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.
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.