Escentric Molecules fragrances are designed to react with your natural pheromones to create an individual scent that is personalised to the wearer. I first learned about this perfume when I was living in London – I couldn’t open a magazine without reading yet another rave review. Molecule 01 is billed as the human equivalent to cat-nip: every man, woman and child who comes near you will be driven wild by your scent. It will leave them in a daze as you drift past them, as though they have been intoxicated by you. Allegedly.
I was tempted to buy it then, but it was only available online and I wasn’t prepared to spend £64 on a perfume that I hadn’t smelt. So I left London sans-Molecule 01. Years past. You know the saying “there’s no fool like an old fool”? Well, that fool was/is me, because in February I DID end up spending £64 on Molecule 01, and what a bitter disappointment it was. Not only does it smell spicy (my worst) but I haven’t had ANY comments on it (unless you count the car guard who asked me if it was me who smelt nice). I mean, I was expecting to saunter down the street and have people throwing themselves at me…that did not happen. At all.
Or maybe, horror of horrors, my natural pheromones are a bit rubbish and that’s why it hasn’t had the desired effect? Surely not? In any event, back to my trusty Narciso Rodriguez For Her I go…sometimes you’ve got to stick with what you know!