Enter the synaesthetic palette of Escentric 04, robed in diluted magenta and flushed with salacious grapefruit.
Javanol is a sandalwood-type molecule that retains the radiance and endurance of natural sandalwood but is sheer and transparent like no sandalwood in nature.
Escentric 04 focuses on Javanol in a formula that highlights the grapefruit accent in the molecule. The result is a uniquely fresh interpretation of a sandalwood fragrance, fizzing with crisp, bitter topnotes of pink grapefruit peel with the added zest of lime. Juniper and pink pepper give an extra shot of freshness, and marijuana brings out the softer quality of the grapefruit pith.
The heart is orris with a 'fresh soft rose' composed of four different rose ingredients. The drydown is balsamic and woody with Javanol in combination with the somewhat sweeter sandalwood molecule, Polysantol.
"In the other Escentric fragrances, I used a huge amount of the Molecule," says Geza Schoen. "But Javanol is like truffles. A few slices of truffle shaved on top of your pasta are enough to transport you to heaven."
Consequently, Javanol and Polysantol together make up 15% of Escentric 04.
Hold about 20 cm away and spray on pulse points like wrists and neck.
Wait a few seconds before moving or rubbing.
One or two sprays are enough for a lasting scent.
Conceived in a laboratory at IFF in 1973, this intriguing molecule remained a secret within the exclusive realm of perfumery until the debut of Escentric Molecules. Though subtle, its elusive essence can be found in the backdrop of numerous fragrances designed for both men and women. Perfumers cherish it for its sumptuous, enveloping quality.