If you saw my 'What I got for Christmas' post you will know that I was well and truly spoilt by my family and boyfriend. One of the lovely gifts my parents bought me was this beautiful limited edition fragrance set by Benefit. Whilst you may think reviewing a limited edition product isn't the most helpful post I could have written, I have actually checked to make sure that you can purchase all of these fragrances individually, so we're all good!
Let me first start off by saying how absolutely striking the packaging is! I absolutely love the colourful miniature bottles which each came with their own boxes. They look so beautiful arranged in line on my dressing table.
My place or yours Gina
I'm going to begin with my current favourite - My place or yours Gina. This perfume is described as woody and oriental. It has top notes of pink pepper (one of my absolute favourites), bergamot and tangerine, middle notes of peony, wild raspberry and white lily and bottom notes of patchouli, tonka bean and vanilla bean. I think this is a lovely scent to wear when you are going out for the evening. It is perfect for young women but may be a little too heavy for younger girls.
Laugh with me Lee Lee
Laugh with me Lee Lee is a much lighter, feminine scent. It is described as woody and floral, with top notes of cassis, melon and citrus, middle notes of black violet, lily and jasmine and bottom notes of blonde wood, amber and santal. This perfume has a lovely light, fresh scent which is perfect for every day wear and suitable for women of all ages.
Ring my Bella
If you love sweet, fruity and floral scents then you are bound to fall in love with Ring my Bella. After initially thinking this was too sweet, even for my liking, I have totally changed my mind and actually really like it now. Ring my Bella has top notes of pink rose petals, soft lily and summer daisy, middle notes of Egyptian jasmine and creamy peony and bottom notes of white patchouli, vanilla tincture and white musk.
Under my spell Noelle
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Under my spell Noelle was one of Benefit's winter releases. The name would suggest so anyway! This scent is described as an exotic and glamorous woody floral. It has top notes of cardamom, black pepper and lingonberry, middle notes of wild orchid, jasmine petals, vanilla flower, fresh rose and soft violet and bottom notes of patchouli, accord oud, black amber, vanilla beans, benzoin resin and raspberry. I find that as this one settles on my skin, the vanilla scent is very prominent, which is good for me as it is one of my all time favourites!
Valentine's Day gift ideas
One of the reasons I wanted to share this post with you now is incase you were looking for last minute Valentine's Day gift ideas. I think perfume always makes a lovely gift and will make it easy for your partner if he isn't so good in the gift shopping department! If you are a guy that has stumbled across my blog (Hello! - I don't think we see many of you here) then one of these perfumes is sure to go down well with your other half. Even if the scent isn't necessarily one she would normally go for, the packaging alone will make her fall in love with the perfume!
Whilst I don't think you can get the limited edition set any more (I may be wrong) you can buy all of these perfumes individually from Boots and the Benefit website. They cost £29.50 for 30ml. Oh and a little tip for you - a little really goes a long way with these perfumes so they should last quite a while!