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Pure DKNY Verbena Donna Karan for women

Pure DKNY Verbena Donna Karan for women
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Donna Karan introduces Pure DKNY Verbena edition in 2011. Natural and relaxing as the previous one, this fragrance is enriched with refreshing and citrusy aromas. Its composition is bright and refreshing citrus - floral - green. The main ingredients are basil and verbena from Africa (Togo, to be precise).

Pure DKNY Verbena is opening with notes of verbena and basil, which are gradually softened with floral heart of jasmine, peony and honeysuckle, while the base notes include tender white amber, sea moss and vetiver.

The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml EDP.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Basil Lemon Verbena

Middle Notes
Jasmine Honeysuckle Peony

Base Notes
Amber Seaweed Vetiver

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Pure DKNY Verbena Fragrance Reviews

Sxaninha
Sxaninha

I like it! Hmmm... Maybe love it :) It remembered me instantly of my beloved Acqua di Gioia, but .. Oh wait! Is that Chanel Chance Eau Fresh? Or perhaps a softer Versace Versense?! I don't know, but for me it's like a mixture of them :)
Will try my sample out and depending on the longevity maybe it will be one of my wanting perfumes! :)

Jul
14
2014
lizzie81
lizzie81

This is beautiful for summer and humid days, although longevity is compromised severely. This lasts for hours and hours in the winter. Having said that I still prefer it in the summer. It is light and fresh, but at the same time is not watery and has plenty of depth thanks to the vetiver I presume. Honeysuckle adds a tiny hint of sweetness that prevents this from being crisp or sharp.

Pure DKNY verbena has wide appeal I believe, for those who love their aquatic 'sporty' type fragrance and for those like me who love strong white florals and spiciness.

This is one that was given to me as a gift and I must say from first sniff is one I would NEVER has chosen for myself. However if you are patient and let it melt into the skin it reveals its true beauty and substance. Now, this is a refreshing change in my perfume wardrobe and one I would not like to be without.

It has a classy feel to it and being DKNY I suppose does not smell cheap in the slightest. Very well done, give it a go on your skin and see if u fall in love like I did :) xxx

Jun
16
2014
cessnaski
cessnaski

I owned this perfume from 2012 after having tested it when it first came out. It is a fresh summery perfume that lasts longer than eau de toilette, a more usual choice to wear in hot summer. It lasts a couple of hours upon application and very wearable.

Mar
07
2014
Englishrose77
Englishrose77

Finally! I've been looking all over for a soft, feminine, clean verbena scent for spring and summer, and this is it! It's amazing how many harsh,sharp lemon/verbena fragrances are out there on the market to wade through before you get to a winner like this. Half of them smell like floor cleaner, and most of the rest are boring one-note wonders. This is really beautiful; it's a soft, fresh verbena scent that unfolds through the day. Absolutely lovely. And it lasted, for me, over 8 hours; I could still get wafts of the delicate feminine fragrance as I got ready for bed. Thank God Donna Karan knows how to do a great fragrance; she was right on the money with this one. Who would think it was so difficult to find a great lemon verbena fragrance that doesn't shriek at you? I love it. Well done!

Feb
14
2014
joan100
joan100

This is slightly better than the other two of the pure collection in my opinion as I like fresher scents. The drydown strangly enough on me smells like Vera Wang Princess even though they are nothing alike in composition!!! The longevity is quite poor and I wouldnt buy it at full price at least.

Jan
14
2014
katushka37
katushka37

DKNY Pure Verbena is a clean and fresh green scent. Out of all herbs verbena is the most pronounced one...plus I get refreshing lemon note.

I prefer to wear it in summer (during cooler months it can be a bit sharp).
Today was hot and humid and it lasted well over 6 hours on me. Wearing perfumes can be tricky during hot weather but this one opened up beautifully.

Nov
25
2013
Museumgal
Museumgal

This is a wonderful not sharp, light verbena scent. Sometimes that note is very bitter citrus, and strong. But this is gentle and beautiful, a very feminine citrus, not bitter at all. Perfect for work or casual wear.

Sep
05
2013
NicoleO
NicoleO

I accidentally purchased this - I thought I was buying the original vanilla pure but the name (which is only on the back) was obscured by a clearance sticker! Having said that, I am glad to have it.
Spring is just starting here and we've had some lovely warm days already, and this is what I have reached for. It is light and fresh, the verbena gives a light lemony fragrance, and I find the basil adds a herbal touch and warmth. The best thing of all is that it does not upset my hayfever, which is very touchy this time of year. Sillage is soft, and longevity is about 4 hours, but it suits my purposes and I can see myself wearing this a lot through the summer heat.

Sep
04
2013
Jama4
Jama4

Its very light. A bit plane for my taste but definitely office safe. Its a good option for those who like light sweet scents and ''should not'' wear perfume to work ;-)

Office Safe: Yes
Potency: Light (5 or more sprays are necessary)
Timing: day time spring & summer

Will I purchase: no

Disclaimer: my experience may be different from your experience based on my skin type, my chemistry, the season, and my personal tastes

Aug
06
2013
HolEssence
HolEssence

LIKE STEPPING INTO RAIN
Crisp, green and simple, Pure DKNY Verbena is an aquatic scent that enhances my casual, outdoorsy style. Uncluttered, it leaves a refreshing trail as it clings to the skin like a sheer cotton sheath after a dip in a cool mountain lake.

Jul
28
2013
Ashes19
Ashes19

This is such a pretty, fresh, clean, simple yet sophisticated scent. It's perfect for those who love light scents, because you really have to look for it in order to smell it and it fades away super fast. Not worth the $$ in my opinion, because it's so stealthy, but I will say I love having it in my arsenal for day time. I just have to take it with me for re-application.

May
22
2013
phyrexianc
phyrexianc

A nice green fresh-up to spray on half way through the morning. Don't forget to bring the bottle with you wherever you go, because the longevity is very poor.

Apr
27
2013
Bojolo
Bojolo

Very summery, fresh, green and awake. Not too overpowering on the citrus as well I have very . I would definitely say this is a day fragrance. Not my usual type of fragrance either but a refreshing change.

Feb
24
2013
AnyaZ
AnyaZ

This came in a collection of 5 larger deluxe samples from Sephora and it is my favorite of the five. It is a fresh and pleasant, natural-smelling verbena-citrus scent with a safe (for work and other people) and elegant cologne base (reminds me a bit of 4711, but with added more modern action, like a hint of cantaloupe and a whiff of marjoram?)

Feb
05
2013
Debshee
Debshee

Love the top notes but after 30 minutes, it's just ok.

Dec
04
2012
fongyukyuu
fongyukyuu

I actually really like this perfume; it lasts a lot longer compared to DKNY Fresh Blossom (which I LOVE!); this is probably going to be my go-to perfume now

Oct
22
2012
pbluberry
pbluberry

This does not last at all. It leaves a musky smell after on me. I do love the opening smell, very clean and citrusy. It is true that it smells a little sharpe and then it fades and smells so nice.

Oct
17
2012
sharhayad
sharhayad

Es una colonia fresca, con un toque dulce que le añade un poco mas de clase.

Sep
29
2012
Floridaisa
Floridaisa

I received a sample of this with a Sephora order. Opens with a big, beautiful burst of citrus and herbs. Very clean and fresh. Totally refreshing and delicious. Then...absolutley nothing. Just totally disapears on me. Not worth getting the FB.

Sep
09
2012
gomt
gomt

It's a very nice, clean and fresh scent - as the name says, pure. Even though I prefer the original Pure, this one isn't bad at all either. And the composition is the only good thing about it.

It has absolutely no staying power, the sillage is extremely soft. I spray myself before leaving the house, and by the time I get to work (less than half an hour) it's gone.

Aug
23
2012
joyjoyjoy
joyjoyjoy

This thing is simplly like its name - pure.
I wore it in a rainy 22c day, it lasted for 10 mins. I wore it in a dry 36c day, it lasted less than 10 mins. There was no dry downs !!!!
Wearing it makes you smell better than wearing water for about 10 mins, pure.
Next.

Jul
07
2012
vinstal2
vinstal2

Sillage: 2/5
Longevity :3/5 (about 2-3 hours for me)
Nice clean, green ,and light scent. It's not my cup of tea!!

Jul
02
2012
jonr951
jonr951

For some reason or another I never really paid much attention to Verbena until I gave it another whiff yesterday at Nordstrom. I absolutely love it!!! I enjoy Verbena far more than I do the original Pure. I cannot wait to get me a bottle of this fresh little fragrance! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! : )

May
19
2012
sweetmagnolia
sweetmagnolia

Some reviewers have discribed this scent as being unisex. While this probably won't appeal to the "ultra feminine" type, IMO, it is just barely on the fringe of being unisex and definately falls more to the feminine side.( I honestly don't feel a guy could pull off this VERY pretty scent, but that's just me. )

Pure DKNY Verbena, opens with an exhilaratiing burst of grassy green and herbal basil and not just a drop of, but more like a BUCKET LOAD of lemon verbena.( Mmm, love that verbena.) As the dry down progresses, you begin to detect that softer, aquatic seaweed note, along with, delicate, aquatic undercurrents of the floral notes honeysuckle, peony and jasmine.
But what you really end up with here, is an AMAZING aquatic lemon verbena scent.

Pure DKNY Verbena is Fresh with a capital F and casual yet sophisticated, which means that it is as perfect for a carefree day at the beach as it is at the office, when working in close quarters with others.
How could you possibly go wrong with such a fresh, clean, just out of the shower scent!

Apr
25
2012
ummzuze
ummzuze

Just recieved a sample of this fragrance and it was love at first sniff!!.It is such a fresh scent and what i want to smell like on a day to day basis.To me it smells like a really elegant beautiful women who just stepped out of having a shower..i know weird but honest : ). Love it and cant wait to purchase it!!

Apr
18
2012
tytynka
tytynka

I came across it last week at a perfume shop and loved the smell from the bottle. I was wearing a different fragrance at that time so I sprayed it on the testing strip only. Then, unconciously I put the strip in my bag pocket... As a result my bag smelled absolutely lovely for days! Today I remembered not to use any fragrance before heading for shops and with great expectations rushed to the store to test it on skin. And.. what a letdown. I could smell the top notes which I love all right, then floral notes appeared, completely flat and uninteresting though, and... the smell was gone. It simply disapeared from my skin after an hour. I've experienced it with all the Delicious variations so it must be something about the chemical compositions, carriers etc. that DKNY use. What do you gyus think?

Mar
18
2012
orchid_84
orchid_84

The first Pure DKNY fragrance (based on jasmine and vanilla) didn’t move me, but I really enjoy Pure Verbena. The first spray is very citrusy with the lemon verbena at full strength. It’s not long before the basil kicks in with its characteristic sweet-herbal aroma, and the citrus becomes much more subdued. The florals are smooth and nicely balanced. Dewy honeysuckle is the most prominent, followed by the peppery peony and soft jasmine. I also smell the vetiver which helps to anchor the lighter notes, and gives the scent a bit of earthy, woody pungency.

For me it is also aquatic, a feeling I get from the seaweed mixed with the dewy florals. The salty seaweed note is quite noticeable in this scent, and it’s one of the things that makes this perfume unique. For me it is reminiscent of the scent of kelp that grows in the ocean around here.

There’s nothing sweet here – this could easily be a unisex fragrance. It’s cool, fresh, and invigorating. I find it quite comforting as well. Kind of like a fragrant spring garden near the seaside.

Mar
01
2012
I.I
I.I

Guys for some reason it reminds me of Burberry Touch for woman! It must have some pepper in it!
It's fresh but harsh enough, not mild.

Feb
17
2012
angel.apcimino
angel.apcimino

One of the first times I wore this perfume I had a girl sitting by be shout, "It smells like an old man!" I guess the owner of this perfume just has to be careful to use a small amount so that the smell isn't too strong. My mother also commented on the strength of this perfume's smell.

Jan
21
2012
Radchick
Radchick

Smells lemony and green. There is no actual citrus in here according to the notes, but the verbena does play a trick on your nose. It smells difffernt than the original Pure, but it does have a similar feel about it. It's cooler and not as sharp as the original but both have a unisex quality to them.

Jan
20
2012
sally.west1
sally.west1

I was given a bottle of this by a friend who thought she had been given Pure (original vanilla) for Xmas but had been given this instead and hates citrus! I love it! The verbena is fresh and vibrant but dries down to a soft light floral with a warm heart. Gorgeous!

Jan
13
2012
hellokitty02
hellokitty02

I sprayed some on me at a store to see how it smelled with my body chemistry. I came home after 4 hours and the i like this smell. On my skin, it smells really soft and powderish.

Dec
23
2011
marcygold
marcygold

This scent is beautiful, but VERY expensive when compared to how long it lasts. It is less effective than drug store body spray. The packaging indicates "fragrance" but does not state whether it is perfume, toilette, or cologne concentration. Since it doesn't indicate, I guess cologne and it is WAY too much money to pay for cologne that last at most 1 hour. Sorry.

Dec
17
2011
sherapop
sherapop

Where the original DKNY PURE boasted the inclusion of "socially conscious" Ugandan vanilla (though each bottle contained about a microdrop, according to my nose), PURE DKNY A DROP OF VERBENA (as my manufacturer's card reads) basically changes the entire composition. The white jasmine core is still intact, but the vanilla has been switched out for a huge dose of Togolese lemon verbena, along with a fairly big bunch of basil (not sure where that's supposed to be from).

The floral elements in this new flanker are so light as to be pretty much overwhelmed by the strong verbena and basil. So the flanker, although vaguely based on PURE, has actually become a unisex scent, unlike its namesake, which was a clear jasmine (feminine) perfume.

Unfortunately, this composition takes something of an "industrial" turn on the way to the drydown, which I find much less pleasant than the invigorating citrus-aromatic opening. In the mid-stages, PURE VERBENA smacks vaguely of something from the house of Clean or perhaps the new Jennifer Aniston perfume. The difference is that PURE VERBENA does not bottom out as a soap scent--it simply fades away.

Dec
07
2011
purrz11
purrz11

It doesn't say so in the notes but I smell a good bit of violet in this. It's very pretty and floral. It only lasts about an hour though.

Dec
04
2011
sweetgirl
sweetgirl

NICE CLEAN SCENT....but hated the floral drydown...morphs into too many funeral flowers after an hour...clean...but annoying...im not a flower girl..lol!

Oct
17
2011
shabbus
shabbus

I first smelled this at Nordstroms, around the end of July. I sniffed it, loved it, bought it.
This is how I wish that I smelled when I was in my late 20's (a LONG time ago). It's beautiful, natural, effortless skin scent.
The citrus is not so much sweet as it is a healthy musky citrus. Like you rubbed lime rind on your sun-warmed skin.
I took this on a beach vacation on the coast of Maine, and it was in perfect harmony with the sun and the ocean and the pines and the fragrant firs.
Clearly, this scent brings up happy, contented images for me, I hope it does for you, too.

Oct
14
2011
dlb4ever
dlb4ever

This scent is beautiful! I liked the original but LOVE this version! A very pretty, soft floral...well done!

Oct
14
2011

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