Thierry Mugler is known for crafting fragrances inspired by fantasy. Eva Mendes (seen in the photos) is the current face of the Thierry Mugler Angel campaigns, after replacing Naomi Watts in 2011. The multicolor sequined dress, the cosmic flashes of light in the shape of wings, and the sultry look of Eva herself all combine to create a sense of sensory overload that is not unlike the fragrance itself. Thierry Mugle Angel Eau de Parfum is packaged in a beautiful asymmetric star that appears stretched out, as if it's getting ready to warp into space. The star can be refilled with decants of Theirry Mugler Angel, which is eco-friendly and adds to the fancy of having a personal shooting star.
|Notes: melon, coconut, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, bergamot, cotton candy, honey, apricot, blackberry, plum, orchid, peach, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, red berries, rose, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel.|
Thierry Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum is a sweet and voluptuous scent filled with a cornucopia of fruits and flowers to add intrigue. Smoky patchouli wafts up old memories, while chocolate adds comfort. I tend to prefer more straightforward scents and find Angel a bit overwhelming, but I can respect its creation; it's impressive that a fragrance can hold together so many individual scents without devolving into a stew. With so many component scents, I think each individual will experience a different emphasis dependent upon unconscious proclivities molded by memory. Though Thierry Mugler Angel is resplendent with fruits and sweet smells, I wouldn't call it childish; though it's weighty and complex, I wouldn't call it elegant. Angel is in a category of its own, and is certainly worth a sniff. Thanks for reading! Have you tried Thierry Mugler Angel? What are your thoughts? Are you a patchouli person?
P.S. It is worth noting that Thierry Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum should be differentiated from the Eau de Toilette version. The Eau de Toilette was launched in 2011; while it has similar notes, it is not the exact same scent!
I don't remember sniffing this one, but I do remember Womanity. It is probably the strangest perfume I've ever smelled, but I certainly don't dislike it! From your descriptions I suspect Angel is also just as unique!ReplyDelete
Hi Sunny, thanks for refreshing my memory--- I'd forgotten about Womanity!Delete
I love this scent (EdP), I would call it one of my signature scents :) I find it quite unique and just adorable! I am on my second bottle and would buy it again of course :) / ClaireReplyDelete
Hi Claire, that's awesome! I'm glad I managed to write a bout one of your favorites--- it's definitely unique :)Delete
I really loved this scent and it still brings up some serious nostalgia, but I once sat on an 8-hour flight next to a woman who had showered in this and I think it sort of ruined it for me. I can see myself keeping a rollerball handy for a whiff every now and then though.ReplyDelete
Hi Procrastinator- that does seem like serious overexposure! Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it again!Delete
I use to think I hated patchouli until I smelled it used correctly. Angel is a bit much for me and Alien surprisingly softer, have you smelled it?ReplyDelete
Great review. I need to face my fears and do more fragrance reviews - it's challenging, no? It's just so subjective and our noses detect scents others don't or we just define it differently than what others may think.
I used to love it very much. Very French and young. Now I grow older, I don't feel that attached to it but it's still a fabulous scent.ReplyDelete
Dovey, I have to tell you that you do some of the most impressive and detailed perfume reviews I've ever seen on a (primarily) makeup blog! Angel is waaay too much for me, but I LOVED the Angel A Taste of Fragrance flanker which came out last year. It really enhanced the cocoa note- smelled just like baking chocolate! Thank you for a great review.ReplyDelete
LOL I feel exactly the same, Dovey! I am VERY much a floral person but the thought of Thierry Mugler's Angel has always scared me :P Patchouli, amber, and musk heavy scents have never been my bag, so this one does not appeal to me in the slightest. I AM curious to smell it in person now, though, after reading your review :PReplyDelete
Angel is (or was) a strong scent for my taste, but I do remember it was my mom's favorite and it really suited her well. I did however used its younger sister, angel innocent, oh and I still love that smell. I am gonna grab a nice valentine's day pack if I can get a chance :)ReplyDelete
You know what? I had no idea that this smells sweet. The packaging looks nothing like how it sounds. I always thought it'd be heavy on musk and spicy for some reason. Odd, eh?ReplyDelete