perfume

The New Scent

For those longing for springtime, Diptyque has launched it’s newest scent, Florabellio – a fragment of nostalgia.
Inside the time-honoured Parisian chic bottle, is an essence that houses so many layers. A primarily floral fragrance develops into a warm, musky scent with a a flavourful bite, the earthiness of which mirrors the atmospheric tableaux of Weifenbach.

This is a floral trail, blurring the perspectives between land and sea, flower and fruit, softness and bitterness… the senses are led towards far-off coastlines.

Featuring notes of sea fennel, salty sea spray ( top notes), apple blossom, osmanthus (heart notes), roasted coffee, and toasted sesame (base notes). The eau de toilette evokes a living fragrance depicting Diptyque’s Founder Christiane Gautrot’s travels, and inspired by the impressionistic nature photography of Terri Weifenbach. The scent is designed to allow a glimpse of a path that leads from the woods to the beach shore.

Florabellio has been released exclusively to SpaceNK, but will be available to buy in Selfridges, and John Lewis in May.

Happy Easter!

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The Next Generation Perfume

Molecule 01 fragrance from Escentric Molecules smells so good, every man, woman & child in a 5-mile radius will want to know your secret. This is even better than your favourite perfume… Developed by rising star of the perfume world Geza Shoen, Molecule 01 smells different on everyone, but amazing on everyone, an expert favourite that gives the unique quality of a bespoke fragrance without having to remortgage.

The fragrance is created solely from the aroma-chemical Iso E Super, traditionally a perfume basenote that adds allure to a scent, which works as more of an effect than a fragrance. The scent has a subtle, velvety, woody note which will meld with your natural pheromones, vanish, and then re-surface after some time, making it totally individual and personalised to the wearer. You will rarely smell this fragrance on yourself, Molecule 01 perfume is more about the effect it has on others and it’s totally worth it!

Whenever I wear this perfume the compliments are endless – Molecule 01 is unlike anything you will ever wear. It is one of the most mysteriously alluring scents wrapped in simplicity. My first impression was that I couldn’t smell a thing and for a while I wasn’t sure what to think, but I wore it just as the description instructed, and didn’t really notice the subtle scent on myself at first. The response from others, however, was undeniable. Each time I’ve worn it, somebody asks me what I’m wearing – and now I’m more in tune to the scent, I get a whiff of it every now and then and it’s just lovely.

Molecule 01 is an aroma chemical, which is used in virtually all modern fragrances to recreate scents like jasmine or cedar or a host of other familiar olfactory favourites. This fragrance, however, is the first to pay homage to Iso E Super, which you probably know as a sweet sandalwood/cedar-like smell. Because Molecule 01 is an aroma chemical rather than a perfume, it behaves differently. You have to wear it to understand it. If you have a bottle Molecule 01 and feel that it smells of nothing, be patient. Keep using it. The velvety woody note is highly sensitive to body chemistry and twists and turns as it evolves, combining with the wearers’ own natural scent to create an extraordinary alluring quality. The science of scent is truly on display and is sure to delight those woody fragrance aficionados who love to venture forth and discover something devastatingly unique. A true phenomenon in its own right.