Three festive posts in a row! Don't worry, regular beauty posts will resume tomorrow but it's just an exciting time of year with so many new releases and the Molton Brown Christmas collection always grabs my attention! This year, the range is Bizarre Brandy and it's based around the party scene of 1920s London when The Bright Young Things were the 'It People and social influencers' of the era. They were known for their parties and the drink of choice was the Sidecar cocktails which serves as inspiration for the notes in this line as they were comprised of cognac, lemon and orange liqueur.
There are a number of products available in the range, including and candle and Eau De Toilette. I was kindly sent three of the items: a shower gel, body lotion and festive bauble. With prices starting at £14, there is something for all budgets within the collection.
The scent has top notes of cardamom, orange and ginger. The middle notes are aged brandy, coffee and maple and the base notes are incense, cedarwood and tobacco. This is a rich, decadent, smokey scent, which conjures images of a smoke-filled jazz bar filled with oak furniture and an open fire. For some people, the candle may be the most suitable purchase as it will create the atmosphere without the need to actually wear the scent but it depends on personal taste. The packaging of the products represents the era and scent beautifully as the deep brown and copper tones reflect the warmth of the scent.
The festive bauble contains 75ml of product and would make a great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. The scent is truly unisex and although the gel looks shimmery, this doesn't translate onto the skin. A shower or bath using this really does fill the whole room with a scent that lingers afterwards. The full size Bath & Shower Gel contains 300ml of product, which will last a few months as a little goes a long way with these shower gels. What I also really love about them is that they lather easily yet don't leave the skin feeling stripped and parched.
The body lotion also contains 300ml of product and it absorbs quickly and easily when applied to damp skin, fresh from the bath or shower. Again, a little goes a long way so I'd advise starting with less product that you think you need. Layering this with the shower gel and EDT will really make the scent linger and last on the skin for hours.
Any of these products would make a wonderful Christmas gift! I know that I personally love to receive luxury bath & body products as they're not something I'd usually splurge on myself.
Does this sound like your type of scent? I'd love to hear!
Available from Molton Brown, Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic and John Lewis.
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