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We made it to Valentine’s day. Sound the bells and release the fluttery hearts, we are here.
You know I’m a huge advocate of loving others, and loving yourself for how truly awesome we all are, and how you (yes, you) need to cut yourself some slack most times and treat your mind and body to some much needed respite from “angsty folk” and stressful situations. You don’t need it!
Love Yourself #1 and #2 have been all about treating yourself in comfort and style, with now #3 being a little something to encourage you to relax a little further afield.
There’s no excuse not to treat your senses to some “you time” when wonderful companies like Molton Brown, Origins, and Jo Malone (to name a few) offer a convenient, and often complimentary pamper session in their own stores country wide!
MY MASSAGE PRODUCT CHOICES
You don’t need to worry about booking those spa days if you think you can’t spare the 12 hours they require to show yourself some love, now you can literally have your own personal treat in the pace of 20 minutes, and exit feeling cherished in every way. You have absolutely no excuse to reap what you deserve!
So it would be wrong of me to preach something I didn’t do on the regular, right? SO FEAR NOT! I took one for the team and attended one of my most favourite massage past times at Molton Brown in Cambridge, to help them celebrate their day of love
I adore everyone at this store, seriously. You’re made to feel so special as soon as you enter the door, you can sip on some bubbles, and you can be well and truly be swept away into pamper land by one of the truly incredible staff members who ALL give the BEST hand and arm massages in town. For serious (well, I think so anyway!!).
Now, you can call up Molton Brown any time to see if they’re available for one of their treatments, however this one was specifically targeting Vday fans, and the theme of love and lusciousness. This Valentine’s Day Molton Brown are helping us all out by showing us their most romance worthy scents for the holiday of love, and of course they picked perfectly.
Basically each massage experience includes your choice of oil or gel wash added to the warm basin, with additional products added in the form of scrubs, lotions, and a finishing perfume spritz to compliment. Just ask staff on the day for their recommendations. They can literally tailor any scent to your mood that day. You won’t be disappointed.
Looking for some romance with your fragrance, ma’am? Sir? Look no further. These are the top picks for those kinds of vibes.
“Blended with Italian rose oil, blackcurrant and patchouli, this luxurious bath and body set is the perfect gift to inspire passion.”
Top note: rose oil.
Heart notes: blackcurrant and geranium.
Base note: patchouli.
Now if like me you sometimes don’t give rose scented products a chance at times, because let’s face it, rose is a pretty standard (but of course, beautiful) smell, and sits very similarly in the nose no matter what brand you give it a sniff from. With Rosa Absolute though, yes you get that instant flourish of rose as the lid is lifted, but begin to bask and bathe in it to sense the release of some extremely complimenting fruit notes, as the blackcurrant jam style aroma warms you up. You also get to keep the divine hint of muskiness that I love about pretty much all Molton Brown products, as patchouli is then introduced as a backup.
SHOP ROSA ABSOLUTE
It’s a scent which transforms and delights as the experience goes on, and I love it. Seriously.
Thankfully Rosa Absolute now comes in a reed diffuser, the standard bath/shower and body products, as well as bath oil (amazing), candle, and EDT!!!
Molton Brown classics right here. SO glad to see these take the limelight for Valentine’s day. Very well deseved.
A little more on the warm and citrus side, but keeping the wonderfully warm and woody scent with favourites patchouli and cedarwood, it’s no wonder it’s a cult favourite. For my hand and arm massage, I always have the Fiery Pink Pepper Body Polisher as my scrub choice, because it works so darn well with scent layering pretty much anything! Also the creamy formula is utterly divine, yet extremely efficient at exfoliating you to super softness.
“Our signature spicy pink pepperpod fragrance accentuated in an alluring eau de toilette, enhanced with more delicately balanced, complex aromas.
Top notes: pink pepper, tangerine and elemi oil.
Heart notes: nutmeg and ginger oil.
Base notes: patchouli and cedarwood oil.
SHOP FIERY PINK PEPPER
One of Lloyd’s favourites actually, and although it’s not one I use as often as other scents in the range, Black Peppercorn is perfect for adding some deep, warm, huggled up vibes which I find is actually really perfect for the winter months. I definitely enjoy the scent that this guy leaves behind after he’s been used in the shower before I head into the bathroom to finish off my hair. It really lingers!
“A luxurious bath and shower gel blended with Madagascan Black Peppercorn oil.”
Top note: refreshing coriander.
Heart note: black peppercorns.
Base note: aromatic vetiver.
SHOP BLACK PEPPERCORN
A very sweet little addition to my visit recently was a cute little competition going on, titled #ScentWithLove, where visitors can jot down a declaration of love on a little paper airplane, and submit it to the Love Gods for review.
Mine was, as always, encouraging you to enjoy putting loved ones in the spotlight, but also don’t neglect showing love for yourself too. It’s something I like to remind people on the regular, can you tell?
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