6 Sensual Skin Scents That Smell Like You But Better
There’s nothing sexier than feeling confident in your own skin. Lucky for us, the perfume industry’s minds (and noses) played with elements to create a molecule that literally smells like skin. Meet Iso E Super, an artificial note that works in harmony with your body’s natural pheromones, and unlike your organic notes, it smells a lil’ different on everyone.
Why Is Iso E Super SO Super?
Iso E Super, although not the sexiest name, is one of the most mystical scents in fragrance history. The note was discovered in the 1960s as Isocyclemone E, and later refined to become Iso E Super, which today is a popular ingredient in some of the most iconic fragrances. The fragrance is sensual and cocoons your body in a velvety scent that’s warm, dry, and woody, yet simultaneously clean, crisp, and neutral. It’s complex, refined, and incredibly alluring. But that’s not all – it’s also used as a fragrance booster and even helps improve the longevity of your perfume while bringing out the clarity of other fragrance notes.
The term ‘skin scents’ has now branched out and lent itself to light fragrances that remind you of fresh linen, velvetier, and white florals. Douse your pulse points in these six scents to feel and smell undeniably like you.
1. Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, $100
Molecule 01 is a game-changing scent as it’s comprised of one note and one note only, you guessed it… Iso E Super. The groundbreaking scent gives Iso E Super the spotlight it deserves and inspired other fragrance houses to follow suit and create their own variation of the sensual skin scent. Fair warning: as the scent evolves and develops with your natural pheromones, it smells slightly different, which means you may not even smell it on your body, but dw everyone around you will.
Notes: Iso E Super
Why we love it: Purely concocted with the skin-enhancing note, Iso E Super, the fragrance plays with your body’s natural scent for an allure that smells different on everyone. The brand says it’s natural at times you may not be able to smell it on yourself, but if you’re really curious, step onto the streets because it’s bound to stop someone passing by.
Perfect for: Days when you can accommodate “omg what are you wearing?” conversations into your schedule.
Watch to learn all about this powerful skin note from Geza Schön, the nose behind the perfume.
2. Le Labo AnOther 13 Eau de Parfum, $156
Notes: Iso E Super, ambergris, musk, ambrette seeds, amyl salicylate, and pear.
Why we love it: People will smell the heady notes of musk and ambrette in this creamy elixir before they see you. Inspired by fresh magazine paper, its thirteen ingredients kiss your skin seductively all day long.
Perfect for: Stargazing the winter sky with the boo… Alone.
3. Glossier You, $64
Notes: Iris root, pink peppercorn, ambrette, ambrox, and musk.
Why we love it: When you spritz this on for the first time, the creamy freshness of white florals takes over your senses in a warm embrace. The unexpected blend of peppercorn and ambrette seeds gives your body a soft yet spicy edge that prevails over time.
Perfect for: Nights when you want to feel like you.
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4. Chloé Love Story, $143
Notes: Neroli, pear, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, orange blossom, rose, black currant, musk, cedar, and patchouli.
Why we love it: Celebrate yourself with the fruity deliciousness of pears and citrus. Though grounded by fresh cedarwood, the richness of jasmine reacquaints your skin with its first love – hint: it’s you.
Perfect for: Breakfast in bed.
5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua, $150
Notes: Lemon, petitgrain, bergamot, neroli, orange blossom, amber wood, and white musk.
Why we love it: It’s a zesty surprise that blends sunshine with a citrus mojito. You’ll find your skin playing a game of hide-and-seek with sweet tuberose before the sweet ecstasy of white florals and orange blossom settles.
Perfect for: A stroll in the park with your furry bestie.
Notes: Musk, red rose, Moroccan rose, and vanilla.
Why we love it: Like fresh PJs in bed, the clean notes remind your skin of tranquility as the musky goodness settles on your bare skin. Inspired by naked skin, its powdery white florals take you on a self-love journey through time. Founder Rosie Jane says it can be played with any fragrance or alone but we love it with Kayali Déjà Vu White Flower | 57, $118, as the subtle blend of rose and jasmine gets us all in our feels.
Perfect for: Waiting for the sunrise with your toes curled in the sand.
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