I have just poured milk all over my cereal, but at the first mouthful, I realise that the milk has turned and gone sour. So I heap on about 5 spoons of sugar in an unfortunately vain attempt at salvaging the soggy mess.
26th December, 2014 (last edited: 17th January, 2015)
Ignore the man behind the curtain – the one wearing Cool Water.
Bright, sweet, and pleasantly juicy top notes of mixed fruit and bergamot combine in a beautifully composed opening gesture that persists beyond all reasonable expectations. (Ah, the power of modern synthetics!) Spices and floral notes come very slowly into focus over the first half hour of wear, but these work to season the opening fruity accord, not supplant it. Nutmeg and cinnamon eventually detach themselves from the nebulous spice ensemble, while the floral accord coalesces into a clean, cheerful jasmine.
So far, so good: it seems as if Burberry for Men might evolve into a light, fruity oriental scent. Alas, that’s not what happens. Before the first hour out of the bottle is up the mask drops, a huge lavender note wells up to establish a conventional fougère accord, and Burberry for Men reveals itself as yet another fruity fougère Cool Water clone. Granted it’s richer and less crass in its execution than most, but it’s still profoundly derivative, and adds nothing of interest to the realm of masculine perfumery.
Not satisfied with being merely insipid, Burberry for Men is also loud – very loud. It carries for yards and leaves a great cloud of generic men’s cologne vapor behind it. The drydown, which Burberry recycled for its equally uninspired Brit for Men, consists largely the same chalky, raspy, synthesized woody base that perfumers have dumped by the gallon into nearly every designer masculine since 1990, apparently fearing that without it their products won’t be recognized as scents for men. In sum, Burberry for Men is far from the worst of its prolific ilk, but it still has no valid reason to exist.
one of the classiest scents ever
This is one of the classiest scents for men ever made. Only Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men can compare, though they smell nothing alike. The Guerlains, Givenchys, Carons and other supposedly respectable fragrances I've smelled are NOT EVEN IN THE SAME LEAGUE. Last but not least, women seem to love it too. A lot.
A wonderful classic.
Pros: classy, unique, manly
Same old, same old, fairly weak..
Tiresome, boring, not much tweak..
This Burberry Men is not unique.
An all right scent
Although I get quite a bit of apple freshness in the top note, this scent never becomes sweet or overly fruity. In the drydown flowery touches with a woody note emerge, and some vanilla and lavender too, the latter quite faint on my skin. Pleasant but with a longevity of about two hours only. Not bad, but not brilliant either.