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Which My Burberry girl are you?

Which “My Burberry” girl are you? This month sees two versions of a fragrance inspired by a walk through a London garden after a rainfall. And while you might think the new eau de toilette version of the grand floral scent is just a lighter version of the original, you’d be mistaken. The new edt version is a fresher, nuanced interpretation of the original with some interesting new notes.

my burberryBoth My Burberry fragrances are the brainchild of Christopher Bailey and master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. “Here is what is important to know: today’s eau de toilette fragrances are not lighter than eau de parfums. They are the same strength. An eau de toilette will give you a slightly different character and personality but the same impact,” says Kurkdjian. “I like to describe the new eau de toilettes this way: In music you keep the melody of a song, but you can have different orchestrations. That’s what we did with the new My Burberry eau de toilette. Instead of a cello playing, you have a violin. I wanted this version to be vibrant, playful and crisp.”

francis Kurkdjian perfumer

Master Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Last year’s My Burberry Eau de parfum was Bailey’s vision of a London garden after a rainfall.

my burberry edpIt’s best described as a contemporary British grand floral scent. “You have an urban garden in London, so I wanted something contemporary. I wanted to have a lush wetness to the scent so I chose roses and freesia as the main flowers of the scent – they are little bit spicy and bright,” says Francis. He says the geranium leaves give an herbal, almost minty vibrancy to the eau de parfum.

london garden

My Burberry Eau de Parfum notes:

Top: bergamot and sweet pea

Heart: geranium leaves, golden quince, freesia, rain-tipped Damask & Centifolia rose

Base: patchouli

my burberry eau de parfum

My Burberry Eau de Parfum

What few people understand is that the art of perfumery is grounded in strict science. Perfumers have to find the ideal balance of ingredients and carefully figure out the proper ratios and proportions. Some scents that smell delicious in a lab don’t always work when produced in massive quantities. There is a lot of chemistry to it.

london garden

“It isn’t easy replacing a note in a fragrance. A scent formula is built like a pyramid and when you remove one ingredient, you have to carefully replace it or it can crumble.”

white flowersFor My Burberry EDT, he kept the rose heart which is the core personality of the scent but replaced the spiky character of geranium with peony. The bergamot in the eau de parfum is replaced with lemon tree flower, which is the same family as bergamot. It’s a little less tart and more elegant. And the moss note in the original makes way for some light cedarwood. The overall mood of this version is vibrant and playful.

cara delevingne and kate moss

“When creating a signature scent for a luxury fashion house, there is one key rule: The strength has to be strong enough to be recognized when a woman walks by on the street. It has to have a long trail so people notice it. That is what women look for.”

my burberry eau de toiletteMy Burberry Eau de Toilette notes:

Top: sweet pea and lemon tree flower

Heart: freesia, rose, peach blossom and peony

Base: Damask rose, light cedarwood and musk

my burberry edt

Congrats to Julie-Lynne McCann from Canada. We drew her name from all those who commented below to receive both fragrances. 

my burberry

My Burberry is available at thebay.com and Hudson’s Bay stores across the country.


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    Carole B.
    October 9, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I like the original one

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    Cindi Shafer
    October 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    My Burberry EDT

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    October 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I think I would love the new scent!

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    October 9, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    The original anytime…:)

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    Monika S
    October 9, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I Love the original grand floral eau de parfum @monskimon

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    Carrie Conley
    October 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Eau de Toilette @weeziestoy

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    Joy Q
    October 9, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I like the Eau de Toilette. @joyq74

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    Cally Martin
    October 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I prefer the original grand floral eau de parfum more..<3

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    Maria Hackett
    October 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I Love the original grand floral eau de parfum! @hackettlady xx

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    October 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I love l’eau de parfum ! @mademoiselleC__

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    Claire Ward
    October 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    The lighter fragrance

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    Tonya Warner
    October 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    The lighter Eau DE toilette. @tda9566

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    Chantel Frieder
    October 9, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I choose the original grand floral eau de parfum!! This scent sends me to my happy place!

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    Jill m
    October 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    The loghter Eau de toilette

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    October 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Prefer the lighter eau de toilette @sram3280 :twitter

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    October 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I love the original, but the lighter Eau de toilette would be worth a try for a change. I do like anything with lemon. @bjabers

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    October 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Twitter miriama59 the brighter, uplifting eau de toilette…for most days but honestly, I could see me loving both.

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    Karen D
    October 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I prefer the Eau De Toilette. @karen_dietrich

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    Françoise Chapados
    October 9, 2015 at 2:48 pm


    I would choose the eau de parfum. I love patchouli.

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    Laura Micele
    October 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Still love the original….@snowwite72

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    eevon khoo
    October 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I prefer the like the original grand floral eau de parfum more.


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    October 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Both sound intriguing, but I’d choose the original grand floral eau de parfum! @tobyhir

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    October 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I love the original scent.

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    October 9, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    my daughter would prefer the original and I would love the new scent.

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    Artemis Giote
    October 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I prefer the lighter notes of the eau de toilette.


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