I love the DKNY Be Delicious scents and earlier this year was lucky to be given this special Art bottle as a present to add to my collection. The scent of the perfume is light and fresh with hints of apple, raspberry and a slight floral overtone. Overall the main scent is the apple and this make it a great perfume to wear in the summer as an everyday scent.
What is most special about this perfume is the bottle. The bottle is round and apple shaped with the spray integrated into the top half. This special edition has an art design on the top half of the bottle with outlines of black figures embossed on it inspired by the artist Keith Haring. The figures have a sense of movement about them and are really fun and therefore make the bottle look really striking when it is one the shelf.
On using the perfume the scent settles into my skin well. The top notes are quite floral but it is the overall scent of the apple that remains. I find that the scent lasts for much of the day and I rarely need to top it up which is great as I hate perfumes that do not last for long.
The perfume was a special edition so you will be lucky to find one now. It was on sale at stores such as Boots and Debenhams for around £36 for 30ml. If you can find one I would really recommend it as it is a great addition to your perfume collection.
I bought this fragrance last summer.
DKNY released 3 of these Art edition fragrances early last year:
Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Art (the pink one)
Be Delicious Art (the green one)
Golden Delicious Art (the golden one - the one I am reviewing now)
I already had the Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Art and Be Delicious Art editions when I bought this.
~ Price and availability ~
I bought this fragrance when it was on offer for £28.80 for the 50ml eau de toilette, reduced from £36.00 in Boots.
DKNY Golden Delicious Art is also available at Superdrug, The Perfume Shop, Debenhams and most other department stores at around £36.00.
It comes as a 50ml eau de toilette and is not available as an eau de parfum or in larger or smaller bottles.
~ 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 gold and white oval shaped apple sticker is stuck to the side of the plastic with, 'DKNY Golden Delicious 100% Pure New York' written on it.
The fragrance itself is a golden 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.
Although the 3 bottles in the range all have the same figure designs on the top, the boxes for the fragrances have different Keith Haring inspired designs on, which makes me think that the reason all of the bottle lids are designed the same may have a lot to do with cutting costs, but I do like the design.
~ Scent ~
The fragrance is very fresh with a floral edge.
The top notes are raspberry, bergamot and mango.
The heart notes are gardenia, lily of the valley and orange blossom.
The base notes are apple blossom, sandalwood and crystal amber.
The scent reminds me of apple. I think I can also detect the mango in this fragrance giving it a light fruity feel when it is first sprayed, but it is also quite floral. The lily of the valley is light and not too harsh.
I can tell there are more floral notes although I cannot pick them out individually. I am unable to detect the bergamot in this scent and I don't think it is very citrusy at all.
It is a light and fresh scent. It is very inoffensive.
I'd definitely place this fragrance firmly in the 'day time' category and I cannot imagine wearing it for nights out or special occasions.
The scent makes me think of spring time, but I would be happy to wear this fragrance all year round.
Being an eau de toilette, I was unsure of how this fragrance would last. I have a lot of fragrances from DKNY's Delicious range and I have found the longevity of their fragrances to vary quite a bit and it doesn't always correspond to whether the fragrance is an eau de toilette or an eau de parfum, which you'd expect to have better staying power.
I have found that this fragrance lasts on my skin around 5 hours, which isn't too bad.
I think this fragrance would suit women of all ages. It doesn't strike me as being particularly young or particularly mature. It is just a clean, light, fresh fragrance. I think the bottle design suggests that it is aimed towards younger women.
I really like the scent. It is very feminine and I think once it has settled on your skin it smells quite expensive as well.
I would recommend this as one of the better fragrances from the DKNY range.