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.
This morning I opted for Brit to face a new working day, given that it was a muggy and rainy weekday. 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 primarily mannish on my skin. The right choice is perfect for cold weather, late autumn, or winter. A day like this, when everything seems so sad and blue.
Brit opens sharp with an accord of Earl Gray bergamot and green cardamom. Then, when I sprayed it on my wrists, I met with a blast of fresh and balsamic notes. It's not dramatically powdery on me, a very pleasing aroma, fresh sweet powder, but with a different sweetness here. I'm not talking about 1 Million, for instance. Indeed, mandarin and freshly cut chilly ginger give a stingy boost to the opening and blend very well with cardamom. Even the green pods do not come too minty or balmy. Instead, they are pretty nutty.
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 an excellent job in the cold. Ummm, the more I wore it, the better I liked it, a strong 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 does not give a straight lipstick effect like in Dior Homme, which I love, either. Here, the blend of rose and iris oozes satiny, gentle, elegant, with a masculine slant.
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. Nothing edible or too much gourmand. It is a cozy aroma that wraps me like a soft mantle.
Brit is a fantastic unmistakable fragrance of autumn and winter wild rose, more British than Arabic. But I will try it in 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 play.
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.