Benefit Crescent Row limited edition holiday set review

These ‘ladies’ have your every fragrance mood covered!

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I admit, I am one of those procrastinators who declares, “I WILL do my holiday shopping early” only to be found scouring the stores for last minutes gifts. If you find yourself in a similar situation and are left wondering what to do, never fear, Benefiticon has your holidays covered with their new Crescent Row limited edition holiday seticon ($36).

Moms, grandmas, sisters, best friends, neighbors…everyone will be clamoring to get their hands on this perfect gift set of classic Benefit fragrances. (In fact, it’s currently out of stock online, but may still be available at benefit counters). This boxed set features four sweet scents from the Crescent Row line, a series of fragrances inspired by the daughters of Benefit founder Jean.

As is the tradition with all Benefit sets, these lovely, mini, gold martini shaker-shaped bottles come packaged in an adorably sweet Parisian style building front, with each door housing one of the bottles.Even better, this holiday season, a new lady has moved in on the block – and she is a vixen!

See & be seen Sasha is described as “classic urban luxury” and features an enticing mix of orange flower absolute, apricot, pink freesia, ylang ylang, tiare flower, white peony, jasmine sambac, crystal amber, liquid musk, and vanilla.

The entire adorably Crescent Row holiday set includes:

my place or yours Gina – sinfully sexy woody oriental
ring my Bella – sweetly seductive fruity floral
see & be seen Sasha – daring & captivating floral
laugh with me LeeLee – flirty & feminine woody floral

All four fragrances are pretty fantastic, but my personal preferences are ring my Bella, a bright, charming, floral scent featuring pink rose petals, soft lily, summer daisy, Egyptian jasmine, creamy peony, white patchouli, vanilla tincture, and white musk; and the new gal, see & be seen Sasha. I adore jasmine and the jasmine sambac in see & be seen Sasha is very noticeable, making this heady scent my favorite.

While these two fragrances are much lighter, floral and have higher feminine notes, the other two, laugh with me LeeLee and my place or yours Gina are definitely the darker, seductresses. Deep and woody, these are far heavier in scent, but just as divine. If the others are like pink frilly lace, these two are like dark, elegant, thick velvet.

That is why this box set is such a standout- a fragrance for any mood, anytime, anywhere. Not sure any particular one sound like your style? Well, here’s the trick, these fragrances are designed to be blendable. Imagine the possibilities!

The ladies of the Benefit Crescent Row have stolen my heart and you can bet this limited edition box set will be on my gift list for all of my favorite gal pals this holiday season.

Readers – What is your favorite Benefit scent from the Crescent Row collection?

Click hereicon to shop Benefit’s holiday 2012 gift guide!

Kari is a Minneapolis based artist who drinks too much coffee and enjoys taking pictures of the strange foods she eats. She’s always running 10 minutes behind despite her clock being an hour fast. You can find her musings on art, music and food at her blog, Tuna Fish Casserole.

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