Broke out a classic today. I’m not exactly sure it’s a classic but this sample of My Burberry looks classy because they put the tiny spritzer in a precious box made of textured paper. Like most florals that have a bit of spice or patchouli in them, the initial scent is a little grandmas vanity but this settles into a really pretty scent.
It’s pretty great (yeah I just used all of my best describing words there). Apparently it is one of Allure’s top picks – which is kind of like the Nobel Prize of beauty.
Inspired by the trench coat and its heritage of British design and craftsmanship, My Burberry captures the fragrance of a London garden after the rain. The scent is a contemporary British grand floral and features a delicate heart of rose woven with an unexpected touch of geranium leaf.
Notes: Sweet Pea, Bergamot, Geranium, Golden Quince, Freesia, Patchouli, Rain-Tipped Damask and Centifolia Roses.
Style: Effortless. Personal. Timeless.
Effortless, personal, timeless. I get the effortless and timeless – that’s kind of how one would describe a trenchcoat. Personal though? I can get with that. I haven’t seen that term used in a perfume description yet.
I’d say – I’d also say this is a year round floral. It’s slightly sweet but has rain-tipped Damask. Nothing sets off the scent of a rose like rain on the tips!
I like just about anything with roses in it. Roses are the best. When I smell something rosey one or more of the following things come to mind:
- The Rose (movie with Bette Midler inspired by the life of Janis Joplin)
- 1980s and 90s Senior Portraits
- Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford attacking roses bushes in Mommy Dearest
- Corsages and baby’s breath
- Dusting powder
- Grandmotherly hand lotion
- Something too expensive
- Something hard to grow
- Something to stop and smell
- Valentines Day XOXOXOXO
- My favorite song:
- Guns n Roses
- The Exorcism of Emily Rose
What do roses remind you of?
Thirteenth Sample Breakdown
Terms or concepts learned: Rain-tipped roses. Golden Quince – the sacred fruit of Aphrodite for the Greeks.
Things to work on: Being more effortless. Getting to London to see if their gardens really smell this good.
Magic, luck, or compliments this fragrance brought me: No compliments but My Burberry already told me this fragrance is personal so it’s really more about me and how much I like it, so I’ve been complimenting myself all day long. I’ve also been watching and rewatching Mel Robbins’ Ted Talk and researching trench coats (but in bright colors).
Websites discovered: Movies with Rose in the title.