Product Type: Burberry fragrances
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Burberry Brit Eau de Toilette
Member Name: Jadey-Jade
Burberry Brit Eau de Toilette
Date: 27/01/10, updated on 16/09/12 (36 review reads)
Advantages: Distinctive unusual scent
Disadvantages: Hard to find these days - Poor staying power
*** This is an Updated review from the original !!! ***
Brand & Background
Now this scent is a hard one to describe so bear with me. Just to brief you It's by the brand Burberry, now I feel as though this brands reputation has gone down slightly (mainly due to it's association with chavs) This is just my own opinion, but I do feel as though Burberry as a brand, are less popular, and less on the market as what it used to be. Now I've noticed that this particularly fragrance is less readily available than what it used to be. This product used to be available in boots, and is were I got my first proper sniff of it from a tester bottle. Priar to this I remember being around 14/15 I think and mum bought me the tiny 'minute' 5ml samples, and when I first smelt it; it smelt divine. I forgot about the scent, but then when I smelt it again a couple of years down the line the scent just brought a smile to my face.
Since perfumes very expensive, I've started looking on Ebay at bottles, you can pick up almost new or half empty bottles a lot cheaper than you would on the high street. I've become to realise also that I have a lot of perfumes and only ever use one at a time; so it's not necessary to have a stash of completely full bottles.
Price & Availability
Below are some brief and quick stats I have got of the internet, you can see that often in some cases it works out more expensive to buy from Ebay. The reason behind this I feel is that because it's so difficult to find this on the high street, some people may not search the internet first for the discount websites, and instead to buy it straight away from Ebay.
Ebay - 30ml - £18.35, 50ml - £23.95, 100ml - £37.95
Cheap Smells - 30ml - £19.37, 100ml - £28.55
Ok so what you really want to know is does it last? I'll honestly say I do have to top it up. I'll mention that this perfume is an Eau De Toilette (EDT) which means that it doesn't last as long as an (EDP) spray. However please be aware we all know that it's hard for us to smell a scent on ourselves it's often the compliment of another person which gives us hat reassurance that we are still smelling sweet.
OK so the smell
This is described on 'Cheap Smells' as "Classic, fresh and feminine with the soothing blend of amber, vanilla and the tonka bean. "
I'll be honest with you and say I have no idea on what these smells are, and I won't even try and pretend like I can smell this in the product; so here goes my take on the description. It's definitely not flowery, the initial scent is very strong and distinctive I would say, its quite a 'dark' scent (in the way it's not fresh smelling I wouldn't say) Musky is possibly another description as well I think.
I would reccomend this product to at least try, as the scen is so un-usual; but in my opinion to me very appealing. I will point out I don't think it would be to everyones taste, but personally I enjoy it. You do have to re-apply which can be very 'faffy'; not only having to carry your perfume around, but having to keep spraying it.
Peronally I don't I would re-purchase, simply due to it's staying power only
Summary: Nice, but theres better out there