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…
Perfumers Antoine Lie, Geza Schoen and Killian Wells in a one-minute spot for the exhibit Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, now open at Somerset House in London.