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Written by cure_shabon at Livejournal, it's one of the first fictional Alternate Continuities for the Pretty Cure franchise, and practically (if not actually) the oldest and longest. It's said to be "aspects of old Pretty Cure series gathered together to form a new one", but still has a fairly large fanbase.

The story goes like this: Many years ago, a great evil struck the Scent Kingdom, a kingdom in an alternate dimension populated by small talking animals. Their last hope was a team of five extraordinarily empowered girls known as Pretty Cure, who easily managed to destroy this great evil and bring peace back to the kingdom.

However, several years later, the organization of Karlix appears, in plans to obtain the Angelic Dandelion and Take Over the World. After Karlix causes havoc in the Scent Kingdom, the current prince and princess are sent to Earth, more specifically to the small town of Oriyama, where they are charged of managing a perfume shop and finding the next generation of Pretty Cure. Within a few chapters or so, they have assembled a complete team:

  • Chloe Auriville (Cure Rosa): The Leader of the team and The Protagonist, 14 years old. A gentle and collected cherry-redhead from France, who cares a lot about her family and friends.
  • Chiara Auriville (Cure Vanilla): Kid-Appeal Character, 13 years old. The youngest member of the team, and Chloe's cheerful and "just clueless" younger sister.
  • Ayameko Mayonaka (Cure Jasmine): The Lancer, 14 years old. A tomboyish girl who is the captain of the school's baseball team. Loves pudding.
  • Hanae Mitsukawa (Cure Tangerine): The Smart Gal, 14 years old. A graceful and demure Meganekko who is training to become a ballerina.
  • Ikuko Torino (Cure Cardamomo): The Big Gal, 16 years old. The oldest member of the team, and the heiress to a toy store chain. Becomes Hanae's seme, and is quite well-endowed.
  • Lavvie and Lotus: Double as Team Pets and Mentors. Scent Kingdom's prince and princess themselves, two skunks who are brother and sister. Lavvie is happy-go-lucky, while Lotus is slightly more down-to-earth.

Later on, two additional characters are introduced to the main cast:

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This fanfic contains examples of:

  • After the End: In episode 48, the Cures encounter a desolated, post-apocalyptic Oriyama after returning from the Scent Kingdom.
  • Asshole Victim: Ashley's very first on-screen casualty, in her official debut in episode 24, was someone who tried to touch her inappropriately.
  • Ballet Episode: "Flying with Broken Wings" centers on a devastating injury Hanae suffers that almost causes her to quit dancing. The rest of the Cures put on a ballet show of their own in a successful attempt to make her feel better.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: For the most part, this fic is fairly tame and light hearted...until Episode 48 when Ashley, aka Leather Ashes, eats a corpse. It's depicted in graphic detail.
  • Continuity Reboot: Cure Shabon has expressed interest in redoing Perfume Preppy and fixing its mistakes in the form of a new product called Fragrant Pretty Cure. As of now, there isn't any more information than that.
  • "Day of the Week" Name: The Akutare brothers, Getsuyo, Kayo and Suiyo, are named after the Japanese words for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Getsuyoubi, Kayoubi and Suiyoubi).
  • Elemental Powers: The group consists of Heart (Cure Rosa), Sound (Cure Vanilla), Lightning (Cure Jasmine), Air (Cure Tangerine), and Earth (Cure Cardamomo), though this changes a little with the power-up attacks. On the other hand, Dark Magical Girl Leather Ashes uses the elements of Darkness and Blood.
  • The Elevator from Ipanema: Subverted and lampshaded. In the sixth episode, there is an elevator moment, in which a bossa nova-ish version of the opening for the first season of Yes! Pretty Cure 5, "Smile Go Go", played instead of the obligatory "Girl from Ipanema". Chiara asks why is it so, and Hakuo responds it was too overused.
  • Eye Color Change: Due to the Transformation Sequence: From civilian to Cure form. Chloe: green to pink; Chiara: light blue to hazel; Ayameko: dark blue to purple; Hanae; red to orange; Ikuko: brown to green.
  • Gilligan Cut: In episode 44.
    Pittan: No, no and NO! I am NOT going to school with you guys! I'm staying here and there is nothing you can do to make me change my mind! I'm not going to school, end of story!
    Pittan: I can't believe that I'm at school.
  • Girl Scouts Are Evil: In episode 11, genre savvy villainess Lapinyuu disguises as a girl scout to enter the Auriville residence. It fails miserably.
    Lapinyuu: Would you like some fresh-baked cookies from Aunt Makoto?s Farm? They come in the flavors of chocolate, strawberry, peach, blueberry, pineapple, passionfruit and Oreos with peanut— (Chloe slams door on her face) —butter.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • In episode 13, Lapinyuu is fired from Karlix for sporting Pretty Cure paraphernalia in Raflesina's presence and desires to join the Cures but is rejected, though by chance she winds up in her first acting job immediately afterward—as Third Ranger to Hearty Pure, Glowy Radiant.
  • High-Class Glass: Classmate Arisa Erisawa wears a monocle over one of her eyes — because she's blind in that eye.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: The only two denizens of Karlix that converted to the good side here were female: Lapinyuu and Ashley.
  • Humanity Ensues: In episode 44, Pittan gains the ability to become human from Queen Aida, and is absolutely displeased with this, even refusing to go to school with the other girls. He does go anyways.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout:
    • Cure Vanilla's first attack, "Pretty Cure Vanilla Echo", had her scream into a giant yellow megaphone made of light, producing soundwaves that went straight to the enemy, killing it as of episode 5.
    • Word of God says that Cure Tangerine's upcoming power-up attack, "Pretty Cure Tangerine Silver Wail", has her scream out orange soundwaves which do the same thing.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Pittan is always in the buff when he transforms into a human, leading to much awkwardness in Episode 44.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: In episode 45, a boy named Tsumuji, who is performing a magician act, becomes annoyed when he realizes that the audience isn't even paying attention to him as they're far too busy watching the Cures battling Frencheese.
    Audience: Ooooh~
    Tsumuji: (puts hands on hips) Seriously, I haven't done anything yet, and you're already 'oooh'ing? (rips off bowtie and storms off the stage) Screw This I'm Outta Here.
  • Ship Tease: In episode 18, it's implied that Lavvie is worried about Chiara, spawning a rather crafty dialogue exchange between him and his sister.
    Lavvie: We have to finish this quick, Lotus! Otherwise Chia-chan won't be able to fight with the others!
    Lotus: You like her, don'tcha, desu?
    Lavvie: * blushes* Of course not, nee-chan! It's just that I'm worried about her and the others!
  • Shout-Out:
    • Chiara’s hairstyle as Cure Vanilla was meant to resemble Bubbles.
    • There is one to the Brazillian edition of American Idol in episodes 31 and 34, particularly to a contestant known as Marcos Paulo. He ended up being eliminated during the Top 6 (such thing did happen to his fanfic counterpart Hyosuke Holic during his second appearance) and never popped up at media again since then, but the author still swoons over him.
    • Ayameko nicknaming her guitar "Blue Moon" in episode 45, which also mentions "Second Spin" (Night and Sunday's finishing move) and includes a Ship Tease moment reminiscent of Asa falling onto Yoko in episode 10.
  • Show Within a Show:
    • Futari wa Hearty Pure. The Cures (and also most people at their school) are big fans of the show, and Lapinyuu becomes part of the cast, playing a Shiny Luminous parody.
    • The two shows that helped Chloe and Chiara's father Theodore become a trampoline fetishist, Bounce and Thud, also count.
  • Spin Attack: Cure Tangerine's "Pretty Cure Tangerine Whirlwind", her spinning kick in episode 17, and her spinning punch in episode 24.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: Happened once to Chloe during episode 8. Naturally, she was the Austicles parody.
    Chloe: Whoa! I look like I took one heck of a sunburn. (twirls about) I mean, I'm cherry-red even when I— (covers mouth in shock) Xi. I was about to rhyme.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Sasaki, when she was in the basketball team masquerading as her brother.
  • Theme Naming: A motif of scents stretches itself through the Cures and the mascots (Lavvie is short for lavender, and Pittan's name is supposed to be derivated from the Brazillian name of the Eugenia uniflora). Even Raflesina and the monsters fall under this.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Ayameko has such an obsession with pudding.
    • Pittan and his butterscotch.
  • Transformation Sequence: Averted; the space normally used for describing the transformation are filled with random comments by the Lemony Narrator, usually about "sparkly stuff". In episode 12, there is a little quote by the narrator during that part which reasons that.)
    First, it's repetitive and boring if you read the series everyday; second, it's a matter of letting you guys imagine how they would be like; and third, I don't have the time to do it.
  • Two-Teacher School: Averted; Oriyama Junior High has a set of different classes, with one teacher for each class, plus a school nurse and a PE teacher.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • Lotus tends to finish her sentences in "desu".
    • In episode 18, when Chiara was fused with Sophie the puppy, she ended her phrases with "-da wan".
    • In episode 20, as a mermaid, Hanae ended her sentences with "pichi"; this suffix comes from "pichi pichi", the onomatopoeia of a fish blowing bubbles.
    • Tsubo-kun (the Karlix denizens' butler) adds "-iran".
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The fanfic takes place in the fictional town of Oriyama, which neighbours the equally fictional town of Tsukimiya. Add another equally fictional town, Isuten, and you have the Tri-Cities. Now, about where they're located, the author is still unsure.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: The fic is a rather unlikely example, as every so often it parodies episodes from actual TV shows instead of the usual things. To list what the author referenced so far: The Backyardigans, The Powerpuff Girls, Code Lyoko (three times so far!), and even Power Rangers: Dino Thunder. Make that of what you will.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: "Karlix" is actually just the word "garlic" (or even the plural "garlics") with this invoked.