Brit Woman by Nathalie Gracia-Cetto for Burberry 2003

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Portia

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Hello Designer Frag Fans,

Recently Burberry Brit woman has received a bottle facelift. It spurred me to grab one of the older EdP bottles because I have always thought they looked cool and fun. Directly below is the new bottle and yes, I think it’s WAY more finished, luxe and modern but the old one is something I’ve liked for a long time so I prefer to have it in my collection.

I have no idea whether the new bottle points towards a reformulation or if burberry is just bringing the bottle more in line with current trends, and making it look more desirable. Whatever, I’m writing about the juice in the old bottle that you see below.

Brit Woman by Burberry 2003

Brit Woman by Nathalie Gracia-Cetto

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top:  Iced pear, Italian lime, Green almond
Heart: Sugared almond, White peony
Base: Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla

The pear is just shy of ripe and the lime tar but not mouth puckeringly so. Green almond? Definitely almond but not so green, it’s the smell of cracking an almond shell open to find the delicious, creamy nut beneath. Don’t get me wrong Brit woman is sweet from the outset but it seems like a sweetness contained. Even when the sugared almonds come in it’s not tooth rottingly sweet or a bakery scent. There is a toastedness that keeps Brit interesting, a wetness that gives a fresh edge.

The base is quite pretty, a very comfortable, smooth vanilla. It’s cool, dry, quite austere compared to todays designer offerings and flanked perfectly by almonds and woodsiness. I get soft hints of dried, used coffee grounds too. Maybe it’s my imagination but I get the smell every wear.

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Who can wear and where would they? Burberry Brit Woman is super comfy. It doesn’t screech, isn’t sickly sweet and has a moderate sillage for the first hour ore so. Once the party is over though the soft warm hum of dry down persists for hours and hours. I see it as a reasonably priced go to for both sexes. Though ostensibly aimed at the women it smells really good on me, and I think Jin could rock it too.

I’ve been wearing it layered with the extrait. I smell really good.

Further reading: Now Smell This
FragranceNet has 50ml/$25
My Perfume Samples has samples starting at $2/ml

Which bottle do you prefer? Have you ever worn Brit?
Portia xx

10 comments on “Brit Woman by Nathalie Gracia-Cetto for Burberry 2003

  1. Bianca B says:

    Oh yeah, I love my Brit! It certainly sits within the gourmand realm but is so incredibly distinctive, and unique in my opinion. Love the original bottle too, kinda gaudy but cute.

  2. Tara C says:

    I prefer the original bottle. My mom wears the original and I wear the Saks LE version, Brit Gold. The Red version is nice too, rhubarb note.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey TaraC,
      When i was researching this the Red one was the one that gets all the love. I’ve never tried it but now it’s on the list.
      Portia xx

  3. shiva-woman says:

    I only like the Burberry Brit Rhythm. My Burberry is ok, but Brit Rhythm I really like. The others make me ill and nauseous. I’m not sure why. The brand itself is just not my favorite but I love lavender….
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Shiva-Woman,
      I think they make very un-luxe fragrances generally. Having said that I also quite like a few and love this one and Burberry The Beat for men.
      Portia xx

  4. Fazal says:

    I also admit new bottle looks cooler but there is always something about having the original.

  5. Hage Kay says:

    I had the original Brit Woman as shown above, a full bottle and gifted it to a relative back home in SE Asia.

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