So many people love Halloween and the month of October but, for me, I'm not a fan and am always glad when it's over as that's when the countdown to Christmas actually starts in my eyes! This year, I've been getting excited even earlier than usual, thanks to some gorgeous Christmas releases. As soon as I received this parcel from Molton Brown with some of the Muddled Plum collection, before I had even opened the box, I could smell the festive season!
If you are familiar with Molton Brown products, you will know that a candle will fill the room with fragrance before it's even lit, the bath and shower gels will fill the bathroom with beautiful scents and the body lotions let the fragrance linger on the skin for hours after they are applied. The Muddled Plum collection is no exception!
When I said that the fragrance reminded me of the festive season, I don't mean the scent of cinnamon, cloves and clementines (like the use of alliteration?) because although I am a huge fan of all things festive, I don't really like the spicy scents that are associated with it. Muddled Plum is a rich, decadent, lightly sweet scent that isn't too overpowering but can't help but make you feel like you need to throw on a chunky jumper and get cosy. The top notes are orange, saffron and elemi. The middle notes are plum, davana and oak-aged rum and the base notes are sandalwood, benzoin and musk. They combine to create a warm, sensuous scent.
There are six products in the range and any of them would make a fabulous Christmas gift. The prices start at £12 for a festive shower bauble, up to £45 for an Eau De Toilette, however until midnight on the 29th (Monday), there is 20-25% off depending on how much you spend so if you want to buy any of the products for Christmas gifts, now is the time to do it! The discount is automatically applied at the checkout.
The packaging of the products is stunning - deep purple and silver with some glitter too for a very festive feel. The Bath and Shower Gel is deep purple in colour with some fine glitter running through it and I love the bow detail on the bottle (easily removed). It fills the bathroom with the wonderfully opulent scent that lingers long after I've finished showering and what I really love about Molton Brown shower gels is that they don't strip the skin.
A really unique product is the Muddled Plum Scented Glitter! This can be used in a number of ways and the one that came to mind immediately is one that my friends and family might hate me for but I would love to add some to each of my Christmas cards! The aroma as they open the cards would be gorgeous but the mess afterwards probably wouldn't be! I also think it would be amazing on the guest tables at a Christmas wedding! Given that I'm not a bride to be, I think I will use it on the Christmas dinner table and around the house at Christmas to fill the entire house with the scent of Muddled Plum for a few hours. The glitter is biodegradable so if you sprinkle it outside mixed in with reindeer food, as my niece suggested, you don't need to worry about any negative effects. This would be a gorgeous gift for any fellow magpies as even the box is glittery!
I am extremely tempted to buy the candle while there is a discount available but the struggle then would be not to light it until the festive season actually begins!
What type of fragrance reminds you of the festive season? Do you like the sound of Muddled Plum?
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