Red Delicious Men 2006

Red Delicious Men by DKNY / Donna Karan
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Red Delicious Men is a perfume by DKNY / Donna Karan for men and was released in 2006. The scent is fruity-sweet. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes CognacCognac CardamomCardamom Saffron blossomSaffron blossom White rumWhite rum
Heart Notes Heart Notes Apple liqueurApple liqueur BergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange Vanilla vodkaVanilla vodka
Base Notes Base Notes MossMoss Coffee absoluteCoffee absolute OkouméOkoumé SandalwoodSandalwood
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7.240 Ratings
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7.031 Ratings
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6.229 Ratings
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5.737 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 29.12.2020.
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Big Apple in a bottle? Are you delicious?
I used to know Be Delicious fragrances for women.
Strong, fruity-sweet, dominant fragrances.

The DKNY Be Delicious men series has (unfortunately) not much to do with it.

Both the normal Be Delicious Men and the Red Delicious Men contain woods and coffee. They have that in common.

Red Delicious for Men:

It starts alcoholic fruity, yes at the beginning also tasty, rum with apple liqueur and vanilla vodka. Not pungent, pleasantly alcoholic, with little apple to smell. Right after spraying it is great, even the smell on the spray head. Here the normal Be Delicious Men has the sour apple at the beginning in it, which I did not like so much.

Then follows a mixture of alcoholic notes, apple liqueur is there before the initial chords fade after about 15-30 minutes, the fragrance becomes close to the body and the woody coffee note appears in the main fragrance. Something alcoholic in the background remains perceptible.

It's definitely not fruity-sweet, these are the women's versions of Be Delicious.

He's alcoholic-woody-coffee-heavy.
It is also the coffee that neutralizes and covers the initial scents. Too bad.
They tried to make the scent look masculine. He is certainly not really manly, fruity sweet but also not. I.e. one can carry I also as a man well.
The Red Delicious Men is better than the normal Be Delicious Men, but rather good midfield. No high flyer.

In a way, I now understand why the Be Delicious Men series was discontinued.
They simply did not keep up with the women versions, neither from fragrance nor from commercial success.
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ColinM

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Too screechy to work
A hypothetical hybrid between Dunhill Desire Red and Dunhill Custom – gone wrong. Red Delicious is a sweet, extremely synthetic “laundry musk” scent infused with discount sandalwood, a bold (and again, utterly plastic) accord of something halfway apple, earthy stuff (coffee?) and booze, finally unexplicably stuffed with a ton of nondescript metallic screechiness which does have a fascinating shimmering nature – smelling halfway rotten cough syrup and floor cleaner. Not tragic overall, and most important not really far from many niche scents playing this same “sweet booziness” card. But the quality is really, really low - too cheap to be taken seriously.

5/10
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JSpines

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Red Delicious Men
I like this a lot better than Be Delicious Men which I really disliked. This version isn't anything truly special but I didn't find it awful by any means. If anything, I found it a tad boring. For me, it's all wood and spice. Definitely gives off a masculine vibe but I don't find it too strong or overpowering. It gives a feeling of warmth and coziness. I could see the ladies really liking the smell of this one on their man. I like it but I don't love it. It doesn't stand out to me as being one of the best in my collection but it's not the worst either. Instead it sits somewhere in the middle of the road.
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Missk

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Apple pie and a glass of cognac
DKNY Red Delicious is deliciously boozy.

This fragrance had the potential to be fresh and Summery, especially with the presence of apple and bergamot, however I'm rather glad that this fragrance is the complete opposite of fresh.

Red Delicious is rich, spicy and warm. This is the scent for a wild man, something that really appeals to me. The booziness originates from the rum and cognac notes, yet the spicyness from the patchouli, saffron and cardamom balances the scent out nicely.

Added notes of coffee and floral components such as iris, orchid and mandarin blossom makes for one very unique fragrance. This is certainly masculine however a daring woman wearing this fragrance is not out of the question.

I only half-heartedly agree that this is an aquatic, it does have slight watery notes, but it is nowhere near as fresh as most aquatic fragrances. The best seasons for DKNY Red Delicious would be Autumn and Spring and perhaps even Winter.
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