I am a big fan of Molton Brown and especially their Black Pepper range of products. There is just something really luxurious and aspirational about them and it helps that they also smell absolutely gorgeous as well.
After wearing Black Pepper for a long time now I decided to switch it up and buy another Molton Brown fragrance.
As Black Pepper is a warm spicy fragrance I decided to go to the opposite end of the spectrum and buy the Cool Bachu fragrance instead in the hope that is would be fresh and clean smelling whilst being invigorating.
I bought it from the House of Fraser and it cost me £35 for a 50ml bottle. It came in the usual Molton Brown packaging which is a brown box that has a branded Molton Brown ribbon on it.
The bottle is just a small clear glass one that is a spray application. It has the Molton Brown name etched across the middle and a silver lid. The bottle and box are both really classy and expensive looking and it would make a great gift for any man who likes the finer things in life.
It is a completely different scent from Black Pepper and whilst this is what I wanted it did take me a little time to warm to this particular scent.
It is light and quite zesty with a subtle citrus scent. It is definitely one that invigorates rather than relaxes and it is perfect for those looking for a clean, fresh and uplifting fragrance.
The aftershave contains Cederwood, Italian cardamom, tangerine, wilt mint and essential oils.
The mint really does give it a cool feeling and although the mint is not overly strong it complements the slight sweetness perfectly.
Longevity is never a problem with Molton Brown aftershaves and Cool Bachu is no different and a few squirts will last the entire day. It is quite subtle so won't overpower but it clings to the skin and you can smell it throughout the entire day and well into the evening. Like Black Pepper it also has matching products which will help it last a lot longer and these are also great quality products in their own right even if you don't wear the fragrance as well.
Although it is perfect for daytime wear it is also great for evening and it will smell just as good in the office as it will in a bar and will stand out against all the other designer fragrances everyone else is wearing.
Cool Bachu is completely individual and smells nothing like any other aftershave on the market and like all Molton Brown products it is quality and gives off a feeling of class and expense. At £35 it is expensive but no more than any other designer aftershave but unlike some of those others you won't find this on every perfume counter in ever department store in the country which gives it an air of exclusivity.
Cool Bachu is distinctly British and has a classic timeless smell to it though it never feels old fashioned and is a modern take on the classic British gentleman fragrance.
A Clean, crisp and refreshing fragrance for men, Cool gives you a pick-me-up with its blend of cardamom, wild mint, zingy tangerine and warm cedarwood /