I bought this after reading positive things about it on the Fragrance Board. I got a 1.7 oz bottle for under 8 bucks so I just couldn't resist since I love vanilla fragrances. It didn't disappoint and it's one of my new favorites! This is a creamy, spicy vanilla that is so easy to wear and I can see it working for almost any occasion. A real gem!!
I love this stuff! I got it for Christmas and laughed a little bit. Then I tried it and it smells so good on me. Its like spice candy. I have to say I was a pleasantly surprise.
I'm sorry but this just smelt like baby urine to me. I think it's the patchouli or the alcoholic/boozy note.
A nice winter scent! Give the impression of expensive but it is not!
This was a blind buy. Yes the worst kind of purchases. I was intrigued after reading a ton of reviews here and fragrantica, I wanted a nice wintery christmas type perfume. This isn't it.
It does blast out with a huge sweet fruitiness to it, instantly it reminded me of something like sensual amber from bath and body works, as it dries down, the fruit is more muted and there is I dunno a slightly soury incensy almost like dryer sheet smell. I was hoping for wood, cognac, anything that the description said! But no :(
Overall, I think this smells similiar to a lot of things, hence dryer sheets and other overly fruity perfumes, which I have a a slew of already. What I don't have is warm, sensual woody, curl up with a warm blanket and hot cocoa type fragrance. Where are those?? Any suggestions are wanted.
A friend gave me a bottle of Queen. I really like it. At first, it is a bit sharp but it quickly develops into a sensuous creamy vanilla scent on me. I've been told that I smell nice when I wear Queen.
So lovely, this fragrance is devine, and the price.....so affordable. If only more celebs would offer us fragrances of this calibre.
It's a fine scent. I see how people pick up notes of Angel (which I personally cannot stand). It's well-blended and in it's category of warm/vanilla/oriental, it could probably hold its own even against contenders that cost up to 10 times as much. I bought my bottle for $7. That is dirt cheap. The bottle is not to my taste, reminds me of something from BBW. Back to the fragrance, it doesn't smell of anything particular on me, as in, I can't pick out notes at all. It's just kind of warm and cuddly, which in and of itself is nice. If it went missing from my collection, I wouldn't hurry out and buy some more, just because it's not very distinctive and while nice, doesn't give me that much enjoyment. It might be my chemistry, or my love of things that are a little more tart or unusual. But this is a fine overall fragrance choice that smells much more expensive than it is. I wouldn't call it intriguing, sexy, powerful, or any adjective other than winter-cuddly. But maybe on someone else's skin...Edited update: When I woke up the next morning, it smelled absolutely wonderful. Developed a creamy sophistication that was really really nice. Now I see the reason for the other high ratings. If it developed into this latter fragrance more quickly on my skin, I would give it 5 stars. Body chemistry is so individual. If you like this category of fragrance, for $7 or so, you can't go wrong by giving this a try.
1-The bottle is very pretty and elegant
2-This perfume lasts longer on me than any other one I own
3-I cannot smell any patchouli (which I hate, so that good)
4-It's an elegant grown up scent, but nowhere near that generic perfumey scent, more deep,dry vanillas and musk
I love this perfume, hands down. I wear it only on special occasions and when I do, everyone comments on it.
First, the bottle for Queen is ugly, but I don't care about bottles. Second the juice is gorgeous. I started at 4 1/2 lippies, and have bumped this up to 5 - the drydown is heaven!
This perfume isn't linear. Queen starts one way, works around somewhere else, adds another note, retires another... lasts for hours and as with some of the nicest perfumes, the drydown is (in a way) the prettiest part.
Queen opens with a fairly boring fruitcholi blast -- generic sweet/tart fruit feel, nothing specific. I get the comparison to Angel at that point, if you wack off half the notes of Angel but keep the patch, an underlying sweetness, and blessedly no pineapple or urine. But to be fair, I'm anosmic to most of Angel so I'm probably off here. But for my skin/nose, Queen has far more underlying notes and more rich sweetness -- it's kind of based on the "brown" notes of vanilla -- that extra smoky/warm/spicy/woody dimension you find in good vanillas that go past just the sugary quality.
Over time the fruitcholi starts to break down. There's more smoky wood, resin, and an ambered vanilla. At about the half hour mark, jasmine, rose and a sort of musky rosewood begin to emerge. The patch, as such, is way down although a lovely wood feel is still in the base. The fruit has also turned into orange, and there's a feel of what often gets called, in reviews, "orange creamsicle." I'd say there's a memory of Theorema, though this is NOT a Theorema-alike.
After about an hour or two, Queen turns into a gorgeous musky/floral, warm, laundry/skin scent (jasmine, rose) overlaid by a touch of vanilla -- not sugar VANILLA scent, but something to sweeten the floral/musk and make it creamy. The scent in bedclothes is delicious!
Queen Latifah did a really amazing job with this - it has the feel of a scent created out of beloved notes, a complex beauty the person overseeing the scent has always wanted and intends to wear the rest of her life.