Advantages Gorgeous packaging.
Disadvantages Expensive & heavy aroma.
|Design of the bottle|
|Value for money|
At Christmas time I received a bottle of Thierry Mugler “Angel” perfume from a friend of mine, which I was very pleased about as I had smelled the scent whilst shopping in a department store and thought it was a very nice perfume.The bottle of perfume that I have is 25ml in size and is the Eau de Parfum, although there is also a 50ml sized bottle available to buy too. The Thierry Mugler Angel perfume is one that is supplied in two different options of bottles - Refillable, or Non-Refillable. I think that the theory behind this concept is that it can work out to be better value in the long term to buy refillable bottles. I have no experience of doing this with a perfume so am unsure how it all works, but to be honest I’m not sure I could be bothered with re-filling empty bottles every time my perfume ran out. I guess this is down to personal choice.
The packaging of the Angel perfume is, in a word, gorgeous. Supplied in a very feminine and girly-looking baby blue cardboard outer box, with silver and black detail, the glass bottle is nestled neatly inside. The bottle itself is extremely unique and I have found no other perfume has a similar design which perhaps adds to the appeal of this particular fragrance.The glass bottle is a ‘star’ shaped design, which is hard to imagine until you see the bottle for yourself. The whole of the top ‘point’ of the star is in made of silver metal and this is the nozzle from which the fragrance can be sprayed. There is a small button behind the top point which can be pressed easily to spray the perfume.
When it came to me wearing the Angel perfume for the first couple of times, I chose to wear it at night as my experiences of the scent indicated to me that it was a slightly ‘heady’ fragrance and would perhaps be a little bit too much for use during the daytime. These assumptions on my part were absolutely correct and I have to admit that I would probably not wear this perfume during the day at all.The scent, when first sprayed, has a very heavy ‘musky’ element to the fragrance which is not overly unpleasant, but it does make me feel that the perfume is slightly TOO heavy and not at all crisp or fresh, which is an element that I quite like my ‘daytime’ perfumes to have, for the most part at least.
I think too that there is a hint of a slightly aniseed-like note in the fragrance which I do not particularly like if I am being truthful. This does most definitely die down after a little while though, and in actual fact I can not detect it at all once the fragrance has dried on my skin.In addition to the heavy, musky feel that I find this fragrance has, I think too that the main top notes of the scent are quite sweet. This is good for those of you who like very feminine, extremely girly perfumes, but for me personally, I find that the scent is so sweet in its aroma that it is slightly over-bearing and I find it a bit too much. Furthermore, I find that sweet perfumes can be sickly and this is a definite fault that I have found with the Angel perfume, particularly after it has initially been sprayed. This is of course down to personal choice and preferences, but for me, it’s all a bit too much and I’ve found it is far to sickly and extremely over-powering… So much so, that on one occasion on a night out I had to go to the bathroom to attempt to wash off some of the fragrance from my wrists as it was giving me a pounding headache!!
To be fair, the sickly aroma from the sweet notes of the Angel perfume seem to die down a little bit after it has been worn for a while, but I have found that the musky notes from the scent remain quite evident throughout the time I have been wearing it, which is a good thing if you LIKE heavily-perfumed musk-type scents of course. Unfortunately, I do not.The Angel perfume is one that I have found lasts for a very, very long time, and so I think this is good in terms of it being an economical fragrance to buy. The scent can be detected on my skin even into the next day which I think is fairly impressive given that lots of perfumes that I own require to be reapplied throughout an evening or day out. This is, of course, even more advantageous if you actually enjoy wearing the scent and like the aroma of it!!
Overall, I have found the Angel perfume is just not suited to my individual tastes which came as a huge disappointment given my initial eagerness. As I mentioned too, I have found on more than one occasion that the overly-heavy, musky scent of the perfume can actually give me a really bad headache after I have been wearing it, and I have stopped wearing it altogether as a result. This means that I would not buy it again, nor would I buy it for a friend or relative as a gift, as I feel the scent is that of the genre that is not suited to most peoples’ tastes…. It is a very individual scent, and this makes me think that you will either love it or hate it!The Angel perfume can be bought from department stores and drugstores such as Boots. Alternatively, you can purchase the fragrance online at www.boots.com, where the 25ml bottle of Eau de Parfum (non-refillable) costs £41.87, and the 50ml bottle costs £56.17.
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