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All dressed in red, Burberry Brit gives away its new sensual, oriental aura. A year after releasing the elegant Burberry Brit perfume, the house of Burberry introduces the new, limited edition of this fragrance, christened- Burberry Brit Red. The composition became deeper, more sensual thanks to ‘the nose’ Nathalie Gracia Cetto. It detained its eccentric character. Red roses, rhubarb and gingerbread are the theme of this perfume..Top notes include fresh jasmine, mandarine and rhubarb. The heart contains the intense red rose, gingerbread and patchouli.The base is made of benzoin, sandalwood, and vanilla bean. It was created in 2004. The nose behind this fragrance is Nathalie Gracia-Cetto.

Perfume Pyramid

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Jasmine Rhuburb Mandarin Orange

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Ginger Rose Patchouli

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Benzoin Vanilla

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Burberry Brit Red Fragrance Reviews

sofia.torre
sofia.torre

I got this years ago as a present, and i absolutely love it. I LOVE IT!!!! but i cant stand the fact that it was LE, i have to admit, i bought 3 back ups.... It´s so warm and sweet without being overpowering, it does really smells like christmas in a bottle...

Mar
20
2014
Emilia88
Emilia88

I have got to STOP blind buying perfumes, that's for sure. I don't hate this scent, but.. I don't like it either.
I honestly don't know what to make of this perfume.
The thing that sold me on it was the rhubarb crumble aspect that so many mention.

At first spray the scent was so sharp it could cut your nose in half.
I almost bursted into tears from diseappointment! I thought this perfume would be warm and comforting and before it dried on my hand it was just a cocktail of gasoline and pepper.
Then it dried on my skin and i detected some warm vanilla. However, that inital sharpness was still there and I couldn't get past it.
After another minute or so i could detect what others might consider sort of a rhubarby pie note.. With a crap load of black pepper! I hate using such harsh words but it was honestly disgusting for a little while.
But then, it mellowed into that tart rhubarb that I so was looking forward to, and the sharpness from before had turned in to what I can only describe as a creamy vanilla custard. It was gorgeous!
... For about 30 seconds. Then it turned in to lemon pledge. With black pepper. Yet again.

I believe it might just be that my body chemistry just doesn't mix well with this perfume.
I shall put it up for swap and hope it will find a new home where it will recieve the love it probably deserves.

Jan
13
2014
tinaelisa
tinaelisa

Bring it back, bring it back, BRING IT BACK!!!!! AAAHHHH!! JUST-BRING-IT-BACK!!

Dec
08
2013
Scout
Scout

So glad the cold days of late Autumn and early Winter are here so than I can finally pull this out and wear it. If ever there were "Christmas in a bottle," this is it. I disagree with those who say this isn't unique. A lot of the cold weather spicy gourmand types are huge and "bakery / spice store in your face." This one is more linear and tempered by a clean vibe. It's more tea than cookie. How very British! :)

Nov
15
2013
antfarm
antfarm

Brit Red has a very odd opening phase exuding a mix between something nutty, rhubarb, and a slight sour, rotting smell that isn't unpleasant. This phase is short-lived and it morphs into a nice, mild vanilla fragrance with little-to-no sillage, and a lasting power of about 2 hours.

Jun
23
2013
Leek
Leek

This was a blind buy for me. I love Brit and its' nuttiness. I read the reviews and thought why not give it a try. At first, a whiff of Euphoria is very prominent. They have the same vibe. Brit red, indeed, is very red in its character. I can definitely see how the smell fits the name and color. There's a ripe fruit in there, something sweet and sour, spicy, warm and welcoming. I don't see myself wearing it during daytime, it's just too much of an evening scent for me. I could even wear this to bed, it's that sweet and cozy. After a while, vanilla kicks in, and Red turns sweeter. There's some gingerbread as well! It's really delicious, give it a try. Not for the faint of heart, though.

Jun
18
2013
genny17
genny17

It is an interesting scent, there are times when I like wearing it. But overall this isn't my type of scent. But for once Burberry created a scent with some originality. I like rhubarb and in Red it is a realistic one . Th dry down is smooth, warm, pleasant, my only issue is that while wearing it I don't feel I smell that great!?

Mar
31
2013
MaddieClfd
MaddieClfd

It's definitely different. Sweet and sour, like a rhubarb cake with lots of sugar on top of it.
I bought it for £13 a few years back, I wear it sometimes during the day. People seem to like it on me, more than I like it on myself. It dries down to a nice vanilla scent. Warm and sweet. Not bad, I don't love ot but I like it enough to keep it.

Feb
17
2013
SugarCelebi
SugarCelebi

I can definitely smell the rhubarb top note, which I actually really enjoyed! Very interesting, bright, and unlike anything else I've tried before. After that wore off though, I found it kind of faded into the standard mature woman sort of perfume, AKA floral-y sweet and slightly powdery. That's the note that lingered the longest. On its last legs, I smelled pure vanilla if I sniffed my wrist directly. In conclusion, I like the top and bottom notes, but the middle notes don't do it for me.

Feb
17
2013
DariDahlia
DariDahlia

This is one that I save for special occasions. It starts fruity but rich, like chocolate dipped strawberries, or orange creme brulee. Not cotton-candy sweet, this is much more sensual. All of it's notes come across, especially the rhubarb, orange and vanilla. The ginger, patchouli and benzoin give it nice warmth later on, and the rose & jasmine keep it sophisticated.

Jan
17
2013
guest_
guest_

i'D LILE TO GET THIS ONE :) ANYONE?? WANTS TO SWAP WITH ME OXOXO
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jan
02
2013
tabithacate
tabithacate

I recieved Burberry Brit Red as a Christmas gift from my brother. I have not tried or had any Burberry perfumes before, so I was curious to try it out.
First of all I will describe the bottle. The bottle is really nice, if you live in the UK you may know that Burberry is associated with the word "Chav" the original burberry pattern on the other perfumes isn't to my taste at all. This bottle for Brit Red, is a red chequered Burberry pattern and looks great amongst my perfume collection.
When I I sprayed it first I got a strong smell of Rhubarb. Like rhubarb and custard lovely and sweet. Strong but not overbearingly strong. This is what I like about the perfume you don't have to wait for the dry down to enjoy the smell.
A few hours in, I could still smell the sweetness and the rhubarb, then a lovely vanilla smell began to creep in. The vanilla and the rhubarb mixed together in the perfume may sound like a sweet clash, but it goes together really well.
A good six hours after I could still smell this perfume on my skin, this time I could just smell the vanilla.
A really nice everyday perfume, I love this!

Dec
28
2012
icekat
icekat

I chose to wear Burberry Red for the first time while travelling up north on a Christmas day. The lovely scent of tart rhubarb mixed with the slight tingle of spices filled the car, as we drove through the snow covered winter wonderland woods. My first thought was, ‘rhubarb pie and cranberries in the snow’, to describe the crispy feel of the scent. Half an hour later, I thought, ‘mmmm… rhubarb and vanilla’. Warm, spicy and tart, Burberry Red turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me. I was drawn to an unusual note of rhubarb when I bought it blind, but I was not sure what to expect based on reviews. I enjoyed wearing Burberry Red and I will be wearing it again during the holidays. However, I have to admit that both, my husband and I, got serious rhubarb pie cravings while I was wearing this scent. So be prepared to do some baking.

So what is the recipe for a successful rhubarb scent? I know there are no cranberries listed in the pyramid, but I do smell something in the beginning that reminds me of freshly squeezed sour berries with a citrus zing. The rhubarb is complimented by spices and a gentle rose layer in the background towards the heart notes. Finally the crispness is replaced with a gentle vanilla layer turning the scent into a warm and fluffy rhubarb pie sprinkled with gingerbread spice to add a kick. The scent has pleasant presence – not overpowering, but noticeable. I am also pleased with its lasting power for at least of 8 hours. I would like to give Burberry points for creating a scent with an unusual leading note and making it successful.

I think the charming ambience of this scent and the festive bottle with red plaid motif fit the holiday spirit like a glove. I was looking for something unusual and interesting to wear on Christmas day and Burberry Red fit the bill. Overall score 7/10.

Dec
27
2012
TheBaroness
TheBaroness

When I heard that this smelled like rhubarbs, I was sold and bought a little bottle of it to try. I had such high hopes when I first applied it because the rhubarb scent was tart and tangy and really delicious, but then it dried down to plain vanilla. There's not even another note to detect mixed in with the vanilla once it dries down. It smells like any old sweet vanilla perfume after about 30 minutes.

I was really disappointed and have tried several times to see if it would improve, but sadly it doesn't. It's a good thing that I only got a small bottle (which I will keep to admire since it's a beautiful color and I love the subtle plaid design).

Nov
24
2012
Dollycat
Dollycat

Love this one! It´s very warm, sweet and a bit oriental.
I understand why some of the comments here state that it smells of sweat because at the first spritz it really does:-). But if you have the right chemistry for this perfume than the slightly sweat Oder disappear very quickly and leaves a warm, cozy and close to the skin comforting smell. If you have the wrong chemistry than the sweat oder will be dominant maybe. So definitely try before you buy!

Nov
01
2012
Hayven
Hayven

I bought a used bottle of this, and unfortunately the top notes "turned"; what I thought was supposed to be orange turns sour on me. Thankfully, that did not last long as a warm, rosy gingerbread developed on my skin in the drydown. The scent is not very strong, but it's very cozy. Normally I do not like to sleep with fragrances on, but this one smelled so good and didn't bother me while I slept. I will love to wear it more at home once winter approaches.

Oct
24
2012
Sissi
Sissi

What do you get when you mix in Vanilla with Rhubarb?,
A sinfully Decadent Dessert Called Burberry Brit Red
Brit Red a Spicier Cousin to the more dry Nuttish Citroen of Burberry Brit. It starts of a bit Zesty
with Mandarin Orange and Green Jasmine For the top
Layer, Red Rubarb comes steeping Through Giving
Brit Red Distinction from it's White Counterpart
It's Juicy accord which gives it Delectable
Character, As Brit Red dries we get a Blast of Vanilla
Like it's White Version It's Cloyish in this One
They added Gingerbread which Adds a bit of Warmth and
Zing.

I Totally Agree with the reviews that it Evokes Christmas
it Really Does,

Burberry Brit Red Evokes in me an Image of of White Vanilla cream Wrapped with Deep Red Rhubarb Sauce
swirling Around with Sprinkles of Cinnamon and Chai
in a Bowl before being baked in the Oven, Or Sitting
in front of a fire Place sipping on your
Tea with Bright Ornate Christmas Lights Glowing
with Calm Ambience

Brit Red is not your run of Mill Gourmand it has a
special Quality that is hard to Find in Gourmands.

Oct
13
2012
katheriniee
katheriniee

At first sniff, this didn't fit me at all. It was a blind buy off the internet.

On me, it smells a bit too musty. Very dark. Quite honestly, I think it smells like Eagle Brand medicated oil--the green one that smells like eucalyptus. A bit spicy in a way.

But after an hour or so, the vanilla was very lovely. It's very warm.

Perhaps I shouldn't have been so quick to judge.

This is definitely a scent you'd wear in the winter.

Sep
09
2012
fragaholic79
fragaholic79

First of all I must say that Brit Red is not at all similar to the original Brit, but does share it's trait of juicy tart opening which then settles into a warm vanilla scent. The opening of brit Red is juicy Rhubarb and ginger, which makes it somewhat sharp but by no means unpleasant.
The sharp opening settles very quickly, and then makes way for the warm gingerbread and cuddly vanilla mixed in with benzoin. I didn't detect any Jasmine or thankfully too strong a patchouli on my skin. Just gingerbread and lots of Rhubarb with a hint of roses. The spices reminds you of the spicy scents lingering in the kitchen during Christmas. Gingerbread and vanilla spice.

Aug
29
2012
kozeliou
kozeliou

Too sweet, nothing sexy or mistirius. I got board of it too soon.

Aug
02
2012
NeoJezebel
NeoJezebel

This was a Christmas gift from a friend and I was NOT expecting to be so impressed. It reminds me of warm rhubarb crumble with custard. Utterly delicious.

Jul
30
2012
Anissa
Anissa

This is cheerful and funny fragrance. I get mostly rhubarb and hard crispy caramel springled on top. A little whiff of vanilla too, but this is more sour than it`s sweet. Definately not sexy, but pleasant and nice.

Jul
13
2012
Winter Peyroux
Winter Peyroux

I love this scent just sniffing it from the bottle. It smells so Christmas-y and sweet-spicy and good. But, when I wear it, the rhubarb (rhubarb is definitely the most dominant note) turns to a strong crayon-y smell, backed by lots of antique rose. Plus, it makes me sneeze and gives me a headache. :( I am so sad that Burberry Brit Red and my body chemistry do not interact very well...

Jul
12
2012
acavicchi
acavicchi

I love the original Brit and thought Brit Red sounded fabulous, so ordered a small bottle and waited impatiently for it to arrive.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed by it. There were some nice notes of ginger, rhubarb and vanilla and it's definitely a warm scent, but I think there was just too much patchouli and benzoin for me. I love benzoin in small doses but once it crosses a line, it just doesn't smell pleasant to me anymore.

Jun
15
2012
Bettany87
Bettany87

Strong, stimulating and delicious -- such a yummy fragrance with a commanding presence. I smell the blend of rhubarb with the sweet vanilla and fresh spice the most! Initial spray brings me happy holiday memories ... the scent is warm and soothing like a hug!

After a few minutes, the scent dries down to this very sensual powdery scent that is quite appealing and long lasting on the skin.

I love the potent qualities of this fragrance from Burberry!

May
28
2012
Aspendina
Aspendina

hmmmm i am kinda disappointed with this, to me it smells kinda hippy like. I can't explain it but just has a 70's kind of hippy smell.

May
12
2012
miZZpuRRfect
miZZpuRRfect

ahhha the initial blast is like a fresh warm rhubarber pie!!! so delicious sweet-sour with the juicy mandarin component. hmmm love it!!!!
i did treat myself with this at least with 10 sprays everywhere. after 10 minutes a slightly spicy ginger-rose with mossy patchouli mingels into the fruity delight. at this state i still thought this is a gem. but after an hour the base reminds very soft with benzoin-vanilla and some hints of patchouli, nothing else, no depht at all...

i m disappointed because 1st thing, it doesn t last very long and 2nd the basenotes are just to weak and flat :( it started out than promising to end in a simply patchouli-vanilla with a more than decent sillage. not impressed. :(
maybe i should try it on clothes or hair by next time.

Feb
07
2012
anna.023
anna.023

Such a joyfull, happy, young scent! The rubuhrb note is very young and playful to me. It has a strong opening, lots of rubhurb, also some ginger. Its not desturbing, but pretty unik. After a while it gets more warm and the vanilla kicks in, very plesant actually, still strong on the rubuhrb note though. I really like this one, but I have a hard time figuaring out when Im going to wear it.. IMO it has a very young feel to it witch dosnt go well with my usuall taste, no matter how much I enjoy it, I have to realise that Im not going to use this one. I would however LOVE to smell brit gold, I keep my fingers crossed for that one insted!

Jan
29
2012
Zuuus.p
Zuuus.p

This Red version of Brit really surprised me! I did not expect much, and now, I am inlove with this..

It´s very cozy and warm, almost immediately reminded me of fall full of brown and orange and red..I imagine myself wearing pale brown coat, cozy boots, sweater..and this perfume <3 It´s so lovely! Very "welcoming" !

I love that fresh spicy ginger/rhubarb opening, juicy mandarine and that cozy comforting sweet vanilla in the drydown!!
Thanks to Mel for sending me that sample! :)

Jan
22
2012
Iluvsmellies
Iluvsmellies

I had this sample hanging around in my collection and dismissed it as one I may get round to testing one day (Burberry mumble mumble).
It got drawn out randomly for an evening test, I sprayed it on and laughed out loud, rhubarb crumble and custard! I group it with Pure Purple, L de Lolita and Trouble as fruity vanillas for comfort and fun but I would like to own a bigger bottle of this, it ain't a work of art but it sure is fun!

UPDATE: Splashed out on a 30ml bottle. Today I find the rose and patchouli facet very evident. What a happy fragrance, can't get enough of it...far more interesting than I first perceived.

9 hours after applying and still surrounded by a fluffy aura of fruity vanilla.

Dec
24
2011
sofababe
sofababe

Mmmmm.....I love the rhubarb/ginger opening, like coming home to find your mother making you a delicious warming dessert on a cold day.
The dry down is soft, warm and welcoming after the rather sharp, in your face opening. The vanilla overlying the rhubarb and ginger makes it almost cakey. It certainly is delicious. Its a really cold but dry day here today and Brit Red is going to be perfect.
Unfortunately, on my skin, it just doesn't last long enough. It lasts well on my clothes though so my shirt always gets a generous squirt too.

Dec
23
2011
emi
emi

This edp i really cozy. It has very pleasant and unusual sour note of rhubarb, very distinctive in the top notes. And there is also warm, sweet and cheering smell of vanilla cake in the background. And that would be it. Maybe I can detect shade of jasmine sometimes but rarely. It's not complicated fragrance. But it is undoubtedly wonderful and charming. I really enjoy wearing it. The bottle is lovely too. Simple in its shape and monochromatic with this adorable checkered pattern. It is such a shame it was only limited edition. I'm going to get a bottle eventually.

Dec
19
2011
tschiepchen
tschiepchen

Burberry Brit Red was one of my most successful blind buys.
The fragrance is somewhat surprising - you know that rhubarb and ginger were blended into the composition, but the fragrant outcome will still, well, you guessed it, surprise you!
Brit Red starts out with rhubarb, mandarin and jasmine.
The heart is composed of ginger, patchouli and rose.
Vanilla and benzoin form the fragrant base.

On initial spray I smell rhubarb and ginger.
It feels a little sharp at first but the sharpness settles within moments.
I do not notice any jasmine but after a few minutes the juiciness of the mandarins becomes apparent.
The rhubarb is only mildly crisp so I figure that the mandarin sweetens it a bit.
Still, the rhubarb note comes across as a little zesty and spicy which must be the ginger coming through.
The warm and earthy patchouli is noticeable after some time has passed and blends wonderfully with the rhubarb and ginger.
At this point Brit Red makes me think of autumn, leaves and conkers!
A hint of sweet vanilla and warm benzoin make the unusual composition even more lovable and, dare I say, a little cuddly.

All in all, Brit Red is 50% tamed rhubarb, 20% ginger, 20% patchouli and 10% sweetness.

Brit Red will make you smell beautiful for at least half a day with slightly above average projection.
Definitely a fragrance for the colder season, for day and night wear.

Dec
13
2011
lettyb76
lettyb76

This perfume smells so good on my skin that when I sampled it, I kept smelling my wrist all day long. My husband bought me a bottle. The smell is so comforting. I want to snuggle when I wear this scent.

I'm sad that this was a limited edition because I don't know what I'll do when I run out. Does anyone know what other perfume smells like Burberry Brit Red?

Dec
07
2011
nicesmell66
nicesmell66

I bought Brit Red(unsniffed)online based on reviews for two reasons:I was looking for a new winter/Christmas perfume and I just couldn't resist the beautiful,red glass bottle. My only fear was that the rhubard would be too strong.I decided that if this perfume even came close to some Yankee Candle roomspray, I'd give it away, but no,I've found myself a WONDERFUL winterperfume!
As many others have said, the rhubarb is somewhat strong at first, but within a few minutes it blends in so nicely with the ginger/vanilla. Then after a lttle while I sense some spices that gives the perfume a little "personality". On my skin Brit Red stays pretty much the same way for the next couple of hours, which is great since I love how it smells right from the start.
I'd probably only wear BR during wintertime.The drydown is soft and warm and incredibly inviting. Out of all Burberry perfumes I've tried, this is THE ONE: My new favorite for snuggling down in front of the fireplace on a cold winternight;)

Dec
06
2011
lafefe
lafefe

It's always hard to write a review of a very beloved fragrance because we are always afraid of not doing justice to the treasure we adore. Brit Red is one of my favorite perfumes, I discovered it last year in one of my most successful blind buys after the suggestion of some very knowledgeable Fragranticans.
Some of you described BR as a niche fragrance, and it has that real taste to me, as well, since it’s a delicious, unique, astonishing limited edition. Of course when a perfume is already discontinued or very hard to find it becomes more appealing and BR is no exception. I loved it from the first smell, to me it’s a perfect “round” perfume, no edge, no sour ingredients, only warm spices and sweet vanilla. Rhubarb is quite prominent and contributes to make Brit Red unique, mandarine orange is also one of the main characters, while the floral side is almost absent. I don’t detect any jasmine nor rose, but I enjoy and sniff with such pleasure the benzoin, the ginger and the vanilla.
The color I associate with BR is actually gold, not red, but in both cases it’s a warm and joyful color.
It’s definitely a Christmas fragrance, not only winter, I would certainly say Christmas fragrance, it’s a very smooth warm fragrance to enjoy in this period of the year with special feelings, it’s not a common fragrance, I’d say nothing is similar to Brit Red.

Nov
25
2011
SheShe
SheShe

From vegetable rhubarb to rhubarb cake ;) but really it isn't that simple, it's a great rich and layered oriental!

I've been refreshing the fragrance today and I'm surprised it smells even better than I remembered it. Tastes change :)I've always liked Red but nowadays I like it very much. Who wants a spice in a fragrance, has it here - a nice ginger. I'm into spices so I'm glad I've rediscovered it in here.

The fragrance starts in a strong hit of rhubarb and vanilla, it's the time when rhubarb is the most prominent - then the fragrance is something like a spicy rhubarb cake but not truly edible (that's nice!). What comes afterwards is a great oriental spicy RED scent and I haven't found many orientals in red.
I don't detect much of patchouli, benzoin and rose - actually "rose doesn't exist" and that's good. Sillage is good. Lasting power too. Brit Red is great for cold days, day and night.

Actually it's one and only Burberry fragrance I truly like! Brit Red doesn't build a story in my mind like some fragrances do - but it is an interesting view of an oriental scent really, a twisted one - still very good.

Oct
21
2011
catfight
catfight

This one I found absolutely repellent. I LOVE Brit and Brit Gold, two of my all-time favorite scents, but Red is, to me, horrible.

Oct
14
2011
nogunsofar
nogunsofar

it's too warm and sweet. have it for 3 years, still couldn't finish it. cos it's not my style.

Oct
06
2011
SheShe
SheShe

I like the fragrance. I even had a bottle, nowadays I stay by my samples :)

It's a different oriental because of the rhubarb that goes ahead all notes. Vegetable - vanilla oriental :D as if I sniffed a rhubarb cake - but spices make it oriental too. It really feels red. I like using it from time to time during cold days because B. B. R. is cosy :) It's rather an everyday scent and it isn't sexy, it's just quite funny and oriental at once. The bottle looks good but not excellent.

Sep
26
2011
melinamelp
melinamelp

Annoyingly headachy heavy in blunt spices.

Sep
17
2011
olga1780
olga1780

To be honest I expected so much more from it because I love Gold and consider it a masterpiece.
Burberry Brit Red is a very nice sweet oriental. The rhubarb note is very interesting and makes it stand out among other orientals. But it doesn't rise above the casual fragrance bar, because its sillage is a bit shy on my skin and it doesn't make strong enough statement overall.
Nevertheless a lovely fragrance for colder days.

Edit: the drydown is really wonderful though after ginger and orange kick in....reminds me of D'or by Kristel Saint Martin.

Sep
08
2011
Norgirl
Norgirl

I love this one so much . The rubarb to me is very prominant in the begining, so fresh and real, And then it goes in to meet ginger and vanilla. They blend beutiful togehter making a symphonie i realy like . I cant stop sniffing, he he.
The benzoin also whit vanilla makes it warmer,sweeter but not in any way to much.
I can feel the Jasmin lingers behind there, Rose, not so much neather Patcholie IMO. but the citrus lingers in here to to make it just right.

I wished it stayed on stronger on my skin, There is some vanilla scents that just sink into my skin, and this is one off them , i have to reaply often. but that does not matter that much , because i realy love the opening .

It has the same feel to it as Hard Candy whit the Rhubarb note , but not very alike in there rest off the matter.
A stayer in my collection

Aug
31
2011
laetitiavp
laetitiavp

Burberry Brit was a pleasant surprise. I had ordered a sample, along with other burberry perfumes, out of curiosity.
I instantly recognized the tart freshness of rhubarb which is one of my favorite cooked fruit. It aroused memories of my childhood... my grandmother used to add bananas in her pies to soften the acidity. In Brit Red it is the vanilla and the caramel-like benzoin which sweeten the strong sour smell of rhubarb. Ginger adds a spicy note, not enough to become oriental IMO. Strangely I can smell cinnamon also.
I think the rose and jasmine are insignificant, crushed by the overpowering rhubarb and vanilla.
When it dries down I can still smell rhubarb blended with vanilla. Sweet, comforting, long-lasting.

Aug
30
2011
pickledjo
pickledjo

Oh, I adore this perfume. A blind buy after seeing a bargain on eBay.

It is a cozy, winter scent which is reminiscent of grandma's home baked fruit pie with vanilla custard. A nice warming, gourmand hug of a perfume.

Aug
28
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

Brit Red can be difficult to find these days. For me it was an online blind buy, and luckily it turned out to be a great choice.

On me the mandarin orange and spiced rose are the strongest notes in the beginning. There is a bit of sharpness to it from the rhubarb but that calms down once the fragrance has settled on my skin. Brit Red works best for me in the drydown, when the vanilla and benzoin base warms up and softens the whole fragrance. The lovely kick of ginger is present in this fragrance from beginning to end, although the vanilla does smooth it out somewhat in the drydown.

I don't find Brit Red to be particularly foody, but it is very warm and cozy. It is more spiced and deep than the original Brit and for that reason I would say it is best suited to fall and winter only.

I really enjoy Brit Red, although I would say the original Brit is a little more versatile in comparison as it can be worn year-round. Brit Red is an unusual fragrance that will not work for everyone, but that's part of what makes it so appealing. I'm very glad to have a bottle of this unique scent to wear in the colder months.

Apr
25
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Brit Red is delicious stuff! I also get a bit of berry (raspberry I think) at the beginning.

This plays like a delectable slice of lightly spiced, tart rhubarb pie baked in a gritty, earthy crust. To finish, a topping of warm, subtley sweet citrus-vanilla custard.

Although I think of food, Brit Red is not overly gourmand. It maintains a clarity all the way without dumping a whole lot of calories on me. This also has great sillage and longevity making just one slice the perfect size serving!

Apr
09
2011
Mooniq
Mooniq

I really love Burberry. This one is wonderful. Warm, deep and superfeminine. Not loud, no edgy notes. Just wonderful. Not to sweet, not heavy. In my opinion this one is perfect - always.

Apr
01
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

I smell a hint of berries at the top in this one. It is a lot deeper than the original. The vanilla is still there but darker and comes in a lot later. It is not at all bad but I prefer the original for now.

Mar
12
2011
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

Very much of a misunderstood fragrance.
To me it is a niche (Brit Red has won the FIFI Niche award) - exceptionally unique and not easy to wear. Aimed at a specific group of niche fragrance lovers. May be hard to find in perfume stores but it wasn't created to be sold in millions.
Worth trying, even if the ginger or rhubarb note put you off. Certainly, you can detect the slight tartness of rhubarb and a gentle presence of ginger, yet these two are not dominating at all.
Very well created. Not overly sweet or fruity, it is rather more elegant, smart and serious.
One of the best ones I have ever tried. Not for the faint hearted, though.
Great lasting power and sillage.
May appeal to Kingdom by Alexander McQueen lovers.

Dec
25
2010
floof
floof

This is by far my personal favorite burberry, after buying a small sample of it and trying it a couple times I went to amazon and picked up a 1.7 for around $30. Very pleasant and wearable, I wish they didnt discontinue it, but it is still easy to find on ebay/amazon for reasonable prices. I think the description of the fragrance is fitting and its easy to smell the notes described, but its also very very well blended. Fantastic lasting power, adorable bottle- I am smitten.
I also own brit, sheer and beat. Burberry makes unique easy to wear fumes of exceptional quality with a reasonable price point.

Dec
09
2010
ineverwas
ineverwas

Burberry Brit Red smells absolutely delicious - it's sweet, cozy and warm, perfect for cold winter days.

I also think this is a better version of the original Brit, it has a bit more class and personality and it's actually quite a remarkable scent, in the spirit of Addict by Dior and Wish by Chopard. I've received numerous compliments on this one, which oddly enough, rarely happened before with my other perfumes.

It's got wonderful sillage and extraordinary longevity, what a pity it was only a limited edition...

Sep
04
2010
hollycat
hollycat

A thick orientalized version of the original burberry brit. The rhubarb is quite prominent on me all the way through to the dry down which it very vanillic and sweet. Makes a good winter snuggler perfume.

Great longevity and projection.

Sep
03
2010
autumn89
autumn89

Perfect for nights in the pub during the festive season. Guys can wear it, but no more that one spray! the sillage is pretty crazy as is the longevity.

Cosy and comforting.

Aug
18
2010
janudy
janudy

I like the dry down the best--the beginning is very tart and too sour on my skin, probably from the rhubarb. Then the vanilla amps up and it dries down to this tangy vanilla cream goodness. Maybe the top notes will be more bearable during the winter...I'll have to try it then!

Aug
06
2010
lolipopstar
lolipopstar

Rubharb pie and ginger snaps with vanilla custard. Comfort food. Simple and delicious. The bottle matches the juicy scent. Well done burberry!

Jul
06
2010
arb368
arb368

This is a comfort scent for me. While the notes of gingerbread, rhubarb, vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli suggest that this fragrance be enjoyed in the fall and winter, I find myself turning to Brit Red throughout the year when the day promises to be particularly stressful or trying. I don’t get any spice from this (sigh), but a soft sweetness that’s somewhat gourmand. I don’t usually purchase a fragrance more than once (there are too many to try and enjoy!), but I do have a spare Brit Red on hand since this is a limited edition and becoming more and more difficult to find.

Jul
06
2010
kugkng
kugkng

Initial spray has a strong rhubarb and orangy very zesty then floriantal part with rose and warm sweet note after that vanilla creammy bake pie ...very yummy it stay with me very long leave a very warm and cozy trace very good especially in a cold day or winter..I recommend.

Jun
15
2010
ahmed ehab
ahmed ehab

my sister sprayed this one on her and it really smells nice !

the vanilla is very noticable along with a slight touch of floral background in the drydown

its projection and longetivity could have been improved though

i give this a 8/10 !

Mar
25
2010
deeper_shallow
deeper_shallow

I received a sample of this one from Rebella - thank you! So much!
While it doesn't exactly remind me of rhubarb pie, I figure this is what candied rhubarb would smell like? Juicy, almost sour opening with rhubarb and citrus, lots of spicy heat from the ginger, all nicely blended in with the caramel-crunchy vanilla base.
An odd, funny scent that I'd label spicy gourmand instead of oriental floral. Very likable with lots of quirky personality!
ETA: Finally found it online! I was so worried about what to do after my sample ran out, since it's been discontinued for quite some time.

Feb
17
2010
maijaaijam
maijaaijam

It's sweeter than I could ever imagine.
Note of rhubarb is very prominent, at first splash it allmost knocked me down with souriness, but scent becomes sweet very fast.
I like it, it's pleasant and warm (ginger adds spicy smell), but not exactly for me.

Jan
22
2010
Dark Curls
Dark Curls

I love this!!! Got my sample today. I am loving the ginger that my skin is picking up alot. I am not sure that I know what rhubarb smells like but I cannot wait to order a full bottle of this potion!! Burberry can do NO wrong in my eyes..or nose!!

Dec
31
2009
sherapop
sherapop

Ginger, vanilla, and... rhubarb! An unlikely combination even in the kitchen, but in a perfume?

In fact, BURBERRY BRIT RED, against all expections (which were perhaps admittedly low...) smells quite nice to me. As its bright red plaid bottle boldly proclaims, this is a holiday scent: to be worn at most twice each year, on Christmas Eve and, perhaps, again on Christmas morning! Not to welcome Jesus Christ, mind you, but oh-so-secular Santa Claus.

This is a likeable fragrance to anyone who likes sweetness in moderation, at least when it comes to wearing it on their skin... And I do appreciate the novelty of this scent, now and then. To be precise: twice each year!

A good perfume to put you in the mood for...
baking!

Dec
24
2009
Mals86
Mals86

After the tart rhubarb topnotes (very enjoyable!) fade, it becomes too sweet for my taste. It never gets really offensive, but I'd rather save up for something I really love.

Dec
03
2009
missk
missk

So, so very beautiful. A sweet and mildly spicy vanilla fragrance which has all the class and sophistication of a true Burberry perfume.

While most of Burberry's fragrances are casual and Summery, Brit Red I would dare to wear to any formal event. I believe that I could never tire of this exquisite fragrance.

Brit Red is warm and comforting while at the same time it's incredibly sexy. It has all the appeal of a floral-scented perfume, yet the spicy kick from the rhubarb, ginger and patchouli makes this fragrance so different and so appealing.

For the life of me I cannot understand why they are discontinuing this fragrance. I test many scents, yet it has been quite a while since a fragrance of this kind has grabbed my attention. I do hope to purchase this fragrance so that I can wear it during Winter next year.

I must add that the lasting strength is amazing, lasted on my skin the whole day. The sillage is also good, not overpowering but heavy enough to leave a light trail. I cannot wait to get my hands on a bottle.

Nov
19
2009
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

Having been prepared by the other reviewers for the sharp introduction of the fragrance, I found the rhubarb thoroughly engaging. I kept smelling my wrist as the fragrance made its way through the heart to the sultry base notes, and ohhhhh... I do love this fragrance.

Nov
18
2009
mandashell
mandashell

Nice, spicy, warm, mildly sweet scent. One of the few perfumes that truly evokes memories of Christmas time. Mmm, gingerbread men and pine trees. ;') Wouldn't mind having a sample or a 1oz bottle solely for the holidays but not for regular use. Lasting power is good and it has a strong presence.

Oct
24
2009
guest_georgie
guest_georgie

This Is It!! The fragrance I have been searching for, distinctive, light, long lasting with 'POP', pity it took this long and what I ended up finding was a discontinued line :(
Rhubarb gives Brit Red its 'pop' whilst the ginger softness and warmth. I would normally steer clear of vanilla but the addition of benzoin keeps any potential sugaryness at bay.
On my skin this makes an awesome summer scent, I don't experience the heavy heat others speak of.
Having also tried the original Brit I wish they'd discontinue that weak lackluster formula and keep Red.
*Brit Red is the most unique fragrance experience.

Oct
10
2009
1blondeangel
1blondeangel

I didn't like this one so much! It's not horrible yet something about it reminded me of what my old neighbor lady used to wear and I didn't care for it. I will say this, Burberry fragrances last. And, although this one isn't for me, a lot of women prefer this Burberry scent.

Aug
15
2009
harajukulovers
harajukulovers

Love this fragrance x

Jul
24
2009
asia08368
asia08368

Ohh, I like this. My favourite fragrance for cold, snowy day. It doing, that I feel hot ;)
Cranberry with vanilla - mix for me ;)
And it is a very long fragrance :)

Jun
03
2009
megannsmom
megannsmom

I am loving this scent!! Have you ever smelled Rhubarb crisp, hot from the oven? Thats what this scent reminds me of. We have two HUGE bunches of Rhubarb in our backyard and I make Rhubarb crisp out of it every year; the Rhubarb in Brit Red reminds me of that crisp, probably because of the spicy-vanilla notes. This is delicious....and when my hubby did his obligatory sniff of my wrist today, he said, "Yum.....what is that?" This from a man who rarely likes my perfumes and NEVER asks what perfume it is!! A keeper, FBW in every way!

May
08
2009
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

This scent is soo nice, one just has to grow into it. It reminds me of 'Diamonds and Rubies' by Elizabeth Taylor with the spiciness and all. Overall, a very rich and warm fragrance.

Apr
26
2009
rebella
rebella

This one is really nice, easy to wear and easy to like. The rhubarb topnotes are so juicy and and mouthwatering, make me longing for home made rhubarb pie.

After a while the rhubarb fades and mixes with soft spices and become warmer, richer and very comforting.

Can be found ridicoulusly cheap on the net, a bargain really. I would love to have a big bottle in my collection, it´s a happy, nice and non-offensiv casual fragrance... But it isn´t like woooow... Pretty and good enough.

Apr
05
2009
noharadwan
noharadwan

on my skin ,this perfume wasnt special or significant at all !!! as i found it a usual fresh fruity floral perfume ..i liked more burberry brit

Apr
03
2009
Σελήνη
Σελήνη

I agree with Lorena this one is also one of my new favorite fragrances.
The whole Burrberry Brit series is so great but this one impressed me a lot.I bought this fragrance blind and i would do it a second time.Wow i really enjoy to smell this now.The beginning is so great it's fresh and cute,i smell the mandarine and the softness of the jasmine and i really smell the rhubarb which smell like the rhubarb cake from my Mom,and then it becomes sweet and warm so warm it match perfect to the Bottle,it's really hot and comfortable and sensual.I smell the vanilla(it's sweet but not too sweet and bothersome) and the rose, the ginger only a bit.

I'm really happy that i get this special one.I'm so excited i forget what i want to write.This fragrances is really good for the colder day's but also good for the spring time.Brit Red is a scent for woman of all ages.It last very long.You can wear it in the daytime and it appeal pretty and warmhearted and it's also good for the nighttime then it appeals more sensual and irresistible.The Bottle is so cute and this wonderful red shows the passion and love of this fragrance.I don't want to miss this scent.

Mar
30
2009
LORENA
LORENA

I bought a bottle two months ago and it has become one of my favorite perfumes ever. So warm and pleasant. Sweet and romantic. My husband loves when I wear it. It opens with high doses of vainilla and flowers and a sweet aroma like a kind of syrup.. and a moment later the spicy notes , which by the way are at "the right moment an in the right place" .. cut all the sweetnes in a gentle way, and make it smell a bit more floral .. I usually wear it in the morning but i belive it could be worn during the whole day. It has a wonderful staying power, and it is very noticeable because , people always ask me about the perfume I am wearing, sometimes after hours from the application. I really like it and I belive it is difficult to be dissapointed with this version.

Mar
14
2009
JenniferEllenA
JenniferEllenA

I love it in small doses. It is strong and potent and curious. Kind of overpowered. I only like after its faded and mellowed for a couple hours. Spray sparingly - and only in winter months please. Its like a crazy exotic popurri shop. Whew!!

Mar
14
2009
mirror
mirror

I like the idea of it... to spice up such a classical scent and make it sparklier and more youthful.
I just think they went over the top. too much rhubarb, too gourmand. it doesn't go well with the Brit concept.
oh yes, and it's way too sweet!

Feb
19
2009
tessture
tessture

The rhubarb made what would otherwise be a nice perfume go wonky on me. It ended up smelling dirty and unpleasant.

Dec
14
2008
SandraS
SandraS

Is it possible for a scent to tingle your nose? If I had to describe this perfume in one word it would be "hot". Red Hot Chili like the spiciest indian cousine. It feels and smells hot, not in the sexy sense but like fire, warmth.

I don't think it is like any other perfume I've smelled before. After the first impact, it has dried down to a powdery scent on me. Red is the right color for it. Not for the faint of heart.

This perfume stays for a long time. As others said before the ginger and the Rhuburb give it an unique touch. Very original and for night wear.

Nov
17
2008
azuriiita
azuriiita

I must to say it: ¡ what a wonderful description Black Amber Moon!!!!!!
I am agree with you!!! :D
I am of the loving group of this fragrance :D Its spectacular

Nov
12
2008
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

Brit Red is a fun, unique fragrance. It reminds me of a spicy tea you would drink in cool weather. In spite of some gourmand notes, it always retains a dry/green character - there is no vanilla overload. The rhubarb and mandarin make for a zippy, tangy opening. Jasmine and rose emerge later and add an elegant touch. The florals prevent Red from becoming too "foody". Gingerbread is present, but it doesn't overwhelm the scent. Patchouli is very clean. The base is soft and mellow with its smooth sandalwood and vanilla. Really fun to wear! Has a unique character, so definitely try before you buy. A love or hate fragrance...

Oct
25
2008
azuriiita
azuriiita

So special fragrance... very interesting, cheerful... on my skin smell really pleasant :) And make me feel good, confident and calm... its sensual too :)

Oct
20
2008
coco76
coco76

its interesting to read how different perfumes develop on different people...i don't smell 'sweat' or 'pot' in this (i think green peppers when you pass them in the produce department smell like pot) this perfume smells opulent and warm to me with the ginger and rhubarb combining beautifully on my skin and the vanilla lingering softly for quite a few hours. i have a mini that i carefully using drop by drop until i can get a full bottle! this is the first burberry scent to actually 'work' with my chemistry and i love it.

Oct
20
2008
Zoya
Zoya

I really dont know what to think about this one. When i first sprayed it, it had a really disgusting smell that i cant describe. It was somthing like sweat and grass mixed together, but much worse. When i came closer to smell it from my wrist, i immidaitly had to turn my head away because of the horrible smell. However, about an hour later i smelled it and it smelled amazing. I gave my friends to try and small my wrist, and everyone loved it. Bottom line, I really dont know what to think. Guess its a mystery.

Oct
20
2008
Malegria
Malegria

We all have different body chemistry and if it smells bad on one person, it will not necessarily smell bad on another.I am not a big buddy of Burberry, however, this one smells pleasant enough. Gingerbread, though not very sweet - with some green notes to it. Non offensive for sure.

Oct
13
2008
flugeltje013
flugeltje013

I like it. I think it kinda smells like cannabis
(ps I don't say this to be offensive but because I really mean it...)

Aug
25
2008

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