When I was young, I cherished my DKNY Be Delicious perfume. The juicy, green-apple-spiked scent was tart, saccharine, and loaded with lavish flowers. To me at the time, the fruity floral felt like a perfect escape: I was too young for the powdery rose perfumes that dominated the department store but was rapidly aging out of the simple one-note spritzes you'd find at the drugstore. And this perfume felt bold, adventurous, and appropriately evocative.
As I got older, my tastes evolved from what was popular during the early aughts, and so did my love for the ripe scent. In its place came roving fragrance affairs with white floral-rich designer bottles, niche musky numbers, complicated gourmand perfumes, and clean, sophisticated airy scents. As my fragrance wardrobe grew, it always lacked one very specific fragrance category type: fruity florals.
But the popular trends of my youth seem to be rearing back in fashion (which makes me feel unfathomably ancient—I certainly can't be old enough to experience the cyclical nature of trends firsthand?).
And with it, of course comes a piqued interest in the once-forgotten juicy floral. Of course I was skeptical, until I smelled Ellis Brooklyn's Sun Fruit Eau de Parfum. This clean blend smacks of summer fun while somehow feeling sophisticated.