Happy Noses Make for Happy Holidays with the Benefit Crescent Row Limited Edition Set

Published in: Fragrance, Product Reviews

benefit crescent row set holiday 2011

Benefit’s at it again this year, adding fragrant fuel to the fire that is my current obsession with petite perfume bottles, by taking us down another holiday trip down Crescent Row. Their new $36 Crescent Row Limited Edition Set bundles together four of the line’s 0.43-oz. (they’re small but cute) eau de toilettes.

The official fragrance notes

  • Laugh with Me Lee Lee — A light blend of citrus, jasmine and lily blossoms
  • My Place or Yours Gina — An alluring affair of pink pepper (a spice made from dried berries), wild raspberry and patchouli
  • Garden of Good & Eva — A crisp floral spiked with pear, jasmine and freesia
  • Ring My Bella — A seductive floral with lily, jasmine and vanilla

benefit crescent row set (1)

benefit crescent row set (3)

More on the Benefit Crescent Row fragrance family…



benefit crescent row set (2)

benefit crescent row set (6)

I’m a little bummed that Benefit’s warm and cozy So Hooked on Carmella, one of my favorite wintertime scents, didn’t make an appearance in this year’s Crescent Row set. With its top notes of lemon, grapefruit and rhubarb; middle notes of cyclamen, peony and tiare flower; and bottom notes of vanilla, sandalwood and amber, it’s my idea of a perfect fragrance to wear while snuggling by a fire.

Even though the four fragrances in this year’s set look and seem more to me like spring and summer scents than fragrances for winter and fall, I still like them all. Fragrance is a very personal thing, of course, and opinions will vary, but these four last all day long on my skin and remain pleasant as the notes evolve.

SIDE NOTE: If you prefer scents that begin with a whisper, brace yourself before you sniff test these. I think all four of them start with a BANG!

If you won’t/can’t commit to just one fragrance, or have a friend or family member like that, this year’s Benefit Crescent Row Limited Edition Set might be a perfect fragrance match.

PRICE: $36 for four 0.43-oz. bottles
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

31 Comments

Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 31 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Jenn A. says:

    I have Ring My Bella and love it. I’m definitely going to have a look at this set when I get a chance. The bottles are so cute!
    Jenn A. recently posted … Tarte Lip Service LipSurgence Collection Review and Swatches

  2. Nina says:

    the bottles are so adorable!

    it almost feels like i can hang them on my christmas tree as an ornament!

    • Karen says:

      That would be fun. Tabs would have a grand old time swatting at the shiny caps, LOL!

      • Nina says:

        lol id need to put them higher up my tree. i almost always get a 3 foot one, so i doubt that it will deter Linus and LOL from trying to get at the shiny fings! :-D

  3. Jamie-Leigh says:

    Awe. Wish they would sell these in the UK. Cant Seem to find them Anywhere :D xx

  4. irini says:

    I know this is completely off topic, but Karen, as a pet owner you will understand.
    My german shepherd is 5 years old, and he was sick lately…Today we took him to the vet and he either has a problem with his kidney which is curable, or he has Kalazar’s( I dont know if I am saying it right) in the terminal stage and we will have to let him go. So please,please everybody send your positive energy and prayers for my doggie…The pain you feel when you think your pet is about to go is unbearable..Please send all your positive thoughts to Max…
    Tomorrow evening we will have the results of the exams…Please tonight in your prayers have a thought for Max…We would really appreciate it…

  5. Sonya says:

    Oh, I’m such a sucker for pretty packaging (and this packaging is adorable!).
    Sonya recently posted … Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick, Part 1: 12, 22, 36, 39, 40 – Review, Photos, Swatches

  6. Vonvon says:

    Such a cute set!
    Vonvon recently posted … Photos From Our Halloween Celebration

  7. gio says:

    The bottles are so cute, love them! :)
    gio recently posted … QOTW: Do You Use Self-Tanner?

  8. Anne says:

    Are these spray perfumes? I just never use anything I can’t spritz! :)

  9. Adrienne says:

    I love how adorabley cute this set is! Benefits packaging always makes me happy :) plus, if you have four friends or girl relatives, or maybe a couple of younger daughters these can be split up and put individually in stockings!

    • Karen says:

      Totally! I’m all for breaking up kits like these for stocking stuffers. :)

      Have you started Christmas shopping yet?

      • Adrienne says:

        Not yet! Well, unless you count the ones for myself!! Lol. How about you? Any good finds?

        This year hasn’t proved very inspirational yet, last year I’d already discovered a few perfet gifts by now! The only present I’m totally decided on is one of those cat perch dealies with spots for the cat to sit and sleep and dangly bits to play with :) For Daphne, my spoiled kitty cat :) And a sleeve of ponytail holders, her new favorite toy, so she’ll stop stealing mine!

  10. Christy says:

    I’ve seen a few of these at Sephora for awhile now and they smelled lovely, I thought!
    Christy recently posted … Fair Girl Must-Haves Beauty Pack GIVEAWAY!

  11. Lindsay says:

    Wow, are those cute or what? I haven’t seen them on Sephora yet. Another thing to add to my wish list!

  12. Kim says:

    It’s such a cute set. :) I have to stick to rollerball or spray, though. I have a Love & Toast fragrance that I love and I got it in a regular bottle. It’s a bit of a deterrent when I decide what to wear.

  13. Audrey says:

    Hooked on Carmella is my fall/winter scent! People compliment me on that I smell like freshly baked cookies! And Ring my Bella is so sweet and seductive, I’m getting it as my spring/summer scent!

Comments are closed on this post. Please visit a more recent post (click here) to leave a comment.