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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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    Ann-Marie Vaughan
    October 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I think the EDT would suit me. @GossamerMoonglo

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    Kelley Roach
    October 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Burberry Eau de Toilette @roachk14

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    Aliah Talusan
    October 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    the brighter uplifting eu de toilette

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    October 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I can’t pick!! They both sound like would smell really good. If I had to I think I would pick the Burberry Eau de Toilette.

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    October 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I find the My Burberry EDT more appealing as it seems to be more aligned with my wife’s fun personality !

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      October 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Forgot to include my twitter name: @OneSoccerDad (Mark)

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    marian boll
    October 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    What a tough choice!!

    I would select the lighter scented bottle for myself please.

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    Tracy Jacobs
    October 10, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    The Eau de Toilette ? @tracyjacobs9

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    julia poole
    October 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Burberry Eau de Toilette @jhpbeach

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    Carolyn Corrin
    October 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Loving them both for different reasons. @victreebel21

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    Cynthia Matz-Smith
    October 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    My Burberry EDT love peopny but I’m a bit off on musk…. @matzsmith

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    October 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I vote for the eau de parfum!

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    October 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    eau de toilettes is for me

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    Kathryn C
    October 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

    the brighter, uplifting eau de toilette!

    twitter: @thrincor

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    cari tomei
    October 10, 2015 at 11:18 am


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    October 10, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I Love My Burberry Eau de Parfum

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    Alys James
    October 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I think the eau de toilette would be more my style. @lil_alys

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    Jane Sandona
    October 10, 2015 at 8:58 am

    eau de toilette

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    Sherri Gagnon
    October 10, 2015 at 7:55 am

    xo_sherbear (twitter)

    I love both Burberry perfumes, but if I had to pick I’d choose the original eau de parfum

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    Michaela Jennings
    October 10, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I love the original one

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    Deb Philippon
    October 10, 2015 at 5:43 am

    I prefer the lighter, but I find I can wear any Burberry scents.

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    Kiranya CG
    October 10, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Twitter name: Kiranya CG @cgkiranyaa
    I Love My Burberry Eau de Parfum …I’d like the original grand floral eau de parfum

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    Natalie Crossan
    October 10, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Love the original one 🙂

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    Patricia Sandquist
    October 10, 2015 at 12:53 am

    The lighter one, please.

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    Crystal S
    October 9, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I think I love the eau de parfum better, but they both smell amazing!

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    jane jakins
    October 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    love the original one

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