Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm a sweet girl

{Review} I've been searching for a new fragrance that's as sweet as Pink Sugar by Aquolina without being so teenybopper. Let me tell you, it took awhile to find. 

I first gave Mariah Carey's new line "Lollipop Bling" a try.  Aside from the ridiculous name (epic fail marketing department) the three different fragrances are pretty enjoyable.  I went back for several smells and tries but overall none really grabbed my attention and said "buy me"!

I tried Pink Sugar Sensual thinking it would be a bit more mature.  It's nice but still reminded me too much of the original Pink Sugar...so I move on.

Then I came across "So Hooked on Carmella" by Benefits.  Perfect.  I have purchased other Benefits fragrances for friends as birthday gifts ("something about Sofia..." is sooo lovely) but have not found a scent for me until now.   "So Hooked on Carmella"is sweet, like mixing vanilla bean and caramel in a giant milkshake.  YUM!  I love it and get compliments all the time.

I'm also obsessed with Benefits attention to packaging design.  The box opens to reveal the fragrance sitting in a "sex in the city" inspired tiny urban apartment. I want to be Carmella's roommate!



The Facts:

  • Manufactured by: Benefit Cosmetics
  • top notes: lemon, grapefruit, rhubarb
  • middle notes: cyclamen, peony, tiare flower
  • bottom notes: vanilla, sandalwood, amber
  • definitely for a sweet girl...like me :)


  1. Wow the box really looks nice! I could just stare at it, it's like a perfume dollhouse. So cute! And like what you described I'm sure it smells as good as it looks hehe:-)

  2. I'm such a sucker for packaging ;)

  3. aww how cute are these products!! i love my art and yes, i love the colours in this post! thumbs up for me <3