Molecule 02 consists of the molecule Ambroxan, pure and unique. Ambroxan has a subtle sensual quality with a radiant, long-lasting base.
Ambroxan is a crystal with a chemical structure identical to that of ambrox obtained from ambergris. For centuries, ambergris was perhaps the most valuable ingredient in perfumery. It is a somewhat mysterious substance emitted by the kachalot or sperm whale, which floats in the sea only after a long maturation and acquires its delicate fragrance. Ambergris is rarely found these days, and the “amber” in a modern fragrance is a lab-created equivalent of some of the aroma molecules that make up its scent. By far the finest of these is the nature-identical molecule ambroxan.
Ambergris has always been appreciated for its delicacy and sensuality. This quality remains in Ambroxan. “”It has a fresh, almost mineral quality,”” says perfumer Geza Schoen, “”that lingers into the primer.””
Ambroxan was isolated from plant sources in 1950.”