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Friday, August 07, 2009

Donna Karan Be Delicious Pop Art Bottle Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of the limited edition Pop Art packaging of its bestseller, Be Delicious, Donna Karan will gift a bottle to one lucky reader of Perfume-Smellin' Things. If you would like to participate in the draw, please say so in your comment. The winner will be announced next Friday. You can check out Brad Hamann's comic strip at

Be Delicious is the 2004 creation of one of my favorite perfumers, Maurice Roucel, the author of many modern classics, including one of my biggest loves, 24, Faubourg. Which of Roucel's creations to you like the most?

Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!


Anonymous zeram1 said...

Hello, I'd love to be in the drawing for DK's creation.

12:24 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, would be glad if you entered me in the drawing, thanks much! Alica

12:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Scott said...

Reviewing the long list of Roucel's creations (such accomplishment!) The one that stands out for me is Iris Silver Mist for Lutens. Utterly weird and beautiful, it never fails to mesmerize me.I have yet to find another fragrance that so captures a mood (damp, gray, rooty, melancholy iris -- like a drizzly cool March day). l'Instant de Guerlain is also a masterpiece, as is Gucci Envy.
Please enter me in the drawing!

1:02 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

My favorite Maurice Roucel? That's a tough one. I suspect a lot of people will vote for Iris Silver Mist, and for sure that's a great one. I'm looking at a list of Maurice Roucel fragrances right now, and I didn't know that he had created all of these! I don't remember what Krizia K smells like, but that's one of the first fragrances I had a distinct impression of -- my sister loved it when I was little. And Gucci Envy! That was the first fragrance I bought for a friend. And Dans Tes Bras, I love that one.

In the end, though, I have to admit that Iris Silver Mist is the one I love best now. I do like Be Delicious quite a lot though. I would love to be entered in the draw. Thanks!

1:26 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

as with all men and women of genious, there are too many good things one can mention, but at the moment I'd say my favourites are Musc Ravageur, Dans tes Bras, 24 Fauburg Saint Honore.

2:15 AM EDT  
Anonymous Alice said...

Hi, firstly, my favourite Roucel is probably Gucci Envy. Surprisingly enough, i'm not a fan of his Guerlain or Musc ...

Secondly, yes I'd love to be in the drawing for Donna Karen's Be Delicious Pop giveway. Thank you!!

3:01 AM EDT  
Blogger rebella said...

It is really hot here in Sweden now and Missoni/Missoni by Maurice Roucel is gorgeus for this weather.

But I do love Musc Ravegeur, Dans Tes Bras, Tocade and... well a lot of his perfumes actually.

Please enter me in the draw. Thank you.

3:26 AM EDT  
Blogger CeyouOnB said...

I would like to be entered in the DK giveaway.

4:55 AM EDT  
Blogger Dixie said...

Good morning! I'd like to be included in the draw! My favorite Roucel is Musc Ravageur!

5:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Proximity said...

I'd love to be included in the draw!

Roucel is one of my favorite perfumers as well, and it's hard to pick just one of his creations. But for the moment, and for the weather, and the time of year, and my mood, I've been loving Envy.
Envy is a bottle find myself reaching for again and again in Spring and Summer. I've got the huge 3.4 oz bottle, and since it's not hard to find for a discount, I don't have to worry or stress about running out.
In fact, I think I'll wear it today!

6:50 AM EDT  
Blogger krnszn said...

Ooooh! What fun! Would love to be included in the draw. I have a few Roucel fragrances - Tocade, L de Lolita Lempicka, Insolence EDP, and Missoni. I've tried Broadway Night and Envy, and used to have a bottle of 24 Faubourg, that I bought last time I was in Paris (way too long ago - early 90's - haven't been back since - arrrggghhh!!!). Favorite Roucel of the above? Hmmm...24 Faubourg is wonderful, and its HERMES! But I think I'm going to go with the trashy L!!! Smells like a very decadent, lush, rich dessert. Too heavy on occasion, but irresistable! Missoni is fun, and Insolence EDP is wow...a killer! I'd love to try all of his scents.

7:26 AM EDT  
Blogger thescentmuse said...

Sadly, I have nothing in my newbie perf wardrobe from Roucel. What a list,though...I would love to be in the draw. Cute bottle, sounds like a fun frag!

8:15 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can be better than crisp refreshments in the humidity? Coupled with LE art? Please enter me in the draw :-)


8:21 AM EDT  
Blogger ScentScelf said...

Holy cow! Having haunted the perfume world for a while now, I was fully aware that Maurice Roucel had a long "perfumography"...but going to the Wikipedia page on him today gave me a fresh, bracing dose of reality. That man is busy!

Awfully hard to pick ONE, as you know: I'd be tossing around 24, Fauborg, Ispahan, and Dan Tes Bras (what a variety, eh?); meanwhile, I'd be wishing I had the Shalini to sniff just for fun...meanwhile, I *have* had fun with Tocade, still puzzling over something in Iris Silver Mist... LOVE that Roucel works with so many price points/materials.

Please do enter me in the drawing

9:11 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

9:36 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

9:36 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

9:36 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Great choice! And what a perfect description of ISM

9:37 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

All worthy contenders, but I see how ISM would beat them all :-)

9:38 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Great choices and I envy you for being able to love and wear Dans

9:38 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

way back when Envy was one of my hugest lemmings, but somehow I never bought it :-(

9:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Love Tocade too!

9:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

9:41 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Good choice! You are in!

9:41 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

It really is perfect for the weather

9:41 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I remember how much I love L when it came out. I need to re-visit it.

9:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Just wait, the huge perfume wardrobe creeps up on you slowly yet suddenly :-) You are in.

9:43 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I am always all for crisp refreshments! You are in.

9:44 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Oh, I didn't know Roucel was the author of Isphahan! Wow!

9:44 AM EDT  
Anonymous MaureenC said...

The only creation I have in my collection is Tocade. Every time I smell it, it brings back happy memories of times gone by. Please enter me for the draw.

10:59 AM EDT  
Anonymous ScentRed said...

I don't have a favorite - that I know of (yes, another newbie) but would like to be entered in the draw.


11:01 AM EDT  
Blogger Kater said...

Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!


11:03 AM EDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh fantastic! In this weather I've been rolling in Lostmarc'h L'Eau de L'Hermine, but this sounds like a potentially nice addition. In other words, please enter me, too -- thanks!

11:17 AM EDT  
Blogger lutefisk said...

hat an awesome giveaway!
please enter me, thanks!

11:19 AM EDT  
Blogger Tara said...

My favorite Roucel is Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur.

The packaging is very cool. If it was a poster I'd definitely but it! Please enter me in the drawing and thanks for this great opportunity.

11:34 AM EDT  
Blogger Tara said...

I would BUY it not "but" I need to proof read better!!

11:35 AM EDT  
Anonymous Fernando said...

I'd love to be in the draw. My favorite Roucel (so far) is definitely Organza Indecence, though Tocade comes close.

11:46 AM EDT  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I haven't been able to try too many of the Lutens or Malle perfumes yet, so I'm going to have to go with either Le Labo Jasmine 17 or Lempicka's Fleur de Corail - although I am awfully fond of Be Delicious as well. I know that Be Delicious is a much maligned scent amongst perfumistas, but I love it. In fact, it's the scent that got me back into wearing perfume again after 80s big perfume fatigue set in.

I'd love to be entered into the drawing.

2:42 PM EDT  
Blogger Amy K said...

Gosh, tough question. I love 24 Faubourg, New Haarlem and Musc Ravageur pretty much equally. Please enter me in the drawing!

6:19 PM EDT  
Blogger orchidfae said...

Iris Silver Mist

6:25 PM EDT  
Anonymous Janet in CA said...

My daughter loves this. I like Tocade.

Please enter me for the drawing.

6:44 PM EDT  
Blogger DWR said...

Please enter me in the drawing!

I'm going with Iris Silver Mist, though I really like Broadway Night and Envy.

7:01 PM EDT  
Blogger Tammy said...

No need to enter me in the drawing, but I like Tocade, and have a sample of Iris Silver Mist on the way.

10:08 PM EDT  
Anonymous dissed said...

Would love to be included. thanks.

11:07 PM EDT  
Blogger SoCalWoman said...

So many to choose from!
I'm really torn between Musc Ravageur, Castlebajac, Shalini and New Haarlem. I'm going with New Haarlem. There's nothing like it when it's just about to rain.
Good luck everyone!!

11:36 PM EDT  
Anonymous Kess said...

I'd love to be in the drawing -- Thanks!

1:16 AM EDT  
Blogger lin said...

Hi Marina, about Maurice Roucel's creations, I haven't even been able to try most of them, but there are some icon fragrances on his CV. I love Dans tes bras and Musc Ravageur. And Gucci and L de Lolita Lempicka.
I love the bottle for this edition of Be Delicious and I have a craving for musk based scents at the moment, so I would love to be in the draw.
Thanks for the offering.

4:17 AM EDT  
Blogger Deanna said...

I'd love to be entered! :)

6:08 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Marina...of course one knows Tocada is an olfactory feast, and I rejoiced in it for years, until I didn't want to come near the experiences it evoked (things you wrote about in your lines on Fleurissimo). Dans tes Bras, on the other end of this genious capacity for comunication, is not a feast, but a combination of grace and severity. One cannot make an impression with it, but it can be right there once the impression has been made. I don't know whether I deserve DTB, but in mild temperatures it is...poetic:-)

6:30 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite scent is L'Instant by Guerlain, though it's a little too strong for me to wear. Please enter me in the drawing.
Jill S

9:29 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to be in the drawing. Barbara

12:42 PM EDT  
Blogger animnafets said...

I own Gucci Envy (spotted at Ross- 1.7 oz for 30$), L de Lolita, and Iris Silver Mist.
My favorite would have to be Envy, but I do think Be Delicious appeals to all audiences- young or old.

I would love to be entered for the drawing :)

1:49 PM EDT  
Blogger Robbie said...

I love Roucel! Please enter me in the drawing as well :)

5:16 PM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

Oh, please enter me, I like this one! My favorite Roucel is probably Gucci Envy, but I have never tried Musc Ravageur, which I am dying to do.

6:40 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

delicious! please enter me in your drawing.


9:03 PM EDT  
Blogger Nenna said...

I would like to take part in your competition.

3:42 AM EDT  
Anonymous ScentLove said...

Hi Marina, please enter me, too! A bottle of Tocade is on its way to me, actually, it's a blind buy. And must re-sniff Envy.

2:03 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Marina,
Please enter me as well. I'm not sure why dots qualify as Pop Art, clearly a Roy Lichtenstein Ben-day dot reference. Marketing strikes again! The juice is pleasing though.

Envy is lovely; Tocade doesn't work on me at all!
Laura M

2:25 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marina, my favorite Roucel is Le Labo Labdanum 18. It bumped my former fave, Musc Ravageur, off the top.

5:57 PM EDT  
Blogger Bananarchy said...

With such a long resume it's hard to say but Iris Silver Mist is a standout for me. Please enter me. Thanks!

10:53 PM EDT  
Blogger Merlino said...

Roucel is one of my favourite perfumers too, but that's mainly based on two masterpieces: Musc Ravageur and Iris Silver Mist, the latter of which is my favourite Roucel frag.

I'd also love to be included in the drawing! :)

2:01 AM EDT  
Anonymous Lavanya Krishnan said...

My favorite Roucel creations (not that I've smelt them all) would probably be Musc Ravegeur and Shalini.

1:40 PM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

the only one perfume i own by Roucel is original Be Delicious.... It is a nice summery fragrance that doesnt pretend to be a fancy perfume. I love to wear it when I feel casual. I noticed that Roucel also created L"instant Guerlain- it is one of my lemmings! Please kindly enter me in a giveaway as well. I appreciate it. Love your reviews! Anna

8:46 PM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

a little note: I confess that I never paid any real attention to Be Delicious. When it appeared on the shelves I was so busy discovering niche fragrances that I wasn't even bothered to take a sniff. Then, one day, about three months ago, friends came over for dinner, and one of the guests had a scent that seemed fresh and sensual and - in fact - delicious. When we were alone I asked, and that was DKBDelicious. I have sniffed it on me. Delightful indeed

5:20 PM EDT  
Anonymous HopeB said...

Wow, I had no idea that Be Delicious was a Roucel creation! I love his L de Lolita & Musc Ravageur--I wonder what he does with apple in Be Delicious? Please include me in for the drawing!

7:33 PM EDT  
Blogger T-Rex said...

I would like to participate. Thanks!

1:40 PM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I wish i found out about this sooner! Be Delicious is one of my favorite perfumes.

4:49 PM EST  

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