Molecule 02 by Escentric Molecules
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7.5 / 10 509 Ratings
Molecule 02 is a popular perfume by Escentric Molecules for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is woody-synthetic. It is still in production.
Layers well with Versense
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Woody
Synthetic
Fresh
Spicy
Sweet

Fragrance Notes

AmbroxanAmbroxan

Perfumer

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7.5509 Ratings
Longevity
7.1443 Ratings
Sillage
6.2440 Ratings
Bottle
6.4420 Ratings
Value for money
6.5224 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 29.03.2024.

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Saraaah

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Saraaah
Top Review 21  
This thing with the molecules
When you start to deal with perfumes more intensively, it doesn't take long before you stumble upon the name Escentric Molecules.

the first in line was Molecule 01 and was found good, so I tried Molecule 02 next.

So I ordered blindly - when the scented mail arrived and I sprayed Molecule 02 on, I smelled: nothing. Really nothing. This could not be true!!!! Of course, I had often read before that it was the case with some people. But I could not believe it. I ran to my mum, rubbed my wrist under her nose. And lo and behold - she smelled it, even from meters away, thought it was great. I made this test with other family members - and almost all of them could perceive Molecule 02, could not describe it other than "fresh". (All no perfume "freaks")

That same evening I sprayed one of my sweaters that was lying around with it, because I read that some people can only see Molecule 02 on clothes. Again nothing.

A little disappointed, I went to bed, and as I lay there, I noticed again and again an indefinable freshness that caressed my nose. I ran to my sweater, smelled nothing. Smell the bottle, the sprayer, nothing. When I got back to bed, the smell was there again. Felt a little teased by Mr. Ambroxan. He definitely sticks insanely well and long on clothes and often I just smell him because there is a jacket of mine in the same room that I had sprayed him on sometime.

... that's how it went the first days, meanwhile I perceive Molecule 02 well, but very close directly on the skin still not really. I can describe Molecule 02 only badly, in any case slightly masculine, clean, woody, dynamic? In any case addictive and an always-on. The hoped-for compliments have not been forthcoming. But at least now I know how he smells and what is not yet, can still be
So for those of you who can't see it, stay tuned.)
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Camey5000

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Camey5000
Camey5000
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Molecule 02

My Amber No. 77

You fell through clouds. Down like stardust.

I found you among the gifts. Flown to me. A mysterious gift. A dry fragrance. Fragile like matches, thin like paper, light and warm. Elegant and modest. Cuddly scent for the small distance.

You are like wood and bark. You're like sapwood and sunshine. Delicate like finest shavings. Like vanilla in water and patchouli in dreams. Like benzoin and rockrose, balsa wood and tenderness. A touch of dried tears. And none of that either.

You're like vanished sparks, broken into molecules. A smell like a hunch. A smell like fleeting thoughts. Of amber and of inexplicability. You are the most tender, cuddly joy, noble, subtle art. Tender Ambroxan
A transparent, opaque chameleon.

7.0 / 7.0 / 6.0 / 7.0
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Noneya

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Noneya
Noneya
Top Review 12  
The aura
Tried Molecule 02 and was disappointed at first because I can't smell anything. This fragrance I smell some days and other days I smell only the alcohol in which this substance is dissolved. On the days I do notice it it smells pleasantly warm, woody, fresh and slightly aquatic. Hard to describe but very pleasant and at the same time discreet. He wraps the wearer as in a kind of aura and is great for layering (combine) with other perfumes. Price is I find a bit high, but have to buy it because of its versatility. :-)
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Tomek26

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Tomek26
Tomek26
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Bachelor thesis from the bottle
The Molcule series is already ingenious. One synthetic molecule and that's it. To get the idea, you have to think very minimalistically or just have a good idea and go through with it. Only Geza Schön knows exactly what he was thinking.
I don't think the scent is perfume. This fragrance is more of a concept; you could almost compare it to a bachelor thesis. Everything scientifically kept. Already at Molecule 01 I thought that the 01 refers to the binary code. According to the motto; either the one molecule is there or not. The bottle design also suggests this, as it looks futuristic. Something completely new in the perfume world, but also somehow something completely banal.
Anyway, the scent is interesting. When I spray it on the skin, I smell a strong alcoholic note first. This flies however quite fast and the Ambroxan remains. In fact, Ambroxan smells very similar to the ISO-E-Super from Molecule 01. M01 smells to me like slightly charred wood, almost like a fire in a wooden hut, while M02 smells more of freshness, wind with a woody touch; but both synthetic and both woody.
M01 I smell much longer than M02, the second rem runs out of breath after about 10 minutes or I just can't give it anymore (as many others report). I don't really enjoy it, but the interest is still great.

What remains in the end about?

In the end, I have the knowledge of the Molecule series and an example of the scent of a single molecule. I have learned more than just enjoying the fragrance... a bachelor thesis from the bottle.
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Manogi

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Manogi
Manogi
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A touch of nothing
"Molecule 02" has long appealed to me, because I wanted to smell pure ambroxan, also called Ambrox, which is the main fragrance in Ambergris. So I got me a bottling at @StolzerOskar.

I got a whiff of - nothing. Although I smell in the beginning already an intense note out, which reminds me partly of Ambergris. However, the synthetic ambroxan lackA the beautiful animalic and also the aquatic of real ambergris entirely. It may be that this is due to the fact that ambroxan is now no longer synthesized from amrein, from which ambroxan is created by oxidation, but from sclareol. Or in the ambergris, other fragrances such as ambrinol play a role in the overall impression. In any case, the synthesized ambroxan does not smell authentic. Something is missing.

In addition, in "Molecule 02" the alcohol is initially too dominant and covers the ambroxan scent. Now you might think that this is more perceptible when the alcohol has evaporated. But that is not the case. It is then simply - gone. In other words, after a few minutes I smell, like some others, simply nothing more.

I can already imagine that Ambroxan works longer in combination with other fragrances. But as a stand-alone fragrance I consider "Molecule 02" not wearable, because it is only a few minutes really perceptible.

Update from 4.2.22: After I have also tested other Ambroxan fragrances, my nose is now apparently trained. I perceive Molecule 02 now significantly longer and more intense. However, the impression remains that something is missing.
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PetarMolnarPetarMolnar 5 months ago
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Dumb reach since 2016 for summer daily routines including sport activities. Very versatile compliment getter. My skin radiates it well
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JehriJehri 2 years ago
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Smells like burning tires to me. Absolutely awful, especially when layered with Molecule 01 / ISO-E Super.
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MauwMauw 2 years ago
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Undefinable “fresh” smell. It’s not going to blow anyone away, but it’s safe for hot weather. Not everyone can smell it very well.
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