In an effort to catalog my stash, here is a low-content post about Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel minis. They were little, they were colorful, they allowed me to sample a good majority of the fragrance line. What can I say? I have a collector’s heart. Molton Brown is a cruelty-free, English company that specializes in fragrance products for the body and home.
Where Did You Get Them?
On BlueMercury.com! It’s rapidly becoming one of my favorite beauty retailers. I like the breadth of their gifts with purchase and their in-house skincare line, M-61, is pretty good. M-61’s peel pads are far superior to Dr. Dennis Gross’.
Was It A Deal?
Yes! Molton Brown sets come out around the holidays, and every year Blue Mercury has a 50% off sale after the New Year. The one I purchased and smaller ones, like Christmas crackers filled with two or three products, are usually up for grabs on discount until about February. The set I have looked like this before I decided to toss the packaging. Photo from ronrobinson.com
What Are The Scents Like?
Top note: ylang-ylang
Heart note: sweet cardamom
Base note: musk
Top note: Argentinian grapefruit
Heart note: rosewood accord
Base note: leather accord
Extract: tobacco absolute
Top note: fiery pink pepper
Heart note: ginger
Base note: rich patchouli
Top note: black peppercorn oil
Heart note: coriander essential oil
Base note: basil oil
Coco & Sandalwood
Top note: coconut
Heart note: jasmine
Base note: sandalwood
Extract: coconut fruit
Top note: fragrant jasmine
Heart note: fruity rose
Base note: sandalwood
Top note: warming ginger oil
Heart note: exotic tuberose
Base note: spicy cedarwood
Extract: white lily
Top note: invigorating eucalyptus
Heart note: crisp mint
Base note: cedarwood
Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea
Top note: bergamot
Heart note: white tea, honeysuckle, jasmine
Base note: sandalwood, heliotrope
Top note: citrus bushukan
Heart note: black pepper
Base note: tolu absolute
Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise
Top notes: star anise, magnolia and green mandarin
Heart notes: lily of the valley, peony and white tea
Base notes: ylang-ylang, sandalwood and white musk
Orange & Bergamot
Top note: orange, bergamot and mandarin
Heart note: neroli, cardamom and galbanum
Base notes: musk, ylang-ylang and cedarwood
My Favorites, Ranked
- Tobacco Absolute
- Bushukan (a pleasant surprise!)
- Black Peppercorn
- Coco & Sandalwood
- Pink Pepperpod
What’s Getting De-Stashed
One of the goals of this blog, besides beauty talk, is for me to touch things in my stash more so that I’m inspired to use them. And not to be too Marie Kondo about it, but only half of this set brings me joy. I am de-stashing Orange & Bergamot, Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea, Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise, Ylang-Ylang, Gingerlilly, and Templetree. They will find a nice home elsewhere.
Here are some sets I’ve seen window shopping in case you want minis of your own.
Alright, do you like Molton Brown? Which is your favorite scent? Which one looks most interesting to you? Sound off in the comments.