In 2018 Molton Brown opened the doors to two momentous new international stores. Its inaugural flagship in New Delhi made Molton Brown one of the first British beauty brands to secure a space in the upmarket DFL Emporio Mall, cementing its pioneering reputation for bringing the new and the different to a growing and engaged market.
Paving the way for further expansion in four new markets in 2019 and building on its popularity in the Middle East, Molton Brown unveiled a new store in Kuwait, while amplifying its Scandinavian presence with its first ever store in Copenhagen.
The collection launches were especially inspiring in 2018. In spring the brand celebrated its original cult classic fragrance, Orange & Bergamot, with a fresh take on the eau de toilette and new Bath & Body luxuries. In September its fearlessly feminine Jasmine & Sun Rose collection debuted with a moving art campaign in collaboration with internationally renowned British designer, Rhea Thierstein.
‘We are Made in England – an undeniable stamp of quality that we never compromise on,’ says President, Mark Johnson.
‘From our first countryside workshop at Motts Hall to our present factory in Essex, we have grown by using the best makers, ingredients and materials. For us, being British is about being bold, with an individual attitude that beats from our brand’s heart. We create fragrance by enabling our visionary perfumers to express their own creative impulses to compose the vibrant, imaginative and unexpected. Our customers love our Britishness because it’s rooted in a daring way of being that enables them to liberate their own individuality.’
Molton Brown holds a Royal Warrant for the supply of toiletries by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, an honour the brand takes extremely seriously as the ultimate noble seal of approval, winning international customers’ trust for providing fragrances of unquestioned merit.
Molton Brown collaborates with internationally renowned perfumers, like Master Perfumer Jacques Chabert, who composed the award-winning signature Re-charge Black Pepper in 2002. A few years later, Jacques and his daughter, Carla, were set the challenge of creating a sultry partner fragrance. This good-natured father-daughter rivalry saw Carla triumph with Fiery Pink Pepper, one of the most popular collections, which has been continually expanded over the years. Since then, her sister and fellow perfumer, Elsa Chabert, crafted the deep, rich Tobacco Absolute for the brand. These collaborations demonstrate Molton Brown’s very British talent for looking outwards and absorbing the best of the best from around the world.
Molton Brown’s adventurous, collaborative ethos is firmly rooted in London.
The pioneering Michael Collis and Caroline Burstein founded the brand on Mayfair’s South Molton Street in 1971 and developed it in London’s diverse melting pot of international glitterati, city tycoons and the New Romantic underground music scene. It was a time of optimistic energy when anything was possible and that vibe still resonates through everything the brand does today.
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