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Did Sophia knock you out? Girl crush on Bella? Perhaps you’ve got all of the women of Crescent Row waiting for a night out.
Well, make room for Sasha. Or rather “See and Be Seen Sasha.” The latest addition to the cheekily packaged Benefit fragrance lineup—each scent comes in a different, illustrated cocktail shaker-inspired bottle—is a bright, sunny floral with a warm sultry-skin-like base of amber, white musk and vanilla. She’s voluptuous, pretty and spirited. Like her girlfriends, she’s a fun date; a great night out.
As fragrances go, Sasha and the girls—Eva, Lee Lee, Rita, Gina, Bella, Carmella and Sofia—argue that style doesn’t require a big fat pocketbook. At $42 each, the scents offer character and versatility. (With change left for a lychee martini.) In fact, our local drugstore-beauty-counter mole says she’s chatted with many a customer about how one can layer these Benefit scents to achieve smell-alike results akin to A-list fragrances such as Angel.Just saying.
So lots of options for $42 each. Definitely worth flirting with.
See and Be Seen Sasha: A not-shy-at-all floral with notes of orange flower absolute, apricot, pink freesia, ylang-ylang, tiare flower, white peony, jasmine sambac, crystal amber, white musk, and vanilla. $42 (30 ml), www.benefitcosmetics.com; exclusive to www.murale.ca
Garden of Good and Eva: A fruity floral with pear, watermelon, ozone accords, muguet, rosebud, jasmine petals, green violet leaves, freesia, sandalwood, musk, cedarwood.
Laugh With Me Lee Lee: A woody floral with citrus, jasmine and lily blossom.
Lookin’ to Rock Rita: A fruity-green scent like a beach holiday—lemon, coconut, freesia, fig, hyacinth, violet, sandalwood, Brazilian rosewood and vanilla.
My Place or Yours Gina: A woody oriental with pink pepper, bergamot, tangerine, peony, raspberry, white lily, patchouli, tonka and vanilla bean.
Ring My Bella: A feminine fruity floral with a silky trail, thanks to pink rose petals, lily, daisy, Egyptian jasmine, peony and white patchouli, vanilla and white musk.
So Hooked on Carmella: Fresh citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and rhubarb give a twist to this vanilla-laden floral (cyclamen, peony and tiare flower with vanilla, sandalwood and amber.
Something About Sofia: Plush notes of mango, freesia, lily, jasmine sambac and peony combine with velvety, gourmand notes of musk, white caramel and vanilla bean in this oriental floral.
$42 each (30 ml), www.benefitcosmetics.com; select murale.ca and sephora.com