September 2, 2014

Aaahh… New York… everybody who has ever been to the city has their stories to share. Perhaps the largest metropolis in the world, it is an epicenter of energy and a hotbed of creativity. I remember my very first visit to NY as a starry-eyed teenager… it was a crazy whirlwind weekend trip to attend the inaugural performance by Jon Nakamatsu at Carnegie Hall. I was college freshman living in Michigan at that time, and whilst others my age were crazy over Ricky Martin and the Backstreet Boys [now you know which era I belong to!], I was really into this American-born Japanese who defied his parents’ wishes to become a respectable teacher, and instead went to clinch gold medal at the Van Cliburn Competition [which is like the Oscar’s of the piano world]! I remembered it was a 3.5 hour solo concert, and following an amazing display of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 [often referred to one of the most difficult piano pieces ever composed], the entire Carnegie Hall was on its feet and refused to let him off the stage. I was really inspired by his life story, and NY became for me a symbol of all the possibilities of the world.

DKNY MyNY Eau de Parfum

Fast forward to present day, I was intrigued when a bottle of DKNY’s latest fragrance landed on my table. Here is a uniquely shaped bottle that is distinctly DKNY with its rounded bodice reminiscent of those Be Delicious apples; combined with a city skyline above. I’ve never seen anything quite like it!

DKNY MyNY Eau de Parfum

DKNY My NY embodies the true New Yorker, the cosmopolitan girl who knows what she wants and is out to get it. It has the distinct fresh zesty feel as other DKNY scents, but it is definitely more grown-up. At first burst, I got raspberries and pepper; but it was made more ladylike with florals such as Egyptian jasmine, freesia; and rounded out with just a hint of vanilla and patchouli.

I have to be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of DKNY fragrances as they tend to be rather fruity and light whereas I generally prefer something warmer, muskier and a little more bespoke. So I was somewhat apprehensive when I took the first whiff. Whilst I cannot say this is going to be my signature scent, there is an ease about DKNY My NY that I think will suit many city girls. For daily wear, I appreciate the adaptability of this scent, keeping you well heeled in the crowded train, perfectly professional in the boardroom, and still fun enough for after work drinks. Would I wear this to the Met Ball? Probably not. But for a whirlwind weekend trip, concert followed by dinner in Chinatown? Love.

 “Every person has a signature. Just some people don’t know it yet.” – Rita Ora

It has been a very busy year thus far, and i’m finally taking a short vacation with my hubby!  We’re away in Bangkok this week, and will be back soon hopefully with fresh fodder!  Meanwhile, i’m leaving you with………


Can you believe it is September already?!?? It has been a really amazing year, and Silverkis’ World has gone so much farther than I had expected it to.. all thanks to YOU! So, I’d like to give away a bottle of DKNY My NY Eau de Parfum 100ml as a token of my appreciation.  Let me know you’d like to win this bottle of DKNY My NY by logging in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below! xoxo

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13 responses to “My NY Story & a DKNY GIVEAWAY!!”

  1. Christine R. says:

    My favorite city in the world is Paris! Maybe because I’m a romantic and I had my lots of nice memories there having gone there for my honeymoon 🙂

  2. Dawn Monroe says:

    I haven’t traveled a lot but Vegas has it all! I would love to go back during New Years eve, would be amazing!

  3. Jan s says:

    Ny is an awesome city! Fast paced and full of energy 🙂 I own a few dkny fragrances and love them all!

  4. Valerie says:

    I love Korea as it’s really hip and the food and culture is so rich! The juxtaposition of mountains at the outskirts of Seoul with the bustling night scene makes such a cosmopolitan feel for any tourists!

  5. Huiyin says:

    I just read your BKK post too, I can see that you have a great holidays. Woah, you gave me a whole new perspective on how should I spend my holidays in BKK next time!! In the past, I have been just rushing like mad to various shopping centres for shopping for budget clothes, sweating profusely. Well, I shall try fine dinning for my next trip there and its pretty affordable. Have a great and awesome day ahead! =))

  6. Gabriela Aguilar says:

    My favorite City would be Florida there is just many places to go and visit. I always drive it every year had gone with my hubby by ourselves. But now in days I take my family my husband and kids. Perfect weather and many activities to do go shopping go to Universal Studios and Sea World and Walt Disney World the beaches.

  7. Hue Rocks says:

    I was going to say NYC because when I visited there I was blown away by Sephora, Saks, Nordstrom, etc. BUT my last holidays were in Stockholm and I loved it! People are quiet, tall, beautiful, all can speek English perfectly, buildings are not high and roads are broad so you don’t feel trapped, people go for a run and bike everywhere….

  8. Lisa C says:

    I love Orlando, prob because I grew up there and I can go to Disney often 🙂

  9. Noodles says:

    Have a great vacation 🙂

  10. Jess says:

    I love Japan because lot of kawaii items and I love their food.

  11. Sharmain says:

    My favourite city in the world is probably Melbourne.
    It’s got the lively buzzling lifestyle of a city and yet it can be peaceful and quiet in the suburbs/countryside!
    I’ve visited Melbourne so many times before and I never fail to fall in love with it over and over again!

  12. Jolene says:

    Enjoy ur trip babe! fresh fodder = BB made in BKK maybe? lol

  13. Lynn says:

    Favorite city for me is LA.

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