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Angel Thierry Mugler for women

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Angel by Thierry 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 melon, coconut, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, bergamot and cotton candy; middle notes are honey, apricot, blackberry, plum, orchid, peach, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, red berries and rose; base notes are tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Hall Of Fame 2007.

Perfume rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 8845 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Melon Coconut Mandarin Orange Cassia Jasmine Bergamot Cotton Candy

Middle Notes
Honey Apricot Blackberry Plum Orchid Peach Jasmine Lily-of-the-Valley Red Berries Rose

Base Notes
Tonka Bean Amber Patchouli Musk Vanilla Dark Chocolate Caramel

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poor 15
 
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moderate 95
 
long lasting 358
 
very long lasting 964
 

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soft 46
 
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This perfume reminds me of  
Angel Eau de Toilette
99 no yes
Angel Muse
96 no yes
Nuits de Noho
95 no yes
Angel Passion Star
47 no yes
Angel Glamorama
42 no yes

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Angel Fragrance Reviews

epicurean
epicurean

For me it's a big hell to the no. It smells like vomit on my skin. On others it's a mixed bag. Very occasionally I'll smell it on someone and it is really lovely - sweet, deep and sexy, with those masculine notes coming through to balance the fragrance.

On most others however, you only get the four dominant notes, and the result is truly nauseating. Not only is not working on their skin, but they also insist on dousing themselves in it to go TO WORK. Standing next to an Angel abuser on the Tube at 8am is bloody marvellous, I can tell you...

Aug
30
2016
ShoelessDuchess
ShoelessDuchess

OMG, I can't believe I've been missing this for all these years!!!!!! DEE-LISH-OUSSSSS! Deep, sweet, beckoning, it can't be ignored. Spray it on your clothes to smell the true story of this amazing scent if you feel it does not react well with your chemistry. Vanilla, chocolate, honey, caramel, with DEPTH! A masterpiece. I have to make up for lost time this fall/winter so I'm planning to wear this a lot! Delectable sex in a bottle!!!! In love!

Aug
29
2016
Skayalily
Skayalily

I don't know what magical chemical is present in Angel that causes it to be so reactive to skin; but everyone seems to have a different experience. Apparently, my Angel is an apple cinnamon tart.

Aug
24
2016
ida.berg
ida.berg

This scent makes me sick, for real. To be next to somebody wearing it makes me almost panic. It's nauseating, synthetic and migraine inducing.

Aug
23
2016
marinatatti
marinatatti

What can I say about this perfume! It was a great hit in the 90s and since then you either love it or hate it! I used to wear it a lot, it was my signature fragrance for years but not everybody liked it! On my skin it smells like strong shaving foam and I believe that men like to smell that on a woman because perhaps it's a familiar scent to them. I loved the bottle, the color and everything about it! After so many years though, it has become so mainstream and so similar to other perfumes that it is not unique anymore. However I would always remember it with love since it reminds me the carefree years at the uni.

Aug
23
2016
MrsTefee
MrsTefee

I like how this smells but it gets on my nerves so bad!! Its so annoying!! I dont really know how to describe this, it smells good but then I want it to go away haha.

Love hate I think..

Aug
21
2016
Skwirrel76
Skwirrel76

I love this toxic juice as much now as I did the first day I was involuntarily sprayed by an overly aggressive sales associate many, many years ago. I never wear it out anymore as there is always one or two people that suggest that I have put on too much bug spray. Buzz killers!!!! But I will always have a bottle on hand and wear it for myself when I'm alone, watching TV, writing frag reviews with a cat on my lap (my cat smells amazing). Apropos of nothing, there are a ludicrous amount of flankers aren't there? I haven't sampled a single one, there's just too many!!

Aug
15
2016
cristina.jimenez
cristina.jimenez

I love this fragance. I have just tried today to experience the scent in the hot weather and I coincide with other reviewers it smells absolutely beautiful no matter when you use it.

Aug
15
2016
sandrichmilinovich
sandrichmilinovich

This perfume is like death, slow and painful, but it brings some kind of magic, witchcraft demystificated as ''Angel''.
This is not perfume for fragile and simple woman, actually for someone who can be actress of many roles, from exotic flower to cruel hangman.
My love for this perfume was eternal, but now Angel muse stole this place (What a contradict).

Aug
11
2016
chasingbutterflies
chasingbutterflies

I like it lots! But it is very strong and I am a student so I make sure to spray it on the night before so it's more subtle. I don't like the scent right out of the bottle but after an hour it is really nice, warm, sexy, a young scent but not childish. I think it really fits my personality. But I do get why people don't like this one.

Aug
06
2016
nathalie87
nathalie87

Elizabeth arden green tea body cream on the legs and ONE spritz of Angel in the air and just walk into it = the nicest, fresh, sweet, minty smell ever. I Love it! Minty/chocolate/patchouli is what I get from this perfume. And lots of compliments! But remember: ONE spray!!!

Aug
04
2016
LadyIva
LadyIva

The only fragrance that makes me nauseated! Sickly sweet.

Aug
02
2016
Gwenz
Gwenz

Well, this is one that I simply cannot wear, it smells awful on my skin, not just to me but to anyone near me as well. The top notes are like composting flowers, and the dry-down like a nose-twitchingly powerful Flyspray. There were just a few minutes in the middle of this long drawn out assault on my senses (this is strong stuff with serious longevity & sillage)where I picked out a faint gourmand note, but it didn't last.
So I thought I would give it to my sister, who loves fruity, floral & gourmand perfumes. Turns out she can't wear it either.

Aug
01
2016
arxsyn
arxsyn

The first (powerful) blast of this stuff is chemical like, dark, earthy, floral-woody (patchouli), sweet, while a strong bergamot citrus cuts right through it. I find the opening rather harsh and a little masculine. It's very easy to get a massive headache from this if one isn't careful.

It settles down with a softer, creamier, floral, vanilla and heavy caramel smell. A mish mash of fruits. A hint of powder. Cocoa butter? Chocolate. Warm Amber and musk.

I like how The base of the perfume is pleasingly dark. Imagine a bar of dark chocolate (my favourite!) embedded with dried fruit just oozing caramel. I don't find the perfume terribly spicy, but it's tonka bean that lends its characteristically bitter, aromatic, indelible vanilla. It does appear to spice up the patchouli

The perfume oscillates between edible and non edible. I read somewhere that it was constructed Thierry's childhood in mind. Like treats of cotton candy at the fair grounds, his love for sweets and that of his mother--her pedicure!

This is reflected is this strong chemical smell evocative of nail Polish or acetone throughout. This note against the Patchouli gives it a fresher, green-ness, almost mentholated ("minty") edge. Together with the musk and sweet caramel (think burnt sugar), there is a smoky character about it. Something like "hippie" Patchouli stick incense from India or perhaps menthol cigarettes (even though I don't smoke, my imagination thinks so). Some people smell camphor. Camphor is very warm compared to the bracing icy coolness of menthol. the acetone paired with warm amber is a little camphor like. Either way, it's undeniably very chemical smelling and potentially migraine inducing.

Tenacious sillage. It doesn't smell twee or weak. Men should give this musky patchouli a try. I feel sorry for them that their typical male colognes typically last a couple of hours at best. The musk used in this perfume can last for days!

I don't see myself wearing this. I think I like "prettier", cozier orientals. Plus it's a little too common. However,IF there is a version sexed up with Leather and nuts (almonds) without the acetone it would be much more intriguing to me... DARK ANGEL,anyone!?


A similar, but more expensive variation of the gourmand patchouli theme is Chanel Colomandel

Aug
01
2016
Rinio
Rinio

My Goodness, Angel by Thierry Mugler! A perfume that made history. Everybody wanted it in the 90s in Europe and lots of women wore it, even my Mom...haha, it was nothing for her though, loud, offensive, in your face, dirty with too much 80s crazyness leftover in it. I liked it a lot from 92 till 96 then it was just nice and now its a memory scent. Would not dare wearing it in my late 30s. A young hot woman could possibly give it a try and shock some male for sure:)

Jul
30
2016
sashasshowroom
sashasshowroom

This is really a strong one!
It´s hard to say a specific note because it´s just a blend of everything. The bergamot, orchid, jasmine, rose, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla and caramel is quite clear to me.
"Angel" is warm not at all fruity, be careful when using the perfume, only 1 spray is enough.
My dad think it´s a nice perfume but too masculine for a women and it´s very spicy - he said it smelled like cinnamon and sweat (which is not nice at all)... :S

I´m conflicted... It´s both a yes and a no perfume. It depends on how the scent fits the individual.

Jul
28
2016
Ohkit
Ohkit

My sweet Angel....what can I say about you that hasn't been told before.... Sometimes you're shy and sweet, barely noticeable.But sometimes you are rebellious and naughty. Bit of a cheeky angel, aren't you? You caress me with your bold patchouli, warm caramel, tasty chocolate and sexy flowers. I always forgive your childish arrogance because you're too lovable not to be....loved. does that make sense? Probably not, but that's why i love angel and that's why he is a legend already!

Jul
21
2016
anapana83
anapana83

The perfume that launched gourmand fragrances onto the world stage! It's a truly daring take on what would seem like a soft and innocent fragrance on paper. However, despite its name, there is nothing meek about this one. This particular angel is a little sassy! While it is undeniably heavenly sweet due to the contribution of chocolate, vanilla and ethyl maltol (the scent of cotton candy/caramel) it is also tempered by an aromatic explosion of a mix of bergamot, patchouli, and a wide variety of juicy tropical fruits tossed into the mix. Elements of it, especially that warm caramel spiciness remind me vaguely of Liz Claiborne's Spark.

While somewhat angelic, this isn't a fragrance for the shy. It's a head-turning perfume that truly only needs a few light sprays. Anything more and you run the risk of having a cloying experience with it, not to mention, making others around you suffer as well. Mugler's fragrances are devised to last. That spray or two will last you all day. I find that it hovers on my clothing like the angel it claims to be, well into the next day after having sprayed it on in the morning.

Having said that, one has to take into account that individual body chemistry, environmental temperature, and elements of that nature do effect how you will perceive this fragrance. With a little luck of the stars, you might just be one of those who can fully bask in the wonder of this perfume.

Oh, and a major benefit to this one, aside from the amazing sillage and longevity? It's refillable. :)

Jul
20
2016
Floral Bitch
Floral Bitch

I've never EVER in my life smelled a terrible perfume, awful scented like angel.

Jul
19
2016
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

I could never just use 1/2 spray of Angel! I spray at least 6-8 on wrists,inner elbows,back of neck and collar bones...never too much for me,but i have perfume eating skin! :)

Jul
18
2016
wootforDOLCE&GABBANA
wootforDOLCE&GABBANA

this perfume works great if it suits your body chemistry *AND* if you're able to resist over spraying. For instance, 1/2 a spritz to maybe 1 whole spritz, once to twice a week (I say this because one time i put some on, and after multiple showers - 3 days later, I kid you not - I could still smell it on my skin). Also, i don't recommend spraying this on too near the head (avoid neck or behind the ears), i would recommend underbelly of wrists, or behind the knees after a shower. This is the kind of fragrance that could potentially give you a headache as well.

I got complimented on smelling great more with this perfume than any other, but if you spray it on anymore than the recommended dosage above, you risk getting sick of it (that's what happened to me) and i was forced to not wear it anymore.

Such a pity because i had the body lotion, the shower gel, and the perfumed body cream as well.

Jul
18
2016
fyre92
fyre92

This beyond grew on me. I love this now.

Jul
18
2016
Joanie Onie
Joanie Onie

I love the packaging and the fact that it can be refilled. I really wanted to love this scent but alas, it didn't work on me. I rehomed it to a friend and it's her absolute favorite so it was a win in that respect.

Jul
18
2016
Noelaubergine
Noelaubergine

Hate comments, keep them coming so that this perfume would be retooled next year, go on, complain, after all, the main reason why perfumes are reformulated aside from toxicology prescriptions, is because of these belligerent people, always complaining about intensity, potency and humongous sillage. Oh please?! Buy some Davidoff Cool Water and stop complaining.

You don't like Angel? Well she doesn't like you either. It's very disheartening to see a wondrous perfume having more hate than the love it deserves. This is the reference gourmand, I think. Cloying (I'm happy with cloying considering Opium and Poison are shadows of their former selves) and modern. It doesn't remind me of a childhood fantasy (as how Thierry Mugler wanted it to be fashioned like) but rather of a Victoria's Secret ANGEL's skin, sweaty, skanky, with the sweetness of candy-smelling shampoo and don't forget the patchouli.

The first time I encountered Angel, I bought it at an instant, even at disbelief of how disturbing it smelled on paper and after reading so much good reviews. On my skin, it starts off very camphoraceous and funky because of the sweet patchouli, this lasts for an hour or two as soloists and then come the vanilla, caramel and cotton candy with undertones of coconut. Everything is a contradiction with Angel, it should have smelled of purity whereas it really does smell of an animalic humane stench. Just like how I put it before, it smells of a woman spraying a fruitchouli product on her and then sweats a lot. The suntan reference, I agree for the coconut adds the grittiness to the perfume. It feels like a woman who has slathered coconut body lotion all over then tried to make cotton candies, used vanilla and caramel and splashed all over, sweating in the process. Cotton candy has that sharp sweet slightly funky smell. It's wonderful, over-the-top, deserves to be ranked among Opium and Poison, androgynous. It's beautiful. So stop insulting it.

Jul
15
2016
Stoicov
Stoicov

The only thing I get here is jasmine.

this was a hit a about a decade ago, on my early twenties and all the girls wanted this as a possible B-day gift. I could not understand why.

Last week I saw tested again just to check if I really did not like it.
Yeah. I really do not like. Never liked.

Jul
15
2016
genny17
genny17

It is obvious that the perfume remains the same, but people' s skin smell different , like a baby ' s skin, the skin of your lover, the skin of a friend...so knowing that everyone has a different ph and chemistry, will affect the smell of the perfume on each person..
Lots of factors, weather, use of body lotions...it isn't an exact science , but the molecules in a perfumes react with the PH of the skin therefore creating its own little cocktail..I learned that when I used to work for Chanel, and it makes sense..
Angel smells great on my friend, on me, I find it smells dirty...it is a polarizing scent...
Of course we all use different words and analogies to describe a perfume, but we are not made of rubber skins, our skins are living organisms therefore interfere with the use of fragrances.., therefore altering the actual smell..
Fascinating subject !!

Jul
14
2016
Germany
Germany

I agree with the reviews below , I am drawn to it in the summer also. And I don't understand why that is , the heat must bring out certain notes more than in the cold weather. And yes angel is a one spray perfume. It never fails to get a " you smell so yummy " from my husband , and since he is not one to give compliments , I love wearing angel just to hear him say that !
Funny how no one reviews angel anymore lol it's all been said , the good the bad and the ugly ,,,, so now we jut blab on about it ,too funny !!! It's like the lover and hater club hahaha

Jul
12
2016
fyre92
fyre92

I prefer this in the summer and eau sucree in the winter. I only use the smallest spray and it explodes and smells amazing.

Jul
12
2016
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

Angel is Heaven!pure,complete heaven.....Best perfume out there!!!!! I feel sorry for those on whom the skin chemistry is no bueno with her...sad really. Pity.

Jul
12
2016
corkscrewcurly
corkscrewcurly

I LOVE Angel.

There - I've said it.

On me it's warm-spicy-vanilla-chocolate-coconut-patchouli-heaven. I don't get any of the "body odour" scent some people have mentioned, although Violette Angel DOES make me smell as if a shower is long overdue, for some reason. The (thankfully small) bottle I had found its way into the bin very rapidly. This was years ago, before I found Fragrantica, or I'd happily swap it.

Angel makes me feel as if I should be dressed in something diaphanous, reclining on a heap of velvet and satin, being hand-fed exquisite chocolates by Johnny Depp, whilst simultaneously being sensually caressed by George Clooney. Mmmmmmm. Shame I am normally engaged in doing something prosaic when wearing it, but my mind wanders...


When first sprayed, Angel is a fragrance bomb, of course. Over-spray and it's positively antisocial, arriving in a room several minutes before you - and can strip paint off walls. Treat it with respect and it's delicious.

Jul
11
2016
SisterSauge
SisterSauge

And sorry to interrupt as well, but I do think that perfumes react differently on different skin(types). Definitely. And that it's not only a question of brain and perception.
Just my humble opinion...

Jul
11
2016
thenextdream
thenextdream

Sorry to interrupt. I see all try here to be politically correct about that shower moment and forget what substance they are talking about. This is just chemical composition making one or another impression. Definitely it reacts differently if you put it on freshly washed skin, or if you put it on few hours after shower. Yes, shower time matters. Angel is that kind of sensitive creation, blame Mugler for his idea, not reviewers. Wash just one your wrist and put Angel on both wrists. Difference is obvious.

Jul
11
2016
Germany
Germany

Oops I did NOT MEAN IT AT ALL THIS WAY. My apologies !!! What I meant is that I find it smells great on most people I have ever smelled it on except for the odd person likely due to over spraying or not showering and trying to put on perfume to cover up a none shower day. I have been guilty of that myself and I always prefer my "perfume days " on my shower days. ( I shower every other day) that's ALL I meant by that. Sorry for offending you I certainly did not mean to do so!!!
It's absolutely a matter of taste ! I didn't say it wasn't. What I meant by my comment is that a lot of people say " on my skin it smells..... And that comment I don't like on any perfume as I don't believe in that your skin can change a smell dramatically. As Kathie Puckrik says it's our noses and brains that smell and a smell is the same , pretty much on everyone. ,,,it's how we perceive it. ,,,,, that's all I meant by this. If it bothers you too much I am glad to remove my entire comment.

Jul
11
2016
Germany
Germany

I agree with all the posts and reviews below. Angel is indeed genius ! And I love it as much in the summer as I do in the winter. Sometimes especially in the summer !
One thing I never really agreed on is the "on my skin story " , I think it smells great on anyone that showers regularly and takes care of themselves. ,,It's our noses and brains that perceive smell a certain way. Our skins are not able to turn a scent into a different smell. Just tweak it a bit , big thing with angel that makes me love or dislike it on people is the way they use it. Discrete or as a body spray. Don't overspray this one and it's totally delicious ! Overspray it and you can scare people away. Period.

Jul
11
2016
mariamarouli91
mariamarouli91

Oh Angel... The first time I tested Angel made me sick. I was testing many other perfumes too and my nose got confused, so Angel seemed the worst of all the others. I gave up trying with this for a couple of months. Then,a week ago tested Angel again. Only Angel,no other perfume at all. And suddenly... Yes!!! I actually liked it. A lot. I was pretty sure that I must like it because I love all sweet stuff and patchouli.
As for the scent: I actually don't know what exactly I smell. I only know that it's very intense and sweet smell. Maybe I detect a hint of cocoa powder. All notes are super perfectly blended.So it's an intense sweet smell. When I first spray there's a lot going on. Like a bomb of a million notes. Give it a little time. As it settles down the scent becomes better and better. The drydown reminds me of body odour. It doesn't smell filthy or gross. Just a sexy body odour smell. Like you have taken a shower many hours ago and on your skin remains the reminiscent of your cologne and your deodorant mixed with your unique body smell.Intense,sophisticated smell for an elegant,classy and sexy woman 30+ (younger or older,that doesn't really matter).
The season:It will be amazing in fall and winter evenings, such a perfect scent for a night out. You will make a statement.If you really love it,don't lock it in the drawyer all the summer. A chilly summer night it may work well if you spray once inside your top/shirt.You don't need to overspray cause you may suffocate the others. 1-3 sprays are more than enough. Sprayed with moderation could become heaven. Overprayed could become a nightmare.The sillage and longevity is amazing, like all TM's perfumes.
Don't spray on paper. Only on your skin. Chemistry is the key when it comes to this perfume. You don't choose it. It chooses you. While on many women is heavenly, on others may turnre ally bad. If it doesn't smell good on your skin and you want it bad, just pray only on your clothes in order to get the actual smell of the perfume.If one time you didn't like it, try one more. You may change your mind as the smell changes from season to season,even your mood.
Bottle is amazing and the scent was really innovative for its age when it came out as there were no other gourmands. That's the mother of all the gourmands followed after then.If it matches with your chemistry don't give it up. It should be a classic staple for every woman's collection, a must have! Worths all of its money! Happy smelling!

Jul
11
2016
t for two
t for two

Love Angel! Always have compliments ! Does not smell strong on me , just yummy soft goodness. Longevity is great! I remember when it first came out....what the hell is this horrible smell? But when I sprayed on my skin it was magic! It is always about chemistry as it is with any fragrance you try.

Jul
09
2016
rickyzihaochen
rickyzihaochen

The most genius and innovative fragrance on the market in terms of scent and bottle design. Whatever you do, DO NOT judge this based off of a paper sample at the store! It smells like decaying caramel, chocolate, and all sorts of flowers left out on a summer day. However, on the skin it's a totally different story. Spray it on your wrist in the store and walk around and it will warm to a rich, chocolatey, deep and sexy scent on the skin. It totally caught me off guard when I blindly bought it. I asked myself if I was even wearing the same fragrance as I was wearing in the morning. Wear less than a spray of this because it is so strong and lasts for centuries.

Jul
08
2016
KDJ
KDJ

I can definitely see how Angel is so distinctive! I think it was sooo risky for me to blind buy this, but I don't regret it one bit. That dark chocolate note made me fall in love. I've worn it on my skin and let it develop throughout the day. At first, I get the strong spike of patchouli, but I don't detect an earthy kind of patchouli, it's mixed in with the sweetness of the other notes.
From what I've read from others, it's a scent that can change depending on one's chemistry. On me, after being worn for a while, I can still detect the chocolate very well, and it's like a nice, cozy and warm spicy chocolate with the added vanilla.
I'm waiting for the right time to wear this lovely scent, but the longevity is very good!

Jul
08
2016
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

I totally agree with coffee below! Warm weather suits Angel on my skin!!!!

Jul
08
2016
ledavis727
ledavis727

This perfume is literally the only one my boyfriend has specifically taken the time to point out and tell me how much he loves it/how good I smell. I have worn several flankers, nada. This one seems to have a direct line to his brain as he ALWAYS notices when I'm wearing it. Patchouli, sweet vanilla with a hint of chocolate.. It's deep, sensual and noticeable.

Jul
08
2016
coffeex4
coffeex4

Wow. In Summer, Angel melds with my skin nicely, accentuating the Musk. It seems like the hotter the day, and the more I sweat, the better this smells on me.

Jul
07
2016
starberry
starberry

First I want to mention that there are no "fragrance for females only" or "fragrance for males only". That's like saying "only females can dance ballet" or "only males can play soccer". You can wear any fragrance you want, regardless if it has feminine or masculine scents and notes. Everybody has their own preferences and favorite flavors. Now to the review. This is so far the weirdest fragrance I've had, I just had to try it so I bought a small star bottle. And it's a strong perfume! I noticed some people in my vicinity looked strangely at me, so I guess it should be worn sparingly (unless you really want to turn people's heads). On me it smells honey at first, then slowly it turns into chocolate/caramel with slight vanilla. It also smells heavy patchouli, that won't vanish at all! Well that's until you take a long shower (even after, I can still smell traces of it!). The drydown gives me a hint of cotton candy and caramel. This perfume is quite expensive for that little amount of juice you get in a bottle, but it's also very strong and behaves very different on everybody who tries it! And you might not notice all the scents (I can't smell the cassia, coconut, plum, blackberry etc. at all).

Jul
07
2016
Marissaluvsscents
Marissaluvsscents

Ok. I think the reason people hate this is because at first spray, nose to skin, it is crazy strong and patchouli. I hated it too. But when it first came out , I was 20? Now 37... A few beautiful girls wore it and I LOVED and complimented how they smelled! Over and over I kept hearing "I'm wearing Angel"... So I finally decided (against my own, gross initial spray and sample) that it smells wonderful from afar (to other people) and I desperately wanted to smell like this!!! So I bought it, wore it, and got compliments of girls buying it because of me and how wonderful it smells! I HAVE smelled this on some other people, where the dry drown was like a dirty candy. I did not like that. So obviously chemistry is also to play. But it is just not a perfume you spray on your wrist and say "yum!" It's more about how it melds into the skin and projects for other people. People judge this solely on the initial blast and I think that's where most of the negative reviews come from.

Jul
04
2016
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

I see the Angel basher must be bored...go Germany!

Jul
04
2016
thenextdream
thenextdream

Wow @atlantis71 you really must have balls to love and wear 38 year old White Linen.
I see people are here coming to say something about Angel even they have nothing to say. It's one of the most popular perfumes in the world. Still.

Jul
04
2016
Germany
Germany

Atlantis 71 ,,,seriously? So you say you only like new releases ? This is a masterpiece and I realize it's as much hated as it is loved but ,,,,the balls to wear it ? Yes I have the courage to wear this. Absolutely!!!. Not balls but the femme and the confidence , men love this stuff !!! This is my husbands favourite scent along with 2 others from my entire wardrobe. And I have quite a few. Let me see what you like ,,,,, oh look nothing on your shelf....

Jul
04
2016
msvrnon
msvrnon

oh angel angel angel.... I work at a department store and at xmas i work the perfume counter and i hardly ever recommend angel because it divides opinion so much, i wouldn't suggest unless the customer liked vanilla and heavy patchouli but also unusual signature scents. i would spray it and the responses more often than not were along the lines of, i quote, "that smells like glass cleaner" "smells like bug spray' etc etc etc... and my heart would cry a little because this is a fragrance i won't ever forget, its so unique! I'm 19 and my mother has worn this my whole life, the body cream and the perfume and it is the most distinctive smell. I am wholeheartedly biased but this to me is the scent that can smell bold and confident but also warm and sweet and comforting, it sounds so cliche but it embodies all the things that make up the strong women you look up to in life, the passion for life, the strength, the kindness and caring. I never used to feel woman enough to wear it, almost like i was trying on my mothers glamorous clothes that were slightly too big round the bust. however as I've grown up i love to wear this on occasion to give me that earthy powerful confidence boost - i feel like I've grown into it, although its really disliked amongst my age group, oh well, at least i know i won't smell like my friends.

Jul
03
2016
ironmaiden
ironmaiden

What on earth did they do to this magnificent fragrance? Ive been a fan of Angel since the 90's and then they did something to it that made me very sad. It seems watered down and less sweet. The fragrance that used to last on my skin all day now disappears in several hours, if that. I stopped wearing it after the reformulation. I used to get my bottle refilled at the source and swore up and down that that Saks refilled it with a counterfeit product. I told the lady behind the counter to have a whiff of the tester (which was the old version) and then a whiff of what came out of the source. She then could tell I wasn't nuts. The stuff from the source had a very vitamin-B smell to it. I purchased another bottle a few years ago and the vitamin B stench was gone but now it smelled like men's aftershave after the dry down. I again put it away, thinking to myself that I won't ever be able to wear this fragrance ever again, and decided to just look for something else to replace it. trouble is, there is nothing that can. we were in the UK last week and i went to harrods and smelled the new Angel muse. it's ok. then i saw the familiar blue bottle and like a fool, bought another one after trying a tester which, in my opinion, seemed that it was again reformulated. no vitamin b, no aftershave - it smelled like angel but yet somewhat different.

I wrote to the company to ask wtf they did to this fragrance. of course they wouldn't admit to changing the formulation and instead tried to blame me for not knowing how to put on perfume correctly. ah yes, stupid american. it's funny tho that the body creams and such still smell like angel used to. i bought some body oil and a couple of other things to try to layer the scent hoping to bring back the scent i adore so much. don't know if it will work, i'm very doubtful. keeping my eye out for older bottles for sale on eBay and hope they haven't turned. :(

Jul
02
2016
matty64
matty64

I was given two deluxe samples of Angel perfuming body cream yesterday @ Nordstrom by a very nice SA. It has something called IDS - intense diffusion system, a technology that enhances Angel's diffusion on your skin. I love it!

Jul
02
2016
SunnyYG
SunnyYG

Tried using it 3 times over a 6 months period and I still hate it. I sprayed it on my wrist the first time and had an immediate reaction to wash off this toxic concoction. All I smell is bug spray! I assumed it was the time of year environmental issues that made it smell so repulsive. I waited 3 months to apply it a second time and got the same bug spray scent. I gave up at the end of 6 months with the last spray!

Jul
01
2016
budgie95
budgie95

I fell in love with this perfume in 7th grade. Me and my mom were out and were talking about how perfuming is stupid, but maybe there are good perfumes out there. So we were bored and went to Macy's and sprayed on perfumes. We didn't rsemotely like anything we tried except this one. I thought Alien was OK but this one was great. It was super expensive though so I just took a sample and had people at school sniff it.

Initially I thought "Angel" was a weird name for this. It's in a blue, sporty, in your face bottle, and the perfume smells like a chocolate bar melted in your car.

But it actually really fits. Think about how "Angel" was kind of a sexy term in the 90's and early 2000's. It makes me think of those sassy sparkly tank tops that I used to wear that said "your boyfriend likes me more!". Or Christina Aguilera, 90's playboy, in your face stripper fashion.

I'm not saying this is an insult at all. I love it. I feel so stupid wearing other perfumes because that is my personality more.

*Also* important: I only wear this in the Summer in humid heat. Some people might gag at this, but a very light spray on your wrist is great even in 98 degree weather. Smells like cocoa and melon and coconut. It's exotic and summery but not predictable like a combo of pineapple and aquatics and musk.

Also less important: I don't think everyone who hates this perfume is being obnoxious, because its normal to despise a few perfumes, however I do think its just the personality of Angel. I get so many compliments with this perfume. I've never had a complaint of headaches. It wouldn't surprise me if it was placebo. A lot of "classic" perfumes give me headaches (like anything with aquatics and white flowers, and green/wood notes give me hiccups). Super sweet gourmet perfumes never do that. And I'm very sensitive to sugar.

I'm just saying it would be very silly for me to leave scathing reviews for perfumes just because of a headache. Headaches are an allergic reaction, it shouldn't make it smell bad. I don't mind mentioning that a perfume gives you a headache, but don't say "this smells like vomit and if you wear this you are such a sk*nk", I'm not taking you seriously.

Jun
30
2016
Kohla1
Kohla1

I have been trying to like this for years now. I have went through countless samples and a mini but my chemistry just hates this. No matter how hard I try I cant help but feel that I smell like a caramel drizzled pickle when I wear this. Farewell to a long, long lasting perfume with great projection and a beautiful bottle :'(
But hey it smells good on other people so I can at least enjoy it on them and not be reminded of caramel pickles :) Not a hater of the perfume, just my chemistry.

Jun
30
2016
Germany
Germany

I will join into the
Dear haters ,,,,,
This is the perfume that brings me tones of compliments. Amongst two others in my large wardrobe this is the one my husband likes the best ,,,,along with classique.

It's one thing not to like something and to write a negative review is completely okay of course , may even be very helpful to some. But to call it "vomit" and "flesh of prostitude "is somewhat disturbed and as another reviewer mentioned , it's unsettling and creepy , maybe these people watch to many horror movies , or simply want to throw hate around because they are unhappy with their lifes !? I don't get it. I guess I don't have to get it. I am glad I don't. But throw your hate somewhere else please.

I review Angel many times. No need to review it again. I just wanted to say that creepy comments are never welcome nor nice.

Jun
29
2016
Nat001
Nat001

Master of masters! This is what a real perfume should be! If I could only have one perfume this would be it!

Jun
29
2016
victoriasecret0303
victoriasecret0303

Very human scent, I mean that in the way how fruity scents are lovely but make it seem like you've bathed in fruit salad. This smells really natural, herby yet sweet. Mugler is brilliant and making scents dark yet sweet yet sexy yet sophisticated.
This is sooo sexy and can be worn just as well by men too! I always get 10+ hours of longevity and 3 hours of strong projection, then 3 more of medium projection then it's a skin scent. I'm going to try layering it with the body cream !

Jun
26
2016
lisa.vokorina
lisa.vokorina

Dear haters,

I just love reading your reviews, they are all so funny. I love it when you take the time to list all the shocking, beastly, skanky, revolting, headache-inducing, disquieting and weird facets of my Angel. It's funny how many people swear that they tested Angel with a friend or boyfriend and they hated it too! Almost everyone around them also hated it as though they discovered a dead dog in their hotel room! Oh, that's a thriller, keep that coming!

I also enjoy when dyed-in-the-wool perfumistas who have tried it all write horror stories about Angel in their blogs.

OK, to be serious, when I read extremely negative reviews about something I find beautiful and warm and sparkling, I can see how different smell perception may be in different people. I just need to find a smell I hate as much as that and I shall not fail to inform you.

Take care,

Jun
19
2016
genny17
genny17

Granted, Angel is a love or hate perfume, still, is it worthy of some strange and unsettling ranting!? It is after all a well loved scent, nothing complex there,patchouli, chocolate, vanilla. Nothing magically concocted in the underworld..Angel must have something weird going on, it sure seems to steer up strange imagery in some people !!

Jun
16
2016
La DameDeNoir
La DameDeNoir

Oh, Angel...it is so easy to hate you. You are soooo sweet. You are soooo enormous. You have been so harmful (mainly, through your legion of -mostly dreadful, which are shricking and simplistic where you are deep and complex- clones and imitations: it seems that, today, all the perfume houses want to have their own Angel). You have deprived perfumists of originality, men of virility, women of inteligence. And yet, it is easy to love you. You are so original (or you were so original when you were released for the first time). You are so innocent. And yet you are so tempting. You are, indeed, like some sort of fallen angel reincarnated in a sweet female body.

You have the sticky swetness of the flesh of an expensive prostitute. The unsetting glow of a neon adv in a casino of Las Vegas. You are strange like a flying saucer in some old Sci-Fi movie.

But you have too the innocent awe of a little boy witnessing some sort of freak show in an old fun fear park. The crystal-clear-like sparkle of a rain of stars, wet with morning dew. And you are conforting, like a cup of hot chocolate (with some drops of brandy) by the fireplace.

If you have been some silver-screen diva (which suits you very well), you could have been Veronica Lake. If you had you been a character in a book, you could have been Mona Mars in Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep. You look like a femme fatal, but you are just a former virgin. Something innocent in a very corrupt world. Sheer, like and idol made of aluminium. All around you is dark and dirty, but you shine , still astonishingly beautiful and innocent, in spite of living with a gangster. You have allure. The callous, but somewhat romantic Philip Marlowe feels some sort of platonic love for you.

In my opinion, Angel is a weird and orginal fragance. I think it is mostly a perfume for mature women -who are classic and glamorous, but daring and original, and like to be noticed- and formal ocasions. Sillage and lasting power are enormous; thus, it must be used very carefully. The pity is that this has been imitated to the point of nausea, and used for too many people, who mostly don't know how to use it.

Jun
16
2016
nathalie87
nathalie87

When I spray this lightly on my arm, not to close, i get a wonderful soft, chocolate/mint, almost clean smell! It is so nice!! I think it is extremly important to spray this perfume the right way and not put to much on! And also when you smell it, do not stick your nose in to your arm, just hold it close enough so you can get a whiff. This gives me at least a wonderful experiense. I think this is the smell that will linger around you(if you dont put to much on) and not the one you get when you stick your nose in to your arm. I get compliments on it often:-)

Jun
16
2016
PinkRainbow
PinkRainbow

Definitely one of a kind! There is something so unique and appealing about this fragrance. Sweet gourmand with a woodsy backdrop. Nothing pure and fresh-- this is a dark fragrance with a quirky appeal. I personally love it!

Jun
15
2016
Taz95
Taz95

Always wanted a bottle of it ... But as soon as I see Tonka bean in the composition I spazz out and wouldn't dare buy Angel. Or any perfume with Tonka bean for that matter

Jun
15
2016
AmyX
AmyX

I tried this in a store, and could not wait to change my clothing to get it off! It was off-putting in a BO (patchouli?), synthetic mess sort of way. I love Alien, but this very-hyped Angel is horrific. It last a long time, and projects heavily, that I can attest to - way too long and way to much!

Jun
14
2016
Konga5000
Konga5000

-----------End of Topic- Thierry Mugler Angel-----------------

I am new to the Thierry Mugler universe by about 2 months now.

I started with the basic Cologne (light green neroli frag) which I liked ...but then needed to seek out more ...and wham! I'm in coffee /patchouli/ caramel land with the original A*Men. I love it.
Next up for me was A*Men Pure Wood ...which smelled exactly like A*Men original. Same old /Same old , but still--I love this scent!

Sampled Alien (I'm a gender-bender) and liked it as well and wish there was an Alien for Men too! There was a bit of the now famous T.M.B.S. (Thierry Muglar Base Scent) that's firmly in place of everything he puts out--but Alien had a weird enough twist all to it;s own. Still love it!

Today at the flea market I bought a bottle of Angel perfume , 1/10th full (probably about 50 sprays left) and Same old / Same old ...AGAIN! LOL. This time longevity was a killer (I think this is a really old bottle) and despite it all -- I love it!
So what if Thierry has a gigantic kettle brewing of his T.M.B.S. and ladles it out to 37 different flankers.... with still- more to come! I love it for being the "first kid on the block" in a sense. Any given one (does it matter?) has a place in my collection nonetheless!

Jun
12
2016
dglightblue
dglightblue

There's some cinnamon scent in there and once parked, it stays.
Not horrible, but not wow delicious.
It turns a bit warm spice candy. But that cinnamon... Sat and put its feet up.
Not something I would turn to.
Do not blind buy
It is love or hate as I've read.
I smelled it on a girlfriend some time ago, and I could smell the spice. It smelled good in her.
Now, I have a tester in the other arm, so it is possible that one of those is making me feel not so good.
Perhaps I could try it again, just that one fragrance at a time and see

Jun
12
2016
Veynus
Veynus

What a beastly scent. Fifty ingredients and all of them rotten-or at least that's what it smelled like when I idiotically spritzed this on my arm. I supposed you can't know if a frag will mix with your body chemistry until you try it full on like I did. Not for me.

Jun
09
2016
sleazenrapture
sleazenrapture

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS PERFUME.

It has all my favourite notes; patchouli, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. I should love it.

I tested it some time ago and it overwhelmed me with delight. I sprayed some on my skin and a scarf I wear frequently to get an idea of how it smells on skin as well as fabric and was in heaven for hours. I got everything I was supposed to; heavy patchouli dripping with sweet, saturating caramel, and a little powdery touch towards the end of the day. I was enchanted and immediately bought it.

HOWEVER! My new and coveted bottle of Angel was nothing like the tester. I got a sharp and chemical-smelling patchouli that was almost like urine, and nothing else. The scent didn't evolve and develop throughout the day, it just sat there, stinking! I was horrified and immediately returned my bottle thinking it must have been faulty. I got a replacement and took it home, cursing my bad luck.

Sadly the replacement smelled exactly the same. I thought perhaps the bottle needed to "breathe" a little - after all, the tester bottle must have been sat on a shelf in the perfume store for weeks on end, right? Well. Six months down the line, I still only get that horrible synthetic patchouli, no matter what kind of weather I wear it in, day, night, it makes no difference.

Safe to say I'm both confused and disappointed. Even layering with a simple vanilla body spray doesn't take the searing edge off, and I've now sold my bottle and am sticking to Angel Eau Sucree instead which is a little tamer. :(

Jun
04
2016
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

I just DON'T KNOW (cries)

A dear friend gave me this as a gift, and I love that it is so different! When I first tried it, I didn't know if it was going to be for me, being I am more of a spicy, fruity, or floral oriental type person, so I tried it on my wrist on and off for literally MONTHS.

I finally got comfortable with it and really liked it! I never got the BO vibe that so many of you were getting (thank god), just chocolate, vanilla, and patchouli. Kind of like this vanilla scented doll that I had (imagine vanilla on a rubbery doll head) as a child! Loved it and kinda made me feel princessy.

Then.....it happened.

I decided I was going to wear it to work.

The ONLY thing I did different was spray it on my shirt. I never tried it on fabric for the months I had been testing it. There it was. That BO scent. Oh my goodness. ...why did this happen to me at work....I'm a hairstylist! I am literally on top of people all day! All I smelled was vanilla belly button! Dirty belly button. I'm cutting hair and wondering if my client thinks I need to go wash. Ohhhh the horror!

I am testing it out again today....just on my skin.....nope....no belly button. Just vanilla, chocolate, patchouli, polarizing madness.

Moral of the story: maybe it just doesn't mix well with cotton. On the skin it's great! And always.....ALWAYS....wash your belly button :)

Jun
04
2016
iman_hamishe_payiz
iman_hamishe_payiz

Not for the Faint-hearted

This is Angelina Jolie in Beowulf: The beautiful monster. Full blown patchouli soaked in honeyed hot chocolate. Ladies and Gentlemen, look no further, niche or designer.

Jun
01
2016
JackieM
JackieM

Yeah, not good on me at all. I think its the patchouli amongst other things but I smell an old sweaty sock that's been laid on a piece of stale charcoal. Then maybe some dusty chocolate. It dries down to be more bearable, but there's no way I'm waiting an hour. That tangy, dense sourness carried by some sort of smoke (?) is just terrible. I was afraid I was offending others walking around smelling like this lol.

May
26
2016
Countrygurl
Countrygurl

I may be in the minority here, but this scent is awful..it smells like chocolate and hairspray... not good , my husband dislikes it also.

May
26
2016
MattChartier
MattChartier

Alright I'm on a no-buy so I shouldn't be on here, but I just wanted to add my new favorite way to layer Angel in hot weather. Skip the body creme because that's too thick for sweaty weather.

First I roll on some Egyptian musk oil, the type I use is the Auric Blends Egyptian Goddess. This goes on pulse points.

Next I spray one spray of Angel EdP on my chest, and one on my lower back. Get dressed.

Lastly I mist on Angel EdT over my clothes and on my arms.

Enjoy!

May
26
2016
Rebelrebel
Rebelrebel

I'm still not good at pinpointing notes in fragrances, and especially with a fragrance with this many notes, I probably won't really be able to even guess what makes it smell like it does on me. Angel is a very strong fragrance, you have to be a bit brave to wear it, as it draws attention from everyone. It is long lasting, I'e had it on for about 8 hours and I still can smell it a bit.
This fragrance is a very musky, patchouli-tobacco-ish, cacao/dark chocolate/hot chocolate scent on me and it doesn't change much. It stays mostly the same even after it dries down. I thought it would be super sweet and smell like candy, and it's not. Again, I do like it though. I don't detect any of the sweeter notes AT ALL, like no cotton candy, no caramel, no honey, no coconut, and not really any vanilla either.

I really like it, but I don't wear it often.

May
25
2016
coffeex4
coffeex4

Angel is the Queen of perfumes. One spray on the inside of each elbow, and then a quick spray down the front of the shirt (holding out the shirt of course, so it doesn't stain the clothes), and that will do it. You'll smell more beautiful than anybody else in the room...with 3 small sprays. I think I like Angel best in the Spring and Summer, on my skin. In Fall it's also nice. In Winter it seems to get lost in all the clothes - but what perfume doesn't?
Angel in summer is unbelievable!!! The sexiest Musk I've ever smelled!

I just hope they don't reformulate Angel again, because right now it's potent without being overbearing. But if it were less potent, it wouldn't be as remarkable.

May
23
2016
ewieh95
ewieh95

Just plain awful. Smelled like tooth paste to me, it just reeked terrible. My room mate hated it too and disliked me because I smelled so bad!! Im so glad I bought a small sample first because it's totally not for me!

May
22
2016
horse_friesian
horse_friesian

I can't really say anything new about this fragrance that hasn't already been said before, besides I Love It! I feel bad for all of those who don't give this fragrance a real chance. I tested it before when I first started this never-ending perfume journey that I'm still on, and I didn't like it. It was weird and I got the burnt rubber smell. That made me happy that I didn't have to purchase that one too (price wise). Then I went back to it, tried it on my skin and let it settle and I had to have it right then. It didn't even go on my Want list. I feel just like that Eva Mendez commercial when I spray it on. I hope I didn't look that silly in the store.

May
19
2016
allyball
allyball

I love reading the Angel reviews on this page. I wrote my initial Angel review two months ago, and since then I've really bonded with this scent. I'm kind of obsessed with it even though I don't wear it too often. Here are some Angel tips I've picked up on:
1- two sprays is the limit for me. This is the strongest and most enormous perfume ive ever had or smelled.
2- if you hate it at first, try it again. I honestly wasn't sure if I even liked it at first, but something about it was so intriguing to me that i had to keep going back and wearing it again. It has grown on me so much.
3- plan ahead. If I want to wear Angel, I spray it an hour before I leave the house. By the time I get to wherever I'm going it smells exactly how I want it to, and people around me always compliment it. That initial blast is pretty... strange. But once it opens up its so addicting.
4- this perfume doesn't play nice with any other smell. Unless you're using Angel lotion and body spray, go for unscented soaps and moisturizer so it doesn't get thrown off and make you smell like a crazy person.
Seriously though, i have really come to love it. I wear Alien more often but I think between the two, I like this one better.

May
14
2016
medea_svenspoa
medea_svenspoa

This is a Love-it or Hate-it kind of fragrance, and I personally Hate it :D

Totally nausea inducer whit its kinda balsamic chocolaty taste.

Oh and it stays with you forever.... :/

May
14
2016
Christie-Jack
Christie-Jack

Chocolate, caramel, hazelnuts and tobacco all wrapped up in one unique and iconic fragrance. Smashed the market when launched, stood out from all the rest (just like YSL's Kouros did for the men in the 80's)

In the time I wore it I noticed one very big reaction from others, they never asked what I was wearing; they told me what I was wearing!

2 words; too popular!!!!!

May
14
2016
Christie-Jack
Christie-Jack

Iconic fragrance that smash-bombed onto the fragrance market standing out from all the rest for its unique and intoxicating smell.

Chocolate, caramel, hazelnuts, tobacco.... Weird and wonderful! Will always love it, but hate the fact that when I used to wear it, not one person ever asked what I was wearing; they told me what I was wearing...... 2 words; too common!!!!

May
14
2016
possession83
possession83

I remember when I first tried Angel on my skin. After hearing legends about it and smelling it on so many women (I think everybody wanted Angel then, it became less popular in Poland nowadays, when every other woman wears La vie est belle) I thought it will be real beast, I was so surprised to find it's such a beauty. Sweat? Rotten corpse? Damp basement? I don't detect that at all. On my skin it smells like patchouli and mint (no idea why mint because it's not in the notes). Rest of the notes blend so well, that I cannot possibly determine wheather there's chocolate or caramel or honey. Angel doesn't smell sweet on my skin at all, and except EDP I have also Angel EDT, Angel Aqua Chic 2013 and Angel Liqueur de Parfum. They are all unique and different, and none of them is sickly sweet on me. What I love is that there are no other perfume that even remotely resemble Angel. It is so distinct, that once u get to know this smell you will instantly recognize it whenever and wherever u smell it.

May
13
2016
joliecat
joliecat

Angel begins with a powerful overwhelming blast of very dark, extremely bitter non sweet baker's chocolate and heavy dank and dirty patchouli.
The dry down comes very slowly, morphing into a non sweetened dark coca blended with deep dark concentrated vanilla cooking extract that's been barely sweetened with a only a small drop of sugar substitute.
The dark incredibly bitter chocolate melts down into a pool of damp, dark , earthy, extremely bitter patchouli and lingers on skin forever until you scrub several times to wash it off.
Lasting power is incredible, projection is super strong for as long as you wear it.
Angel is an excellent scent for men. Strong, intense, bullish, extremely masculine all the way through.. A down and dirty powerhouse originally designed exclusively for an Alpha male, without a doubt. A fallen angel.

May
10
2016
Sweetling
Sweetling

I was first assaulted by the long bottle perfume version at Macy's a couple of weeks ago. I'd gone in to try Alien. The lady sprayed the Alien for me, and when I commented on the blue stars adjacent, her eyes rolled in ecstasy and she said I absolutely must smell Angel.

She handed me a paper cone imbued with Angel. I put my nose in, expecting to be transported to a powdery meadow with frolicking cotton candy flower fairies. Instead I instantly recoiled from the reek of rotted orange peel with cheap woody potpourri. Horrifying! I expressed my disgust and went outside with the cone to see if the clear air, away from the hundreds of other scents, would make things right. Nothing changed: the cone's insides had been coated with something acrid, wrong, evil. A prank.

There was no chocolate. And I couldn't get past the rot to sense any vanilla, which I normally love. Further, the smell did not match the blue bottles. I'm synesthetic, and Angel is decidedly NOT a powder-blue smell. I saw deep orange and brown in this scent.

I went back inside and may have mentioned headaches and vomiting. Since the saleslady and I were getting along famously and having a great time, I stuck around long enough for her to press the point. She said most people find the body creme much more lovely than the perfume. She made me a sample of the creme. It was just as horrible, but I took it, along with a decent-sized soft plastic bottle of the bumpy star Eau de Toilette version.

At home, my husband agreed that the creme was obnoxious. We were shocked that anyone would enjoy being around it, much less have it on their person. Intrepid, I put a tiny amount on the inside of my left knee and immediately regretted it, even with my sweatpants back on. No amount of washing took the reek off my finger, either.

But something strange happened. The sample Eau bottle began to grow on me. I kept opening it to take tentative sniffs. I got bolder and put it on my skin. Teeny, tiny amounts are enough, almost too much.

It's only been a couple of weeks now. I haven't worn it every day, but I am obsessed with it. The Eau is not disgusting, just highly unusual. Bizarre, even. There's the orange and honey and cotton candy, and some other notes I am ill-equipped to describe, as I am not a perfume connoisseur. It's like a grown-up savory creamsicle, with a little tiny something naughty in it that's almost too much. The synesthetic "color" of the Eau is a sherbet orange, like a circus peanut, with white.

My ten-year-old daughter likes it, and she's not a big fan of scents. She said the Olympea sample smells like "stank."

Angel is the one that should have been named ALIEN. There is simply nothing else like it. If you want to know what the fuss is about and can't get past the reek and rot, maybe you only experienced the perfume. Try the Eau, the only way to go. USE A TINY AMOUNT. Try dabbing a few molecules on your midsection. After perhaps half an hour, rub your wrists against the scented skin. Bask and ruminate on the nature of life, the universe, and everything.

May
09
2016
nero77
nero77

Perfect Gourmand...

A true beauty here. This is one which I expected to be a monster, but it really turned out to be sublime in it's smell and performance. I tried the male version first, which I found extremely harsh and almost cloying, with a screechy tar note and heavy patchouli. This in the other hand, is perfect for me.

One thing I like about Angel is that the notes are blended perfectly to my nose. The patchouli, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and honey are all perfect. To me no one overwhelms the other too much. There are elements of candy floss, fruits, berries and tonka bean that show up as well (all of which I love). It's one hell of a gourmand, and I love it!

It's a fragrance which I would love smelling on people and wearing also. I find it a lot more wearable than the men's version, and it just feels "done right" to my nose. Probably best in cooler weather in my opinion, but could probably be worn year round with measured spraying. I think this isn't the beast that people make it out to be (at least to me)... so give it a try!

May
08
2016
chicagodoll92
chicagodoll92

Burning rubber, sweat, rotten fruit? Yes, yes and yes, but in the most oddly satisfying way. Somehow, through its peculiarity, Angel always keeps me coming back for more.

To me, above all, it sells like a minty, fresh chocolate with a little bit of bitterness to it. When I smelled it for the first time, I didn't know what to think about it. I was puzzled. I could smell the "good stuff" but once in a while I got a whiff of the not-so-pleasant notes. I would always sample it whenever at a perfume counter and finally my husband got it for me as part of my birthday present (he loves it) so I wore it a few times and it grew on me. So much so that I legitimately miss it. It's the weirdest thing that I'v never really experienced with any other fragrance. I can't wait to smell it again.

And I guess that's what makes it so great - it's not your typical pretty floral, but it definitely entices you and makes you want to come back to it again, and again, and again.

All of Mugler's fragrances are very unique. Definitely not for everybody. They're not typical, hence names such as Angel or Alien. They're meant to be different, misunderstood, out of this world.

May
06
2016
Jacquelyn1
Jacquelyn1

UPDATE 8-4-16:
I learned today that EDP and EDT can be enormously different. When I received my EDP there were samples of several Mugler fragrances, Angel EDT was one of them. I figured it would be as bad on me as the EDP so I never sampled it. Today I tried it for whatever reason. This must have been what I smelled on others that I liked so well. It still doesn't smell great on me. I was chasing that wonderful-ness I remembered, but regretfully, my chemistry just doesn't cooperate. This however, is bearable and no pee smell. I could get by with wearing it, but likely won't when this sample is gone.
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5-4-16
I have smelled Angel on several people and loved it, although I never got patchouli from it. More like a clean, fresh wonderful smell. I just got mine today, ordered EDP from Mugler website and it is HORRID on me. First spray smelled like pure urine! I don't know why its so awful on me, but def should have tried it before I wasted $100.00 (I bought the 1.7oz refill bottle). Disappointed.

If anyone out there has something to trade or wishes to purchase this please send a message. I am in the USA.

May
04
2016
sunshineblablabla
sunshineblablabla

I don't like it. I know it's strange and a stupid thing to say,but here I go: it smells like sweat to me. :(
It does have excelent longevity, I'll give it that...

Apr
27
2016
Hippo Princess
Hippo Princess

I was quite excited to try this iconic perfume housed in its beautiful bottle.

During the first hour, nose-to-wrist, I detected something quite unpleasant; dirty and synthetic, but this disappeared further into the drydown.

This smells, to me, of ripe fruits dipped in warm caramel. The inclusion of the guava lends an air of high-end body odor. As a child, I would mix orange juice into my mug of hot chocolate. This is not a dissimilar experience.

This is the first perfume to give me an actual headache, though I only spritzed once.

I do not find that Angel lives up to her hype. Proceed with caution.

Apr
22
2016
cirmi
cirmi

I hate it so much, i got sick after smelling it..I gave myself many tries but it literally makes me sick. For me it's like some rotten strawberry yogurt on the pavement of the street at 42 C on an August afternoon.

Apr
19
2016
ketoile
ketoile

I can't be in the same room as someone wearing Angel for long. Total headache inducer, especially as the people who wear it really seem to overdo it, or maybe that's just the massive sillage on this one. In any event, approach with caution.

Apr
13
2016
Brock
Brock

Love Angel; love Angel extrait even more.

Apr
10
2016
Perfumeaddict777
Perfumeaddict777

I have to say that this is the most strangely beautiful, unique, and scary perfume ive ever worn. When i smell it on a tester strip it smells just like burning rubber, but once it blends with body chemistry this turns into something different. On me, angel starts with strong patchouli, chocolate, strawberry, jasmine, cotton candy and coconut. The longer i wear it it begins to lose its sweetness and become creamy and powdery while retaining the patch and chocolate. It's so strange and smells so different on everyone that this should have been named alien. I appreciate this perfume for its uniqueness, weirdness, and beauty. You definatly have to wear angel with confidence! Thumbs up on this one, but is not a safe blind buy. Longevity is amazing 12+ hours, sillage is incredible, filling a room, following you, leaving a trail and entering a room before you. Once you smell angel you never forget it's scent, even if years go buy you can still distinctly remember this, forever etched in your mind

Apr
08
2016
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

I already have declared my love for this fragrance...so this is an Angel lovers exciting announcement. If you want the Angel experience in the shower and after with lotion, Nubian Heritage Patchouli and Buruti...you're welcome.

Apr
07
2016
muncierobson
muncierobson

I absolutely love this fragrance. I used to detest it, cringe at anything that remotely reminded me of it. How things have changed!

Angel is different on different days and highly sensitive to weather, mood, surrounding smells, washing powder, shower gel etc.

On my there's always chocolate, always caramel and always a masculine and (almost menthol) patchouli. The other notes come and go but it's different every time! Sometimes coconut, candy floss and honey. Huge variations on one person to the next.

I have yet to try something with stronger sillage and lasting power. In fact, I often dismiss alternatives when I am disappointed by their comparative lack of performance.

I even love the accompanying products - shower gel and moisturiser tho both are patchouli light. With many scents the supplementary products are sub standard but these are excellent.

I have recently experimented with Angel on warm spring days... I will even dare to spritz ever so lightly in the summer...

I love Angel and thank god she loves me back!

Apr
07
2016
Neckromancer
Neckromancer

I smelled this on a girl today, and it really made her smell like a princess. I didn't get any patchouli from it. I guess the patch doesn't project a lot in this one, but is very noticeable when you sniff from close up. I think it smells more like a fairy than an angel. Very sparkly/shimmery and super sweet. I thought she was going to say La Vie Est Belle when I asked her what the perfume was. But this has a smooth creaminess to it. I could smell it from two arm lengths away, and it was pretty soft and pleasant. She must have applied cautiously. I know that if she added even half a spray more, it would have turned into a headache inducer. I also know that if I wore it personally, I would have gotten a headache. Beautiful on her though!

Apr
06
2016
Gino Chi
Gino Chi

The perfect word for this fragrance is CELESTIAL. It definitely transcends the norms of a typical women's perfume. I am a man, but I am enjoying the masculine junction of this masterpiece. There is something magical about this, too. Whenever I delve my nostrils onto it and inhale it, the top notes initially and monstrously fill my senses; however, as the scent lingers inside my nose, the scent abruptly changes (like it evolves into something really sexy). It is sad that this magical fragrance is very rare in the Philippines. I would have to visit major cities to procure it. Luckily, I met a good online seller from Manila (the capital city of the Philippines) and got the 100 ml EDP Rising Star Refillable bottle. I am planning to buy the cute 25 ml shooting star, too! People who loathe this surely have dysfunctional 1st cranial nerve (olfactory nerve).

Apr
02
2016
NYCgirl
NYCgirl

Angel is growing on me. It has such a reputation for seduction and I can almost see why. But I don't catch much vanilla - the patchouli crowds it out.

Mar
29
2016
Labaloo
Labaloo

I love coming here to read the reviews of Angel- it's so entertaining to see how this incredibly-complex and ground-breaking fragrance is still drawing such strong reactions from people 24 years after its release! I don't wear it often, but I adore it- I smell different notes/facets of it upon every wearing- it's like a never-ending dream...

Mar
28
2016
jenny_sokols
jenny_sokols

I want it sooo bad. It'such a sexy patchouli - vanilla scent.

Mar
28
2016
Marina_22
Marina_22

I thought that it would never happen, but yesterday I smelled it in a store and I loved it. I brought a sample with me and I'm testing it and it is so weird, so different from every thing I have. I don't know if I am getting used to patchouli, but in here I find it very pleasant. As a lot of people says, it is a love it or hate it.

Mar
27
2016
Cauda Pavonis
Cauda Pavonis

This is going to be a short review but I just picked up one of those 7 ml stick minis from Sephora where I'd gone in on a sample hunt. I bought it on a whim since I've been wanting to try it and sprayed it on the back of my forearm. It's on it's dry down now but it's the strangest dry down I may have smelled; it's sweet in a gourmand way, but beneath the sweetness is an odd sweaty smell. I swear, it smells like your skin after a long day at the beach, with a mixture of clean sweat with the plastic-y smell of suntan lotion. Like I said, odd.

Mar
25
2016
allyball
allyball

My boyfriend got me this over the weekend for my birthday, knowing nothing about it, just that I love perfume and this one was expensive. I've never tried this or even smelled it until Saturday.
OK so I sprayed one wrist, and touched it to my other wrist, that's it. One spray. This stuff is STRONG. Seriously powerful. Within a few minutes I noticed it smelled kind of.... Sweaty almost? Like little kid sweat. I was freaking out, because I had my birthday dinner to go to and was an idiot for blindly trying this not knowing if it'd be gross on me when I had somewhere to be. LUCKILY, after about half an hour, it changed into a totally different smell. Patchouli loves me, so that was really front and center on my skin. It was also really sweet, and I felt edible and expensive. One spray of this lasted into the next day, so I'd advise going easy on it, as other people could definitely smell it on me for the entire night. I'm glad that story ended well for me but I can see why it would throw some people off, for sure.

Mar
22
2016
Maia_Sultana
Maia_Sultana

Originally, I hated the way this perfume smelled on me. I could never wear it especially on my neck because it would just smell terrible. However, I have within the last six months discovered I am diabetic. Once I had my sugars in control and changed the way I eat, this fragrance smells like heaven on me. Out of all the perfumes I have, this is the only one I want to wear. It's funny how body chemistry works.

Mar
22
2016
JenniferRH
JenniferRH

This perfume seemed to be very popular so I wanted to go and sample it and I can't believe how bad it smelled! I tried to keep my arm as far away from my face as possible and I had to roll my window down in my car until I got home and as soon as I got home I hurried to the bathroom to wash it off right away! I think that this is probably the worst perfume that I have ever smelled! I am sorry to all of the people out there that love this perfume! Maybe it's just my skin. I just had to write how I feel about it.

Mar
19
2016
Sailor Pluto
Sailor Pluto

I really wanted to love this one! But I couldn't stand it on my skin, my Watch still smells like it 2 weeks later and I dislike it a lot :( I think the patchouli just doesn't agree with me!

Mar
18
2016
Renata tang
Renata tang

Why people hate it? This smells divine and "upper class". Just don't spray over 4 times, my opinion.

Mar
18
2016
Ggshoe
Ggshoe

,The key to success with this perfume is chemistry. It is a complex fragrance but if your body chemistry is aligned with the perfume stars this is a magical one! ...it's been my signature scent since it came out and very few guess is Angel because on my skin the best of it comes alive. Very sprovocative, sensual, I've always get many compliment and questions about my perfume. Love.

Mar
15
2016
antigone26
antigone26

Warm, spicy, ethereal scent. Have a decant of it and love it - looking to buy a full bottle. I did dislike it at first but it's really grown on me, it's just so complex and gorgeous. Sillage is intense - just the way I like it.

Mar
15
2016
MrBumblepants
MrBumblepants

Tried a decant of this and not a fan of it. Way too strong for me and just didn't like the scent in general. Mainly because I didn't get many of the notes that are listed or what everyone else seems to get. Maybe if I did I'd like it better. But a pass for me. Very funky smelling on my skin.

Mar
14
2016
elena.kurlaviciute
elena.kurlaviciute

Oh, the Angel. There is probably just one perfect word to describe it - fabulous. It was the first perfume I ever used when I was just a little teenager. I used to spray it on myself in secret from my mom, because I knew she just loves the Angel and I believed that she wouldn't like to share :))) I actually was right - now it's a perfect gift for my mom, and just for her this time (I can have my own bottle, in secret) :) I adore this perfume - it reminds me of cotton candy!

Mar
11
2016
yorkiecami
yorkiecami

I love reading about fragrances and hunting down new perfumes - it's the excitement of finding a new treasure, and a scent that will bring out a different side of my personality. Every perfumista knows that. I never believed in finding perfume nirvana - being happy with just one scent?? Why would anybody ever want to do that when there's so much out there to explore?

Then I tried Angel. It blows my mind, because when I wear it, I am content - I do not need anything else. All the precious bottles of perfume sitting on my vanity (taking over my vanity) could disappear and it wouldn't be the end of the world as long as I still had Angel. … How can I even be writing this? Before experiencing Mugler, this would have been absolute blasphemy in my world.

I have to admit I did try it on when it first came out - and to my inexperienced nose, it was a scrubber. I never let it develop past the "B.O." phase and completely missed out on its beauty. 20 years later, I know better: yes, the first 20 minutes may be a bit over the top, but the dry down is absolute magic.

Angel is a Cinderella in witch clothes: flirt with her long enough and the ugly, mean clothes disguising her enchanting soul will fall off, leaving you mesmerized. That's with one spritz. Any more than that and she'll turn into a fiery dragon ready to eat you (and everyone around you) alive.

Mar
10
2016
cinsot
cinsot

Oh hagertygal, you've made my day!

I'm a forty-nine year old woman with a penchant for Angel and the aroma emanating from my menopausal body when adorned in this enigmatic wildebeest is an unstoppable bouquet of "old lady" sexy-time reek. Its maturity is disturbingly confounding to some admirers when experienced in close proximity.

Thanks for making me smile :)

Mar
09
2016
hagertygal
hagertygal

I wore this in 1992 when it first came out, way before it became the go-to scent for every other woman on the street. Was it groundbreaking? Yes. Would I wear it now? NO! If I am going to wear a "signature scent," I want it to be something that the world hasn't already smelled ten times in a single day. I never got much of the patchouli. Instead, I got the scent of pine needles, mixed with cotton candy. Honestly, I find it a bit immature for anyone over 30.

Mar
08
2016
bellekala
bellekala

The fragrance starts as a very strong patchouli smell, which I do not care for.

Then, it develops into that, musky, almost B.O smell. The smell is not bad, it's like a nice, natural B.O (but I'd rather not smell like this in public, you know?).

After a while, when the fragrance fully develops, the scent becomes gourmand. It's a warm, sweet, and rather pleasant.

Take this information as you will. Personally, I probably won't be wearing this when I'm going out, because of the time it takes to develop into the scent that I want.

However, I am currently saturating myself while I'm at home, since the the second "B.O" stage is an interesting scent that I am (surprisingly) enjoying -- and the final stage is absolutely delicious.

Mar
08
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

DEMON BY THIERRY MUGLER

I took a while to warm up to this fragrance. I do prefer this scent to Alien. I have no interest investing in the Thierry Mugler line but I have worn something which you can say is within the same gourmand-crazy florals-patchouli as this scent - Tom Ford's Black Orchid. This is a gourmand fragrance of caramel and chocolate but spiced up with patchouli. All kinds of incongruous scents keep throwing up: chocolate citrus vanilla, jasmine, caramel, cotton candy, lily of the valley, orchid, patchouli, coconut.. And they do not seem to follow the perfume pyramid to my nose they're not one linear scents but they do have a mind of their own and waft up in the air whenever they feel like it. This is a fragrance that wears like you've layered more than one fragrance atop the other and then wore it as one perfume. It's considered one of the first classic gourmands because for it's time it was unusual to have cotton candy caramel berries and vanilla in a perfume. There is also very little in the floral department except some noticeable orchid and lily of the valley which is more green than floral powdery or sweet. This is a patchouli bomb as well. It's warm because of the honey and that makes me realize that this scent won't be to everyone's skin what it was to mine. The scent blooms better in colder winter months and or in late autumn. The fragrance is too overwhelming and gross in hot months during summer. I also think that this does not wear like an angel. It's a demon. But I can live with this demon.

Mar
08
2016
witchbaby777
witchbaby777

So many of my coworkers adore this fragrance yet I find it revolting. Not one thing about it smells good to me... Like rotten chocolate in the grass. Yuck. The Eau Sucree is, however, tolerable.

Mar
06
2016
Madrona
Madrona

I have taken my time in smelling Angel on my skin and while the dirty hippie patchouli bomb takes some time to get over, it is quite rewarding when the gourmand notes start coming through. I can believe that it caused quite the stir back in 1992. I seem to prefer the EdP over the EdT but I still haven't decided whether to get a bottle when my sample runs out.

Mar
06
2016
Sasco
Sasco

If my body odour smelled this good, I'd never shower again.

Heavenly stuff. I tried the EDT last year (it was the only one they had out on display), because I, being a novice, had mistakenly assumed it was identical to the original but perhaps not as strong. I remember a blast of menthol and warm, wet earth. Not unpleasant, a little masculine - I just didn't 'get' it.

I received my sample of the EDP today. The first twenty minutes is dark greenery - and I usually shy away from green notes - but there's a moist warmth here that makes it more tolerable. And then, the heart of Angel opens up and BOOOMMM.......

I tend to favour perfumes that are polar opposites really; on the one hand, I enjoy tooth achingly sweet scents (Pink Sugar is a favourite), and on the other, I have a passion for rich, warm spicy stuff, like Tabu and my new friend, Youth Dew. Angel falls somewhere in the middle. This is rich, sweet incense, dense, dirty patch and the darkest of dark chocolate. It's glorious. I f*#!ing love it. Saving up for a full bottle as of now.

What a beauty. If I had a tail, I'd have wagged it right off.

Mar
03
2016
loonad
loonad

now this is one perfume that i never understood until i got pregnant.i had a 1ml sample sitting in a pile since september and tried this on my skin last sunday. warm dark chocolate on the same day and incensy patchouli on the next day. much as i admire the craftmanship, i'm not sure i'll ever buy a full bottle of this.

Mar
02
2016
Beckylynn8881
Beckylynn8881

Out of all the perfumes in my extremely abundant perfume collection, one that includes sugary sweet ones such as Britney Spears Fantasy, Paris Hilton Can Can and Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, THIS is actually my 7-year-old daughter's favorite. I personally love Angel, but I would never expect a young girl to love it as much as she does! You think it would be too strong for her but nope! She's begging me to let her wear it to school tomorrow lol

Feb
28
2016
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

Wearing again. Smells repulsive. Like rotting fruits. And again, the sillage is half what it was originally. It's making me feel ill right now. Think I might avoid for a while. Longevity lasts through till the next day... but it's just, different, y'know? Not as strong... & I can't describe it. Though I can tell you it smells drastically different depending on how you're feeling. I.e. I have been unwell today & it's sickly sweet & vomit inducing. Washing it off. :( this differs wildly from my previous reviews

Feb
28
2016
kellymi
kellymi

A spritz on my wrist:

Lovely, creamy vanilla and perfumed patchouli -at first.

Then, right before my very nose, funky sock on a bedroom floor. A plum left on a hot windowsill too long. This over-ripe smell dominates on me.

So, I figured out why this fragrance is so polarizing, those who have the chemistry carry that first spray throughout, the rest of us get the "What the hell just happened?" effect.

Feb
26
2016
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

So I'm wearing this today. And while it is lovely, it just doesn't project like I remember it used to. I remember this stuff being so potent that a spray would make me dizzy. The initial blast used to be so thick & potent, it would stay that way for the first half hour or so, and then the heart (my favourite phase) would bloom for a few hours. Now when I spray it, it has your average heavy sillage (not the legendary stuff I remember), and the heart opens more quickly. I still love it, and idk whether I prefer the current formula or whether I'm left feeling a little let down.

P.S. am pretty sure there is a salt note in there somewhere that some might misinterpret as sweat

PPS tried it again on my wrist. It definitely is not the same, it's just so much lighter and doesn't have that thick overpowering treacle like opening. it's Angel without the oomph. And this would have happened in the last few years too because I remember my sister's bottle bought probably about 5 years ago was still the potent stuff

Feb
25
2016
Honey Del Rey
Honey Del Rey

On my skin it does not fix, can anyone give me any tips? It lasts up to 5 hours and then is very soft, I bought mine at Sephora.

Feb
23
2016
Renata tang
Renata tang

I am so afraid to use it in class, just one spray last for a day, I think more than 2 sprays can knock someone out, seriously a punch on the face.

Feb
23
2016
SuzanneS
SuzanneS

Oh Angel, I rember buying you at your launch at Imagnin in San Francisco. It was the first time as a young girl in my 20s making decent money, I paid close to $200 for the original big crystal star.

It was the most sexy magical thing I had experienced next to growing up on my mothers opium. Men and women stopped me regularly loving it and wondering what it was.

It was and still is beautiful in the original formulation. Fast forward 24 years and the regulations. Its fared better than most, the spirit is there but the magic is gone. I still love it but the current formulation doesn't mix as well on my skin as it used to.

I'm wondering if that's where it became polarizing. Its the bar where all other gourmands are compared to. If Angel loves you its the most warm , caramel comforting scent.

Thierry Mugler is a scent house I will always return to because of the day in 1992. He made something iconic that few perfume houses have achieved.

Feb
22
2016
Summer4Life
Summer4Life

On a teacher of mine this smells like chocolate and caramel, quite creamy and rich. Simply delightful.
On my skin though, what I get is sweet peach and a hint caramel, amongst some other fruits. While it still smells good, I'd much prefer to get that chocolaty scent :/

Anyway, If I owned this I'd wear it in the spring, since it smells so fruity and light on me.

PS: Yes, I'm talking about the EDP.

Feb
22
2016
Carah
Carah

I don't know what happened...to me or to this perfume, I really hope its just me... I used to love this perfume. Remember once in the tram, I was wearing Angel, some lads walked in and they were like: what's this smell, is it ice-cream, no chocolate, no pina-colada. And I did smell exactly same things. But now everyone's response is like: what the hell is this, urgh this makes me gag, who is wearing this c**p? Whatever Clarins did to this initially beautiful perfume is a crime in my book.

Feb
18
2016
Carah
Carah

I don't know what happened...to me or to this perfume, I really hope its just me... I used to love this perfume. Remember once in the tram, I was wearing Angel, some lads walked in and they were like: what's this smell, is it ice-cream, no chocolate, no pina-colada. And I did smell exactly same things. But now everyone's response is like: what the hell is this, urgh this makes me gag, who is wearing this c**p? Whatever Clarins did to this initially beautiful perfume is a crime in my book.

Feb
18
2016
hedward
hedward

- Pheromonic -

Everything about the scent has been said already. The patchouli in this is the most perfect note I've ever encountered - it literally smells like the human equivalent of pheromones to me. I fell in love with Angel way back when I was a young boy, propably of age 8. One day after school I visited a classmate of mine and his mother was wearing Angel.. oh boy was I intoxicated!! Being near her made me feel loved and safe.. Every chance I got I spent around her! Later as I grew up I realised it was her scent that made me feel this way.

Today, still no other compares to the power of Angel despite the thousands of scents I've encountered thereafter. To me this was the start of it all - the journey to finding myself and the wonders of giving and receiving love. This very scent has defined my life even more than many people ever have and ever will. Angel makes me feel alive and awake - it's almost works as a spiritual bridge to my inner self. It's a companion for life.

Terrifyingly strong, irresistibly delicious, incomprehensibly alluring... Retro, yet so futuristic. One of the truly few masterpieces. Angel forever.

If this fragrance was a song it would be:
Moderat - Berlin

Feb
17
2016
Zackkcaz
Zackkcaz

This is a champion, the full package!!! Love it or hate it u will respect it. It stings like a bee and float like a feather an amusement park for ur nose! Worth the high price!

Feb
16
2016
zyby
zyby

When ANGEL first became popular, I thought it was amazing and unlike anything else. It was also very expensive, so I purchased the smallest bottle available. My husband liked it too and promised to buy me the large bottle for my birthday which was several months away. By the time my birthday rolled around, we were both tired of Angel and he bought me something else. And that, for me, is ANGEL in a nutshell: I like it, but I get tired of it. As a result, I'm still using that same little bottle I bought so many years ago. On the other hand, if I ever do use it up, I'll want to buy another one.

Feb
15
2016
dlci
dlci

Wow, so many mixed reviews. I was thinking of buying this blind since i couldn't find any store selling this for me to test. Good thing I didn't because today I did find a store and tried this. One heavy spray on my arm.

Patchouli is strong in this one. The top notes are too earthy, like herbs. In fact it smelled like the rosemary and thyme from the gravy we just had for dinner. Very strong sillage. I waited a couple of hours and I did smell that chocolate scent everyone was talking about.

Unfortunately, there are other much better scents that has a similar dry down without the green earthy top notes. In all fairness I do not hate it and do not smell the BO, body fluid etc scents that some had commented about. It didn't last long either probably 4 hours or so, scent was gone by the time I was home.

I really wanted to like this but sorry not for me.

Feb
14
2016
Awater01
Awater01

From reading a lot of the reviews, I can imagine that this hits the pheramone receptors which is different for everyone. Patchouli must be the human equivalent of catnip. Not all cats go nuts over it. To me the patch in this is almost menthol fresh and eye watering strong. I thought I might be able to pull this off since I get such a buzz from La Nuit Tresor, but this is just headache inducing. It also lasted for ages despite vigously washing it off.

Feb
13
2016
seanjs
seanjs

There is a constant idea of polarity about Angel, which is totally understandable.

When I first smelled Angel, I found the scent absolutely repulsive. The smell was so overpowering and strong, borderline B.O, that I came down with a headache and could not get the smell out of my nose till i found the nearest jar of coffee beans.

The second time caused the exact same reaction from the first. It boggled me as to how iconic this fragrance was because I thought it was absolutely disgusting.

Three months down the track, I found myself just thinking of Angel again, still questioning why people loved it so much. So when I purchased a bottle of Alien, i also ordered a mini tester of Angel, I was just so enthralled with the fragrance at this point.
When I got my tester i had a third sniff and it wasn't great, but it smelled better than the other two times i smelled Angel. But as time progressed, wearing the scent on my wrist, I found myself to be COMPLETELY in love with Angel. There is something so different, diverse and even fresh about this scent.

It satisfies every palette of smell available, to earthy, sweet, fruity and even floral.

Angel is something that grows on the individual, it's not something you instantly fall in love with. But if you have smelled it once and are repulsed, i urge you to smell it a couple more times and you will find yourself just as in love as i am with the fragrance.

Feb
12
2016
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

This is my second review on Angel. As I am able to appreciate more patchouli and gourmands in my fragrance obsession, I am eager to try out and revisit new and old fragrances.

Out of all the fragrances, Angel is the one that haunts me the most. Angel is everywhere I go, somewhere in the background staring me down and beckoning me to keep try it again and again. Truly like an Angel, but not of purity and innocence. I cant tell if I am liking more patchouli or actually appreciating Angel's weird composition, but I am starting not to hate it, I think im starting to like it and I need it.

I now like the sweaty and dank patchouli, mixed in with all things delightfully sweet like candy, cocoa, coconut, berries. This is what pure sin smells like! Revolting yet delicious and addicting. How sarcastically appropriate from a fragrance named Angel. There is something even sensual and even cuddle like about this. I will agree with Angel being like "melted candy bars" stated from another review I read; I will add the melted candy bars to being poured over someones body who just had a hard workout session. Complex and the longevity is outstanding, when sprayed I don't think will ever come off until you shower it off.

Angel is polarizing, a love or hate scent, but the line between love and hate is very fine. Before you know it, Angel has you wrapped up in Stockholm Syndrome and you end up favoring your captor and falling madly in love. I now understand why many people like this perfume so much and even made me a converter. Give this fragrance some time, you will end up loving this!

Feb
12
2016
Jurisprude
Jurisprude

I like this perfume. It's a good quality perfume and it smells a bit like Black Opium to my nose anyway. I think it classy and understated. Men seem to like it. It's a compliment getter. So there are many reasons for you to buy it. It's a nice perfume indeed.

Feb
06
2016
hellomynameisgiles
hellomynameisgiles

I know everyone smells things differently, but ALL I get from this fragrance is straight honey and patchouli... ew

Feb
05
2016
Nuitdenoel
Nuitdenoel

I had Angel and I hated it. Nicole Kidman talked of smelling chocolate, but all it I could smell was cigarettes in a cigarette carton. It translated on my skin as Marlboro 100s in the pack.

THEN, something happened.

I began to crave, I'm talking about waking up in the middle of the night, wanting that weird combination of whisky and cigarettes. Now, I cannot be without it. I can smell all the individual notes, and it is just the most unique smell in the world. I still do not smell chocolate, though it definitely goes through that cotton-candy phase. I don't think it smells sweet at all; the patchouli does a marvelous job of balancing everything out.

On an interesting side note, my husband thinks it smells exactly like raw honey, from start to finish, so everyone interprets it differently. He hates Aromatics Elixir (my signature and go-to) but loves Angel.

The long and short of it is, I now love Angel.

Feb
05
2016
ms.keetin
ms.keetin

The only perfume that upon testing on my skin gave me really painful headache and made me vomit twice. My husband had to take extra care of me even though he too himself was nauseous.

Feb
04
2016
eli.78
eli.78

I wish I understood more about interaction between skin and fragrance. On me,there's no hint of caramel or fairy floss. My skin is only projecting a weird thick grey/blue fog of rockmelon, and blackberry - sickening (patchouli?), heavy. I clearly can't wear it, but feel compelled to make it work. . . sigh. Just not happening

Feb
03
2016
wallywinthrop
wallywinthrop

It is very true that this fragrance is polarizing and you will love it or hate it. I HATED this for so many years and could not stand it, and its popularity was an absolute mystery to me. Then I began to edge closer to it, starting with samples, a travel spray here and there. I didn't understand it, but I began to enjoy its weirdness. When I stopped being afraid of its potency and wore it out, I fell in love with the chocolatey gourmand dry down - and strangely enough, I have gotten more compliments on this than anything else I wear. Now I adore it, and can't get enough.

The picture this evokes for me is a group of hippies who, after a long day of hiking, went home, each took a hot shower and applied some fresh patchouli oil, and are now sitting in the living room smoking various herbs while sharing a big box of gourmet chocolates from France with each other. The fire is blazing in the fireplace, and the smell of slightly melted chocolate fills the air and combines with everything else.

Addictive. And the bottles are gorgeous!!

Feb
02
2016
Miffy8900
Miffy8900

I got this about 10 years ago, in my late teens (mainly because of the cute bottle and that it was a bargain) but I was too young to really pull it off. I was so aware of wearing it when I had it on, and felt like it wasn't appropriate to wear to school.

I saw it today in a fancy perfume store and gave it a try. Very VERY heavy in the beginning. I can't really tell what I it is - it is like a weird combo of pretty much everything. But in the best way possible. It dries down to become a dirty, sweaty (in a sexy, skinlike way) dry chocolaty caramel fruit (not sure which fruit I actually smell) with lots of honey and sugar. It is very over the top but at the same time feels very luxurious with all the beautiful scents combined. It is the original gourmand - but not in the typical foody vanilla way. I love how it is indulging in ALL kinds of sweet and delicious gourmands, as a wonderfull alternative to all the 'fresh clean citrus'-fragrances out there - and especially from the 90's when this baby was born.

The bottle is a bit weird, but cute and somehow it fits the scent perfectly.

I really love this fragrance - I guess I just have to grow into it as I became older. I will buy it tomorrow. I can definetely see this becomming my signature fragrance. So unique, so different. I am in love :)

Jan
30
2016
jovejove
jovejove

I wore this for the past 3 years and loved it. The past month, I discovered Black Opium from YSL and really enjoyed the high it gave me, but soon was missing my Angel. I went to spray myself like I normally would (two sprits), but all of a sudden I felt this huge cloud of cloying, overwhelming power in my nose. I couldn't handle it! I had to change, but even still, I could smell it on me. I felt like, "this is what a lot of people must feel like when they are around me". I think I'm giving up Angel for good unfortunately. It's too much. Even a little is too much :( I hope I can come back to this in the future, but trying it with a fresh nose like that, I felt like I was drowning in perfume. Guess I'll have to find another signature scent now, ugh.

Jan
26
2016
amywamywoo
amywamywoo

Chemistry is definitely key with this scent, when it works, it works! It's quite beautiful.

However, I just don't have the patience for it at all, some days the patchouli blast was gone within 30mins leaving behind sweet chocolate fluff (that lasted all day), then other times that earthy patchouli didn't waver one bit.
Very annoying, I want that chocolate fluff everytime I wear it.

Jan
26
2016
Sheida.m.m
Sheida.m.m

I first smelled this unique perfume 5 years ago and I remember I said to myself: woow what is this? I was shocked at how potent this was ...
now after 5 years I bought a 100 ml of this perfume and let me describe it;
First I smell A mixture of herbs maybe because of mandarin and bergamot buuuut its not icy herbal cheap smell ,definitly not,Its like the start point of Gurlaine Homme Instant;bitter but chic!
After half an hour I surely smell chocolate so lovely and elegant but the most beautiful part is the drydown sweet but not candy sweet
The sillage is good but not huuuge and it lasts a long time
I love this perfume ,its unique,its not something that will win every ones heart and thats the best part about it,afterall I dont want to smell like hundreds of people

Jan
23
2016
lord montifer
lord montifer

I bought this first when it was launched in 1992. It smelt wonderful on others but once I tried my shiny blue bottle on myself the initial stench made me feel sick. I scrubbed it off and gave it away.
I avoided it like the plague till the Christmas before last when it was being heavily promoted in department stores. Tried it with the same result, had to wash my coat and still the smell was there! Tried it with hubby expecting violent dislike but he liked it to my shock! I too was intrigued by the scent and didn't scrub this time. Still didn't like the opening but was treated to the most divine drydown.
I bought a small bottle cheap off Ebay, to get to know Angel a bit more. Every time I wear her I love her more. The opening is still a bit of a hot mess (in a good way) but this seems to settle and meld with my skin quicker the longer I use her.The patchouli chocolate is heaven.
This has been quietly moving up my favourites and now has taken over as my signature. Funny, I never would have believed that would happen on that fateful day in 1992!

Jan
20
2016
letoilenoire
letoilenoire

I had this in college. Can't believe I wore it to lecture. On me this is a literal stink bomb. I walk in a room and everyone knows I'm there if I have this on, and it's not in a good way. Like in a "who didn't put on deodorant" way. I should love it, with the hodgepodge of coco, patchouli, cotton candy- but just no. I have smelled it on some that make me want to go out and buy it again, but when I spray it on me it just smells like rancid BO. This is a body chemistry thing I am sure, and angel and I were just not meant to be. I even bought a sample of taste of angel on ebay with hopes that the bitter cocoa accentuation would help and I was wrong. Still got the BO vibe on me and got to scrubbing. The BF walked in during this trial and simply said "dear god what is that smell?" nose scrunch and all.

I do think it's a good perfume, it gets people talking. They didn't hold back designing it and didn't play it safe, which is more than can be said for a lot of perfumes today. It's just not for everyone. I have respect for angel and those who can wear it, but don't ever, ever think of blind buying this. Also, even if it smells lovely on you in general I find this is a scent that in daytime should not be overused or used if in close quarters (lecture halls during an exam- sure way to make some enemies).

Jan
19
2016
tabitha106
tabitha106

Over the Holiday's, after shopping for everyone under the sun, I decided to purchase a gift for me, ha! As I pondered over the fragrance counters, sampling and sniffing, a nice lady suggested I try Angel. I know it's not New, but for some reason I've overlooked it all these years in my constant breeze of Chanel. So I purchased the very smallest star-shaped bottle of this blue delight. Oh, how I LOVE it!! Very different from any other "gourmand" scent I've tried--very nicely done. It's both soft and utterly feminine but also sexy with it's vanilla, musk and cotton candy! On my skin the mixture of berries, vanilla and citrus notes leaves a veil of sandalwood scent. Most fragrances today that use food aka "gourmand" really tend to over-do the caramel and they end up being too warm. This fragrance however, is very nicely balanced and the chocolate notes are never overwhelming but rather enticing. Also, the dry down is Divine!!! Angel is both fresh and sexy bad girl--but still a lady! And for me, it's new! Okay I love it, but know everyone is different...Oh...and the Hubs likes it too! It will remain in my collection~

Jan
19
2016
Fragrant Desert
Fragrant Desert

1992?! That's almost 25 years ago! That's not long after White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor. Am I reading that right? Not so much a review as a commentary. This is one everyone who loves perfume must smell and try. I found it quite elegant and thought it would be some sort of scent monster. Now I see why floral fruity gourmand has dominated for so many years. But, hey! Y'all? None of you have come close to the harmony of sweets here. This is an Oriental Vanilla .. doesn't even get listed as a gourmand and yet is the best gourmand I've smelled By Far. Personally, I disliked the bottle. Hard to handle and the cap was even harder to put back. Sort of pokey. Why would an angel want to hurt me? Besides, it should be called 'Star' shaped like that. Like it or not, this one changed the game to what it is now for all I can tell. The big, bold scents of the 80's did Not go away ~ the types of notes simply changed to caramel and chocolate.

Jan
19
2016
faith.roth
faith.roth

Very nice. I love Alien and I like Angel. However, make sure that if you're testing it for the first time, NEVER test it on paper. The first time I tested this, it was on a paper strip and it smelled horrid. Like rotten fruit in a garbage can on a hot Summer day. Needless to say, I hated it. But then I received a sample of Angel with a purchase. I decided to give it another chance and sprayed some on my wrist. The initial scent was strong but the magic is COMPLETELY in the dry down. It smells so amazing on my skin. It's really sweet, but not in the overly cloying way. Slightly powdery, but not too much so. I really like it. The only reason I don't love it is because it isn't very unique. I know I've smelled this kind of scent a million times in my lifetime.

Jan
17
2016
Mandalila
Mandalila

This is an absolutely beautiful scent. Upon first spritz on my arm I smell..sweaty ball sack and aftershave with a burst of sour berries. Dry down - beautiful heavenly scent. Musky, sweet and a little bit powdery. On me the cacao and cotton candy are the heaviest notes. The patchouli disappears on my skin (yay). But yeah, once you get past the ball sack stage this is a truly beautiful and intoxicating perfume. It smells very 90's too…which is an added bonus.

Jan
17
2016
mona1
mona1

I am just amazed how people are obsessed with trying Angel it's sort of challenge Lol. But for me it was always just warm musky vanilla scent, suitable for fancy occasions. I find Obsession or Black Orchid more scratchy. Of course, Angel is warm scent and it doesn't match that overly popular need "to smell sweet but fresh". I still think it gravitates more towards masculine perfumery than feminine. Think about it like boyfriends cologne for clubbing and dose accurately.
I say it because Angel is easy to overdose for those who like it. My nose stops feeling it after 2 days. Then I spray it more and feel it less. I guess I go out like a proud powerful vanilla bomb. So sorry.

Jan
17
2016
tummytingle
tummytingle

After reading reviews, I finally had to try Angel for myself. I love it, but it didn't smell like anything I had imagined. For the first 30 minutes it smells like .. hay. burning hay. so smokey and dry I cannot bring my wrist to my nose without wanting to cough! After a bit the burning and hay odor vanishes and it becomes pure chocolate and caramel on me. I will smell like a cozy brownie for hours! Eventually a little bit of the fire and hay makes itself known, but its soft now and doesn't overpower the sweetness. Bonus, my husband and everyone who has been around me when I wore it loved it too. I was told I smelled delicious.

Jan
16
2016
lemonzest
lemonzest

VioletNoir really said it best in her last paragraph: it does smell like someone ate the ingredients and then hurled. I keep looking over the notes, hoping to find what went wrong here, like a forensic analyst at a crime scene.
Angel opens tolerably. For the first few minutes the sweetness and vanilla notes set you up to hope for something great. After all, this is a work of art, a milestone, a Great Perfume. Ten minutes in, a Play-Doh vibe wafts up. You wait, expecting that to dry off, remembering how complex this is, how deliberately contradictory it was designed to be. But as time passes the miasma develops. Within 30 minutes it's baby wipes, then used baby wipes, then just nausea. Not nemesis, just emesis.
Don't hate this review, Angel devotees. Maybe it works for you. Cantaloupe usually kills things for me, but this was exceptionally foul.
I tested this at Ulta; it's not an old bottle or knock off.
Best advice: Try first! Remember, angels are not always holy.

Jan
16
2016
Anne00
Anne00

Well, the funniest thing happenend to my today. But let's start at the beginning.
It's a long story, I can almost write a book about it, but I have to tell it to understand what happenend today. :-D

I will always remember the first time I smelled Angel. It was at the end of the 90's and I had never smelled something like that before, though I'm a perfume-addict ;-) since I was a young teen.
It was love at first smell and I became a die hard fan. I bought the refillable star and after that the entire bath line: the bodylotion, the deo and even the hairmist. It became my signature scent and I'd never ever had so many compliments on any other perfume.
Really, it was like a magic poison! :-D
I mean: I still got and get compliments on other perfumes, but most of the time, that happened/happens whilst talking to someone I know.
When I was wearing Angel though, strange men stopped me to tell me how good I smelled.

The funny thing is: to or on me Angel never had this sickening sweetness so many people are talking about. No candy floss at all! After finding out that it was the Gourmand of the Gourmands, I even spent several times, trying to find the chocolate and other candy-notes. . I couldn't find them, nor could I really describe which exact notes my body chemistry got out of it.
Until one day at a concert. I was standing in the crowd when a guy suddenly said: "Who's wearing a sophisticated variaton on patchouli?"
I turned to that boy and asked him if he disliked it. His answer:" No, not at all! It's like patchouli but waaaay better and much more sophisticated, it really intrigues me, what is it?!"
So apparantly, it was the patchouli who reacted well to my body chemistry.

But then one of my best friends started to wear Angel. I didn't really liked that, as it was my signature sent and I think it's a little bit ridiculous when you go out together and smell the same.
But most of all: for the first time I noticed some notes in Angel, I didn't like.
I thought it was because she really marinated herself in it.
Cause one thing's for sure: never ever, under any circumstances, do that with this scent! I already figgered that from the very start. For example: when using the body lotion, you only need 1 or 2 (very) light sprays. There's no need to layer here!

Meanwhile, Mugler had launched the other Angels: Eau de Star, Innocent and the purple and pink one (from the market now). I started to like them more and again, they worked very well on me.
For example: one day, at the super market, when I was wearing Angel Innocent, a guy came to ask what scent I was wearing cause I just passed him and his girlfriend and the girl really loved my perfume. So, without her knowing, he came to ask me what it was so he could buy it for her. That's even sweeter than Angel, isn't it? ;-)

But then the Angels variatons were taken of the market. I went back to the original one and suddenly it happenend: I didn't like it anymore.
And the more I smelled it on my friend, who was still a big fan, the more I started to dislike it until I really couldn't stand it anymore.
I knew it smelled different on her and it wasn't nice. But even when I wore it, I disliked it.
So was it my friends' fault? Was it an overload through the years? Had my body chemistry changed? Or all those things togther?

However, that never happenend to me before! Your taste can devolope and sometimes, you just get sick of a scent. But that doesn't mean you hate it.

But Angel really is the Marmite among the perfumes: you either love it or hate it and to my utterly suprise, I became a member of that last club. I mean, how's it possible that a scent that surrounded you for so many years, suddenly becomes something you can't stand anymore?
I could still reconise Angel out of a 100 scents. But every time I smelled it on someone, I had to retain myself from yelling: "Wash it off, throw it away, it doesn't work on you!" ;-)

Today, without noticing it, I tested some Angel on my wrist again. I simply mistaked 2 samples. I tested another perfume on my other wrist, so at first I wasn't really paying attention to (what appeared to be) the Angel because I liked the scent on my other wrist and was busy sniffing it. :-)
I left the shop and smelled my other wrist after a while. I'd only sprayed a tiny drizzle.
I couldn't stop sniffing, thinking: there's something in it I like...but it's a tricky one...it appeals to me but at the same time, it is something that can go very wrong...it's intriguing...I sniffed and sniffed...Again: it was a tiny drizzle...
And then: bam!!! OMG!!! It's Angel!!!

It's been 10 years since I've last used Angel.
Apparently, something about it still appeals to me. Or one of my braincells might have woken up and got totally excited about the scent that had given me so much joy before it became a closed chapter?

Anyway, I bought it. In an air of lunacy and nostalgia or something like that.
Sprayed it on...was in doubt all the way home...
Washed it off one hour later. I was confused!
Cause in former times, I woudln't even thought about wearing any other perfume than Angel on a night out.
Now I was like: mmm, no, wouldn't dare to wear this at a party.

But I can still smell it on my scarf and it smells good there. And I know it sticks to fabrics for ages, sometimes there's even still a hint of it after washing! So maybe I can use it as a fabric freshener? ;-)
Or perhaps I should show some guts and put it on again. Maybe my body chemistry can do that lil' trick one more time? ;-)

Summary: there's no 'in-between' with Angel. It's either love or hate. And it ALL has to do with your body chemistry. When it works, it's a magic poison, an Angel. But when it doesn't, it's a demon who might possibly urge people to call an exorcist when you're around.
Besides that, Angel will remain a revelation in the perfume world. There's still nothing like it.
Like someone already said: it is a work of art, whether you like it or not, just because of the daring mix of notes.
And if you're one of the luckey ones who can reveal the magic, remember that it's not a shy lady. It is a statement perfume pure-bred. In other words: a little goes a long way.
Over-using it seems to be a common problem among Angels-fans. And I get that, cause if this scent works for you, it can be so intriguing, you want everything to smell like that. But believe me, overload will cause the Angel's painful death. ;-)

I'll keep you updated on my re-discovery: a fabric freshener or the awaking of on old love? ;-) To be continued...

Jan
14
2016
VioletNoir
VioletNoir

I really wanted to try this because i have read the reviews over and over, some people seem to love it but lots of people hate it. I wondered how i would feel? I didnt want to miss out on this mysterious experience! I have bought lots of GREAT perfumes but i felt a special kind of excitement about trying this one. I didnt want to buy a whole bottle in case i didnt like it(bought a sample vial). I think the bottle is gorgeous though and i love the clear blue liquid. Even thought this perfume doesnt smell light blue at all. It smells plummy. I get a lot of Deep dark plum. It definitely smells different. It almost smells other-worldy, i know this sounds strange but the smell SCARES me a little! isnt that crazy? how can a perfume scare someone? Its just so different and its very energetic. I dont really know if i like it or not yet. Its a very complex changing smell almost like an entity. It smells like 3 different perfumes at once. I can understand why some people might hate this, i think i hate it a little but i like something about it. I will wear for a day or two and come back with and update.

PS OK i had to wash this off and put on heiress by Paris Hilton. I dont know if i was influenced by all those comments that said it smelled funky like genitals but wow, i think it smells worst then that. its like someone ate all the ingredients in this and then threw it up and put it in a perfume. Its really bad. I guess my nose just isnt mature enough to appreciate this. I will stick to Sweet fruity florals and simple gourmands.

Jan
14
2016
Chelsea1605
Chelsea1605

I've been basing the fact that I really wanted this on the smell radiating from a couple of my colleagues. It smells stunning on them.

Then yesterday I received a small sample and it all went downhill from there. Literally all I can smell is patchouli (which would be fine if I hadn't recently discovered that I don't actually like patchouli :o ) and something dirty.

Very upset but it looks like this just doesn't work with my chemistry :( at least Alien does!

Jan
13
2016
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

I dont know why I bother with anything but Angel and other perfumes by the master Mugler. Angel is just me.
Sublime.

Jan
12
2016
Eri1985
Eri1985

At the beginning intense and confusing. Heavy sweet as incense. When the moistened with water just beautifies but still confused ... I'm sorry I did not like...

Jan
12
2016
Ledith
Ledith

Sorry to all the Angel lovers out there but I think it smells disgusting both in the bottle and on me. It smells like body odour to me - I just can't get the smell of anything else, and I'm astounded to read that others smell fruitiness etc. Maybe it's my nose that's the problem but I just get none of that and I do normally really like fruits (particularly mandarin) and vanilla in perfume. It must be me ....

Jan
10
2016
marco_m
marco_m

Infatuating but disgusting... I could not stop smelling my wrist when I tried this for a few days because, in all honesty, it smells somewhat like unwashed genitalia. A carnal, sexual, very off-putting sweetness. It reeks of a hasty Grindr/Tinder hookup in a strangers Honda civic. That's the very essence of this toxic scent.

Jan
10
2016
American_Beauty_
American_Beauty_

Honestly? This perfume smells sickeningly sweet. Think of Halloween, and all the sweets you get. Throw in a few chemicals and a pretty bottle, and Angel is born. I was a little disappointed by this smell - I was expecting a seductive, intriguing scent and instead I got candyfloss.

Jan
09
2016
jovejove
jovejove

Some Mugler insider stuff a sales associate told me:

There's going to be a new Angel spawn called "Angel Muse". It's going to be in a silver oval shaped bottle that had a star in the middle, showing you the pink juice inside (similar to how A*Men shows you the fragrance inside). It won't be able to stand on it's own, needs a pedestal to prop it up. Launch is in March I believe.

A*Men is going to be getting a new addition to the "Pure Collection" called "Pure Tonka", emphasizing the tonka bean. Smells nice, but it makes me think that if "Armani Code Special Blend" and "Givenchy Play Intense" were to have a child, it would smell like "Pure Tonka".

Les Exceptions is going to grow again this year with another new addition, but that's all I was told, no idea as to what it's about.

Speaking of Les Exceptions, I was also told that "Over the Musk" has already been completely reformulated and has nothing to do with the original composition.

Jan
08
2016
smellagent
smellagent

has angel been reformulated and if so when did they do it? curious because I smelled it the other day and well it smelled a little different. maybe lighter?

Jan
08
2016
nordhaul
nordhaul

I TOTALLY got this when it first came out
and instantly hooked. That was over 10
years ago. Now I can't wear this. Now-
it smells like a guy. However during its'
time, this was Truly uniQue. Chocolate,
Vanilla, Caramel, just awesome. Not for
me anymore. An extraordinary, creative
perfume whose time has passed. Peace

Jan
04
2016
Blytheaar
Blytheaar

I wanted to like Angel. I don't have a problem liking fragrances that are popular, and I thought it smelled great on paper. But when I test drove it at Sephora, on me it was straight up men's shaving cream. Not rich, expensive shaving cream...Barbasol. Like I had doused myself in it. And it had staying power, so I smelled like Barabsol the rest of the day. Not a winner for me, I'm afraid.

Alien works a lot better with my body chemistry.

Dec
31
2015
rhiannafreebairn
rhiannafreebairn

Where do I begin with this fragrance? For 5 years I have loathed repeat, LOATHED this little hidden jewel. Even at the times where I hated it, I could never walk past it, every-time I was at a fragrance counter I would pick it up and smell it; even though I would give the same reaction. I even felt the same way about her rebellious younger sister 'alien', not anymore. I think now that my nose has matured and has been 'trained' to get used to the stronger scents I have begun to really appreciate this fragrance for the work of art that it is. The lasting power is great too especially if you layer it with the lotion.

Dec
31
2015
burgessec
burgessec

I want to love this perfume... I really do. I have purchased it twice... hoping that perhaps I will have different luck. I ADORE it when I smell it on other people. It draws you in like a patisserie. Gourmand, sweet, luscious.... but on me it smells like rotten fruit dipped in rancid chocolate... then you let it all sit in the sun to get gross. That is what it smells like on me- if I can paint a picture. On others it is fantastic. I love all of the the Mugler fragrances... on other people. If you tend to have a body chemistry that turns things SWEETER than they already are.. you may hate this. I tend to turn things sweet, so I often opt for less sweet scents to balance it out. This is one you must try for yourself. I was so disappointed when It didn't smell as good on me as on other women. The men's version is great though, and works well with my body chemistry... but perhaps not feminine enough to pull off on a regular basis.

Dec
29
2015
emtopaz
emtopaz

I tried to like you but you weren't having it. This smells terrible on me.

I know this is a very popular fragrance but I can't think of anything I don't want to wear more. It's like lots of random notes have been added and this is definitely not sweet for me. I don't even know what this is meant to smell of, I can't even describe how rancid this is on my skin.

You lot who like it/it smells nice on are lucky. Do you get chocolate/coconut/berries or anything pleasant from this projecting from your skin? They don't come out on me like I wish they would. Instead I think I get a load of patchouli or cassia. Shame as there are a lot of notes I like in this but can't smell them.

Dec
29
2015
petroleuse
petroleuse

I just bought a 100ml bottle of this. I am obsessed with this smell! It started off like for a lot of other people here; I tried it in a department store on a paper strip and found it to be very "body oder-ish". Just in case anybody wonders, it's the drydown that has this element. And it's strong. I found it repulsiv and delicious at the same time. Weird. I didn't dare to try it on my skin after reading all the reviews here. Imagine being in town, trying this on and reeking of crotch for the rest of the day!? So I let it be, eventually bought Tom Fords Black Orchid (which I also absolutely love), and forgot Angel. But everytime I would go to a department store that has Angel, I would strangely enough find myself with the bottle in my hand...so one day I thought f*** it and sprayed both my wrists and left. I didn't end up smelling like crotch :) I smelled like a f***ing godess.

Dec
29
2015
Estreen
Estreen

I LOVELOVELOVE this at first spray- I'm not a gourmand girl, but this is BEAUTIFUL! To my utter dismay, it develops a body-odor-ish smell during the drydown, a la Maxed Out (by 4160 Tuesdays). It's not overbearing, but I don't think I can pull it off. I suppose I will just have to stick to my other choco-patch love, Black Orchid.

Dec
28
2015
mizjay
mizjay

I went to Sephora to get my birthday gift (yes, I'm a December baby). Sephora was all out, and offered me samples of any and all perfume that I wanted. So I received not 1, but 2 vials of Angel (amongst others). I so want to like this. One of the sales people told me not to spray it on me, but spray it into the air and walk into the mist. I did that, but only on one wrist. Call me mist-catcher. I'm confused by the description "oriental vanilla." Since when does anything oriental have cotton candy in it? This is a circus of berries, chocolate, flowers, vanilla, and some musky stuff. There are aspects that I do like, just not all together, which makes me sad. Like, I like brocoli, and I like ice cream, and I like mustard, but mix them all up and no thank you, very much. This basically smells on me like an old male trapeze artist with greasy pomade hair after a galant performance. Oh the awful chemistry of mine that murders what seems to be beautiful for others. I'm positive if I were to wear this to work, my office mates would hate me for days. I need to go shower, I literally feel a headache coming on.

Dec
28
2015
pt333
pt333

Angel is probably one of the the most polarizing scents it really is all about your chemistry so you will either love it or hate it. It's weird, other worldly, mesmerizing and definitely one of a kind. I understand the nauseating comments and I think it has something to do with the way this fragrance generates its own heat which is why I think this fragrance is best suited for cool/cold environments. On my skin I get the perfect patchouli with just a hint of cacao and sweetness. I'm hooked.

Dec
28
2015
giokaal
giokaal

Sillage and longevity monster!!!!! An iconic fashion scent!!!!! Not to be used by shy low profile people! I m so in love with this perfume! I don't like at all the men version as i think it's constructed to be commercially masculine! I find that the masculine aspect of the original edp woman version of angel is what it makes it so special!!!!
When I wear I swear it makes me wanna eat my skin!!!! The body cream is amazing and delicious I love everything about it but most of all the amazing fact that this stylish star shaped bottle is refillable!!!!! I feel like a car wanting more gasoline!!!! I always have to have a full bottle of this!!!! Ok it is very popular and you can smell it everywhere but it's so different on every person!!!!! A true masterpiece of perfumery style fashion and marketing!!!! It is a modern classic!!!!!!!
Love love love love it!!!!

Thanks

G.

Dec
28
2015
Kalitera
Kalitera

For people who find Angel cloying or too strong/sweet/smelling of BO.. (underline the correct answer)), I highly encourage to TRY scented body lotion. You might be surprised, I know I was. The aroma is softer, not so screechy... but still long lasting and delicious :)
You might ask, why bother? Well, at least because this perfume is kind of breaking point in perfumery... like it or not. So, if you are somewhere closer to liking it, you might be rewarded with totally new experience, and a brilliant one!

Dec
23
2015
mayberry
mayberry

Smells like someone stuck their armpit in my dulce de leche!

Dec
22
2015
Sierrasaurusrex
Sierrasaurusrex

Hmmm, I didn't realize having a different opinion on a fragrance was a bad thing according to some. Everyone's nose is different so negative reviews are just as important as positive ones. I think that's the point of reviews, to get an understanding of what others smell in a fragrance. I personally do not like angel, it has a harsh almost burnt smell on me. It starts off okay but eventually this strange BO chemicaly burnt note comes to stay. It does have very good sillage and staying power, one spray is definitely enough. I'm sure this smells wonderful to others, but sadly it smells funky on me.

Edit: I just noticed this at the bottom of the page under the first review "Balloons next to a perfume review indicate the popularity of the review. The more people vote "thumbs-up," the more balloons appear. Also, negative feedback may lead to removal of the review from the website." Why have a review section if only positive ones are allowed?

Dec
21
2015
Nobrainer22tx
Nobrainer22tx

Patchouli patchouli patchouli. All I smell is patchouli. What a shame, it has such a nice ingredient list. And it's so strong, and lasts for ever on your clothes. Days. My grandma loves it.

Dec
21
2015
chanelnumerocinq
chanelnumerocinq

Although Angel is believed by many to be the forerunner of the whole gourmand craze and still one of the most popular of the genre. Angel I don’t really think of as gourmand anymore because as a category of perfumes, gourmand has evolved to scents that truly do smell edible and those boundaries are always being pushed (think Pink Sugar,or perfumes that attempt to be savory). I think Angel invented it's own category of "fruitchouli" and is still the edgiest of the genre.

The reason Angel, despite many gourmand qualities, is not edible smelling is because the composition is overwhelmed by the sharp, green, dirty, most difficult patchouli possible. I love it for that, it cuts all the sweetness. The patchouli also adds such an interesting edge in a time where society is collectively obsessed with smelling fresh, clean, and sweet.

Funny though I didn’t like Angel at first because of the sharp patchouli. What won me over was when I finally noticed all the gourmand aspects past the patchouli. There are tangy berries and fruits. Chocolate, vanilla, honey, and caramel blend together is such a creamy delicious way.

Every time I wear Angel it smells different. It’s fascinating. Some days certain aspects of the fragrance are pushed to the foreground or the background & I don’t know what will smell more prominent (patchouli, fruit, vanilla?) when I put it on. Sometimes the scent changes as the day goes on. It even smells different on different spots of the body as my boyfriend insists “it smells powdery on your neck but not your wrists!” As I’ve mentioned with Womanity as a trend with Mugler perfumes, weather certainly has an effect on this fragrance. I feel it’s sharper in the winter, but creamier and sweeter in the summer. I know serveral people probably read that last statement and go “oh no! Please do not wear in the summer” because of how thick it is but I feel that’s when it suits me best, personally. You may be different & of course I only wear a dab of it. Angel is very strong and long-lasting. Not much at all needs to be applied. This is the kind of scent that fills a whole room if you’re not careful.

Dec
20
2015
purpleturtle
purpleturtle

Sufficeth to say it doesn't work on me for some reason. No worries, there are more scents to smell and love. I don't have to love it. Glad to have tried it. Will say, definitely a scent worth trying...

Update: On retry... My son walks in and says, "What is that smell?" while plugging his nose. Purposely staying indifferent, I told him it was a perfume called Angel. His reply, as he bolted from the room was, "If this is how angels smell, send me to hell.". So I'll say again... I don't think this is working for me. No sweet or powdery from this for me. I get that straight BO smell others complain about. Darn, was hoping the second time around would be different. Happy smelling! :)

Dec
19
2015
risarii
risarii

I feel like I'm smelling a totally different fragrance than many of you lol. I love Angel! It's sweet and powdery, like an angel's wings. It's so beautiful, I don't understand how it can have so many passionate haters. Body chemistry is a powerful thing, I suppose.

On me, I get the sweet notes and berries, plus the patchouli. I don't get medicinal at all, but there is a Christmas tree note when first sprayed (which is why it feels Christmassy to me, I guess) but nothing that smells "rancid" or "nauseating". It certainly is unique, even with the countless gourmands on the market today (all wannabe Angels, in a way). The sillage is a monster, the longevity is A++. AH... just beautiful.

Dec
19
2015
annettepe
annettepe

I have always liked this scent a lot. It has always been a very comforting scent for me as it was my mums signature fragrance for years and years. I kind of forgot about this perfume and haven't touched it for the past 2 years. I came across this again on fragrantica and read all the notes, which looked amazing and really wanted to try it out again. I've been using it the whole past week and am so in love with it !

Somehow I have a new take on this scent compared to two years ago. I think that my taste has also evolved a lot. I do not really understand how this scent can be so offensive to some people as I think that the scent is quiet versatile and inoffensive. Really do not understand how it can be so repulsive to some people, but of course we all have different tastes I suppose !

It is definitely really strong and noticeable but its a sweet patchouli gourmand similar to so many popular fragrances in the market recently. It reminds me a lot of Flowerbomb for example. To me this smells like a straight up mix of gourmands which are caramel, vanilla and honey sweetness. I do not necessarily detect the chocolate scent in particular even though its the second most popular note. The other thing I smell is patchouli, which also stays dominant throughout the scent and gives it an earthy and more complex feel to it. I think its the strong patchouli that bothers a lot of people. Personally I think its beautifully blended. I also detect some faint fruity notes but I cannot put my finger on any floral notes.

My boyfriend commented on how good I smelled with this perfume and from what I can remember this definitely gets a lot of positive comments. I strongly believe that this perfume can smell different depending on your body chemistry but I feel that it works wonders on mine ! Overal loving this and the bottle is just so unique.

Dec
19
2015
emmahlou
emmahlou

Way too rancid and powerful for my liking. I expected a sweet/floral out of this world, never done before explosion that would change my life based on the reviews here tbh. All I got was a headache with my friends screaming at me "get that smell away from me!".

Oops, maybe I tested a bad batch?

Dec
18
2015
Masonsmommy92
Masonsmommy92

This smells like pure alcohol and some odd blend of notes i couldn't figure out.. Really strong as well so it's grossness lingers haha

Dec
18
2015
_Lashes_
_Lashes_

I almost blind bought this. Based on the notes alone i thought even if i don't love it, i will be able to wear it a few times to get a true feel for it. And after all, it's the godfather of gourmands right? Wrong! I tested this in store on card and all i got was urine. I thought the bottle was rancid and went to another store straight after to test another bottle but it smelled just as offensive. Very disappointing and odd fragrance. It clearly works for many people, but if I had the misfortune of being sat next to someone wearing this i would move.

Dec
18
2015
miha.vld
miha.vld

Of course it's a love or hate fragrance -we talk about Thierry Mugler. What a great smell!!!This is unforgettable and unique ❤❤❤

Dec
16
2015
afartherroom
afartherroom

Aw, I didn't mean to start a pile-up on poor Angel! Here, to make up for it, I will say something nice about it.

There is absolutely nothing banal about this fragrance. It is not derivative, and it is not boring. When it was first released, no one had ever smelled anything quite like it before. It spawned an entire *genre* of patchouli/gourmand fragrances.

It inspires a strong and deeply visceral response from nearly everyone who sniffs it. Some respond to it with love and others with loathing, but I think that very few people react to smelling this for the first time with an apathetic shrug.

Some people, like myself, may find Angel viscerally unsettling to the point of nausea, but you know what? There are far worse things you can say about a work of art than that it--gasp!--elicited a strong response from its audience.

This fragrance is in no way *inspid.*

And that, in and of itself, is worth much.

Dec
12
2015
JessicaRabbit
JessicaRabbit

On me, this perfume smells like peaches and cream, with other sweets added. It just smells sweet and powdery actually to me. I don't get why people so very strongly hate it. It isn't artificial, and it doesn't smell like cleaner. I'm totally okay with it, but due to it smelling powdery I don't see my self wearing it much.

Dec
11
2015
bluehydrangea
bluehydrangea

Apparently not everyone is entitled to an opinion when it comes to popular fragrances on this website. I dislike Angel personally and have given it many chances. It's just not my cup of tea. I prefer Alien.

Dec
11
2015
ParfumAmour
ParfumAmour

Gorgeous, truly delicious, it is almost edible, fruity chocolate, violet, vanilla, yummy.
This is fresh, sexy, very unique, a show stopper of perfumes.

Dec
11
2015
mummeli
mummeli

This is absolutely one of the most terrifying fragrances I have ever come across. I cannot understand how people are so drawn to it. Just hearing the words "angel" and "perfume" connected makes me want to gag.

Angel does not make me think of something seductive or sultry. There is nothing sensual about this perfume. It makes me think of a crowded nightclub with horrible dance music, lots of neon colors and poorly made cocktails with too much sugar. Angel is like an artificial peach smoothie with 2-week-old sweat subtly dripping from it.

I despise this sweet 90s fecal scent from hell with every inch of my being. Even the bottle looks as tacky as a dime-store toilet freshener.

Dec
10
2015
NoirEternal
NoirEternal

honestly I can see why it can turn people off.... it can easily be overdone but it's not a bad fragrance less harsh than its male counterpart both smell very similar to me just some subtle differences... on my skin I pick up the patchouli, honey & berries the chocolate is there but I don't give it any notice because it just makes the patchouli even thicker since patchouli has a earthy chocolate facet to it so to me it's not CHOCOLATE but more of a booster to the already strong patchouli making it monstrous... then I get warm spicy ambery vanilla / honey with fruity notes....

I guess I found the right angel

Dec
10
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

Thank you for leaving it to us! ;-)

Dec
10
2015
afartherroom
afartherroom

If there were an intelligent species of alien who viewed us as mindless vermin, much as we view cockroaches, then the poisoned bait they'd strew across the planet in a desperate attempt to exterminate us would doubtless smell very much like Angel.

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I don't much care for it when people talk about being nauseated by fragrances (unless they really do mean that it causes a literal physical reaction in them, like a migraine or an allergic response). Saying that something smells so bad that it makes you sick...it just seems a little tactless to me, you know? I mean, you're basically telling people who like and wear the fragrance that you think they smell gross. It's just not very polite.

So please understand that when I say that Angel turns my stomach, I am not using that phrase as a shorthand for claiming that I think it smells bad (or that you smell bad while wearing it). On the contrary, Angel smells...well, it smells both good *and* bad to me, both tasty and inedible, and that's the combination that causes all the trouble. It's that particular combination of edible/poisonous that triggers nausea in me, as if it causes some primal part of my lizard brain to wake up and start screaming in alarm. It's a combination that doesn't register so much as offensive or "icky" to me as it does as actively *dangerous,* because that combination of "Yummy...oh, no, but wait--" is the sign of food gone bad, a warning of incipient food poisoning. Or even worse, perhaps it's the smell of deliberate *bait.* It's the evil witch's gingerbread house, the sweetness down the gullet of the Venus Flytrap, the urban legend's Halloween apples with razor blades hidden inside of them. It's an Admiral Akhbar sort of thing: one whiff, and every nerve in my body starts screaming "No, don't go near it! It's a TRAAAAAAP!" It's tainted candy, poisoned honey, chocolate laced with arsenic. If there's amber here, then *we* are the flies.

Angel is to me what I imagine a delicious-looking wriggling worm with a barbed hook sticking through it might be to a sapient fish. Uhhh, yeah. You guys can have that one all to yourselves, thanks. I...I really wasn't hungry anyway.

ETA: Hee! No problem, Deb. Enjoy it!

Dec
10
2015
EVAN SWIFT
EVAN SWIFT

wow, wow, wow, woww... no wat do we have here, i can smell the apricot, amber, blackberry very clear.. its a very strong perfume but... in a nice way.. i feel like im a really angel walking thru the crowd.. its overwhelm n pleasent, well blend well of coz the compliment was perfect

Dec
09
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

We arent kidding ourselves..lol..Those who love it..realllly love it!

Dec
09
2015
nehash_1
nehash_1

This perfume screams 'HEADACHE'. Right from the first spray to the time one takes a shower. I have never smelled anything like this before. Well to TM's credit the dry down is a bit tolerable. But by the time Angel dries down its time to go home ! I would not suggest anyone to blind buy this one basis its popularity. Please try it before buying!

A complete no no for me !!

Dec
09
2015
KLAC91
KLAC91

Angel EDP:
OH ANGEL! You are one of my first loves (you, and Black Orchid). You are a celebration of eccentricity! You are unconventional, but, to me, a genuinely sublime creation. From the moment you touch my skin, all the way to the farthest dry down, you are perfect. That dirty patchouli mixed with vanilla, caramel, chocolate, fruits, berries, flowers, witchcraft, sorcery, sex... YESSS! AND I AM HERE FOR ALL OF IT!!! You are such an audacious and abstract creation. Some people think you smell like dirty socks, or a sweaty hooker and it makes me sad that they can't appreciate your oddities. If a perfume were to embody me as a person, it would probably be angel. I'm a little odd myself and some people just don't generally get me. Either they're enticed by my weirdness or put off by it. But, just like Angel, you just have to give us time to warm up to you and we will reveal all the different colors of our personality we've been hiding under all the weirdness. Please give us a chance! Haha! Some people also compare Angel to Black Orchid, but I don't see the similarities at all. Aside from the chocolate and patchouli (BO has a cleaner/earthier smelling patch). Where BO is all darkness and introspection, Angel is more lively and outgoing! Whenever I smell this on my skin I always have this sense of wonder and I'm more open to try new things. I can't explain why, it just makes me feel like I am more than just me. It's a bizarre feeling that no other perfume has made me feel before. I remember trying this for the first time in 2006, it was during summer and I had a few samples of it. I sprayed it on my wrist one afternoon before falling asleep on my bed. It was a warm day in Seattle, and everyone was feeling lazy. I woke up a couple hours later surrounded by the most beautiful, sweet intoxicating aroma! It was strong, it was heavy and I could not get enough of the scent! I know most people like this perfume in winter and use lighter scents in the summer. But for me, Angel was a summer romance that may, possibly, last a lifetime. I am Angel. Angel is me. We are one. My signature scent.

Dec
09
2015
MeganD
MeganD

I ordered a decant of Angel a long time ago, and after trying it for the first time it got shoved in a drawer and was left alone. I was so nauseated by that huge, sweet and sweaty opening that I scrubbed it off within about 5 minutes. Then I smelled it on one of my guests last night (I'm a bartender). Very ordinary-looking woman, but she absolutely RADIATED smell - It seemed to fill the whole bar, and I mean that in the best possible way. Of course I had to ask her what it was.

So out came my long-lost decant. The first half an hour was still as awful as I remember, but I powered through and was thoroughly rewarded. This is so, so, delightfully fucking strange.

There's a place about 2 hours away from where I live that is just sand dunes. Sand dunes and nothing else but a blinding sun and sky in sight. Nothing but the sound of the wind and the feeling of hot dry sun beating down on you. It looks like the set of the sandworm scene in Beetlejuice. This is what Angel reminds me of. Everything in it is earthy and sweet and natural and therefore should smell 'of this world', but it puts pictures of vast, open spaces in my mind, so untouched by anything human that they look otherworldly.

Angel should've been called Alien, and vice versa.

Dec
09
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

This is my second of third review. You will find another down there with me waxing poetic about the image it conjures for me haha. This is a more nitty gritty one about my most recent impression of the scent itself, a somewhat more practical review if you will.

So hard to choose only 5 favourites. If we could have 6, this would be in my list for sure. Smells bloody awesome, stole a spray or two from a department store today. Only eked out a teensy bit, but I thought it would be more potent. Don't get me wrong, the projection was very good, much better than most, but this isn't quite the sillage bomb I remember- am not sure if it has been altered slightly. Either way, the syrupy patchouli is orgasmic. Love love love. Would like my own little 25mL bottle.

BTW, infamous BO note? What are you all on? Makes me wonder what BO smells like for other people, because I am exquisitely sensitive to the veriest hint of foul odour, and I don't pick up BO at all... sometimes I think (as with Womanity), people get it into their heads they're going to smell something that isn't there, and so they do...

Haha. Update: So I am wearing this today, fresh tester from a pharmacy. Sprayed it more liberally than I ever previously would have dared. And I suspect some of you are right, it does not have the monster projection it used to, in the car it was not suffocating like I remember. I am a bit disappointed. Also, I AM DETECTING THE B.O. NOTE. Faintly, on my wrist, it is there. How very very interesting. I wonder what it is. Overall, I am still charmed by this perfume as it has a soul of its own. 'The B.O. note' (as I will affectionately call it) is faint, it is sort of musky and sweaty, with a hint of the dead flower variety- it definitely has something to do with the flower used. The thing is, the patchouli and honey overwhelms everything, so no one is going to detect 'B.O.' It's just sort of faintly there. It's hard to make sense of, and sometimes it isn't sweaty at all, it's just a sort of tangy note, like a side-effect.

It's the apricot and musk, contrasting with the sweetness that gives the illusion of a slight sweaty note. There you go. It's actually literally musk.

Dec
08
2015
beaglebaileysmom
beaglebaileysmom

Is this some kind of joke? The quintessential sillage bomb in its new formulation has no sillage and doesn't last! WHAT?!?! It's true! Unless Target sold me a fake or a bad bottle, the new formulation has lost its oomph. I had heard this from others but thought that a certain amount of taming would do Angel a world of good. Unfortunately, it went too far, and she now joins the ranks of the quickly gone, why bother, overpriced wastes that are sold as perfumes in 2015. I could cry. I wish I had held on to the bottle I had 10 years ago!

Dec
05
2015
becuille
becuille

Ok, I'm going to come right out and say it: I don't like Angel. I know that's not something you're supposed to say, but there it is. (please don't hurt me!)

In the late 90s, all of my friends went through a phase of wearing this. No idea why then,quite a few years after its release, but suddenly it was all I could smell. Everyone raved about it and I just couldn't take to it. Although I enjoyed perfume then, I didn't actually know anything about it so I couldn't have said why I didn't like it, just that I didn't. I never even bothered trying it on my own skin.

Well, a couple of days ago I got a sample in a magazine and figured it was time once and for all to give it a proper try. And... I still don't like it.

To me, it's a cloying vanilla, musk and patchouli. It's linear on my skin. I pick up slight hints of fruit (mostly blackberry), but it's predominately musk/patch/vanilla. I have nothing against any of those notes as a rule, but here, they're too cloying and I find the patchouli to be quite astringent.

I know it's heralded as one of the original gourmands, but I don't really see it that way. For me, a gourmand is something that smells edible and this very much does not smell like anything I'd ever eat. That's not to say it shouldn't be called gourmand. It's clearly a foodie sort of perfume. It's just a subjective thing with me - if it doesn't make me want to lick my wrist I don't view it as gourmand.

I get why people enjoy this and I especially get how it could become a signature scent for some. Even after all these years, it remains original and there's nothing generic about it. If you enjoy the smell, then it's something really special that I could see makes you feel great about yourself when you spray it on. I respect its place in perfume history But for me, there's just something about it I cannot take to.

Dec
05
2015
lastcenturymodern
lastcenturymodern

If a mediocre perfume is like watching Sex and the City on an ipad, Angel is like watching Bladerunner on imax. At the end of the day perfume is just an invisible spot on your arm that smells but when it comes to Angel, this spot feels fascinatingly present and alive as though you could hold the thing and chew on it, or pour it down your throat. The scent of Angel, for lack of a better way to describe it, is three-dimensional.

I don't think I can add much to what's already been said about the way it smells. If you've ever tested Angel alongside other perfumes you would probably know that in its presence everything else smells heavenly. The first time I tried it I kept sniffing different scents back and forth only to return to that spot of Angel each time, completely enthralled by its ugliness. I recognized the infamous BO note from the get go and understood why this stuff isn't readily available in my country. Of course, days later, Angel was the only scent I remembered and craved.

Angel is so powerful and perfect that once it's on you the only seemingly sensible thing to do is to just keep spraying. It's bizarre because it's simultaneously repulsive and mouthwatering; you want to run away from it but somehow you're compelled to march into its flames shouting "more, more more"!

Dec
05
2015
Angelicax1
Angelicax1

I heard somewhere once that you could either be an Angel girl or an Alien girl, but not both. So when I fell in love with Alien's bold jasmine three years ago, I had it in my mind already that I wouldn't like Angel. I remember smelling Angel around the time I started wearing Alien and thinking what a nauseating smell it was. I couldn't wrap my mind around, back then, the allure of this fragrance. To me, it was so bizarre and unusual and so far from pleasant. "This perfume smells like an armpit!" I thought to myself. "Why would anyone wear this???"

Today I was casually browsing the perfume counter and asked the sales person for a paper strip of Angel and when I inhaled, I was just as shocked and confused as I was three years ago when I first smelled Angel. It was, in fact, reminiscent of sweet body odor. But for some odd reason, I couldn't stop smelling it. It was sharp, sticky, pungent, dirty, and frisky... It appealed to the deepest, most carnal parts of me, much like the scent of a lover's pheremones would. I had to try it on my skin. And when I did.... It was true love and I was sold.

Yes, this perfume is bizarre. It's not "pretty" or "safe." You may offend some people by wearing this one. I believe it takes a truly artistic person to appreciate the beauty and creativity of this scent. It's not for everyone. It's a scent for the zany and weird--the outcasts.

Most importantly though, I learned to A. Not judge a fragrance on your initial impression. And B. That you absolutely can be an Alien AND an Angel girl.

This perfume may very well become my signature.

Dec
04
2015
Charliexxx
Charliexxx

I remember when i was a kid, i got a small tester of Angel. I looooved it, kept smelling it! The tester got empty and i kinda forgot about Angel..

But then, 15 years later, the memory of Angel suddenly came up in my mind and i immediately went to the store, and fell in love again.

Angel is sooo wonderful, it hypnotizes me. No other perfume can compare to Angel.
Alltough i love it, i don't wear it often, because i want it to be special to wear Angel.

The patchouli + Chocolat + caramel is wonderful! First Angel is very sweet, but later the sweetness becomes less and you smell a perfect composition of candy, chocolat, and something spicy.

I must confess i'm kinda addicted to Angel hehe.

Dec
03
2015
jovejove
jovejove

For the first time I smelled the ORIGINAL Angel. An original bottle from years ago that hadn't turned. Smelling it from an archival source presented to me by someone who works for Mugler. So deep and dark, powerful of a scent and captivatingly seductive. I understand why I've had so many people say that what is sold today smells nothing like what they remember it to be like. The Angel you smell that's sold in stores now is so fruity, bright and airy sweet in comparison. I would love to have that original formulation. Smelled more like the Gout de Parfum/Taste of Fragrance than to what is called the original Angel of today. I can understand why people say it smelled like chocolate. The Angel of today is a skeleton of what it used to be, tweaked to be a crowd pleaser these days, but has become quite boring and linear in comparison. I like Angel and wear it, but by far, I would do anything to get my hands on that original scent!! The Angel of today is like the Mugler fashion house of today; there's no more Thierry Mugler running through it's veins, only room for "MUGLER".

Nov
29
2015
Sweet_Heart
Sweet_Heart

Sigh...Angel really brings back memories. Rewind to 2001 when I was working at the Marshall Field's Clinique counter. I was intrigued by the glittering women's fragrance bottles surrounding the perimeter of the cosmetics department. Most intriguing was this beautiful blue star shaped bottle and the magic blue liquid inside. It even had its own refill fountain called the 'source'.

And the women that would come in with their empty stars for their refill... they seemed so proud, like they were part of an elite club. And in a way, I suppose they were. They knew the secret of Angel.

Soon after I was lucky to win a three ounce tester of EDP and only slightly used tester of body cream. I had no idea perfume could smell like this...honey, chocolate, patchouli... I slathered on the cream followed by several healthy sprays of the perfume. (Suffocating everyone in a three foot radius I'm sure, but I didn't give a damn.) Good-by Clinique Happy. Hello Angel. (Along with many amazing smoky-sweet orientals that were introduced in the early 2000s and have since been discontinued or tragically reformulated.)

Angel opened up a new world and forever changed the way I looked at fragrances. It also pioneered mainstream gourmands and began the evolution of the lighter, currently popular 'fruitchoulis' and 'florientals'.

Of course, I've become much more open minded over the years and discovered many beautiful and quality fragrances that don't boast a high end designer label. So it literally pains me to think of paying full price for a bottle of Angel. So I visited Fragrantica in hopes of finding a recommendation for something similar, less expensive. And this wonderful community didn't fail me...thanks to @AngieGGarp for the Instyle dupe tip...for less than $10 I'm able to recapture my youth, for a few hours anyway.

Angel... I can't think of another fragrance that is so polarizing. But I am certainly a fan and it will always have a special place in my heart. A sweet, warm, honey-drenched, dipped in cocoa memory.

Nov
28
2015
grumpycloud
grumpycloud

It's too.... "baby" like. I really hate this perfume. I had the misfortune of ordering a sample. I was intrigued by the BEAUTIFUL bottle, and so i decided to give the scent a try. AND THANK GOD I DID. They smell awful. How is this so renowned? I was reading the comments and the notes, and i thought i'd really like this perfume. But i don't. It doesn't smell appealing to me. Like lolita lempicka, these "angel" bottles are absolutely gorgeous,

but let this be a lesson. Just because a perfume bottle is beautiful, doesn't mean that the perfume is beautiful.

Nov
28
2015
raiza1990
raiza1990

Rich,dark,bold and smoky.
i know this is loved by many,including my favorite aunt, but this one just did not work for me.
i smelled it on the bottle and was repulsed, smelled it on the test strip and was repulsed and than i got a sample and decided to give it one last try, this time on skin. i dislike it. i think it smells masculine and dirty. nothing like the kind of gourmands i like (soft and comforting sweet, like Fantasy by Britney Spears). on me it is also very linear. on beginning i get a really overpowering smoky smell, later on it is more nicely sweet, more feminine and i can smell orange (the other notes are difficult to pick) and something creamy but than it comes a very strange smell which reminded me o fried chicken. i was really surprised. the smoky, dirty smell stays from beginning to end.
Overall it is really a strong perfume, that you can use when you want to be noticed. good for winter and for mature women, but please, don´t overspray it because the projection is really good and it really lasts.

Nov
28
2015
walking44
walking44

A really interesting concoction. It smells like patchouli and gourmet desert. Its sweet but not sickly so. The patchouli gives it an earthy, rich, warmth. I'd much rather smell it on a man :3

Nov
27
2015
FruitDiet
FruitDiet

FRUIT DIET;
or
ANGEL Rewarded

In a Series of
Familiar Internet Postings
from a
Handsome Young Man
to Fellow Perfumistas


The last seven months have been the first time I've not had Angel since I was introduced to it years ago. My partner became transfixed with it after I told him to smell it in the store; he found it revolting, then fascinating, then wanted some, over the course of several months. He said it smelled like the butt crack of a rich guy with good taste. I sprayed a bunch on from the tester and he said it smelled good on me, and that we had to get some.

Wait, what? Was I dreaming?

After six years of marinating myself in Angel against the wishes of everyone else in my life, I have found a man that actually *requests* that I wear it? Previous boyfriends were forced to tolerate it while quietly wishing I wore either nothing or some modern ISO-E thing so they could better project their drab fantasies of faceless, conformist liberal hipster blandness onto me without distraction. Angel was practically a third person in the relationship, and I insisted on wearing it out of artistic allegiance to it but also out of contempt for the expected dilution of personality in the homosexual hipster dating scene. When I took a seven-month break from it, it was something of a depressed resignation to conformity.

After the happy event I wasted no time in getting another bottle. My Angel situation is perhaps too symbolically perfect to be believable. I clung to my Angel in the face of adversity like Samuel Richardson's Pamela clings to her virtue. Like Pamela, I was rewarded in the end with a man who loves me for it.

Nov
27
2015
Teorema
Teorema

A fragrance as strange as the designer house it came from. And its the fragrance which seemed to spawn a million copy cats. I do like to wear it -- its a gourmand scent with a billion notes and an unholy amount of patchouli. If this is an Angel -- it must be Mugler's vision of an angel. My juice has already darkened but the bottle is still gorgeous. Though, I haven't worn it since someone asked if I was wearing Tabu.

Huh.

Nov
25
2015
Ings1210
Ings1210

This is definitely MY PERFUME ! I have been wearing it for years and have bought other perfumes in between but it is my favorite. On many occasions I got complimented by people I don't even know and when they ask what I am wearing a lot of them say: Oh it smells fantastic on you but it doesn't smell anything like that on me ! So...it is very personal. My 2 daughters tried it out and it doesn't smell anything alike. It is this soft blend of floral/spicy fragrance which makes it not too aggressive and overwhelming. Another perfume I love but only wear for special occasions as pretty expensive is Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge...try it out it's as addictive as Angel !

Nov
25
2015
JetsBabe
JetsBabe

Loathsome. You can smell it from a mile away and it will give you and anyone else around a headache.

Recommended to me when I was 15 and I haven't forgotten the smell (unfortunately).

Ugh, terrible. The patchouli is overwhelming.

Nov
24
2015
Kalitera
Kalitera

I don't know what happened! I used to hate this perfume profoundly :) To make things worse - it was literally everywhere, and I felt assaulted by the pungent smell of these desperate over-perfumed women.

With a purchase of Womanity (which i love btw), I was given a sample of Angel - couldn't care less!
One year later however, I found it in my drawer and thought "What the hell? I'm going to try it"! And, OMG, please-please someone explain me what happened?! I love the patchouli, chocolate, sweet fruits, honey... everything about it! can't stop smelling myself! Only a year ago i was such a snob - looking down on the crowd of Angel-lovers, and now ironically I'm becoming one myself :)

Angel is perfect for my winter mood - the air is getting crispy, days shorter... so what?! Let's embrace it and enjoy - lot's of tea/wine and comfort food, darkness and quiet nights at home. Angel I feel warmer with you already!

Nov
16
2015
JGatsby
JGatsby

At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it. (from The Stranger, by Albert Camus)

I wonder why it is that we use such strikingly similar words to designate something which we cannot comprehend and someone coming from a place far away, in time, space, and heart, from ours. Why is the unknown almost always also incomprehensible to us? And why do we attach so much fear, and consequently rejection, to it?

I have always been an ardent lover of Mugler scents. They are just about the only people in the discouragingly vast array of department store fragrances, who do not smell ‘department store’, not one bit. Of course they cannot live up to the mesmerizing unconventionality of a Lutens or to the decadent provocativeness of a Kilian – but they smell different, and what is even better, they smell different AND good. I hold Mugler to be the only entirely and easily recognizable commercial perfume brand out there. You cannot smell a Mugler and not instantly go like “This has to be a Mugler!” I guess it’s the omnipresent gourmandy, caramelly, vanillic note in all of their scents, which takes you on a trip each and every time, that accounts for this instant “I know this!” factor. It’s like meeting your best friend in Marrakech when you know she has to be down in London. And still it is, unmistakably, her. Shining and radiant as ever.

My first Mugler was Angel, and saying something about Angel would equal trying to produce a more or less innovative paper on Shakespeare. One of the most worn, hailed, idolized, canonized, reviewed and discussed scents ever, Angel is a chapter better left unopened. I distinctly remember the day I first sniffed it, and the cascade of love that came over me in a second. You know, one cannot learn to fall in love. It either hits you to the very ground of your entire being from day one, or you can go ahead and forget about it. For years Angel remained by signature (colleagues and friends in school would know exactly what time I arrived, what room I was in or where I had stopped for more than a couple of minutes just by the trail of Angel I had left behind). I woke up and went to sleep smelling Angel, and repeatedly drowning in all the luscious caramel, patchouli, cream candy (I have always smelled cream candy, or as the Germans call them, ‘Sahnebombons’, in this one, though it is by no means listed among the official notes) and smooth vanilla, always having at least two or three bottles standing on my vanity shelves. I equally loved all the subsequent Angel flankers – Innocent, Garden of Stars, even the male A*men (I still own and drool over Pure Coffee).

By the time I heard of Alien and checked out the notes I expected yet another fragrant journey into a realm of chocolate bars, cotton candy, vanilla cake and caramel sauce. I walked to my local perfumery with the certainty of someone walking into the Louvre and knowing he will find the Mona Lisa hanging on the wall (behind bullet proof glass ;-) ). Only that I walked in and instead of the Mona Lisa I found an odd mixture between Dali, Tizian, Monet and Piet Mondrian. I had come across a complete… stranger.

Just that I did not loath, or reject, or even question him. I didn’t even really care where he came from, what winds had swept him to my shore, or whether we spoke a common language. Our understanding was, instantly, beyond words, or phrases. I wanted him, and he seemed to want me in return. I reached out for him and he stroked me. And that is when I knew we would always be together. Even if we would never be able to say a word to each other.

Alien is like no other Mugler, and I dare say, like nothing else out there, generally speaking. It is flowery, but still gourmandy. Artificial, but still natural. Elegant, yet playful. Solar, yet mysterious. Mature, yet delightfully young at heart. I dare say I have never come across something evincing and reconciling as many seemingly irreconcilable contrasts as Alien. It is quite clearly, out of this world.

The first moment you smell it you are transported, in the blink of an eye, to a never ending jasmine garden caressed by the rays of the most comforting morning sun you could imagine. Birds are chirping somewhere among invisible branches of invisible trees. White butterflies float through the sparkling air. And there is white, infinite white, creamy, golden, rich, caressing white all over. The sky, the leaves, the grass, the air, are white – the white of clotted cream, Lipizaners, lilies, Spanish lace gloves and jasmine, jasmine, jasmine. I will never cease to wonder how so many people smell woods in Alien. I cannot find any, not even a hint of sandalwood, which I would have maybe loved. It’s an endless field of white flowers, with vanilla butterflies swarming through the air and liquid cashmere dripping down from the clouds. A surreal summer rain, this is what this fragrance is to me. And you beg and pray for the gods to never stop the deluge. To cover you up in it, and allow you to forever lay covered in breathing jasmine blossoms, until the end of times. Then, suddenly, the world collapses, and it is night. A crescent moon hovers over your jasmine field, and elves drink hungrily from the blossoms, riding on unicorns. The sky is of a velvety violet ink, adorned with millions of crystal stars. Sparkling moon flowers have begun to spring among the ocean of jasmine. Your head is spinning, and you fall to the ground, in complete surrender to the night. This is Alien. It’s killing you softly. It’s a death you love and embrace. After all, you die to the world of man to be reborn to the one of unicorns, and moon flowers… and love.

10 points out of 10

Nov
16
2015
Konga5000
Konga5000

100% unisex. I can smell the "dirtiness" of Tom Ford's Black Orchid in here. Both seem to hit the "cocoa / patchouli" base.
Really nice!
Ugly bottle though and totally the WRONG COLOR for what this smells like.

Nov
15
2015
Fembot
Fembot

A raw fistful of earth and weeds wrapped in a vanilic cloud dusted with cocoa and studded with caramel candies. Freaking amazing, let me tell you!

Never in a million years would I have thought to even try Angel. I usually wear orientals and based on the descriptions online I was expecting Angel to be a supersweet mess. Someone told me they found Angel to be quite similar to Shalimar (my fave) in structure, and that certainly intrigued me. I can totally see a comparison being drawn between the two scents and their spicy vanilla base. Angel however is in a league of its own. Very unique and interesting, and so fun to wear. It doesn't seem to be very long lasting on me, which I find disappointing, or maybe I my nose gets used to it quickly?

Nov
12
2015
madhonkas
madhonkas

It's like nothing else I've ever owned and perhaps the only way I can describe it is that it's intoxicating. I don't LOVE the scent but like an addict I can't stop smelling my wrist when it's on. There's something so familiar and comforting about it yet it intrigues me at the same time.

Nov
08
2015
DIVa999
DIVa999

Once upon a time... Many many years ago Angel used to choke me. I couldn't wear it, I was young and bright, crispy))) Now I love it. Angel is not a fragrance for a young girls, you have to have some experience in life to wear it. It is slow and deep, sweet and mysterious. So many people ask me what am I wearing today! I don't even care about the quantity of this perfume on my neck. It is beautiful in any way. Fallen angel, sexual hell, my sweet weapon. I love it.

Nov
06
2015
xInax
xInax

If this Angel was human, he would be my husband.
I have met Angel in 2001. Since then I became obsessed and always kept around dupes or body sprays or Innocence. Just something like this baby.
On me it's woody vanilla and honey, sweetened up by berries. Even could be described as spicy masculine aquatic.
The body lotion smells softer and more powdery, I would recommend to start relationship with Angel from the product line.
Each time I spray it I feel like coming home. Here I belong.

Nov
06
2015
Renata tang
Renata tang

Too loud! Only on spray after, I cannot smell anything other than angel.

Nov
05
2015
techno1980
techno1980

I bought this frag to my wife recently. It smells unisex, even men could wear it. And i must say this is the strongest scent i have ever smelled! with only one spray it projects like crazy, it will overpower all fragrances around, and after whole night it still projecting like a beast. i wish there are more men fragrances with performance like this.

Nov
01
2015
[email protected]
Meghakuma98@gmail.com

As a girl who enjoys smelling strong independent yet sultry (gucci by gucci (2007)/hugo boss deep red/etc) and thought I'd like to own one sweet girly sexy perfume for fun. Angel surprised me! Opening with a pepperminty patchouli that stayed close to my skin, one hour in its a dark chocolate evergreen winter forest with a hint of jasmine. Extremely mature and strong! This angel is no Victoria s secret one that's for sure! She's strong sultry seductive yet independent. I'm in love

EDIT: I don't know whether it's just my nose getting used to the scent, but 3-4 hours in I can barely smell it. Soon after the patchouli steps back, it stays extremely close to my skin and is very soft. Granted that my skin tends to drink up perfume, but considering all the reviews talking about 10 hrs plus longevity and extreme sillage, im a little sad.

Oct
31
2015
MrsMounts
MrsMounts

Oh Angel. You are a mesmerizing , complex Star! A masterpiece scent!
On my skin:
When I first started wearing Angel, it's patchouli demanded my attention!! So much so that it's all I could smell, especially upon first spray. The dry down now after i have been wearing it everyday for weeks is…HEAVENLY! The patchouli is what i would call , "The Body" of this scent. But there is so much more to it than just it's strong patchouli.After the first spray of patchouli BLAST,the dry down now on me is a sweet caramel, chocolate, vanilla gorgeous-ness , spicy goodness that wraps all around it's patchouli body that I'm now strongly addicted to. My husband also LOVES this one on me! Thank goodness!! Because, I love it, and cannot get enough of it. It is different from ANYTHING that I have ever smelled before. A masterpiece !!! I'm in love with Angel! So complex, so interesting, so beautiful! I'll never be without this perfume! I love it so much that I ordered the body cream. I can't wait for it! Thank you, Thierry Mugler!!

I think by all the reviews I've read, and heard that Angel will be different for most anyone who dares to wear her.Most love, but some hate. If you dare, you very well could fall in love. She is a power house! Beware! *wink-wink*

EDIT: I HAD to add to my review because I just got the Angel body cream today. If you want more of the creamy vanilla, chocolate, caramel gourmand scent. Get the body cream and layer it with the EDP! WOW!! OMG!

Oct
29
2015
asha.hab
asha.hab

After 30min. it smells like men's cologne. I don't like it.

Oct
28
2015
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

At first I really didn't like this because I'm more of a warm scent kinda girl (chanel 5, Bal a Versailles, opium, coco) but somehow, some way, I began to really like this. I now find that it's warm and sharp all at the same time. It's probably one of the best vanilla caramels I ever tried! That's saying a lot for someone who really doesn't like the caramel note, normally. The only thing. ...it makes my throat hurt....yeah....I don't understand it either. Maybe it's the sweetness?? Who knows. All I know is that it's very different and I really like it :) thank you to my awesome friend Alli, for giving me a bottle!

Oct
27
2015
shell_bell
shell_bell

I snagged this perfume out of my mailbox the other day then set out to run errands. As hubby drove I took it out and tested a small spritz - INSTANT LOVE!! I tried a couple more spritzes and loved it all day!
Someone even commented on how good I smelled in my son's doctor's waiting room!

The sweetness and muskiness hits me first. That velvety chocolate melted entirely into the caramel, vanilla, honey mixture. After a short time the cotton candy came out and vaguely reminded me of Delicious Cotton Candy with its sweet muskiness. All the while the patch lingered in the background never overpowering but reminding me this was DEFINITELY a cool weather fragrance. The drydown brought out the mild coconut element mixed in the most divine, almost thick, vanilla I'd ever smelled mingling with luscious spices.

How something could be so sweet yet still hang onto that patch note and be musky all at the same time is mesmerizing to me. I definitely have nothing in my collection that comes close to this.
I'll be asking for a bigger bottle of this for Christmas and might even make it my signature scent this holiday season. ;)

Oct
27
2015
Tom Petitgrain
Tom Petitgrain

If you've ever seen Brigitte Helm do her sexy, winky robot dance in Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", you have already experienced the bold spirit of Angel. I immediately thought of Valerie Perrine, Raquel Welch, and...PJ Harvey. Go figure. This could go goth or California golden. So many contrasts...waxy candy lips and a garish Chihuly glass sculpture...baby oil and a bouquet of lilies...bubblegum and marzipan from Fauchon...

Oct
24
2015
coffeex4
coffeex4

In the 1990's I worked with a young lady who adored Angel. I had heard of it, but it wasn't available in my area, had to travel to NYC to get it, which she did. I tried it on, and I couldn't believe it, I couldn't fathom how she could wear something so "from the ground", so "earthy", with "no" detectable floral or fruity properties, it smelled like "dirt", but it smelled so "CLEAN", clean dirt, from nature, and lasted on my skin for 3 days, through 3 showers. I never experienced anything like it, and I never discussed it with her. She was pretty cool, a NYC girl. I was more of a small town girl. But wow. That was 20 years ago, and now I wear Angel. I don't think it has the same "pure earthiness" it used to have. I'm finishing up my second bottle, and my kids hate when I spray it because they detect "chemicals" (you know teens today). But, once in a while, I walk through one of my rooms and smell "PATCHOULI", and it smells so good. So, there is still some patchouli in Angel, it's just not as "dirty" as it was 20 years ago. Too Bad, but, it's still better than most perfumes out there, in my opinion.

Oct
24
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

I just laughed OUT LOUD. More like cackled heartily at the review directly below mine. I think it caught me off guard. My sister used to have this. And when she first applied it, if we were sitting in the car it would completely take over all the air space. Boy did it give me the biggest headache. This is potent stuff to be taken SERIOUSLY.

That said, the dry down is a stunner. This stuff is an opulent, syrupy, honey-dripping-patchouli-gooey-GLORIOUS HALLELUJAH elixir. This is quite literally the stuff of legend. This is not for the faint hearted. It can be whatever you want it to be, whether you're quiet, super femme, super rock chick or a man with guts- it's whatever you make it. I would love a small bottle of my own at some point. The patchouli is extremely prominent and all-encompassing at first. I used to hate this fragrance because I didn't understand it. But now that I feel more of a woman, and more comfortable in my own skin, I finally get it. And it screams femininity and the ripe maturity of womanhood. As to some reviewers below comparing this with bodily odours, I really cannot fathom where you could possibly get that from! This is just a patchouli bomb with intense gourmand//fruity dry-down... Goodness me. If anything the only other smell I can compare patchouli to is the sweet smell of hay left to dry in the sun NOT B.O.

For me, I imagine a fierce, statuesque goddess with gilded wings and a platinum shield, one with the forces of nature. Strong yet the all embracing divine Mother. Almost too beautiful, too powerful to stand. A legendary creature whose gaze is too bright, too beautiful for the weak to fathom, an all loving force who makes all clear and brings all beauty and all flaws into sweet relief.

Angel is one to love unconditionally. She is best worn when you are feeling strong, or when you require her strength to guide you.

Best worn in cold weather, maybe not everyday... One spray is more than enough, and she is best worn at night. Be careful with her.

Oct
22
2015
jan17
jan17

Each time I angel on my skin, there is a new magic that happens, it's like he's changing, it's a masterpiece and deserves respect, notes are distributed in a charming way behaves very well on my skin and fixed and exhales much love to wear at parties with many people because it really stands out and who feel'll be bewitched! In all senses Angel is a perfume of a star *****

Oct
19
2015
Lily Smiles
Lily Smiles

The patchouli and strong peppery bergamot makes it slightly masculine so for me it's saved by the sweet notes. It takes a while to settle down and become more subtle and when it does I get the full feast of creme caramel cotton candy raspberry macaroons hot chocolate sauce and honey. It's a very complex perfume meant to smell different on everyone with their skin chemistry.

Oct
19
2015
Crystals On My Converse
Crystals On My Converse

In my teens and up to my early 20s I loved Angel but now I cannot stand it! I find this very overpowering and strong to the point of making me a bit nauseous! Which is a shame as the bottle is just gorgeous!

Oct
18
2015
RubyBirdy
RubyBirdy

I used to love this when I was in my late teens and early 20s. Many years later, I can't tolerate Angel at all. The patchouli comes across like horrible body odour and feels suffocating in a cloud of cloying sweetness. It's a sillage monster and there is absolutely no way to wear this discretely - even the tiniest drop is overwhelming. I love gourmands, but nowadays Angel turns my stomach. It sucks all the air out of the room and replaces it with something loud, attention-seeking-in-a-bad-way, and badly in need of a bath. I guess it is better as a concept than as an actual perfume.

Oct
16
2015
nitsa62
nitsa62

@Deb, oh dear I think I mighta tried the edt, cos it was very masculine, thnx for that ill try the edp and get back on results!

Oct
12
2015
nitsa62
nitsa62

btw whats the diff between the edp and edt?? I didn't notice which one I tried in store, maybe that's why I didn't like???

Oct
12
2015
nitsa62
nitsa62

im not sure about this one, I luv smelling it on other people but when I have it on I don't like it, dunno what it is, I should keep trying it, another thing this BO note everyone is talking about, I don't get that when I smell it, on me or others, I get patch but its a sexy patch not BO smelling, I shall try again and see if I get that gorgeous frag I smell on others

Oct
12
2015
Erinista
Erinista

Somehow, I never tried Angel before last summer. When I tried it last summer, I absolutely hated it. It made me feel sick. It was the middle of summer, and I was hugely pregnant, though. I had no intentions of ever trying it sgain, but I got a sample with an order from Sephora, and I decided to give it another try today, on the first cool day we've had this fall. Im glad I did, because it's pretty amazing. I couldn't even really get any particular notes out of it, besides the patchouli. It's just earthy and sweet and spicy all at the same time. I went from despising it to wanting to buy a full bottle today.

Oct
03
2015
rociito.moon
rociito.moon

My curiosity won, and I blind buy it. I can't understand how this wonderfull elixir can smell like pee or armpits to other people, lol. Smells delightful!!! i only use a small amount in my writs and they smell sooo delicious.. honey, vanilla, chocolate, yummy!!!... i think it will work even for the office (if i'm carefull and use a micro-dosis). I'm so happy I think i'll cry... I was so disappointed after my PH totally devoured Classique EDP and EDT...

I'm and Angel converted :)

Oct
03
2015
fireandflowers
fireandflowers

I blind bought this despite the controversy and I love it. But then again I love patchouli, most of my favorite smells have patchouli as the base note and the Christmas tree opening is just to die for on this one. I actually prefer the patch phase to the dry down as I want all chocolate and patchouli and no flowers or anything else. I actually don't wear floral perfume of any kind and I am always wishing they would just rinse out and leave me the musky heart. I also love leather, big tom ford fan and can wear some mens frags so it might take a big patch lover to pull this one off I don't know. I know its a strong smell. My sheets and bed room now have the earthy sweetness all over it. I have been spraying it after work and love the high it gives me I swear this packs a major buzz if you like these kinds of smells. Give me a hand full of leaves and dirt anyday. Not sure how this would fly at work

Oct
03
2015
Melodiarose82
Melodiarose82

P.s. @ deb.martinez, seriously!! I know! I'm a maniac for this stuff!!! Thank you for the warm welcome. Hehehe lol :P)

Oct
02
2015
Melodiarose82
Melodiarose82

"To me, a winner of a fragrance is one that has your nose to your wrist in a very compulisive and addictive way. Ha! This is totally that fragrance for me! This and Angel. It's been a long time since I've had this kind of pleasurable addiction to a perfume.

Thank you, Thierry Mugler! I am a fiend for your creations!!!! It's really quite insane. Wrist to nose, over and over and over again... Whether at home or out in public. I am totally obsessed."

(I wrote the above review on Womanity's wall, but it goes for Angel too!) (And yes, I quoted myself. :-P)

Honestly, I don't know which I love better... I do think Angel is actually more of a powerhouse fragrance than Womanity, as it stronger and more complex (to my nose) anyway. Lovers of both- what do you think? :) xoxoxo

P.s.s (Haha) I have Womanity on my left wrist and Angel on my right wrist and both wrists are battling for my nose's attention. Now, seriously, what other perfumes have the ability to cause such beautiful chaos? Wow wow wow. K. Think I'm done now. Sorry, not sorry, but I am just totally flipped. !!!

P.p.s Does anyone else smell gingerbread cookies? :)

Oct
02
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

To the two reviewers below me...welcome to the sweet addiction that Angel is...<3

Sep
30
2015
lisa.vokorina
lisa.vokorina

What can I say about one of the most reviewed fragrances, which evokes admiration and loathing in perfumistas? It's not your regular eau de parfum, it's more of a drug, if you will. Angel is so powerful because it creates an intimate bond with the wearer, as if it tells you a secret.

I never wear Angel to office. Not because I'm afraid to offend my coworkers, it's just that I don't want to associate Angel with being busy or stressed. There are other things for work, Angel is for the evenings, lazy weekends and unpredictable holidays.

For years I used to collect samples of Angel when shopping and and take them with me on journeys. I really enjoyed it but I thought if you buy a full bottle, the magic is lost.

Last time I was in a duty free I thought, what the heck! I need my own Angel now. Now I own a 50 ml refillable Nomad star and love it. This is how you become addicted to Angel, guys.

Sep
30
2015
Melodiarose82
Melodiarose82

Now this is what a sweet patchouli fragrance should smell like!! Finally!!! Are there any fragrance misses by Thierry Mugler? I think not. I officially trust that everything to come from this designer is of the utmost quality, the most interesting, the most intoxicating, the most exotic, the most WOW!

I love it. This is exactly what I expected Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo to smell like with the toffee and patchouli, but it sure was not this! It wasn't anything close to this! I'm happy. I've been searching for a sweet patchouli scent to no avail, always disappointed. This is a dream come true for me. :) :) I will come back to add more to review when I sit with this for awhile more. I just wanted to give my intial impression first. Yay

It's been just a few minutes, it might be in the dry down, I am not sure- but what I do know is I am detecting something that is also in Alien! The only commonality that I see in the notes, by way of Fragrantica, is Amber. Is Amber sweet? Could that be it?

EDIT: Wow the honey in the opening! It is so intense. Ahhhh.

Sep
30
2015
lilalina
lilalina

I love this in the beginning, then it just gets too much. Use a little and it smells divine.

Sep
27
2015
alaub
alaub

This perfume is so tempting, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to take the dive yet. I've wanted it for years, but it's so strong, I feel I don't have the proper number of occasions in which I can use it. I find it to be more of nighttime scent, but have known many people to wear it during the day. My aunt wears it, and when she has it on, I can smell her from across the room. Not only that, the smell sticks on her throughout the day. I love this scent, but not sure it's sweetness will work for me. I'm still toying with the idea of purchasing it, but am going to grab some others on my list first I think.

Sep
23
2015
anis_karma
anis_karma

This was a blind buy for me. Oh well... Not for me. I stink like repellent.

Sep
21
2015
Perfumejunkie7
Perfumejunkie7

I actively stayed away from Angel for years, saying things like "nah, it's too sweet for me", "I can't do gourmand" and "I'll probably hate it anyway". But curiosity got the better of me in the end and I ordered a sample with my new sample bundle.
When I sprayed it first, I was like "ok, they say you either love this or hate it but why do I just like it?" I had yet to wait though. This is indeed gorgeous! It's gourmand, yeah, but there's so much more to it than just that. I always thought it's just candy and caramel, too boring and teenager-y and cloying but it's not. It's complex and sophisticated, classy and elegant! And surprisingly, it's not too sweet on my skin either.

Well, roll me up in the lovers' club!

Sep
20
2015
lemonchiffon
lemonchiffon

The only notes I get from this perfume are BBQ sauce and BO. Maybe I just don't get it?

Sep
19
2015
malinkonija
malinkonija

I am writing my first impressions... Two hours ago I tested my sample of this, and this perfume is quite confusing. Definitely strange and unique. I get very sharp lavender in first five minutes (? there is no lavender listed though) and then it starts becoming bitter and sharp. I would say this is 70% masculine and 30% feminine. At least on my skin. There is no sweetness, or I must wait longer? It is definitely not BO smell which everyone is talking about, and of course it is not unpleasant, just unusual. I am still waiting the perfume to fully develop but I am afraid it is not my cup of tea.


Update : Finally this is starting to smell heavenly on me! It is a long road, but it is worth it! Sexy type of sweet, and very recognizable. I am starting to like it a lot, or maybe even love it!

Sep
16
2015
GourmandGirl
GourmandGirl

Wow, wow, wow! This perfume confuses me to the extreme! It is so amazing, and I have never in my life smelled anything quite so intriguing!

This was a blind buy along with Alien, so I was really taking a chance as the reviews seem very love/hate on this one, but I really do love it a lot- I just can't work it out!

It hits the senses with so many notes, there's so much going on! It's like trying to find your way to the exit through a huge noisy crowd of people but you don't know which way to turn!

The patchouli is definitely most prominent on me, then the blackberry weirdly, then the other notes start making an appearance, and I have to really concentrate trying to pick them out, and that's what I love about it, it has me guessing all the way to the very end. I definitely do not get a body odour type smell at all from this, only a slightly earthy smell after it has dried right down.

It's mesmerizing, intoxicating, confusing, intriguing, unique... I love it!! Alien still has my heart, but I love this one enough to definitely be repurchasing!

Sep
14
2015
KKAngel
KKAngel

Angel has been my signature smell for the last 17 years.I love perfumes but every time I use this one it gathers compliments.It lasts on my skin very long time -it lingers and leave gorgeous memories ;). Love it ;) 10 stars if I could ;)

Sep
14
2015
AlexisJane
AlexisJane

I finally tried angel on my skin today. The last I smelt it, it was from the spritzer,and it smelt very much like only bitter cacao, almost coffee-like. So when I spritzed it on today, I think all I could say about it, was it knocked me for six.

When it hit my skin, the scent changed from bitter cacao, into what smelt distinctly like sweat. And I think that would be the patchouli in it. Often, patchouli does have a very sweat/body odour smell. I should've expected it, but was completely unprepared.

The smell itself was something I didn't enjoy in the least, and because I knew this would be strong, I was not at all looking forward to continuing my shopping smelling like sweat. However, as time wore on, it did warm up to my skin, and stopped smelling so much like I had spent hours in a sauna, and the cacao/dark chocolate notes started wafting up, with a very sweet, distinct honey undertone. And even though it was only sprayed on one of my wrists, I could smell it very, very easily, and loved it.

Now, four hours on, it still smells like that, but it's developed more of a patchouli/sweet dark chocolate ice cream smell, and has softened into something that sits about eight inches from the skin, and is much lighter than it was. However, seeing as I have a skin that destroys perfume, I am thoroughly impressed by it.

So much so that I've put it on my Christmas wish list, because good Lord is this perfume expensive, even for a small bottle (I'm a strong believer in paying a bit more for a larger bottle to get more wear out of my perfumes).

All in all, whilst it's not at all a perfume I normally go for (gourmand-food or patchouli smells normally turn me right off, and I'm more of a super intense non-sweet floral or wood or epic oriental spice girl), I can safely say that this is a unique perfume, and I would LOVE to have this in my collection.

Sep
13
2015
Fava Beans
Fava Beans

Wow do I love, love, love the smell of Angel on other people.

Wow do I hate the smell of Angel on me.

I've had to accept that this will never, ever work with my body chemistry. I've tried again and again. I've given it hours to dry down and mellow. It's no use. On my skin, Angel smells like rank BO and a mole enchilada that's spent a week in the sun.

Yet when I smell this on someone else on the train, it is heavenly. It genuinely makes my day. So shine on, you lovely people who can wear Angel. Wear it for those of us who cannot.

Sep
13
2015
Nyssa Ainley
Nyssa Ainley

I am wearing this one now.

Yes, there is a damp earth scent to this but I adore that scent. It reminds me of hot summer days followed by nights where you feel and smell the rain rather than see it. Olfactory senses are assaulted by that wet mud - many a night I stood at the door and deeply inhaled the scent for many minutes - practically gulping it down inside of me and it calms me down so very much.

I can also get chocolate into the depths of the earth - such a wonderful feel and creamy kind of chocolate. Like the sort of chocolate you get at the beach where the sea salt mixes with the ice cream too.

Whilst I class this as a winter scent I feel that this brings good memories of childhood summers that are very hard to regain as an adult. This scent invokes all kinds of nostalgia in me.

Cannot comment on longevity or sillage as on my own with a dog and cat for company! Also I used a decanted sample so I do not get the room full of delicious pungency you would normally get from the spray. I have a feeling though that a 25/50ml is all anyone would ever need of this fragrance no matter how much it is loved.

I love it so much!

Sep
12
2015
Jojopie
Jojopie

I really tried to like this, I really did, but my skin always amps spice and wood and this was like a basket of old lady potpourri on me with pepper on top. I've never had a sneezing fit so hard in my life before this perfume. My skin doesn't unfold any sweetness in this at all...what a shame.

Sep
12
2015
AlexandriaSweet
AlexandriaSweet

I remember when I was a little bit younger, a main character in a book series I adored always wore Angel by Thierry Mugler and described it as a spicy chocolate scent and I always wanted to smell it! The book description did not lie: This perfume does smell very spicy and warm, with an undertone of sweetness to it, like chocolate. Although it sounds like those two fragrances wouldn't mix well, they collide perfectly and create a scent from the Heavens. This perfume stays with me all day which is lovely and I always get complimented on it. The only downside to this perfume is that it's so expensive...

Sep
11
2015
Irishchick
Irishchick

Here goes nothing!

It really is marmite you either love it or hate it - I have even seen ladies selling the perfume balk when spraying it on the cards!
Seeing as there are mostly two very extreme responses from the nose it is, of course, unsurprising that the posts here are equally polarising.

I have to say that I was pleased to see that some people had mentioned the "vulgar" connotations they have from the smell of Angel - as I got the same "intimate" (lol) vibe from the smell.

For those who are offended by some of the more, ahem, biological descriptions of the smell, I have to say I don't see why it is so upsetting. I know I am new to the forum but I see much the same or equally "earthy" terms describing the animalic qualities!
So perhaps this has a more "humanic" element to it? Maybe the cause of his success?!

Personally what I smell is an overpowering (slightly salty, slightly musky) sweetness and that's what gives me the impression of delicate lady bits (oo er!).

I have to say I sprayed this once on my wrist without testing it first and it mixed with my body chemistry beautifully, but I am still somewhat put off.
Perhaps I'll give it another chance one day as I would like to have it in a collection.

Sep
11
2015
hot_tamalie
hot_tamalie

Ok, I must admit that at first I didn't like Angel but it was because I never honestly gave it a full test. I finally decided to test her a few weeks ago since we have started to get cooler weather. I must say that I'm glad I did because it works well for me. My daughter (who is only 6 and begs me to spritz it on her now lol) was the first to compliment me on it and a few people at work have as well. I work in a office with others and I was kind of nervous to wear it because of reading the other reviews. But for me I don't over do it and I think that this is the key to wearing Angel. I usually layer it with the body lotion or body crème first and then spray 1 side of the neck and 1 spray on the top of my arm next ( a little goes a verrrryyyyy long way). At first blast I get a dirty chocolate scent and within 5 to 10 mins it turns into berries and later on settles into coconut, cotton candy, chocolate and caramel on me for rest of the work day. I really like the fact that Angel changes and doesn't stay the same like many other perfumes out there and the sillage/ projection is so awesome! This makes me feel like my money has been well spent because I must admit that it is quite expensive. I did luck up and I actually found an .8oz bottle on ebay/fragrantica for under $30 so that was a plus and it was the real deal! So, with that being said don't knock it until you try it and when you do just don't over do it. You may be surprised at what you get out of Angel:)

Sep
11
2015
Profumella
Profumella

Strong sweet fragrance mix of caramel cacao honey and vanilla. Caramel smell I notice first it is strong smell. I like it

Sep
09
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

. Angel is a classic masterpiece to my mind! Love that green tangy patchouli opening just as much as the middle and drydown!

Sep
07
2015
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

Last week, I made a comment/commentary/recommendation regarding the Angel "war"...let just say that sometimes the comments about this perfume are down right ugly. Sometimes vulgar. I was called out for not saying exactly why I loved this perfume. Well, I will restate that in my estimation this perfume is a work of art. Thierry Mugler is an avante garde (new, usual, innovative, ground breaking, Bohemian) designer. So to try to put this perfume into a neat concise appraisal is really impossible.

What elements do I like? Black berries, bitter chocolate, sweet caramel, dripping almost over ripe fruit and the tangy patchouli that holds it all together. If a person sprays this on without knowing what the ingredients are I can see it being a little shocking. Also, I think that the power of suggestion can cause a permanent impression on a persons mind.

French perfume almost always cannot be initially enjoyed at first spray. They have to mellow. Angel has to mellow before you can start to enjoy it. Please give it a chance before you review it.

Sep
07
2015
littlest_lemon
littlest_lemon

Angel truly horrifies me. I can't stand the way it smells, but I'm so drawn to it. Every time I smell it on someone, I want to follow them around and keep smelling it. I creep closer and closer until I'm engulfed in it (and I always am; Angel isn't quiet). It's like a full moon for a werewolf.

Why, Angel. Why are you so weird. Stop this.

Sep
06
2015
Loewengel
Loewengel

I'll never forget the very first time I smelled this perfume in an expensive department store in Mexico. I found it truly nauseating and the most disgusting thing my nose had ever tried, something vweird I'd never smelled before announced as perfume. I didn't think it was for women, the mere word evokes delicacy to me, a fragile concept. I found this perfume so strong and extremely sweet that it felt like piercing my nose all the way up to the top of my head, like a drill being pushed through my brain. This was my instant first impression. Some minutes later, I decided to give it a second try and I could help but falling for it blindly. I found it fine and wonderful and thought of it as an extraterrestrial smell. I took a vial with me and showed it to a female friend who loved fragrances, and at first try, she said: "it's a night perfume. Very elegant and feminine". I liked this fragrance so much that I wanted to buy and waer it myself, then I heard that Angel Man had been released and the rest is history.

Sep
04
2015
ldetrich
ldetrich

One of my favorite scents since it's release in the early 90s but it's strong and a bit sweet - I can totally see why some find it overwhelming.
If I overspray just a tiny bit, it's very cloying and sets off the gag reflex. I find it works beautifully if I wear it when it's dry and cool out, and I also only spritz ONE spritz! This is one where the application really matters!
I also love the body oil but I mix it with unscented lotion so the staying power is great, but it doesn't get overwhelming.
If under applied, I get a very clean and refreshing fruit/berry and patchouli note with just a hint of sweetness. Where it gets very cloying is if there's any humidity in the air - then it's a big fruit/patchouli bomb!

Sep
04
2015
Galatina
Galatina

Lovely fragrance but to me, not as good as the original, Nirmala by Molinard. The patchouli in the opening of Angel is a bit too tangy for my taste, causing me to practically beg for the dry down.. Nirmala lacks this addition and I find it enjoyable through all phases.

Sep
01
2015
Annie_OK
Annie_OK

Ok, ok. I feel pretty certain that if men were reading my review, they wouldn't have gotten so up in arms about my tongue-in-cheek choice of terminology. However, since it appears to have caused such a violent reaction, I have removed the offending term.

lilymorena, THANK YOU for reading and responding to my review in the spirit in which it was written :) You get it. Body chemistry is key, and everyone's experience is going to be different. I am intrigued by the strange concoctions that are Thierry Mugler and will continue to try his fragrances as I have opportunity.

deb.martinez, personally insulting me and attempting to shame me is only going to serve to discourage other potential new reviewers from writing honest reviews with their unique impressions. Just because I perceive something you don't (and perhaps makes you a little uncomfortable) doesn't mean it isn't so!

In the event that anyone is unclear on what I meant, I was referring to clean, freshly washed, healthy genitalia. Women were designed (including our genitals and odors) to be highly desirable, so what's the problem? I wouldn't at all be surprised if Olivier Cresp was intentionally going for just that element.

AngieGCarp, did you even read my review? My review was a sincere, enthusiastic recounting of my personal experience and observations of Angel. If you love this fragrance, and you get to wear and enjoy something you love, that's all that matters. You don't need anyone else to validate your opinion or this perfume.

And while I don't hate Angel, for those who do, their opinions are equally valid. Personally, I WANT to know if a lot of people find a fragrance distasteful, and I want to know WHY.

Aug
31
2015
geri.sonnenschein
geri.sonnenschein

I love this perfume!! It smells amazing on me and I get compliments all the time :) It's really strong at first especially when you're not used to it and I can imagine why people wouldn't like it if they've just sprayed it on their hand.It's really long lasting, classy and both sweet and just a little bit masculine(in my opinion).

Aug
31
2015
taylors91
taylors91

On paper I should love this 'gourmandy god', the cult classic, the leader and the instigator. It has all the sweet notes I love i.e chocolate, cotton candy and vanilla, to name a few notes. I've been trying for a couple years to bring myself to like this but I can't seem to buy into it. On me I get no sweetness come through at all, and lord knows I love me some sweet foody scents. I get an old fashioned heavy patchouli covered in bitter dark chocolate. I love chocolate notes as mentioned above but this isn't a nice chocolate note, paired with the patchouli it is rancid. I don't get any other notes come through, which is a shame. Sillage is monstrous, people will know you are wearing this even from a distance. It is easily recognisable. I've smelt it on others and it smells amazing. It makes me feel sick when I've sprayed it on me. Nonetheless, despite not liking it; I can however see why it is popular and why it also has polarising views on it. You've guessed it, for me unfortunately it's a big no no for me. No one in my family likes it.

Aug
30
2015
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

Sigh...looks like the girls are having an Angel war while the boys are over there warring over Diors new Sauvage with Johnny Depp as the spokesman.

It is so easy to hide behind your computer screen and say vicious things about most subjects these days isn't it? In the world of art, and fragrance is art, it is very common for people to have vastly differing opinions. That's fine. But it is the height of ignorance and snobbery to voice your opinion in vulgar and tasteless ways.

There are factors that have to be considered when analyzing a perfume. 1) your preference 2) others preferences 3) the effect on those around you ( you may enjoy it but it might cause someone else a migraine) When we look at the credentials of Angel, there is a lot to be said. First of all, Mr. Olivier Cresp is one of the finest perfume artist of our time. Angel is 23 years old. (Most the people who say bad things about this perfume weren't even born when this came out) Also, Angel has been inducted into the perfume version of the Hall of Fame! How could that have happened if it was as vile as people make it out to be?

I am biased because I am an Angel fan. I also am a perfume fan and the worst perfume I have ever smelled did not smell like dirty vagina (not something I am well versed in anyway), a truck stop air freshener, old piss, blood, and so on. I have to wonder? When people say these things what their personal experiences in life are? Maybe they need to consider removing themselves from these deplorable situations in which they discovered these disgusting odors. Critiquing Angel should be the least of their worries.

For those of you who are interested, or had a bad experience with Angel but are still intrigued, I have a couple of suggestions. First, if you like the idea of Angel but patchouli doesn't agree with you (maybe you live in a humid, hot climate) you might try to get your hands on Nirmala by Molinard. It is similar in concept but no patchouli more fruit. Second, if you really want to try Angel but are limited on funds (that's how I discovered Angel) there is a designer imposter brand that does an AMAZING duplicate. It's called Instyle fragrances. I did a test and I was shocked at the likeness. It made me question my NEED for the real thing...but you know, it's always nice to have the good stuff.

In closing, I feel like the criticism of this perfume is very overblown. When writing a review for people to read, you should ask yourself 'is this relevant? Will this help someone make a sound decision?' If not....don't bother.

Thank you for your time!

Aug
29
2015
mamehaviolette
mamehaviolette

Intoxicating, raw and almost tickling honey. I find this scent absolutely unique and something very different from most designer scents and that is an aspect which I appreciate a lot. Of course all Mugler's scents are very particular and sometimes difficult to appreciate.

This fragrance has an Amazing sillage and is very long-lasting. I like it, though I wouldn't wear it. I prefer it on the Others, especially on my sister :)
If you want an affordable dupe, Jasmin di Giava by Tesori d'Oriente is very good!

Aug
29
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

Seriously....female genitalia?? Ive heard it all now. Just plain weird. That is all. Shaking my head and walking away........oh and I think someone needs to have their nose checked...or maybe bathe.

Aug
29
2015
lilymorena
lilymorena

Annie Ok, let me tell you, your review is really nice. I must laugh at it and in a good way. I think Angel should be called Alien the metaformose. I love Eau Sucree and Innocent and I get a lot of compliments when I wear them. But when people asks me what I am wearing and I let them see the box the first what they say is: "oh bahh, I don't like Angel or I get sick of Angel". I think Angel has a Thousand of faces and each face can appear or disappear in reaction to a certain body Chemistry. I am a dialysis nurse and I know a lot about uhhhh urea and other body odors. I don't get a vagina smell in Angel but a wiff of sweat of unwashed body. Some drugs and bacteria really changes the smell of the skin and a clean skin has less bacteria. Maybe that's why you smell a vagina odor in it. But you are right vagina smells muf and sour but niet unpleasant.

Aug
29
2015
Annie_OK
Annie_OK

Finally, finally, finally I got to try Angel tonight. I've been meaning to try it forever, knowing how much some people absolutely LOVE it. I had read that it has a strong patchouli aspect, and I like patchouli, so that is what I was expecting. So I was surprised that I did NOT smell patchouli AT ALL!

Initially, I was hit with vanilla... a very syrupy sweet honey vanilla, but predominantly vanilla. I was a little disappointed... Where was the patchouli? Where was the spice?

Next came Coca-Cola/Pepsi cola (I know people are polarized on Coke versus Pepsi, but I'm not much of a soda drinker, so it reminds me of both).

After that came the "human" aspect. I've seen a lot of other reviews mention body odor, but let's be specific here. It's NOT underarm odor, NOT scalp odor, NOT foot odor, NOT urine, NOT male odor, but specifically, Angel smells like FEMALE GENITAL odor.

That, I think, is why it is both so popular and slightly repulsive at the same time. Genital-type odors are something that you tend to feel comfortable with if it is YOU, or if it is someone that you are intimate with, but NOT in general. It makes you think... Who exactly am I smelling here??? Where did this aspect of the scent actually come from? Musk? From what kind of animal? And what animal could smell so much like human genitalia?

After that, I smelled something reminiscent of those toilet deodorizers that hang on the rim of the toilet bowl and gradually dissolve with each flush. I don’t know what they were scented with (anyone know?), but I got a clear image of one of those from my youth.

The last thing I was reminded of were the old-fashioned white wax "candies" filled with sweetened colored liquid given out at Halloween many years ago.

Although my review may sound unflattering, I don't hate it. It's not unpleasant… it's just weird. Also, it gave me a bit of a headache at first.

It has now been 3 hours since application, and the number one overriding scent is Coca-Cola. A slightly dirty/sexy caramel Coca-Cola, but Coca-Cola it is.

Update: After 6 hours, the heavy sweetness had finally dissolved into a very faint smooth spiciness, evocative of soft suede. But I never did get that pungency I associate with patchouli.

Aug
28
2015
smellagent
smellagent

I GOT ANGEL WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT. LOVED IT STILL DO ON OTHERS, HECK I LIKED IT ON ME BUT OTHERS DID NOT. GO FIGURE! ANYWAY KINDA JEALOUS OF THOSE FOLKS WHO IT SMELLS PERFECT ON.

Aug
28
2015
Guermantes
Guermantes

This is my most favourite fragrance. I wear a lot of other fragrances but not less than once in a week or two, I desperately crave this heavenly perfume. Nobody I know uses this. My Mom started to love it but then she noticed this famous BO note. (I don't get it...) So I can wear this exclusively. It sometimes happens that I smell it on somebody, but really very rarely - people in my country don't seem to wear much perfume. Actually I like smelling fragrances on others, this is so rare and I don't uderstand the hate towards "oversprayers"...I prefer people bathing in perfume than not bathing at all. But this is just a side note.
Edit: I know I've already reviewed Angel! Well since I love it so much, it deserves more than one review. My seat belt in my car smells of Angel - borrowed the fragrance from my body apparently. That makes me just feel so good everytime I get inside.

Aug
28
2015
Sobe
Sobe

Love this & brings back a lot of good memories. It's sweet, rich, chocolaty, caramel & So scrumptious. I would say sensual gourmand. My favorite bottle is the really old star shape larger bottle with the dabber. It helps me apply just the right amount.

I've had this pretty much since it came out (first from a friend of my moms who was from France & brought some for her as a gift). There was nothing like it at the time (that I knew of)

It also reminds me of a close friend, (who I've been friends with forever). We were shopping with my mom in Burdines (near the time it just came out). It was new & we couldn't get enough of it. We all sprayed it all over (not realizing the potency) & we all felt sick (like when you get carried away & eat too much chocolate or marzipan). I can still picture that day, lol. Just like chocolate & Marzipan, that will didn't deter me from trying again (with the right amount of course)...


Other similar (not exact) type scents-Chopard Wish, D&G Anthology La Roue de La Fortune, Ellen Tracy Love Notes, Queen Latifah.

Aug
27
2015
RapidScent
RapidScent

Ahh, Angel. A complicated affair, and I can't disagree more with some of the reviews. At first spray, it smells really good, almost burnt caramel like. Then it goes in to this really strong spicy, peppery, scent with green, tons of green notes. That's probably where everyone is getting the BO scent from. This is definitely a perfume for the more mature crowd, I bet they could pull it off better than us young thunder cats. Oh, my recommendation, spray it from a distance from your skin. Don't be all gun-ho and do it directly on your skin, that actually helps. To me, this perfume is one I know I shouldn't wear but to anyways, because it's almost as if it's forbidden. I give it a 4/5 stars. The dry down is heavenly. Just don't spray too much. Plus, the bottle is just gorgeous and iconic.

Aug
27
2015
MsCanon
MsCanon

I've worn this for years. Everytime, without fail, someone hugs me I get a compliment on it. It just works on me and is never too much or too little. It's fresh and fabulous and makes a statement without yelling.

Aug
26
2015
Agata654
Agata654

Oh, Angel... For long time I didn't know what to think of this perfume.

The opening of this fragrance is super, super intense. I can't smell a particular note at first, only warm, a bit dark sweetness... There's something mysterious and deep about this fragrance, I can't say which notes are causing this, but I've always felt like Angel has some special ingredient, that is not listed officially.

It's very interesting, as the time progresses I can smell patchouli more and more; however I can't detect any other notes... Also I don't know why, but somehow Angel reminds me of walking in unknown forest, full of berries, tall trees and mysterious sounds.

As this perfume is very strong I wouldn't recommend this as an everyday fragrance... But for special occasion it should be perfect.

To be honest, I don't think that a lot of people can pull off wearing this perfume. On me it definitely smells too much of patchouli. When I wear it for too long, I get very tired of this intense sweetness... But I think if you're a lover of intense, characteristic scents from Thierry Mugler such as Womanity or Alien you're gonna love it!

Aug
25
2015
40plus&fab
40plus&fab

OMG .. . NO! NO! and NO! Not sure why this is so polarizing but for me this is an immediate scrubber. I can't begin to describe the experience because I couldn't get past the opening. There is not one note in this composition that I dislike on its own but Angel took them to a place that only a few are invited to go. I envy those that can wear this successfully.

Aug
24
2015
n4jl1
n4jl1

تستش کردم و ازش متنفرم

I tested it n hated it. Sounds cheap smell

Aug
23
2015
JinjuDee
JinjuDee

Like a lot of people said, I think Angel is a very unique and possibly hard to wear fragrance. I've never encountered it on anyone else but when I've worn it, it's had a very strong sharp scent that does almost border cleaning product strong. For me it does warm up to something softer and sweeter with the caramel coming through.

I also agree with the above review that one spray is perfect but 2 is overkill.

My mother recently sniffed it in the bottle and winced, though my co-worker said it was lovely so it seems to be the marmite of perfume

Aug
20
2015
mellybabydoll
mellybabydoll

Vomitous, abhorrent, altogether offensive artificial pina colada car freshener discs and 2 day old piss. I have nothing good to say about this scent at all. Reminiscent of an ominously dirty truck stop bathroom.

Aug
18
2015
Chiquis
Chiquis

@LuScentin: Lol I loved reading your review!!! I first smelled Angel in late 2013 after I purchased a spray pen from Sephora, blindly purchased online mind you. I never smelled Angel before then. When I first sprayed it on my forearm I was utterly repulsed!! I described it as taco seasoning sitting in a sweaty man armpit LOL! And yet… I found myself wanting to smell it more. I’d spray some here, spray some there… Then I ran out of what was in the spray pen. So… I purchased the 0.8oz EDP star… And now I wear it on a regular basis lol If you aren’t careful then you will soon find yourself a devotee of Angel. She just sneaks up on people like that =)


Here is my observation: the people who initially hate Angel hate it because they get that earthy patchouli note first and foremost. On the other hand, the people who initially love Angel seem to get all of the sweet vanilla, chocolate, and candy notes first and foremost. There are so many notes in Angel I’m convinced that our noses will pick up some of the scents over others and that for each person the experience will be different. Angel isn’t a straightforward perfume like, let’s say, Marc Jacobs Daisy.

Here’s my advice: spray Angel before bed. Overnight that body odor scent will transform into the smoothest, sweetest chocolate and vanilla by morning. I don’t know how, I don’t know why… But this is my experience.

Aug
16
2015
LuScentinTenebris
LuScentinTenebris

I am absolutely baffled, and frankly, a bit scared...somewhere Agents Mulder and Scully must have a file devoted to the unexplained mystery of this scent.

The first few times I smelled this scent back in the day, intrigued by the beautiful bottle, I just dismissed it as bizarre and unpleasant, like a lollipop dropped in dirt or a crotch in acid-washed jeans, and moved on.

After my perfume obsession took hold, I heard countless perfumistas express one of two possible views on this fragrance- the first being that it's disgusting, vulgar, outrageously offensive, and the second being that Angel is delicious, entrancing, addictive, an endless love. Last year I sheepishly found myself falling for Angel Eau Sucree (original 2014 release), which inevitably led to my reading more about the famed queen Angel (from which all gourmands spring and through which all flankers are made), and I wanted desperately to understand!

So I sampled it anew, and remembered a woman I knew when I was a kid, a sweet younger lady who cleaned houses for extra money, and always smelled to me like a mixture of light body odor and ammonia or Windex...and upon this testing it suddenly dawned on me that she may have just been wearing Angel the whole time! My next encounter with Angel was when I smelled it on an aunt at a large outdoor wedding, from rows away. I suddenly understood how some people find this so intrusive and inappropriate--here I was at a wedding in an open field surrounded by grass, sky, flowers, and over a hundred other human beings, and all I could smell on the breeze was Angel.

You would think, at this point, that I would dismiss Angel from my consideration with a "good for you, not for me, thanks." But after reading about it again this week and seeing the beautiful celestial bottle and the icy otherworldly ads, and once again reading testimony from its diehard fans, I felt myself drawn still to investigate this mystery. I dug out my sample from its depths and applied the tiniest drop, which was inconclusive. The next morning, emboldened, I very lightly spritzed one wrist and went about straightening up my apartment. The initial spritz knocked my mouth open in shock, it was so sour, so outrageous. And then it smelled like tangy berries, pubescent body odor, and urine. It was bad, right? So why did I keep smelling it? And why did I spritz a bit more on before going to bed?? It's like I craved those insane, sharp opening notes. This time the urine note smelled more like the honey it purports to be, and I enjoyed the wafts I got from the tiny bit I dabbed on my neck, while being fully aware that this scent was strange. And then this morning...you know what I did. I wanted to smell it again.

What is happening to me? Is this how this scent ensnares its devotees? And is the B.O. note truly a matter of "chemistry," or of perception (as in, you may or may not perceive it on yourself, but it's there, and people unused to this scent will perceive it on you and wonder about your hygiene)? Am I fated to get a beautiful tiny star bottle of this to wear in secret, spraying more and more each time until I am hopelessly addicted and become that person that others sniff and say "Angel, in this setting? How inappropriate, poor thing, she doesn't know how vulgar she smells," while I just can't wait to score my next hit of those sweet and sour topnotes?

Now if you'll excuse me, I just need to sneak into the bedroom and spray something on real quick...

UPDATE: Well. I've worn it every night for the past 9, and just caved and bought a bottle today. It's captivating.

Aug
16
2015
myram7
myram7

Tried a tester strip of this a few months ago when I was fairly new to patchouli....and I strongly disliked it. I tested in again last month and it was completely sharp on the test paper strip...still disliked it. Tested it in Sephora today - and I LOVED it! Weird...I won't buy it until October, when the temps cool. I'm not sure what the difference is with Alien...but I think didn't like that one either...I had a lesson on patchouli at a specialized perfume shop in Lake Tahoe and I really really LOVE it now. Maybe I'll give that one a try again too :)

Aug
10
2015
katyas
katyas

I love this scent. It smells (on me) just like an incense I used to buy, also called Angel; it has made me wonder if they are connected in some way, but I can't find any such. At any rate, on me it is sweet with a dangerously sexy undertone. Terrific stuff.

Aug
08
2015
lilymorena
lilymorena

On my left wrist i have angel and on my right wrist i have eau sucree. Both are gorgeus and sweet. They are at list on my skin not so strong as people says. After a few minutes angel begin to change from sweet to a bitter smell. Also a sweat note starts to appear. This sweat note seems really a body odor. It is not too strong but also not really nice. So i bought eau sucree. I walked outside in the rain and I kept getting wifts of a delicious sweet fragance. I think I made the good choice.

Ps: angel body lotion is on the other hand beautiful and used under other citrus perfums smells wonderful.

Aug
04
2015
GrandmaGaga
GrandmaGaga

In this review I am not attempting to "diss" Angel...I present this as a suggestion against blind-buying this fragrance; although it is admittedly an extremely popular perfume, it is most certainly not for everyone!
aia_ramos' review kind of says what I feel about Angel; I just don't get it.....I had collected several sample vials of Angel through orders on Sephora and whatnot but had never tested it, instead saving them for my nieces overseas who I was sure would love to try a very popular perfume from the U.S. Although I own and appreciate scents of all sorts, it just sounded like a fragrance they would appreciate more than I. I was right...and how! I don't think my aversion has anything to do with the perfume's reacting with my body chemistry because my feelings about Angel are the same out of the bottle or tested on my skin: I find it literally repulsive. Just the memory of it makes me feel nauseated. Of course, I recognize and respect the fact that this is an extremely popular, even iconic fragrance but I just don't get it... what do others smell in this that they can describe as beautiful, divine and delicious? My reaction to Angel
certainly makes me think twice every time I put on fragrance; am I enjoying
something that others are repelled by? I won't be giving away these
samples to anyone...I can't take the chance that someone I have any
contact with might fall in love with this strange fragrance and choose to
wear it regularly!
Update: I have found I have the same aversion to several fragrances and they all share a common note: patchouli. No more blind buys for me...

Aug
02
2015
Gingersnapps1
Gingersnapps1

Had to give away, would give me an intense headache.

Aug
02
2015
francie79
francie79

I smelled this for the first time about 17 years ago and I always loved it but never owned it because it was so expensive. I finally got a bottle a couple months ago from fragrancenet and it's such a lovely scent. I have always smelled a fruity, pineapple note in this which I have always found unique. Longevity is great and sillage is moderate which is fine with me for I have had too strong patch scents give me a migraine before, I'm looking at you Shalimar Parfum Initial!! Beautiful scent but it seems like many people dislike this so try to sniff before purchasing.

Aug
02
2015
Sagez
Sagez

I was hoping to love this one. I bought a travel size mini and after many attempts over several months in different seasons, I am sad to say Angel does not work with my chemistry - smells like Raid bug spray and that is putting it nicely. For those of you who can wear it - enjoy and I will try again another time.
Update: July 30 2016 - happy to find that I can wear and love Angel EDT - absolutely lovely!

Jul
29
2015
Adrian_jacobs1984
Adrian_jacobs1984

The dry down is lovely but OMG the way the scent starts it smells straight up like BO and I had not just me and my bf try it random strangers walking by I asked if they would and they said sure out of 10 people it smelled like body odor and this is a awful smell I'm not a fan if this brand at all alien is bit bad but smells alittle like air freshner and I love crazy strong perfumes but these it had nothing too do with strength it just smells foul just like Clinique aromatics just awful. If this works on you than I hope that people are being honest about you SMELLING good. Idk but keep this away from me.

Jul
29
2015
Loca del Tó
Loca del Tó

This is an unique and weird scent that I could have loved in other circunstances and would have applied it with a very light hand. But sadly, everyone everywhere is wearing this: men, women, girls, ladies, in clubs, cinemas, even crowded public demonstrations, everyone and everywhere, the original perfume or some of the numerous dupes. And being this a very heavy fragance being surrounded by people who bathe in this is nauseous and suffocating. And it´s so overspread that it´s almost generic. And where I live (Andalusia) the weather is really hot, this summer we are reaching 50ºC some days, wich makes this even more suffocating. Perhaps I´ll give this a try in 20 years or so when people had forgotten about it, and ONLY in cool winter nights.
Curiously it´s a dated fragance nothing like the fruity infantile fragances en vogue nowadays but here Angel and Alien are all the rage who knows why.

Jul
29
2015
Thuy_vungoc
Thuy_vungoc

I got this perfume from a client of mine on September 2014 when it was still hot in Vietnam, at first impression I was like omg too strong for me. It was like tobacco, patchouli at first which I tried to get used to it to see if it was better after but I couldnt get over the tobacco scent. Took me 3 months later on November when the weather was colder, I took my brave to try it again, just one spay over my head and wow, very nice! After the patchouli, the caramel worked so well on me. Now i'm addicted to it everytime cooler weather comes.

Jul
28
2015
chickincanada
chickincanada

oy, this is just nasty on me. I've actually only known older women to wear this (50+, including my mother though I only saw the bottle on her dresser, not actually worn by her). I was browsing around and I thought what the hell, I'll give it a try. OMG. I got in the car and took a wet wipe as that's all I hand and nearly rubbed my wrist raw trying to dampen it. It's got sillage, for sure, but after the wet one the smell was seriously of sweaty body odour. I went home and washed some more and could still smell it.

Smell is so personal and individual... While I never really thought it amazing on others, it is downright nasty on me and I don't think I can be paid to wear this. But it must be well liked, because I see it everywhere.

Sorry for the harsh review, but it had a strong (negative) effect on me.

Jul
26
2015
TimeIsLikeABrokenWatch
TimeIsLikeABrokenWatch

My aunt wore it and got rave compliments from the rest of the family; it smelled nice on her, though I recognized it wasn't my style of perfume. That was about 7 years ago, during which time I've casually sniffed in stores and kept deciding it wasn't a scent I could see myself wearing.

I recently got a sample of this with a Sephora order and thought I'd try it on my skin to see if I have been missing something; sometimes scents smell so much different on a body than in a bottle. I know it's a scent people love, and I thought maybe if I smelled it on myself, I'd see what I was missing from just catching a whiff from the bottle at the perfume counter.

I still don't like it. I tried to wash it off after a few hours but it has quite a bit of staying power. It definitely doesn't smell like it did on my aunt when it hits my skin. While I could at least recognize that the scent was nice on her, even if it wasn't something I thought was my style, on me it isn't nearly as nuanced and pretty. I have to wade through a heavy, murky jumble to identify any one scent, and even then they seem to be fighting. I smell burnt sugar, Coca Cola, vanilla candle, and the same patchouli I recognize from my childhood drugstore's incense display. On my aunt this was sexy and modern; she smelled like exotic spices and rich, sweet vanilla. On me, an artificiality shines through that cheapens the scent, and the notes seem to clobber one another rather than enhancing each other.

I'm not surprised it's not at all pretty on me, as it seems like scents change quite a bit on me, but I'm not heartbroken knowing this isn't my style anyway. Just thought I'd throw my $.02 out there in case somebody else has a similar problem, and wants an idea of how this scent might wear on them.

Jul
23
2015
Thomaso7
Thomaso7

definately a rich sexy smelling night club of a scent.

Jul
20
2015
Scentasticme
Scentasticme

I love this fragrance. It's a very heavy one so one spritz is all that is needed. I get so many complements with this. I do think it smells different on everyone and it smells best when mixed with ones skin if it works for you. I love the way it lingers in the air . So sexy. It's smokey, sweet and very sensual. Long lasting and even smells better the next day !

Jul
20
2015
odie
odie

Its so interesting reading the comments on this perfume, its either "Angel" loves you or it doesn't. When I got a spritz of this at the perfume counter it was a mystifying mix of essences I couldn't discern, although the bright cacao did shine through. However, I got my hands on this beautiful fragrance oil which is made of the oils in the real deal and I have to say.......it smells exactly like what Fragrantica members says it smells like.

This perfume just radiates salt water taffy......clear salt water taffy. It seems a bit ozonic too (I guess its the melon!). "Angel" is clean, clear and radiates a light caramel aura. Somehow I don't get the patchouli either, but I do get the image of a clean woman in light blue slightly salted water. There's no dark undertow, its like nothing I've ever smelled. Outstanding perfume by Mugler

Jul
17
2015
nathalie87
nathalie87

I love angel. And I love chloe eau de parfum, and they actually work really well together! Has anyone else tried this "wierd" combination?? You should! Smells like a clean angel!☺

Jul
16
2015
Miruna
Miruna

WARNING: SYNESTHESIA INDUCING PERFUME. :)

On my skin the most powerful note is honey, especially immediately after spraying. Then, it smells like all the flowers in a funeral and all the candy in an tiny, old,british sweet shop together, well balanced with some patchouli and amber notes.


It is definitely a strong perfume and definitely a masterpiece. It is not just a scent, it is an experience. Although it's not my absolute favourite, it one of the most outstanding perfumes in my opinion, together with Theorema (Fendi). I could recognize them anytime, anywhere.

Calling it "Angel" is a sick joke. Do not expect it to be delicate or light.

Huge lasting power. And NO it doesn't smell like urine/body fluids.

Don't judge based on liking or disliking other TM perfumes. For example, I hate Alien. Just go, give it a try and enjoy.

Jul
11
2015
Angelica 000
Angelica 000

Maybe I am one of the lucky ones...I had never wanted to try Angel, after all the headachy/ bomb stories. Soo, YEARS after the rest of the world, I've finally tried it & I love it! Not super long lasting, but fabulous.

Jul
07
2015
beautyparfum
beautyparfum

Sorry to those who love this parfum, but in my opinion it is THE WORST PERFUME on the Earth. Headache!!!!! I even can't stand it, can't be around the people who wore it...

Jul
07
2015
J'aimeParfum
J'aimeParfum

je pense que thierry hallucinais quand il concoctais ce truc je sais pas..faut que je re-sniff encore une fois ce truc pour me convaincre p-e ca me changerais d' idee de ce parfum car je trouve la bouteille est tres cute

Jun
29
2015
Dafja
Dafja

If this was the last perfume on this planet earth i still would not rock this perfume. Even my hairspray smells better then this.

Come on Thierry where you nuts when you made this perfume? Because its so out of balance.

Jun
28
2015
maria.louise
maria.louise

this is my fav fragrance I have ever owned (so far), its oozes sex appeal... and its such a beautiful smell of chocalate and caramal.... good enough to eat ! If you love strong powerful sexy smells with an edge then buy a sample :) its lush !

Jun
24
2015
MadMadamMimm
MadMadamMimm

Smells like imitation Raisinets. Not a bad smell, necessarily, but I don't want to smell like this.

Jun
20
2015
PurpleMyst
PurpleMyst

Mmmmm... Chocolate covered patchouli with a little caramel and honey drizzle.
Sweet, warm, and cuddly; kinda like being wrapped up in a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. Would be perfect for colder weather, I think.
Not an absolute favorite, but I do like it. Perfumes seem to last forever on me (if I didn't wash them off every day, I'd smell like every perfume I've ever tried)so I won't comment on that, but the sillage is good.

Jun
19
2015
Strongbygod
Strongbygod

I bought this perfume from reading everyone's review and wanted to buy one with the baby powder, vanilla goodness.
It smelled rancid and so awful I had to give it away. I couldn't smell any of the main notes in it.
I don't know if it was expired or if it was the real thing. All his perfumes were terrible. I can't explain the smells I noticed sorry.

Jun
17
2015
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

I carefully put just a few drops of angel into my after shower cocoa butter lotion (palmers blends incredibly with angel imo) and it is a wonderfully subtle, easy way to wear angel without upsetting anyone. i also do this with baby oil sometimes. it almost becomes a skin scent on me this way. angel, a skin scent? why yes. angel is always full of surprises for me, that's why it's my favorite. you must try the lotion trick, you can of course adjust the dosage to your liking.

Jun
16
2015
neilvizuett
neilvizuett

First, I'm a man. Close to 8 years ago I smelled it (from the atomizer, not directly) and found it divine... I had to posses it! I didn't know it was a woman's fragrance then, and wanted it for myself.

Some years later, though, I was an ignorant about fragrances and applied it directly on my wrist, smelled it and found it repulsing, something like vomit and candies on wooden floor... "what a disappointment -I thought- this is not what I smelled years ago". Then I knew it was a woman's fragrance and thought I had smelled something else years back.

A couple of weeks ago, though, my girlfriend wanted a good fragrance, something really special. It turned out that most of the fragrances she tried on herself were disappointing for her, since they turned cloying and different from what they smelled like on paper. She tried really good fragrances, but she had the same issue, I admit they didn't suit her at all.

I consider myself now with a more refined taste and nose, so I told her I knew about a fragrance that was widely considered a respectable fragrance, yet it was a hate it or love it fragrance, that I didn't like it personally, but that the fragrance alone, besides my tastes, was a respectable fragrance and that perhaps she was one of the lucky ones whose body chemistry mixed well with it. I told it Angel was it's name. She tried it on her.

THE SMELL WAS GORGEOUS, SIMPLY PUT!!!

MAYBE MY TASTES REFINED! Maybe it was her body chemistry, I don't know!

All I can say is that THE SMELL WAS DIVINE!!!

That smell I enjoyed years ago was there again!!! Beautiful!!! <3

Jun
14
2015
jana.hullinghorst
jana.hullinghorst

I'll keep this short since there's only several million reviews on this scent. Simply put, I love it. Angel seems to work really well with my chemistry. It's harsh at first just like it's usual M.O. but it dries down to a luscious sweet chocolate. It literally smells like I bathed in chocolate sauce... who wouldn't want that??

Jun
13
2015
Angeldaisy
Angeldaisy

oh oh oh oh.
dear.
BO.
BO stands for "body odour" (not Black Orchid).
now, if it weren't for this rather strange and feint Bobby Orange (as i like to call it) note, i would LOVE this perfume. it is such an incredible thing to sniff! yes i love it! layers and swathes of deliciousness.

but unfortunately my nose can smell a BO note on card, on skin, on fabric...in both the EDP and the EDT.
oh well.
i have a new tested once EDT 40ml and a new EDP 25ml (unopened) for swaps.

the note....reminds me of school days when the teachers started to encourage us to have a gentle chat with our friends who hadn't yet discovered deodorant....and me not being able to tell them that they had Bobby Orange. i couldn't do it. so it's not a horrid unwashed BO, it's a sweet kid BO, but BO it is nevertheless....

sorry.

Jun
13
2015
elislo
elislo

Angel is the perfume that has been following me for 15 years. Of him I have fallen in love when I was a young girl. I have passed long periods without angel..but at the end I always return from him.
My star has entered so many suitcases, he has followed me in so many trips and in so many experiences.
Angel was with me in the craziest evenings, in the most serene days and in those sadder. He remembers me the most beautiful and important love stories.
It is an unforgettable perfume.
The secret is to use few of it and will be magic.
Sillage 10/10 Longevity 10/10

Jun
13
2015
mrsg34
mrsg34

Angel is marmite you love it or you hate it....I love it but as mentioned less is more! Thierry Mugler is becoming one of my favourite perfume houses with it's unique blends of fragrance.I find Angel bold yet warm and comforting just don't over spray!

Jun
08
2015
Pebbles7532
Pebbles7532

This perfume is a Gemini- striking yet soft, sweet but dark, at first blush it smells of lemons and cotton candy. After a few hours, the dry down is a mix of vanilla and patchouli. The scent changes thought the day, and for me, usually lands on vanilla.

I absolutely love the idea of wearing a perfume that has a mind of its own. I love the mixed bag of the unexpected. I love the fact that it's scent smells like no other on the market. It's truly unique. It's rebellious. This perfume has character and isn't afraid to tell you. Above all, this scent is a loyal work horse and stays with me for nearly 12 hours.

Angel has been my signature scent for nearly 15 years. The key to wearing it is a delicate hand. Anything else, it will wear you.

Jun
07
2015
ell_bee
ell_bee

What can be said about TM's Angel that hasn't been said already? Bold, brazen, a plethora of notes that unfold one after another. Patchouli and chocolate? Cotton candy and caramel? What?! This stuff is not airy or predictable, but rather dense and mysterious. A heavy fog rather than a light cloud... Fallen Angel is more like it. It's a polarizing "new" classic... This fragrance should be sniffed and sampled by any and all perfumistas at least once in a lifetime.

Jun
04
2015
hyperfluff
hyperfluff

If I had to choose between Alien and Angel, honestly, my nose would pick Alien. Funny thing is, Angel picked me, Alien did not love me back as much. It took a few years before I could appreciate Angel, but that first day that I actually wore it, I immediately got a compliment...then another, and another, nobody seemed to notice when I wore Alien. Some days, the bright, warm caramel and fudgy chocolate are forefront, supported by a damp, earthy patchouli...other days it's more woodsy and damp earth feminized with fuzzy sweet nuances of chocolate, caramel, honey. This is ofcourse after the loud, nose-singing top notes have dissipated. A potent woody-gourmand scent, it's feminine and very sweet, but with enough patchouli depth for a gourmand-loving male to pull off I think.

Angel would perhaps be too odd and dirty on a restrained, delicate lady. Too obnoxious on an A-type alpha-female. Too irrelevant on the fashion-conscious style princess. Too vulgar on a hardcore party girl. Too desperate on a sleek femme fatale. Too raw and crude on a bling-decked glamor diva.

But for the urban bohemienne, the slightly loca but loveable outcast, the unpredictable free spirit with sparkly eyes...this is her perfume, regardless of her age, whether 20 or 60. If you are familiar with David Kibbe and Style Identities, this would be what an Ethereal Natural type or Dramatic Natural type would wear. She is the one who will tame Angel and smooth its jagged edges, the one who will bring out its cuddly sweet warmth and ethereal earthy-chocolate loveliness. If there was a celebrity who would be a perfect fit for this perfume, it would be Drew Barrymore (especially Drew from 10+ years back) with her innocent baby-face looks, her boho-chic fashion sense, her quirky, happy-go-lucky aura...and the reckless 'wild-child' dark side to her that she was notorious for off-screen.

Never, ever overspray this. Two sprays, maximum three on cooler days, it will take you from day to night, any time of the year, as long as you don't put on too much (dabbing is better than spraying, a little goes a long way).

Jun
03
2015
margarita.angelova
margarita.angelova

Such an interesting blend. I know it's popular but obviously not where I live because I don't recall smelling this ever before.

To me this smells like red fruit tea, heavily sweetened with honey, with a slice of lemon. There's a sour note to it, especially at the start and for the first time I like that in a perfume - probably because it makes it even more realistically delicious.

Warm and cozy, a perfect companion for some relaxing time near the fireplace on a snowy winter evening.

May
26
2015
spicyrose
spicyrose

This is a scent I can identify immediately. I so enjoy smelling it on others, yet each time I try it....it reeks of strong Body Odor! I've never had a fragrance do that before. Bond no 9 Nuits de Noho give a ver similar scent without the B.O. reaction for me.
My secretary can not stand it when someone wears Angel into the office. I am swooning over the smell and she is counting the minutes until they leave. People either love it or they don't. For that reason, it's not a scent I'd wear if I were working around a lot of different people each day. You never know who you may turn off. However, if it's a favorite scent of your mate or friends, go for it! :)

May
24
2015
BeautyNotes
BeautyNotes

EdP was going to be my baby, my love, my sanctuary. After all the hoopla and the praises, after the promise of chocolate and sweet patchouli and the gourmet heaven--this turned nuclear on my skin. Which is damn unfortunate, but it was not wearable in any way. I'm not sure whose skin it was designed for but this complex "beauty" was completely lost on me. I don't get it. EdT, however, I don't dislike and kept it to use, although it does have the "angel DNA.". So, I guess I like the idea of Angel, just not the original.

May
23
2015
aquamoon
aquamoon

If you are struggling with this perfume and breathtaking patchouli (literally like I do some days ), do not spray this perfume, but dab it on neck and decolletage. I have refillable star shaped bottle and one day because of curiosity I opened bottle and dabbed a little on neck. WOW! That way you pass patchouli & camphor blast and go straight to soft caramel-cocoa-chocolate factory. I think this perfume should be sold in bottles with glass stoppers, that way it would gain more fans and less annoy people with allergies.

May
22
2015
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

It's smells strange, maybe fake. But very green like grass mixed with something a little bit sweet. I don't believe angel could smell like that.

May
20
2015
personagrata
personagrata

Rediscovering Angel, especially in the spring, summertime is really weird. Why I lust for it in the summertime, is really a question. Anyway, I just want to notice that everyone has commented on how nice I smell. I never believed in "skin chemistry" etc, I 've seen a video in which a perfume expert said that perfumes are supposed to smell the same, unless there is something wrong with body hygiene or you have eaten something competing with the smell of the perfume. Skin chemistry or not, I do believe it is a matter of how and how much you spray it and a matter of personality and style which goes with your perfume. Please, just say it is not for you. There are no "nasty" perfumes. Only preferences, quality of perfume and "way of wearing".

May
17
2015
GlitterEverything
GlitterEverything

Angel (edp)

Horrific blast of full on patchouli that had my eyes watering and my nose running with the first spray. Wow this is some potent stuff! First impression on myself is of men's cologne, which I happen to love on men, but not on myself. It actually smells like my fathers old cologne, English Leather.

10-15 minutes after initial spray and its settling down just a little. Still can distinctly smell the patchouli and cologne smell but not as strong. A sweetness is starting to come through, most definitely the Carmel and what I am getting of it smells divine I also can pick up the honey and mixed with the caramel is turning warm with the sweetness.

Picking up the tiniest bit of citrus as well. It's so strange. One minute I sniff my wrist and I get that warm honey, caramel, lemony scent and the next minute I sniff and get straight up English Leather, I even asked my husband and he agreed (when my father passed away a couple of years ago I purchased a small bottle of his cologne so I could have it). So he (my husband) is familiar with the scent.

I love the bottle on this one and I also know it is a favorite with so many but the scent just is not for me. I wanted to love Angel but it is really very nasty with my chemistry and I would never subject another person to having to smell this lol. I will still keep the bottle around because it's so pretty though and maybe give it another try in a year or so. (I am so envious of you folks who can wear patchouli!)

May
13
2015
mystica
mystica

Avoid the EDT. It has no longevity. To experience Angel one needs to go for the EDP and a few light/easy spritzes. I guess that's the only gourmand I get on well with... I so long for a new bottle so I guess I'll break the bank.

May
02
2015
olfaction01
olfaction01

I wanted to love this fragrance because of so many good reviews that I've read. So one day, went to the chemist and tried it finally....sprayed on my wrist and on the paper as well.. but to my dismay..it smells like a strong urine... ugghhh...even my husband who really loves perfume hate this when he smells it..

May
02
2015
shopgirl
shopgirl

Smells like a Christmas candle. Nice smell, bit strong at first but soon mellows down, if sprayed very lightly. However, it is so distinctive and unmistakeable that it is difficult to wear.

May
02
2015
georgetaylor
georgetaylor

Love love love love love.

Need I say more?

Apr
29
2015
RayF
RayF

So...this fragrance haunts me badly. I smell the rising of dark powers, beasts, witches and clouds all oddly mixed up with sweet cotton candy and unicorn. This scent makes me terribly sleepy in the morning and brings me nightmares at night. However I still like this perfume! A true masterpiece.

Apr
29
2015
Nicole5678
Nicole5678

Angel....I've been trying to understand this perfume since the 90s when, as a teenager, I was enchanted by the bottle. This perfume is a floral-yet-somehow-still-edible beast. I want to eat my arm and rip it off at the same time. I love it. I hate it. I want to say it's tacky but it's not the least bit cheap. I want to say it's too sweet, but it's got a woodsy heart. It's heavy and heavenly at the same time. It's perverse. A sticky sweet yet muscular intellectual challenge. I love it but I hate it but I love it.

Apr
27
2015
lillypad33
lillypad33

And yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of patchouli, I shall fear no evil...

Like another reviewer, I too went from hating this one second to loving it the next. Even now I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's almost like an addiction, you don't want to love it..but ya do!

The patchouli totally overwhelms at first, giving off a pine-treeish sort of scent that threatens to strangle you. This was when the fragrance enraged me. But pretty soon that mellowed and turned into something warm and sweet and gooey. Honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, all the gourmands coming through very strong but not "cheap"...somehow very erudite and complex. Can't say I smell any discrete fruits in here, but somehow the drydown is very sweet and smoky at the same time, like marshmallows toasting over an open flame.

Love it or hate it, this is what perfumery should be about! Taking risks, taking a stand, and doing something bold. Truly a groundbreaker. The composition of notes reads like a joke, like someone is goofing on the perfume industry. But somehow it just...works. And the sillage and quality of the notes is impressive. This frag says, love me or hate me, I am here, and this is who I am. I am Angel!

Apr
27
2015
LaviniaMidnight
LaviniaMidnight

I bought several samples of Angel along with Alien, and I was so taken with Alien that I didn't give Angel the attention she deserved. The first time I put it on, I thought it smelled like a more expensive and classier Heaven Sent. I put the sample in my purse and forgot it. Cue a week or two later, I find the sample and put it on again. Now I'm getting a lush pillowy cloud with chocolate lurking on the edges. Hmmm, this is a yummy blue confection I can sink my teeth into. I couldn't really recognize each separate note (and considering how many are in Angel I give credit to anyone who can) except for the cocoa edge. As soon as I got to my computer, I ordered a bottle. Gotta have this Angel in my life.

Apr
26
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

My sister used to have this and she loved it. Reminded me of sweet smelling hay I used to put in my pet rabbit's hutch. I used to hate it when she first sprayed it on because it was so strong and thick and cloying. But have grown to appreciate it in moderation, now that I am older I recognise its beauty. Lovely.

Apr
20
2015
kyl77
kyl77

I love, love, love Angel. It's the ultimate gourmand in my opinion. First whiff, I get cotton candy. Then there's chocolate, vanilla, caramel and tonka bean. The whole thing is drenched with patchouli. The berries and flowers in between just add balance. It's just so bold and unique. It's one of the few perfumes I can instantly indentify. Definitely a "love it or hate it" perfume.

Apr
19
2015
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

first of all, this is my favorite perfume. ever.

i would see the gorgeous bottles at famous barr when i was little, the jerry hall ads at the time with her looking like a radiant mermaid on a sand dune in a beaded mugler gown, plus the terrifying tv ad (bewaaaare of aaaangels). i'd smell it on women not knowing what it was, and it just mystified me.

angel starts out just plain weird. it smells, to me, like a christmas tree with some strange ozonic sweetness floating around it. it stays this way on me for maybe a half hour and then the magic transformation to a sugared patchouli powder happens. if you smell a sweet but distinctly "wet dirt" earthy patchouli smell out somewhere, some lady was or is wearing angel nearby. it took me awhile to figure that out.
something in angel is like that smell when it rains of the metallic ozone in the air and the petrichor (wet dirt).

there really isn't anything like it out there. even angel eau de toilette doesn't come too close in my opinion. we have all these supposed angel daughters and cousins, coco mademoiselle, LVEB, etc....but really, there is only one. angel. some find it disgusting, i find it magical, addictive and totally charming. some people say it smells of body odor, or trash juice. it has a reputation for being used by strippers, hookers, drag queens, trashy women...and i love it for that.

beware of angels.

Apr
16
2015
christianne1
christianne1

Not since Shalimar have I done such a 180 on a perfume as I have with Angel. I went from hating it so bad veins would stand out at my temples to loving it so much I fear I may need to enter Angel rehab at some point. I am utterly addicted to it and have hoarded every flanker I can get my hands on. I want it all. I want to swim in it, pour a bucket of it over my head and gargle with it. I want to roll around in a pond of it and spew it from happiness like a dolphin. This stuff smells so freaking good to me now I can barely stand it. It is like opium, heroin, crack, crystal meth and bath salts all rolled into one very tacky bottle. But I love it so much the freaked out bottles are even appealing to me now. What was once considered the anti-Christ of perfume to me is now a star shaped blue deity. I worship it and if it was legal to marry a 3.4 ounce bottle of it I would buy it a ring and slap a garter on it and put it on my health insurance policy. Because dayum girl I'm in love.

Apr
14
2015
pauroj
pauroj

i've had two encounters with angel so far , the first one i loved it , the second one i finally understood why angel has a rep the sillage is montrous and yes it can be migraine inducing , i still don't know how i feel about angel i think it is yummy but maybe a bit loud for nowadays , i don't think this is something you want to wear in a crowded space, just saying

Apr
14
2015
morfelisia
morfelisia

Angel is the typical mean girl you love to hate. She’s loud and ambitious. She can get rude or racy, and she’s almost a bully.
Oh, she’s cute alright – at least on the surface. She can flutter her eyelashes and drip honey to get her way, or you end up facing her wrath.

Still, everybody wants to be her. She has numerous copy-cats. Everyone, even the ones who don’t know her name yet, has noticed her at one point in their lives.

She’s not cheap, just nouveau riche.

Love it or hate it, you can’t help talking about it.

Apr
14
2015
dioraddictfan
dioraddictfan

This is one of those legendary perfumes that everyone has experienced at some point. To me it is the Poison of the 90s, a strong and unapologetic perfume that is bold and brash. It's very polarizing. You definitely need a light hand with this one. To me it is a patchouli bomb. I do appreciate it, and the body products are lush (especially the body cream and shower gel). Very sweet and the textbook definition of gourmand.

Apr
11
2015
zimmer73
zimmer73

I am sure that I have written a review on this love of mine before, but I`m not sure, so here I go..
When travelling abroad I love to visit nicheperfumeries, in hope to find the ULTIMATE scent. The one that knocks you off your feet. A new love you can call your signature scent, which is so precious and rare, you feel it`s all just yours.
Unfortunately I haven`t come across any Fragrance yet, which can beat Angel.
So sweet, so soft, so potent, so creamy floral notes...and it lasts and works so damn well with my skin chemistry.
I sort of hate all the lovers this scent have beside me, but I just keep on holding it as my NUMBER ONE anyway...

Apr
10
2015
Cocotea
Cocotea

I am an introvert. That means I don't say much unless I have to. So how I dress and what I wear usually conveys who I am, mostly. I have a birthday coming up I was taken shopping by a friend to the perfume shop and asked to choose anything I wanted! Yay! I had lusted over La vie est belle forever and I very nearly chose it until I saw the Angel display. This is not for the faint of heart. The initial spray smells literally like rotting fruit and....dirt?...and warm pee (said my friend). She was horrified(she loved the smell of la vie est belle), I was horrified, but luckily I read reviews here first and warnings about the opening.Twenty minutes or so later is when this beauty emerges as its namesake or maybe not. Truly angelic and awe inspiring and all encompassing, but also raunchy and dirty and absolutely full of sex. All that chocolate and patchouli(I love patchouli)....It is a shape shifter, this perfume. Loud, screechy at first, demure, horrifying, demonic, sexy as hell and angelic, maybe. I had to have it! And I do, thanks to my friend. She shook her head, saying she never took me for the type to want to wear such a monstrosity. I smiled, and the little exhibitionist in me just quivered with wicked delight. I'm going to wear this for the husband tonight......

Apr
07
2015
samlovefragrance
samlovefragrance

This is awesome stuff... the one utterly gourmand fragrance that yet has so much character; the signature patchouli/cotton candy/menthol/cocoa is out of this world.

It's mouthwatering yet earthy and dry so it never verges on shiny happy foody gourmand. The patchouli is present from the start, the fruity touch peaks early, then the drydown is the most caramelized and a tad powdery. But my favourite Angel bit is the sweet camphor haze that hums all the way through the life of the fragrance and gives it edge.

The "fallen" star bottle is a beauty. This fragrance is like poison and opium, a great concept from start to finish.

Reformulation is rarely mentioned when it comes to Angel, but im convinced the bottle i just got (in all blue sides box) is tamer than the old bottle, well:(

scent: 9+/10 (vintage 10/10)
longevity: 7/10
sillage: 7/10

Apr
07
2015
Nil3
Nil3

A fragrance that has the right to be called a Classic.
Entering the new Millenium with a classic.
Entering the year of 2000 with another classic of a pop diva called 'Fantasy'.
A singer who wore one fragrance that she admired. Her favourite. That goes by the name of 'Angel'.

A classic I wasn't ready for. Now I would in a small bottle though and on very special , breathtaking, adrenalin rush kind of occasions.

I would never wear Fantasy in my life.

I would wear this smoky masterpiece though.

A true classic.

Apr
06
2015
Lauren Da
Lauren Da

This is not just a perfume baby.. this is the mother of perfumes! It is a start to a whole school of perfumes... if I had to describe it in one word only I'd say: unforgettable. Trust me noone will forget this one.. it is the sexiest of perfumes almost effortlessly!! It is simply called "angel" nothing dark or seductive or badass about its name... but omg whn u smell it u realise that this angel is multi-dimensional... this angel is not that innocent ;)

Apr
06
2015
LuLuGoes
LuLuGoes

I love how polarized the reviews for Angel are. I feel the same way, filled with mixed or changing feelings about it. Although, I believe I have now settled on admiring and loving it.

I read over and over again how perfume lovers hate Angel then love Angel, etc.

Yes, I agree with the reviewer who wrote that this must be worn boldly and that Angel is meant to get to people and "cause feelings." Ha! Brilliant! I think that's a great insight.

I also enjoy the way this fragrance seems to react so differently on different bodies. It's just another indicator of how unique Angel is. I read an article recently about how this fragrance changed the perfume world and inspired the launch of many, many fragrances that followed in its sweet/patchouli/gourmand footsteps.

Love it or hate it... Angel is still a conversation piece after all these years.

Apr
05
2015
EternityFresh
EternityFresh

ANGEL has finally SEDUCED me! I have the eau de toilette which smells great but the eau de parfum has always haunted me in a good way.. can I pull this off? Hell yeah, it smells so damn good on me♡ I have graduated to the Big A

Apr
04
2015
Nuitdenoel
Nuitdenoel

I've done a complete 180. I am now in love with Angel. I don't know what changed but I woke up craving it and now it will always remain with my collection.

Mar
28
2015
gaz525
gaz525

Angel,a modern classic and the example of gourmand done right!! All the people that say they must apply lightly etc,forget it. Angel is to be WORN,loud and proud. It is supposed to swirl up people's nostrils and cause feelings! 10 sprays or more I say.....and re apply throughout the day! Over indulgence is here and it's arrived in a shooting star!

Mar
28
2015
passiveintensity
passiveintensity

I LOVE THE PATCHOULI AND WARM SPICE. Loving oriental and gourmand fragrances. Initially on first whiff Angel seemed a bit much, very much, but afterward i enjoyed the spiciness as well as the chocolate. Its such a warm scent, and familiar, like an angel.

Mar
24
2015
passiveintensity
passiveintensity

I LOVE THE PATCHOULI AND WARM SPICE. Loving oriental and gourmand fragrances. Initially on first whiff Angel seemed a bit much, very much, but afterward i enjoyed the spiciness as well as the chocolate. Its such a warm scent, and familiar, like an angel.

Mar
24
2015
saintleegray
saintleegray

I had to try this based on the wildly differing reviews and comments. It always really intrigues me when people have such strong reaction to a scent so I actually plunged in and bought a full bottle as a blind buy. The results are...not what I expected.

I had expected a strong and in your face gourmand, something brash and raw, on initial spray that's what I got too, and then it settles. On my skin this perfume deepens almost immediately into a warm, rich honey. There's a few other notes swimming below the surface but they never really come up, merely deepen the thick honey smell. Very occasionally I'll catch of whiff patchouli or dark chocolate but otherwise this is all honey. Not bad, just not what I had anticipated at all. It's sweet and gooey and weirdly ladylike on me. Unsure if I should be disappointed.

Mar
23
2015
Elreno22
Elreno22

Someone at work was so allergic to this perfume that when the lady who wore it got off the elevator on our floor, she started coughing and tearing up. Seeing that, I am turned off forever. Sorry.

Mar
23
2015
pixiewinks
pixiewinks

Once again with another Mugler fragrance I had to delete my old review written months ago and do a rewrite. I don't know why my opinion of a fragrance chances so dramatically! Is it because of the season maybe? I tried Angel back in midsummer and found it to be a bit stale and old fashioned...now we're in winter early spring and i'm spraying on smelling myself like i'm a cat on catnip. I dont know whats going on but again I've been seduced by Mugler. Angel makes me feel a little sex...a little dirty....a little slutty. It's a great date fragrance lol I think it's time to buy her in a bigger size and make our romance official.
i find it strange though that so many people get mostly the food notes, for me i get mostly florals and patchouli for a long time before any sweets come through.
side note...Angel is most amazing layered with Alien!
scent: 9
packaging: 10

Mar
21
2015
fiouu
fiouu

A few days ago dj John Digweed played here in Argentina, as usual I wore a non compromising fragrance since my friends would be Rolling on E and I wanted absolutely no fuss with my perfume bottle, so I Just carried l'exces with me, not a very trippy fragrance. While we were warming up I noticed a very petite blonde woman and her husband behind us, and she was wearing Angel, I could tell. I found myself turning around, pretending to dance Just to smell her! My friends were already high and they were doing exactly the same and they were asking me which perfume was that smelled sooooo good. They were absolutely baked so I told them to ask her, politely, about that heavenly perfume she was wearing. She kindly showed them the bottle which had them trippin balls, they were literally drooling over the poor woman complimenting her in how amazing and comforting she smelled. I kindly apologized for my friends behaviour but she seemed so happy about it! Yay Angel! We had a wonderful night catching whiffs of it!

Mar
18
2015
LuLuGoes
LuLuGoes

I guess I am going to continue reviewing and discussing Angel for Women by Thierry Mugler as long as my opinion and experience of this fragrance continue to change.

I refer to the EDP version here.

I just recalled how I discovered this. I was intrigued by the name. But I smelled the male version of this fragrance on my ex-boyfriend. And it had this way of hovering and wafting around him, even changing from moment to moment. It seemed like this fragrance had a life of its own. It was shining, sparking, and dimming like a light.

I experienced the same thing with the women's version, only even more magic.

It's gourmand, but the patchouli just explodes everywhere, and you feel this strong undeniable presence. It can be soft and sweet as well. But Angel is a bouquet of jasmine and patchouli leaves in a crystal vase on the dessert table, a red raspberry on top of dark chocolate ganache.

I guess Angel is an old friend that I love more than I realized.

Mar
18
2015
sasana
sasana

I can't stand this fragrance. It's too sweet, but not in a good way, too heavy. It makes me feel nauseous.

Mar
18
2015
pepperoniann
pepperoniann

Team Angel.

I wore this yesterday to a concert for the first time and my hot friend went wild on me. Girls, guys LIKE THIS.

Angel opened honey-caramel sweet. It was very sweet, but somehow some notes in the perfume managed to balance that sweetness so it wasn't over-the-top sickening, for example JPG Classique Intense. Perhaps it's the chocolate? I couldn't tell. 2 hours in I got lots of clean patchouli mixed with jasmine, and for some reason Angel started to turn very fruity/green on me, a completely different being from what it was in the beginning, akin to a living organism that morphs. But of course the honey was there. Now it became fresh, sweet, alluring and naughty.

Angel dried down to a gorgeous amber with vanilla. All the patchouli had left at this point. Right now I'm smelling the clothes I wore yesterday and realized that if Angel had an extra tobacco note it would be OUT OF THE WORLD GORGEOUS and I'll buy 10 bottles or something.

Wonderful perfume, especially if you want to get attention from the opposite sex.

Mar
18
2015
Dcarlo
Dcarlo

After reading so many different opinions about Angel, I had to go and test it myself.
I just can't believe I never did this before.
I went straight to my favorite perfume's store and asked for it.
The sales lady told me, Angel is a women's perfume but it's purchased mainly by men who adore it. It's very unisex.
Well here is what I got.
The top notes are really golden honey, meringue and something between peach and wonderful passion fruit. Not even a single flower.
Remember that fragrances change from skin to skin.
That was a very nice opening for me.
Thirty minutes later, while I was checking stores at the mall, I could notice a gorgeous musk as I had never felt before, real musk fresh from the forest mixed with honey, patchouli and caramel.
The base notes on me are musk, a very fine and delicious patchouli, vanilla and the caramel evolved into toffee with some honey in the background.
I just went back to the store and found the sales lady waiting for me smiling with the box.
She said, the moment I smelled it on you, I knew Angel was for you.
She was so right!
I have never had so many compliments as I get wearing Angel.
To be honest, Angel is not cloying nor suffocating as others said.
Maybe it's my skin's chemistry, or maybe we were meant for each other.
You must try this gorgeously addictive perfume at least once in your life.
About the gender label let me tell you this.
First, Angel is very unisex actually I found it more masculine than A-Men ( at least on me).
And on the other hand, you just wear watever makes you happy and forget about labels.

Mar
15
2015
carbocookie
carbocookie

While there is an echo of something fruity-floral in the opening it is lost in the explosion of sugary-sweet patchouli and chocolate. I can't help but raise an eyebrow at the cornucopia of notes listed in the top and heart notes. Any nuances - subtle or overt - between the various floral and fruit notes are buried beneath the thunderous base, making them seem generic at best and undetectable at worst. The heart also carries a thread of something synthetic that I can only describe as 'styrofoamy' or maybe 'plastic' (no offence to Angel-lovers).

The dry-down is where it's at with this scent, its a lovely patchouli-musk scent, but it can be a long, difficult journey to get there. I love the fragrance, don't get me wrong, but it's not something I can wear everyday. I'm not always in the mood to wait for the good part, and when it's fresh-sprayed it can be a bit of a headache factory.

One spray is typically more than enough, and the sillage and longevity are monstrous, so you definitely get your money's worth with this fragrance, and the pretty, refillable bottles are a nice bonus. However, when it comes to intensely sweet patchouli-bombs, I can't help but prefer Black Orchid by Tom Ford.

Mar
15
2015
jovejove
jovejove

just want to add that, aside from the new 75ml, there's also a new rising star/100ml bottle that's replacing the original 100ml bottle. Kinda sad to see the change, but looking forward to adding a new star to my constellation.

Mar
09
2015
janetpolelondon
janetpolelondon

I get more compliments on this perfume than any other I have worn ... it smells awesome on me (although others have it smell awful on them, like all scents).
I cannot wear it though without thinking of Diablo Coty (the woman who wrote "Juno" movie screenplay) who said that every stripper in Minnesota in the 1980s wore angel. Hmmmmm

Mar
09
2015
Samsambro
Samsambro

Angel is the weird sexy that shouldn't be sexy. Angel gets in your head. You don't know why she's so hot, all your friends don't get it, but you're just hooked. You keep coming back and you don't know why. She can be a bitch to you and you don't care, cuz to you she can do no wrong. You get it, most people don't like her rough exterior. Sure, she's a little trashy. She flirts with guys right in front of you, makes you insanely jealous on purpose, usually doesn't return your texts, but you honestly kind of like that. Nobody gets her like you do, nobody understands her like you. I get the hype. It's a weird kind of sexy and it won't appeal to everyone. My girlfriend included. She absolutely despises Angel and refuses to wear it. She says it smells like a sweaty slut smoking a blunt. No one is prefect. I'll accept that.

Mar
09
2015
LizzieDee
LizzieDee

The fruit is rotten, the sweetness is saccharine, but if you can stand to get past the nauseating opening there's a clean hint of camphor. It isn't enough to make this revolting brew tolerable, though.

Mar
07
2015
Ahlamsarah
Ahlamsarah

Got a sample of this famous fume, somehow for me it resembled to "la vie est belle" but with less sweetness. So I prefer it over la vie est belle. It's a mature, warm, earthy and strong perfume, definitely OUTSTANDING.

Mar
05
2015
hazelnut
hazelnut

I really wanted to LOVE this. Every note in this is appealing to me. In theory (no pun intended!) I SHOULD love this. I am sorry to say that this fragrance is ruined for me by something that resembles dirty laundry. Cant pinpoint exactly what it is, perhaps the way it is blended along with my personal chemistry. But I have seen others express similar comments, that they smell of "body odor". So dissappointing. on the other hand, Alien is a beautiful fragrance on me!

Mar
04
2015
smedmark
smedmark

Angel… A notorious scent if there ever was one. Well, which way did the dice fall when I first smelled this vulcan? I liked it, which carries far too understated a connotation to do it justice. Angel is friggin INTENSE! But I couldn't say I loved it, no, not at first. Because, while being totally and completely seduced by it, I felt borderline assaulted by it at the same time. Some elements are good, some, I don't know. But they grow on you. If you want to be bold, this it! If you want a signature scent, this fits the bill and more. I had it on my wrists for hours before putting on my jacket on my way home, at which point it must have transferred to the coat. That was a week ago and I'm still smelling it every time I put the jacket on. Only downside is it's pricey, but that silage/longevity has to come from somewhere. The essential oil content must be very high. If you haven't smelled it, YOU HAVE TO!

Mar
01
2015
angelapaul
angelapaul

I don't know how I only just heard of this beauty now. Over the last three weeks I have card- and skin-tested this fragrance several times. It is just so complex and challenging, it took several goes to really decipher it, and it still feels like a mystery to me! I am very grateful that it seems to work wonderfully with my body chemistry. The honey notes that I don't love on the card blend away nicely when sprayed on my skin. Also, the gourmand notes really rise to the surface on my skin. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I will be purchasing a big bottle of this ASAP. Unfortunately (but also fortunately), it is very potent - strong with huge silage. It definitely won't be a work fragrance or a summer one... more for winter and special occasions. So excited to have found this one.

Mar
01
2015
Shelly84NZ
Shelly84NZ

Ew. I was talking to my friend about my search for a new fragrance, and I told her how, according to my perfume preferences and the internet, I should totally love this Angel perfume but when I tried a tester, it smelled like urine. She didn't believe me - surely they don't sell designer perfumes that smell like pee? - so the next time we were going past as store, we sprayed a tester.

She actually recoiled. The initial hit of this perfume is absolutely disgusting. The drydown is nice, but nobody wants to explain why they smell like wet nappies all morning while waiting for the initial whiff to go away.

Feb
28
2015
lovealwaysalisa
lovealwaysalisa

I've heard so much about this fragrance and that either you love it or you hate it. Yesterday I finally got a chance to give this bad boy a sniff. I sprayed it on a test strip paper and my first thought was "Mmmmmm ..delicious!". I really LOVED the smell of it. Kind of like sweet, moist dirt..lol, but hey, i liked it. I LOVE the opening of this. So as my perfume buying procedure goes, my next step was to spray a little on my wrists and let the scent develop on my skin for a few hours to see how it wore with my body chemistry. For the first 30 mins or so I liked it but loved the way it smelled in the bottle and on the test strip better. After the 1 hr mark the yummy sweetness died down to be overshadowed by earthy, musky, woody tones and I developed a headache :( . When i got home I decided to wash it off since I was sure it was too "heavy" for me to tolerate and after washing my wrists 4x, the scent was still on my skin!!! Thankfully it was MUCH lighter and tolerable but still very much there. The longevity of this is insane! the sillage is great as well. I will have to give it another shot because my initial reaction was of pure enjoyment but this may be too strong for my nose since I can get headaches from perfumes very easily. I peronally enjoy the opening more so than the drydown but will be testing a few more times before I decide to buy it or not. The EDT may be a better option. TIP: DON NOT BLIND BUY. TEST this on your own skin. Apparently this can be delicious on some and a urine type smell on others. Body chemistry plays a factor with this fragrance for sure.

Feb
27
2015
Sleek Geek Chic
Sleek Geek Chic

This is my older sister's fragrance so it was never mine to even think about owning. But of course, I can still review it. My older sibling is the vixen with the septum ring, black lace see through top, long hair to her back, and not afraid to wear blood red lipstick to a funeral. She's been in more than a few bar brawls at night, but during the day, she's a classy professional manager at a Marriott hotel. She wears this perfume like a boss. She swears it's a boxer/brief nut buster. Not so much for me, since I am her complete opposite. How we are from the same family is beyond me.

When I smell this on myself, I get honeydew melon, patchouli, coconut, and dirt. Somehow, it reminds me of Flintstone chew-able vitamins I ate as a kid. A little water-in-the-basement musty, chalky, candyish mixed with orange peel and fresh earth, although this one is far from fresh.

Props for it being quite unique but it's a Momma's Gonna Knock You Out and Your Whole Family perfume. I can't say it's lovely but I can say it's bold.

As for packaging, it's gorgeous but the baby blue is way too innocent for this juice.

Feb
25
2015
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

Naming this perfume "Angel" and putting it in an icy blue star shaped bottle was a cruel joke from the maker. This is anything but angelic! On my skin there is frighteningly loud note of patchouli which this smells straight up musty, dusty, sweaty, and dirty no matter how much time I wait. At the same time, this awfully sweet. I smell cotton candy, honey and fruit. Just looking at the tall pyramid of notes of Angel intimidates me and you should be afraid too hoping you have enough stomach to take it all in. This has monster silage and will let itself be known.

With Angel, I have come to the conclusion that with Patchouli being a star and a heavy hitter in a fragrance, my skin and my nose cannot take it. Even with Angel, the patchouli is doused with a mountain of sweets but its no use and makes it worse to my nose. I cant help but think this smells like an old dirty shoe filled with candy.

Feb
25
2015
gaz525
gaz525

Smelt this from a far for too long. Only until I became a perfume enthusiast/collector did I decided to test it and make the commitment to buy some. A fragrance that I once saw a overly sweet,now with my more seasoned nose doesn't smell half as sweet. I love the harshness upon first spray,and the frosted icey berries. Then the bitter chocolate comes in along with vanilla. Throughout this frangrace,and what I think stops it from being so sweet,the patchouli smothers everything.personally I love it,but prefer the Angel liqueur de parfum as I find it even more harsh and bitter which are the qualities I most like in Angel. The only thing is I really don't get the amazing longevity and sillage. I probably get a loud two hours and then just a close to the skin scent on and after.my skin does eat a lot of fragrances but from something that is supposed to be a sillage bomb I really didn't get that. Still beautiful and a true modern classic,many tried to duplicate but there will only ever be on Angel.

Feb
21
2015
ellenm22
ellenm22

My sister used to douse herself in this, and considering it's already powerfully sweet with one spray, you can imagine the headaches I used to indure. I can't bare this on myself or other people (even if they're across the room from me) as it is honestly one of the few perfumes that is so sweet it makes me want to throw up, gross but true.

Feb
21
2015
piliaba
piliaba

I was really excited to smell this because of all the amazing things I had read but it was SO dissapointing like it literally smells like sweat, i'm not kidding. Not nice at all, it was the opposite.

Feb
20
2015
LuLuGoes
LuLuGoes

If you are looking for Angel for women dupes, Chopard Wish is powdery and too light on the patchouli to be a true dupe. The only fragrance of all that I have tried that comes close to Angel is Vanille Chocolat by Laurence Dumont. That fragrance leads with patchouli the same way Angel does, but with less intensity.

I have gone back and forth on my feelings about this fragrance. I've loved it. I've hated it. Then I missed it, and I have a few bottles of Vanille Chocolat to satisfy my need for something decadent, patchouli, and gourmand. After this many years of experience with the EDP version of Angel, I must say that there is no real replacement. Although, I have not tried Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho. But that's a really pricey fragrance anyway.

I must add that part of my negative experience of this fragrance was smelling it on my aunt and her two daughters at Christmas and lots of other people as well. I started to feel like I was running into Angel too often for it to feel unique. Also, I don't think it smelled that great on my aunt. Maybe it was body chemistry. And she did overspray, because I could smell her across the room with food cooking in the house. It was not a good thing. Please don't think I am pointing out an "age" thing here, because I can't stand it when people talk about "old lady" fragrances. I think it's rubbish.

I have had people stop me and ask what I am wearing when I am wearing Angel EDP. I think this does work well with my chemistry.

I am planning to layer my next spritz of Angel EDP with Laurence Dumont's Tendre Madeleine, a super gourmand sugar cookie type fragrance. I agree with the other reviewers who warn against over-application of Angel. It's easy to overdo it.

Love it or hate it. There's nothing really like this one.

Feb
18
2015
bora8413
bora8413

You either love this.
Or you hate it.

And I... It's not a fragrance I enjoy wearing, and it's definitely not a fragrance I would enjoy on other people. However, for those who fall in love with it, in short, will most probably be wearing it for the rest of their lives.

This is a bitter dark chocolate sweetened musk fragrance. It smells of PURE musk, almost like the perfume oils that are labelled as "musk" and is much too heavy for me.

Very direct, and definitely not feminine. Males have said it smells quite "cheap".

Feb
17
2015
Nikkafragrance
Nikkafragrance

This is one of those fragrances which are an instant love or an instant hate. Well for me it's the latter. On my skin Angel is a chemical blast of patchouli, chocolate, caramel and vanilla. It's unbearably sweet and overpowering. I have to say that the both perfumerists who created this have a very strange idea of the angelic nature. This perfume reminds me of Ange ou Demon by Givenchy.

Feb
14
2015
rick0757
rick0757

Good way to make a good thing bad!! My wife got a sample of this and that honey note smells like urine. i can smell the angel underneath, but the strong honey note smells like piss. the honey goes away after a bit though but untill then you smell pissy.

Feb
13
2015
bataille
bataille

So nice in icy weather! Reminiscent of fresh-cut spruce,
unsweetened cocoa powder, and the smell of the sky
just before it snows.

Feb
13
2015
incywincyspider
incywincyspider

The thing that spoils this for me is the honey. It is really prominent on me and would stop me buying a whole bottle of this.

Feb
13
2015
Boudoir
Boudoir

I have reviewed this before, but considering it's Summer here I haven't worn my precious Angel in a LONG time. This was the first fragrance I truly adored, with good reason. NOTHING smells like Angel. Many try to recreate this, all fail. Quite harsh at first spray, once settled this fragrance is confusing and almost impossible to describe. Earthy, divine patchouli combined with what I assume to be the chocolate & caramel, with a dash of honey. These gourmand elements stop the patchouli from being too overbearing.

Many bash this fragrance, but I can see why. Many women have an awful habit of practically bathing in this, when in reality this only needs to be sprayed a maximum of 3 times. Lasts all day, and you can smell it from across the room!

Simply beautiful, a heavenly smoky-sweet patchouli-based gourmand.

Feb
10
2015
ArianeArborene'sNose
ArianeArborene'sNose

I enjoy perfumes with big personalities (Poison, Dior Addict, Mitsouko, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, etc.) but since I have allergies, I had not seriously tried Angel before. But I made an effort and gave it my attention. At first, the melon is the most obvious note, and it stays a really long time in the forefront. I love jasmine but on me the jasmine got buried under the melon, fruity elements. About 15 miinutes in, the orchid must have been coming out, because my allergies started to get set off. The amber and bitter eventually took over, which made this a very interesting scent to wear. It has a lot of staying power and loads of personality. I could swear I was smelling a black licorice anise rising at the end, but perhaps it was the bitter chocolate and amber fighting it out with the melon fruity note, which refused to die out. While it is a great scent, my eyes started getting red from it, and the melon/amber combo just felt like it was not my own personality. I love the star bottle that sits flat on a tabletop, though -- a nice touch. But the eye-irritant quality and the scent itself simply were not my own personal taste, although I had hoped it would appeal to me more. I never smelled any rose, by the way, which is listed as a middle note. I love tonka bean, which this has, but tonka bean and vanilla and, er, melon and amber, just not my thing. It reminds me of someone at a 'make your own perfume' counter sploshing all of these unlikely scents together and making their own, special blend. There are much prettier scents, calmer scents and more evocative scents out there, but if this is hugely popular I suspect it's because it is so powerful and so full of aromas.

Feb
10
2015
IndigoEye
IndigoEye

This IS a modern classic. People have probably spilt as much ink over this as over Shalimar, and it has inspired so many scents - it is the poor man's Coromandel.

I love the gourmand notes and the soft florals but I find the citrus and patchouli less well done. What tips this into a "no" for me, is the way these last two combine to produce a very soapy smell that increases over time. By the drydown, you smell like laundry (clean or dirty will depend on how you handle the patchouli).

This is far more complex and interesting than the disappointing EDT. If you like Angel but are afraid of its strength, just apply a half spritz. Sadly, Angel has suffered from its success and many of the haters have had bad experiences with people over-spraying, and it was/is a pretty ubiquitous scent.

Feb
10
2015
Kshan
Kshan

I wanted very much to lIke this, but it just doesn't work for me. It smelled like a terrible combination of sore muscle liniment and body odor on my skin. A pity. I know many women wear it quite successfully.

Feb
10
2015
orlowska.joanna
orlowska.joanna

I have it, and really like it - I like to build up the smell- 1 layer of body lotion + few sprays of perfume on my skin, hair and scarf. Angel is magical in winter.
But- I remember that when I smelled it first time, long time ago, it was my friends flatmate who used it. The bottle was in bathroom- I sniffed it from the bottle (I liked the star shape) and I did not like; Smelled like cemetery and something dark (damp basement?). Back than I thought how so beautiful bottle can have deadly smelling juice inside? I was wrong :) now I know- that was first impression, and on skin it develops in sweet, edible way, and frankly- there is nothing deadly, nor dark about it. It is deep, and really complex smell.And now I love the patchouli in both versions - the cold bemetary one, and the sweet spicy one.

Feb
09
2015
angiec777
angiec777

This one, to me, isn't sweet at all. I see all the sweet fruit and gourmand notes listed but all I can pick up in it is the amber and musk. Must just be my nose. I can't tolerate musky scents.

Feb
08
2015
assbleeder
assbleeder

Remember the scene in Mean Girls when Janis tells Caty that she smells like a baby prostitute? Well, I think that Angel fits that bill perfectly (in a good way).

Love, love what the dark chocolate does in this but I found this way too cloying. I appreciate patchouli in small doses, and this is a patchouli monster. On my skin, I also detect lots of red fruits for some reason... might be the effect of the cotton candy at play as well. It's also got an intriguing cold air to it, almost like a menthol-y Ben Gay note. I do appreciate the complexity of Angel, but it's just not for me. This is fun to spritz on my own downtime and I own the lotion, but I cannot imagine going out and about with this. I guess my personality is much too meek to handle Angel. Monstrous sillage and projection.

Feb
08
2015
ginnywho
ginnywho

My husband went all pinched face when I came home one day after squirting some of this stuff on from a perfume sample bar at Nordstrom's. I sometimes tend to overdose when trying out a new scent, and this was one of those days. His comment was "WHAT are you WEARING? Ugh!" Later, I got a sniff of it while stuffing laundry in the washer, my first reaction was "Mmmmmm...." My second reaction was "Well, to heck with him. I love this stuff and I'm gonna wear it. It's awfulness can't possibly compete with his clothes after he gets home from a successful round of trout fishing." So off I went to eBay and snagged myself a bottle. I've found the secret (like with so many other heavy duty scents) is to use it lightly. Very lightly. Hubster eventually ate his words after I transferred some to a rollon applicator and only applied a small swish. Ahhh, better.

Trouble is, I get whiffs of it on the train to work. In Walgreen's. In Safeway. At the race tracks. In Vegas. At the theatre. From women walking their dogs. Undaunted, I love it anyway and wear it despite the fact that I've always taken the path of being one of those who listens to a distant drummer and hates jumping into the rat pack of the mediocre. This juice is definitely NOT mediocre although does seem to have many perfumistas who hate it. Well, girlies, maybe you just put too much of it on. Any scent will go nasty if you opt for overkill, and this one can pack quite a whallop.

It's particularly agreeable with my chemistry during the winter months, although I truly never know just when I'll get a yen for it. I've found that if I apply a non-scented lotion on my neck and chest (where I apply perfume) after my shower and shampoo, it softens the scent of even the raunchiest of perfumes after the lotion has absorbed into my skin. (I prefer Body Time's sea aloe moisturizer since it goes on light and stays that way.) Not quite sure why unless it supplements the body's natural oils, but it works for me.

Feb
05
2015
Deri Guzman
Deri Guzman

I get chocolate, patchouli, caramel, but I get more of a star anise smell. I can't stand star anise and this perfume didn't convince me.

Feb
04
2015
LunaTaylor
LunaTaylor

Monie70 your review could easily be mine.
I generally don't wear very sweet perfumes but I don't find them awful, just not for me. The first and only time I tried Angel, I sprayed one spray to my wrist and spent the next hour trying to wash it off. It lingered for at least 24 hours. There is something rancid behind the too-sweet top notes. I once came across a trash bin behind an ice cream shop in the summer, there was soda and melted ice cream laying amid heaps of other garbage and that's what this brings to mind. Completely repulsive to my nose, some people love it but I only hope they apply with a very light hand.

Jan
29
2015
Monie70
Monie70

I just cannot stand this stuff. I find that most people either love it or hate it...I hate it.

While I love patchouli, this is just overpowering, unbearable, headache inducing, and "wrong"!

Whenever I smell it on a woman, I back away from her with a quickness and if I cannot back away...I breathe, through my mouth, in short, shallow breaths.

There is something offensive about this and I continue to take a whiff when in stores to see if it was the chemistry of the woman, but, sadly, it is not.

I wonder if it has anything to do with a woman I used to work with that wore it into the ground. I mean she had to have bathed in it, shower gel, lotion, perfume...the whole kit and kaboodle. And, whenever she would wander by she left a chem-trail of the stuff and it made me gag!

I wish I could get on board with all the hype about it since, again, I love patchouli but this Angel (more like Demonic to me) is a FAIL!

Jan
29
2015
energia
energia

I keep a small bottle in my collection because the perfume is so exciting, but I never wear it because I really think it is strong and patchouli note is stronger than yummy notes. I wish it had less patchouli. Maybe I will like it more later, who knows. I don't love it, but I respect it.

Jan
29
2015
samira1981
samira1981

I have a 10ml decant and I waited till the winter season to test it properly. When I got it I thought I didn't like it because the weather was too warm that time. I'm sorry, I still can't see why it is so popular and why people adore it as much. It is too spicy and sugary for my nose. I don't find it comforting, X-masy, wintery - I rather find it a bit annoying. Well, I have to admit that I love chocolate but not in perfumes :)

Jan
29
2015
Lucky7z
Lucky7z

This is a love it or hate it scent.....I personally have loved it since it came out & have been wearing it since 1992 when I was in highschool...its a great winter scent thats long lasting,the patchouli and chocolate scent with a touch of candy sweetness makes me love it!!!.

A little spritz goes a long way so make sure you don't put too much on cuz it can be strong I will continue to repurchase as needed.

Jan
26
2015
missgingertulips
missgingertulips

To me this perfume is an offensive scent. I find it loud, pungent, suffocating and forceful. This scent has nothing classy and has no sophistication. The way it smothers up a room is breathtaking in the negative sense.

Jan
26
2015
jovejove
jovejove

New star in the constellation coming!!!! I can't wait to get it!! :D

Jan
22
2015
FruitDiet
FruitDiet

In the six or seven years I've been heavily into fragrance I've worn just about everything. None of these love affairs have lasted the duration except for Angel, which I still have to keep a bottle or three of around as a reminder of my true fragrance identity. IMO there has never been such perfect top-down design for a fragrance in history-- there is the scent itself, which everyone knows, and then there is the perfect avant-garde marketing emphasizing the danger of wearing such a polarizing scent ("Beware of Angels"). There is the ironic name, which acts to throw off the consumer's perception of the filthy scent in the way that the homoerotic Le Male bottle draws both camp homosexuals and the cartoonishly masculine. A large part of Angel's appeal to me is that it manages to alienate both fragrance snob bloggers and the average consumer that wishes to smell clean; the former with its ditzy image and popularity and the latter with its intense evocation of filth and sexual raunch. It's a difficult muse and varies wildly from day to day and in different weather but that's part of the fun; sometimes you feel like sticky syrup at the bottom of a trashcan and sometimes you feel like a pristine Arctic wonderland. I wear it year-round because when you love it, nothing else will do. Mugler has done well in the last two decades of Draconian industry regulations in preserving Angel; of course it's not as extreme as it once was but it still smells terrific, like itself, and has that medicinal shock that keeps the cult addicted.

Jan
22
2015
HollyHawk22
HollyHawk22

I honestly have no idea how I feel about this perfume. I was sent a sample of it and it smells like an odd mix of flowers, sugar, vanilla and dirt. My knee-jerk reaction to it was "Oh my goodness who would wear this! Get it off me now!" but as I sprinted to the sink, I kinda decided "Meh. Not as awful as all that.". It's probably the patchouli doing that to me. I get a very hippy earthy smell from it. I don't like wearing things that remind me of dirt. Ocean sand is one thing, but plain old dirt is something else. I'll have to think about it some more, but I definitely will not be buying a whole bottle of this.

Jan
20
2015
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x

Angel to me, is a the fragrance equivalent of the movie Moulin Rouge, you will either love it or hate it, rarely is there a middle ground with it.

I however LOVE it, and many of her flankers, but with Angel I as a male love that it is neither feminine nor masculine. But of course this would all depend on how it reacts with the individuals body.

I always get compliments when I wear it, which other than proving to myself that Angel is in fact worthy of her legendary status, but also a bit of a confidence boost. I could spray it on in the morning, and by the time I finish work it is still lingering there. She is neither coy nor over the top. In my humble opinion.

Jan
20
2015
RavenHill
RavenHill

With all the controversy surrounding Angel (it's the gift from heaven we don't deserve!/It's the devil's own backwash!) I was terrified to try it, and avoided it for months while the curiosity gnawed away at me. When I finally smelled it in store, sprayed on paper, I was confused more than anything. It's a lot of smell, and I didn't know how to feel about that. But then I couldn't stop thinking about it and ordered a small bottle online.

Upon first spritz of Angel, I'm still a little overwhelmed by everything going on. I can't find the fruit or cotton candy to save my life! All the notes cling together in this dark, mysterious cloud that actually feels like among the chaos I've got my nose against a pine tree and took a deep breath! I have no idea what combination of notes is creating this for me, but there you go.

That first impression only lasts a few minutes for me, then it's like that curtain parts and we are at the heart of Angel. On me, the dreaded patchouli fabled to reek of BO is rounded out by the chocolate leaving no sour harshness at all. It's just a really complex dark chocolate scent, having a party with the other gourmand notes without getting too sugar sweet. Really, really, beautiful.

I have to assume that the Mugler patchouli is just a different beast on each person's skin. Unfortunately that means that it's one that must be tried out in person. And be forewarned; that innocent first little star has now lead me to a collect eight of its flankers. The addiction is real!

Jan
19
2015
GeorgiaMoxie
GeorgiaMoxie

I was curious to try this mainly because of how often it's referenced...I kind of felt like I was missing a rite of passage of sorts where it's expected that everyone has to experience Angel at least once. I read in another review where she said that in the first blast it's not great but the drydown is awesome. I completely agree.

When I first sprayed some on I was puzzled about the hype- I smelled a sugary patchouli blast without being anything special. It took about an hour or so before the drydown but once it got there it really does smell unique and I do like it. I don't like it enough to buy more and make it a signature of mine but it is definitely complex and worth the awards it was given.

Jan
19
2015
SzekelyEmoke
SzekelyEmoke

Had a sample of this, and got to wear it twice. All I can say about this perfume is that it gives me a headache every time and even my mother asked what's that horrible perfume I wear...
So happy I finished it up so I could throw the lil glass away and never see it again!! :) lol

Jan
18
2015
LeahDeEspania
LeahDeEspania

This perfume smells almost identical to Queen by Queen Latifah

Jan
13
2015
LittleFeather
LittleFeather

Holy cow! Potent stuff right here! I had a test strip with one spritz and I was able to smell it from a 6ft distance. Personally, I don't like this because to my nose it's like car freshener but I admire the strength/sillage.

Jan
12
2015
rooa
rooa

This is the sweetest fragrance ever tried with a good longevity. I used to wear this in the past but now I don't like it anymore.

Jan
12
2015
coffeex4
coffeex4

I love Angel Perfume. I'm not sure why so many have a love/hate relationship with this. It doesn't seem like an overly complex scent to me... and I don't understand all the hate and controversy over it. Maybe it just turns funny with many people's body chemistry.
Anyway, I don't even think it's overly strong, unless my senses have dulled at my age of 51 years.
I love the notes in this perfume....all of them. I wouldn't even mind if there was a little more patchouli. I've gotten interesting compliments when wearing this...from men.
I also love and wear Obsession Perfume! Alien is great as well! But I think Angel is my favorite! It's sexy and it's sensual!

Jan
09
2015
Fragrance_Lily
Fragrance_Lily

This is one of those perfumes you either love or hate, and fortunately I love it. I have the large bottle of this, and it is still full since a little bit goes a long way. Steer clear of this fragrance if you do not like sweets.

I also recommend wearing this perfume for colder weather since it can be too heavy in the heat.

Jan
04
2015
Fragrantlife
Fragrantlife

OI finally committed to buying the smallest bottle of angel edp I could find. Ever since it came out, it's been a love and hate frag for me. I remember the first time I smelled it on paper, I almost swooned -- whereas my friend was on the verge retching. However the skin on experience proved less (much less) enjoyable: a heavy caramel and patchouli syrup invaded my hand and wouldn't let go for the next 8 hours.

Fast forward 22 years: my skin must have changed -- matured? Hahaha -- and I now thoroughly enjoy the dry down. But I really mean the dry down, as in at least 3 hours after applying. It almost smells like Shalimar Parfum initial, but darker. This suits my skin better than SPI, which always leaves a chemical trail on me.

However, in order to get to the dry down, I have to endure a first hour of migraine inducing skank as a dirty patchouli mixed some horrific berry mixture overwhelms my nose. Then another two hours of sickeningly sweetened patchouli. Obviously, my skin does no do well with patchouli. I love it on others but not on myself.

Bottom line: if I could get to the magical dry down right away, it would be one of my favorite winter perfumes.

Jan
04
2015
perfummm
perfummm

Very sophisticated!! I first smelled this perfume on a friend and fell instantly in love! It's not a fragrance that you get sick of. It's classic and elegant! The deep amber and wood is very seductive and works for day or night! This is definitely a classic favourite!

Jan
01
2015
400blows
400blows

I arrived at Angel about 20 years after it first inceived. That's an impressive and telling lag. Maybe I should reconsider my lifelong atheism. Who knows who/what we could become before time ran out, if we could accelerate the agonised cranking open of resistant, habituated doors of perception. So it took a long time for Angel to get a look-in. That happened via a top I bought at an op shop that was saturated in a delicious scent that I thought might have been Angel. And so with repetition the perfume that originally propelled me straight to the other side of the room in a single leap eventually became delightful.
It seems,though, that the adaptation that finally happened to bring me to Angel might have carried me on past it. Last whiff, it was a bit too powerfully, uncompromisingly itself. I won't give up; I'll go back and have another try in a few months and see if it might have re-acquired a newness and have room for freshness, again.

Dec
31
2015
Peachysugarbuns
Peachysugarbuns

I've been waiting yeeeeears to finally write a review for this. *sigh* It is time.

Angel EDP is as if Olivier and Yves got wasted one night and decided to commit to the creation of this fragrance...


Olivier: Dude! I've got the craaaaaziest idea...let's put a bunch of random notes together and SEE WHAT HAPPENS! Like, chocolaaaate, and jasmine, and cotton candy, and, I don't know, maybe -

Yves: Oh, bro! I SO know where you're going with this! Peach AND apricots, bro! CARAMEL! Patchouliiiiii. Heaps of patchouliiii!

Olivier: Yeeeah, boyyy! Honey! Orchid! Berries red AND black! Aw, heck! Throw some honeydew melon up in there. Woah...HONEY and HONEYdew. I'm freaking out, man!

Yves: Why not musk?! Lily-of-the-valley; VANILLA! Pink rose! Bergamot, too, duh. Dude, we are ARTISTS!

...

Angel is synesthetic puzzle for me. What "color" is this fragrance? It certianly doesn't seem to warrant a faceted ice-blue, cutesy star bottle, though the advertising and marketing campaign deemed it so. Even if Angel smelled gorgeous on my skin (sadly, it doesn't - it smells like powdered latex gloves, and a cough syrup-doused dumpster with a distinct moldy sharpness to it) I don't know where or how I could wear this powerful perfume. It would seem inappropriate out to dinner or at a party where others are in close proximity (no one wants their wine to taste like how you smell), around the sensitive elderly or tiny children. Summer day? Nope. At home? No, it doesn't comfort me and my husband said, "No, just NO" when he smelled it on me. I just don't "get" Angel...

...and I feel better knowing that about a hefty percentage of people don't "get" Angel either, and that we can all still love Olivier Cresp all the same. My people! ;)

Dec
31
2015
Gingercat77
Gingercat77

I adore Alien and love big, sassy in-your-face fragrances. However this one wasnt in my extensive collection and i wondered why. So i revisited Angel when the gift set was only £30 for the refillable star plus body lotion plus shower gel in Tesco. A little xmas gift to me from me :)
Anyway, the bottle is just gorgeous! Sadly, the peppery opening note of Angel just puts me off. The drydown is quite nice but the peppery tone seems to persist too much for me.
Now i remember why i passed on this one. Im not a huge fan of gourmands in general though. Give me the jasmine bomb of Alien any day over this!

Dec
31
2015
RosieRachel
RosieRachel

The last time I tested Angel was 5 years ago. I loathed it. I was feeling bold today and thought maybe I had exaggerated a bit, so I set the card down on the glass shelf, spraying once (and exercising extreme caution).

Well... nothing's changed! Polarising fragrance, for sure!

I don't usually like giving reviews if I haven't given the perfume a chance on my skin; however, I've never tried something so vile that I didn't want it anywhere near my skin. Until now. The excessive use of patchouli when blended with all of those extremely sweet notes creates a nauseatingly screeching sweetness. Definitely a very thick, pungent and dark-smelling perfume.

Angel is also an absolute monster in terms of longevity and sillage, so be careful with dosage here. This lasted for over 24 hours on my sample card.

Anyway, all the more power to anyone who can rock this; it's definitely not for me! PS - I'd love to know how incredible it can be by smelling it on someone who makes it smell awesome :)

Dec
29
2015
blacklibran1
blacklibran1

As a man, I simply adore this fragrance, on ME! its everything I could ever dream of wanting in a gourmand. For years ive heard about the legendary Angel and decided to try a little bit for myself. the rest is history. This is the benchmark . the one that ushered in a new fragrance category. although there are separate fragrances for both sexes, anyone can wear either. for some this is stinker, for me its perfection. looooove

Dec
29
2015
filmgirl79
filmgirl79

On paper, this smells so beautiful to me. A heavenly match of patchouli and gourmand that literally keeps my nose glued to it. But on me, this smells indescribably awful. I get none of the chocolate, caramel and honey, and only smell something like rotting flowers and fruit. So sad because on paper this is divine!

Dec
29
2015
Leximackenzie
Leximackenzie

Way too sweet, overpoweringly so. The scent is so strong it could give you and those around you a headache. Not very nice at all.

Dec
29
2015
Martaynd
Martaynd

No! No! No! Had this and wore it in the 90's. Back then, it was a great winter fragrance. And then my taste changed and I can't stand it now. Too common and there is something I smell that seems medicinal to me, like Vick's Vapor Rub. Can never go back to this.
Some of its flankers have appealed to me while sniffing in the store, but I won't buy.

Now the Alien line appeals to me more, but again, so common, I wont buy. I want to stand out with my fragrance, not blend in.

Dec
28
2014
RozaMoisevna
RozaMoisevna

I can't imagine any other perfume over which there would be so many battles going on as with this one. I must admit I used to belong to the haters party some while ago as in my country "Angel" on department stores was not the "Angel" on duty free shelves, which was nothing similar to the original's signature scent of patchouli and bergamot, but a disgusting lookalike of Britney Spears In Curious & Co. When I finally got the chance to test "the real deal" I had a truly "angelic" revelation. Back in some 2008 or 2007 there was an Elle magazine issue with Salma Hayek on the cover. I clearly remember the wonderful smell it contained evaporating from a damaged S.T. Dupont's "Essence Pure" tester, which smelled rather awful on skin but super sophisticated and elegant on paper. I knew I had smelled something similar before on my eldest sister's friend who used to work as an air-hostess, but would never relate it to "Angel". The truth is, to fully appreciate this magical potion, one needs to apply it as carefully as possible, meaning in super small doses, secondly, this perfume (as many reviewers have mentioned) wears you and not vice versa. I have always wondered how people relate it to the kind of women with overly applied makeup, fake designer bags and any other fake "spare parts", for this is a perfume for the ultimate b**** with the capital B; a super confident, gorgeous looking, powerful, classy to the extent of being arrogant but nevertheless a cool woman who turns everyone's heads...To sum up, may long live Angel!

Dec
28
2014
aina12
aina12

got this from my ex awhile back, I wore it only twice, and each time I felt like it was cloying.
Back then I didn't know it had strong patchouli notes, but now that my nose is "better", Angel just confirmed me that I'm definitely not fond of patchouli scent, at least not on me.

Dec
26
2014
aliciabrown14
aliciabrown14

I have a love/hate relationship with this perfume. The smell is loud and it permeates through an entire room when it is the eau de parfum. The eau de toilette is much more bareable though. The weird thing is, even though Thierry Mugler's Angel Eau de Parfum smells like diesel oil/ a really oily diesel locamotive, I like to smell it every time I go to sephora! I must be weird or something to complain that something smells like a diesel locamotive and yet still admire the scent! oh well!

Dec
26
2014
gommiebears
gommiebears

This fragrance did not work with my body chemistry at all. On several different occasions, it smelled like shit. Even the sales associate made a face when she asked to smell it on me. This is totally your mileage may vary type of fragrance due to different body chemistry.

Dec
25
2014
Luminan
Luminan

I really want to like it but I don't. There's just something about it that I can't stand. Maybe my chemistry just doesn't fit?
I sometimes still try it on to test if I will change my mind.
And the Bottle is pretty.

I think it's a very strong scent. And very unique. But not for me :(

Dec
23
2014
Sister of the moon
Sister of the moon

Ok, so I've been wearing this for about 3 days and guess what??? The more I wear it the more I like it. It's almost like I crave the smell!! Yes, it's heavy on the patchouli as I said in my earlier post - but there is something about it that grows on you. The patchouli doesn't seem to be bothering me that much anymore and I think I have figured out what the initial problem was that I had with this fragrance - I expected something else, something more sweet and vanilla and on me isn't like that at all. It is fresh, spicy and quite strange. Not sure what has happened here with my nose, but I'm really enjoying this one now :)

Dec
21
2014
Elisabeth M.
Elisabeth M.

Angel ist my favorite fragrance for wintertime. Its staying power is perfect for cold weather. But be aware - this is a strong one and has to be worn with moderation - otherwise it has the power to awaken the dead...

Dec
20
2014
Sister of the moon
Sister of the moon

I have just bought Angel (small 25ml bottle) and I'm really unsure about it. All I can smell is patchouli. Where is the chocolate and vanilla etc?? I feel that by the time the patchouli settles the fragrance is gone entirely. Will persevere and hopefully i'll get over the patchouli thing!! Don't get me wrong - I'm not totally against patchouli but this feels waaaaaaayy too much! Will keep trying :)

Dec
17
2014
Mohd93
Mohd93

I can officially say I'm a huge fan of Thierry Mugler after testing Angel!

I loved Alien + some flankers, Womanity, some of Angel's flankers. And this is a new love.

First, I noticed it has a very similar vibe to the men's versions. For me, the dominating notes are Patchouli and Dark Chocolate, the Patchouli gives me a minty feeling and the chocolate makes it more bearable and delicious, I can't imagine how it would smell without the Chocolate, that would be horrible. In the background, I can smell Cotton Candy, Vanilla, all kinds of Berries and tonka beans. I don't seem to get that body odor smell everyone's talking about.

It feels very strong indeed! You wouldn't want to over-spray with this. I don't feel like it's very feminine, I think guys can get away with wearing this too. I can definitely see how this can be overpowering and horrible for some people. I'm glad I'm one of those who can appreciate it and wear it with confidence.

Strong gourmand monster with that sneaky backstabbing flip flopping b**** called Patchouli leading the way, If she doesn't like you she'll tell it to your face.

Dec
16
2014
ReneesAnatomy
ReneesAnatomy

Let me get this out of the way: this is an incredibly long-wearing fragrance with a HUGE amount of sillage. I used to work at a grocery store, and I always knew when a certain customer was getting in line because I could smell Angel on her from 10 feet away. If you dislike strong fragrances, OR if you are unable to restrain yourself when it comes to spritzing, this isn't for you.

When I wear Angel, I only put half a spritz right in to my hair, at the base of my neck, and people can still smell me when they walk past. I would never wear it to a concert or a gallery opening, or any event where people had to stand near me in an enclosed space, because I don't want to aggravate people with allergies. I would never wear it in my classroom. It's an "open air, large building" sort of perfume for me.

That being said, I really love this stuff. While there are a ton of notes listed in the description, I only notice maybe half of them on my skin. Angel has a strong patchouli base with definite caramel, chocolate, and vanilla notes on top. The tonka bean and fig become more obvious throughout the day. The citrus and floral top notes are not at all present on my skin; as soon as I spritz, I get caramel.

I may purchase a full bottle of this some day, but I've been holding off because I can only wear it on certain days. Still, it's a long-time favorite of mine, and one I always recommend for people who want something sweet and gourmand.

Dec
15
2014
Perfumefreak
Perfumefreak

Bodylotion smells even better!! Scent lasts two days on my skin.
My all-time favorite perfume.

Dec
13
2014
SeReZhka.Ca
SeReZhka.Ca

Angel is probably one of the most important contributions to the perfumery world ever!

An outstanding perfume with a unique and delicious smell.

Personally? I spread the "Angel Perfumed Body Cream" on my wrists and neck and THEN apply Angel several times at least to ensure its persistence on me :))))

The result? An irresistible sweet trail that lingers the WHOLE day everywhere I go! People literally sniff me all day, and no one seems to think "it's too much".
I work in a school, and let me tell you CHILDREN love it and always compliment me on how delicious I smell.

I never find it to be too much. Layer it and enjoy it!

Highly recommended!!!

Dec
12
2014
Rebemario
Rebemario

Wow, it was hard getting to the bottom of all these reviews to write a review here! So glad I made it!:) Ok, let me just begin by saying I wore this fragrance right before I conceived my daughter. Nuf said about it being sexy, sexy it truly is. I recently repurchased this perfume because for some reason or another, I was feeling sweet and perhaps vixenish… It really does the job on that account. I also smell a little honey which is not my fave but this little star just gets me when I can just go for some sweet. It also lasts for hours a little cloud around you which for some reason always garnishes compliments. So when Im feeling a bit on the sexy side or just want to blast my senses with some heavy fragrance this is where I go. I love it as seemingly others do too. I heard someone say something about it being nightmarish, I get that too but not everything is for everyone, I like it and that should be enough to wear it, right?:)

Dec
11
2014
devdev12
devdev12

Sweet, strong, and rich. Not for spring or summer! Dark chocolate is prominent to my nose. A swirl of dark chocolate that settles into creamy patchouli. Very nice, but a scent that I have to be in the mood for.

Dec
10
2014
littlest_lemon
littlest_lemon

I get a very metallic patchouli sickly-sweet opening on my skin. The first twenty minutes smells like a six week old honeycomb cupcake trapped inside a malfunctioning air conditioner.

After that, the fudge-y caramel starts to play nice with the patchouli, and it becomes deliriously delicious. The drydown is what I hoped the whole journey would be: sweet, fluffy and complex. I can't stop smelling my wrists; there's something fascinating about it. It's not a one-note sweetness like Pink Sugar. The mellow patchouli makes it slightly weird, and it keeps me wondering what's next.

If it wasn't for the screeching metal-honey-patchouli bomb opening, this would be sitting in my cabinet right now.

Dec
07
2014
Gardenya
Gardenya

Burning h8. That's all. I love Alien about as much as I hate Angel, which is a lot. This is a violent fragrance.

Dec
07
2014
dreamz_ash
dreamz_ash

I just got a sample of this, I actually liked it. Very unusual and interesting. Too bad my husband hated it with my chemistry. I had pumped one spray of Angel on my neck and he said my neck smelled like armpit :( oh well.

But I have to add, he and I are not used to smelling these earthy, oriental scents on me. Im trying to broaden my taste a little, most of my perfumes are flowery, fruity, sweet, light scents. Euphoria is the most Ive strayed from my regular likes. I will keep looking, but this could work for someone else. I would try it out.

Nov
30
2014
lc2380
lc2380

This scent reminds me of my Aunty growing up so thats why I find it so mesmerising. Other people tend to think the opposite, however. The smell can be extremely overpowering and heavy, but it's still my favourite scent of all time

Nov
30
2014
Mbryan766
Mbryan766

This is a "you love it -- or hate it" type of fragrance. When I first smelled this, it was the worst smell I have ever encountered in a perfume. It smelled like menthol and dirt from the bottle. I received a sample from sephora and started to sniff it from the bottle, and it still had that metholy vibe, but it developed a sweetness I have not noticed before. After it is applied to the skin, it develops into a cocoa powder scent that has been rolling in the dirt all day. This dirt smell does not smell dirty, per se, instead it smells earthy and animalistic -- sensual. I would not recommend this as a signature fragrance because many other people do not enjoy it and it is so common, but if you love it, wear it!

Uniqueness of Scent 5/5
Lasting Power 5/5
Overall Scent 4.5/5

Nov
29
2014
louisminaj
louisminaj

This and A*Men are my favourite fragrances in my collection. This one opens with a VERY strong Patchouli which made this fragrance iconic in my opinion. Once this one dries down after about 3 hours it has the purely divine sweet gourmond smell with a lovely touch of musk!

For me, I've never experienced a fragrance so strong!! On me this has lasted over 24 hours!!! Not one word of a lie. Sprayed this on my wrist at 10 in the morning, had a shower and a bath after that, plus I went to work. Then about 10:30 the next morning, there was still a soft trail of this sweet patchouli smell, it was very faint but completely apparent!

This fragrance is worth every single penny thierry mugler asks for! Simply stunning with a perfect lasting power!!!

Hands down my joint favourite with A*Men

Nov
28
2014
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

My mom loves this one, and it suits her (she actually chased down a lady who was wearing it to ask what she was wearing) and it's warm and sweet and works well on my practical, tough, old Texan punk rocker, farm lady and feminist of a mom.

My mom is all about wool sweaters and brown leather boots and overalls, a wooly liberal who couldn't be farther from my ex-stripper self (honestly, strong perfume doesn't tend to work well if you're a stripper. Giving a scent sensitive client a headache is a great way to lose a client).

Also people seem to have this image of strippers as "classless" and kind of obvious and none too bright, which I mean does happen occasionally, but those aren't the strippers who make good money. Strippers are more likely either very smart and hard working (you have to be fairly sharp to make really good money) or kind of... bohemian space cadets who are good hearted and just genuinely sweet and open with people.

IMO this is too warm for type one, and a little sweet for type two (who tend to like either very earthy stuff or very retro stuff).

Nov
27
2014
fabulassie
fabulassie

This is the only perfume I've ever sprayed on my wrist and then had to go wash off ASAP. It smelled, on me, like body odour and curry. My thought at the time was "unwashed taxi driver." This was when it was a brand-new fragrance and there was a lot of press about it having a chocolate note. I don't know if that's what I smelled but it was certainly sweet in a sickly way.

I gather it can smell good on some people. I have to say I've never smelled it on anyone else and thought they stank.

Nov
26
2014
Glassflower
Glassflower

Angel is spectacular! I love it and use it on special occasions. I love the blend of perfection. I have a nose for the sweet stuff and this is one of the best. The original Dior Addict would be the other. I am careful not to do more than one spritz on the wrist which I rub on my other wrist and then rub those on both sides of my neck. I know some people overdo it and it gives Angel such a bad name.

Nov
26
2014
pipergirl
pipergirl

I have a half spritz of Angel settled on each wrist and this is, aaahhh, just so beautiful. It starts off as a strong blast of patchouli but as Angel settles the patch tones down and the sweeter mixture of notes (vanilla, chocolate, cotton candy) start to emerge and that is when this gets to be sooo good. Complex, stunning, a classic. I will echo the warnings below: A little goes a long way so do be careful and apply accordingly.

Nov
25
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This perfume has to fit your skin! If it doesn't it is horrible! Over spraying can be fatal! I notice this perfume and LVEB from Lancome are often over sprayed and thats a problem.

Nov
25
2014
HanamiTsukimi
HanamiTsukimi

I think Angel's biggest problem is that people wear too much of it. Really. All you need is a spray or two! We can smell you! We can!

Now, I've been an Angel lover since high school when I had a mini, gotten for free, somewhere, that I kept hidden away as My Precious. No occasion was special enough for me to wear such a magical scent. And I still think it's magical, like a dark fairy, sweet but unapologetically earthy. I actually don't smell any distinct coconut, cotton candy or caramel. It's not as literal as many of the derivative gourmands that have come after it; there's more of an overall aura of sugar than any sweetness you can put a name to. And yet, as I said, there's something dark and bold about it. No doubt it's the heavily dominant, earthy patchouli. This isn't a scent for a wallflower.

But still. We can smell you. We can.

Nov
22
2014
Sorendara
Sorendara

I doubt if I can say anything terribly new here, but I suppose it never hurts to repeat what others here have said as emphasis.

First, this perfume is strong. Perhaps the strongest I've encountered. It's strange to me that anyone would find this a weak point - just wear less and enjoy a bottle that lasts longer.

Second, this perfume is strange. Expect that at the outset and you will be better prepared for what you'll get. I'd describe it as a dark chocolate and patchouli oriental. It's not as sweet as the "Main Accords" at the top would lead you to believe - there's no confusing this with the seemingly omnipresent fruitchoulis out there.

Finally, as a consequence of the first two points, try this before you buy it. Checking out people's ratings, this is one of very few perfumes with fewer likes than dislikes and fewer likes than loves. But do check it out, at the very least it's a perfume experience like no other.

Nov
18
2014
alittleofeverything
alittleofeverything

I finally figured out how to wear this.
I spray once, a TINY little spray, onto a cotton pad, and dab that pad ONCE onto each of my wrists. Now I get it. The patch it still strong, still a little too close to b.o., but as long as I keep my hands away from my face, I finally see what people love about this fragrance.
The crazy thing is that even with this form of application, Angel is a sillage monster. My 30 ml is going to last forever.

Nov
16
2014
Lipglossjunkee
Lipglossjunkee

Ok, so I vowed with my November challenge to give this one another try (if you see my review below, you'll know why I needed to!!). Since originally trying Angel a few years ago I have fallen in love with several other Muglers, but was really scared to try this one again.

So, here's my new take on it....
So far, I definitely think LESS IS MORE with this one. I started yesterday with about 2 half spritzes and that was enough. I get caramel, chocolate, and patchouli for the most part in varying degrees of strength. The entire drydown is a nice warm amber-patch on me, and it lasts about 6 hours with these 2 half spritzes. I think trying it in cold weather and going very easy it on it made a huge difference. This is a powerhouse for sure, and not to be spritzed with abandon.

I tried the body cream last night and was pleasantly surprised at how citrusy it is in the opening. Hmm very interesting.

So...my review below that said I will NEVER EVER purchase this again? Well, I'm happy to say that I was wrong (and no dead rodent accord this time---I pretty much got no cotton candy at all, which was what I was worried about). What a pleasant turnaround for me. :)

Nov
14
2014
missafrica
missafrica

Phew...major headache developed with this one...sorry - couldn't wait to have a shower after I tried this as I kept getting the 'whiff' of this scent on me and I disliked it intensely! Having said that - friends of mine use it and it smells great on them... but it's not for me at all. Great bottle though!

Nov
13
2014
Wysteria
Wysteria

A love/ hate relationship.
Some days I really love this one and other days it makes me sick.

I found out I should only wear it at night, and then it's a really great and sexy scent, but when I spray this on in the morning or when I spray on too much it's very heavy for me and it makes me sick. I like this duallity and it's a keeper for me. It just has got a manual on how to handle it, but so do I ;-)

Nov
13
2014
VictoriaNguyen
VictoriaNguyen

Oldie but suuuuuch a goodie! Such a headturner when wearing small amounts. I never spray full blast- I dab only. Dab on neck, dabs on wrist, behind the ear, in forearm... delicious, delicious adult gourmand that draws out the kid in everyone who walks by.

Nov
11
2014
SayakaP
SayakaP

There are three fragrances that melt me everytime I smell on strangers.
1. Aromatics Elixir by Chlinique
2. Coco by Chanel
and
3. Angel by Thierry Mugler.

These are the scents for the fearless.
I congraturate and admire them when I encounter a woman who's wearing any of them discreetly & skillfully.

I agree with a reviewer below; Angel is NOT a sweet foody frag.
Unlike crowd-pleasing 'Fruity-Vanilla with a hint of Patchouli', she is 'Dirty Patchouli with Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Cotton Candy & Berries for interest'.
If one tried Angel expecting yummy Belgium Chocolate Bonbon, she'd be hit hard and be bruised for long time...

If you are 'trying to love' Angel but it's too intense, have a go with Body Cream!
Upon application, Berries & Cassis seem to be enphasized a lot, but it quickly settles down to a true yet gentle version of EDP. Remember, little goes long way. It also lasts long.

If you've been circling Angel but simply hate Patchouli, try Innoscent.
Innoscent has Caramel / Praline (French one...not Choc bonbon) instead of Dark Choc.
In place of Patchouli, the base is White Musk and Amber. It's brilliant.

Nov
09
2014
framorena
framorena

Angel; a niche perfume that its creator decided to share with us at price and places of popular market. God save you Thierry, for this, for A*Men Pure Havane and others you' ll give us.
Longevity, sillage, and, above all, fragrance, are worth of an expensive original niche perfume; problem is that, when you distribute it like popular, more people is not prepared to reach it. It's not a fault, it's just what really happens; think that most popular women perfumes are flowery-fruity ones, so it' s rare a real oriental (and a "strange" one, I add) is wellcome.
But if you are into orientals, you can' t dislike this original, wonderful, quality creation; something evolving and changing for hours, staying on skin for 24 hours and on clothes for days.
While, if you like patchouli and cocoa.... well, that's your Graal. With anise, (these are the mainig notes for me), this is the mix makes most of people stay away from it, due to the harshness of cocoa mixed with the freshness-sweetness of Anise and the dark dirtyness of patchouli; it' s something that you can't like, if your nose is not prepared to.
But if you don' t like it, don' t leave it forever; I needed years to apreciate. In months, in years, if you' ll increase your perfumes knowledge, take it again in your hand; I think you will thank my suggestion.

Nov
08
2014
susiechoo
susiechoo

This may be a classic fragrance, in the sense that it is memorable...but not in the good sense!

I find Angel to be a mess. There are wayyyyyy too many notes and some heavy ones at that. I don't particularly agree with the reviewer before me who believes this fragrance isn't gourmand when over half of the notes are food-based notes. Especially a mix of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cotton candy, and honey all in one - it's an overkill of sweetness.

Perhaps a person's body chemistry can change the scent to make it tolerable or even nice, but for the most part it is pungent. The dry down is sickly sweet and powdery.

However it does have a very long lasting longevity (maybe because of the 24 layers of notes?) and enormous sillage.
I don't find Angel inviting because it is very much "in-your-face" and it will linger. When the scent is so "loud"...you just don't want to come closer to the person wearing it because then it might be overbearing. One spritz on yourself is more than enough. If you were to wear this fragrance, consider spraying it in the air and walking through it.

Nov
08
2014
halona1
halona1

Everyone who thinks it's gourmand, gets mistaken. Angel is oriental, bold, spicy and unisex. That's where you should start before checking it out. I would shelf it in same section with Obsession, Jungle, Euphoria. If you are lover of candy floss and synthetic vanilla body sprays, that will be shocking.
I love to wear Angel with my leather jackets and cool boots, when i feel better and stronger version of myself. It's never sweet on me, but more fruitchoulli. It soaks into my skin and all say it smells like...me! My favorite part is the base when masculine woody notes come out. Then i can call it sexy. It's like sleeping in boyfriends shirt.

Nov
08
2014
jovejove
jovejove

I can't wait until next Thursday! I HAVE to share this with my Muglerians! I don't know if anyone has ever been to one before, but Mugler in Toronto at Hudson's Bay by the Eaton Centre is having a celestial event, which is basically an exclusive event they do each year before Christmas. Wine, food, pampering, tons of gifts, exclusives I never find anywhere else, you name it and they deliver! Just to give you an idea, I'm buying all my stuff that I need and they're giving me a 35ml Angel for free, Mugler tote bag, free full size Womanity shower gel and some other stuff that I can't remember. I'm betting on the books that I'm going to win the Mugler handbag that they have as a prize, but I'll settle for the stay at the trump hotel that they're also raffling off. :P I can't WAIT! If anyone wants in on this, call them! Ask for Stevan or Genevieve, they're the best and know their stuff. Honestly, they have the best team there that I've ever come across. Winning combo; shower gel, hair mist and body cream; I don't even have to use the perfume and it lasts all day for me. If you want to get in touch with them, they're number is 14168616732. I just wish they brought the beauty back, I loved their lipstick.

Nov
07
2014
Dulce15
Dulce15

I used to wear this in high school and I loved it then. I could not smell it on me but my mother would tell me to go light when applying because it is very strong. Overuse is easy. One squirt is all that is needed. I see now there is an EDT for the heavy handed. As for the comment about strippers well we all know strippers like to feel like they have arrived and so it would make sense for them to like such a prestigious and, well, trendy fragrance as this. I have moved on now to other fragrances. I really love Alien these days. About the Chanel comment. I love Chanel fragrances and I do not see them by any means of the same caliber nor nearly as generic as Celebrity fragrances. That was unnecessary when trying to defend Angel which we all know is one of the most prolific of modern fragrances. Chanel fragrance is popular and the reason for that is because The House of Chanel makes some of the most harmoniously blended fragrances the world has ever known.

Nov
06
2014
ChesterVa
ChesterVa

in researching perfumes i might like(i like gourmands)this Angel perfume kept coming up.i knew i had to try it and thank god for samples because if i bought a full bottle of this i'd be seriously depressed. 2 words come to mind....HOW HORRIBLE!!! The first thing that came to my mind was a rancid over-powering after shave my old father would splash on because he didn't bathe often. and this is a perfume for women ???? worst of all is that i put it on, realized i hated it but figured "well i'm going to take a shower anyway, it will come off"....it didn't. as the stench kept wafting up to my nose, i next tried directly scrubbing with a coarse washcloth and soap. nope, still there. not only does it stink but it doesn't come off easily either. I must admit i did not realize Patchouli is one of the main ingredients and if you, like me, do not favor that scent, avoid this one. one of the worst perfumes ever, unless you want to smell like a cheap old man wearing even cheaper dollar store cologne.Smells so bad, sweaty body odor would be preferable.

Nov
05
2014
jovejove
jovejove

To the previous comment. Find me a stripper who wears this so I can congratulate her on her class and sophistication to wear such a powerful scent. Mugler is known to praise the dominatrix's of this world, emphasizing their power and sexual desire. Of course, if someone is inexperienced with applying what's not a celebrity fragrance or a Chanel, then they'll over do a quality fragrance.

Nov
05
2014
Odelia
Odelia

Contrary to popular belief...this fragrance is not a crowd pleaser. Very strong (I love to over spray but with this one...oh no no no)and it projects like a NASA rocket. I smell patchouli and black chocolate mostly, but it dries down a lot less pungent than it starts. It linger on clothes for ages, what can I say, love it or hate, it is very unique and good quality. But it can definitely wear you instead of the other way round. :)

Nov
02
2014
honeybunz
honeybunz

DEvil in Angel's clothing.

Nov
01
2014
AngelEuphoria
AngelEuphoria

Classic! My first love and the relationship continues. The ladies at the fragrance counter endorsed this after my then boyfriend (now Husband) purchased it for me. It's my signature Fall/Winter fragrance. Very fresh, clean, complicated, sexy but versatile. The dry down is slightly unique on everyone but it's still recognizable. I always receive compliments. No need to reapply!

I even named our dog (a maltese), Angel after scripture (of course) and this fragrance. The crystal bottle with black and blue packaging also serves as a great design scheme for fashion and home design. I took the box to Lowes to be color matched for an accent wall color in an otherwise light silver-grey room. I added brown/black furnishings, white accessories and crystal light fixtures.

Oct
28
2014
Scotti
Scotti

This is a Classic.

Being a patch-head this fragrance appeals to me so much. The main notes that I can pick out are Patchouli of course, Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla, Plum, Red Berries, Honey, a little bit of Cotton candy, and a tiny bit of a floral (maybe the rose), but that aspect is minor. This is definitely a true Oriental-gourmand.

I have all of the Angel flankers (mens & womens), so I am obviously a huge fan. The only one I haven't tried that I really want is the Pure perfume version, but it's so darn expensive.

This fragrance has reached a "cult-classic" I believe due to it's BOLD performance which is BEAST, monster sillage, and longevity is pretty much until you wash it off. I personally like how BOLD this fragrance is, especially for a womens categorized scent.

They say it's one of those which is a love or hate type of frag.. needless to say.. I'm one who LOVES Angel!

Oct
27
2014
lorililly
lorililly

I first smelled this in 1995, when a group of women I worked with and I went on a trip to Boston. One of the women tried it on and I thought it was a bit strong. Recently tried it again, and it works really well with my body chemistry!!! I am more of an "oriental" lover than a "gourmand" fan ( I gravitate to Obsession, Tabu, Imari and Far Away from Avon..you get the idea). This doesn't really remind me of candy or cupcakes...this has a certain amount of exoticism to make it mysterious and edgy, but sweet enough to keep the enticement going. I only need a little, but it lasts. Cooler weather fragrance, for sure (I like my musks in the warmer months). Unique bottle...wonder if anyone has ever put it on top of their Christmas Tree?

Oct
25
2014
vixw
vixw

I wore this a few years back. I loved it. My mother detested it. She said I smelled like I had been sweating. I didn't get it! Is a great scent if you jive with it I suppose.

Oct
23
2014
VP95
VP95

My aunt and my grandma have been using this perfume for as long as I can remember!! I've linked this perfume to them, my grandma especially! She uses it on Monday and smells till thursday kinda situation! "Angel" though is too much for my tastes. The sillage is enormous and it gives me a headache every time I'm exposed to it for long time! Even though I like powdery, sweet, spicy scents this is way too much. I like it when my grandma wears it though, but I would never use it!

Oct
21
2014
Peta22
Peta22

I resisted for so long... Constantly seeing references to Angel while I was reading other reviews but it seemed so popular (read: 'common') that I didn't really even want to try it! Then after trying - and buying - many different fragrances, I discovered my tastes tended towards warm, spicy gourmand orientals and Angel kept appearing as 'the' Must Try perfume. I 'sort of' relented and bought the Taste of Fragrance Angel... I instantly loved it! So then I ordered a 15ml of the original Angel - it arrived and here I am writing an Angel review and declaring my love for it!! I guess there is no point trying to explain it - apparently everyone but me has already experienced it! Anyway, I can see another long term association for me - this is truly a bold, warm and delicious delight!

Oct
21
2014
fire2heart
fire2heart

I have a review on here from back in 2009. At the time, my boyfriend hated it. He is now my husband.
When I moved in with him, he conveniently hid my box with my Angel perfume.
5, almost 6 years later it was rediscovered! Haha! It's a loooong story as to why it took so long to be found.... but anywho!
I'm sure he still hates it.
I just put some one and now I have mixed feeling about it. The perfume hasn't changed or gone bad, but I'm sure my chemistry has or my tastes in perfume. I'm not fond of the opening notes, which is a big blast of patchouli but after a half hour or so, it calms down and is bearable.
It's loud, a bit obnoxious but interesting and unique at the same time.

Oct
19
2014
silentman26
silentman26

Intriguing, bold, original. With a blast of chocolate, caramel, cotton candy, vanilla and fruits ... Angel ... started the dessert perfume trend ... and gave room for the rest to follow ... now, with all the above one expects a very feminine scent ... but when a very earthy, masculine patchouli comes in strong ... all bets are off! Amazing duality of elements. Very high quality, unique, strong, attractive scent that bares resemblance to the male version ... has epic sillage ... and leaves an amazing trail for hours ... A gourmand masterpiece!

Oct
19
2014
Leliu5th
Leliu5th

I love this perfume! Obviously not for everyone, and people need to understand why perfumes smell good or bad on you!!! It is because of your own personal body chemistry. Everyone is different so not all perfumes will smell the same on you as it does for someone else. Your body's acidity level and skins oiliness or dryness, will make perfume smell good or bad. Also the length of time it stays with you. So if a certain type of perfume does not work for you then you shouldn't wear it. Lots of nasty reviews here, but I like the brutal honesty. I never sugar coat anything anyway.

Oct
18
2014
BudgiePoo
BudgiePoo

When I first smelt this back in the launch days, I named it "Bad Sixties Smell" but a few years later it became a favourite and a signature of mine! Ate my words mostly but everyone else started wearing it so I had to just stop buying it. I preferred the body creme as it was much kinder unfolding and had a beautiful non cloying base unlike the EDP which smelled like a damp tent in Glastonbury to me. Funny old scent, love it and hate it I do. Definitely preferred the body creme scent. Bye bye old friend!

Oct
17
2014
djuzz.becuzz
djuzz.becuzz

Lollllll... I seriously think that this Angel (for me Devil in disguise) is the most reviewed (either positive or negative) fragrance in perfume history!
It's either LOVE or HATE, and I can't help but finding myself to always read the reviews on this one as some of the haters just put this big smile on my face with their way with words!
To me that's the only good thing about this Angel: the bad reviews! ^_^

Oct
10
2014
dkbjlb5
dkbjlb5

I heard so much about Angel that I made a blind purchase. I sprayed it on as I do with any fragrance and the smell was so strong that it seemed to reach up and slap me in the face! It didn't smell bad, in fact, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Literally! Cotton candy was all around me, then i began to smell caramel and honey. Then chocolate came into the mix. My husband is diabetic and every time I walked past him his sugar level went through the roof! (Just kidding) After a while I began to notice the fruits and a hint of floral but I never noticed the amber or musk. This is definitely a day fragrance. Be prepared for it to last a long time and to really reach out to anyone nearby.I can't say that I don't like it. It gets compliments, but I really think that it would be better suited for a younger woman. I might pass it to someone in their twenties, but I might just keep it. It's good to feel young every now and then.

Oct
10
2014
lorielle99
lorielle99

You will either love or hate this scent there is no in between. It gives me a slight headache but to me it's worth it. It's like nothing you've ever smelled before. Cat pee? BO? Dirty underwear? I don't understand how people are smelling that from this. I don't think it could be as popular as it is if it smelled like that. I can see why people might not like it, but it definitely doesn't smell bad, just different. The star packaging is deliciously tacky. This will always be a favorite of mine.

Oct
09
2014
deagemini
deagemini

It is not a scent for everyone ! It is a perfume for a bold, strong, confident woman who is not afraid to step out from the confort zone of conventional perfumes !!
That is the naked truth !!!
It is the best perfume that i have ever worn, stong yet feminine, sweet but verry pleasant after the first hour, delicious.....
I wear it on summer, on winter, always...it is a part of me and....i m not an Angel :)
So girls, don t be affraid to try something else !
Be patient and let it fade a little, after that you will discover something amazing...

Oct
09
2014
christabella
christabella

I get a headache just by looking at the bottle. I hope someday I will be able to understand and like this perfume...

Oct
09
2014
Alayna1011
Alayna1011

I get absolutely nothing from this scent except a huge blast of nasty patchouli skank. No chocolate, no vanilla, no any of the other notes listed. Just a bunch of dirty armpit, rotting corpse, sickly sweaty, stinky sour patchouli. I am really incredulous & envious of people who describe this as "sweet"-- it is the most sour, rotten, gag-inducing perfume I have ever smelled. Even worse than the new formulation of Obsession, something I thought was not possible until I tried this.

The most awful fragrance on the face of the planet, for me ... :( Really disappointing.

BUT, I think I might be extra sensitive to dirty patchouli, because I've had that strange similar sour note come in and ruin a few other perfumes for me (and guess what, they all contain patchouli!) Angel + sensitivity to patchouli = terrible combination, methinks. It's possible that if you aren't as sensitive to it, you can prob smell all the other sweet foody/fruity notes (that I so wish I could smell in this) and will love it. Clearly a lot of people out there are liking it, so it can't smell the way it smells to me for everyone!

Oct
09
2014
Voidoid
Voidoid

This used to be my signature scent as a teen, unfortunately I've grown to hate it, it's just too harsh and headache inducing. The dry down is lovely like a spicy vanilla but the perfume as a whole is just to much. The only time I like this is when I smell it faintly on other people, it doesn't work for me at all anymore.

Oct
07
2014
russian.red
russian.red

this perfume is almost disgusting..i am sorry to use such a strong word, but it is the truth. Even by looking at the pictures of the notes you can "smell" the SWEETNESS of this monster. Not even close to sexy...maybe cheap and even offensive.

Oct
02
2014
pinktoe
pinktoe

Making the decision of writing this review took me quite a while. Truth is,it's difficult to put a subjective impression in to words. This review is not about notes and accords,it's about the experience of wearing such a powerful fragrance. I had been wanting to try this for a long time but never really got to do it,until one really chilly and gray July day (I'm in the southern hemisphere). The SA at this small perfume store downtown sprayed this generously on my wrist and I loved it at first smell, I spent the rest of the day with my nose glued to my wrist. However, and yes,unfortunately there is a however, something really weird started to happen to me, I began feeling really blue,gloomy,down, overwhelmed. And, people, this is on the eve of traveling to France for three weeks to visit my sister, whom I hadn't seen in over a year!! My only sister...
I don't know what happened, I wasn't sure about blaming Angel on my mood until I mentioned this to a friend who told me that the same thing happened to her while wearing Amarige. She told me that she felt overwhelmed whenever she used it.
So there, I really liked the smell of the fragrance,but couldn't bear wearing it. It's sad, as it is a really nice, well done perfume. It's the first time something like this has ever happened to me, I hope it doesn't happen again.

Sep
30
2014
magnolia_xx
magnolia_xx

It is hard for me to understand why this perfume is almost universally known as one of the great masterpieces of perfumery.
In 1992, when it was released, I was about 16 years old and, like all sixteen year old girls, I utterly loved everything that smelled of vanilla or fruit. Yet even then, this odd mixture of berries and toffee smelled harsh and wrong to my nose.
22 years later it does not smell any better to me.
The fruity top notes are too strong and sharp and make a bad contrast with the soft vanilla background.
How anybody could ever consider mixing chocolate, patchouly and all the other stuff that is mentioned in the pyramid? Just looking at the "recipe" makes me dizzy, and the fragrance itself makes me feel overwhelmed. The tremendous sillage and longevity do not help.
I admit that it becomes slightly better once the top notes have faded; it then turns into a sort of vanillic-fudgy fragrance, that could be acceptable on a girl; but I think it is totally unsuitable for a grown-up woman.
Many people speak with contempt of classic fragrances, calling them "old lady scents". Okay, maybe Opium is not suitable for a twenty year old (although when I was 20 I wore with pride), and a chypre fragrance like Mitsouko is surely difficult to wear. But what about 40-50 years old women smelling like cotton candy?

Sep
30
2014
missmim
missmim

Hated. Smelled like chocolate mixed with dirty underwear; overpowered everything else I smelled. Just does not work on me.

Sep
29
2014
julso22
julso22

smells god awful on me

Sep
25
2014
Beezle
Beezle

I was given a sample of this and was so eager to try it. The notes look like it's something I would enjoy, as I like everything in the list. It reminds me of my friend who brings me a new smoothie and I have to guess whats in it. I taste berries and bannanas but the color is green. Very unnerving yet somewhat good. Angle is just like that. I like whats in it but it doesn't blend into a happy vibe. I wish I could love it as so many others do. It's like 25% wonderful, 75% strange. I didn't find it too strong but once I invested a few hours I had to test its longevity and it would just not die. I woke up the next morning and could smell it. If you love the smell you are in luck because the performance is outstanding.

Sep
24
2014
Dar123
Dar123

God...I remember my mom wearing this when it first came out. I smells different on me then her. Very long lasting but almost intoxicating scent. You only need a tiny little bit. Love the bottle...very cool!

Sep
19
2014
Acesm
Acesm

When I first started wearing this perfume, I would get lovely compliments on it. Unfortunately, the longer I wore it the more it began to mutate. Now when I wear it, all I can smell is a poorly extracted Patchouli and that's all. I'm laying off of it for a bit to see if I can start wearing it again.

I think my chemistry just does not work with fragrances. I am one who loves very simple scents. Too much layering causes confusion to me and it just all blends together like one big noise.

Most of the larger houses create perfumes from many, many different ingredient and I just find it tedious. Keep it simple and I'm easy to win over!

I'm beginning to think it's me. I might need a particular combination of ingredeances. It's very disappointing.

Sep
17
2014
Bublegum
Bublegum

When I first tried Angel back in 90s I hated it. (well it has happened to me with a lot of Mugler's perfumes. But, I gave it a second chance and I became addicted to it. I think this is the think with Mugler's fragrances. Same happened with womanity. Anyway, personally, I can smell the peach, the chocolate and the amber. It is a unique perfume, although these days a lot of copycats they are out there. I would suggest it for a winter or fall night.

Sep
11
2014
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

For all those that find Angel too strong with even one spritz may I suggest my method of application. Spray one spritz directly on a Q-tip and then delicately stroke it on both wrists, back of neck, and a dab on you chest and it is the perfect amount without overpowering yourself or others. This method also seems to tame the patchouli on me, which is good because even one spray directly out of the bottle make the patchouli overpowering on me. Amazingly even with the Q-tip application the sillage is very good, I have a tiny non-choking little aura of scent around me and I catch whiffs throughout the day. The longevety of Angel on me is a bit lacking as my skin "eats" perfume, I do get about 4 hours before it becomes extreamly subtle (nose directly to wrist). I also have to do the Q-tip application with D&G The One as that one gives me a headache if I use a full spray. Hope this helps.... :0)

Sep
11
2014
Shimoldeam
Shimoldeam

This was my signature fragrance for a long time, and I did get a lot of compliments on it, but the fact that it is so strong and heavy has made me tire of it over time. I've kept the bottles (several as everyone knew I liked it so I now own enough to start my own shop!) and hope that after a break I'll learn to love it again! A wonderful winter evening fragrance, that only needs a small amount and really lasts.

Sep
09
2014
krlamev
krlamev

The Angel of Destruction.. lol, kidding...
Well it's not subtle at all, it's a very loud Angel.
At the first 10 seconds I notice some blackberry, amber and fresh-citrus; I was like: ok this is very good...!

But then the Patchouli possessed the Angel to the point of needing an exorcism... =))

Actually is very very sweet, powtchouli (powder + patchouli).

I like that I just sprayed it a few times in the morining at 7:00 a.m. and it's 2:17 p.m. and it's very noticeble nothing like fading on time, is like hmm growing on time! Very good staying power, don't know about the sillage, but staying power is 8/10

Sep
08
2014
Zingiber
Zingiber

I got this yesterday as a sampler. I've put it on today and can't wait to wash it off. From the first spritz to now (an hour later) I'm getting eye-watering wafts of bathroom cleaner and the block that makes the loo water blue.

I so want to experience the "minty-patchouli" that other reviews speak of but it just isn't there. I'm so disappointed. Alien, however is adorable so I'm by no means put off by Mugler. I'll just avoid this one.

Sep
08
2014
OfTheNight
OfTheNight

I feel like I've had quite the journey with Angel. I remember the first time I smelt it, I was 17 and I saw the star shaped bottle sitting on a counter at David Jones (a department store here in Australia) and the bottle looked beautiful, interesting and just really tacky as well but it appealed to me for some many reasons that the tackiness subsided and when i sprayed it on to my wrist my thoughts and i guess my entire being were just thrown into a total whirlwind, it was almost like a violent attack on my senses- the kind of attack that comes from no where and leaves a mark on you.

Now that I am 23 I feel like I've arrived at a point where I really do love Angel despite the fact that I find it very difficult to wear sometimes. On my skin it is literally an explosion of patchouli, what smells like melted candy, a really thick honey note, some freshly squeezed fruits and a few floral notes. It's almost like a circus where there a million things going on at once and I think i feel that way because Angel takes a while to settle on my skin but once it does it's really beautiful. It almost takes on quite a masculine quality on my skin which I like as well because it sort of burns off some of the sweetness and just leaves me with a really sensual patchouli-chocolate fragrance that becomes very very musky after a few hours.

The lasting power is as many have mentioned just beyond belief. Even after I take a shower and i've used body products in the shower i can still smell angel afterwards and it just lasts forever on clothing, there are jackets and scarves that i own which smell very potently of Angel (so i have to keep them in a seperate draw so they don't "infect" the rest of my clothing). Overall I really love Angel, despite its temperment and it's occasional difficult nature to wear sometimes- it's something to behold, something to respect and something that everyone needs to experience.

Sep
08
2014
mllekuz
mllekuz

I may be late to the discussion, and new to perfume in general, but I don't see the hype surrounding this fragrance. I had the opportunity to try Angel out and, upon first spritz, I was hit with a strong, synthetic hairspray-like smell. It dissipated within a minute or so, but it was debilitating. Then, it settled into a very linear, soft chocolate scent. And by chocolate, I mean Nesquik or Ovaltine powder. I get a little spice and musk as well, but the bottom line is - this is very boring on my skin! I bet it's great on someone with the right chemistry, but I'm not that someone. Pity. In addition, my dad thinks it smells like straight-up leather. Not sure how he came to this conclusion, but hey to each his own! Lol.

Sep
06
2014
cicciosam
cicciosam

It is too sweet and not delicate as an angel should be...

Sep
03
2014
Sequoya777
Sequoya777

I really like this scent, because I love strong statements, but I am unable to wear it because it is so off-putting to people. My daughter and I have dubbed it "Bo-vage" because it smells like a combination of BO and, well, you know. :) So there it sits, next to all of my lovely scents that can also be off-putting. Drat my nose - it likes everything others don't. :)

Sep
02
2014
sphynx97
sphynx97

I blind bought Angel...

I got lucky! Angel is a very distinctive smell. And really shines on your skin. After 2 hours...

I get strong patchouli...really strong. But then I get chocolate dessert. Tho only at the perfumes end.

I really need to be in the mood for this perfume. Nothing I just spritz on at the morning a hot summer day. That would kill the whole town!

A real statement perfume. If you want to show, wear Angel <3

Sep
02
2014
Steleale
Steleale

Angel Was my signature fragrance for a long time, I used to wear it around 7/8 years from 1995 to 2007....but nowadays to me the fragrance is completely different: on my skin i can't smell the gorgeous cacao and vanilla anymore...just patchouli patchouli patchouli!!!!

Aug
28
2014
carrolaine
carrolaine

I really WANT to like it but I just.. can't.

It's really frustrating because I should love it, normally I love cacao/patchouli BUT for the first: the top notes smells like cat urine, not kidding. But I think the cat-urine-scent is really a CRAZY intense honey. It smells like acacia honey to be precise.
So the first 10 min I smell really awful. When it calms down I can't recognise any cocoa, caramel or jasmine and just a bit patchouli. All I get is overwhelming honey that kills every other scent except a spicy cassia and tonka.
I can't understand why I don't get any of the wonderful notes. I guess my body just absorbs it and leaving my skin with this hideous scent of too strong honey/strange spice/tobacco(?)/rotten hamster :(

NOT happy.

Aug
28
2014
YdeGirl
YdeGirl

I just smelled this today. I actually really liked it a lot. To me it's spicy and sweet licorice. I don't really know quite how to describe it. It kind of reminds me of Lollia's Believe. I know a lot of people have a hard time liking that fragrance too lol! I love the layered strange scents. :)

Aug
25
2014
cpellegrino
cpellegrino

I don't know how so many people love this. I think it smells cheap and generic. Really a perfume to avoid. It's the kind that could give you a headache after smelling it for more than 30 seconds straight.

Aug
24
2014
primarycook
primarycook

Angel was one of the first perfumes I bought when I began my fragrance journey almost a year ago. I’d heard much about this polarizing scent, and I really didn’t know what it smelled like, so I set off to rectify that. Honestly, I had never before encountered Angel - perfumes are not overly popular where I live, so at first spray there was no recognition factor at all. The SA sprayed some on my wrist and I told her I would need to live with it for awhile and would come back to purchase if it agreed with me. I shopped the mall for several hours, taking sniffs of my wrist on occasion, and each time I thought “yes” this is incredible. I got all the nuances of chocolate, patch, berries, caramel, other things I couldn’t identify, but it all smelled fantastic. So I returned to the counter and purchased it.

The second time I tried Angel, I experienced all that patchy, gourmandy goodness all over again. Alas, that was the last time I loved Angel. The third time, and subsequent times, Angel is all strong minty patch on me, nothing more and nothing less. I’ve tried a number of times, in various seasons and weather conditions, to recreate the initial positive impression, but no dice. I also tried a sample vial, thinking maybe I’d gotten a bad bottle or it had gone off. Finally I decided to give up. Why fight it? Sometimes initial impressions are wrong, and this was clearly one of them. I don’t want to smell like overly strong, very minty patchouli. There are no nuances here for me, and that patchouli is hella strong and tenacious. So I am bidding farewell to Angel, who flirted with me at first, until she reeled me in, and then displayed her true colors to me. No, I will no longer try to tease the goodness out of her. She revealed her hard, patchouli soul to me, and it’s obvious we will never work out. Angel was my one night stand perfume. Gorgeous as she was at first to me, she is not the stuff my long term perfume relationships are made of.

Aug
24
2014
little elf
little elf

God, I love this perfume. It might not be everyone's idea of a "comfort-scent", but it is my ultimate. Part of it is the aroma itself (I get lots of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and patch. It is very, very gourmand on me), another part is the memories attached. I wanted this one since I was around 11, after smelling it at a department store. At almost 15, starting my freshman year of highschool, I finally had saved up money to buy myself a bottle. Your freshman year isn't really supposed to be the best year of highschool, but mine without a doubt was. It's actually pretty ridiculous how many amazing memories I have attached to that year, lol. Everytime I smell Angel, I'm instantly transported to cool fall nights with my friends, just enjoying the hell out of life. It's so fun, loud, but yet it's like an incredibly cozy blanket. This is actually such an emotionally charged perfume for me that I use flankers for regular wear, because this is a "me" scent, I can really only wear it for myself now. But it has the magical power of making even the crappiest moments so much better for me, it's like a vaporous hug. I totally get why it receives so much hate though, this really has to be "your" perfume, it's not like some perfumes that work for virtually anyone, Angel is picky, and can react really badly depending on skin chemistry. If it does work for you though, it's nothing short of exquisite.

Aug
16
2014
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

ok wait no i LOVE angel again.
it makes me crazy. i love it, hate it, love it, hate it. angel is a devil!
i applied a small amount with a cotton ball and it was absolutely perfect. the trick is to use it lightly i guess, things smell different at higher/lower concentrations. it smelled right and as good as it smells on everyone else this time instead of all chemical and weird like pine sol.
it's that lovely sugary patchouli powder i've been trying to coax out of angel the whole time. it's so soft and weird and beautiful and comforting.
this is certainly a unique and groundbreaking and completely bipolar fragrance that has and will continue to stand the test of time.
if it doesn't work for you initially, maybe keep trying it out under different conditions and you might be surprised :)

Aug
15
2014
tubereuse
tubereuse

Yikes on this one - it’s so strooooong! I totally get that lots love this and it works for them, no way could Angel last all these years without adoration and countless fans worldwide. Unfortunately it’s the one perfume that bothers me most...like run across the street & cover up so i don’t have to smell or taste it in the air. Blame on a former co-worker who must have rolled in the stuff every morning & throughout the day, whoa, toooooo much!

Aug
13
2014
Alysha
Alysha

I don't like this one.. Too strong. Alien smells a bit nicer.

Aug
12
2014
blue_belle
blue_belle

Well, this was a surprise! I was in an outlet store the other day, talking to the girl who worked there about chocolate perfumes. She mentioned Angel and I said that it used to be terrible on me but I wanted to retry it. She sprayed my hand for me (I had already used up the space on my arms, ha). My thoughts:

Starts out extremely sharp. I've smelled worse, but the two people I was with both went "ew," basically. As it settles down I immediately get the nearly-bitter chocolate and honey and it stays like that for a while. The projection around this time is enormous, and of course no one around me liked it...oops!

The next stage is a sweet vanilla/jasmine/honey mixture, with less projection. That sticks around for a few hours before blending more subtly into something that I can only describe as orchid cotton candy--absolutely gorgeous. This is the stage it was in when I got home, around eight hours after spraying, and my dad declared he loved it. It's one of his favorite perfumes.

Mom thinks this is way too strong for me so I may look into the EDT and other lighter versions of this, but it's an unexpected love for me. To think I used to hate it! This is indeed a masterpiece but it takes the right chemistry to bring it out. Mine has evidently changed, so I'm now one of the lucky ones who can wear it.

Aug
11
2014
jenvi
jenvi

One of my all time favorite fragrances and my first experience with the TM house. I'm totally addicted, hooked and I keep craving more of this chocolate-caramel-cotton candy-patchouli goodness! For me this is heaven in a bottle.

It is so long lasting and projection is amazing! I can see how this is a love it or hate it kind of fragrance for most people, and luckily i loooove it! I know of many people who thinks the fragrance smells wonderful on others but when they try it on themselves it's horrible. Chemistry, weather and season is everything when wearing this as it tends to change a lot. I will wear it any time of the day all year round but mainly consider it a winter-fragrance. Some say that on them it's better in hot weather.

My tip would be to test it before buying a full bottle (on skin of course), you will find that some of the notes bloom in hot weather and some in cold. I hope it works for you as it truly is a masterpiece!

Aug
09
2014
Blondinblu
Blondinblu

I keep trying to like this fragrance...since it was first introduced. It would appear from the reviews that this is definitely one of those fragrances that really does smell different on each person. On me, it smells like bad body odor.

Aug
08
2014
fiouu
fiouu

I don't understand most of the hate this perfume gets but I do smell why it might not be everyone 's Cup of tea. I guess I was lucky enough to be born in a third World country where nobody close to me, acquaintances, or in my family wore this. So this year I decidedly wanted to try this out, but here we don't get samples neither retailers fabricate samplers, and I certainly needed to live with this scent to understand it. I knew I had to give it time, so I purchased a small bottle of this, a very old one to be honest, it's one of those boxes that sit in shelves for years to never get sold, so a friend of mine Who works in duty free shops gave this to me (20 ml, boxed un used) for 37 bucks (350 pesos) . I knew wouldn't get a better Price since in my country it retails for 119 dollars (950 pesos for 20 ml). Praise the gray market and all that stuff, yes it's original, I took my bottle to a retailer to compare it is original, even batch code and mugler circle and stuff. Back to the perfume, yeah I had never experienced it before. I May have smelled replicas but nothing like this. I really like patchouli in all its different representations (sanitized, dirty, woody, sharp, pungent, fragrant, hempish, herbal) so this is very likeable to my nose. I find the cacao (no sweetness in here thank god) to give it some interesting depth, you'll see, I spent my life surrounded by wood closets, bars, armchairs, beds, floors, tables, specially at my grandma's house. She put these little tins with rose oil on top of room heaters and usually burnt delicious Vanilla or apricot candles. Her home was gorgeous, all her furniture was wooden the drapes were all White, her sofas were upholstered in green velvet, had marble floors. And When i was a youngin I used to hide in her big assed closets, filled with furs and coats. Her favorite perfume used to be Opium (now she moved in with me and uses Dior Addict so yeah), basically what I remember of that time in my life is the scent of wood, the brightness coming from the Windows into the White drapes, her sweet balsamic perfume leaving a trail, my grandpa burning his bread (he ate straight up coal, so no toast here) the rose oil and Vanilla candles, it all gave a very comfortable vibe, it made me happy, cozy. After my grandpa died she sold the house, and stopped wearing opium (my grandpa loved how it smelt on her so he always had a replacement bottle for her When her current one was almost empty). You see, I had tottally given up on perhaps smelling that kind of stuff in my life again. Well, Angel is all of that in a bottle, the stinky honey on my grandpa's toast and his menthol-scented talcum on his leather shoes. Sadly my skin eats away this stuff, so I Just spray it on a cloth and let myself go. Back in time When things were simpler and fragrant on it's very own, I don't find this to be very sweet, Just has the necessary sweetness to make it cozy and comfortable. I like it When I catch a whiff of this on the street, most old ladies with money wear this. I love it Just because of the way It makes me feel When I smell it. It's Just weird that I don't actually feel like I NEED to wear it, Just smell it around me makes me happy.

Aug
08
2014
Greenandgold
Greenandgold

Shut up all you Angel haters. Thierry Mugler must of done something right because this perfume has been a best seller for the past 22 years. Angel is a masterpiece, and is the inspiration behind every gourmand fragrance created since 1992. It's heavy sillage and long lasting effect on the skin means you need very little, and it makes investing in a bottle worth every single penny. The quality of this fragrance speaks for itself.

Thierry Mugler = Genius

Aug
07
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

Whenever there's a question about the worst perfumes, Angel is always on many people's lists. And there are so many negative reviews here.
So today I finally tried it and I think it's amazing!
SO deliciously sweet and comforting.
All the sweet things come together in this one and though the sillage and lasting power are enormous I am not annoyed at all. I would even consider buying it. Such an outstanding signature scent.
Strong feminine scent, not for the faint-hearted.

Aug
05
2014
VanillaTabbyCat1963
VanillaTabbyCat1963

This fragrance dare I say would be perfect, ultimately delicious IF that darn patchouli was reduced by 75%.Or if the patch; instead of the brush fire variety was instead the modern soft focus variety that has been utilized lately. I think then this perfume could be really mindblowing.

I marvel at Mugler's thoughtfulness. Just reading off the list of notes that makes up this dreamy concoction is the stuff of the gods. Honey, caramel, cotton candy, berries, peach, vanilla chocolate.... and not a thing jutting out of place, either!!

It's that patchouli monsoon which ruins the ofaclatory nirvana like ketchup on an ice cream sundae. The one discordant note in the piece.

I can't help imagine if Mugler added the patchouli as a joke in order to see if such a maneuver could be interpreted as creative coup to his fans and followers.
If not, I still can't see too many people liking patchouli as much as Theirry Mugler.

Aug
03
2014
mooglebuns
mooglebuns

I don't understand the vehement hate this perfume gets. I find it quite pleasant. I don't find it overly loud, overly sweet or overly anything really.

It's interesting and the dry down is really nice. It has a strange buzzing undertone of avon skin so soft, which bring back warm fuzzy memories of being a kid in the 90s. Along with that SSS note there is vanilla, patchouli, chocolate and vaguely fruity hints. It's fun for my nose.

I am really looking forward to seeing how it works once the weather cools down.

Aug
01
2014
LunaTaylor
LunaTaylor

Angel...frightens me. I literally walk the other way when I smell someone with it on (if I can).
Too syrupy, too sweet too everything. Perhaps if one applied a dab or two with a Q-tip it would be acceptable. It goes beyond patchouli to stinky old pipe tobacco. Once I visited a condemned building where the tenants were being forced out and they had poured a bunch of soda syrups down the sink and it was all backed up... in summer. Angel reminds me of this event. I like Tom Fords Black orchid much better even though that one is weird but I can handle it better than this.
This either gives me a headache, or makes me lose my appetite. I think it should have been named "Dental Cavities"
Sorry to lovers, Im sure you hate some of the stuff I wear.

Jul
29
2014
dcookoo
dcookoo

I've seen alot of negative reviews saying Angel is an overpowering perfume and it made me wonder if people are wearing it correctly. I thought I'd share some of my rules I follow when wearing Angel;

1. Do not apply more than 1 spray - one on the wrist or neck is more than enough, and it will last all day.

2. Do not apply on an empty stomach, or when you're feeling unwell - this rule generally goes for all perfumes, but especially strong ones like Angel.

3. Do not apply on your clothes - Angel was made to be worn on the skin. Spraying on clothes or tester strips means you don't get a full experience of all the notes.

4. Do apply 15 minutes before leaving the house - it gives a chance for the patchouli to settle on your skin before the delicious goumand notes come into play.

Follow these rules and you'll find Angel is a wonderful perfume to wear.

Jul
23
2014
Togiii
Togiii

It is not the my type of fragrance. To overpowering and heavy. Maybe a little bit too sugary or maybe it just doesn't work on my skin.

Jul
23
2014
Kathrynsich
Kathrynsich

The most amazing cold-weather scent ever, if it works on you. It always worked with my chemistry and I love having it on hand in the cooler months. Spicy, musky, chocolate...so intoxicating

Jul
16
2014
daniellemirete
daniellemirete

I have no idea how this scent is always being compared to deliciously sweet fragrances. It smells like the buttcrack of a hippie stripper, if such a thing exists. Instant, horrible headache, and I'm the type of person who can walk through a fragrance section of a department store without complaining. Overall, YUCK!

Jul
13
2014
InfirmièreParfumée
InfirmièreParfumée

There is something very unique about Angel. Besides being very long-lasting and quite intense, this perfume is another one of those "I know what you're wearing" essences.

For some people that may be something good. For others, not.

More often than not, I get 95% complimented when I wear the perfuming body lotion for Angel and barely no comments when I wear the perfume itself.

That was actually the reason behind me purchasing the bottle of perfume. I got a sample of the perfumed body lotion one time after a perfume purchase at the department store.

Angel by Thierry Mugler is once again an acquired scent. It may be pretty intense for some and just about the Holy Grail perfume for others. I have read a lot of great raves about this perfume.

If you are indeed, looking for one that is unique and long-lasting, a fragrance that gets attention, then this might be it !

Jul
13
2014
veroniqueolan
veroniqueolan

I'm a fragrance addict -- my bathroom holds a collection of bottles. I had stumbled across reviews on Angel and read how complex it is and very unusual. I was definitely intrigued by the "indulgent" notes contained (caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate got my curiosity). I bought it based on researching reviews and without testing it (most of my experiences doing this have wound up to be pleasant surprises). I removed the bottle from the box, sprayed... and wrinkled my nose. I was not happy with it. It was odd, so unlike anything I've ever smelled before and I regretted buying it. Disappointing because I thought it was such a pretty bottle and such a gorgeous blue tint of the fragrance. HOWEVERRRR... I couldn't figure out why, if I didn't like it, I kept taking a sniff of my wrist. I didn't think it smelled putrid (like Le Panthere by Cartier!), but it was just so completely different from any other fragrance I've ever smelled. Over the top, I'd say. I wound up tossing Angel in my cabinet for a couple of months and ignoring it. One day, for some reason, I decided to give it another try. Suddenly, it just clicked. I liked it, but still could hardly explain why. I dared to wear it outside. I usually don't wear heavy indulgent scents, so this one was daring for me. The first spray leaves you perplexed (hate it? like it?), but the dry-down won me. I caught the vanilla, the coconut, and chocolatey caramel and fell in love. I found it settled on my skin beautifully. Something about this reminds me of the boy you brush off at first: he's just not your thing, ignore him, moving right along... and then one day you look at him and now see everything you never noticed before. You fall hard and things are never the same again. So, yeah, like I said -- it's so unlike anything I've ever smelled before. ;)

Jul
12
2014
alessio l
alessio l

Extremely nice fragrance, i love on a girl.

It's strange but i had a friend of the University (not gay) that used to wear this fragrance...so i can say that is on the line of joop and it cul be wear also by men.

I prefer very masculine fragrance so it's not for me but i really adore this on women.

10/10

Jul
12
2014
claytron
claytron

My Wife and I were at maceys fragrance shopping about a year ago. This is when we decided to take collecting more seriously... We had read about this fragrance many times before we were able to get our noses on it, or any other TM fragrances for that matter. At first whiff we were both repulsed. A common first reaction I hear.
We quickly forgot about it and moved on with our shopping. A few months later we received a sample of it with some other samples. Decided to give it another chance. I'm not sure what happened to our noses, probably just matured a bit, but it was heavenly! As the name would suggest lol.
This perfume has quickly become one of, if not, my favorite to smell on my Wife. The way the patchouli fixes itself in with the coco is really brilliant. I also get a lot of honey. Fresh from the hive type of honey. Its intoxicating! The flankers are also all very good. Not sure which one is my favorite of the angel flankers but taste of fragrance and sun essence are amazing. It's hard to choose a favorite one, but when she wears any of them, I find myself leaning in closer a little more often.

Jul
11
2014
Planet_X
Planet_X

Such statements, dear Redpula, from behalf of ALL men or women, like yours - quoting
"but men would love to smell on a woman.
No matter how women would say it smells horrible to their nose, a man would say this woman is wearing a very sensual aroma" -
are very provocative and NOT in a good way

No matter how many times thousands of men will say "its Ohhh so sensual" and thousands of women would state i"ts Ohh so great" - will be another few MORE thousands who will find it sweet horrible synthetic poisonous tacky cheap liquid
So, yeah, I dont mind reviews when people say they PERSONALLY love it and why, or dont love it and why, but lets not go further and make official statements..
I guess I will see nightmares soon that front page of Times states and declares enternal sensuality (lol) of Angel.
The vote with thumb down on this page is enough to make a conclusion that not a lot of us are fond of this sort of "sensuality"

Jul
10
2014
Redpula
Redpula

This will be a timeless perfume that many women love to hate but men would love to smell on a woman.
No matter how women would say it smells horrible to their nose, a man would say this woman is wearing a very sensual aroma that I just love to catch a whiff of it.
Unless this woman would bathe on it, then the world will hate her. But if this woman would wear it in max two sprays then men will simply be enchanted.

Jul
10
2014
raunchy
raunchy

still love it till now.. all of time fragrance.
last forever ;)
10/10

Jul
07
2014
sjam3295
sjam3295

Love the patchouli and vanilla, don't like the sugar. To me the sweetness spoils it; wrong kind of sweet.

EDIT: Turns out my husband loves it - guess it's going in the collection!

Jul
07
2014
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

I don't know what is going on, but I absolutely despised this fragrance no more than a year ago.. It never left my mind, undecided about what it was I did like about it. It's probably been about six months since I've tested this, and again -- no idea what has happened but I love it now!

The sharp, sticky, green patchouli is now just right. The overly sweet cacophony now registers in my mind as balanced with its sour counterpart. I don't know, this might be too "out there" but I can see why Angel is so popular now.. it feels like the manifested concept of polar opposites, or even twins. It's two different personalities in a bottle, and this is something I now truly admire in Angel. Completely different than my other perfumes, but it's exactly what I was looking for.

Ironic, conceptual, edgy, and a near classic.

Jul
07
2014
Glynis49
Glynis49

What can I say ? Devine!

Jul
07
2014
snazna
snazna

I would like if it suited me. But it doesn't.
When my sister wears it, it smells divine, in this wonderfull patchouli note, without cocoa, without coffee... And I would say that when she wears it, it is a scent of a Dame, or a Countess... But on me it is an old chocolate caramel cake thrown into the garbage together with sour coffee beans. Just disgusting.

Jul
07
2014
june7rose
june7rose

Angel may be the penultimate love it or hate it fragrance. I've felt both about it, but I'm never without a bottle stuck somewhere. The patchouli is far too harsh, it's like pine needles up your nose, if it had 25% less than patchouli, it would be more likeable. There are websites devoted to this fragrance, those who love it, and those who consider it an act of violence to wear in public. But it's so popular for a reason, it's definitely sexy, and it's a classic. The problem is it may also be the most recognizable scent on earth -- you smell it and 15 people go "Angel." But out of the hundreds of Angel-alikes, Angel itself is still the best of them.

Jul
04
2014
Germany
Germany

I have an on going love hate with this scent. I bought it at least 6 times in my life. Went absolutely bonkers over it every time. Indulgent phantastic madness of a perfume. Best ever.,,,, Hooked to high heaven. Then all of a sudden I start to despise it almost and it goes away on bottom shelf. Then I give it away to friends. Or sell it for cheap. Well a few months later I buy it again. So no more selling or gifting this gourmand beauty away. It's now a staple in my life. Its unique, Its delicious and sexy. Its yummy and different and I love it.
My husband loves it too. He usually loves the sweet gourmand Vanille scents. He says its feminine and sexy. We adore it. A keeper !

Angel smells of all the indulgent things in life. Chocolate, caramel, vanilla and fruit. , heavenly I suppose this is why the name is suitable. Its a sweet gourmand , vanilla chocolate dominant and ofcourse patchouli. This scent is all about food , little or not at all about flowers. It's edible, gourmand , but grown up.

Jul
03
2014
senfully
senfully

Just wow! This perfume was a revelation for me! I love jasmine, and this has jasmine in it, but it smells different than anything I've smelled before. I'll leave it to others who are better with words to describe it. It's not your typical sweet floral feminine fragrance. This is one of 4 perfumes that I've had to refill! I come back to it again and again when I want something different.

Jul
03
2014
athirahaziz
athirahaziz

One of my favourite perfume... Nicely done, smells great on my skin... Yummmyyyy :) :)

Jul
03
2014
Buriramtourakom
Buriramtourakom

Angel is such a unique fragrance. I voted 'like', because even having worn it on and off for several years, I can never decide whether I love it or hate it. I have to put it on very lightly, or that massive patchouli hit gives me a head ache. But the dry down has a beautiful chocolately warmth, and I love the light scent it leaves on my sheets if I have it on overnight. It's a fragrance that I spray in the air and walk through it, rather than spraying it directly onto my skin.

All I can say is: You have to make your own decision about Angel. No one is ever going to be able to tell you whether you'll like it or not - it's completely polarising.

Jun
30
2014
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

Angel is probably the most recognizable perfume for me. It's monster sillage and unique scent insures that you know that's her everytime you catch a whiff from her!

Many people love it, Many people hate it, but most people agree on one thing: Angel is a unique masterpiece. This perfume is so unique that even after the tons of perfumes trying to copy it's composition, it is still widely recognisable and arguably the most famous gourmand perfume around the world! When it was first released, it was like a glimpse from the future! It was that ahead of it's time.

I tested Angel 4 times before making my decision about it, and I must say, it's not easy to like her from the first sniff. It's a blast of sweet patchouli that's at once suffocating and intriguing. When it settles it becomes better but still very heavy on patchouli. That's very gourmand perfume that if you smell it too much you'll have teeth cavities! It also has a very long lasting life, staying easily for a whole day. Once sprayed it fills the room and maybe more!

After several testings I came to the conclusion that I find it too heavy for my taste and maybe even too sweet but regardless, when I smell a woman wearing it I can't help but to compliment it. It steals the words out of my mouth! This is a very weird and maybe the most unique perfume in the world of perfumery!

Jun
29
2014
ynde
ynde

Ok I have to admit, I've done a 360 with this fragrance. It was one of my first ever perfumes. I received a 5ml sample as a gift for being a flower girl at my cousin's wedding when I was 11, and I loved it. Then puberty hit and I hated it, and until recently, every time I've tried it, the patchouli has been bitter and sour on me.

Today at work, a lady walked by wearing it and I had to stop her to tell her she smelled delicious. I knew straight away it was Angel when she passed, and that prompted me to give it another try.

I don't know what's changed (maybe I was trying a bad tester earlier?) but on me this is sharp patchouli for only 5 minutes that I just sit and suffer through, then it opens up into warm chocolate, vanilla sweetness, yummy goodness, but it doesn't smell like a childish sickly sweet scent - just a grown up, elegant, sweet warmth. My bottle is now on its way in the post =)

Jun
27
2014
Kyles
Kyles

CONTINUED... Oh my goodness sorry guys! You can tell I Love this fragrance, very long review!

Thankfully this works with my chemistry. It's a warm perfume and I find that it's best worn in winter (it's winter now) in the heat I can only imagine this to be cloying.
See I was well researched on this scent and decided, let's spray it onto a cotton pad and then dab it onto my wrist and also the inner of my arm. Im laying in bed with my arms bent as Im using my phone. I've worn this for about 2 hours now and I've smelt my wrist and arm. My arm still smells like the top of the fragrance only just beginning to dry down yet kind of cloying, while my wrist is in the dry down stage and smells like heaven. The cotton pad stinks..it smells like a completely different perfume altogether.

Really IMPORTANT piece of advice I can give you, try this before you buy!!!!! Also, the secret ingredient for this perfume is skin. Yes, you need to spray this on your skin and grin and bear the harsh beginning to get to the sweet, Devine, sexy, cuddle - worthy dry down. This does not simply work on a tester paper, a tissue, a cotton pad, or clothing..whatever you have it. I panicked when I first bought this and sprayed it on a tissue "just to quickly see what it smelt like after all these years" and I though oh hell, this is not what I remember. It smelt like fruity BO to be totally honest. But then I persisted and sprayed it onto my skin, within 20 minutes it already starts to smell more wearable. An hour later it starts to dry down and wow THAT is Angel! I can't stress enough that this needs to be tested on skin and left on there for at least an hour to experience the beauty in this perfume. You simply cannot spray it and smell it instantly..on a tester no less. Use this lightly too, it lasts for about 12+ hours! Absolutely beautiful, Thierry Mugler you are a genius in perfumery. You have managed to capture a woman's beauty in a bottle. Most men adore this completely. Don't forget this is my experience and the perfume's chemical reaction with my body chemistry!

Jun
23
2014
Kyles
Kyles

I do apologise this is LONG but I promise well worth your time to read! Especially if you're on the fence about this perfume! This is basically the most I could summarise this perfume.

Top notes: melon, coconut, mandarin orange, cassia, bergamot, Jasmine, cotton candy.

Initial spray...
Sharp, strong,powerful, fruity/citrusy to my nose, kind of spicy which is the bergamot. People think it's a hit of patchouli (yes it is prominent throughout) which could be the initial sharpness, and later pleasant dusty smell in the scent. But the Spiciness in the scent is the bergamot, which also adds a floral hint to the top of the fragrance. Only Slightly sweet to start with. Best way to describe the initial spray is SHARP. Smells sort of bitter. Slightly more masculine than sweet. Honestly don't pick up melon or coconut at all. But I do own "Pink Sugar" so I know a cotton candy perfume when I smell one and there's certainly a hint of this cotton candy element in there. In a nutshell...warm, spicy, slightly masculine-yet sweet to begin with. But yes the very second I spray this I smell fruity BO...Uhm what..?

30 minutes later:
Starts to get sweeter, more feminine. Reminds me of why I bought the scent in the first place. ;) Haha. This is the Angel I know!

Middle notes: honey, apricot, blackberry, plum, orchid, lily of the valley, red berries, rose.

Over an hour of wear:
INCREDIBLY Sweet, very feminine. Just simply gorgeous!!! When people say they Love this and get compliments on it they're really talking about the dry down at this very moment. It smells like a totally new perfume in my opinion, still slightly sharp but the bergamot starts fading into the background and the floral notes start to stand out a little more along with the honey. This is actually when it gets technical and very hard to describe, Im mesmerised and completely enchanted with this part of the perfume. The best and only way to describe this is sweet and feminine! I struggle not to Love this.
I feel like how Eva Mendez looks in the commercial haha! Beautiful and magical, whisked up into the air feeling a breeze rushing through my long hair and long floating chiffon dress. Im being dazzled by the diamonds on my dress, and dancing around me are the sparkling lights and colours similar to that of a fun fair...Im in the air spinning so gently - all eyes are on me captured by this sweet and mesmerising scent. Essentially if I were to smell an Angel this is what I would imaging one smelling like! ;)
The dry down lasts for basically the entirety of the fragrance's life which is a LONG time! But in saying this Im not complaining, the dry down is my favourite part. It starts heading into a very musky stage, amber and vanilla also push through..

Base notes: tonka bean, musk, amber, patchouli, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate.

I feel like the caramel, chocolate and vanilla are more pronounced closer to the end of the fragrance's life but they remain in the background throughout the dry down. The creamy vanilla and sweet chocolate stand out, and it smells good enough to eat!

Jun
23
2014
Inessa66613
Inessa66613

The more I smell this the more I want to see perfume "Devil" by Mugler. I imagine this smell as the total opposite of "Angel" - smoky, oud, strong leather (thinking on hell and burning souls, not seriously of course :)), but it should start sweet first and then turn into bitter like a sly trick from a satan :) I even imagine a flacon also, it must be just like Angel's star flacon BUT in a circle like 5 angle star in a pentagram, in black, red and orange colors... creepy :)

Jun
18
2014
bridgette
bridgette

To me it smells just like spicy wildflower honey. The scent of honey is overpowering. I like it, as a honey scent.

Jun
16
2014
sadfuq
sadfuq

This is really gross. I'm a huge patchouli fan so it wasn't that but perhaps the sweetness and chocolate notes mixed with it? Either way, it smells like old chocolate and rancid fruit to me.

Jun
16
2014
heather62
heather62

Angel, which really should have been named something else, like maybe Seductress Extraordinaire, is a very powerful smell. Very recognizable. I know people that this smells great on. But for me personally, this just is not my smell. It's too loud, too masculine. There's something harsh about it with the chemistry of my skin. I do keep a little bottle of this because every once in awhile, I do feel like wearing it. But I don't wear it to work because I think that it would be just too much.

Jun
16
2014
heymoe9
heymoe9

I get tired of all the contempt this perfume gets from all the "perfumistas", whether you like it or night it was a ground breaking perfume for its time. I have always worn perfume, but there weren't a lot of choices in the late 80's, early 90's, no internet was available, you could find a few niche if you had money to travel and purchase in New York, Paris, London boutiques, but the average person was clueless.

In December 1991 my stepmother, who worked at Nordstroms took us to an employee store party in Portland. We were gifted with stale cookies and punch and a bag of cosmetics, along with a nice sample bottle of Angel and Lolita Lempicka. I had never smelled anything like either of them and was allowed a coup to buy both when they were available.
It was special then and is still special now. Don't be ashamed to wear it, do it proudly and realize you are wearing a ground breaking masterpiece.

Another thing I don't get is that the majority of the posts are positive, but most voted for "like" not "love". Why is that?

Jun
13
2014
ellina1984
ellina1984

T tried to like Angel twice before. I failed miserably. I couldn't put my finger on why I didn't like it, but I think it was sort of... dirty, because of the amount of patchouli.
Then I tried it for a third time recently. (You know, they do say third time's a charm.) And magic happened.
The beginning still was a bit harsh, very dark, boozily so. It reminded me of raw cacao, mixed with patchouli, all swimming in a sea of hangover-inducing liqueur. But I decided to let the top notes fade and see what happens. After some time (maybe 20 minutes - not sure), sweetness was added to the cacao. Not sugar, though. Honey, or caramel-like sweetness. The liqueur impression subsided, and the fragrance started being really gourmand. As time went by, it became more and more mellow, with a milky quality to it. Still bold and opinionated, but more lusciously so.There's also vanilla (not a cupcake vanilla - but real vanilla pods), and musk (a dirty-ish, sexy musk), and some kind of incense. Someone mentioned this smelt like a Mars bar. And it kind of does. But a more adult-friendly, gourmet Mars bar.
All in all, I have fallen hard for this. It's pity it's now hot in Greece and I cannot wear it to go outside. It is very sexy, but it also seems to have a playful side. I'm glad I tried this a third time.

EDIT: I now also get some lavender - the fabric softener kind. This also remind me of Lolita Lempicka in the drydown.
SECOND EDIT: I have come to realize I cannot actually wear this. It just smells... odd to me. I also tried Chopard Wish, and it wears like a light version of Angel. So I cannot wear that one either. But if you're looking for something a bit lighter than Angel, that carries all of its main characteristics nevertheless, try Wish.

Jun
11
2014
Kyles
Kyles

I really don't know what to say that hasn't already been said about Angel..I've smelt this on women trailed behind them in shopping malls and city streets but never bought a bottle for myself for some unknown reason, until today! Finally, my very own Angel that's been enchanting me all these years! I patiently waited for the dry down of this perfume and wow was that a good choice! The dry down is what Im most familiar with, Angel to me is sweet and classic and all eyes are on her in a room..the true beauty in the bottle is present in the dry down.

The way I would wear this is by spraying the perfume into the air (outdoors) and walking into the falling sprits! This way I wear Angel, not let Angel wear me. I will write another review once I receive my order of Angel - I bought a set that comes with the lotion and shower gel- so I will review those products also. Just so happy to have my own star after years of smelling this gorgeous perfume! It's almost magical how this perfume lingers in a room...but is never seen, how angelic...

Jun
11
2014
EmeraldDream
EmeraldDream

First time I ever encountered Angel it was like a punch in the face. It was the early nineties and I was on a quest for a signature fragrance. I met this lovely sales assistant, who I felt got me and what I was looking for – and then she sprays me with this. I almost fell backwards, and ran out of the store, never to come near it or Angel again.

And then, not long ago, after having read all these five star reviews of Angel, I was smelling my way through an airport tax free shop, bored, waiting for my plane. I decided to give it another try. Perhaps not a smart move, since I would have to spend my journey in the company of the scent, but I did it anyway.

And as it turned out, I couldn’t drag my wrist from my nose the entire flight home. Next day I was the happy owner of a full bottle of this gorgeous sexy gourmand scent. What had happened between the first and second try, I don't know, but it must be me since there has been no reformulation of Angel that I know of. The ambery, musky patchouli drydown is what really does it for me, and it goes on and on forever. I sometimes spray little on my hair-brush and brush it through my hair, and spend the day surrounded by Thierry Mugler’s impression of the smells and sensations of a day at the Tivoli - joyful and exciting.

Jun
07
2014
Angelkaos
Angelkaos

When I first saw this i was so excited to try it because the name,Then i did.............Horrible nasty disgusting i can't understand what sick messed up person made this!!! If you love the smell of strong piss and want to smell like a filthy tranny than sure this would be good for u! Made me gag had to wash after putting on so strong like men's cologne but 100times worse!!! Awful it rapes your nose!!!!!! Hate it hate it hate it!!!!!!!!!!! I am so upset ruined my day because was so hard to get rid of the nasty smell!! ;(

Jun
07
2014
chris.kragel
chris.kragel

Bought this for my wife, and unfortunately she does not have a nose for perfumes, so I will be writing the review.

Angel is an amazingly sweet perfume, almost to the point of being cloying off the top. It quickly settles into a sweet, desperate scent that rises well off of the skin and greets all around with a cheerful greeting.
At first impression of the dry down, you get hints of amber, lavendar, some other florals, and perhaps traces of honey...maybe hazelnut- delved deep into the background but slowly crawling their way to the surface of the scent in a mysteriously wonderful way.
It really is quite complex and appeasing.
For the ladies, I would recommend two sprays- maybe three, tops. One to the chest, and one to the wrist (dab across to the other). Three is pushing it, as this scent has immaculate sillage.
It is quite sweet and feminine, otherwise I would consider wearing it, even as a guy. The layers come together wonderfully into a rich aromatic, and compliment the wearer in a purely amazing way.

Longevity: 9/10 (8+ hours)
Projection: 9/10 (Easy on the trigger!)
Scent: 9/10 (Truly gorgeous!)
Versatility: 9/10 (Most occasions- even formal if you dare)

Jun
04
2014
Inamorata
Inamorata

Angel is a beautiful scent that is sweet enough, fruity enough and sugary enough to really stick onto your skin. This classic scent has notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coumarin - all sweet and spice at the same time! I find to be very classy, and I would recognize its scent out of a million others on the street - is Thierry Mugler's signature scent.

Jun
04
2014
ktyhan
ktyhan

Deep, extreme and genuine... with such a decent quality and lasting power. Simply the best of its kind.

Now I know why people either love it or hate it. It used to be one of my dislikes.. until recently... Well it's the same perfume.. perhaps a different me now...

People do change.

May
31
2014
Capricorngal19
Capricorngal19

This perfume is just S E X Y
My goodness.
It's very mainstream now though :/

I don't even know what I'm smelling when I wear this. Actually..I don't really care whats in it..all I know is this: It is a beautiful scent and boy oh boy does this smell ridiculously sexy in the winter. Mmmmm

May
31
2014
CarrieWhite
CarrieWhite

Even if I'm not a sweet perfumes' fan, I think it's one of the sexiest perfume ever made. Perfect for winter nights out :)

May
31
2014
lirael00
lirael00

I like to experiment with perfumes, but not with these one. I've tried to like it, but I really can't. I fancy patchouli, but here (probably mixed with too much spices) it just gives me a bad headache. I'm a fan of strong fragrances but too much is just too much. I'll stick with Alien instead.

May
29
2014
0lga5
0lga5

It is weird but it smells like sweat and some sweet fragrance... Does anyone else detect sweat in this?

May
26
2014
Zrye
Zrye

Let me start off with saying I have never found a fragrance that I have not liked. I think every single one is beautiful in its own right. That is, until I came upon this today. I've never really been interested in smelling it because I've heard nothing but horrible things about this cult classic. I decided to give it a try today, since it was being heavily promoted at my local Macy's. I was honestly quite scared to do so, and upon first spritz, it went from a scare to a walking nightmare. I have also never gagged upon smelling a fragrance...However, this broke that upon my first sniff. As everyone would assume, it is quite embarrassing to let out a loud dry heave in the middle of a packed department store. This smells like a sweaty armpit that hasn't been washed in ten years and has been drenched in caramel and smothered in sugar. It's quite a horrifying smell for an Angel noob. That's the best way I can describe it!
Seeing that it was created in my birth year, if my mom was wearing this when she was giving birth to me, I would have been a year late, since that seems like how long it will take for this fragrance to disappear off my wrist!
I think everyone who can stomach this deserves a HUGE round of applause from all of us!!!! Yay for you all!!!! :p

May
25
2014
Whiteclimax
Whiteclimax

Sultry and smoky. I can't take this one seriously, even more the person who is wearing it.
No offense, but I think it is for easy girls.

May
24
2014
Beckylynn8881
Beckylynn8881

Angel was one of 10 mini bottles of the most popular fragrances of the year that I received from Sephora a couple years ago. The first time I wore it was in the winter. We were living in Colorado and my husband, my sister-in-law, my daughter and I drove up to a ski resort in the mountains for the day. I couldn't go skiing because I was pregnant, but I can't help but be reminded of snow in the Rocky Mountains every time I smell Angel. We live in Indonesia now, and I miss Colorado dearly, so Angel brings back lots of nostalgic memories for me. I remember that same day that I wore it, I was coming out of the bathroom of my in-laws's house, and I had passed by my sister-in-law in the hall and she said, "You smell good!" This was 11 hours after I put it on, mind you!
Something about Angel also reminds me of a rainy day in New England in very early spring before the buds open. Somehow Angel just brings forth the feeling of the dampness in the air and the wet earth. I'm not sure why this is, but either way I love Angel and there really is nothing else like it! Even my 5-year-old daughter recognizes it when I wear it, and I have a huge perfume collection. She likes it too!

May
24
2014
arlina1
arlina1

I like to wear this on a spring evening when headed out for a drink and want to be light and airy, not sultry and dark. It makes me smile. Sometimes that is all that matters.

Right away I smell citrus and melon. Then the light coconut sails through to the fleeting berry and honey. In the end it settles to a light cocoa and caramel hint. Is it strong? Yes, it is a Thierry Mugler after all. Is it as polarizing as Alien? No. I have received nothing but compliments on it.

May
15
2014
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

I professed to hate this perfume for many years until recently. I began smelling it on other women and craving it. The sillage is out of this world. The first blast smells exactly like going to pick out a real fresh cut Christmas tree to me. This perfume takes a long time to settle. As it develops the patchouli and sweet notes come forward and it's a little funky or dirty for awhile with that sweet edge, eventually mellowing into a beautiful patchouli-powder that lasts forever. The name Angel is so appropriate for this perfume, like the angel on top of the Christmas tree. The bottles are all beautiful. I think this is a pretty mature scent, for winter evening wear only, the perfect winter holidays perfume. The eau de toilette has more of the sweetness and less of the funkiness, it's more radiant but still Angel. Nothing else like it.

May
14
2014
Eloquaint
Eloquaint

I remember the first time I encountered Angel-on a coworker I didn't like. I found a lot of reasons to walk past her desk while inhaling deeply. She must have thought I was nuts.

This was the first perfume I ever encountered that smelled like tasty treats. It blew my mind. For years I dismissed loads of other perfumes as Angel knock-offs: from Hanae Mori Butterfly to Lolita Lempicka to Prada Candy, it's always seemed to me that you should just go straight to the source.

This perfume is so good that I wear it even though my husband complains.

May
14
2014
Cams
Cams

This is one of the most dynamic and unique fragrances out there and it's quite polarizing - I'm a huge fan and I think its pretty stunningly perfect. What I've discovered is that at the end of the day despite all the clever flankers that have been released there's nothing quite like the original Angel.

May
08
2014
goofycaramel
goofycaramel

This is the perfume that makes me fear patchouli. On me, the patchouli overpowers everything else and that is all I can smell. Thank goodness I only sprayed once.

I have realized that I have to be very careful with musk and patchouli notes, as they tend to have a screaming effect on my skin that deluges all other notes (Narciso Rodriguez for Her, I'm looking at you! Body Shop's White Musk is okay though). Too bad, since I like the idea of a gourmand like Angel with a little bit of naughtiness from the patchouli thrown in.

I'm a little afraid of trying perfumes with civet notes too now lest it might have the same screaming effect as musk and patchouli on me.

May
07
2014
Bloodlust
Bloodlust

Oh, Angel. You controversial devil. (Actually, I wish Thierry Mugler came out with a scent called "Devil", now that I think of it. Angel's counterpart.)

Anyway, this is something that has to mix with your body chemistry well. I don't dare wear this in public, as it's freakishly strong, loud, opinionated, and as I work veryyyy close to people's faces all day long, I'd probably induce many a headache & gagging. I keep it more as a novelty.

On my skin, this perfume is very sweet, yet very sour, and has zero notes of vanilla. Just the spicy chocolate, spicy this or that, spicy everything, and the dirtiest patchouli ever! - it reminds me of what a hippie shop would smell like, or an Indian marketplace. Full of weird scents. I think the problem with this fragrance for me is that there are just TOO MANY NOTES TO PROCESS.


Less is much more - I'm pretty sure if you douse yourself in this, you could pull a Moses and part a red sea of humans just in order for them to get away from you.

Not for the faint of heart, however, after the dry-down, I do find this to be particularly cozy when I'm in the mood for it!

May
07
2014
umme.aisha.2k11
umme.aisha.2k11

The first time a sales lady sprayed my wrist with Angel I almost gagged. "how can this be one of the most popular fragrances in the world?! It smells like a dumpster swarming with roaches" I said to my husband. Eventually, I resisted the urge to wash it off. We came home and after 7 hours or wearing it I smelled this delicious mix of patchouli and vanilla and berries and everything that's delicious in this world. Fast forward a few months later, I decided to give it another go, on paper. And I held that paper for a good hour. Smelled it every 5 minutes and I could not get enough of it! I still didn't hasten to buy it. Did the tango for a month and I finally decided to buy it. I'm in love. PS. The packaging of the refillable 50ml star bottle I found ridiculously cheap. The plastic/metallic like cover is so flimsy. Seeing that I paid 140$ for this bottle the expect the packaging to be top notch. And it isn't.

May
05
2014
HCMS
HCMS

This is my mom's signature. Perfumes are all about personality and this one matches perfectly with her strong personality and exuberant wardrobe, she likes when ppl know she's around and the perfum announces her presence, a red carpet just for her. Sweet, warm, playful, present, classy and unique, my mom in a bottle.
A washy looking woman once came out of the elevator wearing Angel and I found disrespectful with the perfum lol... my thoughts were "you can't pull that off lady, you're embarassing yourself".
Seriously, I associate this fragrance with powerful and cosy women.

May
04
2014
faeriegiirl
faeriegiirl

I tried, I really did. I left it on all day to experience every layer, and as an Alien devotee I was hoping for the best. I flat out hate it. It's one of the worst scents I have ever applied. I get rotten fruit dipped in old chocolate then battered with pepper.

Like the other person commented, if this is angel then I will be staying on my comfy flying saucer.

May
03
2014
CozyCat
CozyCat

I can imagine that the first spray may come as a shock to many newbies, a thick, bright, disorienting jumble of ripe tropical fruits and sweet candy notes with some kind of odd (almost like rotting-coconut) nuance lurking underneath. It took me 2-3 tries to get accustomed to the opening, and nowadays I find it quite endearing, or at worst, tolerable. However, the drydown is where the whimsical Angel begins to warm up to me, enveloping me with big, beautiful wings I hadn't known it had. It's all rich chocolate and caramel with patchouli on me from then on, like a mountain of Mars bars melting in the sun, somewhere in a lush humid forest. I swear when I wear it I start craving Mars bars, it's so yummy, warm, rich and comforting. Still the richest chocolate-caramel scent I've ever come across, and being a gourmand-scent-lover I'm particularly fond of it for that reason. Some days it wears very gourmand, some days it wears more woodsy. But for sure, it is one distinctive sillage monster that takes abit of gumption to wear. I love it when I spray it on my coat, and I still get delicious woodsy-chocolaty-caramel whiffs from it days later.

This is definitely something for the colder months, It smells magical wafting through a chilly breeze, though a single spray on warm, balmy nights wouldn't hurt either. I have 'tested' and acquired samples of Angel countless times now since 2 years back. It's not something that I can see myself wearing often, so I might finally get myself a small 1oz bottle sometime soon. I personally prefer Angel over Alien or Womanity, definitely on Team Angel :)

Apr
28
2014
jovejove
jovejove

Now that they are officially being launched in Canada, I can speak about them. Mugler just launched 5 new fragrances called "Les Exceptions", with 5 more on their way. They are the exclusive collection that will adorn you like a couture piece from the Mugler fashion house.

They went back to the classic olfactory groups, made a traditional composition of that family group and added a guest ingredient that has never been used in that olfactive group before. They smell refined, but with an unusual twist that grasps your interest.

They are Oriental Express, Chyprissime, Fougere Fuirieuse, Supra Floral and Over the Musk. They are being currently launched in 4 of the 14 international locations that are meant to carry them. It is Exclusive to Hudson's Bay in downtown Montreal, Toronto (Queen street and Yorkdale Mall), and downtown Vancouver. They are truly an experience of the senses.

The perfumers are Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Herault.

If you have the opportunity and are visiting Canada, make sure you drop by these locations and adorn yourself with at least one of these masterpieces.

They come in 80ml refillable bottles and are 185 for the initia purchase and 127 to refill.

Enjoy X)

Apr
26
2014
XocoFlor
XocoFlor

I first experienced Angel when I mistakenly ordered some samples, when intending to purchase Alien the Taste of Fragrance. Upon first smelling it I was not really impressed and found it too girlishly sweet. In an effort to quickly finish up the samples I decided I would use them every night I sneaked out to hang out with a special someone. At the time, the nights were wet, windy, and cold. It was not until the third night, that I truly learned to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of Angel. As I laid in the back seat, the cold breeze blew a whiff of an intoxicating smell. It took me awhile to realize it was actually me wearing Angel. It reminds me of chocolate, enchanted forests, and starry nights. I now understand the imagery presented in the marketing. To this day, I am just as in love. With both the perfume and person lol.

Apr
26
2014
Magdalena23
Magdalena23

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of fragrances...It's not that you either love it or hate it.It's that it is either heaven or hell on you!I don't think it is coincidental that every single woman I know that wears it beautifully is a natural blond with fair complexion!On them,it is mystical,airy, classy,tenderly sweet,almost like an aura...On Mediterranean brunettes like me,it is hell!Loud,shockingly and chokingly sweet,heavy,headache inducing,offensive and rude.Definitely not for a blind buy.Try it first,more than once,ask the opinion of others,and if Angel agrees with you,then ,by all means, go for it! Signature scent material.

Apr
25
2014
thais.magrinha
thais.magrinha

It rapes your nose and goes scratching up to your brain until you have some brain damage or end up brain dead.

This is toxic waste of Santa Claus candy store, that bastard!

I can't hate it more, I hate the violence of this fragrance, it had everything to be good but end up in a mess that ruins everything it touchs. It's rude and arrogant. A bad joke.

This isn't funny.

Apr
25
2014
Circuit FAiry
Circuit FAiry

Angel - for me starts very spicy and green. When I first sampled it I was confused because I imagined it would smell different, I had no idea of what it would smell like but spice and green was far from my mind.

I was surprised with the dry down as Angel changed from spicy/green entrance and turned into a very sweet and lovely citrus, honey, chocolate dessert type of fragrance. It is quite different from its opening. I love its earthy green/citrus/fruity notes while the heavenly cotton candy elevates this to another world with its chocolaty wings.

This is a truly heavenly scent and a big bottle will last quite a while since small doses work best for this powerhouse.

Apr
18
2014
mabelcruet
mabelcruet

Nope. No. Never again. I tried this in a department store and it followed me home. It took forever to fade, and I swear it was surrounding me like a dust cloud. It was horribly synthetic, sickly sweet, overbearing and insistent. And it gave me a headache. Its like one of those sweet pretend perfumes marketed at 8 year olds.

Apr
17
2014
Amberlynn4
Amberlynn4

When I first sprayed this, my first thought was that it smelled like B.O., or like I didn't have on deodorant. But yet, oddly, there is also something that smells beautiful about it. After the initial dry down it smells less like B.O. and more like a lovely and beautiful fragrance that I can't stop smelling on my wrists! It's confusing!

Apr
17
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

Whatever you do, DO NOT BLIND PURCHASE a full bottle of Angel. Angel comes in a small travel spray... If this fragrance intrigues you then I suggest only spending $25 (rather than $100 or so for a big bottle) and properly spend some time with this crazy little devil called Angel.

Hmmm Angel... what can I say about you that hasn't already been said??? I mean, everyone seems to have an opinion about this fragrance, so definitely don't expect a wallflower! That's for sure! This one packs a punch.

Here are my quick thoughts:
-Longlasting
-Smelly armpit
-Bond No 9 Nuits de Noho on steroids
-Adobo seasoning ???
-Never overspray
-Preferred taste
-Quality
-Dramatic
-Masculine
-Pretty bottle
-Chocolate? ... Where?



I applaud Thierry Mugler for always making unique fragrances (and birthing my dear sweet love Alien). I mean, at least Angel isn't boring, right?! I don't get the chocolate and patchouli that some rave about... Just a crazy Nuits de Noho laced with Goya Adobo seasoning and sweaty manpits. If angels smell like this then I'd like to remain on my little flying saucer, thank you very much.

Apr
16
2014
ameliunim
ameliunim

The written notes are exactly what I like: sweet, cacao, carmel. I wore it once and gosh.. I tried so hard to get rid off it. I was washing my hand so long, but it lasted and lasted. Neverending scent, but it doesn't smell. It stinks. For me it only smells good on paper, but on human being (especially on me) it stinks. Disappointment.

Apr
16
2014
Softfox
Softfox

I received it as a gift yesterday. So far i always stayed away from it, but i love getting new perfumes. I had one spritz on my wrist and it was a killer.... I actually tried to wash it off later because i felt embarrassed, this smell felt so out of place. I felt like i was suffocating everyone around me and i got a headache. Obviously, it could work on certain occasions, if applied reeeaaallly lightly. My boyfriend said it smelled cheap and slutty :s. Normally, i love gourmands but this is just too much.
Oh and this morning, after shower, i still can detect it on my wrist. By now, it is lovely.

Apr
15
2014
Snicole82
Snicole82

Where do I began.

Reading review after review on how awesome this perfume was, my aunt and i went to test it out and literally left the counter gagging. This is awful. I'd like to think that I have a very open mind and have been expanding my taste in fragrances. I cannot do this fragrance. I smelt tobacco, chocolate, sweat, And chemicals. You really have to experience this fragrance for yourself.

Apr
13
2014
sofababe
sofababe

Finally I found a way to wear Angel!! I was given a small sachet of the body lotion, and it's so powerful, it's just about the strength the perfume should have been. I used a blob about the size of a 10p piece over my arms, shoulders and collarbone area and I smell delicious but not overpowering.

Anyone who loves Angel but finds it too strong, get the lotion. It's perfect!

Apr
13
2014
Chessie1122
Chessie1122

I really wanted to like this, the reviews are usually great, it's very popular and the ingredients sound heavenly. I've tried this on two or three times and really gave it a chance each time, smelling deeply and trying to understand what others like about it. On me, it simply smells like burnt toast. Very burnt toast that doesn't go away. It's a scrubber for me, sorry.

Apr
12
2014
Valentina29
Valentina29

A very powerfull perfume!! On my skin lasts after 24 hours and a shower :) i addmit that i used the perfume with the lotion, but you get the ideea!! I wear this perfume whenever i want to feel like a princess in a fairytale. Wonderfull! Epic!!!

Apr
11
2014
Lipglossjunkee
Lipglossjunkee

I really wanted to love this. I've had samples several times, thinking my reaction to it will change. Alas, that is not to be.
I realize that fragrance is so subjective, and everyone's mileage may vary...and everyone's noses and chemistry create all sorts of unique lovely scents on the skin.
On my skin, Angel started out as sweaty feet (patchouli) and turned to rotting little rodents (caramel, sugar, and patchouli). I'm not sure why this processes in this manner on my body and to my nose, but it's horrific and disgusting.
It gives an entirely new meaning to the phrase 'scrubber'.
My mom likes it, it smells great on her. I will say, the bottle is beautiful. But I will never, EVER, repurchase Angel again.

Apr
11
2014
Coconutmusk
Coconutmusk

Well, how did this happen? How did a person who absolutely HATED this fragrance (and reviewed it pretty harshly a year ago) end up purchasing a bottle? This weird little monster has taken me on a journey. I have tested this time and again when I pass by it, the way a young kid will test their limits on sour candy. I know Im gonna hate it but morbid curiosity compels me! It has always smelled like pepper and gasoline to me (and also bug spray as many have mentioned). Gourmand? On what planet? Too sweet? What sweet? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here! I have sprayed it a few times when out with my husband as kind of a "get a load of this!' and he's said he liked it each time. I sit there and scratch my head, WHAT am I not getting?! Well yesterday I sprayed some on me and just about choked to death on the pepper spray effect. I went on about my day and then hours, we're talking like 6 hours later I started to get warm chocolatey slightly spicy wafts that were intoxicating. What is that!? Can't be me, because I'm wearing roach spray and turpentine. Like other reviewers here, I became obsessed with this bizarre but beautiful scent it had turned into. I found myself not getting enough, and thats when the AH HA moment happened. That's when I FINALLY got the fuss over Angel. And it only took me 20 years! So yes, I went out and got a roller ball, not a full size because I am afraid this love affair could be fleeting. Time will tell!

Apr
10
2014
Lillitth
Lillitth

I tried. I really tried. I know Angel is hugely popular with a practically cult following so I wanted to give it a fair chance. I used to have a good friend who wore this as her signature. She swore that every time she wore it men told her she smelled like chocolate and followed her like puppies. I personally couldn't be in the same room with her when she had it on. All I could smell was the sharp odor of mosquito repellent. That was over 12 years ago and I finally decided I wasn't allowed to have an opinion until I tried it on myself and besides, I wanted to check my husbands blind reaction to it. Bug spray. Nothing but bug spray for me. I waited for the dry down to let the notes develop but nothing changed except that I had a blinding headache. My husband didn't smell bug spray at all but he also didn't smell chocolate or any other yummy stuff. He said it was just a floral with a little spice. Nothing special. (Thank goodness. I don't know what I would have done if he had proclaimed it the best perfume I've ever worn....)

I have since discovered that patchouli just smells like bug spray to me in most perfumes. So this isn't actually a negative review about the product. Simply my personal reaction to it. (everyone gets so upset if you criticize their favorite perfume lol)

Apr
06
2014
Orshi
Orshi

This is a truly fascinating fragrance! In the last 10 years I tried it about 3 times in shops, let's say once every 3 years. I hated it, it was too much, too strong, not 'me'. And yesterday I tried it again and BOOM; I suddenly understood it! It's so sexy and mysterious! It smells expensive. I always wondered why Eva Mendes is the face of it but now it's obvious to me. This scent is so sophisticated and sexy at the same time. It's very good quality, 2 tiny sprays stayed on me for the whole day. It's expensive but I think it will last for a long time. Sometimes you want to smell nice, fresh and innocent and sometimes you want to make a statement. This will make a statement.:) I don't know when I'm getting it, but I will get it. I think this is the kind of perfume that you have to give another chance if you hated it at first..You might be surprised!:)

Apr
04
2014
emmy.johnson.72
emmy.johnson.72

Too sweet and sickly for me. It feels like an immature scent, nothing light about it or fresh.

Apr
03
2014
Gosha
Gosha

I have never tested any of Thierry Mugler's fragrances (apart from "Womanity" on a paper), but I was well aware of the controversy that often surrounds them. Same with Angel - I did read some of the reviews before I tried this fragrance myself this rainy morning, so I expected the unexpected. :-) And so it is. For the first half an hour, to me this creation is just odd. It's as if the notes simply cannot agree with each other and if Angel was music, to me it would be a loud disharmony. To me personally it seems that the cocoa note (in particular) simply cannot get along with something else (maybe the fruit or patchouli or both) and it feels almost as some really old (gone slightly off) cosmetic product mixed with the smell of plastic that is starting to burn. Just odd indeed.
As I got in the car only a few minutes after the application I got very polarized reviews too: "oooooh, I love it, that's a beautiful smell" (from a girl) and "eh, not nice, it's too sharp" (from a boy). And apparently is smells like oranges (in a good way, from another boy).
More than two hours later it became soft (even though still powerful) and very pleasant. I can see why some people love this now - such an unusual, rather sweetish, quite delicious and soothing little Angel. Nice. At this stage, it's really nice! Very strong and potent too

And I should really add this now - almost 3 hours later, this stuff is seriously alluring. :-)

Apr
02
2014
mirrorghost
mirrorghost

i am finally reviewing angel. one of my college roommates had it, and i remember having mixed feelings about it. that was in about 1997. fast forward 5 years or so and i smelled it somewhere else, (because it seemed to become more popular over the years) and i tried it on myself and i really really liked it a lot. it is strong, i realize it is polarizing, but i think it is special. it is so complex and i do not get stinky patchouli from this, and believe me, i don't like straight up patchouli but i love this. it's mostly gourmand and a bit fruity with patchouli added. i think the strongest notes on me personally are chocolate, patchouli and berries. in general, i do not like to smell like fruit or cake/pie/anything edible but i love angel. it is a gourmand but not too food-like. it's very strong yet ethereal at once and i often get compliments when i wear it!

Mar
30
2014
Beautiful_Scent
Beautiful_Scent

I truly think that I missed a big chunk of my life by not having met this beauty before, but hey, better later than never...
Angel has the power that I have been searching for a perfume to have - feminine, sweet and strong.
I am lucky to have Angel turning sweet and smiling on my skin. I love strong fumes and I have the confidence to tame them and it's the same with Angel - I wear it and not the other way around.
The chameleonic character of Angel is amazing, it smells different of different people and I think this is one of the few perfumes that work in partnership with the wearer. I consider myself lucky that Angel has picked me for such an amazing rezult :-)

Mar
30
2014
Rielle
Rielle

Beautiful and outstanding! Leathery, spicy, cocoa powdery vanilla. One spray is enough unless you want to overwhelm people.

Mar
30
2014
gardeniapetunia
gardeniapetunia

There can't be anything new about this fragrance I haven't read, I understand the attraction and loathing.
So, when I finally tried it, with an open mind and eagerness, surprise, surprise that after 30 minutes I felt nauseated.
However, I was out shopping and Was surprised at receiving compliments on it from strangers. Ready for the next perfume to try! So many....
Update 9-17-14
My brother bought Angel for his girlfriends birthday and she wore it over to visit me. It was potent but mesmerizing. I couldn't beleive this was what I had tried. (it was)
Seriously, all afternoon I was breathing it in and in love. (with the fragrance)

Howver, I am in general a kind person, and cannot imagine subjecting the world to whatever I like in such a random way.
Similarly I feel outraged, raged, when (usually) young men play their car stereos so loud as to subject the world to their taste and Angel at full volume is no different.

But back to my brother's girlfriend. She did not know I was a perfume lover, for all the world I might have asthma and hate perfume. But the radience was sublime...

Mar
27
2014
jovejove
jovejove

When people say that this fragrance is too strong or doesn't smell the same on their skin, most instances as to why is because they apply way too much of it.
Also, when someone says it's not very feminine, what definition do you have of what is feminine? This fragrance is for women to feel confident, seductive, comforted, sexy in their own individual skin and celebrate women for their uniqueness. Yes, you're probably thinking, that's the same regurgitated message they send out for every fragrance launch these days, but think of how unique of a fragrance it was when it came out. It was the president for gourmands. There was nothing out there like it. It is the Shalimar of orientals, the Coty Chypre of Chypre fragrances, the 4711 of Colognes. It truly stands out. If you can't handle it, go to a shop that sells Angel, spray it once in the air in front of you and walk through the cloud. Let it settle and see why people love it so much. This fragrance is for the woman who wants to show that she's a woman with character, not a woman that goes for something ultra fruity pink and pretends she's still a freshman in high school. To each their own, but this juice has a spine.

Mar
26
2014
BiancaDrumea
BiancaDrumea

This fragrance is the love of my life although I do not wear it exclusively anymore as I used to. It is not so popular in my country of origin but it has a bad reputation because apparently most strippers wear it in Europe (auch!). No matter what people say I love it so so much. At least it is my husband favorite scent, I can wearring happily when I go to bed every single night. :D

Mar
26
2014
erin.mitchell
erin.mitchell

My aunt and former boss wear this. It smells amazing on them. It smells great on a perfume strip. But sadly, it smells like bug spray on me. My chemistry just doesn't work with it. And I'm said because it is such a beautiful scent. I love it on others though!!!

Mar
25
2014
Caledonian77
Caledonian77

A Very imaginative, brave scent even by Thierry Mugler but with a lot of people i think its a love/hate relationship. Love the note structure with dark chocolate, praline & patchouli, sweet caramel ( is this food? or a perfume?) lol. I have to say with this fragrance a little goes along way so spray lightly as it's very rich. My friends say it's heavenly so sweet hence the name Angel but i feel it should be called seductress vixen. A very seductive scent, intoxicating but strong and invasive, almost addictive and verging on tooth decay but in the end a timeless classic, well these are mysterious times.

Mar
25
2014
Debshee
Debshee

Not for me. I prefer more feminine scents. I like the opening but it seems to get more masculine the longer I wear it. The Patchouli (I guess) takes over and smells like I have on mens cologne after a few hours. It lasts forever and proves many new scents are using the lowest % possible, if not outright lying, in their EDT and EDPs. However, Angel is wayyyyyy over the top. It's loaded with heavy, bold, spicy ingredients. The sillage can fill a room and remain long after the wearer is no where to be seen. I can only see wearing this when you're trying to hide the scent of something else.

Mar
23
2014
Cw830
Cw830

To me, the overall composition is like spiced citrus, jasmine, and patchouli. A warm fragrance and I think it could be unisex. I have been having issues with allergies at the moment and my sample is from a magazine, so maybe that's why I'm failing to sense the complex notes that are suggested above. Not bad, but quite too sweet for me. It appears to be a strong one.

Mar
22
2014
Silkpuppet
Silkpuppet

(Am I the only one who gets a weird Avon Skin So Soft vibe from this? You know, the stuff you rub on kids to keep mosquitos away? It's not unpleasant, just kind of uncanny.)

Arguably the most misnamed scent of all time. Thierry Mugler's Angel is a lusty, heady fragrance. There is nothing innocent about it. It opens aggressively and intoxicates the wearer. Upon initial spray, I did not like this scent at all, yet I kept sniffing my wrist as though I couldn't help myself. For the first few hours of wear, this is a hardcore patchouli scent on me. There is something very carnal about it. It is musky and sweet. The drydown alone is worth 5 stars IMHO. All the beautiful chocolate, vanilla, and candy notes come out and it becomes a very cozy scent, but not "cuddle with a blanket" cozy; more like "spooning after hours of sex" cozy. Despite the gourmand notes, I do not find this to be a foody scent. The sweetness is complex and transcends all the trite dessert-like perfumes out there.

Don't be fooled by the baby blue star. This is a perfume for your dark side.

Mar
21
2014
armacoonsum
armacoonsum

Another classic in my "I had it" category... until I received my mini in the mailbox today, and stand here now with Angel gracing the top of my left hand. Too many fragrances that I once owned and adored are now soehow different on me... so many, in fact, that I can no longer deny the common denominator in this tragedy and must face up to the probability that it is me. Angel is recognizable, yes. There's the vaniila and orange, for sure... but where is the peppery patchouli, the warm cocoa, and most importantly, the funky cumin? I sense no funk at all, and that was my very favorite aspect of Angel... its naughty kinda almost-wrong-ness. It still smells beautiful, just... safer. Kind of like when Judd Nelson's character yells "Damn you!" at the principal in the censored version of the Breakfast Club. I'll still watch and enjoy the censored version, but will always miss the F-bomb. (Cumin, patchouli...)

Mar
20
2014
ChaiLatte2009
ChaiLatte2009

This scent is so over the top. All I smell at first is overwhealming amount of buckwheat honey, then some unrecognisable artificial fruits, at the end it's heavily smokey. I feel like it's not properly blended - here notes are not playing together, instead they are fighting with each other. Very cacophonious and way too overstated.
I feel like many of Mugler's perfumes have unpleasant synthetic feel to them.

Mar
20
2014
Melyche
Melyche

I've never had Angel but smelled it on someone else and I fell in love with it. Plus, I did smell it on her several times and every time I say her hello I found myself asking what perfume she was wearing. She always goes "Angel". Smells beautiful and delicious. I'm still not sure but I think it seems like it's better for night.
and I believe it's a long-lasting and charming perfume.
UPDATED: First of all didn't work on me. It's a patchouli bomb. Honestly I don't like patchouli by itself and now that's all I get. It may either work on her or be a lie of hers. She would always smell nice and anytime I asked her she said she was wearing Angel. I have completely changed my mind.

Mar
18
2014
rainingroses
rainingroses

Angel is such a polarising scent - it seems like you either LOVE it or HATE it, it really isn't anything in-between. :)

Personally, I'm not fond of this fragrance, it's just too overwhelmingly strong for me. Extremely heavy on patchouli, in fact Angel really scared me of patchouli for a long time. (Well, perhaps I'm not very smart but it took me a while to realize that a little bit of patchouli is a GOOD thing, I just associated it with Angel, I guess.)

Back in the 90s, this was THE scent to wear, at least where I lived (big city in Europe). Everyone and their mother wore it. Just a quick stroll across the mall gave me a migraine. :(

I must say, though, that my dislike definitely has lessened, probably because it isn't as popular anymore. I can appreciate it more now. It won't ever be a favorite, though.

On me Angel smells of candy, sweet fruits and... *drumroll* ...patchouli!

It's very distinct, immediately recongizable. That is a good thing and something I admire in a fragrance. It's also extremely potent and, in my humble opinion, needs to be applied with a light hand.

To me, this is not an innocent fragrance - it's bordering on indecent. Something a bold woman would wear, someone who's not afraid to make a statement. Is that good or bad? Well, I guess that's up to you to decide. :)

Oh, and the sillage and longevity certainly is enormous!

Mar
14
2014
Constansa
Constansa

for young and sweet. too sweet i would say.

Mar
13
2014
HausFrau
HausFrau

I'm going to tell you a story, since descriptions are certainly not lacking here.

When I was 17, I was introduced to Angel, fell head over heals with her, and subsequently met my first HUMAN love a couple of months later. We were one another's first... Well... Everything essentially. His mom didn't like me; I was a red lipstick wearing, 20 eye Dr Martin sporting punk as fuuuuuuhhhhh teenager brazenly waltzing into her house leaving a trail of the dirtiest, sexiest, most illicit perfume ever, with an attitude and the cleavage to match. As an aside, I'm a mother of a teenaged boy now- I would've hated my guts too. Anyway, we broke up a year and a half into our otherwise perfect relationship because he's totally a mama's boy. I noticed immediately that my bottle of Angel was missing, and was convinced his sister stole it because she was always telling me how good I smelled. Not wanting to deal with the heartbreak of seeing him, I sucked it up and bought another bottle. Fast forward 10 years later, I started kind of dating someone. A few weeks in, I realize his room mate is THE BOY, so I did what anyone would've done and dumped the dude for his room mate. On our third date, we were watching a movie in his room, when he reaches over into his drawer and pulls out this bottle of Angel, the juice all weird and discolored and almost gone. He had kept my perfume for over ten years, spraying it every once in a while to remind himself of me. Ten years. Needless to say, things worked out. He's still my man, his mama has since decided that she loves me despite the fact that I still wear red lipstick and I'm still rocking Angel on the regular. She's much more open minded to our hand holding now that we are married. Goes to show you just how powerful olfactory memories can be- this perfume allowed me to pick up where we left off, as though the ten years without one another had never existed. My advice? Get a perfume that's too big for your britches and go make out in the back of a muscle car. It'll go somewhere pretty alright.

Mar
13
2014
iggypop
iggypop

Unfortunately this one doesn't sit well on my skin. It's all patchouli all the time. It starts off with a very green version of it... almost bitter, like chewing a leaf. Then about an hour later it warms up and I get a sweeter patchouli. Some reviewers have called it "dirty" and that's exactly what I get.
Wish I could smell all the chocolate/caramel that everyone raves about.

Mar
10
2014
Amber147
Amber147

I greatly admire this scent. It's a little too Asian for me personally, but it smells wonderful.

Mar
09
2014
ameer014
ameer014

Was wondering if a man Can wear this stuff since the men's version is been reformulated?

Mar
07
2014
magdalena.pollak
magdalena.pollak

I didn't finished previous review because I was log off unexpectedly.Angel own excellent durability.This is one of those scents that add confidence.Angel probably survive any mode,imo.
Tilda Swinton could be Angel's ''face''(vide movie ''Orlando'' based on V.Woolf's book).

Mar
06
2014
guest_
guest_

Angel will forever remind me of my adoption of the university;in such a way can smell the faculty of philology.
I can not call it a sweet smell.Angel on my skin is remarkable androgynous.Bitter-sweet yes,with a greater emphasis on the word ''bitter''.Patchouli here is all-powerful.I also do not feel caramel,chocolate.Maybe a little honey.And definitely some spices.
Perfume with great potential,with ''character''.Neither feminine nor masculine(remind me of Au Masculin de L.Lempicka).Angel smells like a plump,wet ground.
So can smell Virginia Woolf's book ''Orlando''.

Mar
06
2014
cherelune
cherelune

About this fragrance, I've read that one would love it or hate it. I was undecided about it at the beginning. My first encounter with Thierry Mugler Angel was in the form of a lotion sample I received years ago with a fragrance purchase. I absolutely loved that sample and couldn't forget it. The sweet, creamy scent made such an impression that I was absolutely thrilled when I got a sample of the EDP. But when I first uncapped the lovely mini bottle, the scent that wafted from it was so unlike what I remembered. It was stronger, muskier and I wasn't sure I liked it. But I gave it a few tries and as it wore on, the scent became softer, sweeter, revealing more of the amber and vanilla notes. The dry-down made me fall in love with the fragrance all over again. And the lasting power is amazing! I'd worn the fragrance through the day and reapplied just a tad for a date, and the morning after, the scent still lingered in the air from the blouse I'd worn. I usually opt for lighter, fresher scents but though this one is on the strong side, I find that it isn't too cloying like other musky perfumes. I totally love it! Angel is not for the faint-hearted though. It will definitely make a statement!

Mar
05
2014
guest_
guest_

About this fragrance, I've read that one would love it or hate it. I was undecided about it at the beginning. My first encounter with Thierry Mugler Angel was in the form of a lotion sample I received years ago with a fragrance purchase. I absolutely loved that sample and couldn't forget it. The sweet, creamy scent made such an impression that I was absolutely thrilled when I got a sample of the EDP. But when I first uncapped the lovely mini bottle, the scent that wafted from it was so unlike what I remembered. It was stronger, muskier and I wasn't sure I liked it. But I gave it a few tries and as it wore on, the scent became softer, sweeter, revealing more of the amber and vanilla notes. The dry-down made me fall in love with the fragrance all over again. And the lasting power is amazing! I'd worn the fragrance through the day and reapplied just a tad for a date, and the morning after, the scent was still lingered the air from the blouse I'd worn. I usually opt for lighter, fresher scents but though this one is on the strong side, I find that it isn't too cloying like other musky perfumes. I totally love it! Angel is not for the faint-hearted though. It will definitely make a statement!

Mar
05
2014
AhnSom
AhnSom

Color me VERY impressed. I am not by nature drawn to oriental fragrances. I tend to prefer lighter, Englishy florals from apothecary-type establishments as well as white musk and white flowers. Everything I read about Angel indicated that it was none of these things. What I gathered from perusing the reviews here is that Angel is patchouli and gourmand. And strong! But what beautiful reviews there were. So what the heck, I had to try it. It is exactly as described. Top notes of patchouli and cocoa. This is what Lisbeth Salander smells like I'm sure. It's a little bit goth. I must say something about the packaging design concept because I believe that that sublime periwinkle box with black and silver detailing coupled with the crystalline starburst bottle frame the experience of the fragrance in a way that challenges assumptions about orientals. Periwinkle suggests the lightness of dawn and the seduction of dusk. A sparkling star shaped bottle like the interior of a cave dripping in the starlight of calcite crystal explodes the innocence and intensity of our most primitive desires. Shamanistic. Also, entirely suitable for the elegant and discerning gent.

Mar
01
2014
dcookoo
dcookoo

I'll admit my first experience with Angel was not a positive one. Walking around the department store, smelling various perfumes, I saw a big large display of Angel with loads of testers. I've never tried it before and always wanted to "Ahhh! Theres Angel! Let's give it a try" I told myself. I ran straight up to it and spritz it on a tester strip. "OMG! That's awful. Horrible. Way too strong. People wear this? People pay to wear this? Is that body odor I'm smelling? Is it too much patchouli? Death by patchouli! Get me away from this tester strip as soon as possible!".

Fast forward to 8 weeks later and I complimented a friend on how she smelled. "You smell like chocolate" I told her. " I was shocked to learn it was infact Angel she was wearing, that horrible perfume I smelt some time ago. How could something that smelt so horrible on a tester strip smell so good on her? Maybe I smelled a bad bottle? Maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance? Thats got to be it. Angel provoked my intrest. I have to try this again. I ordered a tester from Ebay and spritz it on my wrist. Oh god! Just like before, way too strong, patchuli overdose, too overbearing. 5 minutes later the patchuli starts to fade and thats when my opinion on Angel starts to change. I can smell mint chocolate, cake batter and something else I can't put my finger on. It turns delicious. Really delicious. I keep sniffing my wrist. It gets better and better as you wear it. The lasting power is amazing, 10 hours +. I would classify Angel as a true gourmand fragarance. It strong, in your face, unapologentic and unique. There is nothing like it.


Give Angel a proper chance by spraying on your skin. I did and I'm so glad I did. It's a wonderful perfume if you can get past the overpowering opening. It is now one of my all time favorite perfumes. How did that happen? Angel is like Magic.

Feb
28
2014
FloridaMom
FloridaMom

I don't dislike it, it does have a nice smell, I would wear if it was gifted or all I had available, but I would not go out of my way to buy it. It isn't BAD, it just seems like there is an excess of notes all kinda tumbled in that don't really work well together, as if you sprayed on 5 different perfumes. If sprayed very lightly can be pretty scent if you just want to smell good and don't care so much about being particular about notes, not my cup of tea though.

Feb
28
2014
Hellita
Hellita

OK, here it goes. I've disliked this fragrance for a long time, but since I've been more into "heavier" scents lately, I decided I couldn't discard it without trying it out for real. I received a tester after purchasing another scent and tonight I gave it a shot. I'm sorry to say, this really doesn't hit it off with my skin. On me it's just a big, piney mess of different notes that would be beautiful on their own or in another mix. Absolutely terrible on me. But I have to add that this is due to my skin chemistry. I have smelt it on a woman I know and loved the way it smelt on her so I complemented her and I was surprised when she told me it was Angel because it was beautiful on her! Skin chemistry can be such a bummer sometimes! :(

Feb
28
2014
annwnoe
annwnoe

Angel is grand and ethereal. Wearing Angel is an experience that allows you to hover over everyday life, insulated and comforted. Angel demands your attention--it doesn't fade into the background. You don't stop noticing it, so whether you use the EDP, the lotion, the cream or the perfuming hair mist, Angel will surround you. This embrace is most welcome, and every time I wear Angel, I am already looking forward to wearing it again.

Feb
23
2014
crescentsho
crescentsho

Very strong,complex, and powerful. but sadly what I got was only strooong patchouli =(

Feb
23
2014
jmarie92
jmarie92

I so wanted to like this fragrance. Based on the notes I really thought that I would be in love with this fragrance. Chocolate and caramel? Uh YES PLEASE! Unfortunately, on my skin all I get is one endless patchuli note. Its seriously so bad. My boyfriend actually asked me why I smelled like an old lady! So sad that this doesnt work for me. Definitely try before you buy with this one!

Feb
23
2014
musi1701
musi1701

Super, super! Süß, süß, süß! Honig. Suchtpotenzial! Sehr gutes Sillage und Longevity!

Feb
22
2014
Quasar
Quasar

An Amazing scent
Deep rich
Timeless
Patchuli makes the fragrance very unisex almouste at some point it smell like expensive aftershave that's why it is such sofisticated perfume for women men for anyone at any age

But defenetly not everyone will like it
Personally I love it

Feb
20
2014
Quasar
Quasar

An Amazing scent
Deep rich
Timeless
Patchuli makes the fragrance very unisex almouste at some point it smell like expensive aftershave that's why it is such sofisticated perfume for women men for anyone at any age

But defenetly not everyone will like it
Personally I love it

Feb
20
2014
Nimboo
Nimboo

Never has a perfume physically turned my stomach until THIS.
and Womanity, funnily enough.
Huge credit to Mugler for not producing boring generic scents though - at least they stir some sort of response!

Feb
20
2014
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

After my review of three weeks ago, I must write another note about Angel: many people say that if you love Angel, much of the credit is due to the packaging.
Well, there is nothing more false: for my part, when I sniff Angel on my skin, a blue star is the last thing that comes to my mind... the colors that come to me are warm, variegated, like two different currents: one of them is red-Campari and the other one is brown-Chinotto. And sometimes, I see something green and sharp (maybe it's cassia, or the earthy side of patchouli).
The sensations are different moment to moment: sometimes are sharp, sometimes liquid, sometimes creamy and sometimes powdery.
Angel is often referred as a gourmand and girlish toy, but I think it's a superficial and limitant definition: this perfume is one of the most androgynous, changing and complex scent I've ever enjoyed (another masterpiece of ambiguity is The Iceberg Fragrance, my signature)!
Angel is inviting and dark at the same time, a nocturnal animal with soft enveloping fur, and sharp teeth: it's so strange, I can understand those who hate him, because things over the top always generate conflicting feelings... sometimes I think Angel is more alien than Alien!
I love Angel so much!!

Feb
20
2014
[email protected]
dmdipentino@verizon.net

smells 'the same' on evey woman that I smell it on!
Yuck!
sickenly sweet , powdery, assulting my nose!
Hey, a 'little' bit of patchouli is needed many times for a fine scent, but..., this one is total, 'comercial' overkill!

Feb
20
2014
anna.023
anna.023

For me this is one of those wierd relationships that never really ends. Angel is in a way like a first love, you had something very special together, not nessecairly something good but still unik. Even though you move on (in my case I swapped Angel away since I didn't care for it anymore) but you kind of always wonder if it was the right choice to leave eachother. And the other one is often on your mind, regardless the history you share.

I was totally convinced that I made the right choice dumping my Angel until last night when I was out for dinner and drinks with my best friend, whom just had tried Angel on for the first time. It didn't take many seconds before I recognized this beautiful, sharp, sweet and cloying scent who was slowly filling the restuarant, as my lost Angel.

I though it would bother me, since Angel mostley irritates my nose but it didn't. Instead my nose was stuck on my friends wrist most of the night, loudly complaining over how unfair it was that she got all the good parts from (my!) Angel! She got the cacao, the caramel, the sweetness and just a tiny hint of the "shit" I get from Angel. I get a disturbing Pachouli bomb spiced upp with a hint of sickening sweetness that SCREAMS "Look at me, look at me, I'm over here smelling like a hooker!" (no offense, but that's what I get) so why does she get all the good parts?! Why not me? It's not fair! It almost felt like Angel were cheeting on me (sound's really messed up haha!) She got the Angel that I always wanted for my self.

I really sat there sulking like the jealous ex girlfriend that just can't accept that the first love have moved on and are better off with somebody else.. I guess it's really true that nothing is more attractive than the stuff you simply can't have.

I mean, I could go on and get my Angel back but it would never be as I picture it, I would bring out the "shit" and I will never have the Angel she got. Better to let Angel go...It simply wasn't ment. I'm still pissed off though.

If Angel were a real person, now would probably be the time when I let my dog take a dump in Angel's mailbox ;)

Feb
19
2014
SandiBeech
SandiBeech

Reminds me of Lantana flowers -- sort of an unpleasant floral -- but it grows on me and I might need to get a bottle when my sample runs out.

Feb
18
2014
Vampiris
Vampiris

I received a 25ml as a gift on this just passed Valentines Day..the opening is sooo strong, overwhelmingly strong..for one second it smelt almost smoky

yes, it's sweet, but bitter at the same time..the basic notes in this scent to my nose is dark chocolate for sure, the rest of the notes are floating on the top of it..

the dry down is powdery and quite memorable..a very mature gourmand scent..smells good in distance and everyone around you will smell your perfume if you wear this

it's definitely not an angel, it's a monster..I am saying it's a monster in a good way as per its super impressive longevity and sillage..top one in my perfume collections..i respect it, but I am more into Wish at the moment, I agree with some comments here, Wish is more wearable..Angel is a bit too mature for my taste at the moment..my 25ml is going to last for years as one spray is all I need for the whole day

Feb
15
2014
brianaaaah
brianaaaah

As much as I love gourmands, I cannot stand this smell. It's a shame that I don't love the Mother of All Gourmands. It's not even that it's too sweet...I can't even describe it! Just, no.

Feb
12
2014
Octoberamy
Octoberamy

I wanted so much to like this, cause the bottle is so pretty, and cause I think Alien is so unique and special. But it's too sharp and unfriendly. Patchouli on top, then Patchouli in the middle, with a Patch-shoo-li dry down. Couldn't wait to wash it off I keep throwing away the samples is keep bringing home. Oh we'll, guess I'll give it up.

Feb
12
2014
honeysmiles
honeysmiles

This isn't a fragrance that works well with my chemistry; it wears me instead of the other way around. However, one of my best friends wears it and it smells FANTASTIC on her! I think it's a classy, sophisticated fragrance and it definitely makes a lasting impression!

Feb
12
2014
hanson26
hanson26

I tried so hard to like this, I really did, but I just can't. At least not on me. It's funny because I used to love it, but then I used to love a lot of scents I no longer do, so I guess my nose has changed. It's just too dirty on me, patchouli, patchouli, and more sweaty patchouli. I get hardly any chocolate, caramel, or sweet gourmand notes. Maybe just some vanilla and bitter cocoa. And then still more patchouli. It is not sweet at all on me, but I have smelled it on a friend before and it was super caramely sweet. I loved it! If it smelled anything like that on me I'd be a fan, but it doesn't. Oh well. I can see why this scent is so polarizing, because not only is it love-or-hate by nature, it also varies tremendously depending on skin chemistry. Tom Ford Black Orchid works better on me, it doesn't smell the same but it does have a similar theme, chocolate and patchouli. But TFBO has a lot less patchouli on me, and a lot more of everything else.

Feb
11
2014
gjie
gjie

angel is not so 'angelic' at the 1st spray for me..its too strong and pungent smelling...the moment i craving have to be a few minutes up to hours later, which is the drydown...O M G.its smell so yummy n delicious.even my frens tell me that i smell so sweet..with 1 spray, it stay on my skin for the whole day...currently am obsessed with this fragrance!! a very nice gourmant fragrance

Feb
11
2014
sweetelyseuk
sweetelyseuk

For me this was a full powered in your face scent. Having heard so many Thierry Mugler Angel converts talk about this incredible fragrance I had to try it. Purchasing a bottle I found I was so disappointed, I love Amber, Patchouli and scents with jasmine and rose but this just didn't translate.

At first it's full on cotton candy with a hint of musk. The musk gives it a grown up edge but the cotton candy dampened down the adult aspect of this fragrance and I personally was left feeling like mutton dressed as lamb.

It lasted all day, even after bathing which resulted in a serious migraine. I didn't give up, I wanted this to work so badly so gave it a few more goes finally deciding that it was a no-go for me.

Feb
10
2014
Perfumefreak
Perfumefreak

I absolutely hardcore-adore this!!!
Can't understand negative reviews.
Sure, Angel is sickly-sweet and dark scent, but if You just let it absorb on your skin, you'll get to know its soul.

On my skin I feel caramel, cocoa beans, herbs and a lot of patchouli.
And still it feels very fresh. Perhaps i've got the right chemistry on my skin.

My friends have asked me what that is I wear, both have been really surprised. They've thought it would be really stinky.

Or maybe i've become an adult about scents.

AND!!! Angel body lotion lasts two days on my skin. My pajamas has Angel all over.
Highly recommend to U all!!!!!

Feb
08
2014
stephanienwc
stephanienwc

My first impression was recoil.
But I took the test paper home with me and hours later I'm obsessed! This is such an intriguing smell that is so unusually intoxicating.

That said, I don't know if I could wear this.

Feb
07
2014
Chocobaby
Chocobaby

Love the first spray. Sweet gourmand. The dry down reeks of B.O. Just doesn't work on me.

Feb
06
2014
amanda
amanda

I have never recieved so many compliments on my perfume (except vanitas) as nowadays im using angel. Its so different on skin than on paper, for a long time i have hated it, i never even sprayed it on my wrist. but a friend of mine got a sample and was wearing it when we met and it was so good i had to try, am about the half of a 100ml bottle and not bored of it.

Feb
05
2014
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

Well, I wrote a review for this fragrance two years ago, and it wasn't so flattering.
This Christmas I received from my cousin a bottle of Angel, so I wanted to give it a chance again.

1st day: I hated the first sprinkle. I seemed to smell an air freshener. Then, after 5 minutes, the scent became more and more pleasant to me.

2nd day: now I didn't mind the first sprinkle, but the scent of patchouli was to overwhelming to my nose. Then, after 5 minutes, the scent became more and more delicious to me. I kept to sniff my wrist, I was in delight.

From the 3th day onwards: I like the first sprinkle so much: it reminds me of the tasty Campari Soda. I began to understand the presence of patchouli, too. It give to the perfume a touch of class, with its hearty, smoky scent. The rest of the scent is pretty damn heavenly!!
Now I wear Angel more and more often.

Caramel, honey, chocolate and fruit are delightful, and each one is predominant according to the passing hours!
Now I smell the luxurious chocolate, then the bitter sweetness of the honey, and then the tasty caramel: they all are delicious, and thanks to the charming patchouli they are not flat and cloying.
Fruits give to the whole scent a touch of sparkling brightness.

I know that Angel is very long-lasting, and that its scent is so loud... but after 4 hours i can hardly feel it: yes, I'm addicted.
When I'm out I resist the temptation to spray it again, but when I'm at home I enjoy my Angel without complaints!!!

I also think that Angel, if used with moderation, is not that monster that everyone says: it could be wore also during the day. A little bit of Angel is a touch of charm, because it's the typical fragrance that make you smell good, merging perfectly with your personal odor.
I found that the difference between Angel and many other perfumes is that people I meet say: "You smell so good!", and not "You wear a very good perfume!"

One last note: my boyfriend resent my obsession for perfumes. Every time I ask him to smell my wrist or if he likes a fragrance, he's very impatient, and sometimes he asks me to leave him in peace.
But when I wear Angel (with moderation, indeed) and he kisses my neck, he spontaneously says: "What a great scent!!!"

Feb
02
2014
the_new_esta
the_new_esta

Why is this so popular? Yuck yuck yuck! Over-powering unexciting heady musk that WILL last all day, and all year on your clothes. If you had to follow someone who was wearing this around the supermarket you'd be suffocating and gasping for air.

Jan
31
2014
Moonwalk Memorie
Moonwalk Memorie

::: Edit: I'd sampled Angel in the mall twice before *purchasing a 1ml decant. Both times I smelled like dirty patchouli. Considering my present (and pleasant) experience with Angel, I've learned to be wary of open, heated perfumes in stores. This is not a popular scent where I live. No one I know wears or has ever worn anything by Thierry Mugler. :::

Smoky patchouli and fresh cut grass accompanied by faint candy sweetness.

After a few minutes, the smokiness dies down some and I can almost taste the foody notes along with lovely rose. "This shit's crazy!" is my immediate reaction. Honey, cotton candy, and peach stand out the most to me, but no doubt patchouli reigns here.

I love to spray this on my wrist and sniff sniff in disbelief at so much going on in a single formula… Now, if only I could dare to *wear* this angel amongst my fellow humans.

*At myperfumesamples.com if you're interested.

Jan
31
2014
piggyluv
piggyluv

I love Angel but I can't wear it. It smells great on me, but I had an awful supervisor when I worked in a daycare that bathed in Angel. She was just a terrible boss and a nasty person and I could literally smell her coming before I would even see her. Amazing how scents trigger emotions, whenever I get a wiff of Angel, I get all these negative feelings and it negates the beauty of this fragrance for me. That being said, it is a wonderful frag that manages to be 'huge' without being cheap or synthetic, imho. It's definitely the catalyst for all the fruity gourmands that are saturating the market and for better or worse, has had a huge influence on the market, and popular taste for the past 20 years.

Jan
29
2014
archivist
archivist

There are very few scents that have the ability to turn my stomach, but this one makes me actively sick (this and Sunflowers and Giorgio). If you read through the reviews here, you'll see that feeling ill or feeling headachey is not an uncommon complaint from those exposed to Angel. If you love it, please consider being a great humanitarian and just wearing it at home or in the wilderness instead of in public places where other will feel afflicted rather than blessed by your Angel. You may not be making the impression that you want to make if people are busy focusing all their energy on being polite and friendly while feeling repulsed.

Jan
29
2014
secretsweets
secretsweets

I Love this Perfume My husband bought this for me on our Anniversary, and when I First smell it I was in Love so yes I still refill my bottle and it still one of my Favorable
scents I just wear it on special Days :)

Jan
25
2014
lanuitblanche
lanuitblanche

I love how jade50 described it as being a beauty AND a beast! And someone in one of the forums here had once described it as a "giant fairy tale blanket".

That's exactly it for me, these two descriptions. It is a magical potion that a beautiful witch would tempt you with to lure you to her gingerbread house, lost in a forest of evil trees, like in the Hansel and Gretel story.

An extremely dangerous criminal with the face of an angel, she drinks strong thick dark creamy bittersweet cocktails out of the most fragile crystal goblets.

For those of you thinking that it's a gigantic cookie-monster, just spray ONCE onto your stomach, or the small of your back. You won't get the nuances of the chocolate and patchouly and how they interact with each other, if you over-dose...

Absolutely LOVE.

Jan
25
2014
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

Perhaps it was foolish of me to try something called "Angel" in the first place as I am more inclined to most things dark but, I figured what's in a name, hm? On cardboard and in the bottle, the scent seemed quite voluptuous. The fruity warmth with a few other lovely ingredients sure seemed promising so I dared to go ahead and see how Angel would do with my skin.

Short version: -screams-

Long version: Imagine yourself resting one evening on a dark purple Victorian couch by the fire, oblivious to the winter chill, sipping hot cocoa with a couple solid Godiva chocolates melted in it for good measure. The warmth both without and within lulling you into a state of relaxation to the point of slumber. Then...your heavy velvet drapes fall off the wall and you get this vulgar blast of sunlight in your eyes and some ruffians decided to throw varied fruits and flowers in your window, eventually breaking it with heavy coconuts and melons, smashing your hot cocoa cup as well.

That is how I felt when I sprayed it on my skin, or rather...how my skin reacted. I only spritzed it once but it smelled as if I bathed in it. There was fruit and candy mess with a monstrous sillage that shouted to the world of its presence. It reminded me of that kind of loudmouth popular girl who enters a room pretending everyone is her best friend and hits on their boyfriends after she's had one too many wine coolers.

Extremely cloying.

Its pointed out there about some tobacco notes but for some reason, I didn't pick up on it (nor the patchouli, which is a first considering my skin pulls a RED ALERT whenever patchouli is present). I guess my skin decided to just radiate the fruit riot. Seemed too much of a try-hard fragrance that deafens other fragrances which is opposite of what I would expect from something made to sound ethereal.

I must agree with djuzz.becuzz. This "angel" turned out to be Lucifer, but without the mystique and legendary temptation. I too felt tricked, so maybe the name is suitable after all?

Jan
25
2014
vandaeho
vandaeho

First I hated it. Now I'm shaking. There is a short period of time when the scent is more alien than "Alien" and it's really gorgeous. Unfortunately on my skin aromatic splendor quickly turns into something dirty and appeared willing to immediate deletion of the smell. Very sad!

Jan
23
2014
VintageViolet_
VintageViolet_

I'm sorry but this is just awful. All i got was B.O. nasty, dirty, old sweat. Probably the worst fragrance i've ever subjected my skin to.

I know what Patchouli essential oil smells like and it's not this.

Jan
23
2014
alexluciak66
alexluciak66

I love this stuff! It's soft, wild, yummy, girly, beautiful and exotic at the same time! There's no question about it... 'Angel' by Thierry Mugler is an absolute MAN MAGNET!!! I work as a dancer in a men's night club so I'm one of the first to tell what really gets a man's attention, and ladies... THIS IS IT! I'm so sorry ladies, if you don't like it but it's effects are astounding! I get SO MANY compliments from all the guys and I'm guaranteed to make BIG $$ every time I wear this to work! This is the 'love/sex potion' of the century! If you are strictly wearing a perfume for just for yourself and not with any man in mind, I know a lot of women out there would prefer something lighter or more fresh and floral, perhaps something like Versace Signature, (which is my daytime, business and shopping 'go-to') or something a lot of women dig, like 'Be Delicious' by DKNY, or something along that line, but for dates, romantic moments, evenings out or where you really want the attention of a man, most guys seem to love a sweeter, fruitier, vanilla-ier, warmer fragrance on a women, like 'Angel', so it's no surprise that THIS is the absolute 'must-have' fragrance of strippers and single girls across the country!

Jan
21
2014
Pusteblumchen
Pusteblumchen

First time I've tried Angel I was shocked! Too strong and confusing, an explosion of flavors... I bought Alien.

A year after this stormly meeting I've got a little pad to test from a fashion magazine... I was shocked -- again! I couldn't get it, smelled so wonderfully mysterious and refreshing. Still strong and impulsive but absolutely magical.

Angel remains on your clothes after 2 days. The powdery scent evolves everything it reaches like a smoky cloud. It's for sure not a perfume for inexperienced souls I think. You must be bold to wear it.

I enjoy wearing it now in winter. I feel strong as the scent. Sometimes it feels like smoking indeed but I don't care. I learned to love this perfume and am happy that I could buy it.

Jan
18
2014
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

It took years for me to get this fragrance, and for today (at least) I think I finally have it figured out. If I were to smell angel looking at the way the notes are voted up there I would have been totally confused thinking I was smelling the wrong fragrance.

1) Angel has NO chocolate on me, what so ever
2) Angel on me is all about cassia, red berries, caramel, honey, and LOTS of patchouli. I think I also smell pink pepper.
3) My Angel is spicier than it is sweet

If Angel ever confused the crap out of you too you're really not alone. I've never experienced a fragrance like this that seems so different on everyone and even different on me sometimes. I smell this delicious chocolate patch smell on some people who wear angel but on me it's just not there. My version of angel is feisty like strange honey mixed with tamale sauce. As weird as it is I still want a bottle, just the smallest one. Just so I can spray it on time and time to go WOW. Because it really is an interesting one.

Jan
17
2014
energia
energia

I admire Angel like a peace of art, but I'm afraid to wear it. Every now and then, I smell it from its beautiful star bottle, but rarely dare to wear it. You know when I dare to wear it? It is usually when I'm angry so I want to show my dangerous temper. But, normal days I just admire it from distance. Still, I would like to have it in my collection because it is truly a remarcable perfume.

Jan
17
2014
robororo
robororo

First time I tried Angel, I sprayed it on a paper and immediately got a strong headache, and remembered how much i dislike patchouli. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I left the paper in my pocket, and the next day, my gloves smelled of most delicious, gourmet scents - vanilla, chocolate, caramel... I wanted to try it on my skin. Sadly, tester bottle in the shop few days later was empty, and other shops where I searched for this fragrance, also were out of it. (Needless to say, it's one of most popular fragrances in my country, and also people keep trying it because of the cute bottle...yeah).I wanted to blind buy it, but it was so expensive, I didn't want to be disappointed!But, just today, I bought a small cheap bottle from a woman who recently developed strong allergic reaction to all fragrances, and finally tried it on my skin.
"GAH, PATCHOULI! Wait...vanilla? Honey? It changes so fast, I can't catch any particular note!" - my very first words. Later it settled down to honey with some patchouli-y lingering, and I was tiny bit disappointed, because honey isn't my favorite note and doesn't go with my body chemistry. Few hours later, it became vanilla-coconut, and after few more, only vanilla and caramel were left.
I don't even know how I feel about this fragrance. It's either love or hate, or both. I know I won't be wearing it often (nothing worse than meet someone who wears same scent as you...hahaha), but I most certainly won't give up my bottle. Ladies and gentleman, meet Angel - someone who you will remember the rest of your lives.

Jan
17
2014
eveclair
eveclair

What an amazing fragrance! Unfortunately its not my kind of scent and I am unlikely to ever wear it. There is just too much going on. However, I can detect most of these notes, and I do like the sweet, fruity peachy heart which somehow manages not to be flat or too heavy on my skin. The caramel/chocolate/tonka/musk/vanilla drydown isnt too bad either, though overall seems too synthetic to me. Its like a fruity liquor dark chocolate truffle.

Jan
16
2014
lazuluna
lazuluna

I find it intolerable. I can't forget its terrible synthetic smell and the vertigo sensation it caused me. Fortunately I found someone who loved it and told her never to use it on my presence.

Jan
16
2014
mintstar
mintstar

Angel has been my older sister's signature scent for 15 years. I used to hate it growing up as it is intensely sweet in a way that leaves me wanting something crisper to smell, and used to give me very bad headaches.

Fast forward to now, I got a sample in the mail and I think it's a beautiful scent. I'll never be able to wear it because it reminds me too much of my sister, but I almost wish I could. I love Alien a thousand times more, but this is a nice 180.

Jan
16
2014
reinhard5490
reinhard5490

Angel is my guilty pleasure - for I never like A*Men for much. Angel, being a femme compatriot of A*Men got an instant love.

There's something about the patchouli that initially revolting for me, but as the time goes I found that single or two spray is enough and Angel start to give out the best aspects - in general I dislike patchouli but Mugler managed to create a gourmand with sweet notes to balancing the patchouli and giving overall depth and lush character. It appeared as a grown up fragrance for someone who knows how to restrain from overspray and understand that sometimes, less is more.

This thing is a bomb in literal sense, apply sparingly and its lovely. apply too much and its banality.

I prefer it over A*Men - a solid 8 out of 10

Jan
14
2014
4scents
4scents

I could not get past the dark side of Angel even though
this fragrance won a FiFi Award. It has a missing ingredient needed for my body chemistry to tie everything together. Everybody is different and I wish all of you the best compliments ever if you purchase it.

Jan
11
2014
scarlett.angel
scarlett.angel

I've had a love/hate relationship with Angel for years lol. The first time I sampled it I truly hated it, thinking it reminded me of Windex. Now I know that scent was the harsh patchouli. Yet I kept the tiny sample vial, occasionally sniffing it whenever I got a weird craving for this unusual scent, but never daring to commit to a full bottle.

Update: After some years, my sister received a bottle of Angel for Christmas one year, tried wearing it one and off, and finally admitted she actually hated it so much and can't wear it lol. Much too strong and sweet for her. She got a bottle of Chopard Wish instead which seems like a much, much gentler version of this.

Anyway, she was going to throw it away so gave it away to me instead. Since I'm a fan of collecting perfumes and this one being so 'iconic' I had to have it in my collection - even if I hated it! So decided to keep it even if just for that. I found after much experimenting with it, that it wasn't the Patchouli which bothered me so much; rather the sickly-sweet caramel and chocolate notes. I actually made myself sick one day by spraying it all over my shirt (yes, stupid idea lol). I had an insane, 'sugar' headache all day.

Omg Angel is strong as we all know! I don't wear it in a typical manner as with other fragrances. I received a very good tip from a fellow Fragrantican who managed to 'tame' this crazy beast. Spray onto a cotton bud (Q-tip) and apply 1 swipe to each wrist, and 1 behind your neck/other area. This way you end up wearing it instead of the other way around. Thank you for this awesome tip! xx

Jan
11
2014
KATERINA LABROPOULOU
KATERINA LABROPOULOU

Dynamite in a bottle. Very strong oriental for extreme pachoulli lovers. I think it has its character a must item for perfume collectors. Extra extra longevity and sillage. One single drop is enough to create a smelling cloud following you. Even if there are many negative comments I like it. Nice bottle too.

Jan
11
2014
HollyBiani
HollyBiani

Whoa Nelly. Very different and this would be hard to call gourmand or a "sweet scent" even though it is sweet. Very fresh Patchouli + Dark Chocolate + Honey + Cotton Candy + Musk + Coconut + Berries and Vanilla. It all rolls together to make a sweet-ish green scent.

Jan
10
2014
kay0981
kay0981

To me, the main problem with Angel is that there is simply too much going on at once. Just look at the perfume pyramid and the amount of stuff crammed in there...There are so many different, conflicting notes in this, and they all clash with each other spectacularly. Instead of a harmonious blend, Angel is a chaotic mess.

I had a sample vial of Angel, and I tested it on several occasions. I tried dabbing it just once on the wrist, I waited patiently for the drydown (which is even worse than the opening), but no matter what I did, this fragrance always ended up smelling absolutely toxic and revolting. I normally love patchouli, but I can't stand it here – it's high-pitched, loud, synthetic, it's like patchouli on steroids mixed with a suffocating overload of chocolate. The composition of this fragrance is simply broken – there is no body, no roundness in it; just too much of everything at once.

I'd still like to say that, despite everything, I can still appreciate that Angel is a unique and daring fragrance, and that you can't walk past it indifferently– but you won't see me wear it in a million years. However, I do respect that there are still many Angels lovers out there, and even those who hate it, sometimes admit that it can smell good on other people. So I'd suggest to approach it with caution, but with an open mind – you might end up loving it. Do not blind buy under any circumstances!

Jan
10
2014
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

So I haven't worn this perfume since I was 15, and didn't really take much notice of perfumes at all. I had a little tester sample so I sprayed it in a rush not thinking and went to see my (then) boyfriend. I remember the first thing his mum saying to me was how nice I smelt and what perfume was I wearing, again not taking much notice of it I completely forgot about it.

Fast track to now at 22, I had another sample that I'd bought off eBay out of curiosity, and my (now) boyfriend came and picked me up. He didn't mention anything about the smell so I assumed he didn't like it, before he said 'You smell nice, smells like you.' Since then I have been wearing it daily and I adore it! The trick is I think is not spraying too much, literally 1-3 will do, and of course skin chemistry. Luckily for me it works a treat on my skin, and although a lot of reviews here say it's a common smell, pretty much every friend I talk to claims they hate the smell of angel and would never buy it. So now I'm just waiting till they smell it on me to see what they say!

Love love love <3<3<3

Jan
09
2014
Perfumefreak
Perfumefreak

I find Angel to be very Interesting at least.
Dark and sultry.
I'm getting very fond of it.
Can't still believe it. I used to hate and stay far away from it.

Jan
09
2014
Daniel.Friedrich42
Daniel.Friedrich42

It's my fiancee's signature and i came to love this scent on her.
I'm a big fan of a*men and angel is a sweeter,more fruity and less dark version of it. It shares the same earthy patchouly in the base but with less coffee and no mint and tar in the top and heart.

I wouldn't really think of it as a unisex but it has enough masculine notes to be pulled off by some men

Longevity and projection are crazy and i don't see this fragrance ever failing on you. Just don't wear it in too warm weather

Jan
09
2014
Lumiere
Lumiere

Magic, quality, sweet but bitter, trans-formative, sensual, provocative, extremely so.:)

Jan
09
2014
Hanya usman
Hanya usman

Angel smells like sweat and cat on me I didn't like it n even my friends hated how it smells , it's better to test it on ur skin before mak'n a purchase .

Jan
03
2014
djuzz.becuzz
djuzz.becuzz

I tried Angel long ago in the stores, but it smelled terrible! I never tried again,... until today... I received a sample of it with my last order and thought: "it's such a popular fragrance, maybe I smelled a bad bottle back then... let's give it another shot!"
But boy oh boy!! It really IS horrendous! It literally turns my stomach upside down!
Heck!?! The bottle and even the notes trick you into believing that this must be an 'Angelic' scent, while in fact it is the devil in disguise!!
How this scent managed to get a fair amount of loves and likes seriously is a riddle to me!

I would say "RUN!!!" and never look back!!!

Jan
03
2014
iloveperfumes96
iloveperfumes96

Got to smell this today and boy, was it beautiful! It's definitely not that unique because it reminded me of a couple of other perfumes I've smelled before. I'm definitely getting this soon! It smells professional and sexy, and it's kind of a unisex fragrance - very nice!

Jan
02
2014
Congeniality
Congeniality

The Grim Reaper is coming to you with a candy... :)
Or fir-fir-fir-fir-firs (lots of them) with sugar notes.

Dec
31
2014
aleksandar.dragas6
aleksandar.dragas6

I think that most people don't understand this and male version. You must consider how original they are, there is nothing similar, even after 20 years! In my opinion, the most original fragrance, male version also, simply the best!

Dec
30
2014
Erin perfume addict
Erin perfume addict

Angel is my very favourite fragrance to read reviews about. Always such strong opinions.

Dec
29
2013
brimanrique
brimanrique

After many intents (always smell the scent in a paper)and the result always was the same, old and weird., for some reason today a try on my skin and BOOM!!! felt inmediately in love, is flowerish but sweet...is perfect, a lot of time looking for something special, and always was in front of me!! Lol :o). If you are not shure about the scent at firs time in a paper, ask for a sample and try it on you with calm and alone (not in the store with many oddors and scents in the air) Angel deserve a special momment to share. It last all day, and I almost forget the scent but time to time the wave of Angel come to me with its perfect sweetnes and soft aura, is like its name... like an Angel. On me was not strong or weird, my husband love the scent too, and about 4 people ask me today what was that is smelling so good!!! For me this is most than enough for a fragance, a plus: It make me smile and happy. Just Perfect!!

Dec
29
2013
bebe2014
bebe2014

Yuck. This smell is so intense. It overwhelms me and people in the same room with me. I don't find it sexy or yummy.

Dec
28
2013
seawife
seawife

A friend brought this w her when visiting me in the USA from
The Netherlands. I had never smelled anything like it before and she ended up
giving her blue star to me as it was hard to find here at the time. This was in the early 90's.

I've always loved Angel. It's not like any other perfume. It's more of an experience. I find it
Smells different at different times, yet I've worn it and sometimes people (especially now that it's so popular) know what I'm wearing. It never fails to get a compliment.

It's totally unlike the Chanels which i love but they are more powdery. Angel is sexy. It makes you want to take another whiff again and again. I recently got a bottle of Alien and I'm still on the fence about it. Smells really nice but it's not my beloved Angel.

Dec
28
2013
Sherihan
Sherihan

I remember the time it was launched, and OMG how it was odd and weired smelling, I wanted to try it,they gave me small tube blue plastic spray samples (didn't see similar befor) I wore the 6 or 7 samples ,tried to live with this caramel,gave some to my sister,at the end I didn't purchase it,instead a friend took it as a signiture scent for som time, I don't see that guy now, but,when I smell Angel I remember him and those weird days. Angel that time wasn't innocent,but now,I feel how childish and naive she is. Will not wear it,not in 300 years at least.

Dec
25
2013
Erin perfume addict
Erin perfume addict

I have a love/hate relationship with Angel: while I do appreciate it's beauty and uniqueness, I just can't bring myself to wear it anymore- it's just too strong and I worry about offending people with the smell. Also, I hate to say it but there's definitely a rotten fruit smell. Somehow I can't bring myself to get rid of my bottle.... Love/hate.

Dec
24
2013
jovejove
jovejove

I love how this fragrance morphs on a daily basis. It changes texture for me almost each time I wear it. Last night, when I put it on, I smelled vibrant and fruity, accentuated by the peach, melon, apricot, plum and berries. This morning, it took on a darker tone of a powdery honeyed chocolate, with musk. I'll also experience on occasion a patchouli, coconut, cotton candy and caramel mix that's almost bitter sweet. Each time I wear it, it gives me a different facet of expression on my skin. Love it! You have to try this out a few times in order to truly judge the power of Angel. Angels of course are mischievous creatures that like to display different personalities. No angel is truly innocent :P

Dec
24
2013
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

I REALLY wanted to like this because I LOVE sweet scents. I tried this scent last night at Dillards. I sprayed it on my wrist and it was AWFUL! The patchouli is so overwhelming it is offense and I smell absolutely NO sweet notes what so ever. My husband went and kissed my hand and gagged saying "Oh my Lord what is that awful smell... Its burning the back of my nose and throat!" ... He LOVES Eva Mendez so I told him "Hey, its the perfume that Eva endorses!" His response "Well you won't ever have to worry about me loving up on her!!!" Ouch... Harsh! ..... I can definitely say the sillage is overwhelming and its longevity is amazing, because no matter how much I washed and scrubbed I could NOT get it off.

Dec
21
2013
jht4060
jht4060

TM Angel is a remarkable and divisive scent - melon, bergamot, and coconut in the top and tonka and patchouli in the base, all embedded in a large dose of ethyl maltol (sweet), with a bunch of other notes as well. Some find it sickly sweet, some like the sweetness but can't take the odd combination of notes, but I love it because it is so creatively distinct. I don't know that I would ever wear this for a date or event (even if I were a woman) but I enjoy it at home. It makes me think of an overripe alien fruit from the Proxima Centauri system that evolved to please a six-legged monkey-like creature (which of course spreads the seeds in its droppings). Angel is weirdly wonderful and not in the least bit angelic.

Thierry Mugler is so creative and bold - I wish they would release a wider range of perfumes outside of their patented sweet gourmand niche.

Dec
17
2013
Farseashore
Farseashore

I love Angel edp and apparently it loves me. Whenever I wear it I get compliments from friends and strangers alike. I find it intoxicating as one note melts into the next. Perhaps this is a fragrance that chooses the wearer, instead of the other way around. Maybe you'll be a lucky chosen one too.

Dec
16
2013
mihaela01
mihaela01

Angel....really?This is more a beast than an angel...but I like it,in very small doses.It is sharp and masculine on my skin the first half hour then it settles really nice,but hey you have to go through hell before heaven right?I find it unique and like most of Mugler s creations not loved by all the people...but a nice add to my collection.

Dec
16
2013
delikate
delikate

I keep going back to smell this, hoping that it'll get better. The optimist in me is infuriating because I get a strong whiff of toilet bowl cleaner every time. Every. Time.

Dec
15
2013