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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Latest Release

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11/02/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6 extra 2
10/26/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6 extra 1
10/13/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c69
10/05/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c68
09/28/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c67
09/21/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c66
09/14/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c65
09/07/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c64
08/31/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c63
08/27/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c62
08/24/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c61 part3
08/20/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c61 part2
08/17/20 Whimsical Star-Gazers v6c61 part1
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19 Reviews


Eclat123
Eclat123
Sep 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
Aug 05, 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
Sep 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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Schwarz_Eins
Schwarz_Eins
Jul 14, 2020
Status: v6c58 part2
Edit: well, this was a very good read. But unfortunately it seems that it was axed. So even though I was expecting some 2-3 more volumes until the ending they had to forcefully make an ending that left a lot of loose strings and really wasn't that good, thus I will drop my score from 5 to 4 stars, this was overall a very good read, unfortunately the last arc is utterly shit.

This Is probably one of my favorite novels on this website. I'd like to point some reason why... more>> you might like to read this one:

-Enjoyment reading: Well, this one is personal, but I really loved reading this novel, it's far from perfect but it's still a cute and absolutely beautiful light romance story with a lot of interesting things about some plants and noble society, I would say that if you want something more light to pass your time, this is definitely a choice. Right now It's close to the ending of the novel on the 6th volume and I'm really exited to see what will become of all the characters!!

-Translation: Whimsical Stargazers translated all of the chapters, there were some minor mistakes but this is probably one of the most accurate novel translations that I've seen, there are no off putting mistakes like the famous "He it is" or something like a "he write for her 3 days ago", the text layout is really good making for an easy reading.

-Story: The story is pretty much what you would expect from a "Otome Game Villainess" genre there are some plot holes but nothing serious enough to make it a bad story. It also features age progression in a pretty good way, you can clearly see that Mc's improving with time. If I were to rate it I would say that it's on the high end of average.

-Characters: The characters all have unique and well defined personalities, making then very memorable, even minor characters like Dahlia, Mick or the head chief have unique traits that make then distinguishable from others, making the story feel a lot more organic that those novels where only the MC has a clear personality.

-MC (Cordelia) : This point is where Drop!! shines for me, I love the MC on this novel, different from other Isekai/Otome game reincartators Cordelia doesn't just "Oh, I have memories from another life, so I'll become Japanese High Schooler number 3" but rather I feel like her old life personality mix with "Cordelia" making a wonderful MC that isn't "Average Japanese Girl" nor "I'm a villainess that will die in x years", she becomes a unique character that has traits from both persons. Also, Mc's backstory almost isn't mentioned, something that I can only interpret as the autor saying "Stop caring about her life from before, Cordelia is Cordelia, not just some japanese girl"

-Mc's Op Level: Some might think that MC is an Op god, but I don't think that she is Op, she's just a High Specs girl. But not on the level of "i'll make an agrarian reform and I just happened to know how to make chocolate from scratch". You might argue "But she does this an that, and those are also complex things", perhaps, but you see "this and that" are actually things taught even to high schoolers on chemistry classes right? Even more, MC wasn't an average high schooler on her previous life, as stated on the novel "I loved plant so much that I even studied then at the place called college" or something like this, this clearly means that she had at least some academic background.

-The romance: The romance plot on this novel is pretty light but it does happen, just in a pretty slowly and cute way as time progresses.

10/10 would read a 2nd time... In fact, I've already read it a second time... <<less
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redbeanbunny
redbeanbunny
Oct 08, 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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Loosergirl
Loosergirl
Jul 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
May 08, 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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pepengsmith
pepengsmith
Jul 03, 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
Mikanonatsum
Jun 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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goldcat7
goldcat7
May 20, 2021
Status: v6 extra 2
I liked it a lot.

Factors that might swing your preference for or against is that it's a pretty slow burn. If you don't like the slow life stories, you'll probably dislike this one.

Almost all the focus is on her working on scents and her goals in life.

... more>> She's a bit dense on the Male Lead, and the major conflicts that do show up are handled in an overly quick way. So it'll build up to a major show down or epic battle scenario, and then it just... has a resolution.

What made me love it most is the side characters were fun and far more detailed than you usually get out of non-love interests typically. The relationships (with the exclusion of a couple important ones) were realistic and enjoyable. <<less
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chande
chande
Dec 12, 2020
Status: Completed
I honestly love this story but I agree that it could be better. There are many unnecessary side stories and characters that didn't affect main story much and made this story dragged for 6 volumes. And also there are other things that make me disappointed the further I read the story and also after reading the ending:

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  • Unsolved problem between MC and her parents. She never met her mother until the end of the story and her parents still avoid each other although they live in the same house. I wish the author focused more on this story rather than some unnecessary characters who only appeared for 1 volume then disappeared.
  • MC and ML's fast development. They were still pen pal till vol. 5 and MC still had no idea ML's true identity. But suddenly after learning his true identity, the author only wrote their dating process in 1 chapter then they got married in the next chapter. I feel it's so rushed. I think they are still lack of chemistry and the author should build their relationship slowly, at least in 1 volume not 1 chapter.
  • Unknown ending of the recurring characters, such as Vernoux, Hazel, Isma, Ronnie, and Lara (I thought Vernoux/Hazel and Ronnie/Lara would be a couple in the end but too bad it doesn't happen).
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But not all aspects in this novel are disappointing.

  • I love MC. She's smart and turned her ideas into the real products. And it's not instant. She researched it since she was a child and only launched it after the products were perfect enough.
  • I love the illustrations. But too bad there is no illustration on their wedding day.
  • I also love the translation. Good job for translator-sama.
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JoyArenas
JoyArenas
May 07, 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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jingjing53
jingjing53
Feb 11, 2021
Status: v6
Must read. The story is cute and each chapter keeps you inerested. The MC is smart and you can't help but love her. The great thing here is that the ML is very sincere. The MC's family is also lovable especially the dad.
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thagooz
thagooz
Nov 24, 2020
Status: v3 epilogue
The story is cute and it had a lot of potential, but the execution was a little disappointing. I think there was too much focus on the MC's aroma creation than actual plot. It also got boring in parts and seemed drag on until the next plot point. The author should have spent more time on character development. It's a good story to pass the time with, just don't expect too much depth.
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bosycatx7
bosycatx7
Nov 20, 2020
Status: v6 extra 2
If you like a pure shoujo romance and simple story then you will like this one otherwise you will be bored will reading it or will read as a complete okay story like me. I appreciate the translator effort in his/her work. The most disappointed factor in this story the family of the FL that till the end the broken relationships in the family were not fixed but remain as it is, and even the excesses that the older sister said FL was an acceptable, yet you can judge if... more>> it a bad or a good family till the end. <<less
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Robin Medea
Robin Medea
Nov 07, 2020
Status: v6 extra 2
    1. Protagonist is a weird mix between realistic smart and completly boring and illogical. She had potential but I never really got attached to her.
    1. Most characters have similiar problems, especially the ML (at least he is not Toxic I guess??)
    1. The ending is rushed and underwhelming, It feels like the Author just went "yeah lets just stop" and then they did. (It shows especially in how they dealt with the Heroine)
    1. The rest is decent enough or has been mentioned in other reviews before
Conclusion: 3 Stars, could have been worse, but there is better. Maybe read if you don't want to think much?
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XxBurankuxX
XxBurankuxX
Jun 08, 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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haruhi91
haruhi91
Feb 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
Jan 09, 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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