Wednesday, February 1, 2012

An Absolute Angel

Sometimes a fragrance comes along that smacks you in the face, and you fall in love.
 Not being obsessed with perfumes until recently, I hadn't the chance to sniff the originial Thierry Mugler classic on which this EDT is based. Launching in 1992, when I was barely walking and my mother still fed me with a melamine spoon, Mugler released a gourmand fragrance that was unlike what was available at the time, and named it Angel. The scent has been reincarnated into limited editions over the years,  but none have been so popular as the original, the Angel that literally smacks you in the face.
The most recent reincarnation of this world renowned scent that you either love or hate, is the lighter, more wearable version- Angel EDT. Mugler says that the basis of this scent is comprised of three waves- the first being the celestial wave, where bergamot meets red berries and has a twinge of pink pepper. The delicious wave in the center comes from dabs of praline and berries, which only add to the gourmand touch the new Angel takes from the original. The third and final wave is the voluptuous wave, introducing the infamous patchouli-vanilla aspect to the scent, and mixing with cedar which is a new addition to Mugler's mix. White musk tops off the third wave, and completes what Mugler believes to be the softer, more subtle fragrance stemming from his beloved.
But what do the waves mean for me? Without understanding perfume or how notes are comprised, I know that this scent is amazing. It is warm and creamy, with this risky edge to it that drives me wild. I'm attached nose to wrist whenever I wear it, and it sits on my skin much better than most other fragrances in my collection. It's dangerous in this really wearable way for me, and I've enjoyed it during the day and out at night without a second thought. It's like nothing I've personally smelt before, and having now smelt the original Angel, I can understand why they describe it as the more subtle version. You can see that they are related, but this is like the sophisticated sister to the the original Angel's fierce hot mama persona.


Angel EDT is available from selected Myer and David Jones department stores nationally, with selected products online at adore beauty.
40ml RRP $79 AUD
80ml RRP $115 AUD
40ml refill RRP $40 AUD

What fragrance knocks you for a six? Have you smelt the new comet-shaped Angel EDT? I urge you to go and have a sniff!
This product sample was sent by PR for consideration for review which in no way affects how awesome it smells. Honesty, always.

14 comments:

  1. I really like Angel EDP. I understand it is love or hate fragrance. EDT version sounds light and amazing. I did try it but did not concentrate on it I think. Now I have to go back and smell it! Great review :)

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    1. I'm elated to see you comment on this, you have no idea how scared I was to post it! I really enjoy wearing it, I think it is beautiful. Let me know your expert opinion :D

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  2. I love the look of the bottle :) Really unique and beautiful :)
    I have two fragrances that I love more than anything... first one is Taj Sunset by Escada.. trying to save up money to buy it cause its damn expensive... The second is the perfume I use day in and day out and its by The Body Shop and its called Pomegranate & Raspberry body, room and linen spritz. Its not really a perfume I guess but I LOVE it soo much :) Its a sweet scent but its also very fresh :)

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    1. Isn't the bottle just amazing! I only have this little mini but the detail is superb. I have to save for my perfumes,too. Darn expensive taste :( Oh I used to wear the vanilla from the body shop, they make some great fragrances. I like the idea of using a room spray, they're often too nice not to wear aren't they ;P

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  3. God this post makes me feel old. I love angel and it was my signature scent through my late teens and early twenties. I remember when it came out, I was barely a teenager, and read all about it in dolly magazine. I love that it is such a truly timeless fragrance, and is as contemporary now as it was 20 years ago!

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    1. You aren't old! I'm just a baby;P I could imagine you wearing Angel, you look like you could pull off a scent like that! I don't think it'll ever be discontinued. I need to get me a big bottle of the new EDT, badly.

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  4. this, Dior Addict, and Miss Dior Cherie are total game changers for me :D

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    1. I just finished my bottle of Miss Dior Cherie! Did you hear that they've changed it now??

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  5. Angel is definitely love or hate fragrance and I have to say I HATE it! I received a bottle as a gift and I couldn't palm it off to my mum quick enough. Actually just thinking about the scent makes me feel ill ha ha.

    You are amazing at reviewing perfumes - i am usually limited to "uhhhh it smells good so buy it, ok?"

    The last fragrance to knock me for six was Jo Malone orange and honey blossom! YUM!

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    1. I love hearing different opinions, especially on something like scent, it is fascinating. Thank you so much for your compliment, this is my first real fragrance review and you should've seen how terrified I was to click post! You've really made my day, thank you so much.

      And Jo Malone? I die. Orange Blossom cologne has a prime posi in my perfume collection!

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  6. love this perfume !! i just saw your comment on my blog about the maybelline polishes that go on sale for a $1-girl you need to keep me posted on when you see this again :) xx

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    1. I definitely will hun! Well worth it, I always grab whatever they have left for gifts etc as the formula lasts longer on me than any other and I love them. xx

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