Be Delicious 2004 Eau de Parfum

Be Delicious (Eau de Parfum) by DKNY / Donna Karan
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Be Delicious (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by DKNY / Donna Karan for women and was released in 2004. The scent is fruity-fresh. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Fruity
Fresh
Green
Floral
Sweet

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CucumberCucumber MagnoliaMagnolia GrapefruitGrapefruit
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AppleApple Lily of the valleyLily of the valley TuberoseTuberose RoseRose VioletViolet
Base Notes Base Notes
WoodsWoods White amberWhite amber

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6.4564 Ratings
Longevity
6.6422 Ratings
Sillage
6.2406 Ratings
Bottle
6.4420 Ratings
Value for money
7.5144 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 26.02.2024.

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ChrissiCore

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ChrissiCore
ChrissiCore
Top Review 18  
My first great love
This fragrance has accompanied me for many years. It simply belongs to me Hard to believe, but until recently it was almost my only perfume.

My big sister took me to a small perfumery when I was 12 or 13 and I was allowed to choose something... when I smelled that scent on the test strip, I wanted it right away! Love at first sight.

To me it smells fresh and invigorating. Just perfect for the summer. As I have read in many other reviews, it also smells slightly like freshly mowed lawn, which is by no means negative for me. I love this smell. Then a refreshing cucumber note is added....All the time surrounded by sparkling green apples. In the drydown I am left with a great woody note with soft blossoms.
On me, the fragrance has a pretty good shelf life. Especially in my hair I can still smell it after 8 hours.
I have often received compliments, especially from men, for the fragrance.

Since I've been wearing it for so long, it's just a nostalgic smell to me. I associate a lot of memories with it and I think people who know me for a long time will associate this fragrance with me.

It fits perfectly into spring and summer. For the other seasons it is too fresh.... It will also (unfortunately) not be used so often in the future. Once you have gone a little deeper into the world of fragrances there is simply too much to discover.
Please be nice to me, this is my first comment. I didn't want to make this fragrance look so bad here, as it was simply my first great love of perfume. :)
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Pinkdawn

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Pinkdawn
Pinkdawn
Top Review 15  
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The apple is known to have played a long and significant role in the history of mankind. He did not contribute insignificantly to the loss of the poor of paradise. Later, it returned as an expensive but highly image-laden temptation in the field of modern communications technology. By the way, similarly successful as in paradise at that time.
In 2004 Donna Karan continued the game with temptation. She created a fragrance that would be particularly seductive. How else can you interpret the name "Be Delicous"? Be delicious! Like a fresh, crunchy, juicy-sweet apple that appeals to the bite.
For me, it all resonated with this eau de parfum, for which at the time the advertising drum was also stirred vigorously. I remembered one commercial in particular. He alludes to the biblical temptation and shows a young, naturally very attractive, brunette young lady in the streets of the "Big Apple" New York. She pauses in front of a fruit stand, attracted by a mountain of appetising Granny Smith apples. A handsome guy also seems to be interested in the green apples. He is already holding one of these vitamin bombs in his hand. Now he sees the pretty lady - and spontaneously hands her the delicious apple. She does not hesitate for long and bites the fresh fruit heartily. For a moment she thinks about giving the apple back to the man. He seems to be waiting for it. But she has decided differently and continues laughing with the bitten apple. Will he follow her? It almost looks that way.
I admit I'm susceptible to advertising and love perfume. When I hear or see about a new perfume, I start to take an interest in it and can hardly wait to get a taste of it. Often comes along - I will not say the evil awakening, but yet the disappointment on the first sprayer. Too heavy, too sweet, too bland, too cheap, too strict, too much of that, too little of something else - something. And I go on without looking back.
Not like Be Delicous. The unusual, round apple shape, which gives a silver reflective upper half noble value, the beautiful green colour - clearly visible in the transparent bottle -, the successful name according to my taste, the sympathetic advertising, which elicits a smile from you, all this had already captured me once for the fragrance. Now he only had to convince me olfactorically.
I sniff at the small opening where the perfume comes out when you press down the spray button (which, by the way, is not so easy with the round apple shape). I usually use both hands for help). I sniff fresh sweetness, sweet, somehow green - that's how it seems to me - and fruity.
Now I put it to the test and spray some of the grass green liquid on my hand.
I immediately feel surrounded by a delicious coolness that refreshes me, but at the same time has something noble and elegant. The aroma of a fresh, ripe apple is immediately present.
Was I expecting this? Yeah, maybe. I can't remember. The scent impression is so strong that my expectations disappear behind it.
Yes, maybe I would have expected a typical Granny Smith fragrance, a bit sour, but fresh and not too sweet. But that would have been the aroma of a toilet flushing stone or something.
The scent I now encounter is more subtle. It has an interesting depth in which delicate flowers can be felt. I can't identify them individually. It is a luxuriant scented carpet of sweetnesses such as violets, lilies of the valley, roses and magnolias.
Above all the apple floats - ripe, sweet and exquisite.
Over time, the fragrance loses its initial freshness and becomes more pensive, calmer, but stronger, heavier, sweeter. The sweetness is not a cheap one, but one that has substance but never overstrains you or leads you into (mystical) depths.
The fragrance remains "down to earth" - lively, cheerful and lively. If he was a woman, "man" would like to spend time with her. Plenty of time. She would enchant him with her laughter and her urban style. I see a modern woman in this fragrance, but not a cool business lady, but one who loves to live, who can be exuberantly happy, who has something warm and loving and yet is coquettish, cocky and cheeky.
Can I identify myself with that? At first, I believed it. I loved that scent. Wore it day and night. I bought it. I imagined (or hoped?) to be seductive and sexy with it, without being pompous, pathetic or diva-like.
But at some point it turned out that this fragrance was also a typical child of its time. At that time it was trendy for fashionable women to smell fruity. On the streets one met coconuts, mandarins, mangoes, "pineapple", raspberries and strawberries. That was relatively new and fascinating. With "Be Delicious" Donna Karan has created a very contemporary fragrance that embodies the lively lifestyle of the Big Apple.
What some today criticize as "American" and "synthetic" was the strength, the novelty of this fragrance at the time. He was therefore omnipresent and extremely popular.
It is certainly no coincidence that "Be Delicious" was released under the DKNY label (Donna Karan New York). Founded in 1989, this brand is aimed at a younger and less affluent public than DKI (Donna Karan International), the fashion designer's main brand. The then young fragrance was a perfect match for DKNY's streetwear and jeans fashion.
Donna Karan sold her fashion empire to LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) for six and a half million dollars in 2001 - before the birth of "Be Delicious". It is currently owned by the New York G-III Apparel Group.
And "Be Delicous"? Is the fragrance still as delicious and seductive as it was 14 years ago?
I get the apple bottle from my perfume collection and notice that it has hardly been used. The green liquid in the glass belly of the apple is almost unused.
I'll spray it on. There it is again, that feeling of freshness. I think: a good fragrance for the summer. And also the apple reports immediately. Grapefruit, cucumber and magnolia should play the leading role in the top note. I don't notice much of that. Instead of grapefruit, I'd guess bergamot. The cucumber does not produce much and the magnolia disappears immediately in the flower fragrance carpet. The apple, however, is there. Good, juicy, sweet, sweet and clear. It's an apple plus, of course. Plus a relatively indifferent floral scented carpet.
The shelf life is just as good as the fragrance today. Sillage still exists. The bottle still delights with its originality. It lies heavy and smooth in the hand and looks massive and valuable.
The fragrance doesn't look as seductive, cocky, cheeky and sexy to me as it did in 2004, it has become more brave, more tame and has lost the glamour of the once trendy. It is a lovely, pleasing fragrance without any extremes, secrets and refinements. More than a trivial "Mhh, good" you will hardly harvest with it today.
Meanwhile there are also more exciting scents for me, which fit better to me than this former love of scents. That's how it is with fashion scents. And with love.
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Felicity

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Felicity
Felicity
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Delicious contrast programme
After hours of hiking in the hot sun through the mountains of my homeland, I enter an air-conditioned drugstore in a small town, buy water and test the green apple from Big Apple City. The deliciously refreshing scent molecules quickly conquer the room and two women become aware of them. You're asking me what smells so fresh and so great in here. I'll tell them and we'll talk. They have, it seems to me, only recently discovered their love for fragrances and apparently they are still a little ashamed to buy more perfume than they will be able to consume in the foreseeable future. Which is reasonable first of all...

I don't know if they bought the green apple, I bought it weeks later in a smaller bottle. Too beautiful was the refreshing scent that brought up in me the memory of Theodor Storm's fairy tale "Die Regentrude". Here the fireman scorching the meadows fights against the sleeping rain pack and the rich, greedy farmer against the poor, nature-loving Stine. Their courageous children then set off in secret early in the morning to find the rain joy and wake it up with the old secret saying: "Dunst is wave, dust is source...". They get themselves in the end, because the rich farmer has to realize that the value of his property in meadows and fields melts without rain like butter in the sun.

Perhaps there is a hunch somewhere in me about certain parallels to the present summer weather, which can almost be called creepy, and the childish idea of fighting it with a few sprays of fresh scent. I wish, and it'll work for a few seconds, won't it?
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Edgar000

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Wearing a woman's perfume as a man
The sample smelled so fresh that I wondered, "As a 20 year old man, can I wear this women's perfume?" Finally, I thought to myself, "Never mind. I like that apple freshness and the bottle looks cute too.... i'm buying Be Delicious." I'm glad I jumped over my shadow. It smells so good. Gave me joy.
P.S. It's the world's first perfume with natural apple extract
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GirlofNow

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GirlofNow
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Where's the apple note!????...
I became aware of this perfume by a Youtuberin...
She raved about how good, sexy and tasty this fragrance should be... + I like to eat apples anyway, especially green ones, they are the best in my opinion:D I thought to myself if the scent really soooo good smells, how many of that rave, then it absolutely must be tested!) I know many people who know me here on Parfumo know that I don't really prefer big green scents... (Better said not at all...) Rather nice gourmand - berries + fruity scents. Nevertheless I was extremely curious how it would smell:)))...

Arrived in the perfumery this time, alone without grandpa I had to make my own and above all meaningful decisions:D With him I always think about whether it is worth it for this perfume to spend the money, or not but thank God the decision was not so difficult for me with this fragrance... I had to search for this perfume for a long time until I could find this perfume... And that was placed exactly with the Bruno Banani fragrances... Weird but okey.

Asoooo the bottle speaks, now personally 0 to me! It has nothing beautiful or interesting... It's just boring! But the content counts... I sprayed on a test strip and the air stayed away! ( Not in the positive sense...!) It just smelled like freshly mown lawn!....:(((( I don't want to be mean but what's delicious about it? Or rather, sexy!? I don't want to smell like a freshly mown lawn! 2min later I smelled some cucumber note.... Okey maybe the Youtuberin meant by delicious the cucumber note. I don't know why, I'm upset about it but am I the only one who doesn't smell a nice apple note??? Except these, two notes or better said a scent note (in the scent course there is nothing of a lawn) I could smell nothing of an apple! I was a bit sad that, I couldn't smell a single apple note as I LOVE the smell of green apples in particular! Be that as it may, I can't say anything about the H+S because I don't have any test strips anymore... What do you think?????
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Azahar81Azahar81 9 months ago
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Green apple in all its splendor. Crisp, meaty and juicy, with herbal notes that make it a fresh and clean-smelling fragrance.
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ElysiumElysium 1 year ago
A blend of dew cucumber and sour grapefruit that extends to the bouquet of white muguet and purple rose. Creamy is the amber woody drydown.
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LarwenLarwen 2 years ago
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Classic that still feels fresh and wearable. As a teacher this is my go-to fragrance.
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Hartsy3Hartsy3 8 months ago
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Effervescent, bitter-green, clean smell. Low sillage and longevity. Suitable for summer/office setting. Somewhat dated and generic.
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JehriJehri 1 year ago
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Cucumber soap visits apple then turns into muted Tommy Girl. It's nice apple-cucumber soap, and I love Tommy Girl... but nope.
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