All the products are still made in Cardiff by a team of Miss Patisserie 'Chefs', but the brand can be found in over 200 stores nationwide - as well as online and via Harrods and Fenwicks. (I walked past a display in the latter the other day and it looked good enough to eat.) Charlotte, the founder, says: "I understand how important good quality ingredients are and also the enormity of benefits natural ingredients can have on healthy skin, body and mind. Today the consumer is a lot more aware of what goes into skin and beauty products which is a fantastic thing; I enjoy formulating new products with natural, everyday ingredients with huge benefits."
If you find Lush a little too sweet or overwhelming, then Miss Patisserie offers a much more sophisticated alternative; although the scents are incredible and linger so much more than any other bath bomb or treat I've tried, they're uplifting and refreshing - rather than being sickly sweet. They offer traditional bath bombs, cute concentrated bath pastilles (which at 80p each are a great alternative to gifting your mates macarons on their birthday!) and individually boxed 'Bath Bakes' which are much better for your waistline than a cupcake.
They also offer a range of body scrubs, skincare products and candles that are both beautifully packaged and a delight to use. Considering a Jo Malone three-wick candle will set you back in the region of a hundred quid, I know I'd much rather spend £25.00 on a Miss Patisserie number! I get sent a lot of products from smaller brands and, in all honestly, they're nearly always naff; it's unusual for me to genuinely love something from a company still in its infant stage, but I genuinely love everything about Miss Patisserie. Their products are a delight, their ethos is great and they're a home-grown British brand too. What's not to get behind?