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When my Husband brought me a bottle of DKNY Golden Delicious I cheekily asked the sales assistant if she could throw a few samples in as the perfume had cost nearly £50. The assistant kindly gave me a couple of sample bottles of DKNY Woman.
Happily for me the samples were in little vials with a spray top so I was able to use the perfume the same as I would a full size bottle. I wore the samples over the course of a few weeks.
Top notes - Blood Orange, Vodka, Tomato Leaf.
When first sprayed I can definitely smell the Blood Orange. The smell was quite (near Christmas) seasonal and I commented to my Husband that I smelt like a juicy Satsuma. I liked the initial scent but I was looking forward to the scent developing as I did not want to smell of Orange for hours. Happily I could not smell Vodka and could only slightly detect Tomato Leaf as the Blood Orange was a very dominant scent.
Heart notes - Daffodil, Orchid, Water Lilly.
As the perfume settles on my warm skin the floral notes develop and the initial sharp scent of Blood Orange fades away. The heart notes are delicate and are a sharp contrast to the brash and refreshing top notes. The combination of floral scents works well and although I can not detect one dominant scent the overall combination is pleasing.
Base notes - Birch, Tulip.
After a few hours of wearing the perfume fades away almost completely and I am left with a warm slightly floral scent. At this point I am ready to top the perfume up with a little spray and relive the heady heights of the top notes again.
Initially I was a little disappointed with DKNY Woman it smelt very sharp and I was concerned that it would be the sort of perfume that can set a migraine off for me (Before I get a migraine I can smell fresh Oranges, weird) luckily it did not.
The top notes are harsh and do not lend themselves well to being tested in store, if I wanted to smell like a Satsuma I would purchase a cheap body spray from Boots or Avon. But given time to develop the heart notes are delightful.
On my skin the perfume does not seem to have much strength and requires an extra spray every few hours which is occasionally off putting as I am not keen on smelling like a fruit bowl.
I would recommend this perfume as suitable for all ages as the range of scents as the perfume develops is quite far reaching. I personally think perfume choice is a personal thing and should not be based on your age. Don't let yourself be put off by the initial strong scent of Orange as this soon fades away.
All things considered I would happily buy a full size bottle of this to add to my steadily growing collection of perfume.
Thank you for reading.