Ahhhh Angel! I have such a love hate relationship with you! Perhaps the new Mugler Angel Nova will help me to love more and hate a little less. Angel can be an overwhelming scent experience due the heavy dose of patchouli. That patchouli has a seriously hard kick and when you present it to someone like me who likes sweet gourmands it can be a really hard pill to swallow. Honestly, I’d rather bath in Flowerbomb than mist myself down with Angel. It’s just too harsh! Too loud! Too HEY HERE I AM! I wanna meet the man out there that actually thinks Angel is sexy. I always feel like Angel is an intimidating force of nature that men probably smell and curl away in absolute agony when their girlfriend or wife wears it.
But if nothing else Thierry does know how to make good on the Angel juice and create other more interesting blends from it. Angel Muse? Totally love it! Completely different from the original Angel and quite lovely. This is why I never overlook an Angel release. I know Angel can make the haters a little wary of trying out something new and different with the same name but I promise you some Angel releases are good ones!
As with most fragrance launches Mugler always does a big push for Spring seasonal launches as Valentine’s Day nears. Angel Nova Eau de Parfum arrives just in time for the romantic season ahead. This is a fruity floral with notes of raspberry and rose but sadly, the base does contain akigalawood which is fractionated from patchouli oil. That akigalawood is going to make or break the fruitiness of the raspberry and the delicateness of the rose. It might compliment but not overwhelm the fruity floral notes or it might just take over them! It’s really hard to say with Mugler perfumes! They can go either way! We’ll all have to smell it and see how it turns out.
Mugler Angel Nova Eau de Parfum is available now!