Brit for man 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 an 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.
Given that 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. The right choice, it is perfect for cold weather, late autumn, or winter.
Brit opens sharp with an accord of Earl Gray bergamot and green cardamom. When I then sprayed 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 sweetness 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 wore it, the better I liked it, a robust British cologne, so damn well-designed, no question about that, in my opinion. I adore this 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 a remarkable fall and winter clear wild rose fragrance. But I will try it on warmer weather like spring since it is fresh and might work well. I would refrain from wearing it during summertime, too cloying with hot temperatures. To me, Brit is very versatile for both leisure and work time, day, and evening. When you get down to the many nuances, you'll find it suitable either for work or for play.
On my skin projection is good, the initial fresh lasts for about 2 hours, and then it turns woodier and powdery. Longevity is above average, nearly 8 hours. A very thoughtful and well-orchestrated composition for those who appreciate this type of scent. The bottle is in a perfect Burberry style, and the overall scent deserves 8/10.