Category: Olivier Cresp

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.…

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…

Thierry Mugler Angel, 1992

Perfumers Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chiris People are very attuned to the different tones of laughter. Laughter signals unguarded interaction in a group. It’s the sound of safety, the signal that it’s OK to lower your defenses.  Usually, that is. Angel has that irrational, inappropriate laugh of someone at a cocktail party that makes everyone unconsciously take a nervous…

Thierry Mugler Angel la Rose (Jardin Series), 2006

(Image source unknown.) Perfumer Olivier Cresp I haven’t tried the other Angel Jardin fragrances, but this seemed like the logical one of the group. In the original Angel, the screaming white floral is deflected by the patchouli, creating the discord that makes Angel such a blast. Substituting rose for the mixed white floral should make for a perfume that is…