Molton Brown celebrates 40-year anniversary with Giles Deacon collaboration

From: Molton Brown
Published: Fri Apr 19 2013

On Wednesday 17 April, British brand Molton Brown celebrated 40 years of ‘blending with attitude’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London with British fashion designed Giles Deacon and a range of VIP guests.

To commemorate the important landmark, Molton Brown has partnered with Deacon to create a limited edition candle snuff lid, which will be exclusively sold in-store at Harrods and online at from 18 April 2013.

Inspired by Molton Brown’s seventies roots, the design fuses Deacon's trademark playful style with the eccentric personality of London’s bath, body and beauty connoisseurs. The keepsake marks Molton Brown’s journey from hand-mixing products above a salon in London’s South Molton Street in 1973 to becoming a global luxury brand, with products available in over 70 countries worldwide.

Speaking about the project Deacon said: "I love Molton Brown – it’s a brand I have grown up with. They have always been champions of quirky, colourful design and are proud of their strong British heritage which is something I admire. I wanted to create a timeless design that nods to seventies London style – a bit eccentric but fun with a sense of humour."

The limited edition snuff lid complements Molton Brown’s recently launched anniversary edition Patchouli & Saffron Single Wick Candle, which is part of a wider collection for bath, home and suitcase. The new Molton Brown scented candle has a seventies-inspired fragrance which blends top notes of hot pimento berry, caraway and bergamot, all housed in hand-blown glass.

In homage to the brand's heritage, guests at the Molton Brown anniversary party were transported to a seventies-inspired luxury apartment and treated to DJ sets from History Clock founder Nathan Gregory Wilkins and Deacon himself, as well as an acoustic set from singer-songwriter Delilah.

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About Molton Brown:
Molton Brown’s collection of unisex perfumes, bath & shower gels, candles and hand care products have claimed iconic status with their bright colours and bold scents. Exotic ingredients from around the world have been expertly blended by award-winning perfumers and skincare experts in London since 1973. Each product works hard to make customer's skin look healthier and smell wonderful.

Molton Brown is the proud winner of 2012's Best British Brand Award at the CEW Beauty Awards. Introduced six years ago, the awards celebrate originality and creativity in the beauty industry. As a true British brand boasting a 40 year heritage, Molton Brown has always been at the forefront of innovation in bath luxuries, skincare and fine fragrance for both men and women, and is delighted to have been awarded in such a prestigious category.

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