Do you ever use body washes for men?
I do, sometimes. Their powerful, spicy, musky fragrances are usually much more interesting than the done-to-death, sickly sweet scents reserved for us ladies.
My latest crush is Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash. This energizing scent opens with a strong burst of spicy coriander and vetiver, quickly followed by the familiar aroma of black peppercorn. It’s warm, sensual, and so masculine.
My only gripe with it is the staying power. The old version, Re-charge Black Pepper left skin smelling divine for the whole day. Black Peppercorn becomes subtler 10 minutes after application, and only stays around for a few hours. *sighs*
Still, its energizing aroma is just what I need to start the day fresh and focused, ready to tackle all my plans (and surprises).
When I crave something gentler and more feminine, I turn to Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash. Formerly known as Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod, this too has become subtler (but not sweeter, thank goodness!).
Pink Pepperpod starts with a sprinkle of fiery pink pepper over a rich patchouli base. In the heart, it marries with zesty ginger to create a concoction that’s warm and spicy, but womanly.
If you’re into fruity and floral scents, and think this one sounds horrible, give it a go. It will positively surprise you. And make you start the day on the right foot. More refreshed and energized. That’s the power of a good scent.
Both body washes are very gentle on the skin. They remove all traces of dirt and impurities without stripping it of the natural oil it needs to stay hydrated and moisturized. After every wash, my skin feels so soft and clean.
And, of course, it smells amazing! Now, if only the scents lasted longer, it’d be easier to justify their luxury price tag. On the plus side, you need so little at a time, the bottle’s gonna last you for ages.
So, if you can afford the splurge, why not treat yourself?
THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Energizing and warm spicy scents; Cleanse skin without irritating it; Leave skin soft.
Cons: The scents only linger on the body for a few hours.
Summary: Molton Brown Black Peppercorn and Pink Pepperpod Body Washes gently cleanse skin and leave it smelling gorgeous, but only for a few hours. The warm, spicy scents are very energizing.
Price & Availability: £18.00 at Amazon
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