Category: Thierry Mugler

Chanel and Mugler Flankers, 2016. Order and Chaos.

(image School of Permaculture) Chanel No 5 l’Eau, perfumer Olivier Polge. Thierry Mugler Angel Muse, perfumer Quentin Bisch. Chanel No 5 and Thierry Mugler Angel are two of the most popular and commercially successful French perfumes in history.  As with any fashion house that has a ‘signature’ perfume, the product is both a source of steady income and the face…

Davidoff Cool Water and Mugler Angel: Built for Each Other

(Image, Hubpages.com) (Davidoff Cool Water, Pierre Bourdon. Thierry Mugler Angel, Yves de Chiris and Olivier Cresp.) Cool Water was released in 1988. Angel, 1992. We’ve never really recovered. They hit the scene at different times and suited their decades slightly differently. Cool Water fit the oversized, go-go 1980s.  Popular culture was loud and crass and aspiration trumped consideration every time.…

Thierry Mugler Miroir Miroir Collection, 2008

The Miroir Collection was a new blueprint for Mugler in 2008. At the time, the rest of the line was based on a seemingly exponential quantity of flankers of Angel, Cologne, Alien. (Womanity was released in 2010.) The five-piece collection was sold as a fairytale fantasy mirror. Three are woody florals (A Travers le Miroir, Miroir des Secrets, Miroir des…

Thierry Mugler A*Men, 1996

Perfumer Jacques Hulcier The last time I wore A*Men, I applied it a half hour before launching into a 24-hour GI virus.  The sensation of retching and the scent of A*Men are now gloriously bound in my nervous system.  Oh, the irony of fusing a gourmand fragrance and gastric distress. But here’s what I thought pre-emesis:  There’s Angel (clever, quick…

Thierry Mugler Angel and Alien les Cuir de Parfums, 2012

Perfumer unknown The annual Mugler thematic releases highlight the line’s faith in branding over quality. It’s flanker-ism at its barest.  Slapping a new flavor across an entire line seems both haphazard and cynical. Still every now and again a match can occur. It makes sense that Angel, with its fingers in so many different genres (gourmand, oriental, floral) is more…

The Heir to Aromatics Elixir, first posted on katiepuckriksmells.com

(image Yaya Han as Wonderwoman) Perfumer Bernard Chant’s brilliance can be seen in the two families of perfume that stem from Gres Cabochard and Clinique Aromatics Elixir (AE).  Disregard the current reformulated version of Cabochard, you can extrapolate Cabochard’s genius from the current Aramis by Aramis and Estee Lauder Azuree.  Both are based the original Cabochard and are hard leather chypres.  The AE family, formerly just AE…