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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 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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This perfume reminds me of  
Nuits de Noho
111 no yes
Vanille Chocolat
72 no yes
I'm Free Chocolat Blanc
27 no yes
Angel Eau de Toilette
20 no yes
Spirit of Heaven
9 no yes

Angel Fragrance Reviews

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
Sylvie-Aus
Sylvie-Aus

Just tried it . This brew trigged just one word , with all respect of course ! But , Oh my ! YUCK !

Sep
21
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 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
wallywinthrop
wallywinthrop

I do not understand this fragrance at all. It is far less chocolatey and spicy than I expected and I frankly don't know what to think. I get a huge blast of sour green fruits, sharp green patchouli and a caramel-chocolate-vanilla base. I bought a travel spray so I could become acquainted with it. I can see how on the right person this would be divine. I wear it to sleep for the time being so I can get to know it. Hopefully Angel and I can begin a lasting relationship!

Aug
14
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
Marcmartin
Marcmartin

Love love love !! Masterpiece

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
Emz.NZ
Emz.NZ

I was recommended Angel and on purchasing a sample came to this conclusion...you will either love this or hate this. For myself the scent did not alter from first spray to dry down other than the intensity. Feeling totally sabotaged I dislike this scent. Find it deadly sweet an due to its complexity quite disturbing.

Aug
03
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
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 girlfriend 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 GF. 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
Yohji
Yohji

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
antihero
antihero

Another Angel review?! Yes. I know this has been done to death review-wise. To me this is a patchouli bomb. It has been referred to as sweet and chocolaty by some, but I am not getting that.
Angel is a sweet, strong patchouli. And not the hippie-head shop variety.
So how much to spray is a problem since the longevity and projection lasts in to the next century? I am still working on it. But that little blue liquid-filled glass star is not as innocent as it looks. And I love it.

Jun
28
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
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

I smelled this a long time ago and all I could smell was patchoulli. Musty patchoulli with sugar. I hated it. The other day I refreshed my senses and tried it again...it was...better....but still not good. I get no harmony in this "angel". The notes and everything in this does not fit together. I feel like its similar how the soda Dr.Pepper is to me. Dr.Pepper its a bunch of random flavors thrown together(prune juice,cherry, popcorn, caramel,etc, etc), all tied with sweetness. It has a special taste that you etiher love or hate and either answer, everyone is confused about how it exactly taste like or why they like or dislike it. For me, Dr.Pepper is strange, I like it very much, sweet syrupy, amost medicinal...but im confused. I drink it halfway put it down and say Ill never drink that strange drink again. This perfume is exactly that. Patchoulli? Chocolate? Honey? Berries? Coconut?! Cotton candy? Roses? and there's more! What the heck is going on?! Its a dizzy carnival ride, all fun until the choas of spinning and mixing. A part of me likes this, I dont know why, maybe because it does have a sweet quality, a sort of deliciousness to it, but a strange delicacy you would find at a carnival or fair. But I overall cannot wear this. I soon feel overwhelmed and unsure what is on my skin. There are fragrances that are confusing in a good way, sort of mysterious, drawn to them, but then there's fragrances like this.

Jun
25
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.

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
Thomaso7
Thomaso7

one of my 2 favorites girl scent - this one is really sexy. it is strong and has that spicy powder in it which just projects, sillage-ates and resonates, with a bunch of other candy-ish stuff which just gives a great scent. I have sprayed it on a card and could smell it for days later on it - at the end it is just this flour bag of dusty powder which I just love.

Jun
05
2014
JoeOM
JoeOM

Let me start by saying that I love A* Men. Even though I dislike too much patchouli, it works so well in that fragrance. Also even though i'm a guy, I don't see the problem in wearing a fragrance aimed at women.

Anyway, I purchased a small 2ml sample of Angel after wanting to try it for some time and never having smelt it before. I was a little put off by the fact that the main detectable note was patchouli but the other notes looked so promising that I ignored it.

So I decided to wear this to work one day and give it a try. I was in such a rush that day so when I grabbed for the vial I forgot I was about to spray THE Angel on myself.

I applied 2 large sprays to my chest, 2 sprays to my arms, 2 on my neck and 2 on my shirt for good measure. (I'm an over sprayer as it is but forgive me as I did not realise)

It hit me straight away but I figured it would dissipate with time. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of patchouli. So much patchouli. Tons of it.

By the time I had arrived at work 30 minutes later I felt like an 8ft tall patchouli humanoid had been beating me with a mallet all the way there.

I hurried to my desk trying not to let anyone notice me but a friend and female co-worker came over and started talking to me. All of a sudden she stopped and looked at me... Her face as though she had just looked into the eyes of the Devil. "WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT SMELL?"

I know I over sprayed which is my own fault but still, for some reason I only detect the one note, PATCHOULI, and I cannot stand it.

So yes, safe to say when I got home my clothes went on a boil wash and I jumped in the shower. I was defeated.

A finishing note however. For the people that love this fragrance and works on their skin, I envy you. I really do. I so wanted those magical notes to work for me but they didn't. Enjoy it if they do, you are the chosen ones.

Jun
05
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
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
gpesav
gpesav

I smell this perfume everywhere! It lingers. I don't understand the appeal of it. It's way too strong and incredibly cloying. Not my cup of tea. I'll stick to Alien.

May
03
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
Capricorngal19
Capricorngal19

Another classic. It's too mainstream for my taste...when it didn't get a lot of hype, My dad bought this for my mom a few xmas ago..It reminds me of my fabulous momma when I smell it. I love it's sophistication and sexiness. I wouldn't wear it but its nice.

Goes to show you..
my mother only wears
Hermes
Chanel N5
Angel
Coco Chanel.

<3

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
Ritarudna
Ritarudna

Mmm berry chocolate truffles and roasted almonds pralines :D I also smell christmas trees. Angel can most definitely be worn by a man. I've smelled some colognes more feminine than this.

Mar
25
2014
CaledonianChic77
CaledonianChic77

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
Poboijosh
Poboijosh

I'm a guy, and I sport the hell outa` some Angel EdP, but then again, Angel is centered around Patchouli, which is like cat nip laced with crack-cocaine to me, and Patchouli in itself is a highly polarizing note, let alone that hot and beautiful, sticky dark mess going on in Angel, so yeah, you can easily say that Angel is a polarizing perfume, but freakin` gorgeous! Although Angel is a mainstream perfume, it is pricey, but very high quality... niche quality, and one of the coolest things about Angel I think, outside of that beautiful little star flacon, is although it's had overwhelmingly strong success in the marketplace for 22 years, it's never been reformulated, so you're still getting the same exact juice from 1992 that blew everyone away then... like it does now. The opening and heart are awesome in themselves with that Cotton Candy and Cassis, but the drydown is just whacky good, and I can honestly say, the darkest perfume I own, or have ever worn. C`mon! Patchouli, Dark Chocolate, Caramel... Amazingly intoxicating! And as for longevity and sillage? Angel peels paint...

Mar
06
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
arrode
arrode

I feel quite silly reviewing Angel since it's quite well-reviewed. It opens for me with a lot of chocolate/vanilla/caramel/cotton candy (gourmand overload) and sugary-berries. That's about all I smell for a really long time before the berries die off and then, hours later, I'm left with the most intense, crazy, patchouli ever. It gets really dirty at this point. I actually hate smelling the patchouli on day-old Angel clothing. It's just insane how much patchouli is in Angel. Otherwise, I love the first 5+ hours.

Mar
05
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, but I'm not surprised as the scent is even worse than I remember. To me it's just a big mess of different notes that would be beautiful on their own or in another mix. Absolutely terrible. Sorry to those who loves this... I simply can't!

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
dmdipentino@verizon.net
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 on 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
willfulmissconduct
willfulmissconduct

I wore this scent when it FIRST came out, back in the very early 90s. THEN, it was original and unique. Now? Sorry, but it is so over popular that for me, it has gone the way of scents like Obsession and Poison and Eternity. How can anyone get super excited about a scent that is immediately identifiable to 99% of everyone who smells it on you? And for me, I don't find anything "signature" about a scent that millions of other women lay claim to. It has lost any uniqueness that it once had.

Feb
04
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
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

Me too!!!!!

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
Hellita
Hellita

Honestly I don't get what all the fuzz is about with Angel. It's grandma in a bottle to me and overly sweet.

Jan
28
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
alittleofeverything
alittleofeverything

I tried the EDT, and it was amazing. Sweet, warm, edgy, DIFFERENT.

Unfortunately I bought the EDP - and I can't wear it. I get the B.O.- note full on. The patchouli overwhelms anything else, frankly it's a disaster on me.

Anyone want a swap? Message me if so.

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

Too strong for me! 1 spritz on my wrists and even after washing off with soap and water, the scent lingered. Gave me a migraine. Something in it reminds me of Windex. But my sister has it and loves it. Just doesn't work for me.

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
SayakaP
SayakaP

Dark, Unique & Fantastic!
I'm a perfume slut who loves variety, but Angel is special to me.
Wearing this for 20 years & still surprised how complex she is.

When I'm cold, she gives me warm vanilla cuddle.
When I'm sweaty, her Mint comes forward to cool me down.
Angel has got its own intelligence.

I feel really myself wearing Angel.
I'll always love her.

Jan
08
2014
hellokoi
hellokoi

I was 15 years old and in a department store with a group of girlfriends when I tried on Angel for the first time. I'll never forget that moment, because all of my friends stopped in their tracks and immediately crowded around me, telling me that they loved this scent on me and this was definitely my "signature scent." My best friend grabbed me and said, "That scent is YOU."
I've been wearing Angel for 11 years now and it still seems to draw people towards me when I wear it. It's a scent that really feels special to me.

It always puzzles me when I read reviews of Angel that complain that everyone wears this scent and it's so overdone, because I have never in my life met another person who actually wears Angel. I've never had anyone recognize the scent when I wear it either. I do get lots of compliments when I wear this, though, so it clearly works well on my skin.

I've always been fascinated by Angel. I love that I can smell this scent and convince myself that I can pick out every note in its long list of notes, but it all melds together in this magical, cohesive way. It's sweet, earthy, and fresh all at the same time, not dominated by any one of its notes. Everything plays together perfectly. And, for all of its sweetness, Angel never turns cloying on me. I guess that it's a difficult scent to wear, but if you're lucky enough to have it work on you, it smells like pure magic.

Angel is one of my biggest perfume loves, and I cherish the bottles of it that I've collected over the years <3.

Jan
06
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
willfulmissconduct
willfulmissconduct

Yes, I understand this scent was "groundbreaking" back in the day. But I find nothing "signature" about wearing a scent that 9 out of 10 other women are wearing. I'd much rather have folks smile and ask, "Mmmmm.....what is that? You smell good." Than say, "Oh, you are wearing Angel." It's so overworn that it has lost all uniqueness. Right up there with Poison, Obsession and Eternity. Time for folks to find a new scent!

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
maria_aaa
maria_aaa

I had high hopes, but it smells like straight up bitter cough syrup and licorice. It would be ok if only it didn't smell like you bathed in it with one spritz. It did not work with my skin.

Dec
15
2013
Nuitdenoel
Nuitdenoel

I so wanted to like this scent! I blind bought a bottle of it, based on all the reviews I had read, back in 2008. With the first spritz, I knew it wasn't for me. I was dying to smell the chocolate and all the subtle nuances, but all that came across was, sadly, tobacco and vanilla, and not in a good way. Almost like an old honky-tonk, late at night, filled with sadness and desperation.

I've retried it off and on many times since then, the latest attempt was a few weeks ago, and I still get the same scents. On a side note, my husband really dislikes this fragrance, both on me and on test papers. He gets the overwhelming cheap vanilla tobacco smell, as well.

Although I can't wear this, I can and do wear Alien.

Dec
14
2013
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Since I tried Angel many, many years ago, I totally loved it. But, price was quite high for a student, so I told my parents I want it for a Christmas gift. Well, I got it, but my dad commented 'Oh, you are such a luxury woman! You need a rich husband!'.
Angel is sweet and powerful, and jasmine is quite strong. I even changed my flat because of this fragrance. At this time, I was living in a house of an old lady, who was a friend to my parents. She treated me like a granddaughter, was very nice, and living was very cheap. But, she could not stand jasmine. She asked me if I can use this jasmine scent outside. So, I changed flat:) Lived in a students' flat, with 4 flatmates, but could use my jasmine scent anytime I liked:)

Dec
14
2013
tkomaigo77
tkomaigo77

Obnoxious and original. I love it!

Dec
14
2013
Musky4
Musky4

I do love Angel, and find it so difficult to pick out the various different notes in it, it's such a complex, unique and well-blended fragrance. I can slightly see the comparison with Chopard's Wish, but Angel is heavier with a darker feel, more 'oomph' you could say. She's like a beautiful woman who looks adoringly sweet (like an angel), but who has a mysterious and sultry side. I only ever crave Angel when the weather's freezing cold and couldn't imagine wearing this at any other time of year, other than winter. In my opinion though Angel is a victim of it's own success. The fact that it's so popular and instantly recognisable does deter me from wearing it and it has been unfairly neglected in my collection. Many perfumes fade quickly on me but Angel really does last and project well. A very special perfume that I couldn't imagine not owning.

Dec
10
2013
yc01
yc01

I was one of the lucky personnes who can wear this scent with many compliments. In some body chemistries, it smells bitter but in some it smells in a fresh way (really fresh, like mint or something similar fresh). I do not think, I'll rebuy it but I still love it.

Dec
09
2013
naaym.agecra
naaym.agecra

Gave this a couple chances but i had hard time liking it for some reasons, idk. But i think it's the patchouli, cause I compared this to the other perfumes that I don't like... and they all have patchouli. I just didn't feel any connection. I'm definitely not an Angel... This is not me. 'Cause I'm an Alien :) <3

Dec
09
2013
zenbabylove
zenbabylove

There's only one way to apply this without killing everyone in your path within a 5 mile radius: spray the tiniest amount into a cotton ball,let it absorb for a minute and then dab it behind your ears OR your neck,but not both.

This is by far the strongest most intense fragrance I've ever used.

It's like mystical chocolate on amphetamines.

I love it but as I said,application is crucial to a love/hate relationship with this one.

Dec
08
2013
aleksandar.dragas6
aleksandar.dragas6

all time fragrance, perfect, sweet, warm :)

Dec
08
2013
Ashes19
Ashes19

I didn’t think I was going to love Angel, as I was apprehensive from what I’d heard about its strength and sillage. While I find that a single spritz on my neck OR chest is enough for all day, I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. I don’t particularly like it on initial spray- it IS super strong and alcoholic and the patchouli is obnoxious. However, given 15 minutes it’s dried down into deliciousness. Yes- it’s more intense than Innocent, but as long as you’re not spraying it on like a cheap body spray, you shouldn’t have problems. Angel is a yummy gourmand that doesn't smell too much like food and sometimes reminds me of the scent of when you leave fabric in the summer sunshine; that clean laundry, warm smell. It’s the perfect pick-me-up scent for crappy winter weather. I really love it for daytime and again, as long as one uses a scant spritz, they shouldn’t be suffocating or giving people headaches.

Dec
08
2013
chittylafemme
chittylafemme

I can completely understand why some just adore it, but the concoction is so weird and I cannot get past the highly intense caramely patchouli at work here. Does not work well with my chemistry.

Dec
06
2013
muncierobson
muncierobson

In addition to my full review:

LOVE LOVE LOVE despite fact I avoided and hated for many years! Tried again and fell in love with...

Despite having over 40 bottles of fragrance I have worn nothing else since recently purchasing a small purse spray to try out, following my surprise enjoyment of a sample of angel!

I LOVE angel and appreciate it in such a different way now I am older and every other girl and their dog is no longer wearing it!

Once the necessary (and harsh) top notes have faded angel becomes a delicious warm comforting scent, constantly changing and evolving as time passes.

Sillage bomb and very long lasting with it!

AMAZING!

Dec
04
2013
rafatramon
rafatramon

although I dont follow rules when it comes to choose a scent according to season, temperature, hour of the day or whatever, I do feel like this perfume is very strict, but delicious anyway. but since I wore this for very long, I got a little tired.

Dec
04
2013
Antares811
Antares811

Please spray it with very light hand, and only in the evening! Yesterday, at 9 am, I was waiting for a doctor's visit and a lady almost killed me and all the other people in the waiting room with her Angel perfume. Nauseating.

Dec
04
2013
quea
quea

I hate this perfume on the first spray. There's something in it, maybe the patchouli, that suddenly gave me headache. But after a while, it turns to be beautiful scent with warm sweet feeling, I love the cacaco! Yet I still could smell the patchouli.

Unfortunately fragrantica couldn't give neutral vote. Couldn't really decide whether I love or hate this fragrance.

Dec
04
2013
BrittneyN
BrittneyN

This perfume is tricky, depending on your body chemistry it will either smell very beautiful on you, or absolutely horrid! There is no in between here. I thankfully am someone who can carry this perfume well, I get lots of complements when I wear it too. At first application though, I could hardly take this perfume. I got a strong blast of patchouli and honey that was almost cloying. When I first tried it I thought ugh, this one is not for me, but within 5 minutes or less it softened and I got a beautiful, delicious, caramel, vanilla, and chocolaty red berry scent with a light touch of Jasmine, being a gourmand lover this greatly appealed to me. I get a bit of the musk and amber at the dry down too. I do not get too many of the other notes, which is FINE by me. This is a busy/complex perfume, and it is silage heavy, so only a light spritz should be used, otherwise it is cloying. I love it because it works on me & is quite unique, but I can easily see why it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

Nov
29
2013
babybear1
babybear1

I am no expert on notes. I have a small refillable star for over a year, I only wear it at home. I decided to wear it out yesterday. (eau de parfum). My daughter said to me you smell so good mom can you hug me and rub some of it onto me?? My other daughter and I were at our barn where we board our horse, and I was dressed in my "barn" gear I was doing my barn thing while my daughter had her lesson. We were warming up in the tack room and her teacher said... something smells so good in here... its definelty not me, and the others said the same thing... it was my Angel lol!!!!!

I went to the bay and was going to buy the liquer version of this, but I bought the perfuming body oil instead... very lovely!!! and absorbs so quickly. I might go back and buy the limited edition for 2013.

I smell patchouli and chocolate on me, I don't detect other notes, my nose becomes de sensitized to the perfume after awhile, but others smell it on me. I love chocolate so I don't mind one bit.

Nov
28
2013
Iris_it
Iris_it

Angel definitely stinks on my skin . Well , there are many dislikes so I guess I am not the only "white fly" in the world :-)
It came to my mind the cellar of my friend's 1900 building apartment when I was living in Milan . The cellar was located in the underground and its pavement was just made of pressed earth and had no windows ... When we went down to fetch a bottle of wine, we pinched our noses closed ...

Nov
28
2013
Labaloo
Labaloo

My sister has had the body-creme for some time- a few years, now; I know she uses it sparingly- purely for the scent- as she and her husband don't really have much to spend on self-indulgent luxuries- it just isn't there with raising two little ones. And, I suppose, less occasions to go out and be fancy. When I visit, I sometimes carefully unscrew the jar- which sits atop the vanity in their bathroom- and take a deep sniff: it smells so good- like the air in a chocolate shop. This year for Xmas, I decided to splurge a little and buy her a 2nd-hand bottle of the edp. I'm pretty sure she'll be thrilled.

But hey- can't resist: I sprayed a little on my arm to make sure it wasn't a fake. It's not (thankfully). The scent is still there after 14 hours [edit:24+hours], and as delicious as I remember. I get the chocolate and caramel and patchouli like everyone else... but what I find most-interesting is that lily-of-the-valley note. It adds that touch of "bitter-green floral" underlay that I think is so interesting against all the edible parts. And I know the scent of that flower well, as it took over one of my mother's flower-beds when we were little; we used to pick them. Maybe she is reminded of those days by 'Angel'?

I can see why this fragrance was so revolutionary when it was first released- it really is a strikingly-beautiful creation.

Nov
27
2013
debush
debush

Such a magic potion!

Nov
26
2013
dness92
dness92

Wearing Angel is such an experience!

It's like a bomb of contradictions. I see some people are saying it smells 'simple and clean' while others claim it's overly sweet. Well guess what, with Angel it's all possible!

Some days I smell melted chocolate with patchouli, others I smell so put together, tidy and clean (and the detectable by my nose scent of pine needles and aura of woodsiness are to blame for that!).

I think it depends on what you subconsciously or consciously decide to concentrate on. Angel could be a reflection of the statement that we choose how to perceive the world around us.

P.S. I usually use perfumes on my clothes but this one seemed to sort of sit back when sprayed on fabrics. So last night I decided to put it on my skin and (this never happens to me btw, usually when I put fragrance on my skin it's for the worse) there was a sweet explosion! It's definitely better to put this on your skin, for me at least.

Nov
26
2013
lauren.gonzalez.963
lauren.gonzalez.963

Delicious and ever changing, I love love love this fragrance. Obviously it is somewhat of a monster, strong and LONG lasting, it does remind me somewhat of Alien in the sense that it changes throught the day. At some points it is sweet patchouli and coco somewhat like jimmy choo, but at others this really juicy guava scent comes out. It has an overall graham cracker scent that is also very tobacco-ish. At any rate Angel (much like alien) is not for the faint of heart, but is so complex and interesting that it is hard to get bored of.

Nov
23
2013
muncierobson
muncierobson

UNTILL RECENTLY have avoided and disliked - people who 'over spray' are responsible! There was a girl at school who always smelled of melted chocolate and patchouli - suffocating!

I cannot think of a scent with more silage/longevity (suggestions welcome!)

This scent is constantly evolving as the hours pass by, I love the unpredictable nature of it! I am aware of patchouli, honey, caramel and chocolate throughout. I have picked up most of the other listed notes, though this is different on different days!

Whenever I spray angel, I think 'Maybe im not in the mood for this today' as the top notes are strong and oppressive. However, after a couple of hours she mellows and i am 'in love' again!

#winning

Nov
20
2013
susanmsuk
susanmsuk

I think the problem many people have with Angel is the fact that some people wear too much of it. Angel (and similar perfumes such as Laurence Dumont's Vanille Chocolat) smell better when they are used with a light hand. I once sat next to someone who was eating fast food and smelled as if she had bathed in it. Gross!

Nov
20
2013
blackw0lfx
blackw0lfx

so as a child i had like a strawberry shortcake doll, except she was chocolate and had a smelly set of chocolate muffins. when i sprayed this i was reminded of that doll. i got all this synthetic chocolate vibe. after a bit the chocolate calms down (thank god) and i get a creamy sweet vanilla, but the chocolate is still there. i feel pretty meh about this. i dont hate it or like it. i cant get the image of this frilly round faced doll with chocolate muffins out of my head, and while i loved smelling her and the muffins when i was 8 i cant say the same thing now. i think more suited for an under 18 yr old. a playful girl.

Nov
20
2013
tracy.debloistalley
tracy.debloistalley

I bought this as soon as it came out years ago and liked it in the store. Unfortunately I should have waited because I detested it after wearing it for awhile on my skin.
It comes off on my skin as all patchouli & burnt sugar. I am not a huge fan of patchouli so I am afraid my review might be biased. I have smelled this on other people and liked it but on me it was truly disgusting. I ended up giving it away after a few months of trying.

Nov
17
2013
jadejoann4
jadejoann4

Ok, I really like it BUT on me there is a detected note of sweat. I mean, clear as day human sweat. It's not bad but kinda throws me off for a bit. Then I smell Caramel and the rest of the dry down is good. I enjoyed this perfume minus the few minutes of sweatiness. Doesn't last on me. It's on for about 4 hours then gone.

Nov
17
2013
tracytucker
tracytucker

I have been trying on a sample of Angel for a few days now and I am finding it difficult to detect many of the more prominent notes described above and by other reviewers. The stand-out notes I get are coconut, caramel, fruit, amber and musk. I don't get any patchouli and or even the floral. Its also not a strong perfume to me, but maybe all this can be attributed to how well-blended this perfume is. I am actually getting more of the notes subtly wafting up, than when I actually sniff my arm. I can see how people are repulsed by the overwhelming sweetness that I even noticed at times smells the tiniest bit of rotting fruit (the melon perhaps?). I really like the drydown scent in my clothes on the next day, but its not much different from most of my floral/orientals. This perfume will be nice to wear for myself at home when I am in the mood for something sweet and cozy, but definitely not around other people.

Nov
15
2013
samsara82
samsara82

Dear readers,
The Angel I wasn't that all charmed by Muglers fragrance for reasons because I was hoping perhaps this one will be flattering than it's alien sister. the bottle shape is eye pleasing though if you like stars and seductive Eva Mendez modeling such a item. The scent however can be very tricky since you can tell it is complex which I don't mind , plus thanks to Fragantica.com, I know now the other notes that the sales girl did not mentioned to me, it 's very spicy fruity aroma which on the right chemistry can be alluring but where it fails to me is longevity vanishes too vast like typical modern perfumes and isn't very unique to my experienced and spoiled roman nose. Will I ever buy this, No, will I recommend this , it falls in the twilight realm of perhaps and this scent reminds me of the type of person who is of the moment without true charm but can be saved ? dazzling bottle. Hot model advertisement but lacks a unique spirit, buy at your own risk.

Nov
15
2013
Giezza
Giezza

It used to be my signature scent before most of my friends wore this same fragrance. In the past for me this one was a beautiful, warm, unique, and bold perfume. It suit very well with black evening dress and dinner in an exclusive restaurant.

Even though this perfume smells great, I agree with the comment below that say this is not for everyone. This one is a beautiful yet strong fragrance. You don't need to put so much on your skin and you're good to go. But apparently not many people realize this and they use way too much of it, or force them self to wear it even though it smells awful on them.

So sad, I used to love this one but now I can even stand the smell if someone near me wearing this.

Nov
14
2013
lilinah
lilinah

I tried Angel when it first came out and everyone was raving about it, back in the early 90s, and i was not fond of its strong vanilla-burnt caramel scent. In fact, that combination is still not a favorite of mine and there are now far too many perfumes that smell appallingly like candy, sad blends of vanilla, fruit and chocolate that have only a couple notes to toot on their horns and no true development to speak of over hours of wear.

Recently i had the opportunity to get a little box of Angel scented minis for free, so i figured, if i still hate it, i can give it as a gift.

I opened the box and immediately noticed both the patchouli and the vanilla, the dryness of the patchouli almost balancing the sweetness of the vanilla and the fruits. Then I took out the tiny bottle of EdT and gave myself spritz.

This will never be a favorite of mine, but i no longer hate it. Yes, in the end it is still a bit unpleasantly and oppressively caramelly. But before it gets there it is an interesting blend of vanilla, herbs and fruit, sweet, but not too sweet, balanced by the patchouli and herbs, and with some complexity and development. I still prefer vanilla (and caramel and sugar and honey) as subtle notes in a complex blend, but I think i'm going to keep it for myself.

Nov
13
2013
mamashmoo
mamashmoo

I have been wearing this since November of 1992. For years it was the only fragrance I owned. My English boyfriend gave me a bottle as a gift. I fell quickly out of love with him, but not this fragrance. I usually own a few bottles of perfume at a time, the most recent bottle of Angel I have is 10 years old & it still lasts all day when I give it a spray. Being that I have over 20 colognes in my current collection, Angel is almost gone.

Nov
13
2013
elvasss
elvasss

It lasts for 8 hours, at least. This perfumes is very interesting. It smelled not too good on the test paper. But it smells quite creamy and sweet on my skin. Normally I like sweet scents. Angel is not like other sweet scents, it is just very... interesting. Try it on your skin before you buy it.

Nov
13
2013
aprettygarden
aprettygarden

I tried so very hard to like this classic scent, but it just didn't work with my chemistry. Instant headache. I was in the grocery store and had smelled this on a woman down the aisle. I couldn't run away fast enough. It's one of those scents that really stays, and stays...

Nov
12
2013
perfumejunkie75
perfumejunkie75

This is another fragrance I had to try just because the curiosity was killing me. Again, I sprayed a tester strip and wow it hit me like a ton of bricks! There was absolutely no way anyone could like this at all! I was a bit dissapointed because I had hyped it up in my mind as spectacular. Not sure why. So I took it home on the card as I did with Alien and laid it on my dresser and kept going back to it. Each time I smelled something different and interesting. I even smelled as one poster noted the cedar or pine tree smell like Christmas evergreen. Again it got better and better. I still prefer the Alien over this one, but I ordered some sample vials to test on my skin. These are very unique and interesting fragrances. Im mystified.

Nov
12
2013
Lali_7
Lali_7

The creator of this perfume had to have a very inappropriate image of angels... Angel smells old, that kind of old Opium does (I'm not saying they smell alike). It is sweet though, but rather alcoholic sweet. Very 90's, strong, outdated scent. No, thank you.

Nov
11
2013
diggerbey
diggerbey

I like Angel and Angel likes me!!! Let me start by saying that I know how polarizing this fragrance is and I went to the perfume shop with an open mind. I decided that it was about time to smell Angel for the first time, and really see what it's all about. So first thing I did in the morning was go to the perfume shop and try to get a sample of it, the sales woman was a huge fan and said I would love it I thought she was doing her job but she was so right. I have never been a huge fan of patchouli especially when its the dominant note, but on Angel it somehow works. When I first sprayed it on it was sweet almost a bit synthetic and it had that weedy smell people talk about. The patchouli and vanilla are the star notes on me and I owe the vanilla for making Angel work on me. As I wore it for the rest of the day it got creamy and I loved it even more than before. Angel is a perfume that you have to be in love with to appreciate, even my mom who hates it for dear life is perplexed by how wonderful it smells on me. I think body chemistry has a lot to do with not only Angel but perfumes in general and I think that's sad because some people will never fall in love with this special star.

Nov
10
2013
pretty mini collector
pretty mini collector

So many people I knew raved about Angel. I tried it at the perfume counter. It smelled like bug spray on me. I also asked for, and received, some samples to try again, right out of the shower, thinking maybe the perfume I put on at the beginning of the day mixed with Angel and created that awful smell. Unfortunately, that did not turn out to be the case. Worst of all, I couldn't wash it off, no matter how hard I tried! And then, while in the bathroom with a coworker, she asked me if I thought it smelled like bug spray in the bathroom! All in all, though I gave it my best shot, this perfume and I will never be bffs.

Nov
07
2013
wistfulmaiden
wistfulmaiden

What a wide variety of opinions!
I spritzed Angel a while ago on a whim, I expected it to be light and ephemeral(its called "Angel"...yah this was before I read fragrantica reviews, and I was shocked at the power of the stuff! It was literally a blast of sweetness but not in a good way.
I smelled mostly heavy musk+something sickly sweet and cloying perhaps burning candied nuts or chocolate which has been melted too much?
Anyway, I really don't like this at all, I gave it time for drydown about 1 hour, in which nothing got any subtler, then I had to wash it off.
If you like this perfume, good on ya just please go lightly when spraying, this one has monster sillage even after its been washed off.
I don't get a pee smell but perhaps this is what diabetic urine smells like!

Nov
07
2013
LisaMari
LisaMari

Angel smells like pee, seriously. I always think little white flowers smell like pee too, so, maybe it has a lot of white flower fragrance in it..? I don't like it :(

Nov
07
2013
Yudum
Yudum

I looooooove this smell but its not for everyone. I think one spray is enough otherwise you might end up fainting. Its sweet but not in a candy way more of a sexy and warm way. It makes me want to cuddle myself

Nov
05
2013
kosmoskukka
kosmoskukka

Lot of talk about Angel here lately. This is one georgeous gem that have been in my collection since it came. And I am very much happy with it, its one of those rare scents my nose smell it being the same within times. Not been changed. And this is something for Thumbs up imho.
The scent it-Self represents for me exactly this time of the year in North, when just snow came to ground, and it starts to be minus celsiuses. Angel gives warmth and suits really well in whiteness.
One of my all time favourite for sure! They have done something correctly, its been on markets quite some time for now. And I think it will stay.
Love from Finland ***<3<3<3***

Nov
05
2013
Nil3
Nil3

I mean,why go through ALL that trouble with all those different notes????
Seriously. I was all WHAATT when I saw coconut notes,rose…ecc.
Why didn’t they only stick to the chocolate,cotton candy,caramel and vanilla?
Putting the melon was a total waste in my opinion.

Nov
05
2013
JaxTheMinx
JaxTheMinx

It works on my body chemistry and others think it's great but there's too much vanilla/chocolate going on there for me. The middle notes lean towards bug spray. The opening is rather nice, but the rest is not for me. Alien is definitely my top choice of Mugler fragrances.

Nov
05
2013
doublevee
doublevee

Lucky me this wonderful fragrance worked with my body chemistry!
It is a very rich, sultry, musky gourmand fragrance with complexities and a uniqueness I very much appreciate. The depth with which this oriental vanilla gourmand is created is, IMO, pure perfection :). As noted in the multitude of notes, this fragrance is surprising and depending on your body chemistry will highlight its numerous ingredients.

My body chemistry seems to bring out a smokey and boozy element (almost as if I am wearing the Liquer de Parfum edition of this fragrance!) along with the other carefully crafted gourmand elements. I adore sweet and unique (almost weird) fragrances and am so happy this worked for me (sometimes I adore a fragrance but it smells terrible with my body chemistry...ahem Lady Gaga's Fame). The longevity is wonderful (It has been over 2 days, with 2+ showers and there is still a scent hugging close to my skin). The sillage is powerful, so one spray in one area is enough for someone next to you to smell you. When I wear one spritz, I am told the sillage is within this range, and on me its a more sultry boozy lingering scent instead of a strong dominant one (I have tried Alien, which I love as well, but have to be careful with that one because my body chemistry makes Alien 10x stronger...).

Thierry Mugler is by far, IMO, my favorite high quality perfumer because it stands out among other new-age fragrances (which are usually extremely diluted with ethanol alcohol).

Nov
04
2013
Libran
Libran

I try to like this, it has all the notes I enjoy but it just doesn't suit me. It smells very heavy and overpowering on my skin and far too earthy for my tastes. To all the ladies who rock this scent, good for you! I wish I could :(

Nov
03
2013
mamamia
mamamia

God bless humanity from this heavy perfume's grimness!!!
beyond to being heavy,its like kick in your face. And its not me acting rude, wearing this perfume is pretty rude to people who stand near to you.
Sorry but i could'n stop myself.

Nov
03
2013
dness92
dness92

TADAM! I finally managed to test this!
Oh I was so curious after the whole talk how this is the sweetest perfume of all, worn by strippers, dirty smelling, some even said it smells like dead body and what not.

Well, well, well...

I am SO surprised. I expected everything but I would never suspect Angel to smell like... Christmas. It smells to me like pine needles with some underlying sweetness but definitely nothing sticky, nothing chocolately or caramelly. It's so sweet yet clean (due to the christmas tree smell). And perhaps this description might not make much sense but when I was little and we would go out to play in the snow with my dad and then come back home, his cold from being outside cheeks had a very similar scent that's present in this perfume. Perhaps it was some aspect of his cologne (not sure if he wore one) mixed with that just from the cold into the warm skin scent lingering somewhere in Angel. Or at least it reminds me of that. It's wonderful :)

Dare I say I can see a man getting away with wearing this?

I think if I purchased this I would wear it only in winter. I actually think it smells innocent and cute. Like an angel coming down from heaven on Christmas Eve :) Oh I think I want this very much!

The more I sample this, the more adjectives come to mind... It's as if new worlds keep unfolding before my nose and eyes ;)
*sweet
*bushy
*menthol note
*pine needles
*woody
*fruity
*earthy
*burning tires

Nov
02
2013
alicektn
alicektn

I'm so happy! I can wear it again! On my skin! After so long... It used to make me dizzy... i was so sad. After two years I took my small star out of it's box. I tried it again, ready for nausea...I didnt fully press the sprayer... I pushed it with such a little force, that only a couple of drops came out. Then came perfume heaven without side effects. I can wear again the most beautiful honey almondy scent, woo hoo!

Nov
01
2013
jociebelle
jociebelle

This is an unusual scent, and the first time I got a whiff of it I kind of went cross-eyed. But it's also one of those fragrances that grows on you if you can get used to it. My mom brought home some perfume samples a while back, and Angel was among them. I didn't know what to think the first time I wore it and was very self-conscious, but after I wore it a half dozen more times, I really liked it. Patchouli scents often work well on me. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone really shy, meek and sweet, though.

Oct
31
2013
candieland
candieland

I didn't know how to feel about this one. Upon first application, I do not like it and I mean I really do not like it. I think I get a strong sweet (messy) smell along with something that reminds me of urine or a weed. It just smells dirty. Maybe I am picking up on the patchouli here. Too, there is a sharpness that shoots straight up in my nose and makes me cringe. I also get a bit of an earthy chocolate smell even though this note is said to be present in the dry down. If I have to say anything, I have to say that this perfume is quite unique as it is hard for me to determine what exactly it is I am smelling.

A few minutes in, it starts to shift on me and I can pick up on the something that smells like straight up mint...Where is mint coming from? A few minutes later is where Angel shifts again but into something that is just AMAZING. I am in total shock! Away fades the mint and a sweet, spicy aroma arises. Oh my gosh this is amazing...I am not able to pick out the notes. But isn't this a sign that the perfume is mixed that well??? If I had to guess, I think I am picking up on some fruits and vanilla and spice all drizzled with a rich, smooth honey concoction. I don't understand how I could fall in love with something that started out soo harshly. Oh my gosh this smell is addicting once you are able to get past the first 5 minutes. I was soo sure this was going to be my first "hate" review but my how the tables have turned! Seriously, I am in love.

I am just using a sample so once I have a chance to really test it out i will get into lasting power and sillage. My guess is they too will get really hight marks with me.

EDIT
I had a chance to try Angel out from my new bottle and I must say this is magic in a bottle to me. I have noticed that the initial spray is strong but I am no longer turned off by it. Has angel somehow worked its magic on me too? I have no explanation for my now love for this beauty from start (yes start) to finish. I too noticed that it smells different on me each time I wear it. One day I may pick up more on the vanilla while others days it may be the spices or the fruits or the coconut or whatever else (haha). This is truly, truly a magnificent scent! How can one ever get bored of something that is like a wonderful surprise each time you wear it? I LOVE it!!!

As promised, I have to report that I have to agree with others when they say to apply this sparingly. I find that 1/2 to 1 spray (at most!!!) is more than enough. More than that and I feel it ruins the affect the perfume should have (magical, mysterious, enchanting, dark, warm, comforting...angelic) on the wearer and others. The scent is so dreamy...it has this affect on me I can't really explain. To top it off, the transitions I (we) get to experience while wearing this are just beyond amazing. And WOW does this one last and last and last.....you will get a good 12+ out of this one easily. I will only wear this in fall/winter but day or night. I am not afraid to wear it in the morning. Just let it dry on your body before you put your clothes on and apply at least 15mins-1/2 hr before you have to leave to be on the (extra) safe side. ;-) I too get lots of compliments with this one. LOVE LOVE LOVE <3

Oct
30
2013
kayraven
kayraven

I wanted so much to like this, but it is just intoxicatingly sweet, headache and gag inducing for me. It is VERY concentrated, strong and long-lasting but in this case it's not a good thing. You have to be careful to apply a little bit sparingly. Definitely an evening fragrance for someone who loves sweet fragrances. Angel is bold, bright, loud and wants to be noticed. On me it's all sugar and vanilla with a bit of patchouli. I can not see myself wearing this, it's too sweet, over the top and in your face. Disapprove.

Oct
29
2013
tanzp
tanzp

this is my number one perfume! i love it nothing to date compares , and i have around twenty perfumes lol my signature scent and always will be ;]

Oct
27
2013
nitschevo
nitschevo

Tested this again today and agree with reviewers stating that Angel really takes some time to mix everything together on skin. The Patchouli note is really strong in the beginning - not a problem for me, I like Patchouli - but for my boyfriend the smell of earthy chocolate was a tad peculiar ;)

BUT give it half an hour to develop and warm up and it is indeed one of the best winter fragrances out there. At least for me. It's warm, sweet without bordering on the sweetness of Pink Sugar, which I like but would not call sophisticated.

When trying this one out I highly recommend to not write it off after five minutes! :)

Oct
25
2013
suzrwin
suzrwin

Candied perfume. The whole genre leaves me perplexed; I don't find them sexy, pretty, or even unusual. They generally make me angry at myself for spritzting them on and assaulting my olfactory sense.

Angel is the ultimate "I wish I hadn't" perfume. I actually find its smarmy sweetness gag-inducing, it just doesn't work at all for me, so I'll be leaving this on the store shelves for all you Angel lovers to enjoy.

Oct
24
2013
Scentmad
Scentmad

I remember buying Angel in 2000 and wanted to love it. I absolutely hated it and gave it away, then a good 10 years later I tried it again. It seems to have an addictive, almost narcotic, quality and I am completed hooked. I absolutely love this confection of a perfume. It is easily in my top twenty possibly even in my top ten favourite perfumes ever (I admit I can be fickle but Angel is a constant in my collection). I can even forgive the jagged juxtaposition bottle, all angles and all Angel. Ruthless, bold, unapologetic the bottle is all spikes and the juice is candyfloss and kisses.... Clever, clever stuff. I vow I will never be without a bottle of this.

Oct
24
2013
IceAnge1
IceAnge1

I'm going to be honest, i really really wanted this and almost invested it into it. Luckily i just tried it at the mall and boy did it not work with me. Now i smell it on my skin and I kind of like it but those first two hours were torturous. I's rather spend less money on a perfume I like all around than spend a lot on a perfume that I just like the dry down after two hours. Someone else said this smells like a sweaty stripper that tried to spray on perfume to smell better and I have to agree.

Oct
22
2013
rolleicaster
rolleicaster

Picked up a 5ml bottle at the thrift store for $1.50 because I like the star design. Mugler perfumes grab my interest with their layering and DRASTIC shift from first application to dry down to 4-hours-later.

That said, the first application of Angel is like smearing caramel candy on your skin--though not quite as much as Mugler's A*Men. Until the dry down, it's sugar and cinnamon for me all the way. After convincing a girlfriend of mine to try it on (she likes the sweet stuff), I sampled it again after the dry down and found a much more pleasant fragrance--the vanilla and patchouli coming through, though the sugar still dominated.

The scent lasted at LEAST six hours on her skin and became much more palatable towards the end, but not enough to get me to wear it myself. I may be biased because I generally wince at these "cotton candy", fruit and candy scents, but Angel is not for me...

Oct
21
2013
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

I have had a love affair with Angel ever since it came out in 1992 and indeed I ONLY wore this for 12 years, every day and every night!
I simply adore the smell, it's heaven in a bottle for me, it's a genius olfactory masterpiece and I know that as my perfume wardrobe increases and I grow bored of many of my fragrances, I will never stop loving this lady.
This is a fragrance which shouts out 'I'm here, I'm big, I'm sassy and I'm beautiful!
This perfume leaves a veil of heaven as you pass her by, there's no mistaking this lovely lady.
She is never incognito, never small, never subtle and never alone.
This lady is a celebrity, everyone knows her, love her or hate her, she makes her statement! Wherever she may go, she can never hide, nor does she want to!
Angel, oh my wonderful angel! When I grow tired of you then I shall also be tired of life!

Oct
21
2013
tanzp
tanzp

i love love love!!! does anyone have any they dont want ? i have a few perfumes to trade or will buy i live in newzealand ;]

Oct
20
2013
Kaylan
Kaylan

It was a really nice smell, but it kept psyching me out. One second I would love it, then ten minutes later it would smell very old lady/powdery, then ten minutes later I would love it again. The emotional distress is not worth the times that it smells wonderful.

Oct
20
2013
MzScents8ional
MzScents8ional

Will someone tell me WHERE, oh WHERE in this fragrance are you all getting the scent of chocolate?? And WHERE, OHH WHERE is the caramel?? I've sprayed Angel on my arm, my wrists, and run my nose all up and down my arm, stopped for a while, waiting for these two to show up. I've sniffed up and down my some more, no chocolate, no caramel at all!! I've read some reviewers even reported picking up a pineapple note! HUH?? To my nose all I get is an almost coconutty note, a sweet but slightly dirty smell, and Vicks Vaporub! A strange fragrance to me on me. Not for me!

Oct
19
2013
mchris.cav
mchris.cav

i got this because of the patchouli notes, thinking that i could pull it off being a guy. i was wrong. Very girly, although every girl says it smells masculine to them. This is a sexy fragrance on women, but that's the only message i get from it: "SEXY" Not the most sophisticated fragrance for girls in my opinion. It smells like you are ready to get into bed. It honestly reminded me of the smell of a horny college girls dorm room who gets laid every weekend by a different guy.

sample before buying.

Oct
16
2013
Peteeer
Peteeer

This perfume is so complex just like some intricate potion, a potion that had notes blended together to create a magical aura and an impression that would surely mark on everyone's mind.

Its scent is heavenly, it could take you to a dreamscape far far away. Its magic would be more captivating during cold weathers specially in the winter season since it would give you the most alluring comfort that would feel like a nostalgic childhood memory as what Thierry Mugler wanted it to do.

At the end, this perfume would be a 'classic' for what it could do, although this fragrance would be the "Not for the faint hearted ones" for its boldness, sexiness, and an intriguing side, at the same time its innocence. if you can handle it why not? and If you haven't tried it yet I recommend you to try it in any near retailer and decide for yourself. :)

Oct
16
2013
Thee Arabian Knight
Thee Arabian Knight

When I smelled this a few days ago, I thought this was the sexiest women's perfume created. It reminds me of A*Men, but without the harsh tar note. This is more fruity with a strong caramel note; gorgeous, sexy, and alluring. I find it odd that the dislike bar is larger than the love bar. If anything, A*Men should have a larger dislike bar because I can understand why people wouldn't like it. Overall, a lovely fragrance that will turn the heads of men.

Oct
16
2013
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

Anyone else that gets a pure sweat scent from this?
Or i am lucky to have my sweat smelling like patchouli, beacuse if i am sweaty and i put on Samsara, i smell like Angel. Lucky me :P

Oct
16
2013
AlexandraM19
AlexandraM19

Really not a fan of Angel. It's a gourmand, so I know my 15 year-old self would have gone bananas for it, but now that I'm a bit older I cannot get past the dominating chocolate overlay. I'm sure without it it would be a perfectly nice fragrance but the chocolate just ruins it for me. Too bad. I much prefer Mugler's Alien to Angel.

EDIT: After about 30 minutes it morphs and turns into something that not entirely unpleasant! The chocolate calms down, thank god, and things start to even out. I'm still not crazy about it, but thankfully the wrecking ball of chocolate doesn't last long.

Oct
16
2013
carrielou
carrielou

I am on a hunt for chocolate scented perfume that lasts.
I don't know if I like this or not. I got a sample of it based on comments here about it smelling like chocolate, caramel, and other sweet scents, but I don't smell that.

I have only been wearing it for an hour and I smell strongly of what I guess is patchouli. I'm a novice at perfumes, and cannot make out many of the scents all the pros here can.

I will give it an A+++ for longevity. It smells just as strong an hour later. Chocolat Mat last about 5 minutes.

Oct
16
2013
LSClayton
LSClayton

I work in a perfume store, and the more that I spray this for customers, the more I love it!
It's so complex, and impossible not to recognise.
I never allow this to be blind bought by customers, it's simply something you have to try before you buy. I've smelt far too many people being worn by Angel rather than wearing it!
I would definitely wear this regulerly, if I was a tad braver.

Oct
13
2013
passion4fashion
passion4fashion

Picture this.
You were invited to a Masquerade Ball,
the women, some happened to be the wives of politicians, some were famed actresses, looked ridiculous with their meticulously polished face, big hair, diamonds and pearls, masks adorned with feathers and gemstones with almost every colour.
There were also women in their skin tight silk gowns, trying too hard to show off their curve.

The men with their slicked hair and tuxedo, were drinking and mingling even if reluctant. Everyone tried to be different but ended up looking identical.

Nothing else captured your attention except her,
she arrived the hall with no companion,
no one knew who she was,
she wore a huge white gown adorned with thousands of gemstones, together with her light blue eyes, porcelain white skin and almost-white blonde hair, she shone like a star.

You, like everyone else, were curious but dared not to approach her, yet you took a deep breath...and greeted her.....Taking a bite on the macaroons in her hands, she deliberately ignored you and walked away from you, to the balcony drenched with moonlights.

Would you give up and walk away? (Stop reading)
Or would you follow her? (Keep on reading)

You followed her, you told jokes that made her giggle like a little girl, you realized she wasn't who she looked like, she was a fragile, lovely sweetheart. She slipped out of her dramatic gown, beneath it was a white silk nightgown, she winked at you naughtily and took you by the hands, you and her sneaked off to the kitchen and tasted desserts before everyone else did. You talked and played with her the whole night as she never seemed to get exhausted.

At midnight, both of you returned to the balcony, she smiled at you sadly as she slowly faded into glitters...flying back to the star-filled night sky.....loved her or hated her...she was still the most beautiful thing...she was an angel...

Oct
13
2013
Lavallectra
Lavallectra

So much patchouli... and way too much for me. It smells masculine on my skin. After I washed it off (I was finding it a little headache inducing) only then did I smell the sweetness... I will stick to La Rose Angel, it seems to suit me much better.

Oct
12
2013
Sharyl
Sharyl

I get Carmex and not much else. It gets points for leaving me completely bewildered, though.

UPDATE: decided this was a scrubber, so I soaped up, dried off, rubbed on some unscented lotion and took another sniff--I wanted to see if that stuff people say about the monster longevity was true. Well it is, and, hey, there's all of that sweetness people talk about, as well! Sheesh, how long would this process have taken if I'd have just left it on?

At any rate, I might have been too quick in dismissing Angel, so I won't toss that tester vial just yet. It may be a while before I'm in the mood to try it again, though--there are plenty of other perfumes that don't make me work so hard to enjoy them.

Oct
11
2013
ecerusen
ecerusen

angel, my baby, you are my eternal love. my sexy, tasty, sassy, mature little star.

Oct
11
2013
AdrianB
AdrianB

When I tested this, I fell in love. On me it's a beautiful spicy vanilla with occasional hints of chocolate, caramel & patchouli.It reminded me of sitting in the park drinking a foamy hot chai latte.

The juice itself though was not what I enjoy; it felt like tree sap.

But it got worse. My skin started to burn & turn red. I ended up having to scrub the lovely Angel off. The same thing happened the second time I tested Angel, and then I knew we were not meant to be.

My chemistry loves Angel, but Angel doesn't love my skin.

Oct
10
2013
Elviel
Elviel

This is strong; very, very strong.

The sillage is enormous. If I walk into a large supermarket I can instantly smell that someone has been in there wearing Angel and which isles they have visited. As I trapse up and down I hit pockets of the scent (either where they have stopped and browsed or because of the way the air conditioning circulates).

Instantly recognizable with its cloyingly sweet, rotted melon, artificial essences smell of chocolate and caramel, this is rather linear to me.

Definitely a love or hate perfume, I am not alone in wincing when someone walks by with this on; I see lots of faces wrinkle.

Each to their own I don't begrudge anyone enjoying this perfume (although I might have to breath through my mouth if standing face to face) after all some perfumes I like are thought to be stinkers by some; just make sure you give it a good test run before parting with the old readies as I doubt many would be sitting on the fence regarding it.

Carded samples and instore testers 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013 (I have tried to get used to this one).

Oct
09
2013
kerry_rahma
kerry_rahma

15 yrs ago when i was a teen, i used to hate hate hate this perfume.. and then i got this as a gift, which totally changed me.. it smells delicious, sweet, and (soooo a thousand season ago, i know) could be my signature scent.. omg.. longevity and sillage powerhouse... on my very hot city of Jakarta, it stays beautifully for 2 hrs of loud sillage, another 2 hrs medium silage, and another 4 hrs for soft sillage and another 2-4 hrs it's a skin scent.. LOVE!!!!!

Edit : forgot to mention, i ALWAYS get a compliment wearing this.. especially from my husband

Oct
09
2013
VanilllaPrincess
VanilllaPrincess

Unique sent but unfortunately I am allergic to this! I have to spray it on my clothes but the result is that the scent doesn't develop properly. Such a shame.

Oct
06
2013
teadrr
teadrr

Magnificent and opulent scent. This was my first “big girl” perfume.
Copious in both sillage and lasting power. I return to this perfume as a standard of lasting power and sillage
Not for the over sprayer.
This is something where a little goes a long way.
It drifts about you in an enveloping cloud of sweet deep aroma. It’s like a warm soft blanket. It stays with you like a fond moment in your memory.
I think it can be an every day smell.
I receive complements continuously.
My mother who typically does not like sweet smells loves it. When I asked why she said because it is not a “hit you in the face sweet”. I have yet to find another perfume that satisfies me as well as this one does. Every time I where it I feel rich, I feel gorgeous, I feel like a woman.

Oct
06
2013
resonant.sillage
resonant.sillage

One Word -- GRAND !!!

Notice the grand in capitals. Its a magnum opus of perfumes.
Imagine this -- I was organizing my drawer and found a colored package which had some stuff in it and also to my surprise, there was the Angel box !
Must have placed it here and went out of mind. This was a month back.
And the best part was -- The whole package smelled of Angel !
And if a mere box of Angel could do this, imagine what the fragrance is capable of !

The fragrance is fruity to the extent where one can smell so many different fruits .
Then its caramelly , chocolaty , flowery too !

One to two spray's and the job is done !

For me everytime I wear it, I smell it different.
There is so much in the fragrance.

Checkpoints--
> Women 20+ and even guys too can try and pull it !
> Like opulence and loudness
> Fruity lovers
> Perfume bottle collectors ! ( love the star design ! )

Oct
06
2013
alien baby
alien baby

This is yet another perfume that doesn't smell right on the paper strips in the Perfumerie. I spent so many years disliking what are now some of my favourite scents purely because they smell so completely different when on the skin. I have learnt that Chanel and Mugler perfumes need to be skin tested.

At the insistence of a friend I eventually tried this on my wrist and, as I had resisted this perfume for years, I wasnt surprised by my instant disappointment.
The initial blast I found unpleasant, dank hippie shop springs to mind, followed by a musty musky smell. Yes, as others have mentioned, a kind of strange B.O. stench. Thankfully after 10 minutes the world rights itself and the creamy gorgeousness that is Angel comes to life. Now with experience I can even appreciate the opening because I know what is coming down the road.

I do not find it overly sweet, to me it is a good mix of woody green and coconut with a bit of vanilla and lots of chocolate added to the mix. The Edt is sharp and tangy but the Edp is rich and creamy. Angels is a complicated perfume that makes me want to keep smelling it.

This scent is very different, very unusual and very addictive. Like Marmite, it is not for everyone but it is def. for me.

Oct
06
2013
macheprofumo
macheprofumo

Absolutely gorgeous, but not for everyone. In a league of its own.

Oct
05
2013
bunny deluxe
bunny deluxe

My feelings are never ending
And I don't need to say
In your arms I leave the world behind me

You are the soul
You embrace the silence
From the darkest moments
You can set me free

You are the light
Who can seize the darkness
The starry night behind us
You will make me see...

(Autodidact)


Causes addiction, my beloved heavenly Angel!

Oct
04
2013
tanpeached
tanpeached

I just recently received a sample of this in the mail and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. I know a lot of people love it but I don't get it. Maybe on my skin it's extremely different from what everyone else smells. It smells to me like someone is covering up their bo and beer from the night before with cheap perfume. And no I'm not talking about myself either. LOL

Oct
03
2013
zaynaz
zaynaz

This is such an unusual scent, and it feels so odd to say that given how saturated the market is with sweet gourmand fragrances. The first couple of times I tried this I was unimpressed, it just smelled strongly and nauseatingly sweet, all caramel and sweet indistinct florals. And this stuff lasts and lasts, one spray was coming back to haunt me all day. I thought I hated it.

But a day or so later I decided, on reading some of the reviews here, to give this another try. It really deserves a second go, because its true richness was revealed this time. First comes a giant burst of patchouly, not quite 'New Age shop' but pretty close. That dissipates and I get something else, which, to my mind, justifies some of the complaints about BO people have made. I swear that this has the tiniest 'oniony' note to it, at least on my skin. It strikes me as a bit like a durian, if you've ever smelled or eaten one- kind of super sweet but 'oniony'. This lasts for a bit and I can't say I like it, but I don't hate it. The creamy sweetness (I assume the caramel) remains throughout. Then this gets an almost smoky note which I can't explain, and slowly it fades to what I imagine is tonka bean- a vanilla and almond scent but it's cut with a smell that reminds me of the dry down in Shalimar (kind of animalic but strongly vanillary). All in all it's an intense ride.

I'm not sure if I love, or even wholly like, Angel. But I can't help but be awed by it. I agree with every comment that says this is addictive, even with its less pleasant aspects I can't help sniffing it. It's so sweet and has so much in it that it probably triggers some sort of association for everyone. I do find it gives me a slight headache, which few frags do, and it is extremely long lasting and it projects. I keep thinking about buying a bottle, even though I think I'd only wear this very occasionally.

Oct
03
2013
petranfx
petranfx

i am men can i wear this?I know that is for women

Oct
02
2013
mangocherry
mangocherry

The upside of this perfume is that a little lasts a long time and it is truly an unmistakable scent...

The down side is that it only suits a few people. I have smelled it off a lot of people and I'm sorry, but it mostly reeks. Partially because I think it probably gets sprayed too much and becomes overpowering rather than being allowed to respond to natural body chemistry. Less is definitely more in this case! I can smell it a mile off and that smell to me is cheesy, aniseedy and like sweat. Very thick and gives me a headache... and that's just smelling it on somebody else.

I think the main thing I could say is spray sparingly and don't use heavily scented lotions underneath like coco butter as this seems to bring up that dizzying note. I haven't lost faith that it probably smells nice on some people... I probably have just had bad experiences with it

Oct
02
2013
LujzaHromadkova
LujzaHromadkova

It's so nice on the paper, but it doesn't work very well with my chemistry. It's a pity, because I liked it. Try it on skin first!

Sep
29
2013
Layzie
Layzie

Many women deem this a classic scent. It is often recommended to me when I'm looking for a gift for a female. On paper, it smells pretty good, but I've had disparate reactions to women wearing this one. Angel really depends on your chemistry.

It has an oriental, spicy, and floral intricacy to it. There are lots of patchouli and tonka mixed with a heavy sweetness. On some, I've smelled an apple-mango fruit cocktail with something creamy and dark surrounding the perfume. On others, I've smelled an odd medley of rancid fruit and honey mixed with patchouli and dirty musk that makes me want to barf a little bit.

Whether you love it or hate it, Angel clearly stands on its own as a fragrance!

Sep
27
2013
Mercedesxoxo
Mercedesxoxo

The marketing geniuses behind Angel knew what they were doing creating their ad campaigns. The adverts draw you in and make you feel like Angel really IS that one fragrance that is otherworldly, ethereal, sophisticated. The fragrance you must own. To me Angel was the popular girl in school. The one that smokes cigarettes out back but is impossibly beautiful and graceful- the one you wish you were like. Then I smelled it in Nordstrom. Is this what everyone is talking about? It was harsh, masculine even. A patchouli cloud. I persisted. I so desperately wanted to like this fragrance to the point where I bought it and forced it on myself. After months of wear in hot and cold weather I am still as perplexed as I was the moment I first saw the adverts as a child. In the bottle I have grown to love it. I can smell the complex use of berries, chocolate, caramel. It's dark and sweet and definitely different than any other scent out there. For better or worse, you know when a woman walks by if she is wearing Angel. (Use sparingly, please!) Though the sillage and wear are incredible I just don't have the chemistry to pull of this unique scent. On my skin it smells... "Green". Not sweet, not chocolate. Just like grass? Unlike my other favourite complex gourmand scent (Tom Ford Black Orchid), Angel never evolves to a creamy base like it should. I won't give up on Angel and I give it five stars on that alone. No other scent has intrigued me quite as much as Angel. It's the single most polarising perfume on the planet. Because of this, I would never recommend a blind buy on this one. Nor would I give up on other Mugler scents just because you had a traumatic experience with this gal.

Sep
26
2013
Sophia666
Sophia666

Dear Angel, after my love affair with you 9 years ago I bought you again on eBay for an amazing $18.00, your colour had even turned from blue to green, and I am sure you were an older model refillable star.. But your otherworldly scent has taken me back yet again to vividly perfect memories of when we were so close all those years ago. I must say, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS PERFUME!! And evidently, although the colour of the liquid is subject to change from time to time, it still maintains its intoxicating power. I am in love all over again. Thank you Angel, Thank you Thierry Mugler, and the contributing noses who coined the fragrance, Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chirin. I am blissfully in love, with a star called Angel. What Timeless Classic, which stands the test of Time!!! :)

Sep
26
2013
Ksantina
Ksantina

Smell is too strong for me. It make me dizzy and sick

Sep
26
2013
00rubyred
00rubyred

I adore this perfume. When I first smelled it on paper I wasn't a fan but after trying it on my skin I fell in love. Granted at first it is a bit harsh and almost too sweet but after 15 or so minutes it softened to a caramel is scent. after an hour some of the spice came back along with an amber vanilla is scent and now after several hours it is still spicy but warm and almost woody with only a touch of sweetness. I am totally loving it.

Sep
22
2013
SayakaP
SayakaP

I am a hippie chick on the inside & I've got a Patchouli fetish.

This is so unique. I know so many people passionately hate this one.
I'm glad I belong to the tribe of the lover of Angel.
(The more things you love, the richer your life would be!)

The lasting power is unbelievable. Two sprays on my waist in the morning, and I enjoy the whiff of Tonka Bean & Patchouli from time to time through the day.

Interestingly, I don't find this 'sweet'', like many people say.

Sep
20
2013
Sophia666
Sophia666

Oh Angel, you are such a classic, how did we ever survive before you were born. I got my first bottle of you 9 years ago, a love affair I will not soon forget. Now 9 years later you are surrounded by flankers, and version after version of your awe-inspiring fragrance. You have changed the world of fragrance as we know it, may you maintain your integrity and notes forever, Amen.

This is the fragrance that men and women alike seem to fall in love with, (or hate) but it definitely leaves an "other-worldly" impression (pun intended.)

Probably the truest to scent, start to finish, longest lasting fragrance ever created. Makes you wonder if there wasn't some sort of "Angel" or "Alien" intervention in the formulation. :)

Sep
19
2013
onome
onome

honestly i stole dis from my mum and ran off to school with it. guess i tot it would be sumtin fruity or creamy but it made me sick to my stomach....havent gone near it since then so with all these good reveiews guess i might go to a store and try it on as a tester....still amazed aw pple like dis though

Sep
17
2013
healthyvegan
healthyvegan

About 10 yrs ago, we had a fire drill at work and everyone in the building had to go outside. There were tons and tons of people everywhere, but somewhere in the stairwell I smelled one of the most incredible smells I had ever smelled on another person. When we were let back in the building, I just started walking around the halls trying to find that person and that smell. I ended up finding her and buying Angel the very next day. I was so excited that I bought the refill bottle on the spot figuring I'd get tons of refills. Well I have only worn it about 5 times since. On me, it only smells a shell of what it smelled on her. Lesson learned...

Sep
16
2013
Donaldquick123
Donaldquick123

This perfume to me is like heaven in a bottle! It smells amazing and I rember that when I first tried this i absolutely hated it I thought it was the grossest thing ever!! But now it's my all time favorite the scent has really grown on me it's very very sweet but yet still has a very masculine quality to it. I am a guy and don't mind wearing woman's perfume as long as it smells good but this smells better than good it's amazing defiantly in my top 5 perfumes 20/10 :)

Sep
16
2013
Sarrya
Sarrya

This smells horrible. I tried a sample on and it's nauseating, it smells of rotten glucose, of decomposing honey. It's nauseating and disgusting, I have no words. I poured the whole thing down the toilet ASAP, but alas, I still reek of it. Never before have I been this disgusted by a fragrance.

Sep
16
2013
SMELLY1992
SMELLY1992

This is my first real fragrance and I'm a guy just so you know...
I got that for Valentine's Day, a 50ml EDP bottle.
This fragrance is actually very copied here in Brazil. I once smell a fragrance that really smelled like this and I fell in love with such a beautiful sweet aroma. Lets start by saying that it is a sweet bomb and when you spray it it feels like you put a thick oil on your skin (I think its because of the high level of essencial oils.) Angel smells different everytime I wear it. On hot weather it is pure cotton-candy blended with honey which I don't really enjoy. But in cool nights I can really feel several notes: Red Berries, Honey, Caramel, Jasmine, Chocolate, Musk. In general, this is pure Honey. At the very begining, there's the note of Red Berries, very strong blended with Honey. Few minutes later, you got a lot of honey and caramel and in the end Caramel, chocolate and musk. 2-3 sprays are more than enough. One in the neck, one in the chest and one in the wrist just to please yourself lol! You'll get more than 12 hours of longevity and it will reeeeally fill a room. SOme people will hate it and some will love it.
Very interesting gourmand notes and a must-have in your collection. Angel is sexy. It is not manly but men can certainly wear it. Reading the story behing it, I assume it was a fragrance created for a men but labeled as feminine. Thierry Mugler ordered a fragrance to reminded him of his childhood back in the days as a child in France (That's why the Chocolate, Caramel, Cotton Candy, Red Berries notes). It is the first gourmand fragrance to actually achive commercial success. Its been around for the last 21 years (Released in the year I was born in!). If you are not afraid of being noticed and if you enjoy ''foodie'' aromas, this is definitely for you. My friend, who enjoys it so much says she feels like eating my wrist when I spray it. Great job guys! Thierry Mugler is the GUY!

Sep
15
2013
aimeeblau
aimeeblau

I love gourmand perfumes and everyone insists that this is "The One." On me I don't get gourmand at all.

I was sure I'd love it since everyone else does, I would never buy it and even if I got it as a sample or as a gift, I would give it away. I can't believe that people use this often enough to refill their bottles!

It smells very "old lady" to me.

If you want a true gourmand get guerlain gourmand coquin.

Sep
15
2013
MartineLanthier
MartineLanthier

Oh boy... I've smelled this before, but I don't exactly remember where. I think my grandmother wore something similar to this... or it could be that it reminds me of the incense at Church... I'm not sure!

When I sprayed it on my wrist, very lightly by the way, I first thought: "Oh shoot! I made a mistake and ordered the man's fragrance!" Then: "Oh... hold on... the smell is changing... it's... powdery... patchouli... definitely patchouli... Woooo! Way too patchouli!!" So immediately I ran to rub it off under the running water. It did not come off. I went to the kitchen sink and rubbed it off with a cloth and dish soap... Now, three hours later, I still smell the dang perfume on my wrists!

In three words: Patchouli, Powerful and Powdery! I do not doubt that some women can pull it off, but that does not include me! Very disappointing.

Sep
13
2013
tutanfrutan
tutanfrutan

Now this is what you call a complex fragrance. It does so many things for so long. There is no way anyone can miss this. My bf bought me Vicktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb and around the same time, I received a sample of Angel, so one evening when he came to pick me up for dinner, I put on Angel. When I entered the car, he swung his head and looked at me with his eyebrows knit. "What are you wearing?! That's definitely not Flowerbomb?" I said, "No, my dear. That's Thierry Mugler's Angel." It seemed he had never smelled it before but he was up close with me all night. Haha. That's when I decided to get myself a bottle.

This perfume lives up to all the hype. I really like it because it is persistent and lingering, sweet and spicy, but not cloying. I will be wearing this all winter because this will clash with the heat of summer. As long as they don't mess with the formulation, I'll keep purchasing this. Very happy with it.

Sep
11
2013
lauren.schwartz.902
lauren.schwartz.902

Omg the greatest scent of all time. It lasts all day!!! It's sweet and very original so you would be able to tell what the perfume is off other people.

Sep
10
2013
mippymuppett
mippymuppett

The first time I smelled Angel was on a coworker and the first thing I thought of was "My God, what is that stink?" Now that I have tried the beloved Angel I understand...she was not wearing Angel. Angel was wearing her and it was kicking her ass all over the place!!! This is such a strange and complex fragrance. I would be surprised if there are many people that can truly pull this one off. I am also amazed given the popularity and the hype and the huge vats of refillable perfume at your local Nordstrom's. This crazy perfume is not too be taken lightly and I would bet that half the women who say they really love this don't and fail to understand the depth and complexity lurking around in the background. I'm sorry to say but I would bet more times than not that this bitch should not be worn unless you have the ability to slap her down and show her who's boss. PLEASE PLEASE spray lightly. A little goes a long way!!!

This scent is wickedly complicated. Do I like it? How can I not? This is a bewitching scent that keeps luring you in to smell her again and again. To try and pick out notes...PLEASE!!! Other than patch and more patch that smells as if it has rolled around in a bed of chocolate covered caramel with a few vanilla pods split open with the vanillin oozing out, I am at a loss.

For spring I like things a bit more lady like. Come fall and the first time you can feel the cool crispness in the air, the sunlight gets a bit dimmer and you know snow is on its way, my perfume mood shifts and I like scents that are spicier, deeper, smokier and a bit disturbed. Oh you naughty little bottle yes you will do just fine!!!

Sep
06
2013
Eaugirlspirit
Eaugirlspirit

I've tried the EDP, the EDT and the lotion and out of all three I've concluded that I love the lotion the best, and am now on the hunt for a large bottle of it. I think the reason for this is:
The EDP was very sharp and screechy on my skin. It was cloying, and it felt heavy.
The EDT was nice on my skin, and in fact, I may buy another bottle of the EDT again, but for some reason, I got bored of it after a while and let it go.
The lotion was a sample size (1 oz) sent to me in the mail by the Thierry Mugler "club". For a freebie, I was thinking "bah, I'll never wear this" (as I had sold my bottles of the Angel EDP and EDT on ebay last year.
It was as if I was struck by lightning when I decided to pull this out again. This is exactly the fragrance I was looking for to wear in the fall. The patchouli richness is perfect, and I can see myself layering the Angel lotion with other, lighter perfumes that I have. Upon application, the lotion is hypnotizing with vanilla-patchouli sweetness and the incensey headiness of the orginal EDP, but softer. Apparently it advertises the lotion to have the IDS-Intense Diffusion System, an exclusive technology that enhances Angel's diffusion on the skin. I can definitely see why this is a best -seller on the TM website, because the way it blossoms on the skin is fantastic. The sillage is minimal, I think, which is good, because I like my scents to be close to my skin. Can't wait to get the biggest bottle of the lotion.

Sep
05
2013
aritwenty3
aritwenty3

Very strong fragrance!The dry down is a bit better but still not a fan.

Sep
04
2013
Honeybunny
Honeybunny

When I was little, my grandma lived across the street from a niche organic grocery store. She would take me there occasionally and she would get me a little treat. One time, I decided to part with my usual chocolate almond milk to try one of their “chocolate” bars. I thought I would be showing what a responsible grownup I was turning out to be at the ripe age of 5 to choose such a healthy chocolate bar. When I got home, I was SO excited to taste my new yummy chocolate, but I showed restraint and my good manners like grandma taught me and waited to eat it at the table. I took a BIG happy first bite, and then everything went wrong. It tasted like bitter raisins, very chewy, like dry wax, and was even sharp to move around in my mouth. It left my mouth tasting like garbage smells. I spit it out back into the wrapper, leaving a charming brown spit trail down the front of my shirt, and turned it around to read the ingredients.
I looked at my grandma with a pained expression and asked her, “What’s carob?”
She replied, “I don’t know.”
We went back to the store and got some chocolate almond milk. That's right, my grandma's awesome.

15 years later, when I decided to buy the exquisitely beautiful bottle that is Angel, someone pulled the bait-and-switch on me again! I had the same STRONG reaction. Not only would it not wash off my skin or blanket, it was burned into my nose for a full week-- clearly great news for lovers of this perfume! It was not the chocolate, caramel, cotton candied biblical treat it promised to be.
It was *perfectly* replicated carob.

Sep
03
2013
RubyRedRabbit
RubyRedRabbit

Hate hate hate it. I guess I fall into the "hate" camp for this one. I picked up a sample when it was all the rage a few years back. I thought I was nice, then bought the refillable bottle thinking I would be in love with it. Well I was wrong. The scent gave me nothing but headaches whenever I put it on. I also found the scent rather strong. Even with just a little spray. I originally gave Mum a bottle for her birthday.. And guess what she got for Mother's Day? ;-)
I can always tell if a woman is wearing Angel. It's very distinctively stinky.

Aug
31
2013
violetbat
violetbat

I had thought of buying this blind, such were the reviews. I should love all the notes in this perfume. I love sweet, love gourmand and I love strong.
Today I managed to track a bottle down in a dept store and eagerly sprayed on one wrist.
I thought I must have picked up the wrong bottle at first, so unpleasant was the smell. It wasn't sweet at all, it was strong yes, it smelt very strongly of stale male BO to me. The kind of whiff you get when you pass someone one hot day who hasn't washed properly. The kind of overwhelming bad body smell that instantly causes you to hold your breath.
I was so desperate to get it off my skin that I licked it off!
I have never ever been so revolted by a perfume.
What a shame.
It would be interesting to smell it on someone else.
Perhaps it was just my skin chemistry.

Aug
31
2013
advabart
advabart

PaperDream, you think this is "simple" and "clean"??? Indeed!
I'm intrigued by your definition of these terms...

Aug
31
2013
marily
marily

So sweet and spicy scent!!!! Too strong scent and it has a high longevity....It's a unique scent,although it is similiar to Amen(the masculine one of Mugler) and it can be worn of men that it means is a unisex scent!!!! Love the scent and love love love the bottle!!!!!! It's a little star in your perfume collection!!!!!

Aug
28
2013
PaperDream
PaperDream

I think it's gorgeous.Simple,clean and sweet,yet sophisticated.5/5

Aug
27
2013
ihughes123
ihughes123

Nothing exceeds like excess....

One of my favourite lines uttered by the luminous but languorous Michelle Pfeiffer in the, not exactly subtle, film of our times 'Scarface'.

It's a sentiment that I can whole heatedly agree with. Would you like a dessert? Yes. Would you like to share? Not at all.

Reading the list of notes above you would probably be expecting disaster on an unprecedented scale. The sort of scent that the trash would emit after the most indulgent children's party ever, tooth decay in a bottle, a perfume so sweet diabetics are not allowed to wear it. A sticky-toffee covered Carmen Miranda if you will.

And would you be wrong? Well, of sorts, but not entirely.

Angel in the Blade Runner babe of perfume, futuristic, synthetic, created, unnatural. But just like Harrison Ford's character in this seminal science fiction masterpiece, I do not care one iota that she is not real. I love this replicant beauty anyway. Why? Because I would sooner look out upon a bustling cityscape and all its unseen danger that gaze upon any flower or any tree.

Don't think of the notes as a jumble in a blender. Think of the notes as a window shop display from an out of this world retailer, presenting the greatest smelling goods the earth has to offer. Look through the glass and yearn.

This perfume is not, as one might fear, confused, but rather multifaceted. It knows what it wants. First to shock, perhaps disgust, then intrigue, beguile, and finally seduce.

If you can never have too much of a good thing, pretty much always want dessert, and are seeking little more excitement in your life this may be the perfume for you.

After all, good girls go to heaven, bad girls... wear Angel.

Aug
25
2013
persefoni
persefoni

first of all, let's admit the obvious: this is by far the longest lasting perfume EVER - on me 24 hours non-stop!!!!

it's bold, risky, defining, but still sweet, not flowery at all... it's also a chameleon on skin (not on paper) so i've smelled it on women and thought "yaix", but on me it smells fantastic, especially on the cooler summer days and on rainy days.... it also leaves a powdery trail all day long... and it doesn't "shout", as it does on some people...

however, i do not use it when i have a headache or migraine...

Aug
23
2013
bluebellinthewoods
bluebellinthewoods

Am not Sure I like it, one thing's for sure it's literally unforgettable it's unusual, memorable and despite scrubbing, still on two days later!

Aug
23
2013
jenniferelsielouise
jenniferelsielouise

Just recieved a sample of this today, and i'm not sure what to make of it. I had heard great things, and I had been looking for a fragrance with good sillage that lasts a long time.
It was very sharp and sweet at first, with a lot of spice as well, and I thought it was alright, not great but not bad either. However it has been a few hours now and the way it has dried on me is awful. The girly sweetness has completely gone, and it is EXTREMELY peppery, all I can smell is the patchouli. I actually like patchouli a lot usually and so I had thought I would like this, but it isn't patch done well in my opinion. It is far too strong and smells very chemical because of this - it actually also smells a little bit like...dare I say it..toilets? I can't describe it, but something about it is slightly off and reminds me of the smell of the toilets you get on trains, on a hot day. Not nice. I have smelled this on someone else before and I didn't think it was as bad, so it could be it just isn't suited to me. Definitely one to get a sample of before you buy!!!

Aug
21
2013
Feydora
Feydora

The best smelling fragrance you will ever hate. Seriously...This fragance is WAY too strong and leaves a trace that lingers FOREVER. My sister ( who works with me) wears it at works. I work on the second floor, she on the first. I smell her before I hear her. On a hot day, the smell gives me a major headache. Too bad because it does smell nice. However, they should DEFINITELY tone it down. You should wear perfume for yourself and people close to you....Not the whole room.

Aug
21
2013
po
po

For the most part I find Angel quite amusing, eternally misunderstood and unpredictable.

I won't bother describing notes just because it's never quite the same; I simply cannot know which of them will come through stronger. One day it might be all about berries and honey, another it's mostly chocolate and caramel or even patchouli explosion.

The patchouli here is certainly not the clean, polished, refined kind found in Chanel perfumes for example. It's rather raw, very peppery and probably the reason why lots of members smell body odor. I don't find Angel overly sweet although it does have a thick and sticky quality.

A lot has been said about its tenacious sillage and longevity, even if you don't notice one spray is the way to go.

I like Angel but it doesn't really cut it; lacks structure and harmony. I consider Angel the schizophrenic Diva of perfumery; there's certainly some kind of charm about it but ends up a little bothersome.

Aug
18
2013
willfulmissconduct
willfulmissconduct

I wore this when it FIRST came out and was only available at Bloomingdales. I found it quite unique. NOW? Heck no. It is so common. I get folks boasting all the time about this being their "signature" scent. Ummm......yeah, you and the three hundred women standing next to you! For me, a signature scent should bring to mind images of YOU, not images of every woman you have met at the grocery checkout line in the past week.

Aug
17
2013
incrediblemelk
incrediblemelk

'Acrid' is the word that immediately springs to mind to describe Angel. It sears the nostrils. Being trapped with someone who wears this on public transport, or in a lift, is a nightmare of mine. Perhaps it's the patchouli, which I also hate; it reminds me of something hippies wear that mingles unpleasantly with unwashed hair, clothes and body odour.

But honestly, Angel does not remind me at all of ingredients found in nature. I was surprised to learn here that it's meant to smell sweet and chocolatey. What I smell is chemicals – some potion concocted in a lab. It's an assault to the senses.

Aug
16
2013
Sienadog
Sienadog

When you wear Angel, you feel like you are in the movies. Goldie Hawn's daughter, Kate Hudson, says this is her all-time favorite. Other actresses like Cameron Diaz wear it, too. Yep, there's something about Angel. But because the smell can be strong, I recommend that you spray it very lightly. For me, I would basically wear it for special occasions.

Aug
13
2013
larali
larali

I have reviewed this before but I need to add that this is a perfume which smells different according to temperature, chemistry, and lots of other factors. You really have to try this one to see if it works for you.

I tried this last year sometime and thought it smelled exactly like hot chocolate. Today, it smells very different. I smell something like berries or fruit in there which I did not sense before. Really odd perfume in my opinion, different to most but that is what makes it good.

Aug
12
2013
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

Hey, it's strong enough for a woman but its made for a man in my opinion. Patchouli scented fragrances give me a very masculine vibe and I would not have expected Angel to sit on the masculine side from the package.

Aug
11
2013
sotto_voce
sotto_voce

Angel is my favorite perfume of all time, and that's saying a LOT. Intriguing, heady, sweet and comforting; I've never smelled anything like this. Incredible longevity and sillage. Angel smells angelic. When I wear it I feel as though I should be dressed in white, with silky silvery wings.
As far as specific fragrance notes go, I can pick out cocoa, caramel, soft flowers and patchouli as it mellows. A very sophistocated gourmand. It smelled odd to me the first time I tried my sample; on the second try, I was totally addicted. I know some people cannot tolerate Angel, perhaps because it's all over the place...for me, the finished result is an immaculate synergy. Yum.

Aug
10
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

Just when i thought i was done with Muglers i go and by them all back up again and then some...Darn your enormous longetivity and your wonderful sillage bombs..lol..oh Angel i can't wait to own you again..its on its way..and when i receive it i will update again but from what i remember Angel was my favorite of the whole Mugler line...after getting Alien Absolue and Alien Liqueur i wonder can you be better then them again its been so long..i remember the chocolate note that was strong mixed with patchouli..but now that i know your notes it was probably the cotton candy i loved with the chocolate and caramel the most

Aug
10
2013
SCBohemian
SCBohemian

Angel by Thierry Mugler is a complex, powdery eau de parfum. I love the dark chocolate and creme brûlée notes in this fragrance. Have received so many compliments over the years while wearing Angel. If seduction could be bottled, it would smell like Angel!

Aug
09
2013
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

I got the Angel star when it first came out. I know that perfume is personal based on our personalities. I am the quiet type who likes to not stand out and Angel will do the opposite. The scent is very prominent and noticeable. Angel is very long lasting. For myself I find it too strong and overwhelming. I don't enjoy drawing attention to myself in any way that is loud or obnoxious. That's what this scent is to me.

Aug
07
2013
Sarahm17
Sarahm17

I really wanted to like Angel! It smells so sharp on me, nothing like vanilla or sweet. All the notes are ones I am drawn to but just don't work on me sadly. It did get a little sweeter after initial spray but nothing like I would usually wear. I smelt a Chemist Warehouse knockoff of Angel and liked that more than the original. So devo

Aug
07
2013
Angel in the South
Angel in the South

Today I tried Angel for the first time and surprise surprise I actually like it. To begin with it just was so sweet I did not think that I could wear it but as the day has progressed I am liking it more and more. It started off being just much to sweet for me but has settled into a warm comfy caramel smell. I do not detect much patchouli which is fine by me. It is one that I will buy for the coming colder weather. For now I have my sample and looking forward to buying a large bottle.

Aug
07
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Angel works on my skin. I get patchouli and cotton candy in the opening, then a "toffee" or milky caramel accord with spashes of mint (I wonder if that's actually the patchouli note evolving), and soft cotton candy in the background. No chocolate whatsoever. I guess this really smells different on everyone. I really like this scent's complexity. It's a happy and comforting fragrance. I only wish it weren't the sillage bomb that it is. I apply the tiniest amount possible, but so far, I only have a sample. If I ever decided to invest in a full bottle of this, I'd probably get the rechargeable star, so I could open it, dip a q-tip in it, and dab it on my skin.

Aug
06
2013
isadorable
isadorable

i was visiting nyc, and wanted to buy something nice to remember the trip and this was what i picked... it was so unique at the time, as i had never smelled a chocolatey perfume before... and fell in love! i always thought of the trip whenever i smelled it :) it used to seem so "exclusive" back then due to its sparse availabity in my area (it was almost an hour drive to get it refilled back when i had it), but now years later, it's all over the place!!! that sorta makes it feel "generic" now, if that makes sense... but it was certainly good enough that someone stole it from my room... i guess a nice perfume also helps you know who your friends are lol! i do want to replace it though, as i'm still very fond of it!

Aug
05
2013
ronnancy
ronnancy

I've smelled this fragrance on people and it smells fabulous. On me, all I can smell is patchouli, which I have a rather strong dislike. However, this fragrance lasts a long long time- after 12 hrs, I can still smell it. So if you love love love patchouli, this would be a fragrance for you.

Aug
05
2013
MsPriestess
MsPriestess

Many, many other fragrances have come and gone but Angel lingers in my heart and mind forever. I miss it's heady delicious spicy aroma when I haven't worn it for a while. A masterpice, a symphony, what heaven smells like, I hope.

Aug
04
2013
danieq
danieq

I don't think I've ever been soooo turned off by a perfume. I sprayed this on myself, foolishly, because I'd heard such rave reviews about it. For me, this smells like a combination of a monster drink and Flinstone vitamins. The smell was extremely strong and sharp and overpowering. I left it for about an hour, hoping the drydown would change in character but no luck. The sickly sweet energy drink smell lingered on, but somehow added a strong powdery note. To be fair, I've yet to find more than a couple of designer house fragrances that I'm willing to wear. This, however, smelled like nothing I've ever sniffed before. Definately a 'try before you buy'.

Aug
03
2013
quackadoodle
quackadoodle

Reading reviews about this being 'nasty', etc. WHY do you think it is nasty? I have no problem with people insulting fragrances, but WHY do you think it is nasty? WHY can you not imagine why anybody would want to wear this, for over a decade? I am guilty of leaving massively negative reviews, but at least I TRY to explain WHY I feel that way, in as much detail as I can in the moment. I understand that some people genuinely find this, or other scents disgusting... but... WHY. Elaborate. Without elaboration, it is an opinion, not a review. Angel smells funny on my skin, but absolutely gorgeous on my daughter. I don't like it for me, but I DO understand why people like this and want to wear it. It is complex. It isn't the typical, modern gourmand. The quality is fantastic. It is strong (great sillage), it lasts pretty much forever. It is NOT cheap (price-wise or quality-wise or class-wise). But yes, it may smell absolutely horrible on some people. If you hate patchouli or candy notes (chocolate, caramel, etc), it may, indeed, smell absolutely terrible to your nose. What is wrong with it, dear people who think it is so gross that people who like it are also gross, opinion people? You are absolutely entitled to your opinion, but an opinion is not a review unless you expand and try your best to explain.


Sorry, rant over. :)

Aug
03
2013
Cairo Rose
Cairo Rose

I was recently given a small body lotion of this which seems very different from the perfume. The lotion amplifies all the fruity aspects and lingers for hours...Maybe worth a try for some of you.

Aug
01
2013
energia
energia

A message to all of you haters there: Angel is the one who chooses who is dignified enough to wear him, not vice versa. So please, bow to the master and keep silence if you are not the one, and let others show their magnificence.

Jul
31
2013
niveamj
niveamj

Love at first sniff...I love how it eveolves into the most delecious scent on my skin as the day passes by...2 spritz to your neck is enough and it lasts whole day long...I wear it to work sometimes and can sense how people keep taking deep breaths around me inhaling in the "angel"...Amazing longevity and good sillage...! definitely a must have in my opinion, if it works on your skin...Im almost out of my tester, need to buy it again...Looking forward to getting a new one for my birthday!

Jul
31
2013
genny17
genny17

I feel Angel is either love or hate, it is very particular, rich and boozy.It definitely has a cult following. As for me, I find it hugely synthetic, quite linear, so it won't be in my collection. Too much of it and it is really unpleasant.But on the right person, with the chemistry for it, it smells nice, still I find it to have a dirty undertone that isn't appealing to me at all. It lacks femininity and is quite unisex.
I did like Angel Innocent though, which is lighter and fresher.

Jul
30
2013
Maenad1
Maenad1

I admire Angel, the way one would admire a piece of modern art but wouldn't want it hanging on their living room wall. I like it, but I just can't wear it anymore. It was unique when it mad its debut in the 90s, but now it just smells dated to me. And that's really not Angel's fault, so much as it's the fault of the 900 Angel imitators that have followed (and, to be honest, all the Angel flankers). This fragrance was hugely influential, but too much so, I think. For a few years I smelled it everywhere, and it's the kind of scent that is immediately recognizable. I'd rather wear a perfume instead of it wearing me. But I do admire Angel, one of the few fragrances that manages to be both ugly and beautiful at the same time, and I always will.

Jul
29
2013
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

A warm, dark candy scent that reminds me of an expensive chocolate bar that's melted over and mixed into fried cotton candy at a summer county fair on a very hot, humid night. You dip your fingers into this outrageous candy delight in the night air, enjoy the sweet taste sensations while your other senses are assaulted by the lights and sounds of the carnival. There's a sensory overload that you put yourself through because you want to, because you like where you are, knowing you want to absorb everything that's there. That's what Angel is all about.
This is an inviting scent that lingers for a number of hours with a dark chocolate liquor flavor. About one hour into settling, Angel gets comfortable, drunk on cherry chocolates, languid, sweet and syrupy. After its run of about eight hours, she quietly slips away. Her booziness is gone.
When I first went to inquire about this perfume, the SA at Macy's told me she had so many complaints about this complex fragrance, she was hesitant to have me spray-test it on myself. She instead handed me a number of samples with judicious eyes and told me to try it out at home.
I have absolutely no complaints about this complicated frag. It's different and I like that. It's a gourmand and you must enjoy a food type fragrance if you will associate yourself with Angel. There are so many delicious notes for your skin to absorb from Thierry Mugler's scent each time you apply it, you really should give it a try a few times to see what flavors become you.
As with any frag, especially a gourmand, go lightly. Unless you go to bed with it. Then you get to snuggle to your own delight with as many sprays as you'd like, cuddle up to it and enjoy the scent.
I find the bottle a pleasing addition to my own perfumery. Art deco in design maybe, modernistic perhaps, certainly not run-of-the mill. Definitely a keeper.
The notes that are prominent for me are coconut, bergamot, cotton candy, plum, red berries, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. This is a quite a mix.

Jul
25
2013
vanillary29
vanillary29

It has taken me a long time to figure this out, but now that I have, I couldn't be happier! Angel is the bomb! This scent is a bit of everything.. But the combination is pretty darn perfect! On my skin, I get a lot of chocolate, patchouli, honey, caramel and strangely enough, mint! It smells a bit masculine and edgy on me, but it has that sweetness which tames it down. Also, spray with caution! One spray is enough.. Because this stuff literally explodes on your skin!

Jul
24
2013
em.caroline.9
em.caroline.9

I'm disappointed in this scent. I find it to be unbalanced, and the notes come out muddy and sour rather than anything akin to its description. Alien is a much better fragrance in my opinion. This is a definite miss.

The most accurate description I can give is that it smells like a dirty christmas tree.

Jul
23
2013
Ami 13
Ami 13

I used to smell this on an older friend of mine over ten years ago. At the time I loved it on her but on me...well, it went sour... and I was so disappointed as I sooo longed to have the creamy, chocolate-caramel, fudge, praline sweet yet darkly mysterious scent for my own....Well, I recently tried a tester, after ten years of wishing...and my body chemistry must have changed over that ten years, as I now smell that same beautiful, gloriously feminine and sexy scent on myself!!!! Love this perfume. I received a beautiful star from my husband today...it has certainly been worth waiting for! Whatever has changed with my body chemistry has been worth the wait. I always loved wearing Chanel's Coco Madamoiselle but it would disappear on me after a couple of hours....Angel has the same beautiful heart notes, but lasts and lasts.....I'm in love! :D

Jul
23
2013
mery09
mery09

Very long lastig.......it lasts and lasts and lasts.A strange perfume,somehow sweet,fresh..but I love it.

Jul
20
2013
FranFran
FranFran

Gave this another go today, and I'm really surprised. That terrible dough smell is gone, and here we have a hot, spicy, caramel bar. I don't mean hot like attractive hot, like literally hot. Love! ! Even lasted through my shower. The patchouli stayed constant through out and I'm glad . love my patchouli. But, even though I love it, I took a look a look at black orchid and it looks soooo me. Surprised not much people compare the two.

Jul
16
2013
irenesa
irenesa

I wanted to give this another try. I went to the department store... and then, I sprayed it on my wrist. OH BOY! the strongest weirdest feeling in my nose. It smell like sweaty feet... with some baby powder. NOT for me.

Jul
15
2013
Jillita
Jillita

On another woman I thought I had died and gone to heaven inhaling this gorgous symphony of gourmand. On me it is redolent of honey turned and sour sweat.

Jul
15
2013
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw

I am wearing Angel today and its hot humidity weather, and I can def smell dark chocolate! My husband loves it! He doesn't like heavy smells he is using perfumes like Bleu de Chanel, but this one he adores!

Jul
14
2013
Lauralee77
Lauralee77

l always know someone is wearing this perfume because I can smell them coming from 10 paces away- literally. I can't stand to be around anyone wearing it in a similar way that tiger balm is an assault on my senses. It's so strong! Perfume to me should smolder and invite you in but this one punches you in the face and gives you a headache. When it came out I assumed I would love it but wow I was wrong. I'd rather wear impulse deodorant than this. It's god awful. The patchouli in this appears to have not heard of subtlety and the chocolate is drowned out by it.

Jul
14
2013
melissa3888
melissa3888

This won't be much of a review, as I can't describe this perfume at all! You see for yourself on the votes on the notes that people can pick out and smell in it--20 different things!
I will say that I haven't purchased this yet, because I'm still working on my little (picked up on clearance at the airport for $5) bottle of The Body Shop perfume oil called "Cozy Cashmere". I couldn't ever describe what that smelled like either, other than pulling on a nice sweater in front of a fire while it's snowing outside. Now, having finally test driven Angel...it smells like Angel. But Angel has a bit more of a woodsy/cedar undertone that isn't in Cozy Cashmere.
I have worn CC through 3 seasons--now that it's finally in the 80's here for summer, I'm back to easier, sweeter florals.
It's another love it or hate it. If you hate it, you might give Alien a try, as TM churns out very nicely choreographed fragrances, but I don't think there are any women out there that wear BOTH Angel & Alien (or maybe only Frenchwomen?)

Jul
14
2013
camarillo
camarillo

gah... too strong and too sweet. i try to like it like everyone love this perfume but this perfume is not really match with my chemistry :(

Jul
13
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

This perfume is a never ending journey to me. If you don't like long reviews - skip past this one, unless you *think* you HATE this perfume. In that case, keep reading.

Over the years, I've tested this again and again. Today, I tested it once more...what was the difference between today and all those other times I tried Angel? *THE WEATHER* - as well as overuse on my part. Every other time I've tried this, it's been Summer (and in QLD, Australia...Summer not only means hot, it means sticky, sweaty and humid).

Today, on a cold Winters Day - in a "higher end" department store where fragrance testers are actually stored properly, I decided to try this Demon (pun intended) again. I've loathed/hated/mocked this perfume for years because it never seemed to sit well on me, in fact it almost made me sick on more than one occasion. I especially held a rather dislike of it due to the fact that for the most part, Angel always smelled absolutely exquisite on others...but not on me.

Everything changed today. Maybe it was the better Weather conditions, maybe it's the fact I only sprayed lightly on my wrist, maybe it was the fact the perfume tester was actually stored in ideal conditions...maybe it was all of those factors put together.

This masterpiece is the longest lasting, most interesting, ever changing, projection monster I have ever come across. At first, I get a HUGE hit of chocolate and patchouli....then I get Jasmine, melon and more patchouli...and then I get fruit, sugar, spices, amber and a creamy, vanilla-ish coconut. The chocolate and patchouli notes seem to waft in and out throughout the entire dry drown - in fact even AFTER the dry down.

10 hours later (after one small spritz) - I'm still enjoying this scent journey. I can see why this is considered art by so many :) and I feel blessed to finally "get" this perfume after so many years. However, I can see why it's got so much love AND so much hate associated with it. It is perfumed brilliance in the form of a Shiny, blue star.

Angel? more like a dramatic Devil in a blue, star shaped dress. This scent is *not* for an "Angel" - no. It's for bad girls who want to SMELL like Angels :) 10/10!!!

Jul
12
2013
flashrainbow
flashrainbow

nice fragrance. i like it but not love :)
i even forgot that i have a bottle of this. sweet, heavy, unique and stays long. but just so so for my nose i don't know why..
still like it though it's collecting dust on my shelf.

Jul
11
2013
Ms. Cherie
Ms. Cherie

Angel EDP is my ultimate favorite! A little goes a long way. Always puts me in a happy mood.....sort of like chocolate.:)

Jul
11
2013
Tiffany4
Tiffany4

I just received this scent in the mail yesterday, and I can already say it really lasted a day and a half on my skin so far. Though the strength of the scent doesn't last that long. It gets softer after about 3 or 4 hours. The initial spray is earthy and spicy, definitely a strong smell of patchouli. After 30 minutes, I can start smelling the sweetness, especially the chocolate, cotton candy, and caramel. I really don't know whether I love it or not. I expected it to give off a more "warm" feel. But that's maybe because I'm trying it in the summer. My sister smelled it on me though and said it smelled to mature (I'm only 14) and that it made her nauseous. I only used half a spray. The sweetness of the smell just isn't my type though. It seems a bit tart to me and then just the sweetness I could get out of another perfume. I'll try it in the winter and see if it's any different on me though. Maybe it's just my body chemistry that makes it smell so simple. I just hope that by the winter time it'll smell better on me so I won't have to feel like I splurged so much on a perfume I don't love. But I have to admit the bottle is nice, even my dad said that and he's really picky about anything. And the scent lasts awhile even though it gets softer after a few hours. It's good for those who want a long lasting scent, really long lasting. It stayed the next day even after I already showered.

Edit: So I've tried this again and I nearly choked to death at how sour and strong the patchouli was! It wasn't the normal fresher patchouli, but a sour and dirty type. Even if I didn't die choking, I wanted to strangle myself since I couldn't wash it off my arms. It worked ok with my body chemistry before, but now *gack* it's changed for the bad. The worst thing was that it stayed on for so long without at least even changing in notes as time passed by. Every time I even move my hand, I knew I made a mistake by moving it once I caught a whiff of that deadly concoction. What happened to that softer patchouli on me? What happened to the nice sweet chocolate and caramel parts? WHYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I just hope that my body chemistry blends better with this next time I try it. Or maybe it's my nose that's changing... hopefully not!

Jul
11
2013
FranFran
FranFran

About two weeks ago, I sprayed this once on my wrist when I was with my cousin but I didn't use it in front of her. we carried on shopping, and I was surprised to hear that she didn't smell lady gaga's "fame" yet. I got the tester and held the bottle to her nose, forgetting I'm holding it with the same wrist I sprayed angel. She sniffed a few times, and said nothing. "Well?" After a few moments she said "It really DOES smell like sweat! " well, there you have it. She didn't even know it was angel but still compared it to a body odour, and I doubt my chemistry was too blame for that because it didn't change the scent yet, on first spray it was like hot, spicy patchouli with vanilla and honey undertones. After a few hours I took another whiff and I was VERY surprised. It smelt like a completely different perfume, a very strange one. It smelt like old chocolate dough. Not a grandma old, like an expired, stale old. Smelt even a bit like a pastry and had a dry feel to it, with the patchouli no where in sight (I love patchouli). I was very confused because this didn't happen the other times I wore angel, so I have no idea what could have affected it. it normally smells lovely on me, even alien does. A bad batch maybe? I dunno. definitely gonna try it again before I purchase!

Jul
11
2013
FranFran
FranFran

About two weeks ago, I sprayed this once on my wrist when I was with my cousin but I didn't use it in front of her. we carried on shopping, and I was surprised to hear that she didn't smell lady gaga's "fame" yet. I got the tester and held the bottle to her nose, forgetting I'm holding it with the same wrist I sprayed angel. She sniffed a few times, and said nothing. "Well?" After a few moments she said "It really DOES smell like sweat! " well, there you have it. She didn't even know it was angel but still compared it to a body odour, and I doubt my chemistry was too blame for that because it didn't change the scent yet, on first spray it was like hot, spicy patchouli with vanilla and honey undertones. After a few hours I took another whiff and I was VERY surprised. It smelt like a completely different perfume, a very strange one. It smelt like old chocolate dough. Not a grandma old, like an expired, stale old. Smelt even a bit like a pastry and had a dry feel to it, with the patchouli no where in sight (I love patchouli). I was very confused because this didn't happen the other times I wore angel, so I have no idea what could have affected it. it normally smells lovely on me, even alien does. A bad batch maybe? I dunno. definitely gonna try it again before I purchase!

Jul
11
2013
Germany
Germany

Wearing this today. Finally repurchased. I just couldn't be without it. It's too unique not to own . I have to say ,I do love it. I have the summer version and that s what got me into the whole flavor of it again. I had some positive comments on the aqua chic and I thought "lets take the plunge "and get the real stuff.
Ok it's not for everyone.!!! It's a strong chocolate patchouli. !I love it. It's masculine and very strong. A little Goes a long way and it sure leaves a trail and makes a statement. It's yummy ,,,all in all. But people whole like fresh scents would probably hate this very much. It's more suitable for winter and fall but in small doses it can be worn in the summer ,no problem. I can smell coconut and cotton candy. As well as cassis and jasmin,,,,
I can definitely pick out honey big time. Which I love!!! Plum and orchid are dominant as well. Peach and red berries are also always there somewhere. And the dry down is too me pure caramel ,chocolate patchouli amber tonka Bean and musk.

Jul
10
2013
opa
opa

This perfume belongs to those ones who leaves unique and unforgettable veil in an air - a heads' turner. Its aroma makes me confident, energised and capable of very serious decisions, at least I think so while am wrapped into this still sensible and charmingly evolving fragrance.It won the right to be considered as the Star!

Jul
09
2013
guest_
guest_

This perfume belongs to those ones who leaves unique and unforgettable veil in an air - a heads' turner. Its aroma makes me confident, energised and capable of very serious decisions, at least I think so while am wrapped into this still sensible and charmingly evolving fragrance.It won the right to be considered as the Star!

Jul
09
2013
opheliasophia
opheliasophia

Another one I am curious to know why I can't bear it - what is that ingredient that induces nausea in me? Find it very sickly and makes me feel.... sick! At boarding school had a dorm-mate who wore it and made me want to kill her!

Jul
07
2013
lisaivette
lisaivette

Today I actually followed a scent trail around my place of work. The scent was so delicious it literally distracted me. Yes, I admit to being a perfume stalker. Chocolatey Caramel sweetness,it was so yummy. I finally caught up with the woman responsible and I asked her what perfume she was wearing. It was Angel, of course. Now I know why so many people love this gorgeous scent. I can't wait to get some for myself.

Jul
06
2013
succubus
succubus

I wanted to buy this because I thought it would be a sweet perfume, with all the notes being sweet and whatnot, and because I'm a Thierry Mugler fan. Tested it yesterday, because I wanted to see if it'd work with my body chemistry, and boy, my nose immediately caught the sharp scent of patchouli! A sweet undertone existed, but was overpowered by cloying patchouli.

After two hours, the scent softened, and I could finally smell the chocolate and honey, but patchouli was still the dominant note. I let a friend smell it and she wasn't enthusiastic with what she sniffed. Too bad, I wanted this to work with my body chemistry. So glad I didn't blind buy it.

Jul
05
2013
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

I cannot like and will never forgive this fragrance for being the gateway drug to all modern super sickly sweet scents that todays crowd can't get enough of. I give this credit for being a somewhat oriental gourmand but the melon and chocolate combination combined with the mid-notes of a dirty ashtray just kill this for me. I cannot bear being around anyone wearing this one.

Jul
04
2013
SweetChouli
SweetChouli

Like any other complicated fragrance, you can't judge it by its first impression. Had I done that with Angel, I wouldn't own a bottle now and call it a favorite. It is loud and even a bit obnoxious, but even if you hate it you can't help but respect it because it knows what it is and isn't ashamed. All the notes melt together to form this deep, creamy, spicy, fruity aroma that can't be ignored. It took time before I could detect any of the citrus, berries and even chocolate. To me, this was straight up stanky ass patchouli. Period. And yes, it is that. But there is so much more to be had in this perfume than what first meets the nose. If at first you hate it, try and try and try again. It just might sneak up on you with its unapologetic charm and make you want to take it home. It's that good!

Jul
03
2013
louisminaj
louisminaj

Christ, I can't even say how much I want this fragrance! But as a student it's very expensive and well out my price zone :( But if I save I will be able to buy it! This has a very strong distinct opening of Patchouli and woods. So when I first smelled this, I hated it! But I smelt it again, so I thought I would wear it and see how it pans out. Well, after half an hour, I got a very creamy white chocolate smell! It smells divine after it dries down! You get a very sweet almost edible scent! Also the lasting power is just crazy, it lasts over 12 hours on me! It's amazing, give it a chance!

Jul
03
2013
Artpop2013
Artpop2013

Although i do not own this perfume, I hope to MAYBE buy it someday. I say this because i have gone to the store in attempt to buy this perfume but the price holds me back a little because it is expensive. But on to the actual scent. When i first tested this "vanilla gourmand" scent out, i was a bit taken back. All i could smell was a over whelming waft of patchouli with the ever so tiny, smallest, faint note of vanilla. This scent is for someone who wants to stand out, and REALLY be noticed.

Jul
02
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Okay... Deep breath... spraying it on now... I'll keep you posted. ;)
The opening smells like dirty cotton candy. A bit too sweet. Not sure it was a good idea to try it.
Now I get something fresher cutting through the sweetness. It almost smells like mint.
Now it's mostly patchouli with a hint of smokiness, and sweetness. It's actually not that bad of a scent, I find it intriguing. Not sure it's for me, but it's definitely intriguing.
Oh, wow, I'm starting to smell caramel! Milky caramel. I didn't think it would get to this stage (I've had this fragrance on for about an hour). Not bad...

Perhaps I'd like it more if it had more caramel and less patchouli... Hmmm. I wonder if A*Men could be the answer. Advice, anyone? I'm also not particularly fond of cotton candy and berries.

Jun
30
2013
tropic sugar
tropic sugar

First off let me start by saying that wether you love or hate this fragrance it is and will always be a masterpiece!This is a true gourmand and I like to call this a fantasy gourmand.It doesn't smell like a specific dessert or sweet per se but on different skins you might pick up a different note that you might not pick up on someone else.On me angels notes of honey ,chocolate and caramel with spice and patchouli are dominate on my skin with a warm fuzzy cotton candy berry undertone all swirling together.My mom says that she can really smell honey when I wear this.This is a dry fragrance which I think can be worn year round.You can not let angel wear you you have to wear it.2 squirts to the neck is perfect.You can wear this in the summer for an evening scent but maybe wear a berry lotion to lighten up the notes a bit.I receive the most compliments on this perfume more then any fragrance I have ever worn.My husband who never really likes many of the perfumes I wear because they are to strongly floral absolutely loves this fragrance.He describes this as soft and airy and it never bothers his nose which surprised me because this is strong to many people.I have been told this perfume wears very well on me.I said all of this and I have to admit it is my least favourite perfume but I will always have a bottle to wear for my husband.He also likes citrus fragrances as well(light blue and bright crystal go figure!)This is a sophisticated gourmand and smells the best on clean unscented skin.Do not mix all kinds of hair products and scented lotions unless it has similar notes or you will kill everyone in a 2 foot radius!I was walking one evening on a hot humid night at a carnival with my husband and a group of women walked by and one of them had angel on and it smelled divine even in the heat so its just a matter of taste.My only wish is that thierry mugler tone down the patchouli a notch and up the berry notes and make it a tad fruitier and then this would be perfection in a beautiful blue fantasy star bottle!

Jun
25
2013
Schnuppernase
Schnuppernase

Angel is a very opulent, opaque and thick creamy, chocolate-vanilla-patchouli scent.
I love it for being all that. For me it is extraordinary, warm and exquisite. It really creates a soft cloud of coziness and warmth around you.

I seriously don't know any other fragrance with so many notes!
Outstanding in my eyes are patchouli, vanilla, bitter chocolate. To die for!
The patchouli creates exactly what I like: a scent with that sexy sweetness without being sugary sweet or sugary-fruity (which I cannot stand).

Masterpiece!

Jun
25
2013
timida88
timida88

Timeless classic :) I love it in freezing winter time. Then it smells on me totally woody without any cloying patchouli. Yeah, its not for the weak at heart. Be sure you will get attention wearing this one.

Jun
24
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I have a sample and I'm afraid to try it, because I know that, for better or worse, it will stick to my skin for at least 24 hours. Ah, decisions, decisions...

Jun
24
2013
nadeschka
nadeschka

It took me twenty years to actually take the decision and buy a bottle of Angel. This scent has become a synonyme for X-mas and winter to me. In Zurich (Switzerland) where I live,at that particular time of the year the shopping streets are full with the scent of Angel. I connote many memories with it even if I never wore it myself.
Angel is strong and warm and gets louder as time goes by. I imagine the encouter with an angel to be like that: A strong impression full of light and love and the longer the encounter lasts the stronger the evoked feelings. And sometimes they are to much for us little humans.

One squirt is enough!

Jun
23
2013
biki
biki

In my books it is not the ideal of a mouth-watering desert, in fact it does not remind me of any desert at all. It is a bit sinthetic but not intrusively so, and it always sets me in a partying and talkative mood and makes me want to socialize. It also doesn't really make me think of ay angels what so ever. A young nurse in my school wore this on a daily basis,no one could pull it off better than that nurse,the impression that it leves when on me can't come even close. Still it is a fragrance of my childhood and invites one to hve fun.

Jun
22
2013
thejasmine13
thejasmine13

Angel seems to be a widely recommended perfume when looking for something sweet and vanilla-y but I don't get it at all! To me the scent of this is disgusting and makes me feel sick! I LOVE anything sweet, I love vanilla and even go as far as loving candy and dessert sweet scents but this to me is sickening. It must be one of those love or hate fragrances. Definitely try before you buy!

Jun
22
2013
madgefan
madgefan

There are many divisive perfumes out there and I pretty much can see why they fall into that category, except for Angel. I have a hard time understanding why people are so repulsed by it. To me, it smells amazing, a delicious blend of chocolate, cherries, and patchouli. I want to inhale huge wafts of it.

Jun
20
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

Woodsy notes in this. On my skin, this is smelling like you could barbecue on my arm... like a mesquite grill. It is THAT "Woodsy"! YES!!!

It is a full bodied fragrance hitting the lower alto range. A good range for some of my all time favorite fragrances, so I can see why this is so popular with a lot of people. However, on my skin - this is a bit powerful. I'm not liking the undercurrent as well as other perfumes with my chemistry.

This is also giving me a very raspy wheezing sensation in my throat. It is a bit too strong and is having the same effect on me that Un Jardin En Mediterranee Hermes for women has. I can't wear this, it is literally closing my throat down... I'm having an allergic reaction to this.

This is a sensation that I'm sensitive to because I am a singer - and there are certain fragrances and cleaning solutions that effect me in this way. For this reason, I always keep my receipts and make sure that I can wear a fragrance throughout the day, before fully committing to it.

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This isn't my thing... but it could possibly be yours.
As with everything, you won't know until you actually try this on and see how it wears on your skin.

It is a very distinct fragrance, and would be one of those things that people would probably KNOW immediately when they smell this on you. It is super popular, and for this reason alone, I would probably wait until it has been out a few more years before adding it to my collection. I like fragrances that are less well known, for the most part.

This lasts forever, it is clinging on for dear life! Good to know, if you really LOVE this stuff!

Jun
20
2013
EdGaLiNdOoO
EdGaLiNdOoO

Personally, I've always drawn attention sweet-smelling perfumes, and so I knew Angel had the title "King" in that category, I imagined a continuous pump with explosion of fruit, chocolate, caramel and vanilla. When applying this happens for a moment, but with more emphasis on the chocolate, caramel and berries, that fades to leave a layer of Patchouli overwhelming a very generic sweet scent can not even feel right, but I can feel as notes of honey, this effect continued so for a couple of hours, until dry: A scent talcose gourmad / synthetic coconut until the fragrance disappears.

Now I'm wondering: Where's the mandarine, jasmine, roses? I felt nothing special that stood out in this scent, even smells cloying perfume how to girls of 12 years, I can not imagine an older woman wearing it on a hot day. You can have a lofty longevity and enormous wake, but personally I find it very artificial. Not bad, just that I think is overrated.

Jun
20
2013
jaypt02
jaypt02

Angel..you either hate it or love it. If you love it PLEASE apply sparingly so that those of us that don't care for it don't have to smell it. When I smell it I think of pepe le pew from the looney toons. That cloud of stench hovering above his head and the trail that follows...it's horrible!!!

Jun
20
2013
tyekristopher
tyekristopher

oh my I tried this one at dillards on my hand and when I did I almost really threw my lunch up because it was just TOO much It was very harsh and loud one of the heaviest perfumes I have ever smelt in my life!All I got from it was a rush of patchuli and more patchuli, I didnt really smell coconut, cotton candy or chocolate! I love sweet perfumes and this was nothing what I was expecting it to be! I will say that it last because after I washed my hand it would not just go away! This is a big no no for me

Jun
20
2013
jolantuk
jolantuk

Angel was a gift from my husband when we where in Italy. We went to perfume store and i asked him which is better Angel or YSL Manifesto (I like them both but have to chose jus one;)). Seller spraied both fragrances on hands. At first my husband said that Angel smells like funeral and Manifesto was nothing special. So I said lets walk around and wait what happens with the perfumes. After 15 min I gave him sniff both hands again, and he said that he likes the hand wich was in Angel! It was so funny to me, becaus he cant stop sniffing my hand (at first he said that is smells like funeral;)), so as I thought initially we both choose Angel.

On me Angel is not so sweet, as other people describes it. Its fresh chocolatery vanillary. Fresh because i feel some mint, wich defeats that sweet dark chocolate smell and vanilla gives softnes. I dont feel berries at all, but I dont need that, because I love that combination that i feel.

It is very interesting that on me it doesnt have strong sillage, its lingers along time (about 10 hours, but in the morning i cant feel it at all) near my skin. Maybe thats way i bought it in the summer and planing to use it in the summer.;)

Its very interesting how will smell show up in the winter.

Jun
20
2013
Orsyna
Orsyna

Once I smelled in test paper it was too strong and too sweet overhelming..It would be good in winter maybe....

Jun
18
2013
Boudoir
Boudoir

Extremely powerful & unique. Absolutely stunning blend of earthy patchouli with delicious powdered chocolate & other gourmand notes. I also detect some spices. So enticing and definitely a masterpiece. One of my all-time favourites. There's NOTHING ELSE like this. Beautiful oriental gourmand. DO NOT BLIND BUY, too unique.

Jun
17
2013
Junej
Junej

I can't lie, it is a powerful scent. Very strong and very sweet, small dabs would be better if you're really into it because it has the tendency of becoming overwhelming. I tried to like it, I could not. I had the wrong chemistry with Angel, on me it smelt almost clinical beneath the overpowering sweetnes, if that makes any sense.Anywho,I'm not hating, it's just the wrong scent for me.

Jun
14
2013
muahfactor
muahfactor

I just bought this perfume blindly from a site after reading the reviews here and my! this perfume is absolutely delightful. I like original and unique perfumes and this is one of them.

At first I thought this smells like euphoria by Calvin Klien and as the time goes by, i think it is a lot like euphoria ..

What do you think?

Edit: I had so much expections for this perfume and instead I paid a lot for the 50ml bottle that I could have bought at least 3 100ml bottles of other branded perfume.
It might have been unique when it first came out but now there are lots of imitations around that it ain't unique anymore. ;-(

Jun
13
2013
jckp27
jckp27

This fragrance is much too sweet for me. Everyone says its wonderful. It may be that way when you spray it but I refused because it smelt so toxically sweet.

Jun
11
2013
tinaelisa
tinaelisa

Today I tested Angel Edp and Edt again. I like them both very much on other people. When testing them before, I couldn't get through the initial sharp patchouli stench.
But when I went out a few days ago, I gave Angel EDP another chance. I applied just a tiny tiny bit, and it was gorgeous.
So off I went to testing them again in the store today. I thought I might like the EDT better, because I read that it was lighter and more wearable, but I actually like the EDP much more. After 10 minutes or so it becomes such a nice cozy, sweet and deep fragrance. The EDT on the other hand stays pretty sharp. So I went with the EDP and am happy with it!!

edit: very carefull application (just a tiny bit) really is the trick with Angel edp.You can almost treat it like a pure perfume extract..

Jun
10
2013
Rizaldo
Rizaldo

This is one of the most offensive fragrances I have had the misfortune to smell - it's cloying, sickly and makes me feel headachy. Really unpleasant.

Jun
09
2013
Chicagobelle
Chicagobelle

I can't believe how many negative reviews there are for Angel. It is a beautiful fragrance with good lasting power. It's definitely a head turner. I love it so much; great for a night out, such a romantic scent. Another one that fades beautifully. I had a lot of samples of this from a coworker. Now that they are all finished I want a bottle of my own.

Jun
08
2013
TanteSimone
TanteSimone

I used to hate gourmand so I don't know why I bought this. I got frustrated with an ebay auction so I retaliated and bought this without thinking. I used to think this fragrance is a doberman who shows off its sharp teeth to anyone who'd dare look. But when I tried it, it was so amicable and we got along just fine. I was waiting for it to irritate me or get really nasty on my skin. Didn't happen.

To me it smells like a fluffy cotton candy cloud tempered with cocoa and made sparkling with fruits and made earthy with patchouli. On my skin no single note dominates. It just surrounds me with a light blue cloud of feminine sweetness. It passed the "sleep test" yesterday--no nightmares, no restlessness, just a blissful sleep. Angel just made a pact with me. I don't think I can say no to it any longer.

Never ever spray this on clothes then put it on right away, it will suffocate you and everyone. One spray on the legs is best.

Longevity: 24 hours+++
Sillage: I think they can smell me on Mars with just one spray.

Jun
08
2013
picisziv
picisziv

On my wedding this will be the "something blue"...

Jun
07
2013
projectalice345
projectalice345

Wow. Well Angel was an experience for me I will say that.....after reading the reviews and the seeing the notes I was so sure that I would love this perfume and it would love me back and then I would be spritzing happily ever after. I blind bought a tiny bottle, that was super cheap. Alas the Angel love was not to be. Kind of a gross smell on me, but I respect this smell all the same. Its potent, powerful, a blast to your mind and well crafted with allot of care and knowledge, that you can tell. Terry has complex ideas about women and scents and it comes through in the smell. A powerhouse.

I have learned to bow to the perfume goddesses and accept their wishes. I like what people are saying on here that you dont choose the perfume it chooses you and Angel has definitely NOT chosen me and that is fine with me. I ordered a tiny vial and WHAM what a heady dank concoction of gnarlyness. It was like opening up a medicine chest of dark deep pachuili potions that jumped off a shelf to attack me and poke my nose. Angel is a very misleading title for a such a smell. EXTREMELY potent, an experience, one that maybe all perfume addicts should try. It was intoxicating for sure, but hours later I keep noticing this nauseating smell coming from my clothing that I still need to wash out, gross. It literally was making me need to wash my clothes asap.

Respect to the Angel lovers though, may you be forever taken in by the Angel Muses. I know everyone is so different, its amazing. I must bid a farewell to this perfume forever because it makes me smell horrible and punishes everyone around me. On me it literally smells like I rolled in grossness and need to take like 14 showers.The amazing dry down that everyone talks about never happened to me at all.Chocolate? Cotton Candy? Girly notes? No idea what people are talking about. Myths, of smells that never happened to me....only one note ever came out of it. What a strong note though! Amazing. Literally after a week of sampling the stuff it remained a vial disgusting brew on me. An interesting brew though....... but I surrender. No more Angel experiments ever again.NO No No

I scrolled through all the reviews with wonderment.......everyone is raving about the complex scents....I have no idea what everyone is talking about. Oh well. Mysterious.

Jun
06
2013
Pooja37
Pooja37

I stayed clear of this perfume for years and only just picked up a 50 ml EDP because... partly I was curious, as over here, there are no Mugler samplers about - you either buy it online or you don't, secondly I got a terrific offer on it, thirdly becasuse thanks to fragrantica, I've become an out and out fragrance junkie :)

I spritzed some on my wrists a few hours ago and I feel so lucky that I chose to get this... it is indeed an intriguingly beautiful fragrance. Very sweet and makes me feel all girly. There are just so many notes as it evolves on my skin. I swear this perfume plays with one's moods! And smells pleasantly different every hour. I like that it is not a linear smell although the sweetness does stay throughout.

Is it just me, or does it remind anyone else of The Body Shop's 'Midnight Bakula'? Though IMO, while TBS Midnight Bakula is hauntingly beautiful, it is a notch more piquant and tangy sweet compared to this. For anyone who likes a little added sweetness in their lives, I would really recommend both these fragrances to play with!

Jun
06
2013
angelag1970
angelag1970

I thought I would hate this because I often hate the highly-hyped popular perfumes but I love it. Nice vanilla opening that evolves to something very different than any other fragrance on me. It's somewhat...piney? Ceder? Resinous? It's probably patchouli but I don't want to admit it because I normally dislike patchouli. It's definitely not stinky hippie patchouli. It's very complex and appealing to me... I really do love it.

Jun
04
2013
brenda.gilensenat
brenda.gilensenat

I understand Angel is not for everyone, this perfume chooses you. You go to the store, you spray it on, and if your body has the right chemistry, you fall in love. I wore it since it was launched in 1992, and it was only recently replaced as my signature scent 3 or 4 years ago. I still wear it every now and then, and feel as in love with it as the first time I wore it.

May
31
2013
susie2013
susie2013

some great advice from the review below about how to wear angel. its no ordinary perfume, and must not be treated as one.you really need to learn how to wear this perfume correctly , and it can be absoluttley exquisite. i spray a cloud of it in to the air and let it fall down on to me. i also like to spray on my back, and just a little at the nape of my neck, just enough to leave a very gentle breeze of angel in my trail. this does not suit every skin type. on oily skin its too sharp and sickly sweet. on the right skin type ( normal to dry ) it is just glorious.
i have been wearing angel for twenty years, since its launch. i was first drawn to the star shaped bottle and the blue juice. and i had never known any perfume to smell quite like this before. i really wasn't sure whether i loved or hated it, but i bought it, took it home and fell deeply in love. unlike any other perfume i have ever owned , angel blends with the wearers mood. if you feel dark and seductive , angel will be dark and seductive. if you feel confident angel, will ooze withs gusto. you want to be classy and ladylike, rock chick,yummy mummy,casual and understated, angel will be all of these and more, its such a multi faceted perfume working in total harmony with its devoted wearer. one last thing on wearing it properly, you really have to adore angel in order to wear it, its no use kinda liking it. its either part of who you are or its not the scent for you .

May
27
2013
bourgeoismisspiggy
bourgeoismisspiggy

I LOVE the complexity of this fragrance! It's a scent explosion of gourmand and oriental notes that literally reek of confidence, sex appeal, and glamour. Not for the faint of heart, this little number will surely turn some heads!

A word of advice: Some of you may really want to love this fragrance, but you just don’t. That’s ok! But consider trying a few things before you chuck it back at Thierry Mugler.

First, I recommend experimenting with WHERE you apply Angel. I like to spray it once at the small of my back. I find it less abrasive and more courteous to others when meeting, greeting, and embracing, because if you spray your décolletage, Angel is the ONLY thing they will notice. Imagine someone about to give you a hug and BAM!!!! Nose near the neck and ANGEL ANGEL ANGEL! Believe me, the lower back is a gorgeous place to wear this fragrance, because it’s subtle enough not to offend, but warm enough to diffuse the scent properly.

Another way to wear this is to dab a bit (less is more) on your inner wrists (just don’t rub or tap them together). Picture your special someone leaning in for a kiss. If you wrap your arms around their neck, they will get a hint of Angel from behind, enveloping you both in a light, airy cloud of perfume. The affect is breathtakingly beautiful and delicately enchanting.

Finally, expand your scent palate. Each time you unleash the cap, try to recognize a single note. This time, honey. Next time, dark chocolate. Then smell caramel. Then rose, peach, red berries, cotton candy, etc. It will help make sense of this fragrance bomb, and then, hopefully, it will all come together! Now go love you some Angel!

May
26
2013
sibilinadela
sibilinadela

first time i spray this parfume,i remember about my gradma,i don't like this smell so much..
but not take a long time i realize this fragrance have special smell so mysterius and tempting,suddenly i'm in love with this fragrance..
when i using this fragrance i feel like angel so brave,sexy,and classy! LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!!!

May
25
2013
Beepert
Beepert

Like meeting a beautiful bohemian woman, fresh-faced and mysterious - you're struck by her beauty at first glance, and almost fancy yourself in love - but as she smiles at you, you see that her teeth are yellow and crooked, and as she approaches you realise that she smells of stale sweat - like she hasn't showered for a week.

Alluring and repulsive at the same time.

May
22
2013
quackadoodle
quackadoodle

This is a scent that depends on chemistry, I think. On me, it smells like chocolate covered patchouli. It has no sillage, and doesn't last long.
On my 6 year old daughter? ALL the notes come out to play. It has great sillage and longevity on her, too. Absolutely beautiful... on her. Major failure on me, unfortunately. I might like it if it smelled on me like it does on her.
The quality, is great, I can't deny that. Just because it doesn't work on me, doesn't mean I don't recommend it. I do. Try it. I got a sample at a department store in Canada, without a fuss. I have since given it to my daughter, who treats it like gold, because it didn't work on me. At the very least, give it a shot. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. If it does, you will love it.

May
21
2013
judymsw
judymsw

Hated smell initially, wanted to scrub it off. Hour later, couldn't stop smelling my wrist, absolutely loved it. Has now become my "special event" scent or when I want to feel special scent.

May
21
2013
followmyscent
followmyscent

My ex says that it's the same scent he recalls his aunt wearing when she passed...needless to say I refrained from wearing this around him. Wasn't sure how to take that comment.lol

May
21
2013
followmyscent
followmyscent

No one, and I mean no one likes this scent around me! But I adore this scent, it brings back memories from childhood. I loved the bottle when my mom wore this when I was little, reminds me of a hug and Avon Skin So Soft. Classic scent for the distinguished nose:)

May
21
2013
pushok
pushok

Bought this today. Actually they made it at a local perfume shop from the perfume oil or something. Said that smells the same as original. I smelled their other perfumes, those that I have the originals, and the smells were almost the same, so I belive that Angel aalso smells like the original as I can't find the original in Armenia.
Well, I had read so much good about this, that it is fantastic, distinguishing, people love or hate it, I was almost crazy about having it, but now I think...actually what's there to love? This doesnt smell like anything, maybe wood. Very offputting for me. Really, what's there to like about this, it is not even a bad scent, it's is not even a scent, but some ugly odor. Very disappointed.

May
20
2013
nadia.pete1428
nadia.pete1428

Just put this gorgeous perfume on...all I can say that...Luv Luv it. It smells so yummy like I'm on a fluffy cotton candy clouds & It blends very well with my body chemistry.

Edit: after 9 hours, I can still smell this perfume. It's been settled prettily on my skin. I feel like I'm a little angel...I love this one :-)

May
19
2013
atsa
atsa

wearing it now. it's sweetly suffocating & it's giving me a headache.

May
19
2013
ssaminn
ssaminn

My experience was very typical I guess... I can't decide if I hate it or I’m in love with it... It definitely did cut me off guard with patchouli and I hated it for the first hour but I loved it from there to the end... well I’m in love with cacao and vanilla but I don't like this much patchouli... it's overwhelming specially in early summer... and I did sample it today at may 18th. I'm kind of afraid of too much masculinity and what would others think of it... I guess I’m going to think about it and sample again in winter but as I’m typing now and sniffing my wrist like an utter lunatic, I kind of know I won’t be able to stop myself from purchasing this one...! Okay... what the hell ... I’m just gonna come out and say it like everybody else did; I loooveeeee you! Kisses here!

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THE NEXT DAY:
OH MY GOD... OH DEAR GOD....
I'VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE...
I woke up today and there was the beautiful smell of the dry down still tickling my nose... and god it was lovely... I went out and as the temprature raised higher outside, it made the smell more obvious and got even more silage!... i sat in the library for a while and all i could smell was me... and i was so happy!... i felt really unique and perfect...i never thought there was something in this world that could smell like this after 24 hours of spraying!...
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i still am worried about the first hour... are we gonna get along or what?

May
18
2013
Dillinger
Dillinger

Now I know this perfume brings out many differing opinions in people! For some it is far too strong and sickly and as offensive as I find 'Eden' to be, however, I enjoy this one - on me I get a warm musk with none of the 'sickliness', yet when I smelt it on someone else it was really too much. The fact that it was also first thing in the morning on what was an already warm day probably contributed to this.

May
18
2013
HollyGolightly91
HollyGolightly91

I have been in love with this fragrance since I was 13 years old. I think the trick to this one is to spray it very lightly and from further away. This is definitely one of those scents that can become a little off-putting when applied too heavily. Experiment with it and see what works for you. I think the distinct love/hate camps surrounding this perfume may be a result of some treating it as you would a lighter scent. Best not to do that with this one.

I know that this sounds very cliche, but Angel to me smells like flying. Its complexity is very mysterious and enchanting. The patchouli is very apparent at the beginning, but don't let that fool you. Wait around and Angel will unfold into a smooth comforting scent of chocolate, caramel and vanilla-- very gourmand.

It can smell very masculine to some, especially when first applied (I find the dry-down to be sweeter), but that's what I love about it. It's sweet, but not apparently so. I've had people ask if I'm wearing Calvin Klein's Eternity for Men! I think its masculine-like opening is what attracts many men to it-- I've received many compliments from men when wearing it. It's sexy, but in a very innocent way.

Angel is a true work of art.

May
17
2013
napiergirl
napiergirl

Have read the bad reviews for this and was curious about this scent ,today I spied this at a friends and tried it and now I can understand why so many people dislike this

May
13
2013
Clws
Clws

Unfortunately this has amber, and on me amber TAKES OVER! I can't smell any of the other lovely notes. From first contact til 12 hours later, amber. Same thing with Stella McCartney Stella , such a shame. Body chemistry is so odd.

May
09
2013
bailarina
bailarina

I was expecting a masculine scent but no. Only at the beginning is very strong, but when it dries is a fantastic feminine scent. It's sweet and spicy (the same things I like in a guy, lol). The combination of dark (sweet) chocolate, caramel, vanilla and cotton candy is delicious. I realize you have to be confident to wear it though, just like the martial arts girl said, because it says: "Here I come"... For sweet women who are not shy.

May
08
2013
Arielrose
Arielrose

Back when Angel first came out - I hated it! A lot. Really, really didn't like it. And the fact that the bottle and color were so gorgeous (I have always loved silver, blue, celestial things!) didn't help. Because I wanted to LOVE it! I wanted to have that pretty bottle - but no, I was a teenager and into aquatic, light fragrances. Fast-forward to 2013.

Just got a sample of Angel - and what happened!? Either it got better, or my nose, or chemistry has really changed! It's amazing now. This is what I would describe as a perfect perfume for someone who is feminine and elegant, but also strong and confident.

There is a beautiful fresh green note in this, that really made it unique to me. There is the sweetness of the vanilla, chocolate and amber - which is balanced with the earthiness of the patchouli. I have never liked patchouli as a stand-alone note, but mixed in a combination of other notes it is always great. It ends up having a slight clean leather/linen smell on me. This fragrance has many layers that reveal themselves through the day. I can see why people love or hate this - because I used to hate it! I love this now. I'm a super feminine girl who does martial arts, haha! So I like the way this shows the 'sweet and the tough' sides of my personality. This perfume is an angel who wears some armor and carries a flaming sword.

People have said they don't like it being popular - but I don't think this is nearly as widespread as it used to be, as perfumes like Flowerbomb and myriad fruity/florals seem to be more prevalent now. Angel has been around for almost 20 years - not too many teenagers will be running out to buy it ;)

So happy this has changed for me - and now I can finally go get that starry bottle! :D

May
06
2013
dukestupid
dukestupid

The story starts with a fairy floating around in a garden of patchouli bushes. Then it started raining honey.

The fairy saw a cave near the garden. She quickly flew inside the garden.Inside the cave, she saw a troll smoking a fine tobacco. While the fairy was waiting for the rain to stop, she saw a caramel glazed chocolate bar. The fairy was starving but she could not eat it because it dropped on the dirty ground.

When the rain finally stopped, the fairy got out of the cave and flew up to the skies to eat a cotton candy cloud while sitting in a vanilla scented rainbow.

May
05
2013
GrassHopper
GrassHopper

To be clear, I tried the Instyle "impressions" version of Angel that they sell at Walgreens. If that fragrance isn't true to the form of genuine Angel, then disregard my review. On me I got the immediate smell of lemon and cake (lemon cake? Must be all of the berries and sugar). It was sweet but in a mature, astute way. It's an early spring tea party and that flirtatious, worldly friend who winks at you from across the table. I still smell it on my wrist twelve hours and many hand washings plus a shower later (this could be good/bad depending on your view of how long fragrances should stick to skin). The dry down is a smokey vanilla that unfolds slowly before presenting itself. If you want to skip all of the sweetness and head straight for the dry down I suggest "Sexiest Fantasies: Fireworks" (yes, another drugstore scent for this college kid!). Fireworks isn't transformative and presents as Angel's dry down (sharing notes with Angel). Comparing Angel and Alien, I feel that with Mugler's fragrances the "appropriate" occasion to wear them depends on what you're trying to project to the world. Both fragrances have a bit of a mystery to them, an uncertainty, a hidden message. Naturally, this means inviting someone closer to help you figure it out.

May
04
2013
dawn.brooks.391
dawn.brooks.391

I recevied a tiny dab on bottle in a mixed lots of samples I got on ebay.I read the ingredients in this,and what jumped out at me was the patchouli.I Hate Patchouli! I refer to it as the dirty hippie smell,because everytime I come into contact with it,the person assaulting my senses is usually either some pot head trying to cover up the scent of marijuana,or some aging hippie who doesn't know the meaning of the word restraint.The thing about patchouli is, it is so strong,it overpowers everything else!

I decided to try this anyway,mostly due to the reviews saying how sweet and gourmand it is.And from the notes,it should be.Well,I endured the first knock out punch of patchouli,which lasted about 2 hours,uggh! Then,after that I did get about an hour, maybe, of delicious sweet creamy goodness.Then,without warning Pow! patchouli came back for round two!
I so wanted to like this,as I love womanity and now Alien,but nope,can't get past that nasty patchouli!

May
03
2013
lauraapadron
lauraapadron

Angel is absolutely magical to me.
My craving for Angel began when I was 12 and I saw the gorgeous bottle on my sister's night stand. I was enticed by the enchanting aura the gorgeous blue star had, and went to go spray it on myself. It was love at first sniff. I was young so i had no idea about top/heart/base notes, or about how one must appreciate complexity, etc. I just knew I was bewitched by this one-of-a-kind scent.
I asked my mom to buy me my own bottle, and she said something along the lines of "haha, no." Whatever... it was ok, as long as my sister had it I could continue at least getting a whiff of it (she wouldnt let me wear it because it was pricey...and again...I was 12).
On my 17th birthday i FINALLY got my own Angel!! It felt as if I had finally achieved the pass into young-adulthood. I was now a young lady; about to graduate high school, started dressing nice and doing my hair...this was the beginning of a great era.
Angel has been with me through many first dates, sweaty nights of clubbing, nights of underage drinking...but all in good fun.
Angel isnt slutty; it's sexy, fun, and very playful, but with a touch of innocence and naivety.
Angel is not one that is full-grown with years of experience...it's just beginning to learn. :) <3

May
03
2013
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

I get patchouli all way long from the beginning. The opening smells quite herbal to me and almost freaked me out the first time. Then the sweetness just can't wait and bursts out right away. I swear if I tested on paper I'd drop it down right away. But after about 2 hours, it smells heavenly! The right amount of chocolate, caramel, honey and vanilla is so delicious. The patchouli is no longer fierce but holds perfectly the balance between sweetness and freshness. It's even intriguing as it hides among the sweet notes and tickles your nose when you expect the least. I have to admit I'm still not very used to the first 2 hours but for the lovely drydown I can wait. Fortunately the longevity is excellent for over 12h, it worths! The sillage is good, too. Though it's known as a heavy fragrance, I think with a light touch, the drydown has no problem in summer.

The bottle is cute! But the name Angel doesn't fit that well IMHO. It's sweet but with a dark side hiding behind. Maybe Ange ou Demon should be better distributed to this one? LOL.

May
03
2013
katiesweetpea
katiesweetpea

I smelled this on someone- loved it- got my hands on a bottle- didn't last- no waft on me so I gave it to my house mate so I could smell it when she wore it. Loved it on others.

May
02
2013
phia143
phia143

This perfume has way to much patchouli in it for me. Unfortunately I’m not a patchouli fan, although I have tried to like it. Tom Ford black is the closes I have come to kind of liking patchouli. But I don’t own Tom Ford black it’s out of my price range and it’s not something a have to have. I smell this from a magazine insert so I don't know how accurate this review is but next time I see it in the store I am defiantly going to give it a second try.

May
02
2013
Chicagobelle
Chicagobelle

I am floored by how many people dislike Angel...it's a beautiful scent on me. Not too sweet, very fresh and engaging. I actually like it more than my Alien because I find it to be more gentle....let's just say its my daytime or casual Alien. :)

May
02
2013
bacall
bacall

I've revisited this unique fragrance. As far as application goes less really is more with this one hence stunning in very small doses and sickly in large. I love how the scent interacts with my olfactory senses every now and then - Pure sweetness!

May
02
2013
guest_
guest_

I've revisited this sweet unique fragrance. Less really is more with this one hence stunning in very small doses.

May
02
2013
stemziez
stemziez

Love it or hate it! I personally hate it, it's far too strong and the chocolate in it is overpowering. I was once seated next to a woman wearing it on a long plane ride, and the smell made me nauseous the entire flight. But props to Angel for the longevity and silliage. Something strange though, even considering I can't stand it, sometimes I will spray it on paper, and I can't stop smelling it! I don't know if why I do it to myself, it gives me a headache. Maybe I'm trying to force myself to like it, or simply just understand what the fuss about it is. But I CAN see why it's addicting to so many women. And it certainly does smell different on everyone.

May
01
2013
kjauderer
kjauderer

What words could I use to describe it that haven't already been used by other Angel lovers? I had to have it the minute I first smelled it. My husband thinks it's both sexy and classy. So when I smelled the men's version.....I had to get it for him. I have other favorites now too, but this one will always be on top!

Apr
29
2013
leeleeB
leeleeB

Ok I am no mastermind at determining notes.. I didn't realize that this had so many notes in play!!!

I first tried this awhile ago. Didn't care for it . I have been sampling Alien and now that I tried Angel I am hooked. I smell alot of sweet and chocolate. Truly my favourite food in the world! I truly have a hard time distinguishing patchouli... Is it my nose??

The people who have left rude reviews of people smelling like hookers, BO, having to move over on trains to get away from the smell... There are worse BO stenches and perfumes that I have smelled. I am a nurse so trust me, this doesnot smell like BO.

I am hooked on this lovely one, I haven't ever smelled it again until today and the lovely sales lady gave me a 25mL refillable eau de parfum instead of dishing out 100 or more dollars on this beauty. Plus I had 10.00 card to use towards my purchase. Got to like those days.


Oh yes I also own Womanity and love that one to. Have received compliments on that one. Now that is a perfume you either hate or love. The body cream is to die for.

Apr
27
2013
Foxy Fire
Foxy Fire

This is one of those perfumes that you either love or hate the very first time you smell it. But if you hate it, try it again. Spray it on your sweater sleeve and smell it the next day. You might find yourself captivated by it. It's very strong and long lasting. A little bit goes a LONG way. The beauty of this perfume is that it smells perfect after a while and mixes with your body chemistry and becomes totally unique. Another thing: men LOVE this perfume. When I wear it, I get asked by complete strangers what I am wearing, and it seems to really stir guys up.

Apr
26
2013
swill122
swill122

What a strange fragrance. When I first sprayed it, I was overwhelmed; it seemed like there was too much going on at once. Once it dried down, though, it developed into a very sweet, chocolate-caramel, somewhat musky scent on my skin. I tested it on my wrist in the evening and when I woke up the next day I could still smell it. It's a very strong, warm scent, which is probably best to be worn during cold winter months. I know a lot of people are saying "you either love it or you hate it", but I just can't figure out how I feel about it. Perhaps I'll have to wear it for a few more days.

Apr
25
2013
TwilightAngel19
TwilightAngel19

Angel will forever be my signature. At a young age, when I first smelled this, I immediately back off!! It seemed like a pretty extraordinary perfume. But as I got older, I decided to give it a try. After a long night of smelling the testing paper, I WAS IN LOVE! Holy molly... Something just hit me and I felt like a woman. This is what a woman should smell like. Yes, it's strong with the patchouli and chocolate, but you just have to have patience with your nose. The great thing about Angel (and other Mugler perfumes) is that they're refillable. Saves your money and the environment. I now own a 50 ml star and it does shine on my vanity table. ;)

Apr
19
2013
jessbug
jessbug

On me, Angel goes to that beautiful, warm, comforting-yet-sexy patchouli drydown reeeaaaally fast. Like, in 10 minutes. I enjoy this scent, it's really pretty if applied sparingly (and/or strategically, meaning not on the regular 'spraying zones' but on better hidden places so you won't get punched in the face by the scent everytime you move).

My biggest gripe with it is its popularity. Like another reviewer said, I've never recognized this on another person and thought 'Wow, Angel smells really beautiful on you'. If this was an unknown perfume I would be all over it, but seeing as people would actually recognize this scent on me...I'll have to skip it.

EDIT: Woah, I'm pretty sure the mini spray I used for my review was really old and technically 'spoiled'. I tested an in-store tester bottle today and I got what most of the negative reviews were talking about: a VERY loud, overly harsh patchouli with an overwhelming shitload of sweet stuff floating around it. It took more than SIX hours to get to a drydown similar to the one I mentioned in my review, and even then the patchouli was a bit too screechy and more earthy than I wanted it to be :(

I hope most of this was just because the amount that came out of the spritzer was waaaaay too much (smart thinking, Thierry Mugler. Not.).

Apr
15
2013
LauriD
LauriD

Reminds me of Anna Sui - Sui Dreams.. Except that Sui Dreams is pleasant and this, most certainly, is Not.
On paper, this perfume does it for me, in a good way.
In reality, I find it quite repulsive in every which way.. On me, on other people, lingering in department stores... I personally have never met anyone that I think Angel smells nice on.

Apr
13
2013
mellie
mellie

i´m trying so hard to like you, but everytime i spray you i feel like i just got run over by patchuli and cotton candy, i only start to like you after 3 hours when chocolate and vanilla show up. Sorry, but i´ll keep trying just be nice to my nose.

Apr
12
2013
nikkirasmussen
nikkirasmussen

I so badly wanted to like this perfume. I have smelled it on other women and it smells amazing, but on me...bug spray! Totally sucks. If it works with your body chemistry great, but if not, watch out!!

Apr
10
2013
daviaa34
daviaa34

Thsi perfume is very different and amazing. Not for the conservative. It does not stink at all, I dont know what these people are talking about. I could not stop smelling my wrist when I bought the sampler.

Apr
09
2013
pipergirl
pipergirl

I spritzed this on a fragrance card while I was at the mall today and managed to mist my finger in the process. Right away, I noticed a strong BO smell and I thought "Oh no!" but that smell soon disappeared. What was left (and is still left 4+ hours later) is a rather strong, quite noticeable "perfumey" patchouli scent. I actually quite like the fragrance but I have a hard time picking out the individual notes, perceiving any depth, in this perfume because it is such a strong one (everything just blends together!) - even in this small dose. Of course, I am not exactly a perfume expert, either.

At any rate, I think I'll revisit this fragrance in the fall, spritz a *small* amount on me and see how I feel about it. A little goes a long, long way with this scent - so exercise caution when testing it.

Apr
09
2013
Coconutmusk
Coconutmusk

I had to go to the mall and see what the fuss was over this. I found it and sprayed it on.. what transpired next is only what I can describe as a 7 headed incense monster walked up and punched me in the face. I normally like gritty heavy smells, but this was just strong, mean and dirty. I couldn't even get a handle on what I was smelling because it just seemed like pepper and hippy shop x1000, wet dirt and worms (No offence to anyone- I frequent hippy shops so I know the smell well). To me, this seems like it just wants to be in your face, it doesn't care what you think it just wants you to know its there. And you'll know it's there because you'll need about 10 Advil after it leaves.

Apr
08
2013
VeeNVegas
VeeNVegas

The only smell I can relate this to is BO! Imagine standing in line somewhere behind some hot, sweaty, dirty man...that's what it smells like to me!

Apr
06
2013
Fabien77
Fabien77

I met a French colleague at university and she suddenly said to me: "tu sens bon, tu sens très bon!" (you smell good, so good)! A male friend close to me looked at me with jealousy... It made my day!

Apr
06
2013
thatsperf
thatsperf

NO NO NO Never again I will spritz this perfume on my wrist in the hope that I will like it this time!!! It was as if they've liquidised a carcass, marinated it with spices and then bottled it. I spritzed Angel on a test card and left it in my coat and I was thinking to myself "What's that stench?". I was looking for it all over and found out it was the card I sprayed Angel on. The smell lingered on in my coat's pocket for a week, yuck! Horrible smelling 'fragrance'.

Apr
05
2013
stinkydog
stinkydog

Folks who love it, you are welcome to it. It does have a bit of chocolate - the most " interesting" element, which can be detected after the sense of emerging from a candy factory goes away. It just isn't for me - way too sickly sweet - to me it reminds me those Demeter food scents - a combination of Sugar Cookie and Brownie.

Apr
05
2013
BikiniBabe
BikiniBabe

I have a love hate relationship with this scent. The first sniff is a knock out and i always go "bleah" lol...but after 1h or so it is just so sweet and u cant help but fall in love with it. Use in moderation. It can clear a room =p

Apr
03
2013
Monica lee
Monica lee

Este aromas es hermoso fue mi favorito por mucho tiempo.. pero ahora lo veo muy pesado y masculino , pero en si es un perfume unico una joya que deben tener los amantes de los perfumes , es muy fuerte y dura mucho tiempo mas de 24 horas en mi piel =), pero ten cuidado con no ponerte mucho ya que puedes enfermar a los de mas

Apr
02
2013
Aeris
Aeris

I've put off writing this review for so long because I feel as though there is no way I can do this fragrance the justice it deserves. Angel is the reason I became a Perfume addict.
I was first attracted to the beautiful shooting star bottle and finally stopped by the perfume counter in Belk to sample it. When the worker behind the counter asked what I though of it, my first words were "I don't know?". I was that perplexed by it. I immediately bought Angel based on the strong (yet confusing) first impression.
As I walked through the mall, I noticed the different notes unfolding. So these are the Top, Middle, and Base notes I've heard so much about (but never really experienced due to the fact that I mainly stuck with low quality perfumes up until this point).
It was like art work unfolding...like the colors of a painting or the notes of a symphony coming together. It was beautiful. It was art. It brought me to another world. A+++ for the best longevity and greatest sillage I've seen in any perfume as well.
I notice something new about Angel every time I wear it.
Thank you Thierry, for introducing me to the wonderful work of Perfumery.
Update: I still love this perfume, though it's so intense that I only wear it when I'm in the mood for a "statement perfume". I read that this perfume was made by combining scents that remids Mugler of his childhood. Between the patchouli and sweets, this conjurs up imagery of a Hippie child wandering through a circus or Fair. When I saw this perfume before testing it, I thought it would be a very quiet and soft scent because of the name. Ha. This is moreso like the Warrior Angel Michael in the Apocolypse than a cute, innocent baby angel lol.

Mar
31
2013
kikiena01
kikiena01

Is it just me, or does it smell the same as A*Men? Waaay too sweet for me.. but I guess I really can't imagine any woman wearing this scent.

I love T. M. Alien and Alien Essence Absolue, but this is something very different and definitely not my cup of tea ;)

GREETINGS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC! :)

Mar
29
2013
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

Angel is the quintessence, the apogee, the very apotheosis of a certain kind of smell.

It is the Everest of candy store scents. The ultimate of confisserie patisserie perfumes.

That it is expert is beyond doubt, but whether it is art is moot.

Opening with an array of boiled-sweet notes: melon, coconut, mandarin, blackcurrant, red berries and a touch of Turkish-delight rose, there is a moment, a demi moment when all seems as though it could turn out fruity.

Then massive waves of vanilla, honey and mainly chocolate and caramel break, washing away most everything else in their crashing wake.

At this stage it is customary to bow down before the genius of the insertion of a brusque storm defence of patchouli and to dwell on the animalic undertow.

To my mind both are invariably over stated: false pseudo intellectual alibis for fragrance aficionados a little ashamed of their gargantuan and no doubt carried sweet tooths.

This is ultimately an unabashed sugar festival that flirts half heartedly with darkness, but is ultimately no more than dark chocolate and salted caramel.

It is commonplace to state this scent is some sort of olfactory miracle. If this is true then sadly angels are both everywhere and decidedly average these days.

*************

Are the customers at this store exclusively female?

No not all. And nor are the patrons of Amen’s coffee store across the way just male.

Mar
28
2013
demonicpretty
demonicpretty

I sampled this and now I can't stop craving the scent! It lasts quite a while on my skin, and lasts for days on my clothes. There aren't many fragrances that shock me, but this is one of them. At first spray, it's an overwhelming mix of gourmand sweetness, patchouli, and spice. For the first half hour or so, it almost borders on grotesque, but in the most mysterious and delicious way. Later on, it becomes something sexy, earthy, yet dessert-y sweet. It dries down into a soft, comforting smell that makes me feel somehow nostalgic. It's one of the weirdest perfumes I've ever smelled, but I think I love it.

Mar
25
2013
Flygirlie
Flygirlie

Loved it on my co-worker the first time I smelled it. I bought some and hated it. It gives me a migraine every time I smell it now.

Mar
24
2013
Rougesang
Rougesang

L'ho usato in un particolare momento della mia vita, secondo me è una fragranza che dopo qualche tempo inizia a stancare. Mi piace il mix di vaniglia, note di cioccolato e patchouli, qualcosa di molto insolito tra il dolce e l'orientale. Lo trovo abbastanza persistente, anche nella versione EDT.

Mar
23
2013
tterekhova
tterekhova

Incredible scent and bottle. My winter perfume and first commercial proves it.

Mar
22
2013
bobbydrugan
bobbydrugan

Recieved this for mothers day,i used to hate it.Always thought it was an overly sweet musky perfume that an overly confident old lady would wear.So i have either turned into that old lady or my nose has stopped being stuck up and can appreciate other notes in there that i couldn't smell all those years ago.Its not a love relationshipp and will probably have this sat on my dressing table for a few years,but its safe to say I now like Angel!!!!

Mar
22
2013
Chio268
Chio268

My mom loves this and I do kind of like it, but this is definitely not a perfume I'd imagine a woman wearing to work or on a first date. It's very loud, strong and overpowering with amazing lasting power-it lasts about 2 days on my clothes.

Angel is an unique fragrance-very complex and probably smells different on every person. I mainly smell patchouli mixed with some kind of sweet fruit.

Mar
21
2013
Délicieux
Délicieux

A few years ago I loved this on me. Now, not so much. I don't know if my bottle has turned or if I was just crazy or both...but now it makes me quite sick if I wear it. I do have a slight fondness for the memories it evokes, but it's just too much. No, no, no.

Mar
18
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

Ugghhh!!! Patchouli nightmare. All I wanted to smell was the caramel, chocolate and vanilla, but really couldn't get through the patchouli.
I wondered why there were so many 'dislikes' on this. Now I know.
If you don't like patchouli you will need to stay clear of this.
I will stick with TM's Alien. Only three notes but a masterpiece, and no patchouli lol

Mar
18
2013
Kalasjnikaj
Kalasjnikaj

I wore this as an older girl, but for a young woman it is too sweet. Just like flowerbomb, it doesn't fit my growing-up-style - but it's a lovely scent! I wish there was a darker alternative to this one.

Mar
15
2013
shinelle_b
shinelle_b

I love this fragrance, it's stong and bold... however I can't wear it. I got a sample hoping for the lovely chocolatey goodness that everyone was talking about... the one that was all over the paper strip in the store. But all I got was pachouli, pachouli and more pachouli... oh and the bitter side of dark chocolate. I actually had people avoiding me today because of it. And with how powerful it is there is no hiding from it.

I still love this fragrance, it's wonderful on a friend of mine... but it won't be entering my wardrobe any time soon.

Mar
13
2013
sherryxfilesfan
sherryxfilesfan

I have tried this perfume years ago and it didn't agree with me at all. The patchouli was just too overwhelming.

Recently, I tried Angel once again, just hoping to get that wonderfully sweet/chocolaty fragrance that so many of you talk about...but alas, again....all I get is an obnoxious amount of dirty patchouli. Did I mention that patchouli and I are not friends, but I have put my nose to a few fragrances where patchouli was prominent and it wasn't that bad.

In this fragrance the patchouli is just too much. When I put it on and wear it, It makes me self-conscious that people smelling it are going to think that I forgot to shower!

While I most definitely DO NOT like the smell of this fragrance, I certainly can appreciate it's history and the ground-breaking, lasting mark that it has left on the world of perfumery.

Mar
12
2013
carolinencarter
carolinencarter

I apply angel with a q-tip and it is a gorgeous scent. The silage is incredible, so if you put just a tiny single dab on your chest and one on your wrist you smell a subtle sexy sweet spicy scent all day. Sometimes I even put a little on before bed after a shower because I find angel smells better the next day, I don't find it to be a high heels kinda sexy scent, more like a tight jeans oversized sweater with big messy hair kind of sexy, I love it. I think angel would get less haters if it was treated more responsibly by owners.

Mar
12
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

Angel smells like a carnival after hours to me. First off it's a patchouli bomb. I think a lot of people believe they don't mind patchouli because it's used in so many fragrances as a base. Thing is, in a lot of these fragrances the patchouli just grounds fruity/floral notes and there's not much actual patchouli scent. So if someone with this mindset sees "cotton candy! caramel! coconut!" and gets a big patchouli hit to the face they're going to recoil in horror.
So yes, patchouli as everyone knows. Then I get caramel and cotton candy, but all dirtied up with a slight body odor feeling. The chocolate, to my nose, is bitter. Unsweetened baking chocolate.
Angel has a definite "funk" to it and it's a sillage beast. It's truly a nightmare when someone overapplies.
I do not wear Angel myself because it's been on heavy rotation in my sister's fragrance wardrobe for more than a dozen years. It's not her signature (Hot Couture is), but I associate it with her. Her chemistry really showcases patchouli to it's best advantage and so Angel works well for her. Unfortunately I had a co-worker who also wore Angel and it was not doing her any favors. I didn't even recognize it on her. Partly severe over-application, and partly chemistry. It smelled like rotted candy, armpit and halitosis. This co-worker also way over applied Bath & Body Works Into the Wild to similar effect. Not hating on this gal, but she needed to stick to lighter, brighter and more aquatic fragrances.
I see a lot of "this is a cheaper Angel" comments here on Fragrantica and I don't believe I've ever smelled anything that was passable as Angel. Closest would be Wish by Chopard, but resemblance stops for me at caramel+patchouli. Wish has a milky quality and a good dose of incense. Still I'd say if you thought you would love Angel and then found out to the contrary, Wish might be just the thing.

Mar
12
2013
guest_
guest_

Angel is a fragrance that i leave and come back to from time to time. i love the dusty cocoa, blackberries kicked down a graval road feeling of angel, however there is a note that i can only really describe as white musc from the body shop, i have always disliked the scent and it unfortunatly somewhat ruins angel for me. can anyone reccomend a version of angel or something similar that i may like more?

Mar
11
2013
deagemini
deagemini

It is the best parfume ever BUT, only a verry powerfull, selfconfident woman can wear it
I have tried a lots other parfumes, no, neither can replace Angel from my top preferances :)

Mar
11
2013
mariaraluca
mariaraluca

i am an Angel defender:) i wrote here long time a go a review and as i said this is a perfume that is not suitable for all women. you have to take in consideration your age, personality,so on and so forth.
i go often to perfume shops and nowadays , in my opinion, all perfumes SMELL THE SAME. are few the ones that kept having a personality and last longer than one hour... :)
many years ago ,when you used to spray a good perfume ( no matter of the notes) it used to last... it used to spread his smell in the entire wardrobe and feel it on your skin even after having showered.
at the same time, i know it sounds a clisee, but it really depends on the body's chemestry! on me, this perfume works perfectly! it smells like cookies and very often asked what was i wearing... of course that after answering the reaction was: really????? :)
the same thing happends with Chanel 5... it works on my skin very well and suits me.
i think we should classifie perfumes on : age, season, personality, day/night. and after one should see the reaction on the skin. there are no bad perfumes but at the same time there are perfumes that are special and will remain in the history as remarcable.

Mar
10
2013
Nickypen
Nickypen

Im thiking about getting this perfume, first time i came across this was on a friend all i noticed was Patchouli (loved patchouli in my teens) but very soft, but a week later i asked to try it and got a very differnt fragrance very much more flowery (very pretty femanine fragrance) and very very long lasting,its very rare a perfume last more than a few hours on me.

This is one on my deffo to get list!!

Mar
10
2013
bend_mama
bend_mama

I have to comment here. There is something disturbingly cloying about TM's Angel. It is the note that seems to linger on and on...it is sweet sticky and powdery all at once.
I wear (and have for 10 years) Prada (the original -- some people call it "Prada Amber") and Angel is it's distant teenage cousin. The two scents are not the same, and I get particularly annoyed when people tell me I would love Angel when they find I wear Prada.

This fragrance is not for me, I will stick with -- IMO -- the more sophisticated scent.

Mar
08
2013
nellyrlight@aol.com
nellyrlight@aol.com

right after shower (preferably after one that you did body exfoliation) spray this on your body and back of neck..Oh also the weather must be cold outside:-) (not a warm climate scent..) this is the most seductive perfume! the ones who think it smells like dirt or cookie, etc..just don't use it.

Mar
06
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

To have so many notes, this is quite a straightforward scent. Patchouli, more patchouli, and some patchouli. I don't get many floral tinges from this, but it's definitely sweet. The chocolate, caramel, cotton candy, melon, vanilla, and honey definitely combine to make a chorus of sugary sweetness that makes the patchouli delicious and not as sharp.

Pure patchouli can kill, and the sweet notes of this save it from being deadly.

I adore this perfume, and it was definitely worth the exuberant price I paid for it. I love sillage monsters, crazy strength, and mold-breakers.

The only negative side effect is the very common reaction to patchouli, misinterpreting it as body odor because of the dry spice quality it has here.

I love that this bottle is refillable too. I have no regrets when I drench myself in this.

The way I see it is, you shouldn't be wearing fragrance for everyone around you..you should be wearing it for yourself. And if it offends people, then so be it, as long as you feel good, you feel confident, and you feel put together. That's how Angel makes me feel: a confident fragrance for a confident individual.

That's why this is a masterpiece.

Mar
05
2013
levinebabe
levinebabe

Awful opening from the patchouli. The opening had me stop spraying this fragrance. Just earlier today, I let Angel to stay on my skin. This is not to be aimed at younger generation of untrained noses. The drydown is beautiful. Sweet unique fragrance, unique bottle. If you plan on wearing this, spray it 30 mins. before leaving the house, let the heart comes out. A unique gourmand. If you really can't stand the opening, get the EDT flanker. Both amazing sillage and longevity.

Mar
03
2013
missdietcoke1
missdietcoke1

Very strong, very "in your face", very intrusive, it can turn a crowded cinema into a gas chamber. All I can smell is patchouli and vanilla, and that is very overwhelming.
I can see a very confident woman using it, but often I smell it on the girls next door or young girls - not a good match.
It is way too popular, that is a turn off for me. I want my fragrance to be somewhat unique, but Angel seems to smell the same way on everybody regardless of their body chemistry.
Not for me, but I see why so many woman goes for it...my boyfriend likes it though, but what does he know?!:)

Update: I've been to a perfumery to check out a few fragrances. I must say, there is nothing new to my nose nowadays. Most perfumes smells the same boring flowery sweet vanilla nothing special safe scent. As much as I do not agree with Angel,, I have to say that it definitely stood out. It is different then all the other boring stuff. I only wish the ladies who use this parfume would use it with moderation!:)

Feb
24
2013
MaddieClfd
MaddieClfd

If somebody told me to keep just one of all my perfumes, I'd keep Angel. I've got two bottles in my collection now and I have used two in the past. I wasn't sure about Angel at first but now I love it.
It's my going out perfume, don't have to top up, it lasts forever. I do wear it to work too sometimes, but I keep my precious for better occasions ;)
I'm a rock chick and I think this suits me, i love patchouli!
Angel changes though - one day it's nice and dark with lots of patchouli all day, sometimes it's rather sweet, and it's the chocolate that I can smell the most.
I love it. Sillage is amazing, I leave the trail of fragrance behind, I know because people compliment me on this fragrance.

Feb
24
2013
liban23
liban23

I've tried to like this for about a year now and I'm slowly making progress. The first time I smelled this I was so disgusted and had an instant headache. Now fast forward a year and I can say I like Angel.

There are so many notes, and so many that I love except that darned patchouli... I can honestly say that this would be an instant winner for me if the patchouli weren't so powerful. It just doesn't sit well with my skin chemistry.

Oh well, maybe I will have to give it another year and maybe my preferences will change and allow me to love this. Then again, I shouldn't have to try so hard to love a fragrance so Angel probably isn't meant to be for me.

Feb
23
2013
hazelnut
hazelnut

you have to be really careful when it comes to patchouli. In my opinion, patchouli works best when it is undetectable...does a great job in adding some interesting facet to other notes.. Theirry went a bit over the top with the patchouli. I smell sour laundry. And in all fairness, i never waited for the drydown. Perhaps after the top notes dissapate, whats left may be very beautiful, but I am not willing to pay big bucks for a fragrance that I have to try so hard to enjoy.

Feb
22
2013
Molliepops
Molliepops

URGH! This scent is absolutely awful! I hate it! Its so overpowering. One spritz and you are tainted all day.

Its sickly sweet, cloying and gives me a headache. Even if someone walks past me with it on, it makes me feel nauseous.

I had to get up and swap seats on a train recently because the lady next to me was wearing this and I couldn’t face a 30 minute journey inhaling the stench of her. The smell of it hung around in the carriage like…..well, a bad smell!!!

Yuk Yuk Yuk.

Can you tell I don't like it?!!!

Feb
22
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

Cloyingly sweet blast of vanilla licorice with fruit and spice. It's overwhelming. I wanted to like this because I adore vanilla and spices in just about any combination, but this is just too much. There is something attractive about the combo of spices and licorice with the patchouli and vanilla, but this blend is really in your face, and to me it isn't as refined or dignified as I think something called "Angel" should be. I've tried it twice now, and while I may try it again and try to wait for more of a dry-down, I suspect I won't be going for this one. I'm not a shy violet when it comes to perfumes, but even as a regular Opium wearer I'd be afraid of putting people off with this one.

EDIT: After a good 2 1/2 hours, the scent mellows a bit and there is a little more of the chocolate and mild licorice people talk about. That's a little better! Still, I probably wouldn't wear this except at a very large, crowded, rowdy party or at a nightclub. Anywhere else it would just be too obnoxious.

Feb
21
2013
Vanrocc
Vanrocc

Does anyone agree that Angel and Alien have each got the wrong name and should swap. I find Alien too sweet, too Jasmine on me and quite powdery. This is the one that should be named Angel because of its sweet, sickliness. Angel on the other hand I much prefer. This is the mysterious, darker, more masculine night time smell that I love and I feel this fits the name Alien much better.

Feb
21
2013
DomizianoA
DomizianoA

It's a Classic! Period! Since the 1990's!
Of course not every night (and never during the day..) but I can pull it off greatly!
Please disregard comments like the one just below me!
They are just wanna be nuns in search of some "aquatic", boring fresh gragrance that makes them feel pure, after all! And then, i love the way how certain ladies say: "It's powdery!", like if it were a sin, or a threat!
Haha OMG! People, grow up! There's a time for everything in this life time, why making it so restrict and conventional! I love women, but.. after all, the ones who write foolishness like that, are the first grabbing my crouch, when we are alone for a second, and, if i was wearing one of these powdery's Ladies fragrances i have such a fetish for (well, i am well known for loving Cyphre's and sweet, gourmand scents!Just think that my absolutely favorite's are right now: Mazzolari Alessandro,a true dream, Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum, that makes you feeel so loved and sexy, even a hunk like myself, feels pitiful lol and finally Serge Lutens Louve, a truly heavenly experience, as my grandma would have put it! But, even my grandma was way more agressive and risque' than some of these women on here, so afraid of any sensuality!)they'd bite me right on the neck saying i want you! LOL Well, even if you were 30 years older than me (it happens a lot actually!) there's always an opportunity for you, woman, but, please, be a woman!

Feb
20
2013
lalaDinky
lalaDinky

I tried a spritz at Sephora a week ago, and I didn't like it then, but it intrigued me.
You see, patchouli doesn't scare me. In fact I love it. I own pure patchouli essential oils (for making blends) and I have used the dreaded LUSH patchouli solid deodorant and loved it.
So I expected to love it, but I didn't.

After the only spritz, I get this weird collage of scents trying to decide what it wants to be. Alcohol? Fruit? Berries? Flowers?

I'm not sure. Waaaay too busy up front. After the smell settles, I take another whiff, and it nearly KO's me. Something sweet like vanilla or sugar, amped up on steroids by the patchouli. The patchouli just grabs the sweet scent and shoves it up my nose and mouth in an attempt to suffocate me. Not a good combo! Overwhelmed, I decided to leave this scent be.

Now fast forward to today, and I do the same thing (I guess I don't learn from my mistakes); I spray a single spritz on my wrist again.

Again, I don't quite "understand" the myriad of smells up front, so I just wait for it to settle. When I sniff again, I get a similar reaction-- overwhelming! But after sticking with it, a rich cocoa-ish scent develops, cutting the sweetness by at least a third. I like it! Furthermore, if I wash my hands with hot water after letting the scent settle, it remains the same sweet, earthly smell--only toned down so that it is not so taxing on the senses. Very nice!

I may have to look for the Taste of Fragrance version, especially if it emphasizes that dark bitter scent!

Feb
19
2013
babylima
babylima

a sweet masculine chocolatey fragrance, i know that sounds like a weird description but its true, try it out yourself :) it smells nothing like its name "angel", instead it gives a very strong and bold statement! also it has phenomenal sillage and lasting power.
WARNING: do not overspray this. even though it didnt give me a headache but it did scare my poor frd away lol

Feb
16
2013
KajiraSuzanne
KajiraSuzanne

I agree that the bottle does not suit what's inside....the light color and the star implies something light and airy, not the rich gourmand perfume that is Angel.

Feb
15
2013
Juliana6
Juliana6

Oh, today it happened... My colleague dreamed about it since her birthday and she got it from her husband for Valentine's day. Now she is wearing it without any moderation at work. And I am obliged to buy a gas mask to survive this bomb of patchouli and all kinds of sweets. If you are eating caramel, chocolate, candies, cookies etc., you won't like the taste. It's the same about this fragrance- they have put nice smelling things together but the result is awful. If the angels smell like that, I don't wanna go to the heaven after my death. Sorry, big NO from me.
And I don't think this bottle suits well this "scent". I'd rather accept something dark brown, red or violet.

Feb
15
2013
taylors91
taylors91

Tried to bring myself to at least like this scent... it's just not meant to be. Sprayed it in wrist yesterday afternoon; I first picked up on heavy cocoa (disappeared after a bit) and patchouli and nothing else. It is a patchouli bomb (least to my nose), not a note I'm particularly fond of. It actually gave me a wee migraine and even made me feel sick. Extreme to say but it did, it's that strong. I'm an avid fan of gourmand scents but this to my nose isn't majorly gourmandy as I mainly could smell patchouli.

I now understand how and why it is the marmite of scents.

Feb
13
2013
KajiraSuzanne
KajiraSuzanne

I have never owned Angel, but I did try some in the store. I think I will buy some, because it is a rich, sweet, heavy gourmand scent with masculine notes. That is what makes Angel so different from other fruity/florals and gourmands--the manly smell that mixes with the feminine.
It is incredibly long-lasting and the sillage is HUGE. Be careful---don't use too much!
Actually I think I will hint that I want this for Valentine's Day lol.

Feb
13
2013
sapphira07
sapphira07

So gross...reminded me of sweaty pachouli and old man funk....did not mix with my chemistry at all...which is a first for any perfume i've ever tried!

Feb
12
2013
Lanlisa
Lanlisa

Opening is pine tree, chocolate, and the scent of a band aid in symphony. Very different. Not sure I like it but will wear it and come back with what the dry down is like.

To me, it dries down to the scent of a sweet band aid. Odd...

Days later: I couldn't get my mind off this strange concoction and because its a classic I found myself so curious about it. I mean pine tree, chocoIate, band aid? So I continued to use my sample up and this strange relationship has turned into love. Now I smell soft sweet cocoa in the dry down. I had to have it in my collection and ordered a 1.7 bottle!! (Sheepish grin and a shoulder shrug.)

Feb
08
2013
mvhooper2
mvhooper2

The sexiest fragrance ever made, period.

Feb
07
2013
Mila Pulina
Mila Pulina

Brings my youth back ;) Love it but I did not wear it for ages...a really "take it or leave it"-perfume. I was completely in love with this fragrance - I could have drunk it ;)

Feb
04
2013
recherche
recherche

I remember going to a department store to try Angel when it was launched, back in 1992. I kept the tester strip and used it as a marker for a book I had purchased that same day. I was 14 at the time and very intrigued by the intoxicating scent.
Flash forwarding 8 years after that, I decided to purchase my first Angel when I was 20-21 yrs (and I still wear it to this day).

After purchasing the parfume, I went back home and opened the aforementioned book and, to my surprise, the pages still had a sweet, faint scent of Angel lingering on.

I can understand why so many people hate this parfume. It it's bold, not for the fainthearted and definitely not for the generations that grew up wearing generic, discreet parfumes with profusion of soft flowers and soapy "clean" notes.

Feb
04
2013
paojaime
paojaime

I sprayed this on my wrist at my friend's house and it smelled disgusting on me!!! I hate it. It smelled like a cross with mouth wash, cologne, and chocolate. Just terrible. I didn't like it when I smelt it from the bottle, but I hated it once it actually got on my skin. Did not mix with my chemistry, I washed my wrist a few times to try to take it off. Completely masculine. Maybe some girls like this because it just happens to work well with their skin chemistry. This is not for everyone.

Feb
03
2013
JMonroy98
JMonroy98

"Its a love or hate fragance" they say. You just need to learn to love this. I personally love this from start to finish, along with its sibling A*MEN. Once you spray it you get nothin' but the patchouli. This is where all the hate starts. I personally like the opening, it smells masculine at this part. So guys can wear it. Once it dries down, which is hours and hours later, it smells so chocolately so warm so unique! Easy on the sprayer this stuff is really really strong, and Lets face it this never wears off ;). PLZ DONT WEAR THIS IN THE SUMMER, i cant stress this enough. Use it for cold weather only.

Feb
02
2013
dukestupid
dukestupid

This perfume was my entrance to the world of parfums. i first saw it on Sephora and i was amazed by the bottle. i also saw Alien and i liked the bottle too but i didn't know they were both from the same designer!

Anyways, i'm a 15 year old and i really want to smell this but my mom keeps telling me it stinks. One day i went to a mall and i saw this. i tested it and the first 5 minutes- wow, body odor much! but then later it changed to something more pleasant. the chocolate starts melting, the roses started blooming and the berries and fruits start to ripen. The sillage and longevity are the best ive ever known! it lasts a long time so only spray 4 times a day max. I told my mom that i want this for christmas but she keeps telling me it smells bad. id want to buy a full size bottle of this but im still a teenager and i dont have a job XD

Jan
30
2013
Spangle
Spangle

I can understand why this is getting more "Dislikes" than "Likes" at the moment. I think I've waaaaay over done it and got completely sick of it. Not to mention my boyfriends mother must bathe in it - she literally pops over for a few minutes to drop off our little boy and the entire flat (and my baby) reeks of angel.

I sprayed it on both my wrists and inner-elbows last night before bed and it smelled like rotting weeds - what? Although I suppose I'm on and off with my Lolita too, which can smell like burning rubber and tar to me on some days and whilst I was pregnant I couldn't even look at the bottle!

I have a perfume, really really cheap, called "Creations Lamis - Diable Bleu" and it might be really cheap and weak but it smells exactly like angel but has a better dry down, more fruity and deliciously musky! I wish I could find this perfume in a better quality, it'd so be my signature. I'm going to go for Chopard Wish next.... come back to Angel next year I think.

Jan
29
2013
icingsugar
icingsugar

Hm okay I take back some of the things I have previously said about this fragrance. I re-tried it today for about the 3rd time and I sprayed 1 to the wrists and 1 to the neck which was more than enough. This time I didn't notice the dirty undertones so much and it actually wore quite well on this cold Jan British morning. It lasted a good few hours (and my skin absorbs fragrances faster than you can say hello goodbye) and everytime I turned a got a whiff of it on my neck. I'm not sure I would purchase it anytime soon but I am glad I gave it another try.

Jan
29
2013
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

I hate to admit this... But I used to hate this frag on my skin. It was like very strong burnt patchouli and I always said I'd never love it but I tried this the other day recently and I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome on my skin a couple of years later. It was just this most gorgeous woody caramel, candy floss coconutty goodness after 1/2 an hour on my skin. Make sure you never stop giving this a chance because one day it might smell good on you if you hate it! Love love looooveeee

Jan
26
2013
babskrimpen
babskrimpen

Oh my god this smells like potpouri in a bathroom where someone just smoked.... to me the first notes were really offensive, I'm sure I do not like patchouli now! After a while it gets slightly better but then it dos not change anymore and keeps screaming ' please get it off' to me. I do however absolutely love Womanity and had a short meeting what Alien recntly that I liked,

Jan
25
2013
gylyweed
gylyweed

This does not go well with my skin. But my sister smells so great with this. I think this scent chooses people with its chemistry. Im not really fascinated by this scent but I had a few compliments while wearing this. Maybe its just too overwhelming for me.

Jan
24
2013
Azanon100
Azanon100

I tried a sample from Macy's today and it's a thumbs up. Waaay up. Great longivity and moderate sillage. The patulli note is made very warm and sunny by other notes. Do not be scared off by the negative reviews here. I doubt any quality perfume would smell like vomit or urine, ever. Enough of the trolls, in my humble opinion. They could be smelling some eBay counterfit, though. =)

Jan
19
2013
purplealien
purplealien

I first smelled this perfume several years ago on a friend and wasn't overly impressed, on her it smelled very sweet and sickly. At that time I was bowled over by the recent release of Alien.

Fast forward a few years and I happened to be looking for something new to wear so I decided to try a tester of Angel. First sniff I was almost knocked out! so loud and complex, but for some strange reason this was a perfume I wanted to like. It wasn't instant, it would take a few days to appreciate this heady mix.

Angel definitely needs time to settle on the skin, on first spray I get strong notes of the honey, caramel and chocolate. Then the patchouli kicks in and as Angel starts to soften and develop it becomes a divine oriental.

I do like heavier perfumes, I want something that is going to last. TM fragrances certainly do last and last!

Jan
16
2013
Scarlett Fox
Scarlett Fox

My husband is hard to really please when it comes to scents....doesn't like citrus Happy by Clinique or floral Jessica McClintock which were my favorites. He likes musks like Jovan Musk from the 70's. I've tried to accommodate him but musks give me a headache...so I finally gave up and just wore what made me happy. I received a sample of Angel in the mail with an order of Bleu De Chanel I had ordered for my son. I don't find this scent offensive in the least but knew it was muskier than I had ever wore with any success. I have tried a few orientals before but only got an "Its OK" response from him when I inquired if he liked them. This is the first parfum I have ever put on that my husband said to me...."You smell good"...I about fell over! I ordered a bottle of it today. After reading the different notes included in the scent I can really smell the dark chocolate. My husband's favorite candy...lol. I think the vanilla and the chocolate make this a fragrance I think is charming too.

Jan
15
2013
geofammiel.liwanag
geofammiel.liwanag

I don't know with you guys. Im happy to those people this fragrance worked for them

Mine, changed and smelled into dirt 5 min after application and lasted till I had to scrub it off.

DIRT. Smells like DIRT.
On me.

I hate it.

Jan
15
2013
ta2kitty
ta2kitty

I really wanted to like this perfume and, from the notes listed, I hoped that I would. About 20 years ago, my boss gave me a gift basket full of Angel products and I hated it. I figured I was too young back then and this would be a good time to try it again. A mini bottle was included in a Sephora set I purchased so I tried a small amount. Unfortunately, on me it's a great big chemical bomb.
My fiance and I were at an airsoft store not too long ago when a woman walked in smelling of chloroform. I smelled her before I saw her. My fiance asked "what is that awful smell? Is that supposed to be perfume?"
After testing this, we both decided that woman must have been wearing Angel. After an hour I now smell like nail polish remover. No chocolate or caramel or anything nice on me. Very sad.

Jan
14
2013
HLVTCA09
HLVTCA09

After years and years of smelling this on my best friends mother in my childhood i got it for christmasa few years ago. i really adore this scent but when i spray it on it is just not the same. It smells really strong of honey.
Maybe i am going to try the EDT.

Jan
13
2013
alchimia72
alchimia72

Really, this fragrance is not my cup of tea. I can't say it isn't a well done fragrance, but unfortunately it contains too much patchouli, note that I can't easily stand. Moreover a coworker of mine uses it every day as a sort of bathfoam, layered with body cream. Five minutes after she enters the office and all people can smell only Angel, so I assure you it's very long lasting with exceptional sillage( unfortunately for me). I can add that maybe this fragrance doesn't work well with her chemistry but other people maybe wear it very well. So finally, I am very nauseated from this excessive hand which tends to cover the gourmand aspect instead exalting the patchouli note.
Not recommended for people who hate or don't like patchouli. Use it carefully at work because It can be very offensive for people around you.

Jan
12
2013
lassie172
lassie172

OMG it is a bomb!! One spry and thats enough.. it makes me headache

Jan
12
2013
Miss Mego
Miss Mego

I probably won't be saying much that hasn't already been said about Angel. Chocolaty sweet, rich woodsy notes and just a touch of spice. When I wear this I picture myself walking through a lush forest eating rich dark melted chocolate. I feel lucky that this works on my skin and that I can enjoy the wafts of divine smell I get all throughout the day when wearing this. One spray is all I need for an entire day, any more would be over-powering to my nose and those around me. This IS the modern classic in my opinion. Team 'I love Angel' ♥♥♥.

Jan
10
2013
wyrdlam
wyrdlam

I really adore the Angel eau de toilette, so I decided to test the classic and original Angel eau de perfum. Despite having similar notes, the two smell very different from each other.

Angel EDP is very unique, and I admire how it started the gourmand trend. I heard that this is extremely strong and heavy, so I put one timid spray directly on my wrist. It opens with a delicious smell of chocolate and cocoa and some fruits lingering in the background. It’s quite a strange combination and contrast, but it surprisingly works. As unique as the chocolate note is, I’m not a fan of smelling exactly like chocolate, so I was thankful that the chocolate smell seemed to fade into the other sweet notes like the berries and honey.

After the first half hour, I don’t really smell any one note in particular. The red berries, dewberries, apricots, honey, roses, jasmine, and all the other top and middle notes seem to blend together into one sweet and comforting concoction. But it's not light and airy; it's quite earthy and heavy from the patchouli. After 90 minutes, patchouli and vanilla are the two main notes and remain the star players in this fragrance. If you dislike patchouli, stay away. I don’t detect the chocolate or caramel that I smelled earlier because it’s completely blended.

As for sillage and longevity, one little spray on my wrist was a good amount; I probably should have added another spritz but I was scared to. After all, I put 3-4 spritzes of the EDT on me before, and the smell of patchouli hovered around me like a cloud. With the EDP, the first 90 minutes were very strong, but it faded from my skin quickly after that, so I shouldn’t have been so timid when applying it. Three hours into wearing Angel, I had to put my wrist directly to my boyfriend’s nose before he could really smell anything, and he thought it was just “okay.” This is best for fall/winter. I imagine the patchouli and chocolate in summer would feel too heavy. I wouldn’t wear this daily; I would save the heavy patchouli scent for certain days.

Angel was created with the intention of evoking childhood memories, and while the EDP did not remind me of my childhood, the EDT definitely succeeds in doing so. Between the EDP and EDT, I slightly favor the EDT. It smells a bit tartier from the berries, while the EDP smells heavier from the chocolate, vanilla, and caramel mixing with patchouli and amber. However, one thing I LOVE in the EDP that is not in the EDT is the cotton candy. I do really, really like Angel EDP, which was fortunate since Angel truly is a controversial “love it or hate it” fragrance.

Overall, I don’t find it overbearing when applied lightly. There’s strong chocolate in the opening and strong patchouli and some vanilla at the end. I don’t consider this sexy, but it is comforting and warm. I like the shooting star bottle, but not the rising star bottle because the nozzle feels flimsy (and I've seen the top presser broken on testers in many stores). I like that you can buy the refillable bottle, too. This unique perfume is one that truly does smell different depending on the person’s chemistry, so I discourage against a blind purchase. 5/5

Jan
10
2013
dukestupid
dukestupid

i have smelled christian clive imperial majesty, the most expensive perfume, yesterday because my boss owns a sample and i thought Angel is better than Imperial majesty!

Jan
09
2013
jeffthebarbarian
jeffthebarbarian

I've only recently come in into liking fragrances, and I only heard about Angel after I received Jessica Simpson's Fancy Nights for Christmas.
I really liked Fancy Nights, and I determined that it was the patchouli note that I liked.
I read that Angel was a patchouli bomb, so I wanted to try it. I got Angel for my birthday as a blind buy, and I Loved this.
Spicy patchouli and chocolate. It is not overly sweet on me. It smells very sexy in my opinion.
My boyfriend also thinks this smells incredible on. He said it made him think of sex, and he didn't know why. He can't smell the chocolate note, but to me it is a HUGE note.
Fancy Nights was patchouli with vanilla, but Angel is patchouli with chocolate that is smoother and deeper than Fancy Nights.
I used a light hand in applying this, so I didn't find this overpowering. But my goodness, this has HUGE staying power!

Jan
09
2013
thefemalemantis
thefemalemantis

AUGH! this is one of those fragrances that EVERY TIME I smell it, I think "wow! that smells awesome" so I ask what the person is wearing. when they tell me.. I have to pout. why? because for some reason.. I can't wear it. I used to sell perfumes and I love many different types. very rarely do I get headaches from a fragrance.. but this is one that does cause one ... but only when i'm the one wearing it. *sniff* It is heavier than a lot of fragrances I prefer, but it smells wonderful ... on everyone BUT me. :/ just doesn't match my chemistry I suppose. oh well.

*it did make a friend of mine VERY happy though when she got the over a hundred dollars of products I'd purchased for myself and then was unable to wear.

Jan
08
2013
dbarranc
dbarranc

This perfume was my "entrance" to the world of fragrances. I absolutely loved it since the first time it wore it. This was also my first fragrance targeted to women.
I wear it with pride.

Jan
06
2013
freshcultureshock
freshcultureshock

yuck. I went to sample this, and every time i would go back to smell it I would literally gag. i don't mean to be rude, but that is an honest review.

Jan
05
2013
Ouch!
Ouch!

How could I have not reviewed this sooner? Too busy reviewing other stuff I guess haha.

Please place me in the LOVE category. Whether you love it or hate it, man...does this perfume get some attention.

I remember smelling it first when I was 16 at school. A girl I sat next to had JUST brought some back from France and she was wearing it at school. I remmber her saying.."oh you can't get it over here in the UK yet, it's called Angel" And then she held up this gorgeous tiny star shaped bottle. I put some on my hand and was in love. I remember it becoming more and more popular over the years and now I have it myself.

It's a huge patchouli bomb of a perfume that is majorly accented by chocolate and caramel notes. The amount of notes is crazy in this perfume all adding to the heady mix that is just unmistakable. The sweet notes are what hold this scent together. It's sweet but not in the traditional sense of the word. The patchouli just stops it form becoming SO sweet, it's a very weird combo but it works for me!

Thierry Mugler is inspirational when it comes to perfume and always manages to create something that has that tiny spark of magic that so many of us crave. Whether you love or hate..it's definitately something different.
And the strength and lasting power? Nothing needs to be said about that.

Jan
05
2013
LufuFaerydae
LufuFaerydae

I always think of Angel as my first "real" perfume. I was 12 or 13 years old and my mother took me for my birthday to pick one out. I cant really recall how many i tried before deciding this was the one...I just remember the sales lady trying to push Daisy on me and I thought it was horrible and wanted to leave. Then on my way out there was the Thierry Mugler counter near the door and they gave me samples of everything. Then in the car i tested Angel and that was the moment i knew...my first perfume love. ever. In my mind it was what heaven must smell like..i never once thought or cared if i smelled stong to anyone...or even maybe too strong for the age i was...and i was just a shy little girl basically, ..definitely not "badass". Which is why i became amused as i am older now and that is what it has been considered to be. It has always been my most aluring perfume to other people...men have always adored it..and even women have flocked around in rooms until they found who smelled so good....This has only ever happened with Angel..and only once with Innocent. But anyway, grown up now and what can i say...my nose hasn't really changed...i still love bold, heavy gourmands, rich, and a patchouli addict. The only thing that might make me decide against it now, is Angels fame. So i guess that would be the "bad ass" in me now, thinking who cares if people know what perfume it is and if they just might hate chocolate and patchouli...It's still to me what heaven must smell like.

Jan
05
2013
x33janelle
x33janelle

My favourite scent EVER. I don't think I'll ever be as satisfied with a scent the way I'm satisfied with this.

I bought a mini bottle of Angel to try a few months back because I'd heard it was definitely not a blind-buy scent. After reading so many reviews and deducing that I loved all the notes, except I didn't know how patchouli smelled like, I decided to give this a try.

I wanted so badly to love it, and I ended up falling head over heels for it! Though this is probably because I love patchouli. And I love sillage monsters, gourmands that are not synthetic and perfumes that are long-lasting. Angel is all of these wonderful things. (How many gourmands on the market these days are not synthetic-smelling???)

First 10-20 minutes: Overpowering patchouli EVERYWHERE, especially if there's air-conditioning. I feel like I'm suffocating everybody with the smell of fresh patchouli.

20 mins-3 hours: Patchouli mellows down, closer to skin. Smells musky, musty and warm.

3 hours: A bit of the sweet accords (caramel, chocolate) start peeking out and mixing with the patchouli.

5-6 hours: The smell my boyfriend names 'chocolate fart' is produced. A super yummy blend of chocolate, caramel and patchouli. Yum :)

6-8 hours: Still 'chocolate fart', but more chocolatey than 'farty'

8-13 hours: Heavenly gourmand drydown.

I used to wait for the drydown religiously, but I have since come to appreciate its various stages and I have to say - there is nothing about it I even remotely dislike. I love everything about it.

Also, it smells different on different days. Some days, the 'chocolate fart' has more chocolate, and on some days, it smells muskier than usual. It's a very temperamental fragrance but I love all its evolutions :)

I gave up Viva La Juicy for this, which I still love, but its a little too screechy and loud-whiny for an every day scent. It also doesn't last past 3-4 hours on me, in comparison to this 12-13 hour monster!

Definitely try before buy, but I think I'll be sticking with this beauty for a very, very long time to come.

My favourite scent - ever!

P.S. Did I mention I just committed myself to a full-size refillable bottle of this? Commitment has never been so easy to agree to!

Jan
05
2013
Bbbluefairy
Bbbluefairy

This is a beast of a perfume, it's like it's alive. It's not for me but i appreciate it, it just screams in your face. It makes me think of a crazy child. If you like wild things you'll love this one.

Jan
04
2013
Alice Walker
Alice Walker

very, very, VERY strong, i have to spray it on paper and then rub some on my skin from there, I literally cant spray it directly on... It gives me such a headache but It smells to me like milky rice :S I do like it but it is just way way too strong

Jan
02
2013
sotos97
sotos97

My mother wears this perfume this is such a bad perfume. It smells like vanilla along with a dark hospitaly - sicky note it's just too heavy sorry :/

Dec
31
2013
kmcnutt
kmcnutt

Oh my goodness - when people here say to try this on first, it's TRUE. The smell from the bottle or spray on paper is no indication. The notes listed lead me to believe I would love this fragrance, but alas, it's not for me.

Off my skin, on a paper or fabric (my scarf) it is sharp, pine needles and bug spray. On my skin it is a bit better but still horrid. I am so disappointed... I can smell the chocolate vanilla warmth that I would love, but it's hidden beneath this awful nose piercing green smell. It must be the patchouli, I don't know, but that overwhelming note just ruins all of it.

Perhaps if I was patient enough I would like the dry down, but the opening is too offensive for the dry down to possibly be worth the wait.

Disappointing - I really thought I'd like it!

Dec
30
2012
icingsugar
icingsugar

A lady I worked with in her 50s wore this as her signiture and it always smelled absolutely divine on her, she was very glamerous, always wore heels and classy makeup and had her nails and hair done nice and scent suited her so well. On me however (and I am someone who loves all kinds of perfumes and especially love Alien) it just smells like very strong mouldy cornflakes. So strange. I have tried to EDP, EDT and the aqua chic editions and none of them work. Too strong, one spray knocks you out (and I am someone who applies fragrances I like liberally) and lasts forever (which is good if you like this fragrance I guess). This must just be one that smells so different on different people. Not for me. But I will keep on trying. Maybe one day I will learn to love it.

Dec
29
2012
Majja67
Majja67

Do you love Angel but think its to expensive, then try Tesori d'Orient Jasmin di Giava! They smell EXACTLY the same, trust me! I got 100 ml (3,4 oz) for 7 euros (10$) on Ebay.it! That must be the best dupe ever made in history ever on any scent! I love my Angel but WHY did i spend 140$ for something as close to this??

Dec
28
2012
ryan.oconnor.7161
ryan.oconnor.7161

Smells kind of like gross hazelnuts

Dec
27
2012
TallTales
TallTales

Smells like insecticide on me. This is definitely one of those scents that really works for you, or really doesn't. The insecticide scent does calm down a little, but not enough to be wearable on me. What a shame.

Dec
26
2012
margo22
margo22

Angel was my first love in the perfume world. I was just graduated, got my first job and felt as an independent young woman. When shop assistant sprayed Angel, I told just: "I take it!" I was walking in the street and inhaling the air around me. Vanilla has brought me to childhood and I have never experienced anything like this before or after. It is "time machine" and I quess it may be the reason of it's populiarity which never reduced. IMHO Angel is created for woman who still saved child inside, prefers to look artistic, sexy and expressive rather than classy and sophisticated.
Angel lasts forever, after long day it turns into lovely woody scent. When I weared it I get only compliments. Recently I have lighter EDT version and I love it too.

Dec
25
2012
Snowfairy
Snowfairy

If you want everyone to talk behind your back in a bad way and you want everyone to know you're coming from two miles away this is for you. VERY VERY TASTELESS this might be nice if they took the chocolate and greens out. This has so many notes that it turns my stomache and everyones elses.I know people who wear this and people don't talk nice about them.

Dec
24
2012
RighteousStarByDannyMotta
RighteousStarByDannyMotta

I LOVE THE STAR-SHAPED BOTTLE!!!!

Dec
23
2012
MysticMeg
MysticMeg

What a strange little big fragrance. When I first tried it I thought how revolting and the first few minutes it smelled like Eau de DOOM (a local bug repellent) then it changes into a sexy, mysterious, masterfully, wonderful and unique scent. Love in a bottle!!!!! I am on my second bottle and use this as my secret weapon. Caution a little goes a long way!

Dec
22
2012
zeva
zeva

I really like Thierry Mugler's Angel perfume. Usually I wear it in the evening outs or to special events. It has a sexy and sensual ambience to it that is upfront and not subtle with the mix of chocolate, vanilla and musk that I can sense the most. There is a mix of fruits and florals to it as well.

The bottle may not look sexy with its star shape, but the scent certainly is.. Haha.

I'm now in the middle of trying another evening/special events perfume though. But in the future, if I want to, I'd buy it again.

Then again, opinions may vary and everyone has their own perfumery personalities, also various chemical reactions with their hormones and the skin :-)

Dec
21
2012
dazydeadpetals
dazydeadpetals

FRAGRANCE: I thought I hated this but really I just never got to know it. When I sprayed it, all I could smell was pine needles, and it was nothing like the sweet gourmand notes I was craving.

After reading many more reviews of Angel I decided to give it another chance. The opening is eau so patchouli with a robust sillage. To my nose, it's just like a bag of pine needles. About 4-5 hours later it develops into sweet caramel, vanilla and chocolate. With pine. It's sooo yummy :) Honestly, I wish I could spray this on my Christmas tree.

It's very bold, so if I were going to wear it I would spray it behind my knees or somewhere equally discreet (I've never done that before, ever).

LONGEVITY: The longevity of this is AMAZING. I sprayed it on my wrist 48 hours ago and can still smell it.

EDIT: I continued to get whiffs of this for a full WEEK after application, even after using soap and other fragrances like I normally would.

Dec
19
2012
BeautifulDynamite
BeautifulDynamite

Okay, so I just tried this at the mall today and boy oh boy...

I pick up a lot of the chocolate notes, as well as the patchouli. It's really sweet, well blended and very distinct. The dry down is also to die for. I personally love it.

Something I'd definetely like to pull off someday. :)

Dec
19
2012
RedLady
RedLady

I’m someone who likes their strong fragrances (big fan of the Dior Poisons here) but I just found Angel completely overwhelming. My mother loves it, its her signature, but I cant stand too close to her when she wears it. To its credit, its very distinctive and different (typical Thierry Mugler) and the staying power is impressive. And if you like patchouli, you’ll love this. But boy it does knock you out a bit.

Dec
18
2012
julieanneh
julieanneh

I've tried this a few times now.
It is one of those perfumes I was just not sure about. I didn't know if I loved it or hated it. It has great sillage and longevity so if you like the smell definitely pay the price as it lasts all day and into the evening.
The first hour of this perfume is different, not something I'm loving. I'm thinking its a weird mix of melon and orange on me. After about an hour it takes on a whole new personality and one that I adore. Its a jasmine caramel mix. Not sweet like I want to eat it but deep sexy smouldering intriguing and to think I bagged ol Thierry, but sorry that was based on Alien, or maybe I need to revisit that again too.

Dec
17
2012
GinaTheresa
GinaTheresa

Grace in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. "Graaaaaace!"

Dec
16
2012
BriiBunny95
BriiBunny95

My mother used to have this perfume has her staple fragrance and i remember loving it, i've tried it on quite a few times and it's one of the best perfumes ever!
It works perfectly on my skin and it's a lingering yet very pleasent smell..I smell alot of vanilla and patchouli and i love warm fragrances like this one..
It's definitelly on my want list ;)

Dec
16
2012
redi
redi

I had it and angel has a really interesting smell because is unique and different from others

Dec
16
2012
RGR
RGR

My high school sweetheart gave me this perfume along with the body lotion once and I have always kept this as a staple fragrance in my collection. Every other potential love interest since then has always loved this perfume.
I have to say your skin either agrees with this or it just doesn't. On me this magical potion lasts all day and all night if necessary. I am thankful for this rare quality since perfumes just don't last on me at all.
Some people love this, some people hate this but to me this just stands the test of time. Whenever I wear this I feel happy and comfortable. The scent develops into a luscious dessert type skin scent that is not intrusive, just soft and delicious like candied chocolate. It reminds me of wonderful times and sweet boyfriends.
I love to layer this with some vanilla body lotion. =)

Dec
15
2012
Nefelisparkles
Nefelisparkles

I'm so sorry but yuck! I don't like it at all, it smells old and musty and wet. Like a dusty drawer. The patchouli is soooo prominent, at its worst... Maybe it is just my skin but a big NO from me..

Dec
15
2012
punkinfaye
punkinfaye

A friend of mine gave me Angel hair mist (and a bottle of TM's Innocent) because she bought them and didn't end up liking them. They sat in my collection for about 6 years because I wasn't into "gourmand" type scents at the time.

About a year ago, a girl I worked with came in to work smelling like a goddess (dark,sexy,mysterious,sweet) and I asked her what she was wearing. Turns out it was ANGEL!

I dug up the hair mist and discovered that while it kind of stinks just sniffing the can,once it's sprayed it transforms into this dark,mellow,comforting "come here to me" scent. I bought a bottle of EDP shortly after.

This is a fragrance that really gets polarizing reviews. I could never wear it to work because people HATED it, and I understand, it is a very intense fragrance. My mom thinks it smells like bug spray.

I wear it on cold fall/winter days under a snuggly sweater and I just think it is so sexy. I wear it for me, and while women may hate it, I've gotten only RAVE reviews from men :)

Dec
14
2012
mar-gosha
mar-gosha

This perfume is very complex... When I tried it first time I wasn't sure about it, I didn't immediately dislike it, but I can't say I liked it either. Definitely not something I smelled or worn before. Such mixed feelings! Yes, this is "love" or "hate" but it sure can't leave you indifferent. It is intriguing fragrance. Hard to describe. Dry, cold, sweet at the same time, reminds me of Christmas Tree, snowflakes and hot chocolate. I don't know if I'm ready to buy a big bottle yet, I have a mini and still testing, but it got me hooked. There's something about it that makes me come back over and over again. I would consider it for special occasions, not for everyday wear. As for projection and longevity, it's great! I can smell it the next morning and even after a shower. This is a strong one, so have to be careful not to overapply.

Dec
13
2012
ragerianne
ragerianne

My chemisty transforms Angel into a peppery and spicy blend of amber, patchiuli, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. More spicy than sweet. It is long lasting with monster sillage. Walking into a little mist on bare skin keeps it from being overpowering. I where it once a week and always receive compliments. With the right chemistry this is a strong and confident complex perfume that I will always love.

Dec
13
2012
ColubineCola
ColubineCola

It may cost an arm and a leg but it's one of the best sweet scents on the market. Try a sample if you're not sure.
Mind you, it isn't so sickening as many of the scents on the market, today such as: Brittany Spears fantasy or Prada candy. This is something else. A more zany, delectable perfume that has the warmth of honey just out of reach, yet still detectable. Very, very nice.

Dec
13
2012
sweetviolet
sweetviolet

This perfume is horrible! It's to busy and smells like tons of inscence...and way to strong And intirely to expensive.

Dec
13
2012
Carah
Carah

I don't understand why so many people say it smells sweet, on me it smells mysteriously hollow....nothing suffocating and sweet.
No one had ever complained to me about it and I only got compliments like: enchanting and addictive.
Guess you've to be an angel to wear this one :D

Dec
13
2012
danner501
danner501

I liked Angel initially, on the paper tester strip, but once sprayed on my skin (a small amount) I couldn't stand being with myself. It was sweet and bold but became less compatible with my body chemistry with each passing minute. Despite repeated attempts to wash it off, I continued to smell a synthetic, plastic vanilla scent emanating from my skin. Since I can't change my body chemistry I'll have to cross this one off my "want" list.

Dec
12
2012
Ninkin
Ninkin

A true masterpiece. It's a scent with a lot of character, deep, sophisticated and highly intelligent. You don't choose it, it chooses you.

Dec
12
2012
bemaillard
bemaillard

Digan lo que digan, Angel es mi perfume favorito, es absolutamente delicioso, para mi esto huele al cielo, dulce y delicado ¡lo amo!.

Dec
11
2012
Lexy656612
Lexy656612

Something smells sour in this scent, like off = not nice at all... How they can justify a price that high i do not know !!!

Dec
11
2012
Adiessner
Adiessner

Ick. I'm drowning in berries, flowers and honey melted into hot chocolate. This is a weapon of mass destruction, it reminds me of that scene on "ELF" where he is putting syrup, sugar, M&M's, skittles and marshmallows on his spaghetti and it feels like I just ate a whole lot of it. Nauseous headache. If anyone needs an appetite suppressant this'll do ya. Not for me.

Dec
11
2012
Kysyona
Kysyona

This is an explosion of emerald-green stardust to me: I would have actually made the bottle in green - then it would have better supported the essence of the scent. Angel is such a rare effect of warm green! - truly unique, because before it nothing remotely similar had been available. Considering, how much controversy it stirrs up, it's already a winner! - people who choose bold loud fragrances seek attention, and this one gets 100% of it ( even if it's openly hated by some - there's no such thing as bad press, right? :) ) It opens with a sparkling surge of green, and then the stardust settles and the sweetness emerges from this heavenly otherworldly rainforest. I don't detect any chocolate - on the contrary, the whole cocoathing is not at all present to my nose: it is rather sugarcoated green leaves for me. It produces an exact feeling that a person, who appreciates nature, experiences while watching a 5pm sun crawling towards the horizon line over a sparkly snowy winter landscape! As intense as it is, it actually calmes me down: strange, but I manage to derive deep serenity from it. There's NOTHING old-ladyish in it, on the contrary - a very young hopefull and energetic scent! Wore it in my teens and recently got a bottle from my husband and I can't wait for the reunion! An ideal Xmas/NY holiday perfume - nails the mood and suits all the glitter!

Dec
11
2012
annettepe
annettepe

this is definitely a love or hate fragrance. ive always really liked it because my mum wore this for years and years so i associate this scent with her and it brings me comfort. i consider this a gourmand scent thats still sophisticated and incredibly alluring and sexy. you will not go unnoticed with this fragrance. also i think its definitely a night time scent especially for going out. it may be way too much for daily use.

its a very complex sweet gourmand scent. i think this is the most unique perfume i have ever smelled. at first spray i get the sweetness of the fruity notes and patchouli, which gives it an earthy and spicy feel to it. the dry down is my favorite part and this is where the gourmand notes such as strong honey, caramel, chocolate and vanilla comes out. i dont notice any specific floral notes in this. it definitely has a warm and spicy feel to it with a smoky note, which is hard to describe.

the sillage is amazing. people will smell you from meters away. the longevity is also really good and a little goes a long way. it literally stays on my skin for up to 10hours. i cant stress this enough but do not overspray this! its a very loud and screaming fragrance.

Dec
10
2012
fragrancecraze
fragrancecraze

This is a masterpiece. It is a sweet, gourmand scent with dominant patchouli. The patchouli adds an earthy spice to the gourmand notes, such as the chocolate and cotton candy, mingling together extremely well to create the perfect gourmand scent. Sweet, smokey, earthy and spicy all at the same time. It creates such a remarkable, unforgettable scent. This is the queen of gourmands and my all time favorite perfume for a reason. It is incredibly beautiful and unique in every aspect. From the bottle to the scent, this perfume is a masterpiece. It's gourmand without being immature, as the patchouli gives it extreme complexity and uniqueness. The dominant notes in this are the powdery cacao, earthy patchouli and some caramel and vanilla. Absolutely gorgeous!

Dec
08
2012
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

This is the quintessence, the apogee, the very apotheosis of a certain kind of smell.

This is the ultimate candy store cologne, A patisserie confiserie fragrance. A sweet shop scent through and through.

Bubbling vats of caramel and chocolat await behind its pretty as a picture door. On shelves giant jars bathe honeycombs in more honey, next coconut cremes, backcurrant straws with sherbert, pear drops and melon bon bons.

In the scarcely seen kitchen the hard pressed pastry chef whips Chantilly cream into concupiscent curls. The shop girl, whose heart crushes on him adds vanilla essence with a heavy love-wearied hand.

Out front, beyond brass rails, acres of counter of marble and mahogany bares tartes of shortcrust and flaky bases and those bottomed with sponge that we Anglo Saxons incorrectly name flan.

All are drowned in confectioners custard and surmounted with exotic and out of season fruit, here and there the odd marron glace.

An indulged mouse, fat on unbaked batters and unwhipped creams, scampers confidently across the floor to a nest beside the hidden oven.

The maitresse de maison catches your eye steps forward bobs a greeting and smiles a toothless smile, smearing chocolate hands against her straining stained apron.

Will you stay in this palace of sugared pleasures, the atmosphere thickened with fudge flavours and nougat notes?

Can you bear so much sweetness and heavy, heavy air?

Some will take their seats and gorge an hour or three, gathering like-minded souls around them by the dozen.

And others, like me, will flee. Something too cloying in this toffee finished fragrance to countenance too long.

But is it because the madame's customers are mainly women of the court? Oh no, Monsieur Mugler's is just across the way and identical in everyway, except he sells coffee, and he's not for me any longer either, though as a youth you understand I went there now and again.

Who hasn't a marvelous and misspent past?

Dec
07
2012
NeoJezebel
NeoJezebel

If Marmite was perfume, this would be it. I have never met anyone who is ambivalent about this scent. Personally, I loathe it. The best description I can give of it is a child who has eaten too much candyfloss and then thrown up on you. Far too cloying and itchy on the nostrils and the sweetness sets my teeth on edge. I can't even begin to imagine what kind of sadist would wear this in summer; if you love it, use it as a winter going out staple, not as an everyday office scent. And please stand as far away from me as you can.

Dec
06
2012
tabithacate
tabithacate

I tried Angel at The Perfume shop at the weekend. For me it was a toss up between Angel and Alien. I was unsure of Angel as at first spray it was strong and peppery and just didn't smell good on me, but about an hour after the perfume really shone through and began smelling sweet like chocolate and vanilla. A very distinctive smell.
I had Alien on one wrist and Angel on one wrist. At first spray Alien won hands down, I turnt my nose up at Angel. I gave it an hour and the strong smell of Alien had calmed down and was becoming calm and non-offensive. This is when Angel shone through and made me really mixed over which perfume to get for Christmas.
It smelt really sweet and also strong not floral but like chocolate and vanilla. Just lovely! It was a really unique smell and nothing like I had smelt on a perfume before. When Angel had worn in it really suited me and smelt nice.
This is an either love or hate perfume. I personally love it now, so don't judge it when you first spray. Give it an hour to settle in, and you will love it also!

Dec
06
2012
pamelamorgan
pamelamorgan

Seriously, people wear this? to me it smells like sweet vomit. Maybe someone drank one to many alcopops?! Makes me retch when I smell it on the street, which is often, due its monster sillage.

Dec
06
2012
shishi
shishi

I received this fragrance first as a gift at a time when I had never really worn any fragrances yet. I was thrilled.

I absolutely loved the bottle - it's lovely to hold. When I first smelled it I was surprised. I never knew there was a perfume like this! I thought perfumes all smelled like old ladies!

I really think this fragrance is so wonderful and warm, I still love to wear it, years later. It is a 'comforting' smell to me. Also, 'emboldening', somehow.

However this is not for just everyone! This is a really strong and somewhat unusual scent. (perhaps to match my personality? :)
Some react badly to it and even I will admit that under certain conditions (warm, humid, close quarters, too generous spray etc) it can give me a headache.

It lasts a long time on my skin and clothes. Some might consider it cloying, but since i generally enjoy this scent - that is a plus for me.

I always found that I needed just the tiniest amount to feel fully clothed in warm folds of this yum cocoa and flowers fragrance.

Dec
06
2012
arxsyn
arxsyn

A love it or hate it frag. There's no way in hell I would purchase this. Ever.

The patchouli is very stinky. Dirty is incorrect. Loamy is a better word. This is not a scrubbed down sanitized patchouli. And persistent that wears like a musk. Stink musk if you must. Patchouli like this is screechy and combined with its intense sweet elements makes the patchouli overbearing and can be downright headache inducing.

I am sorry but this concoction is just plain gross. Hard to swallow and synthetic. Is the edp any better? Would it be the same but only louder and true headache inducer in the world?


Prefer Alien.

Dec
05
2012
saguna
saguna

Don't try it on paper, don't smell it from others, try it yourself and don't say no after first time. Give it a try few times, and I am sure you will end up addicted.

Dec
04
2012
KittyBaditty
KittyBaditty

I've always liked this on other women, in passing and outdoors. It smells warm, inviting, like baked meringue and honey puffs. However. When I am subjected to Angel in a confined space, or before lunchtime, it morphs into something burnt, dirty and overbearing, and makes me wonder if the woman wearing it is doing the walk of shame.

All in all, good in small doses but the odds are high that you'll end up with too much patchouli and dirt and burnt sugar.

Dec
04
2012
aqua76239
aqua76239

I smelled Angel numerous times before in department stores but always felt like it was just too much for me, too loud, too much patchouili, etc.
The other day I decided to give it a shot and got an actual sample. Once I tried it on my skin, it was really quite interesting. Whatever you may think about TM design house, you can’t accuse them of not being creative. All their fragrances are very unique and memorable. I can see why Angel is so popular-its warm with vanilla, chocolate and tonka bean yet it has a fresh note as well probably due to fruit-melon and coconut. Patchouili is very prominent in this, and to my nose, it overpowers majority of bottom notes. It doesn’t smell floral at the least-even though there are many floral notes in this-its very “dark” scent that mixes masculine and feminine elements very well. I can see why some people do not like it-it all depends on your body chemistry. Fortunately, it seem to smell quite nice on me(at least in my opinion). I am actually considering getting small bottle of this.
I recently tried Rihanna’s scent Rebelle and it reminded me of Angel. I think if you think that Angel is too much for you, try Rebelle.

Dec
03
2012
mandaburrh
mandaburrh

The first time I smelled Angel, I was browsing the perfume counter at local department store. I foolishly spritzed my wrist with Angel and wanted to sever my arm.... What a horrendous smell. I ran far far away and never looked back. Until one night, I was at a friend's bday party. Her mother was there. She smelled amazing. It's like she was radiating feminine energy... like "cuddle me". I asked her what she was wearing and she told me Angel. I did NOT believe this was the same scent. Later that year I smelled it on another woman and her what fragrance she was wearing. She told me Angel. I decided that I should give ol' Thierry another chance. I purchased my own bottle for 90 dollars (Refillable. Ominous). Needless to say this has been one of my signature scents for 8 years now. Lately I have been getting more into florals (Rose to be specific) but this is still a scent that makes me want to give whoever I smell wearing it a giant hug!

Nov
27
2012
donnalansdale
donnalansdale

i tried this on in a store, at first it smelt strongly of alcohol, then after 10 mins it smelt more sweet. didnt last for long tho. IMHO i dont see what all the hype is

Nov
26
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

The opening smelled like a hippie head shop, and also Yves Rocher Neonatura Coccoon, but I love patchouly. After an hour, the, yummy, fruity sweet scents began to emerge. That stage reminded me of Colors de Benetton. Towards the end, the cotton candy and patchouli reminded me of Blue Sugar. The three mentioned don't have musk, so I favor them. This smells very good, though.

Nov
26
2012
deviation
deviation

There are times when this perfume reminds me of my childhood when I used to gorge on Honey cakes at my granny's and then there are times when it smells like burnt tire.In my opinion, in the recent years, it has started to smell like burnt honey cake on burnt tire.

But I still like this perfume due to its long lasting power and sillage. when I'm wearing it outside in a coldy cold winter, It smells different, Just One whiff is sufficient to make me feel warm, cozy, confident and sexy.

Nov
25
2012
DonnaMarks748
DonnaMarks748

I miss this fragrance badly. I got a whiff of this yesterday as someone passed me on the stairs in an office corridor. I immediately knew it to be the one and only ANGEL. I had owned it along with the body lotion and shower gel.

The most distinctive and memorable in-your-face scent I have ever owned. Nothing compares with it. The aroma of coacoa is the top note.

It is very heavy and a real statement perfume that cannot be ignored. The Amen is also similar and great for a man who does not mind the attention it brings.

A definite "buy" I must get this again.

Nov
21
2012
DaniellaCaramella
DaniellaCaramella

I purchased the mini to test, after being intrigued by the polarizing effect this perfume has on the masses. I was praying that this would work with my skin and that I could partake in the glory that others have experienced with Angel. Unfortunately, I must say that the bottom line is that Angel, on my skin at least, is nothing more than Lolita Lempicka. In other words, not my cup of tea. There’s something peculiar about this fragrance that smelled of an old man’s breath in the initial first 30 minutes. It changed a bit thereafter into almost a complete replica of Lolita Lempicka. I was shocked! The chocolate in this frag is intense, as well as the incense. And when I say “intense,” I mean *take a quick look around to see if no one’s gasping at you in horror* intense. A fragrance that I definitely wouldn’t want to be stuck in a crowded elevator with. I’m not saying it’s putrid. It’s just TOO MUCH. Strangely, however, the body lotion that also came with my sample is ABSOLUTELY HEAVENLY! It dilutes the IN YOUR FACE notes down to a politeness to where you can actually appreciate the gourmand qualities without becoming engulfed in them. I layer the Angel lotion with D&Gs The One and they work together like Sonny & Cher :)

Nov
19
2012
theprophetblog
theprophetblog

Short and sweet review: Smelled this in the store for the first time the other day and LOVED it. My mother however, hated it -- probably too strong and sweet for her, although she is a classic Lou Lou user, which is also very potent.

I already own Alien, but now I wanna buy this and check out the rest of the Mugler range.

Nov
18
2012
apollinne
apollinne

Finnaly, I bought myself this masterpiece as a gift! This scent is so intriguing, so passionate, so mind-blowing, that amazes me everytime I smell it. It took me 2 years to get to know it, to get mature enough for understanding it! This is not a scent for little girls! And not for those who waste money on super-selling fragrances!
The image of this lovely scent makes me think of a beautiful, self-confident woman, independent and kind, sexy but serious, mysterious and also a bit transparent.The perfect mix between "good" and "bad". Before trying it, I suggest reading its history, and then, give yourselves some time to change along with it. You'll be surprised how much it will inspire you!

Nov
18
2012
GoodVibrations
GoodVibrations

Apricot and berries dipped in honey, bathed under a chocolate fountain, and then finished off with a light rasp of patchouli. A festive handful.

Nov
17
2012
DNA Salli
DNA Salli

Cotton candy, chocolate vanilla-smells like teen spirit! Still love it won't even think of wearing it again! Too overpowering too teenage but way to great! no wonder it has bin such a hit!

Nov
17
2012
larali
larali

Smells like hot chocolate. If you want to smell like that then this is great. It is exactly what the notes imply: chocolate, caramel, vanilla. A sweater-wearing fragrance that is not what I expected from a pale blue box. I would have packaged it in a deep brown box, but this is a crazy Mugler attempt to be unexpected, lol. Staying power seems good.

It's not bad but it's not my cup of hot chocolate.

Edit: hours later, it's still there, now it's cocoa powder. I never got any spiciness or patchouli on myself!

Nov
16
2012
rhynel
rhynel

Hilarious fragrance. It is sooo not for me. It smelled good at first, and then I got patchouli and grapes. I normally love patchouli, but this was a syrupy, cloying kind of patchouli. I definitely got the evergreen pine needle note someone else picked up on as well. The next morning, I was straightening my room and picked up the shirt I wore when trying it. It was heinous! I kept thinking, "Now why does my shirt smell I've been rubbing an old man's (you know, the kind that uses aftershave a lot) armpits?" Then I remembered that I tested Angel. I laughed to myself and decided I had my answer regarding buying it.

Nov
13
2012
anicole32
anicole32

I agree with a lot of the reviews on here. You'll either love it or hate it. But I would suggest giving it a chance. At first I was overwhelmed by the fragrance. It smells very spicy to me...almost peppery. After the scent lightens a bit it makes for a beautiful fragrance that is long-lasting. Very feminine, yet edgy. Definitely one of the most unique fragrances I've tried.

Nov
11
2012
BondageBarbie
BondageBarbie

I myself ADORE this scent. But it tends to be loved by women and hated by men.

Nov
09
2012
monbonbon
monbonbon

i agree that this smell has changed! i remember it being more chocolate and warm sweets before....and now on me its more spicy, dirty, strong and aggressive...especially in the beginning. i'm sure my body chemistry has changed on me now, affecting the way it smells on me.... but i have such distinct memories, even just from the bottle, of the small being different!

that being said, it's still a favorite of mine... it was my signature scent for over 4 years...now i've moved on, but i do enjoy this classic when i wear it... and i'm excited to wear it in the winter!

Nov
08
2012
s_athena
s_athena

"Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree..."

All I get from this for the first few hours on my skin is a gigantic Christmas tree, a spruce or fir sticky with sap. No chocolate, vanilla or caramel here, at least for the first hour. This is EVERGREEN PATCHOULI. This is the Patchouli Show marathon on the Patchouli Channel. About an hour later a hint of chocolate peeks through, along with some other sweet notes, but mostly it's still just patchouli. Lucky for me I like patchouli, but still, there aren't many occasions where I would want to smell like a Christmas tree, so I'll just save my two samples for upcoming holiday parties and such.

Oh, and CVS sells an excellent dupe of this as an "Impressions of..." spray cologne (and a really strong one at that) for $10. If Angel works on your skin, run, don't walk, to your nearest CVS. I've tried them side by side and I can barely tell the difference.

Nov
08
2012
Dickie De La Mer
Dickie De La Mer

I have loved and adored this fragrance since it launched in 1992!
I love the strength and the power of Angel! It is amazing how the scent transforms from the heavy fruity patchouli notes and then softens in a few hours to a light sparkling sweet candy. Although I still love this fragrance I do feel it has changed over the last maybe five years. I feel it has lost some of its chocolatey and sweet notes. Thierry Mugler customer services assure me that the formula has never changed but I really feel it has lost a little sweet chocolate magic and been overloaded with spice instead. Does anyone else feel this way!
The body and shower products definitely changed, this Mugler.com acknowledge, again the product is still lovely but a zillion times more fruity than before but again not as nice!
The body lotion and cream used to be heavenly but now I would only say they are very nice! Please bring back the original formula please Mr Mugler!
I will always love Angel but not quite as much as I used too!

Nov
05
2012
the Italian
the Italian

Funny, this is exactly what a party thown by Winnie the Pooh, Willy Wonka and Vianne from the movie Chocolat would smell like.
I can't say that I don't like it, I do, it just gets me craving for sweets in a really odd and crazy way.

Nov
04
2012
Koralanne
Koralanne

My husband bought this for me for Christmas one year when we were still dating. A woman he worked with wore it and he loved the way it smelled. Sadly, I did love it as well, it was, what remember as the early days of this sort of earthy yet gourmand fragrance; but the dry down on me just wasn't all that pleasant. It had a stale dry down when I wore it so I did not wear it often. I wished I could have.

Nov
03
2012
Biliana
Biliana

Boring. If I have to choose a similar fragrance, I go for Wish of Chopard.

Nov
03
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

Well said, Manevitt. We don't need angry people to confuse us even further in our potential blind buys! You love it, you hate it, but you don't have to be obscene or vulgar. A negative review can also be a CONSTRUCTIVE review. Let's be sensitive of other's feelings.

And I don't believe crude words are necessary either. The English language has way too many words to use such pueril ones!

Oct
29
2012
petals699
petals699

it smells old-ish and very masculine..i imagine it somethin my uncle would wear.really old school offensive smell.i'm a gourmand luver all the way but i'll paas on this one

Oct
29
2012
BettyNoir
BettyNoir

I don't like this at all and it loses points because I smell it EVERYWHERE. I really don't like perfumes that make me smell of food and this is very strong chocolate, vanilla and candy floss. I don't get any patchouli.

Periodically I try this on my wrist and think "it's so popular, maybe I should give it another chance," but every time I regret it and end up washing it off. It's just horrible.

Oct
29
2012
Ceylane
Ceylane

For a long time I hated this perfume, and then suddenly I fell in love with him. It has good sillage and staying power, like a good Tierry Mugler. The bottle is a work of art and the smell ... hummm really smells like angels, heavenly.

Oct
29
2012
Cairo Rose
Cairo Rose

I tried this years ago and hated it. Today I found a small vial and I put on a drop. Much better than my first introduction.....I like the warm rich caramel feel but the patchouli still bothers me and keeps me from loving this one. I can see how this is a love or hate perfume..... I would never purchase for myself because I feel like a hippie chick in an itchy wool poncho while wearing this.
* I most recently was given a small lotion of this and LOVE IT....In lotion form it is much more refined and delicate...If the perfume didn't catch your fancy give the lotion a try!

Oct
29
2012
shinkku
shinkku

this is like sushi: you love it or hate it. I love sushi and I loooove Angel. One of my favorites perfumes. I have a big Angels collection. On me, this developes all its cacao, chocolate and caramel power. Yummy! All people like it when I wear it and my husband goes crazy!! <3

Oct
29
2012
hollyms
hollyms

Truly the worst perfume I've ever smelled in my life

Oct
28
2012
drummagick
drummagick

This isn't exactly a review, just relating a quick story. At the hotel I work at this woman was headed to the front desk one morning (much too early for this perfume btw), wearing a perfume I'd never smelled before. I asked her what it was (after she got close enough to talk to, her perfume preceded her by quite a way). She told me Angel, and I swear, this perfume must have been made with this exact woman in mind. Her face, her clothes, her hair, even her voice, which was a little raspy in a sexy way. I have never in my life seen a woman and a perfume more suited to each other.

I'm not sure if I like it or not, I'd like to experience it again, on paper. I couldn't really break it down into notes, but it was VERY strong.

Oct
26
2012
RosesPeriwinkle
RosesPeriwinkle

I have finally got my long-awaited sample of this. Based on the reviews, I was hoping for a heavy patchouli. So far, I am only getting a sweet, fruity smell like pina colada. It nice. I think I'll have to give it time.

Oct
26
2012
franksgirl
franksgirl

REVOLTING!!! I never had such a strong reaction to a fragrance before! I truly hate it. This scent is too strong to be worn during daytime-it gives me a headache.
I had to change seats on the plane once because lady next to me smelled of Angel.
I love pepper, I love jasmine, I love coconut but I truly hate Angel...

Oct
26
2012
Quasar
Quasar

Bp U r 100 right i am a man and i love it

Oct
25
2012
bp
bp

Absolutely wonderful.
I love this Angel EDP, as well as all others Angel (EDT, special editions, editions summer).
Although I am a man, I have this perfume, and I think this scent is unisex.
I dare say that this one is perhaps one of the best perfumes ever produced.
Longevity and projection are excellent.
I recommend to all lovers of perfumes vigorous and distinct, no matter if you are men or women.
Thanks Thierry Mugler, all your perfumes have a high quality and unique style.

Oct
23
2012
misschic
misschic

So I put down my review a couple days ago and meant what I said, that its fabulous and I truly love it. Yesterday, however, I was in the mall with my fiancé and I got him to smell it, since that's what I asked him to get me for Christmas. He did not share my love for it though and complained that the honey note was too strong and overbearing. I still love it, but doubt I will be getting it any time soon.

Oct
21
2012
annski
annski

Angel is truly amazing. But hey, I have just converted to the Angel fans.

At first, I couldn't stand it. I have smelled it in store a couple of times and it was just too much. All the notes just felt out of place. It smelled a lot and it was all over the place, like a bomb. Almost like Flowerbomb (no pun intented). FYI I cannot stand Flowerbomb. Please, ban people to wear it in public places.

Anyway. I was visiting Paris in April this year and paid a visit to Sephora over there. I got a sample of Angel at the checkout. Was actually kind of disappointed. I had hoped for a more exciting sample. Tom Ford or something else that is more hard to find in Stockholm, Sweden where I live.
Oh well, I sprayed Angel on me as I went for a walk on the wonderful spring streets of Paris. The weather was wonderful. Warm, but not too hot. A light breeze. I walked along the Seine, looking at boats and people passing by and I kept on smelling my wrists.
Could it be true?
Suddenly, I was fond of the perfume I recently had despised.
Ever since, I have been a huge Angel fan.
Now I know what Angel is all about. It is amazing!

Oct
19
2012
misschic
misschic

I don't know how I never heard of this and have never tried it before. There is a counter at The Bay in Eaton Centre but I always ignored it. I was walking past it though and a girl gave me a paper to smell. Asked how I liked it. I said it was too strong and overbearing. She said that it will quickly settle into being delicious. I thanked her and kept walking.

I smelled it again a minute later and was absolutely in love. I walked back to the counter and tried it on my wrist. Wow. One of the most, if not the most, amazing scents I have ever tried. I asked the fiancé to get me the 20th anniversary set for Christmas.

Absolutely stunning. Warm. Cozy. Perfect for those cold months ahead.

Oct
19
2012
deliberateangel
deliberateangel

I have very weird body chemistry and this works somehow. All I get up initial application is spice and patchouli. No fruits, so sugars, nothing else. After the scent blooms to a very sweet patchouli, vanilla, amber, sugar and musk scent. It's slightly brash and in your face and slightly too sweet. I think it's awesome and I love this. I have received a few compliments wearing this. I have found this is a scent that is very hard to ignore and one cannot be indifferent to this, it's either love or hate. I love it regardless.

Oct
19
2012
patrizia.mura.142
patrizia.mura.142

questo profumo mi scatena istinti omicidi! vi prego donne non indossatelo in luoghi chiusi e soprattutto d'estate!!

Oct
17
2012
Peachyface1
Peachyface1

It's pretty simple: You will love it or you will hate it once you use it for the first time. Exotic and tremendously strong fragance. If you don't like honey, this perfume is not for you. Beware! Don't try to apply it as you use your regular fragance or you will faint under it's efluves; one or two drops will do the trick for the whole day. This is the one fragance I think it mustn't come to spray.

Oct
17
2012
Elianik
Elianik

This perfume is too sweet for me. Everytime that someone who uses this perfume walks around me it makes me a headache. not for me at all =

Oct
17
2012
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

Much hated, much loved and a modern classic. Controversial and iconic as the uber-gourmand. Let´s face it : no other scent comes remotely close to ANGEL. No matter if you love or detest it : sniff it once and you will never forget it :-)
I must admit I had some hard times with ANGEL. Sometimes I loved it, sometimes I could not wear it. The years passed, the impression of something extraordinary remained.
Status of today : I have re-discovered ANGEL for myself as I truly believe you cannot have more niche in a mainstream brand.
Wearing ANGEL is not a fashion, it is a statement on your willingness not to "co-operate" with modern trends at all expense. You have your own ideas, your own sense of beauty and : your own, your very own nose !
Let ANGEL be a chocolate candy fluff with wet soil on top of it or let it be Dracula´s sepulcre with lollypops on top of his coffin - ANGEL is unforgettable and hence to me a piece of art.
It is true that this kind of olfactory abundance needs a sensible hand when being applied. Do not overdo it, just tiny mini-nano spritzes work wonders.
As the colder season has arrived again I have, for the first time now, bought myself the shower gel (nice also for the bathtub) and the body lotion.
For me THE best way to end a day.

Oct
16
2012
monamonib
monamonib

ijust purchased it it wwas not in my mind at all as itried another version of angel and the smell of choclate
was strange for me so ifound myself bought old angel the women in the shop told me that three perfume in the same bottle and really ifelt that ismel honey note and jasmine at first then the spicyness and it settle on mix between choclate and patchulie when patchulie annoyed me it came asmeel of cacao to give the depth and calm it and this mix stay with my long and the sweetness of black ex this complicated perfume and enjoy it

Oct
14
2012
istateistate
istateistate

Oh my god this is bad in every single possible way. I was hanging with 5 friends of mine and all of them got sick because of this. I had to wash myself but it didn't want to come out!! Yuck!! All you're going ot smell is patchouli, and patchouli, and patchouli... But once it dries down, the caramel comes out and it gets even worse. If you're the kind of person who wants to get headaches e likes throwing up, congratulations, you've found the one for you!!!!

Oct
13
2012
hope.nesmith
hope.nesmith

I'm a person who seems to kill perfumes- the scent just disappears very quickly. I'm working my way through the ones that seem known as long-lasting and with decent sillage. Tried Alien yesterday- nice but completely gone in an hour! My friend gave me her partial bottle of Angel today to try! I felt a bit "fruity" for the first while (I liked it but I was very conscious of te scent of a fruit I couldn't quite identify. I thought it was grapefruit but maybe it was melon, now that I read the notes here)- later forgot about it and now, hours later I still smell nice, but I can't really smell it. If I stick my nose into my shirt, I can but it's not pervasive. I like that in a scent- the ones that I can smell if I concentrate, but fade into the background if I'm not actively "smelling" them seem best on me. So... I guess Angel is a potential new scent for me :-).

Oct
12
2012
SheketEchad
SheketEchad

I have worn Angel for years on and off. It always evokes a reaction - mostly positive but not 100% :)

I wear strong scents as the norm anyway. (AoD Elixir, Addict original)

It is NOT for an uncertain woman.
It varies widely based on skin chemistry.
Weather does have an impact on fragrance and Angel is brighter in lower humidity.

One person made a terrific point in the reviews that should be reiterated. If you cannot smell it on yourself, it works. If you are a newbie to this fragrance (or any fragrance) DO NOT OVER APPLY just so that you can enjoy it :) It's at that point when you tip the balance away from luxe and entertain disgust! Put a spray strip in your purse or something...lol.

As to the notes, I find the peppery honeyed sweet dry-down the BEST of any perfume I've ever encountered. I keep trying the best and brightest new releases and still return to Angel every time; although AoD Elixir has become a close contender, and Addict original (hard to find now) trails a close third.

I have never, ever smelled Angel on anyone else, no matter where I have lived - small town or big city. But everywhere I have worn it, I've been asked about it :)

~SE

Oct
11
2012
zazzymoomoo
zazzymoomoo

I just discovered angel! Not many people in my country wear it but i became interested when watching youtubers talk about their favourite perfumes. I found it tucked away at the back of a store at a small mall and i sprayed it on paper...it was love at first snif. Then i sprayed on my wrist and walked around for a bit. It deveoped into a comforting chocolate patcholi caramel with a sligHt reminent of the top citrus note which cuts the muskiness just right. I love it.

Oct
10
2012
lisann.hogstrom
lisann.hogstrom

Finally, after such a long time trying to love this fragrance. I really fall in love with Angel

There's a story when I really hate this fragrance, back to the times when I was so curious, so eager to try this gem. I do overspray on 6, the result is just horrible. nausea, headache and almost vomiting.

I stop about a year until I tried it again, ease at spray. one and no more, max two spray on me. come ease... I start to feel 'fair'. no more fear comes, the patchouli no longer hit me me up with a punch. slowly the smooth chocolate took me into almost comforting way. now I could say I really like this fragrance, close to love actually.

I know many people wear this fragrance, simply because its so beautifully done, come with great, almost unbeatable longevity and projection. go easy with the spray and you're good to go

Oct
09
2012
lilmac13
lilmac13

I wanted to like this; found the CVS knock off intriguing. But I've tried Angel a few times on my skin, and it is BAD. Not just in a not-my-thing way, but in a sharp, rancid way that smells nothing like perfume (think pine sol over rotten food). My mother was with me for the skin test and we couldn't believe how horrible it was.

Oct
08
2012
Assra
Assra

I know perfume is a very personal thing, but to me, a perfume should be only noticed when you are coming very close to somebody, so close that you can almost hug the person. But with this one I feel like even if you just spray it once, everyone who passes by will smell it, which makes this fragrance so annoying, and I am usually not someone who gets offended by perfumes that easily. I wished Angel lovers would stick to this during the evenings, in very cold weather, but they run around with this penetrating scent during the day too, not caring about how many people get bothered by it.

Oct
08
2012
derkargy
derkargy

I once received a refillable Angel star that's gone rancid(the smell was awful and the colour was darker),so I had to get it refilled from the TM stand.Now I own the lightest version of this masterpiece(EDT),which is easier to wear even at work.

Oct
06
2012
Leaudefeu
Leaudefeu

I just cannot stand it. It's so sweet I feel sick when I smell it. I suppose that worn sparingly it would be tolerable, but unfortunately every women I met who wore it simply wore too much of it. Makes me nauseous. Not for me.

Oct
05
2012
holyxhooker
holyxhooker

what an amzing scent, the only notes i get are patchoulli, dark chocolate, honey, caramela and musk. I actually think that this fragrance is very unisex, it's actually less sweet than a*men. The sillage and longeivity are awesome. it's a very interessting earthy yet sweet smell ... love it

Oct
03
2012
Soie
Soie

Patchouli overload.

Oct
02
2012
dukestupid
dukestupid

lets be honest here, angel became famous mainly because of the innovative bottle. not the scent

Oct
02
2012
Dioguh
Dioguh

Marvelous, unique, masterpiece :)

Oct
02
2012
maxipad
maxipad

Angel smells of strong patchouli and the bitterest chocolate. As these are two of my favorite scents, I am absolutely in love with this fragrance. Luckily, it loves me as much in return. Be certain to spray lightly; the lighter, sweeter notes take their time to emerge into the foreground, but they are shy and won't come out at all if you drown them.

Oct
01
2012
Maria111
Maria111

OMG!!! THIS CHOKES ME TO DEATH!! I ABSOLUTELY HATEEE IT!!SOME might find this long lasting..but its becomes hard for me to breathe after wearing this perfume N i seriouslly get a migrane with this!!a very bad one that too!!!

Sep
30
2012
hollyms
hollyms

Smells like old lady, death, and paint fumes.

Sep
30
2012
Betweenshades
Betweenshades

Update: I started wearing it more because I was in the mood for a heavy, earthy scent. Two things happened; My car smelled like Angel for days after I stopped wearing it (not such a bad thing, IMO) and my BF asked what I was wearing because he *hated* it! Ah, well! I'll wear it when I'm not around him and in the mood for a Patchouli bomb.

Ironically, he's not said a WORD about my Chanel 5 or my Smell Bent frags since Angel LOL

Sep
29
2012
Edvina
Edvina

TOO HEAVY 4 ME

Sep
28
2012
klmckendry
klmckendry

By far the most repulsive fragrance I've ever smelt. Smells like poison.. not the perfume.. actual poison. Just awful!

Sep
28
2012
Cameopetals
Cameopetals

Angel by Theirry Mugler is perfect for cold winter night with friends. That is exactly what I see when I close my eyes and smell this fragrance. A dear friend gave it to me for a special birthday. It is a true treasure to me, but funny enough he is not all that thrilled with it. It has to grow on you, it is a classic sent, nothing out of the ordinary. But, it is strong so a little goes a long way.

Sep
26
2012
audrey amour
audrey amour

This is one of my fav perfumes and I always get asked when I am wearing it, "what are you wearing?" I hate cigars but oddly for some reason this scent reminds me of a dirty night on the town with the smoke of a cigar blowing in my face. This is the sort of scent that either you love it or hate it. It's definitely a very strong scent that is not for everyone. I never was able to figure out what one of the scents of this was until someone here said it and it's chocolate! No wonder this is a sort of naughty but playful scent.

Sep
25
2012
ketchup38
ketchup38

With this it was love at first sniff. then a violent breakup afterwards. Felt so dirty afterwards.. weird..considering I felt like I smelled like generic shampoo.

Sep
24
2012
nicki317
nicki317

I tried this today because I have read so much about it. It has been described as a masterpiece so I had to find out for myself. Of course it's all a matter of opinion. And since I am not a fan of patchouli, I didn't care for it.

Sep
23
2012
Caz71
Caz71

I used to wear Angel when I was single. Last xmas my hubby bought it for me along with the body lotions etc.

I hate to say but he was allergic to it so had to give to my mother.

So cheesed off but oh well. I have to say Beyonce Midnight Heat has a similiar scent..

Sep
19
2012
korrokhyena
korrokhyena

This fragrance apparently doesn't work with my skin even remotely, since the descriptions I read of it are absolutely nothing like my experience - of which I had a free tester and also tried it again instore. Both times the fragrance was almost indiscernable, being gone after an hour or so. The only thing I smelled was musk and a bit of patchouli, like seriously bland cheapo perfumes. That was a good spray of it too! A shame, it sounds quite lovely on others.

EDIT: I was since given a sample of the body lotion. It's super super super strong. But it's still a patchouli and musk bomb and oh my gosh it's sickly. I was promised sweet! :(

Sep
18
2012
peonia
peonia

mitico...non esiste un profumo piu' originale

Sep
18
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

Angel is iconic and the first of its kind but like anything overly-exposed, it inspires love and loathing in equal measure.To its legion of haters, the fair-ground accords of candied apple, cotton candy, chocolate-caramel and fresh grass are often lost in translation. Here are a few things to keep in mind before purchasing.

Angel is THE original patchouli-bomb; this astringent cut-grass note persists from start to end. If you don’t like it and can’t develop a taste for it, stay well away. The other half of Angel is like a rich, syrupy compote of berries and plum, which evolves slowly into a soft, dry cotton candy and powdered chocolate finish. This study in contrasts makes this instant hate for some, and an acquired taste for many.

If you can handle the above 2 conditions, Angel is going to smell divine TO you. But in order for it to smell divine ON you, don’t be too trigger happy. I think too many women grew to hate this scent after being victims of "gassing" incidents. I prefer decanting this into a bottle with a weak spritzer, and distributing 1-2 tiny sprays or dabs onto both wrists and the back of the neck.

Sep
18
2012
Migalex
Migalex

With a super gourmand composition apparently totally different from Loulou, this scent reminds me a lot of this latter one, minus the gourmand character. I can even smell other edible things not listed above, like coffee. A true banquet really. This seems to be the queen of all gourmand scents. Despite all those dietary sensations, I find this scent overall quite artificial, cloying and a bit unpleasant. But that is me because the scent is very popular. And frankly, my viewpoint is that unless someone extremely pretentiously claims to be the owner of the truth, if lots of people genuinely like something, so that thing cannot but be good. The only question which in this context is still pertinent is how much people's reaction to that thing, in this case that scent, is to do with the scent itself or with extraneous factors. like marketing, brand name, etc. But that is virtually impossible to find out with certitude. So, for all purposes, if lots of people do like a scent, that scent is good.

Sep
15
2012
Sumisha
Sumisha

Absolutely love Angel. It's the patchouli for me. Every time I wear it I feel so beautiful and wonder why those around me don't see the transformation.

Sep
15
2012
Kamaty
Kamaty

I always try Angel only on paper never on my skin, and guess this soooo strong and unplesant...
I made a Angel la rose blind buy and love on my skin, fits perfectely!!
After that i tried anothers Thierry Mugler fragrances and for last traditional Angel...
Surprisily Looooove!! I'm so happy!!!
On my skin is creamy, chocolate, vanilla.
I'll try all perfumes on skin before judge!!
Sorry about my english...

Sep
13
2012
jillywoods
jillywoods

I WISH I liked this perfume! It has everything I've always loved in perfume -- patchouli/amber/musk/cocoa base, red berries, white florals -- but it does not translate as such on my skin. The top notes create some sickly combination, really repulsive. The middle notes are more bearable, but it's uninteresting to me. The dry down is warm and cloying (in a nice way) -- lots of caramel, chocolate. I think that if the patchouli were more noticeable, I'd like it a lot more. I unfortunately do not detect any patchouli, so I'm left with an overall impression of sweetness but not enough depth.

Sep
12
2012
jesz
jesz

I smell hints of baby powder in this.

Sep
12
2012
anette_b
anette_b

This is my absolute favourite . To me , Angel is the scent of happiness , love and warmth. But i do not wear it because my husband and my daughter hate it. The sillage is indeed enormous and it cant not pass unnoticed. So , i can not wear it at work either.

Sep
11
2012
Femme_Fantastic
Femme_Fantastic

Ugh, I super hate the smell of this. I was engaged to a woman who wore it and it was terrible first thing in the morning when she put it on - the smell is lingering and way too...musky, maybe? Even when adapted to her body chemistry, it was still terrible (although not *quite* as bad). I'm super sensitive and picky about scents and this one is one of the worst and strongest I've ever smelled...having bad connections with the wearer, of course has made it worse. It's also super common. I probably smell it once a week on someone and usually in places like Costco.

Sep
07
2012
JessKat
JessKat

I really like this on other people. I have known two women who wear this and it smells great on them! On me; powdery. It starts off lovely and spicy and at the same time, soft. But then goes to a powder scent. I think I like Alien much better than this one, and even Womanity I find lovely.

Sep
03
2012
EmyPlante
EmyPlante

I keep reading that this is a "love it or hate it" type of scent. That when it suits someone, it suits them wonderfully but if it doesn't, it completely stinks.

I'm afraid to say it stinks on me. It really does. VERY strong in the opening, quite spicy as well to my nose although it may just be the patchouli. Give it a few minutes and it turns into this pungent, sweaty smell. There is literally no other words to describe it, "sweat" is spot on.

My auntie wears this scent quite a lot during the winter and it smells good on her, not my type of scent but you can definitely detect some chocolatey, spicy notes on her. Different, but not bad.

Unfortunately my skin chemistry really doesn't get on with this one!

Sep
01
2012
vaiduakhu
vaiduakhu

I have a quick sniff of this infamous fruitchouli epitome today. I expected a bomb but it isn't as explosive as my expectation. However, I quire like it despite of its sweetness (but the sweetness isn't as much as my assumption neither). The patchouli there isn't totally "clean-ed out" yet. It still has some thick earthy, soft spicy tone in it. That patchouli note compliments really well with vanilla and tonka bean to create the chocolaty effect. The dried fruit notes are rather jammy but not too syrupy to my nose. Overall, I think it's a maturely sweet fragrance. Nonetheless, it lacks the rebelliousness to qualify for a full-bottle purchase.

Aug
31
2012
iris_iris
iris_iris

I've already written review of Angel, but today I'm seeing it in a completely different way, so I'm gonna just write about it yet once more.

Last time I've described Angel as truly horrible, but at the same time loveable, addictive thing.

Today my opinion has quite changed. I see Angel as rather enigmatic, mysterious and... well, ackward. Not the dominating and cold, but quite shy and indecisive. You may say, a housewife who suddenly realizes that her whole life is just a performance, or a teenager who at the same time seeks love and rejects everyone who could give him or her just that and more.
Someone or something so torn apart that noone seems to even notice or fully understand that.
Angel is like something we all have to experience.

It's this time when we feel like we're in some kind of a void. It's strange, but at the same time really good. The curing loneliness of this moment that noone could possibly understand, because there is no possibility for two people to experience something the same way.

Growing up, knowing who you are, finishing a bottle of wine while staring through the window at 4.00 AM, speaking with a child, not caring about all the 'things, things, things' for a while. It can be anything, it always gives this feeling of I don't know... Enlightenment?

The point of writing this, is simple. Angel is like this experience. It can be just anything for anyone. But it's always unique, frank and really inspires you to further thinking about it.

Sigur Ros - "Varúð" - for me this song describes this feeling perfecly

Aug
28
2012
Hotta
Hotta

It wasn't love at first sight but now I can't live without this scent. I have purchased a small 7.5 ml pure perfume bottle of Angel in Europe approximately 12 years ago. I was attracted by the bottle itself but the scent seemed very bizarre and different from what I would normally wear. Nonetheless I bought it. Every time I dubbed this perfume on I ended up having headache. I left it alone, forgotten... for several years, only to be rediscovered and fully appreciated later.

If I dissect Angel, what I smell starts with a loud citrus blast which then mellows ever so slightly into a highly aldehydic, metallic, mentholated, sweet earthy chocolate covered patchouli. Angel is rough, full of character, raw and dramatic. Every time I am wearing it I get many compliments. People want to know what I am wearing and where can they get it. I have tried every Angel variation by Thierry Mugler but I ultimately keep coming back to the original Angel. This is a complex fragrance which grows on you.

Aug
27
2012
butrflya1
butrflya1

I have been in love with this fragrance ever since I first tried it 6 years ago! I love the sweet vanilla and caramel with the dry down of patchouli...it's by far the best frangrance I've found! I get so many compliments every time I wear it!! I'm glad to be one of the lucky ones that can wear it well=)

Aug
24
2012
lbean
lbean

Angel is very strong, very sweet and it smells too much like a crazy mix of notes that don't really make sense to me. It's not a scent that I smell on someone and find pleasant or good at all.
I also find it pretty hard to wear. You have to apply it in homeopathic doses in order for it not to be overpowering. I don't get the hype.

Aug
23
2012
Goodfortune5758
Goodfortune5758

I really wish I could like ths fragrance. The bottle is amazing. The contents are strangely, sickening sweet.

Aug
22
2012
yjdiamonds
yjdiamonds

When I first tried Angel, I was completely a newbie to the fragrances of Thierry Mugler. I wouldn't say I hated Angel, but I just didn't like the way it smelled like. Metallic chocolate-ish. But I eventually gave Angel a try again (cuz I tried A*Men and it reminded me of Angel) and I actually liked it. But I don't really smell the fruity notes.. or I can barely smell it. All I can smell is the chocolate and patchouli. Maybe it's just me.. but overall, a great fragrance by TM. I'd really recommend it to anyone who's looking for a "daring" perfume. Either this or Womanity.

Aug
22
2012
biagio
biagio

You can not ignore a woman wearing Angel, you have to try not to fall in love blindly.

Aug
21
2012
Lerior
Lerior

Wow, I don't understand that it gets many negative reviews. Like, how can anyone hate this?

Aug
20
2012
flashingwhitelights
flashingwhitelights

OMG this smell is weirdly amazing. But why the ridiculous price?!

Aug
18
2012
Stacierew
Stacierew

i have had a longtime love affair with Angel. It is delicious, warm, and enticing. Men love this scent on me, especially men who are closet chocoholics. Each fall I love pulling out my scarves and pashmina's, as they inevitably smell divinely like Angel. One warning, this is not a warm weather scent. I wore this one hot summer day, and a guy walked outside and said, "it smells like burnt rubber out here". Oddly enough, I found the body cream to smell even more delectable, and doesnt carry the heaviness of the perfume. Amazing scent for going out on snowy evenings, and encourages hugs from others.

Aug
15
2012
Zephyrzkingdom
Zephyrzkingdom

I love Thierry Mugler, he's a genius with clothing and with perfumes, however I don't understand Angel (the perfume), which is his supposed masterpiece in perfume. Angel, allegedly the flagship of his fragrance collection, is a very pure and clean fragrance that smells sweet, strong, and initially alcoholic upon first spray...however things take a turn for the worse, at least on my skin...

On my skin, it starts to smell like a hospital. The citrus notes come out first, smelling more like antiseptic and hand sanitizer, then the patchouli, then the overly fruity apricot. Finally, the jasmine comes out and clouds your nose, choking your throat with an overly flowery fragrance, combining with the patchouli to finish off the smell of a hospital. I can smell no other fragrances other than the bergamot, jasmine, apricot, and patchouli, and the combination is absolutely a trainwreck that would send someone to that stark white insane asylum.

When I see shelves stocked with that distinctive star bottle, all I can think about is being wheeled into a clinic of horrendous white, in white sheets, in a white gown that's been starched to perfection, and smelling antiseptic EVERYWHERE. This is NOT what I want to smell in a perfume or anywhere else.

Oddly enough, however, Angels lotion smells more like Alien, and Aliens lotion smells more like Angel, which I initially thought was a mix-up at Macy's...Angels lotion transports one to a comfortable dreamland of clouds, far away from the blinding white hospital of bad perfumes, and makes one want to snuggle up into that fragrance. The lotion smells much like chocolate, cotton candy, caramel, honey, almond, amber, plum, and rose, many of my favorite fragrances, as opposed to the actual perfume notes that I smell on my own skin...strange, how things react upon the skin.

In closing: try both the LOTION and the PERFUME, you'll be surprised at the results! If you don't like one, you may like the other!

Aug
15
2012
StephRohrer54
StephRohrer54

I have actually had the deluxe size sample in a box for a few months tho. I opened it smelled it and thought it was awful... I then was on here reading reviews so I decided to put some on. It works miracles with my skin. Everytime I smell it I get something new. I am a big fan of sweet perfumes. I am happy to say this won't be a waste. I am kind of in love.. Try it on and give it a little while you will be surprised.. Not to mention I can't smell the patchouli on me. Which is a good thing because its a note I CAN NOT stand.

Aug
15
2012
dukestupid
dukestupid

There are factors that will affect whether this is a love or hate.

*Temperature
It smells REALLY BAD on hot weather. The patchouli just overpowers the other notes. Wearing this on winter will silence the patchouli a little bit.

*Body Chemistry
It's all in the genes.

*Personal Taste/Audience
The wearer needs to be strong and so should the crowd surrounding the wearer. NEVER EVER wear this on work because people needs to concentrate on paperwork and other shit (Except if the place you work at is REALLY REALLY REALLY COLD)

I have worn Angel for about 2 weeks now (my friend gave it to me because she couldn't stand the smell of patchouli cloying on to her skin) and all i can say is that I personally like this fragrance. And the bottle is super cool!

Aug
15
2012
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

Angel must be one of the most overrated and overpriced perfumes I've ever come across. I've tested this numerous times over the years and I still don't understand how anyone could call this 'sensual or gourmand heaven' It smelt like someone hadn't washed in a month mixed with urine. Whenever somebody walks by me wearing this it makes me feel sick. I had to wash this off as quickly as possible as I didn't want to be walking around smelliing like I hadn't washed in a month!

Aug
14
2012
desertrat
desertrat

LOVE it! Angel is the enviable Diva who inspires love and hate. She is a prodigy... a master... delicious... sensual... emotional... a true vixen... At first you think she's too sweet... too spicy... too dirty... Suddenly... you're in over your head! You are sooo hooked on her you find yourself refilling your bottles abandoning all of your other fragrances... You just can't get enough and neither can those around you... There will never be another like her... It remains my all time favorite. Many have tried to imitate her without coming even close to her success. Great Professional Noses go to bed each night praying the Fragrance Gods will bestow upon them the next great "Angel" sensation... Who will dethrone her? So far... no one...

Aug
13
2012
dawnzartandlife
dawnzartandlife

I have been wearing this for 15 years, love it, big fan of the gourmand trend that this scent started. I know it is a polarizing fragrance, people either love it or hate it. It smells great on me & my husband loves it. Every fragrance smells different on different people, I say give this one a try! I especially love the recycling approach that designer Thierry Mugler has...you bring your empty in to a Nordstrom and they refill it for you. No more beautiful empty perfume bottles thrown in the trash! genius, fabulous.

Aug
11
2012
catsngunsnyarn
catsngunsnyarn

oh Angel... so unique and so sensual and so daring. On a scent strip it's positively sexy. On my friend it's chocolaty and woodsy. But on me - it's ONLY patchouli. I got this as a gift in the late '90s and wore it until I ran out. Maybe I'll try it again.

Aug
10
2012
nightcat23
nightcat23

Angel smells good to me on paper. It's quite a complex scent and was a real groundbreaker as far as gourmands. The patchouli and chocolate are the ones that come through most for me. Unfortunately I'm one of the unlucky people whose body chemistry does not work well with Angel.

On me it smells like dirt. The patchouli and chocolate combine on my skin and make a hideous foul smelling dirt monster. It's unfortunate because I wish it could work for me :(

Aug
10
2012
fizaamani
fizaamani

I bought this perfume because of the bottles..yes, seriously can't stand with the smells..too woody for me.. It was a lasting perfume, can last for 10 hours but i think, it wasn't me..

Aug
09
2012
paulhunter
paulhunter

I have a sample of Angel Men, so I'm familiar with the sweet and daring vibe of the Angel perfume concept. So when I smelled Angel for women, I blurted to my friend, "It smells like chocolate and BO... in a good way." 'nuff said

Aug
08
2012
noninoni
noninoni

I've hated this for so many years only to fall head over heals with it lately. Clearly it is not for everyone. Go for it if you appreciate strong sweet scents. I must have this!

Aug
08
2012
ming.xiu.35
ming.xiu.35

It is an extremely sweet scent and not for everyone. If you are the kind of person that loves really sweet scent like cotton candy etc. i would say give it a go. Personally i hate it cause it is too sweet for my liking. Be warned that if you hate sweet smell, do not spray it on your body to test it out as the scent lasts a really long time.

Aug
08
2012
GoticoRomantico
GoticoRomantico

A goddess scent. Heavy, alluring, enticing. Reacts differently based on body chemistry. A mature scent.

Aug
07
2012
winterrr
winterrr

Ok..Angel is the only reason I registered :p

What to say..I'm 18,
It was a cold winter, I was in a bus driving to school.. A girl passed me by, I was so intoxicated by her scent that I couldn't get it out of my head for days.. I even serched it on the internet, describing it as a lavander :D, don't ask me why, I was never really interested in perfumes before.. I thing it was patchouli that I really liked.. Anyway.. I kept seeing that girl over and over again.. I didn't want to ask her about her parfume cuz I didn't know her and she didn't seem really nice lol.. But I realized that the girl I know is her friend.. I begged her to ask her about the perfume she was wearing.. After few days she told me it was called 'Angel'.. Being ignorant when it comes to scents I had never heard of it before.. I went to the drug store and spreyed it on a paper.. I was so dissapointed, tought I had the wrong name.. But.. I decided to give it one more try, sprayed it on my hand, still awful..And then... The most beautiful scent I have ever smelled :).. I'm a big chocolate and cotton candy addict but I don't think I would like it if it was only sweet, the patchouly which gives him sharpness is what makes it so special.. It was 6 months ago..Still don't have it.. Im a teen so my budget is not that high :/.. But, I'm getting some money from scholarship and this is the first thing I'm going to buy.. 2 weeks and he will be mine <3.. I know it's summer, and here in my country summers are so hooot:(.. I'm a winter girl like my name says it :p.. I'll just keep it safe and smell it every day until autumn comes :)) And read all the reviews :D


I love Angel.. It's just everything I ever wanted of a perfume.. I've never been do obssesed by anything :D
He showed me the beautiful world of perfumes :)
Can't wait till you're mine..

Sorry for my english :D..

Aug
05
2012
firstinthedance
firstinthedance

Mmmm...now I'm smelling honeyed plums... :) It is amazing how this fragrance evolves over time!

Aug
03
2012
firstinthedance
firstinthedance

I really like Angel. It smells much stronger and spicier in the bottle than it does on my skin. In the bottle, it smells almost peppery and it tickles my nose. That's probably the cassia, but it isn't that noticeable when I wear it. At the opening, I mostly smell dark chocolate and patchouli. Both are rich scents, but clean and not overly sweet on me. There is a fresh quality about it that reminds me of men's cologne. After awhile, it becomes a little bit sweeter as the the caramel makes itself known, but it is soft and not cloying. I can't really detect many of the other notes. A little bit of amber, vanilla, cassia, and berries. A little goes a long way - one small squirt is enough. Worn properly, this is a great fragrance - but too much would be overwhelming.

Aug
03
2012
tandi
tandi

This is a love/hate relationship and for me its a hate. I find the patchouli too much(kinda smells like petroleum). I however appreciate how some would find this awesome. Not for me though

Aug
01
2012
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

This is a powerhouse gourmand..when you spray it it is so sweet..so devine.. and it lasts all day until the next day..it is a head stopper...the biggest notes i smell in this is patchouli,kinda spicy,honey is big in this to me...it is soo yummy so special..i am looking for ones just as long lasting and powerful and i am finding that i am let down by other fragrances when they don't match up to the quality in this perfume...definately unique top quality fragrance must have!Worth every dollar!

Jul
30
2012
lizzie12
lizzie12

I bought this blind as I liked the note Big mistake. I nstant asthma attack. Ifyou are asthmatic or suffer allergies don't even contemplate!

Jul
28
2012
dulcette
dulcette

at first spritz this gave me a headache. i did not smell any chocolate or vanilla at all, just a generic sweetness. it dried down to a less headache inducing sweetness though.
overhyped IMHO
(◕‿◕✿)

Jul
28
2012
JenAirz
JenAirz

Love it or hate it? Both! Most of the time the scent is just too much, it gives me terrible headache. But sometimes you remember something soo beautiful about it and would want/love to wear it, so you spray it, and then you get slapped in the face by Patchouli "paak!", so you go "yuck!" And then it dries and you go "hmmm yumm!" :-)

Jul
27
2012
Stellanboll
Stellanboll

Sickening, head ache in a bottle! Synthetic migraine 90's blearghhhh!
Smells like a stale cigarette but, or a smokers car. Heavy, chemichal ashtray.

Jul
26
2012
TakaBeata
TakaBeata

I love this one. I try wear roses Angel and Lys but this one version is best , best :) ever.

Jul
20
2012
darlingdraven
darlingdraven

I tried this on the review of others and its notes. I was thoroughly ready to dislike it because its described as "love it, hate it". I love it! Where have you been Angel? :D I found I really enjoy patchouli, especially since it's clean on my skin and not stinky/heavy patchouli smelling. I have had no complaints and its one of those comfort perfumes; just for me.

Jul
15
2012
smalls
smalls

More like Angel's Armpit. The first few hours I was really reeking with the stuff -- it's a very strong and sharp scent. Too warm and too sweet. Although the drydown is tolerable... nice, even, with a sort of earthiness to it... those first few hours are really trying times!

Jul
14
2012
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

Still my favorite perfume E V E R!

Jul
14
2012
Evesophie
Evesophie

I had this perfume many years ago and stopped wearing it as I moved onto something else. I smelt it on someone more recently and it smelt fabulous so I had to buy it again.
I only wear it at night, it is too heavy for the day. It's the kind of perfume you wear for a while and then find it a bit heavy and have a break from it and then move back on to it some time later when you smell it again.

Jul
10
2012
justbeQ
justbeQ

I first discovered Angel in one of those paper inserts in a sales flyer and fell head over heels for it. I hung onto that little flyer for 6 months and kept it in my office drawer and would take it out and smell it all the time and it was the first item on my Xmas list. I actually contribute it to my new infatuations with perfume, much to my husbands chagrin.

It is so wonderfully complex and I'm constantly discovering something new about it all the time. And I think I will hardly pay it justice with my thoughts. It's sweet and creamy and spicy all at the same time.

Mild chocolately, Carmelly, honeyed patchouli makes it warm and velvety. Great for chiller days but I do cheat and where it on warm evenings. Here in the south with the humidity it really hugs you. It's a vey comforting and sexy at the same time.

I've also tried a sample of the taste of fragrance version which I think is also a winner. You do get hit with the strong chocolate smell right off the bat. But it settles quickly into a milder version of angel. If you think original Angel is to potent I do suggest giving theTOF a try. Once that cacao disapates and it does quickly on me, it does settle into a lighter version of this amazing scent.
~q

Jul
09
2012
keffy
keffy

I am a guy and im a gourmand lover, this perfume is a monster,very similar to Angel A-men without the tar note, it projects , it lasts and doesn't die down very fast. Ladies! if this is too strong and expensive, you could try Chocolovers,Pink Sugar, Pink Sugar Sensual and Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme and you'll like those as well, and this is only if you're a gourmand lover like myself.

Jul
08
2012
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

When? Where? Why? There's much to consider before submitting to the essence of Angel. Temperature, season, mood, atmosphere and occasion... or most importantly, who are you wearing it for? This is very expensive fragrant lingerie that must be worn properly in order to be appreciated. Chocolate-dipped sparkling tropical fruits, honeyed orchids, caramel glazed amber, foreign jasmine and an appealing base of sensual vanilla and patchouli. Bold, sexy and intense.

Jul
05
2012
salkie
salkie

I love Angel, it's warm and perfect for an icey cold winter. Its lasts for hours. Its comforting, ascent you'd wear after a luxurious bath.

Jul
03
2012
salkie
salkie

I love Angel, it's warm and perfect for an icey cold winter. Its lasts for hours. Its comforting, ascent you'd wear after a luxurious bath.

Jul
03
2012
mariasara
mariasara

Imagine a car with 5 friends on it´s way, for a saturday night out. And then the driver says " what weird smell is this?" And I say "well... it might be my perfum" ... ..silence ......And then the driver says "if you ever wear that stuff again, I will kick you out of the car!"
What else can I say, this is a true story.

Jul
03
2012
xocoatl
xocoatl

So many notes that sound so appealing, and I WANT to smell them, I WANT to like it, I want to be able to wear this. I can't get past the opening, it's too strong and strange for me. Maybe it numbs my nose or something because after the heavy/strong stuff is gone all I get is a faint and vaguely sweet smell.

Jul
03
2012
nd575
nd575

The opening is sharp and bittersweet, followed by dark warmth. Not unlike a used cigarette wrapped in a whole lot of patchouli and cotton candy, dipped in a caramel/vanilla/chocolate/jam goo of sweetness. Borderline nauseating, not a scent I would feel comfortable wearing around people at all. When it settles down and becomes somewhat pleasant after an hour or two, it merely reminds me of what you have to go through to get there. Unisex, younger crowd, winter.

Jul
01
2012
AMDs44
AMDs44

@oxm Were you reading my mind ?! :D you said what I wanted to say about this scent ♥
I just got it yesterday.

Jun
28
2012
oxm
oxm

Angel is very similar to A * Men, the women's version is sweeter and less dark version of the masculine is something simply wonderful feeling to first spray the scent of honey and sugarcoated scents mingle with hints of chocolate, it also seems to smell fruit fresh and mature directly from the branch of a tree ... many are the notes that appear here and there like a flicker of flash in total darkness, I discovered this wonder when I decided to make a gift and I was so dazzled was fantastic to * A point that when it came out while I could not resist and bought it for me.
Angel could have no better name to describe the fragrance, is the innocence and carefree, who would not walk
barefoot even on the roughest trails in the mountains to admire clouds of cotton candy?

Jun
27
2012
radiant rebecca
radiant rebecca

omg i cant believe i used to wear this...it is still creative art perfume that was very different back then...just too strong for my liking now ...nauseates me when i sniff it or catch a sniff on someone else who walks by...in fact writing this review and not having a bottle of it in my house just brought on a little ghost headache...lol..the power of scent is not to be undermined or estimated....lol

Jun
24
2012
susangross
susangross

You either love or hate....I love...it is warm, creamy, chocolatey/vanilla/caramel and totally yummy after it dries down..tends to be strong when first on...but oh so yummy in a bit....but on some it just doesnt smell good at all....

Jun
24
2012
nathanshinra
nathanshinra

bug spray ! thats it ! thats what it smells like. Should be forbidden in public places.

Jun
23
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

This has to be one of the worst perfumes ever (in my opinion). I can't even describe the smell of this but I have tried to like it twice and I just can't. There's no way that I would ever buy this! I've given up on this "Angel".

Jun
20
2012
flyysince89
flyysince89

I keep trying but I just can`t get into this !

Jun
16
2012
windhill
windhill

I hate Angel on the first time wearing it(2 sprays). Too sharp and weird smelling. And all my family members have an allergies to this strong scent. But i'm still give it a chance to try it later. One day with little spray.. and magical appears. Now I'm totally fell in love and it's not offensive to my family at this time. It's very complex scent. sweet and warm. Very sexy one. My dad said it smell like strong sweet men fragrance. Angel is unisex and men can easily wear it.

Jun
13
2012
marboura
marboura

The mostcharacteristic, sexy and longlasting perfume ever. I LOVE IT!! Every man that smells me asks me about it!
It's a pity that I can only wear it at winter night though...I'm thinking of buying Innocent, that reviews say that is lighter and more summery, but as sexy!!!

Jun
12
2012
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

My auntie gave me a bottle of this a few years ago! I tried it out and took a good sniff but it was just far too strong! Now I see all the notes that have been listed on here I find it hard to believe that a lot of thought went into this fragrance, because there's so much in there I find it hard to detect anything else but patchouli. I gave the perfume away to a friend who loves it, which further brings me to the conclusion that this perfume is like marmite - you will either love it or hate it!

I prefer the Angel Innocent edition! It's much more creamier and at least I can detect the gourmand notes in that one!

Jun
11
2012
SandraV
SandraV

@ Lovely123-I imagine some people might say this is a more 'mature' scent:I personally don't put age limits on perfumes but can understand your question.A lot of people automatically say "Young women should wear fruity florals-more mature women should wear heavier scents".I say to heck with rules and just try it and see what you think.It's all about your own skin chemistry and it could be lovely on you or terrible:it all depends.I would definitely recommend getting a sample before you buy as it really IS a polarizing scent....lovely but not for everyone:some days it can be a bit too much for me and other days it's perfect.Good luck:):)

Jun
10
2012
Lovely123
Lovely123

I've never smelled this perfume before, but I've seen so many positive reviews on this, and it seems like guys generally really like it. What age would you say it's for? I'm 17 btw. I'm usually more into florally citrusy smells, but I like to have a nice variety of different smells.

Jun
10
2012
SandraV
SandraV

I was going to say this is another love/hate scent and funny enough the love/hate votes are pretty even.I can see why as it is not for the shy and has to be worn with a light hand or you will cause a room to clear.I happen to love it:)
Oh and to the reviewer below me:it IS kinda overwhelming at first but like you said it quickly becomes very nice...

Jun
09
2012
yunicullen
yunicullen

made me wannna vomit when the first sniff..really terrible!!! BUT after a minute..suprisingly! the awful smell just gone! it was like a magic! then it brought out the unique but likeable smell!

Jun
09
2012
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Very gourmand, sweet and intensive fragrance. Stunning and seductive!

Most of all this fragrance smells very yummy caramel, praline, vanilla and patchouli, that seems smelling quite plastic. It smells so tasty that I feel myself like a sweet caramel candy wearing it!:)

Angel is a kind of fragrance that is not easy not to notice:) It's overpowering enough with a very long and strong sillage, besides its lasting power is awesome.

As for me I like noticeable fragrances, so that is why I like Angel even despite sometimes it seems to me sickly sweet. It's delicious!

Jun
09
2012
smellitivity
smellitivity

I agree with those who advised to sample it before buying it. And since you're at it, grab a spoon, because you're in for an edible trip.
Angel is the typical fragrance that raises the question: is she wearing the perfume or the perfume wearing her?
Other than patchouli, the list of notes is long enough for anyone to smell something different all the time.

Jun
09
2012
waine
waine

I am not familiar with woman’s perfume. I have read none of the TM Angel reviews here, so I am in no way swayed by any opinions.

Yesterday I was testing some males perfume with my sixteen year old daughter. I encouraged her to try a few female perfumes. We sprayed about five on test strips and were not terribly moved. One that struck me was Thierry Muglers – Angel, EDP. I have seen it popping up on this site. I told my daughter to spray on her arm and then to smell how it evolves over a few hours as I wanted her to experience a quality perfume and I also wanted to appease my curiosity.

Wow, what can I say? This stuff opens in typical Mugler style as very unique, original and follows with that “Like it or hate it” sentiment that I get with the male versions. I get a strange sweet tobacco smell after a few minutes. While shopping my daughter stated that she did not really like it. I disagreed, asking to sniff her arm every few minutes to behold its glory. She told me to stop it! LOL.

Then a delightful warm caramel, creamy, woody, spicy, and feminine but also slightly masculine, unique scent unfolded. Wow, this stuff is truly amazing! I made up my mind that this is a marvellous woman’s fragrance.

A few hours later my wife arrived home and hugged my daughter. She asked, “What is that you are wearing?” My daughter replied, “Some stuff dad sprayed on me at Edgars.” I quickly interjected, “Thierry Mugler – Angel.” My wife remarked, “Hmm, this is amazing!” She absolutely loves it! My wife is not as big into perfumes as I am. (I am OCD about perfumes) But now I know what to buy her for Christmas, if I can wait that long. Perhaps I will surprise her in a few weeks.

All I can conclude with is that Thierry Mugler’s Angel is heavenly and it screams “Unique”. In my opinion it has the potential to drive any man crazy with delight.

Jun
08
2012
herbwitch
herbwitch

Received as a gift from the man of my dreams. I hated it, he loves it. Smells like bug spray then turns to sweet powder on me. Too young and too non descript for my taste. It is the scent his ex used to wear (found out by accident) Wish I knew what it is that I hate in this smell. Chemical harsh opening. Wish I knew what it was he liked.

Jun
07
2012
bluelilly
bluelilly

This is a yummy perfume, if not a little young. Although it won me over enough to wear it layered with some other things. Was devastated when it became so difficult to buy the scented shampoo and conditioner. I am not kidding. Such a loss! Haven't found a good replacement yet for hair scent.

Jun
06
2012
sweetviolet
sweetviolet

Me again, try before you buy please. It to me is horrible but to each there own.

Jun
05
2012
sweetviolet
sweetviolet

This is the most aweful fragrance I've ever smelled, way to much patchouli!!! It smells like pepper in thw worst way. When i got in the car my husband was overwhelmed with the smell and not in a good way he said it was aweful and gave him an instant headache. As for me I couldn't wait to get home and wask it off. Horrible fragrance and way to high in price. It smells cheap!

Jun
05
2012
miatrotter
miatrotter

This is by far the worst perfume that I have ever smelled in my life.. I cant imagine why anyone likes it. I bought in on a blind buy. I really tried to wear but the whole time I wore it was so nauseating that I had to go and take a bath to get the smell off me. I tried to give it away to a friend and she didnt want it.

Jun
05
2012
bamgirl596
bamgirl596

Maybe I got a bad bottle but I've been seriously confused with why so many people like this. Most disgusting perfume I EVER smelled. I love perfume and have so much of it and I'm just shocked at all the positive reviews, I must have gotten a very bad bottle because I can't even believe that it could be this bad... It's not sweet it's not good in any way like people are saying. I don't get it. I'm going to go to a store and smell it there because it may just be my bottle.

Jun
04
2012
budsetdr
budsetdr

I like when women wear this frag. So womanly, so sweet. But don't used it in a hot weather!

Jun
03
2012
nowheregal
nowheregal

one can use this almost forever because each time when you wear it, just one sprey of it is totally enough.

Jun
03
2012
dadulka82
dadulka82

I expected this to be an innocent fragrance, after all it is called Angel.
Sickly sweet, "candy floss" type fragrances, over powering. I love sweet fragrances, but this is Too Much.
Just not for me, I am very disappointed.

Jun
02
2012
mvhooper2
mvhooper2

I dont understand how ANYONE could not like this. Whenever I smell this on a woman I cant even think straight its so intoxicating. Like a beautiful woman, this usually leaves me speechless. At the very least this always starts a conversation lol.

Jun
02
2012
perfumeholic88
perfumeholic88

I just tested in in my local store. I really like gourmand perfumes but Angel is unacceptable for me . Mix of patchula ( definetly too much of it!), chocolate, vanilla, caramel and honey gaves weird scent even for fan of sweet perfumes. When I tested it I felt nausea and I had to clean my wristle really quickly. I will try to test it once again and then maybe change my opinion but for now I say it´s disgusting.

Jun
02
2012
gooberskitty21
gooberskitty21

An eye watering hot mess of melted chocolate, medieval brothels,vanilla, caramel, patchouli, B/O, steamy farts, and non-distinct goo…twelve hours later and you’re still enveloped in a mushroom cloud of Angel-funk. This stuff is only good for practical jokes. I sprayed it on my brother once, I think he’s sterile now. I’m sorry, but I don’t understand how anyone could like this..

Edit: This fragrance has started to grow on me somehow. I've sprayed it on at home a few nights in a row and I'm finding that its dirty, witchy-ness is appealing and mysterious...kinda makes me imagine a one stand with a mysterious gypsy, naughty, forbidden, intoxicating. You know chances are that come morning you'll be waking up alone, frowned upon, hung over and without your wallet - but hey, you only live once right?

Jun
01
2012
cinsot
cinsot

An unconstrained elaborate concoction showcasing the progressive efficiencies of its creators.

Angel opens with a palpable outpouring of tart berries and stone fruit accompanied by a burnished toffee brightly reflecting something herbaceous and sticky, shameful yet virtuous, lustful yet noble, wicked and high-minded.

I am addicted to the excessive splendor that is Angel.

Jun
01
2012
ecofreak2001
ecofreak2001

Yes, it's strong. Yes, it's gourmand. Yes, a little goes a long way. That's why I love this one. Although, I can't say that I looove gourmands, I definitely love this one. At first spray, sweetness in a bottle but at time passes and the scent develops the sweetness blends with a spicy, powdery, "patchoulic" smell that is very ethnic. It has great silage...LIKE IT A LOT!

May
28
2012
mak.erot
mak.erot

Angel..oh Angel..., you are so strong and so heavy for me, maybe cause i live in tropical country with hot weather. I had: edp, hair mist, body lotion, body shower. That's enough. I will not buy it again. Sorry for Angelmania.., maybe sometimes i will try it again. Yes, once again: MAYBE.., maybe yes, maybe no!

May
27
2012
OlfactoryOverload
OlfactoryOverload

On my skin Angel EDP, reminds me of seaweed cotton candy that has been marinating in cough syrup all day in the hot sun.

It did last a long time on the skin- I finally had to take a shower to scrub it off.

Angel to me is a bit similar to Lolita Lempicka EDT (which I also despised).

Sadly, this isn't one I can wear. I however love the Angel Innocent.

May
27
2012
AmirahTierra
AmirahTierra

Brand new, Large bottle, Never used! Ready to swap! Private message me if interested :-)

May
26
2012
scorpiodivamarian
scorpiodivamarian

so profound&special
I love it

May
22
2012
iomel
iomel

Angel perfume is a fabulous, if you like Wish or Loulou, you can not not love this too, is distilled sweetness and is able to dream with its nuances of vanilla cocoa coffee; an incredible sweet tooth is enclosed in a bottle magic star-shaped and desires are our feet ...

May
19
2012
Majja67
Majja67

Will be back with an longer review when i have solved al of Angel EdP mysteres! It makes the DaVinci Code seem easy to solve as a comparasment! This scent smells different everytime i smell it on my wrists! Some times pure cocoa, somtimes coconut, somtimes caramel and sometimes horrible patchouli that i have learn to love!
Al i can say is.....who needs another scent, THIS ONE GOT IT AL!!!!
Will be back:)

May
18
2012
Betweenshades
Betweenshades

This is not a shy person's frag! It's heavy and bold and in your face. Patchouli, musk, chocolate; it's not a watery freesia EDT, that's for certain! It is a little too heavy for every day for me, but I'm loving it on my arm right now! I'll put it right next to my bottle of No5 on my shelf of frags that people love to hate.

May
11
2012
joyjoyjoy
joyjoyjoy

as an angel, i don't agree with the notes because angels are not smell like this.
but i just love it. for some people it is strong, but it's just perfect for me. however, i can't smell any chocolate. NO CHOCOLATE NO CHOCOLATE NO CHOCOLATE. if you're looking for chocolate scent in a perfume, think again.

May
10
2012
Winger
Winger

I remember the first time I tested it in a department store, yuck, I can't stand the top notes. I wanted to love it because of two of my fave notes - patchouli and lily of the valley, but I just can't. So it never gets in my list.

However, years later, once I instantly fell in love with a little paper stripe in the store when the sale assistant told me she sprayed with Angel a few hours ago. I can't believe the base notes are so dramatically different. So I bought a full bottle.

It turns out, I was right a few years ago, and I'm still right a few years later. I still hate the top notes and love the middle and base notes. Very funny, I have to pinch my nose when I spray it, wait till the top notes are gone, then enjoy the aromatic treats. For years, I still do so.

May
09
2012
sweetstar1
sweetstar1

Yuck, Angel is a strong, musky fragrance. It smells like patchouli, evergreens, and baby powder mixed together. I had to wash this off almost immediately. This is definitely not for those in their teens or 20s. I'm not sure why, but this smells similar to Britney Spears' Believe. I think they share the evergreen scent. Both are also big on patchouli and are on the masculine side.

May
08
2012
Lashala
Lashala

Soft, sensual and mysterious enough to catch hungrily a whiff when person who wears it goes along. I don't register any vanilla, chocolate (that's good!) or patchoulie but honey, caramel and generous portion of spices, all cover in pure magic. Angel is my father's favourite scent for women - I show him (or rather make him smell) few frangrances (among them Alien, Coco Mademoiselle, Coco, Chanel No 5 and Opium) and he choose this one. Unfortunately my mother is not so much enthusiastic - or should i say "fortunately", because I can make it my own. I know, I know - summer is just on the corner, but nothing blends so smooth with my chemistry these days as Angel. So probably I will break all the rules wearing this winter scent in warm weather. But who cares...

May
06
2012
AmethystBlue
AmethystBlue

I was young(ish), free, in love and with a well paid job. I instinctivly felt that the perfume that would reflect me would be the new star on the perfume block - Angel. I was in a classy city store and saw the beautiful star shaped bottle and beside it a tester bottle with strips. I saw that the lady behind the counter was occupied with a customer, so I dismissed the strips and sprayed the perfume onto my neck and wrists.
A pause of a small heartbeat - then -
my legs buckeled, I felt faint, sick. For an awful moment I thought that I was going to be physically sick. I tried to rub the smell off my skin. I created heat and the smell intensified. The headache came next - like a heavy opressive cloud enveloping my whole head, throbbing and in the distance I could smell suger, sweets and chocolate. I have never had such a potent reaction to any perfume before or since. My advice to the unwary is to approach with caution and be aware that there are bad angels as well as good ones!!!!

May
06
2012
dbrii24
dbrii24

Angel is a very explosive scent that hits hard with a blast of patchouli. It's very prominent here so if you are not a fan of patchouli I suggest you look elsewhere. I finally tried this tonight at the fragrance counter and even though I'm not crazy about it, it is a sensual and charming fragrance. I like patchouli but to my nose it's a bit overwhelming in this composition and it overpowers all of the other notes. It's not a bad scent, but not wearable for me.

May
04
2012
noori
noori

A heavy bomb made of cottoncandy, honey, caramel, chocolate, later vanilla and milk ,some fruits and flowers somewhere in the background, and patchouli, to balance it, or to make it complete... and it is awesome. Althoug I understan if someone just can't stand Angel at all. It is one of the strongest scents I ever smelled, both in projection and sillage. One or two spray should be enough, and if you like it, you can smell it all day long (or even longer)

May
04
2012
HilaryAppleFace
HilaryAppleFace

Angel is indeed one of those love it or hate it fragrances. It's strong and has no mercy for anyone that crosses it's path. You either love Angel and wear it proudly, or hate it and be attacked by it.

I can see why at first sniff, some people are turned off by angel. The body sweat-like scent comes from the patchouli- a rather merciless patchouli might I add. The patchouli has a huge personality, and some people start scrubbing as soon as Angel starts to perform. But, about thirty minutes into the performance, a soft vanilla starts to peek through the bombastic patchouli. The vanilla is supported by a sweet caramel and creamy chocolate. Angel ends up being sweet and precious, just so long as you're willing to wait for her!

As my opinion goes, I really love this fragrance. Angel has personality, which is what most modern fragrances lack these days. This stuff is dramatic, which is what makes it so popular among Angel's lovers.

Apr
30
2012
cikcik
cikcik

As Mary Poppins said it's ''Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'' :-) l have tried many - many!- so far, and this is superb!

Apr
29
2012
Enchntress
Enchntress

I can certainly see how this perfume draws so many admirers, but personally I find it overwhelming and the real death kiss for me - EVERYONE seems to be wearing it and douses themselves liberally. As soon as someone walks into the restaurant wearing Angel, the overpowering scent fills half the dining room. I've actually seen customers stop eating and ask for "to go" containers because of this scent.

Sometimes less is more. All of us must