As I sit here doused in the scent of Benefit’s new See & Be Seen Sasha fragrance I am transported to another time and place. The time is somewhere mid century, and the place is the sultry Egyptian desert. I am wearing a white linen dress and tan leather sandals…
I WISH I could be that poetic about fragrance, but I’m not. But the scent is absolutely wonderful nonetheless!
Sasha is one of the new lovelies who sits on Crescent Row. She comes in a box decorated like an art gallery. Her top notes consist of orange flower absolute, apricot and pink freesia. Her middle notes are ylang ylang, tiare flower, white peony and jasmine sambac. The bottom notes are crystal amber, liquid musk and vanilla.
Fancy stuff! But what does my sniffer sniff?
I definitely smell jasmine and peony the strongest, which is interesting considering those are middle notes. I also get the pink freesia and some musk in there. Maybe ylang ylang. I am no a perfume sommelier! 😉
What I like about this scent is that it’s neither too flowery or musky. It’s not too “summery” or too “fall”. It feels really like the kind of scent that doesn’t have a definite season. It’s floral but not girly floral.
Does this make any sense?
Now I just need to actually remember to put it on in the morning! 😉
Pricing: $36.00 for 1.0 oz.
What kinds of scents to do gravitate towards in the summer? Do you own any of the Benefit Crescent Row scents?
Note: Benefit is cruelty free.