Sunday, November 12, 2017

Burberry Women by Burberry

As much as I love trying out new scents and experiencing the difference in their fragrance notes. There are days where I just wanted to smell cozy and warm, something that would suits more of my laid back personality. 

I used to wear Fancy Love by Jessica Simpson religiously for years. It's my perfect signature scent as it really blends with my skin, the dry down has a comforting peaches & cream scent that leaves a subtle trail. But now that they're re-formulated my favourite perfume, it doesn't last as long as it used to. My last bottle was bought in 2015 and I've been jumping from one scent to another since then.

For nostalgic sake, I decided to try out this miniature bottle of Burberry Women, which Fancy Love has always been compared to. Burberry Women was released in 1995 and Michel Almairac is the nose behind this iconic scent. 

Top Notes
Lavender, Bergamot, Thyme, Mint

Heart Notes
Gerarium, Sandalwood, Moss, Cedar

Base Notes
Amber, Tonka Bean

Burberry Women is a fruity-floral scent. It opens up with a fresh burst of apricot and pear, which dominates the overall scent. Unlike Fancy Love's boozy opening of pink pepper and champagne, Burberry Women is much more fruitier with a hint of herbal from the lavender, tyme and mint.

Once it settles down, the scent slowly starts to resemble Fancy Love's soft, creamy, peaches & cream dry down. The only difference is Burberry has an added woodyness to it, which reminds me a lot of the scent of pencil shavings, strange but I love it. lol. 

It's apricoty, musky & woody, perfect for those who prefer a scent that sits close to the skin. It's warm, inviting and very cozy. The only downside is it doesn't last long and it doesn't project well. Apparently it's been re-formulated and the scent is no longer as long lasting as before. 

If I have to choose my favourite out of these 2, I would pick Fancy Love as it's floriental notes especially frangipani and amber are much more feminine & romantic. Burberry Women is much more casual and preppy.  A modern scent with city chic vibes. Though lacking in longevity and sillage, both are beautiful, timeless scents.

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