Rated 4.66 out of 5 stars
Thanks to Burberry and Influenster, I received the newest release called Burberry Goddess Eau de Parfum in exchange for my honest review. My opinion is my own and based on my experience trying this perfume over the past 2 weeks.
To start, it has a classic looking, square bottle adorned with golden accents. I liked the weight of the bottle and it would make a pretty gift for yourself or someone else. What immediately intrigued me about this fragrance is that all 3 notes are different aspects of vanilla! Here's a description of the trio of vanillas in this perfume: "On top, a vanilla infusion with woody tonalities, at the heart a vanilla caviar with a rich sweetness, and at the base a vanilla absolute enriched with luminous lavender. This sensual fragrance is a vegan formula made using vanillas from Madagascar." The perfumer (Amandine Clerc-Marie) also added some ginger root and cacao to give a bit of earthiness to the scent. The scent is categorized as an Aromatic. I was surprised that it wasn't a gourmand with all that vanilla but once I smelled it, I understood. The opening when I first sprayed reminded me of YSL's Libre. It wasn't the sweet, typical vanilla you might imagine. It's deeper and more like the actual vanilla plant. That makes sense since vanilla caviar is the seeds and pulp that are scraped from the inside of the pod. This was a heavier, warm scent but it wore more lightly than I expected.
I found this nice to wear on its own, but it did fade rather quickly on both my skin and clothing. This made me curious to try some layering. I first tried it over Kopari's Whipped Body Butter. That cream has a coconut cupcake scent and added a more gourmand feel and helped the scent linger a bit longer. Next, I tried it with one of my summer favorites. With Tom Ford's Eau de Soleil Blanc, I got something really different and surprising. It brought out the more ambery base, really enhanced the earthiness, and gave me almost a patchouli type vibe. I also paired it with Viktor and Rolf Ruby Orchid Flowerbomb. I liked the fruity sweetness combined with the vanilla in Goddess. They both contain a vanilla note in the base and I felt like this fruity, floral, gourmand combo was one I enjoyed. I think you could layer this with a variety of other gourmands or scents with a juicy or citrus note.
Overall, this is a great addition to my collection. I liked how it really focused on vanilla in a unique way. While in the bottle, you might think this smells like a traditional more heavy, perfume-y mature scent, but I suggest wearing it to really experience the nuances because as I said, it didn't wear heavy at all on me. The projection and longevity were both on the low end; I personally prefer stronger scents that last forever. I'd love to see other similar scents that show different sides of an ingredient. I'm dreaming of a chocolatey cacao scent, which I think would be amazing as a set with this perfume!
I hate to say it, but honestly, I'm not sure I'm a fan of this. I'll start off by saying that I received this product for free from Influenster and Burberry in exchange for my honest review. For the good stuff: I LOVE Burberry as a brand- so I was absolutely ecstatic to receive this. The bottle is gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of perfumes and I love to collect them and display them beautifully on my vanity. This bottle stands out- minimalistic yet gorgeous! The scent is what throws me off a bit. I won't say it smells bad, because it definitely does have a captivating scent to it and it smells expensive and of wonderful quality. That being said, I personally feel that it has too strong of a caramel/vanilla scent. Upon spraying, I immediately noticed a sweet vanilla smell. After a few moments, all that I could smell was pure caramel. I'm not sure why, as I don't believe this has any notes of caramel in it. I know others love the smell, and I even got compliments while wearing it, so I know it smells great to some! But on a personal level, I couldn't get past the super sweet caramel smell, as I felt like I was a walking candy display. I know that every scent reacts differently with every persons skin, so this may not be the case for others. While I wouldn't reach for this often, I can see certain occasions where this may work well. Would I recommend? Yes, as I think others may absolutely love this perfume. Would I personally purchase? Unfortunately, no, as I don't feel this scent suits me.
from Guilford CT
I went into Ulta for a few things and saw Burberry had this new scent out! I took one whiff and fell in love. I don't usually go for vanilla, but this is unlike any vanilla perfume I've ever smelled! It doesn't have that cheap bath and body works vanilla smell that I hate and gives me a headache. It smells expensive and sophisticated. A perfect fall/winter scent. I bought the travel size immediately and am putting the full size on my Christmas wishlist!
BRIDGET from Highland Park,TX
At first I smelt this perfume a while back and was extremely opposed to it, however after smelling it on my skin and allowing the scent to mix with my body chemistry I would recommend to wear the perfume because it wears differently on the skin.
Eliane from Boston, MA
Likeeee whattt! This fragrance smells like YSL Libre mixed with Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush.
Its very feminine but strong! It is a tad bit creamy, vanilla, and musky. Absolutely love it!
Cynthia A. from Wylie Texas
Omg I received this as birthday present 🎁. Love this scent! Many questions and compliments!!!
Dedra from Chattanooga TN
I love the smell of this refreshing fragrance. I receive multiple compliments whenever I wear BBG! This is a keeper!
Sarah T from Fenton Mi
The day before my wedding I decided to purchase a perfume. This perfume is ABSOLUTELY incredible! I cant get enough. I wanted something floral, vanilla, and a tad woody. This scent quickly became my favorite! I highly recommend it
rose from Georgia
This perfume has many layers. At first, its aromatic and spicy with lavender notes. As it settles into the skin, it transforms into a warm yet sophisticated spicy vanilla. Definitely one to try if you like vanilla perfumes but with a twist!
Brittany from Portland OR
I love this fragrance. It is a nice calm scent that can be paired with many different smells and it complements them all. It is great all on it's own too. Sometimes I have to think about the smells of the lotions I am wearing and if that will affect the scent of my perfume but this complements them nicely.
Elizabeth from Brownsville Texas
Got compliments from my teenage daughter. It's a nice scent. Will buy again.
Becca from Houston
This smells warm and sexy and it is a perfect fall/winter scent. I would compare it closest to when you fresh warm maple toasted almonds. Seconds after applying i got compliments from a woman in the elevator asking me for the scent - kid you not she said the exact same words i said - it is a perfect fall scent and it is sexy!
Honest from Texas
Very disappointed.. I worked for VCT Secrete as my forst job during my senior year in highschool, and this perfume smells just like any on of their candy mist sprays, just longer lasting. Its SO sweet and very unsophisticated and "girly" a.k.a cheap. I recommend this is money is no object and youe buying it for your 10-17 year old… Returning this ASAP
Shelly from Santa cruz California
I actually didn't like it at first, got a great deal, and returned it..
I realized everything smelled yummy the next day..
It was the perfume!
So, maybe it's better on clothes or I can't smell it on me
Get several compliments whenever I wear it love it
Geri from Layton Utah
Better price at Ulta!
Callie from Hilton Head SC
Smells delicious, Has a long lasting fragrance. It lasted me about 10+ hours and that's with 2 pumps. It has a wonderful vanilla smell that I absolutely love .
turn from monroe la
I recived this as a gift and i will say this is really the only perfume ive had recently that holds the scent!!
i wear it all day and never have to reaply and can still smell it at the end of the day its truly amazing!
Kelly from Fountain, CO
Received a sample from Ulta the other day after I purchased the new Coach Love perfume. The Burberry Goddess will be my next purchase.
Samantha from Chicago, IL
This fragrance is just breathtaking in my opinion. It seems like so many fragrances center around bright florals and fruits with a hint of musk but this fragrance is so far from that. The lavender in this does NOT smell like pungent lavender essential oil, but there is no missing that the floral in this fragrance is lavender. The vanilla is rich and dynamic, providing an added sweetness to the lavender. The vanilla sweetness and depth this fragrance provides reminds me of YSL's Black Opium, though they smell completely different. I originally purchased this scent because I wanted to use it as the perfume I wear after a shower and to bed (I'm extra, I know), but this fragrance is so addicting I find myself wanting to wear it all the time!
melissan29ac from undisclosed
This perfume smells amazing, and I would say that it's one of the best scents I've come across in a long time. The vanilla in this fragrance is heavenly. My only complaint is that I wish it had a little more staying power.
Lil from MS
Im never one to like sweeter/gourmand scents but this one is an exception. This smells so good. I get random people complimenting me. I keep smelling myself like i cant get enough. This perfume doesnt last long on the skin but it does last on clothes. The drydown on my skin is veryyyy sweet. Typocally i would hate this but idk something about this one is different. Every time i smell it i smell a different note. Its amazing
Emily from NC
This smells sooo good. It's a warm and sexy scent that I've gotten multiple compliments on. Its more subtle which I like. I feel it lasts longer in the hair and on clothing than on my skin which is interesting but not a deal breaker. Overall, I would recommend and repurchase!
blueyed Cali from California
This perfume smells like cheap Victoria Secret spray. I didn't get lavender or vanilla. It may be my chemistry, glad I only bought the travel spray. I will gift to my daughter.
invisiblemeleavemebe from undisclosed
I received this product for free from Influenster and Burberry in exchange for my honest review.
My first impression of Burberry Goddess was "How Classy" The bottle is very stunning to look at and I believe I will buy it for my mother as a gift, as she always compliments me when I wear it.
What I love about Goddess is that wonderful woody vanilla tone with just a hint of lavender. It sets the scent off perfectly and brings attention to me throughout the day.
When I wear it, I seem to feel noticed. Maybe it's all the compliments I receive, but I enjoy it.
I appreciate that it is not overwhelming in smell, just perfect for being noticed throughout the day.
Props to Burberry for making women feel noticed. It's a wonderful feeling.
Sierra from Louisiana
Smells really good but does not last AT ALL
yogabbagabba from NC
I say buy travel size first because it is a "natural" spray. natural sprays like this, or if youve tried bare from VS, even gossiers "you" tend to lay down on your skin VERY faint like because it sits IN your skin, not on top like any other perfume unless you layer it. everybodys body chemistry is different. Some might say it smells more lavender than vanilla, others say it smells like vanilla extract and its basic.. in my opinion, it sits on my skin BEAUTIFULLY, the lavender is very strong first couple of sprays and i was hesitant at first, but when i let it sit for 30mins it settles into my skin like a soft warm vanilla touched with a fresh morning breeze.. i cant stop smelling myself. this is a very unique scent, and I highly recommend.
Trina from Los Angeles
Burberry outdid themselves with this one . It smells so freakin' good.