In the world of perfume, there's always something new to discover. And right now, the hot thing to talk about is Iso E Super. This synthetic aroma molecule — now made famous by Escentric's Molecule 1 — was first created in the 1970s, but it's only recently begun to make waves in the perfume world. So what is Iso E Super, and why are so many people talking about it? Let's take a closer look.

Iso E Super: What Is It?

Iso E Super is a synthetic aroma molecule that was first created by Firmenich, a Swiss fragrance company, in 1973. It's classified as a "woody amber" scent, which means it has both woody and musky notes. Iso E Super is used in both men's and women's perfumes, and it often appears in fragrances with mossy or musky base notes. It was originally developed as a fixative, meaning it was used to help other molecules bind to the skin and last longer on the body. However, scientists soon realized that Iso E Super had its own unique fragrance, and it quickly became a mainstay in the perfume industry. Today, Iso E Super can be found in everything from high-end designer fragrances to niche perfume houses.

Why Is It So Popular?

Iso E Super gained popularity in the perfume world because of its unique scent. Unlike other woody amber molecules, Iso E Super has a very light, clean smell. It's often described as being "crisp" or "airier" than other woody scents. Because of its lightness, Iso E Super can be used in very small quantities without overpowering a perfume blend. Additionally, Iso E Super has good sillage — meaning it projects well — but it doesn't linger too long on the skin, making it perfect for office wear or daytime wear.

Where Can I Find It?

If you're interested in trying out a perfume with Iso E Super, you're in luck — it's used in many popular perfumes. Les Vides Anges la 1e contains an overdosed formulation of Iso E Super. Designers fragrances which use it includes Chanel No. 5 L'Eau, as well as Dior Sauvage and Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense. And then there is Escentric's Molecule 1, which consists of only Iso E Super.

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Iso E Super is the latest buzzworthy ingredient in the world of perfume. This synthetic aroma molecule has a light, clean scent that's perfect for everyday wear.