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Take A Bite Of This Golden Apple..It's Delicious!
DKNY Golden Delicious Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
DKNY Golden Delicious Eau de Parfum
Date: 16/03/13, updated on 16/03/13 (62 review reads)
Advantages: lovely gift set, good value, presentation, the scent
Disadvantages: lotion not moisturising enough, doesn't last as long as other EDP
~Golden Delicious Gift Set~
Fragrance family : floral
Released : 2011
Golden Delicious is the most recently addition to the DKNY Delicious Collection. It follows in the footsteps of Red Delicious and Delicious Night. This review discusses my experience of the Golden Delicious Gift Set which includes a 30ml eau de parfum and a 100ml body lotion. There is an intense version of the EDP available too.
Golden Delicious is described as being 'a lavish seduction that is dripping in gold'.
*Top notes (the initial scent) - orange flower water, Golden Delicious apple and mirabelle plum
*Heart notes (the main body of the scent) - casablanca lily, vanilla orchid and white rose
*Base notes (the lasting scent on the skin) - teakwood, sandalwood and musk
The actual box housing the EDP and body lotion varies depending on where the set is purchased. I absolutely adore the glittery apple box but my set was purchased from Boots and is a simple, gold box with a holigraphic pattern. It is very attractive. If you are familiar with the Delicious collection, you will recognise this bottle. It is a smooth bodied, apple shape and is a little different to other bottle designs.
The base of the bottle is clear glass which allows the golden liquid to be visible. The top half (the lid) is a shiny gold colour and the design of the bottle in general is very classy looking and solid design. The body lotion is presented in a simple, white plastic tube with a gold, screw top lid. It is a really lovely looking set and does make an ideal gift.
~Price and Availability~
The Golden Delicious Gift Set is widely available. Most of the sets offer a 50ml EDP and 100ml lotion - I believe mine was a Boots exclusive from the Christmas stock so was a smaller size.
*Semi Chem - £42.99 (Intense version is £44.99)
*www.escentual.com - £35.00 (30ml), £48.00 (50ml) and £67.00 (100ml) plus a free 150ml body lotion (bargain!)
*Amazon - £44.36
*www.thefragranceshop.co.uk - £29.99
On my recent birthday, I was a very spoiled girl. My parents were going away for the weekend so allowed me to open my gifts early. As well as receiving a gorgeous Ted Baker vanity case and beauty products, I also received this DKNY Golden Delicious Gift Set. I definitely get my perfume obsession from my Mum and she knows what I like so picked this up in the sales for me - I was delighted.
I am a fan of DKNY range and in particular, the New York inspired Delicious collection. I have owned most of the perfumes in this collection but had only briefly sampled Golden Delicious whilst browsing my local Boots store so was pleased to receive my own bottle. I love scented body lotions too so was even more delighted that this was a set with both products in it. I find a body lotion to be the ideal base to layer the scent on and would say that both these products compliment each other perfectly.
This attractive looking bottle holds the most gorgeous scent. Once the golden lid has been twisted off, a spray top is revealed. Being an EDP, I do find that one spray on my neck and each wrist is plentiful as the initial fragrance is quite strong and heady. The perfume is released in a fine mist and despite being golden in colour, it doesn't stain clothing or skin. The scent soon settles and sits noticeably on my skin. It is strong enough for others around me to notice and compliment on how lovely the scent is so I feel confident that I smell beautiful.
There is no mistaking that Golden Delicious is a sister fragrance to Red Delicious and Be Delicious but at the same time, it has its own character. The first, nose tingling scent is the Golden Delcious apple and I would say, this is the main scent that my nose can detect from the top notes. It is very authentic - crisp, juicy and sweet. Compared to the other Delicious scents, Golden Delicious has a more sensual, warm touch to the apple top notes as opposed to a fresh, Summery feel. There is a very delicate undertone of the plum which is unusual but it works well.
After an hour or so, the sweetness from the apple is still evident and to be honest, it never really leaves my skin until the base notes make an appearance. It flows beautifully and smells really lovely on my skin as the scent changes but never becomes too overpowering or sickly. The heart notes reveal a clean, fresh floral aroma. The floral combination isn't too strong which I like. I can pick up on the rose and lily but they are balanced perfectly with the sweetness of the apple. It is an elegant, feminine and grown up sort of scent.
After 3-4 hours, the apple aroma disappears along with the white floral notes. The dry down of Golden Delicious is warm and has a pleasant depth to it. A woody, slightly earthy aroma is present and is laced with a very delicate, musky sweetness. The base notes aren't very strong on my skin especially if I am wearing the EDP without the body lotion. It does smell very nice though but doesn't remain on my skin for any longer than 2 hours or so. If wearing this EDP alone, I find the scent lasts around 6 hours maximum which isn't all that long for an EDP in my opinion. I find myself needing to top it up after a while.
I would definitely recommend applying the body lotion prior to spraying on the EDP. It creates a lovely base and increases the staying power of the scent for a further few hours. If worn alone, the scent of this body lotion is noticeable on my skin for 3-4hours. The lotion itself is very pleasant to use. It is quite thick in consistency but spreads like a dream. Only a small amount is needed to coat my skin in a layer of creamy body lotion.
The body lotion doesn't take very long to sink into my skin and no residue is left behind. I find that this lotion leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I have really dry skin and don't find that this lotion is moisturising enough for long lasting hydration. My skin does appear to be soft and soothed for a few hours though. The main appeal of this lotion is the scent. It smells absolutely gorgeous and whilst it flows like the EDP, the apple aroma is the strongest note and is noticeable for quite a while. It is a sweet smelling lotion which I find ideal to wear alone as a light scent or with the EDP. I suspect that my tube with last quite well.
I would say Golden Delicious would appeal to most women providing they like the smell of apples. It won't be to everyones tastes but it does smell really good and is definitely worth a spray. It is quite difficult to judge when this perfume would be suitable for. I find the scent to be quite modern yet classy and sophisticated so would perhaps suit afternoon through to evening wear but at the same time, it is equally suited to be worn during the day. It is a very versatile scent. It is fresh yet warm which makes me think more of Spring or Autumn use but personally, I am happy to wear it all year around.
All in all, I can recommend this beautifully presented gift set. The two different products are of a high quality. I will be honest and say that it isn't my favourite from the Delicious collection as that award goes to Red Delicious. I find all the Delicious scents to have appeal and I like the way they are all different but still alike. I am alternating this perfume/lotion with others that I own. Golden Delicious is a bright, engaging scent that I like very much. The only downfall is that the lotion isn't very moisturising and that the scent is fades a little quicker than I would have liked.
I can highly recommend this gift set and would say that it represents excellent value for money especially at the £29.99 selling price.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a lovely set but not my favourite from the Delicious collection