Drop!! ~A Tale of the Fragrance Princess~ (LN)

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When she wandered the border of life and death at the age of three, Cordelia realized that she had been reincarnated into a game she had used to play as a high handed noble girl. A dark future would await her if she fell in love with the Prince. Therefore, for the sake of a normal life, there was no road but to avoid the powerful prince and the heroine…… But just doing that would be boring. She finally was blessed with a beautiful appearance so she resolved to polish herself, firstly by beginning to study herbology…… This is that kind of story.

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ドロップ!! ~香りの令嬢物語~
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Drop!! ~A Tale of the Fragrance Princess~ (WN) (Web Novel)
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07/06/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c58 part1
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06/22/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c55 part2
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06/15/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c54 part3
06/08/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c54 part2
06/01/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c54 part1
05/25/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c53
05/18/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v5 epilogue part2
05/11/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v5 epilogue part1
05/04/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v5 extra 1
04/27/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v5c52
04/20/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v5c51 part6
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pepengsmith
New pepengsmith rated it
July 3, 2020
Status: v2c17
If you like a slow slice of life with highly forced plot that would educate you on fragrances, this is for you.

The plot development is as I've said forced to the point that MC would trade comfort in exchange for contact with a person with suspicions to be the prince that lead to her death.

The story is to avoid the prince, but she became interested with the person having the highest probablity of being the prince.

Even if that dance happened and both existed in the same place, she haven't met... more>> both at the same time. She should've been more suspicious when she saw the prince after gille disappear without a trace. Even if she doesn't know misdirection, she should've doubted it.

The characters are a tsundere lolicon father, a leech goafer friend, a doting brother, a deppressed mother, a prince trying to gain friends, a neighborhood elder brother, a bunch of feminist magicians, an energetic uncle and aunt, and our MC who gives everything so that the story can have a bit of drama.

There's a bit of character development.

The writing quality, is giving us useless block of text for a 4k word count chapter, and giving us the character thoughts, some dialogues, and the characteristics of herbs and their uses and 80% of useless text.

So overall, I'd barely rate it as 2, just becasue I learned 2 extraction method of essential oils and the uses of this said oils. Still, this story is just MC following the orders of the author without having a sense of self, she's the embodiment of eastern mc's, that makes a good novel bad. <<less
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Mikanonatsume
New Mikanonatsume rated it
June 18, 2020
Status: v6c54
I really like it. It focuses on the everyday aspect of the mc's life rather than life-threatening events at every corner. It's very slice of life kind with a focus on how she uses her knowledge from this world and integrates it with her magic from the fantasy world to make essential oils. Very cute, heartwarming, relaxing and a good read for slow days. It's not something exciting (most of the times) but it does keep a level of suspense since there are major events that still need to unfold.... more>> The MC is also very likable so I never felt frustrated with her choices (even when she did avoid this one person who I really didnt want her to avoid. I mean she was doing such a good job that I felt it would be idiotic of me to tell her to confront someone who could potentially hold the key to her demise when it's so easy to avoid him than make friends and potentially jeopardize the acquaintance stance) <<less
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Eclat123
Eclat123 rated it
September 23, 2018
Status: c11
This one is just too cute, I cannot~~~

A very shoujo romance story on transmigration, yet cuteness overloaaad >w<

And for the translations, Cloudy TL did a justice on the work. I've read the translations by other teams on this work, but theirs are really the best--even on other on shoujo novels.
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Arnissan
Arnissan rated it
August 5, 2019
Status: v3c24
The story drags so much I'm not sure I want to continue reading this. The characters are all fairly typical to the genre, the story while being different is honestly boring - nothing exciting ever happens. The romance content so far barely exists. Most of what's written is spent on her developing her herb research/business or whatever. It's ok, but I don't feel like continuing.
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Arha
Arha rated it
September 16, 2019
Status: v4c36
Cute story and it's nice that you can see Cordelia actively working to learn new things and further her goals even if it's something I personally have no interest in. See, when she reincarnated into a noble villainess, she decided the best course of action would be to flat out avoid the prince at every opportunity so she couldn't get dragged into engagement annulment shenanigans. However, her father is extremely cold natured and was going to force her to try to cozy up to him... until she hit the cute... more>> button and he turned into an icy faced doting dad who supports her endeavors. Those endeavors? Making perfumes and cosmetics with significantly more work shown for the details than is typical. So that's all pretty solid.

Unfortunately, she failed at her goal years ago and didn't even realize it, apparently having forgotten that she and the prince share a mutual friend, who disguises the prince so they can sneak out together. He develops a massive crush on her and can't figure out why she refuses to meet his princely self even though she's quite friendly towards his disguised persona. Again, all pretty good stuff, makes you anticipate the day she finally figures out who he really is as well as the story picking up those hints of the heroine showing up.

Now for the downsides. The third volume is extremely, incredibly boring with long jabbering about the scents and some kind of weird counterfeit cloth plot that doesn't really matter in the slightest. I almost knocked off a point for that volume alone but volume four seems to be starting off on good footing so I"m willing to cut it some slack. If it turns out just as bad I'm knocking off at least one star. <<less
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Loosergirl
Loosergirl
July 24, 2018
Status: c1
Compared to the WN, it isn't as slow in the start. There is no info dump prologue. However, after that I miss some of the details from the WN and it feels like too much has been removed. Anyhow, we'll see what I think of the LN when more chapters have been translated.
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shimatsukki
shimatsukki rated it
May 8, 2020
Status: v5c52
I really like it! Maybe it's because I also love plants, but I found it very fascinating. I understand that it's not everyone else's cup of tea, but reading about someone who loves plants as much as I do made me very happy.
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redbeanbunny
redbeanbunny rated it
October 8, 2019
Status: v4c38
Certainly a leisurely and enjoyable read. Its cute and the setting and characters are pretty nicely fleshed out. It wont be too interesting to those who arent interested in her research process and about the herbs or her business planning. Personally I like it. Charming, but it IS very slow-paced! Especially in the romance department. Id be more okay with it if it didnt keep teasing with little Gille pining for her.

I dont really feel the effect of the transmigration. She has some knowledge and ofc is avoiding the Prince,... more>> but a lot of it is through her own enthusiasm for research? It just seems so inconsequential especially since she hasnt come into contact with anything related to the game life really. Smart choice as an MC and its refreshing that shes not op nor brainless, but I cant see any reason for this to be transmigration if there is basically 0 involvement with that stuff. Its almost never mentioned besides the occaisional "oops not gonna see the Prince" or "a pencil would be nice" so it may very well have just been a story about a young noble girl who is interested in perfume and had a terrible dream or prophecy told about meeting the prince. And there has been 0 tension with the Prince anyways. <<less
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XxBurankuxX
XxBurankuxX rated it
June 8, 2020
Status: v1 illustrations
Hello everyone!!!

This book is interesting but the reason why I gave it 3 stars is because there are a lot of plot holes and inconsistencies in the plot. It is definitely a story that needs to be polished and once it is it will become a fulfilling book for some to read (everyone has different tastes). Overall I didn't hate the book but rather I did find my self to be captivated by it, sometimes. The chapters are long which to me is different.
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JoyArenas
JoyArenas rated it
May 7, 2020
Status: --
I dunno if I should continue reading or not. The MC is quite smart. But she instantly become dumb when the prince Sylvester is mentioned. In the game, Sylvester was the reason she died. She wanted to change her fate, and she did. Her relationship with her family got so much better and even became friends with some characters that is hostile to her in the game. She became a well-liked ojou-sama. But why when it comes to the prince she always think she couldn't change her fate with him... more>> and she always think he will dislike her and kill her. Always finding excuses to avoid him, resulting in misunderstandings. She changed her fate and her relationship with so many people so why does she think she can't change her fate with the prince? I don't get it. That's kinda annoying I wanna slap her on that part. Lol.

Another thing, she's the typical Goody Two Shoes. Yes, like most of those Japanese light novel protagonists that doesn't know the line between being kind and being abused. Lol. She never gets angry even if she's being hated and disrespected. She's always this "I'm mentally older so I should be tolerant". If I'm one of the people around her, I'd find her f*cking abnormal or hypocritical. A 12 year old acting like a 40 year old that's fuken weird.

But I like that she's using her previous life knowledge to help her family and their feif, establishing business and doing good for the community. <<less
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haruhi91
haruhi91 rated it
February 19, 2020
Status: v3c21
I feel it probably deserves a star less given my personal enjoyment, but I don't want to be too harsh as the translation is good. The problem is its boringness, there are cute or interesting scenes but they are drowned in paragraphs after paragraphs or entire chapters dedicated to studying and experimenting with plants for creating perfumes or cosmetics. It's also very slow paced, there is a limit to how much I enjoy reading about the daily life of children
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gryffinpuff
gryffinpuff rated it
January 9, 2020
Status: v11
The story has its cute moments, but the major information-dump and large monologues make it a bit boring. It's a very slice of life story filled with MC's attempts at establishing her own 'Bath & Body Works' and her monologues - she gets lost in her thoughts even during a conversation, as rare as they are...
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