I don't think any perfume lover would argue with me if I say that Thierry Mugler's Angel can now be considered a classic. Created in 1992, it is still going strong, and is probably one of the biggest perfume success stories from the past two decades. But, it is also one of the most polarizing scents - this one, I assure you, is something you either love or hate. There's just no middle ground with it. I *LOVED* it - it was a powerhouse of a scent. At the time, it was, for me, revolutionary. It smelled like a big desert. I initially thought (mistakenly) that it was called Angel because it smelled like Angel Food Cake, but it was certainly much more than that. Angel cake is for a cake comparison, uch too subtle and plain. It's a "dump-all" cake. Look at the list of notes:
melon, coconut, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, bergamot, cotton candy, honey, apricot, blackberry, plum, orchid, peach, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, red berries,rose, tonka bean, amber and vanilla, patchouli, musk, vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel
Nauseous much? For some, that's exactly how they feel when they smell this. It's a powerhouse, so strong and lethal. It was gourmand before gourmand became in. I remember wearing plain Vanilla Oil (from The Body Shop) before I got into this. The patchouli base was so foreign for me at the time, and I loved teh combination of sweet dirt when it got mixed with the vanilla and chocolate.