Touch for Men (2000) Eau de Toilette

Touch for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Burberry
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Touch for Men (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Burberry for men and was released in 2000. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesDavana, Tangerine tree, Violet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesNutmeg, White pepper, Virginia cedar
Base Notes Base NotesTonka bean, Vetiver, White musk



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Submitted by Sani, last update on 22.10.2018
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Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
Mr. Nice Guy
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At the dawn of the new millennium in 2000, Burberry decided to show the public their vision of 21st century man. Apparently, Touch for Men was a restart of classical masculinity – androgynous, airy and clean. Devoid of emotions, and structured like a vision of sterile and antiseptic future. However, Touch still possesses a touch of historical male compositions.
Touch opens very fresh with pepper, some herbal aspects, well-hidden nutmeg and violet leaf as a link to male fragrances of the past. The violet leaf is somehow fleeting, like a mirage representation if this note. This huge violet leaf dances on a foundation made of sweet Atlas cedar and musk. The cedar-musk combo is very likable and provides some sweetness and powdery aspects. The only possible problem with the powder is its strength that one could remind of baby powder. Personally, I like this powdery aspect of Touch for Men. The Tonka bean in the latter phase provides some additional sweetness and nutty/smoky nuances to this composition. Master Jean Pierre Bethouart used this Tonka trick in his famous Versace Blue Jeans.
Touch for men has a very positive attitude. It is very likable, and garners many compliments from the opposite sex. A very safe choice for a nice day in the job. Mr. Nice Guy’s cologne.
Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    2
A Touch of Downy and Pure Sensuality
I started to appreciate Burberry colognes only in the last few years, Brit Rhythm was the first blind buy I won on eBay auction. Then came Sport with its red elastic band, London, Brit, Brit Rhythm Intense, Brit Splash, and recently Touch. I don't have Burberry Man and Mr. Burberry series yet, and I am unsure whether to buy Weekend and The Beat, the latter has a very poor longevity and sillage when tested on my skin. So far I overlooked Touch, perhaps due to its light blue color, which is fine yet reminds me of Davidoff Echo, Lanvin pour Homme or Azzaro Chrome. Don't get me wrong, I love all of them, simply I didn't wanna have another ozonic, metallic, aquatic clone in my wardrobe.

Miserably, I was wrong, because it is reminiscent of none of them. Touch is classified as a woody-musky-aromatic scent. It combines floral and citrus scents with a hint of cedar, musk, vetiver, and spice. What comes out of this blend is a pure but sweet scent that lingers on you for a long time. It does not stand out initially but it grows in on you.
Initially, it graces the skins with a soft, fresh, and watery violet leaves along with citrus mandarine petitgrain and aromatic slight medicinal artemisia. Here, the perfume begins to move from the lightest of comfort to a more rounded warmth that buzzes with a creamy evergreen. It's so soft and incredibly comforting, like a clear white finest cotton shirt you put on right after the morning shower... A somewhat soapy, powdery, and gentle aura prevails.

Floating to its enchanting heart, this opening blends nicely with Virginia cedar, refined white pepper, and nutmeg, imparting more sweetness and some faint spiciness to the blooming violet with dry woods serving as a backdrop to its powderiness.

The dry down becomes a bit more subtle, the other notes come forward of the white musk and tonka bean. Touch ends with a light vanilla-like accord. There is a heavy tonka bean base note that is particularly strong and if you don’t like that sort of scent then you’re not going to enjoy Touch for Men.

My overall impression of Touch is of cleanness, not only the clean lathers and talcum powders of a barber shop but the clear smell of freshly laundered clothes dried outdoors in the summer sunshine. The ubiquitous violet leaf is further transported to its comforting base where it is reinforced with sweet tonka bean, clean skin musk, and a dash of vetiver roots for smokiness. This powdery, floral composition is a quality fragrance and has mediocre projection and longevity on my skin and clothes, regrettably.

Brilliantly made and named as it really is a continuous touch of soft and fresh sensuality. The sensation of lying in a newly made bed after using your favorite shower gel can be intoxicating. If you are like so many other men who prefer fragrances that speak of dangerous adventure, treasures and elegant wisdom, Touch is not for you. This is soft like a spring morning dawn, the touch of your mom's caress, the first kiss you ever received.

It is springtime now when I first tried this. It has that smell of spring too it. Filled with various fragrances like springtime, new, invigorating and alive. It's very catching and seductive. You will either like it or you won't. If you like it you will notice the scent just grabs you right from the first spray. This is a spring or even summer fragrance that could be worn any time of the day, in your leisure time as well as during your working time.

Just a few adjectives for describing this jewel: green, fresh, woody pleasing, aromatic, sensual, calming, and bright.

Have a nice Easter Monday dude.

Greatly helpful Review    4
Woody-peppery-powdery enjoyable boredom
Touch for Men is basically the only other Burberry scent I kind of enjoy together with London for Men, and the good old Burberrys from 1992. From the very first sniff, Touch screams “2000s” all over: that synthetic musky-watery texture, the spicy woodiness, the softer hint of violet leaves providing a powdery feel conforming to that “androgynous” type of “new millenium’s urban-informal elegance” so many masculine scents of that decade seemed conforming to. And a really enjoyable smoky vibe (I guess coming from vetiver), just to keep it “manly” enough. Slightly reminding me of Nemo by Cacharel, albeit much less heavy on the spices, but somehow they share a sort of common “mood”; both are mellow, kind of plastic in a fascinating way, spicy and exotic but with a peculiar sort of smooth and slightly aqueous texture. Touch smells just fresher and more focused on vetiver/cedar and spices, with a musky base and a powdery frame, but there’s indeed a tonka-nutty breeze that makes Nemo come to mind. However that’s it, the evolution is almost absent, the projection is elegantly close to skin. Miles far from being a groundbreaking scent, not the greatest quality around for sure... but still a decent crisp fragrance less generic than it may look.

Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    3
A spicy-sweet masculine
I like this one. Burberry Touch for Men has some very likable qualities, which is enough to keep me intrigued.

This fragrance opens as a somewhat herbaceous aromatic, however this is not just green herbs, it's a touch powdery and sweet as well, adding to this fragrance's complexity. The pepper note alongside the violet leaves creates an interesting tartness that can either agree or disagree on your skin, depending solely on the individual.

Some find this fragrance sweet and powdery, however to my nose it's more spicy-sweet in a masculine sense, and powdery in a way that isn't like baby powder. It smells like a powdery blend of wood shavings and ground nutmeg.

The sillage of Burberry Touch for Men is strong but not overwhelming. It's a nice balance between being casual and formal, a fragrance that can suit almost any occasion.

Supposedly Burberry Touch for Men is a hit with the ladies, and I can certainly see why. This fragrance is soothing and masculine without trying too hard. In a sense it's perfectly balanced.

The longevity was really impressive, lasting a lot longer than I expected it to. I honestly don't think this fragrance could suit just any man, so it is worth testing before buying. I nearly bought this fragrance blind myself because I couldn't manage to track it down. I am pleased to have discovered it, but I don't think it's a fragrance that I could ever pull off.


Syzygy73 18 months ago
Burberry defo got a deal on a load of tonka bean. There's a fleeting splash of aquatic peppery ozonic niceness then tonka bean, lots of it.+3
Elysium 8 months ago
It combines floral and citrus scents with a hint of cedar, musk, vetiver, and spice. It does not stand out initially but it grows in on you.
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 5.0
Longevity 6.0
Scent 8.0

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