Mr. Burberry Indigo 2018

Mr. Burberry Indigo by Burberry
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Mr. Burberry Indigo is a perfume by Burberry for men and was released in 2018. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Coty. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCitrus notesCitrus notes
BlackcurrantBlackcurrant
RosemaryRosemary
Heart Notes Heart NotesViolet leafViolet leaf
DriftwoodDriftwood
SpearmintSpearmint
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
White oakmossWhite oakmoss
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

6.759 Ratings

Longevity

6.348 Ratings

Sillage

6.148 Ratings

Bottle

7.360 Ratings

Value for money

6.914 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 19.11.2021.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is actor Josh Whitehouse.
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MrHonest

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MrHonest
MrHonest
Helpful Review    3  
A lean, green, herbal cuisine
Superficially, the Mr. Burberry line was created in response to the current waning trend of marketing mass-appealing quasi-aquatic, quasi-spicy, quasi-fruity citrus woodies to fill the versatile needs of the common consumer. Despite the original Mr. Burberry being a decent, yet somewhat lackluster scent with a ‘gentlemanly’ twist, it seems as though the brand has been taking more interesting risks with each subsequent flanker.

With none other than Francis Kurkdjian – mr. crystalline lemonmint himself at the helm, I found myself rather taken with the spice-heavy Mr. Burberry edp and seriously considered picking up a bottle, despite its lukewarm reception by the online community. It’s a fairly simple scent to be sure, but well executed for a designer freshie, and with very decent performance. So it was no surprise that I was interested in sampling Indigo when it finally came out.

Unfortunately, nothing would prepare me for the herbal BLAST that met my nose the first time I smelled Mr. Burberry Indigo on paper. Blue? Indigo? Nah. The stuff wasn’t even green. Instead, it was so vegetal that it reminded me of grappling with my older brother in our backyard as kid and having my face rubbed into a clump of weeds. Nuthin’ but green plantstuffs RIGHT up my nose. Unbelievably brave for a designer to release something like that in 2018 and still manage a spike in sales. Needless to say, I was turned off - perhaps for good.

But then, after having my eyes burned out watching droves and droves of cheap, sweet, woody ambers flood the market, my nose just couldn’t deal with the lollipop guild anymore. I needed something to balance the influx of saccharine – something more down to earth, green, fresh or herbal; something minty, something… And then I recalled that time I smelled Indigo and wouldn’t you know it, within a week I had a bottle.

Yeah. It’s just how I remembered it. A great big herbal blast of violet leaf, rosemary and fresh spearmint in the opening with a bit of sour lemon kicking in the background. If you’re imagining a citrus opening, get that right out of your mind because it’s anything but. Instead, it’s like tearing out garden plants with your bare hands and feasting on greenery like some vegan maniac. Strangely enough, my mind is also instantly drawn to Acqua di Gio for some reason – not a surprise since they share 6-7 notes - but you’ll see this theme coming up again and again in the review.

Ten minutes in, the rosemary begins to dial it back and you can smell the sweet amber in the background playing nicely with what’s obviously a driftwood accord (ala Original Penguin’s Premium Blend or TF’s Costa Azzurra) to give Indigo a subtle, aquatic touch. But the star is still the violet leaf – similar in scent to the clary sage you’d find in Ferragamo’s Acqua Essenziale Colonia – and balanced superbly with that spearmint. Altogether, I’m also somewhat reminded of Artisan Blu/Acqua from John Varvatos, but with a far fresher and less soapy outlook on account of the mint. So yeah, not exactly the most unique fragrance out there, but still very enjoyable.

As the fragrance begins to peter out at the 3rd or 4th hour, most if not all of the mint is gone and what’s left is an ADG-esque drydown with driftwood on top of a base of iso-e and evernyl. Not the best ending to a fragrance out there, but certainly better than most modern sugary blue concoctions. There were even times when I wore Indigo and got Amouage Beach Hut vibes in the first 20 minutes! Although that fragrance is far heavier on the barbershopy amber and ivy (not to mention the longevity and projection!). Total longevity was about 5 hours, but that’s on par with what you’ll get with most modern freshies.

Overall, I think Mr. Burberry Indigo is a lovely release. Simultaneously, it somehow manages to capture bits and pieces of several herbal freshies from the 90s all the way up to today, and masterfully blend them with mint in the way that only FK can. As a result, it also doesn’t exactly have a single identity of its own. If you’re looking for something with more citrus, I’d go with ADG; more soapiness, go with JV’s Artisan Blu; more barbershop vibes, go with Essenziale Colonia or Beach Hut; more Mr. Burberry, stick with the original. Instead, what we get is a vegetal violet leaf and sweet mint quasi-AQUATIC, with all the shades that the colour aqua has to offer. Wonderful for both the spring and summer, and sporting a nostalgic touch that children of the 80s and 90s could uniquely appreciate. As for it being a blue or indigo fragrance…I think not. More like a breath of fresh, garden air in a time of saccharine-induced craziness. Not bad. Not bad at all.
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Eaudedreams
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Eaudedreams
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I just don't like you
This perfume just doesn't last long and feels extremely unpleasant on the skin.Smells not only like after-shave but more like a cheap after-shave. Wannabe perfume.I am ashamed to own this bottle myself
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MisterP
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MisterP
Top Review    10  
On the trail of Terre d'Hermés - my new British fragrance companion
It's Saturday morning in a German metropolis. The more arduous part of the week is behind me, the sun greets me with an unusual intensity in this country and the prospect of a day outdoors brings a broad smile to my face. Maybe I'll stroll around the weekly market. Maybe I'll take the tram and go hiking in the countryside. If my place of residence would allow it, I would like to go for a walk on the beach.

This feeling of freedom after work, this feeling of having a multitude of possibilities and being able to consciously choose according to one's own taste and current state of mind, this luxury of free time - all this is captured in a wonderful way in Burberry's new men's perfume. Mr. Burberry Indigo radiates blue sky, freedom, fresh air and the fragrance comes with a tangy citrus top note. Indigo reminds me of Terre d'Hermés, one of my favourite fragrances, in its composition of citrus (lemon here, grapefruit there) and Mediterranean spice (rosemary instead of pepper) and the masculine oakmoss nuance. Nevertheless, indigo develops its very own character, with the fresh mint clearly visible in the heart note. Woody chords ensure longevity.

I haven't had Burberry's men's fragrances so much on my screen so far, even though I find the iconic fashion of the traditional British brand very appealing. What I find particularly interesting is that the classic trench coat pays homage to Mr. Burberry Indigo: the bow that adorns the neck of the bottle and is reminiscent of noble English gentlemen is made of gabardine, the same patented material as the trench coat. Also the folding box is obviously inspired by the relief of the trench coat.

I'm very glad I met Mr. Burberry Indigo. No matter how my Saturday goes, Indigo will be my companion today!
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Leimbacher
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Helpful Review    8  
My name is Indigo Mr. Burberry and I've come to fail completely!
Why am I testing another Mr. Burberry? Good question to myself... perhaps because I still hold Kurkdjian in high esteem? Because I like to give the checked luxury brand more opportunities? Because I like the bottle? Or quite simply because you sometimes have to smell a disaster in order to appreciate the beautiful fragrances of this world all the more? Probably a mixture of all this and the rather unusual flanker name "Indigo", which reminds me of one of my favourite adventure films...

Unfortunately, all these positive ulterior motives had quickly vanished. The top note with its tangy currant berry is still convincing and refreshing, especially at these Sahara temperatures and even more so with the creamy mint, which then grows stronger. Even the light and icy oak moss in the base I don't think is wrong... at least in his concept. Because there is a lack of implementation in all corners, transitions and quality approaches. As if the perfumer had no buck or money or skill. Or all together. Even if this is hardly imaginable with all these names and superlatives involved. The top note scratches quickly, the mint looks flat like toothpaste and the oak moss looks retorous and only wrestles a tired smile. All in all, indigo is a fragrance that only tears post and nothing. An interchangeable contemporary with whom one can do little. Especially annoying is the moment when you realize that nothing is coming anymore. Closely followed by the moment when the summery tingling drifts into gurky acidity. Whoa.

Flacon: better than the fragrance... oh what.
Sillage: relaxed and inconspicuous most of the time.
Shelf life: 6 hours are... okay

Conclusion: it's time to go, Mr. Burberry, Mr. Kurkdjian, Mr. Leimbacher... because the line has come not to stay. After the tingling top note there is pure listlessness.

Statements

Jazzy76Jazzy76 3 years ago
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6
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6
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8
Bottle
Blue, aromatic,classy and refined in its pretty and very "British" bottle, it's perfect in every season. Average sillage and longevity
HitchslapHitchslap 4 years ago
Okay, not exactly a bolt out of the blue. Nice and minty and for warm weather and running errands/hanging out. Exudes casual, not pomp.

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