Molton Brown: The Patisserie Parlour Gourmand Collection

Limited Edition Molton Brown Gourmand Collections

Limited Edition Molton Brown Gourmand Collections

London’s fragrance experts Molton Brown have released a beautiful limited edition collection just in time for Mother’s Day. The Patisserie Parlour is made up of three Gourmand scents, including

  • Exquisite Vanilla and Violet Flower
  • Delicious Rhubarb and Rose
  • Comice Pear and Wild Honey

All three scents have been expertly crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients sourced from the English countryside, celebrating the brand’s proud British heritage.

Molton Brown The Patisserie Parlour Collection

I’ve been trying out the trio of hand creams from the Gourmand Collections that are available in a beautiful Spring Indulgences Hand Cream Gift Set£25. All three hand creams smell incredible and are perfect for Spring / Summer. This non-greasy formula feels very hydrating and leaves your hands feeling soft, smooth and comfortable. These 40ml sized tubes are an ideal size and will mean you will be able to leave one on your desk, by your bed and of course in your handbag.

So let Molton Brown take you on a journey through the English countryside this Spring.

Comice Pear & Wild Honey / London via Gloucestershire

‘An Orchard of pear trees, ripe with plump fruit. Rambling wildflowers scattered in the grass. The charming hum of honey bees. Melt into the warmth of sun-drenched English meadows.’

This has such a sweet, crisp scent and it very much reminds me of warm Summer evenings.

The fragrance opens with green leaves refreshed by hints of bergamot and layered with petals of gardenia. The heart reveals a juicy pear embellished by jasmine and lily of the valley, evolving into a base of mouth-watering honey, caramel and biscuit.

Molton Brown Hand Creams

Delicious Rhubarb and Rose / London via Yorkshire

‘A crimson summer tart. Freshly picked roses. Bowls of sugar, spice and all things nice. Treat your hands to a recipe of tart rhubarb with a citrus twist.’

This has a richly floral scent with a lovely zesty layer.

‘Rhubarb spikes a bitter top note assty fruits fizz with a citrus twist. These contrast with the sweetness of sugary tart in the base while gentle rose extract and vanilla bring to life the buttery pastry of dessert.’

Molton Brown The Patisserie Parlour Gourmand Collection

Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Cream / London via Cornwall

‘A luxurious moisturising hand cream blended with white truffle extract and scented with floral notes of lily of the valley and magnolia.’

I live in Cornwall so I feel like this is the scent for me, it’s a pretty mix of Spring floral notes that are quite light but have a classic timelessness about them. This is going straight into my handbag.

This indulgent fragrance is blended with lily of the valley and star anise, enhanced by floral notes of magnolia and ylang-ylang for instant hydration. 

Why not Indulge your Mum with something from this limited edition Gourmand Collection, featuring a hand wash £18, hand lotion £23, hand cream £10 and a fantastic selection of gift sets available now at Molton Brown

Molton Brown is also stocked at John Lewis and larger Boots stores

•This post contains PR Samples.

DIY Beauty Hamper With Boots

Beauty Hamper With Boots

DIY Boots Beauty Hamper

OK so I got a little over excited when Boots asked if I wanted to be part of their DIY Beauty Hamper Campaign*. I think making someone a personal hamper is such a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a thoughtful gift like that on Christmas morning?

Boots is a great place to get all the supplies you need for your hamper, from festive wrapping paper and tissue, to perfume, skincare, makeup and everything in between. There are so many products to pick from in store or online so you can really create a fantastic hamper full of treats at a price point to suit you. I was kindly gifted the products that I put in my hamper and there are some of my favourite brands in there.

Boots Festive Beauty Hamper

Getting Crafty This Christmas

 

Supplies you will need

  • Tissue Paper
  • Gift Tags
  • Box
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Bows
  • Ribbon
  • Double Sided Sticky Tape
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Cellophane

Boots Festive Beauty Hamper

Boots Homemade Beauty Hamper

Now time to get creative, I liked the brown box as it was but you might like to cover the box in festive paper. I put a layer of red paper stuffing in the bottom of the box for the products to sit on. I tried to make it look as festive as possible by adding little touches here and there, like a ribbon and a few bows to a couple of the gifts. I wrapped one or two up in tissue paper so they are more of a surprise.

If you have included anything in your hamper that is special or has significance to you then its a nice idea to include a little note and let them know why its important to you or if there is a story / funny story about it. Just something a little more personal.

Boots Beauty Hamper DIY

DIY Homemade Beauty Hamper

Then start to pack your hamper, I had a play about with the layout before I was happy and to stop the products moving about I used the double sided tape. A DIY hamper Is a great way to be creative and put a little bit of personality into a gift, I think this type of gift is more thoughtful.

Ready for under the tree

Finished DIY Beauty Hamper

Once everything is in place & wrapped it in the cellophane, I added some cute red and white ribbon and a big gold bow. Now its ready for under the tree and I am going to gift it to my mum, she is going to LOVE it! Let me know if you have made a hamper as a gift and what products / items you included in yours. Or if you’re going to make one for the first time this year.

Thank you to Boots for including me in such a fun campaign. If you’d like to see a much better hamper than mine you can check out this step by step guide.

•this isn’t a sponsored post but Boots were kind enough to gift all the products and supplies I needed to put together this festive hamper.

A Lovely Duo

Perfect Duo

I’m still in the middle of moving house & everything is still packed away in many many boxes that I just can’t face unpacking yet. So I’m working my way through some posts that I hadn’t hit publish on yet.

Working from home & doing a lot of crafting I wash my hands so often and I like to treat myself to a nice handwash & lotion. These are my current duo.

ESPA Zesty Lemon Ylang Ylang & Crushed Tonka Beans Hand Wash 250ml £15.00 – I’ve used a few of these ESPA hand washes now & find them to be a little slice of affordable luxury. They’re hydrating and moisturising. A bottle lasts a very long time and it smells incredible. This scent has been my favourite to date, what I like is that it contains 100% natural Essential Oils and smells zesty but a little masculine. This doesn’t dry your hands out at all and leaves them feeling soft and clean.

ESPA Handwash

Molton Brown Thai Vert Soothing Hand Lotion (now called Lime & Patchouli) 300ml £20.00  – This also has a Zesty scent but also has Patchouli and that makes it smell very comforting & fresh. It feels luxurious and and pampering, the lotion keeps my hands hydrated and feeling silky smooth. I can’t stand when a handcream is greasy so this one is perfect as it is light, easily absorbed and provides hydration that lasts.

These two make a great duo and I have been enjoying using them & their Zesty scent is a reminder that Spring isn’t far away.

What is your favourite handwash / handcream?