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Exquisite Vanilla & Violet Flower

Behind The Blend

London via Somerset

Glazed vanilla and violet cream eclairs. Porcelain teacups, poised for the first delicate sip. A wicker basket full of fanciful delights. Relish the refinement of a darling garden picnic.

Whimsical. Nostalgic. Ambrosial.

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The fragrance

This sumptuous fragrance opens on fresh violet leaf and dewy freesia tonalities. Violet is magnified by a rich bouquet of orris and rose lingering into a sensuous base where swirls of vanilla take the lead on a bed of tonka and musk.

Top Note - Freesia Top noteFreesia
Heart Note - Orris Heart noteOrris
Base Bote - Vanilla Base NoteVanilla
Extract - Violet ExtractViolet

The Inspiration

The inspiration for our new bath, body & home collection takes us to Somerset where rolling green hills meet violet quillets. Home-grown aromas of delicate violet flower inspire sweet nostalgia, exquisitely contrasted with creamy Madagascan Vanilla.

“It’s a tension between these both. It’s a contrast. You have on the one hand, the floral note and the other hand, you have this gourmand vanilla note.”


Did you know?

The violet flower is also known as the "Flower of Modesty" because it hides its flowers in heart shaped leaves.

The Patisserie Parlour

Molton Brown has worked with Executive Pastry Chef Sarah Barber to reimagine our fragrance into a one-of-a-kind Vanilla & Violet Éclair filled with a fragrant mousse. Follow her recipe to add a perfect touch to your own desserts.

The bitterness of the violets and the sweet Madagascan vanilla; together it works in perfect harmony

SARAH BARBERExecutive Pastry Chef


  • 100g whole milk
  • 300g whipping cream
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 1g violet essence
  • 60g egg yolks
  • 30g castor sugar
  • 5g gelatine leaf (soaked in cold water for 5 minutes)


  1. Cut the vanilla pods then scrape the seeds into the milk with 100g of whipping cream and violet essence, bring to the boil.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together, then pour over the boiling liquid and stir well.
  3. Return mixture to the heat and with a spatula, stir constantly. Cook to 78°C.
  4. Remove from the heat, add the soaked gelatine and stir well. Cool in an ice bath to 20°C.
  5. Whisk 200g of whipping cream to a soft peak, and fold the mixture through the cream and refrigerate to set.

your Senses

Step into our patisserie parlour with the limited edition collection, featuring a bath & shower gel, body lotion, scented candle and gift set.

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