Burberry • Brit Red • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
What do you get when you mix in Vanilla with Rhubarb?,
A sinfully Decadent Dessert Called Burberry Brit Red
Brit Red a Spicier Cousin to the more dry Nuttish Citroen of Burberry Brit. It starts of a bit Zesty
with Mandarin Orange and Green Jasmine For the top
Layer, Red Rubarb comes steeping Through Giving
Brit Red Distinction from it's White Counterpart
It's Juicy accord which gives it Delectable
Character, As Brit Red dries we get a Blast of Vanilla
Like it's White Version It's Cloyish in this One
They added Gingerbread which Adds a bit of Warmth and
I Totally Agree with the reviews that it Evokes Christmas
it Really Does,
Burberry Brit Red Evokes in me an Image of of White Vanilla cream Wrapped with Deep Red Rhubarb Sauce
swirling Around with Sprinkles of Cinnamon and Chai
in a Bowl before being baked in the Oven, Or Sitting
in front of a fire Place sipping on your
Tea with Bright Ornate Christmas Lights Glowing
with Calm Ambience
Brit Red is not your run of Mill Gourmand it has a
special Quality that is hard to Find in Gourmands.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is so unique, so rich and exotic in a winterish way!! I detect a strong rhubarb note, the scent is so distinctive, so aromatic yet feminine and enticing!!
I will always have it, although it isn't casual p er se!! Still what a piece of perfume art by Burberry!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This to me smells like Christmas! I guess that's all the fruit in this that would have me thinking back to Christmas pudding being made by my mother. Really punchy rhubarb and then ...it seems to juest disappear. Really REALLY wanted it to last longer but alas it was not to be!
Also the cap broke from normal use in my handbag, this has not happened to the last ten perfumes I've gone through ...also discontinued
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Arrrghh! Why did I ever buy this? Oh yes - I LOVE Brit, and it was my first ever fragrance purchase. I've waited well over a year to review it, too, lol. Although I think I had a different nose four years ago when I bought Brit, as back then I seemed to pick up the warm, sultry vanillas and now I pick up the tangy lime opening. Huh? Where was that then ... anyway, I digress.
I loved Brit so much [and still do, in a different way] that I always wanted to try Brit Gold and Brit Red, both notoriously difficult to get your hands on. I think I managed to sniff out Red once, and didn't think much of it, and apparently forgot and/or got wowed over by reviews again, because some long time later, I decided to go ahead and order it. Boy, am I an idiot. EVERY time I spray this, I am overwhelmed by the sour, sour, sour, pungently sour rhubarb in the top notes. It smells like household cleaner being used on rotting fruit. Yech. I hate to say this because if I sniff just the bottle, it smells lovely. The drydown on this is really nice, just not special enough to sit there twitching through the rest of the fragrance. If I hold my nose RIGHT UP to my skin and take a deep breath, I get some of those really nice notes hidden under all the poisonous rhubarb [mostly vanilla], but even then, and especially otherwise ..... and unfortunately, by the time the rhubarb fades away, it takes the rest of the scent with it. Very disappointing. I guess I don't do 'tart' scents very well. I have a candle by Archipelago in the rhubarb vanilla scent that smells absolutely lovely, though. A tad too sweet, but only slightly tart [in that candyish way] and not at all sour. But this ... I keep wondering if I have a rancid bottle, and realizing noo, that's not it, because I'm not the only one that smells it - its just sour.
I WILL admit, after ten minutes, it's much more bearable. Even pleasant, if you like VERY unique, not boring fragrances. And it's getting nicer by the minute as the screeching rhubarb dies. [Die! DIE!] But to appreciate it, you have to be a fragrance lover. You have to be willing to get all up in someone's neck and revel in those hidden notes, which I don't think many others are willing to do or care about putting the effort in. Or know how to do, lol.
I'm finally giving up on this scent, and it is up for swap. I know a lot of you like this, so despite my scathing review, I want it to find a loving home :)
EDIT: the next morning, it's dried down to suuuchhh a lovely skin scent. Sweet and sophisticated. If it smelled like this ALL the time, I wouldn't even dream of rating it badly.
edit again: the drydown on this is heaven. It just keeps getting nicer. I have to smush my nose into my arm, but it's sooo nice. Okay I'll stop now, I think you get the point.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This perfume is awesome. It's very sweet but not too sweet. It's staying power could last a little longer, but it's still a nice subtle scent, and I actually prefer it in the summer than in the winter. I'm surprised Brit Red isn't sold in department stores anymore. I thought it would've been very popular but I can only find it online and judging by the reviews, a lot of people are not too crazy about it. I don't see how it smells like Hypnotic Poison though. I have that pefume also but it's not as sweet as Brit Red.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this scent. It's just so unique. I've never smelled a perfume quite like it before. It's a little different and hard to get used to at first, but ever since i've started using it daily I've found the scent to be almost therapeutic. I just finished my bottle, and it's discontinued, but I wouldn't buy it again simply because I want to try other things and I never repurchase perfumes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Nothing special about Burberry scents. This one is too much sour then too much sweetness... IF you are looking for a rich, puckery yet mellow rhubarb scent.. try CdG Rhubarb... it's really lovely.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Green
this one really is a bit too sharp for me.. maybe it is the peppery notes? i tried this out at the mall and got many compliments that day but it is not for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
No. The sharp parts are too sharp (rhubarb). Rhubarb pulls the spice notes into a poking stick and not all the candy-floss vanilla in the world manages to pull them back. The patchouli only makes everything worse, adding it's bite and poke to the general prickliness.
If it were a GOOD patchouli, a rich resinous or head shop one, it still wouldn't get past the rhubarb enough to change much. No. This doesn't work. It isn't a Red Door, but I think it has alot of potential to be an elevator clearer as well. I'll retry it if I can bear to and put it on skin, but this is already so cruelly stabby I'm not sure I can brave the peril.
Disappointing after the beautifully composed, understated, warm Burberry and the charming (though not HG for me) Burberry Brit. I'm not sure what happened - smells like someone didn't get enough sleep here.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
What a mistake, what a big dissapointment! Even my grandma wouldn't use this boring fragrance in her youth! I would give it a big zero if I could!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I got this for a steal and I'm glad. I really wanted to love this because I love Brit so dearly. Sadly, it's just not my cup of tea. It gives me a headache, which is odd seeing as how I usually go for potent perfumes (Hypnotic Poison, which smells nothing like this as a previous person said).
It's too sickly sweet for my taste. I like woodsy and deep scents. This is supposed to have patchouli notes in it? It doesn't smell spicy to me at all. I also don't detect any gingerbread or many of the other things, it just smells overwhelmingly flowery or something. Lucky for me as strong as it is, the scent doesn't last long and seems to smell better when it wears off almost completely, when it mellows it's not so shabby.
To each their own.
I really do love the bottle, very pretty crimson.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite perfume ever, and it’s what got me wearing perfume in the first place. It was all about the bottle—I love the color red, and I love plaids, and oh-my-goodness-this-is-such-a-cool-container! I used to try on Burberry Brit Red EVERY time I went to Kohl’s (when they still carried it)—I may have single-handedly depleted their huge tester. :) The notes that really shine through on my skin are the jasmine, rose, sandalwood, and I think the rhubarb. Jasmine and rose are my favorite combined scent notes, and I love sandalwood, so there’s really no surprise that this was my gateway drug into the heady world of perfume. Brit Red doesn’t particularly last all day, but it’s soooo good while it lasts, and if you have an obsessive need to smell good at all times, just carry a small atomizer with you in your purse for when it fades. DO NOT BUY THIS ON eBAY! I thought I was doing the smart thing and bought some on eBay, and it had to be a knockoff. Didn’t smell at all like the Burberry Brit Red I knew and loved, so I had to shell out for the one they carried at Kohl’s. In the end, I paid much more than I would have if I’d just bought the darn stuff from a regular retailer in the first place. So that you know whether my review can help you or not, other scents I have and like are: BenFit’s “Your Place or Mine” Gina; Bath & Body Works’ Sensual Amber, as well as their Midnight Pomegranate; Burberry’s The Beat; and every now and then I spritz on some Obsession for Men (yes, I’m very female) for its sexy, visceral pull.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Over-ripe fruit and vanilla, vanilla, vanilla with a background of white flowers. I really liked this at first and it was on sale so i thought i'd give it a go as it appealed to me as a warm, girly, everyday scent. I finally finished it and breathed a sigh of relief when i did, the vanilla is sooo overpowering it's just plain distracting. For some reason when i first tried it on i thought it dried down to a lovely white flower scent with a hint of vanilla but it turned out to be the complete opposite! It reminds me in this respect to Guerlain's Anisia Bella with it's overpowering aniseed licorice notes, the best i can say about this fragrance is that it didn't end up in the toilet as air freshner, seriously, i must have the most expensive air freshner collection in the world, my quest for olfactory heaven will go on........
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the kinda perfume that you would like ONLY if your like hints of vanilla, which im a big fan btw ~
Unlike ordinary vanilla scents, for some reasons, Brit Red has a somewhat classy smell to it. It's very long lasting, 2-3 spritz can last me throughout the day.... but the smell somewhat turns into a lil musky as time goes by.
I really really love this scent, and I think it would suit women whom likes elegant scent. Great to wear for work, or dinner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I tried this fragrance at macys i guess it had just came out.. i thought it was a little to strong & smelled kind of like vanilla which i'm not a big fan of.. i don't think i would ever be purchasing this perfume...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a comfort scent for me - starts out fresh and fruity but dries down to a warm spicy vanilla.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Oriental floral goodness from Burberry! It is nicely done, but one of the notes go poorly with my body chemistry. Feels like too much of "something" - possibly tuberose/gingerbread/rhubarb cross. I am not quite sure, but to me this perfume is not nearly lively enough. The overall impression is that of a medium deep and obstrusive oriental floral. If anyone would like to try it I have a 12 ml decant for swap!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A perfume's uniqueness is an important factor for me, and for that reason I really like Burberry Brit Red. I haven't smelled anything like this on my skin. I can't wear this during warm weather but it rocks when the weather's cold. One tip: don't spray a concentrated amount directly on the skin. I recommend pulling the bottle far away when you spray it, or spritz it in the air and let it fall on your skin. Otherwise, it could be too intense. Another yummy scent!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
it was given to me as a gift last year and this is similar with givenchy's very irresistible in summer cocktail which i just recently bought (impulsively)-- both has warm, sensual, spicy scent which im not really into but i can say it would be a nice evening perfume--- and just like other strong perfumes i've tried, the longer it stays, the smell gets better... the scent really last that sometimes even i've already washed the shirt i used with it.. i can still smell a hint of its scent...
The bottle looks cute and old/classic LOL it reminds me of my school uniform back in kindergarten hahaha!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is waaaaaaay better than the classic Brit EDP. While I love the way regular Brit smells, I find to be choking and completely overpowering. Red, however, is much softer, rounder, fruitier. It has everything I like about Brit but better. Smells great, lasts forever, and doesn't burn my nostrils. I swapped for it unsniffed and was afraid I'd be put off by the gingerbread everyone keeps alluding to, but I don't get gingerbread at all. Now if I could just get my hands on Gold!