Is there anything more annoying than an uninspiring hotel bathroom amenity? Admittedly there are many things more annoying than insipid hotel toiletries, but it is nonetheless annoying when you arrive at a hotel only to discover that its amenities are bland.
Conversely, really great hotel toiletries can be an extra reason to stay at a hotel. You know you’ll smell great throughout the day. Whether you are enjoying a mini staycation or a long-haul paradise escape, here is our pick of exceptionally fragranced amenity brands that you hope your next hotel will be gifting to you in your bathroom.
I’d also like to add a personal message for the amenity brand managers who read this article. Us luxury travelers love to take home the little toiletry bottles, but please make them from recycled plastic with minimum packaging to reduce waste and save our planet. Thank you.
1. Jaya Organics Hotel Amenities
Starting from the interest and demand of hotel guests at Jaya House River Park, Dennis Reinhard, the creator of Jaya Organics, has developed a range of products with an experienced formulator who has been in the beauty industry for more than 20 years. Together, they formulated Jaya Organics products with the help of 10 Cambodian employees, creating local jobs, education, and introducing more high-quality products into the community.
Jaya Organics products are carefully formulated and lovingly handmade in small batches in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This ensures the freshness and stability of antioxidants and the natural goodness in the extracts, butters, and natural oils.
The key qualities of their products are the plant formulations that focus on the powerhouse ingredients of Cambodian native botanicals, as well as the unique natural fragrances found in Cambodian essential oils. These exotic natural ingredients promote beautifully soft, smooth, and luminous skin.
Jaya Organics produces products that are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free, avoiding harsh chemical ingredients that may harm your skin and disrupt the natural skin-renewing process. The products also use as little plastic as possible, resulting in 99% glass packaging and no box packaging at all. The brand encourages its customers to use the reusable pouch given when they purchase the products. Even their shipping boxes are recycled from hotel materials. This is so important for our planet and is one of the many reasons that we have placed Jaya Organics first in this list.
2. Molton Brown
Born on South Molton Street, London in 1971, Molton Brown is an icon of uniquely British style. Their Eaux de Parfum and Toilette, and Bath, Body, Hair, and Home collections have been Made in England since day one.
Sourcing only the best ingredients in unrivaled concentrations, their quality has awarded them with a Royal Warrant from Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As part of their ever-evolving sustainable journey, they never have and never will test on animals, and they run theis own manufacturing facility in Elsenham and champion refillable beauty.
Inspired by their progressive home, London, Molton Brown works side-by-side with their eclectic set of perfumers to empower esteemed hotel guests with long-lasting, distinctive fragrances we all love.
I love the herbal fragrance of ESPA amenities. Their range includes awakening shampoo, nourishing conditioner, revitalizing body wash and body lotion, and cleansing soaps. The formula used in ESPA amenities is 99 percent natural and free from parabens, silicones, synthetic fragrances, and skin-irritating ingredients such as SLS and SLES.
In fact, the last time I stayed at a hotel that offered ESPA amenities, I was raving about the fragrance to my son, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on the scent of their delicious body wash. He nailed it. He said, “Mummy, it smells like Coca-Cola.” Sure enough, when I smelled the liquid again, there was definitely a major hint of Coca-Cola, but in a good moorish and herbal way. ESPA amenities remain some of my favourites.
Bulgari’s history began in 1884 when jeweler Sotirio Bulgari opened his first shop in Rome. Bulgari’s first perfume was launched in 1992, and today the brand has a large selection of luxurious and beautiful pieces of jewelry, watches, perfumes, etc.
Bvlgari amenities smell delicious and fresh. Apparently, the delicate fragrance I love so much is reminiscent of rare White Himalayan Tea. Who knew! I’m a major fan wherever this delicious scent originates from and most recently experienced this flavored hotel amenity when we reviewed the Royal Riviera in the South of France.
5. Salvatore Ferragamo
I recently stayed at the beautiful Kempinski in Venice, and the toiletry brand used here was the Salvatore Ferragamo Convivio collection. The scent is classy and lingers with hints of grapefruit and jasmine petals. The packaging could have been more environmentally friendly, but you can’t argue with their appetizing scent.
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