Effortless Trenchcoat Floral: My Burberry

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.

Sephora’s description:

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. 


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