The OH is a big Molton Brown shower gel fan. At any one time it's safe to say he has at least a half dozen of these on the go. Personally, there's a note to Molton Brown that I've never ever liked; some ingredient, some smell, that just never did it for me. And given the OH's liking of the stuff, I've tried 'em all.
It's perhaps ironic then, that in a recent trip to Molton Brown with him to stock up, I found not just one, but two Molton Brown shower gels that I can get behind, but that he absolutely hates. What can I say. At least he won't be using them up :-)
Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower, is definitely feminine. Aside from the girlie name, and the hot pink colour of the stuff, it's quite girlie smelling. It's categorised as spicy, but it's not hugely so; it's slightly sweet, slightly gingery, slightly (but not overbearingly) patchouli-y.
The scent doesn't particularly linger or clash with perfume. And like most Molton Brown stuff, a little goes a long way, it feels nice, leaves skin soft and doesn't dry it out.
Fresh Bushukan Citrus Bodywash, is apparently technically part of the men's range, but I love it. This is yellow in colour and just gorgeous. It's quite zingy and citrus-y on use but that crispness fades and leaves a definite warm clean (and very slightly masculine) scent which is part herb, part fruit. It can clash a little with perfumes, but I love, love, love it. And my favourite perfume at the moment is technically a men's scent (Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone), so what odds.
Aside from those, the only other Molton Brown bath/shower items that I like are being discontinued, the lovely Plumkadu Shampoo & Conditioner. Both are 50% off at present, so I'm stocking up!