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August 30 2014

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Molton Brown Turns the Big 4-0

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Molton Brown was the gateway beauty brand that led us to a life of super-high-end hand soaps, body washes, and the like. Before we stumbled upon its Eucalyptus Bath and Shower Therapy and the equally intoxicating Gingerlily scent, we had lived a Dove bar-soap existence—not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. But adding a dose of luxury to your daily lather can certainly put you into a whole different mind-set. While we came to the British brand, which was born above a Mayfair hair salon, a little late, about ten years ago or so, this year actually marks its fortieth anniversary, which it is celebrating in style. No stranger to the world of high fashion—MB cast a then-up-and-coming Kate Moss in its first-ever advertising campaign, in the early nineties—the company has partnered with Giles Deacon on a limited-edition range. The Patchouli & Saffron Collection, which boasts a nostalgic patchouli oil, antioxidant-rich saffron, leather-and-oud scent, includes a Body Wash, Body Lotion, and a scented candle with a snuff lid designed by Deacon. The lid itself goes on sale next week, and its proceeds will benefit GEORGE, a co-brand of St. George’s Society of New York, the largest British charity in America. In the meantime, you can snag the shower duo right here, right now.

Giles Deacon for Molton Brown limited-edition candle snuff lid, available May 1 at www.moltonbrown.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Molton Brown

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