From the signature scent collections to their modern move into sustainability, there are many reasons Molton Brown have become one of the Britain’s beauty behemoths. As the brand celebrates an incredible 50 years in the business, we take a look at how Molton Brown has become such an iconic name in the industry and why it will continue to proudly fill our bathroom cabinets…

The Iconic Scent Collections

From Fiery Pink Pepper to Orange & Bergamot, there are some Molton Brown scents so iconic they have become cult beauty heroes all of their own. The luxury scents cross everything from hand washes to eau de toilette and there’s something for everyone whether you favour spiced and woody or floral and fresh. Highlights include; the Fiery Pink Pepper Fine Liquid Hand Wash – a permanent fixture on our bathroom sink; as well as the Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Vibrant Bathing Oil, which adds some extra indulgence to self-care moments.

The Brand Is Steeped In History

Fifty years ago Molton Brown started its incredible story as a hair salon on London’s iconic South Molton Street. The brand became known for creating naturally-driven products that packed a punch on the fragrance scale, and it’s exactly that that they are still known for half a decade later. With hundreds of hotels around the world choosing to stock their minis for guests and product lines that have become household names, there’s no denying they have become one of the great behemoths of British beauty. 

And if there’s something that sets Molton Brown apart from its contemporaries, it is the sheer quality of the scents – they feel luxurious, they last on the skin and they have the ability to uplift, refresh and unwind. So much so, in fact, that the brand has been awarded perhaps the highest accolade, the highly sought-after Royal Warrant.

Scents so iconic they have become cult beauty heroes all of their own.

The Brand’s Modern Move Into Sustainability 

Molton Brown may be a brand steeped in rich heritage, but its approach to sustainability and caring for the world around us is thoroughly modern. 

They’ve never tested on animals and cut out a large chunk of their carbon footprint by manufacturing their own products in Elsenham here in the UK. And in more recent years, the brand has made the foray into more sustainable packaging with the Refillable Collection. Housing some of Molton Brown’s most iconic body and hand wash products, these chic, slick white pouches can either be used in the brand’s beautiful glass bottles over and over again, or decanted into your own bathroom dispensers at home. Meaning you can still indulge in a little me-time and self-care whilst being kinder to the planet. 

Theses are products that feel luxurious, they last on the skin and they have the ability to uplift, refresh and unwind. So much so, in fact, that the brand has been awarded perhaps the highest accolade, the highly sought-after Royal Warrant.

The Great Gifting Options

It’s a no-brainer that Molton Brown products make great gift options and this year is no exception as the Christmas line has something for everyone. 

There are luxury crackers decorated with a ‘70s-inspired rattan design and made from 100% tree-free paper. These sweet gifts are filled with a selection of Molton Brown minis that make perfect stocking fillers; Bathing Gift Sets showcasing some of the best-loved scents which we’d quite happily find under the tree come Christmas morning; and the limited edition Jubilant Pine & Patchouli range which includes a heady mix of fresh pine, rich patchouli and luscious red fruits weaved through a gorgeous emerald wreath – festively nostalgic and totally indulgent.

The great thing about the brand’s gifting line is that there really is something for everyone – perhaps bar little ones – whether you’re shopping for the dad that has everything (may we suggest the Re-Charge Black Pepper Gift Set) or a hard-to-please grandma – the Hand Care Gift Set will treat her to soothing products she can slip in her handbag or on her bedside table. 

For the tree, why not spoil the family with something extra in the form of Molton Brown’s charming body wash-filled baubles.  Simply hang them on the tree ready to be gifted on the big day or give loved ones the gift that keeps on giving with the mammoth Molton Brown Advent Calendar. 

The Hidden Gems

Everyone is au fait with Molton Brown’s signatures – there’s a reason many of the world’s top hotels use their products in their rooms – but it’s worth checking out their hidden gems too. 

The Body Polisher, which comes in three vibrant scents, is a hidden hero and sloughs always dry winter skin in an instant whilst leaving it glowing and smelling great. While fragrance fans should check out the eau de toilette and parfum ranges – we love the dark hazy scent of Neon Amber just as much as we love the vintage-inspired bottle.

Scroll on to shop our edit the best Molton Brown products below, from the heroes we’ve loved for years to the newbies we’re currently loving…

For more information on 50 years of Molton Brown and to shop the full collection, visit moltonbrown.co.uk