As far a fragrances go, this one certainly polarises noses mainly due to to its notes, which include well - just about everything. As YouTube fragrance connoisseur Katie Puckrik (highly recommend checking out her YouTube channel) puts it:
"Angel smells like an Oprah gift basket melting in the sun...after she sat on it".
Its top notes alone comprise of melon, coconut, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, bergamot and cotton candy...enough for you? As you can probably guess from those ingredients, Angel is on the sweet side. However, its base notes are what stops is from becoming a sticky, sickly dessert platter affair. Yes, the base notes include chocolate, vanilla and caramel, but it's the earthy patchouli that adds a darker, earthier dimension to the scent that balances it all out.
One of the coolest things about Thierry Mugler Angel is how differently it smells on each wearer. All perfumes react differently to our individual body chemistries, but with a perfume containing a range of notes as diverse as Angel's; the possibilities are truly endless. I know of people who wear Angel and end up smelling something like if a cotton candy stall collided with an apple pie stall, and were drenched in syrup, whereas on me I get berries, chocolate (basically Black Forest Gateaux) and earthy, heady patchouli the longer I wear it.
A perfume composed so extensively of gourmand (edible) notes may not sound like the ideal thing to be wearing at a time when food can be found on seemingly every surface, however for me Angel really reaches its prime in the crisp, cool winter air. There's no way I could imagine wearing this in spring/summer, so for me - this is the fragrance I like to spritz on at Christmas/New Year's. And please note the word spritz - less is more when it comes to Angel, you can smell this stuff from a mile away. Plus, it has incredible staying power - you definitely get your money's worth.
What do you think of Angel by Thierry Mugler? Love it or hate it? If it's not your thing, what's your festive party fragrance?