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? 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?
We do hear it occasionally that people cannot smell Molecule 01 on themselves. It's one of the mysteries of this particular fragrance, but rest assured, others can smell it on you, in the same way that you can smell it on them..
The only ingredient in Molecule 01 is the aroma-chemical Iso E Super. Geza Schoen, creator of the Escentric Molecules range describes it as "less an aroma than an effect…which lends an indefinable radiance to the wearer". And you always radiate outwards to other people..
But there is also something else that could be happening. If you have been wearing the same fragrance for a long time, you may be experiencing what is known in the fragrance industry as ANOSMIA. This simply means, your nose has grown so familiar with the smell of one of the key notes that it can no longer detect it. In the case of Molecule 01, that note is Iso E Super. We suggest you take a short break from Molecule 01, maybe a week or so, return to it and you'll detect a difference..
You also might want to look into Escentric 01, which is a fully blended fragrance designed around Iso E Super, incorporating other notes..
The fragrance I recently purchased is a different colour to the last time I bought it?
We get the occasional enquiry about Escentric or Molecule being a little different in colour but it's nothing to worry about. The analogy we use is olive oil, which can vary in colour from season to season. That's the nature of the aroma-chemical we use. We've had everything checked and double-checked with our manufacturers and with our suppliers.
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..
What is the difference between M01 and E01?
Our fragrances are presented in binary pairs. Each pair explores the qualities of one aroma-molecule in two different ways..
The Escentric fragrance in each pair focuses on an exceptional aroma-molecule. The other ingredients in the formula are chosen to enhance this aroma-molecule, amplifying its key qualities..
The Molecule fragrance in each pair takes a radically minimalist approach. It contains no odorants other than the aroma-molecule, pure and singular..
What is the difference between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum?
Fragrances consist of a concentrate of perfume, alcohol and water. The difference between them is the quantity of perfume in the concentrate. The percentages of the concentrations are 11 to 15% for an 'Eau de Parfum' and 6% to 10% for an 'Eau de Toilette'..
Are your products tested on Animals?
We can confirm that none of our products have been tested on Animals..
Are your products vegan?
We cannot state 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?
We can confirm our products are phthalate free.
Are your products bovine free?
We can confirm 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.