Monday, February 23, 2009

Benefit Maybe Baby



Dear Evan Rachel Wood (who looked beautiful in the deco ivory dress at the Oscars), if you happen to stumble upon this post, I just learned that you wore a 'Benefit perfume' to The Academy Awards and were commented on for smelling divine, and since there are only two Benefit perfumes, there's a 50/50 chance you wore Maybe Baby. If so, you must try Pink Manhattan Purrfume! You will love it - it's in the same family of peachy white florals with a soft vanilla base. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the scent of Maybe Baby, it's actually a bit more floral than Pink Manhattan, bringing it closer to the scent of Antonia's Flowers Floret, a vibrant yet soft, slightly candied peach floral. Although there are several peachy white florals to choose from on the scene, from Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B. to MDCI Péché Cardinal, Floret, like Annick Goutal Petite Chérie, has been for me the standard of the well-composed Fruity Floral of this blush-toned genre. Maybe Baby which smells very similar, save for it smelling a bit more transparent (watery), is indeed a very nice composition. I generally don't think of Benefit Cosmetics as creators of serious perfumes, but I could see why Maybe Baby has stood the test of time, beloved by many and therefore deserving of recognition. The bottle is glamorous and extravagant-looking, too, perfect for an old Hollywood boudoir setting.

Benefit Maybe Baby (2003 Floral)

Notes on Sephora.com:
Apricot, White Ginger, Fresh Water Blossoms, Himalayan Poppy, Warm Peach.

They didn't list musk but I'm sure this blend rests on a white musk base.

(Image: Parfum de Pub)