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When I was looking for a fragrance to wear on my wedding day I was totally stumped, there are so many choices out there. I wanted something that was unique and suited my personality perfectly. That is when I came across this Vera Wang Rock Princess Eau de Toilette. Initially I though it would be a fragrance with a cool name but an overpowering smell so I was shocked when I tried it for the first time. It has a beautiful distinct light smell that is almost impossible to describe. It is like a mix of flowers and fruit. The fragrance is light so cannot be smelt from a huge distance, which I really like as I cannot stand when you can tell the perfume someone is wearing from across the room.
I received so many compliments on my fragrance on my wedding day as it was so unique. Even my wedding photographer loved the bottle so much that I have a picture of it in my wedding album.
The bottle and name suit the fragrance perfectly. I have the bottle on display as it look really nice. It was my first Vera Wang fragrance but it wont be my last.
After buying the original Vera Wang Princess, it soon became apparent that I would end up buying the whole collection as I am quite obsessive like that.
~ The Princess collection ~
There are now 6 fragrances in the Princess collection.
1) The original fragrance is called Princess and was released in 2006.
2) Flower Princess was also released back in 2006 as a limited edition intended to be permanently available in Asia. This is the only one I don't have (yet). I can't find it from a reputable seller, but there are individual sellers on Amazon and ebay, but I worry about buying from dodgy companies who are often accused in their feedback of watering down or faking perfumes.
3) Rock Princess, the fragrance that I am reviewing here, was released a few years later in April 2009.
4) Glam Princess followed in December 2009.
5) Preppy Princess was released in 2010.
6) A further release, Princess Night was released in January 2012.
I think this collection is brilliant and although I would like to see more fragrances added to the collection I don't think there will be any more releases.
~ Price and availability ~
I bought the 100ml bottle of Rock Princess eau de toilette online at www.cheapsmells.com. I have been using this website for years and all of their products are genuine.
It also comes in a 50ml bottle, but these are harder to come by. (You can get a set of 4 different 50ml Princess fragrances for about £80.00.
Most of the Princess bottles can be found for around £39.00 for 100ml, with a recommended retail price of around £60.00.
I got Rock Princess for just £23.20 (recommended retail price £58.00). There are no postage charges from this website.
I can't find this perfume any cheaper. It is available on strawberry NET.com for £34.50. This website ships from USA.
It also sells on ebay and Amazon from individual sellers and usually costs just under £40.00.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is the exact same shape for all of the perfumes in the Princess Collection.
It is a heart shaped bottle with a flat bottom so that it can stand up on its own. A crown shaped lid sits on the top of the bottle.
The Rock Princess bottle is made from a black coloured glass, although you can still see through it. The front of the bottle has a grey flecked pattern on it. 'VERA WANG Rock Princess', is written across the middle of the bottle in white lettering.
The lid is made up of two parts. There is the top of the crown, which is crown shaped with upside down cut out hearts in each point of the crown and small diamantes equally spaced around the bottom of the crown. The points of the crown are rounded slightly so there aren't lots of sharp points all over your dressing table to prick yourself on.
There is also a ring, which is underneath the crown part of the lid and is completely separate. The ring is over half a centimetre thick and has very small, equally spaced clear diamantes going right round it. Obviously one size fits all so if you have very large or very small fingers the ring may not fit you.
The crown and the ring are made from metallic black coloured metal. They both fit around the spray nozzle, but do not cover the top of the spray nozzle, so you can still press and spray the perfume with the lid on, but it would be very difficult to do this by accident.
I like the design of the bottle and I think the ring is a nice touch. The design of the ring and crown is the same on all of the different Princess bottles, but there are different colour metals and jewels on each one.
~ Scent ~
Rock Princess is quite a heavy fruity floral fragrance with a dark edge to it.
It contains notes of white peach, red raspberry, bergamot, heliotrope, vintage-inspired rose, night blossoming jasmine, lily, cashmere, musk, iris and creamy coconut.
It is sweet, but also has a slight sharpness, but I find this fairly inoffensive.
At first, the scent reminds me of shampoo - a pleasant fresh, clean fruity floral scent, but then its deeper, darker undertones come through.
I'd say this is a night time fragrance rather than one I'd choose to wear during the day. I think it is quite deep for a day time perfume.
I don't think the scent is unique - I have smelled another fragrance in the past that this one reminds me of but I can't think which one.
I like this fragrance, but it does have a slight harshness to it. I think the harshness could have been neutralised a bit by making the fragrance even sweeter or creamier, but I don't find it too offensive or overpowering.
I think this fragrance is suitable for women of all ages. I don't think it would be too popular with younger teenagers as it is a little bit on the sharp side, but I'd say judging by the name of the fragrance and the ring around the bottle neck, this perfume seems to be aimed at a younger audience.
In my opinion this scent would not smell out of place on a woman in her 50's.
I have found that this lasts about 8 hours on my skin, which I have found impressive.
~ Conclusion ~
I think that Rock Princess is a lovely fragrance and although it isn't my favourite perfume I would buy it again if mine ran out, especially at the bargain price of £23.20.
I love the shape of the bottle and the cute crown lid and the ring that you get with it. The flecked design of the Rock Princess bottle looks effective and I really like it, but I much prefer the appearance of the original bottle of Vera Wang Princess, which is clear with a purple coloured perfume. I think the simplicity of that bottle highlights the beautiful shape of the bottle.
I wouldn't usually have gone for a perfume called, 'Rock Princess' as I think it sounds like something aimed at younger girls, but I am in my mid 20's and I really like this fragrance and I wouldn't really expect younger girls or teenagers to like this fragrance very much.
I have also been impressed with the staying power of this perfume.
I bought this bottle of perfume after my friend bought it and started wearing it, I really liked it so I had to have it for myself. It has real earthiness to the scent, deep wooded notes that work in harmony with bright fruity juicy notes. It is really interesting how the perfume notes work together to be a delicious, sophisticated and romantic scent. It completely encapsulates the name, " rock princess" Naughty and sexy mixed with innocent and pretty!
==Price and availability==
You can buy the perfume for £39.99 for a bottle. You can buy the 30ml, 50ml or 100ml version. All the bottle sizes are available on the internet. This perfume has not really fallen in price since its launch in 2009.
Perfumer of this edition is Calice Becker of Givaudan and she said she wanted to bring out the rebellious side of a princess. The main notes are white peach, red raspberry, bergamot, heliotrope, vintage-inspired rose, night blossoming jasmine, lily, cashmere, musk, iris and creamy coconut. I can definitely detect the rose and the lily along with the musk and coconut. The coconut is quite a significant note in the perfume and although it is not something I usually look for, it really works in this scent.
The bottle is beautiful and made from dark glass decorated with metal detail and there is a little crown on top of the lid. It looks very cool does the bottle and I love the design. The box is just as good and it is black and pink and covered in graffiti; very cool.
I love the bottle and I will definitely be buying it in the future. I love the scent but it is quite heavy so it can only really be worn on nights out and for dinner dates. It is not a day to day perfume or one that I can wear for work. In terms of staying power, it lasts for a long time and I could always smell it on my clothes hours after first spraying it. I think it is aimed at young women but I would advise anyone to give it a try; it's a sophisticated and complex scent.
I received this perfume as a gift a couple of years ago.
The perfume is a feminine scent and it's very fruity and fresh. The bottle is stunning. It's a grey/ black heart with white decorations and it features a ring on the lid that you can remove and wear. This is a nice added touch. The perfume smells very fresh when you first spray it. It has a floral smell to it with added spice. It's a different perfume compared to what we have today (i.e "celebrity scents") and it does smell unique due to it's unique mix of notes. However, the notes compliment each other well and they go together perfectly. The floral notes remind me of a blooming garden in the summer. The scent really cheers me up as it is so uplifting. It smells great during summer as it keeps you smelling fresh all day long and it helps to mask odour.
The perfume has great staying power as it lasts all day. The initial "fresh blast" of the perfume settles down to deliver a much more mature scent. The scent then starts to smell a little musky but it smells pleasant at the same time. I would say that this scent is more of a daytime scent as it is so fresh and light - you would probably need more of a heavier scent for evening wear. The scent lasts ages though as a little goes a long way and it keeps well too. My bottle is two years old now and it still smells as fresh as the day that I opened it. I would say that it would suit ages 25 plus.
The perfume has a shelf life of 36 months, so the bottom of the bottle states.
Rock Princess by Vera Wang is a fragrance that was created back in 2009 although I have only recently come into contact with the rebellious perfume. It's difficult to put this fragrance into one category as it falls equally into both the fruity and the floral band.
The perfume is an extension of Princess by Vera Wang which was released in 2006. That fragrance is encased within a lilac heart shaped bottle and the lid is created in the form of a Golden crown. The Rock Princess is a rebellious take on that popular fragrance is designed to bring out your wild and youthful side, all the while remaining feminine like a Princess.
The fragrance is encased within a beautiful and eye catching bottle which is shaped like a heart. The lid is designed to look like a black crown for the Princess and it is studded with Rhinestones. On the front Vera Wang is written in capital letters and underneath is lovely sloping writing, it says Rock princess. The bottle is made out of black glass with some lighter detailing to create the contrast.
The perfume has fruity fusion of aromas to create the top notes of juicy Peach, sweet Raspberry and Sharp Bergamot.
Lurking beneath the fruitiness of the top notes, is a bunch of floral notes hidden within the heart of the fragrance including fresh Rose, delicate lily, sunny jasmine and gentle Heliotrope which is a flower similar to Lavender.
Giving the perfume its body is Musk, and a depth is brought by silky Cashmere wood. Rounding up the perfume is sweet Iris and creamy Coconut.
Despite all these delicious ingredients, somehow as they are all swirled together, their individual scents become lost. The musk is the dominant scent that makes this fragrance heavy and perfect for evening wear as it creates a dark atmosphere. It also has a kick of spice although I have no idea where that scent comes from when looking at the ingredients. The fruity aromas are all but lost within the fragrance and the Coconut that I was so excited about is a distant afterthought rather than an in your face creaminess.
This perfume gives a very strong scent and is not for the wall flowers amongst you. You won't want to go overboard with spraying this or you'll end up making yourself and those around you feel sick so use this fragrance sparingly. This is always a good thing in my opinion because it means the fragrance lasts longer because you need to use less. Reapplications on the whole will also be unnecessary.
I really think this perfume is received in the same way as Marmite. You'll either love it or hate it. Some of my friends want to borrow it, while others want me to bin it so I would definitely try out a tester before you purchase the fragrance in order to avoid disappointment. It is very girly and youthful with added bite.
The perfume comes in different sized bottles and you can choose between 30ml, 50ml or 100ml. The fragrance has now been discontinued but there are still plenty of bottles out there that you can purchase before it's too late. The price will average about £35 for the big 100ml bottle but the price varies greatly so it's a good idea to shop around in order to get a good deal.
I am still undecided about this perfume and my feelings towards it swing back and forth. It is very similar to Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy which I unfortunately bought on the aeroplane and hated because it was so very spicy. Whenever I think about that, I go off this for a while.
I would never wear this for the day time and it stays in my cupboard largely unused for much of the time. But once in a while, I'll get it out again and I do receive a fair amount of compliments when I wear it.
All in all, this is a very unusual, dark and youthful fragrance that you would be wise to try before you buy. It's heavy and long lasting, definitely rebellious and certainly an acquired taste.
Last year i received a bottle of Vera Wang Glam Princess as a gift (see my reveiw) and i absolutley fell in love with it and have been desperate to try out some of the other scents in the princess range. However, they are very expensive for my budget so it has taken me a while!!! In this years jan sales in debenhams i saw the 'Rock Princess' for £20 and got so excited at this bargain that despite owing rent i thougt why not treat myself LOL. And i'm sooo glad that i did,i LOVE it :D
Price: Around £50 full price, but i paid £20 in a sale.
Stockists: All the usual places; Debenhams, perfume shop etc.
Like all the perfumes in the Vera Wang 'Princess' range the bottle is quite a chunky heart shape which fits just nicely into your hands. The bottle is black with a silver pattern on it. From afar this bottle looks great and really caught my eye, however up close the silver does look a little cheaper/tackier than i thought it would. This isn't much of a problem as the bottle still looks great just not as good as the other princess bottles. The lid has a black ring around the bottom with small diamands on it and a black crown lid which looks really quirky and different and i personally love that little touch.
I personally HATE overpowering perfumes they give me headaches and i have to wash them off. Thankfully this perfume was not too strong at all!! The smell is fruity/floral (similar to the glam princess) yet as you would expect from the bottle/name it is a little more grown up and edgier smelling.
It has notes of white peach, raspberry, bergamot, heliotrope, rose, night-blooming jasmine, lily, cashmere woods, musk, iris and creamy coconut.
I have had this perfume for about 2 months now and i usually tend to wear it on a night out as it is a little stronger and edgier than some of my other scents. Howevr, it's not so overpowering that you couldn't wear it in the day.
I would definitley reccomend this perfume especially if you loved the other 'Princess' fragrances. I would say that this perfume is probably aimed at younger girls/women as i couldn't really imagine my mom wearing it but loads of my mates love the range.
After falling in love with Vera Wang's Princess perfume, I was intrigued when the Rock Princess perfume was released. I have always been a bit of a girly girl with a gothic/rock chick streak so I thought that this perfume would be right up my street. It is supposed to be the darker, rebellious sister of Princess and I thought it sounded perfect. It turned out that Rock Princess was to be a limited edition perfume when it was released last year so it went straight on my birthday list.
As far as I know this perfume was only available in 50ml bottles because of its limited edition status. When the perfume was available in the shops it cost around £45 but it can be picked up on eBay nowadays for a good bit cheaper.
The perfume came in a very similar box to Princess. The box is square and this time it is jet black in colour. It has the same silver heart which is on the front of the Princess box but this time the sketched appearance of the heart is in silver. Nestled in the middle of the heart is the crown which reinforces the "Princess" status of the perfume. It definately looks edgier than the original though maintaining an element of girliness.
The perfume bottle is much the same as the original princess one was. It is still heart shaped but with the ability to stand up. The perfume bottle is made out of dark glass. It is flecked with silver which gives it a metallic looking appearance. In the middle of the flecks and the blackness of the glass, there is silver writing which states "Vera Wang" in bold font and "Rock Princess" in an edgy yet girly swirly font. At the neck is a black crown, gem studded lid. I love this perfume bottle just as much as I do the original Princess perfume bottle. I like this edgier version alot.
The perfume is meant to be a darker version of Princess and this is made obvious by the scent note choices which are white peach, red raspberry, bergamot, heliotrope, vintage-inspired rose, night blossoming jasmine, lily, cashmere, vanilla, musk, iris and creamy coconut. It is a dark, floral but fruity combination. To me this perfume smells edgy but still very sweet. The perfume isn't dark in terms of the darkness which surrounds Midnight Poison and Midnight Fantasy though I do think that was the inital idea.
On my skin the perfume has a very vanilla frosting like smell which is evident in Princess though this time is is a lot stronger and more prominent. This was a good thing in my book - I love my vanilla scents. As the perfume settles, it is easy to notice the scents blending together. I always get whiffs of the peach and red raspberry though these scents become darker as the cashmere, musk and bergamot become more apparent. When the perfume has finally finished settling down, all the scents come together to make a vanilla musk scent which is very velvet like. It is a pretty scent but not what I would call dark.
I do really like this perfume, easily just as much as I loved Princess. It isn't as edgy as you think it will be but it is just as lovely smelling.
I do not find the scent too strong but some people do so I think the strength is just down to body chemistry. It lasts a considerable amount of time on the skin - on myself it lasts a good 8 hours which is what I expect from a perfume which costs as much as this one does.
I do recommend this perfume though I do warn that it is not as edgy as you would believe it to be. If you want a dark perfume then I would advise looking towards Midnight Poison rather than this.
Vera Wang: Rock Princess
The bottle of this perfume caught my eye immediately from the display and after spotting it I immediately wanted to try it.
The bottle is a pretty heart shaped design which fits ergonomically in to the hand not only pleasing the eye but also is easy to spray and use. Unlike large bottles of weird and wonderful shapes and designs. The bottle of the perfume also includes a ring on the top between the top (crown) and the bottle there is a silver diamante ring which is an added bonus!
The smell of the perfume is sweet but very unique, unlike the other princess ranges this smell is of a much more subtle nature.
The product is quite expensive due to the Vera Wang Label that it carries. As the product is Limited Edition it is difficult to buy as a single unit currently but is still available in gift packs in some places. I would recommend boots as you can get the perfume bottle 30ml 2 lip-gloss and a body cream of the same scent for £45 which is a great deal for this product!
I would definitely recommend this product. I think the target market would be primarily younger women because of the sweetness of the scent. The shape of the bottle and its look also appeals to this age range. Only negative is the price of the product but this is due to the designer brand attached.
What first attracted me to this purfume is the bottle, it's so pretty and ultra feminine! Would look lovely in any girls' bedroom. It's quite expensive compared to other purfumes, but it's designer so you would expect to pay slightly more than other high street brands. This has a lovely scent which is subtle yet has a lingering smell to it. I have the normal Vera Wang purfume which I also love because it's so pretty, especially for the Summer time as it doesnt feel too heavy and over-powering. I would say this is more of an autumn or winter type scent because summer doesnt really spring to mind like when I wear her other purfume. However, it would suit a person who likes a subtle but unusual scent which does last all day (unlike some others). However, if you're a out and about all day, I would recommend another spray in the middle of the day because it can start to fade.
Asked for this perfume as a gift for christmas as I am a huge fan of of the original princess perfume!On first appearance I think it looks great modern and unusual which I tend to look for in perfume(something a little different)Love the cute crown as the lid with small gems. Plus the bottom part of the lid can be worn as a cute ring.
This perfume has a more evening feel to it that the original princess and alot less sweet smelling.
the scent itself is quite strong when first applied but will wear off within an hour to a wearable strength.
The smell to me seems like it has all the sweeter notes of the original princess but the bergemot and musk balance it nicely.
This perfume is also available as a gift set with body lotion and lip gloss!
Just found out that they have also released 'glam princess' will definatley be going to test that one as well.
The first thing you'll notice about Vera Wang's Rock princess perfume if you're lurking at your local perfume counter is the bottle - a stunning dark glass bottle, shaped much like a heart, and topped with a small dark crown embedded with shining crystals. Then, you might notice the intricate silver metallic detail on the bottle itself, and maybe you'll even notice the way the bottle fits into your palm so well. As bottle designs go, this is not only stunning, but matches the name 'Rock Princess' perfectly . No soft and timid packaging here - a very rocky bottle indeed .
If you buy this, rather than just glance at it in the shop , you'll notice that the box it comes in is also nice and dark, mainly black with some hot pink graffitti style accents . It's nice, but not as nice as the bottle!
But, more importantly, if you spray this, perhaps on your wrists, perhaps on your neck, you'll notice the scent. The best way I can describe this scent is multi-dimensional - there is an awful lot going on here. The initial scent is very fruity, with peach, raspberry, and the energetic citrus kick of bergamot all piling in together . With just the peach and raspberry, it could have been almost too fruity and feminine, but the bergamot balances it out a little bit, bringing it back down to a more tomboyish level . Then, as the scent settles into your skin, the floral scents begin to take centre stage - a definite whiff of rose, a little lily, and the faintest tiny hint of jasmine, underlined by something a little spicy that I struggle to name - perhaps cinnamon or nutmeg .Certainly a sweet spice.
When it begins to fade, a musky coconut scent comes out.
I find this perfume a little overwhelming at first spray if I'm honest, there just seems to be an awful lot going on, but as it mellows and fades on the skin, the initially rather sickly smell becomes something much more agreeable .
At 40.99 from chemist direct, this is a little pricey for my own budget, but certainly not something I would moan about receiving as a gift . This works well as a daytime fragrance, although I think it does take quite a long time to settle on the skin and develop the varied scents . For night wear, it's pretty fresh and fruity, and might be a little too light for some .
Would I recommend this ? Probably not, in all honesty. While it is a nice perfume, it is a little over complicated for my tastes, I generally prefer something a lot simpler. I also think this perfume is perhaps more suited to the younger wearers , due to the freshness and vibrancy of it, and I just don't feel that it suits me .
Of course, with perfume it is important to remember that it will smell different on everyone according to skin temperature and other products they use, so although I'm only giving this product a 2 as a personal rating, why not sneak a quick spray next time you're in Boots!
vera wang rock princess is a limited edition perfume released this year.
It is a subtle yet powerful smell and although you cant smell it on yourself everyone elses gets a strong enough smell. It is bergamot, white peach, raspberry, bergamot, heliotrope, night-blooming jasmine, cashmere woods, musk, iris, creamy coconut, rose and lily. It is a lot more of a deeper scent then its sister princess, but just as equally a delectable smell. You only need a few sparys to get the desired effect. The smell of the bergomamot is relaxing and calming. Although it is quiet musky and wood in scent it is just as refreshing.A very diverse perfum loved by many. It lasts quiet a while too, so no needing to rashen it out like cheap perfums. It aslo has a range of tolietries it comes with like temporary tattoo kit, or body lotion to name but a few. It also comes in a jazzy new style bottle. this is definatly a diamond in the dirt. hope you enjoy as much as i did