I’m usually more of a citrus and floral fragrance lover when it comes to bath scents, so I wasn’t expecting to hear the herald angels singing the first time I sniffed Molton Brown’s budget-busting $30 Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower Body Wash.
And I didn’t (well, not immediately).
The wash, which starts as a gel and builds up into a nice sudsy foam (gotta love those big bubbles!), contains notes I don’t normally look for in a fragrance, like patchouli and warm, pink pepper, but there’s something different about the way they go together here.
Molton Brown went aaaaall the way out to the Gulf of Guinea on the West Coast of Africa for these pepper pods, and it was worth the trip. While they were there, they also added African ginger.
It’s weird — the more I’ve been using this wash, the more I like the scent. It’s invigorating! And unusual. Definitely not your typical Bath & Body Works or Victoria’s Secret fruity floral.
It’s warm and spicy, but still a little dainty and feminine at the same time. I really look forward to using it now after my early morning run because it keeps the endorphin rush rushing longer throughout the day. The scent also lingers on my skin and fills the bathroom for hours, ahh…
If you consider yourself adventurous when it comes to fragrances and like unusual, complex scents that aren’t overly frilly, give Molten Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower Body Wash a quick sniff test one of these days. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed; I do think you’ll be surprised.
PRICE: $30 for a 10-ounce bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Neiman Marcus and Bluemercury stores, and online at moltonbrown.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (it is expensive)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,