Product Type: DKNY fragrances
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Delicious? Yes. But exciting? no.
DKNY Be Delicious Women Eau de Parfum
Member Name: WessexgirlS14
DKNY Be Delicious Women Eau de Parfum
Advantages: An (in my opinion) autumnal scent
Disadvantages: not as exciting as the DKNY delicious night scent
I recently ran out of one of my favourite perfumes, Be Delicious night by DKNY. I informed my mum and asked her to pick me up a new bottle (I did pay for it - although was secretly hoping she would treat me ... well I am a Uni student -haha) when she was next in our local town centre as we have a perfume store (and my Uni's town doesn't) and I normally find them to be the cheapest retailer (that isn't online).
Unfortunately for me, my mum got confused with what scent I wanted and opted for the original DKNY: Be Delicious for Women as she recognised the bottle and colour (my sister has previously owned this scent). As my mum had gone to the trouble of buying the bottle and I was feeling rather plush as ad recently landed a part time job, I decided to keep the scent.
DKNY describes the scent as:
DKNY Be Delicious for Women fragrance is a modern feast for the senses. Served in a sleek metal and glass apple bottle, this juicy fragrance combines the scent of apple with the sophisticated blend of exotic flowers and sensual woods. Like the city that inspired it, DKNY Be Delicious perfume celebrates individuality with refreshing spirit.
This is, for me, a lovely scent for the autumn months as the woody scent makes me feel all cosy (I know this sounds rather random but it's true). On first sniff, I imagined wearing this scent, dressed in jumpers and thick tights and sitting in front of a fire. For me this is a real plus as so many of my scents I reserve for summer that it's nice to have an autumnal winter smell. Many will disagree with me and say this is a spring/summer scent due to the flower smell drifting through but I associate this smell with autumn and the leaves changing (partly I guess this is because I'm a city girl who has recently moved to a more countryside-ish place to study... so the scent of the woods is a new and lovely experience ... I'm too used to the smell of exhaust pipes). This has also got a slight spicy smell to it (well at least my nostrils picked this up) which reminds me partly of Christmas time.
DKNY also describes the perfume using four words. These words being: innocent, sexy, wholesome and provocative. I don't think I will be alone in thinking that these combinations of words (especially innocent and provocative) are words that one would often hear describing the same product. I would definitely agree with the idea of this perfume being wholesome though. I also guess that in this sex-crazed time we are living in that not a lot sells unless it is described as 'sexy'.
My mum bought this roughly two weeks ago from the Perfume store for £24.99 for 30ml. But as it gets closer to Christmas you may find that special deals are taking place that reduce the price of certain fragrances. After a quick nosey on the Perfume stores website I also noticed that for 15ml you only pay £15.99, which to me is an ideal price for giving to a friend as a gift or even treating yourself if you want to try the scent.
You may want to look on the website cheapsmells.com as I find them to be cheaper nine times out of ten.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?:
This is a very good scent if you want a simple classic smell that you can wear day in day out. I guess that's the reason why the released a night version as this scent is definitely (in my opinion) for day use only.
As I am sure I have mentioned in one of my previous perfume reviews, if I feel like I need to own the perfume then the scent for me is a winner. I know this is not the feeling most people get when smelling perfume but for self-confessed perfume addicts like me, this is a big factor in choosing what perfume to own! The scent of DKNY Be Delicious did not grab my attention like other perfumes in the past have and so after I have finished my bottle, I will not be purchasing it again.
I would definitely consider giving this as a gift to slightly older women (and so as not to offend, by older I mean older than 19 year old me who still likes the big and bold, ostentatious scents - for example, my 25 year old sister loves this smell). This would also be a lovely gift for someone whom likes a more natural smelling (i.e. not chemically) scent as the smell of apples, exotic flowers and woods beautifully mask any chemicals that may reside in this perfume.
I am surprisingly not as impressed with this scent as I hoped I would be. Granted I do like the smell but considering my favourite perfume, DKNY Delicious Night, is (I can think of no better word at the moment then sequel) by the same company I was not as impressed by this smell as that of the Delicious Night. However saying this, it is a genuinely nice smell, just maybe not one I would buy again.
My review may read as quite confusing as I seem to have both criticised and praised this scent. My reason for this is that I do like the smell of this perfume, it is just not a scent I would often wear myself given the choice of some of my other stronger scents.
I will give this product four out of five stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: Perfect for any other girl but me.
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