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.