Popdose is extremely lucky to have some of the best female writers on our staff, but let’s face it: this place is pretty much a smelly sausage factory. There’s just a lot of us dudes here, writing, grabbing our genitals, eating gross food, and spitting on the floor. It’s disgusting and I want out, because it’s an offense to my delicate sensibilities. But that’s a story for another post. My point is, I think it’s time we did something for the ladies. Or for the men who like to smell pretty. Let’s give away some perfume!
Behold: DKNY Be Delicious. Now, I’m not one to just give away anything that’s offered to me. And you’re thinking: Jason, I know you’re plenty girly, but why would you be the one to give away perfume? The reason is this: I love this stuff. No, not on me. My wife wound up with a small tester bottle a few years ago, and I thought it was the best-smelling perfume she’d worn in years. The only thing I like better is White Musk from The Body Shop and she won’t wear it, half because she doesn’t like it and half because she automatically doesn’t want to do anything I want her to do. But I seriously love Be Delicious. My wife describes it as “sort of fruity, floral, and light.” I’d agree. And it smells apple-y, too. Which makes sense. I love it so much that last December, she ran out, and I went to Macy’s at the height of holiday shopping season to buy a new bottle. That’s love. Michael McDonald could be on fire in the middle of Macy’s at Christmastime and I would seriously think twice before going in to save him. (Unless he was singing “Minute By Minute” in a Santa outfit.) But for this scent? No question.
Be Delicious has been around for a few years, but recently they’ve re-launched the fragrance in a new pop-art bottle, with a new commercial as well. According to someone who writes better than me, “The illustrated spot was created by comic artist Brad Hamann and features a comic transformation of the DKNY Be Delicious experience, including ben-day dots, lettering and speech balloons in a nod to the visual art movement that flourished in 1960â€™s New York.”
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/7sJS274VjRE" width="425" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]
I don’t know from ben-day dots. All I know is that it smells good, and I want to send you a bottle. I want you to smell good too. Because, like Ambrosia, that’s how much I feel, feel for you, baby.
Technically, anybody who’s made it this far into this ridiculous post deserves to win a bottle, but there can be only one. So send your name and address in an e-mail to Jeff Giles and we’ll pick one lucky recipient at random. Actually, his four-year-old daughter will probably pick the name. (Tip: A lot of her stuffed animals are named “Little One,” so if that’s your name, she’ll probably pick you.)
Good luck! And don’t forget to check out DKNY Be Delicious, available at fine stores everywhere!