I think Womanity is the only Mugler I've tried that I would actually consider wearing. I hated Angel (waaay too sweet, and the patchouli didn't help temper it.. it just went weirdly sharp and almost sour), and Alien is okay, but it has a note in it that smells like Windex to me and kind of ruins it. Though Womanity's fig is a bit sweeter than I really like (I'm really into Diptyque Philosykos right now, to give some idea of how I like my fig), I love the caviar note, which just reads to me as a pleasing saltiness and helps cut though the sweetness. I think the salty note kind of makes it for me, because without that note I think this would just be too fruity and sweet. ***Edit*** I revisited Womanity at Sephora today, and I realized that the review above was actually referring to a different version of Womanity than the regular one. It was actually the Taste of Fragrance version with fig chutney in it.. *That* was the one I thought was too sweet. I had forgotten that there was more than one version the first time I tried it, and I realized it when I tried the regular EDP today and wondered for a moment what I had been thinking. I really like the regular EDP.. it's not actually overly sweet. I like the fig in this one, but then again I seem to be on a big of a fig kick lately. I ended up buying Womanity today, because it was only $28 for the 0.33oz bottle, and I thought that wasn't bad. I noticed, and I wonder if maybe it's the caviar note bringing it out, that I'm getting a bit of a popcorn note, like in Jelly Belly buttered popcorn jellybeans. That sounds like it shouldn't be good, but I like it.
I tested this the other day, and I really liked it. It's a nice woody/musky/resinous scent that I think would be good for Fall, though I think it's not too heavy to be worn year-round (and I say this as someone who lives in Houston, where it's summer 9 months of the year). I didn't find it too "manly", but I think my tastes run toward the unisex, and I tend to like woody or resinous scents, maybe with floral components, more than, say, fruity scents or just straight florals.
Fragrances -Thymes Limited - Gold Leaf eau de Parfum
sweetgrass79 6/16/2012 4:26:00 PM
I tested this scent yesterday, and basically, I like the beginning and the drydown, but the middle kind of loses me a bit. I generally like chypres, but white florals don't usually do it for me. When I first sprayed it on, I smelled mostly jasmine, and a pleasingly "dirty" jasmine at that. But once that faded away, it was nice but just like a nice floral soap to me. I didn't see gardenia mentioned in the notes, but I could've sworn I smelled gardenia. The middle is kind of soapy, which is fine but not exactly thrilling. I like the drydown. It's earthy and packs a whallop of oakmoss, but still with a bit of the soapy floral from the heart.
I tested this at Central Market, who carries quite a bit of the Thymes line. It's a nice scent, but to me it was so light I could barely smell it. I liked what I could pick up, a dark, woody/musky floral, but I had to bury my nose in my arm to get much. That was kind of disappointing, so I don't think I will buy this.