By imagining Angel, Thierry Mugler gave form to his childhood memories. He wanted "to make a perfume that would have common resonnance for everyone, something close to tenderness, to childhood," something so sensuous "that you almost feel like eating up the person you love," taking a bite out of the wearer. Between brutality and sweetness, the first notes of the fragrance are steeped in patchouli, followed by the delectable, sweeter notes of praline, caramel, and vanilla. Angel is charming, bewitching, disconcerting...(info here)
Angel by Thierry Mugler - Fragrance NotesNotes: Bergamot, Hedione, Helional, Honey, Dewberry, Red Berries, Vanilla, Caramel, Patchouli, Chocolate, Coumarin.
Style: Pure. Soft. Innocent
As much as the fragrance, the packaging of Angel is quite distinct - a bluish-tinted glass star, a technically challenging design that took nearly 2 years to perfect.
With it's peculiar star-shaped bottle and the many passionate reviews about this "dirty perfume," Angel has been on my must-try list for quite some time now. Soon as I got my bottle of Angel, I took a deep whiff straight off the bottle, and I HATED it. Not surprising really, considering that is what most reviews warn you not to do, but I didn't really think it was all true! What is also true, though, is this is a fragrance that grows on you.
|"The perfume is also the bottle, and we chose the star, which is my favorite symbol." - Thierry Mugler|
I would describe Angel as a heady, cloyingly sweet perfume, with a massive overdose of patchouli. While the smell never really changes on my skin, I love the fragrance in the air around me. A tiny drop on my wrists is enough to give me a whiff all through the day, and I love how the fragrance drifts up into the air as it gets warmer (of if I have my hands under warm water). Sensual and dark, this is a fragrance I like smelling on myself - at home. Much as I seem to like it, I doubt if I would ever wear it out; it's really not what I like smelling like to a stranger.
If you like strong fragrances and/or are a tolerant Lushie, you would be quite accepting and firmly on the "Love Angel" team. Moderation and avoiding crowded, cramped spaces would be good, though, with this fragrance :D
Thierry Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum Ingredients
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