Candy Crush: Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Collection by Molton Brown

Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel
Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I showcase the beautifully scented things I’m crushing on right now so you can hopefully develop a crush too.

It is my dream to one day be fancy enough to have Molton Brown hand wash and hand lotion in every bathroom. Just imagine beguiling your guests with matching hand products to cleanse and moisturise themselves in one of MB’s gorgeous scents. That’s the dream right, there isn’t it? So far I’m running at about 33.33% of this dream so I have a ways to go. The point I’m trying to make is that Molton Brown is a luxurious brand that makes lovely functional products that smell fantastic so I’m always very keen to hear what they’re up to.

The brand has just launched a brand new collection called Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel and let me tell you now, I’m crushing on it hard. The idea behind the collection is to journey “into the uncharted” and explore a marine-style fragrance with “unexpected elements”. The result is something that smells aquatic but not conventionally so (no Calone here, thank you very much), capturing all elements of the coast – the sea, the rocks, the mossy cliffs – and presenting them in a transportive way that makes each product feel more than just something functional. With this collection, Molton Brown brings beauty to the every day.

Crushing Hard on Molton Brown
Crushing Hard on Molton Brown

The Notes

Top: Fig Leaves, Cardamom and Bergamot
Heart: Marine Notes, Jasmine and Violet Leaf
Base: Salted Cypress, Cedarwood and Musk

Molton Brown sent me a Bath & Shower Gel and a Deodorant from the new collection for me to try and I couldn’t be more pleased. I love a shower and I LOVE a good shower gel. Everything about this one from Molton Brown is pure luxury. It lathers up beautifully, leaving a non-intrusive yet noticeable trail of scent. What’s more, the bottle feels heavy in the hand. The Deodorant is radiant and diffusive but personally, I wouldn’t use it, simply because I always opt for a scentless deodorant because I don’t want to clash with my fragrance but if you’re going to be wearing the matching Eau de Toilette then it’s a good companion.

As for the scent? Well, with Coastal Cypress and Sea Fennel, Molton Brown is giving you the WHOLE shore, serving waves crash against the mossy rocks. They’ve used blue cypress oil and Australian sea fennel to create something completely unique. There’s a prominent cardamom note up top – the kind that feels zesty and mineral-like, channeling the Hermès style of scent. It’s unusual with a tone that is between green and blue, feeling earthy and salty at the same time. What’s more it smells very luxe, almost as if one is wrapping themselves in sea-soaked silk. Delightful.


Bath & Shower Gel


Eau de Toilette


Sample, notes and quotes via Molton Brown. Images are my own.