Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel review

“It’s not a shower gel. It’s an experience.”

That’s what you have to remind yourself when you shop at Molton Brown.

Because that cheap shower gel in Boots may do the same thing as their Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel, but where’s the glamour in that?

If you’re looking for a pampering treat, you’re… well, in for a treat. Here’s why:

What’s In Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel?


Drugstore or high-end, all shower gels work in the same way: surfactants.

Surfactants refers to a family of ingredients that helps water mix with oils and dirt, so they can be rinsed away down the drain.

This shower gel uses Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Cocamidopropyl Betaine, two surfactants that strike the perfect balance between cleansing power and gentleness.

Translation: they remove ALL impurities without drying out your skin.

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Lightweight, gel-like, and foamy.


It’s delightful. It’s like a bouquet of tart rhubarb and sweet rose nestled on a bed of warm musk. It’s fruity. Fizzy. Feminine.

How To Use It

Get in the shower, get wet, massage it all over and rinse off.

Performance & Personal Opinion

There’s just something about Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel that just makes spending an hour or two relaxing in a bubbling bathtub after a long day on your feet that little bit more enjoyable.

(It may be the placebo effect, but let’s not go there. It ruins the mood).

For starters, the smell is gorgeous. The right scent lifts your mood and transports you back to happy memories you love to relish.

It cleanses skin well too. When I get out of the bathtub (or the shower), my skin’s all clean and soft and smells gorgeous.

Too bad the scent doesn’t last that long. At this price point, I feel like I should smell of rhubarb all day. But maybe it’s a good thing I don’t?


Who Is This For?

Anyone who loves a treat and the smell of rhubarb.

Who Is This NOT For?

Sensitive skin. The scent may irritate your skin.


A see-through bottle. Doesn’t scream luxury to me, but it’s practical and sleek.

Does Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel Live Up To Its Claims?

A citrus infusion of sweet and floral notes gently cleanses and leaves skin irresistibly fragranced.  True.
Top notes: grapefruit, yuzu and lemongrass.
Heart notes: rhubarb leaf, rose and spearmint.
Base notes: vanilla, musk and spun sugar.

Price & Availability

$32.00/£22.00 at Blue Mercury, Cult Beauty, John Lewis, and Look Fantastic

Do You Need It?

It’s a pampering treat, not a necessity.

Dupes & Alternatives


Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Laureth-7 Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Coco-Glucoside, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Rheum Rhabarbarum Stalk Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzophenone-4, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Sodium Phytate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Butylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Caramel, Red 33 (Ci 17200).