Perfume testing with DKNY

It was a dreary Monday morning and I was convinced nothing was going to cheer me up. Then I met up with Natalie Silverman from Aramis Fragrances in the swanky Blythswood Hotel to chat all things perfume. The scents lifted my spirits as we spritzed and sniffed the latest beautiful fragrances to launch from the New York beauty brand.

DKNY MYNYFirstly, Natalie showed me the latest fragrance, DKNY MYNY fronted by the fabulous Rita Ora. As soon as Natalie pulls it out the box I am intrigued by the packaging. The silver cap is shaped like a New York skyline and the clear heart-shaped bottle shows the peachy pink colour of the perfume, which is sweet and fruity with hints of musk. The top notes include raspberries and pink pepper, heart notes of Egyptian jasmine and freesia, finished with patchouli, vanilla and musk; this is a perfect scent for an everyday perfume. One application has been lasting me throughout the day as it’s quite a ‘punchy’ perfume.

The DKNY MYNY campaign is fronted by super star Rita Ora, which is fitting, as Natalie explained, as the star was signed in America. She also projects that edgy, modern vibe that suits the city down to a tee.

We then moved on to the DKNY Be Delicious Sparkling Apple Limited Edition Collection. Inspired by the “glitz and glamour” of festive parties, it makes a perfect choice for the upcoming holiday season. Based on the original Be Delicious, the apple shaped bottles each with a glittery lid, which looks gorgeous on the dressing table.

DKNY Sparkling Apple

Be Delicious Sparkling Apple features the classic green apple top notes, also with watermelon. With rose drops, violet leaves and sandalwood, this fragrance will suit those who love the original but want something a bit more ‘wow’ for party season.

Then we had a sniff at the Golden Delicious, described as a “playful, yet sensual” scent. With golden delicious apple and plum at the heart of the fragrance it is a more grown up version of the Be Delicious family. The sparkling grapefruit and juicy cassis combined with fiery ginger root makes this a slightly spicy, musky scent, perfect for date night.

Now for my favourite bottle… the pink one! I fell in love with the bottle as soon as I set eyes on it, pink and sparkly, I was like a magpie. An ideal fragrance for cocktails with the girls, Be Delicious Fresh Blossom has top notes crisp apple, tangerine and pear followed by warm, sensual ambrette seeds.

DKNY Women Sparkling Fall

The final perfume we tantalized our noses with was DKNY Women Sparkling Fall Edition. In its tall skyscraper bottle, this limited edition version of the classic aims to “bring out a woman’s glamorous side – making her feel sexy and confident for a night out in the city”. Grapefruit, blackcurrant and plum notes topped off with rose and pink pepper, make this an indulgent fragrance yet seductive. A perfect accessory to that LBD, I can’t wait to wear it hitting the town on Saturday night.


DKNY MYNY* £68/ 100mls, £49/50ml, £37/30ml is available exclusively at Debenhams.

DKNY Be Delicious Sparkling Apple Limited Edition Collection*, £37/50ml is available exclusively at The Fragrance Shop.

DKNY Women Sparkling Fall Edition*, £41/ 100mls is available exclusively at Superdrug.





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