People either love it or hate it. Well I think it's yummy and wear it everyday. A little goes a long way. I usually just apply one small spritz on my tummy, that way I can get hints of it throughout the day but it doesn't announce my arrival, if you know what I mean. My boyfriend tends to notice the patchouli, but I tend to smell past that into the chocolate. The patchouli isn't your basic headshop oil, it's more subtle. This is a very complex scent, everyone seems to notice different notes. I'll keep buying it as long as I can afford it :)
The only problem with this fragrance is that it is so universally loved and identifiable that it has lost its cache. It is a brilliant perfume and hopefully the Garden of Stars series will give us more Angel options.
This scent drivers my friend crazy - I don't really smell the chocolate but it's definitely sweet and spicy and very very strong. It's very pheromon-y - which is why some people probably think BO, but pheromones are a type of BO, the type that drive men wild. As does Angel.
I smelled it on someone and bought a bottle. I love the smell (Chocolate) but it is very heavy. You only need ONE spritz.
I didn't find this perfume to be as spectacular as all the hype. I like it well enough, but in the end it alway seems to smell different than what i remember. If you are planning on buying this (or any expensive perfume)I highly recommend buying a small bit on eBay first... because launching full into the cost of a normal bottle.
Perfume is a very specific kind of product--it's got to work for your chemistry, etc. But that's not going to stop me from disliking this on myself and on just about everyone else who wears it. I like orientals and I like foody smells, but somehow this always smells rank and old, like...a breakfast muffin left in a rotting drawer in an attic. That, and it's expensive, not very original, and the bottle was prone to leaking. For exotic scents I'd try BPAL's Morocco or Port-au-Prince, not this. continued >>
Ok...sorry to do this, but..I hate it!! I mean I really do! And, of course, everywhere I go, I keep meeting girls who wear it. Work, parties, bus... Oh my god!It's just simply repulsive! Too sweet,but weird kind of sweet. BAAAD kind of sweet, too in-your-face, waaay too popular and worn. It's just TOO MUCH. The cheap patchouli-gourmand mix, is, in my opinion, such a bad idea,plus I detect rotten fruits notes....how niiice! And what? are the ladies who wear that bathing in it so that you can smell them from miles around? Please,use spearingly, it's really the kind of scent that can make you sick. So ok, I'm giving it a 2 for the bottle, because I think it's kind of pretty but, oh my god people what's all the fuss about this scent?? I hate it hate it hate it...did I mention I hate it?
I gravitate to the oriental gourmand category anyway so I like Angel and have tried it but I probably will not make it one of my fragrances. Used lightly, and with the right chemistry, I think this smells absolutely gorgeous. The patchouli is stronger in this one than I care for (I prefer Casmir), and I personally think the bottle is sort of a tacky design, but that is inconsequential. Angel is not for everybody, but I think it is a unique fragrance that has deserved the following it has.
It smells so good!! Itīs a rather heavy fragrance though so I only wear it for special occasions. But when I do wear it I canīt stop sniffing my wrist. My boyfriend really likes it too.
The first time I tested this back in the early 90s--when I was in my early 20s--I recoiled with repulsion at what I was certain was essence of BO mixed with Pine Sol. I immediately ran to the Clinique counter, doused my wrist with "Clarifying Lotion 4" and scrubbed furiously with saturated cotton balls.
On my way home from the mall that day, I noticed that the wretched odor of the concoction I sampled earlier had mellowed into something quite nice. I ignored that, and did not touch Angel again for 10 years.
Now, I absolutely love Angel and wear it all the time. I have received more compliments--from both men, and other women--on this fragrance than any other in my extensive collection. The strong initial blast of patchouli quickly settles into a perfectly delicious and unusual fragrance.
I have frankly never noticed anyone else wearing Angel. Of course, I do not spend more than six hours a year in a shopping mall, nor do I live in Metropolitan New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, or Tokyo. I do not work in an office filled with 50-100 other women, and I do not hang out in trendy nightclubs. If I did, perhaps I would be as knowledgeable about the odor of the masses as the reviewers below who claim "everyone" is wearing this fragrance.
If you like clean, floral, green, marine, powdery, or "young" scents--you are not going to care for this fragrance. If you enjoy woody orientals, you probably will. Any fragrance that has been around longer than 10 years is bound to have a following; but at $90 US for 1.7 oz of EDP, I somehow doubt that everyone is wearing it.
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