Burberry Brit Eau de Toilette
- Top notes are fresh notes of green almond, icy pear, lemon grass, and Italian lime
- Heart notes are sugared almonds and lush peony
- Base notes are mahogany, amber, and vanilla
- Launched in 2004
- Composed by Nathalie Gracia-Cetto
Burberry Brit Sheer by Burberry
- Top notes are litchi, yuzu, pineapple leaf, and mandarin orange
- Heart notes are peony, peach blossom, and pear
- Base notes are white musk and white woods
- Launched in 2007
- Composed by Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann
At his Hampshire shop in the 1850s, Thomas Burberry outfitted hunters and fishermen in rugged gear. Rain was a real misery for the outdoorsmen, so Burberry set out to create an alternative to an umbrella or the shade of an elephant. By 1888, he’d secured the patent for his design: a breathable cotton blend wound so tightly it could resist moisture and rips. Officially, it was called gabardine, but in common parlance, hunters, farmers, pub keepers, and even King Edward VII called it “Burberry.”
At the onset of World War I, the inventor used the fabric for a waterproof trench coat literally for the trenches, fitted with the necessary epaulets and D-rings for an artillery-facing soldier. The trench’s style caught on and, decorated with Burberry’s signature tartan print, remains a staple of the brand today. Despite these ties to tradition, Burberry’s creative team lives by the motto Prorsum, Latin for “forward.” Classic time-tested shapes are updated with modern details such as statement buttons, metallic fabrics, and seasonal colors.
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