Molton Brown Holiday 2012 – Vega: Bath & Body Gift Set Review

Pick yourself up or relax and rewind – the choice is yours!

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Happy shopping days everyone! I love the holidays, but it can get a bit crazy out there with packed stores and hundreds of people hunting for the best deals on gifts. Have you been aimlessly wandering aisles, fighting crowds, desperately trying to find that perfect gift? Let me put an end to the holiday frenzy and suggest you pick up one of the new luxurious Molton Brown limited edition bath & body sets this holiday season.

These fabulous gift sets feature some of their most popular items and we all know Molton Brown has a reputation for creating high quality and unique products. So you may just want to indulge and pick up a little something extra for yourself to help ease some of the shopping season stress! Packaged in sturdy, beautiful gift boxes, there’s a holiday gift set for everyone, including:

For the home – Electra: White Mulberry Gift Set with White Mulberry Fine Liquid Hand Wash, White Mulberry Soothing Hand Lotion, and White Mulberry Room Ambiente ($73)

For him – Polaris: Re-charge Black Pepper Gift Set with Re-charge Black Pepper Eau de Toilette, Re-charge Black Pepper Body wash, Re-charge Black Pepper Scrub Bar ($85)

For her – Vega: Bath & Body Gift Set with Relaxing Yuan Zhi Bath & Shower, Relaxing Yuan Zhi Body Cream, Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Body Cream, and Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower ($73)

I adore Molton Brown so I admit I was probably already a little biased going into testing the Vega: Bath & Body Gift Set. This limited edition kit includes two bath & shower gels and two body creams in differing scents, the soothing Relaxing Yuan Zhi and the invigorating Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod.

This was my first time using Molton Brown body washes and they did not disappoint. The body wash is light, silky, and creates an enriching lather that left my skin feeling ultra clean but not dry.

The lotions are equally lovely with a thick, creamy, moisturizing formula that made my skin supple and soft. Rich in antioxidants and natural skin conditioners, these products are meant to soothe and keep skin healthy.

But what really makes Molton Brown such a standout are the unbelievably intoxicating and exotic scents! Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod has deep, rich undertones of patchouli with surprising peaks of gingery, peppery spice. It definitely has a kick!

On the other hand Relaxing Yuan Zhi is a warm blend of vanilla, rose and ylang ylang that is heady, dark, and soothing. These formulas are not shy in their impact and have significant staying power. But the second you smell either one you will instantly feel like you’re being enveloped in a warm, aromatic blanket.

Pros:
AMAZING scents – Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod should be on everyone’s list
High quality
Beautifully packaged
Great gift for that person who has everything
You can avoid the crowds and order online

Cons:
The price is little high, but these are really nice sets and they won’t disappoint

So, this holiday season, avoid the hectic malls and give your loved ones (and yourself) the gift of soothing, unwinding bliss with Molton Brown’s holiday bath & body gift sets!

Readers – Do you reach for invigorating or relaxing scents in the shower?

Click here to shop the Holiday 2012 collection from Molton Brown!

Kari is a Minneapolis based artist who drinks too much coffee and enjoys taking pictures of the strange foods she eats. She’s always running 10 minutes behind despite her clock being an hour fast. You can find her musings on art, music and food at her blog, Tuna Fish Casserole.

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      kari

      If you like foodie scents then I think you’d like the Pink Pepperpod. It has a really nice spiciness to it! It smells amazing!

    1. Avatar of Tyna Werner
      Tyna Werner

      I have you to thank @irene for introducing me to Molton Brown! I still remember the first time I visited the South Coast Plaza location and being giddy with glee at the bath and body selection.

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    Tyna Werner

    Oh Molton Brown, how I love thee. This holiday set is covet worthy (as is pretty much everything from this brand). I like to spulrge on lux body washes and would love to find this gift set under my tree.

    While I haven’t tried a Molton Brown body wash, I have used a few of their body scrubs – and they’re amazing. Lush formulas + intoxicating scents + the perfect size/amount of exfoliating scrubbies – they’re the cream of the crop for bath and body fanatics.
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      Stef Andrews

      That’s funny – I’m the exact opposite. I’ve used lots of bath and body products and no hair. Frankly, I just don’t think they can make a bad product!

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    kari

    These are REALLY nice quality bath products. I’ve gotten my share of body wash/lotion gift sets in the past, but this MB set is by far one of the best in terms of quality and fragrance. Both the Relaxing Yuan Zhi and the Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod are awesome but if I HAD to choose one I would say the Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod is the hands down winner. It is such an unusual scent and my husband also commented on how good it smelled. Neither scent is overtly “feminine” which is nice because sometimes overly cloying lotions and body washes get a little tiresome.

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