Product Type: Alexander Mc Queen fragrances
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Alexander Mc Queen Kingdom Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Alexander Mc Queen Kingdom Eau de Parfum
Advantages: bottle design, strength, staying power, high quality scent
Disadvantages: expensive and hard to find
Kingdom is a fragrance release courtesy of designer Alexander McQueen. Kingdom falls into the 'spicy, fruity and floral' fragrance family. A matching body lotion is available to allow the wearer to layer the scent for a more intense fragrance.
Kingdom is described as a fresh and sparkling scent. As with other fine fragrances, Kingdom EDP offers different layers of fragrance notes.
*Top notes - neroli and ginger
*Heart notes - cumin, jasmine and rose
*Base notes - Copahu wood, sandalwood and myrrh
The design of this bottle can appear different depending on which angle you view it from. The intended design is a deep red heart with a dome shaped lid. The other side of the bottle is very rounded and I find it to be quite an unusual shape and design.
~Price and Availability~
Kingdom EDP isn't widely available and I believe it was a limited edition scent. It can be located online from a few outlets. Stockists include :
*eBay - up to £199.99 (!) for a 100ml bottle though some auctions go for less and samples are available at a much cheaper price
*www.onlineperfume.co.uk - £22.95 for 100ml tester bottle
I have a miniature bottle of Kingdom in my perfume collection. Until I came to search for retail prices for this fragrance, I had no idea it was so rare and whilst I like the fragrance, I can't help but feel I would have been better putting it up for auction on eBay! I am a fan of another McQueen fragrance 'My Queen' so I had high hopes for this EDP.
The bottle is stunning and very stylish. The EDP itself is a true treat to wear. I only need to dab a few drops onto my wrist and neck for the perfect strength of fragrance on my skin without overpowering. Kingdom EDP is different from a lot of fine fragrances as it bursts into action with quite a heady spicy blend which is layered with sweet undertones. The ginger is most prominent and is rich, warm and quite foody smelling. The neroli lightens the ginger somewhat and definitely takes the edge of it without detracting from the powerful spicy aroma.
After 90 minutes or so, the spicy notes are intesified thanks to the addition of the cumin - very flavoursome and quite luxurious in my opinion. Here, the spicy, foody aroma is complimented by delicate floral notes. Jasmine is evident and offers a sensual twist whilst rose lingers in the background adding a fresh and slightly sweet tinge to the scent. I feel McQueen selected these notes well as it is quite mixed, unusual blend but it really works and smells gorgeous on my skin. The scent radiates from my skin and the scent has led to many compliments (which are always appreciated!). It is always nice to be told I smell lovely.
Kingdom EDP remains prominent on my skin for several hours and conducts itself at the perfect strength during its time on my skin/clothing. I can't say that the spicy notes of ginger and cumin actually leave my skin during this time - they simply change and adapt to the other fragrance notes. They are still detectable as the base notes come into play and enhance the overall scent. Sandalwood and the Copahu wood come through strongest offering a woody almost earthy aroma which is complimented by the spicy notes perfectly. Kingdom EDP is rounded off beautifully and the entire fragrance is favourable from the moment I apply it until it fades from my skin. It remains noticeable on my jacket and scarf the next day and always smells pleasant.
In my opinion, Kingdom EDP is well suited for evening use due to the intensity of the scent. I use this sometimes if I am off out for dinner or somewhere nice as it is quite a classy, confident scent which makes me feel good about myself. I am in my mid 20's and find that this fragrance suits me perfectly. My Mum (who is nearly 60) also suits this fragrance. I would say that if you favour spicy scents then you may like this one.
A special, well thought out fragrance which screams 'quality'. It is rare and it is expensive but worth every penny in my opinion. I am savouring the remaining liquid I have in my miniature bottle. Because I do not feel the need to apply it regularly, the fragrance does last much longer than lesser concentrated fragrances. If applied in the afternoon or early evening, I find the scent is still noticeable in the early hours of the morning.
Thanks for reading :)
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