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I got this recently as a present and I love it! Benefit is a premium brand of cosmetics that always catch my eye but are a bit too expensive for me to buy myself. I wasnt aware that they made perfumes until I recieved this but I am a big fan now I know they do.
Hooked on Carmella smells as the name suggests, very sweet and like caramel. It smells quite strong when you first spray it, but it quickly fades into a nice and subtle scent that isnt too overpowering. I dont like my perfumes to smell too strong, I believe people should be able to smell your scent when they get close, not as soon as you enter a room. When first sprayed it is very sickly sweet, but after a few moments you can detect sugar, vanilla and caramel. It is officially described as having top notes of lemon, grapefruit and rhubarb - middle notes of cyclamen, peony, and tiare flower - and bottom notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and amber. I have to say I cant really detect the fruity notes of lemon and grapefruit but its still a really nice scent all the same. Whats also great about this is that the scent really lasts throughout the day, I can apply it in the morning and still be able to smell it by the time I finish work 8 hours later.
It comes in a very cute smell golden bottle with a gold cap on the top that pulls off to reveal the usual pump action nozzle most perfumes have. The label is the usual recognisable Benefit style - bright, eyecatching and retro/vintage style.
Overall I would definitely recommend this perfume to anyone that loves sweet smelling chocolatey/vanillary scents. It usually costs around £29 which isnt too bad for a bottle of perfume, but it is currently on offer in the january sales. They do a range of different scents but this one is definitely my favourite as vanilla is one of my favourite scents!
Benefit So Hooked on Carmella Eau De Toilette is a floral vanilla fragrance / exquisitely feminine / A poem to describe Carmella: When it comes to carmella don't ask and don't tell / A light touch has admirers under her spell / Her sweet sensuality no one would guess / So exquisite, enticing / 'an intimate caress / ' / Top notes: lemon, grapefruit, rhubarb / Middle notes: cyclamen, peony, tiare flower / Bottom notes: vanilla, sandalwood, amber / Tips: Make hearts race by spritzing Benefit So Hooked on Carmella Eau De Toilette on your pulse points (wrists, behind the ears, and back of the knees) / Please note that Benefit is available to customers in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden only /