I first spied Benefit’s super cute range of fragrances a few weeks ago, even though the ‘Crescent Row’ scents have been around for-ever. They were all lined up pretty, shaped like cocktail shakers. So cute! And they all come in a little house too:
Benefit’s newest fragrance offering is called Ring My Bella, and it is an unashamedly girly, floral, sweet but slightly sexy shade. I don’t use that many perfumes regularly because I an quite particular…I don’t just grab any old perfume and spray. I can’t be doing with the lingering of a scent I don’t like…
How cute is the way the packaging opens up!? Perfect gift right?
But then again I wasn’t sure if Benefit could do a nice scent…in the sense the Benefit is quite bold in approach. Would the perfume be too strong, too artificial?
It’s definitely strong. But still, I LOVE this perfume. It reminds me of orchids. It reminds me Lady Millions in that way – also another In-yer-face-super-strong-look-at-me-I’m-a-girl scent, but I can’t help to feel good when I wear it.
This is also quite a obvious scent in that I can imagine a lot of people will like it because it’s sort of floral-musky-vanilla-y. I can imagine if Ring My Bella was a girl, she’d be a pretty popular girl about town with a punch to her. She’d be…she’d be Wendi Deng!
This apparently contains:
Middle notes: Egyptian jasmine, creamy peony
Bottom notes: white patchouli, vanilla tincture, white musk
I’ve been wearing this for over a week and although it’s a little strong when you spray it, it lingers something lovely without being to ikky. I love the packaging – as it’s not too big it’s no hassle to carry around, if you do wish:
Go and sniff it first (this is perfume, ya know) and if you like, I think it’s a cool item. There are other scents (there were another 3 I thought were lush) if this is too much for you.
The perfume costs £29.50 from Boots and other Benefit stockists.
*I was sent this as a gift.