I cannot stand to wear this, let alone be in the same room with anyone wearing it. I might be allergic to it, that's how much of an adverse reaction I have to it. I sneeze when I smell it, and the scent stays in my nose for days. It's also very detectable and too many people wear it. It's too strong, too heavy, too sweet. The only thing I DO like about this is the packaging-the bottle is gorgeous!
Waaaaay too sweet! And when I tried to wash it off it wouldn't go away! Impractical star shaped bottle and a hefty price tag.
I had heard good and bad reviews on this fragrance. Smelled it one day in the mall and had to have it. I can smell the vanilla, my favorite scent. I have gone through a whole bottle and will have to find a cheaper price on ebay. I have had everyone compliment me on this scent. Everyone wants to know what I'm wearing and says it smells so good. I love it and plan on buying it again and again. I can only decribe it as a yummy sweet scent, I don't find it strong at all. Oh, and the bottle design is awesome.
Angel is one of my staples. I love the base notes and whenever I've worn it people have asked me what it is and where to buy it.
I do agree that most people wear too much. A little goes a long way.
It's in my top 5.
I used to have a love-hate relationship to this fragrance, but it's now developed into pure hate. You can smell it on literally everyone, everywhere, even in warm weather, and people tend to put on waaay too much!!! I once sat stuck in an airplane with the stewardess wearing an Angel overdose, and that was just too much.
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.