Burberry for Women by Burberry Perfume Review

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing A Popular Fragrance

I really like the “classic” Burberry EDP that was launched in 1995. This is a great casual fragrance that is warm and a bit “dry”, making it perfect for fall/winter and winter/spring (much like a Burberry scarf). I know that this fragrance contains lots of fruits and vanilla, but on me it wears very dried floral and dried woods and dried fruits. I think of it as my Chanel Cristalle for fall. At first it is stone fruity. It reminds me of the kind of “green” peach. A crisp, fall-like green apple appears. It adds crispness to the perfumery peach. There is a tartness from currants. The first “blast” is fruity but not childish. It is very reminiscent of a Chanel or an Annick Goutal type of fruit, a classic French fruit blend. The fruits hang around for about 15 minutes on me. I love this stage but like a bountiful harvest, it doesn’t last. The fruits fade, a bit of the aldehyde peach remains. It is mixed with a faint and almost “dry” jasmine. It is as if the jasmine dried out on a slab of sandalwood. So, I get a woodsy peach that is still fresh and juicy with sweet jasmine. It is very feminine and flirty. This stage lasts for sometime. The dry-down is beautiful and transitions from things living to things dried. I get a mix of rich dried woods, a hint of vanilla (not foody sweet, sweet in a perfume way), and dried fruits such as dehydrated peaches, currants, apples, and dates. It’s cozy and easy to wear. I love to wear this fragrance as my “day” fragrance in fall and spring. This is the classic and timeless Burberry trench of fragrances. It wears on me throughout the work day. And it wears very faintly. Most of the wear is the dried woods stage and this last for 4+ hours on me.

Notes include: black currant, green apple, peach, jasmine, sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla. Launched in 1995. PERFUMER – Michel Almairac

I would say that you would like this one if you like Lancome Tresor, Elizabeth Arden 5th Ave. Style, Chopard Mira-Bai, Jessica Simposon Fancy Love and/or Taylor Swift Taylor. 

The 3.3 oz bottle retails for $95 at Nordstrom. It can be found at discounters like 

*Bottle purchased by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Post contains affiliate links. Thanks!

6 thoughts on “Burberry for Women by Burberry Perfume Review

  1. Out of all of the Burberry fragrances, the original is my favorite. I find the others too floral or sweet. This one is very classy.

    1. I think if I had to choose a Burberry “for life”, this would be it too. It wears nicely on me. I find it very comforting (yeah, and not sweet).

  2. On me, this smells like canned peaches with cream… which is funny, because I hate both things.
    I confess I hated it at first, I expected something like Lancôme Pôeme but I was given a Burberry mini and started to wear just to see why everyone loved this. After the second or third wear I was convinced. It’s cozy and warm, fruity and creamy but there’s enough complexity to make it elegant and grown up. I really need a full bottle now.

    1. It does have a canned peaches and cream-ness to it. (I don’t like either).
      This has became the perfume that I wear when I want to smell “put together” but not in an elegant evening way. I have worn this to job interviews and important meetings. It makes me feel like a responsible grown-up 😉

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