I just love this one! I'm surprised at your description of the open as a melon note. To me it's a very soft, fuzzy scent that's livened up by a touch of violet. I'm guessing that it's the cashmeran that you're smelling as soapy. It was a destinct honeydew melon scent. Maybe it is a scent/memory flashback because honeydew melon is commonly served in Taiwan. I wonder if it is the musk in the base that reads as melon to me? In any case the soapiness has mutated to a "fresh sandalwood". I'm going to keep it in the rotation for a while, so we'll see. The problem I always have with violet is I didn't grow up around it and don't have a solid sense of it. In the SF area my "home scents" are marine, sage, cedar, fir, pine, oak, lavender, thyme, rosemary, ecalyptus, rose, fruit tree blossoms, etc. Violet is in short supply.