I've been a huge fan of Molton Brown for many years going back to the days of their Coco de Mer (now reformulated into their Coco and Sandalwood). Their shower gels have been a long-time luxurious splurge for me - a few years back they changed some of the items in their line. They renamed and revamped a number of their scents. A regular go-to is the Gingerlily Body Wash for a super brightening uplifting scent. The Molton Brown recently sent me samples of the Ylang Ylang Collection to try featuring the one of the new Body Polishers, Body Lotion and Body Wash.
The items featured from the Ylang Ylang Collection:
Body Polisher $50 for 9.7 oz
Body Wash $30 for 10 fl oz
Body Lotion $42 for 10 fl oz
This is the first time I've tried their body scrubs. There are four options inspired by world destinations. Ylang Ylang is inspired by Madgascar with Magadascan black vanilla grains inside. It's like a super relaxing spa in a tub the texture is emollient in a thick gel base with micro-fine grains suspended inside. It's a hard scent for me to describe - it has notes of ylang-ylang and cedarwood with a tiny bit of vanilla.
Here's a close up of the scrub below, it's the best scrub I've tried. It exfoliates really well and is super hydrating. It makes your legs glow and look well nourished and smooth. I hope they expand the line to other scents in their lineup - it's truly incredible.
The shower gel and body lotion are really nice layering products. The scent is very strong - not as strong as perfume but lingers on the skin for quite a while which is nice. I love the shower gels because they lather up really nicely and double as a good bubble bath. The skin is left feeling ultra clean but not dried out. The lotions have a thin texture which makes it feel weightless on the skin. It absorbs quickly. The body products in the Ylang Ylang line are very floral - but I don't find it overly so. The items have a calming relaxing effect - it really does make me feel like I've been to a spa after I use the scrub and shower gel.
The Molton Brown team sent an extra set for me to giveaway to one lucky winner. There are several ways to enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. See Terms and Conditions for details. The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada who are 18 years or older. You must enter via the widget to qualify for the drawing.
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Do you have any Molton Brown favorites? I love that the look of their hand creams - the packaging looks ultra sleek and pretty with the different colors. If you have any recommendations I'm all ears. It's been a while since I've visited a boutique but I think a trip is in order very soon.
You can find Molton Brown at a number of retailers. Online at Molton Brown, Nordstrom, Birchbox and Neiman Marcus.
Many thanks to Molton Brown for sending a set for review and a set for a giveaway.