Thierry Mugler • Womanity • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Like other Mugler scents, it is a very strong concoction--sharp, sweet/sour, acrid, salty, fruity fig. When I tried the Fritz Lang Metropolis' robot-like bottle at Bloomingdales, I attempted a light spritz, but the spray was more a gushing stream than a fine mist. I felt an immediate, nose-wrinkling regret and made a quick reroute to the restroom to scrub it off. I can't comment on the dry-down because I couldn't wait that long. I believe if the spray delivered a finer mist, the results may not have been so overpowering. All that said, I would not find this offensive-smelling on someone else--just not for me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
every time i pass the perfume shop i always want a sample of this. i got one today on a cardboard strip. straight after it was sprayed, my first impression was: abit aggressive and very weird. really didn't like it. then as it began to dry, i began to like it. i'm no expert with note detections but i sensed a sweetness mixed with something that reminded me of ginger. for the next few hours i smelt it a few times and felt intrigued, impressed but also a little put-off by something. my dad said it reminded him of cinnamon and my mum said it smelt very spicy. after about 6-7 hours of this settling down onto the cardboard, i can honestly say this smells SO much like the ocean, mixed with a sharp but not overpowering sweetness. it reminds me of how the sea smells at night and i feel as though i am at a moonlit beach. and to feel that so strongly, sitting in the middle of London is quite hypnotic and if you ask me, skilled perfumery.
i'm reviewing this now, because everyone has different body chemistry, but on cardboard is basically the scent in its essence. this scent is VERY powerful, and i think it's extraordinary how it settles down to such a specific and remarkable scent. i have never smelt anything like it. i am so tired of testing out new perfumes and being hit with that familiarity. this is the kind of perfume that you will never have that with.
i am definitely asking for this for xmas! i would recommend you TRY before you buy! and have an open mind!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
After reading the prior reviews, I was more than stoked to test-drive Womanity. Having now tried it, I must say that I am almost convinced to begin passing over scents that come in nifty bottles. It seems lately, at the mass-market retail level at least, pretty and unique bottles have simply become a compensation for poor scents. Or it could just be my finicky skin chemistry ruining another scent, I don't know.
Anyhow, my scent experience went like this: I sprayed the tester and the juice came out in a fine stream, not a mist, which I applied to the back of my hand. Immediately I smelled simultaneous snappy fig and a sweet fruity smell like orange. Odd, I thought. The orange part got pleasantly creamy and it reminded me a lot of Liberte' by Cacharel. Meanwhile the figgy part started to smell oceanic, kelp-ish. I kept smelling it and the dominant note would go back and forth between the creamy orange and kelp-fig. It kept doing this for the next hour or so until it finally dried down into a sweaty salty thing that was quite repulsive when sniffed close... yet somehow gave off a pleasant but faint creamy sillage when I waved my hand in the air. Womanity? I don't get it. Maybe I am an idiot. No sale.
EDIT: Some of it got on my jacket sleeve, and my work locker smelled like a Mango Margarita for a few days after. It wasn't too bad, actually.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I haven't actually bought this, one test spray was more than enough to convince me that I never would.
Angel is one of my favourites, I thought that because this seems to be a love it or hate it scent, much like Angel, it was worth a try.
One spritz saw me fall firmly into the "hate it" camp. Initially it smelled very chemically on my skin. On dry-down it lost the chemical element and became almost overwhelmingly sweet, to the point of being sickly. I couldn't pick out any notes at all, not that I'm an expert, because of the sweetness. I just knew I didn't like it at all. I had to keep sniffing, I was hoping for it to mellow into something else but it just kept on assaulting my nose & I was searching nearby counters for something, anything to get it off my skin.
One counter girl asked me what I'd tried, when I told her she asked me if it had started to smell like cat pee yet. I'm guessing she wasn't a fan either.
As for the packaging, it just looked kind of tacky. I'm not adversed to a little tackiness now & then but this was above & beyond.
Definitely not one for me.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
"Would you buy this product again?" No. I would not buy it at all, ever and no, would not accept it as a gift. The test spray at SFA was enough for me. How could Mr. Mugler ever, in any way, shape, or form, think caviar is a scent to be included in a fragrance? I've heard of gasoline and other unlikely notes being incorporated into a woman's fragrance but caviar? Fish stink, even expensive fish (eggs).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I don't understand all the bad reviews here. I suppose it is because fragrance is so individual and perfumes smell different on different people. Anyway, I love Womanity. It definitely has a marine note to it. Smells kind of salty, but not in a bad way. It smells salty yet sweet if that makes any sense. I find the dry down to be exactly like another of Thierry Mugler's scents - "Cologne." Anyway, Womanity is a very unusual scent. I have not smelled anything like this before.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Its not as bad as all that! Much in the same vein as Angel, or Aromatics Elixir - ONE spray. Seriously, I mean it. Spray it ONCE, and it is an interesting sweet salty scent. hard to describe because it smells like nothing else - despite the pink color, it is much more of a green scent, maybe a deep teal color would be more representative than pink. It is not however cool smelling. It is fresh but warm. I dont like marine scents, which I associate with Escape back in the day, more of a vomitous melon smell - Womanity is not like that at all. IF YOU SPRAY IT ONCE. Have I mentioned spraying it once? Because if you spray it twice, especially on the same spot, it will smell like everyone says below. The notes concrete and condense in a way that made me regret buying it. Then I remembered I had sprayed once - lightly - when I tried it in the store. Ever since then, one light spray in the cleavage, MAYBE a light spray between knees, and it is a fascinating and attractive scent, truly unique and makes me pretty sure Mugler is in fact an alien, it is so odd yet so right of a fragrance, it seems to take a genius a madman or an alien to have thought of it. Perhaps on his planet woman can spray it twice, but definently not here.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: Lady Gaga wears this muck? Figures.
I finally got a chance to try this scent. I went to my local Macy and sprayed a bit on my wrist. The nice SA said that was a good way to try it because this is the sort of scent that changes with everybody's chemistry.
Well, my chemistry certainly doesn't like this. On me this smells like ... peanuts! The generic salty-peanuts-in-a-bar-dish type. Eeww! I don't want to smell like that. Good for those ladies on whom this work. I'm not one of them. Pass.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't have a nose to detect all the individual notes in a perfume and describe how they affect the way it smells. But this has got to be one of the most noxious scents I've ever encountered in my life. It is just vile, like cheap toilet air freshener mixed with something else. Not a good scent at all.
The whole concept that this fragrance is the invisible bond between women makes me laugh aloud. Thierry Mugler must think women all smell really offensive. And oh, the bottle looks really fugly as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
There is always a lady handing out samples for this perfume, at every department store I go to these days. Unfortunately,the scent is probably one of the worst I've tried in a while.. It's too strong, and it's advertised as "sweet and spicy" but the spicy smell is repulsive! It's not elegant, neither is it luxurious or lovely or anything that a woman should smell like! Not recommended, period.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Beautiful bottle, packaging, LOVE IT, wow too strong, too woman ho is 60 with botox reak smell.
Back to Angel. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wow! This is disgusting. Overpowering, over-dramatic, stinky, NO subtlety. This is a hideous assault on the nasal cavities. To sum up: vile.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ooooo, not my favourite, and I love almost everything by Mugler (well, not Angel, but Alien is my scent). Anyway, how can I describe it? My son described it as not at all feminine, he actually thought it smelled kind of old! How odd, but if that what it evoked in him, I am not so sure I would want to wear it on a first date! The spray is just terrible on me, yes I smell marine, but not a pleasant marine (and I can wear marine!), and some fruit (which I cannot wear), and something large and blue and round, cannot figure it out, but not pleasant, almost like what I would think the bubble in the "Prisoner" show would smell like! Artificial, plasticky. The body lotion is not as bad, if it were not for the fruit on me in particular, I like the flowery smell, but my son is right: as the evening wears on, it smells more and more like an old lady's perfume, I guess very flowery and classic in our terms, overly sweet, overpowering. The scent is a big n-o from me, but 1 lippie for the gorgeous bottle (even though this sure doesn't smell pink to me! haha)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been waiting with anticipation for this fragrance – Womanity – a celebration of womankind. As good as Thierry Mugler’s intentions to unite womankind may be, there is something rather patronising about the whole thing. No offence, Mr. Mugler, but you didn’t invent sisterhood – and yet, having unwittingly surrounded myself by male friends for longer than I care to recall, I found myself seduced by the ad copy, wishing to attract womankind. I am one of you; take me in!
There are fragrances I would deem suitable to celebrate female kinship – how about Kenzo Amour with its almond, milky motherness, or Chanel No.5 with its feminine elegance? Womanity, however, is way more carnal and loud than friendly. It will shout louder than your female companions’ fragrances (unless they’re wearing Fantasy, Coco and Poison – or maybe Angel) and bring to mind, to the nose fluttering around your décolletage, sex juices, very ripe fleshy fruit and some freshly cut grass to get busy on. Perhaps this is a celebration of womanhood, but it seems like downright solicitation.
On first spray, Womanity is putridly sweet and fresh in a synthetic, nostril-slicing way. Though I could take this blast the first time I tried it, on second sniff a month later, my gag reflex was twitching. This is a very cloying fragrance, masquerading as a fresh one. The reports I’ve read of people happily dousing themselves in this are mind boggling. To give you some idea, I had a suspicion Womanity shared some common notes with Britney’s Believe and Van Cleef and Arpels’ Oriens, and both of these fragrances were like kite-flying on a windy day in Scotland, in comparison. I practically felt the sea-spray refreshing my senses, post-Womanity assault, when I tried them on the other wrist, several minutes later.
On my skin, the salty caviar note is very pronounced, making the dish sweet and sour at once. The fig manages to be both ripe and green (that’s synthetics for you), and I get a wash of dripping watermelon too.
Womanity does abate slightly, settling with just loud, instead of screaming, and it is at this point, about two hours in, that it becomes quite poetic and lovely. The sillage is better than the nose-to-skin experience.
I’m close to saying the whole thing is a mess of contradictions (the bottle for example – seemingly binding a woman in chains? Or is it tribal jewellery and a hint of the extraterrestrial?) but I’m finding myself on the pro-Womanity side. Worn with care, this can be a very pleasurable experience, and I love Mugler’s boldness. I come round to all of his fragrances, but a light touch is in order. Perhaps that’s what he was getting at with the name.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I sniffed this new release from Thierry Mugler today at Bloomingdale's. If you haven't seen the bottle, it is something to behold...a glass column of pink juice topped with a silver Medusa head-like sculpture with silver chains. Very off-putting.
Here are my comments about the actual scent: "A blast of cheap fruity air freshener used by a teen-aged boy to cover up the smell of his stale dorm room filled with dirty socks." I was repulsed by it!
There are so many other, better choices out there. Don't let a SA talk you into getting this one!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Truly gross (on me that is!). It is a cocktail of Alien, Eau de Star and hints of Angel. But the dry down is even more awful. I'm not impressed and nor is it original! So thumbs way down.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
At first sniff the heaviness of the caviar was overwhelming. Within minutes the heaviness wore off to a fresh light fig scent. I have to say at first I thought this perfume was awful, but after I let the scent "wear" on me, it was actually pretty pleasant. It has a very nice floral figgy drydown. I only received a sample in the mail, so I doubt I'll be purchasing. This fragrance didn't wow me like most other Thierry Mugler scents. Something about it smells very familiar to me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
so fresh and feminine on me......who cares about caviar and if u smell it or not.....i just wear a scent , if its nice on me....my bf loves this and many others im around! love this!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What I would like to add that this scent is really, rather moreish , I spritzed a little on my wrist just to make the SA happy , and found myself continously sniffing both my wrist and the scent tester. I think this is a great new fragrance, the fig (not overly sweet like Dyptique) is nicely balanced by the caviar to create a lovely warm,soft, salty,sweet butterscotch blend. I like the caramel in Miss Dior Cherie EdP but find the full on fruitiness of strawberries etc., to be too much but Womanity is to my mind more masterfully blended- no harsh or discordant notes here from top to bottom. I think I will buy this rather odd rock/Goth bottle and that is saying something as I only want green scents at the moment.Edit: Even though I do like this scent I have a feeling this will be very successful and though I am not snobbish about scents I don't to wear something so instantly recognisable and popular. Finally, It is not a fragrance that I can identify myself with but I would enjoy getting a whiff of this on some foxy, young minx!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The opening is okay - fresh citrus - a bit much, but it softens as the fig enters. I love fig and this one is nice - woody, leafy, milky, a little fruity. However, almost immediately the rest of the fragrance is entirely ruined for me by what I am assuming was meant to be the caviar note. It's just a marine note for me. And it went on and on, until it was nauseating.
I wish I could get all the nuances that other online reviewers mention. I was hoping for a salty note, but it was definitely strongly marine-y on me. I love the smell of the sea, but can't wear it. In addition, nothing in it remotely resembled a fragrance that according to the Mugler marketing:
"...With Womanity, the idea was to encompass energy, tenderness, and sophistication at the same time." Nope, didn't get that.