Product Type: Thierry Mugler fragrances
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Did they mean to name this Manity?
Thierry Mugler Womanity Eau de Parfum
Member Name: alyson29
Thierry Mugler Womanity Eau de Parfum
Date: 27/05/12, updated on 27/05/12 (125 review reads)
Advantages: Initial notes are favourable
Disadvantages: Tacky bottle and far too overpowering as well as delivering a masculine fragrance
I love beautiful eau de parfums and enjoying seeking out new fragrances and when considering a new purchase it is the design of the bottle that will initially capture my attention. I have previously used Thierry Mugler's Angel, but for some unknown reason following several years of use I could no longer bear the aroma, as I found it far too heavy and overpowering.
A few months ago another eau de parfum designed by Theirry Mugler caught my eager eye due to its delicate pink colour and whilst Womanity can be described as eye-catching, on closer examination it offers a rather obscure appearance. The designer has gone totally overboard with the Gothic style sculpturing of the glass bottle together with the metal chain and rings, which gives the product a considerably tacky image. However, it was the aroma that drew me in and after trying out a tester and allowing for all of the notes to fully develop I returned to the store a week later to make my purchase.
The sculpture design is rather creepy with its face of a woman, which quite frankly freaks me out as it reminds me of the weird and scary nightmares that I suffered as a child after watching too many episodes of Dr Who! Apparently, the face is intended to depict the countless faces of womanhood. Pushing the design aside, Thierry Mugler describes the eau de parfum as musical, which plays its notes based on the emotions of the woman. I wasn't too sure if this was a good thing for me, particularly as my emotions have been up and down like a yoyo just lately due to different issues going on in my life!
The eau de parfum opens with refreshing and zinging citrusy accords, which are initially quite overpowering, but they gradually soften when they are accompanied by the milky and slight sweetness of fig some ten minutes later. There is also a slightly unidentifiable floral aroma going on and in combination with the delicate citrus a favourable scent is created. I learned that the heart notes contain marine, but the only aroma I can associate with marine is that there is a slight saltiness, which I find a little confusing as well as being totally unnecessary. The final notes are that of cedar and vetiver, which spoil this eau de parfum, particularly as the cedar offers a strong masculine aroma, which totally removes the femininity that this eau de parfum is supposed to portray. The sweetness of the fig seeps through the woodiness of the cedar, but it is far too cloying resulting in a very disappointing fragrance. The staying power of Womanity seems never ending, which always seems to be the case when I discover a fragrance that I don't like and despite trying it out on a number of different occasions, it was not something I enjoyed wearing.
I'm a little frustrated with myself for making a purchase, particularly as it expensive and I initially tried the tester and found myself liking it. However, this was probably due to the fact that I was already wearing my favourite fragrance of Estee Lauder's Beautiful¸ which consequently, significantly altered the aroma of Womanity. I cannot see me considering another Theirry Mugler fragrance as they are far too heavy for my liking and Womanity is not one I can recommend. If you are interested in making a purchase I would advise that the bottle is refillable and at the time of writing Boots are selling the 10ml bottle for £19.50, 35ml bottle for £39.50 and the 50ml bottle for £50.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A very disappointing eau de parfum from Thierry Mugler
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