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Molton Brown’s Mahina a New Unisex Fragrance

When I first heard the tropical notes in the New Molton Brown Tahiti, I knew it would be a perfect scent for cold winter days. I figure if I can’t jump on a plane and jet to Tahiti I could at least smell like I am sunning myself on a tropical beach.

The fragrance does not disappoint, the first notes of ylang-ylang and orange blossom as so warm and enticing. After it dried the notes of Jasmine, Vanilla and Cedarwood mingle and if you close your eyes you can almost feel the sand beneath your toes. Just don’t look down if your house is like mine its probably a smashed cracker or Legos. 

Mahina Unisex Fragrance

London via Tahiti

  • May Contain Sunshine.
  • Drop anchor in French Polynesia.
  • Hammock dozing in the shade. Hot skin, black sand.
  • A tiare flower tucked behind the ear.

The way we blend it:

  • A top note of ylang-ylang and fresh orange blossom.
  • Middle notes of Tahitian tiare, jasmine and frangipani.
  • A base of vanilla and cedarwood.

Molton Brown has launched ‘Mahina’, the latest addition to the brand’s fine fragrance collection, ‘Navigations Through Scent’.

‘Mahina’ (named after a region of Tahiti) takes inspiration from the laid back, sun-drenched island with its top notes of ylang-ylang and fresh orange blossom. This new artisanal blend heralds the next stopping point in Molton Brown’s unisex ‘Navigations Through Scent’ range of fine fragrances, which sees the brand travel to worldly destinations along the ancient spice route.

The new unisex fragrance from Molton Brown fuses tiare flower, the queen of Tahitian flowers, with base notes of vanilla and cedar wood to create a citrus-wrapped floral scent that perfectly evokes the translucent aqua lagoons and sandy shores of French Polynesia.

As Jennifer Jambon, Molton Brown’s Principal Perfumer explained: “‘Mahina’ is a bright, happy fragrance inspired by the idyllic white beaches of Tahiti. The blend of fresh citrus orange flower and ylang-ylang combined with the white floral heart of the tiare flower creates a beautifully balanced floral fragrance for both men and women.”

Tiare flowers, the lead ingredient in ‘Mahina’, are traditionally worn as necklaces in Polynesia, acting as a ‘living scent’ and, in some Pacific islands, women tuck the flowers behind their ears to signify their relationship status. It is one of the most costly ingredients in perfume, yet it remains prized for its unique floral aroma.


Get Ready for Spring: Detox Your Pores!

If the cold weather has your skin is in need of some serious rejuvenation. Treat skin to a deep cleaning and get your glow back with skin savers from Perricone MD and Molton Brown.


Ahh my arch nemesis pores! I have found products to hide them, clean them but I would really just love for them to disappear  While they may not be possible I have found the next best thing. Perricone MD Intensive Pore Treatment works quickly and effectively. Within the first few days of use I started to notice my skin was less oily then about mid way through the first week my pores appeared about half their usual size!

My pores are less visible it has also helped exfoliate and deep clean the pores , reducing pesky blackheads. It is a higher ticket item but I found I needed very little product to cover my T zone where I have issues. Two weeks in now and my skin is looks better, my makeup goes on smoother and stays put with no mid-day shine! If you struggle with enlarged pores this is the product for you.

Perricone MD Intensive Pore Treatment
Designed to address the causes of enlarged pores rather than mask the symptoms, Intensive Pore Treatment exfoliates skin, firms pore walls and controls oil production to reduce shine. Dr. Perricone’s signature patented ingredients, Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE, work synergistically to perfect pores and help them appear smaller. ALA purifies skin and acts as a natural exfoliator to cleanse skin on a deep level and resurface cells, addressing acne scars, discoloration and hyperpigmentation. DMAE firms skin and tightens pore walls for a taut, youthful complexion. Designed for ALL skin types, this formula is oil-free, silicone-free and excellent for blemish-prone skin.

Available for $75 at Sephora and

A truly great toner for those of us with combo skin. I am a toner junkie my face just doesn’t feel clean if I don’t use toner after washing. The trick is finding something that won’t over dry my skin but will work to combat oil and blemishes.

Molton Brown’s Pink Toronja Refining Toner has the perfect balance. It’s very gentle and doesn’t dry out my skin but still manages to leave my face feeling refreshed and uber clean. It has really helped keep my skin in balance and control the oiliness and keep my pores clean and clear and blemish free.

Molton Brown’s Pink Toronja Refining Toner
Infused with fresh scents of pink toronja and lime fruit, Molton Brown’s Pink Toronja Refining Toner combats dull, aging skin. The toner’s active ingredients of pink toronja grapefruit, lime fruit extract and enantia chlorantha bark polish the skin’s surface, reduce blemishes and protect the skin from accelerated aging while providing extra free-radical protection. Daily use provides essential benefits of protection and prepares your skin for the next step in your routine.

Available for $42 at all Molton Brown Stores and

Erin’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 10!

Molton Brown is known for their amazing and fragrant products and this gift set will not disappoint  The set includes a Relaxing Yuan Zhi Shower gel and body cream. The Yuan Zhi, is a wild South China plant, traditionally used to balance energy (Chi) and soothe the spirit. The Yuan Zhi scent is amazing, very relaxing and sensual its the perfect way to unwind after a long.

This great kit also includes a Paradisic Pink Pepperpod Bath gel and body cream. Paradisic Pink contains spiced aromatic oils of African Ginger, Patchouli and Reunion Island Pink Pepper help to lift your spirits and line your path to paradise. My favorite morning shower gel its a vibrant scent that wakes me up and leaves my skin smelling great all day.

Any of the Molton Brown kits would make a great gift for someone on your list or a hostess gift that will ensure an invite to the next big event.

Molton Brown Vega – Bath & Body Gift Set
London via the Stars, fall under the spell of Vega, our dreamy festive body gift for women. Including out award-winning Pink Pepperpod Collection and the Relaxing Yuan Zhi duo. Rich. Sultry. Starry-eyed.

1 x Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower 10fl oz
1 x Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Body Cream 3.3fl oz
1 x Relaxing Yuan Zhi Bath & Shower 10fl oz
1 x Relaxing Yuan Zhi Body Cream 3.3fl oz
This product comes gift wrapped as pictured.

Size: 2 x 10fl oz, 2 x 3.3fl oz
Molton Brown


Hostess gifts she will love.

The holidays are such a great time to get together with friends and family. And while its great to get a gift to thank your hostess wouldn’t it be nice to forgo another flower arrangement and give her something she will  really love? I have compiled a few of my favorite gifts that I would love to give or receive as a hostess gift. Gifts this great will soon be followed with another party invitation.

These candles smells so great! I love the mini size a perfect way to add great scents anywhere in your place.

Slatkin & Co. Mini Candles

Half of the fun of being home for the holidays is indulging in holiday treats with close friends and family. These scents in Marshmallow Fireside, Chocolate Mint and Homemade Cookies have captured the delicious aromas of the holidays but are calorie-free!

Marshmallow Fireside
Toasted marshmallows and sweet vanilla cream wrapped in the aroma of rich smoldering woods.

Chocolate Mint
A delicious blend of rich semi-sweet chocolate, dark cocoa and sweet peppermint enhanced with a touch of vanilla cream and white chocolate.

Homemade Cookies
Whipped buttercream and pure cane sugar mixed with vanilla bean and rich, sweet cream for this fresh baked treat.

Available at and Bath & Body Works stores.
3 Mini Candles for $5 or $3.50 each


One of my favorite new bath and body scents this season. The Pomegranate scent is so luxurious, a zesty burst of citrus and ripe pomegranate, I am head over heels. I am so in love with the Lip Butter I have been forcing all my girlfriends to try it and they are quick to understand my obsession.

Crabtree & Evelyn: NEW Pomegranate, Argan and Grapeseed Hand, Bath, Body

Crabtree & Evelyn new Pomegranate, Argan with Grapeseed Body and Hand Care Collection of Deep Cleansing Hand Wash, Age Defying Hand Remedy,Hand Therapy, Hand Recovery and Antibacterial Hand Gel, together with Body Care collection of Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel, Body Bar, Smoothing Body Scrub, Quenching Body Lotion, Indulging Body Cream and Lip Butter are created from a unique blend of powerful natural ingredients to protect, restore and soften your skin.



Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

You can’t go wrong with the yummy holiday foaming soaps from Bath and Body Works. I really loved the Fall collection I like a different scent in each bathroom I still can’t decide which is my favorite. Any hostess would love to receive a basket of these soaps.

Soft bursts of lightweight foam gently wash away dirt and germs, while leaving skin soft and lightly scented.

  • An exclusive blend of moisturizing honey, coconut milk and olive fruit extracts helps to nourish and soften skin
  • Mango fruit extract gently cleans hands and leaves them feeling conditioned and soft.

You can’t go wrong with a Molton Brown candle. One of my favorite candle scents, Imp’s Whisper, is so amazing and makes my house smell fantastic. Any of the great scents from the Molton Brown candle collection would make a great hostess gift.

Molton Brown Imp’s Whisper Medio Candela

Have you heard? A tale on the wind. Alchemy unearthed. Our imp’s whisper medio candle evokes a sense of exploration and optimism with its uplifting perfume. Lavender, tobacco, vetiver, sandalwood and musk create a scent that has both vigor and serenity. Burn time to 30-40 hours.



Disclosure: Complimentary items from some of the above mentioned items have been sent to me for an honest review.

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