DKNY is the hip, trendy branch of the Donna Karan designer empire, intended for younger urban women, and DKNY perfume fits this profile perfectly as well. The first DKNY perfume, Be Delicious, was introduced in 2004 and became an instant best seller. Be Delicious is an apple-based fragrance in an abstract apple-shaped bottle and its color is similar to that of a green apple. All of these elements were selected to bring to mind the nickname of New York City, "The Big Apple".
Be Delicious is a sweet fruity floral fragrance with top notes of cucumber, grapefruit and magnolia, heart notes of apple, tuberose, rose, violet, and white muguet, and base notes of white amber and woods. Be Delicious is available as a 1 oz. eau de parfum spray that retails for $38.00, a 1.7 oz. eau de parfum spray that retails for $52.00, and a 3.4 oz. eau de parfum spray that retails for $68.00. There is also a 5 oz. tube of body lotion that retails for $38.00, and a .5 oz. lip gloss that retails for $16.00.
DKNY has launched a men's version of Be Delicious that mixes fruit, wood and spicy notes for a fresh, modern fragrance. Be Delicious for Men comes in a 1.7 oz. eau de toilette spray for $44.00 and a 3.4 oz. eau de toilette spray for $58.00. Its notes include grapefruit, juniper berries, quinine, apple, coffee, ocean, jasmine, apple wood, coffee wood, and patchouli.
The next entry in the DKNY perfume line is Red Delicious, a limited edition scent. Red Delicious for women is intended as a sexier version of Be Delicious, though it maintains the sweet and fruity notes of the original. Be Delicious is a floral oriental scent with notes of champagne, lychee, raspberry, apple, rose, vanilla, patchouli, amber, and skin. Red Delicious for Women comes in 1 oz., 1.7 oz. and 3.4 oz. spray bottles for $38.00, $52.00, and $68.00 respectively.
Red Delicious for Men is a spicy chypre fragrance with notes of cognac, rum, saffron, cardamom, bergamot, mandarin, coffee, apple liqueur, iris, vanilla, vodka, orchid, ozone, sandalwood, moss, and patchouli. It retails for $44.00 for the 1.7 oz. size and $58.00 for the 3.4 oz. size.
Delicious Night is the newest fragrance in the DKNY perfume family. It is a woman's fragrance in a purple apple-shaped bottle and is considered a woody oriental. Delicious Night contains notes of freesia, blackberry martini, ginger and pomelo. Delicious Night is available as a .2 oz. purse rollerball for $34.00, a 1 oz. spray for $38.00, a 1.7 oz. spray for $52.00, a 3.4 oz. spray for $68.00, a 5 oz. body lotion for $38.00, a 5 oz. shower gel for $32.00, and a .5 oz. lip gloss for $16.00.
DKNY perfume is available at fine department stores everywhere, online discount retailers and Sephora stores. Sephora also sells a unique limited edition set of 4 travel sized sprays that include both the Be Delicious and Red Delicious scents for women for $35.00.