I'm not normally a fan of vanilla fragrances, so when I smelled the hint of vanilla in DKNY Pure, I wasn't sure I'd like it once it was applied. The fragrance notes in this eau de parfum include (in addition to Ugandan vanilla) freesia, sandalwood, lotus, rose, transparent jasmine, white amber, orchid, and dewdrop petal accord. Released in 2010, the perfume comes in a clear recycleable glass teardrop shaped bottle with a brushed metal cap, which comes in a cardboard package. Available sizes: 30, 50, and 100 ml. Having read some other reviews, a lot of women seem to find that this perfume is overwhelming and that the bottle sprays too much. I disagree on both counts. It does only take one shot, maybe two, to get just enough to last all day, and it is definitely a stronger perfume, but I like that. It's warm and cozy, but still sophisticated. Even though the perfume centers around the vanilla fragrance, it's not cookie-like and maintains a clean and fresh quality throughout the life of the perfume. I am a huge fan of DKNY Pure and have added a bottle to my wish list for Christmas! Five stars.
Just outside Cincinnati, OH