Burberry is known for having great-smelling colognes, and we’ve rounded up some of the best ones for you.
Burberry was launched back in 1856 when a 21-year-old draper saw the need for fashionable clothing to protect against the unpredictable British weather.
From their long trench coats worn by soldiers during the First World War to their unmistakable check pattern, Burberry has established itself as a timeless brand in the world of fashion and fragrance.
Burberry’s first colognes were introduced in 1981, and today they are considered among the best in the fragrance market. They are masculine and refreshing but recognized for their balance and intensity.
Best Burberry Colognes
Here are the best burberry colognes in no particular order.
Burberry For Men
Burberry For Men is one of the older Burberry fragrances. It was released back in 1995 and is a classic, masculine blend of woody aromas in a warm, energetic composition.
Top notes are bergamot, lavender, mint, and thyme; middle notes are moss, geranium, and sandalwood; base notes are amber and cedar.
This is the classic Burberry scent. It is one of Burberry’s best colognes and is the fragrance of choice for the classic, well-dressed, well-groomed gentleman who is particular about his looks.
It has been a long-time favorite for the sophisticated man about town and continues to gain admirers as it outperforms other contenders.
It is warm, approachable, simple, and smooth.
Burberry London Eau De Toilette for Men
This is a terrific Burberry cologne, and it is just perfect for the cooler months. It is considered in the warm, spicy category with attractive notes of leather, cinnamon, tobacco, and wood and a distinctly oriental depth.
Burberry London Eau de Toilette is a crowd-pleasing, warm and sweet-smelling fragrance. However, it does not overpower an entire room but will make a good impression on those close to you.
Top notes are cinnamon, bergamot, and lavender; middle notes are leather and mimosa; base notes are tobacco leaf, opononax, guaiac wood, and oakmoss.
Wear this in the fall, in winter at holiday gatherings – and be prepared for compliments.
Mr. Burberry Indigo
This Burberry cologne transports you to a British beach – perhaps Brighton, Holme-next-the-Sea, or Felixstowe. It gives you a burst of breezy freshness you are likely to encounter outdoors as you navigate the changeable weather.
If you are lucky enough to get a hot day at an English beach, this cologne will not overwhelm you in bright sunshine.
It is a popular beach bar fragrance and is worn by sporty golf or tennis players — outdoorsy types who enjoy working and relaxing outside the house.
It’s an uplifting fragrance, yet not too much over the top; Burberry fragrances always maintain their signature class and timelessness.
Top notes are rosemary, lemon, bergamot, and grapefruit; middle notes are mint, water notes, violet, sage, tea, and hedione; base notes comprise oakmoss, Iso E Super, and amber.
Mr. Burberry Indigo is aquatic, bright, and refreshing yet also seductive in a calm, cool way. You’ll enjoy it.
Burberry Brit for Men Eau de Toilette
Burberry Brit for Men is a refined, fresh cologne with a blend of spices, green outdoorsy notes, and a touch of powder.
It was launched in 2004. The addition of ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg gives it a modern, sophisticated kick rather than a heavy, hit-you-in-the-face slug.
Brit For Men has a well-balanced composition, so nothing overpowers you. Spicy notes of light mandarin orange note, warm cardamom, nutmeg, and ginger reveal incredible freshness.
It dries down to a green, outdoorsy cedar base combined with the powdery aroma of rose, musk patchouli, and tonka bean.
Brit has a very appealing smell which is more suitable for the crisp cooler months of the year. Laid back, elegant, and casual, with an excellent blend of powdery floral aromas and spicy elements, Burberry Brit For Men is a sensual, compelling fragrance.
As the marketing blurb says “Burberry Brit For Men is a perfect illustration of the modern English spirit inwrought with tradition…”
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Him Eau De Toilette
From Carnaby Street to the present day, Brits have always produced great music and ground-breaking fashion, and Burberry has featured prominently in their style history.
A newer addition to the men’s collection, Burberry Brit Rhythm for Him Eau De Toilette was launched in 2013. It’s a lively, vigorous, leather-based fragrance inspired by contemporary music and the club scene.
This upbeat eau de toilette has an invigorating woody aromatic scent, with top notes of juniper berries, cardamom, verbena, and basil; middle notes comprise leather and styrax and base notes are of tonka bean, cedar, and patchouli.
Brit Rhythm for Him is unique, modern, and exciting, especially if you want to be the center of attention while out clubbing.
Burberry Touch for Men Eau de Toilette
Burberry Touch for Men Eau de Toilette came out in 2000 as a lighter evolution of its other relatives.
It is a casual, everyday fragrance, aimed at men who don’t want to overpower the entire room when walking into a social occasion or business meeting. It lets you be the center of attention, not your cologne.
Touch for Men is a gentle, casual, versatile scent comprising notes of white pepper, Virginia cedarwood, and nutmeg, along with a balance of violet leaves and Mandarin trees. If you need a quick description for this fragrance, it is in the woody/floral/musk category.
Top notes are violet leaf, artemisia and mandarin orange; middle notes are white pepper, cedar, and nutmeg; base notes are white musk, tonka bean, and vetiver.
Use it sparingly and it will last a long time.
Burberry Weekend for Men Eau De Toilette
Burberry Weekend for Men Eau De Toilette is the perfect cool, weekend fragrance. Although it was introduced in 1997, it is still one of the best fresh, citrusy fragrances around.
Packed with opening citrus notes of orange, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, melon, and bergamot, it’s an olfactory fruit salad of freshness.
Middle notes are ivy, oakmoss, and sandalwood. Base notes comprise honey, musk, and amber. Burberry Weekend is a blast of uplifting crispness with an appealing woody dry down.
This is a casual cologne. It is not going to make a huge statement or annoy your boss in the boardroom. Wear it — as its name implies — on the weekend for a light, relaxing, spritz of freshness.
Final Thoughts About Burberry Fragrances
There’s something for just about everyone in the Burberry lineup. We could not mention them all in this guide.
The company’s world-class master perfumers produce exclusive, high-class fragrances which rarely fail to please, so if we left some out, rest assured you will not be disappointed to experiment on your own.
The Burberry man is fashionable and refined, with an easy nonchalance just like a true British gentleman. You take a step into that world with a Burberry cologne.
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