Do you love or hate Thierry Mugler Angel?

In high school Angel was the business. The cool girls bathed themselves in it, and the rest of us wished we could bathe ourselves in it. The closest I ever got to smelling of Eau De Angel was a bottle of terrible knock-off perfume that, in hindsight, was not my finest moment.

Fast forward a couple of years to my early twenties and I was well and truly over anything Angel-related. While I still adored the bottle, I found the smell way too sweet and I didn’t have any interest in using it on myself. I still recognised it on other people and on some it smelt really, really good; but I deemed it a ‘not-for-me’ scent because of its sweetness.

Skip along to the present, and you’ll find me somewhere in between. It’s never going to be my signature scent, but I’ve developed a certain appreciation for it. I’ve been enjoying wearing it on occasion lately (I also liked the Aqua flanker from two years ago, click here to read the review and my snooty thoughts on Angel back then!) . I don’t know if I grew into it, but I don’t find Angel nearly as sweet as I remember it – to my shame that nasty knock-off bottle may have had something to do with it.

thierry mugler angel edp

thierry mugler angel edp

georgia may jagger for thierry mugler angel

By the way, I was at a party last week for the announcement of Angel’s new face, Georgia May Jagger. I love that she’s a little offbeat and edgy, but then that’s exactly what I would expect from a Thierry Mugler collaboration – there’s not exactly any space for wallflowers and mild mannered girls in his repertoire.

C x




  1. Elmien
    Oct 6, 2014 / 8:41 AM

    I will never leave my house without my “Guardian” ANGEL! Love, love, love it!

  2. Kerry
    Oct 6, 2014 / 10:01 AM

    Chantelle – I am a dedicated follower of Angel. In fact of any Thierry Mugler Fragrance. I wore it on my wedding day and it is still my favourite fragrance of all time. In fact my husband knows that I when the budget crunch happens I will compromise on many things, but Angel is simply not one of them!

    • Oct 6, 2014 / 10:56 AM

      Too funny, the way you use my name makes it sound like you’re sitting me down in a chair and giving me a talk – but that’s exactly my point – very few people feel lukewarm toward Angel!

  3. Oct 6, 2014 / 12:22 PM

    Would love to try this

    • Oct 6, 2014 / 12:32 PM

      I’m sure you’ll be able to get a sample size from the perfume counter, give it a go!

  4. Eloise
    Oct 6, 2014 / 1:01 PM

    I have loved, am in love and always will love Angel! It launched at a time when I was obsessed with Angels and Cherubs and with distinct notes of CHOCOLATE and caramel… I mean, hello! My nickname for my husband is… and had I had a daughter, her name would have been Malaika, Swahili for… There we go.

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