Sometimes a beauty ritual will slip into my routine so seamlessly I sort of forget what I used to do before I found that perfect step and neglect to post a public service announcement regarding said product/s up on the blog. Enter an exemplary example: my current perfume pairings. I’ve been so stuck in a scent rut with this three sprtizings, I’m not sure any another fragrances have even had a look-in since the beginning of the year. And that’s a bit unheard of from a self-professed product ‘ho *ahem* like myself. Here’s what I have been combo-ing up on my pressure points and creating a beautiful smelling micro atmosphere with each morning…

A the centre of each mist cloud is a hefty spray (or five), of Escentric Molecule, Molecule 01. The cult classic, your ‘natural scent, but better’ woody musk which supposedly has people stopping you in the street as it’s just so darn good. Now I haven’t been halted in my tracks in public, but a guy in the Post Office did compliment my perfume choice when I was sporting this the other day (finally – it’s only taken eight months of daily use and wafting myself in peoples way). On it’s own it dissipates into a barely there note that only others can pick up on, so I like to add a subtle dash of freshness or floral to create my own concoction. For a subtle, more greeny end result I layer with Diptyque Philosykos, a fig favourite with a hint of warm milky vanilla that pairs nicely with the woody undertones of Molecule. Fresh and sorta manly, I like it. If I fancy sometime a little more girly, then I add sprays of Stella McCartney’s original STELLA, which is the only floral scent in my stash that’s still in regular rotation. A hit of rose and amber that brightens the darker notes of its pairer and ramps up the sweetness without heading into sickly territory.

There you have it; the ingredients for more subtle and sexy or feminine and floral offerings all centred around the marmite product that is Escentric Molecule, Molecule 01. For referance: I love Molecule, hate Marmite.

  • Rebecca-Louise Murray

    I really want to try the Escentric Molecule! Heard a lot of good reviews on it.
    (: xxx

  • Oleta

    I love Stella by Stella McCartney its my go to fragrance! xx

  • Amy

    I purchased myself a bottle of Stella not so long back as I’ve wanted it for just over a year but have always held of as let’s face it, it’s not that cheap. I just love it! I’d love to have a smell of the Diptique perfumes too :)

    Amy xx
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  • Zoe Moore

    I want to try Molecule 01 so bad!


  • Rocio

    I’ve found a shop near where I live that sells Dyptique and Molecule 01. Get in! Really want to try this combination.

  • beautyandtheb

    I really need to try Stella, I keep hearing about how nice it is everywhere :)

    B xxx

  • Strawbry_Blonde

    I bought Molecule 01 recently and am still on the fence about it… maybe I need to try some pairings!

    Nic x

  • Pippa Jones

    Love a good perfume and stella is one of my faves on its own.

    Pipp xx

  • EllieMae

    I really want to try Molecule 01, heard lots of good things about it.

  • Jas

    The Molecule 01 is so interesting and I love most of the stella scents :) xx

  • Madeleine

    Do you know where we can find Molecule 01 in the US?

  • vikkielora

    oooh I might have to try one of these!

  • Amy

    I’d love to get my hands on a Stella scent! Loads of people rave about them and they smell amazing too! I know what I’m gonna be spending my Boots advantage card points on haha x

    Amy |

  • Aurora Ammy

    That is such a cute photo! I have this little shelf from Urban too and I love it! It sits on my side table with my perfumes and trinkets on it. XO

  • http://charlottesiuol.blogspot

    I thought I was the only one who mixed my Molecule 01 with another perfume just for me! I use Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb with mine -gorge!! And also get excited when people tell me they love them smell haha, definitely not sad… x

  • Rachel Hood

    i reeeeeallllyyyy need to get my hands on the molecule 01 perfume!

  • Amelia

    Pairing perfumes is something I’ve never really done yet, although it’s always sounded intriguing. The way you and Lily talk about it, I feel like I really need to get my hands on a bottle of Molecule, stat! x

  • Hollie Galvin

    I haven’t really delved into the perfume pairings simply because all my perfumes are so distinctly different and wouldn’t want to smell like the front of Debenhams! A mix of Stella and molecule 01 sound like a brilliant concoction though! x