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DKNY Golden Delicious Eau de Parfum
Date: 25/01/12, updated on 12/06/13 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Long lasting
Disadvantages: How much it sprays
This is the newest fragrance from the Delicious range, there is also Be Delicious, Red Delicious to name a couple.
I first smelt the new Golden Delicious perfume by DKNY a few months before Christmas and thought it smelt really nice on the little piece of card I was given in Boots, Santa did as he was asked and brought me some.
I received a 50ml bottle as part of a gift set which also included 150ml bottle of body lotion which cost £46 from Boots (and I made my partner take my Advantage card so I got my points too!)
Bottles on their own come in two sizes, 30ml which has a RRP of £32 and 50ml with a RRP of £46. I always try to buy gift sets as it always works out better value for money.
I have found that it I can still smell it several hours after spraying and a few people have commented on how nice it - so maybe its just me!
I still haven't got used to the 'spray', it does seem to spray quite a lot, and its more like a squirt, so much so that when I first sprayed this, it looked like I had dribbled down my top! I would advise to position the bottle about 15cm where you want to spray it on.
I also find it quite hard to position the bottle to get the 'stray' at the right angle due to the shape of the bottle however saying this, I do think the design of the bottle and the range is quite innovative and does look nice on my shelf.
The fragrance smells a follows:
Top Notes: Orange Flower Water, Mirabelle, Golden Delicious Apple.
Heart Notes: White Rose, Casablanca Lily, Vanilla Orchid.
Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Teakwood.
I like to have a different work perfume to that which I wear for going out/weekends so I think this is going to be my work perfume.
According to my other half, since discovering Yankee Candles I have become a little obsessed with them and constantly on the look out for bargains. Just before Christmas last year, somebody recommended Kringle Candles to me, saying she actually found them better than Yankee and that the company was owned by the people who started up Yankee.
The tarts themselves measure two inches wide and an inch deep, they are white in colour and come wrapped in a hard plastic covering. To the top of the tart is a white sticker with the picture of the plum, with the product and company name written in black writing, unlike similar products, all the candles are white.
The products can be ordered from their website, but I have now noticed that they are starting to pop up more frequently on Amazon, and I even spotted in a gift shop whilst out shopping at the weekend.
Delivery is charged at £2.50 for order up to £30 and free after that, I find this is quite reasonable when you compare to similar delivery charges. What I do like is that on the website, there is functionality to search for local stores by postcode so you can always try before you buy or avoid delivery charges.
The individual tarts have an RRP of around £1.40, quite often they are in offer, some fragrances being reduced to as little as 40p which is excellent.
I brought mine as part of a set, my mum is also a fan of candles so we clubbed together a brought a couple of Wax Potpourri Collections; this consisted of around 20 tarts, of which had 10 different fragrances and at the time was on offer at £12, we both agreed that this was a reasonable price, so if the fragrances weren't as strong as we liked we wouldn't be too disappointed.
The fragrance is available is lots of different versions, prices ranging from as little as 80p up to £20, the size and burning time is reflected in the price:
Large, Medium or Small Apothecary Jar
Large, Medium or Small Tumblers,
Wax Potpourri or breakable Potpourri
daylights and tealights
There are lots of different fragrances to choose from too.
As soon as they arrived, myself and my mum sat there for about half an hour having a good sniff, because I have several different fragrances together, initially there was a mix of aroma's but soon it was easy to identify what the tarts were supposed to smell like, without having to look at the picture.
I would say that the fragrance through the cellophane is not very strong, so I thought I would be disappointed however not long after lighting, the aroma started to drift around the room. The fragrance was quite sweet, but not so much so that it was too sickly or fake, and again, without looking at the packaging, I couldn't fail to notice that this was supposed to be plum. Kringle have managed to emulate the fragrance quite well and in my opinion, have captured the main essence of the sugared plums excellently.
Kringle state that the fragrance will last 3 - 6 hours, I actually think that they have undersold themselves slightly here, I am on my fifth time of lighting now and the tart is still going good, admittedly, it isn't as strong as when I first used and doesn't feel the house like before, but is certainly did for the first 10 hours of burning.
When it comes to melting my tarts, I prefer to break them in half so that I can get double the usage from them, but because the tart is quite thick, I cannot break into pieces. To combat this, I know Kringle do sell a tart which is especially designed for this but the RRP is a little more at around £2.15.
I do like the fragrance and the range but my heart still lies with Yankee for now and for that reason, I would only give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
Fragrance information taken from Amazon.co.uk
Summary: Ok for everyday where