Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume
The world has a million and one Mugler Angel flankers; yet, every time I hear of a new one, I want to try it. Why? Because I think the Thierry Mugler flankers are often “better” than the originals. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Originals, but I tend to like the subtle differences in the flankers.
Angel Eau Sucrée is 2014’s summer limited edition of Angel. It’s one of those “childhood memories”, sweet and candied gourmands. I can see die-hard Angel fans not liking it but there’s something about this frou-frou flanker that I really enjoy even though it’s not very Angel-ish.
Angel Sucree opens with berries, peaches and patchouli. And because of this patchouli, it reminds me of “blackberry musk”, like that strange muskiness that comes from overripe (yes, rotting) blackberries on the vine (and yes, I admit that I love that aroma). It’s still a designer perfume so the musky, fruity overripeness is complimented by a big dollop of sugary vanilla whipped cream. It wears as a sweet vanilla with “red berries” and “stone fruits” (Bing cherries, peaches and plums), drying down to a sweet vanilla-patchouli. Angel Sucree is sweet but it’s not heavy (unlike the Original). This is a lighter and airier; you’ll see “meringue” mentioned in the note list and its completely appropriate here. It does have a meringue-like texture.
Overall, this one is all about the sugar and fruits; patchouli isn’t as prevalent. I don’t expect fans of the original to like this one. I think it’s a great fragrance but it’s no Angel. It’s a sweet, fruity gourmand in a star bottle.
Notes listed include red berry sorbet, caramelized meringue cream, patchouli and vanilla. Launched 2014. PERFUMER – Dorothee Piot
Give Angel Eau Sucrée if you like sweet scents or fruity gourmands. Or if you like perfumes like Aquolina Pink Sugar Sensual, Angel flankers like Aqua Chic, Lancôme La Vie est Belle, LUSH Snow Fairy, Prada Candy L’Eau and/or Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy. Like I said, I don’t see die-hard Angel fans liking this one. It’s lighter and fruitier. But, that’s exactly why I like it.
Projection and longevity are average (it’s an EDT concentration).
The 1.7 oz retails for $80 at Sephora.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Summer fruits over vanilla-patchouli with a “lightweight texture”. I have no shame in enjoying this as much as I do. However, I wish they would make it as a permanent bottle without any Angel associations, like “Mugler Sucree” to compete with stuff like Prada Candy.
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