Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette
One of my resolutions for 2013 is to become better at describing perfume. I want to become more familiar with my favorite notes, and to pin down the notes I dislike. I have been hoarding perfume samples for years, trying many fragrances. I still feel like I don’t know what notes I should be looking for. My goal is to know if I would enjoy a fragrance just by reading the notes. That may be too ambitious of a goal, but that’s okay. I want to have at least some idea! I plan to go through all of my samples, perfumes, and mini perfumes in the coming year on this blog. Hopefully I will gain insight into what exactly I enjoy in fragrance.
The first perfume I am going to review is Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette. The notes are bright yuzu, pineapple leaves, litchi, mandarin, grapes, pink peony, peach blossom, nashi, white musk, and creamy amyris woods. When I first apply the perfume, it is clean and citrus. I smell the yuzu, litchi, mandarin, and pineapple leaves. It’s hard for me to pick out any particular citrus smell, but if I think about the different citrus notes while smelling, then I feel like I can tell it’s there. This fragrance doesn’t seem to be very interesting; it seems like a lot of similar notes doing the same thing. I also smell a very clean floral note, which I think is the peony or maybe the peach blossom. There is so much citrus in this perfume that I think any subtle peach notes go undetected. There seems to be some white musk, something is adding a tiny bit of depth. I can’t smell any grape notes, I think they are here to intensify the litchi.
After a while, the citrus disappears and the peony and peach blossom get sweeter and less clean smelling. I can’t tell if this is the creamy amyris woods and nashi pear making an entrance, or if the bitter citrus notes are making an exit. This perfume really disappears on me, within 4 hours. It doesn’t go through a very interesting dry down either. It’s a nice blend of sweet, sour, and clean at first, and then it just disappears.
I usually don’t care for clean fragrances, but I don’t find this to smell clean in a soapy way. It smells fresh and sweet. There isn’t anything that calls to me to buy this fragrance. It’s a bit boring and it doesn’t last. I would wear this perfume in warmer weather, in the daytime to run errands. Overall, I like this perfume, I just wish it had more woods and more musk to make it last longer. I would recommend this perfume to people that enjoy light, sweet, sour, and fresh perfumes, as long as you don’t mind reapplying often.
I love collecting miniature perfumes. I find miniature fragrance bottles so tempting. They are absolutely irresistible! All of the miniature perfumes I have are less than three inches tall. Mini perfumes aren’t the easiest to use because they rarely have sprays, just an opening to the top. That doesn’t bother me though, they are just too cute. This perfume was a little more difficult than others that I own because the stopper on the perfume was not attached to the lid; it was a separate piece from the lid. The bottle is clear with a light pink plaid print on the front and back. The lid is made of light pink plastic. All of the miniatures in my collection are coupon codes or point perks from Sephora.com. I often see other stores offer them as freebies, unfortunately, I don’t live near these stores!