The Fragrance We Rate For Autumn
The Fragrance We Rate For Autumn

The Fragrance We Rate For Autumn


Molton Brown is the British institution that’s been crafting fine fragrances for more than half a century. Its latest launch is a Wild Mint and Lavandin collection – and it doesn’t disappoint. Blending wild mint, woody tonka bean, creamy nutmeg and grown-up lavandin, this is an autumnal forest in a bottle. Here’s why we like it…

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It’s Sophisticated Yet Rugged

This isn’t lavender. Lavandin is a greener, fresher and more powerful raw ingredient. Blended with warm orris root, creamy nutmeg, woody tonka bean and fresh wild mint, it’s at the centre of this complex, versatile fragrance that’s crisp, fresh and aromatic, yet quietly warm and sensual. Soft yet robust, it conjures the timeless, herbaceous freshness of an evergreen forest.

It Has Universal Appeal

Molton Brown’s senior perfumer Nathalie Koobus is the mastermind behind Wild Mint and Lavandin. She wanted it to capture something of the forest walks she’s enjoyed around her home in Provence – the invigorating air, herbaceous shrubs and purple fields of lavandin. Housed in a distinctive bottle, the warm, woody, gender-neutral fragrance is set to become a go-to as we move into the winter months. It’s also one of those scents you’ll find yourself reaching for year-round.

"Soft yet robust, it conjures the timeless freshness of an evergreen forest."

There’s Something For Everyone

The collection comprises an eau de parfum and an eau de toilette, each offering subtly different expressions of the same ingredients. The EDP balances the coolness of mint with a touch of nutmeg for a warm and woody finish, while the EDT is a lighter scent that brings together freshly torn basil leaves, mint, sandalwood and tonka bean. You’ll also find a bath and shower gel for turning your bathroom into a forest escape.

It Champions Sustainability

Molton Brown’s full product range was certified cruelty free more than a decade ago. Its main facility in Hertfordshire is carbon neutral, and the sustainable lavandin oil used in the new collection comes from French farmers who use innovative techniques to harvest the plant in a way that benefits biodiversity, cuts back on water usage, and improves the welfare of local communities. Back on British shores, Molton Brown also runs a Return, Recycle, Reward scheme in which customers can return their finished plastic bottles and receive 10% off their next purchase.  

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