I would have to agree with Bigbadbuff, I have never enjoyed the irritating feeling of broad-combed lambswool on my skin. Those tiny erratically positioned coarse fibers have a feeling exact opposite of cashmere. I have found that sort of wool tends to rash and chafe the skin, causing more annoyance then warmth. Now as far as it being a fake, I seriously doubt it, since, as you previously mentioned, that style of scarf has since declined in it's popularity and has dropped from anyone's necessity to counterfeit the brand or particular style. I have actually only seen one person wear a Burberry scarf of that fashion where I live (and he looked very fashionable, so I am in no way trying to lessen the scarf's worth; if worn right, it looks very good), and I go out quite frequently to the designer districts. Also, that packaging shown in the preview images looks to be either authentic, or the best reproduction packaging to date, since Burberry usually uses a slightly smoked form of clear plastic that is actually quite expensive in usual material costs (the packaging is quite often a quarter of the price of the product). Perhaps, if you wear it frequently, you will start another trend and they will become the "in" thing to wear...well, only if you are a playgirl playmate wearing only
the scarf (and I would definitely not want to see that picture...the visual is enough to long for memory loss). Anyway, long post short: If you can deal with the feel it's a definite steal.