I remember Benetton fragrances being the “in” fragrance when I was in high school and college. They were so fragrant, that they were almost every hip teenager’s scent, before graduating and checking out more mature fragrances. I was surprised that after all these years, Benetton has revamped its fragrance line, and has new, interesting scents! Here are some :
Hot Gold for women
Its Latin name aurum – meaning shining dawn – gives a hint of the multiple evocations of gold. Gold is light and love, hope and happiness. Hot Gold for women captures these associations in a light and elegant fruity floral fragrance which opens with a bright bergamot note, rounded out by touches of golden apple and yellow peach. The delicate heart blends star fruit and radiant rose with soft hints of mimosa, developing into a sensual dry-down of sandalwood, solar musks and golden amber.
Benetton Hot Gold is described as, “floral green fruity.” My impression with this? One sniff, and I smell more of flowery than fruity of this scent. Romantic, and flowery. This is how I would describe this.
Cold Silver for men
Sleek and sophisticated, silver is associated with design, technology and ultra-modernity. Cold Silver for men translates this cool, clean elegance into a virile fougere fragrance that immediately asserts its presence with dynamic top notes of yuzu, coriander and ginger. In the heart, aromatic silver sage is spiced with a pinch of cardamom seeds. The woody dry-down blends silver moss, mineral amber and vibrant musks, creating a strong, unmistakably masculine signature.
Benetton Cold Silver is described as, “fougere citrus aromatic.” I’m not familiar with the word “fourgere,” but I find the scent really clean, masculine, and well, attractive! Just what I want in a guy! Teehee
Out of the two scents, I am leaning towards Cold Silver. I have actually veered away from romantic scents for the meanwhile, as I am into really clean scents nowadays. Yes, I think I can wear Cold Silver! Hahaha!
Woman: sparkling and feminine
Just as white blends all the colors in the spectrum into pure perfection, so Benetton Bianco Woman fuses fruity and floral fragrance essences into a seductively sparkling composition. In the top note, luscious lychee pulp is complemented by bamboo sap and white mulberry, evolving into a feminine heart of white rose, grape flower and dewy jasmine. The dry-down is soft and sweet, infused with notes of cocooning cotton musk, vanilla and white patchouli.
For me, Benetton Bianco is a mix of sweet and fresh. Would those two scents work together? I don’t know, but it’s what I was able to get while wearing the scent. Definitely gave me happy vibes!
Man: vibrant and virile
Cool and clean, fresh and forthright, Benetton Nero Man is a citrus woody scent that debuts with sparkling notes of blood tangerine, peppermint and grapefruit zest. The coolness lingers through a spicy heart of mace, juniper berries and lemon tree wood, lending depth to the fragrance, then evolves towards a darkly vibrant dry-down of Indonesian patchouli, ebony wood and black musks.
Benefit Nero, on the other hand, is quite unique. It is citrusy but it is musky. That can definitely confuse a girl, don’t you think? Adds up more mystery to a guy’s persona. I love this!
Well, I am definitely giddy about the new fragrances of Benetton. They’re also fairly affordable, priced around a little bit more than a thousand pesos. Affordable enough that you can use this everyday to keep you fresh and smelling great!
So, any thoughts about Benetton scents?