Still heavy on the patchouli
Angel Sunessence Bleu Lagon was a fragrance I stumbled upon the last time I was out shopping. I may be going into Winter on my side of the world, but I decided to test this perfume now rather than later.
It's still Angel underneath it all, but a lighter, fruitier version. I thought I could smell a strong pineapple accord at first, but since looking at the scent pyramid, I now know that I was smelling star fruit. Whatever it is, it's quite heavy and fruity.
Despite the somewhat watery quality, this is not an aquatic, nor something that I find particularly beachy. This fragrance might have a pretty name, but it doesn't sum up how this fragrance actually smells. Like the original Angel, it is very sweet and earthy.
If you hated the patchouli in Angel, I wouldn't bother testing this flanker as your reaction would be very much the same. The star fruit multiplies the strength of the patchouli by ten, as the vanilla attempts to smooth the blend with a touch of syrupy sweetness. This clash of notes is what makes this flanker, and the original Angel so intriguing.
As I left the store wearing Angel Sunessence Bleu Lagon, one woman in a shoe shop thought I was actually wearing Angel and complimented me on how well it suited me. I revealed that it was actually a flanker, and informed her of where it could be found. Who knows, I may have encouraged a purchase!
The novelty of wearing Angel and its many different editions has worn off during the years, so I no longer lust after the sweet, patchouli and chocolate gourmand aroma. I did own a bottle of Angel back in the day, and while I loved it, it was never really 'me'.
Angel Sunessence Bleu Lagon is incredibly lasting and on the verge of becoming a sillage monster, especially if over-applied. I recommend this fragrance, however I'm not so convinced that it should be worn during Spring and Summer.