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Shut up and take my money! (part 5)
At the first test I was still disappointed, because I had promised myself a different fragrance impression. On the Roja side, it seemed by its presentation much more pompous, glorious, voluminous and royal, at least this image arose in my thought muscle. Although I am now not so the type, which stands on above-mentioned smell attributes, the expectation went in this direction and my first feeling of the filling was an extremely emotional "goes so."
Because actually, Burlington 1819 is a sharp, pungent, tart, fresh, petrol-like cologne at the start, which only loses some punch in the scent development after 20 minutes, becoming warmer and more cuddly. Nevertheless, I perceive it at least six hours very well on me, without it becoming too intrusive.
So far, I can only compare Burlington with another fragrance I know: A Man`s Cologne by Gravel. A fantastic fragrance, in part. If, yes if, the exceedingly brutal top and heart notes were not. A classic modern cologne that, after many hours, forms the scent that, for me, results in a cologne with potency and durability- yes, I know, not actually the characteristic quality of a colognes. These exhausting hours led me to refrain from buying the Gravel.
Burlington 1819 is in this vein for me, only more pleasant and tolerable. My sympathetic pre-commentator draws parallels with a "musty" sofa in a cocktail bar, where it smells of fruit (I take the liberty of shortening his statements)- I feel rather reminded of a stay in a garage from the 60s, where English gentlemen (one of them is William Habenborough, short for Will Haben) with their tweed jackets are tinkering with their sports cars (I almost want to say "old-timers", but in the 60s they were still as good as new). The mustiness I perceive as evaporating petrol and engine oil, the fruity component is definitely there- even very tangy and almost pungent, I stress: almost. A bit of light rum, maybe gin, floats in the air, as you toast yourself after successful work on the speedster.
With Burlington, I have found a wonderfully fresh herbling that has done it to me and that I can not really compare with any other fragrance. A masculine fragrance that you can not resent his appearance in the first 20 minutes. A real phenomenon is that after 9 hours in the office, back in my car, I find a pleasantly intense scent aura that I left in it on the morning drive to work. I've never had that with any other scent before. Not even with Gravel.
Burlington 1819 is, for me, a cologne with potency and staying power, classic yet modern. As nice as "love at first sight" always is with perfumes, I'm glad that second and third chances are sometimes the only way to discover the value a fragrance can hold for you. About the price you can argue, but with pleasure and luxury goods, you may like to leave that out, because you do not really need them to live, but would like.
Thanks for reading and stay healthy!