This is going to be my signature scent. A very beautiful, warm, and "sexy in a mature way" type of fragrance that I fell in love with the first time I smelled it and three years later I'm still favoring this scent over all others. The staying power, although not outstanding, is decent enough and I highly recommend "layering" to smell like Brit all day long. The soothing, homey vanilla is what attracts me most to this wonderful, favorite scent of mine. I would definitely purchase again, although a bit pricey.
I was trying on perfumes when I overheard one of the counter ladies talking about Burberry Brit being sold out again. I had read the raves on several websites and the counter lady raved about it so I ordered a bottle of the edp unsniffed. That night I put on sexy lingerie, tousled my hair, spritzed Brit on my wrist and threw myself on the bed in a come-hither pose. My husband came in, sat on the bed to take his shoes off and and commented next time I should open the window when I spray a spider. Read smell faded quickly - lucky them. I'll stick with Coco Mlle, Valentino V, Samsara, Trouble, Bulgari, Indecence, Magnetism, Max Mara, Flowerbomb. EDIT: I've tried very hard to like Brit but all I get is an overpowering amber/smoky/wood smell-no vanilla, no almond, no sugar, nothing remotely sweet, fruity or floral. Changed soaps-that wasn't it. Just doesn't work for me.
I am in love with this perfume. I love how it smells on me and I get compliments all the time wearing it! It is expensive, $62 for 1.7 OZ bottle from Burberry and $82 for the larger size. I've been using this since December of '05 and I never tire of it. It's mature, sexy, everything you could want. I recommend it!
i adore this scent -- burberry brit starts off sharp on my skin, with notes of lime and a slightly tangy fruitiness. the drydown is wonderful and warm; smells like vanilla beans, as opposed to fake synthetic vanilla. im just always amazed that the drydown is so different from how it starts off on my skin! the bottle is adorable with the burberry plaid print, and i switch back and forth between this and kenneth cole black for men (which is duh, for men, but i love how it smells on me). the only reason i wouldnt buy this again is because as much as i adore it, perfume is not something that i wear enough to justify getting another bottle.
Thank goodness this one came as a sample with another purchase. I had read nice things about Brit - so I put some on immediately.
BIG mistake. I smelled like I had walked through the local Drug store and grabbed a sample of something that sells for $4.95 a bottle.
On my chemistry - there were NO redeaming qualities to be had from Brit. Totally average and non-descript.
Great summer scent - primary note of lime without being syrupy-sweet or overpowering. No musk or patchouli which seems so commonly to be added to citrus fragrances. Nice alternative to traditional citrus scents like lemon, orange, and grapefruit.
Like some others here mentioned, this reminds me more of a men's cologne. It does not work at all with my chemistry. I get a mix of sweetness, spices and something greenish (more herbs than lime) that never settles down, it stays wafty all the time. The ingredients don't blend well, resulting in a rather restless, cheap and common (department store) scent on my wrist.
This perfume(EDT) is definitely flirty, fun and sexy. It's not overpowering, although it smells so good I just wanna keep spraying, lol. So far I've only bought a decant of it on eBay to try, but I am in love with it. I can't wait to buy a full size bottle.
I expected to like this because I like most of the dominant notes but for some reason they just don't come together quite right. I mostly get lime battling vanilla with an edge of spice and it evokes visions of eating key lime pie with someone smoking clove cigarettes just outside the door. A little too sweet and shrill, possibly the pear note.
This fragrance has bit off a little more than it can chew - the sweet vanilla and almond notes seem thickened and muddied by the amber and mahogany base notes, and the lime thing just kind of confuses the nose. It's muddled and far too cloying.