The King's Daughter
Posted 30 August 2011 - 03:13 PM
On my skin, this starts off as a cool, sweet, juicy (almost watery) pink watermelon musk with a bit of moss, sweet pea and lilac in the background, it's really pretty! :wub2: As it dries, the other notes start to amp and I start getting more oakmoss, lilac, very soft hints of woods and a little bit of the elemi is coming through now. At this stage the blend it starting to become a little earthier, the notes blend and create a background of soft mossiness with the barest tinges of citrus and herbs, and soft pretty sweet florals backing up the stronger watermelon note. This finally settles into a less sweet watermelon musk with softly earthy oakmoss and soft florals in the background, similar to how it started but not quite the same scent.
The King's Daughter took me on a beautiful ride. It started off sweet and youthful, struggled to gain ground in the middle and ended with a beautiful more mature, wiser scent still baring a resemblance of how it started but with a few changes and added elements it gathered in the journey along the way.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:26 PM
Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:41 AM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:29 PM
Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:43 PM
I mostly get the watermelon and sweet pea with a bit of a watery feeling. As it dries, the warmer notes come out a little bit more and the cool watermelon fades. This is really lovely, sweet without being cloying, and a bit fruity without being overwhelming, and extremely wearable.
I don't have many other watermelon scents, and the one I do have (Treat #1) is a very strong hard candy type scent. This one is more realistic and juicy, with the watery side of the watermelon keeping it cool and airy. I'll definitely have to track down more of this one!
Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:08 PM
Wet on skin: watermelon, and...uhhh. Powder. This looks like lilac's fault. Otherwise, aside from the fabulous watermelon and the powder, I'm getting the bright, white floral, which should be the elemi. I'm not feeling very hopeful of this lilac powder...
Dry: lilac powder and watermelon, and nothing else. Which is sad--the watermelon and the elemi and the soft woods were really pretty--take out the powder tramping all over the place and this would be absolutely fabulous for me. I'd love to see the watermelon accord here used in other blends, because it is simply AMAZING and really unique.
Verdict: well, there we go, I can pretty much say now that lilac is another death note. Sigh.
Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:24 PM
It smells simple and a bit on the innocent and girly side of things, but I really like this. My husband loves this on me as well.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:42 PM
Watermelon is very present in the imp and on my skin. I detect minimal woods. Some sweetness from, what else, the sweet pea. As it dries down I get faint watermelon and musky, citrusy elemi. Maybe a bit of sandalwood. Pleasant at first but too musky/cloying later on... Almost what I'd call a "greasy" scent, if that makes sense. Would be good layered with something to cut the musk/elemi.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:41 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:24 AM
In the imp: Sweet and fruity without being cloying. It's like bright, sparkling watermelon punch, a little bit watery and light.
Wet: I was a little afraid of what watermelon might do, since a lot of fruit scents amp to sickly sweetness on me. I needn't have worried. It stayed light, and oakmoss helped to bring it down to earth and give it a little more presence. Particularly in the crook of my arm I could pick out the lilac. It's more complex than I expected and still very cool and refreshing.
Dry: It seems even more sophisticated. I wouldn't call it girly anymore, although I would say it's very feminine. The woods do such a good job of keeping the sweeter components from going high and taking this over. So does the oakmoss, which I've always had very good luck with.
Overall, I liked this very much. It's a nice, fresh, informal summer blend. I wouldn't wear it to work or for a job interview, but it's perfect for a day out with friends. Medium to low throw. It lasted several hours. Toward the end, all that remained was a hint of lilac and fairly strong oakmoss. It always does outlast everything else if it's in anything I wear.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:13 AM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:58 PM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:49 PM
Drydown: A pale, melon-infused musk supported by touches of cantaloupe and sweet pea. Beneath that is ...peanuts?
Dry: Pink musk and bright, citrussy elemi layered over faded melon (more in the cantaloupe/honeydew direction than watermelon) and smooth sandalwood. Very light.
6 out of 10 bones
This post has been edited by BoneBone24: 21 June 2013 - 02:50 PM
Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:00 PM
Wet: Watermelon bubble gum, the super sugary stuff that makes your teeth ache.
Dry down: What a morpher! The sweet pea comes to the fore and is grounded by the sandalwood and pale woods, leaving only a breath of the watermelon. This is really nice. I love sweet pea, and the woods are keeping it from being too sweet. It's a pretty woodsy floral that reminds me of late spring mornings.
Dry: The lilac musk starts to edge out the sweet pea around two hours in, and the woods become slightly more dominant. It winds up being a musky woodsy scent with a hint of floral on my skin. This is quite beautiful and lasts for hours.
Final thoughts: I'm so glad I tested this. It's very different from anything I currently have and it's just beautiful. I'm not sure if it's worthy of being upgraded to a bottle however. I love Aeval for my sweet pea needs, so I'll need to try this one a few more times before committing to a bottle.
Verdict: Keeping the imp, possible bottle.