Inspired by the Saville Row suits, whisky cocktails and street style of London (and just in time for the Olympic Games), Molton Brown has released limited edition fragrance Londinium as part of its unisex Navigations Through Scent Collection.
The warm malty notes of Londinium’s base add a woody, spicy depth to its lighter, refreshing top notes of oakmoss, myrrh, wild juniper and bergamot. It’s delightfully long lasting on skin too, but a down side is the price– setting you back an extravagant £75 for 50ml.
The winner of this year’s Best British Brand Award at the Cosmetic Executive Women UK Beauty Awards, Molton Brown has also developed an all-in-one primer, facial sun protector and lotion. Karanja Tree Sunshield SPF30 is the key to matt looking, protected skin this summer. Made with plant-based sun filters that naturally absorb harmful UVA rays, the wonderful seed oil of the Indian Karanja tree and pongamia extract within the lotion help to create a defensive barrier against ageing, harsh chemicals and heaviness that can clog pores. Its SPF30 also provides a good level of sun protection.
With a lightweight texture that sinks quickly into the skin, giving an overall matt finish which acts as the perfect make-up base, it’s the perfect alterative to protecting skin in sunnier climes without the need for greasy sun lotion. Despite the hefty price tag (£35 for 50ml), only a small amount is needed upon application and its flight-friendly bottle is perfect for hand-luggage too. Make sure to add it to your list of holiday essentials!