I bought this fragrance in november last year and instantly fell in love with it ! I used to use Anna Sui but this, i will never replace. I am already through my second bottle !
Very, very complex fragrance in my opinion. There's so much going on that I can't even pick out a specific note on me. The first thing that came to mind when I smelled it on my wrist was that it smelled like candy. I think the majority of people either love it or hate it. That's usually the case with perfumes as complex as this one. I neither love it nor hate it, but I don't think it's for me. I love the bottle and the name though. :) UPDATE: I was at Bloomingdale's in New York almost a week ago and there were sales people on every corner of almost every department giving out samples of this fragrance. I can see it's definitely at the height of its popularity 13 years after its release!
I am not terribly fond of this perfume for myself... I find it a little too strong, heavy and there seem to be 2 smells in there that just don't blend too well. Maybe the chocolate/vanilla and floral. it's like a bad harmony or something - one of the notes just seems "off". But my BF seems to love it and many guys have given me compliments when I wear it. I think it may be the "foody scents" in it, which I have read will appeal to guys in a subconscious way (maybe it makes them think of Mom.) Anyways, if that's the effect you're looking for, I definitely recommend this one. But if you're looking for a work / daytime scent, or something just for yourself, there are probably more appropriate ones. Either way, it's a very cool bottle!
FYI: It smells much better when you spray it in the air and walk through. otherwise it's way too strong.
I first smelled this in the store a few years back and didn't think much of it, probably because I made the mistake of just picking up the bottle and smelling it without actually spraying it on myself. Then, a couple of years ago a sweet MUA'er sent me a deluxe spray sample of Angel as a swap extra. It kind of leaked all over my hand when I sprayed it and I didn't like it at all because it was really too strong and seemed to last forever. But last year, a co-worker and I went to a function and she wore this and it smelled so good on her that I had to ask what it was. It was her signature scent Angel and that's all she ever wears outside of work. She had it with her so she had me try it (and whenever I apply fragrance I spray the air and walk into it). OMG! This was amazing. And I'm into clean, warm musks like Egyptian Musk so I'm surprised this sweet fragrance works for me. But then again, there are slightly musky warm notes like vanilla in it. When I got home that night and hugged my man, he said, "Mmmmmm...you smell good. Is that a new perfume?" 'Nuff said.
*Note: It makes a HUGE difference if you spray the air and walk into it. I can see how this would be way too strong and cloying when sprayed directly on the skin.
I adore this. Very powerful tool for women. No other scent gets this type of reaction. A tiny bit separates the men from the boys. Boys run. Men flock and fall to their knees. For strategic use only.
I have smelled this on some people and thought it was nice. But its nasty on me. I sprayed a little and I couldn't get the smell off for days. I just did not like this sent its too strong for me.
i love this parfume. i can totally see why someone would hate it as it is an aquired smell. Its somewhat cinnamony and spicey and sweet and chocolatey and some patoulie.
I received a sample of this, and HATED it! I soooo wanted to like this stuff, but it was just awful, too sweet, cloying, I did not like chocolate notes at all. I won't buy this and hope not to come across someone wearing this!
I have never bought this odious fragrance nor do I ever plan to. All I know is that whenever it stinks like Drano or a dead body (depending on body chemistry), I know someone wearing "Angel" must be closeby. I can't believe that people think this smells great! Every time I smell it I go running in the other direction. It's strong, putrid, and overbearing. UGH!!!
I wanted so to love this! I sampled Angel 5 times before giving up, realizing that it's just not for me. Angel is a complex scent that is more suitable for special occasions, I think. On me, it smells green and slightly earthy. Being a fan of warm musks, this classic won't end up on my shelf after all. Not bad, just not me. EDIT: I've kept coming back to Angel since my first sample, and now I like it more than before. It's very similar to LMDV Antilles and Profumi di Pantelleria's Jailia, which means it's heavy on patchouli. I love patchouli but those who hate earthy scents probably won't take to Angel. In the bottle I also detect a strong chocolate note that is no longer so pronounced on my skin (this is actually quite good as I usually don't like gourmand, and especially chocolate notes in my perfume). Interesting, but not exactly FBW for me. I just don't think I could pull this off.