“ Brand: DKNY / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / What it does: Refreshes, „
I haven't taken much notice of DKNY's Delicious range up until recently. I have had the original DKNY Be Delicious for a while, but I had little interest in adding any more from the Delicious range to my fragrance collection. This is mainly because I couldn't keep up with their releases to be honest, sometimes releasing 3 fragrances at a time and having released more than 30 fragrances since 2004, all in the similarly designed, apple shaped bottles. When I collect something I don't want to do a half-arsed job, but with this range I have no choice unless I want to spend around £1500, which is approximately what it would cost to buy 30 x 50ml Delicious fragrances, which tend to cost around the £50 mark!
After a city break in Europe recently my other half scraped together the last of our Euros and said I could get myself a duty free perfume.
To be honest, we didn't have much money left so I was limited to which fragrance I could choose.
DKNY released 3 of these Art edition fragrances:
Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Art (the one I am reviewing now - the pink one)
Be Delicious Art (the green one)
Golden Delicious Art (the golden one)
The duty free shop only had the Fresh Blossom Art fragrance for some reason so, being one of the only fragrances we could afford, we bought it, inconveniently paying with two different currencies.
~ Price and availability ~
I am unsure how much it cost, but it is currently available in Boots at the reduced price of £28.80 for the 50ml eau de toilette. The recommended retail price is £36.00.
The other two fragrances in the range are the same reduced price.
The fragrance comes in a 50ml bottle and is not available in other sizes.
It is also available at The Perfume Shop, Debenhams and most other department stores.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is much like all of the other bottles in the DKNY Delicious range. It is rounded, but not spherical. The bottle sits quite low.
The bottom of the bottle is made from clear glass, but the top of the bottle is made from silver reflective plastic.
It has a triangular spray release button, which is on the top of the bottle and also made from silver reflective plastic. The spray comes from a hole in the front of the silver plastic top.
A pink, white and silver oval shaped apple sticker is stuck to the side of the plastic with, 'DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom' written on it.
The fragrance itself is a light pink colour.
~ So what is so special about the bottle and what makes it part of the Delicious Art range? ~
The only difference in the bottle design is the top half of the bottle, the silver reflective plastic is covered in bold designs.
The designs look like figures of people jumping around. The designs are in thick bold print and just show the outlines of these figures and there are little lines next to the figures to indicate movement.
The 'art' is inspired by Keith Haring, who was an artist and social activist in New York City, first recognised for his public art in subways.
Haring died at the age of 31 in 1990 due to AIDS-related complications.
Donna Karan admired his work stating, "His works are not just visually attractive, but communicate by messages which I can relate to, I think".
The box for the fragrance also shows Keith Haring inspired designs and the lid of the box has the words, 'Delicious Art' and underneath is Keith Haring's signature.
I like the bottle design and the bold designs are busy and make the bottle stand out.
~ Scent ~
The fragrance is fresh with a definite red apple scent.
The notes are listed as currant bud and leaf, pink grapefruit and juicy red apple.
It is light and fruity. I can detect the pink grapefruit, which gives the fragrance a citrusy scent.
The juicy red apple dominates the fragrance. I can detect a woody scent as well, which I think is also from the red apple note.
There is a soft subtle floral scent that I can detect in the fragrance.
I have never tried the original DKNY Fresh Blossom fragrance so I am unsure how they compare, but having checked the list of notes the original Fresh Blossom fragrance has notes of pink grapefruit, jasmine and rose, with no mention of apple at all, so I imagine this fragrance is a lot fruitier than the original DKNY Fresh Blossom and it is very different from the DKNY Fresh Blossom Juiced fragrance, which I previously reviewed, which is another strong floral scent.
The fragrance is light, delicate and feminine.
It is great for springtime wear. It makes me think of the sun shining through the trees and pastel coloured outfits.
I think it is definitely a day time scent. Being so light, fresh and clean, I wouldn't choose to wear it for a night out.
I don't think anyone would find the fragrance offensive. It is quite subtle and has no sharp or harsh notes in it.
It lasts on my skin for around 5 hours, before fading away, which isn't bad for an eau de toilette.
I would say this fragrance would probably appeal more to younger women as it is so light and fresh although I don't think it would smell out of place on a more mature woman.
~ Conclusion ~
This is a lovely fragrance. It is very light, fresh and feminine and it makes a lovely springtime scent.
It is quite subtle, but I can smell it on myself while I am wearing it.
I think it is quite reasonably priced for a DKNY Delicious fragrance, but this one is an eau de toilette rather than an eau de parfum and there are three to collect.
I quite like the bottle for the fragrance as well and I don't think the bold and busy designs look out of place on it.
I would recommend this fragrance and I would consider repurchasing if my bottle were to run out.