My Burberry Eau de Parfum for Women (1.6 Fl. Oz.)
- Floral fragrance with a pepper accent for women
- Inspired by Burberry’s cult trench coat
- Launched in 2014
- Created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian
- Top notes: sweet peas and bergamot
- Heart notes: geranium, freesia, and golden quince
- Base notes: patchouli, Damascus rose and Centifolia rose
“This perfume smells like standing in the middle of a beautiful garden full of freesia, sweet pea, and a few rosebushes on a cool, dewy morning—that’s how fresh, light, and even wet it is.” – Allure
”…a radiant and graceful floral by Francis Kurkdjian encapsulating the eccentricity and reserve of Burberry and more specifically the iconic charm of the classic Sandringham trench coat, one of the mainstays of a stylish wardrobe.” – Ca Fleure Bon
“It’s youthful and optimistic, and the flowers (sweet pea, freesia and rose; other listed notes are bergamot, geranium, quince and patchouli) are kept sheer and clean.” – Now Smell This
- Design house: Burberry
- 1.6 fl. oz. eau de parfum spray
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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