If there’s one collection I look forward to every Christmas, then Molton Brown is top of my list. Although their range of opulent fragrances are beautiful any time of year, there’s something a little extra special about their festive offerings that encapsulates all that is warm, merry and sparkly about the season. Their Vintage Elderflower and Muddled Plum collections are back with a new look for 2019, but this year it’s Bizarre Brandy that takes centre stage. Described as ‘an ode to the exuberant revelries of the Bright Young Things,’ Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy is a woody-spicy collection that captures the spirit of 1920’s jazz clubs and extravagant parties while remaining timeless and elegant.
If you love your fragrances slightly more warm and masculine, then Bizarre Brandy will be right up your street. With top notes of cardamom, orange and ginger to get you in the festive spirit, a heart of aged brandy, coffee and maple to transport you back to the roaring 20’s, and a base of smoky incense, cedarwood and tobacco to linger for longer, this scent evokes a luxury experience that leaves you wanting more.
In contrast to the lighter and more traditionally festive scents of the past few years, Bizarre Brandy is incredibly unisex in its appeal; not only do the notes bring warmth to the skin and to the home, but the packaging design is utterly gorgeous and perfect for gifting. So many festive collections are a bit too ‘Christmassy’ for giving on December 25th (when it’s only acceptable to smell like a pine tree or cranberry for another ten days,) but this is one that will be treasured in the months to come.
Want to know a bit more about the range?
Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy Single Wick Candle* (£42.00)
Undoubtedly my favourite from the collection, the glass pot is opulent and elegant in equal measure; it’s amazing to see such a well thought through interpretation of home fragrance, and this will be sitting proudly on my coffee table right the way until 2020.
Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy Bath & Shower Gel* (£24.00)
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of MB shower gel under your tree, and this contains subtle sparkles alongside a shade that could easily be mistaken for hard liquor! This warms my mood in the morning, lingering on my skin just long enough to make the price point worthwhile, but is even more luxe when dropped into a steaming hot bath.
Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy Body Lotion* (£27.00)
If you want to continue the fragrance journey then this lightweight body lotion is the way to go. Although the focus is very much on the scent and not the hydrating qualities of the formula, this is a great way to layer scent or keep you in the mood for longer; it gently nourishes skin without being greasy, heavy or oily – just what you want under your PJs.
Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy Eau de Toilette Fragrance* (£85.00)
If you fall in love with the scent completely, it’s good to know there’s also a full fragrance to enjoy – and it’s one that any man in your life would be pleased to wear just as much as the women. The depth of the scent is invigorating, leaving a lingering undertone of tobacco and coffee that’s sensual and comforting in one; I’m a big fan.
Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy Festive Bauble* (£14.00)
You can’t go wrong with a little festive bauble filled with the Bizarre Brandy Bath & Shower Gel, especially when it’s boxed so beautifully and you don’t have to bother with wrapping. A great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift, as well as looking great when hung on the tree. (Careful though, it’s heavy!)
Would you love to find a little Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy under your tree this Christmas?
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