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    • lynne1966
    • By lynne1966 19th Sep 18, 6:49 AM
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    That is a brilliant offer - thank you.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 19th Sep 18, 5:23 PM
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    Just curious - why would anyone pay these prices just for a brand label, when the contents are no different from the equivalents as sold in Aldi, Lidl etc at well under a tenth of the price?
    • 1974Stephen
    • By 1974Stephen 19th Sep 18, 7:49 PM
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    Me personally, I spend £3000 or more on a bathroom, I don't want "cheap" things in it. Just my opinion though.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 19th Sep 18, 8:00 PM
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    Just curious - why would anyone pay these prices just for a brand label, when the contents are no different from the equivalents as sold in Aldi, Lidl etc at well under a tenth of the price?
    Originally posted by Doc N
    It is not just a brand label though.

    I use cheaper ones usually Boots own brand for everyday use but I do like a bit of luxury now and again and they are different.
    • babymt
    • By babymt 19th Sep 18, 8:35 PM
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    Just curious - why would anyone pay these prices just for a brand label, when the contents are no different from the equivalents as sold in Aldi, Lidl etc at well under a tenth of the price?
    Originally posted by Doc N
    We've had this conversation every single time on here when anyone posts molton brown. It's got a higher concentration of perfume in it. Why does anyone pay £60 for perfume when you can buy a bottle from Pound land?! Personal taste. If its cheaper than it normally is then its a bargain and deserves to be here. And noone should have to justify their own tastes.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 19th Sep 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 19th Sep 18, 8:40 PM
    We've had this conversation every single time on here when anyone posts molton brown. It's got a higher concentration of perfume in it. Why does anyone pay £60 for perfume when you can buy a bottle from Pound land?! Personal taste. If its cheaper than it normally is then its a bargain and deserves to be here. And noone should have to justify their own tastes.
    Originally posted by babymt
    No question of justification. As I said, just curious.

    I can see the point with perfumes, but handwashes and shower gels are all pretty much identical chemically, hence the question.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 19th Sep 18, 8:55 PM
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    Don't forget TCB

    Thank you Stephen

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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 19th Sep 18, 9:04 PM
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    • 19th Sep 18, 9:04 PM
    No question of justification. As I said, just curious.

    I can see the point with perfumes, but handwashes and shower gels are all pretty much identical chemically, hence the question.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    I would diasgree.

    I have some Chanel No 5 shower gel that I use on the rare ocassion that I have a night out.

    It is much different to the one I use on a daily basis.
    • sarah69696pink
    • By sarah69696pink 19th Sep 18, 11:06 PM
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    I can see the point with perfumes, but handwashes and shower gels are all pretty much identical chemically, hence the question.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    So different. I agree some expensive products just aren't worth the extra, but I personally find the MB hand washes worth every penny. You need only the tiniest amount, it lathers so nicely, its non drying and your hands smell amazing for hours afterwards. I've not found any other hand wash that does this.
    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 20th Sep 18, 7:55 PM
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    Interesting that they did a comparison between MB and another hand wash (Aldi or similar, I think) on one of the TV shows looking at people who are seduced by brands. The two containers were swapped and - guess what! - the MB was dismissed as unpleasant, sticky, poor level of perfume...

    That said, I entirely agree that MB scent lingers like no other and smells divine, although I do wonder if I too would be fooled by such a swap. Probably!
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 20th Sep 18, 10:44 PM
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    Interesting that they did a comparison between MB and another hand wash (Aldi or similar, I think) on one of the TV shows looking at people who are seduced by brands. The two containers were swapped and - guess what! - the MB was dismissed as unpleasant, sticky, poor level of perfume...

    That said, I entirely agree that MB scent lingers like no other and smells divine, although I do wonder if I too would be fooled by such a swap. Probably!
    Originally posted by Brynsam
    This one?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4025224/How-avid-Molton-Brown-fan-failed-tell-difference-favourite-18-soap-Aldi-s-80-version-fact-preferred-cheaper-one.html
    • Sncjw
    • By Sncjw 21st Sep 18, 7:32 AM
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    I bet you need a big gloop for the cheaper ones. Mb I love I have about 5 bottles of the shower gel. Rosa absolute and rhuanarb and rose are my faves. You only need a drop and hey last for ages. I bet you could spend more than £20 on cheap showergels to lash the same time frame
    • whitesatin
    • By whitesatin 25th Sep 18, 9:49 AM
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    The cheaper ones may look similar, may even smell similar but, they tend to be harsher, with less moisturising qualities, in my humble opinion.
    • vacheron
    • By vacheron 25th Sep 18, 12:27 PM
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    They may be better quality than the generic stuff, but the mark up on "luxury" hand soap is still huge.

    We like the Sea Kelp hand wash by Scottish Fine Soaps. They charge £10 on their website for a 0.3L bottle.
    I can buy a 5L bottle of it for £17 and the genuine printed pump bottle for 90p.

    Cost to make 16 individual 300ml pump bottles at home: £30
    Cost to buy one bottle and refill it 15 times £18

    Price to buy 16x 300ml bottles on their website: £160!

    ... and this is me as a Joe off the street buying tiny quantities, imagine how little it must cost to those buying it by the tonne!
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 25th Sep 18, 12:40 PM
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    Branding is so very important to companies - which is why they spend a fortune building and maintaining those brands.

    No matter what the evidence, customers will continue to believe in, and buy, a brand - even if the contents are proved to be almost identical to much cheaper products.

    It applies across the board, but to cosmetic products in particular.

    Nowt, as they say in the north, so queer as folk.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 2nd Oct 19, 8:46 PM
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    Just curious - why would anyone pay these prices just for a brand label, when the contents are no different from the equivalents as sold in Aldi, Lidl etc at well under a tenth of the price?
    Originally posted by Doc N
    Because you can’t give someone Aldi hand wash RRP 69p for Christmas.
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