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I love Molton Brown products but there are ever so expensive. I was delighted therefore, to receive a brilliant hand cream as a gift from a relative a little while ago. Molton Brown make a huge range of products and in their hand cream range alone there a lot of fragrances to choose from. The one I have is Rose Granati. I love the fragrance of this as initially I’d thought it was going to be quite sweet and floral when in actual fact it’s really quite rich, intense and spicy. Just the sort of smell I love.
I knew that if I were to buy a bottle of this for myself then a 300ml bottle would set me back £just under £14, so you can see why I was so pleased to receive it as a gift. Other items are also available with the same fragrance, including candles and hand washes, though I personally only have this hand cream.
This lotion comes in a really pretty plastic tub with a pump action dispenser. The lotion itself is super rich and creamy and sinks straight into the skin. The rich intense smell of the lotion seems to last forever on my skin. The fragrance is a little hard to describe, but think of cinnamon, ginger, pomegranate and essential oils and you are beginning to get there.
The lotion is richly moisturising and really improves the look, texture and tone of the skin on my hands. As it is so well absorbed it leaves my hands feeling plumped up and revived and leaves no sticky residue behind. I also use it to massage my cuticles and I believe it helps to improve the quality of my nails by adding moisture to them.
The bottle I had lasted for ages as I only had to use a tiny amount. Once I’d used it all up I actually treated myself to another bottle, which I ordered online. So, this is my second bottle and I intend to make it last as it’s a real luxury product for me.
I have nothing negative to say about this wonderful product – I love it and really recommend it.
I love this hand cream. I love the smell, the texture, and most of all, the results. I got this for Christmas two years ago and I still have a quarter of the bottle left, so I'd say it lasts really well. I don't use it every day except in winter when my hands tend to get really dry, and otherwise I just use it now and then when needs must.
The smell is absolutely lovely and seems to last on my skin really well. After I use it I can still smell it hours later. Even though I'm not generally a fan of 'rose' scented products, this is the exception, and by far my favorite in the Molton Brown line.
Of course, it is very expensive for a hand cream, but considering how well it's lasted and how good it is, I would definitely buy it again. It makes my hands so incredibly soft and smooth and I noticed last year when I went home for Christmas from uni and didn't bring it with me, that no other hand cream seemed to do as good a job.
Also, I like the bottle with the pump on top, as it's much easier to use than a tube or bottle with a screw-top lid. The bottle looks really nice on my shelf too!
My brother and sister in law always have this hand lotion in their bathroom and I use it every time I visit them. I often stay at their house for a few weeks at a time and am staying with them for a couple of weeks now to revise for exams, so I have used this hand lotion regularly over the last couple of years even though I have never bought a bottle myself.
Molton Brown is a well known London company producing toiletery products and people often associate it with luxury, probably partly because lots of hotels and restaurants provide their hand washes and hand lotions for customers.
The lotion comes in the typical Molton Brown rounded bottle with pump top. The design is minimal but distinctive, with Molton Brown written on the front in fair sized letters and rose granati soothing hand lotion in small letters at the bottom of the bottle. It is pale pink in colour with a silver ring around the neck. It looks attractive and high quality without being ostentatious.
The pump dispenses quite a small amount of the lotion. I find one pump is usually enough to rub all over my hands for a bit of light moisture, but sometimes I take two pumps. The lotion is very light but not runny in texture. I would say it is a smooth, thin cream. It sinks into the hands very quickly - almost immediately if I have only used one pump - and does not leave any residue or greasiness at all. It doesn't have much hydrating effect on my hands and I don't real feel any improvement in the condition of my hands after I use it. Any slight effect it has wears off quite quickly!
From the name, Rose Granati, I originally expected the scent to be very floral. Molton Brown do describe this scent as being in the floral family, but it is actually not how I first thought it would be. It doesn't smell of rose. The scent is very subtle and a light hint of spice to it.
Molton Brown describe it as follows:
London via Marrakech
Granati pomegranate with ginger and cardamom. Be seduced by scents from the souk with our gently spiced, moisturising hand lotion.
Shimmering. Heady. Exotic.
The way we blend it
- Moroccan pomegranate
- Spicy black pepper oil
- Cardamom (straight from the spice trail)
- Fiery ginger
Fragrance Family: FLORAL
This description sounds gorgeous but I unfortunately can't really experience all of that when I use this lotion! In my opinion it is just lightly floral with a bit of spiciness, but very subtle and doesn't linger too much on the hands. It is very pleasant but I think their description of "heady and exotic" is really overegging it, as this is not a dramatic smelling lotion. I can't smell any ginger in it.
So does it live up to the hype of the Molton Brown brand? In my opinion, not really. I like it and think it's a nice hand lotion which I enjoy using, but it doesn't have much moisturising effect and it's not a product I would rave about. Although it is better than many of the cheap lotions which leave a greasy residue or have a very artificial scent, you can get nice mid-range lotions for cheaper than this and which have a greater effect on your hands. With Molton Brown I think to some extent you are paying for the "prestigious" brand name. This lotion costs £16 for 300 ml which is on the high side for me. I would really have to absolutely love a hand lotion before I paid that. I think I will stick to using it at my brother and sister in law's house!
I will be the first to admit when I was given Molton Brown Rose Granati Soothing Hand Lotion as a leaving present from my last job that I hated so much I did think what the hell is this!! I had never heard of them before. I was then told take this to your next job with you for your desk and everytime you use it think of me!
Hmmm i hear you say. So I did what I was told and the following week started a new job and took it with me...! Everytime I now use it not only do I think of my old friend but I have the most amazingly soft hands!!! Its now my morning and afternoon routine and I have to say Im very impressed. I also know that my old friend is doing the same.
When this one runs out I will definately be purchasing a new bottle for my desk :o)
For the past couple of weeks I have been test driving this lovely hand lotion. We use Molton Brown products for the guests that we have on the motor boat on which I work and having run out of my old stand bye Vaseline Intensive Care I whipped a part used bottle out of one of the cabins. I had avoided trying it before because I thoght it would have a rose scent (well you would with a name like this) and was pleasantly surprised to find a warm ,spicy scent which I love.
A little bit of background.
Molton Brown are a rather classy company that started as a hair dressing salon in 1973 at 58 South Molton Street in London´s Mayfair . Their plant based beauty products started life being mixed by hand above the salon by Dale Daxon Bowers formerly employed by Mary Quant and are now used by luxury hotels and airlines and are now sold in over 70 countries.
The lotion comes in a 300ml clear understated plastic bottle with the Molton Brown motif on the back in a toning colour of the product,in this case the lotion has the smallest hint of pink and the logo appears in a rich plummy auberine.On the front of the bottle appears in a dark fawn colour" Molton Brown ,London" and almost at the bottom ,rosé graniti ,baume por los mains. Soothing hand lotion is also written in the dark aubergine colour. The black pump dispenser at the top sits on a shiny silver neck on which Molton Brown is embossed.
A rich creamy lotion, containing morrocan pomegranate juice rich in tannins and vitamin c,essential oils of ginger,laurel cardamon and black pepper it claims to actively protect the skin and surround it with a luxurious aroma.
My humble opinion.
The scent is gorgeous ,whilst not too powerful it is warm and gingery,it certainly lasts for at least four to five hour and as I applied it last thing last night I could still smell a trace of it this morning. I need two pushes of the pump and (sad person ) timed how long it took to be absorbed,into my slightly dry skin This was just under four minutes which I thought was great as you can use it during the day and almost immediately get back to work without marking anything. It certainly left my hands well moisturised and soft with less redness than normal and for day to day use ,once a day would suffice and keep your hands in good condition.
At 300ml the bottle will last a long time,but now we come to the catch,the price, at around 17.50p it is an expensive item if you ,like me have hard working hands that wash ,clean, sand and paint .So,for me its back to Vaseline Intensive Care but along with its sister Rose granati fine hand wash it would make a lovely gift.
Available on line from Molton Brown and good quality department stores.
Thank for reading my review.
rosé granati soothing hand lotion
I suffer from dry hands, after I wash my hands I need to moisturise my hands, otherwise I find them very coarse and dry so my b.f brought me Molton Brown Rose hand lotion for Christmas.
The lotion came in the luxury Molton Brown bag and it was great and exciting to open and unfold wants in it.
The front of the bottle shows the name of the company and the product, and the amount you get in the bottle (300ml/10fl oz). On one side of the bottle is a list of ingredients, and on the other side, a description of the product which reads, 'Indulge your hands with this deliciously refreshing hand hydrator infused with aromatic Neroli. Whisper-light but richly moisturising, the lotion is non-greasy, easily absorbed and leaves the skin smooth soft and protected. Neroli is distilled from the delicate white orange blossom.
I had to press the pump a few times as you do with pump-action dispensers to get the product to the top of the tube. The dispenser is very easy to use, and has a really smooth action, so there's no need to press it hard and injure yourself trying to make it work. Once the product had worked it's way to the top of the tube, I just pressed the pump once more to dispense some product onto my hand. The amount you get is probably just a little bit more than you say a pea size.
The texture is very smooth, and when you rub it in it feels smooth and silky against the skin. I find the amount from one pump is not enought, i tend to use 2 pumps, but I do like my hands very moistorised. It spreads easily to cover the whole of both hands. It absorbs extremely quickly, and doesn't leave any kind of noticeable film or residue, and certainly lives up to the claim of being non-greasy. After using the cream my hands feel extremely soft, smooth and supple, and any areas of dry, itchy, painful skin feel soothed and calmed.
I find this a great find and buy, I use the cream everyday and find that it works great on my skin. I will keep buying it.
A bottle is £15.
The Molton Brown range is somewhat of a luxury and should be indulged in if you spare a tenner or two. So has does fifteen pounds for a hand lotion grab you? What! Spending so much on keep hands moisturised! Well there is a bottle of this stuff in my mum's bathroom, though I fear it might be for display purpose only. I dared to try some of it over the bygone festive period, as it was sitting proudly by the taps, as if to summon me to ooze some liquid out and try it. Be warned that it is not a handwash and should be used after washing to reap the full rewards.
The bottle is possibly more interesting than the stuff inside. It looks elegant and feminine and the curves on the smooth bottle are beckoning you to come up and stroke it, like a Persian pussycat reclining by an open log fire. To cap it all, the top of the bottle has a shiny metal lid which you can almost see yourself in!
As for the product inside, the liquid dispenses gently, taking its time to eek out and arrive in the palms of the hand. Light in colour, a little is needed to pamper those paws. It claims to have black pepper in it, though I detected no whiff of this. The ginger and cardamom seem to be the overpowering flavours here, but even they are presented in a subtle and tantalising way, that will not upset your nose.
It massages into the hands nicely, leaving no greasy patches and no overpowering scent either. As my hands are already quite soft, I did not really detect a change, but I think the psychological idea of having this product in your bathroom would make you feel pretty good! Fifteen quid though...hmm, call it a fiver and I'd be happy!
Molton Brown are a high end beauty brand and are perhaps best-known for their luxury bath and body products. A lot of high street products (namely Bayliss and Harding) have blatantly emulated their style of bottles but the quality of Molton Brown surpasses any of these 'wannabee' brands.
This hand lotion comes in a clear pump dispenser bottle which is very minimalist and sleek in design. The lotion inside is white but with an ever so slight hint of pink. One pump from the dispenser is enough for a good covering on both hands.
Some rose products I find can smell really strongly floral and rather old lady like and synthetic. Not so with this Rose Granati scent. It's a really light and subtle fresh rose scent and it smells really clean too. The lotion dries in quickly and leaves no residue on your hands after a few minutes from application. It leaves your hands soft, smooth and moisturised and the skin looks plump and youthful.
It is expensive - £15 for a 300ml bottle. However, as you only use a small pump each time then it does last a good few months. If you have tried handcreams in the past and got little or no results on dry skin then perhaps it's time to invest a little more in a treatment cream such as this as you should really see results from this one.
I bought this hand cream for the first time four years ago on my first trip to New York City. It was part of a gift set, and came with the hand lotion to match. I fell in love with it the first time I used it and although it is a little pricey, it is a luxury I could not live without.
The lotion itself smells great. It is a subtle, modest smell that is not over powering and is not too girly. In fact a lot of my male friends who come over to my house generally comment each time they have used this lotion on how nice it is.
The lotion itself is a light pink colour and is very creamy and therefore absorbs quickly. It is not like other hand lotions that I have used which leave a horrid 'waxy' type feel on your hands afterwards. This lotion is light enough to be absorbed quickly but moisturising enough that you do not have to use a lot. It therefore lasts ages! One bottle lasts me the best part of a year and that is with daily use.
I am not one usually for packaging, as I would rather pay for the actual product than get a cheap product that looks good. However the bottle is also very pretty. It looks good in your bathroom or next to your kitchen sink and with a pump dispenser is easy to use when your hands are dirty. The pump dispenser also has a lock function on it and so you can put it in your bag.
I would definitely recommend this product. It is a good gift for any lady you may know regardless of their age.
It doesn't take much to make me happy so yesterday I was ecstatic, when sorting out my bathroom cupboards, to find a full box of goodies from Molton Brown. I'd completely forgotten about them as I'd 'hidden' them from myself to use only as treats - lucky me to have been given them all by my older daughter last Christmas!
I do love Molton Brown products but they're out of my price range at the moment so it was an extra treat to be able to pamper myself with some of their products & make me feel more prosperous than I am. Everything I've tried has always been well packaged, stylish & usually exceeded my expectations & this applies to the Rose Granati Soothing Hand Wash.
It retails at around £13.70 for 300ml but we have a Molton Brown outlet store a few miles away (Salford Quays, Manchester) which usually has great offers & with my daughter being a very clever shopper I'm sure she chose carefully.
The pump action bottle is as shown in the picture; it's made of plastic but looks like glass & with all MB products it looks attractive enough to have on show in the bathroom. The pump action is great - not fiddly to undo & it's easy enough to get out as little or as much as you need without the cream gunging up or dripping down the side of the bottle.
The lotion itself is a very pale pink, a good consistency & almost seeps into the hands by itself.
I would never have chosen a rose fragrance (always think of old ladies) but to be honest it only has a very subtle smell of rose & it's definitely not for the older generation!
Other ingredients include cardamon, ginger & pomegranate which sounds rather an odd mix but, along with rose, this makes a brilliant combination & I would say it would suit all ages. Unfortunately, although MB make many unisex products, this is too floral for the men so I'll have to use this all for myself.
I noticed a difference in the texture of my hands & nails after only a few applicaions. My nails & cuticles looked better & seemed easier to file whilst my hands felt soft & looked much better & more moisturised.
I love the pump action as I feel I'm not wasting any of the contents & I think the bottle will last quite some time as you only need a little & the shelf life is long. I also like the fact that it's not greasy or oily, has a subtle yet interesting smell & the quick effect it seems to have on hands & nails. I should really sort my cupboards out more often!
Molton Brown is a successful brand name that makes top quality, luxury lotions, soaps, moisturisers and other various care products. We have a few of these at home, and so do my in-laws. This product is one that they have at theirs, and they swear by it. We have never bought this particular Molton Brown product, but after using it at their house, we are reconsidering.
The Rose Granati hand lotion is lovely. We use our hands for such a high number of things, and quite often we don't take good enough care of them. Over-washing, cracked skin, damaged nails, cuticles, pores, the list is endless. What the Rose Granati does is try to restore some of the damage, and protect what we do have by hydrating and nourishing them.
The smell is rather like smelling some lovely flowers - there is a very 'outdoors' and refreshing smell to it, it is very floral. There is a blend of essential oils such as cardamon and ginger, and the addition of pomegranate is a subtle but effective one, particularly with the smell. And the smells hit you at different stages, avoiding a strange mix - they are all individual in there.
The effects it has had on my hands is very slight, but I have only used it recently. However, my hands do feel like they are cared for better, and my wife and my son use it sparingly as well. My son is 5, and he is at a stage where he washes his hands almost excessively for fear of germs. While we were up at the in-laws' house, he used this and loves it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend kids using this too much, much the same as other products not specifically designed for kids, as they need to be milder - perhaps a diluted down product or used more sparingly.
I recommend this product - it will make your hands feel a whole lot better and it doesn't leave them feeling greasy or oily. The lotion blends in quite quickly, and this, too, is nice, as there are other products on the market which will do a nice job of protecting your hands but leave them feeling slimy at times.
Molton Brown Rose Granati Hand Lotion is, like all Molton Brown products, not the cheapest, and a 300ml bottle of this will cost you £13.70. It is very expensive, but you get what you pay for.
If you are looking for top quality, well packaged and interestingly fragranced beauty products then Molton Brown is the store for you. Molton Brown first started out as a hair salon in Mayfair with all their retail products hand-mixed in the upstairs from nettles and chamomile. I think this is probably what has led them to using some interesting smell and ingredients in their products. Examples of these include davana blossom, celestial maracuja and inspiring wild indigo. Molton Brown supplies the little in-flight bags for British Airways business class and they do place their products in top-end stores, airlines and hotels around the world. I do like the look and the packaging of the Molton Brown products so we do have a lot of their liquid soaps around the house as decoration.
I am a fan of most of the Molton Brown range. Some of it is a bit too spicy for me and quite heavy but the Rose Granati is really a lovely smell, not too heavy and a bit different smelling than some of their more spicy fragrances. It is however classified as a warmly spiced hand lotion that allows you to immerse yourself in the mood of Marrakech.
A300ml bottle of the soothing hand lotion is £13.70 in the Molton Brown stores. You can also buy different products of the same smell, these include a hand wash and a candle.
Rose Granati is said to include Moroccan ros, granati pomegranate with blends of essential oils of ginger, black pepper and cardamom. To me is has quite a fragrant smell, almost like when you smell a rather strong smelling flower. It's strong but not overpowering and I think definitely more flowery than spicy in this instance. It doesn't really smell like a tradition rose product would either. I think this is probably all the other fragrances that are in there overtake the potential rose smell. The smell does stay on your skin for quite a long time after application which is good.
The lotion is said to hydrate and protect the skin. I find it easy to apply. It goes on well and soaks into the skin very easily and I do find after using it that my skin is nice and smooth. It says on their product information that it surrounds the hands with a shimmering aroma and I can see what they are saying because your hands do smell very fragrant afterwards. It also says that this lotion is good for your nails and cuticles too and will leave them feeling luxuriously pampered and deeply moisturised which is good to know.
The bottle that the hand lotion comes in is very handy. It has a pump action top which allows you to get to the lotion easily and is great if you want to put the bottle on your desk and reach for some throughout the day. The lotion itself is a very very light pink colour.
All in all a good product from Molton Brown that I definitely recommend
Molton Brown Rose Granati Soothing Hand Lotion / Indulge your hands with this warm and spicy hand lotion / Moisturising / Pump applicator.