Product Type: DKNY fragrances
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Marymoose smells nice, a bit like apples!
DKNY Be Delicious Women Eau de Parfum
Member Name: marymoose
DKNY Be Delicious Women Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Smells gorgeous, and I get compliments from people!
Disadvantages: None whatsoever!
CK One has been my perfume of choice since the late 1990s, and as a creature of habit I have never really been bothered about trying out other perfumes so I've stuck with it. However, I do occasionally spray the odd perfume on in department stores and the like when out and about. I tried this DKNY Be Delicious perfume whilst at Manchester airport before our trip to Tunisia last September. It was very early in the morning, but I was in an excitable holiday mood and came back to my boyfriend (who was attempting to get some sleep on a bench) to tell him I'd found a gorgeous perfume and to ask him if he liked it. He didn't seem very impressed, but I think that was because he was half asleep!
Although I didn't buy any perfume then and there as I was unsure whether I really wanted to take the plunge, I did continue to test this perfume when I was out shopping, and eventually added it to my Amazon wishlist and dropped very unsubtle hints that went somewhere along the lines of "if you still haven't got any idea what to get me for Christmas, I'd like some of that perfume I tried at the airport!" Sure enough, on Christmas day there was a bottle of perfume along with a gorgeous Pandora necklace - my boyfriend did well for our first Christmas together!
The perfume comes in a brown card box with a yellow line around it. It says "DKNY - Donna Karan New York" on it, and a little oval (that looks like a sticker you'd find on an apple) saying "DKNY BE DELICIOUS - 100% Pure New York". Ingredients are written on the box with a warning that the perfume is flammable - personally I feel perfume is too expensive to set on fire! There are other fragrances in the range such as Fresh Blossom and Red Delicious which I imagine are equally nice.
I have the 30ml perfume bottle which is about the size of a Cox apple . The bottom half which contains the liquid is light green glass and the top half a shiny silver (with a sticky label on it like you'd get on an apple, as on the box packaging). The top half unscrews easily to reveal a silver coloured sprayer. I like the simple and yet elegant bottle.
---Application and the fragrance---
I tend to spray my right wrist (on the pulse point) and then rub it on my left wrist, and a squirt on my neck. The perfume sprays well from the bottle with no wastage.
DKNY Be Delicious is such a lovely fresh fragrance. This is where I struggle with perfume reviews as it's not my usual thing to review. I don't know anything about top notes and end notes and am not going to pretend that I do. However, for those who fins this information important, a search on the Internet tells me that Top notes are Violet leaf, apple, grapefruit, and magnolia, Middle notes are Lily of the valley, rose, and violet and Base notes are Sandalwood, amber, and musk.
In my terms you can definitely make out the smell of apples, but it's not overpowering. I don't really feel that I smell like an apple, but the hint is there. It's just lovely, crisp and light. Even if you went overboard with spraying it (which I don't intend to try), I don't think that you would scare people off.
---Wearing the perfume---
I don't wear this every day as I want it to last. Besides, I found a huge nearly full bottle of CK One hidden behind my boyfriend's aftershaves and I'm now working my way through that. I tend to wear this perfume on Mondays as I feel I need a boost before work, and whenever I think there might be a stressful day ahead...so usually Wednesdays and Fridays which are busiest at work. I find that having a quick sniff of my wrist makes me smile, and it also makes me think of my boyfriend!
I have had a fair few comments from people at work saying that I smell nice, so that is lovely to hear, and something I've never had before. It's certainly the perfume that they're smelling as I don't get any comments when wearing CK One...or perhaps I just generally smell so awful that people feel the need to comment when I actually smell nice? Who knows!
In terms of staying power, I find that I can still just about make out the fragrance at the end of the day, although I would probably put on an extra squirt if going out (not that I often do go out). One thing I did notice when trying on in a shop is that I got some on my jacket sleeve and I could still make out the smell on my sleeve for a few days. With such a nice fragrance this is a good thing!
I absolutely love this perfume and intend to wear it for a long time. Better still, since I have a DKNY watch (already reviewed), I match when I wear the perfume.
I would highly recommend this perfume. However as everyone is different, and different smells suit different people, definitely try before you buy, or before you buy it for someone (unless you like taking risks)! If this one doesn't suit, then perhaps you'll prefer another one in this DKNY range.
The 30ml perfume costs around £20 - £25. It is also available in 50ml and 100ml bottles which will probably work out more economical if you're going to wear it a lot. Next Christmas my boyfriend can get me a bigger bottle!
Summary: Definitely one to try!