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DK Donna Karan for men
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male 25- 25+

I have it: 70 I had it: 60 I want it: 97 My signature: 4

main accords
balsamic
woody
warm spicy
powdery
fruity
sweet

DK is a true master piece perfume, but it is very rare and expensive, unfortunately. The first phase brings us dry and cold notes, and then strict, masculine nuances appear and the scent feels like leather with a hint of almond, which seems like cherry pip at times. The perfume opens up really quickly. Its dark colours are ideal for special occasions. Top notes incorporate citrus, juniper and pineapple, a heart blooms with amber and almond, a base includes sandalwood, lavender and musk. Perfumer is IFF. DK was launched in 1994.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Pineapple Apricot Orange Blossom Green Notes Osmanthus Peach Bergamot

Middle Notes
Carnation Lily Cassia Orchid Jasmine Heliotrope Ylang-Ylang Rose

Base Notes
Amber Sandalwood Tonka Bean Patchouli Musk Benzoin Vanilla Citruses Vetiver Incense Cedar Suede

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Sillage

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Fuel for Men
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DK Fragrance Reviews

silentman26
silentman26

Classic ... intriguing ... timeless. Mix of leather ... tobacco ... myrhh and musk ... long lasting... becomes one with the body ... one of the best ... kudos Donna Karan

Oct
04
2014
Kaze
Kaze

''Frame by frame we begin to change
Skeletons and robot brains
She found a book that writes itself
That plays it all upon a stage ''

When I think of DK Men (DK Fuel) I think of a unique compilation of fragrances.

First let's start with Chanel Egoiste. As some of you have already mentioned, I can surely agree that the opening is quite similar but not to the T. Then there's Hugo Boss Dark Blue which shares a similar and wonderful suede note. John Varvatos original for its leathery and creamy vibe. Michael For Men by Michael Kors for its tobacco and fruity notes. Le 3 Homme de Caron for its sweetness, and Fahrenheit for its awesome petrol-like essence.

Now I'm not actually implying that these wonderful fragrances could be alternatives to the legendary masterpiece that is Donna Karan Men, but they do share similar characteristics which if you were to mix, somehow would create the abstract portrait of this extraordinary juice.

On my skin, longevity is anywhere from 7 to 8 hours and silage is moderate. I do however, spray twice on each pulse point simply because I love this juice!

I prefer wearing this avant-garde masterpiece for cooler months. Preferably Fall, Winter and early Spring (anywhere near late 40s to mid 50 degree weather).

To me this is a potion worth having, worth seeking if you're into the idea of eccentricity, rebellion, intellect, and risk taking.

Mar
18
2014
MonsieurK
MonsieurK

Apart from an opening that could be seen to remotely resemble the opening of Chanel's original Egoiste, this is a unique fragrance that will raise interest and that performs in perfect balance.

DK Men effortlessly goes beyond convention, stereo-type and classification, but which unfortunately was gone too soon.

This was one of two fragrances that I called the true 'signature of my soul' in the 90's.

Feb
14
2014
d-d-d-drew
d-d-d-drew

Maybe one of my all-time favorites ever. I went through several bottles when this first came out (and no, a cloud of it did not follow me wherever I went; I know better than that), and then strayed with other fragrances for a spell, only to find it had been discontinued one day.

I loved how it was sweet without being too sweet (NOT a fan of anything "Sport"), a great combo of leather, woodsy, tobacco, and warmth. There's an excitement and energy to it without being juvenile.

This was a feel-good fragrance for me, always putting me in a good mood. Great at night, but not so dark and moody it wasn't appropriate for the day. I like to think that during the day there's more fruit and brighter notes while the evening brought out the deeper notes. Do we smell what we want to smell or what's really there? I guess if the personal impact is what it is, who's to argue?

Donna Karan Fuel makes a decent attempt at reinvigorating this feeling, but it's not as spot on as DKMen.

Dec
04
2012
murysusanto
murysusanto

Recently bought a lanvin avant garde. Very similar to this DK for men except DK is more heavier on tobacco notes and for guys who smokes cigs, this one is very suitable and now Lanvin creates one great fragrance and so is Gucci for men. All has tobacco notes. Lovely.

Mar
24
2012
shoguns2480
shoguns2480

Outstanding warmth and complex use of musk of bygone era before frags were not afraid to smell manly. Dont get me wrong,i love my SVD,however theyre is something very specila and nostalgic about this scent. It brings you back to a time when riding on a Harley and wearing a leather jacket and sunglass's while saying "Ill be back" was really Bad S$$. The original is a masterpeice,no surprise here as it was made by the IFF just like the Original Dior Home Intense before it was reformulated and butchedered. Seriously I think if there were only one perfumer I would want either IFF or gurlain.

Mar
23
2012
tri3pod
tri3pod

I have two version of DK Men. The first one is the original DK MEN. It is packed with black box with “FUEL FOR MEN TM” label on the back of the box & comes as EDT in 75ml bottle. The second one is DK MEN UNLEADED . It is packed with grey box with “UNLEADED TM EAU FRAICHEUR TONIQUE VAPORISATEUR” label on the back of the box & comes as EDT in 100ml bottle. Both of them have the same unique Flacon – They look like Batman secret weapon, haha & the original one used metal plate to cover both side of the flacon, Donna Karan Don’t use the metal plate anymore on the UNLEADED version – maybe because of the highly cost of bottle manufacturing… what a pity.

I never tried the reissue version that comes in tall cylinder black bottle, but I pray to God hoping that the juice is the same as the original one. The UNLEADED version is very linier on my skin. I think the scent from the UNLEADED version is the middle notes of the DK MEN original – nothing surprises me. if you look at the DK MEN notes above – there are so many notes & way too complex, just like the scent development itself. DK MEN is a Masterpiece, Why?? When u smell DK MEN original on your skin & said to yourself “OMG!… the scent changes again” more than four times & you start to hate all the apple shape releases from Donna Karan – you will know that it was made by love & passion for fragrance.

Mar
21
2012
michaelanthony9357
michaelanthony9357

OMG I missed this so much!!! I used to wear the DK Unleaded version when I was a kid. I remember I was a child model for Donna Karan when I was like 3. After a fashion show, I was given a bottle of DK Unleaded and a bottle of Chaos. I was a kid back then so I didn't know how good this sh*t was...and I just wasted it by spraying on everything at home...now I regret this sooo much :( A few years ago, I started going everywhere to find this fragrance...when I'm on vacation...or anywhere, I would go into DK stores and look for it....unfortunately...its discontinued :( Damn you Donna for doing this!! I really want to find my childhood scent....so now its relaunched (kind of), it's an interpretation of the original...i got one...so expensive!!! Its not exactly like the original and the unleaded but its close...

Feb
05
2012
williamvargas
williamvargas

wow..love it, will be my next purchase now that it has been re released. very masculine with a class feel to it. while other masculine fragrances may have a wee wee , this one is has a ...k.. wish i had known about this one when it first came out, would have been on my 10th bottle by now.

Jan
26
2012
TokoUnion
TokoUnion

Warm Blanket of Love & Seduction... A Dignity of Self-Achievement & Pride...

Jun
28
2011
Grottola
Grottola

Concerning the original formulation of DK Men, I've still hoarded a supply of various mini bottles of this and I have a little bit left in my original full-size. I remember this scent very well from when I was a kid, and all I can say is that it is some high octane sh*t - a warm, creamy, leathery fragrance that is VERY masculine. Not offensive at all, but this can announce your presence very well. DK Men is a very distinctive scent, and once you smell it you'll never forget it.

So yes, a creamy, leathery fragrance that starts out smelling like leather and booze with a hint of fruitiness to me. As it dries down, it still retains this, however just becoming smoother and woodsier - like a warm burning fireplace. I would not be surprised if tobacco is in this. The sandalwood is a key player here, interacting with the juniper, almond, pineapple and musk to create the leather/smoky aroma. Suede and motor oil? You bet. This is THE scent to wear with a leather jacket, no doubt. Sillage isn't monster, but the fragrance does last a good while. An absolutely wonderful masculine cold weather scent, and one of my all-time favorites.

Hopefully when I get the cash, I'll get the reissue.

Apr
27
2011
Lana Lool
Lana Lool

I have mixed feelings about reviewing this one, because I don't want anymore to find out how good this is. It is available again at Nieman Marcus and Bergdorff as a limited edition, and my plan was to slowly buy up the world supply and HOG it all for myself. Yes, I love both the Fuel and the Unleaded. Incredible, original, and unique. I just bought an original Unleaded in the sculptured bottle and it is still just as wonderful even after all these years.
Out of the bottle I get a wonderful mix of Pineappe (not too strong), almond, spices and sweet but not overly sweet musk, and the wonderful petrol note that I love so much. This is a truly addictive scent. I don't usually regard perfumes/colognes as male or female, but I have a very hard time associating this with anything feminine. It reeks of man from top to bottom. And what a glorious bottom it has. This dries down to a wonderful chocolatey, musky, spicy base and stays on my skin for darn near 18 hours. When I read all the other glowing reviews, I thought to myself there was no way I was going to jump on board with this fragrance. As most who know me, know I love the skin scents. When I get the urge for a powerful upright dominating fragrance, this is my go to. The notes make this look like it might turn out a horrible mess, but nothing could be further from the truth. Every ingredient is measured out to perfection, and I believe her husband took the time to sculpt a flacon to reflect that. Both are incredible works of art.
The Unleaded is every bit as good. It is a lighter eau fraiche mixture with some citrus added and some of the other notes tweaked for a very unique freshness. It is not as loud and powerful, and may be suited to everyday wear a little more. Unleaded is a versatile scent, but with the same wonderful petrol mixed in for a combustibility that is undeniable.
If you are looking to turn up the heat and create conditions favorable to an explosive rendezvous, this is your mix. Hit that throttle and and don't look back!

Mar
20
2011
HOTRODS BY JP
HOTRODS BY JP

there is a new,old dk fuel, you can get it from a nieman marcus,online, or at bergdorf goodman,online, i did not have the plesure to have tried the origanal,i have read on many sites on peapole talk on how great the old stuff smelled like,and i have found that there are some,selling the origanal on ebay or some online sites,also that most of those who spent way to much for the one sold from those who said they had the real stuff, many got ripoff,i,myself thought of buying fromthose who said they have the real original,but the i thought about the ones who got ripoff, also how old even if it was the realone,would it smell bieng that old.so i purchased the new fuel ffor men, and it smells awesome and i am happy i did,one thing i have learned is sometimes online,you get what you payed for,and yes i have been ripoff,because i could not wait, so i thought i was getting a good deal,not so ,so now i purchased at nieman marcus or at bergdof gooman so that way im getting the goooooood stuff, the new fuel smels very nice and im a great scent lover.

Apr
24
2010
HOTRODS BY JP
HOTRODS BY JP

yes they have the new fuel by dk has anyone tried it , if so please fragratica should update the new fuel by dk.

Apr
20
2010
4xxx4
4xxx4

i like this but it s simply a cross between dior homme, and michael kors for men..but as i said i like it...hm maybe i ll buy this one sometime..and hey..haha it reminds me smell of LP record :D

Mar
30
2010
Saint-Patrik
Saint-Patrik

Please! Please! Please! Do give this wonder a new chance. We LOVED it sooooo much.

I had it, I loved it and now I do so miss it. Why Donna? Why did you take it away from us?

Feb
22
2010
guest_Alternative
guest_Alternative

See i dont know why u guys are complaining, just go and make your own version. U have the top heart and base notes, find a place were they carry those scents and make it your self. Simple.

Dec
28
2009
guynspfld
guynspfld

One of my favorites...Used to wear it in college and now it has been relaunched.....How I missed it!

Nov
30
2008
junior halston
junior halston

This has now been relaunched as a limited edition only available at Bergdorf Goodman NYC

Sep
13
2008
cpk
cpk

It was perfection. So deep and mysterious. I wish I could find something that comes close....

May
30
2008
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

This was a great classic fragrance, very masculine. It has been discontinued and if looking for one that is very close to this fragrance, try Micheal Kors.

Oct
30
2007

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DK by Donna Karan 4.45 out of 5 based on 76 ratings and 21 user reviews

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