This is the 3rd scent I got from Burberry, just after Sport for Men and Brit Rhythm, which I will review soon. Since I have been enthusiast about those two, and I have read so many positive reviews, I decided to blindly order a bottle of both Brit and London for men.
Since it was a muggy and rainy weekday, this morning I opted for Brit to face a new working day. I believe it's one of the most British of the Burberry offerings, very homey and introverted in comforting but odd ways. As I sprayed it on my chest I sensed a pleasant blend of floral-woody-oriental, powdery fresh, and mostly masculine on my skin. Good choice, it is perfect for cold weather, a late autumn or winter.
Brit opens sharp with an accord of Earl Gray bergamot and green cardamom. When I then spayed it on my wrists I met with a blast of fresh and balsamic notes. It's not offensively powdery on me, a very pleasing aroma, fresh sweet powdery, but a different sweet here, I'm not talking about 1 Million for instance. Indeed, mandarin and freshly cut chilly ginger gives a pungent boost to the opening and blend very well with cardamom.
As soon as I left home, the fragrance encountered the outside cold temperature and a warmer aroma reached my nose. This time the scent was a bit more velvety, silky, so confident and sexy, I guess the wild rose surrounded by the fragrant cedar and the spicy nutmeg played they good job in the cold. Ummm… the more I worn it the better I liked it, a real British cologne, so damn well-designed, no question about that in my opinion. I adore this kind of powdery, it is different from the one released by orris or iris and not giving a slight "lipstick" effect like in Dior Homme, which I love, either.
After that it settles down to a very smoky, powdery spiced wood scent accompanied by sweet musk, tonka bean, and a calming vanilla-cedar accord.
Brit is an awesome fall, winter clear wild rose fragrance. But I will try it on a warmer weather like spring, since it is fresh and might work well. Definitely, I would refrain from wearing it during summer time, too cloying with hot temperature. To me, Brit si very versatile, for both leisure and work time, day and evening. When you get down to the many nuances the Brit has to offer, you’ll find it good either for work or for play.
On my skin projection is good, the initial fresh last for about 2 hours and then it turns woodier and powdery. Longevity is above average, nearly 7-8 hours Definitely, a very thoughtful and well-orchestrated composition for those who appreciate this type of scent. The bottle is in a perfect Burberry style, the overall scent deserves 8/10.