12 Best Burberry Perfumes for Women

Updated June 2021

Best Seller

Burberry Brit

Editor's Pick

Burberry Weekend

Classic Scent

Burberry by Burberry

How We Found the Best Burberry Perfumes

5 Experts Interviewed

26 Fragrances Tested

Top 12 Picks

Madison McCord

Madison McCord

Diploma in Perfumery Science and Sensory Evaluation

Burberry is a brand synonymous with the idea of British elegance. Their perfumes are no exception. If you’re looking for a sophisticated scent that can become your signature, look no further than this Burberry female perfume list. In this guide, we’re going to cover the 12 best Burberry perfumes, to help you decide which one is right for you. We’ll compare the notes and the imagery behind each fragrance so you can see which one calls to your personality.

Burberry has a rich heritage as a luxury brand. Thomas Burberry founded the brand in 1856, with their check print and trench coats become recognizable in every corner of the world. It’s one of the few luxury brands to carry the Royal Warrant, on the appointment of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince of Wales. If you’ve always wanted to smell like a royal, now is your chance!

Their first perfume ‘Burberry for Men’ was launched in 1981, with the line now containing over 80 perfumes. Since 2017, the Burberry fragrance line has been manufactured by Coty, the same brand who makes perfume for the likes of Gucci and Calvin Klein.

Summary List

Burberry Fragrances Ranked by CologneCritic.com

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Burberry Perfume - Burberry Weekend

Why we chose it

Weekend is our Editor’s pick for the best Burberry perfume. This is a daytime fragrance which lends itself more to the transitional months of spring and fall but can be worn in any weather all-year around. 

The nose behind Weekend is the French Master Perfumer Nathalie Lorson (the creator of Black Opium by YSL). 

Often described as a “Sunshine in a bottle” or a “Spring in a bottle”, this fresh floral perfume reminds you of a sunny and relaxing weekend in the English countryside.

It opens to top notes of mandarin orange, mignonette, and sage. In the middle notes, you’ll smell blue hyacinth, peach blossom, rose hip, iris, red cyclamen, and nectarine. The base notes of cedar, musk, and sandalwood give this scent its depth.

Weekend is undoubtedly a feminine scent with an impressive longevity that will see you from day to night with minimal touch-ups. If you’re a fan of floral fragrances, add this one to your shopping list.

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Fruity
  • Powdery

Best Seller

Best Selling Burberry Perfume - Burberry Brit

Our Take

Burberry Brit is one of the brand’s best-sellers.

This perfume is inspired by Burberry’s heritage as an unapologetically English brand, giving a contemporary twist to the idea of the classic British fragrance.

You’ll smell almond, pear, and lime in the top notes. The heart hits you with notes of candied almond, sugar, and white peony – creating the idea of an English rose in bloom. The base notes of amber, mahogany, tonka bean, almond and vanilla make this perfume dry down to a light gourmand scent.

Burberry Brit is a fall and winter scent for daytime wear, giving you the longevity that you would expect from this luxury brand.

Nathalie Gracia-Cetto is the nose behind Brit.

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Fruity
  • Vanilla

Classic Scent

Classic Burberry Perfume - Burberry Women

Our Take

This timeless classic launched in 1995 and became an instant staple for the brand.  

Burberry Women is a fruity perfume which opens to top notes of peach, apricot, black currant, green apple, and pear. These notes give way to its heart of jasmine, moss, and sandalwood. This scent closes with base notes of cedar, musk, and vanilla.

This charming and sophisticated fragrance is minimalistic, with a burst of peachy notes and a woodier heart. It dries down to a sweet perfume of vanilla and musk.

It is an ideal scent for wearing during the day and it’s one you’ll want to reach for on days when you’re going to the office.

Very similar to Taylor Swift’s Taylor and Jessica Simpson’s Fancy Love.

The nose for this scent is Michel Almairac, the creator of Gucci Rush.

Main Accords

  • Fruity
  • Woody
  • Powdery

Burberry London

Our Take

This perfume is one you wouldn’t miss on your vanity. The bottle incorporates Burberry’s signature check print and encompasses the ideals of the brand. The scent of Burberry London is made to remind you of the mix of old and new in the vibrant city as a floral scent with a jasmine heart.

Dominique Ropion and Jean-Marc Chaillan are the noses behind this scent. 

Burberry London starts with top notes of honeysuckle, tangerine, and rose before giving way to heart notes of clementine, peony, jasmine, and tiare flower. The base notes finish with a classic combination of musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. This popular fragrance leaves a velvet scent of musk in the air, making it the perfect scent for daytime wear during the fall.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • White Floral

My Burberry Blush

Our Take

If you’ve been scrolling through this list in search of a summer scent, you’ve found your match! My Burberry Blush is a fresh and sweet perfume with floral notes, perfect for hot days.

The French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, one of the greatest perfumers of our times, is the nose behind this scent.

The formulation of My Burberry Blush is fairly simplistic compared to others on this list. You’ll smell lemon and pomegranate in the top notes, before the middle notes come through with geranium, green apple, and rose petals. The base of this scent is the most unique in this list so far, mixing jasmine and wisteria to give it a feminine feel.

A real compliment getter!

Main Accords

  • Fresh Spicy
  • Fruity
  • Rose

Burberry Touch

Our Take

Launching in 1998, Burberry Touch is one of the oldest fragrances on this list. It came at a turning-point in the history of Burberry, when Roberto Menichetti has just stepped up to the position of Artistic Director, bringing with him a modern vision. Burberry Touch marked the beginning of a new era for the brand, which stayed true to its heritage while embracing the modern era.

This fresh daytime scent is ideal for wearing all year round, lending itself a little more to the transitional months. Michel Girard is the nose behind this scent, which opens with top notes of black currant, cranberry, rose oil, and orange. You’ll smell peachy peony, lily, jasmine, and raspberry in the heart notes. Burberry Touch closes with base notes of cedar, green almond, oakmoss, tonka bean, and vanilla.

Main Accords

  • Fruity
  • Woody
  • White Floral

My Burberry Black

Our Take

This popular fragrance is relatively new to Burberry’s catalogue, launching in 2016. It marks a break away from the other sweet perfume choices on this list. 

My Burberry Black is fantastic for fall and winter and ideal for night-time wear. It’s a sensual scent which opens with a top note of jasmine, giving way to heart notes of peach and rose. The simplistic blend closes with base notes of amber and patchouli.

This is the best smelling Burberry scent if you want a perfume for night-time wear. It is sexier than the floral scents which you traditionally see from Burberry.

Main Accords

  • Rose
  • Amber
  • Patchouli

Burberry Brit Sheer

Our Take

Brit Sheer was originally launched in 2007 as a spring and summer fragrance, before being reformulated in 2015. This fruity fragrance is an ideal choice if you want something with a younger feel if you’re in your early twenties.

You’ll catch mandarin orange, litchi, pineapple leaf, and yuzu in the top notes. The middle notes of pink peony, peach blossom, and pear give this scent its floral appeal. The base notes complete the blend with white musk and white woods.

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Fresh
  • Fruity

Our Take

Launching in 2008, The Beat is a perfume which took its inspiration from music, including British bands like Dirty Pretty Things and the Arctic Monkeys. 

Beatrice Piquet, Dominique Ropion, and Olivier Polge are the noses behind this unique fragrance. It’s a daytime scent which lends itself best for spring through to fall.

The top notes contain bergamot, cardamom, pink pepper, and mandarin orange. In the middle notes, you’ll smell bellflower, tea, and iris. The Beat closes with base notes of cedar, white musk, and vetiver.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Green
  • Musky

My Burberry

Our Take

For a spring and fall perfume, you should consider My Burberry. This sweet perfume takes inspiration from the brand’s iconic trench coat and the idea of being in an English garden after a rainstorm. The notes are designed to transport you to London after a fresh shower of rain, to the contemporary urban gardens of the city.

Francis Kurkdjian is the nose behind this scent. You’ll smell bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin orange, and sweet pea in the top notes. The heart notes focus on green notes, germanium, peach, and freesia. My Burberry has floral base notes of damask rose, violet, and patchouli, along with musk and leather.

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Citrus
  • Sweet

Our Take

Burberry Body Tender is a floral-fruity perfume which opens to notable top notes of apple, lemon, wormwood and peach. In the heart notes, you’ll catch jasmine and sandalwood. The base notes finish this sweet scent with cashmeran, amber, musk, and vanilla.

A lot of fragrance experts describes it as a signature scent which you will immediately recognise in a crowd.

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Fruity
  • Woody

Our Take

Our final choice for the best Burberry perfume for ladies is Burberry Body. This sensual fragrance launched in 2011. 

Good for all seasons, it brings together the iconic British floral notes with a seductive twist.

Body opens with notes of freesia, peach, and wormwood. You’ll smell iris, rose, and sandalwood in the heart notes. The base notes close out with amber, cashmere wood, musk, and vanilla.

There is also an “Intense” version.

Main Accords

  • Musky
  • Woody
  • Powdery

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