December 9, 2015

Benefit Maybe Baby Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Ahh Benefit Maybe Baby Eau de Toilette is back and I couldn’t be happier. I’m not sure how long it has been but Benefit Maybe Baby Perfume dropped off into the great beyond for a little while.

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.

Benefit Maybe Baby

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!

Benefit Maybe Baby EDT

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 for $32. Believe me, if you never tried it, you won’t regret picking one up!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • dia

    Oh, but it’s their EDT. I do wish they would bring back their EDP in that beautiful chubby bottle!

  • Jules

    SO EXCITED THIS IS BACK. I also remember buying the big round bottle when it first came out! On me, it definitely leans fruity, with strong peachy-apricot notes, but not too sweet at all. I looked through my (absurd) perfume stash & found 2 bottles with about a half inch of perfume left that I have been hoarding. Now I can use them up, no worries! It’s been my go-to spring/summer fragrance for years.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha confession I have a tiny amount from over 8 years ago that I was hoarding away too!

  • Christina

    So happy this is back!It’s one of my favorite scents ever. I’ve gone through a lot of bottles back in the day.

  • Tracy Douglas

    Went on-line to purchase this scent tonight! I was so excited because it’s been my scent for YEARS! It is out of stock! I am so done with Benefit Cosmetics! They are incompetent! I am finding a new fragrance and taking my business elsewhere! Apparently they could care less about the needs of their customers!

  • Karena

    It’s back in stock! Thanks, Muse!! I loved this scent years ago, but I never ventured to buy it. I may take the plunge!!

  • Nona

    To me it smells like a bubble bath. Just that clean, floral, nostalgic smell!

  • Kaitlyn

    I really want to get this, but they don’t have it in stores and I want to avoid buying it and then returning it immediately. Could someone possibly mail me a spritz of it? I would be so happy.