Shake and Sniff

During my last trip to Bloomingdales, I promised myself I wouldn't stop in the beauty department because I was on a mission to find a dress.  Who was I kidding?  I couldn't help but stop at the Benefit counter to check out perhaps the most intriguingly packaged new perfumes that were just begging to be tested.

They have three new eau de toilettes that come in cocktail shaker containers with very fun, clever names.  My favorite is a very seductive scent called "My Place or Yours Gina."  It's an exotic blend with top notes including pink pepper, bergamot and tangerine, middle notes of peony, wild raspberry and white lilly and topped off by patchouli, tonka bean and vanilla bean. 

"Something About Sophia" (shown on left) is pleasantly light and uses notes such as freesia, sheer lily, jasmine sambac, peony petal and musk.  The third, "Laugh with Me Lee Lee," is more of a woody floral with black violet, lily and jasmine surrounded by notes of cassis, melon, and amber.

Benefit's new eau de toilettes are $36 each and can be found here.