So today I'm going to focus on a very talked about perfume in the beauty world; Escentric Molecules - Molecule 01. It's sort of weird reviewing a perfume, since scents are so individual to each person, but I thought I would write my thoughts down on it, since it is a very expensive perfume.
Personally, I like masculine scents and my favourite ones are unisex. This is marketed as a unisex perfume, so from the beginning, I thought this would be right up my alley.
Molecule 01 contains the aroma-molecule Iso E Super, as the only aroma-molecule, hence the name. It comes in a square glass bottle with a very minimalistic design. I really like minimalism when it comes to design, so this fits right into my kind of aesthetics.
Geza Schoen, the creator of the perfume, describes the perfume being more of an effect rather than a aroma. This basically refers to the fact that the perfume reacts to your body heat and from that a scent is created. Therefore the perfume will smell differently on every person. On their website the perfume is described as a subtle velvety-woody note, which will vanish, then re-surface after some time and it also claims that it will have an impact on other people (I don't know about that). Now, the perfume only works if it is in contact with your skin, which is something I will get into.
The scent is very woody and it doesn't smell as synthetic, as certain perfumes can. I don't know if I like it on my skin, as I'm not sure if I smell the same scent as other people. No one has mentioned my new perfume and so I don't think it has as big an impact on other people, as Geza Schoen would like to think. I asked my mum to smell me, when I have worn it and she says, it has a very clean scent on me.
The one problem I have with this perfume is: it breaks me out. I haven't broken out in years from perfume and I was sort of shocked that this would make me break out the way it did. At first I didn't feel anything, but after a month of wear I would start to get itchy skin, where I had worn it and I would wake up in the night from scratching my neck. I couldn't believe what was happening, as I had heard this was really suited for people, who have allergies and my mum even told me that her colleague, who is allergic to perfume can wear this without breaking out.
After a bad break out I stopped wearing it and even four days after I had sprayed it on my neck, it would still itch. I was determined to make it work, but the fact it has to be sprayed on the skin is probably the reason why I can't wear it. I thought maybe it was something else I had broken out from, so after a break from the perfume, I tried again and unfortunately I broke out again.
Bottomline is; I won't be purchasing this again, as I'm clearly allergic to it. I really wish I had tried it out before deciding to purchase it, as this purchase definitely hurt my pocket. I would recommend you to try it out to A) see if you like the scent on you and B) see if you have any skin reactions to it.
So, unfortunately this was a thumbs down from me. Without having to sound like a mum, I have to say: It's so important to take skin reactions from perfume serious, as perfume allergy really can develop. So while it might be a little rash now, it can end up with you not being able to wear any products containing perfume, as that will make you break out. Don't believe me? One of my classmates has become so allergic to perfume, her skin will react if there's a person, in the same room as her, wearing perfume.
I hope you guys are having a great day.