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Benefit B Spot Eau De Toilette
Benefit B Spot Eau de Toilette
Author Name: daisylee3
Benefit B Spot Eau de Toilette
Date: 25/10/12, updated on 25/10/12 (54 review reads)
Advantages: Versatile and long lasting scent
Disadvantages: Cheap/plain looking bottle, doesn't stand out as a unique or expensive smelling fragrance
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.
Summary: Very average!!
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