Friday, 7 October 2011

Fragrance Friday: Angel Eau de Toilette

Theirry Mugler's Angel is like Marmite. You either love it or hate it. I loved it, and wore it religiously when I was a teenager, but something about the uber-sweet, instantly recognisable gormand scent became a little sickly over the years. I still like the smell, but wouldn't wear it today.

I was therefore intrigued to hear that Thierry Mugler has released a new version of the classic scent 'Angel Eau de Toilette'. The fragrance re-tweeking comes complete with a new bottle design and new face, the latter being Eva Mendes (who joined the brand this summer to replace Naomi Watts.)
The bottle is in the shape of a comet, still featuring Thierry Mugler's signature multi-faceted star. I have to admit, I prefer the plain star shaped bottle of the Eau de Parfum, but I much prefer the newly-tweaked fragrance.

If you're expecting something distinctly different to the original, you're going to be disappointed. This version is very similar, at first spray I thought they hadn't changed a thing, but it dries down to a slightly more subtle variant on the original. 

The patchouli and vanilla notes aren't as overpowering and they've added a few interesting notes into the mix too, including praline and pink peppercorn. The result is a slightly lighter, smoother and easier to wear take on the original Angel EDP. 

It still has great staying power (despite being Eau de Toilette) and you still only need one or two sprays... it's powerful stuff! Not cheap at £46 for 40ml, but the bottle is refillable.

A must try if you used to (or still do!) love Angel EDP. Available now.

*I'm trying to get a bit more of a schedule going for my blog, so I've decided to designate fridays to fragrance... if that's alright with you of course?*
Disclaimer: I don't own this
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22 comments

  1. Eva Mendes looks hot as always in that ad!!

    will look out for this... am not usually a big fan but you gotta leave the options open :D

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  2. http://ectellie.blogspot.com/ check out my blog if you have time, i'm new the the blogging larke.Plus you gotta love this fragrance.

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  3. I always wore this in my teens aswell and loved it, it's far too 'in your face' for me now tho. xo

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  4. I think a lot of Theirry Muggler's fragrences are like marmite! I tried "Womaninity" in duty free at the airport and at first I hated it and then couldn't stop smelling my arm throughout the plane journey... might need to give this one a smell :)

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  5. I love fragrance posts - I'm a massive perfume person! Case in point.. I bought Paco Rabanne Lady Million today just because I had a £5 off voucher whooops.
    My mum loves Angel but I find it a bit too strong for my liking and personally don't find anything 'sweet' about the scent. But this may be a great Christmas present idea for my mum, so I'm glad you posted about it! xxx

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  6. Hmm gotta check it out at some sephora! :)

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  7. I've never tried it out. I need to make a stop at the department store :)

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  8. Wow, I'm excited. Original Angel was too harsh for me but it's my mom's fav scent. Maybe we can both use the new version? I'll definitely try it.

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  9. I saw this fragrance in the magazines, but never paid any attention to it, I knew it just because of its star shape bottle :) I will check this one out next time I go to the store...if at the time I do not forget...
    Thanks for your review and post.
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  10. that bottle is really pretty xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    Lauren x

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  11. I'm really looking forward to trying this one!

    http://cestlavieophelia.blogspot.com/

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  12. Never tried it out....need to try it out soon

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  13. Love the fridays idea, fleur! I actually came to visit your blog today specifically for a recommendation for a new perfume (I love sweet scents)

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  14. I love the bottle and fleur you are quite the queen of perfume reviews hey? :)

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  15. I love this perfume, it's one of my favorites!:X

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  16. I adorrrre Angel perfume and have been wearing it for about 5 years now! I will try this one out pronto!! <3




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  17. i loveeeeeeee that perfume!

    Sophie ox

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  18. I find 'Alien' is like Marmite too - I absolutely love it and have received some compliments when wearing it but my Mum hates it and she refuses to go near me when I wear it (which I think is a bit over-the-top! Haha) xx

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  19. I haven't smelt this one, I wear Womanity! :) Love it, lasts all day. Worth the money.

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    Lucy x

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  20. i had never tried this before but got a sample in a recent debenhams order and i love it :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  21. I really like the design, nice that they are being innovative rather than everyone copying each other. Have you seen Justin Beibers???? does it look slightly familiar to you :)

    http://lauralovesbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  22. Ooo an updated lighter version of the original Angel...intriguing indeed... I love the original because it's such a classic...

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