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Angel by Thierry Mulger is one of those perfumes that I love on other people but absolutely hated on myself.
I received a half empty bottle from my friend who had asked if I wanted it as her husband didn't like her wearing it and she hated to throw it out. I was thrilled as I had always loved smelling it on her when she wore it.
The perfume is so distinctive that it is impossible to not to recognise it and as I said I enjoy smelling it on other people but on myself it is a different story because it is so cloying and sweet and it just doesn't seem to fade that even after having it on for hours as soon as I was anywhere enclosed it would immediately assault my senses with its strong fragrance.
The perfume is patchouli based and this is something that I normally like but here I find it to be just too much. When it combines with the rest of the notes it is far too sweet and sickly for me. From a distance I find it to be gorgeous and really feminine and seductive but when it is on my skin and up close it makes me feel slightly queasy and the sweetness becomes overbearing.
I have to give it credit for how long lasting it is as some perfumes just disappear after putting them on your skin but this lasts for absolutely ages without fading and can even be smelt on clothes days after spraying it just the once. I found it much more agreeable when I sprayed it on my scarf and then wore it a few days later as it smelt much more mild than when it first goes on.
Angel is also a really expensive fragrance and so you would need to love it to justify buying it. The lovely little star shaped bottle retails at around about £46 for a tiny 25ml bottle and £62 for a 50m bottle.
I do have to say that I can tell that this is a high quality perfume but it just wasn't for me and I shall just continue to enjoy smelling this on other people where I won't find it so aggressive.
This is a fragrance that I really like at the minute and since I received it at Christmas, I cannot get enough off.
What I love about this fragrance is because it's well established (I think it was first launched in the early nineties), it comes in a variety of different sizes and there are quite a few complimentary products such as:
Shower gels (£30 for 200ml bottle)
Body lotions (£33 for 200ml bottle)
Body cream (£48 for a 200ml tub)
Body oils (£32 for 200ml bottle)
Hand creams (£18 for 100ml tube)
Exfoliant cream (£28 for 200ml tube)
Deodorant (£22 for 100ml spray or £20 for a 50ml roll on)
Hair Mist (£20 for a 25ml spray)
Refillable bottles (range from £51 - £110 depending upon size)
It is also available as an EDP and an EDT, I always have the EDP now as they seem to last me longer. Currently at Debenhams, a 25ml bottle costs £46 and a 50ml bottle costs £62, for me, I do think this is little on the expensive side but like most fragrances, the gift sets tend to on offer throughout the year so when I am ready to re-buy, I will be keeping an eye out for the offers!
What first attracted me to the bottle was the design, there is nothing else similar to this on the market and it really does stand out nicely on the shelf. The bottle is quite chunky, pale blue glass and shaped like a star which is topped with a silver lid. The spray is quite even and gives a fine mist (I hate it when I end up with what looks like dribbles down me!). The packaging of the fragrance is quite simple; it comes in a pastel blue box with the product name detailed to the front in black writing. The box has a black and silver border around the edges.
I have found Angel is available in most fragrance shops, high street chemists such as Boots and then in larger department stores such as Debenhams, John Lewis. I do find that the larger the store, the better availability of the different sizes or the other products in the same range.
From looking on line, there are mixed reviews on what the notes are in this fragrance, but according to basenotes.com, it is made up of the following: Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel, Berries, Honey, Bergamot. Upon first spray, I can definitely pick out the creamy vanilla, mixed with the luxurious smell of chocolate, now don't get me wrong, I don't end up smelling like a bar of Dairy Milk but it definitely does have a strong chocolate element. Shortly after spraying, the fruit scents start to come through which balance the chocolate out to give it a nice sweet, fruity aroma. I would describe this perfume a bit like Marmite as I know as many people that love it as do hate it, whereas there aren't many in-between! I would say this is definitely a fragrance which smells better on someone that on a piece of card or by having a quick sniff of the bottle, for me, the fragrance seems to take on quite a different identity when being worn.
Angel has excellent staying power, by the end of the day; to me it still smells as strong as it did when I first sprayed several hours before. I received as part of a gift set which included shower gel and some body cream, I find that applying the fragrance on top of using these really helps to prolong the life of the fragrance, but also means I don't have to apply as much perfume as it gives it a lot more depth.
Overall, I love this fragrance and would definitely recommend but because the RRP is a little steeper than what I would normally like to pay, I would only give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I received a sample of Thierry Mugler Angel eau de parfum at a wedding fair. I am surprised to learn that this fragrance was first released in 1992.
The box claims that the sample size is 1,2ml or 0.04 Fl. Oz. This sounds incredibly small to me. The sample came in a little spray bottle the size of my little finger.
The little box that it came in says, 'magnified with bitter cocoa powder'.
When I sprayed this onto my skin the liquid was noticeably dark against my skin, but when rubbed in you can't see where you have sprayed it. I would be concerned if I accidentally sprayed this on my clothes though, due to its dark appearance.
~ Price ~
This perfume is available in 15ml, 25ml and 50ml bottles.
It is available from Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams and most other department stores as well as online.
The 15ml bottle is available on Cheapsmells.com for £26.95 (recommended retail price £30.00).
The 25ml bottle is available on Cheapsmells.com for £39.75 (RRP £41.87).
The 50ml bottle is available on Cheapsmells.com for £52.95 (RRP £56.00).
~ Bottle ~
The bottle that Angel usually comes in is an angular star shaped bottle in a bluey purple coloured glass. It is unique and different to any other perfume bottle that I have seen. Personally, I dislike the star shaped bottle as it does not stand up on its own and has to be laid down on its side, which is something that I would find awkward and irritating. Although it is unique, I don't find that the bottle is particularly beautiful or feminine.
~ Scent ~
The scent is very strong and I find it very harsh and bitter. To be honest, it does not remind me of cocoa powder at all.
This perfume has top notes of melon, coconut, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, bergamot and cotton candy, heart notes of honey, apricot, blackberry, plum, orchid, peach, lily-of-the-valley, red berries and rose and base notes of Tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel.
From the list of notes I would expect this to be a rather fruity perfume and I'd imagine it would be a perfume that would really appeal to me.
It isn't an offensive scent which I personally find with some spicy scents, which I struggle to put up with. It is heavy and harsh and I don't really like it, favouring light and fruity or delicate floral fragrances. I do not find this fragrance fruity. I think those notes are overpowered by the harsh bitterness which dominates the fragrance.
I have found this to be long lasting and have been able to smell it many hours after spraying, but in this case I don't find that to be a good point.
I think this perfume would probably appeal to younger women in their 20's or 30's, who have different tastes to me.
~ Overall ~
Overall, this perfume isn't for me. It is bitter and harsh and not to my tastes despite me finding the list of fruity notes very appealing.
I would not buy this perfume for myself or as a gift (unless it was specifically requested).
If you are interested in purchasing this perfume I'd strongly recommend trying before you buy as the harsh scent will not be for everyone.
I was prompted in to trying this perfume after listening to numerous people talk about it and smelling numerous people wearing it and asking what it is that they had on. Angel by Thierry Mugler seems to be an incredibly popular scent and so eventually I wanted to find out what all the hype was about.
My sort of star shaped bottle set me back £22.00 as it was £42.00 for a 25ml non-refillable bottle from Boots and I had a £20.00 Boots voucher I had received at Christmas time. This seemed like a reasonable enough price for a 25ml bottle but I would have felt that £42.00 was a little expensive for the amount of fragrance you get in this bottle but as I paid around £20.00 for a 30ml Lacoste product recently I was happy enough with this price. It appears that you can also buy this in a refillable bottle but this is not something that I have investigated.
The bottle that this perfume comes in is fantastic and I love the awkward star shape of it. The colour of this bottle is blue and the perfume within is clear like most perfumes I use. I love the look of this bottle and feel that it looks amazing on my dressing table with my other perfumes.
This perfume is the first fragrance from Thierry Mugler. This is a mixture of some very different notes indeed. The notes include melons, citrus fruits, peaches, plums, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and more. This gives for a fragrance with woody undertones and a refreshing citrus based scent.
I would say that the sweet notes in this fragrance are the most noticeable ones. The vanilla comes through well for me and stands out from pretty much all of the other notes. I can detect chocolate notes in this too which is obviously very unusual for a fragrance, even a relatively expensive one. This is quite unlike any fragrance that I have used before and I guess that is what attracted me to it. I do find that this smells different on me that is does my friend and that obviously sums up perfume really - different for every person!
Overall I am very pleased with this perfume. I find that this smell lasts for hours and reapplication is not needed very often thanks to the longevity of this perfume. This perfume suits me really well and I get lots of compliments when I am wearing it. The sweet notes suit me really well and I find this a fantastic perfume for wearing on evenings out with my husband or with friends. I get lots of compliments when I am wearing this perfume which really makes it worth every penny for me.
I adore Angel perfume, it is my signature fragrance and I have been using it since 2008. It has a very deep fragrance and is not for the faint of heart, this perfume will get noticed. So if you are the kind of lady who wants to smell great and leave an impression after you leave a room, then this is perfect for you.
The combination of patchouli and dark chocolate are used in this frangrance, and I must admit these are two of my favourite smells. They combine to make a heady combination, the base notes are long lasting. This makes Angel great value for money.
I love the star shaped bottle it's so pretty and looks great on a dressing table, but if you do this please make sure that the perfume is not placed in direct sunlight, as this can ruin the perfume over time.
Angel is not to everyones taste as a lot of younger women prefer a light fruity/floral frangrance. But if you are more into the deeper heavier scents such as Obsession for women, Opium, and Poison, then I would say give this a try.
I hope that you enjoyed my review.
Angel perfume is my absolute favourite perfume, not only has It got a dark, beautiful aroma to it, its long lasting so I never have To worry about topping up throughout the day.
When I first sprayed the perfume, I couldn't stop from smelling myself. The aroma which seeped from the bottle so delicately was beautiful. It was a dark sensuous smell which makes it perfect for nights out on the town or a romantic occasion.
Packaging and bottle
I found the packaging to this product both elegant and simple, I felt Confident buying this product and new it would be a good by simply by its graceful, simple yet beautiful packaging. As I slipped the bottle out of the packaging I was met with a beautifully star shaped, small bottle, the big button located at the back of the bottle complimented its beauty, Making it easy to spray and creating a mist of sweet aroma around my Body.
Cost and quality
Comparing the cost to quality is simple; £40 for a large bottle can last you for months and months on end, all it takes is one spray and it masks you in this beautiful aroma for the whole day, who could ask for more?
It is most definitely worth the money and I would buy this product a thousand times again. It definitely saves me and many others From buying tons and tons of cheap perfume which I don't actually Like and ending up spending over this price on it over a couple of months Anyway! Definitely a must have product for all you glamorous ladies out there!
As long as you've got a perfume or beauty shop near you, this product is Available to you. And even if you haven't, you can always order online!
How it makes you feel
WOMAN WOMAN. I don't think any other product makes me feel more womanly! I feel confident when I leave the house with this product on and couldn't feel sexier!
I received this as a Xmas gift and having not previously heard at all of Thierry Mugler as opposed to Chanel I smelt it, I took a risk and actually liked it!
I have always liked my perfumes to smell sweet instead of floral and this is at the height of the spectrum- the smell to me smells like walking into an old sweet shop with all the glass jars lined up against the back wall. It smells like icing sugar with an undertone of vanilla and almond. Basically, what you would expect an Angel to smell like- heavenly that is.
However I feel that this scent is quite light as opposed to sultry, floral, deep and musky- so it is a young persons perfume and would be out of place on a more mature skin.
In my little 15ml perfume box I even received a small little envelope invitation to become part of the online world of Thierry Mugler for offers on his products and news on latest developments and such- I thought it was a nice touch to the perfume to find a little hidden gift in there.
Having been on his website, I found out that you can buy larger star shaped bottles which are refillable at department stores and the re-fills are cheaper to buy than rebuying another bottle of the scent too so that seems to be an in-scent-ive for some people. (Excuse the pun!)
The one that was bought for me however was a non-refillable one - which was a little disappointing- but the branding on the website for the non-refillable ones make it seem quite romantic- like fleeting stars which gradually fade and run out of light.
The bottle is quite cute, it is a star shape but not a conventional one- it is more like a star that you would find on top of a xmas tree at xmas shape- more of a biblical and astronomical shape as opposed to the conventional style so this perfume bottle doesn't stand up on its own which is a bit of a shame on my shelf.
---Why I wanted it---
Smelt this perfume years ago and took ages to try and tract it down - but finally did.
Made by Thierry Mugler (www.mugler.com).
Very strong and distinctive - would say it was even slightly chocolatey. It is definitely an acquired
taste - I absolutely LOVE it - but my husband cannot stand it - so it is as well if you try it out before buying (either sample in a shop or you can buy small spray samples on ebay for a couple of pounds - these are also good to carry in your handbag) - as its not for the faint hearted.
Don't go with the first smell - leave it develop on your skin and the undertones will be mellower.
According to the Perfume Shop:
'Angel is a voluptuous Oriental Gourmand with a celestial top of bergamot and helional as pure and transparent as air; a delicious heart of fruit and honey, which evoke mouth-watering childhood memories; and a sensual, passionate base of vanilla, chocolate, caramel and patchouli'.
Does not tell you much really!!
Also quite expensive - a 25ml bottle in a star shape as above, is currently £42 on the Boots website.
But I try and buy when on offer, or as a treat at Christmas for myself - I was lucky last time and picked up a reduced gift box at Boots after Christmas a while ago - but the bottles tend to last ages and with one squirt you will have enough on for all day and it doesn't fade away quickly and doesn't need to be re-applied like some cheaper options.
DO NOT over apply or you will be smelt from miles away!!
Also comes as hand cream and body cream - also equally strong. There is also a shower gel and deodorant plus scented candles - check out the website in case more have come out.
There is also an Angel Innocent perfume which I have not tried plus La Rose, Violette, Pivoine and Le Lys versions.
Thierry Mugler also does ranges for men.
Also has lovely star shaped clear glass bottle (as above picture shows), it is the perfume that is pale blue - apparently the star bottle too two years to design.
I have even sold a bottle on ebay - empty!
It can also come in a more stand-up sort of bottle - still with star shaped sides and with star shaped silver lid.
Definitely what is now my 'signature' fragrance - it is a smell I never tire of - unlike other perfumes where I am fed up of them before using half the bottle - so actually quite less wasteful and value for money that way.
Long lasting heady perfume - a little goes a very long way.
Expensive, strong smelling - you either love or hate it - a bit like Marmite!!
REASONS FOR PURCHASING
I didn't purchase this first time round. It was a www.bigwardrobe.com swap. I couldn't believe my luck when I got a new 25ml bottle of this for free. I swapped a £5 gift voucher and a book for this one. Amazing!! :)
I'd always wanted to try this for myself. It's a favourite of a few friends and family members who all claimed that it smells different on different people's skin. I was intrigued!
The bottle is so unusual too. I've heard that a lot of thought went into designing it and I'm not surprised!
PRODUCT WRITE UP
As I usually do when buying a product online, I sought out a few consumer reviews and checked The Perfume Shop's own website.
"Angel, the first fragrance by Thierry Mugler, is a voluptuous Oriental Gourmand with a celestial top of bergamot and helional as pure and transparent as air; a delicious heart of fruit and honey, which evoke mouth-watering childhood memories; and a sensual, passionate base of vanilla, chocolate, caramel and patchouli. And it has stunning movie star looks too... A collection of truly beautiful bottles resembling dazzling stars cut from a night blue sky"
The bottle is simply beautiful. From the colour to the shape to the expertly cut glass. I was a little surprised that this bottle didn't stand upright, and at first thought there was something wrong with mine! Upon further investigation I realise that this bottle is meant to sit flat on your dressing table. Like a pretty little fallen star!
The spray button was smaller than I'd expected, but still easy to use, so not a problem at all.
Some of the bottles are refillable, so I'm not sure if the spray would be slightly different. My bottle sadly isn't refillable so I will have to repurchase soon!
Wow! This is a VERY unique scent! There isn't anything like it on the market that I can think to compare it to. I'm no expert when analyzing scents, but this perfume managed to smell ever so sweet, but 'grown up' and sophisticated at the same time. The notes of honey, vanilla, chocolate and caramel are all very apparent! There are also woody, oriental, and even a hint of floral in there too!
As the day goes on, you're left with just the sweetness of the perfume apparent. But the perfume really does take HOURS UPON HOURS to fade! And even after it fades, it will last all day and night until the scent has really gone. Until you've bathed or showered and washed your clothes to be honest!
The RRP for 25ml of Eau de parfum (non refillable) is £42. You can spend more or less for different amounts, and for either refillable or non refillable. This perfume is unlikely to ever be on offer, although it's stocked in most department stores, etc, so you may be lucky enough to get a money off voucher at some point, or even a gift voucher where you can purchase this! :)
Shower gels, body creams and so on are also available in this scent and will be slightly cheaper than the perfume. This scent doesn't come in an eau de toilette version (as far as I'm aware!).
I wouldn't purchase this on eBay because I have heard rumours of some fake versions of this.
OVER ALL THOUGHTS
If you are looking for a statement scent that you can wear day or night, then try Angel! (Or try another Theirry Mugler scent, they're all lovely!).
If you don't like anything too fresh, fruity or floral, then chances are you'll like this.
If you want long lasting and you want people to notice what scent you're wearing, this is the perfume for you!
Now as you can probably tell by now I'm not one for "signature scents" and tend to chop and change my perfume depending on the day and I have a fair collection and I am very lucky to own so many! I got given the Thierry Mugler Angel perfume for my birthday a couple of years back (bless my dad I had originally asked for "Alien" but he got a bit confused!) and I was certainly not disappointed even though it wasn't the one I thought I would be getting!
I got the 50ml bottle and it also comes in 25ml, a hand cream, shower gel, body lotion and a dusting powder. It also comes in 50ml and 25ml refillable bottles which are slightly different shaped from the standard non refillable bottles. Mine is the non refillable one and it comes in a light blue cardboard box with solid black edges and silver and black writing. The bottle itself is beautiful and is of a light blue clear glass in a solid 3D star shape, unlike other perfumes as this is a 3D shape you can't stand it on your dressing table but it looks lovely laying down next to other perfumes and makeup. The top point of the star is silver metal and the atomizer is a little silver push button. Apparently it took 2 years to design this bottle and I can see why!
The perfume ranges anywhere from £45 to £68 for a 50ml bottle and as with anything it is worth shopping around. Although with this perfume I probably wouldn't suggest buying as a gift and its definitely one to try before you buy as it smells very different on different skins and its very much a love or a hate.
This perfume is quite old by some standards and was launched in 1992. It has notes of vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli. With notes of bergamot, honey, dewberry, caramel, chocolate and red berries. Now having read this after actually using the perfume for quite some time it does actually sound like quite a strange mixture of fragrances but in my opinion I really think they work well together.
First spraying this it does smell very musky and heavy and almost slightly overpowering at first but after a few minutes it tones down. After a good few hours wear it becomes alot lighter and it starts to smell more floral scented but still with a musky edge. It definitely smells quite oriental floral and slightly woody. I have also read that it also has fruity notes of citrus, melons, peaches and plums which you can smell once it has been on for a few hours, you may not be able to pinpoint exactly (I know I certainly can't) but it does add something to the floral tones. A few squirts of this goes a long way and I have never felt the need to re-apply. I would say its a more grown up fragrance and I'm not entirely sure if it would appeal to young girls even if the bottle would definitely attract them. I tend to use this at night as I prefer something fresher and cleaner during the day. It doesn't work on all skin tones like most perfumes and it smells totally different on my mums skin and is too overpowering and smells quite sickly sweet rather than muskier. I do really like this fragrance and love that it is a bit different to the usual fruity scents that I tend to be more drawn towards.
Overall I would buy this again without a doubt but as I said its a love or a hate and I would be very careful before buying this on spur of the moment before testing it on your skin!
Theres me, sitting at work one day on my break, when all of a sudden I catch a whiff of the most GORGEOUS smell. Was ready to walk around 15 women sniffing them to find out what it was, but it was very easy to trace. sweet, musky, flowery all at the same time. what more could a girl ask for! Anyway ended up walking up to a complete stranger and asking her what she smelled of! Probably scared her a bit, but hey it was her first day at least someone spoke to her. Soon as i finished work I was straight out to buy it.
Was a bit shocked by the price but thought I would keep it just too use when I went out. Didnt happen like that though. Very next morning I couldnt resist it.
Was very impressed with the bottle. Shaped like a star - very feminine. Wore it too work and expected it too wear off like most other perfumes do after a couple of hours, so was very surprised when someone commented on it on the bus on my way home that evening. Angel definately has lasting qualities. Went out that night with more on and got chatted up 3 times so it must have something in it the boys like.
That was all 6 months ago and since then I cant stop buying it. Going through at least one bottle per months and for my birthday recently I got 4 bottles as presents! At least I've solved the problem of unwanted gifts. Just get me Angel and I will love you forever!
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At Christmas time I received a bottle of Thierry Mugler "Angel" perfume from a friend of mine, which I was very pleased about as I had heard a lot of good reports about the fragrance and had been meaning to try it out for myself.
The bottle of perfume that I have is 25ml in size and is the Eau de Parfum, although there is also a 50ml sized bottle available to buy too. The Thierry Mugler Angel perfume is one that is supplied in two different options of bottles - Refillable, or Non-Refillable. I think that the theory behind this concept is that it can work out to be better value in the long term to buy refillable bottles. I have no experience of doing this with a perfume so am unsure how it all works, but to be honest I'm not sure I could be bothered with re-filling empty bottles every time my perfume ran out. I guess this is down to personal choice.
The packaging of the Angel perfume is, in a word, gorgeous. Supplied in a very feminine and girly-looking baby blue cardboard outer box, with silver and black detail, the glass bottle is nestled neatly inside. The bottle itself is extremely unique and I have found no other perfume has a similar design which perhaps adds to the appeal of this particular fragrance.
The glass bottle is a 'star' shaped design, which is hard to imagine until you see the bottle for yourself. The whole of the top 'point' of the star is in made of silver metal and this is the nozzle from which the fragrance can be sprayed. There is a small button behind the top point which can be pressed easily to spray the perfume.
When it came to me wearing the Angel perfume for the first couple of times, I chose to wear it at night as my experiences of the scent indicated to me that it was a slightly 'heady' fragrance and would perhaps be a little bit too much for use during the daytime. These assumptions on my part were absolutely correct and I have to admit that I would probably not wear this perfume during the day at all.
The scent, when first sprayed, has a very heavy 'musky' element to the fragrance which is not overly unpleasant, but it does make me feel that the perfume is slightly TOO heavy and not at all crisp or fresh, which is an element that I quite like my 'daytime' perfumes to have, for the most part at least. Additionally, I can detect a hint of something vanilla-like in the fragrance when it is initially sprayed, and I find that this is really sweet.
I think too that there is a hint of a slightly aniseed-like note in the fragrance which I do not particularly like if I am being truthful. This does most definitely die down after a little while though, and in actual fact I can not detect it at all once the fragrance has dried on my skin.
In addition to the heavy, musky feel that I find this fragrance has, I think too that the main top notes of the scent are quite sweet, which is probably not helped by the vanilla-like aroma I could detect at first. This is good for those of you who like very feminine, extremely girly perfumes, but for me personally, I find that the scent is so sweet in its aroma that it is slightly over-bearing and I find it a bit too much. Furthermore, I find that sweet perfumes can be sickly and this is a definite fault that I have found with the Angel perfume, particularly after it has initially been sprayed. This is of course down to personal choice and preferences, but for me, it's all a bit too much and I've found it is far to sickly and extremely over-powering... So much so, that on one occasion on a night out I had to go to the bathroom to attempt to wash off some of the fragrance from my wrists as it was giving me a pounding headache!!
To be fair, the sickly aroma from the sweet notes of the Angel perfume seem to die down a little bit after it has been worn for a while, but I have found that the musky notes from the scent remain quite evident throughout the time I have been wearing it, which is a good thing if you LIKE heavily-perfumed musk-type scents of course. Unfortunately, I do not.
The Angel perfume is one that I have found lasts for a very, very long time, and so I think this is good in terms of it being an economical fragrance to buy. The scent can be detected on my skin even into the next day which I think is fairly impressive given that lots of perfumes that I own require to be reapplied throughout an evening or day out. This is, of course, even more advantageous if you actually enjoy wearing the scent and like the aroma of it!!
Overall, I have found the Angel perfume is just not suited to my individual tastes which came as a huge disappointment given my initial eagerness.. As I mentioned too, I have found on more than one occasion that the overly-heavy, musky scent of the perfume can actually give me a really bad headache after I have been wearing it, and I have stopped wearing it altogether as a result. This means that I would not buy it again, nor would I buy it for a friend or relative as a gift, as I feel the scent is that of the genre that is not suited to most peoples' tastes.... It is a very individual scent, and this makes me think that you will either love it or hate it!
The Angel perfume can be bought from department stores and drugstores such as Boots. Alternatively, you can purchase the fragrance online at www.boots.com, where the 25ml bottle of Eau de Parfum (non-refillable) costs £41.87, and the 50ml bottle costs £56.17. I would advise that you try this perfume out first, before you go ahead and buy it for yourself, because it's a fairly high price tag for perfume that seems to fall into the 'Either Love it or Hate it' category!
I hate this perfume.
I could end the review right there, but I will carry on!
Angel is a mix of vanilla, chocolate, caramel and patchouli, and you can tell.
It is overwhelmingly sickly sweet - it's like you've drowned yourself in a vat of vanilla pods, rolled around in chocolate and then jumped into a caramel river. Also then you have the added kick of patchouli, a scent most commonly favoured by goths.
Any time I have had the misfortune to smell this perfume, I have gotten a whacking headache and started to feel sick. How anyone can tolerate the stench of this fragrance on their body all day is beyond me - I can imagine little girls liking it because it smells like Thorntons has exploded but for grown women... no idea. Even the star shaped bottle looks like something you would find in a £9.99 perfume gift set from a cheap chemists.
People who buy this shouldn't impose their candyfloss stink on the rest of us innocents. With a price tag of over £50, clearly the smell has gone to their heads.
Unbelievably this muck was launched in 1992. For it's 20th birthday next year, it should be withdrawn from the shelves immediately and put out of its misery!
I never really have been one for perfume, I used to buy some here and there but then leave them sitting around rarely ever used. I now know that that's not because I didn't like perfumes in general but I never found one I liked.
About 8 years ago I received Angel as a Christmas present and I have to say that it's probably close to the best present I've ever received, not to mention the most costly for me! Ever since opening that present I've been well and truly addicted to the scent! I can't separate any particular scent but there are hints of patchouli, musk and vanilla.
You know how people say that they feel naked without certain things? Well, I certainly do feel naked without Angel! It's my every day scent and my special "going out on an evening" scent. It is quite heavy and a little goes a long way so although it is pretty expensive it lasts a long time and the heavy overtones do fade after a while.
They have refillable bottles which, although costs more in the first place works out cheaper in the long run. Along with the perfume itself they also have gift boxes containing the perfume, body spray and shower gel and they also sell the scent as hair spray and exfoliant.
The shape of the bottle is also very appealing, it is a star design and although this is impractical, since it doesn't stand up it is attractive and eye catching.
I cannot recommend this highly enough but be warned.. it's a very expensive addiction!
i am amazed this stink is so popular. i can almost guarantee though, should you, the wearer, be asked what it is... its not to flatter you, but to find out what the hell it is - and thus avoiding purchasing it for anyone in future
i have had the misfortune to come across quite a few women who wear this affront to my sense of smell. a babysitter - i had to open all the windows the minute she left, and the stench lingered in the sofa fabric for the best part of a week
ditto when i had a woman visit me for a quote for work on my house. my heart dropped when she walked in through the front door, and i had to tolerate almost 2 hours with this woman. i seriously considered telling her i couldnt stand it and would she mind sending someone else another day. i didnt though, cause that would be rude - as rude as inflicting such a stink on the community in general. leaving them gagging in your vile wake
women in shops, i can smell you from 50 yards, women on tubes, trains and buses... please, find another perfume. angel is all-pervading, invasive, nausea- and headache-inducing. and im not kidding when i say its worse than a bad case of body odour. i pity anyone who works with a colleague who wears this stuff. gosh, it must be unbearable, not to mention putting you off your packed lunch
spare a thought for others. not everyone wants to smell you coming a mile off. i personally would hate to think anyone thought i stank like a tarts leathery cleavage
find something refreshing, subtle and stylish. i recommend gloomaway by origins
thankyou for reading
Angel, released by Thierry Mugler in 1992, is a refreshing, oriental, woody scent recommended for daytime wear. It explores essences of honey, chocolate and caramel and has notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli, accompanied by fruity notes of fresh citrus, melons, peaches, and plums.