Friday, April 17, 2009

Essential scents

Yesterday morning myself and Lillian dragged ourselves out of bed at the ridiculously early time of 7:30 to make it to the Merrion Hotel for the launch of Benefit's new fragrance line, Crescent Row. After a little bit of driving confusion, i am never exactly sure where Merrion Square is, we arrived and were escorted to breakfast by a very handsome man in an orange dickie bow. If i ever become ridiculously rich i will employ this gentleman to escort me to breakfast every morning, but anyway back to the breakfast. Suffice to say it was delicious, mini pancakes, mini bagels, juice cocktails and fantastic goodie bags. The best part of the breakfast however was getting to meet Jean and Jane, co-founders of Benefit and two of the deadliest people i have met in a long time. If i could choose to adopt two new aunts, these women would definitely be my first choice.

I must say we were both very impressed by the new product. There are three perfumes in the range, each representing three different women, Lee Lee, Sofia and Gina. When you open up the box you get a look inside the homes of each of the three characters. Another great thing is the fact that you can mix and match the three as they have been designed to be worn one on top of the other.

Jean's daughters came up with the idea for the range after a trip to Bath. I love the whole concept because it reminds me of period dramas and i adore period dramas.

Crescent Row, Bath

I also love the bottles. They are the perfect size to carry around in your handbag, and they were inspired by their grandmothers flask-"It's 12 o'clock somewhere." Tres cool.

Laugh with me Lee Lee.

Something about Sofia.

My place or yours Gina.

They will be available from Benefit stockists from July and cost €43 each.



Cillian said...

Gah, now I'm a little raging I refused...then again, I'm not sure Benefit fragrances have a place on a menswear-oriented blog. Hmm.

/Male Mode.

Charline said...