Don’t let these sharp dressers fool you. The adorable tiny bottles in the Benefit Crescent Row Coffret Holiday Kit ($36) look like they’re begging to be spritzed, but you might need a degree in rocket science to get ‘em open.
The limited edition set comes with four almost impregnable bottles of 0.34-oz. eau de toilette — the light and fresh Laugh With Me LeeLee and Garden of Good and Eva, and warm and cozy Lookin’ To Rock Rita and So Hooked on Carmella.
The official fragrance notes…
- Garden Of Good And Eva: pear, watermelon, ozone accords, muguet, rosebud, jasmine petals, green violet leaves, freesia, sandalwood, musk and cedarwood
- Lookin’ To Rock Rita: lemon, coconut, freesia, fig, hyacinth, violet, sandalwood, Brazilian rosewood and vanilla
- So Hooked On Carmella: lemon, grapefruit, rhubarb, cyclamen, peony, tiare flower, vanilla, sandalwood, amber
- Laugh With Me LeeLee: cassis, melon, citrus, black violet, lily, jasmine, blonde wood, amber and santal
I’ve been fiddling with them for days and still can’t tell if the tops are designed to snap or screw shut. I like all four of the long-lasting fragrances, but truth be told, the packaging’s been a bit of a distraction. Maybe they need a special chant or a sacred dance to close, haha!
And because I’m accident prone, I can see myself making a mess with these. They don’t have spray diffusers. Instead, the applicators are open like a men’s cologne, grrr… It’s only a matter of time before I spill one all over that pretty box of Bella Bamba blush, sigh.
Packaging woes aside, I do love these fragrances and the idea behind ‘em, especially Eva and Lee Lee (my favorites!).
PRICE: $36 for four small 0.34-oz. bottles
AVAILABILITY: At Sephora, Ulta, Benefit boutiques and benefitcosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,