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18 years after Angel and 5 years after extraordinary Alien, Thierry Mugler is saluting femininity. The new edition will thrill all fans of his creations. It is named Womanity and it arrives in stores in mid-June 2010. Thierry Mugler with Womanity plans to launch (for the third time) a bestseller perfume and which will attract the public for years.

Womanity is a word created to connect femininity, humanity and city. An overture to this edition began in March 2010 when Mugler launched Womanity.com web site with an idea that every woman cooperates in its creation and finishing touch. With an aim to create contents for the website, one story is finished by several women, each of them writing on her page. Contest asks women to give creative ideas for a particular project or cause. The winner will work with Mugler to finish the website.

Fragrance WOMANITY was created as a part of this phenomenon, in a pink bottle. Connections between women are presented as chains and ring on top of the bottle which is decorated with metal frieze with symbolic design. Design of the top part of the bottle and beautiful frieze figures can be interpreted as Gothic or Art Deco style. Mugler's idea was however that the frieze encapsulated and depicted women of all generations.

Composition of Womanity was created by Mane, as a powerful contrast of elements. By using the new molecular process of extraction, Mane manages to extract natural aromas of fig for sweet accords. Savory notes originate from caviar and the structure in ensured by fig wood aromas. Pierre Aulas, olfactive director of Clarins Fragrance Group, says that it is a true challenge to work on Mugler's idea of combining savoury and sweet notes. Womanity was created by Mane and Alexis Dadier.

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Fig Caviar Fig Tree Fig Leaf

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Womanity Fragrance Reviews

pravda48
pravda48

Popping my real quick to say THANK YOU for the fuller/more realistic note listing below! Much appreciated!

Now on my 2nd bottle of Womanity (& comparing against CK Reveal) I was just shaking my head that this is NOT what the notes are, at all, and then saw that review!

Blackcurrant makes perfect sense, only to - and hopefully ON??- me they smell juicy w/ the tiniest tart sweetness, almost milky, lactonic and creamy. So that + some ozonic calone & grapefruit top tang makes sense, along with a pinch of salt and a HUGE sugary helping (a la Mugler) of an apple/vanilla-like sweetness. Definitely warm semi-woody cashmeran underneath too, I'd've placed bets on that.

I FEEL LIKE IT FINALLY MAKES SENSE! :D I never found this fishy, only sweet and juicy and the tiniest tad salty with a warm base. It's quite yummy to me BUT blackcurrants are one of my fav bipolar notes, so take this with a grain of sodium salicylate ;)

Sep
15
2014
Soie
Soie

The following is (a far more realistic) set of notes for Womanity as found through a Google search:

"Top notes: grapefruit, CALONE, apple, BLACKCURRANT. Middle notes: fig, nut, rose, SALICYLATE [probably sodium salicylate, a type of salt]. Dry notes: cashmeran, dry amber, vanilla, heliotrope."

To anyone who hasn't tested Womanity or its flankers, I advise doing so on paper rather skin.

You may wind up loving it and wondering what's up with all us "haters" and our "negative reviews" (all I try to do is give my HONEST opinion / review, and a detailed one where possible. Pandering to the crowd is not my thing).

Or you might end up thankful that at least you didn't spray it on your skin. Let's hope you'll end up absolutely loving it as I can only wish I did.

Sep
06
2014
Soie
Soie

There very obviously are many other notes besides these four on display which are meant to hint at Eve (the fabled "first woman") using a cover (the fig leaf) to hide her female genitals (represented the "note of caviar", and which should not come as a surprise as most of us here have no doubt heard of the scent of female genitalia being likened to that of fish of some sort; it is not mere coincidence that caviar has been chosen as being representative of that supposed aroma. A "note of mackerel" would have been much too obvious, wouldn't it? caviar, apparently, is so much more chic and acceptable to some).

As to leaving notes unlisted which seems to be an extremely common practice, two of the most prominent ones in Womanity are the aroma-chemical Calone (which is based on the pheromone aroma of brown algae, and can smell like melon, sea water, or breezy & ozonic) and black currant (urine/ammoniac/this scent's animalic accord AKA "the dirty underpants" smell detected by some. I myself detect it as deeply urinous and emanating fumes of ammonia. As seemingly unpleasant types of notes have long been made use of in perfumery, there really is no point in pretending otherwise).

This said, even many reviewers who love Womanity acknowledge it smelling of "sea life", seawater, "the beach", or "pungent aromatic, slightly gourmand cured caviar smell with salty side". Others just seem to smell figs & salt (caviar and a brand new technology are NOT necessary to produce a simple note of salt), while still others say it just smells "fresh" to them. Perhaps this is due to an olfactory issue where some simply cannot or have difficulty with fully smelling certain aroma-chemicals (such as Iso E Super) while others most definitely can. I myself, for instance, cannot smell the fragrance Anna Sui Dreams AT ALL.

Lastly, the ad hominem attacks / negative assessments to those members who find the scent of this fragrance to be unpleasant, are uncalled.

We are in no way delusional / less human / less womanly / less sexual / less in tune with our bodies; and are not necessarily experencing "psychosomatic" issues simply because we detect and do not care for the smell of a certain set of pink dyed chemicals in a fancy bottle.

Sep
06
2014
K1
K1

Good perfume transports you to another world, empowers your sense of imagination, makes you feel unnamed feelings.
Womanity is fresh warm, velvety, textured, pungent aromatic, slightly gourmand cured caviar smell with salty side, dramatic and theatrical, artistic and delicate sensual, eccentric, earthy, and highly attractive.
This must be the perfume!

Womanity is my most beloved feminine perfume, the perfume wholly for feminine world. But the first feedback on this perfume in the days it had been launched from both women and men customers were hilarious! Women usually push it back, yuck, nooo, augh... and men (including me), oh!, wow!, Oh my!, so sexy, fantastic, seductive...
The reality is many women usually don't like to wear such odd combination; dislikes at the top of the page prove it. And men die for ladies smelling like this. The fact is that this has an unrevealed, unmentioned erotic side which is apparently for that unripe stony fruity fig vanilla accord.

Sep
04
2014
Soie
Soie

Basically, though there are other discernible notes, Womanity is fig jam / Fig Newtons, red apple, almond, and salted seafood (shellfish seems most likely after my recent re-testing of Womanity, both on paper towel and on my skin, all the way through to drydown).

Womanity's listed savory accord + Womanity's listed animalic accord + An unlisted Calone / seawater note = Womanity's seafood accord.

Aug
31
2014
ladenu
ladenu

Not very complex. All i can smell is sweet fig!
I have mix feelings about this.

Aug
30
2014
blue_belle
blue_belle

I'm always shocked to see this in bargain bins. I guess it wasn't as "daring" a release as people were expecting from TM, but to me this is a beauty that I will wear proudly. It's fresh and yet deep, and I've found that it can be worn well at any time of year.

It starts out with a burst of fruit, then settles into an interesting fruity/woody/salty mix. At times it almost smells aquatic, but not in a way I dislike. An aquatic perfume without any actual aquatic notes! This is like warm days at the beach with the waves crashing and the breezes blowing. Refreshing, interesting, and ever-changing.

Aug
29
2014
beatrix75
beatrix75

Wonderfully delicate feminine , exotic and sweet fragrance .Really strong character but I really like it I'm in love with ,,,,

Aug
28
2014
GIUGGIOLA2
GIUGGIOLA2

i love it !

Aug
28
2014
IntentOnScent
IntentOnScent

I agree with Pinnock, good word, repulsive.
This stuff smells like a used glass and metal sex toy sitting by still full, used bathtub.
I wish we had a "hate hate vomit" option on the review panel because this would score hands down
LOL! lidell ..I totally laughed out loud when I read your review..so true!

Aug
26
2014
pinnock22
pinnock22

Good lord this perfume is repulsive. while I was in Selfridges in London today I sprayed this on my wrist and got a pungent fish/fruit smell and literally had to use some of the perfume attendants make up wipes to scrub it off. I think i'm going to stick to Alien

Aug
23
2014
CozyCat
CozyCat

I have left my 30ml bottle untouched for over half a year, because I never felt comfortable wearing it. But I decided to try wearing it again after my sister got herself a large bottle of this stuff. She started wearing it daily and smelling pretty damn good...from the sillage trail she leaves behind, I get a sweet, pink, fruity aquatic with almonds (weird??) and just a barely discernible (unless you get very close) touch of cold metal. Very feminine, fresh, and sweet, but in a distinctive, non-generic way. I believe her when she says this is her no.1 most complimented fragrance. According to her, it gets even more compliments than Alien (her other favorite scent). So I spritzed some on, and am surprised that I like it alot more than I used to (maybe I just got accustomed to smelling it on my sis). The metallic note is still 'too much' for me when my nose is on my wrist, but the scent wafts up around me into something delicious, sweet/salty and crisp...it may smell like a sweet fruity aquatic with almonds on my sis, but on me it smells like a cool, salty ocean breeze and a dish of fresh figs (or guavas)...a day at the beach for sure, but more of a romantic spring day, not a bikini hot summer one. I think I will finally be happy to use up my 30ml, who knows, I might even end up loving it enough to purchase a full size bottle later on.

Aug
22
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

I think Thierry Mugler can ONLY make unusual scents and Womanity is no different. At first sniff this smells exactly like the filling of Fig Newton snack bars. It starts off very sweet. Then as it dries down it reminds me of Replica Beach Walk- it has that same salty vibe. One or two sprays is enough to last all day and it projects very well. After reading some of the reviews I didn't know what to expect, but I quite like Womanity. One could definitely take this on as a signature... It's very unique and I've never smelled this on anyone.

Aug
17
2014
AnnetteInFrance
AnnetteInFrance

It's actually quite nice. I'd probably prefer this as a scented candle or room spray though.

Aug
16
2014
Eloquaint
Eloquaint

Does anyone else think that this bottle looks as if it's halfway through the process of being assimilated by the Borg?

I had such hopes for Womanity. On paper, it sounds so sexy. On my skin, all it smells like is fig custard. I've waited all day for the dry down to give me something aquatic, briny, but clearly it's not to be.

Instead of woman as fabulous, erotic siren, Womanity is another fig leaf Eve, chastened and hiding her sex under a loincloth.

Aug
14
2014
sofia362
sofia362

I love this perfume, for me it is a love at first smell! It is soft, warm, and slightly provocative; It is deep and sort of unfolds on your body whispering something ancient. It has something mysterious in it.
It is either that, or I just love to smell like figs and caviar... lol

Aug
12
2014
alicepolice
alicepolice

Immediately, I am met with a sour, metallic, and very offensive burst. Just beneath it lingers a thick and choking, slightly earthy smoothness. There's also a tinge of freshness to the overall impression of this scent.

Womanity? It means tenderness and forgiveness, but the smell of the sharpened sword right behind her back is all too clear. If you give her a reason, she won't hesitate to pick it up.

You've got to know what you're doing to pull this one off. I don't think it's a "hate or love" scent. It's a "hate and love" scent. If you manage to exist admist it, Womanity can make you feel liberated like you never imagined a scent could make you.

Aug
09
2014
ejtannster
ejtannster

Goes on a bit intense. I couldn't place the notes right away but when I saw fig and caviar I knew that was exactly what I was smelling. And then I wondered if I wanted to smell like caviar. It settles down, however, into a really sexy, salty skin scent. Someone here wrote that it smelled like being in love in Greece. To me, it smells like being in lust in Greece. Sex sweat, but not in a dirty way. In a fresh way. Will probably buy more samples but IDK if I'd buy a FB. I have a loooot on my FB list before this.

Aug
04
2014
framorena
framorena

I like this perfume so much, but if you don't, I suggest you to try using during hot summer; I think THIS is the right season to ear it. Infact, fig is a summery- fruit. it stands wonderfully.

Aug
02
2014
jucfatlips
jucfatlips

I steered clear from this fragrance for so long because of the reviews. But I tried it yesterday and I fell in love! It smells amazing. My hubby loves it! It smells sweet and I don't get the fishy or female private part smell at all! Try this. Don't let the bad reviews put you off.

A lady passed me by and had to turn back to ask me what this beautiful smell is. So there you go... It is BEAUTIFUL!

Aug
02
2014
diamondkite
diamondkite

Sexual. In a good way!

Aug
01
2014
Magdalena23
Magdalena23

I am writing this review just to make a point. Always trust your own senses... I tested this today,totally biased against it after all the things I've heard about it,just out of curiosity.I tested it on paper first,too scared to let it touch my skin.... Twenty minutes later,I returned to skin test it.In my honest opinion,this perfume is the absolute masterpiece!I'll try to describe it,hoping to do it justice...This is the smell of the Mediterranean! The exact smell of a beautiful woman's skin,after spending a full day at the beach with the one she loves. The scent of the slightly burnt skin from the long hours under the sun,a little dry from the sea water,kissed by the sea breeze that carries the smell of fig trees and the burning hot sand,with just a touch of the sun tan oil,she had applied hours ago...It's a perfume with a soul,alive and kicking! A perfume full of images,memories,feelings...If you have ever been in love on a Greek island,this one will bring tears to your eyes and will make you a time traveler...Hands down,the most creative,emotional,beautiful,erotic perfume ever created! BRAVO!!!

Jul
21
2014
shivabglr
shivabglr

@adriana.rizzati

would love to try some shea butter with it too,

I also did a layering with cocoa butter, and the result was just as amazing!

I had a watery mouth for many hours!

I can only say YUM!

Jul
19
2014
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

@shivabglr: I agree with you, indeed, as many other reviewers wrote, I feel in Womanity a mild hint of coconut.
Today I spread on my skin some shea butter, which has a fragrance less sweet and more refined than coconut... then I wore Womanity: definitely a gorgeous beachy effect!!!

Jul
18
2014
dklopp01
dklopp01

Honestly, I am very picky about my scents. In that, it takes a large amount of reserach on my part, before I will then decide to purchase a fragrance. Chemistry!! My chemistry never seems to agree with the popular vote. I have yet to look at the notes in this perfume, the first note to me was cinniman, though I now think perhaps fig. I wore it out for drinks with my girlfriends and both of them could not focus on the conversation as they were so intrigued by my perfume. I am now waiting to smell fish. I have had it on for 6 hours and no fish!!! Just intoxicating, beautiful, sultry and unforgetable layers that I am falling in love with.

Jul
17
2014
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

It has bomb sillage just like Angel, but while Angel goes sweet gourmand, it is more woody...and for me it is easier to wear it. Though its name is Womanity, I think certain guys could also wear it. Just spray it lightly, and it would feel right.

Jul
14
2014
Brock
Brock

What a fantastic fragrance. Bizarre, salty, and jammy, it's an underrated gem. Better than Angel, if that's possible. Try it on a few times before making a final decision. Trust me. It's worth the amount of foreplay.

Jul
13
2014
mooglebuns
mooglebuns

This stuff is powerful. You only need a spritz or two (and the sprayer on this bottle seems to send out big firehose shots).

It's not sweet. It smells like thick salt covered figs and fresh green wood. I really like the fact that it's a gourmand, but a savory gourmand.

I usually use coconut oil as my daily moisturizer and this goes beautifully with the nutty coconut scent. I understand the reference that this smells like a womans body. I think it's the fleshy saltiness of the fig smell. It's not a gross dirty body scent. It's sun kissed skin after swimming at the ocean. It's warm and fresh at the same time, which isn't something you come across often.

The very first time I tried this years ago I wasn't sold on it, but like a good perfumista I tried it a few more times. I started finding myself craving this salty, chewy scent more and more. It really shines on warm skin. Just don't get too heavy handed or this will over power you and everyone within your zip code!

Jul
11
2014
polly golightly
polly golightly

c'è chi dice che questa è vera avanguardia, con il felice accordo tra fico e caviale. a me sembra un profumo alla mela smith, che poi vira su un sentore di pesce. non è per me.

Jul
11
2014
shivabglr
shivabglr

Womanity fans, do yourselves a favor and layer this with coconut,

it become absolutely delicious!

(as if it's not already!)

Jul
06
2014
antihero
antihero

Wonderful and intriguing. Womanity is a fresh lemon just cut, salty and zesty with sweetness that smells amazing on my skin, the longer I wear it the better it smells.
It has been a while since I have had a fig, so describing the similarities is out. I do not get a "fishy" smell with this: caviar does not smell fishy.
I find this a very energizing fragrance, and somehow sensual. Excellent!

Jul
01
2014
ynde
ynde

Ummm... oh my god this is delicious why didn't I discover this earlier this is amazing I love it yumm. That was the absolute flood of thought that I had on first sniffing Womanity. One of the first fragrances I've tested, let sit for 5 minutes and then bought anyway regardless of the dry down because I just knew I couldn't be without it.

I get the natural body smell from it, but not in a sweaty/horrible way - it smells like clean skin naturally does (the fig), and the saltiness supports it and keeps it interesting. It's challenging but comforting and confidence inspiring all in one - even if you don't like it, it's one of those scents everyone should smell at least once. It's unlike anything else in perfumery.

Jul
01
2014
mattie
mattie

I heard a lot of horror stories about this perfume so I was very curious about testing it at the drugstore. I was waiting for something appalling, but it turned out to be an original, fresh and sheer scent that I found quite pleasant. I tried the body lotion on my hands and must have looked weird doing my shopping after because I couldn't stop to smell my hands!! Another advantage is that it lasts on the skin. It's easy for me to imagine that Womanity could become the smell on someone's skin basically all the time and it would be great because it is so natural. Nothing synthetic, nothing powdery ot candied floral. Just the humble freshness of the sea in a pink bottle. Surprising and beautiful !

Jun
26
2014
ZackJSullivan
ZackJSullivan

I used to have this one, though I've since given it away because it did not agree with my nose. Even though I didn't like it, I have to say, this is one of the most unique perfumes I've ever smelled! Never to this day have I smelled anything that had quite the unique mixture that this does. It's definitely heavy on the woody notes, something that's not common in too many fragrances, though it is something very common in Theirry Mugler fragrances. I think it was some combination of the fruity and woody notes together that made my nose disagree with this scent, but that is besides the point!

This is an amazing, high-quality fragrance for a sexy, strong, and really confident feel. A little goes a long way! It is very strong to me, and lasts all day long! The bottle is also to die for, so glamour and yet classy and unique all at the same time.

This is definitely a really amazing perfume to invest in! It may not be right for everyone, but sometimes, that's the trademark of a good perfume! Gotta reach outside the box to make something memorable, which Womanity definitely is 100%.

Jun
25
2014
missgeschick
missgeschick

Please don't overdose this perfume.
Womanity has huge sillage and is really worth the price. But it is able to narcotize your surrounding by its strong and overpowering smell. My co-worker turns me off wearing Womanity EdP cause it is hard to stand her whiff. I like the unique creation that remembers me of a day at the beach, salty skin because of seawater, and ripe figs. I love the fact it has great longevity but I can't bear myself when wearing it. Maybe I have to try the Eau de Toilette version.

Jun
25
2014
Elviraelbasan
Elviraelbasan

I have a bottle that is made in e.c .
Does anybody know if there is any difference from them made in france?
Do you think it is a fake one? The metal part of the bottle is total metalic colour , there aren't those grey shadows as apear at the made in france bottles
Please help me with your opinion
Thanks in advance

Jun
25
2014
possession83
possession83

I rarely say bad things about perfume, I usually seek something that speaks to me in scents, even if I don't particularly enjoy it at first. This one is horrible on me, quite pleasant in the beginning, sweet and fruity and suddenly I'm at a fish market. It's like you'd eat delicious fig marmalade and found sardines at the bottom of the jar.

Jun
24
2014
ginger68
ginger68

After giving a look at the bottle many times, scared by many negative reviews, I decided to try this scent. As every T. Mugler’s Fragrances this one is odd. When Angel has been launched it was very innovative and it is still a masterpiece (I don’t like it very much but I admit it’s a great and unforgettable work and the same goes to Alien). Womanity is one of the best surprise for me. On my skin is really beautiful. A unique way to use the note of fig. I don’t smell fish, it is the sensation of something salty but very far from oceanic or marine fragrances. It’s a non-conformist sweet, fruity and woody scent. Obviously it’s the typical love or hate. But That’s the strong point of Womanity!

Jun
24
2014
thatsperf
thatsperf

Womanity is a strange one. It starts with a juicy salty blast of the ocean. As time progresses I can smell the interior of a Chinese takeaway. I was so worried that I will smell like a restaurant! And then it settles down to an earthy base of figs and lingering marine saltiness. I don't hate it but don't love it either. It's tolerable in small doses. A little goes a long way.

Jun
22
2014
JoeOM
JoeOM

Had a small tester of this and decided to try it, and I'll be buying it veeery soon!

I love A* Men and most of the flankers, the original is one of my favourites! Angel nearly killed me so that was a no go. I've yet to try Alien, but this, wow!

Even though i'm a guy I love this fragrance. On me it open with a blast of tart fruits, then becomes a gorgeous, juicy fig. It turns more earthly after that (probably the fig leaf/tree and caviar)

All in all though I think I was quite shocked that it was as plain as it is, what after all of the negative votes and fishy smell comments.

This is just a beautifull, ripe, fruity, juicy fig to me. Well worth buying taking into consideration the longevity and projection too.

Oh and by the way.... You can pick up a 50ml of this at just £23! Bargain!

Jun
18
2014
Gaylydie
Gaylydie

Alors ce parfum pour moi est une horreur (désolée pour toutes celles qui le portent).Un parfum qui sent très fort je trouve avec l'odeur de figue qui ressort sur ma peau mais une odeur sucré comme le figue et une odeur salée (caviar) ça ne passe pas du tout .Je l'ai même fait sentir à ma mère sans rien lui dire de ce que je pensais de ce parfum et sa réponse:"Beurk c'est une odeur vraiment bizarre)

Jun
18
2014
Sweet Sea Pea
Sweet Sea Pea

After longing for months to try her, Womanity has really flumoxed me. I got a .33 oz refill for a song because I didn't want to take a huge risk with blind purchasing such a controversial fragrance. This means that unless I decant into an atomizer, it is a splash. Mores the pity because this is STRONG STUFF. The top note is very reminiscent of Bob Mackie Mackie, which is to say sharply spicy with a tinge of cigarettes and a very ozonic hairspray element. Both of these fragrances can easily be overapplied, which probably accounts for at least a portion of the unpleasant experiences reviewers have had. I like both these fragrances, but I never would have expected them to be remotely similar. I will agree with other reviewers who say they get an ocean experience. It's not fishy at all, but smells like briny sea water laden with seaweed and little crustaceans. I wonder if this is what ambergris smells like? I have been deeply mystified that a gross whale emission was used in perfumery, but maybe this is what it brings. It is salty, essential and animalic. The sweetness is soft for me, I barely get a whiff of fig. Womanity seems to disappear after two hours, but I may be developing anosmia to this brew. If you are a fruity floral lover who doesn't enjoy unusual fragrances, just skip this one. Womanity is more an aromatic experience than a pretty refresher. I will keep trying her, she is interesting to say the least.

Edit: I went out and got an atomizer...two actually. They are small and my .33 oz refill was enough to fill both of them, so I can give one to my friend who loves Mugler fragrances. Angel actually smells good on her! Anyway, the point is, Womanity is far more wearable when spritzed!! Now I can smell the juicy fig everyone is talking about. It really is mouthwatering! In the process of decanting, I got a lot of juice all over me and I'm interested to see what my boyfriend's reaction is going to be. I'm not getting the heavy spicy cigarette note I was getting when I had to dab from a messy refill. I still get an ozonic hairspray element, but that may be because I'm accustomed to using a sea salt spray product in my hair. Also, I think salt does have a smell, and sea salt is different yet again from table salt. Further, salty liquids have a tangible feeling of being laden with the salty crystals...I swear I get that feeling with Womanity. If you've tried it and didn't like it, I would suggest trying a wafted spritz and see if that works better for you.

Jun
17
2014
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

Another note on this masterpiece.
Lately I've sampled some marine fragrance of good quality, and I appreciate them so much. But I find that the seanotes and the salty notes in them are a little too stereotyped... nice, pleasant but a bit stereotyped. When I smell them I found a lovely, wearable and tamed sea, but not so much realistic.

On the contrary, when I smell Womanity I can sniff an authentic odor of sea, wild and deep breathing.
That's a little ironic, because I read that Thierry Mugler chose caviar to give Womanity a salty but not oceanic note... Well, to me W. is much more oceanic than many fragrances that are so called for definition!
When you walk across a shoreline, or when you go to a seaside town, you can breath a powerful salinity that fills every streets and alleys in the city. It's the iodized odor of the salty water and of all the aquatic creatures (animated and not) which live in the sea: shellfishes, conchs, seaweeds, clams, mussels, corals, jellyfishes, crabs, sea urchins, sea rocks, sand. Well, I love that odor, and Womanity reminds it to me in a very realistic way. Blended with that heavenly woody, sweet and aromatic notes, which bring me back into the mediterranean bush.

This is another reason why Womanity is so unpopular: many people likes tamed, stereotyped things. They want to wear a nice, lovely fragrance which reminds a harmless, fictitious sea.
Womanity is for people who are not afraid to wear the powerful, wild odor of the sea... a sea that's alive!

Jun
17
2014
astamm62
astamm62

Just received this..It smells so good,my favorite Thierry Mugler fragrance. Don't smell anything nasty or fishy. What I do smell is figs, yummy.This very addicting!

Jun
14
2014
SayakaP
SayakaP

I bought my 2nd bottle a week ago and now I consider Womanity as my sig.

I live by the beach and love just sitting on the sand...watching the endless waves.
Some of us NEED to be near the ocean to be ourselves.
Wearing Womanity, I feel the same tranquility & belonging even when I'm busy working in the office. So, this is my "Ocean breeze in the bottle".

For those who have never smelled Caviar, the accord in this frag is like sniffing a seashell you picked up on the beach long ago, on that one wonderful day. It may not be a "pretty" scent on its own like a rose or an orange, but it would reminds you of something beautiful in your personal memory (or DNA....)

And if you are not familiar with Fig / Fig Leaf, I could say the opening of this frag is Grapefruit It's fruity and a bit bitter. Fig is a sappy plant, so the bitterness is from the sap. I find this sappy green scent very natural.

I think the woody scent is similar to Alien's Cashmeran. Well, it's Thierry's synthetic scent, so it's not strange if they used it in Womanity, too. Everytime I wear Alien, it reminds me of nice clean laundry. The same sunny feeling is in Womanity.

All conbined, this is an unique, sensual fragrance. Perfect for the free-spiritted.

Make sure spray it ON YOUR SKIN before you get dressed. Your clothes cannot bring out the rich depth of it.

Jun
12
2014
latinkapetrova
latinkapetrova

There's something in the drydown that really reminds me of Dior Fahrenheit 32 (the white bottle I think), which is great, because I adore that scent. On the other hand, there's something salty and bitter in the begginning which I can't stand. It's strange, I still can't decide if I like it or not but I'll give it a chance definitely.

Jun
12
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

You smell it once and remember forever. A very unique and characteristic scent, bold and daring, puts you out to everybody to see, stripped naked. Very well thought out name for this perfume - Womanity. Makes me think whether I am "woman" enough to wear it, and my answer is no, I'm not. Not yet. But then, I'm fairly young and don't feel comfortable with such an outburst of womanity as I still didn't find my place in my skin yet.

That said, upon first sniff Womanity threw me on the floor with the elegance of a sumo wrestler. The opening was way too strong, it must have something to do with all these fig notes. After a few hours it softens into a warmer, creamier version which is much nicer than the harsh opening. The bottle is one of my favourites though! The top, metal part reminds me of amazons, female soldiers and their equipment. That, combined with the soft pink liquid, fits perfectly the image of Womanity I described at the beginning.

Overall, I feel strange about this perfume. I don't like it too much at the moment, but at the same time I want to own it. I want to be comfortable wearing it.

Jun
06
2014
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

Am i the only one who smell like salted pistace when i wear this? Like that though, so creamy and a bit salty.

Jun
04
2014
KateMkay
KateMkay

It is very beautiful, feminine and unique scent. I live at mediterranean and the smell reminds me of one of my favorite beaches by night. Juicy fig with woody notes and slight salt on top of it. The longevity is good.
A fantastic choice for summer, try it and give it time.
Thierry Mugler is a genius, I find his fragrances like a piece of art.

Jun
04
2014
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

It could be a commonplace to say that Womanity is a real artwork, but I think so.
Not merely a perfume, it's the portrait of a place.
The wish of the same odor you smell when you reach a mediterranean seaside, after a long period in which you lived far from the sea. Your nares revive and bloom to the saline and iodized air, to the sharp and aromatic fragrance of rosemary, myrtle, lemon, to the fleshy sweetness of the figs, and now you can join the shells, the sand, the mermaids and all the sea creatures you dreamed on for a long time.

I'm glad to see that Mugler, while imagining a tribute to women, thought to Mare Nostrum.
I think that the notes listed above are reductive: I smell many other notes, something mildly citrus and something aromatic (as in mediterranean scrub), but Womanity is so well blended that I hardly can discern them.

I can't understand people who despise Womanity: that slight odor of sea and conch can represent a metaphor that many ladies reject, but this makes Womanity special, bold and great.
If you try to imagine the odor of Venere, who was born from the foam of the sea... I don't think she was smelling of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate.
Isn't the sea the womb of the Earth?
It's so poetical and ancestral, and futuristic at the same time.

I feel many sensations and memories with Womanity, the most intimate is the instant when in the evening people leave the beach, and during the sunset, the sea wind and the wawes wipe out all humanity signs: odors, noises, footprints. I walk with my dog on the shoreline, my hair and my skin are full of saltiness, the grains of wet sand flow between my feet... and the breath of the sea is murmuring its cosmic sound.

If I should think to a character who wear this perfume, I think to Cylon 6 (Battlestar Galactica), an enchanting woman: angelic, merciless and prophetic at the same time.
And so Womanity is for me: wide and timeless.

Jun
01
2014
kris7575
kris7575

I bought the perfume from Sefora and when I opened it at home I saw that the color of the liquid is yellow. Does anyone know if Thierry Mugler change the color?

May
30
2014
Orshi
Orshi

After a year of hearing horror stories about this fragrance, I finally tested it today! I didn't know what to expect, I heard awful things about it smelling like sex, etc..Well, it couldn't be further from the truth! It's really not how the haters say! More power to you ladies, who like this scent; it's not my cup of tea, but not because it smells unpleasant, just a bit different from what I'm used to. I admire you, who can get away with this! Enjoy it lovely Womanity fan ladies! x

May
26
2014
CatherineLaundon
CatherineLaundon

I actually love this fragrance- shame my family doesn't!

It is strong. And extremely long-lasting.

For me, i think my love for this scent is wrapped up in sentiment, i used to wear this regularly during a time in my life when i was extremely happy and in love and smelling it takes me right back to that time.

I bought a 50ml bottle back in 2011 and i've barely used any, it's that strong! A bit pricey for me but if you enjoy it, it is value for money.

May
25
2014
Whiteclimax
Whiteclimax

What the heck! It smells like wet metal + fish + blood and a little lemon.
What can I say...definitely a special fragrance

May
25
2014
fiouu
fiouu

I'm not going to make a statement whether I like it or not. I haven't decided yet. It's weird but alluring at the same time. I got it because curiosity got the Best out of me. It certainly evokes some nice childhood memories because my gramps loved figs and fig Jam and this smells a lot like natural figs. So props to that well done Mugler. However it does smell like an ashtray. Or a sunny beach (they do smell the same to me, sorry. Or it might be the sand that both share? We'll never know)
I got all the facets, coconut, leaves, fig, beach, ashtray, metallic odor, body odor, etc. I like it on MY skin after I shower, I spray this on a cotton Ball and dab myself because I wear this Just to remember my childhood. I don't care much about how everyone else wears this because they ALWAYS overspray and end up smelling like you put off a cig inside a coconut. People are awful (? But I digress, this is only a thing that happens on MY country (Argentina) since I've found that here it's only worn by massive douchetards that smoke ciggies like chimneys. They have no respect for it whatsoever and YES NOW I'M ANGRY. kthxbai
Other than that, It's pretty Tame. Nothing that Will blow your mind. It's not good or bad. It's Just weird but something that does not spark my interest much. I don't reach much for it because after a while it's boring because it's linear at Best.

May
24
2014
anamalia
anamalia

After owning this fragrance for half a year I can safely say that I really do not like womanity. I cannot stand the acrid stench of the scent. The half sweet, half salty caviar mess served upon a water cracker with a slice of fig.

The silage is so heavy, you get your dollars worth definitely.

I could count the number of times ive worn womanity with less than one hand, and am promptly giving it away.

May
20
2014
Ľubka Lilla
Ľubka Lilla

Totaly perfect fragrance! Really love it! Nothing to compare with it! Lot of people dont like it but i think that you have to know how to wear it! :) Bravo Thierry Mugler, im glad that all your fragrances are special.

May
18
2014
HebaD'Opium
HebaD'Opium

This is one of the perfumes that really confuse me and it wasn't a love at first sight.
When I saw the ad for this perfume, I thought that i'd love it, being an Alien fan, i thought that hey this will definitely be awesome. Went to try it and i was traumatized, seriously i gagged and said it's the most awful perfume i ever tried on, being disappointed i went home and left it all behind, whenever i remembered the scent i would gag and shiver......until last year when a miracle happened. I was trying on the Angel EDT (since i also disliked the angel EDP for being overwhelmingly sweet) and got the angel EDT and the Mugler cologne (yes, a thierry mugler frenzy i got back then)I decided i'd try on Womanity again, and oh my god, "I've never been so wrong in my life" was the first sentence i mumbeled to myself after catching the first whiff,a very sweet/salty, almost bitter whiff. I fell in love and bought it.

I can't really tell between the "fig tree" and "fig leaf" and the "fig" as notes, but i can definitely tell the difference on my skin, at which stage it's bitter or when it's sweet with a hint of a woody note.
As i said, it first opens up with a bitter sweet (literally, lol) fig note with a hint of the savory caviar. After it settles down, i can detect on my skin (other than the sweetness of the fig and the salty caviar)a woody and grassy note, almost "green" if you will.

The most amazing thing about this perfume is the dry down, well, it's not that different from the phase i described above, it's sweet/bitter/salty/woody/grassy, which makes this the most consistent perfume i've smelt thus far, at each stage you can detect the same notes but with different prominence, and every time i spray it, it's the same transition with the same intensity (of the notes).
The most surprising thing about this perfume is that it's somehow airy, on my skin at least. It's not -just there- sticking on my skin being heavy and well....sticky, it's light in it's own way and airy. I really love the grassy/woody note i get, it also tones down the sweetness of the perfume.
I love how long it stays, there's no need for reapplying unless you want to feel it around you again, i sprayed it in my closet once and it stayed on my clothes for at least 4 days.
The sillage is wow, just wow, everyone turns around to see who is that girl with the overwhelming perfume, that's why a couple of spritz or 3 is enough cause it really does fill the room and i've a true story that took place last week to prove it, i'm mainly writing this review so you guys could get a kick out of it.

I'm a collage student, so getting into rooms that kinda smell like food, sweat or both is common, especially that they tend to close the windows and the door and turn on the AC, you know what i'm getting at, the room feels stuffy as well and it's just ugh, and people know how i'm always reapplying perfumes when i get into a class because of the unpleasent smells of the room.
It was a nice day, did well in a quiz i had,kinda hot and there was some humidity in the air, it was that kind of heavy,stagnant weather, the Doctor is late and the class feels a bit stuffy, so i take out womanity and spray one spritz, ONLY ONE!!! And oh my god,the reaction of the other studnets with me in the class, it was hilarious. I'm pretty sure most of you might be familiar with the movie "Anchorman" the scene of "sex panther" when everyone is just like "What is that smell?" "A huge diaper filled with indian food" "Smells like big foot's d**k" well, the situation was close enough hahahahahaha, oh my god i'll never wear it on hot days agin, a girl said "Something smells like rotten mangoes" and there were people covering their noses with their hands or tissues and when the doctor came in and while he's explaining he'd cough so hard and there i was sitting there and trying so hard not to burst out laughing, keeping a poker face was so hard. Other comments were "smells like fish that stayed too long in the sun" and "Bad egg salad".
I'm mentally scarred hahaha, i swear, i wore it many times (mainly in winter) and never got comments like that, problem is i didn't get the "bad smell" they were smelling and i even went with it at first (when i didn't know what was bothering them) and asked what's that smell? hahhahaha, I'm never never never never ever wearing it in hot weather again, I'll wear it in Winter only. I was wearing a polkadot shirt and thought it would be cute with it xD Never again, at least not in college lol. So bad.

Nonetheless, I LOVE the perfume and will still wear it....just not in summer xD
It's really addicting though, when i've it on i keep sniffing my wrist or arm like a junky.
I seriously love it, i don't even know how the noses thought about this baby. I love the bottle too, the mask and the chain are metal and kinda suit the caviar and how salty and how almost metallic it is and it really does suit the perfume.
Again, it's veeeeeeery long lasting and well, the sillage is beyond amazing no denying that.
I think ladies of all ages could pull it off, just be confidant in yourself and the perfume, and if a situation like mine happened to you, just keep a poker face and try your best not to laugh. I mean I'm not gonna apologize for wearing a perfume i love :P
It's weird how people concieved it as bad, i even imagined wearing it at the beach. maybe humidity doesn't suit it, oh well, still in love!!

May
17
2014
Lidell
Lidell

Fresh, summer air, fig, salty ocean and semen.
I just need a new version with the name 'Womanity Romantic Edition', which should smell like a blowjob in the rain - it'd steal my heart.

Actually, there are some sirious loving feelings here.

May
16
2014
MonaThorbourne
MonaThorbourne

I received a mini of this from a sales lady at the fragrance boutique. I cannot give a real review on this because it has to be the weirdest smelling perfume I have ever smelled. I have absolutely NO idea what any of the notes are. It's not all that bad, but then again, I would never go buy a full bottle. Must be an acquired taste. To the people who say it smells like a woman's vagaygay? You really need to get yourself checked into a hospital, because if that's what your vagaygay smells like, you're in trouble! LOL :-)

May
14
2014
Frayja
Frayja

Τhe fact that there are so many reviews on this,means that is an interesting perfume after all.
I personally like it very much.On me smells nice,
on my sister smells amazing!
Is pretty intense on the beginning but here in Mediterranean places,we feel pretty common with fig scent.In the middle and in the end is a heavenly floral-I don't know from where,there are no flowers in the composition!
I don't know where all those negative reviews come from.
Maybe if we didn't knew the notes we didn't make so much noise about.My opinion as always.

May
14
2014
bliss
bliss

A variation of the Emporer's New Clothes maybe?

May
14
2014
chrisndema
chrisndema

Christinavictory vagina?Really??.....Well considering that it has a fishy note its not a hardstretch to connect the two. And yes the initial burst is strong fig leaves then to me salty fresh balsamic goodness. I love this quirkiness. Thierry gets 5 stars for originality. Im definitely adding this to my collection to wear on days when I need a thrill and just something out of the box so to speak.

May
13
2014
Dufteren
Dufteren

First spray: didn't really get it, moved on to other perfumes, but after reading the mixed reviews I decided to try it again.

Second spray : What is this, did not care for it at all, I found it bleak in comparison to Miss Dior Le Parfum which I had on my other wrist. Washed it off almost instantly, but then regretted it, knowing that I should have let it develop on my skin. Was still curious about it.

Third spray. Patience... leave it on,,,, and don't run off trying other perfumes. Mmmmm ......I get it and love it, so different, salty and beautiful.

So when you say you hate it after your first sniff, give it a another go, cause you might just do a total turn around when it comes to this little beauty.

May
06
2014
butfly23
butfly23

Sniffed this at random in a shop & did not like it, but was given a sample today. Just put it on my wrist and have fell in love. It has immediately enveloped my skin with only a slight amount of sweetness, perhaps a hint of pineapple and fig. Now need to wait another few hours for other notes.

May
06
2014
jovejove
jovejove

Out of all Mugler fragrances, this one gets the least amount of action and exposure. It's the last thing anyone thinks of showing, yet it's such an interesting scent. Due to the fact that this tends to be a sales persons last resort on most occasions, the fragrance juice spoils from neglect. You have no idea how many bottles I've emptied that had been on display and were shown to customers when the juice was brown...it should be pink. It's actually very sexy of a scent. Has a beach vacation, care free vibe going. I smell the salty tone, but no fish. Makes me wonder what kind of fish people buy to eat.

Btw; it's actually a salty marine accord and not actually caviar. They only used the word caviar for emphasis of something unusual, salty, expensive. I know I might get a rebuttal about this, but believe me. The people in marketing are idiots for putting caviar as a listed ingredient.

This fragrance has the best shower gel. Smells nothing like the fragrance, just fruity with a strawberry musk essence and perfumes you beautifully.

May
06
2014
JaclynS
JaclynS

I got a sample of this when I bought another Mugler fragrance. I put the sample on my wrist and gave it a sniff and Wow! it is unlike any perfume I've smelled. The first word that came to mind is tangy. It was completely gone within the hour which was alright with me since it really isn't my kind of scent, but it was definitely something different.

May
04
2014
Akarui_hana
Akarui_hana

I can appreciate the quality of some perfumes even if they are not to my liking but never been more repulsed by a scent before. I do not normally leave negative reviews but this one is just offensive to my senses. I am pretty sure the caviar note is to blame for it.

May
04
2014
mcrubel
mcrubel

I received a sample of this with a swap and was so excited to try it, as it boasted to have some of my favorite fragrance notes. The iPerfumer app has a listing containing:
Top notes: grapefruit, calone, apple, blackcurrant. Middle notes: fig, nut, rose, salicylate. Dry notes: cashmeran, dry amber, vanilla, heliotrope.

Sounded great on paper, but unfortunately these notes did not blend into a delicious melange I was hoping for. It started out very loud, with a sharp floral note that practically gave me a brain freeze upon smelling. You know what I mean, the ones that are so in your face they practically blind you. I also picked up on some aquatic notes, which had I known where in this perfume I would have never tried it in the first place as I am not a fan of marina scents.

I mentioned to my husband that I was sampling a new perfume and before I could even ask if he liked it or not he immediately responded with "nope." Lol! It seemed to take forever for the perfume to dry down, but once it did it became a very sweet, vanilla-floral but not in a good way. I love sweet fragrances and I do like florals but this was not cohesive. The floral note was too sharp for the vanilla to smooth over, leaving a mismatched and uneasy feeling, like Grandma floral meets Justin Bieber. I did not get any fruity or fig notes that many reviewers have mentioned smelling. I also did not pick up on any "bodily smells" that others have described in great detail, lol!

Plain and simple, this perfume did not work for me but I knew going in that this would be a big possibility, considering Thierry Mugler scents' history of variable ratings. His perfumes either work for you or they don't. Apparently I fall in the latter category. Please don't let this review dissuade you from trying out this perfume as you may be one the lucky ones that this works for and good luck!

May
03
2014
stellalove
stellalove

My first fragrance i have thrown in the rubbish, I can not stand it, Like salty flowers floating in stagnant water, It truly evokes a response of Nausea from me.

Apr
30
2014
nikkibom
nikkibom

Anybody would think that this perfume is a 3 course meal the way reviews are going!! (caviar entre, fish supper, fig pie dessert). This perfume is for me wonderful! Has the same love/hate reviewsa as Le Feu Dissey. I am the only who detects a coconut vibe ??

Apr
30
2014
Maine_girl
Maine_girl

Oh my goodness, this is an interesting one! I had been wanting to try it just because the opinions on this fragrance are so polarizing, so I was excited to see an open package at TJMaxx today. I found out that I really do not care for this one! It is extremely sweet and salty, which is not a good combination to my nose. I don't get any freshness from this one at all, only stomach turning sweetness. I now understand what people mean when they call certain perfumes scrubbers - I literally went directly to the sink when I got home to wash my hands. The one pro, however, for all of you who love this one, is that this has the most amazing longevity of any fragrance I have tried! I sprayed it on the back of my hand, and it lasted through multiple hand washings throughout the day, plus through the baths of both of my kids! I would say that this definitely would not be a safe blind buy!

Apr
28
2014
ellina1984
ellina1984

I tested this today morning. The opening (for about 5 minutes) is very green. At this stage I don't like it at all. But it doesn't last long. Then comes the fruit. There's fig. It is a juicy, sweet-ish fig, one that has been lying in the sun right after having been picked. There's spice - a bit like the spiciness in gingerbread cookies. And it's salty. Not anchonie or fishy salty. It's like a dollop of sweetened, spiced fig chutney laid on saltine cracker. It is a lovely contradiction, mouthwatering and luscious. This, for me, would be great in spiring, especially on a pleasantly cool evening. Feminine and friendly.

Apr
25
2014
amber832
amber832

I just can't see how this perfume smells like fish?! and believe me I would know as I hate the smell of fish. In fact I don't get any weird smell out of this perfume, it just simply smells lovely!

On me it smells like figs with a hint of spice, and may I add its really fresh and yummy! The dry down is a bit creamy and the hint of spice continues on...

I dont think its a masculen perfume, but a man who would like to smell 'a bit sweet' might like it perhaps?

For me this ones a keeper, I LOVE it! And the fact that not everyone out there likes it makes this perfume more special, cause I hate it when perfumes get popular and everyone starts to wear them.

EDIT: I am sorry, @akurai_hana its not up to you to decide whether or not there's something wrong with my nose, or anyone elses for that matter, in fact I have a very sensitive nose! By the way caviar doesn't smell like fish, you should try smelling it one day :)

Apr
17
2014
mirrorghost
mirrorghost

this reminds me of shampoo kind of. it's a salty, aquatic figgy scent that doesn't really morph much on my skin. the scent stays true to form for a long time. it tickles my nose whenever i smell it, and it is a very beachy scent. this isn't really a "me" scent but i do like fig and was intrigued to try it. it's too clean for my personal tastes, but i like how unique it is for a perfume. as a shampoo or soap i think i'd like it even better, because it has that freshly cleaned hair/beachy scent to it.

Apr
16
2014
cibelli_moon
cibelli_moon

On my skin was left with a bittersweet flavor and powerful fig.
This is a beachy fig coming from the Mediterranean, I did not bad, not only just exotic and innovative, it is sweet and salty at the same time, it on my skin.
Fixing and fantastic, great projections for winter.
In short, Womanity is a scent of "fig with salt and sugar."

Apr
15
2014
Jadis4742
Jadis4742

When I got into perfume, Womanity was one of the first two scents I specifically ordered a tester of. The other scents was Boucheron's Trouble. Two scents that had been recommended to me, but were known for being polarizing.

When they came in, I sprayed Womanity on my left wrist, Trouble on my right - and I spent the next two hours in olfactory delight. On me, Womanity smells like I just spent a day at the beach. Salty, sweet, slightly sweaty. It was heavenly combined with the amber-citrus aroma of Trouble.

Since then, I have worn Womanity several times, both solo and paired with Trouble. I wear it alone when I will be out in the sun for several hours, either relaxing or running errands. I'll mix it with Trouble when I feel the need to be a badass b!tch.

And obviously, this is my first and only choice for going to the beach. I put it on right after the sunscreen.

Apr
14
2014
krayonkid
krayonkid

This is a truly enigmatic fragrance. It changes as my moods do. I do not get what the others refer to as the fish factor, on me, this scent varies from a fresh, bright floral to a salty, earthy delight. The scent itself seems to project differently depending on how many times you apply it.

Great sillage, great projection, the only problem I could think of is that it's not edible ;D 9/10 overall

Apr
14
2014
KateAnette
KateAnette

I'm trying this again from a dab on sample. Really, I'm so confused about all the fish and "downstairs" reviews. This to me smells extremely fresh, slightly salty, slightly sweet. I'd get a bottle in a heartbeat, if I wouldn't be worried that others actually might smell something fishy in this that my nose just don't detect. To me this is really pretty, natural smelling and not at least offensive in any way. I think I need a bottle, to heck with what anyone else might smell :)

Apr
13
2014
T1
T1

I swear this perfume smells EXACTLY like you're sitting down to eat a freshly made Thai green curry chicken with steamed jasmine rice. There's a large glass of iced coconut water and a bowl of floating frangipanis on the table. It's humid and raining and the ocean from the beachfront looks wild and tempestuous.... that's Womanity.

Apr
13
2014
gishgamesh
gishgamesh

When I first got a sample of this, I was ambivalent. 6 months passed and I suddenly found myself with the desire to try it again... And I completely fell for it.

This is a gorgeous, fresh salty fig. It is the perfume rendition of sitting by the seaside on a cool spring day eating a fig under a fig tree. Very simple and beautiful.. It works with your skin and doesn't feel artificial or too "perfumey". I love that this is not sweet, or syrupy.

I do not get any fish, or caviar for that matter.

To be honest, I love this perfume, but the reviews make me worry that I may be anosmic to the fish note others have commented on. I hope it is simply a matter of chemistry instead.

Apr
10
2014
Stacierew
Stacierew

I first received a sample of this a couple of years ago. Read the reviews, and laughed about them with my husband. I would sniff the sample quizzically, trying to decipher the notes and the strangeness of the scent, and eventually threw away the sample. Recently, I started craving the scent...big time! I dont know how or why, but I needed to have it in my collection. It arrived in the mail, and I finally sprayed it on my skin. Oh my goodness...I am in love!
At first spray, I was hit with a blast of bright and juicy fig-very fruity and spicy. This very quickly shifted into a very creamy fig and the caviar/cigarette smell that others talk about. I do NOT find this fishy. I hate fish. I am a vegetarian and my nose is very sensitive to sniffing out (and sending back) dishes with fish sauce in them. This is carnal, sexy, unapologetic. This is salty, smokey, and savory. Another site listed granite as a note, and I think this is the note that ppl are picking up when they think they smell cigarettes. On my skin, this note doesn't stand out, but it is present.
The dry down is actually very warm, salty, and sweet (not sugary), and leaves me wanting to bite my wrist. My mouth literally waters when I sniff the bottle. Throughout the day, this perfume does carry the ever present mystery note that I think of as the "Theirry Mugler" note. No idea what it is, but there is something that ties all of his scents together.
I am saddened that this scent isnt appreciated for the complex, delicious marvel that it is. I understand other's hesitation...as it isn't a simpering white floral, a candy gourmand, or a worn out tuberose. But I think those who want a thought provoking scent experience should give this a go.

Apr
09
2014
marthapurvis
marthapurvis

This is my favorite fragrance. it's hard not to overdo it, though, when you love it. I get compliments on this every time I wear it -- usually from total strangers. So I guess I walk around in an atom bomb cloud of it, but it is just so soft and just the right amount of "hmmm?" from the fig wood. This one has me sniffing my wrist all day and all night. No idea how Thierry got so much complexity out of just a handful of notes. I do not get any briny smell until way late in the dry down, and I would say much more sandy and fresh than salty. This is worth a blind buy. I'll wear it (and the lotion) as long as I can.

Apr
03
2014
Marinaki
Marinaki

This stuff is Amazing!!! I just feel sorry for the ones that "can't" smell this/doesn't match to their skin. Mostly i get a sweet scent(fig) an bit of Salty, but i noticed that when im streested or have high heart rate i get a Salty-Sea breeze Scent, like im hitted by a Wave! i feel like im in a Tropical island! This is Something Extraordinary!

Mar
28
2014
goldiloks
goldiloks

It's not often I write negative reviews, but this stuff is vile. It stayed on my clothes, even after I has washed them. There is a faint fishy smell to this fragrance, which I found very unappealing! Might be better layered with something, but try before you buy!

Mar
27
2014
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

Watery and oceanic fragrance with a burst of fig at the opening, very perfect and good for summer as it's one of the freshest scents I own.

Mar
24
2014
iggypop
iggypop

This scent really grew on me. When I first tried it I was intrigued, but not won over. It took a few more tries to really appreciate it and sink into it. I now love its savory and sweet freshness ... makes me think of Aphrodite rising out of sea foam.
When I wear this I feel like a goddess, beautiful in a raw and untamed way. This scent does bring out your own natural odor, but in an enhanced and pleasant way. Maybe that's why it can smell like sweat, but in a "rolling in the sheets all day" kind of sweat. There's something scintillating and empowering about smelling like that.

Mar
22
2014
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

Not my cup of tea, though not for the reason many seem to have encountered with this.. I get zero "skank/sex" scent from this.. none, at all. Not getting any of the savory aspect either!

Feels like fruit juice cocktail after having warmed up and in the sun, melting the ice.. :/ I get a watery, fruity overripeness and that is just NOT my thing! Too much fig...

It's not a bad scent, but for me, it's just not concrete/dense enough of a scent, nor is it clear or airy - those seem to be my opposite end go to types.

Mar
19
2014
Orshi
Orshi

@stardust808 You're completely overreacting. Everyone can voice their opinion here and this was what @perfumeaddiction thought of the scent. In fact I looked back at her post and she said nothing about dead fish, she was actually quite respectful! I find it amusing when people can't accept that some others don't like their favourite scents. I couldn't care less if someone said something negative about my favourite, I know I like it and that's it. I'm sure you didn't just write amazing reviews in the past! I find the negative reviews helpful, it's natural that not everyone will like the same things and it helps people decide if it's their cup of tea or not. So relax, she hasn't done anything wrong, in fact her post made me more curious to try this perfume!:)

Mar
19
2014
stardust808
stardust808

@perfumeaddiction that must have been a spoiled tester. i am so tired of people having a preconceived notion of this beautiful fragrance the power of suggestion can play mind tricks. it sounds very ignorant to say this smells of fish because it is known to have caviar. yawn... people who don't wear this say that and people who try old testers that sit under fluorescent lights for perhaps years that have been contaminated by the air with no lid on it say that! i have come across many fragrances that smell very different than the department store tester. i own this and it is severely under rated and been tagged to be something horrible that it isn't.i wear this often and EVERY time get compliments...it's gorgeous! watery, woody, sweet, spicy and reminds me of the fresh salt air and driftwood on a cool spring day at the shore.maybe growing up at the Jersey shore makes me partial to this kind of aquatic scent but it was love as first sniff. it's familiar but with a twist and soooo feminine- it is NOT rotten fish and never once has anyone ever mentioned anything remotely similar to a fishy smell. that sales person shouldn't have her job. how unprofessional and overdramatic. it's perfume not toxic waste. puhlease. attitudes like that are what turn people away from good things and what make good things like this perfume get discontinued and people who can appreciate them have to go without. this is far more beautiful than angel yet this one is becoming scarce...i wonder if there was a bad association with one of it's ingredients would it still be around? would people be as closed minded to it and misjudge it like they do womanity? let me repeat that this smells NOTHING like rotten fish...

Mar
19
2014
jessica.arndt
jessica.arndt

Just perfect! I've tried it today on my skin and only can feel figs figs figs. But with the time it changes a lot... cremier, more delicate. I think this name "Womanity" is a perfect name for the fragrance. I've never tried anything so feminine. I love it! Cant wait to make it mine! ahaha :)

Mar
15
2014
Rizaldo
Rizaldo

Love , Love , Love

Mar
13
2014
Lillitth
Lillitth

One of the few perfumes I bought blind because of the reviews and description. My first impression was, "wow that's interesting". But the longer I had it on the more I disliked it. I will say that it's an unusual scent. I might try it again to see if my feelings change. More likely, I will sell it to someone else though. My husband's reaction was "meh".

I did decide to try this one more time. I had about the same results except this time I actually had to wash it off because it was starting to make me feel a little sick. The fig is just too sweet. There is an underlying peppery scent just as it dries down that's a nice contrast to the sweetness of the fig but it's not enough to temper the headache inducing way it finishes for me. At least I've learned to avoid anything with fig from now on!

Mar
13
2014
Kyl
Kyl

I must admit I don't like the fig start. Too sweet to my taste. But it disappears quite quickly and is replaced by the caviar note that I absolutely love. It's salty and reminds me so much of the sea. And it's unique. One of my all time favourites.

Mar
10
2014
fefi
fefi

everytime i wear it, i fall more and more in love with it... it is a very unique scent,not for everyone i admit, you just have to find its magic..it has become my signature scent, and people love it too! they´re always asking what i am wearing!

Mar
06
2014
GalInGlasses
GalInGlasses

After seeing all the negative hype Womanity has gotten, I was both extremely curious and kind of afraid to try it. Now, though, I'm so glad that I did, and I plan to wear it a lot more! On my skin anyway, it is a pretty incredible fragrance. It smells the way I had hoped Un Jardin en Mediterranee would. Right away, fresh, dewy fig is prominent. About three hours in, it softens more and begins to take on a woodier character that makes the fig smell warmer, drier, and creamier. This fragrance could project to those standing or sitting near me, and so far it's lasted for about 11 hours, although it's definitely winding down now.

I have to say, I do not smell the caviar notes in this. It does not smell salty to me, although I do get an aquatic vibe for the first few hours. Perhaps after more wearings. In some ways, the fragrance occasionally reminded me of the smell of a shampoo or hair product, but I can't say that I thought that was a bad thing. I more felt that this is not your conventional perfume in that it almost smells as though it could be emanating from your hair, or radiating from your skin itself.

Mar
05
2014
louisminaj
louisminaj

Oh wow, I have just fell in love! Womanity is a very peculiar fragrance, it has a very sweet, yet salty, yet fresh feel to it. It is a very distinctive opening, and I very gorgeous opening. Once it begins to dry down, it becomes a lot more tame, and the fig really comes in and makes it warm and sweet. I personally love this scent so much. It lasts for a very long time, and it also projects well also! My favourite part of this fragrance though is definitely the bottle! The bottle is stunning and I personally think that this is Thierry Mugler's best bottle! I'm going on holiday in a couple weeks and I saw this very cheap in the duty free (£35 for the 80ml!) so this will be my next purchase!

Mar
03
2014
arxsyn
arxsyn

Quick impression: I just absent mindedly spritzed it twice in skin. I had no idea what I was smelling. It is a pefume of contrasts. Sharp vs smooth, sweet-salty, dry vs damp. Some kind of sweet gourmand base, maybe some cashmere wood, intense grapefruit bergamot, salty metallic tang, some kind of tropical floral like orange blossom, sweet berries... Bewildering for sure. But it smells divine! Bewitching. I need a sample. Couldn't stop smelling it on myself. Like this better a heck lot more than alien or angel

Mar
01
2014
norlyh
norlyh

I can see why some might really like this. Most of all it's fruity and sweet. I get an expansive and somewhat aquatic middle note impression followed by a slightly animalic musky dry down. I'll admit I kept sniffing my wrist because I did find it interesting but when it came down to it, all it reminded me of was pink musk lolly sticks!

Feb
28
2014
arlina1
arlina1

Wow. Just wow, wow, wow. This perfume is so unexpected and almost startling ..... A pink girlish liquid that screams some kind of crazy floral concoction that will attract a hoard of bees in the summer. You grudgingly try it thinking you can shower it off after you have stunk up the mall and then you smell this woody sweet earthy green salty scent that makes you check your sanity. Is my sniffer broken from too much perfume sniffing in my life? Or is this just a perfume like no other?

I have NEVER smelled anything like this. I will stock up out of fear of it being discontinued. If you just use a small squirt this is office safe to me. I don't think the sillage is as wide and far as others by Thierry. This will be sitting right next to the Sensuous line as my favorite scents. I would have found it years ago.

Feb
26
2014
Ritarudna
Ritarudna

Hmm does anybody else get cigarettes? First thing I'm reminded of is the way hotel sheets smell, after years of guests smoking in the room...and I kinda like it. Its really weird. I also smell Hawaiian Punch. Hawaiian punch + cigarettes = Womanity. How random. I wanna get this but, I'm scared people are gonna think I'm a smoker.

Feb
24
2014
LisaMari
LisaMari

Figs and caviar??? I'd never have guessed. To me it has a sweet slightly powdery scent.

Feb
19
2014
SandiBeech
SandiBeech

The name is annoying, the bottle is beautiful, and the scent is a little of both. I first tried this as a sample in a Sephora order. It is sharp, like a sunny but icy-cold winter day. I get a scent of sharp wintergreen and the oils from a grapefruit skin, with salt. I can't smell anything that reminds me of a fig at all. I grew up with a fig tree in the yard, and frankly, figs aren't smelly to me. Maybe I'm anosmic for something others smell in figs? I loved that first sample. When I recently got a bottle, I found that it smells different, at first. Is it the spray mechanism? A different formula? Damage in storage or shipping? After a few hours the scent matches my expectation.

Feb
19
2014
rue_de_la_roux
rue_de_la_roux

I have a mini of this and a small tube the body lotion. It will be enough to last me the rest of my life at the amount and rate I wear it, normally I'm one to bathe in fragrances. Not with Womanity, you honestly need a dab or two. With the perfume dabbed and a slather of lotion on your hands will create serious hang time in the room after you've left.

It's interesting, very different, to say the least. I don't get "fish" from this, I smell figs and salty notes and a creaminess. I like it, but its not something I'd make a signature out of. Every once in a while I get cravings for fragrances, this is one I get a craving for from time to time.

Feb
17
2014
Moonwalk Memorie
Moonwalk Memorie

I've never tasted or smelled figs.

Womanity has a strong, leafy opening that dissipates quickly. The drydown smells like canned cherries and cinnamon on a thin tart. Juicy, creamy, sharp, spicy, savory.

I like this a lot. Maybe even love it.

Feb
17
2014
melange
melange

Oh God. I'm so happy I managed to resell my bottle. Caution: never buy a scent based on a body lotion sample (worked like a charm with Angel years back, caused this embarrassingly unfortunate purchase last year).

What the listed notes don't tell you is that this scent has a strong AQUATIC component, something I've traced later on in just few of the older reviews. While this note was "hidden" in the body balm sample, it is painfully noticeable in the EDP.

To give it justice - my husband reacted to it the way a cat reacts to catnip, but I just couldn't, couldn't bear the aquatic note, especially mixed with figs.

Feb
17
2014
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

I like this perfume, it is a little bit spicy, exotic, I can smell cherry, like honey, sweet fruits. It's warm, exotic, spicy smell. So womanly smell.

Feb
12
2014
Natalie Nations
Natalie Nations

I bought this perfume at Marshalls because I was curious about the Womanity/Thierry Mugler buzz. A lot has been said about this perfume. Now that I have worn it a couple of times, I can say that I am not a fan. Womanity is not unpleasant at first, I get the fig - reminding me of a soft and smooth medicinal herbal green tea, but after a while that smell gets caught in my throat, which puts me off. What ruins this perfume completely for me is the caviar which seems to get stronger and stronger as the day progresses. I wish the caviar blended in smoothly with the fig, but it just doesn't. The caviar is too sharp and salty, coming and going in wafts, fighting for attention. All that being said, I got A LOT of compliments wearing this perfume today. I just don't like smelling it on myself.

Feb
11
2014
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

update: oh womanity how i love you...since after getting a fresh refill this past fall from mugler online winter is here and some of the true character of womanity's notes are coming out with the season change that i didn't notice before that is taming down the fig leaves that were so dominant during the summer/ fall..not only is the fig and green fig leaves there but the cold seems to bring out more of a nutty creamy smell to it like nuts you would eat that wasn't noticeable before..i don't know how figs and nuts work together but it is becoming more and more amazing like the womanity i remember originally when it first came out years ago...what a transformation this one does...my husband loves this one and i notice most men online seem to be really attracted to this fragrance..so i think its definitely one you could wear on a date.

Feb
11
2014
Eneli
Eneli

I'm surprised that so many perfumistas hate this fragrance!
It's quite unique, perfectly Muglerish. On me it's quite light, the lightest of all Muglers' perfumes i've tried. A perfume that's not annoying or nauseating. Att first I get a huge blast of sour fig and green leaves, later the sourness dissapears. But with this also a big part of the uniqueness.

Feb
07
2014
piahellgren
piahellgren

Someone said "you either love it or hate it". Me, I BOTH love it and hate it. It´s a dirty/fresh, charming/turn-offish, vivid/stale and utterly captivating a scent. I haven´t yet put it on my body. I sprayed it in the air and smelled, then brought it back home on a tester strip. It´s still in the back of my jeans and they are hanging on a chair in another room. I swear, I get whiffs from it into the other room here! I can´t say how I feel about it, but I certainly feel something. This is a... brilliant perfume. It´s genius. Everything I ate today after I smelled it TASTED like slightly, slightly too ripe figs or plums, salty, sweaty tears or... something else from the body... Both my brother and my man found it very good, which really surprised me- the first one is into patchouli and fruity scents, the latter is into gourmands (on women). Maybe Womanity is ALL of these and something else too? I can´t write more about it now, but I will... get it. SO weird, so intoxicating.

Feb
01
2014
badbushtwerkteam
badbushtwerkteam

It seems like everyone is either love it or hate it with this one. Where as I'm somewhere in the middle. After smelling it I'm certainly not going out to buy a bottle, but I'm not repulsed either. After the initial blast of fig I do get a beachy salty scent, but it doesn't come off as fishy to me.
On my skin it smells really zesty? Almost like a margarita oddly enough.

Jan
27
2014
Femme en Blanc
Femme en Blanc

To me this reminds me a lot of Dior Dune, which I love. Both has salty compositions that instantly takes me to a place with sand, seawater, and sun. Definitely something I'll wait until the summer to wear.

Jan
27
2014
gabriel.villa
gabriel.villa

Firstly, I'd like to begin this review by saying this: there are so many things to say about Womanity that I just don't know if I can do it. I tried so hard to think about everything that could be said of the fragrance, because it's so incredible, I really don't want to miss anything. If this was a video, it would be way too long. Since it's not, prepare yourself because it's going to be large anyways.

Well, Womanity was introduced in 2010 by the house of Thierry Mugler, which had already created monsters of the perfumery, and I talk about Angel and Alien. They had already shocked, thrilled, ashamed and they had already made many people glad because they are, indeed, beautiful creations. Things are not that different with Womanity, are they? Womanity is a fragrance to be in love with or to repulse with all one's forces. Thierry Mugler says he knows his perfumes are so unusual that 2% or 3% of people would love them, but them would love their perfumes so much that they would not be able to stay away from them again and that would be enough to give him fortunes all the years. And not just because their fragrances are different, but because they are quality and strong, so who likes exotic, dizzying creations which are really potent, just get to know Thierry Mugler's fragrances.

I think the part where he says we will not be able to stay away from his fragrances are true, after all. I have already thought about stop collecting perfumes millions of times, but I would always have to be a place for Thierry Mugler perfumes in my wardrobe.

Speaking about Womanity itself, Thierry Mugler the brand says Womanity is a connection, it's something all women have in commom. Well, what would be that thing all women have in commom? "Their femininity", of course, we are not fool, we know what he is talking about! Why did them choose figs and caviar to represent femininity? Come on, look at the shape of fig, think a little bit about the caviar... where does life starts? What do you think about fertility? Get the picture?

Of course, life starts from the sea, too. There are many interpretations for Womanity, that's why it's so hard to talk about it! It also seems to have some "mermaid" thing, because of the fresh salty air, the fresh salty water, the "fish" thing, the woods, like the boats of the fishermen... the thing is, Womanity really enchants like a voice of a mermaid. It enchants the eyes, the nose and the mind... wait, I think I'm hearing something from the bottle...

Womanity starts off with fig, fig, fig. Sweet fig, caramelized figs, warm figs, savoury figs, fizzy figs, fresh figs... I also detect, from the beginning, a smoky thing in the background, giving the perfect effect. As the hours go by, the smokiness quality of the fragrance keeps her perfomance while the salty sea water appears and the herbs come to the fragrance. Forget about people who say Womanity smells like those disgusting things, I personally would not like to talk about it here because I really think it's too disgusting and inelegant. I bet if they did not know Womanity have caviar in the notes, they would not say that...

Longevity, wow, amazing. Womanity lasts on the skin as if time would not have passed, as if you would not have sweat. After 10 hours it's still there, in its weird beauty, in its futuristic and modern way. Projection and sillage are fantastic too, people notice you are wearing Womanity and you might give them headaches - or you might make them fall for you...

Give Womanity a chance, don't be afraid... if you are, you will lose the show...

Jan
26
2014
Lavallectra
Lavallectra

Smells like salty fig jam! As it dries down the caviar becomes less apparent though. Very unique, long lasting and not as bad as it looks.

Jan
26
2014
Circuit FAiry
Circuit FAiry

Strange and lovely at the same time. The EDP is much more salty than the lotion. The scent of the sweet fig comes more in depth through the lotion that in the EDP. Combined the wear is an amazing scent that last all day. I have owned this for a month and I can't stop smelling how great and truly unique this scent is.

Jan
22
2014
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

On the perfume card this is a dream, but once on my skin it becomes a salty NIGHTMARE! It starts smelling like bad body odor. Very disappointed!

Jan
19
2014
aderesse
aderesse

Truly a star! Womanity is very decadent with sweet-salty accords. I think this perfume will become legendary as it is already discontinued. It has a unique crisp, fruity but sensual woody drydown. Very oily, excellent sillage and longevity. Most definitely a high quality perfume made with high standards.

Jan
18
2014
Chloebelle95
Chloebelle95

It changes with time. At first it was very salty and sour - a scrubber to me. Then it became fruity-sweet, not salty at all and less sour. Then salty again. Then fruity. Salty. Fruity. (think of sweet & salty popcorn)

As I dislike the salty 'stage', I wouldn't wear it. I see why so many people dislike Womanity but I also get it why some people love it. My friend wears this fragrance and she receives lots of compliments even from strangers. Her sister hates it though. So it's a matter of taste :)

Jan
11
2014
shivabglr
shivabglr

I'm surprised by all the negative reviews on this perfume...on me, it's a fresh, and sweet scent, a bit aromatic and earthy even, with very good longevity and BIG sillage.

Smells like fish?!...maybe I'm anosmic or something, coz once my sister tried it and said it smelled like fish on her! I
well this is one controversial fragrance after all, but to me, it's super feminine and the name puts it right!

So beautiful and lovely!

EDIT a real compliment getter!

Jan
11
2014
SayakaP
SayakaP

This is a Fruity Oceanic frag on my skin.
'Fruit' here, is strictly Fig.
Fig, Fig Leaf, Cinnamon & Ocean Breeze.

It suits sultry sandy beach on which I live.
The saltiness is the scent of crisp hair & sticky skin after dippin' in the sea water. It's always sensual. I understand some say 'sex in a bottle' 'naughty'. It is.

I love Angel, and do understand why many people passionately hate my beloved.
But Womanity... I don't see why. No perfume is for everyone, but is this one that outrageous? FISHY VAGINA? LOL, I don't think so... It's unique, but not like that.

The figgy-ness reminds me of Wild Fig & Cassis by Jo Malone.
Womanity is much more interesting and wearable though.

Thank you Thierry xxx

Jan
09
2014
hellokoi
hellokoi

I love that Thierry Mugler's core line of fragrances always feel so unexpected and original. In a sea of repetitious fruity-florals (jasmine, pear, red berries, musk.. I'm so sick of that combo), it's refreshing to just have someone choose a unique set of notes for their perfume.

Womanity is very feminine and interesting to me. Something about the scent does smell pink, but not obnoxiously so. It's a creamy, sweet fragrance with a salty, clean smell that suggests the ocean. It makes me think of clean skin, figs and vanilla cream, and walking along the beach.

Sweet, feminine, clean and outdoorsy-beachy.
I find Womanity to be a very mysterious, seductive fragrance. And I don't own anything else like it; I really appreciate its uniqueness.

I get so many compliments when I wear this, and it's one of my husband's favorite perfumes on me. He always smiles and tells me that I smell like the beach when I wear this.

Jan
07
2014
Juma
Juma

What a masterpiece of a perfume and even a bottle-very rare to meet both together so beautiful. It's unusual and amazing scent of salt, figs and sweetness - and it goes with your skin or doesn't: so all these comparisons to human all sort of liquids are so rude and immature, IMO.
After two wearings from a gift bottle from sweet Kat.82 I immadiately bought another back up bottle- I don't want to be without it at least for a few years.

Jan
01
2014
seagreen
seagreen

Ahh! Venus just came out from the sea and having a fresh bread, caviar or some seafood and figs. Gorgeous scent only need a little to put on and I have with the lotion. Smells so good and sexy think aphrodisiac food oyster with the one. A romantic getaway by the see or ocean!

Dec
30
2014
seawife
seawife

This came in the mail today, blind buy very small travel size along with
blind buy regular size Pure Poison. Thankfully, the correct size was purchased in each scent. I don't know if I can do a full bottle of this concoction. I don't even know
what to make of it. Angel, I've been wearing since the 90's. This reminds me of Angel that hasnt bathed in a month. There's something very animalistic about Womanity. It's unlike anything I've ever sniffed before. I'm not even sure if i like it. My husband bit my wrist and keeps coming back so it certainly leaves an impression. I think I might be too bashful
to wear this one in public. Thank God I'm not
Going anywhere tonight. It's very naughty. It's sex in a bottle, but a dirty bottle. I'm not even
sure it smells feminine to me. Maybe in a dominatrix way. But not a nice girl way, or
even a stripper way.

I don't dislike it, I'm thoroughly confused by Womanity.

Dec
30
2014
demonicpretty
demonicpretty

In this fragrance, all that I can smell is fruit — a watery fruit... with just a small hint of something woodsy in the background. I didn't get any "sexual" kind of notes out of this, so I have no idea why other people are mentioning it. Maybe it's just my nose! I wasn't impressed with this scent. It's not offensive or bad smelling, but I wouldn't choose it to wear.

Dec
28
2013
ClosetBeauty01
ClosetBeauty01

I was so afraid after reading this review. I had already ordered a bottle from a fragrance website. Well, I am happy to say that it smells quite nice. I am not good at describing scents but I would say it smells woody, and slightly sweet, salty. Definitely exotic. I usually go for more sweet smells, amber, vanillias, jasmine etc etc. this is different but in a good way. Hubby says it smells good but exotic, so I think it's a good purchase.

Dec
22
2013
Lola_a
Lola_a

I love this, it's got that salty note that reminds me of the beach. Great summer scent.

Dec
20
2013
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

I've actually smelled both the EDP and the recently released "Liquours" version of this controversial scent.

The opening is peculiar. The caviar gives a salty spiciness that reminds me of walking into an Asian Food market and getting this blast of pungent peppers, strange teas and root vegetables all compacted together into one musky savoury accord. Hard to pin down, but I've heard other people say it reminds them of Chinese food, so I'm on the right track.

It's not fishy, thank God. Eventually mutes down into a dense, musky fig note. I can't say it smells good, but it's not awful either. I think half the buzz around it is working out what the caviar smells like, but when that novelty wears off it becomes fairly dull and uninteresting.

The pink juice is misleading too. I don't think this smells feminine, a man could definitely wear this...in fact I would speculate it would smell better on a man, because he could carry the density more?

Dec
20
2013
CLeeK
CLeeK

Wow, talk about a violently polarizing scent! I picked this up at TJ Maxx for a song tonight, blind buy, and sprayed it on my wrist...immediate dislike. Five, ten, fifteen, thirty minutes in- still did not like. Walked back down the hall after two hours and decided to try it on the inside of my elbow...wowza!!! Helllloooooo FIG! Now I can't tear my nose away from the crook of my elbow. How crazy. I have always loved and enjoyed perfume, but was never fully 'into' it until recently. Now I am indulging in my love of scents, and much more open to different things. This is different for me. I really like the fresh and almost bitter bite of Diptyque's Philosykos (at least it's got a very fresh and crisp bite on my skin), and this is similar- at least at first. Here's hoping it lasts longer than Diptyque's five second longevity...Will have to try it on the cleavage next. That will be the true test.
Next day update: Nope, no can do. I love the figgy freshness of the opening and heart, but the drydown leaves me with a musty musk scent. Back it goes. But I bet it would be fantastic on the right person!

Dec
10
2013
Moonflower2012
Moonflower2012

Not keen. Smells good at a distance but on me it is strident rather than assertive, cold and harsh like a walk on a frozen, windy beach. The scent of fig is like sap from branches broken by the winter storms, when I just wanted the warmth of sun ripened fruit. It's metallic, tangy and chemical.

24 hours later I could still smell it on my skin and where my coat had touched my wrists. The dry down stayed much the same, after the initial 'hit' had worn off. It just doesn't have that 'feel good' factor. I can think of one or two people who might 'wear it well', but it's not for me!

Dec
02
2013
Alara
Alara

I didn't really know what to expect from Womanity when I first obtained a sample. The reviews were divided. Some in high praise, some hilarious, some truly horrified. Intriguing, to say the least.

On first contact with my skin I didn't sense any figs, and I love figs A LOT. I don't know caviar (I've been a vegetarian for 16 years) and I dind't really know what to make of it. So, in a bit of an absent-minded way, I kept sniffing my hand and looking at the pictures of Womanity bottles online.

As the salty scent unfolded and I kept studying the bottle, I was envisioning Womanity as an alien creature that emerged from our oceans, akin to the aliens in Abyss but not quite. An android. The salty metallic twang was the creature's mechanical, yet bilogical appearance, a living organism, but not quite, of a great but unkown type of intelligence.

As the attractive, and equally frightening creature swam out to shore, the salty scent was accompanied by the smell of algae, plankton, microscopic sea life and weeds. A real oceanic scent with an undeniable sweetness underneath Must be the figs! Them alien figs! *palmface*

The gathering crowd reacts; some are horrified, some afraid, some eccstatic, joyful and ready to worship.

Womanity is a sharp, but surprisingly creamy creation, huge, with shiny, metalic, chrome-like parts but is just as sensual, smooth, even slippery and with a shimmer that seems almost gooey. Fishy!

It's like a strange, sweet/metallic, salty scent of the fruits that grow on strange worlds that attract as much as repel us, combining the enigma with the core of all things familiar, the great unknown with the universal spark shared by us all.

And it's potent and long lasting and projects far and wide. Just as you'd expect from an alien life form. ;)

Nov
30
2013
Trebix
Trebix

I thinks people's skin chemistry can be specific to certain perfumers on whether they mesh well or not. Mugger's perfumes, while smelling exquisite on others smell sickeningly sweet on me. Womanity is no exception, I smell like coconuts and cigars...ugh! However, this smells amazing on my boyfriend so I gave it it him. At least someone benefited from my purchase. In the future I will stick to the perfumers I know meshes well with my chemistry.

Nov
29
2013
arajuna
arajuna

anyone who says this smells fishy is either in denial about letting this beautiful creation into their lives, or hasn't got a very complex sense of smell.

This perfume is INTERESTING. you smell it, and you don't know if you like it or love it, and its kind of a guilty pleasure because the scent is so unique and special that you almost feel weird about it, as if you shouldn't be allowed love it.

I will admit that this probably either works on your skin or doesn't, but just smelling the top of the bottle you get the impression of a fig tree on a beach with a breeze blowing behind it into your face. you get this marine twang backing up the almost dense fig, as well as a hint of the fig tree including bark and leaves and all.

now on my skin in particular, it becomes savoury due to this salty edge, but the fig is brought out in a heated sweetness that creates the most intriguing combination that is so foody that its mouth-watering.

This perfume is mature and elegant, but also a powerhouse in terms of how it makes the wearer feel. I think it could work for men as well as women, but on women its kind of like 'I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR' and it beams confidence and daring to be different from the typical 'I love light fruity florals ridden with sugar!', which can be great, but every now and then I think everyone should make a change to something out of their comfort zone of sweetness,

so why not at least pick up and smell Womanity? whats the worst that could happen.

Nov
27
2013
hernie
hernie

Yeahh I know it' s a female fragrance but how could I resist it' s fig and marine accords that blow my mind?? I refuse to believe that in 2013 rules of marketing still declare what is for men-female in fragrances. I' m sooo sorry for those who follow he rules. I use whatever I like if my skin say YES!

Nov
26
2013
SCBohemian
SCBohemian

Womanity is not for the faint of heart! The opening notes of fig crescendo into a metallic salty, seaweed composition. Sillage is quite strong. Was very disappointed in Womanity, as I adore Thierry Mugler's other fragrances. After 30 minutes of wear, Womanity developed into a synthetic, discordant aura reminiscent of cellophane and burned cedar chips. If you are in the market for a dark, complex fragrance to awaken the senses, Robert Piguet's Visa is a better bet.

Nov
23
2013
andy1959
andy1959

Wow this is a strong liquid and I dont know if I should love or dislike it. Sometimes it is lovely, I think this is only for winter and cold weather.
You need only a little spray and it stays all day long.

Nov
22
2013
EvaMG
EvaMG

On cards it was all about figs, but on skin, the savory gourmand caviar and sugar-salty combination outweighs the fig at times. Both compete and blend amazingly, taking turns.

This perfume talks to me throughout the day, because it has a wonderful sillage, lasting till night. I just listen to it as it evolves and evokes different emotions. I've just started my romance with a truly magical thing.

No fish, please, it's caviar that makes you feel like a million dollars, ha ha.

Well chosen name, WOMANITY (not definitely for guys)...
It has something so carnal, so female about it that it shocked me the first day. It has the sweet Mugler "finish" but it is bold and sensuous, without the innocence of Angel, a very forward statement of femininity.
It can be so arousing at times but then figs have always been known for that in history.

This Mugler is remarkable, a masterpiece, one of a kind. I am so deeply impressed. Angel was too sweet for me, and I still can't understand Alien. But I am so in love with this, and excited every time I wear it.
Try it always on your skin, and judge by yourself. Don't let others decide for you.

Nov
21
2013
moreorlessa
moreorlessa

There's nothing fishy about that salty note, it's more like brining out the skin's natural saltiness. And I don't think this is "too" sweet unless your tolerance for sweetness is pretty low.

I love this fragrance, but would never in a million years recommend blind buying it or giving it as a gift (unless you know someone already likes it) because it is a very distinct and unusual smell that divides people's opinion. Wear this to please yourself, because you aren't going to win any popularity contests.

Nov
21
2013
CozyCat
CozyCat

Today is a good day for Womanity...I still had remnants of CK 1 sprayed on after my morning shower a few hours ago, so I decided to put the 30ml bottle I rarely reach for to good use. I did 3 spritzes. Anymore and I would end up choking myself. First 3 minutes, 'Mmmm...good! It smells like ripe juicy sweet figs...with a milk-chocolate touch! WOW!'....now 30 minutes later, the mysterious milk chocolate is gone, and it's just juicy sweet figs, SWEET figs, with abit of leafiness, and just a smidge of Mugler's uniquely special 'something else'. Today I'm not getting any of the infamous salty-metal notes (some days they do punch me hard in the nose, which is why I don't reach for this scent much). My uncle and brother both complimented me as soon as they met me, and they are typical guys who don't tend to notice or care about fragrances. Yep, I'm glad I wore this today. Will I be reaching for this more in the future? Still, no, it could be a nightmare on my skin tomorrow, so I can never tell with this fickle beauty. Could it have been the CK One I sprayed on earlier today that is taming down those difficult notes in Womanity? Maybe, I will try this combo again another time. I will use up my 30ml bottle though (however long it may take), but I will not repurchase.

Nov
20
2013
nadine23
nadine23

i just don´t like it, it´s too sweet, and the notes, the caviar, the fig tree, it just don´t smell well on my skin.

Nov
19
2013
fedz
fedz

I really can not understand why so many people don't like this scent.
I love it!
It's so beautiful and unique.
I can not stop sniffing myself :)

Nov
13
2013
Nimboo
Nimboo

Completely distinctive - but not in a pleasant way. Sickly sweet, nutty and overpowering.

Nov
11
2013
doublevee
doublevee

Very unique fragrance, as with all Thierry Mugler fragrances. That said, not everyone will like this but I like it. Always try before you buy. On me it smells sweet and nutty and very musky. In my opinion, has that alluring and mysterious feel to it...a keeper :)

Nov
09
2013
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

The worst fragrance I've tried by Thierry Mugler!

I love black caviar, but to smell it?! Mixed with a fig also?! What a mess! When I tried this fragrance, I could say only the same: "What a mess!!!"

I don't like it. It smells awful(

Nov
08
2013
Margreet
Margreet

What a biggest weirdo ever! Couple of yars ago I tried it on my wrist, couldnt stand the smell.
I tried again, considering the fact that I disliked a lot of scents I loved, obviously my taste has change.
I tried. Wow! I DO LIKE IT. Felt good to wear it. Like something gave me a kick to go on my day and the feeling i was pretty special with extrimelly sexy and original fragrance on.
The conclusion of the year hahah, is that I perceive the scent depending on my mood, state of mind, feelings, situation in life, season, hormons! That is it. Now I am carefull with stating really strict opinions about certain perfume. It just can always change.

Nov
08
2013
VeeNVegas
VeeNVegas

This was love at first sniff for me. I received a sample of it from a generous Fragrantican and the first sniff actually made my mouth water, something I've never had happen even with citrusy perfumes. Even now, just thinking of the scent I have the same experience!
It's a very difficult perfume to describe...earthy, metallic, salty, and unique all seem to fit. Beautiful also fits.
Seeing all the negative reviews here I have to say this is probably not a safe blind buy. But, it is definitely worthy of trying it yourself.
I am not a fan of Thierry Mugler perfumes and this is the first one I have been able to even tolerate. I am so happy I didn't discount it because of my past experiences with TM fragrances. Received my full bottle just this week!

Nov
03
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

Now now, there's no need to be repulsive yourself, with your reviews. If you don't like it, you don't have to describe it in such vulgar terms. Let's try to maintain some class, on this website.

Nov
02
2013
sweetjess
sweetjess

Saw this at a perfume sale and was really excited to try it because I adore Angel. But ugh! I absolutely hated it. Personally for me it is the worst and most disgusting perfume ever to have been sprayed on myself. Could not wait to get home and wash it off.

Nov
02
2013
Spikekuji
Spikekuji

I could not get this off my skin fast enough. And it would not leave!!! Sadly, the House if Mugler and I do not seem to agree.

Oct
31
2013
Foxie
Foxie

How do I start with this one? I bought it without reading reviews, based on the brand, the beautiful packaging. At first spray, I felt disgusted! Too strong, not my style. Smelled like my grandmother's style. But what could I do then? I left it on my skin and it began to transform into something sweet and very fresh, cool. Very different, loud, brave! I can only wear it a couple times in a month, because it is so powerful. I wear it when I'm mad, I wear it when I need a power boost. Yes, it is feminine, but not cupcake and roses feminine. This is the scent of a strong woman who doesn't submit to a man. She is intelligent, humorous, witty, modern. She could be quite cold-hearted when she needs it. It tells other to back away, this woman is taking the stage.

Oct
29
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

Womanity eco refills just became available again finally..restock up ladies there must be an added interest in the fragrance again since its hard to find barely at stores and sites online and in stores are advising many it will be discontinued...so far there must be more of a demand since when people find out something will be discontinued they will go out of the way to make sure they grab more bottles before they do..i hope to get some more soon..i grabbed womanity and pour elles just in case..all this year you could not even get a refill on this so i thought i would update because they finally sent me an e-mail its available again but before this it was not available and i was advised to go out and grab what i can..if you really love this stuff get what you can..most places online do not sell this stuff fresh as from my experience..its better to get it directly from the Mugler website as with other top designer fragrances..thank goodness for the liquor line i think this helped generate more of an interest as well..

Oct
28
2013
tanzp
tanzp

the funny thing is i got this as a blind by it happened that i had a cold and could not smell , so i spray heaps on any way when my sense of smell came back , i tried on again and thought omg thank god i did have a cold , its revolting and i am a angel fan but this one is not for me!

Oct
27
2013
raw umber
raw umber

Womanity is merciless. It somehow manages to clash with itself, like layering done wrong, as if a little kid got a hold of her daddy's aquatic cologne, and her big sister's cinnamon body splash, then doused herself with both at once. There is a brash and unrelenting aquatic component which is flat and bitterly synthetic, not fresh. The aquatic is then paired with something light and cinnamon sugar-sweet. AQUATIC CINNAMON SUGAR? Nope.
And of course it lasts forever. No fig, no caviar, no vagina in this bottle. To say it had any of those things going on would be giving it WAY too much credit. It may be odd, but I just don't find it compelling. Womanity is a mismatched pair of socks on a job interview. Embarrassing, but easily avoidable.

Oct
21
2013
molson316
molson316

Saw this today at both TJ MAXX and Marshall's. One was in a gift set. I had to try it based on all the conflicting reviews here.

Womanity started off for me very fresh with sort of green grass vibe. I never caught the lemon or grapefruit citrus that other reviewers feel in the top notes. But then I'm used to fragrances that are predominantly strong in citrus like d&g Light Blue and Clarins Dynamisante. By the time I got in my car about 20 minutes later it evolved into a very powdery sweet potpourri. Still, though, it maintained a certain airy quality. Now an hour or two later amazingly I do detect the caviar note. Though I probably wouldn't if I didn't know it was there to begin with.

Overall it's personality maintains this breathless, ultra feminine sweet, nutty, fluffy & old fashioned powdery caricature that I imagine would be conventional fare for the ladies from the 'Gone with the Wind' era. Yes! This fragrance would be perfect for those pursuing past lives regression!

Oct
21
2013
Psiclops
Psiclops

I like it. A whole lot of fig, some nuttiness, and some citrus. I don't get any of the nastiness that apparently happens with some people, so I guess I'm lucky.

SUPER long-lasting and strong. One spritz only! It's so strong that I can't put my nose up to where I've spritzed it; I can only enjoy it from a distance. It's overpowering otherwise.

So many reviews mention salt. I do not understand that at all, as salt has NO SCENT! So I could theoretically say I smell salt in every single perfume ever, because salt does not smell like anything!

On a side note, the bottles are super-cool looking.

Oct
18
2013
aliora
aliora

I get sweet and juicy grapefruits, loads of it. After the sweetness dies down, I get grapefuit with more rind than flesh followed by grapefruit with a bit of herbs tossed in. I'm not sure if this has to do with my chemistry, but all I'm getting is grapefuit, grapefruit and more grapefruit. No figs, no creaminess, no cavier. Just grapefruit. It's possible that now that the weather has cooled down, this is what I'm picking up, but honestly, it smells almost masculine to me. I like it. I'm just puzzled by how polarizing this is supposed to smell, and on me, it's just grapefruit.


Edited: In the height of our "Indian Summer" here, I'm finally picking up the fig in this! It's still pretty grapefruity on me. On the inital spritz, I caught the metallic scent that some people have mentioned in their reviews, but on the second whiff, it's not there. There's something about Womanity that makes me want to do an olfactory version of a "double-take" (ie: Did I really smell the caviar, or am I imagining things?). It's a little bit creamy and reminds me of the beach during summer time. It also seems like it's being discontinued by TM, which is a shame because it's quite unique.

Oct
11
2013
neurolepsia
neurolepsia

I was so excited when I saw a promotion for this at a department store... the girl at the counter explained the bottle to me, and I just fell in love with it. I smelled it on the paper strip, it was so unconventional and complex, I sprayed some on my wrist... I couldn't put my finger on it at first, but I really disliked it, possibly by association. I live in the tropics, so it's almost always hot... later I realized what it smelled like to me - USED PANTIES. Definitely female, and I can understand that those who love females might be drawn to this scent, but it just made me feel like I needed a shower. Badly. It may have been a matter of body chemistry, because it smelled subtle and sweeter on the paper strip... I definitely cannot wear this.

Oct
11
2013
a5n8g8e2l4a
a5n8g8e2l4a

I'd advise getting a tester of this before buying. The scent can turn into a sweaty mess in the summer and on certain people.

However, for me this is a beautiful winter scent. The caviar turns into a lovely animalic note on me. The fig balances it perfectly. Definitely one of my signature scents.

Oct
09
2013
beavisbonce
beavisbonce

Bizarre concept that actually works in a saline musky way. Works for men too if you don't like florals. The only thing that spoils this for me is about 2 hours in I get a strawberry note. No thanks. I'll keep it though because I often find myself sniffing the sprayer as the un sprayed juice is so unique

Oct
04
2013
Jahzara
Jahzara

I saw this perfume at the perfume store and thought it will smell good, cause Angel smells so good! But at first spray I was like Bleh !!! I wanted to throw up lol. Just joking , but I don't like this at all. Im sorry. I think it's a perfume for adults over 50 years.

Oct
03
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

Oh dear.

Mr Mugler...what are you doing?? Apart from messing with my head? When I first smelled Angel, I loathed it. I continued to loathe it for years..until one day in Winter this year changed everything and I fell head over heels in love with it (still am).

Then I was introduced to Alien. "What a hideous bottle and what a hideous name for a perfume that sounds rather feminine". Well, one sniff and HELLO! I was well and truly abducted by that purple extra terrestrial vixen (still am).

And then came yesterday. I saw Womanity on the counter, looking rather alone, unused and unloved. I remembered all the "ew, it smells like fish" and "ew, it smells like salt" and "YUCK" comments I've been reading here in reviews (and the forums) for months on end. So what did I do? I fell for the act once again :)

Projection is ridiculously impressive. Sillage is amazing. Longevity is out of this world. The bottle is my kind of art. And the scent itself? It's like a Fig tree next to the beach in Balmy, humid, Summer weather.

This is not warm to me - no way. This is not Winter to me. This is SUMMER. Fresh, aquatic, woody, Savoury but sweet, Animalic in a "I am woman hear me ROOOOAAAAR" way, metallic, a little spicy and best of all, FEMININE - which is useful considering the name of the stuff!

So in closing, Mr Mugler. You have surprisingly won me over yet again. I hope you put an end to the rumours of this one being discontinued as this woman NEEDS Womanity in her life, that's for damn sure.

Amazing scent. Nothing short of a masterpiece.

Oct
02
2013
muncierobson
muncierobson

Considering the handful of notes, an amazingly complex scent!

Fresh, green, metallic, salty (not fishy!) and sweet jammy fruit, all within nano seconds of each other!

Layers very well on a coconut body butter!

Despite the name and pink colour suitable for men and woman, lots of online discounts suggest this future classic may be about to be discontinued?

Lasts well and projects nicely, quite rich and heavy so apply lightly (I douse myself liberally with many weaker scents but less is defo more here)!

Enjoy!

#winning

Oct
01
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Thierry Mugler Womanity is another TM entry into unique and possibly trend-setting popular fragrances. It is mostly a complex fig scent - fruit, leaf, and wood more or less in order of prominence. But what makes it so unusual is the way the fig tree combines with a rather strange savory note that is indeed evocative of caviar. Many commenters call this a "salty" note, variably associated with fish, caviar, or generally the sea. Table salt and pure sea salt have no smell at all, but they taste very strong and salty taste is associated with many pungent foods: anchovies, caviar, salamis, some cheeses, seaweed, potato chips, french fries, etc. Of these various associations, I agree with Thierry Mugler in calling the note caviar. I have no idea what synthetic chemical or blend of chemicals is responsible, but it certainly is novel, at least among things that I have smelled.

Enough of the analysis - does Womanity smell good? Well, I can't decide and apparently lots of other people are similarly ambivalent. After smelling and pondering at length here is my resolution - don't get this to smell delicious or sexy or sophisticated, but possibly get this to smell mysterious or unusual, and certainly get this to experience the scent. It is pretty amazing even if you never wear it out of the home.

Sep
28
2013
FuzzCookies
FuzzCookies

When I first sprayed this on I thought it was gorgeous. It was complex, warm and a bit smoky but once it dried I hated it. It smelled strongly of coconut and actually resembled Diesel Zero Plus. Very sickly and heady. Really disappointed because I loved it so much on the first spray I actually considered buying it.

Sep
27
2013
njaalgahaisyeini
njaalgahaisyeini

I have found my signature.

EDIT: I thought 'd type out a more detailed review. I am not an expert nor as informed as lots of people on Fragrantica but for me, personality-wise, a scent that divides people's opinions so strongly into love/hate camps is almost destined to become my signature.

First of all, I love figgy scents and have been looking for a perfume to complement my favourite body butter from Korres's Fig line. Here it is. Soft, milky, a tad savoury, fresh yet heady. It is so much of everything that I am almost scared to wear it sometimes — it's not one of those traditionally feminine powdery florals that I find the easiest to wear.

People have been picking up weird notes like rotting and in a way I can see where you are coming from. It could be a different way of interpreting those notes but I smell fertile earth on an autumn morning, ready to sustain life over the winter and bring forth new life come spring. Don't be fooled by the commercial: The woman of Womanity is not a refined and retouched billboard beauty, but rather a grown woman — maybe with some wrinkles, maybe some extra pounds round the hips — with a house full of friends, art and comfortable nooks, and a heart full of life and laughter.

Perhaps this is a little more mature scent than I am comfortable wearing every day, but it is so bewildering, so full of nuance that I couldn't help but love it. At the moment I have a mini bottle and I may be needing a full-size flask sometime soon. Also, this is very different from the middle-market clean&crisp alternating with teenage sweet fragrances that everybody and their dog is churning out, which is another huge plus.

Sep
24
2013
pravda48
pravda48

Very salty, very sweet fig; thus the 'savory' note. I've been wearing this off & on for over 2 years and on me it always lasts ALL day, even after showering, and don't spray it on cloth unless you want it there for a looong time. I get lots of compliments from women on this ("mm, I love your perfume! It smells warm and comforting."), and it's passed several boyfriend tests. Also I can literally smell it on other women from over 5 ft away, so I never spray it more than once on myself!

P.S. I do 2nd the review below though; it does have that 'ocean air' smell, maybe seaweed smelled from a distance along with all the balmy salty air. Then the heavy sweetness of a sugared fig jam. Yes, that's it. Makes it smell tasty though to me, a lover of the sweet-salty combo in foods.

Sep
14
2013
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

When I first sprayed the bottle I thought hmmm ok that's very different. I was not sure if I loved or hated it. Definitely different and I could not figure out why? Was it because this is not the traditional Gourmand scent that has saturated the market these days? What was it about Womanity that stood out? Alas - it was upon drying that the fragrance took on a very masculine scent. What happened to Womanity? Now it's Masculinity! Big no no for me! That's all I needed to steer me away from it. It's spicey and I do smell that clove scent. I think upon spray I get the caviar also. Someone below said caviar has no scent how can you say it smells like caviar.. let me explain. It smells like the scent you get a wiff of when walking on the beach - that salty oceanic smell..not quite fishy but something that coexists with fish! - maybe a metallic scent. Nope can't like this one at all. I have a brand new purse spray with cosmetic bag and refill... PM me for a swap if interested.

Sep
13
2013
Nessy
Nessy

I love it! I don't detect any strange notes like fish or blood.
For me it's an apricot and plum marmalade with a little hazelnut and fig of course. Special perfume, that's true, but I think in a beautiful way.:)
My choice for night and party, not for everyone and everyday.
Longevity and sillage are outstanding! It's a true bombshell.

Sep
11
2013
LadyShepard
LadyShepard

My stomach rolls whenever I smell this, I do not like this at all, vile!

Sep
09
2013
iwantperfume
iwantperfume

I just bought this perfume because I remembered is trying it at a perfume store and liking it because it is so unique.

So, this time around I tried it again. The smell out of the bottle I can't decide if I like or not. Its intriguing, animalic and STRONG. When I put it on I could feel almost a candied fig and it was spicy. So much so, that it gave me a bit of a headache. After about 20 minutes, it was all fig and very sweet (sweeter than I expected), and finally after about an hour and a half it settled into a creamy, sweet and sophisticated scent. I'm still not sure this is for me. I'm not much of a sweet perfume lover.

Sep
08
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Is this really being discontinued?

Sep
08
2013
isadorable
isadorable

this is a crisp, fruity and refreshing type fragrance with a unique spin... another perk is its beautifully designed bottle! not sure why there's such a negative stigma about caviar in a fragrance... i feel the note lends to the stand-out factor in this one, and leaves people sniffing you in delightful curiosity. i also found an "incense" type note in there as well (seems to be a signature in most of his fragrances). i agree this is a unique, yet simple composition, allowing each note to be in the spotlight...

also, i found the tester paper for this floating around my house, and i can still detect the fragrance lingering on it from A MONTH AGO! and, out of the tons of samples i've brought home, this is one of the few that passed the discerning, "picky boyfriend nose" test.

note: apparently within that month dillards pulled it, and hopefully macy's and other stores don't follow suit... maybe we'll be seeing this one at tj maxx in the future (like lady gaga's fame), at least in my region...

Sep
07
2013
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

Just smiling at Sky74 review.
You love this or hate it and if it doesn't agree with your body chemistry then it's revolting.
Womanity is one of my favourite frags of all time ( aside from Angel) :-))

Sep
04
2013
sky74
sky74

I know this review would not survive here, but smelling this dreadfull horrible "perfume" was a traumatic experience for me. Smells like rotten fish with figs. Excuse me for being honest, but under the right name, one could pee or puke into a bottle and sell it as a "luxury perfume" for a ridiculously expensive price.

Sep
04
2013
PrettyFieldsOfFlowers
PrettyFieldsOfFlowers

Where the hell do you smell caviar?! It smells fresh,woody and zesty on me.I think this scent perfectly captures the spirit of a free,strong,independent woman.I really cant understand why does it have so many dislikes ...

Sep
03
2013
crisjoy
crisjoy

Such a warm, comforting scent
I smelled this on my sister and then I tried it too. For some reason it reminds me of something my mom used to wear when I was a child,or a feeling I had as a child when she used to hold me, so the smell of it is so comforting. Its sweet, but not in a superficial kind of way, not in girlie kind of way, its savory in a subtle way, it has an elegant kick to it, makes you think of a true woman (sweet and comforting- a mother but also elegant and savory- a mistress maybe). So I guess these two would be the facades of a woman, so the name "womanity" makes sense to me.
I got compliments on it smelling different and beautiful, it has that "je ne sais quoi" that makes a true perfume unique and unforgettable.

Aug
29
2013
HATORI
HATORI

Love this one very very much, especially spray in the air, it smells very cold and soft fig, love love love!

Aug
23
2013
mary jane
mary jane

I smell a bit of coconut, how??? Maybe the creaminess of the fig leaf does this for me! This perfume is less complex than it seems when you look at the ingredients and at the same time very unique. Has great longevity and sillage! Its not one of my favorites but there are certain days and nights when I crave for it!:p

Aug
21
2013
kerry_rahma
kerry_rahma

Love on first smell, because it smells like food. I actually cooked something once that smelled exactly lke this. It's a unique smell, 'cause i never have any experience with other perfumes like this one. It actually smells like salted caramel nuts. Warm and inviting, makes me hungry.. No negative reviews for me, Overall i love it, the bottle is great, sillage is moderate, longevity is great, lasts more than 8 hrs on me. It's even still there after i wash my hands..

Aug
21
2013
metallarissa
metallarissa

Sprayed this on my skin at an airport perfume store and liked it. Then read the reviews here and was confused, then went ahead and bought a small bottle online.
My verdict after wearing it all day? Unique, pleasant overall, but disappointing!!!!!

On my skin:
At first spray, candied/sweet fig mixed with a green accord. Very pleasing and unique.
Dries down quickly and the sweetness disappears almost completely. In fact, the fig fades away and after a little while is no longer detectable. It is only a top note.
After about an hour, it smells like a green accord with a small hint of salty sea air and a VERY subtle savory accord. The green accord is most salient, but it's hard to pin down because it isn't a woody smell, but more like a fresh plant smell. It's hard to describe what it smells like, but it is reminiscent of standing among fresh grasses on a hot beach in the Summer.
The perfume fades away so much after 4 hours that you can't really smell it and would have to reapply. The first time I wore it all day, I was with two friends for 8 hours in close proximity and they didn't seem to notice the scent.

In sum: it is unique, and the top note of sweet fig is delicious, but when that fades, it quickly becomes fresh green plants with subtle salt and a hint of savory that is even more subtle, which isn't bad at all, but a little too mild for me. It's disappointing that I can't smell the woods or fig throughout, which I would have preferred. I only bought 1 oz, so I will wear it until it's gone, but I'm guessing I will have to reapply throughout the day. This is not a bad scent at all, but I expected more when I read the reviews, and I wanted to be "WOWed." It's a good scent, but not amazing.

Aug
18
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

Ok so i have been trying to get this for a good deal online with no avail to it being fresh but i just wanted to give a heads up ladies that i went on Mugler's website for the US to get refills of this and i couldn't get it..even put the update e-mail no response..well when i went to Macy's to get a bottle or even refills the lady gave me this look and i said to her their discontinuing it aren't they and she said shhhh don't tell anybody my daughter loves that one too she said you will have to stock up on that or find another scent..i was like nooooo why do they do this to the great scents but if they are not selling they are not selling like Midnight Poison which they are discontinuing and i stocked up with those..it seems the fragrancenet just got some more 3.4 bottles just in but when i last ordered they ran out..thank goodness!So i am going to have to bite the bullet and buy from Mugler before they run out..Ladies stock up on this jem..perhaps by buying them they may keep it longer..i know they are going to be doing the Liqueur line with Womanity and just came out with the Womanity Aqua Chic but its just not selling as much as Angel and Alien..i would assume they are trying to do everything they can to try to make sales...stock up!

Aug
17
2013
finanna
finanna

I don’t do seasons and love orientals&sweet gourmands so this was the outlier in my wardrobe: a fresh scent that I never used during winter. The projection is quite strong for the first 1.5h and definitely detectible but not overpowering after that. The gorgeous freshness lasts about 8h on me.

I am a bit surprised how polarizing this is but would be curious to know how many of the negative reviews are based on just quick tests or first impressions. I don’t get any disgusting whiffs of rotten fish or metal smells. The opening is a bit unpleasant because the seaweed-caviar saltiness is so strong, but this lasts only a few minutes. Some of the saltiness remains as an interesting undertone, but the next eight hours are just wonderful fig leaf freshness. This reminds me of a walk by the seaside: salty air, some seaweed clinging on the rocks. Beautiful!

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a unique fresh scent and especially those who think fresh perfumes are boring. I had a 50 ml bottle and will likely buy a new one for next summer.

Aug
13
2013
marily
marily

On my skin there is so much smell of fig....when it dries down I can smell something fresh,aquatic,citrusy and that are the notes which are good smelled scent on me. Love or hate it,too strong scent and longevity,unique scent...although I can't decide if I like it or not because the top notes of the fig are awful on me but I really like it when is getting more fresh during the day!!! Love the bottle <3

Aug
09
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

After Pour Elles i had to reorder this my goodness i am craving the depth of the original again...its on its way once i get it i will update..but i have owned it before its simply fantastic for anyone who loves gourmands and the scent of berries and also aquatic scents..it is a love or hate it fragrance but i love challenging fragrances..i hate the same ol boring stuff so i really adore this one alot..i think a savory scent is ingenious!

Aug
07
2013
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

You know what? I dig Womanity. I dig it a lot. It's a wearable, "womanly" fragrance. I think it's kind of sexy!

What makes this scent unique to me are the caviar notes, which I love. It adds a touch of salty-ness to the figs, which does make it smell "savory" to me. Make no mistake, though, the figs are the dominant smell in this. It's just that the salty notes balance everything out nicely, in my opinion. It doesn't smell too soft or sweet.

There's a freshness and juicyness (like celery, in my opinon) to Womanity as well, which makes it very wearable for daytime, though I think it's sexy enough for nighttime wear as well. I can also see this as appropriate for all four seasons. It's a very versatile perfume in that sense. Office wear or date night; Winter or Summer ... I think it's appropriate for any time.

While I think Womanity is very wearable, it's far from boring. It smells soft, woody, salty, juicy, and kind of sweet. It's an odd combination that oddly works really well. I also don't think this is a scent that will attract younger perfume wearers.

As for the sillage, I think it's pretty good. As always with Mugler fragrances, though, you shouldn't overdo it. It'll last and stay strong throughout the day, trust me.

Aug
06
2013
reenpea
reenpea

Been wearing this for 3 hours now and absolutely LOVE it so far!

I have actually got goosebumps a few times from inhaling deeply....I started out with a little on my wrist which opened up very citrusy sweet on me and quite quickly (within 2 hours) it had dried down to a beautiful spicy woody smell....not sure I can pinpoint fig in there and definitely no fish!! I then added a good couple of dabs to my neck and rubbed the ends of my hair into it so I could swish it about :)

Weirdly it really reminds me of a lemon scented ballpoint pen I had as a child- Sort of metallic and sweet lemon but with some added spice....pure nostalgia for me!

Jul
31
2013
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

I'm super crazy late to the Womanity party, but here I am. And I do like it.

I can see how someone could not like this. In fact, the major aspect of Womanity for me besides its saltiness is how easy it would be to hate it. With a Passion. But passion is always moving... whether it is bad or good.

On my dry skin, it moves quickly from the highly pungent and edible opening to a salty, milky, fleshy sap scent. In my quest for a non-sweet milk perfume, I had never realize that it was right in front of me. I seriously love the warm salty cream aspect of the dry down, which for me happens in less than 2 hours. It is almost like the scent of butter. The opening might be a bit troubling, but the scent does not fail in creating emotions and for me, this is highly important.

It's been said countless times before, it has massive sillage and killer longevity. Use sparingly, for yourself and for others.

Thank you Catrina for the bottle!!

Jul
30
2013
nchalabi
nchalabi

This smell is my must have. I met my husband when I was wearing it. It is special for me.

Jul
20
2013
ShiseidoTactics
ShiseidoTactics

Excellent review of Nadia Albayati: "Today I tried it again on my arm and I have to tell you it's a very pleasant salty figgy perfume!".

Jul
19
2013
xxstarburstxx
xxstarburstxx

Love it. Not for everyday but when I want a change from my 'normal' Gourmands & am feeling confident and even flirty.
Its fruity (fig) and oceanic (caviar). NO fish!!
I live on the sea front - I know what I am talking about!
The bottle is amazing.
Sillage & longevity great.
Give it a chance.. its unusual and very, very good.

Jul
18
2013
AUNZBOX
AUNZBOX

This fragrance open with strong sweet woody fig tree. one spray on your chest can make the faint heart knock out on the floor. If it is too strong for you, i suggest spray on the back of your knee. The top note stays very long time at least 4 hours, after that it smell salty , animalic and become seduced sensual complex. It work best on cold summer. Why?? I found that when Zephyr :a light wind or west wind, OR summer breeze mix with scent of womanity make this perfume smell wonderful and grab people' attention. For hot humid climate summer, it smell very disgusting and cloying. i have noticed that many guy and gay love this scent,but not women. Gay can use this one to seduce men. I don't find any fish smell in this fragrance. For the sillage and longevity are great and enormous. If you want to smell unique, choose this one. wear it on the right time and mood.

Jul
18
2013
BabyFaceCaché
BabyFaceCaché

I don't get no fishy smell. Some poeple who smell fish are just retarted we all know the fragrance smells different on some people but it is just sweet nothing fishy about it. Love it alot and I just got it today.

Jul
16
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

I really don't understand where this whole "smells like fish" thing comes from.

Caviar does not smell like fish. It's not like a rare delicacy...you can get it for a few dollars at any grocery store, so I don't understand why no one here knows what it smells like.

Caviar smells like vinegar and turmeric...a lot like English pickle relish. It's a very savory smell, that smells NOTHING like fish. It tastes like fish, yes, but doesn't emit a particular fishy smell.

The psychology of suggestion has permeated everyone's brains, making them swear that this fragrance smells like vaginas, which is just utterly ridiculous. I realize that everything smells differently to other people, but psychology, advertising, and emotional testimonial has a lot to do with it, in terms of swaying things past the truth.

This fragrance is a sharp, tart, FIG FIG FIG FIG FIG overload, with marine-esque salty overtones from the caviar.

The only reason you're smelling fish, vaginas, and sweaty genitals is because people have suggested it and it's in your brain, making you THINK you smell it.

Jul
13
2013
kasiarog
kasiarog

This is the one of the worst fragrances ever! I don't know how could Thierry Mugler (I love Angel and Alien) come up with such a disgusting scent! All I get is the fish! Why would anybody want to smell like fish mixed with strawberries?!

Jul
13
2013
jessbug
jessbug

I first smelled this in 2010 and immediately hated it. Not because it 'smelled like fish', or because it smelled bad in general, but there was just something that irked me about this scent right away. For three years I really disliked it, but every couple of months I felt compelled to test it; maybe just to see if I still hated it. The past few weeks I've tentatively started to enjoy Womanity.

I'm still not sure if I will ever fall in true love with this scent, but I want to have it! Something that just keeps me coming back is obviously interesting enough to add to my collection.

I've experienced the metallic note, but not to an extreme extent. I don't think this ever really smells like fish, but the saltiness and the metal do combine for a short while to slightly resemble a blood note. The metallic note adds to the oceanic feel of the ozonic, aquatic accord that makes up the heart of the perfume. I get a very distinct hazelnut note throughout the entire lifespan of the scent.

Overall, I think it's very feminine while not being typically sweet. After three years of rejecting this perfume it finally snared me! That's never happened to me before, and just for that I would recommend it to others :)

I'm starting with a 10 ml bottle, we'll see how it goes from there...

UPDATE: Yup, I think it's love! Here's hoping that the drawn out courtship translates into a longlasting love :)

Jul
13
2013
BabyFaceCaché
BabyFaceCaché

I order it and can't wait to smell it. In love with the package.

Jul
12
2013
winkibat
winkibat

Strange, but I think I like it. I can smell the metallic/fishy odors that some have mentioned from the bottle,but not on my skin. On skin, the first note I pickup is kind of a woody saltwater (maybe that's what caviar smells like, I have no idea...) and after 5-10 minutes it smells like heavy fig with a wee bit of salt. And yes, it's a strong scent. Use sparingly!

Jul
11
2013
the_blue_cat
the_blue_cat

I love this!!! It's one of the most unique and beautiful fragrances I've managed to find over the course of many years. In a world dominated by floral-fruity frags, this one is completely different!

Womanity is both warm and cold, which is very weird and unique. I just love the fig notes mixed in with watery-salty caviar. Womanity smells just like sea water and burnt skin. It's very carnal, incredibly senzual.

It's incredible how 4!! simple notes can create such a complex olfactory effect! I was blown away by this at my first sniff. And because of its unique characteristics, I find Womanity suitable for all seasons. But please, please: aply this with a light hand, especially in warmer months. Otherwise you'll get a major headache!

Jul
10
2013
anamalia
anamalia

i desperately wanted to like this fragrance, and have tested it many times on both paper and skin and have always been put off.

the bottle is really pretty, and unique and i love the way that the fragrance sounds, but it just doesnt translate. It might just be my personal taste but i didnt find the aquatic sea water/seaweed metal notes something that i would enjoy smelling throughout the day. It smells figgy, not sweet, it is delicate and slightly tart in smell. and i really enjoyed that element of the fragrance, but its just that caviar scent that drove me crazy.

Jul
07
2013
Sherrywijaya69
Sherrywijaya69

another thing,as we all know muglers smell very strong,be careful with womanity,1 spray is too much and it doesnt actually spray,it squirts instead(the sprayer is not fine) becareful using it or u will repel people

Jul
05
2013
marsiesmoon
marsiesmoon

Waterfront vacation in a bottle!

If you can imagine having brunch on a waterfront patio, while getting ocean sprayed, you have Womanity. I like it a lot. I definately get the maple syrup that another poster mentioned. Sweet and salty-no doubt. So when you pick up the shirt you wore to brunch, you smell the ocean water and your french toast, with butter and syrup!

Jul
04
2013
BradleyRay
BradleyRay

I don't get the metal when I sprayed it on my skin. I get this wonderful figgy note with some watery (but not fishy) notes mixed in. It's very nice smelling. Then it dries down to this lovely floral fig and fruity notes. I love this. It smells like a woman should, but it oddly works on me, and I'm a guy. I recieved a ton of compliments when I had this on. People didn't even know it was a womans fragrance! Lol.

Scent: 9/10
Longevity: Mugler (10)/10 lol.
Projection: Close to skin, but it projects good. 7/10

Overall: 26/30

Jul
04
2013
Artpop2013
Artpop2013

At the first spritz you get a huge blast of metal. Like you know when you would go to the park and hang on the monkey bars and then after you got off and smelled your hands they would smell like metal? Yeh well thats what the opening of womanity smells like. Although this is very unique for a perfume it definitly doesnt give a good first impression. After the sharp, metallic accord settles down you are left with a sweet aroma of fig. Its smells kinda jam-y but not sticky just jam-y. I would have to say although it is not my favorite of the Theirry mugler perfumes, its a very unique scent. I think that if you were to mix or layer this perfume with something else. It could smell amazing and take away the sharpness of that mettalic opening.

Jul
02
2013
Yurpdod
Yurpdod

For a long time I considered Womanity to be the red-headed stepchild of the Mugler fragrance oeuvre. I found the fragrance so off-putting on blotter paper that I never took the opportunity to test it on my skin, until now.

I have definite problems with the first 5-10 minutes of this scent. It is intensely aquatic and figgy, with an almost unpleasant sense of wetness. The balance of sweet and savory is unstable and confusing to the nose. The drydown on skin is much more amicable, however. The aquatic sensation mellows out, leaving us with a sweeping fig scent. It is both sporty and elegant. I can imagine Ariel from The Little Mermaid wearing this, even though wearing fragrance underwater would be particularly useless. Sillage is very satisfying and the wear time is solid.

Even though Womanity is not particularly to my taste, it is worth taking a deeper look past the difficult onset of this fragrance. It is still not something I would wear, but I applaud Mugler for taking a risk and being daring. It's also one of the best bottle designs I've ever seen.

Jun
30
2013
ecerusen
ecerusen

3 years ago, at my first sniff, i've hate this perfume a lot.
BUT
today i gave a chance and surprisingly fell in love with it.

musthave.

Jun
27
2013
Lilii
Lilii

Germany you are so right...the smell was metal like and fishy...so now I have no doubt.

By the way I tested it on the paper so I have no idea how it smells on the skin.

Jun
27
2013
Germany
Germany

I have tried this frag 3 times now and gave it away every time. I wanted to like so bad and tried even the summer aqua chic. I returned it the next day. It's not a pretty smell. It's an odd smell and its not chemistry because its just odd on paper clothes and in room when sprayed. It's not sexy in my opinion at all. It's muglers worst creation . And I love Mugler. It's not really awful. There are worse smells. But it's just not good. The smell is cold and metal like. Like a spoon or fork in the mouth. That has fish on it and salt water. Something distinctively unattractive about this one.

Jun
27
2013
Lilii
Lilii

I sprayed several perfumes today on paper strips and at home I was trying to figure the scents out . One of them was very overpowering and in fact I could smell no scent except that one, and I am afraid the smell was not good..I hate to say that but it was one of the worst perfume I have ever smelled in my life. Sorry but I guess it was this one based on the reviews here...maybe still I am wrong...so test it before buying it!

Jun
27
2013
kittybrmow
kittybrmow

This was a blind buy. I wore this yesterday and it blew me away. This is how I wanna smell. It reminds of Angel Alien a little, but this is not a heavy fragrance. The original Angel gave me a headache so this is a nice change. I get a grapefruit smell. I recommend this sprayed on the skin instead of just your clothes.

Jun
27
2013
Sherrywijaya69
Sherrywijaya69

very nice savory sweet woody fragrance,unique,very love or hate it,but its worth the try,i personally like the shower gel better maybe because it isnt as sharp/woody as the edp,this is 200% guy friendly
unique:10/10
bottle:8.5/10
longevity:7/10
sillage:11/10(monster,too overpowering)
scent:7.5/10

Jun
26
2013
fire2heart
fire2heart

I, like many on here, was afraid to purchase Womanity. Though no one said it smells like Angel, I thought it might and if you'd read my reviews for Angel and Angel Violet, you know my husband hates it with a passion!

I saw some at TJ Maxx for a good price and bought the 1.7 edp. The first spray was heaven to me! I adore the top notes sooo much! Incense with fruit. It comes on strong, even with a fairly light spray.

Within 10 mins, the potency has died down a little and I smell the figs and the incense. Within 15 mins, I detect the figs with the fig leaves and the incense.

After about an hour and half, I get this kind of funky scent that I cannot fully describe. It is kind of like maple syrup but could be nuttiness. It floats around in the air and makes me feel a little off balance. Whatever the middle note is, I can see why some could hate this, but I don't. I hold out until the real dry down (about 4 hours later on the skin, not clothes), which smells faintly like salty figs!

I'm going back tomorrow to see if there is another bottle left! I love this juice!!

Oh, and my husband didn't say a word to me about it. Yay!!

Jun
25
2013
NataleeM
NataleeM

Damn. So sour on me, very dry tangy citrus, peppery and sharp and metallic.... I'm sure it smells wonderful on others. My skin smells rather pissy.

Jun
25
2013
pollyjean23
pollyjean23

Womanity's beguiling blend of juiciness and sparkle is very fresh and bright. It has a lightly sweet nectar-like appeal. The fruit is tempered by the caviar's saltiness--which I find to be quite subtle. In the background is a nuttiness that also helps to ground the scent. This is all topped off by a metallic ting that seems most prevalent during the opening. I appreciate Womanity's uniqueness.

The scent does not change all that much throughout the wearing. After it has been on for a while, I find that it becomes clean-smelling, almost citrus. I'm taking a risk mentioning this, but, once in a while, the later stages of Womanity smell a *tiny* bit like the original OFF! insect repellant, and I truly mean that in a good way! It's actually a smell that I really like (I know. I'm crazy). Please don't let that turn you against trying Womanity.

The scent is very long lasting, and the bottle is very Thierry--which is to say unique and fun.

Jun
23
2013
Lakambini
Lakambini

I have tried, really and truly tried, to like Womanity. I love the rest of Mugler’s perfumes (those that I’ve smelled), I love the sweetly malevolent bottles (which look like they might have been designed by a goddaughter of HR Giger), I love the Pallas Athena-like helmet on the woman in the video ad, I love the chutzpah of associating the smell of blood and caviar with “woman.” The only thing I cannot love is the perfume itself.

On me, it opens with a very distinct bite of formic acid. Don’t ask why. It just smells like black ants taste (those of us who’ve had the misfortune of chomping down into a ripe, say, guava with a jumble of black ants at its crown will know!). It then becomes a strong and oddly sweet miasma of spiced ham or ripe meat or those flattened, blood-colored wafers of dried, salted plum that are sold by the gram in Chinese stores. Savory, briny and sweet all combined, and if I breathe the odor in too long I do get the sensation at the back of the throat of half-drowning in the ocean and having imbibed too much salt water down the wrong way.

I remember testing this fragrance at a Sephora … how I had ten other fragrance strips in a fan in one hand, and Womanity in the other hand, held as far away as possible from the others, because it was strong enough to drown out 2 flankers of Chanel Allure pour Homme, Clinique Happy Heart, a Britney Spears, one of the new Chloes … combined! This stuff is JUST TOO STRONG. Or rather, I am hyper-sensitive to it, to something in it.

On my skin a tiny bit lasts for hours – call it Tenacity! -- and is domineering and distracting. It doesn’t help me work, nor to relax: it is like a leather corset that forces me into an unnatural, albeit more sexually interesting, state.

Jun
23
2013
marysiac
marysiac

I admit I have to spritz it on sparingly b/c it's so strong but it's a fairly good scent. I always get complemented when I wear it.

Jun
23
2013
istateistate
istateistate

O exato cheiro de tilenol

Jun
21
2013
Aloken
Aloken

Slight saltiness. Has this muskiness or wetness to it that reminds me of the Mugler Cologne. I think juicy is a good word to describe it, but it's up to you where that 'juice' is coming from.

Jun
21
2013
ditush
ditush

I've tried this one for the first time today and I cannot believe how much hate it's getting. This smells exactly like the notes listed and does not have enormous sillage at all. I think it's tame compared to Angel's sillage.

I thought I would hate this but I like it and it doesn't smell fishy on my skin. I wouldn't say it's fresh, it's salty and intriguing. It needs to be tested on skin before buying but I wouldn't be afraid of it at all. Especially if you have an idea what the notes smell like. :)

EDIT: If you are looking for a summer fig scent I recommend Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Fico di Amalfi.
I am not surprised to see that so many people hate it, especially those who have not tried a lot of perfumes in their life.

Jun
20
2013
arrode
arrode

Wow, guys, talk about being underwhelmed. After reading all these reviews and trying Alien, which WAS a weird, strong fragrance with incredible sillage, I was excited to try Womanity. I picked up a bottle of this yesterday and was completely underwhelmed. It smells completely normal compared to the odd-smelling Alien. This smells like fig leaf, the fig fruit itself, and ocean breeze. There is a slight metallic scent to it, but it's not overwhelming. It's fruity smelling and "green". It's definitely not fishy. It smells fresh and clean, honestly. The only weird bit about it is the slight metal smell like stainless steel. The scent sits close to my skin and might radiate out a few inches, but isn't a sillage-bomb like Alien. I actually quite like it. I'd stop being so scared of this and give it a try. It's not really that weird at all.

Jun
16
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

Wow, this is definitely a fragrance that could help Stella get her groove back! Holy Smoke! This is HOT! There is a raw sensuality and sexuality with this one.

The movie "Eat, Pray, Love" comes to mind. This fragrance embodies a spiritual, sensual, and sexual evolution of a woman in her prime.

Fig with a woodsy base that grounds with sandalwood. The special blend of ingredients is totally unusual. Womanity is really a great fragrance! It has a very interactive smell to it that almost dances on the skin. It is hard to describe, I've never really smelled anything that has that type of chemical reaction to it when it hits the skin. I love that part about Womanity. (You won't know what I'm talking about - until you actually spray this on your skin - and see what I'm saying).

Sorry guys, but I'm not smelling ANYTHING "Fishy" in this ingredient blend. And for heaven's sake... NO... this does not smell anything like a vajajay! LOL... COME ON!!! Who ever suggested this, needs to detox their nose!

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This perfume hints at intimacy and sensuality - the notes in this fragrance are the very definition of "sexual foreplay".

This is NOT the Victoria's Secret variety of bubblegum pink type fragrances that line the walls of their stores and "try" to be sexy, tempting, and come off as a tease... this is the REAL DEAL. "Sexy" in a bottle.

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This fragrance runs a full range of reviews. People either LOVE THIS
STUFF - or CAN'T STAND IT!!! And all of this will depend entirely on your individual chemistry and whether or not this works with you, or turns against you. Best advice here... try it. See how this wears on you the first hour - then the rest of the duration. It may change on your skin as you wear this longer. The only way to really KNOW - is to try this stuff and see for yourself! Your chemistry will not lie. Either you will Love it, or Hate it! Check it out - and just see.

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My Fragrantica.com friend sent me a sample of this to try with two other stronger women's fragrances. This stuff is pretty AWESOME!!!

On my skin, this is starting out with a strong incense/sandalwood type warm alluring smell that really draws you in. I'm comparing it with Tom Ford's Black Orchid - and Kenzo's L'Elephant... so it is interesting to see how each of these sets up in the beginning - and how they carry through to the final dry down.

In the first 20 minutes of wear, Womanity is woody, warm, and has a hint of musk that grounds the base notes of the fragrance. The overall effect of this - is a well grounded lower alto chord, which hits the range of fragrances that I normally choose when I am picking a signature fragrance for myself.

The notes in this are much better on my skin than Estee Lauder's Sensual, which I have tried - but that sandalwood turns on my skin. The Womanity variety is smelling more like a combination of incense and musk, which really draws me in.

A lot of the reviews mention the caviar in this, but I'm not smelling that. Maybe I'm not sure what caviar really smells like - but this ON ME, is smelling a lot like incense. I can understand where people are coming from with their reference to a "beachy smell". This does smell like a day on the beach sunbathing with a pina- colada in your hand, coconut based suntan lotion slathered head to toe, and a straw big rimmed hat! I can totally grasp THAT image with this!

20 minutes into the wear of this one - and this has a whole "agenda" on its mind. This fragrance should come with a WARNING LABEL... "This is sexy and HOT on. Wear with discretion". I can totally see why men would like this. From my experience, the fragrances that draw the most compliments from men on my skin - all have a lower register full bodied chord that has a grounding smell to it. The ones that they compliment me most on, typically are in a range where they could be more easily used as a unisex fragrance... in a range where it would be believable that this could be a man's cologne or a lower range woman's perfume chord.

This is not just a "tease" - this fragrance reminds me of a bold, almost aggressive clonk on the head - drag 'em back to the cave... - type fragrance. This is NOT for wimps. I can totally see why the advertisement has a tribal type quality to it. This fragrance is a RAW Sexuality... it is sensual and magnetic, rather than merely alluring. This has "fire" to it, the kind of thing that you notice when you are watching a fire dance in the fire place or around a fire pit or campfire. This fragrance IGNITES!

There are subtleties in the complexity of this and the way that it interacts with the skin that reminds me of the magical quality that happens when you are looking into an opal and see all of the many colors dancing and engaging with the eye. There is a subtle kaleidoscope of ingredients that emits a burst of sexuality, not merely a hint. It would definitely send a strong message to the opposite sex, exactly what is "on your mind" ; )

This could definitely be used as a unisex fragrance - and the same with Kenzo's L'Elephant. I feel that the scent would wear much differently with the chemistry of a man vs a woman. This could definitely be something very sexy and HOT - on either sex.

I will see how this wears and report back!

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The only "catch" to this one, it lasted about 4 hours on my skin. I live in a dryer climate - so this may be partially the reason why fragrances disappear so fast. But hey, if you really like this fragrance, you could always carry a smaller sample with you and refresh as needed. This fragrance may definitely be worth retouching. It is really something else, entirely. I've never smelled anything quite like this one!

If you like this fragrance, then you may like to try Gucci's Premier. It has some similar qualities and lasted about 2-4 hours on my skin. Both smell great the first hours they are sprayed.

Fragrances in the same ball park as Womanity: Kenzo L'Elephant is in this same family of fragrances with Womanity, if you remove the musk in Womanity, you may like the fragrance Timeless by Avon. All of these will fit a woman that likes to wear stronger fragrances. Youth Dew and Knowing by Estee Lauder are both in a similar family of depth and strength - but both lack the strong notes of musk that Womanity has in its base notes.

Jun
14
2013
Ashes19
Ashes19

I stopped in my local perfume shop over the weekend looking for possible Father's Day gifts and the guy who works there finally talked me into trying this one as I was on my way out. I'm so glad he did! I've been curious, but was petrified regarding the caviar. The caviar doesn't smell fishy at all, but brings this great salt water element to the scent. It's without question, the most interesting perfume I've ever experienced. The fiance and I had a few different samples, but this is the one we kept coming back to. The strangest thing was that he was really into it! If you've read any of my other reviews, you know that he's very finicky when it comes to fragrances. It's a scent that you just don't know whether you like it at first. You later figure out that you don't dislike it, but you keep going back for another sniff, like "whaaaaat is going on here?!" The guy gave me a paper sample for me to take with me and it outlasted the scents of the other women's samples (Dazzle, Vince Camuto,& Angel) After an hour, it had this very distinct note of ozone to it, which was so intriguing. I'm going to have to get a small tester bottle to see if I like it on myself. I would wear this to an industrial or goth club for a night out.

Jun
10
2013
hannnahpx
hannnahpx

I forgot to add that I have no idea why all the reviews are saying it smells like some of the weirdest things! it infact smells really really nice, shame the same couldnt be said for ANGEL now that does smell like ass LOL

Jun
10
2013
hannnahpx
hannnahpx

at first I HATED it, now I have two 50ml refillable bottles need i say anymore! Definitely more weird than Alien which I also love but grows on you! weird is always better

Jun
10
2013
bagaceirababyy
bagaceirababyy

Tried this perfume on my skin today, and what I can say.... Certainly its an exquisite juice. To me it was a love. This starts fresh and fruity with the figs, then suddently you have the salty and sour caviar notes. I like salty notes because they remember the place where I come from, my childwood on the beach summer house and everything. But on me the drydown it was just about green and figs. Its certainly a daytime frangrance for hot summer days when you just want to remember the taste of vacation. Its fresh, its sophiticated, its sweet and unique. Just sad with the lasting power on me that was about 3 or 4 hours.

ps: my boyfriend loved it, so I think its a must with the boys hahaha

Jun
09
2013
nyoka
nyoka

Update!!!! AS yall already know,I LOVE this fume!! I wore it this weekend. My back had been killing me so, I had to apply some backrub.U know what that smells like!UGH!!! WE went out of town and I worried people would find my scent offensive BUT<
On ME,this fume is salty and very sweet.Smells like something u would want to eat!!The salty,caviar aspect makes me feel like Im on a beautiful beach,sun shining,birds flying,gentle breeze,tropical drink in hand as I sit under a palm tree.An experience more than a fume.

To sum it all up,Womanity isn't like ANY other fume.Its unique unto itself just as Jungle L Elephant is one of a kind.Like NO OTHER! It has become my new signature scent and I pray he never stops making it cause NOTHING could even come close to replacing it!

Sillage>10
Length of fragrance>10+
10 out of 10 stars
that's saying a lot for My tastes!!! P_LEASE,at least,give it a try.

Jun
02
2013
rthgdess
rthgdess

This is definitely not for everyone, like all Muglers it's a love/hate situation. In the beginning, it's sharp and briny (the caviar makes its presence known) and a bit rocky somehow, like wet jetty stones. Then the fig notes arrive, kind of like someone mixed a bit of seawater into a jar of fresh syrupy fig jam. It's a sweet/salty mix of equal proportions. Definitely strange but intriguing in the way it dares to be a bit offensive. I appreciate it for the oceanic references it triggers in my brain, but I definitely use it sparingly.

Jun
02
2013
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

When it initially hits the skin, the mixture of caviar and fig blasts out. It feels weird, and to some extent, nauseating. However, the salty note mellows into a light touch after a while and it becomes a fresh fig-theme scent. It's fruity sweet with a hint of saltiness, crisp and sparkling. I feel like experiencing gastronomic delight. As many suggested a certain comparison, I can understand the liaison but don't think it smells exactly like that and don't think it's that provocative in purpose. To me, it's a woody-fruity fragrance out of convention, a fresh scent to rock with all year round. The sillage is quite good and the longevity is around 10h. However, I do suggest test before buying as the caviar note may be a tricky part.

Jun
02
2013
Jerine123
Jerine123

Love this fragrance. Sure, it is a bit unusual with notes like fig and caviar but that's what makes it memorable. It is not offensive, it is like an artistic relative that is a little off the top but you know that she is worth a fortune and her "style" is just a little ahead of it's time. That's what you get with Womanity. A scent that you wont recognize on everyone else. A scent that unravels and is extremely feminine and requires a confident woman. Think Tresor, Sicily, KL, My Sin etc. all bold fragrances. Men love this scent, it's mostly women creating a stir because of the caviar ingredient but Thierry Mugler knows his stuff and a nice way to try this is with the lotion and work your way up to the fragrance.

May
30
2013
xjulietdx
xjulietdx

I almost felt sorry for Womanity, why she was bullied by so many negative reviews? I must say I really like Thierry Mugler and I know you shouldnt't except anything ordinary from him but for me Womanity was a no.

It smells rough, salty and dirty. It reminds me of those times I used to go to the beach in Spain, where my grandmother lived. I used to swim there for hours and when I came out of the water my grandma was waiting for me with food. We had our lunch at the beach and lay in the sun for hours. Womanity smells exactly like my skin after a dive in the ocean. Like dried up sea salt and sand. It's kinda nostalgic but unfortunately it smells a bit too dirty for my taste. I prefer clean scents.

May
29
2013
nyoka
nyoka

WOW!!! A LOT of bad reviews!!! BUT< Anybody want to swap theirs for some of this new sweet watery fumes I have,Id be happy!!!
REALLY, give it a try on ur skin.Just like u cant judge people by ur first meeting,u shouldnt be so quick to brush her aside!! She may end up being one of ur closest friends!!!

May
29
2013
shopgirl
shopgirl

I merely picked up the bottle to test it, but the bottle top was loose and it leaked onto my fingers as I fiddled with the spray nozzle. The initial smell was enough to make me queasy! It didn't get any better, and I couldn't wait to wash it off! Thankfully I didn't spray it, otherwise I would need to get my coat dry-cleaned, as it was I had to get to the bathroom quickly to wash it off! This is not a 'perfume' in my book.

May
29
2013
Musselille
Musselille

On my skin, this smells really bad! A mix of very strong salt water, caviar and a little bit of rotten something. I had to wash it of very quickly!

Would have bought it in a blind buy on a webshop, but I'm glad I didn't.

I recommand you try this on your skin before buying. Cause this is not a "normal" perfume!

May
29
2013
boardbat
boardbat

ok, i have a small spray sample of this and right now i'm not exactly sure about it, but i think i like it. however, my daughter does not. she smells generic avon frgrances as well as, her words, old lady perfume. i smell antiseptic at the start, then a slight sweetness, then chlorine. but yet, there is something about it i like. hmmm perplexing for sure. i do not smell fish, feminine products or any type of salt at all.
womanity is certainly for women, it is as complex as we are.
the word is still out on this for me, but i'm leaning towards at least liking it. will i buy a big bottle? hmmm i'm just not sure.

update: i decided to buy a bottle and i'm very happy with it. 2 sprays are definitely enough for the day.

May
24
2013
Na0
Na0

Just to pay tribute to this underrated fragrance, and to confirm what I said few weeks ago...

I LOVE YOU, WOMANITY... As I love women-humanity too !

If you weren't too feminine, I swear I would wear you until my death. Don't listen haters, my dear, (yes, I'm talking to a perfume, and so what ? xD) some people like me love you, and I'm not alone !

Sorry for this interruption, dear members, you can continue to tell how much you hate this one. Don't pay attention to my review !

May
22
2013
aqua76239
aqua76239

The only reason I ended up with tiny bottle of Womanity because I bought a set with three mini bottles that included Angel, Alien and Womanity.
Before I sampled it read all kind of things about this scent-that it smelled like fish, lady parts, that it was the grossest thing in this universe. I am happy to report that I don’t find it disgusting at the least. However…ah yes, there is a but..
Mugler fragrances are very unique, without fail, and Womanity doesn’t dissapoint.. Its the far the most strange fragrance I have ever worn. I think that it should have been called Alien(and Alien called Womanity) but I digress. Its fruity, aquatic and figey(I know there is no such word hehe) at the same time. Yet, it’s salty. Yes, fruity and salty together. It’s a not a sweet scent which is probably why I decided it wasn’t my cup of tea. I think it smells like ocean water with some fruit scattered over it.
Not for me, but a very different and unique scent with excellent lasting power. And bottle is very beautiful as well

May
22
2013
kadinurr
kadinurr

Just recived my sample. At first I dabbed just a little bit on my skin and it smelled like really mediocre fresh fragrance. Then I used it more generously and then there was more depth in it. But it's still fresh and fresh scents don't work with my chemistry at all. :(

May
21
2013
melzy
melzy

Ah, Womanity. I swore I would never sample you. After all; smelling like metallic, sweaty genitalia wasn't high on my wishlist. Alas, I couldn't resist any longer. I had to try you. I HAD to see what all the fuss was about.

All I have to say is... genitalia?!?

Womanity obviously agrees with my chemistry... huzzah!

I immediately smell fig. In fact, I immediately smell leaves. The fig leaf is definitely pronounced. Overall it smells quite astringent. Have you ever eaten a slightly under-ripe Persimmon? Or accidentally bitten a Banana skin? You know that weird feeling you get in your mouth - all dry and fuzzy? THAT feeling is what Womanity smells like to me.

What I assume is the caviar note is emerging as a blast of sea spray.

So, that's Womanity. Fruity, leafy, astringent and slightly oceanic. Last time I checked, my lady bits didn't smell like that! :)

May
17
2013
rosagarcia163
rosagarcia163

I have smelled this perfume and I initially thought that all the effort went into the bottle. But after smelling it, it smells very womanly, hence the name. One of Terries best compared to that rancid oder of Angle

May
14
2013
KATERINA LABROPOULOU
KATERINA LABROPOULOU

I own Womanity from the very beginning. Its a very strong perfume with personality, a super summer bomb from Mugler. It is very unique aroma with a blend of just so few notes, and yet it is a masterpiece for me. I own several Mugler perfumes but this one is "something else". This extraordinary unique aquatic (sea) smell makes you feel it is always an exotic summer. It last super long especially on your clothes (many days). What can I say more. Buy it just for yourselves and only!!

May
14
2013
lara.suzin
lara.suzin

Womanity is salty and sweet. Smells really exciting because it works on the skin and smells different on each one.

Good reaction with my chemistry. I imagine that for some people it simply not work.

Longevity: 100/10 (if possible )
Sillage: 10/10

Greetings from Brazil!!!

May
08
2013
Radchick
Radchick

This must be a love it or hate it scent. Its odd. I get none of the notes listed. On me, this smells like a tin can. I get none of the fishy aroma some others get, thankfully, but none of the woody or fig notes either. Just a tin can. I guess that is the metallic note people mention. On drydown, this is slightly more tolerable, but only slightly. It ends up smelling like salty sea air. I don't want to smell like a tin can or like salt, so this is a pass for me. Apparently on some people, this smells terrific. I am not one of those people. This is a dislike for me.

May
08
2013
satine christian
satine christian

in 10-30 seconds its awfull,worst thing all of the world because it smiles to excreta of horse !!!
but than it changes to soft milk or cream,and other soft things. On the other hand it is weak scent.
so this perfume is mysterious but weak .

May
06
2013
MaddieClfd
MaddieClfd

I'm sooo glad I tried it. I was tempted to blind buy it, and I'm happy I didn't.
It's not my type of scent. It is different, I've never smelled anything even remotly similar. It is strong, leaves a trail of fragrance behind.
Fragrance itself - I think I'd say it's fresh, but not citrusy fresh, more aquatic fresh. There is a bit of salty, metallic feeling to it.
I just wouldn't be able to wear it. Didn't wash it off, left it to develop (pretty linear on me), but I didn't enjoy it at all. I will not be getting a bottle for myself,
I'll probably give it a go if a few months to see if I like it better.

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

I purchased a sample of 3 vials on ebay,out of sheer curiousity. I've been on a perfume bender for a couple of weeks,since I found this wonderful site,and after reading so many reviews about it smelling like a woman's private parts,i was greatly intrigued.had to try it,just to see if it really did.
I received my sample and immeadiately dabbed it on my wrists. OMG so wonderful!Its fig heaven! one of my all time favorite scents is Brown Sugar and Fig from Bath and Body Works,I've had that as a staple in my scent wardrobe for at least 8 years,maybe longer.It's one of the few scents I always got complimented on.It's warm and inviting,and always makes me feels all cozy.
Womanity is like that scents sexy older sister.It's predominately fig,but has a zesty,spicy note,that makes it feel incredibly sexy.That could be the caviar,I wouldn't know,never had caviar and probably never will! lol

I didn't receive as many compliments as I did with bs&f,but I will say that I felt confident and sexy all day,and the dry down is sweet and woody,with the fig becoming almost creamy,like figs in sweet cream.
I didn't waste any time,within a day or two purchased a one oz bottle,and will definitely keep this as a staple in my scent wardrobe for many years to come.I highly recommend if you like figgy scents!

Apr
30
2013
mandy.may
mandy.may

oh my god...I absolutely love love love this.strange and beautiful.my new favorite.bottle is a work of art too.

Apr
29
2013
Debshee
Debshee

Most people can't smell their own BO until it gets pretty strong. So those who love Womanity should probably have someone with a great sense of smell determine if the fishy / BO notes really go away in 30 minutes or your nose just gets used to it. With all the hormonal changes women have, the chance this will smell like fermented BO is too much for me to wear this anywhere. I can create "sweaty vajayjay" on my own so no need to buy it. :-) I guess it could smell like heaven once I put it on my skin but there are far too many other options. Only occasion I can see wearing this is for 'street walking' when you're trying to quickly attract men.

Apr
29
2013
thazinha30
thazinha30

Apparently, almost everyone seems to hate this perfume... I, on the other hand, LOVE IT!!! This has such unique smell and it lasts aaallll day. A couple of hours after dry down I get this lovely soft, sweet smell that I can't stop sniffing.
This is my favorite from Thierry Mugler. It was definitely love at first sniff for me...
This is definitely NOT for everyone, though, as it's very unconventional and different from anything that's out there. I love Womanity and Womanity loves me so it's a win-win situation.

Apr
28
2013
BettyNoir
BettyNoir

This is shockingly bad. I had to wash it off. It smells like gone off food and crumbs. It's just violently unpleasant. Never again! Who on earth is buying this vile mixture?

Apr
27
2013
stemziez
stemziez

This perfume makes my stomach turn. I'm trying to think of something nice to say, but I really can't. Now, I love salt on my food. I'm a total salt-aholic. And to ME, this fragrance SMELLS like salt. But not in a pleasant way. Kind of like the way a bathing suit would smell after swimming in a dirty ocean, and was then hung to dry out near a fishy bay. The fact that it has caviar notes in it, and is called womanity, makes me uncomfortable. As MisterCrazyLeg said (which I was thinking, but didn't know if I should say it), it does kind of smell the way a vagina would smell after being washed with some weird fig bodywash. I feel like I'm letting my imagination run wild here, and I guess that just proves this perfume to at least be INTERESTING, because it has made me think so much.
Nevertheless, I can't stand it. I felt nauseous the first time I smelled it. I got it on my hand after spraying it on a test strip, and couldn't run to wash it off any faster. Props to anyone who has the guts to wear it, and even more so to anyone who could make this smell nice. I know there has to be someone out there who's pH would somehow react well with this, but it's certainly not going to be me.

Apr
27
2013
Thomasania
Thomasania

I bought this today at TJ Maxx for less than $30. So I figured if I didn't like it I could resell it without losing much. I sprayed on my arm and Immediately all I smell is metal - sharp aluminum and steel. :(( Not impressed at this point at all. So I decided to re sniff my ATM after I got home and WOW the metal has dissipated into something much softer but not altogether "womanity". But I am being to like this... For me it is true to a woman's core personality. Some women can be tough as metal on the outside but once you get past that part of her, she is as complex as the perfume itself.

Apr
16
2013
lili1912
lili1912

Second review: this fragrance used to scare me, but now am addicted!
Such a light sweet smell that is different from the typical vanilla type...... I love and crave the saltiness of this on some days now..... I absolutely do not get any fishy/metal note.....
Yes it's strong on first spray, but it quickly settles........
I was told I smell fresh and springy w this a few days ago (random comment from male friend) out of the blue...... So it's not just me becoming used to it, it really does give off sweet/aquatic/salty/fresh wafts.........
For reference, I do like sweet scents in genral, Dior addict was my winter favourite (still is a favourite), womanity will be spring/summer. :)
Hope this helps...... Summary advice: try on skin and let it settle for 5minutes..... Mmmmmmmmmmm..... :)

Apr
16
2013
Soutty123
Soutty123

This is interesting. I like rather than love. I don't get blood or fish thankfully! I get nuttiness and a kind of beachy saltiness. Nice for summer.

Apr
16
2013
daviaa34
daviaa34

This fragrance is very pungent and unique and not for the conservative. It has strong spicy notes but is also sweet. The fragrance is far form the ordinary and is exactly what I have been searching for. Its stunning.

Apr
14
2013
k.dehaas
k.dehaas

I love it.
I get a hint of sweet with a touch of salt.
Very feminine and sensual.
It also makes me very calm in some way.
I like it, yay to my skin chemistry!

Apr
09
2013
Aeris
Aeris

I discovered the wonders of aromatherapy/meditation with this perfume.
My first impression upon smelling it on a test strip passing by a counter was "eh, not for me". It wasn't too memorable or strong.
After reading the reviews here, I bought several test vials to give it a fair chance...to let it unfold.
I'm glad that I did.
After about half an hour I could smell a pleasant mix of figs, wood tones, and a slight oceanic salty undertone. It was like being in a forest located by a beach.
But what REALLY took me by surprise was the overwhelming sense of calm that came over me as the scent unraveled. I closed my eyes and began to meditate by instinct. I entered a deep, meditative trance basically. It was very soothing.
The next day I did some research on the correlation between perfume and mediation (which is called "aromatherapy". Doh. I should've known that ahead of time).
Basically, from my understanding, the odor molecules in perfumes stimulate the amygdala, hippocampus, and other parts of the Limbic system and the olfactory bulb in the brain (or something like that. Sorry, I'm not a Psychology major). It affects your mood, hormones, heart rate, emotions, etc...
Pretty cool stuff. I guess this perfume, out of all the ones I've tried, just happened to mesh well with my brain chemistry.

Apr
05
2013
soulflwr
soulflwr

This perfume smells kind of like blood. Metallic, bitter, and I couldn't put my finger on it but the reviewer below put a name to the mystery. I also smell the iron note. Raw meat, butter, and figs on a cracker. That's what I smell. This is definitely a strange one.

Apr
05
2013
yvonne961
yvonne961

Based on so many discussions i tried it on my skin today . The central note was definitely not of conventional sweet/nice/pretty/clean/classic sorts, instead, it smells somewhat almost like there's iron in it...interestingly, it rather depends on one's reception about it, if you detect or amplify the "iron" part in it, then it's terrible and nauseating, but if you're able to let the particular note blend in with others, then this can sing magnificently and beautifully.
my problem with Womanity is that it's risky, because it's also a heavy one and stays on for a long time. So if one's rather sensitive or enjoy the delicacies(civilization?) from botanicals, don't invest on this.

edit: the backnotes are certainly great(berry-fig finally even out the iron), wonder if there's a light version!
2nd edit: the central note also resembles tarragon btw.

Apr
02
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

As with most Mugler frags, Womanity is unconventional and a bit strange. Reading the notes, one is slightly reticent to agree that yes, this will be a definite win. However, if your chemistry agrees with it, you will be more than pleasantly surprised. I really didn't think that fig and caviar would be at all attractive, but when I saw a bottle of Womanity on sale at a significant discount, I decided to give it a try (and resell it on ebay if it didn't work!).

Unlikely though this combination may seem, Womanity is definitely an achievement for Thierry Mugler. He's managed to bottle the essence of female sexuality and power in such a way as to convey the raw animal nature of a woman without losing sight of her refinement and femininity. On me this smells of spiced, aquatic fig and heady woods, and it is just amazing. I am so very glad I took a risk on Womanity. Highly recommended!!

Apr
01
2013
Albin
Albin

Why so many dislikes? I don't get it, really. It smells wonderful.

Mar
31
2013
kileyrose
kileyrose

My all time favorite scent! Beautiful, mysterious and sexy. I get countless compliments when I wear this, from men and women of all ages! I've had men stop me while with my husband and ask what I'm wearing and reply with "I must buy this for my girlfriend!" After reading all the reviews clearly this scent only flatters a certain skin/chemistry.

Mar
28
2013
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

I was petrified to try this frag as the reviews made me believe that it was fishy, that it smelt of sweaty body odour and that it was too horrible for words. This is a divine creation by the house of Mugler, yet again a genius scent has been created by the master.
I adore this scent, to me it is sweet and fresh at the same time and unlike the other Mugler scents, which can be rather heavy and in your face, this one is light and addictive. It is gourmand without smelling like a chocolate box, fresh without being sharp and light enough to wear any place and any time. I love this and am rushing out to buy myself the biggest bottle of perfume that I can. As with all Mugler frags, the longevity is amazing and the sillage is fairly close to the skin on this one.
Mugler frags are very much dependent upon your body chemistry and if you are incompatible with the fragrance then they smell dreadful, there is no grey with Mugler frags, its black or white.

Mar
27
2013
guest_
guest_

I was petrified to try this frag as the reviews made me believe that it was fishy, that it smelt of sweaty body odour and that it was too horrible for words. This is a divine creation by the house of Mugler, yet again a genius scent has been created by the master.
I adore this scent, to me it is sweet and fresh at the same time and unlike the other Mugler scents, which can be rather heavy and in your face, this one is light and addictive. It is gourmand without smelling like a chocolate box, fresh without being sharp and light enough to wear any place and any time. I love this and am rushing out to buy myself the biggest bottle of perfume that I can. As with all Mugler frags, the longevity is amazing and the sillage is fairly close to the skin on this one.
Mugler frags are very much dependent upon your body chemistry and if you are incompatible with the fragrance then they smell dreadful, there is no grey with Mugler frags, its black or white.

Mar
27
2013
evertoncamillo
evertoncamillo

I DO LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!!! It's totally different from what I've been smelling through these past years. At the first time I compared it like smoke but now I'm absolutely hooked on it. I'm familiar with it.

Mar
25
2013
patriciar22
patriciar22

It smells awful, disgusting and strong! I never would wear this fragrance!

Mar
25
2013
b@by
b@by

The smell of sex. Not a full-on vagina smell, but like someone else said, the smell of arousal. Like walking into a room where a couple just had sex. Mixture of adrenaline, hot skin, musk, and bodily fluids. Not dirty smelling, but it is what it is. Sort of nutty too. Can't imagine wearing this day to day. Or at all really. I guess everyone's tastes are different. And noses.

Mar
25
2013
Deppaholic
Deppaholic

Have, don't like. Don't hate, but not me. Anybody interested? I have the fume and the body cream. It's a love hate relationship, either it works on you or not. Everybody's different, hence chemistry :D

Mar
21
2013
liliana darriba
liliana darriba

Controversial, es amor u odio, sin intermedios.
Este es mi perfume, no se si es el aroma que más me gusta,pero si se que al combinarse con mi piel es único, no se parece a nada, se distinguen los higos, y quizas sea el aroma salado lo que lo hace diferente al no ser una nota que se encuentre comunmente en otras fragancias, otra es Biotherm eau oceane ,en la que no me termina de convencer (demasiado salado).
Si sos una mujer tímida....no uses Womanity, está reservada llevarla con personalidad.
Una de las pocas fragancias que volví a comprar al terminar el frasco.

Mar
20
2013
freddinos
freddinos

I wanted to try this scent. I really did. The notes sounded amazing, and the love-hate reviews only excited my imagination. So I went to my local House of Fraser determined to try it on my skin. Found the Thierry Mugler counter, picked up the tester and smelled the cap. And I just couldn't press the valve to spray it on me. I just couldn't. It smelled revolting, exactly like the feminine natural odours others here are describing, mixed with rotting seaweed. Maybe I'm just too much of a coward for this perfume, I don't know... I still want to try Womanity The Taste of Fragrance though, as it might be more civilized and easy to at least spray on my skin to start with...

Edit: finally tried this on my skin. Yes, I do hate it after all. Metallic-sweet-salty vagine like smell. No.

Mar
20
2013
Na0
Na0

One of the most controversed fragrances ever, I think. I know a lot of people who dislikes this. Me ? I ABSOLUTLY LOVE IT ! I know 2 or 3 women in my entourage who wear this and I'm in love with them, olfactory speaking. This is my favorite woman fragrance by far ! (with Magnifique de Lancôme, in a fruity way)

Mar
19
2013
lili1912
lili1912

I was very curious about this based on reviews. Tried it today:

On paper: yuck, strong smell, weird, but still wanted to try on skin

On skin: first minute: still a bit weird but better than on paper
After 15 minutes: sweet notes kick in, smelling really yummy
After 30-45 min: wow, I like this, it is so different, I find it delicious/ pleasant, sweet ( I'm not good at notes but am guessing the fig)
After about 1-2 hours: less sweet, and it reminds me of another fragrance.... It took me a while to figure it out..... After couple hours smells like davidoff cool water on me..... And I know that smell because I used to wear it many years ago.... It does not smell completely like cool water, but it strongly reminds me of that. It does not smell like that if you stick your nose in your skin, but rather the wiffs caught by moving my wrists around,

Conclusion: I like it. First spray is a bit scary but then becomes deliciously sweet ( but not nauseating like manifesto or vie est belle) , then dries down to I'm guessing people describe as aquatic smell. Very unique, really like it.

Seasons: could definitely work for summer. In fact I will most likely purchase this for summer. In winter I prefer Dior addict and heavier/smokier style perfumes.

Other notes: definitely try on skin if this piques your interest, and wait out the first 5 minutes. Bottle is ok, I'm not a bottle collector, they all sit in the dark in my closet so bottles in general don't pique my interest, the juice itself is selling point for me.

Also, all the other bodily smell allusions in other reviews, I honestly couldn't smell anything like that. But I understand other reviewers have diff chemistry w perfumes etc. no fishy notes either, just the slightly salty aquatic notes in dry down.

Mar
19
2013
patxaran
patxaran

So hugely relieved I finally satisfied my curiosity about this scent, thanks to a sample I got from another fragrantician... I get mostly green fig and no sweetness here, embedded in something vaguely savoury woody and undefinable to my nose, if it weren't for reading the gazillions of reviews saying it smells like human body whatever.... I am coming to the conclusion that probably none of Thierry Mugler's creations seem right for me. This one stands apart for not being artificially sweet and screaming but nevertheless I would not want to wear it. I have no ambition of eating caviar and no idea what it smells like but yes there is something salty about Womanity it initially reminded me of the saltiness you would smell from a salty shortbread cookie or so.
My idea of a fig perfume is way better represented in scents such as Versace versense, Figue Sauvage, Ralph Lauren Hot, BBW Brown Sugar & Fig etc

Mar
19
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I've finally got a spray of this on my wrist! I was so curious. Well, it smells very sweet and the fig scent is so good and juicy it almost makes my mouth water. I did detect a bit of a salty scent, too, but not too much. I guess my skin brings out the sweeter notes of this fragrance. No fishy smell at all. I'm really not beyond purchasing this one in the future, though I'd rather do without the (albeit pleasant) caviar note.

Oh, and as for the infamous female genitalia scent, I wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't read so many reviews before sampling this perfume. If I think about it while smelling it, I do smell a hint of that... But as someone said in a review, it's more of an idealised "intimate" scent. Bottom line (no pun intended), if you wear this, you're not going to be walking around smelling like p.... LOL :)

*UPDATE*

I've showered and scrubbed my wrists well. I can't smell Womanity anymore. I've even applied scentless body moisturiser, and I was pretty sure my skin was soon going to be ready oe me to apply another scent.
A friend who just came over asked me "What's this scent?" I said I was just wearing moisturiser, and scentless, to boot. She said: "Let me smell your hand"... And then: "Yes, this is the scent I was smelling! It's beautiful, but strong!". I swear I have my wrist shoved up my nose and cannot get the faintest whiff of it! Beware... you might need a sixth sense to determine whether or not you're still smelling like this perfume!

Mar
16
2013
Clyn11
Clyn11

I applaud those who can wear this. It can be very unique and special for some people.

Sadly, I could not get past the tester strip. It was just revolting. Maybe I'll make a 2nd attempt... but for now, a definite no.

Mar
14
2013
pippab
pippab

Yes it's aquatic, coconut, fig and melon, but it's so much more than those. Although Womanity smells like the beach, I don't detect any caviar or fish notes.

I was wearing this at my sister's house today and one of her friends said "What's that smell?" (and not in a good way). I can understand how some people are turned off by it because it's so 'out there', but I find it to be such a mysterious scent and one that I keep sniffing to try to figure out its ever evolving complexity. Very long lasting - it's been 10 hours since I applied it and it's still very evident. I'll be wearing this one on hot days.

I'm predominantly an oriental lover, however, I'm mesmerised by Womanity. I love it and wish I'd discovered it earlier - it's my new best friend. Could the bottle be a take on a chastity belt?

My only beef (but I can live with it) is with the spray nozzle. It's like a super soaker - instead of a spray it delivers a squirt of liquid.

Mar
12
2013
Kayse
Kayse

I wore this fascinating creation to bed and dreamed of gourmet sea salts served in Waterford crystal at an Oceanside buffet. dreamy salt smell, no fish whatsoever on my skin.

Mar
09
2013
ni_lp
ni_lp

...so I sprayed Womanity in my skin and waited for the obscene-mermaid-vagina-whatever scent but couldn't get nome of it. I smell a very original scent indeed, but nothing freak like people describe.

It's fig, yes, but in my opinion this is mostly like sea breeze...
I don't use to describe perfumes like this but to me Womanity is waves, sun and sand in a bottle, how cool is that?

Note: scroll down, the reviews to this one are the best...

Mar
08
2013
Tovah
Tovah

What IS it about Womanity lately? It launched a few years ago, and I never heard much about it, but suddenly within the last couple of weeks it seems to be everywhere. Sometimes the "sleepers" have the most impact, don't they? Apparently us Fragranticistas aren't the only ones searching for something different to excite our olfactory palettes. I do think Womanity is salty, and figgy, and unusual, but (thankfully) I get none of the scents of non-pathogenic skin flora, or yeasts. The possibility of detecting these notes put me off even sniffing Womanity for years. My fears were unwarranted. This is sweet in a warm, figgy way; not like cane sugars or candy. The aquatic note, which is strong for me, calls to mind water algae, like the summery smell of a warm, shallow pond at sunset. Not surprisingly, certain types of caviar smell like this to me, so the caviar connotes "marine" to my nose. I would probably like Womanity, maybe even love it, if it didn't have that watery note some reviewers describe as "watermelon". I'd rather smell like Sevruga over any kind of melon. I'm disappointed that Womanity isn't really that weird...reviews suggest it's something completely unexpected, but after having experienced JAR Ferme tes Yeux and Etat Libre d'Orange Secretions Magnifiques, Womanity is Love's Baby Soft. I have yet to find a Mugler that allows itself to be worn on my skin, but Womanity does not have the perspiration note of Angel, nor the ghastly sharp jasmine shriek of Alien, so, for me, it's Mugler's best so far. Womanity's bottle creeps me out. It would be perfect for Secretions Magnifiques.

Mar
07
2013
guest_
guest_

What IS it about Womanity lately? It launched a few years ago, and I never heard much about it, but suddenly within the last couple of weeks it seems to be everywhere. Sometimes the "sleepers" have the most impact, don't they? Apparently us Fragranticistas aren't the only ones searching for something different to excite our olfactory palettes. I do think Womanity is salty, and figgy, and unusual, but (thankfully) I get none of the scents of non-pathogenic skin flora, or yeasts. The possibility of detecting these notes put me off even sniffing Womanity for years. My fears were unwarranted. This is sweet in a warm, figgy way; not like cane sugars or candy. The aquatic note, which is strong for me, calls to mind water algae, like the summery smell of a warm, shallow pond at sunset. Not surprisingly, certain types of caviar smell like this to me, so the caviar connotes "marine" to my nose. I would probably like Womanity, maybe even love it, if it didn't have that watery note some reviewers describe as "watermelon". I'd rather smell like Sevruga over any kind of melon. I'm disappointed that Womanity isn't really that weird...reviews suggest it's something completely unexpected, but after having experienced JAR Ferme tes Yeux and Etat Libre d'Orange Secretions Magnifiques, Womanity is Love's Baby Soft. I have yet to find a Mugler that allows itself to be worn on my skin, but Womanity does not have the perspiration note of Angel, nor the ghastly sharp jasmine shriek of Alien, so, for me, it's Mugler's best so far. Womanity's bottle creeps me out. It would be perfect for Secretions Magnifiques.

Mar
07
2013
JGiordano25
JGiordano25

This is a sensory bomb of sexy femininity! This is by far the most complex perfume that I have experienced and I fell in love with it upon first whiff. Womanity is difficult for me to even describe but it does evoke sexual imagery and the awe inspiring power of a woman that is secure in her element. Some people compare this to the scent of clean female genitalia – I can see why this image is evoked but I might not have connected with this image on my own if I had not read about this in advance. Sex does immediately come to mind with this perfume, I think it’s the combination of the fig and cavier – it’s very clean smelling and almost salty. I love this and find that it does make sense to anoint my inner thighs with this and the way this perfume mixes with my natural arousal is incredibly intoxicating. There are floral elements to this perfume that I cannot pinpoint but that add a delightfully fresh and sweet feel and it has nice longevity. To me, Womanity is the obvious perfume for a woman that wants to delight in her sexual prowess and her beauty as a woman.

Mar
07
2013
lila_says
lila_says

I really don't understand all the talk of vaginas, fishiness, etc. This is a very pretty sweet floral aquatic (to my nose anyway) with something extra. Whatever sort of 'brininess' is imparted by the caviar notes keeps this perfume modern, interesting & distinguished in the sea of floral aquatics (pun unintended). Very pretty, 'sexy-lite'.

Mar
07
2013
nellyrlight@aol.com
nellyrlight@aol.com

obviously this is very seductive for a man but I couldn't have liked it..still though the creation is a genius.

Mar
06
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

This finally came in the mail for me, and I'm in LOVE! It's so tangy and seductive, while also being quite sweet, fruity, and delicious. It's delicious in a guilty way, as if I'm treating myself with each spray.

The bottle is absolutely gorgeous and ornate, the same caliber of every Mugler creation.

I don't quite detect the "fishy" smell that everyone else is getting. I think they're THINKING it's there because of the caviar note in the description...but caviar doesn't even really smell fishy. I eat it all the time, and it has a woody, salty, turmeric smell to me. And I DEFINITELY smell this here.

The combination of fig with caviar yields a woody, spicy watermelon-esque scent.

This fragrance truly comes alive on the skin. It becomes a delicious, woody second-skin. This is a MASTERPIECE.

Mar
04
2013
dexxter2012
dexxter2012

This is definitely a very INTERESTING perfume. I smelled something like coconut apart from a clean fishky (caviar?) scent. BTW, is there anything like a CLEAN fish scent?. I don't know what fig leaf and fig bark smell like so it could have been that... and there is definitely some saltiness. I definitely get all the references to female genitalia...

That being said, I am not repulsed by this perfume though my friend was. I find it interesting and nice enough. I haven't bought it as I don't think I will have the guts to wear it anywhere (may be some time in future) but I would like having a sample. Let's see.

Mar
03
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Now I'm really going to have to test this; I'm too curious! :D

Mar
03
2013
littlepepperz
littlepepperz

Oh dear. I am one of those people who when somebody says 'this smells horrible!' I reply 'Let me smell!'. So there I went and sprayed it on my skin, because I'm 'so brave'. I wish I hadn't, it's been 10 hours and the smell is still going strong, after I've scrubbed my arm 3 times. Sillage/lasting power - amazing!

I have to say this is truly strange and I would like to understand how this can smell nicely on somebody else. It's so strong, so salty and to be honest I wish I hadn't read the reviews here comparing it to the scent of women's genitalia, because I couldn't shake that idea off. It made me dislike it even more.

I mean no offense to people who like this fragrance - I guess DON'T BUY IT BLIND is the best that can be said!
I love fig and fig tree fragrances, salty, breezy, beachy fragrances, however this was really not for me. Something sweet and fishy, so plastic-like that doesn't blend well to me. The other night I was in the same room with someone who over-sprayed it and I had to leave early, I'm over sensitive to this, what a curse!

(However, the whole genitalia discussion made me think so much about this fragrance - I mean, wouldn't it make perfect sense if it was created to imitate just that - that pink juice, the name, the chain on the cap that seems like a chastity belt accessory, the face of a woman that 'guards' the juice, the caviar and all of the marketing slogans? Ballsy!)
(13|)

Mar
03
2013
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

Mighty Lion's comment made me laugh so hard. But I agree that this sorta smells like a clean woman's privates... That being said, this is more of a 'seduction' perfume to arouse your other half, not to be used for any other occasion unless you have the balls to not care where you wear it lol

Is it wrong that I love it though? :( everyone here seems to find it repulsive...

Mar
02
2013
Mighty lion
Mighty lion

I'm a male who has to agree with the comments that compare this scent to a fresh, CLEAN, and might I add a sweet whiff of a well manicured p***y..Intensely sexy, alluring, playful, and arousing.. One of a kind scent, and the salt and fig note give it that provocative, distinctive twang that everyone is making reference to.. Along with the ever so slight "non fishy" caviar addition makes this liquid jubilee delectable and decadent at the same time..This fragrance is not for the lil ones it's strictly a grown woman's fragrance for the confident, seductively stylish, and daring..

Feb
28
2013
KajiraSuzanne
KajiraSuzanne

I just tried this yesterday-----WOW! I do not mean to gross anyone out, but it smells like a clean woman's genitalia, especially a woman who is aroused. It's not EXACT, of course, but the hint is there.I have been looking for a fragrance like this since High School, when frankly I noticed I really liked how I smelled when I was reading steamy love scenes in novels.
Very long-lasting, and the sillage will scare away any woman-haters lol.
I TOTALLY WANT THIS SCENT!!!!!!!

Update: A kind Fragrantican gave me her bottle, and some lotion, because her family disliked it. I have received so many complements on Womanity, other than one fellow who thought I smelled like fish.

Feb
26
2013
lauraapadron
lauraapadron

hated it. i cant even tell you why. i didnt smell caviar, just saltiness, so im not blaming any fishiness... it was just gross smelling. like bathing in ocean water while wearing a nice fragrance. very confusing and just didnt feel good to my hypothalamus.

Feb
25
2013
PhaedraRose
PhaedraRose

I tried this for the first time today,I was so curious about the caviar note and conflicting reviews,but I was not brave enough to spray it onto my skin,so used a card instead. I am actually pleasantly surprised as I thought I'd hate it,but I actually like it and next time I will try it on my skin to see if it suits me. My first impression was that it smelled fresh and aquatic,reminding me of rockpools and the smell of sea brine. I do not know the scent of fresh fig,but this smells juicy and aromatic,with the slightly savoury salty note intensifying later on...the whole scent seems to deepen,becoming richer after time-it's totally unique,I've never smelled anything like it before- I would recommend you try it at least once if only to satisfy your curiosity !

Feb
25
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

I have to concur with Ritaruda that I thought Lady Gaga's fragrance would be in line with Womanity. It's not quite like anything I've smelled before and I am a huge fan. I wore this so often over the summer a friend who was helping me move caught a whiff and said "Smells like you."

I love the salty/sweet/bitter combination. On me it smells like grapefruit or maybe kumquat sprinkled with salt and sugar. The fig and wood notes are there, but in a more supporting role.

Surprisingly I have found men quite like this on me though I would not call Womanity sexy, sensual or even "pretty".

Feb
24
2013
Ritarudna
Ritarudna

Contrary to what Lady Gaga's fame actually smelled like, this is what you'd expect it to smell like. Womanity is freaky. It smells like an Alien or Mermaid. Its hard to explain. It reminds me of cigarette smoke trapped in the sheets of a French hotel. This smells like you just returned from a cocktail party in an expensive hotel. I can't stop thinking of paris when I smell this. MAny people may cringe (like me) but once you understand what attitude its going for, you fall in love.

Feb
23
2013
kitsunemagic
kitsunemagic

do not let these strange notes or negative reviews stop you from testing this masterpiece, at least sample this before judging...Womanity is a one of a kind, if your looking for something different and out of the ordinary from your typical fragrance, here ya go

this juice does have a rather fishy smelling hint to it along with juicy figs, the salty sea and leafy fresh leaves,

but not to worry, the fruity note with a slightly salty smell from the figs is more dominant, just think of this scent as if this is what a mermaid or lady Siren would smell like. My suggestion would be to test this first before you buy a bigger bottle! not something you would wanna blind buy

smell: divine! gorgeous and unique!

bottle: a work of art! I love it

longevity: this baby really can stay! one of 2 sprays is enough to last you up to 8 hours

Feb
23
2013
ladynaqua
ladynaqua

I actually liked it , surprised of all the negative reviews here . However, I know of many people who don't like this perfume one of them is my husband , so it was really not practical to get it for myself especially that I am not in love with .

Feb
22
2013
Spangle Maker
Spangle Maker

It's with a fragrance like Womanity that I can realize how much subjective is the universe of fragrance. The fantasy is almost as important than the fragrance itself.

To me the fish egg and the fig are symbols to fantasize about a new era of aquatic/sci-fi/women.
And these symbols has probably something to do with women intimacy but this fragrance definitely doesn't smell of it.

Back in the 90's, aquatic notes were very popular and edgy. After the big perfume bombs of the 80's, people wanted to smell more fresh and clean.
Womanity could have been a best seller at this time.
The caviar note is fresh, salty but clean.

Womanity is just a refreshing, unisex woody fig and marine fragrance. Don't ask for more. Not that it's the best that Mugler has done, but it doesn't deserve fierceness yet.

Though I totally understand that it can be disappointing. It's hard to stand out from fragrances like Angel and Alien.

I own the Taste of fragrance version wich is more gourmand and very good too. It's definitely an everyday fragrance and I don't think I bother anyone by wearing it. I just love it.

Feb
20
2013
SnowFleur
SnowFleur

Well I tried this on my skin for the first time tonight. It has been 4 hours and it has made quite the odd progression.

The first hour was weird, not bad just weird. After the first hour until now it is a nice soft incense like floral.

I would not buy due to the price, but I have enjoyed testing it!

Feb
19
2013
mariamuntean
mariamuntean

Love it!

Feb
17
2013
Lucialuz
Lucialuz

Very good perfum, unique, art perfum. Artistically it is wonderful, the first savory perfum in History.

Different, it made me remember the saltiness of a beach. The sea has this salty fish smell, it made me remember my summer vacation on the beach.

But, personally, I would never buy it. Extremely strong, too much different and I can not see an occasion to wear it. Too much exotic...

Feb
17
2013
ranchorita
ranchorita

Based on the extreme polarity of the user reviews here, this fragrance is obviously a love/hate type of scent. I ordered this online blind based on a combination of my adoration of Alien and the descriptions of an intriguing array of olfactory notes. Alas, this is another which I like on others but not on myself. The initial spray packs a wallop that just keeps on giving on me, and it never settles into something which could be described as even remotely subtle. I gave the bottle to a coworker and on her it's a revelation, and very pretty and powdery. She is over the moon with the gift and I have the pleasure of smelling this fragrance on someone whose body chemistry is much more harmonious with the elements of the scent. For what it's worth, I've not found any offensively fishy smell in this perfume either on myself or on my coworker.

I concur with other reviews which say not to blind purchase this fragrance, but I also say if you like it, give at least a couple of tries before you give up on it.

Kudos on the bottle design, which seems a clever union of the organic and high-tech, a la H.R. Giger.

Feb
16
2013
supergirl83221
supergirl83221

First time i tested this, all I got was figs and more of it. i was weirded out. For a novice, i was confused with the scent. The intriguing bottle was the first thing that drew me to it but i thought that day, i will never buy something like that. Fast forward, last week I tested it again and O.M.G... It smells sooo effin' good. I snatched up a bottle and bought one home. :) carnal, surprisingly masterfully blended.

Feb
16
2013
goingblonde
goingblonde

Just when I thought I had smelled the worse perfume ever ,
I tried this one.
Like the reviewer before me I do not mean offense to anyone-just giving my honest review . This was just horrid.
It didnt change from the first spritz either-A cross between fish and citrus.

I say Do not buy it blind no matter how much you like Thierry Mugler perfumes .Sample it first.

Feb
15
2013
zsazsa.vr
zsazsa.vr

I adore Angel and Alien! So, I didn’t think twice about spaying Womanity on my wrist. Big mistake!

The prominent fish note is way too strong to tolerate! Must be my skin chemistry… on me it is plain gross. I read the positive reviews in disbelieve: I have it on my wrist right now! How could we perceive smell so differently??

It’s salty, fishy, with some icky sweetish watery quality. Smells bizarre, borderline perverted...

I hope I didn’t insult anyone who loves this stuff. If I did, I am very sorry. It wasn’t my intention…
It’s a warning to everyone else not to buy this one based on other people’s feedback!

Please forgive me… Must go bathe in acetone…

Feb
15
2013
nicolastoll
nicolastoll

Womanity EDP

Seriously, this is one of the most exciting fragrances, I have come across until now!
I'm so addicted to it, I'm smelling my wrists like every 10 mins. or so since 2 days. Or I'm nosing the spray bottle/noozle, which currently has its place on my work desk.

Womanity is really something special! I don't find anything "strange" or "off-beat" in it in any way.
It smells very, very familiar, yet there is some indescribable and such strong charming appeal to it, that manages to excite me like no other fragrance has done before.

I would describe this as (my first!) "my skin, but better" perfume. Fortunately, it works perfectly with my skin chemistry from start to finish (I can still smell this after 8-10 hours on me)

Womanity, imo, can be worn casually at day time as well as at night, when going out. Depending on how much you apply, this can definitely be a very bold sophisticated statement fragrance, making an entrance the Zen-way.
To me this is a sure self-confidence and mood enhancer!

It's absolutely delicious! I'm so sold on it, that I have ordered the "Le Gout Du Parfum" flanker of it today. Can't wait to smell this one! :)

If you like the smell of figs, fig trees, marine/aquatic scents and you're looking for something quite exceptional, original, an ingenious compostion, I would definitely give this a go!

I can absolutely see this on a man. Definitely a uni-sex perfume!

Feb
12
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

londonhermit, in Holland we still have no summer or warm weather but i wear Womanity to my work where is very very warm and i have to say it works perfect for me. In the cold this perfume smells for me watermelony somehow and when it's warm i get totally different expirience. And i'd definitely going to wear it in summer :)

Feb
11
2013
londonhermit
londonhermit

I agree with originalparafan this stuff is strong. It gave me a headache. It starts out strong and confusing. However as it dries down it overwhelmingly sweet with a hint of salt.Use this sparingly because it doesn't fade like many perfumes that are released these days. I'll add more to the review when I try it on a weekend in the cold New England weather. Has anyone wore this in the summer? Man I'd be almost afraid.

Feb
10
2013
MintyBobbins
MintyBobbins

Caviar??!!! OMG!! O_O I can't wait to try and smell it.. :S actually I do not imagine how can this smell.. :I

Feb
08
2013
soonflower
soonflower

Amazing how different can this beauty be depending on a skin type.

I was prepared for that famous 'fish'-like' aroma but.....
from the very beginning Womanity on my skin is aquatic, so fresh and clean.
I wasn't prepared for it. It was extremely different from what I was expecting (in a good way).
But just after half an hour it transforms into a smell that reminds me a lot chai tea - it becomes so spicy, warm and comforting.
I swear I can detect cardamom, dry spices and a little bit of milk in it.

Very interesting fragrance.
Very different.
Another great one from Mr Mugler.

Feb
08
2013
owensandlaurensmama
owensandlaurensmama

In my opinion the worse perfume smell ever. I am sorry but when I tried it on I wanted to throw up and I am not exaggerating. Not my cup of tea.

Feb
04
2013
Matthu_Jewell
Matthu_Jewell

If I had to pick one scent to wear for eternity, it'd be this stunner.

Feb
01
2013
evhely
evhely

oh God!!It didn't whash out from my skin!!!!If you spry this,you probably couldn't free yourself from it.
I smell saltiness and figs...but not only that. I have a strange feeling...it is the smell of animal instinct. It remind me to an ancient savage forest, damp soil...stones and moss. It smell like something forbidden. You should feel a guilty wearing Womanity.
Womanity is a complex scent...I think taht you can't understend it immediatly and you don't spry it in a paper-test!!! At the first spry on paper I smelled only something like ash of cigarettes!!!! Womanity change into your skin and after a little time give off its sexy heart!I can definitely feel the signature of Terry Mugler smelling deep inside this scent. I would give Womanity a chance...It's very very original fragrance.

Feb
01
2013
ansu
ansu

Isn't it amazing that our skin is sooo different? I must admit, I was scared of womanity because of those lots of negative reviews. But!! It is beautiful on me.
In the first 30 minutes it's creamy,nutty like some kind of peanut butter. It's dark, deep but not heavy. This creamy dream turns into a lighter, fresher smell. It's like the ocean. I imagine that I'm standing on a desolated sandy coast, and a soft, warm breeze brings smells of the ocean. It's a bit citrusy, but not annoyingly. In the drydown part it stays creamy, a bit sweet...I would say it's perfect. I wish it could stay longer on me!
You should give it a chance, and try it on skin, because it can cause a very big surprise...

Jan
30
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

I got my 30 ml EDP bottle as my early birthday present and i already regret that it is only 30 ml :) I love it. It is so different. Opening of the scent was very sharp and salty but very soon it changed into sweet fresh figs. I guess i have this skin chemistry that every smell develops good on me. However when i went outside into the cold weather it started to smell like cucumber, fresh and transparent watermwelon-like. Not nice. But as soon as i was back home the sweet scent came back exactly as it was before. This is maybe sharp smell but for me definitely not for winter time. I don't smell in it anything foody or salty (ok, only after first spray).It's just lovely but it's not for everybody. If you are a fan of T.Mugler you should like it, every of his scents have kind of extraordinary twist just like Womanity does.

Jan
27
2013
popescu.cristina
popescu.cristina

me

I love this perfume. This to me signifies my maturation into a young woman. It is deeply unique and fascinating.
This fragrance for me is something special, a years when I go to a perfume shop mol and is I have to get out of Womanity .. I finally made a financial effort and bought a bottle of 50 ml. limited edition brand with a key port T.Mugler.
I will keep it only for special occasion, we all love you very much

Jan
26
2013
Kayse
Kayse

This provides an amazing transportive experience unlike any other, Womanity is the experience of being on a yacht on a crystal blue day somehow captured in a fragrance. From a collection of thirty great designer luxury fragrances.... This is the one I find astounding! It's magical.

Jan
22
2013
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

No fruit symbolises female fecundity more forcefully than the fig. Whilst the leaf of that same tree is the very image of the visual emasculation of the male.

How appropriate then that Thierry Mugler's latest solitary punchline scent should bear the name 'Womanity'.

To describe this as a straightforward smell would be to over complicate things. It is bell peelingly high-pitched and pathetically honeyed fig on top of euphemistic 'caviar'.

It is the perfume of a perversely imagined pun on the pudenda.

What could have been truly controversial and confrontational in more courageous hands is turned into to saccharine vaudeville gag, a semi-skimmed single entendre that just isn't funny, no matter how many times it's told.

On a man? Absurd.

But, actually, that might be preferable to the effect on the female of the species.

Jan
22
2013
kay0981
kay0981

One of the worst fragrances I have ever smelled. On my skin it smells like sweat, salt, and rotting fish eggs. It tries to be so much more than it is, the name and the poor marketing just prove my point. I have never been a fan of Thierry Mugler, but I could see how people may like Alien or Angel. Womanity however, is a whole new can of worms. To me, it tries to be shocking just for the sake of being shocking. I don't know whether Mugler tried to make some sort of twisted artistic statement here, because obviously he put a lot of thought into this crap. But to me, this just isn't what fragrance is about. Seriously, scents like this make me wonder... Big designers such as Mugler could literally put the most disgusting note in their perfume, but as long as it has a fancy name, and his label on it, people will fall for it, and love it, no matter how bad it is. Maybe he should redo the Que Pork Barrel Eau de Barbeque 'fragrance', call it 'Maturity' or something, and I bet many Mugler lovers would still fall for it... I am not trying to insult anyone's intelligence on here. I am probably one of the more inexperienced noses on here, but I just don't understand how something so revolting can still have so many people try to defend it because its 'unique' or 'brave and controversial' in a 'good way'. Is this really why we wear perfume? To be 'controversial', to make some sort of statement, even though our perfume makes people drop like flies? Bah. Rant over. I pass on Womanity, and go back to my boring florals.

Jan
21
2013
mimilli
mimilli

Ugh. What the heck? :D

At first I liked this quite a lot actually. Every now and then I sprayed it on my wrist at home, smelled it and tried to figure out what would be an occasion or mood to wear it. Well, it never came. When choosing a perfume to wear in public I just never fell like I could pull this out. Still I liked it. It smelled like ocean and figs, it was wild and rebellious.

Now I tried it on again after nearly a year. And I loath it! It's too sharp and strange, and it has this harsh synthetic vibe that some of the Muglers have. Happily I have only a 10ml bottle so I didn't loose that much for not wearing it ever. Since no one doesn't want it, I've tried to give it to a better home. Oh well, maybe some day I'll start to like it again...

Sharp, synthetic, salty, strange. On the other side it doesn't remind any other perfume I could think of, and I can totally imagine someone else wear it and smell really nice.

Jan
20
2013
Elysia
Elysia

I do not consider myself a born rebel or a very assertive person. This perfume generated a lot of debates on the internet, most seem to absolutely adore it or hate it. This gave me an impression that it was a very dominating scent and worked for those who have a strong personality. When I first smelled it, the top notes seemed very harsh for me but when it settled, I found it a warm, a bit spicy but rather sweet and very pleasing scent on my skin. It is very extraordinary in my opinion and I recommend it first of all for colder seasons. My advice is that do not let yourself be influenced by the reviews, but try it on your skin at least once, maybe you will be pleasantly surprised.

Jan
18
2013
babskrimpen
babskrimpen

YAY it smells amazing on me! Right after application it is a bit sharp but soon after it explodes into an addictive sweet, yet savory blast of smell I have to smell over and over agian! I especially like the middle notes so next to on my skin I spray it on my sleeves to keep it from drying into the base note. Not that I don't like the base notes, I really do but there is something special in the middle that I'm addicted to now! I'm just a noob in fragrances so I have no idea what it is that I smell but this reminds me of food and the smell of a hot day on vacation. It's very intriguing! Oh and my boyfriend really loved it immdiately, but that I expected/hoped because he loves TM's A-men for him self a lot too.

EDIT: after about a year of regular use my 100 ml bottle has almost finshed but for now I am not gonna het a new one, I have had too much of it I think. My boyfriend started to dislike it too. I still have a 10 ml purse spray so I will have to see if I can get comfortable with it again by some moderate use of it. I replace it with Crystal noir for the moment when I want to wear a somewhat special scent with large sillage.

Jan
18
2013
limbaeck
limbaeck

To me it smells like figs, nothing more and nothing less. I would probably like it as a home fragrance or a scented candle but as a perfume it is just plain, it makes me feel like a piece of furniture

Jan
13
2013
fragrancecraze
fragrancecraze

It opens with a burst of juicy fresh figs with a green, milky facet, along with a burst of the salty caviar. At the start the fig's juicy freshness shines. Then, as it settles, you get more of the salty caviar, whilst the fig is more refined and less juicy. Immediately after this you get some fig tree wood, which is woody and green. These notes all work together beautifully, each note just accentuating the other, creating a fresh, green, fruity, savory & woody scent. Absolutely stunning and indescribable. It's one of those fragrances you just have to smell yourself to experience the true beauty of it. It's so complex, alluring & beautiful. A masterpiece, undoubtedly. Yet to be disappointed by Thierry Mugler, one of my favourite fragrance houses.

Longevity and projection are MARVELOUS!

Jan
13
2013
loonad
loonad

i ordered this unsniffed just because i like alien by thierry mugler and i wanted to get a bottle of this in my collection.after reading the reviews here,i was very worried.so today i went to the perfume shop with my sister to try this.i did not wear any perfume on purpose so as to have a fair opinion.
i took the tester bottle and removed the cork and braced myself for the fishy note.on my skin it is very fruity with just a pinch of salt,a huge pinch of salt.i smelled a woody note after the drydown which is very pleasant and quite addictive.all through our shopping spree i kept smelling this yummy scent and i must say that i quite bored my sister with my 'do you smell the fish?'.
however my only complaint is that though this lasts long,it did not project much on my wrist.i feel that this is a summery scent evocative of the seaside and delicious fruits.i do not know the smell of figs as it is not readily available in mauritius.i think this scent varies depending on the climate and chemistry of one's skin.all in all a good scent for tropical summer.i love it.

Jan
11
2013
tandi
tandi

Womanity smells like figs and its got a distinct salty note.Unfortunately My chemistry belongs to the club that turns this smell into body odour after just an hour of application! Good for you if it agrees with you

Jan
11
2013
LiLoLiLo
LiLoLiLo

Womanity is just a nice ,pleasant delicate scent,nothing salty , fishy ...
The longevity is very weak

Jan
09
2013
Cairo Rose
Cairo Rose

My daughter and I had read about this perfume and were a little put off. When we were on vacation as a joke my daughter saw this in the shop and said we should give it a try....Both of us giggling and figuring we are on vacation...if we stink nobody knows us...LOL....Both of us were surprised to find there was no fishy stink, no stench at all. On our skin we smelled fresh naturally sweet figs with a touch of salt breeze. The salt is like how wonderful a sweet dessert is accented by a sprinkle of Maldon Sea Salt on top.

Jan
09
2013
deviana
deviana

I have 2 decades of experiance with scents , but here ,for the first time in my life, I was forced to energetically trying to wash off my wrist the horrible smell of Womanity!!!!!!! Unfortunately- it doesn't want to vanish!!!! I can not imagine The Thing even on a man!!

Jan
09
2013
dbarranc
dbarranc

At first when I smelled this on paper it had a certain familiar feeling, i knew that me and womanity had met in the past, I fell really hard for it since the first spray.
I would say that it's got more of a spring/summer feeling to it
This is absolutely a unisex fragrance!

Jan
06
2013
Raquel73
Raquel73

Wonderfull fragance!! For me is very special, diferent, it makes me feel sexy :-))
Not fish here, I can smell wood, vanilla..is imposible that it carrie only 4 ingredients in the list.For me is oriental and sweet.With the body milk of the same line is incredible!!
Only one spray behind the ears is enought.For the night you can use two spray for more sillage.Long lasting +10h in me.
If you're bored of the latest releases of fragrances you must try this.You can use it with its body milk or other bodymilk with jazmin or vanilla for example.
Womanity never smeel the same,each day it can surprise you .Womanity adapt to your skin and you encourage :-)))

Jan
04
2013
Angeldelight900
Angeldelight900

I smelt this ages ago when it first came out before i knew what was in it, i was like oh i like alien and angel so i might like this, no it smelt like fishy sea and herbs eww gross

Jan
01
2013
petrapet
petrapet

First of all I must say I’m testing very many perfumes every day. I tested and I read the composition of Womanity. Even now, I’m not convinced that those are the single components of this fragrance. (Just fig and caviar?) The first time when I used this perfume, was an autumn day. We prepared to go out, to a restaurant. My husband was walking in the room searching for something. I just take my scarf and moved to the living room. Suddenly he stopped and, sniffing the air around me, asked with eyes half open: “what do you are wearing?” After that, every time when I’m wearing this perfume he leans towards me, he smiles and says: “you smell so good” :-) {p.s. we are married from a while ;-) }

Dec
29
2012
Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves

I really liked it on paper, but the smell of "womanity" on my skin it's just horrible :-(

Dec
27
2012
Coupe_de_femme
Coupe_de_femme

I love this perfume. This to me signifies my maturation into a young woman. It is deeply unique and fascinating.

At first it can comes off too strong; very 'woody' and nutty but as time goes, it develops into a feminine beauty. I love its balance of sweet and savoury; just like the woman it was designed for.

I have had people on the street stop me just to tell me I smell ''amazing'', and as much as I wanted to tell them ''Womanity, by Thierry Mulger'', I decided to be selfish and keep it to myself, and let them discover it for themselves. What is good about this is that it is not too 'girly', it's feminine but not in the typical way, this just adds to its mystery.

This is the first perfume I chose and purchased for myself, and it certainly will always be my signature. Unfortunately after 7 beautiful months, I only have one or two sprays left. But thankfully I have a refillable bottle!

Dec
27
2012
ronnize
ronnize

Ho ricevuto un campione di questo profumo... io non capisco, ma la gente veramente compra questo profumo?? A me sa solo di gente sporca... e per sfortuna dura tantissimo! Ho fatto la dolcia e non andava via quello odore disgustoso...
Io non cosiglio a nessuno! Horribile!

Dec
27
2012
valcomen
valcomen

I think this is a case where it is loved by some and hated by others. Most people use the word salty when describing this ,but once it hits my skin its fig and a very faint caviar note. So its sweet but not overly sugary.DO NOT blind buy. Test it first because It will fit perfectly or be completely discusting depending on your individual skin chemistry.

Dec
26
2012
RedLady
RedLady

Have to write another review for this, as I received a new bottle for Xmas yesterday and I don’t think my last did this beauty enough justice. It IS a somewhat ‘different’ fragrance, but it works. Its salty, fresh and crisp and the fig notes are powerful. It’s labelled as a ‘savoury’ scent, but its still very feminine and sweet – just not sugary and teeny, which is probably down to the caviar notes which add maturity and sophistication to the mix. It has a very noticeable fig note, the Mugler team managed to catch that rather perfectly. It lasts FOREVER. All those months ago I wore it and it used to stay on my skin and clothes for days. Now I’m thrilled to say it still does that, I could smell it on my PJ’s this morning. A truly gorgeous perfume with excellent longevity and good sillage - and its much easier to wear than Angel. And the bottle is very interesting too. Womanity has received a lot of criticism and I’ll never understand why.

Dec
26
2012
LieneHelena
LieneHelena

I came across it by accident... i admired the bottle and took it from the shelve to have a closer look, bottle was covered in perfume. The first impression- where is the closest place where i could wash it off...
It was like the most insulting fragrance i have ever come across, there was something dirty, something vulgar, definetly not safe to use, something forbidden,in strange way sexy, something alluring, simply divine... and i fell in love :)
Now it is part of me, on my skin it's so unique, just like the part of ME i have been runing away... Symbol of Love- Hate relationship. Of the many contradictions that exist in the world, the contrast between love and hate is perhaps the starkest. It is one that helps us value true love while understanding the ramifications of hatred...

Dec
25
2012
Victoria Regia
Victoria Regia

Soft, sweet and pleasant. Don't see why it polarizes people the way it does. It's very sweet and sharp at first, but it soon dries to a soft, powdery-woodsy scent. I notice citrus, fig, salt, vanilla, black pepper and sandalwood. It's a warm scent, so it blooms in the Summer (though it's Winter now and it still smells delicious). I will continue to wear it and would certainly repurchase it.

Dec
23
2012
pbluberry
pbluberry

The bottle is sooo beautiful too bad for the smell. I had to try since it's a battle against loving and hating this scent on this site. I didn't even need to spray it, I could smell the saltiness of it. My BF said it was the nastiest thing he ever smelled. I didn't think it was that bad but not good either.

Dec
21
2012
Adela7
Adela7

oh baby i got you now!!

i'm the happiest girl for receiving this as a gift yesterday from the best boyfriend in the world!! he knew i loved it SO much and got it for me. i'm so lucky! thank you so much baby, love you!!!

it's the most special perfume, being sweet and savoury and weird and magical at the same time. nothing like it on the market!

Dec
20
2012
RedLady
RedLady

I actually feel like a weirdo cos I seem to be one of the very few who LOVE this fragrance.
I had been put off by negative reviews and the rather awful name, but it ended up being my signature for a good two years. My ex partner loved it too - which is the main reason I no longer wear it, as it holds too much sentimental value.
It remains on your skin a long, long time after applying, which is always good.
The fig is very noticeable so I understand that its not for everyone, but I have to give kudos to Mugler for being daring and different.

Dec
18
2012
bluesparrow
bluesparrow

Oh man, Womanity is so delicious. I love it for the smell, it has a watermelon type scent to it but if you can smell so fine detail then you'll be able to understand what I mean. I wish I had it all the time, but they are discontinuing it which makes me sad, but if it ever comes back I'm buying 3 of them. I mean the bottles are refillable too, so why miss out on a great deal? Either way you should at least try it once, give it a chance if you don't love it or like it, then move on to another scent, but if you love it or like it, then you know what fruity scents it has intertwined into the perfume.

Dec
17
2012
Namyra
Namyra

Womanity is a unique, attractive fragrance. A watery, salty and crispy fragrance it's impossible to forget or confuse. The thing that I like more about it is that you can wear it in winter or summer, by day or night, it will always be befitting and pleasant. I find it more suitable on twenty-something women, because it's a light, weightless, ethereal kind of fragrance. Fig is really noticeable so if you don't like it, be careful. It reminds me in some way L'eau d'Issey but a little more marine, sweet and salty. I really think that this would be devastating and hypnotizing on the right woman.

Dec
17
2012
Elodia
Elodia

I was always curious about trying Womanity, given the controversy that it arouses. So, when I came across it in my local Marshall's, I decided to give it a try and spray some on my wrist. Now, I was aware that Womanity is a very "love it or hate it" type of perfume. Sadly, I fall into the latter category.

Right from the start, I was hit with a strong note of salty fish with a secondary note of fig, and this combination didn't change throughout the time I wore the fragrance. In fact, with each time I smelled it, the more nausea-inducing it became to me.

The sillage on this little number was medium for me, being noticable at arm's length, but what really sets it apart is how tenacious it was in sticking to my skin. No matter how hard I tried to wash it off afterwards, the scent still lingered quite a lot, though of course not as strongly. If I left it as it was, I could imagine this fragrance being able to stick around for a whole day and at full strength.

To those who are able to wear this one well, more power to you. Womanity is definitely a quality perfume, but it takes a certain type of skin chemistry to make it shine. Sadly, it didn't work on mine.

Dec
16
2012
tabithacate
tabithacate

What a perfume! At first when you spray it it is overbearingly strong, and not pleasant. It smells like woods, damp and earth which is not my kind of thing.
Then after a few hours it becomes slightly more tolerable but no nice smells come through. You get used to smelling a bit like a forest.
Half way through the day Womanity begins to work its magic. It smells like Coconut suncream and you envision sunbathing in a hot country covered in sun tan lotion. It turns sweet and gorgeous, then you really can't stop smelling it. The beauty of Womanity shines through in the middle of the day.
This is why I thought of Womanity slightly like Angel at first it is strong and unpleasant but then it begins to smell really great.
I wouldn't buy this blind as it is an acquired taste but once you get past the woody smell it really is a great perfume!

Dec
16
2012
Princessg
Princessg

This is one rare perfume. I won't go over to what's in this perfume because I am not good in describing notes, but rather I will describe the mood whenever I wear this. I don't want to go describe a perfume for what it is, instead of what it does. Nothing smells like it! Every time I wear it this I feel like it can describe the venus side of me, steamy, passionate yet romantic and about to have an orgasm....
The first time I tested it, I fell in love right on the spot. This is really the feminine side of me that only my husband could see... Kind of sacred, that I cannot be open for everybody about it. Perhaps if I am a single person, there is a tendency I'd become promiscuous if I will keep wearing this perfume all the time! Womanity is an appropriate name for this fragrance and it is such an art!

This is my first review and I have been wearing this perfume from time to time since it was launched. I usually wear Chanel No.5 when I have to keep myself on the ground but still being me. Chanel Coco, whenever I need to boost my self-esteem. Chanel Chance original when I feel like being spontaneous.

I have other tons of perfumes that I have yet to discover.

Dec
14
2012
milamilamilamila
milamilamilamila

well, never get chance to smell the real perfumme, realy realy want to, but I've my mini package of body lotion and shower soap, smells fantastic, and enthusiasm, love it, its strong but still keep feminine scene means new era feminine, current feminine smell. Modern woman.

Dec
12
2012
RoRoSe
RoRoSe

I am surprised !! I Tried this before and hated it (I found the fish smell before too !).. but I re-tried this today and I am totally in love ^_*

This so earthy and salty with the unique sweetness of the fresh fig, it's charming with a very great sillage .. In my opinion for winter only ..

I made my mam & my sis smell this but they didn't like it :s
They told me it smells strange ..
I am not sure If I would buy a bottle someday ,, but I still like & respect this stuff .. atleast Mugler is risking with something new and just creating flankers :)

Dec
12
2012
annettepe
annettepe

i really hate eating figs so the smell alone already makes me feel nauseous and sick. when i smelled this fragrance it made me sick and i hated it to so much. i tried scrubbing it off with water and soap but the smell still lingered on my skin. the staying power is so crazy!

when i saw that the notes were all related to fig except for the caviar it explained why i hated it so much. i love thierry mugler fragrances such as the original angel and alien. this one is definitely a huge dissapointment. its so strong, i honestly dont even know how to describe this scent...

Dec
12
2012
halinka80
halinka80

It's such a shame this didn't work on me... I love the bottle, I love the concept behind it, I love Thierry Mugler's fragrances - they are so inventive and unique. I gave Womanity a go twice. The first time I thought "maybe it's a bad day, maybe it's a bad tester". But alas, no. Unfortunately, all I get on my skin is a waft of burning tyres with a pinch of sea salt.

My advice is "try before you buy" (unless you only want it for the gorgeous bottle). I envy those of you who can rock this!

Dec
12
2012
Lexy656612
Lexy656612

The Thierry mugler seem to be an acquired taste to say the least = it's a shame they are so horrid as the bottles are all so pretty =[

Dec
11
2012
KittyBaditty
KittyBaditty

Love the design of the bottle. The fragrance itself confuses me, it's salty in the same vein as CK Escape, but sweet like a tween celebrity scent. I can liken it to saltwater taffy in the beginning, but this is definitely not a scent that embodies femininity to me. I don't really know where I could wear this and I have received a couple of not-so-complimentary remarks. 'Fishy' and 'damp' stick in my mind.

Dec
09
2012
advabart
advabart

First two hours - yum.
But then - YUCK!!! It turns into overipe-rotten fruit, whose sickening cloying smell sticks forever. Beware!

Dec
08
2012
kankri
kankri

On first application, this feels very grapefruit. Citrus-y and salty. Very sharp and sour, hardly any sweet. It feels like it should be cloying when I breathe it in, but it isn't, somehow. Breathing deeply, I can smell woodsy fig notes, like fig leaves, and just maybe just a tiny drop of rich, sweet fruit closing.

Really, I was expecting this be more "fig". It isn't.

A bit later, no more than an hour, the grapefruit feel has drawn back, and this is a salty sweet fig branch. Which is kind of weird, but it's really what I think of it.

About the caviar - I don't get any fish from this. The note does remind me of the ocean, but I wouldn't really call this an oceanic scent, either. I wonder how many people who say they smell fish actually smell fish, or imagined it after hearing that this incorporates caviar?

Overall... this perfume is kind of unusual, but nothing special to me. Not overpowering or weird. I kind of like it, I think it'd make a good summer scent.

I also am not a fan of the name. I mean, really. Womanity?

Dec
03
2012
kristalbee
kristalbee

On first whiff I got salt and fig and cold water -compelling and strange enough to have the tester sprayed on my skin. The following hour shopping and sniffing wrist and the fragrance transformed into a smell I can only describe as sweaty armpits that had been sprayed with a masculine deodorant. I find all Mugler scents straying on the side of masculine and perhaps his idea of a woman's smell is a salty sweaty fishwife. I have tried to find something appealing about this and actually, three hours later, when the armpit smell had dissipated, the residue smell was not unpleasant.

Dec
03
2012
tanxin
tanxin

OH...MY...GOSH! The more I smell this, the more I love it! (just the second time I tried it at the store) and I'm already crazy about it! I feel so high when I smell this, it's just so...aromatic,crisp,marine,citrus,sweet,salty,intriguingand unique all in one pink vintage mysterious bottle! It reminds me of AQVA MARINE too! But it does have that sweet crispy savoury figgy taste that AQVA doesn't have it!

This bottle will definitely be mine in no long time, I just love Mugler's fragrance so much, all of them are so wearable in every occasion :)

Nov
29
2012
lickthetins
lickthetins

mistakes were made.

"salute to femininity," if the designer's sole inspiration is a dead mermaid. I don’t know why it has a pink/ice/steel packaging – the sample of lotion and spray I got was a pale sea foam green, which fit the concept nicely. It’s salty, slightly fishy, and cold. Despite that, it is oddly compelling – it is a trainwreck perfume I can't stop sniffing, as if to remind myself that yes, someone concocted something this nauseating and called it a salute to femininity. The only feminine purpose it serves is an appetite suppressant.

wow, Beatrixel! I don't think any parallel can be drawn between intelligence and preference for scent, but I salute your passion and willingness to insult anyone who disagrees with you. People sure do feel strongly about this perfume. I guess the designer is an 'artist,' if he's managed to offend so many.

between this and Alien, I can only conclude that Thierry Mugler hates women.

Nov
28
2012
Aiant
Aiant

My second bottle since I discovered it and I think it is part of my collection of bookmarks. The aroma of figs and some marine and salty but also sweet, strange as all the perfumes of TM, makes you feel different, sexy and special. Every time I use it, I provoke reactions like wow, what's that, you smell wonderful, amazing, or just envy. For you never passes unnoticed, or when you have an intense meeting and romantic or just so you never forget ...

Nov
23
2012
truffles
truffles

Oh for goodness' sake Beatrixel (review a little bit down from here)!!
Why so serious?
So it's your signature fragrance? Someone says they don't like it on the internet - so what??!!
(I think I previously reviewed this, vague memory of 'mehness' about the smell when I tried it - no salt, no sea, no 'sex', just a strange meh chemical smell, I'll go back and check now!)

Oh and by the way Beatrixel - Light Blue is by D&G, not Gucci!
(And I LIKE it, it's an artful and complex composition that smells much more expensive than it is! Admittedly it's probably been 'worn to death' in the general population now - I think because it's GOOD - but must admit I go off wearing something a little bit if it becomes 'common').

Ooh- looking back on my review, I DID get sea - and suntan lotion - from it actually. And I wouldn't say that marks this potion out as anything unique..

Nov
23
2012
huda.yousef
huda.yousef

I love love loveeeeee , it's amazing

Nov
22
2012
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

Is it fair to review the lotion? Too bad, I'm going to--it was open at TJ Maxx, and I was curious. I assumed that my uncooperative skin would turn this into the worst possible experience, so I was braced for nastiness and was therefore pleasantly surprised.

Salt. Fruit. That was my first almost singular and instant impresson. Like salt on an apple (which I don't care for), probably because I have limited experience eating figs (usually with Brie and chardonnay).

Maybe it's the fact that it was only the lotion, which may lack the full multidimensional experience of Womanity. It is pleasant, in a kind of nondistinct way. There IS a scent lurking in the background that has alternatingly made me think: shrimp; playdoh; dirt or sand; seaside; holding the hand of a grubby child. It is earthy but not deep, sensual but not sexy. I think "skin scent" because it smells like skin--again, the hand of a grubby child, not necessarily unclean but a little sweaty (salt), maybe with remnants of candy or jam (fruit) blended with playground grime. Maybe I'm totally transferring my own psycho-babble expectations of a fragrance called "Womanity", but this is what I get. I was kind of hoping I'd get the dirty, earthy, offensive, bloody-metallic fertility goddess notes that other folks got, just to experience that. But nope. Just sweaty, jammy hands.

Nov
20
2012
TheCountess
TheCountess

Sweet and salty! So different and weird...why not? :D

Nov
20
2012
roseandpeony
roseandpeony

Es fantastica, distinta, la tengo dentro de mis 3 o 4 fragancias preferidas.buenos fijadores, a diferencia de Angel, que para mi, es un Demonio!!, esta creacion es redonda!!, cual un buen vino!!!, exquisita y sensual.

Nov
16
2012
rubyred
rubyred

To all those who think there are so many good reviews of Womanity here - THAT'S BECAUSE THE CENSORS REMOVE THE BAD REVIEWS. WHY? WHAT'S WRONG WITH ONE PERSON'S OPINION THAT IT IS COD IN BRINE

What's the point of all this censorship? Go and get jobs to eradicate online kiddy porn and leave us alone. for christ's sake WHAT IS THE POINT. It's either a power thing or a money/kickback thing for you.

Whatever, I don't need to participate in or read reviews which only meet the censors' requirements.

So goodbye Fragrantica, long may you bigoted censors police and shape the perfume opinions of the readers to your own ends.

Nov
15
2012
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

As soon as this was released I tried it on. I really wanted to be able to wear a Thierry Mugler fragrance, however all the "Angels" and "Aliens" were smelling strange on me.
This fragrance is..... BERRY!! on me. Blackberry, red berry, any berry. It's fabulous and perfect both for daywear and going out. I feel young, fresh, vivacious (perfumes are about feelings for me).
This is one of my couple of fragrances that people comment on and want to buy themselves.
Definitely a nose turner.

Nov
14
2012
themattsky
themattsky

This is absolutely GORGEOUS. One of the best female fragrances, which makes women smell independent, sophisticated and very sexy! 5/5

Nov
12
2012
rubyred
rubyred

Yes Beatrixel your opinion should put put an end to it.
Because you have said it should.

And yes I do have better things to do with my time. I learnt to spell. "Tracherous" has two "e"s; "Anonimity" has two "y"s;
"Deffinitely" has one "f". Truly, definitely.

And because the vast majority of the 1,911 people who voted here dislike the fragrance, that proves the unlimited stupidity of humans? And Einstein would agree with that conclusion?

I like a fragrance if I like a fragrance, not because its designer might or might not be bold, futuristic, into SM or eccentric.

May I suggest if you truly can't accept ignoramuses' shameless blabbings (as you put it) then don't read the reviews and don't flaunt your bile (as you put it). Just wear your perfume and love it.

Nov
09
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

I thought I was about the perfumes and how we individually ( I'd like to underline this word) perceive them, not about our personalities.

I write what I think and feel. And I am happy if somebody can describe this scent in a positive way. And one more thing- we (people here) are not immature and stupid... Nothing personal.

Nov
07
2012
Beatrixel
Beatrixel

again... everybody has mixed feeling about this one and I`m not here to change their mind. perfume is perfume. nothing more and nothing less. it`s everybody`s natural scent that decides for the nose.
there are sensitive people who would stick to gucci light blue and citrusy fragrances even in their 40s, and people who can carry poison or shalimar on their skin without a sense of weirdness.
but what I cannot truly accept is how some ignoramus shamelessly blabs about fish and cod and mackerel and the like.
they probably don`t even own the perfume or have nothing better to do.
that should put an end to it.
this scent is not for immature people who go in walmart stores and only buy flaccid and stale smelling
concoctions drenched in preservatives and bottled in second-rate plastic.
a-chooo
anyway, this is what a savory frag is about. If you`re here to flaunt your bile about cod, mackerel and sea-food, go smell something else.
also, I think you have no idea about thierry mugler`s activity as a designer! he`s bold, futuristic, a bit of SM and eccentric. it proves once again that the human stupidity is, indeed, unlimited- einstein would approve.
the scent is very complex and tracherous and is most deffinitely a statement. I have lately tried the cuir version which is strong and blends better on my skin, so probably this second review should have been placed in that section.
kiss kiss
puff puff

not for those who love being drenched in anonimity.

Nov
07
2012
galactica22
galactica22

I just tested Womanity today for like the 7th time and still couldn`t decide whether to buy it or not. it is just so...contradictory. I very much want to like it because it is obviously unique and has a tremendous staying power but something in it keeps causing me a certain degree of nausea, I just can`t pinpoint exactly what it is... Everytime I smelled it on somebody else I loved it but every time I try it on it`s just not convincing enough to make me buy it, it`s even like I`m a bit afraid of what people would say if they smelled something like this.Maybe i`ll still have to try it a couple more times in the perfumery until to finally decide : I love it or I hate it...something apparently many other women also feel about this unique fragrance.

Nov
06
2012
the Italian
the Italian

There has to be a strange reason why a person would like to smell like a codfish hanging from a fig tree. I just need to figure it out.



ps: the bottle really creeps me out.

Nov
03
2012
niecwiecio
niecwiecio

Interesting smell, salty. I don't really like it, but it's one of the cheaper TM perfume, so it may be worth trying. I love the bottle!

Nov
02
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

I was curious about this one, yesterday tried it.
It's a warm, rich scent. But in my opinion that warmth comes from something.. dirty. Like some rotten fruit with some salt (what a comparision). I feel a bit of fish smell too.
I rather dislike this, wouldn't buy it for myself. But have to admit- this is unique. Won't be confound with other scents,that's for sure.

Nov
02
2012
Nefelisparkles
Nefelisparkles

This is a very provocative scent. It's leaves you with such a powerful impression.. On the right person it can be exactly what it was designed to be: a well made salty fig scent with just a little sweetness to balance things. It's not a comfy scent, it's loud enough to support you with confidence when you want to conquer the world!On the opening it reminds me of JLo's Deseo. Definitely try before you buy because it can turn sour on some skin types easily. Overall, great creation full of imagination!! Kudos Mugler!

Oct
30
2012
po
po

Womanity is really something new. And controversial of course.
I admire Thierry Mugler's fragrances. You may like them or not but you have to admit they have guts.
Angel was the first gourmand. Alien is a full strength jasmine bomb.
And womanity.
Starts with a jaw dropping, mouth watering realistic fig note. If you haven't smelled or tasted actual figs you get an excellent interpretation I assure you. And fig tree leaves as well. Very original. If womanity would have developed to something more friendly than caviar I would so have bought it. But nope, sadly, I don't enjoy the salty note. Sillage and longevity are excellent..
I'm a bit pissed. I appreciate the originality and the quality but I like only the top notes. Now I have to try the latest version ''Womanity Eau Pour Elles EDT'' with hope for less salt.

Oct
29
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

still on the fence about this one..i tried a sample..at first spray i like it but then it started smelling like cigarette smoke..DO NOT BLIND BUY..try before you buy

Oct
29
2012
Małgoś
Małgoś

After wearing Angel years ago (too sweet, bland for me), then Alien, I have decided to try this Womanity thing.
My impression is that this has a strong resemblance to the two previous perfumes by TM - though its sweetness is of a peculiar kind. Nonetheless Womanity has more character - some sort of pleasantly spicy saltiness. I feels/smells like pure sea salt grains. It certainly has nothing fishy about it - at least on my skin - and I would not even say it is caviar. Just a very pleasant counterpoint to the sweetness and fig. And the fig note is crystal pure, to my nose.
At moments, I would call it a delicious fragrance, slightly provocative, yet quite innocent. But as I go through the day, the sweetness prevails. This, in my view, is the slightly kitschy side of TM perfumes. Extremely womanly though.

EDITED: I definitely owe Womanity an update: I wear it on and off, but very recently I discovered that not only this perfume has great longevity, well over 8 hrs, but after so many hours it blends with my skin so as to produce a nutty kind of scent - that must be the sweetness of the fig, mixed with the saltiness of the caviar and the chemistry of my skin - and I started to love it. That scent, late in the day and throughout the evening, is almost addicting. Maybe that's how it was supposed to be by design ;)

Oct
28
2012
Adela7
Adela7

my newfound love!!!

when i smelled this one for the first time i didn't know how to react to it. i didn't encounter anything like it before. about one year later felt it again and slowly but surely developed into a great love. yes, it's unique, it takes time to know each other, but once you get there you can't have anything but admiration for this one of a kind entity.

warning: it's addictive!!!

Oct
24
2012
busik
busik

Nuts! Roasted hazelnuts, one to one, the smell and taste when in the mouth. And only then the bucket, caviar, sea, etc. Fig is not reminded of any kind, either in green or in dried

Oct
24
2012
Whit
Whit

I had tried this when it first came out and for some reason or another, I never reviewed it. First off, it's very unique (it's Mugler, so what do you expect?), and on my skin, the caviar was followed by fig. I had just a sample of it at the time, and I even though I liked it because it was so unusual, I became afraid to wear it around others because of the caviar note. With that being said, I never got a "fishy" aroma, but it did remind me of the ocean with it's saltiness. This would actually be a great beach scent for summer; fig and caviar remind me of a tropical island. Naturally, sillage and longevity are amazing with this frag and I may buy it again, this time full size. Another weird but awesome creation by Mugler!

Oct
20
2012
hanjari
hanjari

I fall in love with this perfume from the first time I smelled it at the perfume shop.
It's so soft and lovely yet so original and exclusive.
I smell soft sweetness and woody which I believe from the fig and the fig tree and a weird scent I can't explain maybe its the caviar.
Love it so much.

Oct
18
2012
opallara
opallara

WOW! This perfume is absolutely beautiful! I feel like slapping some of the other reviewers who said it reeked like fish. In the most mysterious and awesome way, it smells like ocean and/or beach, but NOT fish. I really love this perfume. It's SO different. I wish I could explain it better. It's sweet (the fig) with this fresh and interesting twist.........water. It's sweetness mixed with a fresh ocean water smell. Words cannot describe it. I am so impressed with the originality of this beautiful perfume.

Oct
17
2012
clareyfairy333
clareyfairy333

I really liked the smell of this perfume when I put the bottle to my nose, until I sprayed it on my skin. It smelt of dessicated coconut and turned very sweet within 30 seconds. Even the sales adviser was shocked by the pungent smell It quite obviously does not react with my skin as well as it does on others.

Oct
17
2012
Lerior
Lerior

I find Womanity to be a very pleasant scent! Original and weird. This one can be -IMHO- a guy friendly scent.
To me, it smells like a salty fig tart. Extremely delicious! It blends great with my skin.

8 out of 10

Oct
17
2012
Claudia.ramos22
Claudia.ramos22

When I first saw this parfume it looked scary and strange and when I smelled it,was intoxicating. First,I was influenced by the look and the reviewers and I decided to forget about it.Some days later,in a local store,they sugested me a new scent.I immediately fell in love with it. When I asked what it was,they told me: Womanity Thierry Mugler.When I got home I found out this perfume it's full of contrasts . Its salty and sweet at the same time.The fig and the Caviar notes are very obvious.It's flashy.But I think you have to give it a chance to develop in order to enjoy it,as it is the most unique perfume I have ever tried.So don't prejudice it!
I can predict the future: All the women will join and wear Womanity.

Oct
16
2012
Sabrina_A
Sabrina_A

I have a full (50 ml) bottle with a unopened body lotion and a Thierry Mugler toiletries bag.
I've only sprayed the perfume once and I was very disappointed about the scent . It is 2 unique for me and it made me feel sick. It was a blind buy, that probably explains a lot.

If someone wants to buy the set for a cheap price or make a swop/swap, CONTACT ME!

However I live in Europe, and it's probably cheaper to ship within the EU.

Have a great day!

Oct
08
2012
nightcat23
nightcat23

This is really unusual. I sampled it myself and it really didn't seem to intrigue me but my aunt wears it and after it's dried down, it's really salty and savoury and smells really good.

Oct
06
2012
vickymath
vickymath

Gorgeous!! Just bought it today - the fig is very intense in the beggining. Ultra femminine! Thierry Mugler never lets his customers down. Totally recommended for those who love exotic fragrances. 5/5

Oct
06
2012
Bettany87
Bettany87

This one is different ... a bit of a strange experience for me. That does not mean I did not like it because I have to say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dry down on my skin.

The initial blast was hard to explain except it's a potent plastic-like scent, like when I inhale the smell of new vinyl (it might be that salty smell some other reviewers were commenting on). But it is mixed with something that smells beautiful, it just needs to come out of that bizarre sphere surrounding it. Then a few minutes after ... the divine dry down! The scent that floats on the skin has morphed into the most gorgeous blend of ethereal fragrant notes. I can hardly find the right words to describe it -- it does not smell like fig nor caviar -- it's a soft, feminine yet highly sensual scent. I love that smell.

It's not what you'll call "love at first sight or smell" ... it's the kind of "love" that slowly developed. :)

Oct
03
2012
katsa
katsa

as odd as this may sound this perfume smells scary.

Sep
30
2012
saguna
saguna

I've got myself a sample( in fact two), and oh, wow!
What a strange, but pleasant scent. it opens very weird, hard to describe, sour like Lady Gaga Fame, but it turns to a very beautiful, warm and feminine aroma, which lasts and lasts, changing dependable when you sniff it.
It's the weirdest perfume I want to own, and first from Thierry Mugler I trully like

Update:

Ok, it's one day later and I think I've changed my mind. While I can use this perfume staying at home, I tired to go out with it yesterday and found it annoying, disturbing and unattractive! I rushed home to wash it off and it was still there! I felt like smelling of fish blended with some syrup.
Thank God it was only a sample, and I wasn't enough insane to buy it online yesterday.

Few days later : I tried it again, when I was in a very good mood and it worked out ! I discovered that if Im in not too good mood, the perfume is annoying and cloying. Today, as it's almost the end of the week, and I'm looking forward to the weekend, I wore it all day, several heavy sprays, and it was really good. I think it works well with my body chemistry, as I could feel all the best from this perfume today. It was windy, sunny, but not too warm, I had lightwear coat, and I walked smelling of Womanity. It was good.

So... I'm scared, but I'm buying a big bottle.

Sep
29
2012
Nadia Albayati
Nadia Albayati

At first I tried it on a blotter and I got shocked. I didn't like it at all and it smelt very odd! Today I tried it again on my arm and I have to tell you it's a very pleasant salty figgy perfume!

Sep
28
2012
stephis26
stephis26

Following your advices y just got a couple of samples and its amazing for me it smells like cinnam,very woody but not yet masculine, its an ultra femenine parfum, its inspiring how it develops and has a very interting equilibrium between sweet and sour I'm regreting havent buy it when I first found it at Marshall's gift set for $45 besides that i,not a goof option for gift but definitely as a self presentrlts not a perfum for everybody its has to like you to dare to wear it

Sep
23
2012
mippymuppett
mippymuppett

This has to be one of the strangest perfumes I have ever tried!! It's not that I hate it. It's just so hard to describe!!! The scent is just crazy unique. If you want to wear something that is not on every woman's dresser in America than this should be one to consider. I would NEVER EVER recommend this as a blind buy!!! This is a very powerful, long lasting scent that is not to be trifled with!!! In my opinion this takes a very strong personality to pull this off.

I don't even know how to describe the scent. I have several fig fragrances (Jo Malone Wild Fig & Casis, Hermes Un Jardin Mediterranee & of course Philosykos) & this crazy scent smells nothing like any of them. The scent is a little bewitching. I kept smelling my wrist over and over all morning trying to think how I would describe this.

This is not for me!! If you are unable to test this at a counter I would highly suggest ordering a sample off lucky or ebay before buying. In any case, I give the designer huge props for being so crazy creative. I know a lot of people like the bottle but I find it creepy!! Good luck!!!

Sep
14
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

Poor naming aside (it's really hard to take "Womanity" seriously when you imagine a team of Marketers feeling proud of themselves for coming up with such an awkward name), this is a very refreshing, briny, sea-salt and figs scent that I did not expect to end up liking this much.

Something about it smells electric-charged and ozonic; like lightning and ocean. This brings a much-needed edge to the juicy heart of sweet figs. Don't dismiss it from the get-go. Get a sample and test it a few times on your skin. Like most Mugler fragrances, Womanity is designed to unfold properly on skin, and smells harsh on paper.

This isn't something I wear daily, but now when I want some zing; all those carbon-copy "Summer", "L'eau", "Fraiche" scents just pale in comparison. Longevity and sillage are just moderate as Womanity softens considerably upon dry-down, but it's definitely still a statement scent.
(Just ask its most famous fan, Lady Gaga.)

Sep
10
2012
Hairytrees1
Hairytrees1

This smells really strange and kind of savoury, bit like figs and butter. The body lotion of this was really nice and sweet, but this has a strange warm -savoury- butter smell!

Sep
06
2012
Smyle12
Smyle12

Despite the numerous warnings, I bought this blind and I really did try to like this perfume. I tried to find it unisex and I respect it's almost "alien" originality, but having worn it several times now, all I can say is that I simply cannot stand it. Even one spray makes my stomach wretch and wearing this as a straight man makes me feel so self-conscious, I feel as if I may as well be naked. Yes, it's called Womanity for a reason, although I'm not quite sure what type of woman I would find this smell attractive on (if any). It's just so strong, cloying, overpowering, and nauseatingly sweet, like an overripe fruit, just beginning to turn. Actually, one might compare the scent to a bunch of very sweet, ripe, and vomited... apricots. The smell will not relent and lasts for what feels like (and may be!!!) days. I just cannot get into this fragrance no matter how hard I try, how little I use, or how completely novel it may be. I definitely give Thierry Mugler props for trying this and, as always, for being over the top, but Womanity is too much, even for an avant-garde designer fragrance lover like myself to handle. It definitely has a spot in my collection for pure novelty reasons, but my apologies if I mislead anyone with my initial review of this fragrance which was quite positive and also very popular, however, being a man of integrity, I had to delete it and repost my true feelings here. I will ad as a caveat however, that although I do not enjoy this scent, it DOES NOT smell like unwashed genitalia...

Overall: 2/10

Two points for originality and a brilliant bottle design, but this sickly-sweet, salty, cloying, old grass clippings, and turning fruit of a fragrance makes me want to shower as quickly as I possibly can. Yuck.

Sep
04
2012
alidak
alidak

Definately is like nothing else. I got sick and almost vomitted, but anyway, I can really appreciate originality in a perfume, so like it and i hate it at the same time. The fig is wonderful, but unfortunately the salt and caviar oppresses. I sooo wanted to like this, but I don't. Sorry, Womanity, I've tried, but I've failed.

Sep
03
2012
alidak
alidak

Definately is like nothing else. I got sick and almost vomitted, but anyway, I can really appreciate originality in a perfume, so like it and i hate it at the same time. The fig is wonderful, but unfortunately the salt and caviar oppresses. I sooo wanted to like this, but I don't. Sorry, Womanity, I've tried, but I've failed.

Sep
03
2012
Marie76
Marie76

Too intense for me, but a remarkable, interesting and original perfume. it's very sexual, it smells of food and sex, but the floral notes let it down, and make it a bit too strong and vulgar.I'm sure fig and caviar would work better with more jasmin and something watery instead.

Sep
03
2012
dnnhts.00@gmail.com
dnnhts.00@gmail.com

It opened with a sharp, peppery green that worried me a little, but after a few minutes came the nice balance of salty and sweet. The fig leaf stays close to the skin, with the salty and sweet coming in alternate whiffs.
It does remind me of how skin smells after swimming in the ocean.
Overall, very pleasant, sexy, and unique. My guy likes it too, so I'm getting a bottle.

Aug
31
2012
yay4mimi
yay4mimi

Different as Thierry Mugler always is. I think you'll either love or hate this one. Very strong scent with woody and sweet notes well blended. It doesnt change much. I like it but I still hesitate to use it or not.

Aug
29
2012
agiuliano87
agiuliano87

I dont smell 'fish' persay but I can absolutely see where others are coming from with the fishy smell. Its very salty and when I let my fiance smell it he told me never to wear it. I don't find it to be feminine at all. I ended up trading this out. Shame because the bottle is really a work of art.

Aug
29
2012
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

Wow, this is the scent that caused so much furor? I had to get it after the extremely mixed reviews about it. It's an interesting scent, not something I will reach for on a daily basis but it is striking and different if the day or occasion calls for such an individual scent. Salty, sweet and a little citrusy to my nose, I suppose that's where the fig leaves come in. Not salty as a bag of potato chips, but balances the sweetness of the perfume and gives it a contrast so it isn't your run of the mill sweet scent. As like other Mugler offerings, it is very powerful and long lasting, I would advise gentleness with the spraying. A seemingly natural sweetness ( like real fruits as opposed to candied ones) with a sprinkling of sea salt and a dash of lime, very refreshing and does not deserve the bad names it garnered all over the web. However, I can safely say that this is one that should be sampled first before deciding to get a full bottle, it definitely would not be to every woman's taste despite the all encompassing "womanity".

Aug
28
2012
Cams
Cams

Mugler is a proud rule-breaker and his Womanity is no exception. I was in Paris when this came out and initially I was taken aback! But I love everything that Mugler does so of course I tried it and fell in love! This is an amazing concoction! An original that must be tried with an open mind. Cannot wait for the leather flanker!

Aug
28
2012
Castiel
Castiel

I absolutely adore this scent. This is a very aquatic fruity scent. It comes out very salty at first, but it tones down to an oceanic woody fig. 1 Spray on your neck and 1 spray on one wrist dabbed with the other wrist is enough. This fragrance is VERY strong, and the sprayer sprays a LOT. spraying it on your wrist 6 inches away still gets your whole wrist wet (ALMOST DRIPPING WET) so that's why you should dab the excess on the other wrist.

This scent is very womanly, and not the feminine type of womanly. More like a "I am woman, hear me roar. I am woman, don't mess with me. I will tear you apart". Which I think is very interesting. It is a strong fragrance, not just scent-wise..but mentally too. It is a strange scent that not everyone will love. But I for one, love this.

This is actually male friendly if you're male. I'm a gay male and I LOVE this scent. The bottle is gorgeous..Love the chains and the face. Womanity is the most perfect name for this fragrance

Aug
28
2012
fallingin28
fallingin28

I've reviewed this perfume before, but decided to give it another try recently...I only sprayed twice, as I remember I found it very strong in the past. Well, that was too much. The smell was the salty overly sweetened fig, all day long. It gave me a headache. I really wanted to like it as I have a few samples, but the scent doesn't change as there's only three elements, and I found that this did not work this time. Occasionally I get a fishy smell too, which didn't help the headache. I tried, but with no avail will have to pass on Womanity.

Aug
26
2012
SRose
SRose

Really tried to like this one. Wore it on a hot day and again on a colder day and....... YUK !! Really not sure what it does smell off but I agree with the reviews that state "fishy" and "salty". I usually like Thierry Mugler perfumes but I think it must be that this one just doesn't mix with my skin chemistry. Couldn't wait to wash it off!

Aug
26
2012
sunlover
sunlover

This is very pleasant on me. No more than one spray or you will regret it. I dab a little bit on my wrists and neck (this was easier when I had the sample). It's sweet, creamy, but balanced by a very subtle salt element that reminds me of the ocean. Creamy bases with vanilla and tuberose make me sick, but here it is just fig and this works for me.

Sometimes I will layer with a little bit of Johnson's baby lotion, to keep the milky fig going. Lasts all day. Sometimes it makes me hungry.

Aug
25
2012
Silvery
Silvery

Haha, so many many conflicting reviews again... Who else could've been the house behind this perfume than Thierry Mugler? Well, Womanity is a conflicting fragrance for sure.
I have certain habit of using perfume. I don't change them daily, or accordingly to my mood. I associate a fragrance with a certain person, vacation, season, or with an impression, sometimes for weeks. So when I apply that previously chosen perfume months later, I'll remember and feel the same way like then, like I want to :) Sorry for the long introduction :D
Delicious fig comes first like a blast. In the cookies, little salt is supposed to boost the sweet taste, and the situation is the same here. Fig note becomes like it's dipped in honey. Womanity is a not too complicated perfume, some hours later she turns into a softer scent, and lasts for days!. It's like a fig tree with many ripe fruits near the hot mediterranean sea, when a light breeze comes, and brings the scent to my nose :) Mouthwatering!
When do I use this precious perfume of mine? Of course when it's summer holiday! Once in a blue moon I apply it in winter, and the feeling of summer is overwhelming :)

Aug
24
2012
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

I bought three Womanity perfume samples and I couldn't wait to get a sniff of it. I have to admit, after reading all the reviews on here I was scared of what I was going to put my nose through!

This is one of the most nice and original perfumes I've ever smelt. All the people that say this smells like fish blah blah, you are all talking crap. I can smell a slightly sweet, woody and salty fragrance. It reminds me of sunbathing on the beach, with lightly coconut scented sun lotion and the tide comes up and covers your body with sea water. I probably like it so much because I live near a beach and it brings back good memories of going to the beach in sunny weather and just relaxing.

Womanity is strong but not offensive and it lasted along time.I think this is suitable for all ages. I really want to buy a proper bottle of this now!
I highly recommend to anybody looking for a slightly sweet, woody and beachy fragrance!

Aug
24
2012
irin_ka
irin_ka

Straight from a bottle it smells like Body Shop's Fig and Rosemary shower gel from Earth Lovers range. On the skin - much cosier, relaxing, makes me smile and feel like home( weird, but don't know how to explain that feeling better).
Fortunately my nose can't detect any unpleasant aspects of this fragrance. Luckily my skin does not bring out any nastiness in perfumes)))
Most of all I smell fig (fruit as well as leaf - I know this scent well from the fig garden) with nice salty undertone (wouldn't say it's a caviar).
Like/love

Aug
23
2012
mimi_luvz
mimi_luvz

This is by far the most pleasant perfume I tried lately. Being a worshiper of Alien, but hater of Angel, I wasn't sure what to expect from Womanity... Let's go step by step.
The initial spritz is overpowering mixture of salt and figs. Salt is all I sniffed in the first minute. Then, fig slowly emerges, creating a gentle mix with fresh sea notes. The scent moves further, creating its magic. At this point, I'll say that this perfume develops into something far more complex than a pure mixture of fig and caviar like it is listed above in the 'notes' section, a dash of powdery white flowers (jasmine maybe?) Well, whatever it is, it's awesome!! I feel embraced, can't stop smelling my wrist... WTG, I found my Womanity! Meeting two male friends at this point... One of them says it's too cloying for summer, like it's more a winter scent, but the other says it simply suits me perfectly. I agree. So this means that it all depends on the taste, and even more, on body chemistry. Either it works for you or it's too heavy.I adore it. The sillage and longevity are eternal.
After reading all those negative reviews here, I can only say that Womanity fulfills my demand, and that is an exclusive perfume which is not a smash hit pop star worn by every second girl. Instead, it is a unique creation, a perfume made to be a signature scent of a pure feminine strong woman who will be noticed wherever she goes.

Aug
22
2012
smritivsingh
smritivsingh

I fell in love with it at the first whiff !! After reading so many negative reviews, I must admit, I was quite apprehensive !! But this is delicious... mouth watering but not in sweet sugary way.. In fact, I hate those kinds.. but this gorgeous !! Is something wrong with me ?!?!?!

Also, I am not really aware of how caviar smells like or even fig... I am still an amateur in the in the notes department.. but there is something about this perfume which makes my mouth water... :D

P.S. What a gorgeous bottle !!

Aug
21
2012
AlexandraM19
AlexandraM19

Disgusting perfume. What could have been a decent fragrance has been laced with something sharp and shrill. There's something very chemical about Womanity. When I first smelled it, it burned my lungs. It's like provocative bathroom cleaner. Do NOT recommend.

Aug
21
2012
NaniFiona
NaniFiona

I love it! It's pure fig, to me, sweet caramelized fig...slightly salt, just a bit. Wasn't love at first sniff, but after 2 times I found myself addicted to it!

Aug
21
2012
judyk
judyk

Hmmm. Okay...

It doesn't remind me so much of caviar as of raw oysters or clean sea water. Very ozonic - sinus clearingly so! - and only slightly salty.

I can't say I recognise the fig either. There's a pleasant sweetness overlaying a strong fresh-cut vegetation note. Together they remind me a bit of the smell of sweet grass.

But, even lightly applied, the ozoney smell is so powerful it actually catches in the back of my throat, making this "sniff and review" session a bit of an ordeal.

Aug
21
2012
ladyimmortelle
ladyimmortelle

Verrrry dissapointed because this is just plain gross, caviar and fig - really?(According to my dad, it smells like Chinese food - seems like he's not the only one.)

Really weird, unusual and unpleasant, not for me. I'll stick to my beloved Aliens.

Aug
21
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

REPULSIVE!!

Wow I thought Angel was bad (and it is IMO) but this takes the cake! I literally was just shocked at how much I dislike this scent when I smelled it at sephora the other day. It smells like cigarette smoke and musk and something else that I forgot (but it wasn't good).

It's safe to say that I'm not a fan of thierry mugler perfumes...I can deal with Alien but that's all I can tolerate.

Aug
21
2012
Inessa66613
Inessa66613

Strongly salty-sweet! Really unusual mix. It doesn't smell on fish, but it smells like the sea. This is how mermaids should smell I guess :)

Aug
20
2012
yjdiamonds
yjdiamonds

I remember when I was gave a sniff for Womanity, I thought it was the worst perfume ever made by the Haus of Theirry Mugler. With the saltiness and sweetness combined really made me sick. But about 2 weeks later, went ahead and sprayed it on my wrist. And surprisingly I start to really like the perfume. And I actually do smell more of the sweet notes than the salty notes. It's really a savoury perfume I must say. Do give it a couple more tries before saying it's the worst one made.

Aug
19
2012
kitten_steele
kitten_steele

I got interested in the perfume because of the great looking bottle and of course because it was another one of Thierry Mugler. I sprayed on a papercard in the shop and thought it was fresh and nice, so I bought it. On my skin, it's still fresh, fresh, fresh. And very mild. Not at all strong on my skin, like many reviewers say. I don't find it strong or heavy. Rather very mild and fresh. Not at all like Mugler to me. On my skin, I smell green apples and rose. That's how the scent comes off on me. My hubby couldn't smell it unless he was standing very close. I had been careful when spraying, since I read many of you found it to be strong and warned to be cautious when spraying. I actually wish the scent was stronger, since it's very mild on my skin. I'm so used to the strength of Alien and Angel, that I'm sort of disappointed at this fragrance. I'm gonna buy the bodylotion of Womanity so I get a stronger projection with the edp. I think the strength is like an edt. I'm not sure I'm gonna buy a refill for this bottle, because I don't find the scent that unique either. Rather boring.

Aug
19
2012
heatherine
heatherine

I'm not normally a squeamish or a timid person, but it took over a week for me to work up the nerve to actually wear this. I scored a 1.7 oz refill at TJ's for $10 and couldn't pass up the opportunity to own such a controversial Mugler fragrance. I loved Alien straight away on first sniff, and was hoping I'd have the same reaction to my first sniff of Womanity, but I was thrown for a loop at its salty, strange craziness. I kept sniffing the bottle throughout the week though, I was definitely intrigued; I knew it would smell differently once settled on skin. I finally had the opportunity to wear it while home for the day with nowhere to go and although I don't love it, I have to agree it's the most unusual scent I've ever come across. The fig and the saltiness combine for a natural, body scent, like one swam in a shallow ocean and let it dry on the skin. It's not a stink, not at all, and I can see how some women, and men, could smell beautiful and mysterious in this. Sillage and longetivity is monster, as is to be expected from Mugler.

As it stands I would not wear this. I do plan on experimenting though. I couldn't help but wonder how it would come off if layered with a rose, such as Gres Cabotine Rose, or a linear Demeter frag. Mugler has outdone himself with this one, I can't imagine anything more unique than Womanity.

Aug
13
2012
istateistate
istateistate

For me it smells like chinese food. Salty chinese food. Like A men, it made me really sick, can't wear the thierry mugler perfumes....

Aug
12
2012
dusty24
dusty24

This one is lovely its a pretty scent which lasts all day.

Aug
12
2012
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

THIS STINKS!!! It might be nice when lightly sprayed, but this stuff is sooo strong. I've just been on holiday with my best friend to vegas (we are from UK) and she wore this in the evening, it was soo overpowering and musky-sweet (and I like both musky and sweet scents) it made me feel sick! I have never had that reaction from a perfume before. Didn't have the heart to tell her as she adores it. I just said it was 'strong'. BLEUCH. Please if you wear this perfume do us all a favor and use it sparingly, and perhaps in the cooler months! This is definitely not meant for liberal spraying, nor desert heat.

Aug
11
2012
5354alice
5354alice

Finally I get this one as a present! What a fantastic scent! I thinkl that womanity is a witched fragrance....first i tried it I can't thake it off my mind....definitely a lovely scent! Now I'm gonna buy the body lotion....

Aug
09
2012
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

Delicious sweet jammy fig smell at opening.. Then the fig is joined by a salinic yet woody touch... This perfume is delicious, yet UNIQUE! The bottle is gorgeous

Try before you buy though, this is like another Angel!
You will either HATE this fragrance or LOVE it :)
Excellent longevity (8 hours or more)

Aug
07
2012
joanne.healey
joanne.healey

I first tried this at the airport, i kept getting whafts of fragrance, even after the shower the scent was still there on my skin and coming from the wardrobe and thought..yes i really like this!
I didnt buy it immediately but when a gift set was reduced after xmas i treat myself...well!
I cant wear it, it overpowers me! I actually had to move away from a lady on the bus as it immediately gave me a migraine, I love Alien so wanted the same relationship with Womanity but its just not meant to be. I have a box now which i keep my bottle in and when i open the box the scent is divine, yet one spray on my skin and the migraine arrives... I want to love her but sadly she will allways remain distant from me..maybe in years to come our moment will arrive.

Aug
06
2012
Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves

it's definitely original, it remindes me a classy woman, a beach, a very refreshing summer drink... If you love the world of perfums, you HAVE to check it out

Aug
02
2012
joybee88
joybee88

I had been considering Womanity for some time, and finally decided to buy it on the internet. It turned out to be a very good blind purchase. I love the scent immediately.

I have always adored the smell of figs. In Womanity, the fig is light, not as sweet as what comes off my Estee Lauder lip gloss. The caviar note is salty, not fishy. There's also a minty smell, I guess that's supposed to be the fig tree. The fragrance remains quite consistent throughout, which I consider a good thing.

Womanity is fresh, posh, and modern. Good longevity and sillage, but not as powerful as some of the 90s EDPs (Clarification: great projection and super longevity like all TM perfumes though not pungent. My cousin tried one spray in her room and we still smelled it in that room the next evening) It's not offensive in the least. Perhaps some people are not used to salty savory notes, but I find slightly salty air quite pleasant.
(One problem...the salty notes don't mix well with sweat...don't use as gym scent. Better for cool weather)

Aug
02
2012
Minze
Minze

I like this a lot! It's my latest purchase and it's sooo great! I also think this scent is salty and maybe a bit of licorice but I would not sign for "fishy"?! I like the relation to caviar though ;-) And to my nose there's absolutely no woody note?!
Thierry Mugler always creates parfumes you either love or hate. And I love all the ones I know. But, as usual, it's easy to overdose and you should be very carefull. I used only a sprizz on Friday before I left the office and everyone coming into my office or meeting me on the way to my care made me compliments for my scent. So it's definitely not a common sense and you need a bit self-confidence to wear it. You will be noticed!

Jul
30
2012
annahaener
annahaener

guest_ so funny many write about this fishy smell... i dont feel anything like this. i feel some very very sweet almost rotten fruit...

Jul
26
2012
guest_
guest_

This is just a disaster on me! The only note I really get is a very strong fishy caviar note. I get nothing else. I have to assume that skin chemistry must have everything to do with this perfume. My skin hates this! It actually smelled good out of the bottle though...

Jul
25
2012
pinkmuzic
pinkmuzic

ALL I CAN ADD TO ALL THESS REVIEWS IS: I WANT WANT WANT!!! DID I SAID I WANT THIS ONE Womanity i usually found Thierry Mugler perfume to arch!! for me but this one i SOOO LOOOOOOVE caviar & fruty :)
i want it...

Jul
18
2012
valarian
valarian

I love this!

I was sent a free sample and without thinking too much about it sniffed and thought mmn different, then found myself sniffing more throughout the day.

By day two I had decided I needed a bottle it was that addictive. Now it's become a go to scent for me simply because in this awful UK weather it seems to fit much better than exceptionally summery scents that I should be wearing at this time of year but just don't find they feel right it's still so cold and rainy.

I love salty notes in perfumes and this one reminds me of being at the beach. It has an ozonic quality which is very much like the smell of fine sea spray or mist that comes off the ocean on a wet chilly day.

For me this perfume is not really about the individual notes its more about the way it feels and at the moment it feels just right it's not a heavy winter perfume but it's definitely a great choice for a cold summer.

Jul
15
2012
justbeQ
justbeQ

Oh, Womanity, how you wooed me! First the whispers and rumors. Then I caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye. Like the cute new guy in the office that you have to find a reason to run into him again, just to get a better look. Woah!

I got a whiff and it was so different than anything else I experienced. I couldn't commit. I took a sample and it's like that bad boy with the motorcycle you shouldnt date. But you can't say no. The attraction is there. No denying it. So you go out for another test drive. Then it's hook, line and sinker. I was in for the long hall with the biggest bottle I could get.

It's like the sweet and salty dance of a good kiss locked into the here and now with no regard of the future.. That bad boy in perfect harmony with a good girl. It's deep and dark but light and airy all at the same time. Perfect!

Then my girlfriends all started to comment. Then ask. And like a girl in love I started talking. The next thing I know my fragrance was cheating on me with all my friends. Have they no shame? Didn't they understand I called dibs? It's like showing up at a nice event and someone else is wearing my dress. Or showing up with my date from last week when I thought things went so well.

It starts off with a bang. Sweet fig and salty aquatic caviar. Someone below said it reminded them of a mermaid and I can totally see that or should I say "sea." It mellows out so nicely. It seems to have a slight spice. And sometimes the saltiness reminds me of celery. And the fig is not overly sweet.

Just to spite my girlfriends-I'm going to get the Taste of Fragrance version and keep my mouth shut cause I'm not sharing!

I do think the fig chutney in the TOF does add to it. Just a bit more sweet fig to balance out the saltiness of the cavier. It's just different enough...

Jul
15
2012
dness92
dness92

Oh I was very interested to smell this one as I just couldn't imagine what 'fishy' and 'bloody' perfume might smell like.

I must say it is a really interesting scent. I am pleasantly surprised as I was expecting something very cold or perhaps dirty smelling. But no!

I can definitely see the fish aspect of this fragrance but it's not the actual creature I smell here, but actually something like it's surroundings. If you've ever been to the seaside or lake and found an empty oyster shell with weeds still attached - this is the sort of vibe this scent gives off. It's quite natural, earthy, at one with the sea. I imagine this is what a mermaid would smell like!

It also has a certain sweetness to it and fruitiness (but rich fruit smell, not light like in many perfumes) and taken together it's an unforgettable mixture.

What type of woman would wear this is open to interpretation - it could be a sweet mermaid if we transport ourselves to the magical myth world or it could be a confident, muscly woman. I think it was called Womanity for a reason, it's not a subtle female smell, no. This one has quite a presence. The sort of woman who gets up at 6 in the morning for a jog.

Haha. Definitely one to think about :)

Jul
14
2012
Beatrixel
Beatrixel

I have womanity and I love it. yes, I will be biased because i am a thierry mugler fan.
I don`t really want to repeat what others have said about it, be it good or bad. but every time I wear it I have this image etched into my memory.

a woman in her twenties just got out of the shower. she plays tennis and she`s highly competitive. with each serve, her hair sweeps right before her eyes and she takes profound, abdominal breaths. she sweats in the merciless sun. she`s focused and she beats her partner at the game. sinewy muscles could be distinguished as she takes a break. her cotton shirt is a brilliant, blinding white and is meshed so perfectly on her humid skin that makes you want to squish ripe peaches and figs on it, just because.and maybe a tinge of fish egg- the sparkly, sticky caviar. her pulse calms down and her cheeks are a healthy rose petal shade. as eyes descend, one can see her thin, tanned ankles, sweat dripping from her thighs, half hidden in the tennis miniskirt.she`s like an arabian horse running through the desert. fascinating and fast.elegant, luscious. a sheen of sweat gracing the body as veins, muscles and ossature converge. she`s also predatory like a cheetah. souple, agressive, obstinate and alluring. danger. it smells clean and ~dirty in a good way~. it`s both. but not angelic, because this scent is very earthean and humane. it blends so well with the human body that it`s almost like a natural scent. I love wearing it in the summer, but then again it is an all season fragrance. it reminds me of katie jane garside, in an unexplainable way.
strip baby strip

Jul
10
2012
amelie
amelie

Briefly sniffed,but at first I liked the fragrance.I was prejudiced because a lot of things written about it, bad and good. I felt good side and definitely want to try again. Figs wrapped with something I could not detect. However, I do not like the bottle, but it's less important to me, though not unimportant.
The same feeling as when you smell Boudoir, something different, and perhaps not always ready for surprises:)

Jul
07
2012
enzyme1
enzyme1

I would not describe womanity as a beautiful fragrance, in fact it has taken me two years to finally realise I actually like the fragrance. When I first smelt this I was horrified that this scent has been bottled and then marketed as perfume. All I could smell was this dirty cigarette smell mixed with salty garbage, sort of the smell you'd expect Britney spears' perfume should have smelt like during her breakdown phase. When rumors circulated that this was being discontinued I became alarmed, I thought I would miss smelling this perfume. In fact I had been smelling this scent every time I went into David jones, and enjoyed spending a good amount of time complaining about its odd smell.
But really this perfume is amazing, i feel as if it was very thoughtfully constructed now. I still detect a cigarette smell, but i now enjoy it. Additionaly now i wish the caviar and sea notes were stronger, I really enjoy the savory component to this scent since I am not a lover of sweet scents, and even though this is sweet because of the fig it is grounded by the delicious savoury nutty feeling.
Womanity is really robust for the first 2 hours people will be able to detect this on you, and I have received compliments on the aroma. After the initial busyness of the opening the more intelectual properties of womanities personality are expressed, it definitely becomes more personal and intimate, I find I enjoy the quiter bass notes just as much as the early phase of the perfume.

Overall I think everyone loves womanity but perhaps they think they don't like it because it doesn't smell like anything else they have . I would miss this if it were discontinued and I think even the haters would as well. While this is a unique scent it is not so strange that it isn't wearable, I dare you to fall in love with womanity.

Jul
06
2012
acavicchi
acavicchi

I recently found Womanity in an airport duty free shop. Was it a good idea to try a controversial scent before a flight? Probably not. Did I try it anyway? Yep.
I just kept wondering, would I love it or hate it, since everyone seems to be so polarized about this scent? And honestly...I liked it. I found it pretty and pleasant, sweet and fruity with a hint of fresh salt water. And that's about it.
I found myself wondering: why is THIS the fragrance everyone's so worked up about? If it wasn't made by Thierry Mugler, would it be anywhere near this controversial? And if no one knew it contained caviar, would it be so "offensive" or even so intriguing?
I'm just wondering if it's the hype that got everyone else, just like it got me, because overall, I just think Womanity is a pretty fragrance.

Jul
02
2012
StormChaser
StormChaser

Lovely bottle .. shame about the contains.. err i did not take to this at all and i so wanted to like it.. but i just cant.. not for me.. made me feel sick..

Jun
29
2012
lulu5050
lulu5050

To me, at first, it smelt truly of tobacco; which wasn't enjoyable to me. In fact I thought the perfume stank, and very badly at that. I simply prayed the smell wasn't as detectable as I feared it was and moved on with my day.

However few hours later I could smell a very interesting scent coming from my bag. It turned out the sample that I had, spilled in my bag and the smell was fantastic! Extremely distinctive, nothing like I've smelt before. I didn't think it was gourmand or particularly sweet like other reviews suggests. To me, the perfume retained a certain harshness that I initially detected with the smell of tobacco. The perfume is thus certainly not light, pretty and inoffensive. I find it very distinctive and unforgettable; defiantly a one that shall turn heads!

If you can live through the horrible opening, you'll find the perfume is very special. Not for everyone however. I agree with other reviews in that not everyone will be able to pull it off!

Jun
25
2012
daisywest
daisywest

Absolutely sexy and sultry!!! So beautiful, the more I sniff my wrist the more I obsess with it.
I didn't fall in love with it at first,it is WAY too strong and weird. I even regreted about I sprayed it on my wrist(because somehow I have to bear with it till I reach home then wash it off),so I tolerant it and do the following shopping in the mall. On the way home, I start to sense this amazing fruity freshness came from nowhere, of course I realized it came from my wrist at the end, it is just amazing how I start to apprciate this perfume since then.
There is nothing like Womanity on the market so far, it is so unique and I will never get tired of it. BTW, am I the only person don't like the name of this perfume? Somehow I think this amazing jewel deserve better name, or at least more appeal for the currant market, may be 'Sluty juice'? lol, joking =P

Jun
25
2012
perfumery123
perfumery123

This is pure salty sick in a bottle, cannot describe how bad it is but it's bad, smell at your own peril. i nearly vomited, i actually gagged which is a rare occurance

Jun
24
2012
pinkdots41
pinkdots41

This fragrance is absolutely beautiful and unique but but it takes a certain type of person to wear it. If you are like me and tend to pull out sweet scents, this fragrance will probably smell awful on you. On the positive side, this fragrance definitely lasts a long time.

Jun
24
2012
virga
virga

I think it‘s a masterpiece: Womanity has a very strong personality, an aura even. The smell is very feminine indeed, but not in a girly or demure way. Womanity is young (or – youthful, because it is suitable for all age groups except teenage girls who are not Lolitas), sexually mature and confident. Yes, it is loud and attention seeking – imagine Samantha from Sex and the city. But very attractive indeed. The scent itself is really complex, although I do not detect any body odor or fish notes. First hour it smells really fresh. There even is a detergent-like undertone, which is quite challenging. Then Womanity becomes salty sweat with milky figs and almonds. The drydown is all about figs and tender woods. Silage and longevity are phenomenal.

Jun
22
2012
jannalev
jannalev

Now I know that salty fig smells young, carnal, erotic and slightly decadent. Love it!

Jun
21
2012
mememe123
mememe123

This perfume smells of chemistry gone wrong... fish and ammonia, all left to fester in an ancient salt water cave, then dipped in a bath of overly sweet fermented figs... The saltiness and unatural bitter-sweet mixture in this leave a confused and shocking aftermath! This to me was not a pleasant experience at all to smell, part of me wishes i'd never smelt it, but the intrigue this fragrance has left makes me feel like its all a clever ploy to pull you in with the bizarre, illogical and controversial aromas!

Jun
19
2012
scratchnsniff
scratchnsniff

Although I quite enjoyed this, the affect it had on others was scary! Coughing and sneezing.

Jun
18
2012
fishmerised
fishmerised

This does not smell "womanly" at all and what's with the pink bottle and pink juice? The only part of the packaging that is in accord with the frag is the metal frieze adornment (and that is too structured imo) the flanker designs do better.

There is something in the dry down that reminds me of Angel Sunessence Blue Lagoon, I suspect these two would work well together, will try it sometime.

I am wearing a sample, the only note I could remember from the reviews was caviar, I do detect lots of saltiness and rich fruity overtones, that must be the fig. I thought I smelt citrus in the opening notes? Have you ever harvested rock oysters at low tide? Mmmn, that delicious salty aroma with a dash of lime and some sweet herbs - that was my first impression. The dry down looses the oyster note and leaves salt, yummy rich figs and woods,

This is not a pink, femine fragrance, it's so asexual and it's greeny-blue! A marketing disaster, or should I say catastrophe, has aimed this wonderful fragrance at the wrong demographic. It has an ozonic quality that makes this a perfect sea aquatic scent. Where as D&G Light Blue smells to me like a sterile sand atol in the middle of nowhere, Womanity smells like the sea shore. Rock pools brimming with life, organic, minerals, sweet and savory.

I would market this frag under a name like Rock Lobster or Time And Tide. I like it and I think I'm going to love it.

Jun
18
2012
Quasar
Quasar

I'm a man and I'll wear this anyway what's the def. of man or women fragrance it's a matter of time and culture thing to me it's just
Modern
Sweet
Rich
Deep
....and yes there is sth aquatic about it

Jun
16
2012
lovingthealien
lovingthealien

A very clever fragrance indeed that plays right on the edge. Unfortunately, that edge is far past where the mass Mugler-buying populous draws the line for wearability. It isn't really all that shocking, but it does play with some interesting accords more than a little reminiscent of certain bodily functions. A transparent spiced fig with a musky metallic note to give it depth and magnificent character. It does a careful balancing act and the whole fragrance becomes rather dynamic despite its simplicity. It is nothing short of a masterpiece in my opinion. Once people are comfortable with all of these salty/savory notes in a few years, I'll expect this one to be made popular again. How long did it take for cotton candy notes to catch on?

Jun
16
2012
fishmerised
fishmerised

I saw that movie, or the French version with subtitles. Funny that I was only thinking of it last night - thinking I could finally appreciate his sociopathic obsession to capture the perfect scent.

The scene that impressed me most was when he was standing on the guillotine platform, the whole city square a seething mass of bloodthirsty peasants until he released his secret weapon - the distilled essence of the girls he had murdered. Slowly, as if in a trance, the populace embarked on an sensual orgy of mass proportions, those nearest to him declared him a vision, an angel and he walked away unhindered. The next day the people in the square awoke to much embarassment, nobody was untouched by the experience, not even the bishop.

If this is what Womanity smells like, I'll have to get hold of a bottle.

ps. I just ordered a sample.

Jun
14
2012
kimmielynn
kimmielynn

I tried to like it, I really did. It's just not going to happen with this one. I am such a Mugler fan but this one confuses my olfactory senses to the point of insanity, not womanity!
Womanity smells skunky and funky in my honest opinion.

Jun
13
2012
Debshee
Debshee

I've yet to find a Mugler fragrance I really like. I like the opening of Angel but there's an odd note during dry down that turned me off. Alien is just that but Womanity rose to the highest level of repugnancy. I couldn't take it on the paper tester. No way was I trying it on my skin. The thought of spraying peppery, fishy, BO on me isn't appealing no matter what sort of changes occur during the dry down. Triple yuck!!!

Jun
13
2012
NYCTiffany
NYCTiffany

I got a sample of this for free and i really did NOT like it. it smelled like wet dirt on me. it was too woodsy, like i had been in a jungle playing with dirt and worms (a salt smell) and then brushed up against some flowers on my way out of the jungle. I wont be purchasing this fragrance. What made someone think women smell like Caviar? thats a polite way of saying she stinks if you ask me...

Jun
12
2012
misslovely
misslovely

I really tried liking this perfume but failed with my many attempts. It does start out fresh and a little sweet from the fig. But later the scent evolves into something metallic. I'll give this scent another chance, maybe it would be more ideal for the winter. On a good note, it is quite long lasting and the bottle is pretty unique as well.

Jun
11
2012
EmyPlante
EmyPlante

I was extremely curious about Womanity, some of you have written kickass reviews, others more controversial.

I had the opportunity to try it out in store today and I could tell straight away it wasn't for me! Very salty and woody to my nose (and strong!), with a good hint of fig. I can handle a fairly woody/musky/spicy scent, but I couldn't handle Womanity. It's a very rich and warm fragrance, cleverly balanced as well, it's just unfortunate that I can't enjoy it. :(

Jun
08
2012
nowandnever
nowandnever

First of all, I have to admit that I don't like most modern perfumes that are marketed as "womanly", because many of them aren't "womanly" but "childishly sweet and sticky"
and as an adult I want a grown up perfume.

Having this in mind, I was surprised by womanity.
I really liked the commercial and read a few reviews and decided to give it a try.

Womanity is described as a somewhat "confusing" fragrance, but what's so bad about that?
It's crisp, fresh, a bit watery and sweet and spicy at the same time.
It remindes me of having picnic on the beach (salty water, figs, grapes, bellpeper...).

Yes, it's called "Womanity", but this could be considerd a unisex smell, even by those who don't belive in 'perfume is genderless'.

Womanity is perfect for anyone who desires a perfume that is modern, "something special", sexy and confident.
So go for it! Don't let the pink bottle with the whole shebang intimidate you!:)

Jun
07
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

I have to say, when I first smelled this, I thought, EW! I had a sample of it that I hadn't touched for literally two years because I didn't like the way it smelled on the cap. Fast forward to last week and I tried it on and there was just something sexy about it. I don't know if it's the figs or the unusual salty/oceanic notes, but for some reason it hit me that I really like it! I was on Fragrantica and I saw some people say that Womanity was being discontinued, and that some people had seen it at Mar$halls, etc. I was like, what? Thierry Mugler frags at a discount store? I was at Mar$halls today, and lo and behold, there was one lonely bottle, screaming my name. I had to have it! I am really glad I got it. It's probably the weirdest scent I own, but I really like it!

Jun
03
2012
annahaener
annahaener

well, for me and on me it does smell like a pile of old garbage, probbaly with some rotten fruits inside... sorry fans:)

May
31
2012
marcello19
marcello19

I'm a guy, but I love this scent. I always think that for me fragrance is genderless, if I like a scent I buy it, I don't care if it is for women or men. So this was actually the first "woman" fragrance I've tried back in 2010, and after a few weeks of testing it, I decided to buy one for me, so I got this for myself for my 20th birthday. I have a 30ml of this treat and I still love it. At first I tought that it is only a winter time fragrance, but it can be worn anytime I think, (I haven't tried it in the summer heat yet, but surely I will this summer.) It is fruity, sweet, salty, animalic, sultry, sexy, edgy, unique. It lasts all day long, on clothes it lasts really really long time.
Overall: 10/10

May
31
2012
EMonika
EMonika

Age: 24
Skin: normal-oily. Medium brown.
Preferences: Fruity, vanilla, watery, sweet, citrus (Will update)
Perfume nose: amateur

best season Spring - warm seasons,
day/night- day early evening
the age of the woman who wears it- 27-37+
the persona of the woman who wears it: Edgy sophisticated daring

ahh my curiosity has been fulfilled i had the shop assistant spray a big whiff on my arm.

This is definitely a very interesting scent, i do not smell fishiness at all! so i guess it must settle right within my chemistry. to me i can definitely get the salty.. almost a dry salty, like that type of thirst you get when you're speeding on a boat on a hot day and your in the midst of the salty air. I dont know what fig smells like so i'll go on what i can smell.. i get the impression of whips and chains with a bit of aniseed in the drydown and before that i got a licoricey slighlty peppery smell and some kind of basilly smelling leaf.. is that the fig tree?

This is a different scent for someone who can bring it to the table. this woman is a leopard in disguise of a woman, she has fire in her eyes and can flirt with a man like a cat does with a ball of wool and leave you hanging wanting more. a powerful woman who knows it, but doesnt power trip. shes the type of woman who adds an accessory and her outfit looks super stylish, she really picks out good statement pieces such as the taste in her perfume!

May
29
2012
ChemistRhi
ChemistRhi

If you're looking for a very daring, sexy, fresh, unique scent for hot summer days, go for this. I've just rediscovered my love for this quite obsessively.

first smelt it in Summer 2010 when on a beachy / lake holiday in France, and loved it, however then I had it for Christmas 2010 as a present, and it didn't seem the same, I know now because it's definitely a summer perfume!!

You won't go unnotic3d wearing this, and for a fresh scent it's incredibly long lasting.

Are they really discontinuing it?!

It reminds me (in it's uniqueness and saltiness and daringness) of a ladies' version of Kenzo pour Homme.

I don't know what figs smell like, but if they smell like this then they are da bomb ;-)

Gorgeous

May
28
2012
kirtylou
kirtylou

Love the Metropolis-looking bottle! The name is silly. I absolutely love the scent, though! I don't know what people are talking about by saying this smells like rotting fish or "coochie sweat". I think it smells sweet, creamy, fruity, and woody. On me the caviar scent only comes out as a slightly aquatic note, which I find refreshing. My husband loves it a lot. It might be the most wearable out of my three Mugler perfumes (to inclue Angel and Alien).

May
28
2012
brettashley
brettashley

This was such a fun perfume experience for me. From reading all the polarizing reviews ("it's a fresh fruity scent!" "it smells like rank rotting fish!" "is that celery I smell?"), to finding a 30 ml for cheap at Ross and muttering "YOLO" while I headed to the register, to spraying this onto my skin blind and hoping for the best and finally being so damn pleasantly surprised by this scent.

For me, Womanity is such a breath of fresh air after accidentally bringing home the most boring fragrance in the world (Gucci Flora for those curious). It's a gorgeous sweet and creamy fig with a wonderful salty bite. I can see myself loving and wearing this all summer long. I wore this out to see a friend I hadn't seen in ages, and the first words out of his mouth were, "I really like your perfume." Honestly, I can't see picking out "fishy" unless you know about the caviar accord - it's really just a salty note that brings an almost bracing freshness to the fragrance.

Strength and longevity are excellent. Name is hilarious (I keep saying "womanity" in a hushed whisper), bottle is all kinds of German expressionist sci-fi awesomeness. This is what makes being a fumehead so fun.

May
28
2012
nikkimouse
nikkimouse

huh, interesting notes. The fig tree is the tree of life, explaining existance, the ultimate womb.

Then cavier eggs another symbol of life

The fig itself (from the inside) is also a great example of life. hahaha

Cant belive I havn't sniffed this yet

actually, I cant remember if it's was hinduism, or it's predicesor.... that uses the fig as a representation of all planets.

Remember people, we are all just organisms made up of organism... basically we are an organism within an organism.. that's within an organism... that's.. ooh hell you get the idea... which makes up the one whole organism..

lol -- what a cool concept for a perfume!

womanity=/=humanity

May
26
2012
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(ENGLISH)


I had to come back here to write more ... I'm getting addicted to this perfume, well-being it provides, it's an upgrade in the mood. The sweet and salty in a perfect marriage, which is generating wonderful fruits.



(PORTUGUESE)

Tive que voltar aqui para escrever mais...estou ficando viciada neste perfume, no bem estar que ele proporciona, ele da um upgrade no humor. O doce e o salgado num casamento perfeito, que está gerando frutos maravilhosos.

May
26
2012
dk_visage
dk_visage

This is my scent...it's sweet and sour at the same time, it feels nice to wear it on sunny days. Really makes me happy...and I don't really get the problem that people have with it, it's just a normal scent and for me it's not comlicated at all..smells a bit different with the salty caviar and a sweet hint of fig...but it's simple as can be and very pleasant as well...
I think it's the best from all of the Mugler perfume.
People are all excited about scents like Pink Sugar or Marc Jacobs Daisy but I think they are much more ordinary...
Womanity <3

May
26
2012
lolabunny22
lolabunny22

mature fragrance..I can only smell cinnamon here! disgusting..

May
22
2012
icingsugar
icingsugar

A little salty and fleshy. Theres a meaty smell to this and it lasts absolutely forever. I sprayed this once to my wrist and the coat I had on at the time absolutely reaks of it...I put it in my wardrobe and a week later all my clothes smelt of this...over 2 months later now when you open my wardrobe door you still get a lingering smell of this. Good if you love it...bad if not.
I will give this another try at some point...I think everything deserves a second chance but Im still not sure ill love it which is a shame because the funky bondage bottle is amazing.

May
17
2012
OZ
OZ

On my friend, this is one of the greatest fruity citrus scent I have smelled. On me, it smells like a mixture of lemon juice and saliva. It lasts for ages and projects so well. Don't be discourage by the bad reviews, try it out to see if it works on you..Inn my opinion, you don't choose Womanity, it chooses you.

May
16
2012
takeasniff
takeasniff

I just had shivers go up my spine as the thought ocurred to me that Mugler has discontinued this and just as well before all those horrors who molest their bottles of Red Door and Angel and Giorgio get a hold of this. All those smokers who douse themselves in perfume to hide the smoke may see this poor little thing and jump on it because it does have a smokey aroma at times so they will think "Oh great, something to cover my smokers smell".

Could you imagine if they got a hold of this and sprayed it violently the way they spray Red Door! that is just an apocolypse scenario waiting to happen. I am so glad this perfume has avoided the cruelty that poor Red Door and the likes have suffered. Seriously there should be a welfare organisation for perfumes which are abused!

May
16
2012
takeasniff
takeasniff

Well I was the idiot who put a review on here and said this smelled like mince meat and blood. Well today I was testing perfumes just to see some new ones and I thought I will spray this one, one more time because I have been annoyed with myself that I don't like it. I don't have any Mugler perfumes so I would like at least one to add to my collection. I sprayed it and I was blown away how nice it was.

Many reviews have said it is like a fresh sea breeze and I just could not smell that every time I tested it. Today was the day it all happened for me. I loved it I kept sniffing the card and couldn't believe I had disliked it so much.

The lady at the store said it has been discontinued and so they had it on huge discount because they will not be getting any more in. I tested a few other perfumes a few of the Alien's and Cheeky Alice etc but I kept coming back to the card with Womanity and every time I did it smelled nicer and nicer.

I can still smell a faint metallic smell but it is in context with the theme of this perfume. I purchased a large perfume not the edt they didn't have it. It has a nice little pouch to protect the bottle and if you disconnect the lid you could wear it as a ring if you like edgy jewellry. On my skin it is pretty much the same as on the card in the store. It is very strong so no complaints about projection or staying power. I think it is one to be appreciated from a slight distance if you sniff your wrist too close it can smell quite strong but as I move around it wafts around me literally like a fresh sea breeze slightly citrus but also the fig is a fleshy fruity smell with a little smoke or dry sand smell in the back ground. I like Sunkissed Glow by J Lo and Malibu by Pamela Anderson so I like this too because of the sandy beachy smell it has.

It is not citrus like Addidas or Nike perfume it is a natural outdoors kind of fresh.

I love it and I am so glad I tried it one last time I could have missed out on this so sad it is discontinued!!! :(

May
15
2012
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

I think I would like this if it was an EDT...

May
15
2012
EJ2011
EJ2011

I bought this flanker on sale at Marshalls for $20 so bought 2 (blind purchase). I wore it to work and was mortified! It just smelled "strange" to me because I am a gourmand and sweet fruity lover.....I wished I could have washed it off but I was at work, doing my usual 9 hour day! I got so many compliments at work, from men, that I was in shock. Then I went shopping after work and got compliments from two teen girls working at a department store (talking to each other saying that they loved my perfume)...

I think the caviar notes are strong to the wearer yet it is the fig that works with the person's own body chemistry and gives off a sensual warmness to others.

I had this fragrance all wrong! I wear it once a month and notice that I get tons of compliments in general. That means a lot to me because I wear perfume EVERY DAY, even on days I don't go outside at all.....

May
15
2012
kkw80
kkw80

The first time I tried this was at an airport last summer. It smelled absolutely revolting! Like rank unwashed lady bits. However, recently I decided to give it a second chance, because I wanted to like it (to be absolutely honest, I wanted to show my friend just how awful it was). I tried it in a department store and it smelled surprisingly nice. In fact, it continued to smell nicer and nicer and stronger and stronger. My friend who was with me said that she loved it on me. I agreed. Very figgy and very feminine. However, it did give me a bad headache for the rest of the day. Probably won't get a FB just yet.

May
13
2012
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

I wanted to share this little experience with you.

I have allready written a review about WOMANITY somewhere below (I thought it was a little too heavy, especially in the opening). I didn't bother to test the EAU POUR ELLES, since I'm really not into fruity-berry fragrances. But I was in my local perfumeshop the other day and decided to buy the perfumed body milk. Just like that without testing.
My initial regret for spending so much money on a lotion that I wasn't sure I would like, disappeared when I applied it.

Aaaaaaaaaaah....

THIS is what I wanted from WOMANITY, this is what I love about it. It smells EXACTLY like WOMANITY, but softer, way softer and very close to the skin.
You get the citrusfruits (seriously, there MUST be citrusfruits in WOMANITY) and the fig, and then the wonderful, glorious scent of a body that just took a naked swim in the salty ocean.
Sexy, beautiful and oh so FREE!
I think this will replace my ALIEN bodylotion, which, allthough it's nice, really doesn't smell anything like the perfume itself.

Yes, yes, I know, a review about a lotion on a perfumewebsite, that's not right, but seriously, try the lotion :)

May
10
2012
roger.jinete
roger.jinete

I usually don't like female fragrances since they all smell the same. Always with fruity or floral notes. They all smell the same to me. However, Womanity is probably the best female fragrance I've ever smelled in my whole life. It smells so good that I wouldn't mind wearing it (I'm a guy).
This embodies perfectly what a woman is nowadays. It's feminine in a way that feminists won't be offended by this fragrance. Also, every man loves this fragrance on a woman and consider that men don't really like female fragrances.
This is definitely a masterpiece, best female fragrance ever created.
It's unique, sophisticated and peculiar in a wonderful way. All women should sniff this at least once in their life.

May
09
2012
Pbeschi
Pbeschi

Womanity:it's unique! I started wearing it on warm spring days and it is wonderful. Why would one want to smell like everyone else?? I hate buying perfumes that everyone else is wearing...so I LOVE YOU if YOU HATE Womanity. GOOD FOR ME :)

May
09
2012
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(PORTUGUESE)Complementando:

Não é um perfume para um primeiro encontro. Eu vou usá-lo no dia a dia; estamos no Brasil, no começo do outono, e ele caiu muito bem nesta temperatura; o vento é frio e leva a fragrância bem longe!

Mas as notas de caviar são tão frescas e presentes, mesmo com tanto doce de figo, que ele transforma-se num perfume fresco; é um camaleão da perfumaria....e eu estou apaixonada por ele.


(ENGLISH)complementing:

There is a scent for a first date. I'll use it in everyday life, we are in Brazil, in early autumn, and he went very well at this temperature, the wind is cold and the fragrance takes you away!

But the notes are so fresh caviar and gifts, even with so much sweet fig, it becomes a fresh scent, the fragrance is a chameleon .... and I'm in love with him.

May
07
2012
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(PORTUGUESE)

Como eu disse que faria dias atrás, no post abaixo, eu estou voltando para falar sobre as impressões que tive no decorrer destes dias.
Para usar este perfume há que seguir-se algumas regras:

1- Jamais borrifar diretamente na pele; fazer uma nuvem de perfume e deixar cair as gotinhas em você, somente na pele nua, antes de vestir a roupa, e vestir-se somente depois que a pele absorveu o líquido; a fixação é muito maior que qualquer outro que eu conheci, e este perfume é mutante, e precisa da pele, da temperatura corporal, da temperatura ambiente para que a mágica aconteça.
2 - Nunca use sem tomar banho; a pele precisa estar limpa, porque qualquer outro resíduo vai mudar sua evolução;
3- Nunca use mais do que 2 borrifadas para criar esta nuvem; a evolução fica mais intensa do que o desejado.
4- Não deixe cair os cabelos.
5- Nunca use logo pela manhã se for dar carona para alguém, pois algumas pessoas não suportam cheiros doces logo cedo.

Como se vê, não é um perfume para qualquer pessoa(homem ou mulher); é de verdade uma questão de química da pele; precisa de um ritual para usá-lo, e sempre, sempre, sempre o bom senso tem que prevalecer: moderação ao usá-lo

Tem sim que experimentar antes de comprar, aviso que eu sempre ignorei outras vezes, desta eu tenho que recomendá-lo.

(ENGLISH)
As I said days ago that would, in the post below, I'm coming to talk about the impressions I had during these days.
To use this perfume is to follow a few rules:

1 - Never spray directly on the skin, making a cloud of perfume and let the drops fall on you, only on bare skin, before putting on clothes, and dress up only after the skin has absorbed the liquid, the setting is much higher than any other I've met, and this perfume is changing, and needs of the skin, body temperature, ambient temperature for the magic happen.
2 - Never use without a shower, the skin must be clean, because any other residue will change its evolution;
3 - Never use more than 2 sprays to create this cloud, the evolution is more intense than desired.
4 - Do not drop the hair.
5 - Never use the morning if you give someone a ride, because some people do not support early sweet smells.

As seen, there is a scent for anyone (man or woman) is really a question of chemistry of the skin; need a ritual to use it, and always, always, always, common sense must prevail: moderation to use it.

Yes, you have to try before you buy, notice that I always ignored at other times, this I have to recommend it.

May
07
2012
CozyCat
CozyCat

I tried this scent again on a cold winter's day 3-4 months back and it smells very different in the warm months (like a garbage dump)...but on a cold day it actually smells...good! Like spiced ripe figs, sweet and juicy but very unique and unforgettable, with the addition of a strange salty/metallic note that I actually found interesting rather than revolting. Hmmm...never thought I'd find this one even remotely pleasant after first testing it in summer (hated it then!), but it's actually quite nice worn in low temperatures, addictive even :) I'm thinking of getting myself a mini to wear this winter. I would never overspray this one (I'm the kind of person who likes to overspray my other scents), a couple of sprays is good enough with this one and only on cold days, more than that or any other time of the year, I'd be gagging, it's very potent!

May
06
2012
mlpalazzo
mlpalazzo

This is lovely! Not really sure what all the fuss is about. After reading many of these reviews I was weary to give it a go, but alas... I'm glad I did! Much fresher and sweeter than I was expecting. Rather light but can be too strong if over applied. I only sprayed 2 squirts on my wrists and I keep getting lovely whiffs throughout the day. I do smell a bit of a beachy salty note that I'm attributing to the caviar, but not fishy or gross or anything. I'm also picking up on something nutty, almost smells a bit like almonds, mixed with the sweetness of the fig. This was a pleasant surprise so I'm glad some of the reviews didn't scare me off!

May
03
2012
Sallyae
Sallyae

Marmite.Love or hate it,this fragrance is sure to provoke strong opinions.
Unusual,compelling,for the WOMAN who knows herself well,is confident and assured.
The first time I sprayed this I just got very strong cinnamon chewing gum. The second more figgy.
I must say I prefer the dry down of salty, nutty marine winds. Marine fragrances are too insipid on me but this is a beut.
Sprayed on lasted ages,washed off in fact. Sprayed on my metal watch strap by accident-can still smell it 5 days later!
Above all DIFFERENT. I've had to create a whole new perfume wish list genre with this one.
Beware though, I'm sure body chemistry and personality are key with this one.

May
02
2012
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(PORTUGUESE)
O meu acabou de chegar...e .imediatmente borrifei uma vez no meu pulso.....então uma mistura de cheiro salgado e doce invandiu o ambiente, mas apenas por segundos, pois o doce predomina com vigor sobre o salgado.
E assim é o tempo todo: um cheiro levemente salgado sobre uma base muito doce....doce de figo.
Ele deixa rastro, deve ser usado com moderação, pois em mim a fixação foi excelente.
Caso eu mude minhas impressões depois de alguns dias, eu volto aqui para dizer o que aconteceu.


(ENGLISH)

Mine just arrived ... and. Imediatmente once sprayed on my wrist ..... then a mixture of salty and sweet smell invaded the environment, but only for seconds, because the sweet predominates in force on the salt.
And so is all the time: on a slightly salty smell a very sweet .... sweet fig.
He leaves a trace, should be used sparingly, for me the setting was excellent.
If I change my impressions after a few days, I come back here to tell you what happened.

May
02
2012
Cynicalwish
Cynicalwish

I was expecting a polarizing perfume, but my chemistry apparently tames it down to a very inoffensive fragrance.

sweet from the fig fruits and green from its leaves, touched by soft, salty mediterranean breeze.

it makes me picture the typical countryside of my region (South of Italy)in summer, with fig trees full of fruits, and the blue sky that meets the blue of the sea in the background.

P.S.
I have to precise that I used it sparingly, dabbing it only on my wrists from the sample vial

May
02
2012
vicka16
vicka16

Oh WOW! I'm so pleaseantly surprised! I blind bought Womanity today and I'm happy I did. Well, I just wanted to have it my collection though I was sure I will dislike it (I'm weard, I know ;-)) because of its salty note, but on my skin it's mostly fig and fig leaves. Not salty, and definitely not fishy. It is sweet, fresh, airy and... wonderfull! Even my 4.5 years old daughter likes it!

May
01
2012
rachel32
rachel32

Time ago i tried this at Prestige and i have to say i understand the complexity of the fragrance, this is not for everyone, but i have to say this is very very weird fragrance, not in a bad way but in a complex way, i´d never use something like this.

Apr
30
2012
Bebette
Bebette

Mugler does it againnnnnnn with his third very unique fragrance Womanity. I purchased this as a blind buy years ago, before my days here at Fragrantica, even before I owned a smart phone. All I knew is that I'd heard there was caviar in it and that I loved Alien and Angel so I must love this as well. My anticipation and curiosity was floored so much that I started ripping off the plastic wrap before even making it to my car. My first experience was something along the lines of "I AM A WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR.... meow... purrr purrr!" Luckily, I was beyond pleased with my purchase. This isn't the same as my love for my foreign Alien or my Fresh Angel, but this is a love only capable from a woman. Overall, we can be all of these things captured in this bottle... We can be warm, sweet, even salty, mischievous, stubborn, independent, dignified, soothing, inspiring, and strong! We have depth! Womanity is all of these things and I cannot think of a more appropriate name for this fragrance than this. Another reason why I love the chains on the bottle is that Womanity is the key to any lock and chain and has inspired my way out of a few sticky situations in the past. The bottle I have is 1.7 oz and is also refillable, making it eco-friendly as well as economical.

Sillage 10/10
Longevity 10/10
Uniqueness 10/10

Apr
28
2012
angelcode
angelcode

When I was in Paris, the most sophisticated women there wear this perfume! So I decided to try it. I bought it and I really like it! It has a very complex beauty! Surely has to do with the body chemisrty and it is not the only one.

Apr
27
2012
joyjoyjoy
joyjoyjoy

this one is all about temples - temples of bangkok, temples of mumbai, temples of tokyo and temples of kathmandu. all of them smell like this, more or less.
and it's exactly like a religion, you either get down your knees or walk away.
and at the moment you wear it, you turn into a walking temple, be prepared, to be worshiped or loathed, hahaha...crazy !!

Apr
21
2012
Confection10
Confection10

As a girl and a big fan of older Carons, Piguets, Guerlains, Creeds, Diors and Estee Lauders I found this very fresh and unique. Nothing dirty or disturbing excists inside this strange bottle. I love it from the first nuance til the last. It`s heavenly!I`m very sorry of the all those ladies whose body chemistry don`t match with this liquid and because of that missed true beauty of Womanity. I`m lucky one who`s match. Lush, creamy and delightful. The fig is prominent, the salty caviar faintly behind. There isn`t many "modern" scents I like, but this...WOW! By the way; I admire and wear as well Alien and Angel. All totally different, but unbelivebly beautiful; thats the secret of Muglers. Difference is power, not weakness!

Apr
18
2012
pinkposies80
pinkposies80

Bottle is beautiful but the fragrance is another story..... First spray smells pungent, moldy, almost bitter smelling (guessing its the caviar). About 5 min later the fig scent appears (sweet and pleasant) but the caviar scent jumps out again. On me YUCK YUCK and more YUCK!!!!!!!!!

Apr
13
2012
johanna.lindholm
johanna.lindholm

This is one of the worst perfumes I have ever smelled. It's hideous. I smelled it in the bottle, thought it might smell better onto skin, but it smelled even worse (on me). It smelled like a chain-smoking old lady that had locked herself in for many years and some saltyness that might come out of the caviar in it. (Why caviar? It's kind of weird..) Is that womanity? To smell like smoke and fish-eggs? O.o I do love Thierry Mugler Alien (have a bottle of that lovely perfume), but this was such an awful, awful miss.

Apr
13
2012
Fleurfine
Fleurfine

The first time I wore Womanity was in the first days of its official release. I did not know the notes, I just smelled it and got confused but interested. What I got back then was nectarine and sea-salt.

The last few weeks I've been revisiting Womanity and got myself a 10ml purse spray for a full test.
I've been doubting about doing a review because to me Womanity is a tough one.

The initial note I get is not the fig, I do get something earthy, moldy even, like wet leaves, trees, plants,moss and mushrooms in a forest during autumn; it's beautiful and not at all appalling. In a matter of minutes the fruity sugar glazed fig appears and turns it into something more mainstream and pleasant. Up next comes the savoury note but what I really get is no caviar, I get iodine and seaweed or bladderwrack. And somewhere in between I also detect the scent of rusty scrap iron. Strangely enough these work really well together.
Womanity lasts a long time, over 12 hours but all I could detect during the last 4 hours is a sweet, fig-melon milkshake.

What I found interesting is on warmer days the fig really stands out while on colder days the woody, dirty notes seem to be more prominent.
And, coincidence or not, almost every time I wear Womanity I get this slight headache for the first few hours.
Overall, I am very positive about this fragrance and I will wear it more often as I find nothing to detest it.

Apr
13
2012
whiteshoulders
whiteshoulders

I can't even pretend to like this fragrance. I hate it. I have never detested a fragrance more. If people love it, that is absolutely fine with me, but I cannot be anywhere near this perfume. It is hideous to me and makes me so, so ill. I thought Alien was bad, but this is far worse, just vile. I was given two free testers at Dillard's with a little clip attachment on them that hangs onto your purse. I will never in a million years use them. Although I think Angel is genius and can be quite beautiful at times, I am not a Mugler fan. Don't mean to offend, just being honest.

Apr
11
2012
mimi.smell
mimi.smell

I'm wearing WOMANITY for the past few days, and IT IS GORGEOUS. I think I know why .... I picked the right weather to wear it. (around 9 degrees Celsius and some rain every day) Womanity is complicated, because it contains caviar, which is animal note and therefore difficult to wear. (it request proper conditions to evolve nice scent)

All perfumes are made to smell nice on us. It hapens that upon different body chemistry the same fragrance result different smell, but still if you wear it in proper maner, it shouldn't hapen!
It's not only the body chemistry which makes or ruins the perfume. IMO the most important is weather, or better - the climate. I'm sure about this fact, and moreover, I'm sure that not only THE TEMPERATURE but THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY is of grate importance!! I believe that all perfumes smell more intensive(and different) when there is a lot of humidity in the air.
I'm talking from my experience, and I must say that till now I don't know any perfume, which is "bad".
To conclude I would say, that any perfume must have proper conditions to evolve in all its beauty ... and the best way to examin the scent is "THE WHOLE WEARING", which means: out of the shower.... and than... spray behind the ears and on the neck, sometimes on decollete, on both wrist, and in the summer time up on the hands and the back side of the knees.

Apr
11
2012
wajeeha85
wajeeha85

Don't mean to offend anyone who enjoys this perfume but I recently smelled this at a store and my first reaction was - WHAAAAAAAAAT is THAT SMELL?! And not in a good 'oh wow' kind of way but in a 'where is that stink coming from?!' manner. This seemed to turn sour on my skin a few mins after I sprayed it onto my wrist (regretted even doing so given I didn't even like the smell in the bottle cap). a big NO for me! Also I'm sorry but the bottle gave me the creeps, only reason I tried it was out of plain curiosity. Blah. :/

Apr
11
2012
nikki1234
nikki1234

just out of interest from reading all the bad reviews about this one on here, i had to smell womanity for myself... and i have to agree with the people on here who dislike it... its vile, couldnt imagine this smelling nice on anyone but each to there own.

This has to be the worst scent i have came across ever!... just awfull

Apr
11
2012
atv315
atv315

I was expecting something horrid judging by the fragrantica reviews but I must say that I don't really understand the strong reaction against Womanity. I don't love it but I definitely don't hate it either, and this is from someone who generally likes light and fresh or deep and sweet/vanilla fragrances...neither of which this is. Despite this, I can actually imagine me wearing this once in a while. I think this is because of the earthy notes that make it seem cozy...like I wouldn't necessarily want the scent to be associated with me by other people but if I had a free sample, I might spritz it on myself at home. That being said, I also don't think it is as unique as some people have said it is. I don't see this existing in 30 years and not because it's so weird that it wouldn't be popular. I mean, this is far from a revolutionary fragrance in my opinion. I think Thierry Mugler's name precedes him in that respect and people maybe smell what they expect to smell.

Apr
10
2012
kuanyin4
kuanyin4

This fragrance is Botticelli's The Birth of Venus (Venus on the half shell). The pink cloak to the right of Venus is even virtually the same color as the perfume. The sea, the naked woman, even the presence of angels and their breath. And to me, the scent is every bit as beautiful as the painting.

I bought this untried, I am on a new scent jag, reading reviews, looking at notes and bringing myself up to date. I didn't even know Mugler's perfumes other than Angel, which I love. I tested Alien from a test strip and loved it, but it was just a touch much. So I ordered Alien Sunessence Saphir Soleil, but noticed Womanity and got that too. It came last night. I sprayed it on my sheet as I had scent on already and it was intoxicating, but then became overly so. So I applied today and tried to not get carried away. I suspect some of the dislike comes from a heavy trigger finger with this. Wow, this is what creative genius smells like. I don't depict separate notes, they combine to something completely new. My husband liked it, which is elusive. I told him it was supposed to smell like a woman and he didn't understand. "Eau de Pussy" he understood, although he didn't agree that it was like. Six hours later, I am still wafting in the scent, it mellows and fades and then returns again. I feel like it is essence of me, that it takes my own aroma and wraps around it to bring it out even more. I feel desirable and sexy as I am.

I hate the current trend of everyone trying to be like what they think sexy is. All the wannabes and quite a few of the successful are clones of each other. Fake hair, fake boobs, fake lips. I love Angelina Jolie's lips... on her. I don't have them and I love mine too. I don't know why all the haters feel compelled to trash this perfume. Is it because it isn't meant to make one smell like some celebrity, or it isn't the same as what is already popular? Or is it just because people love to hate something? Like hating makes you superior somehow. I don't get it, if I really dislike something, I stay away from it and I certainly don't find a forum about it. It is rude to gleefully trash what someone else likes. Not every review has to be positive, we won't all like any one thing. How boring if we did. But a little respect, please. If nothing else, at least for the fact that creating something is more difficult than writing sophomoric insults.

Apr
07
2012
gomt
gomt

It's unique, a bit strange even. It seems to me that it's one of those love or hate sort of perfumes. And I think I belong to the love group...

None of this flowers and fluff femininity kind of thing in this one. Raw woman, that's it. Strong, alluring, sexy, dangerous, but not without a softer side.

It's intense, lasts long.

Apr
07
2012
noori
noori

The notes sound edvery good and interesting, it was ok on paper... and it decided to smell terrible on my skin (like cheap "orange" juice from high school lunch) :( sad, I was really looking forward to try (btw I like the bottle itself :))

Apr
07
2012
lettyb76
lettyb76

I can't tell if I like it or not. It's definitely the most unique fragrance I have smelled lately. It's salty, which I think I like. Still, I wouldn't be comfortable wearing this as a perfume.

Apr
06
2012
TigerEyes
TigerEyes

Sweet, fresh, balmy skin scent with a salty feel...I've just tried it for the first time yesterday, and it's still on my arm. It's more of an experience than a scent for me. And I really like it!

Apr
06
2012
kajaaniella
kajaaniella

Two words. Love. It. The savory notes are so addictive, I cannot stop smelling my wrists when I'm wearing it. The scent itself is a dead-on mixture of the sweetness of figs and the salty notes which, though described as "caviar", remind more of salty smell of the skin after an early morning swim in the ocean. Can't get over how magnificently the savory works with the sweet, in a perfectly symbiotic combination. An absolute must-have, and from now on one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) Mugler fragrance. Still curious of the new 2012 Womanity line - I cannot imagine it being any better, because this one is pure perfection.

Apr
01
2012
Hayven
Hayven

So I retried this. I'm glad I did, because I like it now. It's fresh and sweet, but not candy or sugary sweet. There is a hint of saltiness, but it is barely there. Thierry Mugler is a genius; his design house can make such unique fragrances such as this and Alien without having to use many notes.

Mar
31
2012
finzi
finzi

To me, this is a predominantly doughy scent. It smells rather like uncooked biscuit dough! I wonder if this is what people are describing as the salty part. I was very surprised to read fig listed in the notes; apart from a faint fruity tang which lasts only the first hour, there is no trace of anything that I associate with fig fragrances, no greenery, no coconuts... The fruity notes are ever so slightly stronger after about three hours on the skin, but it is still dominated by that doughy (wheaty?) scent.

This is a very light fragrance (read: barely detectable) and I find it interesting that this is very strong to some people. I wonder if this is something to do with body chemistry, but even on paper I thought this was a very light, subtle scent. I sampled the EDP.

Judging by the wide range of responses to this perfume I'd say it's definitely worth smelling and probably not a wise blind-buy.

I tested this because I was intrigued the sheer variety of responses I'd read online. Glad I tried it and it's a pleasant enough scent, but wouldn't pay money to smell like this!

Mar
30
2012
amandame
amandame

this scent it's awesome, great for summer, safe and a different smell, it's unique, mature, salty. The staying power it's great on my skin, a masterpiece. Love it! Who likes Angel and Alien doesn't like Womanity!!!

Mar
29
2012
sarlouben
sarlouben

when i first spray this it has a woodsy sea salt smell then after 15 minutes it changes and becomes a very pleasant sweet smell i will say the coconut i smell in this does not smell synthetic at all most perfumes i wear with coconut in smells overly synthetic and gives me a headache i love all of thierry muglers perfumes except angel innocent i have tried so much to like it but it is the only one that smells horrid on me oh and also has anyone else detected a slight earthy smell when wearing this?

Mar
29
2012
jventura489
jventura489

after my last review, i haven't worn it at all...However on my bus home I thought about it, and came home and spritzed once on one hand...OMG this perfume is amazing! It smells like coconuts and instantly made me think of the ocean and the beach. It's a little woody too, which is amazing it smells so good!!! I would totally wear this on a summer night. For day I think I will stick with Flora eau fraiche but this scent is definitely beach day or summer night out, so delicious! :)

Mar
27
2012
kit1982
kit1982

Smells like guava + coconut + sea salt.
This is better than Alien. Reminds me of Le Feu d'Issey - Issey Miyake. They both have that milky factor. Yum!

Mar
26
2012
wbp
wbp

This is LOVE or HATE fragrance! It is very salty on my skin. I feel so much Caviar and just a bit of sweetness. Too strong for me, it gives me a headache.

Mar
24
2012
AshDiCar
AshDiCar

Ah, Womanity. I’ve never seen a fragrance be the source of such heated debate! My hat’s off to Thierry Mugler for even attempting this perfume. I can’t decide if I like it or not. Womanity is so intriguing and different yet it makes me a bit uncomfortable. It seems undeniable to me that this fragrance is an attempt at capturing the scent of a woman – the very intimate scent of a woman. The name, notes, color of the juice and advertising says it all. It’s really a revolutionary idea if you think about it. There are many beautiful fragrances out there but maybe the sexiest one of all is the freshly bathed human body. A fragrance that is really in-your-face sexual may just trump all the fruity, floral and candy-scented potions women douse themselves in to attract men. Just imagine a world where women are surrounded by a 6-foot silage bubble of vagina perfume. I think it would drive men to the edge of sanity! All work would cease, economies worldwide would collapse and we’d find ourselves in the midst of the biggest baby boom in history.

Trying to mimic the natural scent of a woman takes balls ;). I applaud the creators of Womanity but I think it misses the mark. The sweet and savory notes are a good start but the fig really takes over and dominates the entire composition. I don’t get fishiness at all but there is definitely a salty marine note. It’s very fresh and clean – I don’t detect anything dirty. I am also not getting the metallic note that a lot of people smell. Like all perfumes, it comes down to body chemistry and on me Womanity is just a little too sweet. I think that it could be beautiful on the right person and very unique as I’ve never smelled it on anyone in public.

Mar
21
2012
EK
EK

I already reviwed Womanity before, but now I have an amusing footnote to add:
I was just making a sample of Womanity and thought about all the rave, when I got an idea.
I went downstairs and made my DH smell the funnel I had just been using (he doesn't know womanity afaik) and asked him what it smelled like.
"hand soap, ordinary hand soap" was the answer!
Can it be any more different from the unwashed body parts so many others detect here? I don't think so, lol!
Just had to share this.

Mar
20
2012
Margarita1982
Margarita1982

A strong perfume with a personality!!I like it, it reminds me a lot of aqua motu, which i adore, only this is much heavier.Well done mr Mugler... ;)

Mar
20
2012
Anna_gr
Anna_gr

maybe you both will stop to fight here? I don't think it adds anything to the perfume review. I personally love this perfume, and if someone think it stinks it's ok too. I don't care. Just try not to leave offensive reviews like "I don't know how someone can wear it, it stinks like garbage" and stuff like this. It's just offensive to people who like it. If you don't like it just say you don't, end of story. Everybody are entitled to their own opinion but it takes common sense to express it in a way that is not offensive.

Mar
20
2012
KatyK
KatyK

First of all - I like it. It's got figs which I love and it's got slight saltyness which is fresh and interesting. The staying power is awesome which is a great thing if you like it. Hell, I even like the bottle and it's sculptural/tribal feel. Given a chance it will grow on you - and it's not another fruity floral so cheers to that! As a tribute to women I think it's cool.

Secondly I recently heard Pierre Guillaume of Parfumerie Generale say that Womanity is a landmark achievement in fragrance and that in ten years time we will look back on it and say this is a fragrance that changed the shape of the perfume world. So worth giving it another chance, no?

Remember how you felt when you first smelled Angel? That was for many a real love/hate thing which went on to become the top selling fragrance in France for several years. That is the style of Mugler- always trying to push the envelope and change peoples taste. This should be admired in itself even if you don't love the individual fragrances. Let's be grateful someone is willing to take chances.

Mar
19
2012
MimiLily
MimiLily

Interesting perfume. I think that the controversal reviews below describe this perfume well. It is like a piece of art, some may not like it but I think you have to appreciate it for it's uniqueness. The smell of the perfume is unique, recognizable and very "thick". Thickness puts me of from wearing it myself, but whenever I smell this perfume somewhere I immediately start to look around with appreciation "who is the lady wearing this perfume?". The smell gives me on impression that the wearer must be a unique, powerful and self-confident woman.

Mar
18
2012
bbsgirl
bbsgirl

I walked into a friend's home last week and my first thought was that she had bought Womanity. I could smell it all through the house, and I didn't like it. Then she said "can you smell that? I left the stove top on and put a plastic tray down on it when it was still hot". So, in fact, not Womanity but burnt plastic.
Its thick, synthetic and just plain offensive to my nose. Why would anyone make this stuff, and why on earth would anyone wear it?
It doesn't smell different on different people, it always smells the same, I can spot it anywhere. Unfortunately.

Mar
18
2012
vdxl
vdxl

Actually, I find this fragrance mismarketed: the name and the bottle do not describe at all the scent, and the persons who could wear it. It is rather more masculine than feminine, it is delicious, in a savoury-sweet-woody context. I love it, and I think a man could pull it off better than a woman.

Mar
17
2012
jventura489
jventura489

I am so lucky that this scent smells so absolutely exquisite on my skin. I was so worried that I purchased the smallest bottle I could get online, since I could not find it anywhere in any of my department stores. The smell to me is slightly sweet and watery with a little spice. I don't get any celery (thank goodness!!!) or caviar or even any salt... It is quite strong so a little goes a long way. i can see getting annoyed by the scent if applied to heavily. I have yet to wear it out, which I will do tonight and see if I get any compliments on this one. so far so goood!

Mar
17
2012
somekindofpoet
somekindofpoet

This is an odd fragrance mainly because it smells completely different on different people. On me I get a sweet smell that reminds me of an Almond Joy(odd considering the ingredients) while on my friend I smell a salt watery kind of scent.

The bottle/name are kind of tacky when compared to previous MUGLER fragrances.

When I registered the fragrance with the MUGLER people online I received a free sample lotion which definitely helps to bring out some of the sweeter notes to the forefront of the scent.

Though it is expensive, you can always find some good deals online.(I got my 1.7 oz from Perfumania for 30 dollars) It is definitely a scent to sample on your skin and not on paper.

Mar
15
2012
CubanFairyTaleBeauty
CubanFairyTaleBeauty

I typically love Thierry Mugler's fragrances.. But this one stinks to high heaven! Smells like alcohol. Yuckkk!

Mar
14
2012
Gaia_88
Gaia_88

This the most original and daring perfume i have ever smelled until now. The concept is just mindblowing for someone that bothered to verify the simbolistics behind the ingredients. Of corse, we all know it, the fig is the symbol of women's sexuality and the caviar is the salty black pearl, symbol of royality. It's very funny how these two fragrances combine into a wierd one... I'll say it, i never thought somebody would be able to invent the perfume of a woman when she is NOT wearing any perfume at all! But that's Womanity for me, i absolutely love it, the name is very very well choosen and yet again, even if it defines The Woman in general, it's not for everybody!

Mar
13
2012
Pbeschi
Pbeschi

I finally made my decision: it's WOMANITY! So goooooooood!!

EDIT:Why doesn't this perfume last on me?!?!? I love it, but it vanishes in 3 hours... :( such a pity! I believe no one has said anything on how good I smell because they would have had to jump on me to smell this. I am going to carry this around in my purse, but will not buy it again. I like long lasting perfumes.

Mar
08
2012
trollet
trollet

Tried this today and yeah, it's summer alright.

Summer in the countryside. With a clear smell of dried gras.And that's the only thing I get from it. Brought me right back to childhood summervacation.

Sorry, I tried to like this, but I don't want to smell of gras even if summer as a child was wonderful.But by all means, for the right woman it can be nice. Advice: try before by. This is so,so special.

Mar
07
2012
iris_iris
iris_iris

Today just before my classes I stood in the hallway with some random people and suddenly someone said "What? What is that? Can you smell this? Something smells really nice here. Not like a perfume, more like.... almonds?"

Yes, it was me wearing Womanity. And that was the ultimate test that this is GOURMAND to me.

However this smell is indeed a cameleonte, or if you prefer a chameleon.

I don't really get all the rage about how synthetic it is and how fishy it smells. Thankfully my nose decided not to do that nasty prank on me and just let me enjoy Womanity. As for the synthetic side, also not my understanding of this perfume. To me it's very natural. If You're familiar with Jean-Claude Ellena's works of art I would even compare them! Dear God, when I smelled the fig note in Womanity my brain guided by nose screamed "Un Jardin En Mediterranee" ! And it was a scream of a happy, glad brain.

There is something very earthy in this also, some may say the fig creates this illusion but I'm not so sure. Though it kinda resembles eastern hot climate, where fig trees originally grew (Afghanistan, Greece).

To sum things up I'm just gonna add a quote, that describes way better than I do the mediterranean character of this perfume:

"The one that would arrive here with a pallet of an italian landscape painter will be forced to reject all the sweet colors. The earth is burnt by the sun, raw from drought, has a color of white ash, sometimes grey violet or violent red. Landscape is not only in front of the eyes, but also by my side, behind me, I can feel it's presence, siege, intensity.

High trees are rare; sometimes only an elevated oak - Zeus of trees. To the hill-side there are attached small, green parts. Along the roads, on more calm hills - wild olive with finger-like, moving leaves, gray and silver underneath. Just by the earth a thyme, thymus, mint - the aromas of heat.
Between light and shade a sharp, curved by a diamond Line, without all the greyness and penumbras, known from the countries of North"


ps Beautiful bottle reminds me of Giger's drawings. Stunning.

pps and what is it with TM and his deceiving perfume designs? I mean... 1. Name: Angel Juice color: blue, so it should be something aquatic, right? WRONG - it's a killer gourmand 2. Name: Alien Juice/bottle color: Purple, so it should be a strong oriental, right? WRONG - it's syrupy jasmine 3. Name: Womanity Juice color: Pink, so it should be a floral fruity, right? WRONG!

...

WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS?!

Mar
07
2012
Pbeschi
Pbeschi

This is gourmand heaven! It feels like I am covered in yummy crum cake. I can't wait to spray it, remember it, smell it and feel it change from salty to sweet fig milk over my long days. It is warm and uplifting, like a chocolate cake in the oven. Once you wear it, it creates a memory of its own (like Angel does, for who knows this other amazing perfume). Works for summer and winter IMO.

I am now actually torn between this one and Love by Chloe, which is reassuring and feels good like only a mom's hug can do. I cannot decide which one is meant to be my signature. They are so different, but both so unique! Long lasting, but not overpowering, sweet, but not too sweet...PERFECT for any season and occasion!

If interested in one of them, I suggest you try it for 6 hours or so on skin and see how it changes as time passes by. Do not decide on the spot!

Feb
29
2012
Alyluz222
Alyluz222

Thank you Thierry Mugler, for creating this. A fragrance that is unique, distinctive and haunting long after you've smelled it that (this is the big accomplishment) works better in the summer! Am I the only one who feels that summer fragrances are more often than not either overly sweet tropical fruits or light crisp citruses that fade within minutes or smell of detergents. Almost all of my most loved fragrances are best worn in winter and I live in hot Texas! This is fruity but it's fig, that already makes it different. This is salty, juicy, and weird (love that) but wearable. I just love it so much. I can add Womanity to the short list of summer fragrances that do not bore, along with Hermes Eau de Merveilles and Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. =)

Feb
28
2012
goofynose
goofynose

The initial smell is quite intriguing. But after a while, there's something about it just make me wanna crawl out of my skin. It is a beautiful scent, I believe, but makes me nauseous.

Feb
26
2012
lolitajade
lolitajade

Works well with my body chemistry. I love this sexy, confident, feminine, spring/summer scent. The longevity of this perfume is amazing.

I had to buy this perfume after testing it and it lasting all day.

It makes you feel incredibly confident and feminine.

Smells very fresh and alive. Different from other scents out there.

I don't understand the bad reviews.

Feb
23
2012
bloosunshine
bloosunshine

Fig and spices with a slight salty background,pumped up on steroids!This fragrance is loud with an, in your face
attitude!Too sweet,too synthetic,too pungent,a great concept,gone wrong.
I would not wear this if it were the last fragrance on earth!

Feb
22
2012
misskaylapaige
misskaylapaige

This is 100% a perfume that MUST be tested on skin...

I personally adore it. It works SO well with my chemistry, creating a soft, sweet, salty, sexy and incredibly feminine scent.

Sadly, it seems that more often than not though, it clashes with people's chemistry rather than works with it.

If it works for you, YOU WILL KNOW IT haha, it will smell stunning.

Feb
21
2012
Dika
Dika

Sexy! The salty note prevents it from being heavy floral, much appreciated. Feminine, yet not sweet/sugar/pink/caramel way. Sexy but not cumin/civet way. It works.

Feb
21
2012
Nikkiza
Nikkiza

Hi
when it first came out i was passing by my favorite store and i smelled sth new splashing in the air and reaching out.so i stepped in and asked the perfum girl what has she tested right then. s
he smiled "womanity" ,"its on my skin" .i sniffed her wrist and wow, what a seewt joy it was.so asked for a skin test and had a very different answer.is this the same womanity?it stinkes on me.i couldnt believe how much diffrence our chemistry can make.i left the store to find fresh air and sth to wipe it off my skin that i realized it was changing to a seewt&sour scent,much better but i steel didnt like it.i gave it afew more minutes it changed again to sth... confusing.i lost the conscept and found a really bad headache.
Yes from joyful to hateful till confusing ; its a moody fragrance(for me).take my advice and never trust anybodys oppinion on this one. try it on your own skin and remember this could be a very risky gift.cute bottle ,very pricy and wont easily go away;just becareful.unique is not always good.

Feb
19
2012
ecofreak2001
ecofreak2001

OK, so the composition on this one is not for everyone; you really have to like over the edge frags. When I first spray it, I can smell a salty (oceanic, not fishy) sweet smell. When time passes, it leaves a spicy, sweet, lasting smell. The bottle is very unique; it seems like HR Giger (the artist that created Alien) created this one. I really like this one.

Feb
18
2012
ultrasilence
ultrasilence

That's just awesome, smells like sea, southern fruits and stones on the bay... Absolutely perfect on me. Very feminine yet not like other pour femme pink fragrances. Rich and stylish. Love it.

Feb
17
2012
MarianneLouise
MarianneLouise

This a fragrance for the daring and those who like to wear something unique and unpredictable. A little goes a long way so I find that just a couple of small dabs on the wrists is plenty and allows it to be enjoyed at its best. The top notes on my skin were very much of salt/ozone which is quite bright and fresh but in the dry down it morphed into a completely different animal as the warm, sweet fig, woody notes came through; it took me completely by surprise! What a lovely surprise it is too! I have had many compliments when I have worn this perfume and I will continue to wear it when I'm in the mood for something just a little bit different.

Feb
16
2012
walkinroundtown
walkinroundtown

I love this fragrance. Would I buy it in a bigger bottle? Probably not. Would I buy another mini? Probably would. Out of all the Thierry Mugler fragrances I've smelled, this is my favourite and the one, so far, that I would recommend. With caution. Again, I love this fragrance, but it gives me a headache. Which surprises me. Based on most reviews for TM's fragrances, I though Angel would. But it doesn't. With Womanity, I can only take as a whiff here and there. I place a tiny dab of this on my wrists and another tiny dab of this on my cleavage and cover both areas up with clothing. It mutes down the fragrance and every now and then I get a whiff or I can just sniff my wrist. The opening, to me, is very interesting and I wish that it lasted longer. But the dry down ain't so bad, either. I don't recommend a blind buy on this. But the good news is that I find TM to be sold in most department stores so give it a try. Like most TM fragrances, the sillage and longevity is very good.

Feb
16
2012
zielona
zielona

So sweet, my teeth ache. It smells like slightly salted fig syrup. Sometimes I get a hint of ozone, but most of the time it's just monotonous killer syrup. Very intriguing, although it may tire or even nauseate.

But the bottle! It's amazing in its beauty.
I have only a miniature - maybe someday, if I manage to use up 10ml, I'll buy larger one. Just to look at it ;]

Feb
15
2012
Patricia888
Patricia888

It`s fresh, aquatic and salty. Beautiful bottle but even if I wanted I could not wear them. I get nauseated from it.

Feb
12
2012
amanda.v.rheeden
amanda.v.rheeden

It is most certainly polarizing; I really like it and have received many compliments while wearing. It is certainly modern and brave while slightly reminiscent somehow of a highend cigar shop. This is a strong, heavy perfume and lasts on my skin more than any other perfume I've ever worn--more than 4 hours, a feat.

Feb
10
2012
loveperfumes
loveperfumes

It is so originally ugly that its unabashed ugliness easily rivals with classic beauty. And under all there is depth! Frankly speaking, I don't follow its concept 'on site' at all - "combining savoury and sweet"... caviar, womanity. In my opinion it is just another "A" - styled from Mugler.
And in the very drydown I feel some light echo of Alien/Halloween jasmine. So, in regard to most contradictory Mugler creatures I'd say: A* Men - no-noooooo, Alien - thanks, just not fully my bizarre star, and Womanity, if happens to take, takes by storm. Impressed.

Feb
07
2012
mimi.smell
mimi.smell

What's all these noise about ! In one way I understand why people are so shocked, but on the other hand no need to talk a lot about this perfume.

IMO The problem is .....Womanity (as well as Thierry Mugler) is relatively well advertised and promoted and offered to all kind of custemers, even those who don't have any tolerance to perfumes which are not....like... pleasant every day floral fruity..... or average oriental or.... let's say a typically pleasing ..more or less average scent. And than people simply feel the need to express their opinion about this ...‘weird’... perfume.
In sense of its particularity I would compare it with John Galliano (for women) or Creed Spring Flower, which are both very special, strong and not at all average perfumes. Some people love them and some don't, but (I'm used to say) .....who understands them, whoever left them to develop, this one loves them (of course there are some other predispositions ...like --the skin chemistry, the weather, the occasion,...and so on ...)

Ok., , let me tell you what I think. Womanity is really a bit different ....in sense of its ingredients. Caviar - not often used as perfume component - is obviously a special note, which gives to Womanity whisper of salty ocean. It is more detectable at the beginning, but later on it settles down. However, fruity scent ...the smell of figs is quite strong, so that all together produce a very fresh overall smell. On my skin the smell of caviar is noticeable only at the beginning and than practically dissapears ..........or better to say ....it is present just like a whisper which melts with fresh fig scent.
IMO Womanity is quite linear aquatic fresh fruity perfume, lightly spiced up with caviar and nutts............ just right so that we can say ...it is particular or special ( I'm not sure which word is better).

I love it, but can not wear it day after day
Surprising staying power and sillage.

Feb
02
2012
asantangelo
asantangelo

I loved this fragrance the first moment I smelt it. It was strong and slightly sweet and had a very distinctive smell. As time went on, I found the caviar note interesting and pleasant. Things were going just fine for me, but then eight hours later I found I could not get rid of the smell. Every time I moved I would get a whiff of the juice and started to feel absolutely sick. For the first two hours I thought that I found a new smell to fawn over, but the longer I was around it, the more I felt like we really needed to break up. Needless to say, when I woke up the next morning and still smelt this sickening scent all over myself, I knew we were done for good.

Feb
01
2012
mshilov
mshilov

It can be considered unusual, even bizarre comparing to all these "red berries/ white flowers" scents from nowadays, but it' s as fresh, innovative and daring as was Dior's Dune one day. It's just different - not for those who desperately want to seduce with a scent, but for those who live their life for their own pleasure, self-assured and self-confident women. It's quite egoistic, and hedonistic the same time. And it needs some brain too to be valued and adored.

Feb
01
2012
Koukla190
Koukla190

smells like tobacco smoke, rusty metal, and salty figs....uggh not good for me at all, sooo strange and probably one of the most unpleasant perfumes I've ever smelled....I appreciate Thierry Mugler for being creative and daring with the caviar and all he does make some great perfumes (I Love Angel) but I just don't think this turned out very well....it makes me wanna throw up sorry...I really can't stand to be around it

Jan
31
2012
ktal
ktal

I really, really wanted to love this perfume. The bottle, the unique-ness, the mere fact that it takes a certain body chemistry to pull it off - but oh god. It is 10 hours later, countless washes and finally a shower and a meal later for the stench and taste in my mouth to finally leave. I definitely haven't smelled anything like it, the closest thing I can think of is a rusty metal nail soaking in tears and molding in a small dark space. I had to (try) wash it off immediately and I didn't feel better until I could take a shower. And the stench filled my car, hours after spraying it on and shopping and going home, then picking up my partner... who immediately smelled it in the car, rolled down the window, and compared the smell to someone spraying perfume in a bathroom someone just took a shit in (to no avail). This seriously made me gag numerous times, and every time I could feel that sharp salt in my mouth and gagged some more. The mere thought of it made me gag.

I would LOVE to smell this on someone whose body chemistry actually brings out the loveliness of the perfume. And I'm really saddened that mine isn't one of those.

Jan
30
2012
misskaylapaige
misskaylapaige

I ADORE this scent

first 5 minutes are a little harsh, I get a "pine" kind of scent. I do NOT get this metallic note that so many others have experienced

Once it dries down, it smells soooo sensual and nostalgic for me. The fig notes are so gently sweet, but the caviar gives that "savory" salt smell.

This perfume reminds me of being near the ocean on a breezy day, when the ocean is wild and untamed.

Sad to see that some people's chemistry clearly did NOT work with this one, it smells sooo seductive on my skin...

it's so WARM and FEMININE... like warm suntanned skin after a swim in the ocean.

Jan
30
2012
EK
EK

Womanity opens strong and sharp on me, but it quickly turns softer. The combination of figs and salt (salt water?) is very different and interesting. I sense another strong note that I can't really define.. It's controversial, but not at all as weird as I expected. Grass, wild nature comes to mind.
Somehow sophisticated, above all unusual. I like unusual.

I don't get the slightest resemblance to genitals at all. I don't get much sweetness (unsweet figs?). Any sweetness I get is in the drydown. No fish either, just the contrast between fig and salt.

This is one of the few that I didn't dare to blind buy, mostly because of the price. Luckily I found a bargain in my local shop (10 ml, $26).
I tried it 3 times on paper and twice on skin before I decided that I like it. Very polarized reviews almakes triggers my curiosity!
I wore it twice now alone at home. Will be interesting to see what my husband thinks of it.

I don't understand all the hate towards the bottle. I think it's beautiful and as unusual as the scent.
No cuteness here. It's sort of steampunk to me - actually I find the perfume steampunk-ish too (if there is such a thing).

I fully understand why it's a love it or hate it - if it's really unusual it's always like that, isn't it.

A keeper. Not something I'll be afraid to wear in public - but otoh there's nothing I'm afraid to wear in public!

Jan
29
2012
aelias
aelias

I cannot believe how many compliments I have received while wearing this....I was almost scared to wear it when I first got it! I think my initial problem was that I knew what the notes were before I tried it on...I realize now that hadn't I known what the components are, I would have always liked it.

Jan
25
2012
xanman
xanman

Like others I had to try this out of sheer curiosity, boy I am thrilled I did -this is one unique and wonderful perfume. Starts off cold, metallic and sharp, very strange indeed. I do pick up a slight caviar note which disappears within 15 minutes or so into the dry down, although the salty residual is maintained throughout. Evolves into a warm swirl of wood, sea, crushed leaves and sun warmed fig. So natural,so sensual, I bet Eve smelled like this. Lasts for a good 12 hours,sillage is amazing. Given the negative reviews I was initially hesitant to wear this in public. Heartened by my husbands praise I did. Turns out this and Coco Madamoiselle are my all time compliment getters. The main consenus being that Womanity smells so "fresh and clean." Pretty ironic for a perfume that features caviar as one of its main ingredients..

Jan
24
2012
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

I was really intreged by the notes and the reviews. Aspecially some of the reviews done by men.
I also love the concept! It's simply great. Figs are a symbol of female sexuality and the seanotes, well, Venus, godess of love and feminity, was born from the sea.
Maybe it's just me, but I think there's a lot of thought and humor in the ideas for WOMANITY. So yes, this was definetly a "must test" for me.

When I first sprayed WOMANITY, it triggered my gag reflex. Too much salt always does. Plus, it's mingled with this sharp, citrussy accord. It smells like extra salted oysters. I actually had to keep my hand in my pocket untill the scent had dried down and softened.
When it had, I got this strange salty sweet note. Quite nice actually. And very fresh.
It smells aboslutely not like a vagina. I almost wish it did, because the fragrance would have been a lot warmer.
It smells like a seashore. A wild, rocky seashore.
And I love those shores. I love taking long walks, climbing rocks, feeling this salt drops spray upon me. I love the subtle smell of salt in my tangled hair after I get home.
And in the drydown, I love WOMANITY. I only wish there would be a lighter version.
So I await the EDT eagerly :)

Now to the bottle. It's awful. It reminds me of the ships of the Necromongers from the movie The Chronicles of Riddic.
I don't think it's feminine at all. I don't understand. The bottles of both ANGEL and ALIEN are beautiful! So why this monstrousity?

Overall, this was a very nice experience.

Jan
24
2012
DarkClarissa
DarkClarissa

This is a really unusual fragrance. I think it is very brave of Mugler to have this in his stable as is an odd animal.

Initially I smelled lemon - not sweet but sharp lemon juice. After a while this had calmed into the background and two notes are noticeable to me - fresh seafood (such as a fresh oyster or sashimi) and coconut. This is a very savory perfume, not at all sweet to my factory senses.

It is a definite try before you buy fragrance. Personally I find it interesting as a smell and pleasant enough but not as a perfume. A plate of.sashimi drizzled with lemon juice and tarnished with some unsweetened coconut flesh would be a lovely meal - right up.my street. But I don't want to smell like this.

Love it or hate it, it's very unusual.


EDIT: Ok it's now two hours on and I'm beginning to smell the figs. Not overly sweet but that fleshy natural sweetness. It's a pity it has taken so long to develop as it is quite pleasant now. But not so lovely that I'mwilling to go through the developing stages again :)

Jan
24
2012
andjela
andjela

i must say that i don't like this one at all.i tolerate angel and really like alien,but this one is real stinker on me and i never met anyone with this perfume on and tought-oh,this smell nice.it has that note-something died just around the corner and nausea is rising every time i sniff it. shame

Jan
22
2012
Aredore
Aredore

If you’ve lived by the sea for as long as I have, then you know that the ocean smells nothing like a “beachy fragrance” – all Hawaiian Tropic and Mai Tais. The North Atlantic can smell quite rank, especially in the spring when the sea belches everything that died during the winter onto the beaches to rot. It’s a salty and sulfurous scent with touches of wilty greens and wet slate: and that’s if you’re on a non-polluted beach; otherwise, salted rotten eggs and human excrement forever. Either way, not something you’d want to put in a fine perfume.

I think people feared the worst when “caviar” was announced as “Womanitys'” main accord, (eggs and salt, preserve us,) but somehow, it worked. I wandered around for one hour with my test spritz, and nose to wrist, I thought to myself, “This smells like Christmas!” It’s the fig that won me over; sweet and salty at once like the kind of dried fig and nut rolls that go on sale during the holidays, but the drydown is the really special part; It’s the first time I have encountered in a fragrance the sensation of being two miles out to sea on a summers’ day, enveloped in a bracing salty wind.

Recommended.

Jan
21
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

Sure lasts a long time. my mum wears this, and has a tremendous sillage that fills any room. She says she can hardly smell it, but i sure as hell do. Strong. I reviewed this earlier, and I have to say, this falls into a new category that i call "Ultra-feminine", where a guy would never EVER get away wearing this.
I think it's accurate to say it smells like, the smell of warm skin sunbathed, after Putting on Fig suntan lotion or fig paste, then swimming in the salty ocean. Warm skin.
Womanity is perhaps one of the single MOST Iconic feminine fragrances i know. for now.
I'm eagerly awaiting the new Version which features strawberry.

Jan
20
2012
AprilLouisa
AprilLouisa

Might have to try it again, but for me it stank really badly.. almost like damp/mildew etc. Maybe it was because it was in a perfume shop where other perfumes had been sprayed in the same area but for the first try, definate no.

Jan
20
2012
acv43
acv43

I'am sorry to those that enjoy this perfume but to be perfectly honest, this is the WORST perfume i have ever smelled. I think perhaps it is the caviar,but to my nose it translate into some VERY strange scents almost reminiscent of, dare I say it?...sewage.
I don't mean to offend you Womanity fans, but that is honestly what i smelled, but every nose is different and to each their own!

like all thierry Mugler fragrances, i must say the design of the bottle is very beautiful and unique.

Jan
18
2012
jeanbean7777
jeanbean7777

I love the bottle....I thought the perfume was different and i kinda liked how it smelled from the bottle.....however, this smelled very bad on my skin. I made a big mistake of trying it on before I had to leave the house. It was wreched. I could smell a lot of salt )almost like old ocean water in a bottle) , slightly wet weeds and it made my stomach turn over. It was not at all a favorite. My man even commented about how terrible this perfume was. I realize this could be my chemistry so no disrespect. I did not like this at all. It was not pleasant.

Jan
15
2012
jeanbean7777
jeanbean7777

I love the bottle....I thought the perfume was different and i kinda liked how it smelled from the bottle.....however, this smelled very bad on my skin. I made a big mistake of trying it on before I had to leave the house. It was wreched. I could smell a lot of salt )almost like old ocean water in a bottle) , slightly wet weeds and it made my stomach turn over. It was not at all a favorite. My man even commented about how terrible this perfume was. I realize this could be my chemistry so no disrespect. I did not like this at all. It was not pleasant.

Jan
15
2012
Fmcandy
Fmcandy

Interesante para una fragancia comercial, todas las de mugler me parecen súper logradas. Esta en particular me dio un poco de dolor de cabeza , aunque me encanta. Tal vez en menor cantidad, pero sin dudas la tendría como coleccionista, el frasco es el mas feo de todos los mugler, su contenido es excelente.

Jan
15
2012
Pa.princess
Pa.princess

I bought this at Marshalls on the cheap beacause I just had to smell this scent that got so many strong reactions!I knew if I didn't like it I could return it. Well, turns out I love it! I get no fishy, unclean smell at all, like some of the other reviewers. On me the opening is just a bit salty, like an ocean breeze. It then morphs into the most beautiful fig scent! My husband is rather picky about perfume so I couldn't wait to see what his response would be. Spritzed it on after my shower and came downstairs. His reaction...wow do you smell good!
BTW...I love the bottle too!

Jan
14
2012
JessiMaiyasmommy
JessiMaiyasmommy

it just sounds disgusting i love fig but caviar smells like where it came from doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure that the combo could go horribly horribly wrong, plus people say it smells like lady parts i really wanna smell it just to see what it actually smells like anyone know where i can buy a sample cuz i REFUSE to buy a bottle outta sheer curiosity

Jan
14
2012
kimee
kimee

This fragrance is mind boggling! I really really really hoped I would like this but unfortunately the initial spray is so off putting that I don't think I'd be able to stand it. The minute I sprayed it, I was reminded of the smell of my clothing the morning after a night at a smokey club. I also got a strong amount of fig with it too but I was too overwhelmed by that cigarette-like smell.

I wanted to get it off straight away but forced myself to leave it on and give it time. Woah, this stuff has an amazing sillage level (off the charts for me!) I was a bit concerned that shoppers around me would find me offensive smelling.

However, after around 30 minutes it turned into an interesting fig fragrance that seemed to have something extra and mysterious. It was clean, fresh and I actually liked this part!

I'm jealous of those who don't get the cigarettes so predominantly and admire those that can wear this. I took a sample home so will definitely give this another try, once I muster up the courage!

Kudos to Thierry Mugler for daring to make something so "out there" and unique!

Jan
14
2012
pauliina
pauliina

Sorry, I wasn't logged in, so once again.

I'm quite surprised many people have so strong emotions towards this. Personally I find Thierry Mugler's perfumes too strong but this is the first one which didn't have an instant dislike effect.

Anyway, I have tried this in stores. I have absolutely no idea if I smell fig leaves or caviar - never smelled them. To me Womanity smells pretty neutral, and that's definitely a good thing. But I do smell something which is almost like soap and I'm not sure if I like it. It reminds me of Thierry Mugler ;) I have a (bad) feeling this perfume could become stronger when really used. I also get a feeling of an old-school perfume; some older people might like this. I notice I have quite strange thoughts about this...

So, in my opinion this is not a bad one but not so luxury one either. I'm possibly one of the few people who find Womanity this way. On the other hand I have to emphasize I have only tried this in stores.

The bottle is pretty horrible. Reminds me of Juicy Couture style but maybe even worse. Definitely not elegant or stylish but some people might think it's interesting or rough in an exciting way.

Jan
13
2012
guest_
guest_

I'm quite surprised many people have so strong emotions towards this. Personally I find Thierry Mugler's perfumes too strong but this is the first one which didn't have an instant dislike effect.

Anyway, I have tried this in stores. I have absolutely no idea if I smell fig leaves or caviar - never smelled them. To me Womanity smells pretty neutral, and that's definitely a good thing. But I do smell something which is almost like soap and I'm not sure if I like it. It reminds me of Thierry Mugler ;) I have a (bad) feeling this perfume could become stronger when really used. I also get a feeling of an old-school perfume; some older people might like this. I notice I have quite strange thoughts about this...

So, in my opinion this is not a bad one but not so luxury one either. I'm possibly one of the few people who find Womanity this way. On the other hand I have to emphasize I have only tried this in stores.

Jan
13
2012
alyaa
alyaa

Amazing bottle, unique fragrance but oh so horrible. This on me starts off quite fresh and then settles into a nauseating salty fig note that is very un-appealling.A true scrubber

Jan
12
2012
jennifer60656
jennifer60656

Smelled the lotion the other day. Pure Stank. Maybe I need to rephrase this. I didn't put Womanity on me. I only smelled the lotion in the bottle and was just a little more than horrified. I dropped the bottle quickly and moved on. Maybe if I didn't get scared of it I would have given it another try.

Since many people really like it, I might be willing now that I know what to expect to give it another go.

Jan
11
2012
Covergirl84
Covergirl84

Why?!!! (sobbing to self) Why do so many people hate my precious?!! I swear for such a hated woman; every auction on ebay has bidders, and I bought the last bottles in 2 different stores. It's okay, we know you secretly desire her!!

I really love her. She smells like a sophisticated woman has turned VIXEN!. She is so fresh, sweet, & unique. She makes me smile!! She smells of wood, purified ocean water, sugar, & spice...(and everything nice);-)... (Gone to thumbs-up all her fans now..p.s...I'm no balloon snatcher; I don't thumbs-down, except for trolls, which I never see.)

Jan
11
2012
LadyIris890
LadyIris890

A very powerful scent that lasts all day. A few sprays will do the trick (if you don't want to give everyone in the office a headache!) With the potency of the scent aside, I love it. It's beautiful and makes me feel sexy everytime I wear it. I absolutely love Thierry Mugler's perfume!

Jan
11
2012
olga1780
olga1780

Wow, I am blown away by the number of dislikes. Well, more power to us,those who think it is a beautiful fragrance....less competition to get a baragain!

Jan
10
2012
ADCout
ADCout

Womanity...

So controversial... so different... so original...

Those are the reasons that there are so many dislikes.

People, you have got to be open-minded to new ideas... this is a wonderfully different perfume, with so much personality and such an original smell, that I almost cry seeing those dislikes!

To me, it can be perfectly used for men, it is not "Womanity" at all. It is unisex, forget the name.

Now, to the smell: Wonderful, is what I can say. Fresh, Sweet and not-sweet, Salty, not fishy at all, not "vagina-like" at all, just different (not Hugo).

It definetly does smell like fig, it almost smells like a wonderful fig pie!

Conclusion: One of my favorite womens' fragrances ever!

Ohh, and one more thing: don't be influenciated by the negative reviews!v You gotta try it yourself and try to be open-minded!

Jan
10
2012
Sophie.love
Sophie.love

Great smell, interesting. Womanity, highlights the personality of the woman who carries it, fresh and sweet. You are a gentle and sweet girl? it will smell sweet ..... You are a strong personality? it will smell fresh. Positive vote.

Jan
09
2012
mrsmcfall
mrsmcfall

Yes, a very very very unique scent but that does not guarantee success. I love Thierry but his house got too big for its britches. Womanity is a dismal failure, I saw it on Perfumania.com for half-off. Thierry should stick to what he knows and stop what he doesn't.

Jan
08
2012
Gabriela
Gabriela

I read so many bad reviews about this fragrance, that I was not expecting to like it at all...

But I did like it, actually I find it intriguing, daring and sexy... On me the fig goes slightly metallic and cold, if that makes sense...

It is different to other fragrances in today's market, it feels very high end to me..overall, it is fruity, but not the girly-fruity type, but more of a woman In her prime...

I didn't get any fish scent, but I like the salty oceanic vibe it projects...

I think this is a powerful perfume, you need to have the right skin chemistry to pull it off...

I Love it, and wish there would be more positive reviews, but in a way I'm glad it is not so popular because it won't become overly worn by the masses..

Jan
08
2012
vladashssh
vladashssh

This scent is different on everybody. It is unique and unusual. May be it depends on the natural skin scent that we have. I always wear very sweet ones, because my skin has a sweet "tint" to it. so when I spray the perfume on, it definitely smell like something candy-fruity. The scent is very powdery and feminine. For some reasons it reminds me of when you just get out of the shower, this very clean, tender, sweet smell.

Jan
08
2012
dbrii24
dbrii24

After 24 hours w/ my bottle I've come to a new conclusion....I DO NOT LIKE THIS! I tried to like it but it just doesn't appeal to me. I hate to offend anyone but to be honest, it smells unsanitary. I'm throwing my new bottle out.

Jan
07
2012
paiged98@gmail.com
paiged98@gmail.com

This is an honest to goodness mess of a smell for ME. This is my first negative review ever. I am generally of the if you can't say something nice just don't say anything school but....

I wanted to love it and had high expectations because I love Angel, Innocent and Alien. This one should have been named Alien instead. I have an appreciation for perfumes even if they are not my style but I really was left with nothing to compare or describe other than it was very unwearable and i could not warm to it. Disappointing with such a hopeful and promising name like Womanity. :((

Jan
06
2012
balzac
balzac

I've been testing Womanity off and on for over a year now.
I am a huge fan of Angel and Thierry Muglar in general, especially the
haute couture clothing. I own a few pieces.

However, after much testing it's finally come to my senses what this scent reminds me of.

It reminds me of letting in a very wet dog from outside after having played in the rain. However, the dog had a bath earlier that morning and the groomer sprayed those dog fumes on it afterwards. So, there is a pushing through in Womanity that is sweet... but it lies underneath the wet dog smell.

There is the saying "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything"
ON me, it smells like that on me.

Jan
06
2012
Ulivo
Ulivo

I had a friend go on and on about Womanity and so i went to buy it, Tried it on and its different, true but its absolutely horrible. One review says it smells like a smoker trying to cover up the smell with perfume. i totally agree. its not feminine and i Dont even think Womanity is a befitting name for it!

Jan
06
2012
Swishy
Swishy

Definitely not for me. The smell of it actually made me nauseous. For the life of me I can't figure out what this reminds me of which I guess is what makes it unique. Whatever it is though I don't like it. Had to try it out of curiosity but my alltime favourite is still Tolu by Ormonde Jayne. Now that's a winner!

Jan
04
2012
geekweevil
geekweevil

I'd tried this and deeply disliked it. On me, salty, nauseating cucumber.
Not really how I like to smell.

On a recent trip overseas I said to my traveling companion - we were wandering around the Duty Free and looking at the perfumes before boarding -
"Oh look, this is the most disgusting perfume in the world", says I.
And he sprayed it on his wrist, had a sniff, and we moved on.
So then.. for the rest of the trip (8 hours on a plane), wafts of this repulsive scent would drift over and assault my nose. Washing it off didn't help, it sort of ingrained itself into his very being. I had a bad reaction to the airplane food too (maybe all that gin and tonic didn't help) - so now i associate Womanity with the Horror Plane Trip Of Hell!
From now on, I'll only point out the GOOD fragrances in the duty free.

Jan
03
2012
iam2sexy4uris
iam2sexy4uris

Glamorous day at the beach, in high heels!!! I love this, but it is easy to recognize, so I only got a small bottle of it. This is a very unique fragrance, there should be more perfumes with caviar in it. I guess I love caviar cause I am from Russia :).

Jan
03
2012
Raisac
Raisac

This is a very unique and complicated fragrance. Such a relief from all the flowery-fruity mass market type of scents. It takes a while to really appreciate it, I didn't like it at the first sniff, but it really opens and has a lot of notes to it. The staying power is increadible. It stays on clothes for a few days. Only 1 spray is needed and it fills the whole house)

Jan
03
2012
stephan
stephan

Linear and nauseating with great sillage and longevity.
I think they tried to make Sécrétions Magnifiques for heteros3xual people. Really disgusting concept/fragrance.

Jan
02
2012
danielmventer
danielmventer

I don`t make a habit of "stalking" women in retail shops ,but I had to make the exception when I smelled this scent on her!!

A Cheerfull and unique fragrance for the girls.

PS:I did explain to the lady in qestion that I was just `your everyday perfume spotter` and that I will not follow her home....

MARCEL

Jan
02
2012
dame piglet
dame piglet

On me, this was sweet white floral and somewhat salty. My first thought was, "This is G of the Sea minus the coconut."
It lasted for several hours. It's pleasant. On my skin, any relationship between this stuff and female genitals is a BIG stretch of the imagination.

It's pretty nice if you ask me. This reminds me of a summer evening (NOT "Summer's Eve"!) I think it would be a pleasant date perfume.

Dec
29
2011
Eilonwy74
Eilonwy74

Ick. I'll spell it out simply. Ick. I sprayed this on my arm at my mother's request because she thought the bottle was pretty (no argument there). ICK! What is that horrible sick sour note, I asked aloud. The sales associate told me that several people have told him it smells like a smoker that tries to cover the smell with perfume. It's true! It couldn't be put better than that. Ick!

Dec
26
2011
Nanc
Nanc

The savory undertone with the sweet fig scent equals out to cinnamon and fig tree on me, at times it’s so simple and then at other times so complex. Anyway I look at it, it’s one of my fav's.

Dec
26
2011
Kharnak
Kharnak

well... this is strong, and weird, not in a bad way. I like weird. Not unpleasant at all. Not what i was expecting. Not many girls will let you have a chance at them when they're not so fresh... like... right after a soccer game... They smell more like salty overripe strawberries. Womanity is a lot nicer. This is an oily Fig hand lotion to me. Unmistakably feminine. But simpler than i had hoped. Thierry's A*Men was also a LOT simpler than i hoped, detecting only peppered chocolate, but the most seductive parts of it... Womanity is like Fig Suntan lotion. Weird, very curious. As said earlier, like warm skin after soaking in the sea. A Solid Feminine statement, but without the overused Flower/Sugar/Fruit Bombs you'd typically encounter, that.. i think a poem once described as "desperately sweet". This smells like a pure idyllic Summer... but.. it won't come off! Ahhh
Edit: now that i think of it.... reminds me a lot of Avon's Aromadisiac for Men... huh..

Dec
22
2011
DancingVeggie
DancingVeggie

I have this and it's so unlike anything else I have ever liked. It has an initial cold, metallic, marine quality that draws you in to really inspect what's warm, salty, and savory inside.

Dec
21
2011
catfactory
catfactory

This is a very odd scent. Picture smelling a container of lemon Lysol wipes while standing in a tobacco store. That's the only way I can describe it. I don't smell fig at all. The strongest initial scent is a sharp lemony/citrus followed by a peppery drug store men's cologne. With some reworking this could be a fresh mens scent (that I wouldn't buy either.)

Dec
20
2011
tessture
tessture

The fig smells like green apple on my skin, so I was surprised to see that as a note. Added to that is a blur of light florals, a feeling of dusty apple pollen. The cedar is a bit alcoholic and sharp, drowning out whatever gentle touch the opoponax might otherwise lend,and in the end this didnt' end up smelling like anything very groundbreaking or different on my skin. It's a fruity floral with a cedar back. It's pleasant but not very impressive.

Dec
17
2011
anna.023
anna.023

I keep trying this over and over again and I still cant decide if I like it or not. This is really wierd, thats for sure. I use to like "wierd" but this might be too wierd...

Dec
16
2011
Beatrixel
Beatrixel

this is a strong one. I thought that it smells a bit like tabacco. still like it. it is a very powerful fragrance, not for everyone. I would wear it in winter. it goes well with leather.

Dec
14
2011
Santalrosa
Santalrosa

Intrigued by the bottle, really wanted to try this. A very keen sales assistant told me the best way to wear this fragrance is layered with the body creme, then applied both the creme and fragrance onto my skin. Maybe it would have been better to try the fragrance alone, it was just too overpowering on me. Didn't experience any of the fig, all I could smell was driftwood, as if this driftwood had just been washed up from the depths of a dark murky ocean. Left it to develop on my skin but all that developed was a banging headache. Still, the bottle is beautiful.

Dec
13
2011
Benjiwengy
Benjiwengy

From a woman loving man's perspective.

Why do you all adorn yourselves in finery, jewellery, cosmetics and perfumes? You're women, you're nature's beauty. So why do so many of you cover rather than enhance?

True beauty works on the sub-conscious. If you cover yourselves with too much make-up, too much bling, too much odour, the affects may be pleasing, it may get you noticed, but does it make you more beautiful, more womanly?

My GF adores Alien. So when Womanity came out she dragged us both into the chemist for a sample. She absolutely hated it. It's so opposite from Alien. Alien is big, heavy, it stands alone. This doesn't.

When you first smell Womanity, you thing WTF? It's not really a nice smell in itself. But think about it. Things that smell nice in themselves are used as air fresheners and scented candles. That's what I think 95% of perfumes are like. Do you really want to smell like a poo-pourri?

I'm not saying that Mugler has totally hit the nail, but whether it's by design, cynicism or luck he's onto something with this one.

I love it. Not on a blotter, but on a woman's skin. It's earthy, it's fresh, it's natural. Just like I prefer my women.

Now, if I can just persuade my GF to wear it......;)

Dec
13
2011
czerwinski1
czerwinski1

Smells like milk whit salt and caviar.Very,very long lasting. Not my type ,Angel this is masterpiece. Reminds me Fahrenheit 32 Dior.

Dec
12
2011
Pwisn591
Pwisn591

I tried this scent from a sample I was given at a department store. I did not know anything about it or it's negative reviews before I tried it. I looked it up because the scent seems to be so unusual, yet strangely pleasant, and almost addictive. After reading the reviews I kept smelling my arm to see if I would detect the fish or caviar or blood or whatever unpleasant scent, but nothing like that has developed. Now, I just keep smelling my arm because I am enjoying it so much. The scent seems to have become part of my skin, unlike some scents that seem to sit on top of my skin.

When I first put it on it seemed a bit strong,but after a couple of hours, it toned down. It's been over 12 hours since I applied it, and I can still smell it on my arm. I'm not sure if anyone else can.

I am going to use the samples for another couple of days just to make sure, but at this point, I plan on buying myself a bottle.

Dec
10
2011
Ulrika
Ulrika

It doesn't smell like caviar, if it did, it would take over and ruin the fragrance, nobody would want to smell like fish eggs.
I think it smells like black currant leaves, fig and fig tree and I like it.

Dec
10
2011
prigipessa
prigipessa

Controversial. I must be in a special mood to wear it. It's definitely not an everyday perfume. If I'm not feeling super confident and I wear this perfume, it makes me feel sick. It has ambiguous effects on me... The most different perfume I ever tried, meaning that this is a good and bad perfume together. Note: My boyfriend hates it, however the first time I wore it he was excited! From then on he never liked it again. Womanity is either black or white, nothing in between. If it won't win you at ...... first smell, it will take its revenge................

Dec
06
2011
XoXoL.o.V.e
XoXoL.o.V.e

I was totally not expecting this from Thierry Mugler, is fruity, sweet and a little bit girly for my taste...
A very different thing from his collection, not as intense like the others...
i love it, the lasting power is great, the bottle beautiful <3

Dec
05
2011
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

Trying this for the first time from a sample, I dont know what to think. It most definitely is strange, sweet and heavy but with something else added that gives it a memorable scent. I guess I am going to have to wait before I can decide about it. So far, strange, definitely recognizable should I ever run across someone else wearing it, different, but do I like it? I dont know yet.

Dec
04
2011
Jellybean
Jellybean

what a gorgeous bottle design and even more fabulous name! buuuuuuuut the perfume is utterly horrible cloying stinker. fig and caviar? different but it doesn't work at all. maybe sewer added?
well, 99.999...... % of women don't smell like this.
I don't think i have encountered anyone wearing this, everrrr!

Dec
02
2011
perfumes30
perfumes30

This scent is very different...like something i just can't describe. I like it but I wouldn't wear it to work. I work in a office setting. Maybe i would wear it in the evening when I'm going out. It's kinda strong.

Dec
01
2011
Denoula
Denoula

I'd read about this and decided it was time to test it. I'm favourably impressed. The fig is vey nice, reminds me of a warm late summer day in Greece when the figs are ripe and falling and the fig leaves are hot in the sun. Very characteristic. The good thing about the perfume, though, is that it is not overpoweringly sweet as the hot fruit trees can be. As for caviar, I've never eaten the real thing; maybe it's from it that the suggestion of the open air by the sea in Womanity comes from. It lasts well. I like.

Nov
30
2011
truffles
truffles

Right - all the claims that this smells like blood/sperm/ladygarden/foufou. Bunkum!
There's nothing out of this world or 'animalistic' about this at all.
It's one of those unified POW sort of wall of smell perfumes like Angel or Giorgio Beverly Hills Yellow.
It's an acquatic Giorgio.
And if you took a fig, cut it open and poured salt on it, then smeared it with caviar, I'm pretty sure it would smell nothing like this fake-smelling concoction.
I do get 'seaside' feeling off it though. Smell of the sea and suntan lotion.
And that's it. Would never want to own it.

Nov
29
2011
AWalkInTheWoods
AWalkInTheWoods

Womanity smells to me like a fig tree and the soil it's planted in all in the midst of a rainstorm of seawater. I smell salt and minerals, like crushed stone. It's a powerful, unusual, salty scent with nothing subtle about it. It smells like warm skin after swimming in the ocean. However, it doesn't smell as fresh as open ocean water, more like the calmer, more concentrated water of a bay.

I don't smell any foulness in it, no fish or other offensive scents other people have reported. It is a sultry, savory scent, not light and fresh at all. It has no spice or sharpness to it whatsoever, yet it is not soft. It smells different on paper than on skin, so I recommend trying it on yourself before buying. It has a strong sillage-- I could definitely smell myself wearing this, and I'm sure other people could notice it too.

I think it could benefit from more sugar from the fig, or another note entirely of fruit or sweetness, as the saltiness is very powerful. I find this scent intriguing and I'm actually drawn to it, but I don't think I would buy a full size bottle of it-- I really wish Angel, Alien, and Womanity were sold together as a set of small bottles because I absolutely would want to wear this occasionally, when the mood strikes, but not every day.

I appreciate that Womanity, Alien, and Angel are all so different from one another, and while I find Alien and Angel to both be very pretty, feminine scents, I don't personally find Womanity to be very "feminine"-- nor is it unfeminine, simply not characteristic of either gender. It doesn't have the notes common in women's perfume we've come to associate with "femininity", and I like that about Womanity. It's certainly distinct, intriguing, and likely to elicit an opinion from most people.

Nov
27
2011
Hilde
Hilde

There's an interesting story behind my relationship with this perfume. I was at a piercing studio, and the piercer had just gotten this perfume after having the lady at the perfume shop next to the piercing studio next door tell her "it takes a special kind of woman to wear this". And you know, I think that's true. It smelled great on her, while when I went to test it on myself it was awful. It might be a chemistry thing, and it might be a personality thing, but I definitely say test this on yourself.

This is different than Angel for me in that it doesn't pretend to be any kind of holy creature and I don't despise it with a passion on everybody who wears it like I do with angel.

Nov
27
2011
Hayven
Hayven

I tested this out at the store, trying my best to think of figs, figs, figs, and only figs. Nope, wasn't happening. It smells like a woman's ladyparts. It's CLEAN, but......it's an unforgettable scent, that's for sure.

Nov
26
2011
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

Womanity, like Azzaro Chrome and Penhaligon's Castile, is one of those weird conceptual fragrances that throws its idea to the wind. It opens with a spiced fig accord, very fruity sweet, and grows saltier as it dries. The salty notes are dense and lend the scent an aquatic dimension that feels a bit unbalanced and out of place. As time passes, the concept behind Womanity becomes abundantly clear, and really is no surprise - this perfume is meant to resemble the musk of female genitalia. The fig creates a clean, showered, and soaped backdrop for the familiar salty, sometimes slightly fishy scent of a healthy woman. The milky sweetness of the base has a sweaty effect. Womanity, I must admit, makes me a little uncomfortable. It smells unisex to me, but the effort put into executing this particular concept results in a very strange erotic fragrance. I guess this works, and it smells good, but it stretches the boundaries of good taste.

Nov
25
2011
BellissiMaya
BellissiMaya

I know there are loads of people out there who hate Womanity but I love it and am happy that its not going to be a 'common' scent.

Womanity is a perfume for highly confident and empowered women who are strong yet sophisticated, elegant and feminine! I can't imagine a guy wearing this (some think of this to be unisex)!

A little goes a long way! I'm the kind of person that is rather heavy-handed with her perfume. Womanity will be far too overpowering and it will just smell sour and repulsive if used with a heavy-hand. It has great silage and is long-lasting too. The first 5/10mins of spraying it on isn't all that great but hey.. when it 'settles', its just fantastic! This isn't something you'd spray on right before you hit the door- probably something you'd want to 'time' in advance or to get it on before you get dressed.

I can't really imagine myself using this on a hot summer day but this is perfect when the weather is cooler. :)


UPDATE: For some strange reason, this just doesn't work with me anymore. :( Its just this crazy strong perfume (mind you, I'm a tall <6'1>, strong girl) and this doesn't suit me anymore. :( I love the dry down of this though and the smell of this after a nice shower is just awesome! :(

Nov
25
2011
Tulip211
Tulip211

Don't base your opinion on Womanity by other's reviews.

Womanity is definitely a perfume you have to try for yourself. That being said..I like it and I don't. This is a perfume I need to be in the mood for. The weather has to be right, the moon, the tide, the time of day. When it's right, it's creamy and sweet with a sultry sexy burst of salty figs. Like a sweetly scented girl thrashing in the ocean. I receive many compliments on this.

However, when the mood isn't right, it smells like cigarettes, or a smoky nightclub. It can be overpowering. However, I don't smell ANY fish whatsoever.


Tip: One spritz on your tummy is sufficient and keeps this from overwhelming you.

This perfume has nerve....and I like that.

Nov
22
2011
vincy_gal
vincy_gal

I finally found the guts to try this. To say it's 'different' is an understatement.

It took me a while to figure out what this scent reminds me of. I think I finally fingured it out. Best way I can describe it is "Tabu/Tigress meets womens' locker toom".

Different does not necessarily mean 'better'. Yuck.

Nov
15
2011
xstitchalanna
xstitchalanna

I got this perfume as a sample, and honestly, I was a little afraid to try it because a lot of people said it smelled like fish. Well, I did end up trying it, and it was AMAZING! It smelled like figs and just plain yummy and good! Honestly it is what Brown Sugar and Fig SHOULD smell like in my opinion. (I am not fond of brown sugar and fig.) It lasts all day long too which is so nice! I think it is best for fall/winter use. LOVE this one!

Nov
13
2011
Aegils
Aegils

I've always loved Angel, Alien is one of my favourite fragrances and so I thought this would be another hit, but I was sorely disappointed. I can't even describe it, it smelled absolutely foul!

Nov
12
2011
lilinah
lilinah

This is an unusual combo of aromas.

The opening is both sweet and smoky, woody and aquatic. Not a typical woman's fragrance.

The fig and fig tree are strong, but i also smell vetiver - not listed, but distinguishable from the fig leaf and wood - as well as one of those modern "aquatic" accords that combines "ozonic" with a light cucumber/melon scent. I didn't smell caviar - which is bitter and salty and a flavor i adore, but am avoiding because the sturgeons are suffering greatly from human predations and other types of fish roe lack that potent quality. I've smelled "salty" in other perfumes, but not here, and i would expect it, since caviar is considered one of Womanity's basic notes.

The clash of scents gradually calms down. I put this on last night and i still smell the fig wood and that "aquatic" accord.

If you love fig, and that is what you're looking for, i would say that there are several other fragrances that serve fig better.

Nov
11
2011
pearllypearl
pearllypearl

i love figs. but i think the that fig scent has been covered. Before I could enjoy the fig, some other scent came in, which is really pungent
It's just like viewing a sexy lady behind a dirty tinted glass.... annoying...

Update: after about 24hrs, the scent starts to soften, which is more acceptable. Thus, i think a light application would be better.

Nov
09
2011
alfarom
alfarom

An honest (though remarkably synthetic) fruity/woody composition with a generic flowery vibe (caviar? no way). Nice, very wearable but not asp original as suggested by the fragrance notes and the marketing campaign.

If you're up for an avanguardist composition, you should better look somewhere else. Gimmick.

Rating: 5.5-6/10

Nov
08
2011
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

I was intrigued by this sent because it is much different than just about anything else in the market.

I found myself going back to the store to try it again and again, eventually decided it is not for me.

However if you find your self going back to it like I did.

You should consider trying Halle by Halle Berry, they both have a fig note.

Halle reminds me of a salt free version of Womanity.

Oh and its a hell of a lot cheeper.

Nov
05
2011
AllieK
AllieK

I really don't know what possessed me to buy this, but I did. Having read the reviews, and the notes, I should have known this wouldn't be my type of fragrance. I tried it on the card, and didn't hate it. I also didn't hate it on myself when I tested in-store. I suppose I thought it would grow on me and before I knew it I was walking out the door with it. Total impulse buy, which I am now regretting.

I see that many people appreciate the beauty in Womanity, and I can certainly see where they're coming from. There is something very unique and powerful about this scent. Unfortunately all I get is the pure salt of the caviar note, and none of the fig, and so it winds up smelling like sweat and dirt on my skin. Will be returning as soon as humanly possible.

Nov
03
2011
Bandit
Bandit

When I tested Womanity again against the "de Gout" I knew it:

I need a bottle of Womanity! I sniffed 2 whole days on my coat, where the SA exidentially sprayed Womanity on.

Now I have it and I actually wear it.

I find the first 30 minutes too strong, but it calms down quickly and reveals it salty beauty. I'm not sure, how the audience will react. Is it too strong? Too weird? I go for one spray only, because it is really strong.

I don't like the bottle and I don't like the image.

How do you like it on others? Any opinions?

Nov
03
2011
CozyCat
CozyCat

The good: This one actually smelled really good on the tester strip the next day (I was very surprised). After the sour/salty/metallic-notes have died off, only a strong, watery scent of ripe, juicy figs is left behind. The scented strip actually made my bag smell delicious for days. My friend even commented on the lovely aroma when I opened my bag to get some change and wanted to know what perfume it was. Very potent and lasts forever.

The bad: I absolutely could not stand the first blast or even the first 4-5 hours of the scent's development. Too strong, cloying, I get over-ripe sweet fruits laced with something oddly salty and metallic...it's the smell of strong, contrasting 'flavors' mixing and meshing with each other into a slushy-like texture...it really brought to my mind an overstuffed garbage bin full of all sorts of foods that has gone bad (a combination of wet/sweet/salty/sticky/savory smells). Indeed it is very 'foody' but not an edible foody at all. I really felt like there was a garbage dump nearby everytime I caught a whiff, it was sickening.

It's not that much different on paper or skin for me. I'll be honest though, I'm very curious to smell this on others, I really envy those people who get fresh, ripe figs because I only got that the next day!! I'm going brave it and re-test a second time one of these days.

Nov
03
2011
nopasho
nopasho

Ah: the 'controversial' Womanity by the formidable Thierry Mugler ('Angel', 'Alien'...)! Perfumery should be creative. Not churning out generic flankers, celeb flavours-of-the-day and run-of-the mill fleeting sugar waters. So creativity is about looking for something new that will be liked by a lot of people. Mugler is no niche brand. A niche like Ineke can concoct a not so exceptional green scent, name it artfully 'Balmy Days and Sundays' and ask 152 dollar for 75 ml edt. Everybody finds that normal. And 'niche' is for some people automatically synonymous with 'quality' and 'creativity'. How wrong they can be! When Mugler named his new fragrance 'Womanity (36 dollar for 50 ml edp refill) and introduced a totally new fragrance, it was a scandal. Why? Because Mugler incoporated a salty element ('caviar note') in his complex fragrance that some women interpret as 'fishy' and thus insulting. BO. Huh? Is musk insulting? What is the smell of a natural woman? Is it a bit salty or is it 'Britney Fantasy sweet' or 'Nina Ricci floral bouquet'? A fammous quote by Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins): 'some people thought I was so prim that they thought that there were lilacs growing between my legs'. Does a women 'down there' smell like vanilla pods and freesia? I don't think so.
But controversy apart, 'Womanity' is as great and groundbreaking as 'Angel' and then 'Alien'. You can say a lot about Mugler, but not that he hasn't got guts, is creative and dares to taunt the laws of safe commercialism.
What does 'Womantity' smell like? First of all this is a really fenminine fragrance. As a man I usually don't make a distinction between 'man' and 'woman' scents, but 'Womanity' is really feminine IMHO. Because it embellishes the natural fragrance of a woman in a sophisticated, seductive and sensual way. 'Womanity' is made in France where sex and eroticism and body matters are less restricted, where one talks more openly about bodily functions and is less anal this way than let's say the USA. So to create a scent that imitates and accentuates the natural smell of a woman, the pheronome part included, is not a scandal here in Europe. Why should it? Is the body of a woman dirty, cursed, soiled and evil that it must be sanitised by lotions and soap and detergent?
Back to the fragrance. On the skin of a woman friend 'Womanity' started spectaculary. A totally original blast of the sweetness of fig, the savoury of the salty 'caviar note' but combined in in creamy way and embellisehd by fig tree wood. Then these tree notes play against each other in a sophistacted way and create a most original fragrance that is mmore sweet and creamy than salty. The wood gives counterweight to the caviar. The fig plus fig tree harmonise perfectly and make the cavair note part of a totally original, wearable and even very beautiful fragrance in all its newness. After al 'Alien', which is now, 6 years after it's controversial launch recognised as a classic and one of the best fragrances ever is also built with three notes: jasmine, wood and amber. The genius of simplicity. The same for 'Womanity'. The tree notes play perfectly with and against each other to create a totally original, feminine and -despite the 'bad sound' of 'caviar note'- a very beautiful and attractive fragrance. Mugler has done it again! The cry of outrage by some made a smashing succes of 'Womanity'. I'm sure it will be headed to classic status like his predecessors 'Angel' and 'Alien'. 'Womanity' is a classic-in-the-making, whether you feel threatened by a 'caviar note' or not. 'Womanity' is an ode to the power of a real women, one that is not afraid of her own scent and has not problem to embellish that and to proclaim to the world: 'I am all woman. Do you have a problem with that?'

Nov
02
2011
Evadne
Evadne

Absolutely feminine!

I'm not talking soft, kind, gentle-sort of feminine. I'm talking Amazon warrior, empowerment, ready to conquer the boardroom kind of feminine.

I'm only disappointed with it's longevity, compared to Angel, for example. After a few short hours, the feminine power becomes quite tame and a bit too dull. Conquer the boardroom in the morning ladies, or re-apply at lunch!

Nov
02
2011
Livvy111
Livvy111

After all the fuss of this one I tried it out. Absolutely horrid! It smells like ashes, coconut, tropical juice, figs and mens cologne blended up in a bottle. I could not prepare myself for the experiance. I like Muglers Angel and angel essence perfumes. I am a fan of the weird but this is just nasty. Its headache worthy. I mean even Alien is likeable because its so unique but this is just a quickly produced perfume. Besides I think its insulting coz this has nothing to do with being a woman- its not sexy, sensual or romantic in any way :(

Oct
30
2011
Rouu
Rouu

LOVE LOVE LOVE ! fig fig fig fig fig in this fragrance followed by musk. dun't know where the fishy garbage metallic notes are that most of the reviewers were mentioning, but I'm not getting any of that.. can't wait to get my bottle

Oct
29
2011
deborahmorais
deborahmorais

Wow one word: EXOTIC.
If you're looking for an exotic fragrance this is the one. It's very complex, hard to understand type of fragrance, yes like a woman, very complicated haha!
At first sniff i thought "wow how did they make this?"
Fig, caviar, soft, creamy. BUT I thought i smelled something else beside the notes and I couldn't figure it out, after trying this like 2 or 3 times I figured it out: CANNABIS! THIS DEFINETLY has a hint of cannabis, marijuana smell in the background!!! Yes it does. Dont get me wrong, I hate when people are smoking pot around me because of the sweet strong smell. BUT I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE! Again, very complex and interesting fragrance. I'll probably buy it someday haha

Oct
29
2011
Kione
Kione

I sprayed this on my wrist a few weeks ago and I wanted to wash it off straight away. The fact that my friend hated it didn't help either.

But it always atracts my attention and today I've decided to put it on a tester strip and wait.

Oh my god the surprise! strange, powerful, scent... It smells like the sea shore to me, but not a nice relaxing tropical or mediterranean beach, but a harsh one, cold with rain and wind, grey and dark, but full of greens releasing their scent on the spray of the sea. But still, I would say is a fresh scent! Amazing, NEVER smelled anything like it. I really, really like it! Still even thinking it is an amazing scent I am not sure if I want to smell like this, its not a "perfumey" scent.

After 3 hours the test strip smells strong but a lot lighter (as in not as dark) than at the start.

Now I am not sure if it just will go bad on my skin... But I love it on paper!

Edit to say that the dry down is the same sea shore feeling but a lot calmer... :o)

And edit again to say that after a long day travelling the other day I sprayed this in my wrist at the airport and it made me feel very refreshed! This was surprising as I think this perfume is also a bit cloying.

It is deffinitelly something like I haven´t smelled before, and I love that in a perfume.

Oct
27
2011
violetblack
violetblack

smells like sugared figs but reminds me intensely of fresh watermelons for reasons I don't understand.

And ashtrays.

Oct
25
2011
Hollie
Hollie

You know that feeling after you have a terribly good cry....that glorious,euphoria...a sort of calm after the storm? An orgasmic-like mental catharsis. That's how Womanity makes me feel. I feel like I've been on an unending search for a signature scent....or at the least...something I could really love and lately I've been in a sort of perfume depression....nothing could really turn my head (or nose if you will)and I've been smelling alot of different scents lately.Well, I recently discovered Womanity discounted and didn't buy but ran home to check the reviews and realized that I'd marked it as one to try because of it's salty notes. I read all the reviews and noted that most of them commented on the salt. I HAD to try it so I drove back to the store and purchased it and I was so nervous opening the package....hoping so badly that I would not be let down again. At first sniff, ( watch out....gonna get corny now) it was like a choir of Angelic Cherubs hovered about me, singing hymns on high! An "A-ha" moment! Could this be......could I have found that elusive scent? Indeed I did. I am a HUGE fan of the salty note ( PLease......tell me what that is) and there is a very generous helping here. It's sweet, bitter and peppery too! It's ripely sweet but somehow not overly done and the bitter feel upfront reminds me of lime rind. In the dry down, the salt subsides just a bit and honeydew melon and cocoa settle on my skin.Never smells fishy to me, thank Goddess. It lasts and lasts and I've read many reviews that have said it's very,very strong but it doesn't seem to be on my skin ( my skin tends to devour perfume) I've never had anyone ask me what perfume I'm wearing but I have while wearing Womanity.I do agree that it's a bit similar to D & G Light Blue but on a whole different level...it's sharper and more sensual and so much saltier! I absolutely love the fact that the reviews are so controversial. To me that means that Womanity evokes passion...whether it's love or hate...and we all know what a fine line that is!

EDIT: I wanted to add that although unique, I felt like I'd smelled something similar to Womanity before and I think I figured it out today.Bvlgari's Au the Rouge.....they both have that sparkly fig note so that's got to be the similarity. Au the Rouge is not as salty and it's more soft, powdery and sweet....less crisp. I like Womanity much more but it has given me a new appreciation for my Rouge and made me realize that I really like fig notes.

Oct
22
2011
jrose77
jrose77

Intoxicating.

That's what I thought when I first opened my shipment box and smelled the packing paper scented with my exploded sample vial of Womanity. When I got my box, I noted that it smelled really good. Then, I started to worry that the perfumes I bought (yes, perfume with perfume samples) exploded. But no, my Womanity was the exploded one.

I noted in an earlier review (which may or may not have gotten posted), that if one's lucky enough, the sample will be better than what was bought. It is in this case.

I was lucky enough that there was one usage of Womanity left in the vial and I used it.

Initial reaction: Strong, unique

It does smell different on the skin than on the packing paper. It's intoxicating on paper. But it's not as strong on paper than on skin. (Perhaps there just was more perfume in the paper than was on my wrist).

On skin, the "wow" factor is still there. I have definitely never smelled this before.

Two hours later, the smell is still there. Pretty good for an exploded sample.

5.5 hours later - faded yet fresh smelling

6.25 hours later - faded, yet still good

7 hours later - faded and close to the skin

Somewhat linear. Later, reminiscent of the opening to Light Blue. Like a fresh "Mediterranean" smell.

Unlike others that have reviewed this fragrance, I cannot discern notes, it's just one big great smell.

Wears beautifully on my skin.

And yes, it is quite intoxicating. I'm most definitely buying a bottle.

Oct
21
2011
Belil
Belil

My 50ml refillable bottle is already half empty, and I had it only for a few months.
I must say I'm addicted to this stuff, hooked badly, and madly in love.
At first I was among the number of haters, of the scent and the bottle. I knew about it's launching from Fragrantica, and I curiously went to a shop to test it. When I saw it on the shelf the bottle seemed so weird, those metal parts and pink liquid didn't seem to match. When I sprayed on the blotter it hit me with overpowering sweetness, and as I remember that day was particularly hot and humid (summer of 2010), I just thougt "bleh, another sweet nonsence" and kept sniffing while I walked the street, several times and I was nearly gagging when I got intrigued by that salty note. I thought "weird, interesting, overpoweringly sweet, but completely not wearable"
Then few months have passed and I was taking pictures of one baby girl's christening. Her mom was a lady in her 50ties, very elegant woman, trying to appear younger than she is and she was strongly reeking of this weird sweet, somewhat sticky but at the same time fresh perfume, I kept wondering for a long time, until it struck me, It's Womanity! The more I sniffed it, the more I couldn't decide wether I still dislike it or am I hooked or what?.. Then again few months have passed and one of my clients mentioned she loved this perfume, and I just thought, that to be clearly sure if I like it or not I have to test it on my skin. And then the magic happened.. The thing I adore about the perfume is usually uniquiness, and this baby has tons of it!
So it was switched from the dislike section to the want list section. Oh how I craved for it..
And my very lovable client gave it to me as a gift! A 50ml beautiful refillable bottle..
So, I clearly get all the listed notes, The fig, the leaf and the caviar. But I sence that the's much more to it than just those notes. It might be linear, but that might be just on the perception level. It's so warm, sweet, inviting, see breazy, gentle, and strong at the same time. I think It beautifully represents a modern woman, srong, intelligent and yet very feminine. As the bottle is a beautiful creation representing all those things. And absolutely no plastic in the pacaging, marvelous!

Oct
20
2011
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

This one is weird and no mistake...but weird can be good, if it suits you, and if it's well executed. Womanity goes on slightly sweet and figgy---juicy, actually---and is then quickly joined by a saline note and a touch of wood which reminds me a bit of the civet note in Shalimar, somehow. Then there is a new facet of fig leaf and citrus, which seems to cause a veer into soapiness. At this point it seems to come apart at the seams, becoming rather muddy and yet fragmentary simultaneously. All this occurs over perhaps 10 minutes...Thereafter, it settles into its own weird little niche, and I do like it. It does not, at any stage, smell of fish or genitalia or cigarettes or citrus or melon to me. Doubtless, body chemistry will alter this scent significantly on individuals. I found it velvety, for lack of a better word; velvety, subtly figgy, sensual, a tiny bit smoky, a tiny bit honeyed, interesting in a good way. You want to keep checking the scent. It's compelling. A very viable alternative to more common "sexy" scents, and in fact, sexier than most of them.

Edit: I found that over time, Womanity gets a metallic note that becomes stronger or more dominant, such that the velvety-figgy quality gets lost in this metal note; it eventually becomes slightly nauseating to me. Several wearings repeated this experience, with my visceral reaction growing more pronounced each time. Not sure what causes this, but I decided that the sexy fig leaf middle stage is not worth enduring the subsequent metallic attack...

Oct
20
2011
geekgoddess
geekgoddess

Smells like a weird combo of fruit, cigarettes, salt, and household cleaning products. The first few times I tried this, it smelled fruity-powdery, but then the cleaning products took over. This reminds me of Commet. Too bad, because the bottle is fantastic.

Oct
15
2011
remas2008
remas2008

to me i can't wear it , smell sooo bad too strong to sweet , OMG i can't belive what happen to me after i smell it :(

Oct
15
2011
Spido
Spido

Strong caviar initially, but then it faded into a somewhat strange, faint kind of fruity smell. Not a winner here, and my man didn't like it either.

And I think the bottle is ugly...

Oct
14
2011
jennifer666
jennifer666

Wow, reading the reviews of this perfume, it seems that people can become very offended and take things so personally when a member rates their favourite perfume as not very pleasant. Honestly people, GROW up, they "don't like the perfume", they are not insinuating that it is somehow a reflection on you/your parents/friends/family dog/cat etc. PFFFFF

Oct
14
2011
Guguluff
Guguluff

Sophie.love says: "I love this perfume ; my new signature-perfume..:)
On my skin smells green-sweet.I love fig's sweetnes....and the '' green '' notes from fig tree and caviar.NO fish smell !!!!!!!It is the most beautiful fragrance ever."
I couldn't agree more. It's feminine, sweet but not overwhelming. I smell the figs, but there's nothing fishy about it.
I received it as a gift from my hb, he loves it, too.
Womanity is sexy and sophisticated.;)

Oct
11
2011
originalparafan
originalparafan

i sprayed a bit on my wrist at the mall and walked around. This stuff is STRONG. It's very strong and sharp. It was very harsh to my nose. Apply lightly, very lightly, or else you'll get a headache like i did. Other than that, it's very sharp figgy-citrus. It has an expensive feel to it. Caviar? Yeah i don't know if i smelled any caviar..

Oct
10
2011
rawan.natsheh
rawan.natsheh

What a waste! Such nice bottle should contain a descent smell at least, this perfume is horrible, horrible! It worse than any thing I ever smelled in my life! I tested it and could not stand the smell, put tons of J'adore and other sweet perfumes to get rid of the scent, even showered, Horrible Horrible smell!

Oct
10
2011
Mushana
Mushana

ooooooh no, abolutely horrid on mys kskin but would love to get a whiff on someone who's skin actually agrees with this....yhoh...no hmmm mmh!

Oct
06
2011
missymary
missymary

An amazing and unique blend or rather clash of smells, a la Angel. Womanity hits you like a smack in the face with a wet mackerel, followed by a waft of raisin-sherry sweet fruit perfume. Like Angel, it takes no prisoners.
My first reaction was a morbid feeling that next time I sniffed, it would be an ordinary perfume after all, followed by joy, it really is extraordinary.
No matter how often I wear it, I still get this frisson of surprise and fascination with the perfume.
I can imagine that a saltysweet sexy cool blonde Scandinavian mermaid would wear Womanity as she lured men to the rocks.
Not often a perfume as special as this one comes along.

Oct
03
2011
Bandit
Bandit

Oh, thank you, Thierry! After candy gourmand Angel , which started a kind of perfumery, which I detest (candy gourmand, that is), now he's twisting gourmand in an artsy and totally new way.

Womanity is a real good perfume. I’m not sure, if I’m gonna wear this, but I consider it. I say that as a vintage lover or lover of perfumes, that are constructed old school style, which this isn‘t. Womanity is a new type of gourmand, it has something organic going on and real organic isn't always only sweet candy pretty. It smells like something salty with dry fruit in front. I think it’s the ozone, like being close to a stormy sea, but without smelling it actually. I get cucumber or melon, but even those are ok, because of the saltiness. On the other hand it is a designer perfume, which means imho, that it’s very well blended and very perfumery.

A total new and total appreciable gourmand - phantastic! Not something that Mars Inc. would have invented, but something from Ferran Adrià.

I've read the reviewes here and some of you have the feeling, that this is the end of perfumery, but to me - au contraire - it is hopefully the beginning of a time, in which not every new perfume has a candy note of one or the other kind. I personnaly think, that this is an expansion of perfumery and that we all can learn something from womanity. Time always changes things and the ones, who think, that perfumery should have stopped in the 20s or the 70s or whenever are wrong (although I prefer vintage!). I imagine, that when Habanita was invented, the oldschool Jicky wearer turned up her nose (wrongfully) at Habanita.

I have to confess, that I don't like niche too much – and womanity underlines my points: First, niche only do gourmand in the candy way, although they could have done it in the Womanity way, but never did (as far as I know). They should be the inventors, the creative force, but they only use, what already is there. Second, as a niche gourmand, the so called „caviar note“ might not have been so beautifully blended and might have ended like Secretions Magnifiques. Third, only the „inventor“ of notorious Angel is able to give the world something that strange, only he can pull that off.

I like, that Mugler didn’t care for expectations, but is doing his own thing. With all the bad reviews, I hope, that Womanity will stand the test of time, but I fear for it...

P.S.: I was in my perfume shop today and tested loads of stuff: e.g. Magnifique, Midnight Poison, Kenzo Jungle and Amour, Elie Saab, Sensuous etc. (I think you get my point), but the only one I sprayed on my skin was Womanity.

Oct
02
2011
Seraphic
Seraphic

I'm really on the fence about this one and had to spray it on my arm before doing this review. I really wanted to love this fragrance when I got it because I love the bottle and the description sounded very intriguing. It doesn't really smell like salt or blood like some other reviewers have found but there is something very bitter and slightly citrusy about the top notes on my skin that put me off the first few times.

After trying it this time I decided to continue this review after the dry down. I can definitely smell the fig in there but that's pretty much the only thing I smell, not bad because I like figs. It is a little strong and I would watch how much you put on but it's not bad but not the greatest fragrance I've tried either. It's nice though.

EDIT: In the end I just have a massive headache. I'll just keep the bottle to display.

Sep
29
2011
SensualistGeek
SensualistGeek

Thierry Mugler WOMANITY is reasonably new to the world and to me - I tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and bought a 10ml bottle just the other day. But I feel like I've known it all my life.

The very reason I love it is because of memory. Because of a lovely fig-scented soap from my childhood, my adolescent obsession with (the incredibly similar) Dior Dune pour homme, a summer's evening on a beach surrounded by seaweed still boiling from the warmth of the day. It smells like love.

Womanity, my old friend, you deserve a hug, five stars and a special place in the photo album.

Sep
28
2011
amenta.shen
amenta.shen

I guess my skin is just more accepting of this unusual scent, which is a bonus for me. At first it starts off as pure ocean spray and then settles into a musky fruity drydown, with a slight salt tang. Fruits normally don't work to well with my skin, but the fig note really works well. Not too candy-like, more of a sophisticated dusky note.

I would recommend getting a sampler to try before judging either way based on reviews. I would have never guessed this would work as a combo, but some people have said the same for salt and caramel yes?

A+

Sep
28
2011
jtd
jtd

Nice start: candied citrus. Nothing new, a sort of candied grapefruit (Caviar? Spare me.) After the brief opening, Womanity cycles through a vague floral mid-top note to a sweet but thin oriental, and eventually acquires its only element of interest: a woody, milky fig leaf. (The fig leaf is a cute metaphorical joke. I'll give Mugler that. A fig leaf is intended to hide your private parts. Remember the shape of a fig leaf, though, and consider just whose parts. Hint: not womanity's.) This fig leaf folds nicely into the oriental heart, but soon fades and Womanity hits the wall. It stops at a hackneyed, sweet woody tone and goes no further. Futuristic? Otherworldy? No. Commonplace? Yes. Suburban in its heart of hearts? Yes.

There is a strong sense of entropy and dissolution to the Mugler line:

• Angel (avenging angel)
• Innocent (happy angel)
• Angel Garden of Stars (flood of flankers)
• Alien (shrill, but conceptually a ‘pretty’ floral)
• Les Parfums [insert random word] (might be something interesting in here, but who’s going to dig through 13 simultaneously released flankers?)
• Les Miroirs (see above, change 13 to 5)
• Womanity (the fragrance aimed at the woman who was the girl who wore fruity-
floral/cotton candy perfumes 10 years ago)

What’s next, Angel Adolescent in another overly-styled bottle simply filled with sugar-water?

Sep
26
2011
mizzjnice
mizzjnice

After reading all the reviews below, the curiousity got the best of me and I decided I had to try Womanity for myself. I ordered a few samples and was really excited/anxious to try it.

I got them today and I could smell the samples through the packaging and it didn't smell bad at all, so I thought the people who described it as smelling like "period", "blood", or "fish" were crazy. Unfortunately, when I sprayed it on my skin, it was a different story. It was VERY salty- not fishy at all but more like sweat, like what a girl would smell like after the gym (not B.O. but not spring fresh, either). Beyond that initial saltiness was a hint of powdery fig. The dry down was still salty but a bit fruitier than the initial spray. I still didn't think it was that bad at that point but it just wasn't "me" so I scrubbed it off (or so I thought) with soap and water.

I went out for a couple of hours...and then when I came back I decided to smell my wrist again just to see if I could smell Womanity on it but my wrist smelled like B.O.! And I know it wasn't really B.O. because 1) who gets B.O. on their wrists and 2) I took shower earlier today and I only went to the movies so it wasn't like I was doing anything that caused me to sweat. After a few hours, the perfume had taken on this HORRIBLE smell and I won't be purchasing this again. Sorry, Womanity, I tried to give you a fair shot.

Sep
24
2011
Matt Oldham
Matt Oldham

It's exceedingly "challenging" for sure. Could take a few years to figure out if it's ingenious or creepy. Could go either way.

Sep
23
2011
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

If I came ashore and lost my fins for a day, Womanity is what my scaleless, seasalted skin would smell like.

I bought this today on an impulse, curious to give it a 2nd try. I am known to fall in love the second time around. My first encounter left me wanting... word of advice: test your fragrances outside the department store in the privacy of your own home. Why do I say this you ask... because amongst the multi-fragrance haze, your olfactory doesn't stand a chance. Hence why I felt this scent deserved another go.

It's holding on my skin this time. And yes! Like everything it was on paper.

I can't say I'm in love, but I have a fond appreciation for Womanity. I don't find the rotting fishy smell others have mentioned. I get a briney aquatic with sweet floral figs and creamy drftwood washed ashore. I too admire TM for bringing such a unique scent to the market and into my wardrobe. Womanity deserves to be a part of my eclectic collection. It's one of a kind.

I'm saving my new purchase for the next Spring and Summer. It's just too bad I'll have to wait.....

P.S. Everytime I smell this I get a little dejavu... I can't help but think of my favorite vacation spot, South Beach, Miami: crystal water, sunkissed topless women, and the salty tang of the ocean. Sexy indeed! It's coming with me next time.

UPDATE:
Wearing it today. Forecast called for a warm & humid 76 degrees. My only complaint... I only sprayed it one time on my wrist to be safe. Womanity is light enough that I should have sprayed at least twice. I know better for next time. I guess it's better I went too light than oversprayed.

Sep
22
2011
Maeva
Maeva

I just tested Womanity and I find it very interesting, and not as foul-smelling as some reviewers say. It’s just mesmerizing, dark and very complex but sensual and uplifting at the same time. I have the impression I’ll feel more and more attracted to it with time. I really feel admiration for Thierry Mugler/Mane for the daring enterprise of launching such a unique juice in the market. Isn’t it almost an act of terrorism nowadays to issue a disquietingly salty perfume, and with such sexual connotations (whether purposely intended as such or not) when present-day commercial perfumery is the realm of pink girly childishness, of “sugar, spice and everything nice”? This pink is extremely more enticing than those many other pink concoctions that are so in vogue these days. Definitely more alien than Alien.

Sep
21
2011
anneymn
anneymn

I thought it was unique, odd, and bold. I got a salt smell reminiscent of fish. It has a deep, androgynous, darkness, yet held femininity. Come to think of it, if you want a REAL oceanic perfume with the sea animals and salty air, I think this is a far more real ocean smell then other oceanic fragrances. Could have been named mermaidity, hoho ^-^

I'll be honest, I think if I smelled this on a lady I might assume that she skipped a shower, applied perfume, and smelled kind of funky.. and maybe recently smoked a cigarette.
I don't hate it, it's not for me.

I like the bottle, it's cool and unique. The perfume is such a cute and pretty pink.

Sep
20
2011
relative_perfection
relative_perfection

This perfume is a masterpiece! but i think that maybe chemestry is also very important in this case, otherwise i can't imagine why all these awful reviews. It really develops differently on each person's skin.
For me it's magical! Fresh,unique, and it last all day! i love it!

Sep
20
2011
domenicamartinello
domenicamartinello

Though I didn't like Womanity and wanted to wash it off my skin immediately, there is something transfixing about it and I actually found myself continually sniffing my wrist in flux between disgust and intrigue. It is way too sweet for me, first off - the candied, jellied fig is off-putting. And then there's the saltiness. Some whiffs would remind me of a sea breeze and cut the sweetness pleasantly, and other whiffs reminded me of oily buttery popcorn. Cringe. If I would have sprayed some on my neck I think I would have been ill.

But I do think this can smell fab on some people, it's one of those oddballs! I'm happy I sampled it, though.

Sep
17
2011
ahnm
ahnm

my coworker wears this.. and she smells SOOOO good.. everytime she's around, i'm just inhaling and sniffing like a freak... but then she told me this is what she wears, and i smelled it from the bottle.... EW. completely startled me. i think thierry mugler's fragrances NEED to be worn on the skin for it to work.

Sep
17
2011
ednafrau
ednafrau

TankGirl, you said it! I can't believe I was put off from trying this fragrance for so long, all because of so many negative comments! I think the power of suggestion is at work here: a certain prejudice that conditions beforehand what you smell. Womanity is a wonderful, quality fragrance that lasts all day...You could say that it's "weird" in the sense that it is singular, like nothing else out there. To my nose it is such a happy scent, it really transports me to a remote tropical beach. Someone said it reminds them of Santorini and I haven't been there but can imagine the place through this scent, and the wonderful, futuristic yet ancient totem-like bottle adds to that image/sensation. Womanity's fruit is of the wild kind: the fig is sweet, fleshy and ripe and the salty ocean air blends with the aroma of the nearby trees that line the coast. I tried it last week and couldn't stop sniffing my wrist! I was perplexed...where was the "lady parts" odor? I smell no fish here, rather a smell of the sea, which the wind carries to the shore. In any case, it's pleasantly eccentric. Anyway, yesterday I finally put my money where my mouth is and went and bought an 80 ml rechargable bottle :) For all of you who, like me, are tired of run-of-the-mill scents, who complain about the lack of originality in recent perfumes, but don't have access to more expermiental niche scents, please go out and try this one free of preconcieved notions: I don't think you'll regret it! You most probably will love it, but if you don't, at least it will draw a reaction and some thought-provoking impression, which is more than I can say about most fragrances nowadays. I applaud Thierry Mugler for continuing to release challenging and well-made perfumes that are unique...May he continue to help us reveal inner, hidden facets of ourselves through his bold, memorable scents for many years to come :)

Sep
16
2011
taboo2287
taboo2287

can be used as unisex fragrance, such a naughty scent!

Sep
16
2011
TankGirl
TankGirl

Some people are so used hate Angel with all their heart that they cannot say anything good about Mugler's perfumes anymore. I cant believe there are so many haters on Womanity, its just a cheerfull, salty fragrance. Nothing too complex in my opinion, I can understand that the caviar note can be a little bit odd but it gives a modern twist to this fragrance. Vagina? Fish? Oh my god I dont know whats happening with your nose but its definatly something really wrong going on. Just try it, try to analise the fragrance with your senses and please stop with this fishy vagina non sense!

Sep
15
2011
ancelicah
ancelicah

Very unique. I tried it, loved it, bought the smallest bottle. Then I read all the bad reviews, caviar, salty notes and next time I sprayed it on I could not think anything else but I smelled like a vagina. Is this fishy smell supposed to turn men on? Sometimes I hate it, and sometimes I wear it and might get compliments. But no repurchase.

Sep
12
2011
LaLaPop75
LaLaPop75

You people on here had me scared to try this scent. I was wondering.."How could such a perfume genius create something disgusting and intolerable?" "Why would he demean his great name?" Well, I purchased this as a blind buy because I love TM's perfume wizardry. Let me tell you...it is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!! It is an equal to Angel and Alien. It is rich, warm, sweet, earthy, complex, feminine, unique. I have sampled 10 Kilian perfumes....Womanity is a superior creation, that's saying alot. It is the best perfume I have smelled all year..and I have smelled alot. It carries Mr.Mugler's distinct trademark style for his perfumes. It is a grand creation. Maybe it is a chemistry thing...if so...I feel blessed to be able to wear this ingenious creation. I will stock up on this...it is grand! Maybe it just has to do with understanding the designer....

Sep
07
2011
peonia
peonia

it's strange....I think it is very sweet like a "mon cherie"....I like it in the summer. In Italy it's not used very much

Sep
06
2011
takeasniff
takeasniff

I have tried this again and somewhere in the middle of the dry down I can smell mince meat. The smell of raw mince meat when you are cooking it on the stove. Also there is a metallic smell. I can smell the sea breeze smell which others mention but this meat smell is what turns me off. I don't mind the caviar because it is suttle but the raw meat smell is just gross. I don't know if I can get past that. I thought Kate Moss Vintage Muse was strange until I smelled this.... and of course Elephant by Kenzo. Yikes!!!

Sep
06
2011
ROSETTE
ROSETTE

It's the most bizarre smelling perfume I've ever smelled in my life that I can't even decide if I like or not
anyway I'm not brave enough to purchase a full bottle

Sep
06
2011
Chanelette
Chanelette

Controversial. Surprising. Provocative. Entertaining. Pure Mugler.
This juice is full of contradiction, as the barbie-pink-punk-queen design suggest. The first spritz smells as if I was painting my toenails on the beach, inhaling the salty air and all the nasty chemicals and eating marshmallow.
20 minutes later...it's perfect harmony. Melony sweetness with a touch of salty air freshness on the base of french pastry smell. It's definitely not ordinary, definitely not a crowd pleaser. If you don't lack self-irony and love salty pretzels in chocolate and cocktails with a salted rim you might enjoy this one.

Sep
05
2011
smellgoodhallie
smellgoodhallie

I could not believe this was related to Angel or Alien . . . gross :P It does have a long lasting appeal but the smell is horrific. I was disappointed & have only sold one bottle if that at my store.

Sep
04
2011
KasKas
KasKas

Womanity is an exotic fragrance that with the right chemistry can be a unique gorgeous addictive smell.

However, I'm not one of the lucky bunch. With my chemistry it smells like a bizarre manly concoction I want to keep on sniffing. It's addictive alright, but sadly for me, not in a good way.

It definitely is an intriguing fragrance but you have to have the right chemistry. So please try before you buy.

Sep
04
2011
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

I've now owned this fragrance for approximately 9 months, so here is my personal review of Womanity by Thierry Mugler:

Womanity opens up with intense force, with a bee-sweet citrusy opening of (possibly) grapefruit, mixed with a super-sweet'n sour fruity note. A short time passes, and it slowly begins to smell more 'airy',.. almost as if a wind breeze is coming in to blow the intense top notes down to a calm state. While this is going on, I begin to smell a heavy salty note, which is mixed with that same 'airy note' previously mentioned.

More time passes, and I can still smell the airy note, along with a heavy saltiness and a practically-candied note of fig, mixed with a tiny bit of wood. It is the fig that really sweetens this fragrance up, imo. It pretty much stays this way the rest of the time, and the lasting power is truly incredible (lasting longer than 12hrs).

To sum this up, I have yet to find a fragrance that has actually made me nauseous or even given me a small headache. Womanity makes me scrunch my nose(a little) but that's as far as it goes. None the less, I have grown to enjoy this fragrance, as I have a passion for all fragrances in general, including very unique ones(such as Womanity).

However, in my opinion, 'Womanity by Thierry Mugler' is an insult to all womanity as there isn't much womanliness in here. I think it would have been much, much more suiting for this to have been called 'Alien', and Alien's juice to have been named 'Womanity'.

Sep
04
2011
FreyaMarie
FreyaMarie

I have never before disliked a fragrance so strongly. Womanity actually nauseates me.

When I first smelled it, I got unoffensive fig and cotton candy. Just as I started wondering what the hype was all about the salty note kicked in, along with what smells just like celery. My final impression is a salty and sweet cotton candy and celery stew made with blood... Because I swear I can smell a metal accord as well.

This perfume is unique alright - you immediately recognize it on the street, and it has insane sillage and longevity. Sadly, to me, it smells absolutely awful.

Sep
04
2011
smelling_gr8
smelling_gr8

I love love love this perfume. I don't get any 'caviar' scent at all. To me, it just smells of summer and holidays and beaches and sun and cocktails. All my colleagues at work love it too and can't stop 'sniffing' me ;-)
Oh, and of course I love the bottle too.

Sep
03
2011
PseudoCz
PseudoCz

It isn't that controversal for me. On my skin, the perfume works salty at first. Comes a sweet but at the same time, fresh and rather green smell. Maybe I should try this again another day.

Sep
03
2011
Killercolours
Killercolours

I'm the one who struggles with really strange scents just for the sake of it, and so I did with womanity. Where should I start..

Well.. this one is complicated.

My first reaction: Oh my GOD this is awful. Awful in a strange, fascinating kind of way. I can't say it's bad because it really isn't, I would rather call it very good. On my skin it just RADIATES salty, dirty crotch with.. fig. An intense sweet dirty skin scent. I felt so embarassed when I wore it I had to laugh at myself because of its "nakedness". It made me so sick which fascinated me so much I had to smell it again. and again. and again.

So basically, it's an amazing and intriguing perfume. If it suits you and your body chemistry I'm jealous of you. The scents that not everyone can wear are the best ones.

Aug
30
2011
Pinni
Pinni

Oh my gosh! Womanity must be the worst perfume I've ever smelled! I don't quite know how to describe it but it wasn't just a "poor mix" as many of the not-that-great scents smell like. It was simply awful to my nose! Simply a smell I wanted to keep as far away from my nose as possible. I didn't even want to smell it to identify what was the problem with it. I think it's mostly the caviar... which is enough to kill my interest on it's own. A salty, fishy, weird smell. If that's what womanity smells like I'd rather be a man or something else.

Aug
29
2011
liavekelsewhere
liavekelsewhere

I agree with marinadina. Womanity is salty and oceanic. After an hour there was a hint of fig. I am neutral on this fragrance for myself. It is pleasant enough but not something I want to wear. The name puzzles me - this is one of the most masculine fragrances I have ever smelled. Contrary to other reviewers, more like seamen than semen. Not the least feminine.

Aug
27
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

*Sigh* I don't get all the negative comments. Everybody hates Thierry Mugler Fragrances but still everyone talks about it and tries it out.... weird...

Indeed this is special and weird and not common and not a 'light blue/coco mademoiselle' but it doesn't smell like a fart being covered up by a refreshener! It smells like salt and figs. I love the review about it smelling like greece because that seems very nice. I don't have this yet but this might be one for the collection.

Aug
27
2011
marinadina
marinadina

being greek and coming from an island, this is the real smell of windy greek island during the ending of summer,, fig, salt, sea.. If Santorini, Paros, all these white islands had a perfume to be described, i would say its Womanity...

Aug
27
2011
blueviolet
blueviolet

Omg, this makes me sick. Its absoluely horrible. A woman wore it on the bus the other day and i had to breath into my scarf to avoid being sick. I cant help it, what were they thinking? That this is how women smells like or want to smell like? Its like someone farted and tried to cover it up with air freshener. Sorry girls,to all of you who likes it and wears it, but i just cant say anything positive about this one.

Aug
27
2011
rose_selavie
rose_selavie

Imagine the following combination: wet & cold metal+ sugar candy and lollypops+ the smell and taste of hot skin after a bath in the sea. There you have it: Womanity. A courageous creation full of contrasting ingredients. Unique smell, very good projection, but also linear, simple, it does not develop on the skin. It is a woman who tells you everything about herself from the first minutes, without living place for mystery as a complex woman should do.

Aug
22
2011
floszra
floszra

Womanity...Facepalm. Sorry, I'm going to try to write a normal, mature rewiev, but it's hard for me in this moment.

I honestly don't understand this house. I've tried on my skin almost all of the Mugler scents (except for some of them which are not available in my country). I'm ok with Innocent Rock and Alien (I don't like that either but I don't get nausea from it), and Angel had been the no.1 dark spot for me util I smelled Womanity.
Let's see...The moment right after I sprayed it on my wrist was shocking. I got nothing from it but the caviar. That note came as a punch in my face. Ok. I've learned during my perfume-maniac years that some fracrances need some time to settle down,get deep, and develop the beatiful notes. So I was patient. After half an hour I smelled my wrist again. Fortunately the caviar was lighter, but I discovered a strange, synthetic tropical smell. The Fig note. I really like fig, but not in this fragrance. It has an unexplainable side smell.
That's all I can say. It's not the most choking and intolerable smell in the world, but I would get nausea if I wore this.

To sum up, it is the most stange perfume I've ever smelled, and furthermore I've noticed a hint of masculinity too, so it's everything but not WOMANITY. It doesn't deserve that name. Sorry. :(

2/10

Aug
22
2011
sofababe
sofababe

Lady Gaga once claimed that she was going to bring out her first fragrance and she wanted it to smell of blood and sperm. Well, Gaga, too late, Mugler beat you to it.

Aug
21
2011
Fehdandoo Del Enzioo
Fehdandoo Del Enzioo

This perfume is so sexy .. i was in the elevator with this girl couldnt stay away from her ! damn !

btw it kind of smells similar to hugo energize

Aug
21
2011
AVATAR
AVATAR

Awful and makes me sick!!! Please keep it away, It is the female version of Caron Yatagan perfume.

Aug
20
2011
LittleRed
LittleRed

I love salt, I love minerality, I love dark sweet earthy fruit. Forget fragrance, this is all just generally speaking. Then this essence comes along that combines those ingredients, and of course, I HAD to try it.

Admittedly, it is the salt which immediately drew me in and hooked me. It is natural and fresh, like moist, salty sea air - what an authentic marine scent truly should be, and now is, as defined by Womanity. This and dark dry fruit are its essence.
And that's all, but that's all it needs to be. Womanity can bask in its simplicity because it is authentic and quality.
And the bottle is gorgeous, enough said.

Aug
18
2011
weegee
weegee

I trust my nose and my skin, not the hype nor anyone else's opinion, although I admit to enjoying compliments when someone says I smell particularly nice. Every single time I wear Womanity at least one smiling person asks me to name the fabulous/wonderful/gorgeous fragrance I'm wearing.

I've loved Womanity from first sniff when it first came out. All of the hateful comments I heard and read only served to make me even more curious. NOTHING smells like this and I appreciate it even more because it's unique. At first I bought a box of samples (in the pretty pink vial with the loop to attach to purse or phone) and only recently bought my first bottle and a back-up when I found them on special discount.

The saltiness mixed with the fruitiness of figs is spectacular blended with the nicely chewy patchouli. I'm especially fond of the brightness of the top notes and continue to refill one of the sample vials so I can "touch up" throughout the day.

If you like the way it smells on you WEAR IT PROUDLY!

Aug
18
2011
carla67
carla67

This is the smell of life and happiness. I`m already addicted to it:)

Aug
16
2011
morgana_lk
morgana_lk

The moment I smelled this while randomly browsing stuff at a beauty store, i fell in love with it! It's unique, so a lot of women will love it and a lot of women will hate it. Personally, i adore it, it's perfect on my skin, lasts long and ideally frames my age (i'm 23).

Aug
16
2011
ecerusen
ecerusen

ohh god...
i always say "all the perfumes of thierry mugler are masterpieces..." but this thing...for me its disappointment.
because of skin chemistry maybe....

Aug
15
2011
naheed
naheed

Womanity, something that's dedicated to femininity. This by every means is a unique creation for a fragrance.

Womanity starts with a sweet, a little tangy and with a pleasant note of fig, lovely! Just after five minutes or so, a note that emerges is a surprise and that's of caviar. It smells fleshy, a little salty and as if you have just smelled the ovary sac of a freshly cut fish and with bit smokiness of the wood. I don't find caviar note unbearable or something that's like meh but it's quite bearable and it also lasts for short time. Caviar is now a challenge in perfume world and will definitely make its mark in coming years and perfumers will definitely work on it to beautify its amazing animalistic power. As long as its extraction doesn't harm the animal, I am all for to see it in more fragrances. And after caviar, there's a surprise of woody and fruity accord of fig and this to me smells a little like melon. Womanty changes at every step and becomes pleasant till it fades away.

On the whole, I loved Womanity and enjoyed wearing it as it has been created to honor women, requires a little patience to settle though. So women, celebrate your feminity with womanity.

Lasting power is 6+hrs. It's not too sweet, not too over powering but a lovely company on the skin.

Thank you so much sweet dianthus for a generous sample! xoxo

Aug
11
2011
Sorcerer1001
Sorcerer1001

He should have named this one angel in my opinion. Its very gentle and not overpowering, but always present. Sweet but not sugary, highly recommended.

Aug
08
2011
lukkyme
lukkyme

@ RAPHY2260 i had dam near the same experience & i got 2 get sum i did recognize the smell of fig right away & i was like oh hell know what is this?i was at sephore and bought paco rabbane that day but i could smell that womanity all day & slowly i realized i made the wrong decision so i had 2 go back & purchase & i couldnt wait& for EVERYONE who dont like it GOOOOOOD im so so happy 2 hear that my beautiful perfume will be a little more unique becuz no matter how much i looove sumthing if its every where i look i just have 2 where something else the worse thing 2 me is 2 be dressed the same & where the same make-up & smelling the same driving the same car listening 2 the same fav song ETC . . . . i wish it was my own<3

Aug
04
2011
PerfumedPrincess
PerfumedPrincess

After much trepidation and hand wringing, I finally picked up a bottle of Womanity on sale. With so many mixed reviews here, I didn't know what I was in for.

The opening of Womanity is a sweet, ripe fig that has been warmed by the sun. I love the opening of the fragrance. The mid notes did turn a little strange for me, initally. I did get the feeling of salty brine in the middle of the fragrance but after getting used to it, it was really quite pleasing. The sweetness of the fig and addition of woody notes really worked with this fresh seaweed type of note. I assume that it was the caviar during this stage. The drydown was another blast of fig and heavier woods, I thought I smelled a little musk as well, though.

The fragrance is strangely unique and won't be everyone's cup of tea-but I have to give it points for originality. I enjoyed it and received many compliments. Amazing longevity and sillage!! rate it an 8 out of 10. Suitable for all seasons, special occasions, and evening wear.

Aug
03
2011
TakaBeata
TakaBeata

Very , very Womanity :)
This scent is little europen little african :)
I love feel this fragrance on my skin .

...nothing more, nothing else I do't need.
Try this scent cannot one , recognize by one day. Least three days. :)))
And You see....

Aug
03
2011
Aquatic Amethyst
Aquatic Amethyst

I have a sample of this. On me, it smells like soapy, slightly metallic figs. Nothing strange, gross, or controversial. I'm not sure I like it enough to invest in a whole bottle. Someone influential would have to go nuts about the way it smells on me. For myself, it doesn't do a whole lot.

Aug
01
2011
Grottola
Grottola

Okay.....

Womanity has gotten a lot of buzz lately. Does it impress me? No. However, it has its perks.

I think the biggest problem I have with Womanity is that it's too damn sweet for my tastes. Fruity-florals and gourmands are all the rage these days, and they're the two fragrance categories I can't ever identify with. I don't really know what to classify Womanity as.

Lemme get the good stuff out of the way first. The bottle is beautiful. Also, for the most part, Womanity can work on guys too, once the top notes settle down a bit. It lasts and projects just as well as any other Mugler fragrance.

Now, the bad. I just don't like it. I've smelled this before in a bunch of other fruity-floral-gourmand kinda scents. Don't get me wrong, it's unique, but the accords are all too familiar. For example, it has that "apple pie" accord that I can identify with a ton of masculines in the past 15 years (Boss Bottled, YSL L'Homme). The materials are obviously high quality and well put together, but it just ain't me. I can't find myself to enjoy it.

Surely Womanity is worth trying, but it just doesn't do anything for me. I have a natural attraction to bitter masculine fragrances, anyway.

Jul
30
2011
Raphy_2260
Raphy_2260

Uffff!!!... don't know where to start!!!!

You Fraganticans, made me wonder about this fragrance!!!

When I went to Macy's for my last three super-buys, I told my very favorite sales lady lo spray it on a card for me, after I smelled it and smelled I told her, "I thought this one was going to knock my socks down, but I'm not crazy about it"

She said: "My dear, you have to WEAR it, I'll give you a sample to take with you and don't think about it when you spray it on.... just wait for the drydown"... Boy, boy... was she right about it?

I just love it... and the best thing I love is that even before I wore it, I found a bottle (2.7 oz. @ US$29.99) at TjMaxx! Bought it and today I'm WEARING it for the very first time... and I feel like I can do anything I want!!!

It's one of those that "makes you powerful"... and the best thing is that, to my surprise, my husband loved it!

Jul
29
2011
tiffanykimwagner
tiffanykimwagner

I am dying to sample this futuristic scent... Thierry Mugler always seems to amaze me, and I hope that this fragrance doesn't disappoint!

Jul
29
2011
MineralDiva
MineralDiva

From the description, this one seemed like an interesting combination. Having sampled it not once, but now twice, I can honestly say that the synthetic assault on my senses has successfully produced a headache as if two bull-goats were butting against my forehead! I tried hard to like Womanity. I WANTED to like Womanity. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), it has no intention of cooperating. Very reminiscent of a more expensively priced (yet more inexpensively constructed) version of Giorgio Red, it begins deceptively inviting enough. The initial burst of fig quickly morphs though, into something so hideous and cloying, that it almost defies description. Something like taking salt-water taffy, wrapping it in seaweed and tossing it into a trash bag of rancid grass clippings that have been sitting at the curb in the hot sun for a week, waiting for pick-up. Of course, it is nearly impossible to rid ones-self of this noxious potion, without using bleach and a wire brush. It had over-stayed its welcome immediately. If this is the new definition of what it means to be a woman in the Mugler universe, I am forever doomed to be a misfit. (And I happily accept the label!)

Update (Feb 2013): Okay...I was wrong. Ohhhh so very wrong! Whatever was going on with my chemistry at the time I wrote this initial review, has now subsided. On a whim, I tried this fragrance again. Only THIS time, I SPRAYED it on from the tester bottle, rather than using the roll-on sample I had before. It was AMAZING! Fresh, salty and seductive. Definitely not something for everyone - nor can it be found everywhere - and I like that. As with Angel, Womanity subtly seduced me into submission. So much so, that I felt the need to update my original review! Yes, the sillage is strong. But now that it somehow "agrees" with me, I'm thrilled to have it for as long as it wishes to hold me captive.

Jul
27
2011
aquavelour
aquavelour

All of these extreme responses to this scent made me feel the need to hunt down a bottle. I found it for a bargain and so bought it immediately. LOVE it. It never smelled in any way but lovely on me and I guess that it is just very susceptible to ones preexisting scent (pheromones) so if your chemistry is right for it...You will adore the scent. Very lush, sexy, sophisticated, and even in some way subtle. Most scents turn powdery and sweet on me (which I like) and spicy ones become overly so. This fragrance is now in my top 5...I liked it so much that I bought a bottle for a friend who normally wears Narciso Rodriguez and she loved it immediately :)

Jul
26
2011
Cutie
Cutie

I got it in TJ Maxx (1.7 oz. for $29.99 and would not pay a penny more for it).
Came home and let my kids to spray themselves and let me know what they think:
- Oldest son (16 years old) - hates it, the most horrible perfume he smelled in his life.
- Youngest son (almost 14 years old) - it's OK. (He is a quiet "macho" type (like his dad), so no more response was available from him)
- Oldest daughter (10 years old) - does not like it at all (she is usually into sweet perfumes and loved Vampire and Fantasy - while I was rolling my eyes at these ones)
- Youngest daughter (8 years old) - likes it.

I will check with my husband when he gets home what he thinks. Then I update this review and will comment on the longevity.

Overall, I am undecided. I don't smell caviar/salty note at all. It is sweet but not too sweet. It is woodsy but not too woodsy. It does not smell cheap (which is a plus to me). If applied in moderation it may become office friendly. I think it would be great to wear Womanity for Thanksgiving holiday in a colder weather surrounded by the smell of turkey, stuffing and other beautiful food smells. I don't regret buying it. It may not become my favorite or "go to" fragrance, but it is a nice addition to my collection.

PS. If only TJ Maxx could start selling Angel and Alien for the same price... ;-D

Update: Checked with my husband, he likes it but says it is a "barely there" scent on me. (I actually like it that way for this perfume, so I try not to over-apply in a future as well). Longevity is great. And I have experienced what is called "salty" note, but it was not fishy or anything like that. The "salty" period did not last on me more than 20 minutes and was not unpleasant. It actually mixed well with fig. I am wearing it to the office today. Nobody ran away yet, so I assume it is not offensive. Overall, it is not a bad fragrance. I am giving it 7 out of 10.

Jul
22
2011
Cmanier
Cmanier

ok i have had it on for 30 minutes now and it smells like some type of sour milk or dairy product mixed with a spicy fruit.. some type of subtle fishy after smell too.. I love alien and angel /sunessence .. those are awesome but this one...maybe i should wait for another hour to see if it turns out to be different but so far no way!!!!

Jul
22
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

This has got to be one of the most interesting pages I've read so far on this site! TM has certainly succeeded in creating another controversial perfume...people sure do get wound up over this fragrance, in both good and bad ways!

It works well for me, so this fragrance must smell drastically different on some based on the extreme hatred and repulsion that others feel towards it! For me it is nothing but soft, creamy and woody. Absolutely NO fish/metallic/blood scents to be found.

I also have to wonder if much of the offense/dislike comes more from the concept than the scent itself...if TM had listed the notes as fig and woods, would as many people find that "fish" smell in it? I'm not so sure.

Do I find the concept and the name silly? Absolutely. Ridiculous even. For me it doesn't represent "the invisible bond between all women" or anything else profound. But I still LOVE the scent itself.

Jul
21
2011
mrfive
mrfive

Ok. Now, this bottle... Lord of the Rings... Looks like something Liv Tyler throws at you.

The fragrance? Oh ...ooh!


...doesn't disappoint!

Jul
18
2011
amandame
amandame

it'a a unique scent, I wear it in summer, extremely powerful and the bootle it'a gourgeousssss, I love it, more than Alien...

Jul
17
2011
Manya3
Manya3

Womanity is the classy answer to all the fruity summer waters out there.
It has a distinctive character, and its simplicity only makes it more stylish.

The so-called "caviar" note does not smell like caviar to me at all, and there is nothing fishy about it (no pun intended).
It is a bit salty, but the in same kind of watery-salty way that heliotrope note smells.

The fig is very sweet and prominent, the slightly salty note makes it lighter, the base is woody and a little bit bitter. All in all, a very well balanced composition.

I would say it's a grown-up version of Addict 2. They don't smell alike at all, but I can see a parallel composition: Addict 2 has a watery-salty grapefruit top, a sweet litchi heart and a musky base // Womanity has sweet fig and a watery-salty note in the top and heart notes and a light woody base. I think I just found my summer perfume for next year!

It's not for everyone, and a skin test is absolutely mandatory, but it is without doubt a very, very, very good perfume. Luxurious, classy (again), feminine. Beautiful!

Jul
15
2011
stereomari
stereomari

Well done. It sure smells like fig and caviar. If you want to smell like that, than this is the right thing for you. It's very original, unusual, but I wouldn't buy it. It's not for me.


Update: I always get some whiffs from girls wearing this on the street. I think it´s getting very popular on my area. I actually like it a lot on other people. Maybe I´ll give it a second chance. I like the salty feeling.

Jul
14
2011
omixochitl
omixochitl

I had only tried it on a paper strip and I found it too intense and overwhelming, although very original.

I decided to give it another try and it turns out that I love it! I got the 10 ml refillable bottle.
Fortunately I don't get any of the "fishy/bloody/metallic/garbage" notes.
On my skin, the opening is super fruity and sweet, so juicy I can almost taste and see the figs. Then I get the famous "salty" note but to me it's more like a sea breeze. The drydown is slightly woodier and somehow I smell cinnamon.
Womanity is indeed a very unique fragrance and I must admit that I have to be "in the mood" to wear it. I mean, I can't picture this as being an everyday scent, I find it too strong for that. In my mind, this is more of an evening scent. I would advice not to over apply; sillage and lasting power are so awesome that you can actually drown in your Womanity.

(Excellent sillage and longevity)

FELICITATIONS MONSIEUR MUGLER!

Edit: I still think it's awesome and everything, but I just can't make myself wear it. I suddenly find the salty note quite synthetic, and that kind of gives me a headache. I will try again.

Jul
11
2011
coconutpixie
coconutpixie

i got a sample of this and first i really liked it.and as a fan of thierry mugler fragrances i went to the mall ready to buy it. then in the store i tested it again and i was a bit confused... i bgan to think that its not as good as i thought.. so i decided to let it evolve.. but there was no evolution.. thank good i did not buy it. this is definitely not as good i my beloved alien or the sweet angel. its neither bad nor good, but i think i will not buy it..maybe i was not in the right mood for it. perhaps i will test it again, but if my opinion does not change its a NO for me!

Jul
10
2011
celestialstar19
celestialstar19

After falling in Love with Alien and having my strange affair with Angel. I was ready and excited to smell Womanity. I sprayed it on my wrist, and I got the fig smell that was salty and just odd. I thought ok maybee I need to be patient and let it evolve. Then I got a putrid nauseating smell, gave me a headache and made me sick to my stomach. I couldnt be patient I ran to wash this off immediately. Not for me, traumatizing and horrible. Unique definitely, and it will litterally take your breath away.

Jul
10
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

Since my review in Feb ,11, hundreds of people have argued about this creation, and even the angry ones that hate it so much returning to read other peoples reviews, why? Curiousity.
The maarketing wizzard has won you over so well you HAVE toknow what others think, and all with a lil fish egg.
Its not the caviar that makes this smell so bad (actually really really good) its just an odd mixture of notes. Caviar has a very non-fishy smell thats just unique anyway.
Believe me, whether you like the scent or not, its a fantiastic creatoin. Not jsut because of the ballsy (hehe) composition, or the concept for that matter, but the hook for which you people are the fish. The hook of hatred.
That and becaause if someone targets you specifically you want todefend yourself, granting that for lovescully in particular.

Jul
07
2011
Anechka
Anechka

this is the strangest scent i have. i like it, but not everyday.
when i first smelled it i said: i smell something SALTY! when i came home and read about it... CAVIAR :D really special scent.

Jul
05
2011
kofykat
kofykat

Well, it smelt nice on the card but when i tried it on my skin i stank up the whole room. This is so not for me when i so wanted to like it. :-(

Jul
05
2011
merlin
merlin

No matter all the negative reviwes (I was afraid)...but I decied to try this...and OMG.... Its just SUPERB and SOOOO UNIQUE... I cant describe the notes very well; its VERY hard...Its not oriental, Its not flowery, not fruity ; not musky ; AT ALL !
U hate It or U love IT . But Im so glad that not everybody loves It....because I will not smell like 1000000000000000000 other females in the world

Its not easy to wear, definitely ! Its not for everyone !
BUt for me, YES !

THANK YOU THIERRY MUGLER !

Jul
05
2011
olga1780
olga1780

No matter what others say, TM is a genius in creating the most unique scents.
I can tell Womanity piques tons of curiousity and runs tons of people off as well. I saw it at TJMaxx, 2 bottles reopened and resealed numeours times, but apparently nobody dared buy it. After 1 spray i knew it was so me, so I grabbed it before it became unusable from too many testings.
I'm just glad my nose doesn't smell any fish or whatever nastiness others smell, and I can enjoy this lovely perfume. Instead I get sweetnes and kind of a marine note.
It's too sweet for summer, but starting fall it will be a perfect season for wearing it.
Excellent sillage and longevity!!!!!
I dare to say Womanity might even beat Opium in potency.....a closed bottle is sitting in my kitchen and I only sprayed it once at the store........and I can smell it feet away...wow!

Jul
04
2011
ojosverdes
ojosverdes

I deleted my first review of this fragrance and I'm writing a proper review since I actually tried the perfume on my skin this time. This perfume is rather unique as some have already mentioned. I think that some of the reviews on this site have been influenced by other's reviews and the fact that we have previous knowledge of the designer and his audacity making daring perfumes and we also have notes like caviar that immediately make you think fish. This perfume makes me think of two lovers by the beach seating by a campfire eating figs their hair and skin burned by the sun and the salty water. I can smell the burned wood and then lots of fig with more woody notes on the base. This perfume is rather simple, It's more complex when you first spray it then it stay linear throughout. I don't find it offensive it's just different than what we have in the market. It actually mellows out to almost a skinscent on me. Subtle and feminine almost not there that I can even smell it! The fragrance is a dichotomy it's sweet and salty, the bottle too is tough and is soft with it's pink color. I like that it's not floral perfume a nice change in my wardrobe!

Note: on my skin this last 2 to 3 hours so the staying power is rather weak, but on clothes it stays for days! I guess I'll be spraying clothes and hair with this one!

Jul
02
2011
boardbat
boardbat

well, after trying it a few more times. i don't think its as horrible as many say. its just more fig than anything else (but fig is a favorite of mine) and the cavier makes it different. i love the bottle too. its not a big favorite of mine and i don't own a big bottle, but i don't mind having a few samples around to use now and then. not that bad imo, and it lasts a long time. 7 out of 10.

Jul
02
2011
janmcm
janmcm

I think womanity is a rubbish name, it just sounds wrong for a perfume. If someone asked me what perfume I was wearing I would feel stupid saying womanity. The bottle is almost nice, the art deco style is attractive but the faces look a bit more I Robot rather than Metropolis. So I was all set to hate it but d'you know it doesn't smell too bad. Still won't be buying it though.

Jul
01
2011
Nemigaite
Nemigaite

This perfume in one of my favorites but it wasn't love from the first sniff..No, not a all. First time I smelled Womanity it seemed too strange and too strong so I was a little bit freaked out by that smell and I couldn't decide if that was a good or a bad thing. So I left that nice and intriguing bottle on the shelf for a few months. Anyway, I think that it somehow bewitched me or something, 'cause I was thinking more and more about that smell. Could I remember it? Yes, and quite good, because no matter if you like it or not this is not of those smells which you tend to forget. It's sweet and fresh at the same time, also very strong...ah who am I kidding I can't really describe it right. Anyway..eventually I bought it.

Perfume doesn't stay on my skin too long, so after a few hours of first spray I can barely feel it. The same thing with Womanity and that's a down side of it for me, but of course a big plus to those around me who might hate it :) Although I understand all the negative reactions to this smell I still feel that it is perfect. Well at least for me.

Jul
01
2011
nattonline
nattonline

Oh phew! Thanks God, it's Caviar. Can you imagine Tuna or Salmon Roe?! Yikes! Anyway, it gets a bit too fishy to wear during summer, I think. It gives me such a headache with its fishy sweetness. I still like the uniqueness of this perfume, but definitely do not try to wear it in the hot summer day. At least I wouldn't do it again.

Lastly, if this fishy sweetness represents femininity. What would be a scent that represent masculinity? Maybe it's the Secretion Magnifique? Well, nevermind... I am sure that would be the next fragrance that Mugler himself has to figure out (or it's well underway?!) :)

Jun
30
2011
zvoncica
zvoncica

Ill start by saying Womanity smells horrible on me, well maybe its better to say i feel horrible wearing the sweet fig Thierry patch. Cause iam green fresh scents liker. Have hard time standing longlasting fruity sweetness on my skin. I hated womanity when tried first time. Same thing happened with second and third try. Couldnt get the hype on this scent...

This spring a friend of mine came from trip, we sat for coffee and talk. She smelled on something unknown. Sweet and fresh. Iam lying, she smelled reborn. She smelled on happiness, life and glow. Yes, she glowed, the air around her was a playground for joy. The perfume notes were laughing. Loved it.

That laughs, joy and wonderplay was Womanity.

Jun
30
2011
mariaraluca
mariaraluca

initialy, after reading the reviews i disliked it , even if didn;t have tried it. i received it as a gift... the beginning is strange, but afterwards it leaves such a femmine, pleasant scent... in few words : I LOVE IT! it is modern, strong, sexy, femmine... on my skin has a lovely reaction.

Jun
27
2011
Anup
Anup

Womanity, a creation from the Theirry Mugler house that will undoubtedly be a reference marker when referring to the history of perfumery. Trend setting, iconic-al......In short, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE THIS SH@T!!!

Ok, this scent starts out with a blast a saline sweetness. THE BEST opening I have EVER (june 24 2011) smelled in a women's fragrance!!! Quickly after the orgasmic start (2-5 mins)accords of fig woods force themselves into play and give it the lightest touch of soapy-tart-sweetness. After the 2 to 5 min period is over there is nothing else to worry about, the fragrance stays pretty linear thereafter, aside from an echoing powderyness. :)

For the oddest reason, this fragrance reminds me of sleeping with my mothers pillow (that i stole of course) when i was a young child :) (tear in eye).
I will be recommending this to females of all ages, and men, DO NOT be afraid to wear this. (in italian culture, it's manly to be a mommas boy)



With a memory filled sigh

I approve <3

Smell: 10
Longevity: 10
Sillage: 10

Jun
24
2011