Created by legendary 'nose' Geza Schoen, Escentric Molecules strips back the bells and whistles of traditional perfumery to create something unique and unusual without being gimmicky. These aren't 'pretty perfumes' but far more intriguing – showcasing the dizzyingly wonderful things synthetic notes can do.
Perfumer Geza Schoen has a reputation as a rebel in the fragrance world.
It was in London, in 2006, that he launched Escentric Molecules: Often described as the ‘anti-fragrance fragrance brand’ Escentric Molecules confounded expectations to become an exponential success.
Throughout his career Schoen has collaborated on conceptual projects such as Paper Passion, a fragrance with Steidl, Wallpaper* and Karl Lagerfeld; and worked with artists such as Wolfgang Georgsdorf, for whom he made 64 odours for Smeller, an olfactory organ that spectators can play like a piano to make aromascapes.
In 2005 he returned to his native Germany where he lives and works in Berlin.
Escentric Molecules owes its existence to an aroma-molecule that does not exist in nature. Iso E Super was created in a laboratory at IFF in 1973. It remained unknown outside the world of perfumery until the launch of Escentric Molecules, though its elusive presence hovers at relatively low concentrations in the background of many fragrances for both men and women. Among perfumers, it is prized for its velvety, cocooning effect.
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