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Whilst walking through John Lewis a few years ago, looking for my now other favorite Givenchy perfume I came across this little beauty. I am a true believer in that a perfume, that certain note in a scent can change your mood, an outfit and even gain confidence, after all smell is our strongest of senses! So given that the name of the perfume intrigued me and knowing that I have loved Givenchys notes from the past I had an eager sniff!
It is as promised but not stated a very sexy deep undertone of a perfume and makes me think vividly of the colors purple and red..and we all know where that leads! I love hearing people as they catch the scent comment on how utterly gorgeous it is.
This beautiful bottle has been a staple in my wardrobe ever since and is often bought as a present for myself.
Its strong but not overpowering and aims to be provocative and hits its target. Its price varies but in most cases is averagely/mid range priced. It has great staying power and I do not feel the need to re apply. I feel dressed up in this unusual but classy perfume and therefore I would definitely think this to be for evening wear and to heavy for everyday wear or the office.
Purchase if you want to be classic but still stand forward from the crowd!
~A fragrance fit for an Angel or a Demon?~
For those fragrance wearers who like a heady and sultry scent with a strong voluptuous base the Ange Ou Demon fragrance is probably one that has already been sampled and either embraced or discarded. For those who enjoy being able to adapt their fragrance to their mood, occasion or the season, then the Ange Ou Demon fragrance may be one that is worth trying out as it will suit evening wear on cold winter nights such as the ones we have been having recently.
I feel the fragrance has many similarities to Lou Lou which has a very strong and cloying musky sweetened scent, although in this case Ange Ou Demon is perhaps a little more wearable as it is lighter on the whole. Givenchy say that the fragrance is one that offers an 'intriguingly sensual fragrance of contrasts, amid light and darkness, with a secret that no one can unravel', which sounds very exciting although I found that the fragrance didn't change all that much when I wore it and as such I didn't have much to compare and contrast it with. I do feel that the fragrance is more wearable than Lou Lou, as it clings less annoyingly yet it still reminds me of it and as such its not one of my favorite fragrances.
Givenchy say the following about the presentation of the fragrance, telling us that the Ange Ou Demon fragrance bottle has a 'mysterious, enigmatic duality inside a black-and-white prism. The luxurious facetted cut of a crystal pendant. The enigmatic Ange ou Démon embodies the mystery of seduction'.
This is a fancy way to describe what is a rather interesting bottle that runs from light to dark in terms of its colour and has a high tipped pointed top, that I have at times ended up accidently spiking my hand with. The bottle has a heavier base with a stand out pointy top and the lid seems to come off in my hand all too easily when I use the fragrance bottle to apply some of the fragrance. I think this is rather a shame as the concept for the bottle is good, although I may be being too heavy handed when taking off the lid I don't feel it works all that well. Other than that the fragrance bottle works well enough to hold the contents within it safely and whilst I feel the bottle is interesting it is not in any way the best looking fragrance bottle I have seen or used.
~Top, middle and base notes~
Ange Ou Demon is a strongly blended oriental floral fragrance that is best kept for wear during the evenings. I feel it is far to heavy and sultry for day wear and it can be far too much if sprayed on too keenly. The fragrance is one of those less is more blends that can really over take anything in its path if it is used to enthusiastically and as such when I wore this I only ever used it very lightly.
The top notes according to Givenchy give off a 'crystalline femininity' and they comprise of fruity and fresh mandarin mixed with aromatic white thyme and saffron The middle notes have a 'radiant nobleness' what ever that means and use lily, orchid and ylang ylang which Givenchy say gives the fragrance a spicy floral tone. The strength giving base notes within the fragrance have oakwood, palissander wood, warm vanilla and tonka bean within their mix and I feel it is these that give the fragrance the longevity that it clearly uses so well when it is on the skin.
The opening scent that comes from the Ange Ou Demon fragrance has a lightly citrusy kick that gives a tangy feel to what is mainly a deep and musky oriental floral perfume. The fragrance deepens very quickly once it has dried down on my skin and becomes quite heavy and sultry with a strong floral vanilla tone that has a woody base to it. I feel the fragrance is very close in fragrance to Lou Lou, yet has a slightly more refined feel to it that makes it a little more wearable for a wider range of age groups and tastes, although I do feel this will appeal more to those who prefer this type of heady blend.
~Summary and rating~
My last bottle of Ange Ou Demon was bought some time ago and was a sale time purchase that was reduced in price. As such I was able to buy the fragrance for far less than it would normally sell for. A small sized 30ml bottle of the fragrance at full pirice can be bought for around £30 which isn't cheap, although as the fragrance is very long lasting when on the skin, this small sized bottle should still last for quite some time. I feel that the fragrance is not something I would want to wear during the day time as it can be far too over powering at times. The fragrance does remind me of Lou Lou which is not a favorites fragrance and this does mean that I don't like it as much as other fragrances I have tried. Over all I feel that Ange Ou Demon is a mid ranged fragrance that offers plenty of longevity as as such I feel it ought to get a 3 star product rating.
I received a sample of this a few years back and consequently bought a full size bottle. The name Ange ou Demon caught my attention before I'd even sampled the perfume, it implies that the wearer can be naughty or nice, good or bad. The full size bottle reflects this with it's dark and light theme.
On sampling I found that this is the type of perfume I adore. It's a heavy, heady mix of oriental and musky type scents, certainly not for the person who likes flowery, girly, 'pink' perfumes. In my opinion it's definitley an evening perfume and it's a perfume that I find too overpowering for the summer months when I want something a little fresher. It's perfect for those dark winter nights out and Christmas parties when I want to stand out a little and be a little naughty under the mistletoe perhaps. No matter how tired and crappy I feel before I go out it makes me feel alluring and downright dangerous to the opposite sex!!
As an Eau de Parfum only a couple of squirts are needed to envelop you in a veil of scent and it's quite easy to overdo this one. I've found that for an evening out, one squirt on my wrists can be rubbed onto my neck and this provides me with a scent that lasts until I get home. Two squirts gives a stronger scent and three squirts will choke those around you!
Well worth a try if you like the heavy, musky, sexy scents such as JPG Fragile (another of my favourites!).
I received Givenchy Ange ou Demon as part of a set of miniatures some years ago, and have been using it on odd occasions ever since. The perfume is described as an oriental floral scent that "evokes the two opposing facets of every woman's personality: her dark, seductive, and enigmatic charms and her bright, enchanting innocence". The bottle continues the theme, being clear on the bottom (allowing you to see how much perfume you have remaining) and darker on top to reflect light and dark; the front of the bottle is smooth while the reverse is jagged, perhaps reflecting demonic scales?!
The two main elements in this perfume to emphasise the dark vs light theme are pure lily and deep oakwood, with added white thyme, mandarin orange and saffron. Maxillaria orchid and ylang ylang as well as rosewood, vanilla and tonka bean are also part of the fragrance. I'm no perfume expert and would have a hard time identifying any of these elements, but I can tell that they combine into a deep, sensual, vanilla based scent that is tempered by sweetness and floral elements.
The perfume starts off sweet but deepens on the skin over the course of a few hours. It's an ideal perfume for evening but could be worn during the day to an important event.
The perfume isn't one of my absolute favourites, but I do enjoy wearing it. I think it would appeal to any woman over the age of 20.
Givenchy Ange ou Demon costs £37 for 30ml and £52.50 for 50ml according to the Boots website, but is widely available at perfume retailers.
This is another one of my many 5ml minature bottles of perfume that I have stacked up. My excuse for buying them all is firstly that they were cheap (£4.50 for 5 in the Boots sale after Christmas last year) and secondly I thought they would be perfect size for handbags.
This little bottle has languished unloved and untested, partly because I hadn't heard anything about this perfume let alone tried it and secondly the bottle didn't look very appealing. It is a sharped edged thin almost pyramid shape, predominantly black at the top, but getting lighter towards the bottom, with cut out bits on the back.
I am guessing that whowever designed the bottle had in mind the branding concept that the perfume is supposed to express both sides of the female personality the angel and the demon if you like, so was trying to capture the dark and light in the bottle also. Well, all very well I suppose, but I would rather have a pretty bottle personally, but that is just me!
So when I tried the perfume, I was bit biased against it from the start. This wasn't help when I first smelled the perfume and applied it to my wrists - I couldn't identify any of the individual notes, just a mingle of spicy oriental smells - Givenchy claim the top notes are elegant and unexpected - Hmm I would call it just a bit of an odd mix personally.
The full notes of the fragrance are as follows:
Top notes: white thyme, mandarin orange and saffron
Heart notes: Lily, orchid and ylang ylang
Base notes: oakwood, rosewood, vanilla and tonka bean
When the fragrance settled, it did improve on my skin and I can really detect the ylang ylang and vanilla which to me are the strongest notes. This does give an unusual oriental fragrance which isn't unpleasant, just not really my bag. I will enjoy using the little bottle I have when I feel like a change, but won't be rushing out to replace it when it is finished.
You can buy a 50ml bottle for just under £50 on Amazon which I think is pretty pricey for a perfume that for me is just OK - my recommendation, be a devil and choose something different.
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Eau de Parfum was a gift from my parents when they returned from their holiday last year. Any time they go away without myself or my brother, they bring us back a present. This started as a teddy bear when we were younger and it has evolved to more expensive gifts like perfume or aftershave as was the case last year.
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon is an oriental floral scent that combines both a dark and light spirit. It evokes the two opposing facets of every woman's personality; her dark, seductive and enigmatic charms and her bright, enchanting innocence.
*About the Product (What The Brand Has To Say)*
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon is an enigmatic fragrance that revolves around two elements: the purest, noblest lily and the deepest, densest Oakwood. The meeting of these two contrasting materials produces unparalleled elegance and embodies the mystery of seduction. The top notes are unexpected and extremely elegant with white thyme, mandarin orange and saffron. Lily in the middle notes is utterly feminine yet eternally strong and combined with maxillaria orchid and ylang ylang. The base notes ate totally captivating and transfixing with unique Oakwood and rosewood while vanilla and tonta bean close the fragrance, leaving you enveloped in a halo of ethereal sensuality and playful charm.
*Price and Availability*
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Eau de Parfum can be bought in 2 different sizes. The prices for these average at around:
- 30ml bottle: £34
- 50ml bottle: £48
This is a little bit on the expensive side however it is such a fabulous scent that once you have smelled it I don't think you will care how much it is, you'll just want to have it.
This perfume can be purchased from a number of different shops including Debenhams, Boots, The Perfume Shop and House of Fraser. It is also available to buy online from www.boots.com, a favourite shop of mine that is very reliable. And you will always find this available to buy in Duty Free when on holiday so if you are keep an eye out and see if you can get it for significantly less.
The packaging: Stylish and elegant are two words that spring to mind when describing this products bottle. And I think that this is important as the bottle of this perfume will be sitting on your desk for a fair few months therefore it can't be a complete eye sore. The bottle shape is quite unique. It is shaped like a chiselled raindrop. It is triangle at the base however it goes out to shape like a raindrop and then comes in to a point to make the lid. The design is actually quite arty and cool.
The colour of the glass changes as it gets to the lid. It is a gorgeous tinted dark navy colour at the lid of the bottle however the colour gets lighter towards the base until it is transparent. I think that the colouring of this bottle is incredible and clever as it symbolic of dark (devil) and light (angel). The gradual change of shade from light to dark is something that impressed me a lot about the product even before I got around to the scent. I like that it is lighter at the bottom of the bottle as you can see how much of the perfume is left.
The Givenchy design team must be absolute geniuses. I loved their Givenchy Very Irresistible packaging but I think that this design may even top it off. The perfume bottle looks elegant, sophisticated and chic. The only one thing that slightly bugs me about the packaging and the lid as it always seems to fall off although it does look good when it is placed.
The smell: Givenchy are right when they describe this fragrance as being oriental and floral. It also smells fruity due to the mandarin orange ingredient and slightly of vanilla. I find it to be a light perfume that lingers nicely throughout the day, emitting a womanly scent.
The oriental smell makes me think that it is perfect for wear during the evening, particularly on a night out. It isn't an overpowering scent or in your face but a feminine one which is subtle yet noticeable. I think that the smell is captivating and one that will get you quietly noticed.
Staying power: When sprayed, Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Eau de Parfum lasts a very long time. To be frank, I don't think I have worn it all day and night, therefore I can't tell you if it endures this period of time but it certainly lingers for an entire evening which is exactly what I want from the perfume.
How many squirts of the perfume are required? I recommend only using 2 or 3 sprays. I think that this is all that is necessary for you to get the beautiful smell that is not overpowering yet sufficient enough for it to take effect.
Longevity of the product: The size of the bottle that I own is the 50ml version. It is extremely difficult for me to judge how long it lasts as I tend to wear this perfume solely for evening use, in particular when I am going out for something special in the evening. I was given this perfume two Christmases ago and I still have just a months worth of use left in it.
*Would I Recommend This Perfume?*
Yes, yes, yes! I absolutely, unquestionably, undoubtedly recommend Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Eau de Parfum. It is a beautiful, sensuous perfume that is my ultimate favourite, especially for evenings. I refuse to wear it on a regular basis for work as it is simply too special for that. I recommend this perfume above all others for the evening as it is simply superb.
I think it is a perfume that will suit most ages. Any ladies that would like a sophisticated and beautiful smell, you need to look no further.
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Eau de Parfum is the ultimate evening perfume. I have a large collection of perfumes and when it comes to a night out there is no doubt in my mind as to which one it is that I will wear. If you are looking for a sultry, fruity/vanilla scent that is perfect for the evening then you have found it in this. It has a gorgeous, sexy aroma that is in my opinion completely and utterly value for money. And drive the special one in your life wild.
I think that Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Eau de Parfum is the ultimate perfume to buy for that special female therefore if you have their birthday coming up shortly, you can thank me for the idea.
I love this perfume. I have always been a Dior girl and when I was handed a scent stick of this I immediately thought that this was a Dior fragrance and knew immediately that it was going on my xmas list. My surprise when I realised that it was Givenchy, I would never have thought it. It has all the hallmarks of Dior, it is heady with a musky scent that reminds you of amorous afternoons and stolen kisses. I accept that not everyone likes those heavy scents but if you generally like Dior then you will love this.
I used this perfume more then any other now and have recently purchased another two bottles at the duty free. I would encourage everyone to have a smell at the local perfume counte, I think you will be pleasantly surprised and for those hubby's wondring what perfume to get their loved ones, take a risk on this, you won't regret it.
I'm fascinated by perfumes, and I'm slightly addicted to trying new ones. I do find them quite difficult to describe, and I can rarely detect or identify all the 'notes' that are supposedly there, but I'll have a go!
I had a very small bottle of Ange ou Demon (the Eau de Parfum version) in a selection of miniature perfumes that I bought from Boots half-price after Christmas (a year ago). I had noticed my friend wearing it in the past and really liked the scent, so I was pleased to find a sample of it alongside other perfumes, at a bargain price.
The Givenchy perfume is described as having Orchid Maxillaria, Noble Lily, Ylang Ylang, and Oakwood absolute heart notes, White thyme essence, Mandarin of Calabria, and Saffron essence top notes, and Tonka Bean, Vanilla, and Palisander wood base notes. The image of the perfume is a sort of 'naughty/nice' concept, but I don't take much notice of a fragrance's image, and perfume advertising usually puts me off by being too prententious.
Being a miniature bottle, it doesn't have a spray, so I dabbed it onto my wrists instead. It gives a very warm and sweet first impression, but it's not sickly, and not vanilla-like (I don't like blatant vanilla notes in perfumes, personally). It's perhaps a bit aniseedy, but without the edge; there's a slight 'blackcurrant' feel to it, but it's not too fruity. I can recognise the ylang ylang, having liked the essential oil when I was younger. It reminds me of a more feminine version of Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche (the men's scent, not the female one which is quite different), which is a fragrance I like very much. I think it's quite classy, and I wore it to an autumn wedding.
The perfume lasts well throughout the day. I don't notice the scent changing or developing much; I think it's a rather straightforward fragrance, although it is not overpowering in any way. It is a warm fragrance, probably best suited to winter, although it can be worn all year round. The bottle is attractive, fading from blackish purple to a paler colour at the bottom, in the shape of a slightly geometric teardrop.
It is not a cheap perfume but it's not as prohibitively expensive as Chanel or Dior scents can be. I think it is a fairly young fragrance but by no means exclusively so. I think it is much nicer than Amarige, the other Givenchy fragrance I've tried, although it has a similar 'warmth' to it. I intend to shop around, get a good price, and treat myself to a bottle.
I received some free samples of Ange ou Demon Eau de Parfum when I placed an order with Debenhams online. I am not usually one to wear perfumes as I generally find them much too strong and overpowering. However, I do love Givenchy makeup so I decided to give the perfume a go.
This perfume is meant to have an Oriental Floral scent, according to Givenchy. As I don't know much about perfumes I can't really comment on the accuracy of this description. I find it very difficult to describe scents but this one smells certainly quite flowery without being too sickly sweet or old ladyish! It has strong notes of lily in the fragrance which is very pleasant.
I don't detect any musk at all in this scent which for me is a major plus in this perfume. I think musk smells very heavy and obvious and prefer lighter perfumes such as this one.
The name of this perfume, Ange ou Demon, makes me smile because it is so playful. I think that everyone has two sides to their personality - the well-behaved side that we usually try to adhere to and the slightly naughty side that comes out when we are feeling playful. I think this perfume suits both sides because it is neither too naughty or too nice! It is the kind of perfume you could take home to your mother, let us say, but it is certainly not boring or staid!
I tested this fragrance out one night when I was going out on a date. I found it has excellent staying powder as I could still detect the scent on my skin several hours later. My boyfriend absolutely loved this perfume and said he found it very alluring, which was certainly nice to hear!
I don't own a full bottle of this yet although I certainly plan to purchase it if no one gets the hint and buys it for me for Christmas! I have priced this up and it costs around £35 in Boots and you also get the Ange ou Demon powder for this price if you buy the gift set. Plus your advantage points, of course. I find this is about average for a perfume so even though it seems expensive it is about what I expected to pay.
I bought this perfume about two years ago now after having been given some House of Fraser gift vouchers for a birthday and when I went in there it had just been launched and there were sales girls all over the place offering a spray to try it out so eventually I gave in and tried it. I liked it so I impulsively bought it though now I do try and test scents out on at least two separate occasion to be sure I like it enough to use if for a long time after.
The packaging for this is great. It is a pentahedron shaped glass bottle which is clear glass at the bottom but as you move up the bottle and on towards the lid it turns black so it plays on the name of the perfume - ange ou demon - (angel or demon from the French) with its refernces to light and dark. Nice symbolism I thought. I also rather like the shape of the bottle, it's rather like a teardrop. The liquid inside is a yellowy peach colour which doesn't really go with the rest of the bottle. I think it would have looked better clear to carry on the theme. But now I think about it I can't always be sure that it was like that, I think it may have been clear to start with and the colour has changed over time. One other problem I have with this is that when I carry it around in my bag the top always comes off.
The smell though is great and very feminine I feel. The heart notes are orchid maxillaria, lily, ylang ylang and. oakwood. The top notes are white thyme, mandarin and saffron and the base notes are tonka bean, vanilla and palisander wood. It's not an out-there fragrance, it's more discreet than that and you won't get bowled over by it. It does smell sweet but in a gentle way not a bubblegum bright pink hit you over the head sort of way. I think I'd describe this as somewhere between an oriental and a floral though I think the lily stands out the most. The lasting power is average I'd say and I tend to top it up at lunchtime. If I had to pick whether it was angel or demon I think the sweetnesss of it would make me go with angel as there is no stand-out out-of-the-ordinary twist in there.
I do like this perfume and would recommend it but I don't think it's special enough for me to buy again as I have to really love a perfume before re-purchasing. If I just like a perfume then I go and look for something else which is the case with this. To me it's just to similar to so many others out there.
I didn't think I would like this perfume as I first thought that the strong tones were very overpowering, however I absolutely fell in love with it. It is quite sweet, although not fruity and light - it's more of a rich, fragrant sweet (it reminds me of wealthy French people!).
I think the name (Ange ou Demon) is quite appropriate as well. This perfume does have two sides to it, and I tend to just wear it to go out in, as it is quite heavy for daywear, especially with it being an Eau de Parfum. It lingers on you for hours and it is always pleasant to get a "whiff" every now and then.
The tear drop shaped bottle is really elegant, and I think that the two toned colour effect also re-iterates the name.
I must say that the price tag is a little steep however for a well known brand such as Givenchy I think this can be expected. A little really goes a long way with this perfume and I think it would be a beautiful gift for a female.
I first smelt Ange Ou Demon by Givenchy about 2 years ago when it first came out which was summer 2006,and I fell in love with it.Its my favourite kind of fragrance which is a strong oriental perfume that lasts a long time.When you first spray this perfume it smells a bit fruity and very strong.You can definately smell orange/mandarin in there.once it is dry,the fragrance warms up and smells quite floral and oriental with notes of lily and ylang-ylang..The lily is magnified with oakwood which gives it that warm rich fragrance.
The bottle design is a play on the name meaning angel or demon as it is half white half black in a teardrop shape that is supposed to represent a crystal chandelier droplet.The posters for this fragrance have 2 different themes.One where the model is looking up,her face brightly light and serene looking.The other is showing her with her face have covered in shadows so you cant see her eyes very well.
I really like this fragrance and have smelt it quite a few time as it is my aunties favourite though I have never bought it as it tends to be a bit pricier than other perfumes I wear.
I think it is perfect for nights out and if youre like me and prefer strong oriental fragrances this will be perfect for you!
Classification: Oriental floral
I got this as a present 2 years ago and after a couple of uses I left it untouched. The memories now fading, and in the name of science and dooyoo, I wanted to give it a try again and see if my feelings have changed towards this scent since.
This well-marketed perfume's very own name which makes it so tempting to try... The mystery of the woman is essentialised in Ange ou Demon: who is she? light or darkness... angel or evil...? Only she knows...
This dual theme is nicely represented by a chiselled raindrop shaped bottle which at the bottom starts out as almost transparent crystalline white and finishes as black at the emaciated top including the lid. The box is almost entirely white except for the eight-angled black label 'ange ou demon'. The raindrop motive also appears on top and bottom of the label.
Top notes: white thyme, mandarin, saffron
A fragrance that is truthful to its name; it's light and innocent, The first ephemeral sweet, warm and herbal citrus notes are definitely of the 'white' type...
Middle notes: orchid, lily, ylang ylang
but it's also dark and seductive...its powerful lily notes that felt dark and gothic gave me an immediate shock. It must be my knack but the very overpowering smell of lilies reminds me of funerals. The earthy, sensual presence of ylang-ylang radiates seduction and lust, again the 'dark side'. A split personality as intended by the designers.
Base notes: tonka bean, vanilla, rosewood, oakwood
After the lily and ylang ylang frenzy, the fragrance does become warm and settled. The creamy and camphorous rosewood gives it depth and longevity, the oakwood earthiness, and the combination of these two create an oriental dry down. Fortunately there's also some vanilla and tonka bean (a subtitute for vanilla) lingering there which softens it a bit.
I often get wafts of this undertone from people wearing this or a similar perfume to this, in fact the same notes of lily and vanilla are shared by many many perfumes.
The perfume, although alluring, is quite average, its composition is single-faceted and can easily become overpowering, boring. If anything, the bottle certainly looks nice on the dresser.
Staying power: 5 / 5
Composition: 3 / 5
Value for money: 3 / 5
Overall value: 3 / 5
Thanks for reading my review.
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