“Inspired by cupcakes” isn\’t usually a phrase associated with perfume, seeing as one is all about smell and the other is about taste. DKNY\’s new Limited Edition Fragrances for Sweet Delicious, is exactly that. The cross-sensory sensation was created by pastry and confectionery chef, Johnny Iuzzuni, who explains the relationship between smell and taste as “closely linked.”
“For me, the creation of food and fragrances are one in the same. Our sense of taste and smell are so closely linked.” Once I studied these scents and the key ingredients, such as kumquats, orange zest and rose, I just knew I had to bring the delectable flavours to life and create the world’s first fragrance inspired dessert.”
The collection includes three delicious smelling fragrances inspired by gourmet-baked treats â€“ Tart Key Lime, Pink Macaroon and Creamy Meringue. Iuzzuni describes the collection as a sugar-flecked masterpiece, but definitely not your grandma\’s homespun recipe. The scents are and aromatic treat for the nose.
Sweet Delicious Tart Key Lime is a vibrant fragrance featuring a sparkling key lime pie accord blended with orange zest, bergamot, and mandarin with neroli. It is equal parts tangy and smooth and features flourishes of basil macaron and ginger wrapped in feminine violet leaves. This fragrance is an uplifting zesty scent that will having you wanting to order Key Lime Pie with a big dollop of cream straight away!
Sweet Delicious Creamy Meringue is a cheerful scent with citrusy top notes of lemon cream, bergamot and a crepe Suzette accord. When first sprayed, the lemon flavour is strong, and smells like cream and vanilla. The mid-notes display clearly the passionflower, yellow freesia and plumera. Base notes of cedarwood atlas, white amber and musk give the fragrance a more sophisticated ending.
Sweet Delicious Pink Macaroon is a sweet feminine, floral scent with top notes of kumquat, nectarine, pomegranate and rose marzipan accord. When first sprayed, the fragrance is very sweet and girly with strong fruity scents and a clear bouquet of rose. The mid-notes of rich woods, tonka beans and soft ambers balances out the sweet beginning, with a slightly softer scent. The base notes of flower petals rounds out the feminine fragrance.
Check out the super-sweet video they have created, it’s so yummily adorable:
If you want to check out Johnny’s website, it’s very yummy, you can visit him here, he also happens to be the Head Judge on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Just Desserts program.
The Limited Edition DKNY Sweet Delicious: Hello Cupcake! Fragrances are available in 50ml EDT Spray (RRP$75) and avialable now at Myer, David Jones and The Perfume Connection.
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