Crescent Row

Cresent Row

I stumbled upon the whimsical Crescent Row trio at the Benefit Cosmetics counter at Sephora the other day. The perfumes were in vintage-y cocktail shaker bottles (inspired by a cocktail shaker excavated from the founders’ (Jean and Jane Ford) grandmother’s belongings from the 1920s) housed in mini-doll-house packaging, each scent representing a different type of lady.

Gina

Gina lives to seduce
to tempt and flaunt

and knows you should always
get what you want

so sinfully sexy
her allure is unjust

but as they say…
“all’s fair in love and lust.”

Woody Oriental
top notes: pink pepper, bergamot, tangerine
middle notes: peony, wild raspberry, white lily
bottom notes: patchouli, tonka bean, vanilla bean

LeeLee

Her playful wink
and mischievous smile

the flirtatious side
of her innocent style

no thought or worry
of what’s meant to be

first laughter, then love
“…along came leelee”

Woody Floral
top notes: cassis, melon, citrus
middle notes: black violet, lily, jasmine
bottom notes: blonde wood, amber, santal

Sophia

She lives in a dream
more dazzling than fiction

imaginary yet real
she defies all prediction

an incredible girl
Sofia draws you right in

to where the everyday ends
“and magic begins.”

Oriental Floral
top notes: mango, freesia
middle notes: sheer lily, jasmine sambac, peony petal
bottom notes: musk, white caramel, vanilla bean

This darling trio was inspired by Benefit Cosmetics Founder’s (the unbelievably creative twins, Jean and Jane Ford) visit to Bath, England where they stumbled upon the exclusive Royal Crescent, a residential road of 30 homes laid out in a crescent. The brand envisioned three girls (Gina, LeeLee, Sophia) as neighbors, living on Crescent Row. I took this quiz and found out that I’m a “My Place or Yours Gina” which was initially the scent that I favored out of all three. Which one are you?

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