Tuesday nights are bath nights in my household; it’s the one night of the week I’m alone and have nothing better to do than take a long hard-earned soak, book in one hand and glass of wine in the other. Having lived in London for the best part of a decade, where there’s barely room for a shower cubicle let alone anything else, having a bath once again is somewhat of a privilege and indulgence. At any one time there’s a plethora of bathing treats stacked up waiting to be used, but for a long time the brands on offer have been somewhat limited; Lush are obviously the kings of bath bombs, while Jo Malone take the crown for most luxurious bath oils. Apart from the odd addition from a new brand there wasn’t much variation in my routine, but thanks to Miss Patisserie I think Ive found a reason to change all that. The Parisienne-inspired brand uses only the best ingredients and finest fragrances, capitalising on the founder’s knowledge as a trained aromatherapist to encapsulate the most delicious of scents that leave you wanting more.
All the products are still made in Cardiff by a team of Miss
Patisserie ‘Chefs’, but the brand can be found in over 200 stores
nationwide – as well as online and via Harrods and Fenwicks. (I walked
past a display in the latter the other day and it looked good enough to
eat.) Charlotte, the founder, says: “I understand how important good
quality ingredients are and also the
enormity of benefits natural ingredients can have on healthy skin, body
and mind. Today the consumer is a lot more aware of what goes into skin
and beauty products which is a fantastic thing; I enjoy formulating
new products with natural, everyday ingredients with huge benefits.”
If you find Lush a little too sweet or overwhelming, then Miss
Patisserie offers a much more sophisticated alternative; although the scents are incredible and linger so much more than any other bath bomb or treat I’ve tried, they’re uplifting and refreshing – rather than being sickly sweet. They offer traditional bath bombs, cute concentrated bath pastilles (which at 80p each are a great alternative to gifting your mates macarons on their birthday!) and individually boxed ‘Bath Bakes’ which are much better for your waistline than a cupcake.
They also offer a range of body scrubs, skincare products and candles that are both beautifully packaged and a delight to use. Considering a Jo Malone three-wick candle will set you back in the region of a hundred quid, I know I’d much rather spend £25.00 on a Miss
Patisserie number! I get sent a lot of products from smaller brands and, in all honestly, they’re nearly always naff; it’s unusual for me to genuinely love something from a company still in its infant stage, but I genuinely love everything about Miss
Patisserie. Their products are a delight, their ethos is great and they’re a home-grown British brand too. What’s not to get behind?
Miss Patisserie is available online and in Harrods. Prices start from 80p for a bath pastille.
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