Name: Laugh With Me Lee Lee
What I liked:
- young and flirty fruity floral scent
- it’s neither too strong nor too sweet
- can be worn on any occasion
- adorable packaging
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- unremarkable and unoriginal
- poor staying power
Benefit Laugh With Me Lee Lee has one of the cutest packaging I’ve ever seen. The colourful bottle is shaped like a cocktail shaker, while the outer box looks like a row house (it’s inspired by the Georgian row townhouses in Bath, England) that reveals, when opened, its cozy interior. Although I fell in love with it straight away (and how could you not?), I have always been hesitant to try it for fear the scent wouldn’t live up to my expectations.
After all, beautiful packaging is important, but it’s the juice inside that matters the most. And it is so disappointing to discover that something you thought amazing is just a shallow show off: gorgeous on the outside, but bad, or even just average, on the inside. But when my friend Janessa sent me a sample, I didn’t have any excuses anymore. I had to try it, and try it I did. And my worst fears came true. Laugh With Me Lee Lee is nothing special.
That doesn’t mean that it sucks. Laugh With Me Lee Lee is lovely, flirty and very wearable, and I’m sure it would appeal to many young women. The small size of the bottle, and the low price (let’s face it, it’s not easy to find a fragrance at this price point these days) will definitely contribute to its success. But if it’s personality you’re looking for, Laugh With Me Lee Lee is devoid it. She’s the silly girl who makes you laugh and with whom it’s fun to hang out on a Saturday night, but not someone you can rely on or to whom you can tell your secrets.
So, what does it smell like? The sparkling citrusy opening is enriched by a dollop of melon, which gives a fresh and aquatic vibe to the composition. It doesn’t last long. Ten minutes later the fragrance turns into a white floral bouquet of lily and jasmine. It’s creamy, and slightly fleshy. All too soon, the flowers are enveloped into a woody embrace. Pale woods, including sandalwood, and amber make up the drydown, which smells buttery, creamy and somewhat more mature.
In other words. Laugh With Me Lee Lee is just another generic young fruity floral, only prettier and less expensive. And you can wear it everywhere, so, overall, it’s not a bad deal. After all, a lot of designers charge you much more for pretty much the same scent and don’t even always house it in a bottle that looks good on your vanity. Just don’t expect Laugh With Me Lee Lee to entertaining you for long. This young and cheerful lady gets bored very easily, and will wave goodbye to you after only four hours together.
Benefit Laugh With Me Lee Lee is a flirty fruity floral scent that can be worn on any occasion. The packaging is adorable, and the price is relatively cheap. Unfortunately, the scent has poor staying poor.