Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Burberry Eau de Parfum
Vanilla, Musk, Cedar.
I noticed that Burberry ( circa 1995 ) doesn't have the presence of your normal Eau de Parfums. It has substance, but it's sheer and lightly weighted. On one hand, that's a drawback for some and for others it's a come up since this works so well in warm to hot temperatures. I'm inclined to think that, due to the note choices, this was made for summer and I have to say I like it. This is an ordinary fragrance, yet extremely versatile and comfortable. That counts for something in my book.
The Jasmine seems to struggle in the development, but there are moments that I get a clear aroma and then just as fast as it appeared, it is gone. The vanilla has been there all along, but 10 minutes in, it comes to the fore. If there's a prominent note in Burberry, it's the vanilla rendition. It's soft and dry sans any scratchy elements.
The musk is tuned extremely low and on my skin doesn't seem to have much success emerging from underneath the vanilla. It does succeed however in contributing a fullness to the accord in spite of not being a standout note. The same can be said for the listed cedar.
The totality of a wearing is comfort and ease without the worry of offending anyone. If I were left to guess, I would say that Burberry was a polite Eau de Toilette, not an Eau de Parfum. This is a scent you can wear without thinking whatsoever and simply smell nice as the day goes on.
Sillage is moderate to close and longevity is between 4 and 5 hours on me. It's rather unremarkable with low projection, but I like it for those very reasons. Vanilla can be a bit tricky in the summer, but here it works fabulously. Thumbs up from Aromi for Burberry and a sample wear is recommended.