Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
My Burberry Black description
My Burberry Black is for your inner vixen, you know the one – the girl who wants to drape herself in black leather and red velvet, and in an even darker shade of lip and shadow. The original My Burberry is a soft, earthy, feminine scent that ends with a twirling breeze of rose petals. But My Burberry Black is the torrid, street-wise sister to My Burberry’s pastoral profile. It’s the midnight shade to My Burberry’s gentle dawn.
For starters, My Burberry Black opens with a lascivious jasmine flower, with its sensual side cranked up to 11. Everything jasmine fans need flows out of the top of this perfume – the creamy fullness, the sweet, almost vanillic tones, and the skin-smooth texture. What’s even better is this is the only top note in this scent – no citrus, no spices, just the delicious 500-thread count jasmine flower flowing over your senses.
That is, until the candied rose and peach nectar arrive from the heart. The middle of My Burberry Black is pure rose liqueur, backed by peach brandy. In My Burberry, the roses are quite delicate and arrive in the drydown phase – but here they are lacquered in sugar until they gleam like sunlit snow crystals. There’s nothing demure about My Burberry Black at all – each note is as full, round and voluptuous as it can be, and the heart of this scent is awash in heady, top-shelf delirium.
The amber and patchouli in the base are rich, spicy and strong, with amber’s smoky sweet side keeping the patchouli from getting too rough or funky. There’s almost a maple tinge to the drydown, like aged bourbon, which ends My Burberry Black on an unexpected, masculine theme. But what else can you expect from a perfume this bawdy and bold?
Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian has done incredible work with both My Burberry and My Burberry Black – both fragrances have delightfully confident personalities, and each are the polar opposite of the other, making for a perfect day-night combination. Fans of jasmine and roses in their fullest, most seductive forms will live in this scent until the last precious drop is gone from the bottle.