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A few months ago, I would have said HELL NO to sweet gourmand fragrances. Then I got introduced to Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy, a fragrance worn by Rihanna before launching her Fenty perfume. Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy made me realize that smelling like sweets can be quite pleasant.
This later lead me to try Kilian I Don’t Need A Prince By My Side To Be A Princess perfume (we’ll just call it Princess)— another warm & sweet gourmand fragrance from the niche fragrance house.
*Record Scratch* Is Kilian Princess Perfume discontinued?
I read in a Reddit thread that Kilian confirmed via Jackie Aina‘s Instagram that Kilian Princess Perfume was discontinued everywhere except Russia. However, as of March 2022, Kilian confirmed via my Instagram DM’s that Kilian Princess and the entire My Kind of Love Collection are NOT discontinued. The collection is being redesigned, but due to stocks issues, the brand can’t put a definite date on the relaunch. Check out their DM below.
With that said, if you see Kilian Princess randomly restock, buy it without hesitation. My recommendation is to request email notifications on Sephora’s website for when (and if) the fragrance restocks. You can get notified by clicking here, selecting the size you’d want, and selecting “Email me when in stock” on the product page.
Pro-Tip: The travel size restocks more often than the full sizes. Your chances of grabbing a mini size are much higher.
Below are retailers that have carried the fragrance.
Kilian Princess Perfume Scent Notes
Price: 0.25 oz Travel $30, 1 oz $75, 3.4 oz $135
Fragrance Family: Warm & Sweet Gourmands
Key Notes: Ginger, Green Tea, Marshmallow
Top Note: Lemon
Middle Notes: Green Tea, Ginger, Peach, Hedione, Jasmine, and Apple
Base Notes: Marshmallow, Vanilla, and Benzoin.
Fragrance Description: “I wanted to amp up the girl power with a unique scent calling out all fierce females. Gourmand with a kick, Princess is like sipping on a green tea matcha with a tip of ginger on the nose for sassy spice.”—Kilian Hennessy.
Kilian describes this scent as unisex/genderless. However, it’s evident that Princess was created with feminity in mind. Someone who may want but also doesn’t need a man. She’s secure in herself. She’s spicy yet sweet and gets a kick out of men fighting for her attention (though she’s never impressed).
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My Thoughts: Is Kilian Princess Eau De Parfume Worth The Hype?
I love this scent (an understatement). The marshmallow notes make it somewhat of a hyper-feminine scent (kind of like Prada Candy), but the touches of ginger and green tea do a great job of calming down the sweetness. Kilian’s Princess was a blind buy for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from the fragrance, but it did not disappoint. I’ve already purchased my second bottle, and I’m waiting patiently for a restock or relaunch to get a third. Princess is signature status for sure.
As you can see, the box of the Kilian Princess perfume is a play on the actual bottle. The inverted bottle is unique. At the top rounded part, you’ll find the perfume. The base is the cap of the fragrance. My first instinct was that the nature of the perfume bottle would cause it to leak down through the “cap” (since it sits upside down essentially), but I haven’t experienced that.
The Scent and My Body Chemistry
As far as the scent goes, when I first spray the perfume, I get a kick of ginger, but when it dries down, the marshmallow swoops in to soften the ginger notes. I can’t say that I really pick up the green tea notes a ton. If you find Kilian, Love Don’t Be Shy to be overly sweet, Princess is a good alternative that incorporates marshmallows without smelling like a candy shop.
Does Kilian Princess perfume scent last long?
The one thing I didn’t quite enjoy about Kilian Princess is that it didn’t last long, IMO. The first time I wore this perfume, I overdid the sprays, putting some in my hair (wig) and clothes. I don’t find it to be an all-day fragrance on the skin alone. This is a perfume that you want to layer with another scent or apply vaseline at your pulse points to make it last longer. May I also add that I finished a whole 1.7-ounce bottle within a few months, which never happens? I attribute that to how often I wore the fragrance and that I have to spray a ton for it last on me.
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