DKNY Golden Delicious PerfumeUnveiled in 2010 in a $1 million bottle, DKNY Golden Delicious perfume for women is a luxurious floral-fruity perfume ideal for nighttime wear. It radiates a modern spirit, straight from the heart of New York, where luxury and grandeur are a lifestyle. The house of Donna Karan New York (DKNY) has delivered the pinnacle of its delicious fragrance line in its Golden Delicious perfume, which also includes Be Delicious, Be Delicious Fresh Blossom and DKNY Delicious Night.

Donna Karan, one of the most recognizable American brands, has been a bastion of fashion since its inception in 1985. Initially, Karan made her mark with her flattering power suits in the 80s, but since then, she has expanded her empire to include cosmetics, accessories, hosiery, jeans and fragrance. Although she sold her DKNY label to the French conglomerate LVMH in 2001, the DKNY name will always be associated with American style and glamour.

Million Dollar Bottle

To cement its place as the most expensive fragrance in the world, DKNY Golden Delicious was introduced at Garibaldi Italian Restaurant and Bar in Bangsar Village in the first ever million dollar perfume bottle. Designed by Martin Katz, the flacon is adorned with 2,909 precious stones, including a 17.18 carat sapphire from Sri Lanka, a 1.65 turquoise tourmaline from Brazil, 15 pink diamonds from Australia, and a 4.03 carat diamond, a 3.07.

The brilliant gems were carefully placed around the Golden Delicious perfume bottle to resemble the New York City skyline in a process that took almost 1,500 hours to finish. The abstract apple-shaped bottle is carved from 14-karat white and yellow gold, signifying the regal opulence for which New York City is known. The iconic New York City skyline sparkles with 2,700 white diamonds ad 143 yellow sapphires that are capped with a flawless 2.43 carat yellow canary diamond strategically placed near the DKNY Golden Delicious logo.

DKNY Golden Delicious PerfumeThe bottle was unveiled in various cities all over the world, from Mexico to Malaysia to London, allowing perfume connoisseurs to catch a glimpse of the one and only DKNY Golden Delicious million dollar bottle. After its excursion around the world, the bottle was sold, with all proceeds going to the Action Against Hunger charity.

Of course, not everyone who purchased Golden Delicious will get the million dollar bottle. Still, the everyday bottle is every bit as gorgeous as the scent inside. It is the same abstract apple shape as the million dollar bottle, but made out of clear glass with a gold metal cap. There are no jewels on the flacon sold in stores, but the golden liquid shines through the glass, sparkly and bright. It is available in 30 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml bottles, in addition to a body lotion and lip gloss.

Million Dollar Scent

The amazing bottle is only the beginning though. Inside the golden apple is a rich and juicy scent that is both alluring and sensual. It opens with a glistening burst of juicy orange blossom, apple and Mirabelle plum, giving the fragrance the “delicious” part of Golden Delicious DKNY. The sweet start is tantalizing and tempting, luring anyone who smells it into its scrumptious orchard.

As the opening wanes, the intoxicating heart appears, fresh and fragrant. The floral combination of Lily of the Valley, rose and orchid is elegant and crisp, making it a wonderful spring or summer perfume. The floral notes are a slight departure from the other scents in the DKNY Delicious line, which are sweeter and fruitier. The white flowers in DKNY Golden Delicious perfectly compliment the exiting apple from the opening notes. The freshness of the heart is clean and sophisticated, meant more for women in their 20s and 30s than teenagers.

The base notes of DKNY Golden Delicious join the floral heart, spicing up the fragrance with a sensuous blend of musk, teakwood and sandalwood. From flirty and fun to serious and sexy, this perfume epitomizes the transformation from casual dating to something more profound. The rich elegance of the musky base notes make DKNY Golden Delicious perfect for date night, implying an invitation to get a little closer. The lasting dry down period will linger long after the night is over, making it just as unforgettable as the date itself.

Reviewers Love DKNY Golden Delicious

It isn’t hard to fall in love with Golden Delicious DKNY. The blend of fruit, floral and musk is about as perfectly balanced as a fragrance can get. While many reviewers agree this scent is appropriate for evening wear, some think it’s suitable for the office as well. It is light and inoffensive, making it appealing to anyone in its range. DKNY Golden Delicious is “highly feminine” with its white floral heart showcased against a delicate background of apple and orange blossom.

Most reviewers like DKNY Golden Delicious perfume better than the original, which has a tart and tangy green apple scent right from the start. The Golden Delicious perfume is blended so well that the apple notes are not very strong, yet linger at the outskirts of the floral center, as if reminding the wearer that apple is the real star of the show. More “grown up than the other Delicious fragrances,” DKNY Golden Delicious is not a sickly sweet concoction that appeals to young girls. Instead, it is a more mature, elegant fragrance designed for women who are confident in their sensuality and not afraid to use her charm to get what she wants.

DKNY Golden Delicious is one perfume no fragrance collection should be without. Its luxurious bottle and scent will stand out among all other perfumes. Not only is it a staple for those sensual summer nights, but it can shine on its own during the daytime as well. No one can resist this perfect combination of floral and fruit, which has been fine-tuned to balance out the flirty with the sensual. This wonderful scent from the wildly popular DKNY collection does not disappoint in the slightest. It will continue to amaze long after other perfumes have come and gone.