There are fragrances that just resonate with you, maybe to evoke special memories, maybe to evoke dreams of faraway places. Scents that are classics and timeless, and for me Molton Brown’s Orange and Bergamot is all of the above. This was the fragrance that introduced me to the brand many years ago when I used their Orange and Bergamot Hand Wash and Lotion in a rather fancy London Hotel bathroom, the next day I went and purchased both the hand products and that was it…..I was hooked.
If I could describe our family home in a fragrance I would always say Molton Brown’s Orange and Bergamot, its aromas surround our house from hallways to bathrooms to our living space – both my husband and I just love the fresh unmistakable fragrance, our children even know and love this scent, in a way it’s become an old friend. And this old friend has just had a little bit of a makeover, with some new additions added to the much loved line.
The Scent Itself
The favourite and bestselling Molton Brown fragrance is truly a cult beauty icon. Inspired by the bitter orange trees that perfume the vibrant streets and royal courtyards of Seville, bursting with Andalusian sun-drenched notes of neroli, orange and bergamot. It’s such a happy vibrant scent.
The New Orange and Bergamot additions are the perfect modern extras to compliment the original favourites. If you like warm, lively, fresh fragrances with a citrus note, then you will adore the new collection which includes an Eau de Toilette, and 3 new Body Luxuries – a Radiant Bathing Oil, Radiant Body Oil and a Radiant Body Polisher. Adding a contemporary twist of blossoming neroli and bright amber to the classic fragrance whilst staying true to the original zesty scent.
Top note: Orange, bergamot and mandarin.
Heart note: Neroli, cardamom and galbanum.
Base notes: Musk, ylang-ylang and cedarwood.
Orange and Bergamot Radiant Body Oil
We are very lucky to live between the UK and Spain and whenever we are back in London with the grey rainy weather and I am pinning for that Mediterranean feeling, then this fragrance is the perfect tonic. Using the body oil instantly takes you away to the sun-drenched Andalusian hills and coastline. Dreaming of those white-washed villages, surrounded by orange groves and with the Mediterranean sea lapping at your feet. It’s my little Spanish home from home.
The new Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Radiant Body Oil has quickly become a huge favourite, a luxurious and uplifting zesty fragrance in a beautifully elegant glass bottle. This luminous dry oil is enriched with Sevillian neroli oil and imbued with bergamot, mandarin and cedarwood aromas. This is such a delightful light body oil that sinks into the skin leaving it feeling nourished and moisturised like a day in the Spa. My skin feels so soft without feeling greasy or sticky and the scent lingers beautifully. This is perfect after a lovely soak in the evening bath, an essential for holidays and nights out, but also a wonderful pick-me-up after a morning shower.
Orange and Bergamot Radiant Body Polisher
With the Summer months approaching fast, the Orange and Bergamot Radiant Body Polisher is the perfect accompaniment to get your skin holiday-set/sunny weather-ready after our long (snowy!) Winter. Exfoliating Mediterranean bitter orange peel and apricot kernels help to refine and rejuvenate the skin, and this is such a wonderful awakening radiance that leaves your skin smooth, silky soft and ready for those Summer skies. To apply, gently message it on your skin using circular upward motions in the bath or the shower and rinse thoroughly with warm water, leaving you and your skin in Mediterranean heaven.
As a huge fan of the original Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot is nice to see they haven’t completely changed the scent like some brands do when they add a modern twist to it. Orange and Bergamot is my favourite ever scent, its instantly lifts me, and it’s so welcoming to walk into a room thats filled with this fragrance. Light enough not to over power but still fragranced enough to smell and enjoy the aromas.
I think the new additions are a perfect luxurious extension to the Orange and Bergamot family. I will certainly be picking up the Orange and Bergamot Eau de Toilette which I can see becoming my everyday perfume for the Summer months.
If you are looking for a taste of Spain, sunshine or a lovely fresh uplifting fragrance, then I highly recommend stopping by your nearest Molton Brown store, its a classic for a reason.
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