It’s not very often that I write about anything other than fashion, and even less often that I mention perfume but every so often I find a special scent that I just can’t help but rave over, and DKNY’s MY NY is precisely one of those.
I am one of those weird people who gets triggered easily by scent, just a whiff of aftershave or perfume in a shopping centre can give me an anxiety attack or transport me back several years to a specific and vivid memory, and therefore I like to make sure that the perfume I wear is quite unique. I also like a perfume that lingers on my skin throughout the day rather than having to carry it round everywhere to spritz myself when it begins to wear off, and therefore I’m super selective when it comes to scent (check that out for a bit of alliteration!).
When DKNY released the MY NY scent earlier in the year, it was literally everywhere. It seemed that every beauty blogger was reviewing it, every advert on TV had it in, and I realised that just maybe I should see what the fuss was about. Nipping into Boots after work to try a sample had me sold straight away. I am usually a fan of musky scents, so the floral undertones of MY NY are very different to what I’d normally go for. It’s such a young, vibrant scent and it seemed perfect for the end of summer, however getting into the colder months I still feel myself reaching for it rather than something heavier. The unique design of the bottle grabbed as well, it’s lid designed to resemble the skyline of my favourite city in the world is such a cute little detail, and overall I feel like it’s the perfect scent for me.
So as you can tell 1) I really love this perfume, and 2) I am definitely not cut out for a career in reviewing scents. I do believe however, that you should go and give this a spritz next time you’re in the market for a new perfume as you may be pleasantly surprised.
Do you have a perfume you turn back to time after time, or are you favouring one in particular for winter?