Angel Mugler for women
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Perfume rating 3.63 out of 5 with 20,705 votes
Angel by Mugler is a Oriental Vanilla fragrance for women. Angel was launched in 1992. Angel was created by Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chirin. Top notes are Cotton Candy, Coconut, Cassis, Jasmine, Melon, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange and Pineapple; middle notes are Honey, Red Berries, Blackberry, Plum, Jasmine, Apricot, Peach, Orchid, Nutmeg, Rose, Lily-of-the-Valley and Caraway; base notes are Patchouli, Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Amber, Musk and Sandalwood. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Hall Of Fame 2007.
Fragrantica? Trends is a relative value that shows the interest of Fragrantica members in this fragrance over time.
Perfume longevity: 4.44 out of 5.
Perfume sillage: 3.36 out of 4.
When this is first sprayed, I have to be honest, it’s absolutely god awful. People describe the ‘dirty’ smell, which is apparently the patchouli, but I’m not sure this is the problem I have with it because I love loads of perfumes with patchouli in them. I don’t typically mind ‘dirty’ or ‘earthy’ smells, but there is an unbelievably sharp awful smell that completely overpowers the top notes. Maybe the cassis? It just makes me recoil. If I can manage to smell for long enough I get some pineapple and coconut try and burst through. Plum? Berries? Peach? Either I’m nose blind or they simply just don’t come through. After around ten/twenty minutes that sharp note goes away and the dry down is quite nice. I smell cotton candy, vanilla, dark chocolate and some honey. A bit of fruitiness. Maybe this is the peach everyone smells but looking at the notes I’d say it smells more like apricot. It stays at this point for a good few hours. I only sprayed on a tiny bit of my skin so I can’t really comment on silage. I personally prefer multiple of the Angel flankers like both Eau Croisiere editions and Nova.
Now, for a moment of silence for what was. :(
At the time of this review it is November 2020 and the US is poised to enter a new much more serious phase of the Coronavirus Pandemic. I have found a very good use for this perfume. I have begun to carry a decanted vial around with me when I go out on mission essential forays into the public. I wear a mask at all times and often a face shield as well. We all know there are many individuals who refuse to wear a mask or social distance. I have discovered that if I discretely spray a blast of Angel when I encounter these types of individuals they either back off or stop. It is very strong right out of the gate and will definitely clear a room. It even has a distinctive insect repellent odor at times, especially if the room is hot and stuffy or the outdoor temperature is over 75 degrees. I have seen people who had their mask down around their chin of below their nose put their mask on once they catch a whiff.
Someones And Zeros
This story still gives me nostalgia to when I first got into perfume! This one is very near and dear to me for a number of reasons, even if it is very over the top.
When I was a kid, I would collect perfume sample sheets. I've always loved smelling all sorts of things. One time, when I was sorting through my old papers, I found a Mugler sample sheet that had both Angel and Alien. What I didn't know at the time was that scents don't just get weaker over the years, they shift, too. But when I peeled back the tab and gave it a sniff, I instantly fell in love. The scent of the paper itself definitely played a role in what my nose picked up, but I was swept away. I thought to myself, "if pastel colors had a scent, this would be it!" What I gathered from the top notes from the strip were green nuances and a bit of that melon, believe it or not. The middle and base notes that I smelled were very ethereal, like nothing I can describe. I gathered orchid, sandalwood, creamy cashmere, cocoa, and a tiny bit of a general 'cologne' scent, smooth like lavender and sugar.
I immediately went online to do some research, and when I saw the bottle, I knew that if I didn't end up liking the smell of the perfume when it was fresh, I *had* to buy it so I could have the bottle anyway. I was stunned by the design.
After weeks of deciding, I finally broke down and bought it. When it arrived in the mail, I remember jittering with excitement. I opened it up, gave in a spritz, and...
WHOA. this was TOTALLY different from what I had smelled on the tab. I could smell about 20 different things in it right off the bat, and it was starting to give me a headache. "Oh no, what *is* this?" I thought. I was grumpy about it for a while. Then I tried using it in different ways, spraying it on my clothes vs. my skin, smelling it fresh vs. smelling it after it's been on a while, smelling it in the cold vs. smelling it in the warmth. and that's when I found the sweet spot. What I had to do was spay a very little bit on my clothes in cold weather, and that's when it started to smell like the sample on the sheet again. because there are so many notes in this perfume, they come together to make some really nice things in the right circumstances. It changes wildly over time, too. All the fruity notes come together in the beginning to make this almost 'blueberry' smell that I really like. It absolutely has to be a small amount, otherwise it's sickening. After a while, these top notes die down and leave those soft, ethereal, creamy base notes to stay.
As for the bottle, it just speaks so, so much to me. I really feel that it describes me, in a way. Every time I look at it in my bathroom, I think, "wow, that's so pretty." A lot of times, when I sketch outfits that I like, I even draw a little necklace with a charm that looks a lot like the Angel bottle.
That concludes my story of Angel. Today, I still wear very small spritzes of it from time to time. When I go perfume hunting, I like to look for things that have some of the same note combinations as this perfume.
I do detect a dirty scent or is it the chocolate mixed together?with the patchouli? That sweet caramel and vanilla. It's all about the?base for?me. I see Angle everywhere now just try it.?
Angel has been my signature for over 20 years, since the day of its release. Firstly, there is to say that what you have today is nothing like what it was. I have a full bottle of the original formulation and it smells nothing like the one out there now. Also, EDP and EDT have always been very different - shared same DNA and yet did smell as different fragrances.
Secondly, over so many decades the sense of smell of people has been changed, attacked by means of overly sugary, powdery fruity/floral patchouli (of the cheaper kind) scents.
For example, I had a sniff yesterday of D&G The only one Intense and almost gagged at the amount of sweetness and powdery notes in it. Every fragrance in commerce today is on this line: think Flowerbomb, the aforementioned D&G, Tresor many renditions, Delina, Mon Guerlain and Petit Robe, Baccarat 540 to name a few popular choices.
Thank God they are out there to please their lovers of course, but this makes perfumistas (collectors with a passion for perfumery) figure that nowadays nostrils are more accepting of such kind of fragrances, because that's pretty much all that most people can sniff around without having to invest time and money in branching out of that line of fragrances.
Last but not least - and I know this well because I have been using Angel for so many years - this fragrance alchemy is released best, due to chemistry reaction, by cooler and drier type of skin. Yes, the PH of your skin will make a huge difference in wearing it. Everyone smelling this on me cannot believe it is what's in the bottle. They tried it and on them it won't work the magic as it does on me. Body chemistry here plays a major curveball on many.
The melon and other fruity notes rarely surfaces on my friends' for example, whilst on me they absolutely shine - and I am envied for this. On me, they say, Angel smells moreish. As someone said here, it is not YOU who choose us, but WE who choose you. Very befitting with Angel!
So if you are approaching Angel thinking you will get a killing blast of sugar, know you will not. The caramel-ish, chocolatey notes come up very slowly to stay there for a very long time (48 hours on my skin, even after a shower). Good things come to those who wait, is the principle on which this masterpiece has been created ;)
Also, what some perceive as "dirt" is nothing but the patchouli earthy core that backs such notes.
To conclude: if you seek a super candy sugar vibe, this is not your fragrance. There's more, way more going on here and to appreciate it one needs a compatible skin PH and to have smelled other than just sugar and powder with hints of fruity/floral notes. It's like for food: variety of flavours helps refine your taste. For perfumes, same rule applies: the more type of fragrances you smell and wear, the more you'll recognize the mastery of those such as this. Even when they are not your cuppa.
... and I DO too wear it in the summer, with moderation of course. It's suave in the heat, but I never wear it to dinners. Angel is not for office use either.
This perfume starts very strong, and it doesn't show the "sweetness" I expected at first cause I got this as a gift. It kinda smells like toothpaste at first, BUT! After a few hours, it will smell like candy and you can finally enjoy the sweet, caramel candy scent.
This perfume is not for everyone. You need to wait for at least 2-3 hours for it to actually smell nice.
You can get a lot of attention for wearing this though, cause it's chaotic evil at first and turns into neutral good after. While it's still chaotic evil, you can completely intimidate someone (in an evil way)!
It smells like mint chocolate that was buried outside in the in the dirt, allowed to ferment, dug back up, and turned into a perfume. I really don't think chocolate and patchouli belong together. It's a pungent smell that slapped me hard in the face when I first sprayed it.
On a positive note, however, this is STRONG and will last you forever considering you only need a spray or two and that'll last all day. This is the only perfume I recommend the "mist and walk through" method to wear it purely because of how strong it is.
I've had a small bottle of "Angel" for a while now, and I must be one of the few people who don't fall in either the "Love It!' or "Hate It!" camp.
For me: It's aiight.
Is it a patchouli bomb?
Is it full of praline/hella-chocolatey?
Yes, but it's chocolate mixed with dirt.
Does that sound appealing to you?
Yes - Then buy this sucker, and to HELL with everyone else.
No - Don't buy it. Spend your hard-earned cash on your own winner.
Perfumites, I feel I must apologise here. I feel like I am breaking some Ground Rules for "Angel".
1.) I wear this in hot weather. Yes, I do.
2.) I wear this in the gym. With all that sweat and projection, I must be one uniquely smelly creature.
But I don't care - I wear what I want!
This has great longevity.
It has great sillage.
It's most definitely a complex fragrance. "Chocolatey dirt" is the most basic description I can give you.
It's the scent itself that has to convince you - and I'm, well... I'm okay with it.
I'll used up my bottle, but I'm still not sure if I'm going to replace it when the time comes.
Kitty rating: 6/10.
It is only very recent, a couple months ago, (I'm almost 30 now) I'm revisiting it and I'm just strangely addicted to this fragrance. I was still like, woah this is strong, but I craved more! I think my taste had changed because now I'm just wanting to douse myself in this and I want it to be stronger haha. Many of Mugler scents have always been intriguing/different/sexy and I am into that more and more these days.
For my preference, I would only want to wear this in the cooler fall/winter months. Sometimes strong scents give me a headache in the hotter weather.
Note: I found some original TM 2014 ones at my unloved run down local drugstore, hidden behind locked glass in the dark. Picked up the last 2. I'm not totally sure if that matters, but I'm on the hunt for all things mugler! Whenever I smell the testers in store lately, it still smells about the same to me. I'm still new to this one though.
Alien is a beautiful fragrance, and widely liked. But Alien is harmonic.
Angel is kind of conflicted - first time you smell it or spray it, it will be overwhelming. It will smell all too powerful, all at once (even more pronounced with Muse).
However - it evolves beautifully, for me at least.
It melts into a sweet smell, with underlying sharper shadowy tones, making it more alluring.
I once read that Angel, as Diorella, has a signature "rotting" smell.
But it isn't rotting, nor is it so straightforward.
It is simply a conflict of this sharper, darker tone in its sweetness.
This is what makes perfumes in general interesting to me - an invitation to explore, to let the fragrance evolve, and to accomodate fragrance's personality.
Angel definitely showed me a perfume with a personality, and how to appreciate a fragrance's development and complexity.
When I first smelled it, I thought it was a gross BO patchouli bomb on paper. I gave it another chance months later on my skin and loved it. It smelled like a delicious chocolate cake.
The issue I have now is loving the top notes but then finding that the dry down kind of smells like sweaty genitals, to the point where others around you may think that you're trying to cover up your sweaty vag with copious oversprays of a chocolate gourmand fragrance.
Angel should just be called Sexual Chocolate.
Yes, the opening is not easy, but it is where Angel stands out. It is icy, frosted, foreign, artificial and unfamiliar. There is also that masculine effect running through that may repulse many as it is slightly sour. I also perceive a strong pineapple presence and slowly the frosted confection starts to unfurl. The scent has an interesting edge that feels dry, frosty and wintery, yet cozy and fantastic, and I think winter is where Angel belongs to.
I believe that in the current Angel the drydown has been modified as it has this pink and girly sweetness, which I don't recall from older versions of the fragrance. It is a bit so-so, but it is manageable. Still, Angel is a fragrance with a powerful signature, which is enchanting and original.
Some time ago a friend gave me a sample so it was time to revisit Angel and add my thoughts to the myriad of reviews. My sample says "Thierry Mugler" and comes in a black plastic sprayer, so it's not the most recent.
First of all, if you are new to perfumes and have never smelled Angel, don't expect a typical gourmand in the current sense of the word. Yes, it's the godmother of all our beloved sweet perfume delicacies, but it's not edible smelling and quite challenging. It's way more polarizing than Alien, just look at the dislikes bar above.
The opening is not even pleasant in my opinion. The patchouli is so earthy and dirty here and the whole fragrance smells sweaty and kind of like cumin. The gourmand notes and fruits are hiding beneath.
But wait for the drydown! The sweaty note vanishes after about half an hour and the honey and chocolate come out. This is one of those fragrances that get better the longer you wear it. After a while I can even smell some clean florals and musk that ground the fragrance, but it's mainly a cornucopia of comforting food notes. Caramel and honey are so creamy in here, but the patchouli keeps it earthy and I also sense a crystallized texture like damp cotton candy. The most noticeable fruity note are the red berries, but I feel I got more of those when I was younger.
The name "Angel" fits the fragrance perfectly. It can be frightening and otherworldly like a biblical angel, but also sweet and adorable like the chubby little angels on Christmas decorations or Fiorucci shirts. And it's always slightly mysterious.
I don't know I will ever get a bottle of the real thing, but I respect what Mugler did for the fragrance world with this one and I will always have an Angel flanker in my collection.
The other day I found my nearly empty bottle whilst cleaning out my old bedroom at my mother’s house. Hopeful, I applied a little and crossed my fingers that I had recovered enough all these years later to maybe even wear it again. But, no dice! I still cannot bring myself to enjoy it. Even happily married this most important gourmand is still ruined.
And much like Moderndandy, it strongly reminds me of Davidoff Zino (a highly underrated fragrance IMO). In fact, when Angel was first released, my first thought was: Mugler has created a more complex Zino marketed for women.
Angel truly is a brilliant fragrance - evidently with olfactory duality. Excellent sillage and projection. Wear it at night. Expect to be followed around.
Always just one spritz, ONE, and from the distance, to a clean naked body. You will be anosmic to it in time, but never go more with it.
It's really similar to A*Men. FM Music for a while is in the same category, and FM MfaW is more feminine in my opinion. Mugler Angel is a masculine-leaning unisex, it reminds me Zino Davidoff TOO much.
Wow, drydown is magnificent! Green patchouli which is sweet! Longevity is absolutely insane!
PS I was turned off by Mugler bottles before, sci-fi themed design is not something that I like in fragrance, but it actually looks quite nice IRL.
Angel has been my aunt's signature fragrance for as long as I can remember, and I believe even before that. Once I finally figured out what this perfume was called, I immediately put it on my Hannukah wish list when I was in High School.
Angel is a very complicated fragrance, and due to this may smell different on different people. On me, the warmer scents come forward. The patchouli is certainly present, but the caramel and chocolate notes appear more forward.
This perfume always elicits compliments. It feels refined and unique. The longevity is legendary. The sillage is certainly the largest I have experienced. I do not recommend more than two sprays. This does mean the perfume lasts longer than other, poorer performing scents. I have owned the same bottle for close to seven years with fairly consistent wear and still have quite a bit left.
I have always said that there is no this perfume that can be explained by explaining. It is a touchstone in the perfume world. You like it or not, but you have to admit that it's a very important perfume about historical. Personally, when I see a woman who suits this perfume, all my molecules are moving in that direction. Angel is a very special fragrance that has remained true to the history of perfume since the first day of the fragrance concept. I also use it as a man, and again, great results come out.
It is one of the most popular scents and for good reason.
It's sweet and it's strong.
I got this because I got Le Labo fresh cannabis santal. I loved it but it doesn't last very long. I purchased this and Angel Muse to see which one would appropriately replace it, and this is perfect.
Chocolate and patchouli dominate this powerhouse. I LOVE chocolate scents and I think patchouli is the perfect thing to ground it. Although Angel Muse has very detectable Angel DNA, the OG Angel is a little less sweet and more earthy. The chocolate is more dominant and I prefer it to the hazelnut spread in Angel Muse.
It gets lighter and a little fruitier on the dry down.
This is my favorite scent for winter. It is like coming in from the freezing cold and sipping on a mug of warm Mexican hot cocoa.
If you are sensitive to strong smells, gourmands/sweet perfumes, and cloying patchoulis, you should probably try before you buy or check out some of the flankers.
There is a lot of obviously floral, oriental, gourmand, spicy fragrances out there; most perfumes distinctly belong in a group. In my opinion, Angel differs there in it’s own little way, it doesn't fit completely into any categories, it comes close but essentially stands on its own. Which to me, makes me able to enjoy it so much more, because I feel like I am getting all of the groups at once with Angel, the best of all the worlds... Where with another perfume I might not be able to enjoy it as much, because it is too much of one thing that isn’t for me. It definitely fills a room, but I find that just because it does that, it isn’t offensive or sharp or strong in the in-your-face kind of way. It is just there, as visible as you are! One spray is enough, you can easily get away with two, but more than that would be unnecessary.
This is worth smelling just for the chance that you will enjoy it! But then again, I guess that counts for a lot of perfumes. (:
As a guy that's never exp this perfum, that's all i have to add...lol :D
I got a sample recently though, and it made me reconsider. Surely my tastes have changed but this perfume must have changed since then too. As I've come to learn, most perfumes are reformulated or slightly tweaked over time even when this is not specifically made public. After the initial spray, about 10 minutes in, this perfume gives me the most beautiful honey smell I have ever encountered. Although floral honey mixed with some fruitiness, it's unmistakable honey to me, very realistic. I would not call it a gourmand fragrance though, it's very far from that. Or at least of what I'd expect something to smell like when people say gourmand.
This sample was a nice experience and while I would not buy a full bottle, I've been considering a miniature one ever since.
It really does smell better than I thought it would, considering how much I hated A*Men on this guy I used to date. I don’t think it’s worth the amount of hype it receives, though. I feel like people buy Mugler fragrances just to brag about being able to afford them. This is BY FAR not the best fragrance out there, even within its price range. It seems like I’ve smelled cheaper drugstore versions, but I can’t put my finger on it. I probably will never buy this, but I would definitely recommend it to someone who likes high end gourmand fragrances. Glad I can mark this off of my fragrance to-do list.
I could not get over the initial stench bomb of the dirty patchouli in there. All I could get was body odour. Non of this sweet gourmand that other people talk about. If I had not washed my jumper, the smell would have lasted for days. But my intrigue didn't wander. I purchased the Angel Muse EDT and instantly loved it. However, I still wanted to try the original, so I recently purchased a 50ml bottle for a good price on Ebay.
Upon spraying it on my skin, and getting that initial waft of patch, my instinct is to suck my cheeks in, the effect a sour sweet would have. But the opening of this fragrance is not sweet at all. If you were to overspray this (like I did), it would not only burn your own nostrils but make everyone around you loathe you. It's nuclear.
Even when applied lightly, it still makes my nostrils burn, but there's an addicting quality about it that makes you want to smell more, but only briefly as it is a bit overwhelming - almost pungent. However, I'm beginning to understand the patch note a bit more. There's something quite animalistic about the BO/sweatiness of the patch note... that almost makes me think of sex?
And that note pretty much remains throughout the entire duration of the spritz. It does settle down to a sweet(ish)scent, but nothing like the honey or the candyfloss that is listed on the notes here. I don't understand how you could simply depict a particular note in this fragrance, it's literally a whirlwind of in your face spiciness, that when overdone can be extremely pungent.
Overall, I understand the appeal of this perfume. It is quite powerful in its effect and is definitely a love it or hate it perfume. The more I'm exposed to it, the more I will come to love it.I just need to understand it more. My mother smelled it on me this morning and she literally cringed, I only had two sprits on each wrist - so do spray with caution.
You will make a statement of some sort when you wear this.
I love me a good new age store incense run and I love frosting.
I 100% approve of this and so does my scent picky husband. I'm 100% not surprised this is my favorite perfume and my signature.
She knows what she wants, speaks her mind, is sexy, intuitive, has a deep caring loyal heart, and loves to have fun. Be kind to her (one or a few sprays) and she will be an endless pleasure. If you're harsh with her (overspray) she will tell you what's up and the whole world will know too!
I love her even more now if that was possible. My husband always compliments me when I wear her and he HATES 99.99% of all smells.
?? Obsessed ??
?? That makes 2 of us ??
The opening is a lovely pink hit of cotton candy and chewing gum, contrasting with spicy dark patchouli. After this fades away, I get red berry juice, which is less interesting but pleasant. Lastly, everything dries down into lovely chocolate, caramel and vanilla, which lasts a long time. Despite being full of candy, Angel never feels overtly sweet.
I blind bought a bottle of Angel and tried to use to it, but it is very strong to my nose. Afterwards I recognized that my husband thought that I was using his A*man perfume by Mugler which used to be his signature scent, so I happily gave it to him.
It become A powdery warm spicy cotton candy sweet a bit of caramel vanilla and prominent patchouli scent but Its still a vintage gourmand Which is also a bit heady Somwhere the smell reminds me of coca cola
Its sensual rebellious yet youtfull and elegant
real festival boho chic scent
But not for everyone
It has been for the past decade since I first smelled her. Love, passion and complete obsession at first sniff.
And even though it has suffered dreaded reformulations, and is currently a ghost of what it once was... it will always be my number one ??
Unlike the bad reputation it has, even with the much watered version of today... On my skin it is a luscious, sultry, addictive cloud that everyone around me adores and many times follow me for.
Yes! This is the most complimented perfume of my past, current and most likely future collection. The one strangers stop and ask me what divine and bewitching sorcery I am wearing. On my skin it is that good ??
At least on my skin, Angel has lasting power (10+ hours!) with only a single spray. With a light application (in my experience, more than two sprays and it's overwhelming!), I think Angel could work for any season, day or night. It has a sexiness to it, but it's not overwhelmingly "bedroom" to me. In fact, I asked my mother to sniff my wrist and tell me what she thought, and she said it smelled "innocent and girly" to her.
To me, Angel is a "diva" perfume: I picture Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston, wearing a silver gown dripping with diamonds, standing on an empty stage with the spotlight streaming down, singing a powerful, angelic song... Have you ever met someone and just immediately knew they'd be a star one day? This perfume has that same aura. Starpower, in a bottle.
Years later, as I became a fragrance fan myself, Angel was an easy early pick-up. I mean, there’s an Angel-sized crater in ‘90s perfume history, and no respectable collection would exclude a bottle. Spritzing again, that manic dominatrix lashed me into submission. The dense wall of patchouli that’s simultaneously sweet, skanky, and earthy! With those red berries! That thick honey dripping off caramel and chocolate! Like water that gets so hot, it begins to feel cold, the sweetness is pushed to take on a borderline-sour quality. And those painful lashes that Mistress Angel unleashes on anyone in her wake? They become blissfully pleasurable...!
As much as I love Angel, it leaves me with a hangover. It’s so FUN to wear from time to time, but to think of regular wear leaves me a bit queasy. Tonight, though, Angel whispered to me—no, demanded that I spray—and I’m hopelessly in its thrall. I recommend that you, too, submit to this rabid beast.
I've always been fascenated by the blue star bottle ever since I was little and would see it advertised on TV and in catalogues and gift guides, but little did I know what the tame and serene looking bottle held inside of it.
I've smelt Angel on a few people, most notably a tutor I wasn't very fond of and I always instantly recognised it on other people and would think "why would anyone want to smell of burnt patchouli?"
One Christmas on a whim, I treated myself to a Mugler 12 days of Christmas gift set which included various Angel themed treats and body products as well as minis of Angel EdP, EdT and Muse, as well as a 15ml travel star and a 25ml refillable star as well as a protective case for the 25ml star.
Oh good greif! what did I get myself into?? on my skin, Angel behaves totaly differenly compared to how it behaves on other peoples skin, I get a heafty smack in the face with the patchouli but it all subsides and wears down to a fruity vanilla with some coconut and pine needles? it smells so good!
Of the entire orgy of notes, the main ones that I can get from Angel are: pineapple, coconut, patchouli and vanilla, I'm not too sure what gives it the pine needle effect though unless its a combination of the patchouli and the various spices such as nutmeg and corriander.
This always makes me think of Christmas time and I wear it quite a fair bit during that time too, the body products smell like a more fruity version of the perfume and are my go to if I really want to have a good papmper in the shower, also the hair mist smells like a lighter version of the perfume, so I use it as an eau fraiche when I want to wear something thats not a perfume during the warmer months or when I'm just wanting a pick me up. I've had people look at me in a state of shock when I tell them that its Angel I'm wearing when I'm complimented on it, I really find it interesting how much skin chemisrty plays a role in how this scent smells on various people.
I cant comment on reformulations and such, but my bottle is fairly strong and it will last all day and sometimes post shower on my skin.
Angel is really the devil in disguise
Angel is more unique than any other oriental vanilla fragrance I've tried. The prominent patchouli note, the underlying spiciness, and the woody & balsamic notes present in the drydown amp it up to a whole new level. It's fascinating to say the least.
Still, for the first 3 or 4 hours of its lifespan, this smells like cotton candy, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and industrial sheet metal. She speaks brazenly but says very little, and she says it crudely. It's an original, and in that sense it's a masterpiece of some type, but it's absolutely unwearable.
Having said that, Angel is a firmly established part of culture now. There are scores of fragrances like Flowerbomb, Black Opium, & La Vie Est Belle that are bizarre, half-ripoffs of Angel. Rather than wearing them... wear this? I dunno, wear whatever you love most.
It made me wonder, “Wow, it definitely must be a showstopper if it’s always sold out!”
Lo and behold, yesterday was my 25th birthday, and I received “Angel” as a gift.
It’s not just any bottle of “Angel”, it’s the ORIGINAL formula from 1992! The net weight is 25ml (0.8oz), and I couldn’t contain my excitement! I just couldn’t believe it! I was ecstatic!
Never, in my wildest dreams, would I have ever thought that I would get a hold of a true icon in the perfume world by owning the vintage version of this beautiful, artsy, tasteful masterpiece. The best birthday present ever. :]
I’m in LOVE with the star design! It’s an eye-catcher, purely striking, and definitely a fragrance that I’ll forever cherish.
Unfortunately, it’s a non-refillable one, so I’ll only use it when I’ll go on super important events or on fancy dates. Otherwise, I’ll have it in my perfume drawer, tucked away with several other wonderful concoctions of fragrances.
I can totally see why “Angel” is known as the first true gourmand perfume. It certainly was a game-changer in the industry! ALL the notes that are listed in here are spot-on! I bluntly think that it’s like mixology for the nose. The one thing I’d say is that I feel a TINY hint of heliotrope in there, but I’m overall EXTREMELY pleased!
I spritzed it ONCE on my wrists as pulse points (just to see if I’d like it or not), and OMG, it’s strong!! I had it on me for about 13 hours! I couldn’t get enough, and sniffed my wrists within those hours as it felt amazing!! 28 years passed by, and it seems like it was made yesterday.
11/10 for me!
I have grown to love this beauty within two days, so you have to give it a chance before deciding to dislike
Side note, this perfume reminds me of Lee Stafford's heat protection for hair.
I’ll have to try it during winter. But as of now, its a no from me.
Interestingly, both my Mom and I have the same experience with this perfume (and we both wish our skin our take it!), so it's probably just something in our chemistry that is ruining it. (Both of us have skin that eat/tarnish metal; is there a correlation?!)
I am interested to try Alien now, as most people love one or the other: perhaps it will be to me what Angel is to others?!
Today, I layered "Narciso Rodriguez for Her EDT" and "Angel", and it's my match made in Heaven!!! The NR lightens up the Angel, and the Angel beefs up the NR! Woohoo, I am thrilled that I can now enjoy this scent like everyone else!!! :D
I can detect an Angel wearer as soon as they enter a room, and I suspect that it's because a lot of people who love this go overboard with the spray and douse themselves in it. I get an almost Pavlovian nausea whenever it's even mentioned.
Someone here mentioned that you are either an Angel person or an Alien person. I'm definitely for the extra-terrestrial.
For me, this is an intense scent and when I wear it, I keep smelling it, trying to identify notes (at which I’m not skilled). Initially, the blackberry is very strong. And some type of barber shop/shave cream scent that’s almost effervescent. A lot of the notes listed, I never detect. The effervescence doesn’t stay around long, but the blackberry does for me, only disappearing well into the dry-down.
I have this in multiple forms (EDP, hair mist, lotion, and body oil). The body oil is my favorite, for sure. It seems brighter and a bit more fruity to me. The spray bottle works well, the mist is nice, and it feels great on clean, damp skin. The sillage is smaller with the oil, which isn’t a bad thing for such a forceful scent. So when I want to go Full Angel, I use all the forms, and when I want subtlety, just the oil (and maybe a light spritz of the hair mist).
I think it's unique, but I don't know if I'd buy a bottle. It's not very wearable, it can be too overwhelmingly sweet. Will keep testing.
Angel is a mockery of aldehydes, oakmoss and just anything restrainedly French. It’s a dripping mess of childhood fantasies trying to emulate the powerbombs of the past decade. Moreover, its blue color represents what it contains in contrast. Anything but girly!
You can smell the red berries from the start with lots and tons of praline and honey. You think it’s pretty? Well, kinda. But there’s some kind of fougere at work here, some guava accord, some cumin I guess and lots of the patchouli dirtied with soil.
In some perfumes, chocolate adds a certain richness to accords, but here, it lends a masculine backdrop.
Mind you, it’s the most complimented fragrance I wore. Men love this on me.
Smells like sweaty sex after you slathered berry lotion and baked cake using overripe fruits and chocolate.
Messy but yummy.
Angel is sickeningly sweet, and if you are into that then this could be for you. I wouldn’t say that this is a safe blind buy, so try and find a sample before committing to a whole bottle. For now, I will stick to Alien and revisit this in the winter to see if I have changed my mind.
I clearly remember the first moment I smelled it. I used to take the bus to school, and at the bus stop I often saw two sisters who were the ultimate fashionistas. (I honestly do not think they ever repeated a single outfit within an entire year - they were like two extras from the film Clueless.) Of course, these sisters were the first ones to use Angel. When I first smelled it, I was mortified, almost too scared to enter the bus. Why would anyone want to smell like this?
Fastforward 20 years or so, Angel starts getting my attention again. And now I am captivated. This is so, so, so good. Does Mugler put in secret additives that make me crave this so? Like the tobacco industry did with cigarettes? How can this be so delicious?
I’m pretty understanding when it comes to perfumes I don’t like, and I would love to say I’m exaggerating, but this is the nastiest perfume I’ve ever smelled.
Answer: Yes, ordered it, used it and loving it.
Beast mode performance.
I like it but it makes me feel nauseous.
My partner HATES this , sometimes I spray it around me if he has annoyed me :P
I tried it out and I was just undecided , it seemed to smell a bit like dirt on me.
I tried for 3 days with it but it doesn't want to sit with the Chanel's on my dressing table.
So I have a 25ml refillable bottle that I won't be using, happy to trade if anyone wants to own angel.
I'am really wanting to find my own Mugler perfume for my collection though as the projection and sillage is amazing.
I am pleased to say that I love it. It's unlike any other fragrance I have tried. It's very intriguing and oscillates between sweet, sour, earthy, almost moldy, to even airy. It is a really really well done composition, and for me it deserves praise. This is one of the earthiest (as in wet earth, almost mold) patchoulis I have ever smelled, and the cacophony of notes of different types somehow works in me to create a perfume that changes through time, seducing me and mesmerizing me.
I'll have to keep testing it more and more frequently as it is really unlike any fragrance I own. Now to look for a nice bottle with a good price. :)
I began to fall in love with Angel Muse and Angel Eau Sucree.
I gave the decant bottle another chance, and.....
Yes, I can say I love it. Ones spray does the trick. It’s a sexy earthy patchouli with a strong honey and chocolate in my skin. I bought a bottle, and I’m sad to have discovered it when winter is going away.
The longevity and projection is so good. One spray on my back gives me all I need for 24 hours.
Now, at my late thirties I have discovered that many fragrances that I hated when I was younger now go very well with my skin. Also the fact that there is winter here I am able to use some that did go well with me but just didn't agree with the weather down there. I stumbled across Angel EDT at Ulta and I sprayed it on, I loved it. My boyfriend told me, don't buy it I will get it for you. I got my very anticipated bottle for Christmas but it was the EDP. My goodness is this strong! The week I got this I was so sick I couldn't even smell it, then I sprayed some on my skin + clothes, my coworker told me that the scent was too old for me.
Today, I decided to spray it only on my skin. My boyfriend asked me what I was wearing, and he was surprised it was the fragrance that he gave me. I got to compliments at work already. I am not going to go through notes because they are 2k+ reviews on this. But before throwing it out play a little bit with the way you spray it on, it may work for you. I am smelling my wrist right now and it doesn't smell strong at all, it melted very well with just the skin.
I am so sad- I can’t stand this one. Tried it again and the strange BO note in the opening makes me want to gag! I know the drydown can be nice because my jacket smells heavenly where I sprayed it a few days ago.. Maybe I’m just not ready to not wear my precious Hanae Mori which I finally own- I used to just douse myself in Sephora.
Update- Angel has a difficult patchouli hurdle for people to get over before they can appreciate it or have the patience to appreciate it. It’s about 2 weeks later now and I think this is an incredible scent. I think I love it. It’s amazingly long legged!
This olfactory fatigue can occur during either its recurring use, or in a single application due to a strong projection and longevity. A high sillage can also infect those around us and create some group aversion to the fragrance. If a perfume stays on the market for a long time, its continued familiarity can also lead to some annoyance. As the eyes may also smell, the design and the very bold presentation of a bottle can get our attention at first, but over time it can become tiring.
Angel is a very gourmand perfume, with high longevity, sillage and projection. It has been on the market for 28 years now and its bottle must have the most unique design in the history of perfumery!
So what is its secret? It can only tied to its formula and blending mastery, and so justifying why many women and men find Angel so sexy and appealing.
As with any masterpiece, this perfume also has its legion of haters. The loudness they create just increase the Angel awareness. The good things of life are always yin and yang. Quite a lot of years ago we the market witnessed the same effect with Tabu.
In the opening and heart we find a pi?ata full of ripe sweet fruit, desserts and cotton candy that in a short time are mixed with an extensive bouquet of nectary flowers. The scent is intense and pleasantly intrusive. The ambery bottom throws us with a bomb of a seductive patchouli, sweet spices, chocolate and caramel. Visually, I could only imagine this overly sweet scenario with some suspicion. However my nose does not think the same way. It likes what is proposed and even qualifies this fragrance with a unisex tendency so that I am willing to use it too.
In a woman I find this fragrance just irresistible.
I do recommend it!
It smells dirty and overpowering to me, like very strong tree sap, patchouli, BO, and mothballs. There'a also a definite note of decay.
Imagine a rotting tree in a forest, partially covered over with moss, after it's been raining.
I really mean horrendous. I mean the Sephora lady came around to check on me and when she smelled it on me she went “oh...ew!”
When I first sprayed it, it sort of smelled