I myself dislike Brit, its far too potent and cloying, the smell itself is just mediocre to me. BLV on the other hand I do like, but I don't love. It's nice and unique, definitley in that same category with Brit giving off that certain elegant vibe. It's more of a heavy ginger/floral with good projection and sillage. I like it for more intimate occasions like dates. Although it can be cloying in the opening to some, if you go light on the trigger, it does its job well, and is a big compliment getter from the ladies.