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    Molecular perfumes: A new era in fragrance creation

    There is a new movement in the perfume industry that is exciting perfume connoisseurs and lovers alike: molecular perfumes. These unique creations break with traditional fragrance compositions and offer an individual fragrance experience that differs from classic fragrances. But what makes them so special?

    What is unique about molecular perfumes is their ability to react with the individual skin chemistry of the wearer. This means that the scent is perceived differently by each person. This individuality is what makes molecular perfumes so fascinating and personal.

    Fragrances in conventional perfumes

    Conventional perfumes mainly contain fragrances from essential oils obtained from flowers, bark, leaves, fruits, herbs or woods. Fragrances such as geraniol, linalool, eugenol or coumarin are often extracted from these essential oils. These substances are naturally present in essential oils, but can also be produced synthetically (nature-identical fragrances). There are also some aldehydes such as decanal, undecanal and dodecanal, which are found in essential oils and were made famous by the perfume Chanel Nº 5. 

    Fragrance molecules as building blocks of molecular perfumes

    Synthetically produced fragrance molecules form the basis of a molecular perfume. These are also referred to as fully synthetic fragrances because they do not occur in their pure form in nature. A well-known example is Iso E Super, which was developed by the perfumer Geza Schön. The scent of this molecule is described as skin-like, slightly cedar-like, sweet or warm. In addition to Iso E Super, there are also molecules such as Ambroxan, whose smell is reminiscent of a gentle version of amber, and Cashmeran, which smells vanilla-like, spicy, fruity, balsamic or chypre-like. Synthetically produced aldehydes such as hydroxycitronellal, which smells sweet and floral, are also among the fragrance molecules. 

    What types of molecular perfumes are there?

    When it comes to molecular perfumes, one can distinguish between two types: those that consist exclusively of synthetic fragrance molecules in addition to alcohol and water, and those that contain both natural fragrances from essential oils or aldehydes and additional synthetic molecules.

    Classic molecular fragrances

    Pure molecular fragrances, which consist exclusively of alcohol, water and one or more synthetic fragrance molecules such as Iso E Super, Ambroxan or Cashmeran, do not have a classic fragrance pyramid with a top note, heart note and base note. They therefore often appear minimalist and close to the skin. Nevertheless, the scent of a classic molecular perfume can vary over the course of the day, with certain chords being perceived more or less intensely at different times.

    The scents of individual molecules are difficult to describe because they are very complex and are perceived differently by everyone. For example, many people even perceive Iso E Super as odorless when they smell the bottle directly or spray the scent onto a strip of paper. It is only on the skin that molecules develop their unique note, which is shaped by the individual skin chemistry of the wearer.

    Molecular perfumes with natural fragrances and synthetic molecules

    Some perfumes combine natural or nature-identical fragrances with synthetic molecules such as Iso E Super, Ambroxan, Cashmeran and aldehydes. These give the fragrance woody, citrus, amber, vanilla, fruity or floral nuances and emphasize or intensify other components in the fragrance pyramid. In addition, these perfumes with natural fragrances and molecules also emphasize the skin's natural scent, giving each wearer a unique aura.

    Conclusion: Molecular perfumes as an exciting addition to your perfume collection

    Molecular perfumes are more than just a trend - they represent a revolution in the art of perfumery. Their ability to adapt to the wearer and create unique scent profiles makes them an exciting choice for perfume lovers looking for something new and personal. Whether you are already a perfume connoisseur or are simply curious about innovative fragrances, molecular perfumes offer a refreshing change from traditional compositions and invite you to rediscover the world of fragrance.