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A sensual and romantic musky fragrance from Burberry
Burberry Body Eau de Parfum
Member Name: alyson29
Burberry Body Eau de Parfum
Date: 29/01/12, updated on 29/01/12 (99 review reads)
Advantages: Gorgeous fragrance with fantastic staying power
Disadvantages: The price!
Whilst I am experimental with my toiletries and look forward to the challenge of trying something new, I tend to stick with what I know when it comes to my choice of eau de parfum with Estee Lauder's Beautiful being my favourite. I regularly check out the website Magic Freebies, which updates on a daily basis with the exception of weekends and Bank Holidays and it is on here that I was able to apply for a free 2ml vial of Burberry Body, which is an eau de parfum. I cannot admit to finding the name very imaginative, as it doesn't really suggest any clues of what can be expected from the fragrance, but when my small bottle arrived I was eager to try it, particularly as it is manufactured by a premier brand.
Obviously, I am not in a position to discuss first appearances due to the fact that I owned a 2ml vial, but the card to which it was attached displayed an image of the full sized version and I am extremely impressed. The long and narrow glass bottle with its chrome coloured upper section is very appealing to the eye and instantly makes me think of high quality. However, appearances can be deceptive, so what did I think of the fragrance?
It was a real mystery for me when first trying out this fragrance, as the card accompanying the small bottle gave no indication of what I could expect. I sprayed the clear liquid onto the inside of my wrist and I instantly recognised the delightful and very light aroma of freesia. Within a few seconds I was greeted with the fresh and fruity fragrance of peaches, which sat delicately in the background. These notes lingered for approximately five minutes before they were joined with the heart notes of rose and iris, which blended perfectly with the top notes.
Whilst heart notes normally linger for a good while before they are accompanied by the base notes, this happened rather quickly with the fragrance and it was then that I fell in love with the combination of warming scents. The stunning aroma of sexy musk and sandalwood, which are two scents that I adore, were apparent and instantly delivered a little romance and luxury to the eau de parfum. It was only when I looked at the Burberry website to find out the price for this fragrance that I also learned of vanilla being contained within the base notes, which surprised me, particularly as I detest its aroma. However, I cannot admit to being able to recognise its scent. I also discovered that the eau de parfum contains cashmeran and amber and these work in perfect harmony to create the most delightfully sensual and unique eau de parfum.
I favour strong fragrances and Burberry's Body ticked every box for me although some women may find it a little too heavy. The staying power of approximately six hours was superb and it lived up to the promise of a high quality eau de parfum that consists of between 7 and 15% perfume concentrates. I've learned a few handy tips through the years where in addition to spraying the inside of my wrists I will apply my fragrances on the lower section of my body such as behind my knees as the aroma intensifies with each step I take and subsequently travels upwards. Many of my friends will insist on storing their fragrances either on the dressing table or a bathroom shelf, but exposure to sun and light will cause damage to the perfume, which will subsequently become unusable. Consequently, it is always recommended to store perfumes in a drawer to prolong their lifetime.
Burberry Body Eau De Parfum is available in three sizes, namely 35ml for £45, 60ml for £55 and 85ml for £75, which unfortunately, is out of my price range and a real shame as I adore this fragrance, but I would definitely make a purchase if I could obtain it on a special offer. If I were to rate this eau de parfum in terms of aroma, strength and staying power it would receive 5 stars from me, but it has been necessary to remove one due to its high price.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A high quality sensual eau de parfum from Burberry