sixties and seventies and that bohemian spirit. It has a cool, rather aloof woodiness to it. I love it for its moody beauty. I’ve used two qualities of patchouli here. The biggest chunk is Patchouli Coeur which is a very clean, soft patchouli oil fraction with the camphor-like top note removed. I have also included a patchouli oil from Indonesia to round it out with a little bit of a top note. The result is sophisticated, clean patchouli that pairs fantastically well with Molecule 01.” – Geza Schoen