Angel 2011Eau de Toilette

Version from 2011
Angel (2011) (Eau de Toilette) by Mugler
Bottle Design Thierry Mugler
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Angel (2011) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Mugler for women and was released in 2011. The scent is gourmand-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Clarins. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Red pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesPraliné, Red fruits
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Vanilla, White musk, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (156 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (115 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (104 Ratings)

Bottle

9.0 (125 Ratings)
Submitted by Chanelle, last update on 11.10.2020.
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
StellaDiverF

213 Reviews
StellaDiverF
StellaDiverF
   0  
Angel in a Sleek Suit
While wearing Angel EDT, I totally agree that it shares some similarities with Innocent and Angel La Rose, as bergamot and red berries have a similar masculine edge like in Innocent, and there is also some salty peppery characristics like in Angel La Rose.

The transition to the delicious praline is so smooth that I can't really figure out when it peeped out. The red berries are always there with some tartness to refresh the creamy praline. The patchouli can be felt but on my skin I don't find it that fierce like in EDP.

The sillage is relatively close and it lasts and lasts, almost 12 hours. It's definitely in the same line of Angel EDP and it's much cleaner and more understated. Although Angel EDT didn't really bring something entirely new, it's no doubt an adorable fragrance. It may not seem to be a necessary for someone who already owns several products of the Angel line, but for someone who's starting his adventure to explore Angel or Thierry Mugler universe, Angel EDT can serve well to open the magical gate.
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
Helpful Review    2  
A refreshing take on the original...
I love this version of Angel. Not only is it in a lighter concentration, it also has a different notes mix. What I get from this is still the patchouli and sweet caramel/vanilla/chocolate, but also a new note: berries. The berries, citrus and cedarwood lend it a very refreshing aroma, which I love.

I see no problem wearing this in spring and summer. I think it's a wonderful fragrance which would work in many situations. I can also see this as appealing to a more modern audience than the original, as it is not as heavy and overpowering, not so much "in-your-face".

It's one I enjoy wearing too (a unisex gourmand). I would recommend it for people who found the original too strong and cloying, but who still like their fragrances sweet. This is a great composition all round... I like it!
4
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
   1  
Oxymoronic Angel
I need to begin with a full disclosure of my feelings about ANGEL edp. In a word: yuck. I missed the ANGEL boat back in the 1990s, and when I finally got around to trying it I probably--okay, definitely--overapplied and suffered greatly for it. It might seem, then, that I would be the perfect candidate (target market niche, to the gurus at Mugler) for ANGEL edt. Somehow, however, it depresses me.

No, I did not--and do not--like ANGEL. I decided to throw caution--and my olfactory receptors--to the wind tonight and do a side-by-side comparison of the eau de parfum and the eau de toilette, as I have minis of each, thanks to the gurus at Sephora, who, in close partnership with companies such as Mugler, do everything in their power to conquer the pockets of resistance still lurking out there in the vast cosmos, waiting to be illuminated by the starlight of ANGEL, that's right, those contrarian consumers who managed never, over the course of two entire decades, to buy a bottle. Their last ditch effort strategy is to create mini coffrets through which the consumer has the opportunity to test several perfumes and then acquire a full bottle of one of them using the voucher included in the box, worth the price of the coffret. I'm a real sucker for those deals, or I was until recently, when they reduced the choices to only four or five. Slim pickins indeed, in these days of vat-produced sweet laundry juice.

But I did manage to acquire these charming minis of ANGEL edp and edt, though of course they did not become my full bottle selections. ANGEL edp is not that appealing to me, even sparingly applied, in part, because I don't like the Mugler synthetic vibe. I found it in A*MEN as well, of which I have a small bottle and which I may or may not wear again. I tried a few times, but it just smells very artificial and unappealing to me. On occasion I'll don it before a coffee bath. Yes, I have expresso bath gel.

ANGEL edp shares that je ne sais quoi artificiality with A*MEN. The problem with ANGEL edt, is that it just depresses me. A dilute knock-off of an iconic perfume--produced by the very same house? Isn't that an act of desecration? To me, ANGEL edt is a lot closer to Van Cleef & Arpels FEERIE edt (not the edp!), except that it does not smell nearly so good. It smells weak, effete, tired and, above all, trite. I just cannot get excited about this flanker at all. I do like some of the Jardin d'Etoiles flankers, VIOLETTE, LYS, and LA ROSE, and I am convinced that ELIE SAAB should have been launched as ANGEL FLEUR D'ORANGER, but ANGEL edt is just a bore. The big omission from the pared-down note list of ANGEL edt: flowers. There are no flowers here at all.

I am not opposed in principle to perfumes taking ANGEL as an inspiration, but the ones I like (including Bond no 9 NUITS DE NOHO), provide some extra interest somewhere which I'm not finding here at all. Désolée.
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7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    1  
Perhaps not as original as Angel EDP
Angel EDT is a beautiful fragrance, but for me it lacks much of what made the original so unique. In other words, Angel EDT is a toned-down version of Angel, with a few minor changes to the scent pyramid.

The first thing I recognised as missing was the chocolate accord. Although Angel could sometimes smell outrageous with all its contradictory smells, the chocolate accord was something that I admired in the composition. The chocolate has been replaced by syrupy caramel and an array of sharp fruity notes.

Pineapple and pink pepper tend to be the main ingredients, particularly in the opening. Angel EDT is still a sensual fragrance, yet it has lost a lot of its unique darkness, preferring to be light and girly, more of a crowd pleaser I suppose. In some ways, I feel as if Angel EDT has been created for those that couldn't wear the original.

The drydown is quite pretty, with a dusty finish of vanilla, caramel and soft, smoky patchouli. It's a pleasant end to this fragrance I must say. Thankfully the longevity is almost the equivalent of the original, lasting well over 12 hours and having enough sillage for passers-by to notice your perfume.

I personally prefer the original, but that's not to say that Angel EDT is a complete waste of time. It serves its purpose as something clearly easier to like and wear.
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
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rather long review--originally posted at katiepuckriksmells
Thierry Mugler Angel EDT: Heaven S(c)ent

As a rule, flankers suck, and it’s tiring to see them follow such predictable patterns.

X
X Cool
Eau d’X
X Sport
X Light
Voile d’X
X Dry
X Fleur d’Iris (de Jasmin, de Rose…)
X Ice
X Summer Edition
Cuir d’X
X Chérie
X Extreme
Nuit d’X
X Noir (Rouge, Vert, Blanc…)

That list took me 30 seconds and not one of the flanker names is intentionally ironic. Which is more disconcerting: a bad perfume followed by 10 flankers or a good one? Niche sometimes comes up with cleverer names, but it’s the same schtick as the larger mainstream releases.

God knows Mugler has milked the Angel cow. Yet it’s common knowledge that no flanker has equaled or surpassed the original. So 20 years down the road Angel has the latest iteration of copycat: the concentration flanker. It’s a flanker of Angel EDP (which I’ll just call Angel.) But, breaking the aforementioned rule, Angel EDT is a smart, tidy and lovely reflection on the original. Mugler seems to have learned a lesson from the errors of the legion of Angel imitators, from Nuits de Noho to Flowerbomb to Pink Sugar and doesn’t simply make proportion changes to the sweet/gourmand notes of the original.

Although there are similar scent elements between Angel and Angel EDT, the EDT is more largely an exploration of the concepts underpinning Angel. The differences, the juxtapositions found in Angel are in the EDT, but they’re not quite so jarring. Angel EDT is potent but not as dissonant as Angel. You can wear Angel EDT while easily keeping a little distance from it, as opposed to Angel where it takes effort not to let it wear you.

Angel is memorable to say the least, but it’s not strictly pretty and it certainly doesn’t make any attempts to emulate the botanical or environmental. How many people come to appreciate and/or love Angel after either recoiling from it or being frightened by it? The fact that so many eventually find their way to loving Angel by coming to understand it leads to you to the surprising truth about Angel: Angel is all about ideas. Despite 20 years of association with ditziness, Angel exists as an almost philosophical discussion on juxtaposition in perfumery. Female vs. male (and everything beyond.) New trends in eating disorders, played out as food (albeit cotton candy) vs. the illusion of food (patchouli x vanilla = chocolate mirage.) Fresh (floral) vs. preserved (mothballs.) Juxtaposition, when modified by sheer volume, another of Angel’s defining attributes, gives a sensation somewhere between power and volatility. It’s mania, rage and instability all in one pretty little bottle. Released in 1992, Angel clearly mastered all the tricks of the 1980s and ran with the ball.

The interesting principle of Angel EDT is that by removing gourmand elements, it ends up more appealingly edible than Angel. Turn the cotton candy down, focus less on the chocolate side of patchouli and the fruit that was always buried joins the added vanilla and is comfortably food-like.

If you’re looking for the conflict, the juxtaposition that makes Angel EDT the conceptual heir to Angel, it’s more noticeable in the late heart and dry-down. Instead of the Angel Death-Match: Diva Floral vs. Ethylmaltol vs. Mothball/Patchouli, which leaves you feeling hungover after five minutes, the EDT has a musk/patchouli question that leaves you wondering. The obvious musk to pair with patchouli would be a berry-sweet, ambery musk that aligns with patchouli’s sweet woodiness. But Angel EDT’s musk, to my nose, is like the sibilant, metallic musk from Mugler’s Cologne. It’s an unexpected (and fantastic!) balance. Patchouli is dense and round; the musk is concise and tight. And while patchouli continues to alter through drydown, the musk is definitively linear. Both are of equal intensity and duration, making the drydown the most captivating part of the ride. When was the last time you heard that said about a mainstream feminine release? The contemporary mainstream feminine perfume strategy, a mix of movie-trailer theory and the fashion zen of transience, is to put the money and the bang up front and to hell with the rest. Angel EDT shucks this wisdom and approaches the drydown with consideration and care. Where Angel’s drydown is essentially a feeling of exhaustion after exhilaration, the EDT’s drydown actually leaves me pensive. 20 years later and Angel is still all about ideas.

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Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
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Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
The almost perfect unisex EDT. Praliné, Red fruits, Patchouli, Vanilla blended in the Mugler mixer. I love it!

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