Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I thought the Burberry Body ad campaign was very beautiful. The bottle caught my attention. I’m not a Burberry “fan girl” but I do like the original feminine and Weekend. I was excited to try this new fragrance even though I haven’t liked any of their recent launches. I sniffed Body in store a few times. I was completely disappointed. My husband called it “Bath and Burberry Works” because the scent seemed so generic and dull. I got a sample and tried it outside of the overwhelming mall environment. I was surprised by how “throwback” Body is.
Body opens as a “soapy” floral. It’s borderline “screechy” because of the clean freesia (a note that I find difficult in most mainstream scents). Luckily for me, this burns off quickly. I’m left with a very clean floral with peachy-rose. It takes me a minute to realize why Body is so familiar…it’s an updated Lancôme Trésor! Powdery peach-rose with a present warm, clean musk from the start. Body becomes a soft rose-peach-orris with good projection. It’s a powdery, soft floral for 90% of the wear. The base gets a little woodier.
Because of the projection and longevity and the fact that it reminds me of Trésor, Body reminds me of an early 1990’s fragrance. It has the power of an 1980’s feminine but it doesn’t have that “rich bitch” theme that so many 1980’s feminines. Instead it has that “clean and pretty” theme of so many early 1990’s feminines. I find Burberry Body very boring but I can’t deny that it is well-done. It really is an updated Trésor. I dont’ know if you’ve sniffed the recent (awful) Trésor flankers, but if you have, you understand when I say “Not even Lancôme can successfully recreate and modernize Trésor“. But, Burberry did!
Notes listed include freesia, green absinth, peach, rose, iris, sandalwood, Cahsmerean musk, amber and vanilla.
Give Burberry Body a try if you like soft, powdery florals or if you like perfumes like Lancôme Trésor, Calvin Klein Eternity, Calvin Klein Escape, Heidi Klum Shine, The Body Shop White Musk, J.Lo Glow, and/or Avon Night Magic Evening Musk.
Sizes of Burberry Body range from 1.1 oz-2.8 oz with prices ranging from $56-$115 at Amazon.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A clean, warm peach+rose+iris – An updated Trésor. I think it’s well done, not exciting, but well done.
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