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    Default Projection of Molecule 01 - homemade

    Hey guys, so someone made me a homemade version of molecule 01 with 20% concentration, however upon wearing it a few times I have realized that it's not really projecting. I am constantly asking people around me if they can smell it and most of the time no one can smell me unless they get up really close. It's not like dont spray a lot either, I do about 6-8 sprays, sometimes even more yet people can barely smell it. Is this normal?

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    Default Re: Projection of Molecule 01 - homemade

    I guess a higher concentration is in order. How well can you smell it on yourself?

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    Default Re: Projection of Molecule 01 - homemade

    Many people are anosmic to it. Also, Iso-E is a base note, meaning longevity is its high-mark, not projection. Iso-E is extremely subtle, which is why many perfumes can get away having 50% (or higher) of the perfume compound be nothing other than Iso-E. If you're looking for a scent with beast mode projection Iso-E won't satisfy.

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    Default Re: Projection of Molecule 01 - homemade

    Yes, it is normal.

    Also, Flouris is right: materials used as base notes are very subtle. So, using Iso E Super with the expectation of getting projection is somehow a contradicition in terms. It is among the materials that demand some training in order to be perceived.

    In my case, I made an experiment: I added Iso E Super to a cheapy version of YSL's Jazz I wanted to last longer. It worked, but compromised projection. Same thing happened with a local cheapy sold in drugstores.

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    Default Re: Projection of Molecule 01 - homemade

    I made my own at about 15% if I remember right.

    Plesant enough on first spray, mostly a cedar smell, then the darned thing disappears to my nose. Occasionally I get a whiff and that is it. I would swear that it is gone. But, people around me smell it and like it. After a full 9 hours people around me after work asked what I was wearing. So strange, I thought the scent was gone but people could smell this from 6 feet away outside.
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    Default Re: Projection of Molecule 01 - homemade

    That's crazy good! People from 1-2 feet away from me couldn't smell mine and it's a higher concentration. Seeing as ISO e super diminishes projection, maybe a higher concentration might make it project less?

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    Default Re: Projection of Molecule 01 - homemade

    I honestly don't know, but there is a thread in the DIY forum. I seem to remember that Chris suggested about a 15% concentration so that is what I made. Weird stuff, that's for sure...
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