The iconic Burberry brand was first founded in 1956 by Thomas Burberry and remains one of the most favored, exquisite and popular perfume brands of today. More recently, Christopher Bailey has led the brand to develop a charming modern aesthetic while adhering to the innovative traditions of the historic brand. This article will explore 13 of the best perfumes for both men and women by Burberry in detail, including Burberry Brit for women and London for Men, to help you to choose which scent to try first.
Best Burberry Perfumes:
1. London for Men
Launched in 2006, London for Men by Burberry is a subtly spiced amber fragrance for men designed by top perfumer Antoine Maisondieu. This perfume possesses the versatility to be worn for any occasion, day or night.
The aromatic top notes of this scent are bergamot, lavender and cinnamon, while intense chords of leather and mimosa burn at the heart. Solid base notes of oakmoss, tobacco leaf, opoponax and Guaiac wood provide depth and longevity. A fragrance for the elegant modern man.
2. Burberry Brit
Designed by perfumer Nathalie Gracia-Cetto in 2003, Burberry Brit is a floral fragrance for women with fruity undertones. A fusion of tradition and modernity, Burberry Brit is a dignified, regal scent, perfect to be worn for a daytime occasion in Spring.
The gourmand base notes of this scent include amber, vanilla, mahogany and tonka bean, while the earthy top notes are pear, lime and almond. The heart ingredients bring sweetness and freshness with sugar, peony and candied almond.
3. Weekend for Women
Launched in 1997, Weekend for Women is a graceful, gentle fragrance for women with predominantly floral undertones. This scent was designed by top perfumer Nathalie Lorson. Created to be the perfect fragrance to wear for the weekend, this calming scent has the versatility to be worn for everyday use.
Evocative of the relaxing atmosphere of the countryside, Weekend for Women has fresh, fruity top notes of mignonette, mandarin orange and safe. The middle notes are a floral bouquet of peach blossom, rose hip, iris, violet root, red cyclamen and blue hyacinth. The base notes are a deep blend of musk, sandalwood and cedar.
4. Burberry Body Burberry
The luxurious fragrance Body Burberry was launched in 2011 in over 150 countries worldwide. The scent is inspired by the sensual qualities of the human body. Actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whitely became the face of the advertising campaign for the fragrance and, controversially, was photographed naked and wrapped in a Burberry raincoat.
This provocative photography shoot celebrated the curves of the female body. Body Burberry is a fruity fragrance; the key fruity layers to the scent are contrasted with gentle touches of musk, amber, vanilla and sandalwood in the base notes. At the heart are roses and iris, while fresh and zesty peach, freesia and green absinthe fill the top notes.
Launched in 2006, London by Burberry is a deliciously floral scent created exclusively for women by top perfumers Dominique Ropion and Jean-Marc Chaillan. Inspired by the heritage of the city of London, the advertising campaign for this scent starred actress Rachel Weisz and actor Ioann Gruffud.
This timeless scent has stimulating, sweet top notes of rose and honeysuckle, which work beautifully with fruity notes of tangerine. The floral chords at the heart include jasmine, tiare flower, peony and clementine, while the sensual velvet base notes are sandalwood, musk and patchouli.
6. Burberry Her
Designed for women by Francis Kurkdjian, Burberry Her is an adventurous floral scent for the modern woman. This scent intends to evoke the spirit of the city of London, and the face of the perfume is Londoner and model Cara Delavigne.
Base notes of vanilla, oakmoss, amber, patchouli, musk and cashmere come together to create the gourmand undertones in this scent, while the middle floral notes are violet and jasmine. Contrasting with these lower layers, the fruity top notes are raspberry, sour cherry, mandarin orange, lemon, strawberry and blackcurrant.
7. Burberry Women
Launched in 1995, Burberry Women is a fruity floral fragrance for women designed by Michel Almairac. This scent is another example of a fragrance by Burberry which celebrates the charming, incomparable atmosphere of the city of London.
Minimalist yet striking at the same time, this fragrance is fresh and invigorating, with a medley of fruity flavors such as pear, blackcurrant, apricot and peach in the top notes. Mysterious base notes of sandalwood, cedar, musk and vanilla form a gentle contrast to earthy jasmine and moss at the heart of this scent.
8. The Beat Burberry
Launched in 2008, The Beat was designed by a dedicated team of perfumers, Dominique Ropion, Olivier Polge and Beatrice Piquet. Famous model Agyness Deyn became the face of this fragrance, wearing a Burberry checked scarf in the advertising campaign. The beautiful bottle for this scent also features the Burberry checked scarf pattern, as well as a glamorous suede and metal amulet and a silver-colored cap.
Uniquely, this perfume has musical influences and is inspired by the concept of music on Kasabian’s album, which includes The Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight and Dirty Pretty Things. The deep base notes of this scent include cedar, vetiver and white musk, whilst tea, iris and bellflower bloom at the heart; the top notes are a vibrant blend of bergamot, cardamom, mandarin orange and pink pepper.
9. My Burberry
The floral fragrance My Burberry was launched in 2014, and is directly inspired by the famous Burberry trench coat, as well as the atmosphere of an urban London garden. The faces of the advertising campaign for this scent were Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.
The attractive neck of the perfume bottle is adorned with a ribbon made from the Burberry trench coat fabric, and the color of the bottle is a rich honey shade. At the heart of this scent is a lush blend of geranium, freesia flowers and golden quince. The top notes are light and vibrant with notes of sweet pea and bergamot, whilst base notes of patchouli and Damascus offer earthy depth.
10. My Burberry Black
Launched in 2016, My Burberry Black was designed by Francis Kurkdjian exclusively for women. This amber floral fragrance contains key top notes of jasmine, with sweet, pure chords of peach nectar and candied roses at the heart. The base is simple and strong, with layers of amber and patchouli.
This minimalist, subtle fragrance is perfect for an evening occasion in the cooler winter months of the year.
11. Touch for Men
Top perfumer Jean-Pierre Bethouart created this mysterious scent before its launch in the year of a memorable year of the Millenium; the year 2000. Touch for Men is a woody floral perfume designed exclusively for men. The musky base notes include tonka bean, vetiver and white musk.
Contrasting beautifully with the seductive base notes, the middle notes of white pepper, cedar and nutmeg are intense and punctuated, while more vibrant notes of mandarin orange, violet leaf and artemisia linger long after first applying the scent.
12. Burberry Brit for Men
Launched in 2004, Burberry Brit for Men was designed by Antoine Maisondieu and is the proud winner of not one but two awards: FiFi Award for Best National Advertising Campaign 2005 and FiFi Award Fragrance of the Year Men’s Luxe 2005. Hugh Dancy became the face of this fragrance, which aims to mirror the demure qualities of the modern English spirit.
Primarily created for the elegant British man, Burberry Brit contains sensual base notes of tonka bean, patchouli, grey amber and exotic woods. The top notes are surprising in aromatic strength, with bright flavors of cardamom, bergamot, green mandarin and ginger. At the heart lies nutmeg, cedar and wild rose.
13. Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women is an aromatic and fresh scent with lavender as a central note. Launched in 2014, this scent was created by Nathalie Gracia-Cetto and Antoine Maisondieu. The sensual base notes include musk, vetiver and vibrant wood, while the fruity and aromatic top notes comprise pink pepper, neroli and the all important English Lavender.
At the heart of this fragrance is a beautiful medley of blackberry leaf and orange blossom. The liquid of the perfume is a sweet pink shade, evocative of the spring season.