DKNY has a special place in my heart. Not only did their apple-shaped bottles take pride of place on my dressing table as a teenager, but my first-ever fragrance review at Escentual was on the DKNY Be Desired Eau de Parfum (you can read that here).
This, however, isn’t meant to be a post dedicated to my fragrance nostalgia, it’s all about a new, and might I add very exciting fragrance launch: DKNY Nectar Love. A fragrance inspired by honey and bees, it is safe to say that Nectar Love is a sweet treat for the senses, and who better to give you all the details than a gourmand fanatic like myself? Let’s find out more…
As I mentioned above, DKNY Nectar Love is created with honey and bees in mind. But the inspiration doesn’t stop there, Nectar Love celebrates attraction, specifically natural attraction when eyes first meet and you have no power (or desire) to resist. An ode to a bees inability to resist a beautiful blooming flower, Nectar Love is equally as tempting and presents us with a perfume that can only be described as irresistible (trust me, I cannot stop wearing it).
Top: Yellow Freesia, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Nectarine, Solar Salicylates
Heart: Jasmine, Muguet, Orange Flower, Mirabelle
Base: Honeycomb Neroli Extract, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Musk
A radiant elixir of bright and hypnotising notes, it is safe to say DKNY Nectar Love is a dreamy concoction. A fragrance that can that be appreciated by all, Nectar Love exudes charm and light from the very first spritz.
The floriental gourmand fragrance has a very uplifting opening, as yellow freesia petals mingle with the citrus character of grapefruit, nectarine and the luminous aura of solar salicylates. This sunny opening sets the perfect scene for what’s to come, as the heart blossoms with white flowers and sweet bites of delicious mirabelle. The base introduces the main note of honeycomb neroli extract, which gives the fragrance its addictive personality. The fragrance is completed with smooth additions of cedarwood and vanilla, which intertwine with musk to create a quietly sexy signature.
The perfect fragrance for those that adore velvety soft fragrances, DKNY Nectar Love has an enchanting sweetness. Never overpowering, the Eau de Parfum isn’t all singing and dancing, instead, it reminds me of a calm spring morning, where the sun is beginning to peek through the trees and illuminate the flowers. At first, I believed Nectar Love would be a fragrance I’d like, but not love. But, instead, I find myself returning to it over and over again, because it’s the kind of perfume that people will ask you about; it gives you a beautiful aura and big spring in your step every time you wear it.
• Bvlgari Splendida Fragrance Guide