When Thierry Mugler launched the original Angel perfume nearly 25 years ago, he revolutionized the gourmand fragrance game and people went crazy for it. Flash forward over two decades later and, while that fragrance still holds its own in the ring, we’re craving something new, something something a little more dynamic and something updated for our generation, which is exactly why we can’t get enough of the new Mugler Angel Muse.
Angel Muse is a fragrance that still has the edible, addictive juiciness we love in a gourmand, but without falling victim to the too-sweet trap so many scents have fallen into over the years. It’s a first-of-its-kind, combining warm, woody notes to balance out its gourmand side, creating a balanced fragrance that doesn’t come off as overly sweet.
Fragrances should have a raison d’être—a reason for you to keep spritzing day after day, night after night. While Angel Muse, with its notes of hazelnut cream and vetiver, is sexy without being sticky, it truly has that addictive quality to it. It’s the kind of fragrance gives you a chemical buzz and emotional high when you spritz it on and catches your attention when you get a whiff mid-day. It has that feminine delectableness to it that is true to the Mugler portfolio, but with a luminous, modern flare that makes it a must-have.
Even the bottle, with its “cosmic pebble” design feels more modern. It fits in the palm of your hand, which plays on our generation’s love of all things portable (and environmentally friendly since it is, of course, refillable). The rounded silver pebble shape encapsulates the light pink elixir with the classic Angel star imprinted on it, paying homage to the original without being a direct copy.
After a few sprays, you’ll be hooked and you’ll understand why keeping this bottle handy will be so important.
Mugler Angel Muse Eau de Parfum retails for $70 for 1oz and $95 for 1.7oz and is available online and at Hudson’s Bay, Jean Coutu, Murale, Nordstrom, Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart.
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