Winner of the 2005’s Fifi Award in the category “Women’s Fragrance of the Year – Nouveau Niche”, Burberry Brit Red arrived on the market in 2004, as an oriental floral developed by perfumer Nathalie Gracia-Cetto. In fact, Brit Red is a flanker to 2003’s Brit, which received also a Fifi Award, this time in 2004, in the category “Women’s Fragrance of the Year – Luxe”. Categorized as a limited edition perfume, Brit Red is full of sensuality and personality, rendering a new perspective on British elegance.
The red color represents a symbol of passion and on this occasion it highlights the most important notes present in this scent: rhubarb, red roses and gingerbread. Compared to Burberry Brit, this new edition renders a more intense aroma and this was appreciated by the public as well, because both fragrances enjoyed huge sales. One more similarity is that, in the dry down, if we did not take into account the added patchouli note, Brit Red behaves similarly to the original creation from Burberry with this name.
Brit Red opens on a combination of citruses, in which mandarin orange is the most prominent; also in the top notes the accords of fresh jasmine and rhubarb are present (in fact rhubarb prolonged its aroma until dry down). Then, while the scent advances into the mid development, the note of intense red rose fights for prominence, offset by gingerbread and patchouli accord. The final part is reserved for the woody facet, embodied by sandalwood, benzoin and vanilla bean.
The flacon that holds Brit Red was developed by Fabien Baron and exhibits the same rectangular shape, this time the glass being painted in a deep shade of red.
Burberry Brit Red Perfume Details
- Brit Red by Burberry is available as Limited Edition in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml Sensual Body Lotion; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2004
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual