Burberry Goddess Review: Live, Love, Lavender

Burberry Goddess review banner, bottle of Goddess with dried lavender and vanilla.

Welcome to my Burberry Goddess review!

Burberry’s newest release, Goddess, has converted me into a lavender lover. Prior to Goddess I wasn’t a big fan of lavender in fragrances, but Goddess has changed my mind!

I don’t buy full bottles of fragrances all that often, and I have purchased a bottle of Goddess, which says a lot.

Overall
86%
Scent
100%
Longevity
60%
Versatility
100%
Value for Money
80%

Burberry Goddess is a bright, airy, aromatic, lavender vanilla with a hint of creamy chocolate on top of a rich vanilla base.

The ginger and lavender notes make this a very fresh take on vanilla.

This freshness makes Goddess very versatile and an easy reach for year-round wear.

 

Burberry Goddess Review

✓ Pros

  • Unique blend of lavender and vanillas
  • Versatile
  • Elegant, refillable bottle

✗ Cons

  • Some are disappointed by the longevity and projection
  • Lavender note may be too strong for some

What Does Burberry Goddess Smell Like?

Burberry Goddess opens with a fresh, aromatic vanilla. The ginger brings a slight warm spiciness while the lavender brings its clean, aromatic, freshness to the sweet vanilla base.

Amandine Clerc-Marie, Master Perfumer of Burberry explains the creation of Goddess:

 “My initial goal for Burberry Goddess was to expand upon the common use of vanilla to deliver a new kind of rich olfactive experience. For this purpose, I used three distinct types of vanilla extraction. The first is a vanilla infusion, which provides the brightest, woody vanilla possible. Then I used Firgood™ , also known as vanilla caviar, for the first time in a fragrance. This innovative new ingredient adds a sweet, rich, and animalic vanilla. Lastly, vanilla absolute is darker and richer, enhancing the fragrance with a mysterious, milky aspect.”  [1]

All of these vanillas are apparent in Goddess. The opening is very bright, both in the vanilla and in the lavender, ginger, and cacao. 

The vanilla caviar is also apparent in the opening, with the slightest hint of an animalic note underneath the bright, fresh, sweetness.

The vanilla absolute is present throughout the life of the fragrance, as a deeper and richer vanilla.

Overall, Goddess is a bright, airy, aromatic, lavender vanilla with a hint of creamy chocolate on top of a rich vanilla base.

  • Top Notes: Vanilla, Lavender, Cacao, Ginger
  • Middle Notes: Vanilla Caviar
  • Base Notes: Vanilla Absolute

Performance

Burberry Goddess offers an average performance; I usually get around 6 hours of longevity, with light projection for the first 4 hours or so before it becomes a more subtle skin scent. 

The skin scent does linger for quite a while, it’s the type of fragrance that surprises you with whiffs throughout the day.

When to Wear

I plan to wear Goddess year-round. Many people tend to equate vanilla fragrances with fall and winter, but Goddess has a light, airy, aromatic freshness to it that I anticipate being quite refreshing in the summer.

Goddess is very versatile since it doesn’t project strongly. It is an easy everyday wear type of fragrance, and is appropriate for office wear. It would also make a beautiful choice for an evening out, potentially layering it over a heavier vanilla fragrance.

Price

Burberry Goddess is priced within the standard range of designer fragrances.

Layering Ideas for Burberry Goddess

Layering ideas for Burberry Goddess.

Vanillas are so much fun to layer with. Here are few combinations I’ve enjoyed!

  • Kayali Vanilla 28 + Burberry Goddess
  • Replica Coffee Break + Burberry Goddess
  • Nest Madagascar Vanilla Perfume Oil + Burberry Goddess
  • Skylar Vanilla Sky + Burberry Goddess
  • Eilish by Billie Eilish + Burberry Goddess

FAQ

What sets Burberry Goddess apart from other vanilla fragrances in the market?

The distinctiveness of Burberry Goddess lies in its clean, aromatic lavender infusion. It offers a fresh take on a classic note.

Is Burberry Goddess suitable for both men and women?

While Goddess does lean towards the traditional feminine side, all fragrances are gender-neutral and can be worn by whoever enjoys them! Some find that the ginger and lavender also give Goddess a slight masculine edge.

Can I wear Burberry Goddess in any season?

Yes, Goddess is quite versatile and can be worn in all seasons. Its balanced composition makes it suitable for both warm and cold weather.

What occasions is Burberry Goddess best suited for?

Burberry Goddess is versatile and can be worn for a wide range of occasions. It’s suitable for the office, both casual and formal events, as well as daytime and evening wear.

Can I buy a sample of Burberry Goddess before splurging on a whole bottle?

Yes! You can buy samples of Burberry Goddess from MicroPerfumes if you’d like to try it out without buying a whole bottle.

Final Thoughts

Burberry Goddess is a win for me with its airy, fresh, lavender vanilla. Goddess is currently one of my most worn fragrances and a very easy reach when I want to freshen up.

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**Fragrance infographic obtained from www.fragrantica.com.