For me, Burberry has always been synonymous with the classic style and the exquisite city of London. And what better image to embody this than London for Men, the oriental spicy fragrance introduced in 2006 and developed by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu.
The time when I sampled London for Men I was more curious about the rectangular bottle that enclosed the fragrance, than the liquid itself. The bottle was adorned with a pattern that replicated a Burberry’s signature plaid, in a dark brown color scheme. A creation of French art director Fabien Baron, the flask comes in a matching packaging box and is imprinted with a clothing label that exhibits the perfume’s name.
And if the image of London for Men is about originality, the same goes in the olfactory department. The construction of the scent opens on a distinctive aroma of pepper, blended with bergamot, over which lavender and violet leaves were added. After reaching its mid development stage, the fragrance turns to a leather accord subdued by the mimose note. But, the most important phase is represented by the dry down, with a combination of oakmoss, Guaiac wood, tobacco leaf and opoponax. Especially, the last ingredient is responsible for conferring an unmistakable character to London for Men.
The fragrance, introduced in the same time with its feminine counterpart, London, is dedicated to a man with a preponderant urban character, who feels comfortable in a huge city, surrounded by imposing architecture. London for Men defines a classic style and personality that turned into a landmark for the Burberry creations.
Burberry London for Men Perfume Details
- London for Men by Burberry is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 50 ml After-Shave Emulsion, 100 ml After-Shave Spray, 100 ml Shower Gel and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2006
- Perfumer: Antoine Maisondieu
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual