Thomas Burberry, born August 27 1835 was an English men's outfitter, and the founder of Burberry, one of the United Kingdom's largest branded clothing businesses. He is also known as the inventor of gabardine. Born at Brockham Green near Dorking and educated at Brockham Green Village School, Thomas was apprenticed to a local draper's shop before he opened his outfitting business in Basingstoke in 1856. Burberry recognised the need for promotion and publicity and ensured that Lord Kitchener and Lord Baden-Powell both wore his weatherproofs.
By these means he expanded his business into one of the United Kingdom's largest branded clothing businesses. He retired to Abbot's Court near Weymouth, Dorset in 1917. He was a teetotaler and campaigned against tobacco smoking. He was also a devout Baptist who liked to hold prayer meetings every morning.
He died at his home at Hook near Basingstoke in 1926. He married twice, first to Catherine Hannah Newman and second to Mary Marshall. He had two sons.
Burberry Group PLC is a British luxury fashion house, distributing clothing, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. Burberry is most famous for its trench coat, which was designed by founder Thomas Burberry. The company has branded stores and franchises around the world and also sells through concessions in third-party stores.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales have granted the company Royal Warrants, which have been maintained despite Burberry's closure of its factory in Wales. The Chief Creative Officer is Christopher Bailey.
Burberry Touch for women launched in 2000. A seductive Burberry fragrance. A naturally refreshing women's fragrance. Burberry Touch for women. Aroma Notes: Citrus, Rose, Floral, Vanilla, Oak-moss and Cedar
Burberry Touch for men launched in 2000. A mysterious Burberry perfume, one of the best Burberry for men colognes. "THE man fragrance for you". Aroma Notes: Cedar, Musk, Citrus, Floral Leaves, Vetiver, Spice
Burberry Brit for women, boasts great scents of Almonds, Limes, Pears, Soft Floral's and Vanilla.
Burberry Brit for men launched in 2005. Brilliantly blended Burberry perfume, a unique Burberry for men cologne. "The elite man fragrance". Aroma Notes: Green Mandarin, Ginger, Bergamot, Wild Roses, Cedarwood, Mutmeg, Oriental Woods
Burberry Brit Gold for women include scents of neroli, magnolia, pink iris, sandalwood.
Burberry Brit Parfum for women has a marvelous blend of almonds, limes, pears, soft florals and vanilla.
Burberry Brit Sheer with notes of pineapple leaves, yuzu, peace blossom,
mandarin, peony and more...
Burberry London for women scents are peach, apricot, sandalwood, cedar, amber and musk.
Burberry London for men launched in 1997. A rich Burberry perfume, beautifly blended Burberry for men cologne. "The smooth man fragrance". Aroma Notes: Mint, Lavender, Sandalwood, Cedar, Rich Amber
Burberry London Fabric for women boasts notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, tangerine, patchouli, rose and more.
London Fabric for men launched in 2006. A powerful Burberry perfume, a strong Burberry for men cologne. " The exciting man fragrance". Aroma Notes: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Pepper, Lavender, Mimosa, Tobacco Leaf, Opopanax
Burberry Summer for women launched in 2007, with notes of green apple, white musk, citrus, moss, freesia, waterlily, rose and woods.
Burberry Summer for men launched in 2007. A carefully blended Burberry perfume, an exciting Burberry for men cologne. "top 10 man fragrance". Aroma Notes: Citrus, Pineapple, Thyme, Tonka Beans, Woods, Aquatic Notes, White Musk
Burberry Tender Touch for women boasts of citrus blossoms, florals and fruit.
Burberry The Beat has notes of woody floral, bergamot, cardamon, pink pepper, mandarin, ceylon tea, iris, white musk vetiver and cedar.
The Beat for men launched in 2008. The unique Burberry perfume, a seductive Burberry for men cologne and a beautifully blended man fragrance. Aroma Notes: Vetiver Bourbon, Violet Leaves Accord, Leather Wood, Blackpepper Cedrat
Weekend for women include notes of soft peach, apricot, marigold, sandalwood, vanilla and musk.
Weekend for men launched in 1997. A brilliant Burberry perfume, mysterious Burberry for men cologne and "The best man fragrance". Aroma Notes: Cedarwood, Iris, Tangerine, Musk, Rose