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The fragrance retails for around 50pounds for a 40ml bottle and £70 for an 80ml bottle, it is also available as a EDP which is slightly more expensive. It is available from most department stores, I picked mine up from John Lewis and the set cost me less than £30 so it was quite a bargain.
Angel was first produced back in the early nineties and as I mentioned earlier, this is also available as an EDP. There are also lots of other complimentary products available too such shower gel, body lotions, body milks, hair mists, deodorant, body oils and even hand creams. I prefer to buy fragrance that also have a body lotion as I find that spraying on top of cream gives the fragrance more body and gives the aroma better staying power.
The bottle is quite unique, the bottle is quite chunky, pale blue glass and shaped like a comet (unlike a star which the EDP looks like) and it is topped with a silver star shaped 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).
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.
Previously, I have only ever purchased this as an EDP as I find the staying power is always better so I was a bit dubious when I first sprayed however I was pleasantly surprised. This does hang around for quite a while and by the end of the day; to me it still smells as strong as it did when I first sprayed several hours before.
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.
Angel is one of those perfumes that I love the smell of on other people but I find it to be too over powering when I wear it myself just because it is so strong.
I received a bottle of this from my Godmother as a present because I had been admiring it on her. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that as much as I liked it I couldn’t wear it because it gave me a sore head.
It was only later on when I realised that the bottle was different that I noticed that this wasn’t the parfum that she wears but was instead an Eau de Toilette. As soon as I realised that it was an Eau de Toilette I was excited to try it out because I knew it had to be a lighter version of the parfum which I love but is too strong for me.
The bottle of this is different to the parfum bottle. Whereas the parfum is designed to look like a star this is designed to look like a comet. It isn’t quite as pretty as the parfum bottle but is lovely in its own right. I happen to think the star bottle is probably the nicest designed bottle in perfumes that you can get but this one comes close to being almost as pretty as that one and I love the fact it isn’t just a plain glass bottle.
I was surprised when I sprayed this to find that although it is similar to the perfume it isn’t just a lighter version but a completely different fragrance. You can still tell straight away it is Angel but it is different. It still has the sweet smell of the original but I think it is much more wearable and it isn’t quite such an in your face fragrance.
I am usually quite good at picking out the notes in perfume but I find it hard to tell what they all are with this one. Apparently there are notes of bergamot, pink peppercorn, praline, red berries, cedar, vanilla, white musk and patchouli. Picking out all the notes is difficult because they are blended so well together. This is still sweet like the original Angel but it isn’t as sickly to me as that one is.
I think this is quite a sexy fragrance and ideally suited for evenings out. You only need a couple of spritzes of this to envelope you in the fragrance as even though it is an EDT it is still quite strong and lasts for ages on the skin. It still projects well too but not as much as the perfume which is a good thing as far as I am concerned because I always think the perfume is just too strong and invades other peoples personal space.
If like me you like Angel but find it too strong for you then this is a good one to try instead.
I was given a gift set of this Angel Eau de Toillete for a birthday present by my husband. In a rather posh black presentation box was a shower gel, body lotion and a bottle of the eau de toillete. The bottle was a lovely, attractive looking glass bottle and in the shape of a star. This had a silver metal top. It also came with a blue material sleeve for keeping it in. This can be compressed at the top to spray the scent. It is not the most convenient bottle to store - it does not stand upright - but it is definitely eye catching and unique.
Looking online, a 40ml bottle of Eau de Toillette costs around £45 - the bottle is refillable if you can find a stockist to do this for you.
Angel is the first fragrance by Thierry Mugler and described as '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 patchoul'. This is quite some description and paints rather a fun, romantic image in my mind! In reality, I would agree with parts of this description but certainly not all of it! I cannot detect all of the ingredients that this lists either, some are certainly more prominent than others.
On spraying, I can detect some sweet, fruity scents that are fresh and quite unique - I certainly have never smelt anything similar to this previously. The vanilla, chocolate and caramel add to the sweetness and mean that this may be too sickly sweet for some people - when I read the ingredient list I worried that it would be the case for me. However, I have found that they are subtly blended so as not to be too overpowering. The smell is strong so you definitely need only one or two sprays - it is quite expensive so this is a redeeming factor as it makes a bottle last quite a long time.
The scent also last very well. If I spray first thing in the morning, I can still detect this on me in the evening, and the scent actually improves over time in my opinion too. It becomes softer and more subtle too. It is especially fragrant when layered with the body lotion as this gives is a more dynamic feel.
If you like sweet scents, I would recommend this to you. I can't really detect the vanilla in this which is a massive plus point for me as this is a scent I really do not like in a perfume. It won't be for everyone but it is feminine and a versatile scent - I would wear this both for general daywear and for evenings/nights out too. Definitely worth a try!
I got Thierry Mugler last year for my birthday because I was seen using testers by my friends! They were nice enough to all pitch in and buy me the 50ml bottle. I really liked it a lot but couldn't afford to buy it for myself.
The 50 ml bottle retails for a 66 pounds and 50 pence, which is a lot of money. This doesn't come as a surprise at all because perfumes are generally expensive. But for this perfume, I guess in time I would have dipped in to my savings and purchased it because I found it to be so different in terms of the fragrance as well as the bottle.
The bottle is a round glass bottle with a silver star on the top which is slightly slanted to depict a shooting star. It is definitely not like anything I have ever seen before and that is what makes me love this perfume even more.
This perfume scent is definitely not for everyone, I find it suits some people and smells terrible on others. For me it describes the personality of a person. For example, it doesn't suit my cousin and she hates it for herself, but on me, she loves it and knows it as one of my signature scents. If you are more of an edgy person who loves different things and steps out of her comfort zone a little, I'm pretty sure you'll love this perfume. Saying that, perfumes do react differently with everyone's skin, therefore smelling a little different on each individual.
The best I can describe the scent is strong, unique, a little powdery with an obvious hint of vanilla. But the description on the box is that it has base notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and patchouli. It is described as an oriental gourmand which describes it best to be honest.
A few sprays of this perfume really goes a long way. Because it is a sultry type of strong scent you really don't want to overdo it. I usually spray one pump on my neck, one on my wrist and one on my clothes! It is more than enough to last the entire day. Even the next day I find my clothes smelling of the Angel perfume. As with any other perfume, if you put too much on it is simply off putting and not very pleasant at all.
I have people asking me what perfume I'm wearing all the time when I am wearing this particular scent. I get a lot of positive remarks which is always nice. On the other hand, even for me, I love this perfume some days but other days I just want something much softer and lighter. It isn't an everyday scent for me. It more of a night time scent or for some special occasion. Other than that, I love it. I love its uniqueness, I haven't smelt anything like it before.
If you are thinking about buying Angel by Thierry Mugler, just buy it because the amount of people that compliment my scent and ask what I have got in when I am out is unbelieveable. Angel comes in many different sizes and the bottle tends to change dependant also on what size you buy. I would personally buy the 50ml because it tends to be better value. Yes, it is a little more expensive than other perfumes but on the same hand, you only need a couple of sprays and it lasts all day, unlike some of the cheaperperfumes out there that tend to last for a couple of hours.
The smell is strong and when I first bought it, I thought it was too strong... however, it is literally the only perfume that I wear now becuase there aren't many days where someone doesn't comment on how nice it is. Other people that wear angel also often ask 'you've got angel on havent you?!' because the smell is so distinctive, there is nothing else quite like it. Thierry Mugler also does Alien, which is also nice but has a slightly strange musky smell to it. Both nice, but out the two I would buy Angel everytime. However, I do recommend that you go and test Angel before you buy it, simply because perfumes tend to smell different on different people :)
Angel was launched in 1992, created by Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chirin, released by Thierry Mugler.
This perfume comes in a variety of different shaped bottles depending on the size you purchase, but they are all beautiful. The one I have a 50 ml is shaped like a star, made of very heavy glass, the neck ( where the spray comes out is silver metal. It's screams quality and is also supposedly refillable. I absolutely adore this fragrance but have ended up paying full price for my last two bottles as I have yet to find out how you actually refill them what you have to do or buy! I'm told they they sell an actual refil bottle but I have not actually seen this advertised anywhere.... My plan is too endeavour to find out tho when I run low of this one. So I will update if I mange it!
The bottle as I said is heavy and is held easily in the palm of your hand! It almost appears to balance on the dressing table rather than stand although is safe and it's shape does not make it fall off! The fragrance itself appears blue in colour through the bottle. It doesn't mark your clothes though when sprayed.
The packaging is a simple blue and black box with white corrugated inners, it has the product information on the back clearly written in black with the name and designer ( in silver writing) on the front.
Cost wise, it is a premium branded perfume and this is reflected in the cost, I paid about £60 from boots, which in having a quick scan on internet is about average for this size!
Onto the smell..... I always find it quite hard to describe a smell but here goes, it is long lasting and a scent a save for the evening, albeit I can still smell it the next day. It is very sensual and a few squirts will suffice as it is quite strong, over spritz can be a bit overpowering, so be mindful.
The base notes of the product are described on its website as containing Tonka Bean, Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Caramel. The middle notes Honey, Apricot, Blackberry, Plum, Orchid, Peach, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Red Berries, Rose. Finally the top notes Melon, Coconut, Mandarin Orange, Cassia, Jasmine, Bergamot, Cotton Candy
Once you know what the scents are contained in the product you can relally pick them out when you are wearing it, people after ask what it's I'm wearing when I have this product on.
A Powdery Oriental Gourmand composed of three sensual waves that melt into one captivating harmony: the CELESTIAL WAVE with the soft notes of bergamot, the DELICIOUS WAVE with its delicately sweet notes of red fruits and praline and the SENSUAL WAVE with its unique blend of patchouli, vanilla, cedar wood and white musk / The magic of a comet bottle that lasts eternally thanks to the eco-refill bottles /