Autumn Perfume Picks

Escentric Molecules ‘Molecule 01’  |  Stella McCartney ‘Stella’

I’ve stuck to the same perfumes for most of my adult life… so having these two in my life is quite exciting for me. Although these are not marketed specifically as Autumn perfumes, they are to me so that’s what I’m calling them! 

I mentioned this perfume in this video but I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about it yet. It was first brought to my attention by my number one enabler Anna when we went out for dinner. I was obsessed with her smell to the point of actually being weird and it wasn’t until she explained it to me that I forgave myself for being so stalker-like. Ruth wrote a great blog post on it here, but I’ll try give you a quick run down on it too. The perfume consists of one molecule (perfumes normally include thousands) and it claims to smell different on everyone. It’s also common for you to not be able to smell it properly on yourself, but… here’s the big but… other people are completely drawn to the smell. I thought this sounded a big gimmicky but it’s not, it really does work! I’ve had people stop me on the street to write down the name of it, I’ve had people buy it on their phone whilst talking to me across the table and I’ve experienced it myself when Anna wore it. It works. It’s a unisex fragrance so can smell quite masculine, but as a lover of fig perfumes it’s right up my street! I bought the Β£27 version which is supposed to be a refill, but if you don’t mind having no lid it’s the cheaper option! 

I’m not normally a fan of fragrances that everyone else seems to love. Stella is a fragrance so many people wear including Meg and Gemma. I was always really jealous of everyone who had the limited edition bottles from last year so when the new ones came out this year I had to go and check them out. There are 3 prints available in the very cute mini bottles and they are a reflection of her fashion line. So I was sold on the bottle and already wanted it, but I’m not one to buy things I wont use so I had to like the smell. I spritzed a bit on and walked around the Selfridges beauty hall. To my surprise it actually really suited me and after getting Rich and my mum’s approval I bought it. Actually, Rich very kindly bought it for as a present. It’s heavier and much more floral than perfumes I usually wear but I feel smart and important when I wear it and it makes me feel girly. 

Have you tried either of these? Have I made you intrigued by Molecule 01? 

Lily xx

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21 Responses

  1. Alia says:


  2. Beth Bradley says:

    I love Stella, it’s a really wintery perfume and always reminds me of my mum. I’m intrigued to try the Molecule perfume though, I’d want to know what I smell like.

  3. I now have to buy the molecule fragrance! Cannot wait to try it :). Is there any specific place to buy it? πŸ™‚

  4. Gillian says:

    I really want to try the Molecule 01 perfume now. Where did you buy it?

    G x

  5. Fernanda says:

    Haha smart and important, that’s really cute! In Brazil we often describe perfumes as “rich people’s smell”. As in, it smells like a perfume a rich persons would wear! Haha The first time I mentioned this o my (English) husband he was very confused. lol I bet Stella smells like rich people! Thanks for the mini reviews! xx

  6. Allie says:

    I’ve had Molecule 01 for a while now and I absolutely love it! Not experienced other people being drawn to it yet though…

  7. Essjay23x says:

    I’ve been curious about Molecule 01 ever since Ruth’s post last year and it was on the wishlist I posted yesterday. That’s enough, after your great review, I’m ordering it tonight!!! πŸ™‚

  8. Samantha. says:

    Definitely getting those Stella print bottles for christmas presents!xx

  9. JK says:

    I really want that Molecule 01 now and the stella bottle is so cute. 2 more things added to my never ending wish list, thanks Lilly πŸ™‚

  10. Emma says:

    I bought Molecule 01 about a month ago and was really disappointed with it. It smells very strongly of cedar/pine and I absolutely could smell it on myself all day, which was unfortunate cos I really don’t like cedar. Also, no-one else commented on it and when I pointed it out they all said it smelt of cedar too (if you read reviews, its meant to work with your skin and smell a little different on everyone). Loads of people love it but I would recommend getting a sample if you can (ebay!) because I don’t think it works for everyone. Also, its just alcohol and Iso E Super, which you can buy and mix yourself for about a fifth of the price.

    On the brighter side though, I LOVE Stella and the new patterned bottles are gorgeous πŸ˜€

  11. I’m so intrigued by the Molecule 01! I really want to test it out. xx

  12. Rebecca says:

    That Stella bottle is so pretty!! I may have to buy one!!

  13. Mikelaa says:

    I haven’t seen the Stella one but it sounds nice. I may just have a look to see in person x

  14. maya says:

    Both of these are on my wish list! I am generally not one to hoard fragrances. Buying way too much make-up is bad enough as it is, but I really can’t wait to get these lovely scents next! xx

  15. sam. says:

    I’ve been umm-ing and ahh-ing about the Molecule fragrance for a few weeks now, I definitely think I should give it a go, I can’t believe you’ve had so many experiences linked to one perfume, it’s crazy!
    Sam xxx

  16. Klaudia... says:

    Love the bottle, might need to go have a sniff in the store, hah! <3 xo

  17. Emily says:

    I really want to try the molecule perfume!!

  18. I really want to try the molecule one, sounds incredible! x

  19. Jen27 says:

    Oooh, Stella is one of my all-time favourite fragrances. What a lovely bottle!


  20. Teri says:

    I am recently also a lover of Stella and I cannot stop spritzing it on myself! I am in a constant war whether I should spray myself all over or save it for special occasions…let’s just say I’ll just have to throw down the money for new bottles because it just smells so lovely! I also am dying to buy the Molecule 01 perfume and am waiting for a bad day to make that cheeky purchase. Thanks for the inspiration!


  21. the molecule 01 perfume sounds fantastic ! xx

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