The final Escentric Molecules Escentric fragrance I’m writing about today is the Escentric 03, with my review of Escentric 01 here and Escentric 02 here. As a quick reminder, the Escentric Molecules fragrance tree has two branches, the Molecules which are singular scents and the Escentrics, which take the single notes form the Molecule fragrance and expand upon it; so Molecule 01 is singular and Escentric 01 starts with the note from Molecule 01 but contains more notes – I wanted to say “a fuller body” but that sounds like I’m talking about wine!
Escentric 03 starts off with a burst of fiery citrus thanks to the top notes of lime, ginger and pepper; the lime is the strongest to start, but it quickly gives way to the pepper which is then quickly followed by the ginger. The refreshing hit of the top notes eventually gives way to the floral heart notes of iris, kasmine and team, although the lime still stays present. The base notes of vetiver, musk, sandalwood, cedar and leather sounds like they would provide a very heady and thick fragrance on the dry down, but actually the lime keeps it relatively light (I say relatively as there’s only so light all those base notes can stay!) and to me, the most dominant base notes are the leather, cedar and sandlewood, which give the whole scent a really clean finish – in fact, if you want to stand about sniffing this for ages as I’ve been doing this afternoon, you might pick up on a slight antiseptic scent, which is something I actually really love! As with all Escentric Molecule fragrances this is a unisex scent, and because of that I do find it a little on the masculine side – I love the way it smells and it’d smell fabulous on a man, but I think it’s a bit too masculine for me. The travel sized version within a metal case is £38 here – link.