The initial spark.
The doing things differently.
The world's rarest ingreadients blended
in London, our home.
The story begins as we blend haircare products by hand above a salon on London's South Molton Street, Mayfair.
FROM TIP TO TOE
Our first body products launch, starting our love affair with exotically scented, skin-conditioning body washes, body lotions and bath oils. We also hit the shelves of Harrods (a strong friendship we've kept to the present day).
Our iconic Orange & Bergamot is born. It's one of the first luxury hand washes available on the market.
We become trailblazers of men's grooming with the launch of MB Men: a full skincare, haircare, fragrance and shaving line-up for gents. Today we're still keeping chaps looking tip-top with our dedicated men's range.
TO FILLING LINE
We move production into a 16th-century cottage in Hertfordshire, blending products in the kitchen. In 1996 we moved to a new factory with our own lab and production line where we still make our bestselling blends today.
A WAY OF LOOKING
Our book (yes, book!) "Molton Brown, A Way of Looking" is published, showcasing our unique take on beauty and wellbeing.
CHECKING IN -
MB FOR HOTELS
A hotel manager pops into our London store and falls in love with our products. Forty years later and we now stock hotels (and cruise ships) in over 65 countries.
We bring plant extracts from the Madagascan rainforest into the mainstream with the launch of Ylang-Ylang Body Wash. British Vogue hails the move as "innovative and holistic".
Our first website launches, allowing us to deliver products to doors around the world. We now have dedicated sites for Europe, Australia and America to make shopping outside our island that bit easier.
We launch the Gingerlily collection. Its blend of hydrating Tahitian tamanu oil, fiery ginger and sandalwood make it an instant bestseller.
AN ICON IS BORN
Our much-loved hero,
Body Wash is launched.
It becomes an instant
bestseller, going on to win
award after award.
We head across the pond and open a store in New York's hip SoHo. Today we live up to our "London via the World" message with Molton Brown products stocked in over 70 countries.
We make more friends with the launch of our Facebook page. Today we're having conversations all over the web, including Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
The Pink Pepperpod arrives (a partner to No.1 seller Black Peppercorn). It quickly proves that pink is the new black, with great sales and press coverage.
Our first unisex fine fragrance collection, Navigations Through Scent, is launched. Telling the history of perfume, from Egypt to the modern day, the products are featured in the likes of British and Australian Vogue, British GQ and Sunday Times Style.
A HOME ENVELOPED
Our Aromas Aglow campaign (featuring rooms from the film The King's Speech) launches the updated Home Fragrance Collection. The scented candles and room sprays give improved fragrance delivery and come in mini, single and three wick sizes.
39 YEARS YOUNG
Our Skincare and Anti-ageing Bodycare Collection launches. It cuts out the usual jargon in the skincare marketplace in favour of clinical proof, streamlined steps and visible results.
GOOD HAIR DAYS
Blending the knowledge we gained in our Seventies salon days with cutting-edge technologies of today, we go back to our roots with a new and improved Haircare Collection
including shampoos and conditioners for different hair types.
We celebrate 40 years of Molton Brown with the anniversary edition Patchouli & Saffron Collection, including a body wash, body lotion, single wick candle and limited edition travel bag printed with a Seventies-inspired print.