UCB scents are quite popular among teens. Though they have limited varieties in their collection, I love how each one has such a pretty and remarkable packaging. Each of their perfume variant comes in a set of two. One for Men and the other for Women. I really like this idea. Whenever I get me an attire from UCB, I quite often get one of their scents.
I bought this particular EDT because I was getting myself a green jacket in the UCB store and this one matched perfectly with it. Well I know, random reason right? But thats how it is with girls like me, we don’t need no reasons to shop. 😛
Claims for United Colors of Benetton Colors for Women Eau De Toilette
Benetton Color Women by Benetton is an Oriental fragrance for women
The nose behind this fragrance is Bernard Ellena
Top Notes: Egyptian sage, neroli, french hyacinth and israeli basil
Middle Notes : Peach, jasmine and bulgarian rose
Base notes: Civet, opoponax, cinese patchouli, cedar, madagascar vanilla and oakmoss
Rs 750/- for 100 ml bottle
In Detail United Colors of Benetton Colors for Women Eau De Toilette Review and My Experience
This scent comes in a beautiful dark green coloured pentagonal cylindrical glass bottle with a similar cap. Yes the bottle is not travel friendly as it can break, still I feel the glass quality is pretty sturdy. The bottle is translucent so we can see how much perfume is inside the bottle. The spray is of good quality and dispenses the scent in a finely dispersed mist. It actually comes in a cartoon box which has all details mentioned, however I guess I lost/threw the outer packaging.
As soon as I spray it on, the smell of fresh neroli and basil seems very prominent with some background of slightly musky vanilla. It very gradually evolves into flowery smells. I notice some jasmine and touch of roses. I wish there were more roses and less jasmine though. As the scent evolves through, the vanilla definitely starts becoming more prominent.
Overall I would say this falls into a category of a fresh oriental scent. Of course scents are a matter of personal preference, I would say this would be loved by all ages. This does not strictly fall into a category of feminine scent. I guess even guys wouldn’t mind using it (unless they see the bottle of course 😀 ).
Coming to the staying power, I have to say I am not very pleased with it. It lasts on me for somewhere between 2 to 3 years. For an EDT, this is very very disappointing. Because we cannot carry it along as this is a glass bottle, I at least expected a long lasting scent. I always feel the combination should go like, Short lasting scent – sturdy travel friendly packaging and Long lasting scents can have a fragile/glass packaging as in the later case, we wouldn’t need very frequent application. What do you guys think?
PROs of United Colors of Benetton Colors for Women Eau De Toilette
1. Very pretty presentation of the perfume with a beautiful packaging.
2. Fresh oriental scent.
3. Evolves into madagascan vanilla which I totally love.
4. Not very costly.
5. I guess it would be suitable for all ages.
6. Available at all UCB outlets and online.
CONs of United Colors of Benetton Colors for Women Eau De Toilette
1. Very short lasting for an EDT.
2. Glass packaging makes it unfit for travel.
3. No ingredient list mentioned.
1. Applying scents on moisturised skin makes them last longer.
2. Keep the bottles of fragrances away from direct sunlight and make sure to cap them while storing.
3. Always put the cap back after use to make all the good fragrances stay inside.