A lemming for Renegades week: Mark Buxton's Escentric 01 (yes, it's just iso e super) in a Christmas cracker from Liberty. 30 ml, £36.
I need a good vetiver shower gel. This one likely costs more than I'm going to spend, but it's tempting. From niche line Escentric Molecules, Escentric 03 body wash: "....a gentle, fragrance-rich formula that leaves the skin feeling vibrant and fresh. Paraben- and sulfate-free, this wash features notes of vetiveryl acetate, a smooth and woody vetiver molecule with a grapefruit accent, together with fresh lime peel, ginger, green peppercorn, and musk." $40 for 200 ml at Barneys.
Let me state the obvious to anyone who has ever read my posts: I am not a chemist! If you are, and have more scientific information on what follows, don’t be shy about commenting (I won’t take offense).
Escentric Molecules’ latest creations, Molecule 041 and Escentric 042, are about the aroma chemical Javanol — a sandalwood-type molecule prepared from turpentine obtained from pine trees.3 Molecule 04 is “just” Javanol (diluted, of course); Escentric 04 is a more complex composition built around Javanol.
I can’t smell Javanol…