So everyone saw the amazing first range of Benefit Crescent Row Perfumes, My place or yours Gina, Something about Sofia, and my personal favourite, Laugh with me Lee Lee. As usual they not only smelt beautiful, they looked amazing aswell. Benefit is known for it’s quirky and fun packaging, part of the reason I have become such a Benefit-whore, I can’t resist it if it looks nice. But recently I have been on the hunt for a perfume with Vanilla tones, and as is by magic, Benefit make one, So Hooked on Carmella. It has lemon, grapefruit and rhubarb top notes, cyclamen, peony and tiare flower middle notes and vanilla, sandalwood and amber bottom notes. Phew. So it’s floral-y and vanilla-y, which create a nice balance so it’s not too sickly and over-powering.
Garden if Good and Eva the citrus-y and flowery one. The packaging speaks for itself. It’s described as crisp and fresh, and has notes of pear, watermelon, rosebud, jasmine, freesia, musk and cedar wood. It’s fresh but with some smooth and soft bottom notes which make it refreshingly crisp yet warm. The more summery of the three and perfect for a warm summer day.
Lookin’ to Rock Rita is definitley the brighter, more fun fragrance out of all three. It reminds me of holidays and the caribbean, with notes of lemon, coconut, juicy fig, brazilian rosewood and hyacinth. I especially love Rita’s ‘house’, its stuffed with clothes and boxes and shoes, its the liveliest of the bunch for sure. For summer, I’d recommend this one, but considering we live in England, the weather could turn at any moment, and then I would say go for Carmella.