Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Aldi Shower Gel - Molton Brown dupe!

One of my least favourite things to do is the grocery shopping.  I try to put it off for as long as possible before resigning myself to the fact that it has to be done and nobody is going to do it for me.  What makes it much more tolerable, however, is coming across a bargain and a dupe, all rolled into one!

Never mind the size of the bottles, don't these look like sisters?  Sisters from another mister but sisters nonetheless.


I love Molton Brown with a passion.  But it's a proper treat just because of the price.  I ration it carefully, keeping the products for special occasions.  The little bottle above is untouched as you can see.  The brand sent it to me a couple of months ago and I've been waiting to use it.  Trying to pick the perfect time...  I know, I can't help it!  

So when in Aldi yesterday, and I came across the Abbott & Broome range, I immediately knew what it reminded me of.  A little sniff confirmed my suspicions that I was holding on to a dupe of Molton Brown's Heavenly Gingerlily Moisture Bath & Shower gel, my favourite.  I had to get it for blogging purposes of course and I can't tell the difference between the two, scent wise.  The packaging is a obvious copy of Molton Brown's design, down to the font, the colour and even the name of it.  The Aldi version will set you back a measly €1.69 where the Molton Brown version is a whopping €22.  I know, it's crazy prices for something that is on you for minutes before disappearing down the plug hole but sometimes you need a bit of luxury!

Now I can have luxury every day!  I can see myself using the Aldi version from now on but will still keep buying my loved ones the Molton Brown version as it's always nice to treat them.

I had to pick up another bottle, this time the Tranquil Templetree scent as it was blue and freshly scented and it's just as gorgeous as the Divine Gingerlily scent.  A quick look at the Molton Brown site tells me that Tranquil Templetree is a dupe of Molton Brown's Blissful Templetree shower gel.


I think it's safe to say that this is a positively splendid bargain altogether!  I mean, come on, €1.69 vs €22?!   

Have you tried any of the Abbott & Broome bath & shower gels from Aldi?  If not, get your kaboose down to your local Aldi and pick one or two up and enjoy every minute of your baths and showers!

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17 comments

  1. I haven't tried these yet but will now! I got one of the handwashes free one day in Aldi after queueing up to get school trousers for 45 mins only to be told they were sold out!!!They gave us a goodie bag with some stuff in it and the handwash was only gorgeous! Aaron used to make excuses to go and wash his hands! Will let you know the name next time I go!

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  2. I have picked up the liquid soaps and they are lovely - need to restock actually

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  3. Talk about a bargain indeed! Nice find :-D

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  4. Aldi is going to be built in my town and I can't wait! I love the dupes!! I'm going to try it out!seriously great value!

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  5. Molton Brown is my Ult bath treat, will have to check these out - great spotting!!

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  6. Aaah! Looks like you can't get them over here in England :( xx

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  7. Excellent work! I shall have to take a look in Aldi sometime.x

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  8. wow will be shopping in Aldi tomorrow, will check it out

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  9. Mum picked up some of this on Friday,...I think I'll be stealing! ;) xx

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  10. looks like i'll be taking a trip to my local aldi, these look great!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog

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  11. Heavenly gingerlily is my favourite from Molton Brown! Definitely heading to Aldi :)

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  12. What's the difference between the Molton Brown and the Aldi version? There must be some reason the price difference is so vast surely??

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  13. Have been using Tranquil Templetree from Aldi for the past couple of months...it feels ans smells like a really luxourious shower gel and all for bargain prices!!! LOVE IT!x

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  14. have the aldi gingerlily and I love it!!So cheap yet so nice
    !Áine

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  15. Yo vivo España .He oido hablar genial deesge gel.Pero no lo traen en los supermercados de España. Si alguien me lo comprara yo seo pagaba.gracias

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  16. I have just been told that ALDI won't be stocking these shower gels as apparently they did'nt sell well. I would be delighted if I could source these products anywhere else

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  17. soy de España y estoy enamora de esos geles, pero no los encuentro en mi ciudad, en Aldi que suerte teneis, me llamo maria

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