Molton Brown Mesmerizing Oud Accord & Gold Collection
In the past I talked about switching up fragrances according to different seasons, and fall definitely calls for something warm, cozy, and spicy. Pumpkin spice is a classic, but oudh is another popular note that fellow fragrance fanatics like to indulge in during the sweater weather. Molton Brown Mesmerizing Oud Accord & Gold collection caught my eye several months ago, and I waited all this time to share my findings with you.
Fun fact: Due to its rarity, high demand, and difficulty of harvesting, oudh oil is often the most expensive oil in the world. Valued at approximately 1.5 times the value of gold oudh has become known as “liquid gold”.
Molton Brown Mesmerizing Oud Accord & Gold Bath & Shower Gel ($33 for 10 fl oz) is unlike any other Molton Brown body washes. The bottle is adorned by special edition golden cap, and the gel itself contains real 24K gold flakes to make the bathing experience feel extra luxurious. The flakes add a hint of glimmer to the skin, so they aren’t just for show! The fragrance is fairly strong, and lingers on my body for many hours, fading slowly and evenly. Not all of Molton Brown body washes are this potent, but many of them are. Some people prefer using scented body wash instead of perfume, and these highly fragrant formulations allow them to do that.
Molton Brown Mesmerizing Oud Accord & Gold Bath & Shower Gel features top notes of spicy nutmeg oil, heart of elemi oil, and the base of oud accord. These are warm, spicy, welcoming, and feel like a luxurious cashmere sweater.
Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Eau de Toilette
Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Eau de Toilette ($65 for 1.7 oz) is a great way to complement the body wash, or is it the other way around? On a casual Friday the leftover fragrance from the body wash is enough, but when I go out or feeling fancy, a few spritzes of EDT takes this bouquet to new hights. Unlike most EDTs that are usually pretty weak and don’t linger on the skin very long, this one is a marathon runner. I could still smell it on my clothes days after the initial application!
The fragrance bouquet is more complex than the body wash and includes top notes of cinnamon leaf oil and nutmeg oil; heart of elemi oil, myrrh oil and black tea accord; and base notes of oudh accord, vetiver, honey and tobacco accord. To imagine this whirlwind of scents, think of the ambiance of a burning temple incense, the warmth of fresh cinnamon rolls at the bakery, the dry forest bark, and a Moroccan spice bazaar mixed together.
Molton Brown Mesmerizing Oud Accord & Gold Single Wick Candle
Last but not least, I also had the opportunity to try one of the latest additions to the collection, Molton Brown Mesmerizing Oud Accord & Gold Single Wick Candle ($49 for 6.3 oz). The candle echoes the bouquet in the EDT, with a couple little differences: myrrh moves from heart notes to top notes, and vetiver is transferred from base notes to heart notes. I am not sure how any of that applies to a candle, because frankly, to me it smelled the same as the EDT.
If I had to change one thing, I would make the throw stronger. For such an expensive candle I feel like it wasn’t as fragranced as it should be, but maybe this is perfect for someone who doesn’t want every corner of their house to smell like perfume. To each their own, am I right?
Molton Brown Mesmerizing Oud Accord & Gold collection includes bath & shower gel, body lotion, eau de toilette, single wick and three wick candles.
Do you like the notes of oudh (agarwood) in your perfume? Have you tried this, or any other Molton Brown collection? Let me know in the comments below!