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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Perfumer

Maurice Roucel

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruitGrapefruit
CucumberCucumber
MagnoliaMagnolia
Heart Notes Heart NotesAppleApple
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
RoseRose
TuberoseTuberose
VioletViolet
Base Notes Base NotesWoodsWoods
White amberWhite amber

Ratings

Scent

6.4445 Ratings

Longevity

6.5317 Ratings

Sillage

6.1299 Ratings

Bottle

6.4310 Ratings

Value for money

8.040 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.10.2021.
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7
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Liesa
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Liesa
Liesa
   2  
Of orchard meadows and Munich fairs
Oh, I love apple juice. And apple sauce. And real old varieties of apples that you eat mealy and crumbly in the spring, just because you still have them around. Not that this perfume smells like that, but just to point out: I love apples, and so do a lot of other people.

I quite liked this perfume, got it as a gift at some point, also wore it more often, but it was never the great love. The little apple, which does not smell like apple, however, often accompanied me on trips, because he had such a nice pack size. But not on holiday trips, no, rather short trips to the countryside or business trips, mostly in summer. The sweet and citrusy scent doesn't irritate, doesn't have a monster sillage, but a good durability, and smells neither old-fashioned, nor too sweet, nor too intrusive. Over the years, I haven't come close to emptying my mini bottle because of these narrow application windows, and now the time has come: I plan to empty it this summer. Now that I've moved to the country and work from home a lot, it's also a good fit for its former uses.

But last but not least, to revisit the question- what does it smell like? Well, for me after great fairs and after summer trips to the countryside. Only after apple, he smells in any case not :)
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Lauraemm
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Lauraemm
Lauraemm
Helpful Review    4  
Juicy freshness
I wore this fragrance up and down in my early 20s (it replaced my first signature fragrance Hugo Boss Femme when I was 18 or 19). For me it is an absolute nostalgia fragrance, with which I associate lightheartedness, youthfulness, freshness and sportiness. Somehow I also find it seductive in a certain way. I bought it again in my early 30s and still like to wear it at certain moments when I want something simple and uncomplicated. Be Delicious has also gotten me a few compliments, from "oh you smell so yummy", to "can I ask what you're wearing?". Kind of always works for me and brings back incredibly fond memories.
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6.5
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Ignorabilis

10 Reviews
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Ignorabilis
Ignorabilis
Helpful Review    7  
What I put in the 2000 time capsule ...
This morning I stood perplexed in front of my perfume collection and thought, "Maybe a good time to try the Parfumo Assistant for the first time!" No sooner said than done... So for a spring morning, I'm recommended: DKNY Be Delicious. Mm, ok. I had to look that one up first.
Be Delicious is a pleasant, refreshing scent. I smell mostly apple, cucumber and the woods in the base. A linear, uncomplicated fragrance that there is not much to say about. Also, because he says goodbye again quite quickly anyway.
So what is it about this fragrance? Above all, one thing: memories.
Be Delicious is the classic "Reminds me of..." fragrance, to which probably everyone has his own story. Back in the day, my father and I had picked out this fragrance together and given it to my mother for her birthday. In my school days, this was one of her favorite perfumes until it passed to me in middle school. Be Delicious smells to me like summer vacations, aimless drugstore visits with girlfriends, family outings, and so much more.
Today, I don't want to wear it anymore. Maybe also because it is already so full of memories that no new ones stick to it. But I still keep it - as a small 2000s time capsule.
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10
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
10
Pricing
Mayflower96
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Mayflower96
Very helpful Review    8  
The scent of my best friend
My best friend from childhood to now still wore and still wears this scent and I love it on her and every other person who wears it. When she moved away from our hometown at that time, I immediately bought this fragrance, because I missed her and this fragrance insanely.Funnily enough, two women (with me three) in my circle of friends have this fragrance and you could already say that we have a few things in common ;) The three of us are not at a loss for words, simple and straightforward knitted, loyal souls and passionate about working and spending time in the outdoors.
Be delicious is a fragrance for young adult women who are not so into the typical sweet scents, but would rather go for something fresh and fruity.
Likewise, my best friend is allergic to almost all perfumes that exist, but not to the green apple!
I can definitely smell out apple, cucumber, grapefruit and lily of the valley, the rest a little less. If you apply too much of it, it can also quickly smell soapy (comparable to a concentrated shower gel), therefore - less is more.
Despite everything, a beautiful, timeless, fresh perfume, which I would recommend to any perfume novice. From me- full 10 points.
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8
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6
Longevity
6
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10
Bottle
Edgar000
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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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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
8
Pricing
ChrissiCore
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ChrissiCore
Top Review    13  
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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3
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4
Bottle
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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7.5
Scent
5
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Felicity
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Felicity
Felicity
Very helpful Review    10  
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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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Pinkdawn
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Pinkdawn
Top Review    14  
iPerfume

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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Lorelei
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puhh...and he keeps and keeps apparently
An acquaintance wore it recently for a city stroll... "oh, you smell good"...I said ...and meant it that way, at first...later, whenever the wind blew its scent over to me, it made me sick every time...and it didn't and didn't get less....I got more and more nauseous...yes, admitted, I get nauseous apparently fast sometimes...highly sensitive little nose, always already...just I get nauseous from my old 5th Avenu, which I like shortly at the beginning...are it the lilies of the valley? They are also contained in it....I will wash my wrists now and hope that the acquaintance next time wears a different fragrance....
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KingPinKingPin 3 years ago
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Pure green apple. Girly, cute and fresh.

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