Let’s close off this princess trifecta for now with Vera Wang’s Rock Princess, the grown-up version of Princess and Flower Princess. Add some black to the bottle, amp up the dark notes and get ready to smell.
In Bottle: Rock Princess comes off as a fruity floral with a very weird dense foody note backing it up in the bottle. It’s like a mix between sweet, floral, and a really gigantic pile of sweet musk.
Applied: Starts off as a heavy fruity scent with a twist of sugar to sweeten it up. The alcohol that’s lingering on the surface of this is a little distracting too, smells a bit like whiskey. The fruits are also watery and while sweet, they’ve been in the bath a little too long. I’m not quite sure this dark, dense deal is really working out in Rock Princess’ favor as the fruits start melting into the florals turning this into a spoiled fruit-like scent. I’m smelling something slightly bitter at this point which is very awkward and kind of unappealing given how sweet the rest of the fragrance is. Rock Princess is a loud fragrance. Appropriate given its name. It’s so loud that one spritz would probably do it for most people as I had thought the original Princess had a decent enough projection. The dry down to Rock Princess is really the best part. Woodsy, with a hint of coconut and that same clean musk. The sugar is dialed down so I’m assuming Rock Princess thinks you’ve had enough after the cake bombardment.
Extra: Vera Wang is a very famous fashion designer based in The United States. Most people know her for her elegant and contemporary wedding dress collections.
Design: Rock Princess is the same shape and concept as the original Princess. The glass has been painted black though and the topper is now a dark grey. The bottle still pretty much works the same way. I wasn’t feeling Princess or Flower Princess’ bottles for their cutesy heart shape and I’m still not feeling the the design.
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: White peach, raspberry, bergamot, heliotrope, rose, night-blooming jasmine, lily, cashmere woods, musk, iris and creamy coconut
I think out of all the three Princess fragrances I’ve tried and smelled, Flower Princess is up front in first place, then Princess followed by this Rock Princess deal here. I didn’t find the scent appealing and it seemed like a mish-mash of stuff that didn’t go together very well. There’s a Glam Princess flanker out now too, I think. I’ll be trying that one at some point I’m sure.
Reviewed in This Post: Rock Princess, 2009, Eau de Toilette.