Molton Brown

If you enjoy travelling in style, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across Molton Brown’s line of bath amenities in your hotel room (or stateroom aboard Seabourn Cruises).

The London-based fragrance and bath product line has grown by leaps and bounds since its 1971 inception and is currently sold at high-end departments stores around the world.

All of their products – from shower gels to candles – are expertly blended using exotic ingredients, creating a luxurious experience from the moment you open them.

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Each of their lotions and body products describes a journey to London, from worldly destinations such as the Nile Delta, Lombardia and Bali. For example, the text printed on the bottle of Molton Brown’s Geranium Nefertum body lotion starts out with “A kaleidoscope of minty geraniums carpet the temple garden of Nefertum, God of Perfume.”

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While we definitely have our favourite Molton Brown products (I can’t get enough of their Infusing Eucalyptus Bath and Shower Gel), Molton Brown sent us an assortment of fragrances, along with a new scent in their lineup, Germanium Nefertum, for us to feature this fall.

Flora Luminare Eau de Parfum

Flora Luminare Eau de Parfum

Opening the box reveals a beautiful silver with amber glass bottle topped with a large marbled glass ball. Very classy! Flora Luminare is a gorgeous, sensual scent combining orange blossom, ylang-ylang, Polynesian frangipani, jasmine absolute and rose absolute in a base of vanilla, cedar wood and musk.

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It’s sweet, slightly earthy and citrusy all in one spray and I love the complexity of this scent. The bottle is refillable and also available in an Eau de Toilette version. 100 ml/3.3 fl. oz., $160

Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette

Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette

Packaged in a pretty pink and rose gold box and bottle, Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette has bright notes of rose, peach, raspberry and jasmine combined with secondary hints of labdanum, patchouli and musk.

What I smell most are rose and jasmine — this is definitely a scent for floral fragrance lovers.

50 ml/1.7 fl. oz., $80; 100 ml/3.3 fl. oz., $120

Geranium Nefertum Eau de Toilette

Geranium Nefertum Eau de Toilette

If you enjoy more earthy scents, Molton Brown’s Geranium Nefertum Eau de Toilette might become your new fast favourite. It’s a lovely combination of fig leaf and bergamot, with added notes of geranium and jasmine in a base of oakmoss accord, labdanum and sandalwood.

Although Molton Brown mentions Nefertum having an androgynous scent profile, to me the earthiness just smells a touch more masculine, likely due to subtle hints of leather in its composition. 50 ml/1.7 fl. oz., $80; 100 ml/3.3 fl. oz., $120

Geranium Nefertum Body Lotion

Geranium Nefertum Body Lotion

Geranium Nefertum’s complex fragrant blend in a lotion! It’s non-greasy and nourishing, not too thick either. The scent lasts for several moments as it’s absorbed into the skin. Comes in a full-sized bottle with pump. 300 ml/10 fl. oz., $42

Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel

Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel

As you open the bottle, intense fruit aromas envelope the nose. There’s raspberry, blackcurrant and pink pepper as the main players, with rose, violet leaf and geranium as middle notes. The bottle mentions base notes of patchouli, labdanum and vanilla, however I have to say those bold dark fruits play the starring role in this one. 300 ml/10 fl. oz., $32

All prices quoted are in USD.

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