Frederic Malle • Angeliques sous la Pluie • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I grew up in a "Mad Men" household (my stepdad was a radio DJ), so this scent is immediately evocative of gin. The herbal snap of the topnotes is quickly succeeded by a greenish musk. The drydown acquires a buttery quality on my skin, as some musks do, but still remains light. Overall, it's interesting, but not something I want to go around smelling like.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Violet
This is my olfactive rendition of the colour green: sage green, to be exact. In this fragrance, nose Jean Claude Ellena managed to build the image of Angelica stems made wet by a warm morning rain. There's an interesting frame of spices built around the flower: pink pepper and coriander, plus the interesting and slightly sharp addition of juniper berries, which gives the impression of a spring garden.
The overall effect is wet, wet, wet, and it verges on the masculine side a bit, but in an innocent, unoffensive way. The musky base is very solid and tames all the spices down.
I think that the best interpretation of angelica so far is Annick Goutal's Vanille Exquise, where it plays such a spectacular, fundamental supporting actor to Vanilla to the point that it steals the scene at times.
This one comes close second.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Tricky / trickster herbal green. For me, this one needs heavy application and a lot of time to sort out. Otherwise, I dismiss it as "musty," which is a mistake. If I'm patient with Angelique, the reward is very good.
Starts with a blast of juniper. Gin and tonic. Interesting, but I don't like smelling as if I've sloshed my drink all over myself.
Then for the next half hour, it seems, Angelique goes through a roll call of notes. Yes, I get the angelica and the coriander. I also get something salty, something mineral/tangy, maybe something like rain in the city (very different from rain in the woods, or rain in the desert).
Finally it settles down into something pretty and soft. Pretty without florals. Soft without vanilla. Angelica dominates. Herbal. Maybe a faint bit of pepper in the background. The scent is more cool than warm.
It's not quite like anything else I have. Green, but no moss, no hemlock, no grass. Contemplative, but no incense, and the woods are silent background players. I like that it doesn't go for the obvious.
Still, I liked Angelique Encens better, and if I could own only one Frederic Malle, this wouldn't be my first choice. It's something I'd wear when I'm working at home all day, and I need all of its different phases as little sniff breaks to keep me alert.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
It's very clean but somehow opaque and pretty warm on me. Like, it's not angelica flowers after the rain but violets three hot days after the rain. If I wanted a fragrance along these lines, I would opt for Penghalion's Artemisia.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Angeliques sous la Pluie is so fresh and so young. The first whiff is the scent trail of a young girl in the garden. In the opening, there is a fresh mix of juniper berries, green flowers, and something incredibly dewy and light - hedione, a chemical Chandler Burr calls the smell of pure light. The drydown is perfectly clean, a musk that stays shower-fresh without getting soapy or stale.
After a while, Angeliques sous la Pluie is almost distractingly sweet and tender. A little bit of woods thrown in keeps it elegant, so it doesn't cross the line over to children's perfumes. However, to me, it is such a fleeting scent and so fresh and gentle that it feels wrong for me to wear it. This isn't me! I am not an aristocratic young girl playing in her garden! Angeliques is a fantasy perfume, and like a fantasy, it disappears too quickly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Peppery floral very like a cross between Blanc and Apres Les Ondee. Light, sheer springy floral. The only good word is ethereal. Not sweet, over-flowery or sugary in any way. A dreamlike garden scent. Might not seek because I have and love Blanc and Apres Les Ondee already, but is still lovely
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This fragrance is so exquisite, just like its name: "Angelica Flowers After the Rain".
With notes of angelica, juniper berries, coriander, musk and cedar, its as if you put your head on the shoulder of a beautifully scented woman holding a perfect gin and tonic. It has a shadow of violet, seen also in Apres L'ondee and from the gorgeous indie perfumer Soivohle's Violets and Rainwater. It captures the idea of new beginnings after the rain, but with this perfume there is a touch of naughtiness, a reference to the past one might be trying to forget!
I would give this five stars except that it disappears almost immediately. Otherwise, I would put it on and never take it off!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
starts out as a pleasant citrus (a lot like cologne bigardee) but then very quickly in a matter of minutes it goes all mosquito repellant. As it dries down it gets some cedar (not a note that I can wear well) and soapy. Its okay not a scrubber so I will use up my sample but not full bottle worthy for me
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Why does this smell so much better in the bottle than on my skin? In the bottle is a soft powdery and so lovely, like cashmere or something. On my skin its citrus bugspray, yuck and then it turns to pepper... Just not my sorta scent.
would love to try others by him.. I can see this being more of a mans scent then womans.
As time went by I learned to love this scent. Still cannot tell you why, but this is a pretty fragrance for any woman.. Give it a try or two..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Cool and lovely, like a fleeting visit from an angel. Jean-Claude Ellena again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Does anybody out there remember the men's cologne Drakkar?(by Guy Laroche, the original one, not the Noir that was so "bold" and mainstream.
Dated back in the Eighties (or even earlier) I loved it as a teenager and I recall having purchased a bottle for myself, for I loved it so much.
That said, when I first sniffed Angéliques sous la Pluie the other day, what came to mind was "these are Drakkar notes". Basically, à masculine Fougère (oakmoss, woods, vedtyver).
But suddenly these notes disappear... is it good or bad? good, so that the Drakkar illusion vanishes and leaves room to a fresh, wet fragrance.
It reminds me (fairly correctly, given that name!) of rain. The following notes are subtly musculine, musk, coriander. I feel fresh in it, clean also.
What I dislike is the staying power: no longer than half an hour on me. And this is a real pity, as this frag is a little jewel.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Crisp. Fresh. Bracing. Clean. Classy. The wearer of Angeliques Sous la Pluie *definitely* took a shower today. And yesterday. And will tomorrow, too, most likely. This person also balanced their checkbook recently, and is a whiz at remembering phone numbers, dates and appointments. ;) That said, I adore this sort of thing. Perfect for day and office wear. This is a no fuss, no muss little beauty. On initial spritz, it can be a little medicinal and sharp. Sort of screams "ANGELICA--up your nose, STAT!" The drydown, however, is wonderful. Once it calms down and mixes with your own body chemistry it's really refreshing, leafy and green. I can smell the coriander, cedar and musk other reviewers mention below. Wears well all day long, too. I have a great many scents in my collection, but wear this fairly often now that the weather is warmer. It is expensive, but I tend to have great luck with the Malles overall--moreso than some of the other more revered niche houses. Plus, I don't want to smell like everyone else. It makes me feel pulled together--and as a harried commuter and mother to two toddlers, I can use all the help I can get. A dab of great lipstick and a spritz of gorgeous perfume and I'm out the door and running, thermal coffee mug in hand. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It took me a couple of days to figure out what I thought of this. I liked the top notes - they were fresh, light and sparkly. But as it settled down, it just reminds me of aftershave or men's cologne. I don't mind a good unisex scent and like some men's colognes, but this one just came across as "cheap" smelling to me (which is amazing given the actual cost of this stuff!). Another reviewer mentioned it smelling like the cologne of someone's "pervy uncle" and sadly, I have to agree. I may revisit this, but as of right now I won't be purchasing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I like this,as a man, it's fresh and different. I am slightly reluctant to splash out for it though because the scent is very similar to angelica roots oil. Although expensive, a good grade of this oil is still cheaper than the Malle product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
While I enjoy all of the Malle collection, I find this as one of the most lackluster of the bunch. I do get the sparkling tonic notes, but then there is barely a whisper of anything else. It sparkles in the opening, and then fizzes out. Maybe there is not enough depth in my chemistry to carry the rest of this scent, which is sad because I tried over and over to discover it. But all I get is a brief gin and tonic experience :(
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A walk through a dewy garden - early dawn in a bottle! In this day and age, when so many scents wreak havoc on our sensiblities with chemical warfare, a scent that smells like a replica of God-given good earth is to be hailed as a star among countless pebbles on the beach.
Clean, refreshing, immaculate, and my favourite FM so far.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Polished angelica with coriander and some pepper. The coriander is quite prominent on me on the opening. Gin and tonic did not immediately come to my mind as I read in other reviews, although the fragrance is spritzy and refreshing, crisp and green. Cedar and musk are the base notes, but unfortunately I don't get much of a drydown, all of a sudden it vanishes on me (after 3-4 hours so not too bad). Very elegant, light and transparent, not goundbreaking but not boring either. I imagine it would be perfect in hot humid climates.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an effervescent scent... it's bubbly and alive. Like rain on a hot day- it's refreshing. I personally wouldnt buy a full bottle as it is very light and barely there, nevermind expensive. But if a bottle came my way I certainly wouldn't return it. It's pleasant and refreshing; I think it would be really nice for Summer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
What a lovely name for a fragrance, but it's mostly pepper on me. Masculine heavy pepper in a celery haze.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
i only got a sample of Angelique and i'm in a constat thinking about wether i neede to have it in my permanent collection.I like how green and spicy it is,how earthy and a bit celery likefrom angelica and i like the intense cedar drydown although i detect some white musk also that i don't really enjoy.I need to say that i think it's apreatty neat linear scent and i like it especially when the angelica is more pronounced.Well maybe one day i buy a fb