The ‘masculine classics’, the ‘mysterious and intriguing scents’ and the ‘citrus-fresh’ favourites
My Molton Brown Men’s Fragrances Review and Guide
If you are a regular reader of my Blog then you will know that I am a huge Molton Brown fan and have been for years and years, the brand is a big favourite in our household and that includes my Husband. I love that so many of Molton Brown’s fragrances are unisex and how each scent can transport your morning shower or evening bath into a luxurious Spa-feel experience.
With Father’s Day in the UK this coming weekend, I thought now would be the perfect time to share with you mine (and my Husband’s) favourite Molton Brown Men’s Fragrances with a few gift ideas for the special Father or Father Figure in your life.
A classic men’s scent and the one that introduced my Husband to Molton Brown. I had this Black Peppercorn Shower Gel in the bathroom, he tried it one day and that was it, he just fell in love with the scent and Molton Brown instantly. If you aren’t sure which fragrance to purchase for a Man whatever their age, or occasion, then I think Black Peppercorn is a great place to start and a pretty safe bet. A masculine warm scent with that hint of spice producing an uplifting and energising feeling. Its un-intrusive, its not too heavy or overpowering, instead it feels natural, smooth and incredibly pleasant with that Molton Brown luxury feel.
Top note: refreshing coriander
Heart note: black peppercorns
Base note: aromatic vetiver
One of my personal favourites and a masculine scent that I love to wear too. The Tobacco Absolute has a woody, leather, but contemporary feel to the scent. Its a warm, well balanced and sophisticated scent, which I especially love for the Winter months. An intoxicating fragrance with a touch of smokiness to it but still with the right amount of citrus top notes. I find this to be long lasting and another scent that is a go-to safe bet for any man of any age.
Top note: Argentinian grapefruit
Heart note: rosewood accord
Base note: leather accord
Extract: tobacco absolute
One of the newer Molton Brown fragrances, Russian Leather is an incredibly fresh yet smokey scent. A little more perfumed than some of the other classic Molton Brown masculine scents, it has a bit of a deep, dark, mysterious tone to it. From the fresh pine, to the smoky wood, which seamlessly blend perfectly together to produce this warm invigorating and intoxicating fragrance. I think this is such an intriguing and enigmatic scent on a man.
Top notes: elemi, black tea and purple basil
Heart notes: Siberian pine, tobacco and birch
Base notes: vetiver, leather and cade
Mesmerising Oudh Accord and Gold
With flakes of gold this masculine Mesmerising Oudh Accord and Gold feels like such a luxurious treat. The thicker texture of the Body Wash creates a gorgeous lather in the shower and this fragrance give a real indulgence feeling. Its rich, warm, deep and woody with some spice there too. This exotic fragrance produces a touch of the Middle East for us and it is one we find to be very long-lasting. Its a popular one for good reason.
Top note: spicy nutmeg oil
Heart note: elemi oil
Base note: rich oudh accord
Extract: exquisite gold leaf
Coastal Cypress and Sea Fennel
The distinguishable blue Coastal Cypress and Sea Fennel feels like a fresh Summer day and this for us feels like a great scent for the Summer months. Its one that takes you away to a Greek Island, or a day by a Sun-drenched coastline with its salt-sprayed cypress, hints of zest combined with cedarwood and musks. This unique fragrance is uplifting and incredibly fresh and one that works so well for both day and night. Ideal for those that prefer a crisper, cleaner and lighter fragrance.
Top notes: fig leaves, cardamom and bergamot
Heart notes: marine notes, jasmine and violet leaf
Base notes: salted cypress, cedarwood and musks
An absolute year-round favourite in our household and if you like the smell of eucalptus then you will fall in love with this refreshing and rejuvenating scent. We especially love this in the Winter or if you have the sniffles, a few drops of the Body Wash in the bath instantly helps to sooth and clear the airways as well as providing a great bubble bath, like-wise this scent really opens the sinuses in the morning shower. In the Summertime the Eucalyptus leaves you feeling clean, fresh and uplifted – we always take this with us on holiday, its the perfect one to use after a day on the beach or after a day in the hot Sun as it feels so cooling on the skin. The scent feels natural, well balanced and our home is never without this family favourite.
Top note: invigorating eucalyptus
Heart note: crisp mint
Base note: cedarwood
Orange and Bergamot
Another absolute favourite in our household, and my personal favourite Molton Brown scent ever (I have a full blog post on the new Orange and Bergamot range here). I would say that this is more of a unisex than a typical masculine scent with its lively fresh citrus feel to it. Incredibly uplifting, we reach for this as soon as the Sun starts shining, its perfect for those Summer months but equally works well all year round. A Molton Brown classic for a reason and another safe bet for someone who isn’t into heavy scents, its invigorating, zesty and just beautiful. If you are looking to purchase for a Man and he loves the more citrus, fresher, pick-me-up type scents…then this one is ideal.
Top note: orange, bergamot and mandarin
Heart note: neroli, cardamom and galbanum
Base notes: musk, ylang-ylang and cedarwood
Vetiver and Grapefruit
The newest addition to the Molton Brown family and its already a favourite for us (I have a full blog post on this new Vetiver and Grapefruit collection right here). Again this is definitely more of a unisex scent that a typical masculine one, but has this wonderfully lingering refreshing fragrance to it that leaves our bathroom full of its aromas for quite some time. Zesty and lots of vibrance from the Grapefruit mixed with the Haitian Vetiver, the opposing combinations shouldn’t work but they do so beautifully well. It’s a very uplifting and rejuvenating scent, and if citrus scents are your Man’s type of preference then this is definitely worth a look.
Top notes: grapefruit, cardamom and white pepper
Heart notes: rose, neroli and lychee
Base notes: vetiver, cedarwood and amber
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Molton Brown Explore Luxury Men’s Bathing Collection
Something I would highly recommend for Father’s Day or as a end of term gift for a Male Teacher is the Molton Brown Explore Luxury Men’s Bathing Collection which includes 8 x 30ml Body Washes or Bath & Shower Gels (many of the scents I’ve featured in this blog post are included), along with a contemporary and sleek looking navy blue wash bag. Perfect for travel and at £25.00 I think this is fantastic value for money, plus a great way to try so many different Molton Brown scents for a fraction of the price.
Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Sport Travel Gift Set
For the man that likes his sport or hits the gym, then the Re-Charge Black Pepper Sport Travel Gift Set is a great idea. In this gift set is a 75ml Re-Charge Black Pepper Sport 4-in-1 Body Wash and also a 75ml Re-Charge Black Pepper Sport Energising Body Scrub. These are the perfect size for throwing in the gym bag but ones he certainly wouldn’t mind pulling out for the post-gym/sport shower. At £18.00 for the travel gift set I think this is a great choice/introduction for the younger Molton Brown male.
Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute Gift Set
A wonderful un-intrusive masculine fragrance, this Tobacco Absolute Gift Set is pure luxury in scent and in packaging. The Gift Set includes a very generous 300ml Bath and Shower Gel with a 150ml Deodrant perfectly packaged in the iconic Molton Brown Brown Box. This type of Gift Set is available in different fragrances but as Tobacco Absolute is such a favourite in our household I had to highlight this one in particular. At £40.00 for the Gift Set this is that perfect touch of luxury for that special someone.