Saturday, June 4, 2016

Thierry Mugler Angel Muse Eau de Parfum: Review

Disclaimer: The product featured was provided for review.
For Summer 2016, Angel from Thierry Mugler has yet another reincarnation in the form of Angel Muse ($70 CAD for 30ml). Boasting notes of pink peppercorn, hazelnut cream, and patchouli, this new fragrance promises to be addictively delicious and feminine. To read all about it, click.......
Thierry Mugler Angel Muse Eau de Parfum
The Bottle:
Named the "cosmic pebble", the Angel Muse bottle has a flattened elliptical shape. The inner glass center, etched with a pretty star design, is surrounded by a shiny silver rim. The perfume itself is tinted with a rosy tea color and the perfume bottle is refillable (available at select Mugler counters). Unfortunately, the bottle does not stand on its own, rather lying flat on its side; however, it certainly is very unique and exquisite.
Thierry Mugler Angel Muse Eau de Parfum
The Scent:
If you've ever smelled the original Thierry Mugler Angel (read my full review here), you know it's a one-of-a-kind scent that you will never forget. It's without a doubt a love-it or hate-it fragrance for anyone who's ever had a whiff. Like Angel, Angel Muse also has the same intoxicating vibe; however, Muse is a more subdued version, albeit still very strong.

Top Notes: Pink peppercorn, grapefruit.
Heart Notes: Hazelnut cream.
Base Notes: Vetiver, patchouli.

This perfume has a very sweet, almost candy-like profile due to the hazelnut cream. Mixed with the vetiver and patchouli though, the sweetness is tinged with a contrasting earthiness. Although boasting a much smaller list of notes, Angel Muse embodies the essence of the original Angel. However, it has just a bit more fruity freshness from the grapefruit. To me, this scent is essentially baby Angel. If you loved the original you will adore this for a more casual and playful occasion and if you found the original a bit too intense then you may really dig this one. However, if Angel was a no-no for you then I don't think Angel Muse will change your mind about this iconic and unapologetically bold scent.

Availability:
Theirry Mugler fragrances are available in stores at The Bay, Nordstrom, and Shoppers.
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