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I recently went on the hunt for a new perfume. I am quite fussy when it comes to perfumes and it's gotten the point where I just stick to what I already know I like meaning I've constantly got the same couple of fragrances and I just fancied a change. The Debenhams in my local shopping centre has an absolutely massive perfume section and there seems to be a tester in there for near enough every perfume on the market so I got my nose ready and headed off to do some good sniffing!
I lost count the number of different perfumes I smelt in store and I did actually find a fair few I liked which I shall keep in mind for future reference but this DKNY Sweet Delicious Tart Key Lime really stood out for me and this is the bottle I left the shop with.
The perfume, launched earlier this year, is part of the limited edition DKNY Sweet Delicious perfume range and is only available in a 50ml bottle. I have noticed that the Sweet Delicious range in general isn't as widely available as other DKNY perfumes, I've never found this in a Boots store and only found it one Superdrug store but the likes of The Perfume Shop, The Fragrance Shop, Debenhams and House of Frazier usually stock it and it's been £36 for 50ml everywhere I've saw it. Even Ebay doesn't seem to offer any cheaper prices!
The perfume comes in a squashed circler bottle which is easy to hold in the palm of my hand and a convenient size for putting in my bag if I require top ups during the day. The bottom half of the bottle is see through and allows me to see how much of the lime green coloured perfume I have left which is handy whilst the top is a pale matte green colour which contains a little sticker with the name of the perfume on it. At the front of this top bit of the bottle is a little spray nozzle and on the top is rounded triangular button which is pressed to release the perfume. Each squirt releases a decent burst of perfume and I only feel the need to spray this once onto each body part. All in all I do quite like the bottle. It's pretty plain and simple but, as the saying goes, less is more! It certainly doesn't look cheap or tacky and it functions perfectly fine whilst being a convenient size and shape.
The scent of this is gorgeous although very sweet so won't be for everybody. When first applied you get a really fruity and zesty burst of fragrance with easily detectable notes of lime and orange. It's a very crisp and fresh scent and, although really sweet, not over powering. The perfume is really strong so you do only need to apply a little bit at one time otherwise you may smell a little headache inducing! This does of course make the bottle last longer though.
I can't find any official notes anywhere but most websites say this contains scents of orange zest, bergamot, mandarin and neroli which I do think are all detectable making this a very fruity scent. I don't find the scent changes much with this perfume over time either. The initial sweetness does 'calm down' after an hour or so bust still leaves a fresh and fragrant zesty orange scent on the skin which remains for the duration of the perfumes life. Whilst lime is very detectable at first, overall the orange and mandarin scents are the dominant ones and I do think the name of the perfume should reflect this.
Staying power is pretty good although not as good as I imagined it would be going off the strength of the perfume when I first sprayed it. I do find this lasts a good six hours before it becomes barely noticeable which I do think is adequate but on the first spray this does smell like one of those perfumes which will still be going strong ten hours later which did leave me a little disappointed at first.
All in all, if you like fruity and sweet fragrances then I would highly recommend this one to you. I think it's a reasonable price for a decent 50ml bottle of perfume and I absolutely love the scent. I do think it's more orange than lime but I think it's great regardless and I can happily wear this scent just to go shopping or to work or on a night out, it's great for any occasion really. Although it doesn't last as long as I first expected it to the perfume does still offer decent staying power so I've no real complaints there either.