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blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - 

blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown 

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Brown - blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973
 

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 Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973
 
Molton Brown opens first store in South Molton Street in 1973 Molton Brown opens first store in South Molton Street in 

1973 Molton Brown 

opens first store in South Molton Street in 1973
 

1973

IT BEGINS

Molton Brown opens first store in South Molton Street in 1973

The story begins as we blend haircare products by hand above a salon on London's South Molton Street, Mayfair.

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Molton Brown opens first store in South Molton Street in 1973
 
Molton Brown starts making shower gels and body lotions in 1979 - shop now
 

1979

FROM TIP TO TOE

Molton Brown starts making shower gels and body lotions in 1979 - shop now

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).

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Molton Brown starts making shower gels and body lotions in 1979 - shop now
Molton Brown's iconic Naran Ji Hand Wash and Lotion range launches in 1984 - shop 

now
Molton Brown's iconic Naran Ji Hand Wash and Lotion range launches in 1984 - shop now
Molton Brown's iconic Naran Ji Hand Wash and Lotion range launches in 1984 - shop now Molton Brown's iconic Naran Ji Hand Wash and Lotion range launches in 1989 - shop now Molton Brown's iconic Naran Ji Hand Wash and Lotion range launches in 1984 - shop now
 

1984

OUR ORIGINAL.
STRAIGHT FROM
THE GROVE.

Molton Brown's iconic Naran Ji Hand Wash and Lotion range launches in 1984 - shop now

Our iconic Orange & Bergamot is born. It's one of the first luxury hand washes available on the market.

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Molton Brown's iconic Naran Ji Hand Wash and Lotion range launches in 1984 - shop now
Molton Brown men's grooming range launches in 1985 - shop now
Molton Brown men’s grooming range launches in 1985 - shop now Molton Brown men's grooming range 

launches in 1985 - shop now Molton Brown men's grooming range launches in 1985 - shop now
 

1985

MOLTON MAN

Molton Brown men's grooming range launches in 1985 - shop now

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.

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Molton Brown men's grooming range launches in 1985 - shop now
 
Molton Brown opens factory in Hertfordshire in 1996 - shop now Molton Brown opens factory in Hertfordshire in 1996 - 

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Brown opens factory in Hertfordshire in 1996 - shop now
 

1986

THATCH COTTAGE TO FILLING LINE

Molton Brown opens factory in Hertfordshire in 1996 - shop now

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.


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Molton Brown publishes a beauty book in 1987 Molton Brown publishes a beauty book in 1987 Molton Brown 

publishes a beauty book in 1987 Molton Brown publishes a beauty book in 1987
 

1987

A WAY OF LOOKING

Molton Brown publishes a beauty book in 1987

Our book (yes, book!) "Molton Brown, A Way of Looking" is published, showcasing our unique take on beauty and wellbeing.

Molton Brown publishes a beauty book in 1987
Molton Brown products are stocked in top hotels in over 65 countries - shop our travel sized 

products
Molton Brown products are stocked in top hotels in over 65 countries - shop our travel sized products Molton Brown 

products are stocked in top hotels in over 65 countries - shop our travel sized products Molton Brown products are stocked in top hotels in over 

65 countries - shop our travel sized products
 

1989

CHECKING IN -
MB FOR HOTELS

Molton Brown products are stocked in top hotels in over 65 countries - shop our travel sized 

products

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.

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Molton Brown's innovative Relaxing Yuan Zhi shower gel launches in 1996 - shop now
Molton Brown's innovative Relaxing Yuan Zhi shower gel launches in 1996 - shop now
Molton Brown's innovative Relaxing Yuan Zhi shower gel launches in 1996 - shop now Molton Brown's innovative 

Relaxing Yuan Zhi shower gel launches in 1996 - shop now
 

1996

LONDON VIA MADAGASCAR

Molton Brown's innovative Relaxing Yuan Zhi shower gel launches in 1996 - shop now

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".

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Molton Brown's innovative Relaxing Yuan Zhi shower gel launches in 1996 - shop now
Molton Brown's website launches in 1998. We now have websites for UK, USA, Europe and Australia - 

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1998

MOLTONBROWN.COM

Molton Brown's website launches in 1998. We now have websites for UK, USA, Europe and 

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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.

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Molton Brown's website launches in 1998. We now have websites for UK, USA, Europe and 

Australia - shop now
Molton Brown's much-loved Heavenly Gingerlily collection launches in 2001 - shop now
Molton Brown's much-loved Heavenly Gingerlily collection launches in 2001 - shop now
Molton Brown's much-loved Heavenly Gingerlily collection launches in 2001 - shop now Molton Brown's much-loved Heavenly Gingerlily collection launches in 2001 - shop now Molton Brown's much-loved Heavenly Gingerlily collection launches in 2001 - shop now
 

2001

HEAVEN SCENT

Molton Brown's much-loved Heavenly Gingerlily collection launches in 2001 - shop now

We launch the Gingerlily collection. Its blend of hydrating Tahitian tamanu oil, fiery ginger and sandalwood make it an instant bestseller.

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Molton Brown's much-loved Heavenly Gingerlily collection launches in 2001 - shop now
Molton Brown's bestselling Re-charge Black Pepper collection launches in 2001 - shop now
Molton Brown's bestselling Re-charge Black Pepper collection launches in 2001 - shop now
Molton Brown's bestselling Re-charge Black Pepper collection launches in 2001 - shop now Molton Brown's bestselling Re-charge Black Pepper collection launches in 2001 - shop now Molton Brown's bestselling Re-charge Black Pepper collection launches in 2001 - shop now
 

2002

AN ICON IS BORN

Molton Brown's bestselling Re-charge Black Pepper collection launches in 2001 - shop now

Our much-loved hero, Black Peppercorn Body Wash is launched. It becomes an instant bestseller, going on to win award after award.

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Molton Brown's bestselling Re-charge Black Pepper collection launches in 2001 - shop now
Molton Brown's first US store opens in 2004. Our products are now stocked in over 70 countries - find 

your nearest store Molton Brown's first US store opens in 2004. Our products are now stocked in over 70 countries – find your nearest store Molton Brown's first 

US store opens in 2004. Our products are now stocked in over 70 countries - find your nearest store
 

2004

LONDON VIA
THE WORLD

Molton Brown's first US store opens in 2004. Our products are now stocked in over 70 

countries - find your nearest store

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.

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Molton Brown's first US store opens in 2004. Our products are now stocked in over 70 

countries - find your nearest store
Molton Brown launches its Facebook page in 2008. We're now on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too Molton Brown 

launches its Facebook page in 2008. We're now on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too Molton Brown launches its Facebook page in 2008. We're 

now on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too Molton Brown launches its Facebook page in 2008. We're 

now on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too
 

2008

GET SOCIAL

Molton Brown launches its Facebook page in 2008. We're now on Twitter, Pinterest and 

Instagram too

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.

Molton Brown launches its Facebook page in 2008. We're now on Twitter, Pinterest and 

Instagram too
Molton Brown's popular Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod collection launches in 2010 - shop now
Molton Brown's popular Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod collection launches in 2010 - shop now
Molton Brown's popular Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod collection launches in 2010 - shop now Molton Brown's popular Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod collection launches in 2010 - shop now Molton Brown's popular Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod collection launches in 2010 - shop now
 

2010

THINK PINK

Molton Brown's popular Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod collection launches in 2010 - shop now

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.

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Molton Brown's popular Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod collection launches in 2010 - shop now
Molton Brown launches its unisex Navigations Through Scent perfume collection - shop fine 

fragrances now
Molton Brown launches its unisex Navigations Through Scent perfume collection - shop fine fragrances 

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launches its unisex Navigations Through Scent perfume collection - shop fine fragrances now Molton Brown launches its unisex Navigations Through 

Scent perfume collection - shop fine fragrances now Molton Brown launches its unisex Navigations Through 

Scent perfume collection - shop fine fragrances now
 

2011

NAVIGATIONS
THROUGH SCENT

Molton Brown launches its unisex Navigations Through Scent perfume collection - shop fine 

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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.

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Molton Brown launches its unisex Navigations Through Scent perfume collection - shop fine 

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Molton Brown launches its updated home fragrance collection - shop scented candles and 

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Molton Brown launches its updated home fragrance collection - shop scented candles and room sprays 

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Brown launches its updated home fragrance collection – shop scented candles and room sprays now
 

2011

A HOME ENVELOPED
IN SCENT

Molton Brown launches its updated home fragrance collection - shop scented candles and 

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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.

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and room sprays
 
Molton Brown launches its updated home fragrance collection - shop scented candles and 

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Molton Brown launches its skincare and anti-ageing bodycare collection - shop now
Molton Brown launches its skincare and anti-ageing bodycare collection - shop now Molton Brown launches its skincare 

and anti-ageing bodycare collection - shop now Molton Brown launches its skincare and anti-ageing 

bodycare collection - shop now
 

2012

39 YEARS YOUNG

Molton Brown launches its skincare and anti-ageing bodycare collection - shop now

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.

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Molton Brown launches its skincare and anti-ageing bodycare collection - shop now
Molton Brown relaunches its shampoos and conditioners in 2012 using cutting edge 

technology - shop now
Molton Brown relaunches its shampoos and conditioners in 2012 using cutting edge technology - shop 

now
 

2012

GOOD HAIR DAYS

Molton Brown relaunches its shampoos and conditioners in 2012 using cutting edge 

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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.

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Molton Brown relaunches its shampoos and conditioners in 2012 using cutting edge 

technology - shop now
Molton Brown celebrates its 40th anniversary with the launch of the limited edition Patchouli & 

Saffron collection - shop now Molton Brown celebrates its 40th anniversary with the launch of the limited edition Patchouli & Saffron collection - shop 

now Molton Brown 

celebrates its 40th anniversary with the launch of the limited edition Patchouli & Saffron collection - shop now Molton Brown celebrates its 40th 

anniversary with the launch of the limited edition Patchouli & Saffron collection - shop now
 

2013

40 YEARS
(AND COUNTING)

Molton Brown celebrates its 40th anniversary with the launch of the limited edition Patchouli 

& Saffron collection - shop now

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.

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the Patchouli & Saffron collection
 
Molton Brown celebrates its 40th anniversary with the launch of the limited edition Patchouli 

& Saffron collection - shop now
Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973 Molton 

Brown - blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - blending 

with attitude since 1973 Molton Brown - blending with attitude since 1973
 
 
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