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I am a huge Benefit fan and I absolutely love their range of skincare products, cosmetics and perfumes. I recieved my first Benefit perfume, Maybe Baby as a Christmas present a couple of years ago and since then I have bought two more - Ring my Bellla and B Spot.
Out of my three Benefit perfumes, I would have to say that B Spot is my least favourite. I do like it, but it has no real identity; it's not the type of fragrance that you'd smell on someone and instantly recognise - it's just average. B Spot has been around since 2008 and although it is discontinued it is still very easily available online.
Price and value for money
I bought my 50ml bottle of this early last year from Debenhams via their website and I paid around £28.00. The current RRP is listed as £26.50, however it is currently reduced to £13.25. I really wish that I had waited until this was on offer as nearly £30.00 for quite a generic perfume is a bit of a rip off in my opinion!
Packaging and design
The perfume bottle comes in a cube shaped cardboard box which has a blue and green colour scheme with three silhouette designs on it which are in sexy poses. The box reminds me more of a toilletry product like body lotion or a shower gel rather than a perfume and it really isn't anything special. The perfume name and Benefit's logo are written on the front in black handwriting style font.
The back of the box says 'find your B spot, spray your most seductive points' and there's another silhouette picture which acts as a diagram with all of the pulse points listed. I actually found this quite interesting as I never realised before seeing this that there were pulse points on behind the knees and on the inner curve of the ankles.
The perfume bottle itself is incredibly boring and unoriginal - it's definitely got the minimalistic look going on! It's short, squat and round. It's made of thick, sturdy glass and it is transparent with a large circular sticker on the front. The sticker is the same design as the front of the perfume box and I am not particularly keen on the blue and green colour scheme.
Benefit describe this perfume as having a sexy and seductive scent.
The top notes consist of mango, blackcurrant, freesia and tangerine
The middle notes are watermelon, orchid, apple tree blossom and peony.
The base notes are amber and sandalwood.
I loved the sound of this from the product description on Debenham's website as I was expecting a very rich, warm and fruity scent and I thought that the mango mixed with the amber and sandalwood would create a really unusual scent. Although I do like the smell, was really dissapointed by just how average it is.
The freesia is definitely the most prominent scent which isn't great as it's not a particularly unique or expensive fragrance. The sandalwood and fruity, floral notes balance it out a little though. The scent is more fruity than floral and it's very sweet. It's definitely a summery fragrance as it's nice and light, but the amber adds a little warmth to it which I like as it makes it more versatile rather than it being purely suitable for summer.
The sweet, slightly tangy citrus and the fresh watermelon are very 'real' smelling rather than artificial and the hint of blackcurrent mixed with the sandalwood adds a little depth in my opinion and stops it from smelling too sweet. I wear this day to day as it's very average and not over the top.
It's a very fresh and uplifting scent which is strong and long lasting but not overpowering. It lasts for a good four-five hours before it beings to fade and it faintly lingers on my skin and clothes for around a day after I've applied it. I am 21 and I feel that this is the perfect mix of young and mature; it would suit someone of any age in my opinion.
This is a nice, versatile fragrance and it's long lasting but it is nothing special. I won't be re-purchasing it when my bottle of it runs out as in my opinion it is overpriced and I'd rather spend my money on a more unique & 'special' fragrance.
Benefit is a beauty brand which originated in San Francisco. They offer a wide range of makeup and beauty products at premium prices.
B Spot Eau de Toilette was released in 2008 and has been discontinued but is still available online. It is designed to be applied to your most "seductive" pulse points. Described as a fruity floral scent, this one should awaken your senses and leave you smelling delicious.
The lightly tinged perfume is housed within a round, rather flattish glass bottle with a siilver spray top and round click on lid. A round, green label covers the front of the bottle with B Spot by Benefit and a hole showing a green island type design which is at the back of the bottle.
So what does a fruity floral scent offer?
*Top notes - freesia, mango, blackcurrant and tangarine
*Middle notes - apple tree blossom, watermelon, orchid and peony
*Base notes - amber and sandalwood
*~*Availability and Price*~*
B Spot is on limited availability. Only a 50ml size is available. Debenhams actually have this on their website priced at £13.25. (previously £26.50). www.beautyoutletdirect.co.uk offers a gift set with a 50ml bottle, sample size vial and a mirror for £21.99.
Benefit is a brand I know quite well but mainly for their makeup. I find them quirky and bang up to date with design and slogans etc. Anyway, I ended up being the owner of a 50ml (partially used) bottle of Benefit B Spot when my sister was having a fragrance clearout a few months ago..now its all mine! I find some brands who aren't used to offer fragrances, can be a hit and miss in terms of how well a fragrance sells..perhaps the reason why this isn't as available directly from Benefit anymore.
For a brand that is bright and bold, the bottle lacks any enthusiasm and uniqueness about it. I feel more effort could have been put in as although not offensive, doesn't live up to the Benefit name. A bit too plain for my tastes but its what inside that counts! The name is unusual though and is clearly a play on the G Spot....now any guys reading feel free to google it!
*~*Hitting My B Spot!*~*
Ok..you won't catch me spraying this all over my pulse points..for me a perfume is for my wrists and neck only with a body spray being suitable for the rest of my body! The sprayer blasts out quite a harsh spray of scent onto my skin which covers a good area. The scent from the first spray is powerful and very appealing especially as I adore fruity opening notes!
It settles quickly to reveal a light and fresh freesia which is accompanied by the sweet, citrussy tangarine and a sour undertone from the blackcurrant. I love it as it really sweet and makes me feel all girly! It won't appeal to all as it may come across as a tad sickly sweet but if you appreciate fruity sweet notes then this will work in its favour. I feel the inclusion of freesia was a smart move lightening up what would otherwise have been, a heavy cloying opening.
Within 30mins, the top notes subside making way for a floral, attractive heart. It isn't a heavy floral scent but comes across as subtle, clean and girly rather than feminine. The peony is recognisable and overides the other floral notes used in the heart. For me, the watermelon is the strongest note in the heart and this surprised me as you would consider the floral notes to combine together and take over the heart. The watermelon infuses the peony with a juicy sweetness allowing it to keep the girly scent.
The heart doesn't last particularly long on my skin..perhaps 3hours tops which isn't bad for an EDT I suppose but could be better. All vibrancy is lost as the base notes make themselves known. The final scent on my skin is quite deep and creamy with a hint of sweetness. Quite similiar to most other scents base notes but lacking a richness that I prefer. The scent is gone from my skin in around 5hrs from application lasting subtly on my scarf or jacket.
*~*Conclusion and Recommendation*~*
This starts off heavy resulting in a light, fresh fragrance which would suit day time wear. I think its a young scent for perhaps those under 30 as its girly and sweet. I do like this perfume though with a title such as B Spot, I suppose I expected it to entice me a little more than it did. Overall the design and the scent is a tad cheap smelling and could've been so much better. Not a patch on premium scents such as Dior and Estee Lauder but not bad either.
At £13.25 for 50ml its an acceptable price for a non special fragrance from Benefit and comes with my recommendation.
Thanks for reading :)
I am a long time user of Benefit make up products, and I was surprised to see that they had made a perfume. They called this B Spot and I was given a small bottle as a sample from my local Benefit store to try. I am a lover of perfumes, so thought I might as well give it a go, as I do love to try new things.
The perfume comes in a round, clear bottle with a label on the front. The label is a greeny/gray/blue colour and is quite pretty. It fits in well with the Benefit style of packaging, and looks quite nice on the dresser. It has a round, clear cap which you pull off to find the spray nozzle. The nozzle is easy to press and it dispenses a good amount of perfume each time you spray.
The label on the front of the bottle is easily peeled off, so not something the company have majorally thought about when they were making this perfume.
The scent of the perfume is quite a generic one, and I don't think I could pick it out in a smell test. It has a generally fruity fragrance with a hint of floral in it as well. It is quite a refreshing scent, which does have a slight bit of strength to it when it is first sprayed, but it wears off quickly. I would not say that there is anything special or remarkable about this scent, but it is not a bad one either. It does not excite me in anyway, but there is nothing generally bad to say about it anyway. I would probably wear it again had I nothing else to use, but I would not have it as my first choice.
The scent only lasts a couple of hours at the most, so you have to reapply at regular intervals through out the day. This is not something I would expect from a perfume, and it annoyed me to have to reapply. I like to spray once and have it last all day. I find that this bottle goes really quickly too, as you have to keep reapplying, and it also takes a lot of spray to get a good amount of scent on your skin in the first place.
The top notes in B Spot are: Blackcurrant, Mango, Freesia and Tangerine. The middle notes are Apple Tree Blossom, Orchid, Peony and Watermelon. The base notes are Amber and Sandalwood. These all blend quite well together, but I think a bit more tweaking with the amounts of each note could have been done to make this a much better scent.
B Spot perfume will cost you around £25 for a 50ml bottle. This is a decent price compared to most perfumes you can buy these days, but I do not think it is worth £25 to be honest. You can buy this perfume at any Benefit counter, store or Boutique. You can also buy it on their website www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk.
There are also a few websites online that will sell this, and sometimes at a better price. It is worth having a quick look around online to see what you can find.
I am going to give Benefit B Spot Perfume a 3 out of 5, as it is not brilliant, but it's not terrible either.
I had tested this perfume some time ago at the Benefit counter in Debenhams. They had an offer on where if you spent over £45 on Benefit products you would receive a 50ml bottle of The Benefit: B Spot fragrance for free. I was very tempted to spend this much on cosmetics just for the perfume, as I tested it and really liked it. However, I left it thinking I will ask for it as a gift for Christmas or get it later, as I had just recently bought some Benefit cosmetics and didn't really need anymore!
I then saw this on the Debenhams website a couple of weeks ago for half price. It was reduced from £26.50 to £13.25. As I had received a Debenhams gift card for my birthday I thought now was the perfect time to use it and so bought it. I just checked and it is still this price on the Debenhams website, and if you are a Debenhams beauty club member you can get free delivery, or if you are purchasing something from the Debenhams website for the first time you can also get free delivery. I am not sure if it is reduced because Benefit are going to discontinue the product or not, as I cannot find the perfume itself on the Benefit website anymore. However, it is still available on many other websites.
The fragrance comes in a clear round shaped bottle, so you can clearly see how much you have left, with a clear glass top that easily just slides off. The blue/green box it comes in also has on the back where your most seductive pulse points are to spray the perfume on. There are five points: inside of wrist, neck, bend of the elbow, behind the knee and the inner curve of the ankle. This was useful to me as I was not aware of this. I usually just spray perfume on my neck and wrists. Overall the packaging and bottle are both very pretty.
The perfume itself is very light, and not heavy or overpowering at all. So in my opinion this fragrance is ideal as an everyday perfume. I would not personally wear this for a night out though as I like a heavier perfume to wear when going out.
Top Notes: Freesia, Mango, Black Currant, Tangerine
Middle Notes: Peony, Apple Flower, Watermelon, White Orchid
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Marin
On first spraying it has a strong fruity smell which gradually fades allowing a muskier smell to develop. The Amber and Sandalwood are particularly detectable and the fruity fragrance becomes much softer, leaving a really lovely fragrance which reminded me a little of the NEXT fragrance 'Just Pink', therefore if you are a lover of that fragrance then I am sure you will like B Spot.
Overall you are left with a soft musky, spicy fragrance which is in no way overpowering, with a subtle hint of fruit.
Another really good bonus to this fragrance is that it is quite long lasting. Spraying this on a morning I can still detect it on an afternoon. If I am out all day I tend to pop it in my bag and spray a quick top-up late afternoon. I really wasn't expecting B Spot to last as long as it did so I was really pleased by this.
It is also worth making your purchase via a cashback site such as Topcashback.co.uk who offer a 4.04% cashback rate for Debenhams purchases made online. Combine this with free delivery and it makes it cheaper to purchase this online rather than going into Debenhams.
I got this perfume as a Christmas present from one of my friends and I had never heard of it before but I think it is a really nice scent. The one which I received came with a small compact mirror as well as the perfume and as it was a gift I am unsure what the price for it was but upon a quick search the average price for a 50ml bottle seems to be around £20 which I think is a great price for this size. Since I got it I have came across the perfume in debenhams which also sells alot of make-up by the same brand and everything seems worth the money.
The bottle is round and clear with a centre design which is shades of green and the lid is a cylinder shape which is also clear and easy to get on and off. The scent of this perfume is very floral and fruity which is my preference so I think it is a lovely scent. Some of the aromas which are released when sprayed are mango which emphasises the fruity scent and freesia which brings out the lovely floral aromas which can be smelt.
I think it is more of a casual day wear perfume as it is subtle and not overpowering so would be perfect to wear to work or going about your everyday business. I lovely soft and feminine fragrance which is a great price and the scent lasts for a few hours before a top up spray is needed.
I received this as a free gift last year with the purchase of £25 worth of Benefit make-up but I believe it to be a reasonably priced perfume for everyday use. I wasn't too hopeful when I first received it as usually gifts given away with purchases, in my experience, don't tend to be too brilliant!
It is prettily packaged, as all Benefit products are, the bottle is attractive and a small "Directions of Use" type leaflet is included showing the consumer which areas of skin to spray the perfume, it's not exactly rocket science but it added a nice touch to the fragrance. The green spot on the bottle is easily scratched off which can leave the bottle looking a little worse for wear, but that's purely superficial.
The scent is very fresh and slightly fruity, its long-lasting and has brought me many a compliment from jealous friends! It's perfect for spring and summer as it's not too heavy and definitely reminds me of warmer times during the winter months!
My recommendation? If you're looking for a new fragrance which is reasonably priced, fresh, fruity and long lasting then definitely give Benefit B-Spot a second look and then wait for the compliments to begin rolling in!
DISCLAIMER: Compliments are not guaranteed with purchase, the company of thoughtful and observant friends is most definitely required =)
My husband bought me this pefume as a gift.
My bottle of B Spot came pacakged in a beautiful gift box, with a cute little hand mirror in a leather-effect case included.
B Spot is made by Benefit, who are a fairly posh cosmetics company. You'll often find they have counters in Debenhams, John Lewis and other big department stores. As well a cosmetics, Benefit also do a great line of body products and a few perfumes - B Spot being one of them.
The 50ml B spot comes in a chunky glass bottle, which is about 3.5 inches high, 2.5 inches wide at it's max and 1 inch deep.
The front of the bottle has a green circular label with the benefit logo and a drawing of a lady's leg (topped off with a high heel) pointing upwards.
The lid of the perfume is made of thick clear plastic, which you remove to reveal the silver pump spray beneath.
The overall effect of the bottle is nothing special. It looks simple and modern but not particularly glamourous.
I personally find the smell of this perfume to be very pleasant, quite light and summery and not at all overpowering. The smell reminds me of fresh cut grass and Summer flowers. I found that I could wear this perfume even when I was pregnant and several of my usual fragrances made me feel ill.
I don't think this is a very distinctive perfume, so if you are looking to make a statement then this may not be for you. But if you are just after a light, pleasant scent then I think this is perfect for daily use.
The perfume retails at around £25, which is probably a bit pricey for what it is, however Benefit regularly have deals and offers where you could probably get it at a much more reasonable price.
If you buy this perfume in the gift set it would make a lovely present for someone. I think the smell would appeal to most people as it's so light and fresh smelling.
I was given this perfume as a gift last year
At first, I found the smell very pleasant - it's a perfect mix of fruity scents, but it isn't too sweet, and also smells quite refreshing and really summery. However, I like it a little less now than I did initially, and can't wear it everyday - the scent can become a little overpowering as it is on the sweeter side. Nevertheless, it is still nice to wear it now and again, especially as it has such a summery smell.
The bottle and the box are nice, and again the summery theme seems to come into the colour scheme. Although they look nice, they're nothing out of the ordinary, and even a little dull compared to some other perfumes. However, if you want something that will blend into the other products on your dressing table rather than standing out, then it's perfect. Although I say the packaging is a little on the dull side, it's still very pleasing and looks nice.
The lack of exciting packaging may also be related to the price - the bottle is quite small, but the price is a little lower than some of the other designer perfumes like Chanel, Dior, YSL etc, which may be why you don't get such inspiring packaging. Overall I'd say the perfume is good value for money, especially as it is sometimes free when you spend a lot at benefit, and I think £25 is an okay price, but £20ish might be better as the bottle is quite small. The best thing about this bottle is that the lid is secure and doesn't fall off easily if you want to carry it around in a bag
The perfume seems to last a while, although nowhere near as long as more expensive perfumes (which is what is expected really). If you use two or three squirts, it seems to last for most of the day, maybe half a day, which is good as you don't have to always carry it around
the perfume is suitable for any occasion really, but probably best for day time rather than night time because it's quite fruity and summery, and more on the sweet side, rather than the sensual side.
I'd say it's probably suitable for anyone, but maybe a younger audience rather than older due to the sweet, fruity scent
Overall, a good perfume from benefit, although a little overpriced
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I picked up this bottle last year when benefit had an offer on where you got the perfume for free when you spent £25 on makeup.
Benefit are quite a high end brand. I would normally associate them with only make up but they have brought out a few perfumes recently so maybe this is something they might keep doing.
The design of the bottle is pretty boring. It comes in a flat oval shaped bottle with a green sticker that can easily be peeled off. It doesn't stick out in any way and if it hadn't been free I don't think I would even have noticed it.
I would describe this as being an every day scent. I think it is nice but not anything special.This has a fruity/floral scent to it I can defiantly smell sandal wood and mango in it. I think it might have amber as well.This is overall rather refreshing but I don't think that they staying power is that great or maybe its just me getting used to the smell.
This costs around £25 for the 50ml bottle but I probably wouldn't recommend it . Its nice but not great.
A great smell that lasts all day. Sweet but not overly sweet, different from others on the market, Great size bottle for your hand bag
It is not overly priced but you can also frequently get this item for free when you spend so much on benefit make up which is where I got my first bottle
I tend to stick to one perfume for a long time before changing and out of them all this was the one that lasted the longest
it comes in a nice box with a bow which makes it ideal for a gift, but a bit of a shame to throw the box away as it is a very dull design on the bottle, if you are like me and go after bottles that catch your eye this one wont
but over all a great product which I loved and used for a long time
My great-aunt, who is obsessed with Benefit and spends rediculous amounts of money on it at a time, got this free when she spent loads one time. She decided she didn't like it and gave it to me.
At first I loved this perfume. I found it fruity and flowery and all over quite sweet and fresh. What I also loved about it was that it stayed on for the whole day, and I had friends asking if I was wearing it at 8 o clock in the evening so it shows how long it stayed on for!
I took it on holiday to France with me, and, being the idiot I am, I managed to accidentally smash it on the floor in the middle of the night in the shallet (sp.?) In my sleepy stupour I decided not to clean it up until the morning - that was a mistake. When I woke up the whole room reeked of the perfume and I realised that it was getting too heavy for me as an everyday fragrance. It also formed a kind of white bubbling mess on the floor. Gross.
Overall quite a nice perfume but gets too strong after a while. I wouldn't buy it for myself for £25 but it makes a nice gift and has a cute bottle.
this perfume was given to me for christmas and i wasnt sure about it before but now i have used it i love the smell its very fresh and and it stays on for a long time because, i have found in the past that not many perfumes stay on and this annoys me. i would recomend it to everyone that likes fresh smell, but dont spray to much because it can become quite strong.