Hiya Posse, DKNY Stories fell into my FragranceNet cart a short while back. Honestly, I can’t think why. Something just called to me and it was very cheap. I tend to throw everything interesting in the cart and then weed it out before purchase. Complete blind buy. Yes, I know. Sounds like the fastest way to buyers regret. Most times it DOES lead to buyers regret but when it’s the cost of a small decant it’s worth the risk. If I hate it it will make someone very happy if I move it on.
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Milk Mousse, Guava ,Black Cardamom, Pink Pepper
Heart: Iris, White Tea, Jasmine Sambac
Base: Vanilla, White Sandalwood, Ambergris
Firstly, I’d like to say that this is no ground breaking, super luxe, amazing fragrance. The days of Donna Karan making waves in the perfume community seems long gone.
Things I like include the bottle. It’s a good feel in my hand, hefty, is different enough to the rest of the herd and the top and cap feel sturdy and click well. These simple things are problems so many perfumes that cost 3 ti 10 times as much are still getting wrong. The spritz is generous and smooth.
How does DKNY Stories smell? It’s sweet. Not obnoxiously so but that is the very first thing I think every time I spritz. That opening is quite addictive. The familiar fizz of pink pepper berries with a sweet creaminess and some fruit. The note list says guava but it’s closer to Strawberries and Cream lollies. The whole heart goes by with only a little movement and I can’t pick any of the note list.
The dry down is not a bakery. This was a total surprise on my first wearing. I really thought that was where DKNY Stories was heading. So it’s not a mindless copy cat, there are some smell surprises that suggest a thoughtful committee. Dry vanilla and lightly salted white woods, still with some of that creamy lolly attached. Not complaining, it’s nice.
Definitely aimed at the traditional modern female market but there are things just as sweet being sold to the guys.
Funny story: Jin asked “Is that one of those celebrity perfumes?” Though he’s not really a perfumista he is definitely a snob.
Would you do DKNY Stories?