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Burberry is well known as a fashion and fragrance brand. Their tartan trademark has become popular but not always for the right reasons.
*Burberry and Fragrance*
Burberry have released quite a few male and female fragrance. Burberry Weekend is available for both sexes and was launched in 1997. Burberry Weekend for Women is offered in Eau de Parfum form. The scent is also infused into a body lotion, shower gel and deodorant allowing the wearer to layer the scent should they so wish to.
Burberry Weekend falls into the "citrus/floral" fragrance category and claims to offer an "understated, adventurous and spontanuous" feel.
The outer cardboard box is a creamy yellow shade with the tartan trim. The actual bottle is round and quite dumpy. The tartan pattern runs around the base of the bottle in a shade of white complimenting the tinted perfume within. The clear bottle is completed with a rounded silver lid with the Burberry name.
Burberry Weekend has been created using 3 sets of fragrance notes. Each set of notes is released as the fragrance wears on the skin.
*Top notes - tangerine, reseda plant and sap
*Heart notes - red cyclamen, blue hyacinth, iris, nectarine, wild rose and peach blossom
*Base notes - cedarwood, musk and sandalwood
Burberry Weekend is available on the highstreet and online. Prices are as followed :
*Superdrug - 4.5ml/£3.99 or 30ml/£14.99
*www.amazon.co.uk - 4.5ml/£8.94, 30ml/£16.94, 50ml/£20.53 or 100ml/£31.65
Ok lets get this straight before I go any further! Whilst I feel right at home wearing a pair of trackie bottoms, I am not a chav or ned in anyway and would never normally admit to owning anything fronted by that awful tartan logo. Recently my Mum was having a clear out of perfumes and I ended up with a few. I believe it was her best friend who bought her this Burberry Weekend EDP last Christmas. I cannot begin to wonder what was going through her head purchasing Burberry for a mature woman!
Anyway, I know own an almost full, 30ml bottle of this EDP. My Mum loves her perfumes though simple couldn't abide by this one as it wasn't her and to be honest, I will give anything a try, but this isn't really me either. The bottle is an ok design, quite weighty but certainly not the nicest bottle I own. The sprayer releases a sharp burst of liquid onto my skin and the cheapness takes hold!
The opening scent of Burberry Weekend is everything I expected it to be. It's rather cheap, artificial and a frankly unappealing to my nose. It is initially quite fresh and cool smelling and quite leafy which is pleasant enough if a bit boring. It is quickly given a kick of citrus which must be down to the tangerine. It isn't a zesty citrus though which I could have handled. It was a bland, off smelling citrus and lessened the overall appeal of the scent.
The top notes are relevatively short lived and make way for a rather complex heart. There is too much going on here and it all smells a bit muddled and confusing. There are too many floral notes thrown in with no sense of what blends well. I could pick out little hints of rose and a slight trace of nectarine but overall, the heart is a heady, floral explosion which lasts only a few short hours.
Thankfully this short lived fragrances settles to a favourable, sensual base. The base is quite light yet noticeable and is a far cry from the floral mix. The sandalwood is creamy and cosy. There is a delicate, earthy element to the base which allows it to be rounded and complete a rather boring scent with a decent base. The base doesn't linger long..perhaps 2hours or so.
I suppose it depends on if you can handle wearing a fragrance from this brand. Personally, I think Burberry Weekend could be worn by anyone as a day time scent.
*Recommendation and Conclusion*
For a brand such as Burberry, I would have expected a scent which more extravagant and out there as well as youthful and powerful. Unfortuantely, it comes across as boring, cheap certainly not one I would buy for myself or others. Even for an EDP, it doesn't last all that long but it is available fairly cheaply if its your sort of thing.
Not recommended..thanks for reading :)
I used to absolutely LOVE this perfume when I was younger but like the other reviewer has stated it is a 'younger' perfume.
It lasts for hours and hours though which is great, its the sort fo perfume that with just a spritz or two you and others can smell it for hours and lets be fair the price doesnt mean your going to break the bank.
The smell is very fruity but not in too fruity a sense and even now years later I still really like the smell and actually have a little bit left in a bottle which once in a blue moon I may use.
I think this is the 3rd bottle I have ever owned and in all 3 at some point the spray thingy has become really difficult to get anything out even when there is loads of perfume left, it could be luck or a general problem I dont know.
Burberry Weekend for Women is a floral fragrance with fresh, sparkling notes of citrus and fresh green scents, blended with transparent of red cyclamen and blue hyacinth. With a woody, musky base. Soft yet feminine, this fragrance evokes a lasting impression of understated elegance, presented in a frosted, sculpted bottle.