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DKNY Loses the Apple: DKNY Be Delicious and DKNY Candy Apple Perfume Review

Updated on February 20, 2012

If you hate apple scents, the DKNY Be Delicious range just might have something in store for you, cross my heart! The DKNY Be Delicious perfume series extends far beyond the original apple scent. So don't let that apple-shaped perfume bottle fool you!

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DKNY Be Delicious, the original perfume from the Be Delicious line, zests up the apple perfume genre. While other apple perfumes (like Joop All About Eve) smell linear or (like Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue) fade into softness, DKNY Be Delicious dynamically moves the apple note along. This perfume offers all the stages that experienced when biting into a real Granny Smith apple… while standing in an apple orchard… under the sun! Be Delicious perfume opens with tart citrus notes which perfectly capture the tangy bite of a green peel. Then Be Delicious materializes into a fully formed, true-to-life apple. With soft complements of warmed wood and ripe apple blossoms, Be Delicious reveals a sparkling image of a sunlit apple orchard.

DKNY Red Delicious ripens the apple in DKNY Be Delicious. Inspired by Red Delicious apples, this perfume is almost an exact copy of that real-life apple scent, wholesome and simple. While green apples feature tart tones and pink apples offer floral notes, red apples are simply apples. While the opening of Be Delicious is tart, the opening of Red Delicious is sweet. The drydown of Be Delicious presents some florals, but the drydown Red Delicious focuses on pure red apples. The apple scent is enhanced by other red fruits like cranberries and cherries. The warmth of the fruit is enhanced by patchouli, vanilla and rum.

DKNY Fresh Blossom expands on the original fruity notes to include sweet lacings of florals. For those completely unmoved by the tart citrus-twist offered by Be Delicious, Fresh Blossom might be an improvement. DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom emphasizes the floral sensation of apples. When crunching on a Pink Lady apple, you smell fresh pink blossoms behind the apple's fruity energy. Fresh Blossom offers exactly this! The combination of grapefruit and jasmine creates a sweet flowery lightness.

DKNY Delicious Night, the most unique perfume from the entire line, weaves dreamy orientals through sweet gourmand notes. Delicious Night falls deep into the shadows so that the springtime notes of fruits and apples are gone completely. Hypnotic and warming, DKNY Delicious Night draws you in with mysterious myrrh and glowing amber. The apple is missing, but a hint of sweet fruit tempers the nectar-filled florals. Without a trace of zest, Delicious Night simply offers deep indulgences.

DKNY Candy Apple, the most recent line of DKNY fragrances, departs completely from the apple theme. Playing with fruits, DKNY Candy Apple perfumes are candied fruit salads that are perfect for a springtime picnic! Candy Apple Sweet Caramel (Green) opens with a sun ripened pear. The fruit in Sweet Caramel offers nearly zero zing, completely unlike the original DKNY Be Delicious perfume. The fruit quickly turns towards warmer territories with marshmallow, caramel and vanilla. Though it's purported to be an oriental, with a lack of basenotes, this is a linear candied fruit gourmand. Candy Apple Juicy Berry (Purple) is the most floral perfume of the trio. With a touch of berry in the opening, the woody-floral perfumes offers a vague sandalwood base. This woody-floral perfume finishes with an overtone, or shall I say overture, of sugary fruits. Candy Apple Ripe Raspberry (Red), the most popular of the three, reinterprets the tart and tang of apples, but this time with berries. Ripe Raspberry quickly ends the fruity opening to concentrate of cotton candy sweetness. Since Ripe Raspberry lacks any musk and pepper, you won't find the depth of Aquolina Pink Sugar here. Just as the name suggests, this perfume is all fruit and candy, and nothing more.


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      5 years ago

      i love dkny

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      7 years ago

      I have dkny fresh blossom (pink one) and love it! It's just as described: fruity, flirty, floral! Plus lasts a long time. I got it a month and a half ago, the 1 oz version, and have already used a lot. :( so I decided to order the 1.7 oz original (green one) from sephora. Hurry, there's a promo code that if you order a dkny be delicious perfume, you get a cute dkny theme clutch! I hope I like the green one as much as I like the pink one.

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      8 years ago


      how do you open these bottles? i want to transfer some into another bottle but im doing it the long, hard way: spraying it into the bottle) so i wondering how to open them and pour it instead :)

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      8 years ago

      I love DKNY fragrances especially the green apple scent. Truly lovely. Great work here!

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      8 years ago

      I like the first scent, Red Delicious and Fresh Blossom. I am not sure about Candy Apples. I think they are too sweet.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! For me it's Fresh Blossom first, and then Be Delicious. Then again, I'm one of those who really enjoys apple perfumes!

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      Yena Williams 

      8 years ago from California

      I still think their very first one was the best. Delicious! =)


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