At the time Benefit was putting a lot of time and attention into their Crescent Row Collection of Fragrances which, don’t get me wrong, are pretty fabulous plus hello, there’s one named after me! But I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Maybe Baby. It really is one of the more unique floral fragrances out there and believe me without tooth achingly sweet notes I typically avoid florals like the zombie plague.
For Fall 2014, Benefit introduced Bathina All Over Mist and my mourning for Maybe Baby returned because although the mist was fabulous I still missed the stronger wear of the EDT. Flash forward today and Maybe Baby makes a fabulous return and hopefully remains a shining star in Benefit’s permanent collection of products.
I can’t believe it but it’s been nearly 13 years since I purchased my first bottle of Maybe Baby. I remember it launched in 2003 and I ran as fast as my little legs could carry me to Sephora to grab one up. At the time it came in a rounded glass bottle. The newest edition comes housed in a tall, simple, yet elegant flanker bottle with a black vintage cap. Of course, it features Bathina on the outer packaging in all her pin up glory. It’s a funny thing but now I associate Maybe Baby with the likes of Dita Von Teese and Bettie Page. It just has a vintage-y, classic smell to it!
I’ve heard Maybe Baby called a fruity floral but to me it’s a clean, clear floral fragrance. There are fruity notes here like apricot and peach but the soothing floral notes tend to dominate. When I first spray it I get hit with the fresh watery cyclamen. This note is very clean and floral. As it sets and dries down a little of the white musk plays delicately on the background. To me it has some sort of clean watery note like someone toss flowers into a cold, flowing river.
Every fan of Maybe Baby I’ve always talked to can’t really describe the fragrance nor can they easily pick the notes apart. Sometimes when you first spray a perfume you’ll get hit by the opening notes and you easily define what they are. As the fragrance sets it might get a bit more complex and you’ll find the secondary middle notes are also quite easy to pin point if you concentrate hard enough. But sometimes, you’ll come across fragrances like Maybe Baby that has notes that aren’t easy to translate! All you do know is it smells nice and you like it! Weird, but true.
I am very happy about the return of Benefit Maybe Baby! I’m actually guilty of ordering three bottles online because I’m scared it’ll disappear again 🙂
Who’s a Maybe Baby fan?
Grab it now at benefitcosmetics.com for $32. Believe me, if you never tried it, you won’t regret picking one up!