Get able to reset your senses with Molton Brown Wild Mint & Lavandin – a very new (and utterly modern) tackle the traditional fougère perfume…
Firstly, overlook the whole lot you assume you recognize about lavender – there’s nary a hint of the dusty, considerably old school word in Senior Perfumer Nathalie Koobus’ creation for Molton Brown. As a substitute, she used lavandin – a far greener, brisker, and extra highly effective uncooked ingredient that’s infinitely most popular by these noses who create wonderful fragrances.
Secondly, rethink all you’d assumed concerning the fougère – that traditional character present in perfume households since 1882, and maybe additionally one of the neglected. The time was ripe for a revival from its ultra-trad (dare we are saying ‘fuddy-duddy’ notion by some?). Nevertheless it took the at all times fashion-forward home of Molton Brown to masterfully reinvent it, with the launch of their new Wild Mint & Lavandin assortment.
Koobus explains she needed to ‘…seize the forest walks in my residence of Provence, the place nature’s invigorating air of verdant herbaceous shrubs is edged by purple fields of lavandin.’ Suppose vivid however flippantly frost-tinged air, the silvered ripples of a crystal-clear stream, the sense of nature surrounding and emboldening you to take an off-grid journey within the coronary heart of the forest. And the perfume takes additional stunning twists relying in your alternative of Wild Mint & Lavandin Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum.
The EDT revives flagging spirits through wild mint, the vivid verdancy of freshly torn basil leaves grounded by a caress of orris, silky sandalwood and rounded by tonka bean.
Molton Brown Wild Mint & Lavandin eau de toilette: £85 for 100ml
For the EDP, in the meantime, Koobus balanced the coolness of mint with a contact of nutmeg because the counterpart amidst the supporting notes – the ensuing tingle of heat its distinctive signature.
Molton Brown Wild Mint & Lavandin eau de parfum: £120 for 100ml
Molton Brown’s first foray into fougère a rugged shoreline, bottled, through the marine-tinged Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel assortment. Wild Mint & Lavandin ventures additional off the overwhelmed path by beckoning us to discover the additional inland. Whichever format you plump for [and here’s a fabulously soul-reviving Bath & Shower Gel [£25 for 300ml) as part of the collection, too]; Wild Mint & Lavandin is an totally unisex, aromatic invitation to get again to nature, with Molton Brown’s finger firmly on the aromatic pulse.
Written by Suzy Nightingale