Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women description
Burberry’s Brit Rhythm for Her is a brisk, fresh, feminine perfume. There’s plenty here for Powder Power People, as Brit Rhythm for Her stacks the deck with lavender in the top notes, and both orange flower and orris absolute in the heart. So if you prefer fragrances that smell like they can applied with a cosmetics puff instead of an atomizer, Brit Rhythm for Her will make you very happy, indeed.
Brit Rhythm for Her starts out as freshly pressed as your new school clothes in September. The opening is clean, bright and spiked with a touch of pink pepper for contrast. The lavender and the pink pepper play together in a fun, daring way at the top, with a quicksilver strand of neroli flashing through the powder and spices. Taken all together, the top notes create a well-heeled, but sassy impression, like a private school girl wearing kohl eyeliner and her uniform all tatted up with safety pins.
The heart features more overtly powdery notes, as the orris absolute and orange flower take over from the lavender, with a pinpoint polka dot of blackberry leaf inkblotting the soft feminine florals.
The secret joy in this perfume is how underneath all the powder, one single note pops out from the soft, dry femininity and cheekily asserts itself. In the top notes, you’ll notice how the pink pepper stands out, and in the heart, how the blackberry leaf winks out at you. These contrasting notes completely make Burberry Brit Rhythm fun, and elevate it out of becoming a staid, ultra-traditional floral scent. The feel of this fragrance is similar to discovering that dusty librarian who’s always scolding you actually has a hysterical sense of humor.
The heart has plenty of power also – the drydown will take several hours to finally nudge the orris and orange flower aside. There’s touches of vetiver and musk, with some dry woods as well, but the base is a stage set for the composition to use while introducing the plot twists in this perfume.
Burberry’s Brit Rhythm for Her is a deceptively demure, soft floral scent with bright flashes of irreverence and individualism as it develops. An olfactive book you shouldn’t judge by its cover, but instead spray on and discover its offbeat charm. Besides, maybe that librarian is shushing you so you can notice the cool girl in the St. Andrews uniform who so obviously needs some help with her homework.