Molecule 02

Eau de Toilette

by Escentric Molecules

Femme
  Unisex
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Ambroxan is the ingredient around which Molecule 02 orbits around exclusively (sister scent Escentric 02 blends the note with others). Natural ambroxan is one of the lusted after components of ambergris, the prohibitively costly, rare excretion of a sperm whale. To be absolutely honest, when we tried this, we were shocked by its subtlety…and we mean subtle. In fact, all we can smell is a smooth, skin-like, we-can't-put-our-finger-on-it fragrance afterthought that might as well be our own skin…but it isn't. There is a slight mineral-like edge to it but it's transparent and mild…if you're the type of person who can instantly tell the taste of plain water versus a mineral water like Evian, you'll instantly pick up on the gentle nuances of Molecule 02. To sum it up, Molecule 02 is very light yet always present and hovering about four inches above where you applied it, especially after a few hours. The term “skin scent” has never been more embodied than in this perfume and we bet it will both fascinate and confuse perfume lovers for a long time to come. If there's anyone in your life who “can't stand perfume”, you've just found a little bottle of perfection for them.

Molecule 02  Notes

Ambroxan

Molecule 02 Sizes Available
100ml $140
0.7ml spray
0.7ml spray Sample $5
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Here's what other people are saying about Molecule 02...
I am obsessed with ambroxan , ambergis. I have never smelled anything like this before.. It is uniqe My skin and some magic..
By   - Freelancer from New York on 9/17/2016
I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT !!! Fantastic for summer. I feel more "at home" wearing this than wearing the adored Molecule 01.
By   - Archaeological Section from Kosice, Slovakia on 7/1/2015
Update: Do not make the mistake and over apply Molecule02 because you cannot smell it. Trust me you will not be able to smell it up until approximately four minutes after its applied. Others will smell you. It is confusing and bizarre. It probably will bother you that you cannot smell this perfume (as it seriously bothered me) and I wanted to call LUCKYSCENT and complain that something is wrong. It is a very lovely, light and airy scent I am told by others. I've used about 10% of it in 2 days, which is a clear indicator of how frustrated I got. The aroma is hovering around you, whether you believe it or not.
By   - Street Cop from Niagara Falls on 6/18/2013
I received my bottle yesterday and to be honest, upon application of 4 sprays, I was confused...I couldn't smell anything other than alcohol...so 4 more sprays...and still....ALCOHOL. Now Im confused, saddened, annoyed and angry because my sample of M02 was a great scent. I applied 2 more sprays, making the grand total of 10 ...yes TEN sprays. Then literally three to four minutes later...the fragrance came to life...and this intrigued me. This, like Molecule01, is a base notes fragrance meaning you will not detect the scent sniffing the bottle or immediately upon application, however both have major lasting power and will remain on your clothes for a week. Molecule 02 is best described as an airy, warm, slightly sweet and seductive, mineral like scent. If you do not like to smell like perfume or don't want to offend anyone Molecule 02 or 01 are perfect for you. In fact, I can't imagine anyone on Earth disliking or being offended by M02 or M01. Anyways, a friend of mine immediately complimented my fragrance as I approached her. This isn't strong and it will be hard to over apply M02. I really enjoy it but give it 4 out of 5 stars. M01 is more aromatic and deserves 5 out of 5 stars!
By   - Police Officer (Fragrance Fanatic) from Niagara Falls on 6/18/2013
Just ordered a bottle and can't wait for its arrival. Its very subtle but when it is detected is an amazing scent....very seductive.
By   - Street Cop from Niagara Falls on 6/13/2013
I haven't purchsed this fragrance in a while but have gotten nothing but compliments when I came into a room. As sublet as this scent is a young lady said to me that she knew it was me when I came into a room because nobody smelled like me, in a good way. One time a man purposely walked behind me because he like the way I smelled. So for all that have not had a good experience with this fragrance oh well it's not for you. Period. I love it and it will remain apart of my scent arsenals. Another thing who cares how much Ambroxan is if you don't want to buy it don't buy it .
By   - Student from Owings Mills on 11/22/2012
For the first fifteen minutes or so, I was convinced that I'd gotten punked, and there was nothing in the spray but alcohol and water. Then I caught this amazing, subtle, indefinable scent from my wrist when I reached up on a shelf. It's almost, but not quite, masculine, but more in that "holy crap, your skin smells AMAZING" type way. It settled pretty close to my skin, and certainly doesn't waft around like other perfumes do. However, I believe that people shouldn't smell your perfume unless they're close enough to kiss you, so this is perfect. Definitely a scent for date night (or even for staying in together).
By   - graduate student from Phoenix on 9/7/2012
I am well aware of the inexpensive amount of Ambroxan, but I have to give it to G.S...he took one aroma chemical and made it into something that fragrantly twists and turns according to one's body chemistry. Every time I wear this, I get followed, asked what I'm wearing, smiled at, and people tend to stand extra close to me when speaking. This fragrance is unlike anything that I've smelled, and it puts me in a great mood.
By   - Parfumeur from Dallas on 4/1/2011
Exactly the same experience as the fellow towards the bottom of the posts - within a couple minutes of spraying, it was completely gone. Zip, zero, nothing but an oily spot on my skin to show that something was actually sprayed there. I have a sensitive nose and great skin chemistry for scents; I have never ever had anything completely disappear without the slightest trace like this one does. It smelled interesting for the 90 seconds it was detectable, but then - nada! If anything, it's remarkable for that quality and little else. Too bad, I would've liked to have experienced it a little longer...
By  on 11/29/2010
I had the opportunity to smell real ambroxan/ambergis some years ago. Molecule 02 dry down does smell similar but very very faint in comparison. When first applied Molecule 02 smelled like rubbing alcohol. Ten minutes later it had a sublte skin scent quality and last for about 2 1/2 hours. Seems overpriced, but I may buy it anyway
By   - from Boston MA on 6/21/2010
This has got to be the best fragrance I've gotten in a very long time. A few days ago, I went to appointment and some people were saying that someone was smelling so incredible and one of the women said that she had to know what that fragrance is, I just sat back and heard them describe what they thought of it. I left, and had to return 2 hours later and heard some of them say that the person with the scent had returned and saying how wonderful it was. I did not say that it was me because the didn't ask me directly and for fear of seeming arrogant. It is a definite keeper! LOVE LOVE IT!~
By   - therapist from NYC on 4/19/2010
i want to buy molecules perfume but,whats the different between,ESCENTRIC 02 and MOLECULES 02.could you please tell me which 1 shall i go for.i mean which 1 is really good 1......
By  on 1/25/2010
My daughter tried this, and instantly remarked on how it made her "skin smell good". As opposed to other scents that sit on top of the skin, this fragrance blends with your body chemistry flawlessly, to provide a scent that seems to belong on you, as opposed to a scent you have consciously applied. As a result, it smells different in the bottle than on your skin. Only when applied can one appreciate the sweetness and subtle undertones of this fragrance. The only drawback is the fact that the scent fades quickly, as one would see in cheaper perfumes, and requires repeated applications as opposed to the fragrances of Creed, which require only a small amount and linger all day. Not a great fragrace for a day at work because of this, but well suited for a quick application just before cuddling up next to someone special.
By   - physician from albany on 1/16/2010
I just got a bottle of Molecules 02 and it is absolute wow pure. I love it love it love it!!!!! I just feel beautiful and amazing wearing it!!! Wish it would come as shower gel etc too!
By   - from London on 11/10/2009
Since posting the last review a few months ago, I have since purchased a bottle of the M02. After about 10 min. I cannot smell it at all! The lasting power of M01 is great! Wish I had replaced my "almost" empty bottle of M01 with another M01 instead of the 02.
By   - from Dothan on 5/1/2009
At first I really didn't like this. I have M. 01 which is my favorite fragrance, I love it! So, I compared 02 to 01 and felt like it didn't quite measure up. But, upon trying my sample again several times, it's kind of grown on me. I really like it now and am considering buying a bottle. Lasting power is pretty good and it seems a little "sweeter" scented than 01.
By   - from Dothan on 1/18/2009
Oooh, I like this! I got a sample of this and Escentric 02, and while I am not enamoured of Escentric 02, I am pleasantly surprised by how wearable Molecule 02 is on me. I'm not sure if this is a good description, but it's like wearing a scented candle - there's a general pleasant smell in the air, but it's not obvious where the scent is coming from. It's subtle, I guess, but not too subtle imho, I can definitely smell this long after I've put some on. I am tempted to buy a bottle of this.
By   - from Sydney, Australia on 9/27/2008
It smells like cedar to me. So I feel like I smell like a closet now, not subtly "skin-scented" at all.
By   - professor from New York on 7/26/2008
While this is no where near as discernable as 01 Molecule, it does have it's own slight presence. It leaves a lot to the imagination.
By   - from Los Angeles on 7/2/2008
comparing oranges and apples mole1 and mole 2 are different scent -- so suck your own pineapple but make sure to cut the pineapple first so you don't hurt yourself
By  on 6/20/2008
previous poster: here is what you just said. "I bought an orange from my grocery store and it tasted like an orange. Then i went across the street and bought a pinapple, but it didn't taste like an orange. Maybe I should have bought my pinapple at the first place and then it would have tasted like an orange."
By  on 6/14/2008
I tried to post the address from whence my last post came, but can't because of Lucky Scent's java language filter. The article is prefaced by a rather lengthy description of real ambergris and its natural, humane origins. The beginning of my posted quote would have readers believing otherwise.
By   - Designer from Winston-Salem, NC on 6/11/2008
"Since the use of animal products in perfumery is no longer considered ethical (the Washington treaty for example bans the hunting of musk deer and whales), ambergris has been replaced by an array of synthetics e.g., Ambroxan (Henkel), and Grisalva (IFF) etc. Ambroxan is synthesized from sclareol, a diterpene alcohol present in Clary Sage (from Salvia sclarea). These synthetic products have a cleaner more intense amber quality, but none of the subtlety and smoothness of the natural material. Ambergris/amber has performed an important role in perfumery for centuries, being used to impart a radiant, intense long lasting, and animalic/ambery quality to both male and female fine fragrances (some authorities, such as Poucher 1936, describe the effect as “velvety”). Ambergris notes are an essential part of more recent male fragrances such as Cool Water, Drakkar Noir and Zino Davidoff. The material was also formerly used for its fixative qualities, and was noted in its ability to bring eau-de-colognes especially “alive”. Synthetic amber chemicals perform an important function in fabric softener fragrances, due to their powerful substantivity."
By   - Designer from Winston-Salem, NC on 6/11/2008
I just bought this today and can smell it. It's nice and fresh and my family members have already been asking me what's that smell? and say it's very nice
By   - from Malaga on 6/9/2008
"sperm whale amberbris" ambergris was misspelled. home.earthlink.net/~skinesscentuals/Amber.htm
By  on 6/6/2008
first to clarify, amber has nothing to do with the fossilized resin often used in jewelry. there is no such thing as amber essential oil. when speaking of amber, the reference is to: • ambergris: amberbris comes from the sperm whale, which feeds on cuttlefish. the cuttlefish have sharp claws that irritate the stomach of the whale. in response, the whale produces a viscous liquid which coats and protects the stomach lining. an accumulation of this is regurgitated and eventually floats to shore where, with exposure to sun and air, it oxidizes and hardens to a translucent waxy substance. this substance used to be obtained directly from the gut, (at the expense of the whale), but since these practices are now prohibited, the only ambergris available is that which the whale expells. these rare bits of ambergris are highly treasured and, when found, are converted to the precious oil. since true ambergris oil is rare and prohibitively expensive, any oil so labeled is more than likely a fragrance oil. • or it may refer to an essential oil (e.g. labdanum): chemical compounds responsible for an ambergris-like odor are found in some plants; the rockrose is one of them. • or it refers to a blend: amber blends are used extensively in perfumes where the actual blend itself is usually proprietary. the blend featured here is malleable and lends itself to personal interpretation. not only can the proportions of the listed components be altered, you can add your own personal touches (e.g. balsam peru, patchouli, vetiver; even lavender absolute) ... you can add oak moss to produce a "chypre" base blend ... it can be whatever you want. in addition to standing well on its own, this blend serves wonderfully as a base note or a component of a base note ...with excellent fixative properties.
By  on 6/6/2008
Guys (ladies), please STOP with the sperm whale talk. Get a clue. Pretty much everything put into most fragrances nowdays is synthetically created in a lab from petroleum and other organic type sources. Almost anything found normally in nature is too rare, too expensive (think 'rare'), or protected. So...companies like Givaudan or International Flavors and FRAGRANCES *sample*, analyze, reverse engineer, and then create (on mass scale) the various chemicals that cause things in real life to smell the way they do. If you want something to smell like the musk from a deer, you only need ONE deer brought in from the side of a road because a car accidently hit it. Then you use computers and equipment and other whizzy stuff like you see in the Bat Cave to COPY the essential scent components of a musk deer. Etc. Jeez. Use google sometime.
By  on 6/2/2008
The description about this is some what CONFUSING..is this product actually made from harvesting sperm whales!! I know in other countries this practice is still done,BUT...it isnt ethical,to kill whales,like they did in the 'good ol days'
By   - perfume lover from cincinnati on 6/2/2008
It's hard to rate a scent that is practically nonexistant!! I didn't give it 1 star because when I CAN smell it, it doesn't stink. It is VERY soft and basically just a slight hint of powder on my skin. No subliminal effect on me. I do not find myself craving this as others suggested. Using a soft scented shower gel would leave me with a similiar impression. Pass.....
By  on 6/2/2008
when i first applied molecule 02, i could barely smell it, then suddenly i couldn't smell it at all. an hour later and i still can't smell it. perhaps i lack the sense for it? when i could smell it, it had an intriguing scent that left me eager for more. too bad i couldn't get more. . . .
By   - Anthropologist from New York on 5/28/2008
Molecule 02 took a while to warm up on my skin. Where other fragrances start out loud and clear, Molecule 02 was shy and needed a minute to work up it's courage. It is indeed light, but it is also definitely there. In my review for Escentric 02 I mentioned how that fragrance reminded me of CdG Synthetic: Soda. Molecule 02 gets rid of the Soda-like component, but it's still sexy. If Escentric 02 is the confident popular girl, Molecule 02 is her bookish sister who doesn't yet know how cute she really is. This fragrance seems to come and go, but the whole Escentric Molecule line has a satisfactory lasting power, compared with many of the CdG fragrances I've tried.
By   - Industrial Design from San Francisco on 5/26/2008
I've got over 100 colognes and *never* have been anosmic (unable to smell) anything. I also think Escentric 01 (Molecule 01 is ok) is pure genius (try if you haven't. really!). Despite that, my sample of Molecule 02 smells like nothing. Zip. If I try really hard I can smell a bit of something similar to Iso E (Molecule 01), but i could be dreaming. So...you better get a sample first (I did) or you may wonder what you bought. Maybe it's just me and I can't smell the ingredients...but that has *never* happened before with anything.
By  on 5/26/2008
i have no real idea what this scent is about, having just read about it today. But what is posted is so tenuous, so lacking substance, that I would guess this is the perfume equivalent of The Emperor's New Clothes. Perhaps you cannot smell the scent because there IS NO SCENT! It's a brilliant advertising ploy.
By   - writer from San Francisco on 5/24/2008
I love the way this is warm yet fresh. It reminds me of Philosophy's Message in a Bottle from five or so years ago, but much better. I will admit to being influenced by the descriptions of a scent. The aging of ambergris is romantic. This delivers.
By   - from San Diego on 5/24/2008
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