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on 9/21/2010 11:53:00 PM
More reviews by subhuman85
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Cotton candy and caramel combined with armpitty patchouli and musk, in a bizarre tango that shouldn't work but somehow does. Masuline and feminine in equal doses; works just as well, and smells just as raunchy, on both sexes. The definition of a "love it or hate it" scent: if you love it, you REALLY love it, and if you hate it, words cannot express how much. Inarguably a must-sniff for patchouli fans, gourmand groupies, and anyone who's ever wondered what a cotton candy body spray would smell like on a porn star after the director yells "Cut!".
17 of 19 people found this helpful.
on 9/25/2005 1:32:00 AM
More reviews by boourns
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is one of my favourite fragrances ever. I found it after asking a friend of mine what she was wearing, because it was amazing. The other reviews, both positive and negative, have said it before... whether you can pull this one off or not totally depends on your body chemistry. That being said, on both my friend, my mom, and myself, Angel morphs into something spicy and sweet, with the subtlest note of patchouli. Usually I hate patchouli, but in Angel, it seems to play off the sweetness/spiciness so it works. This one is totally boyfriend approved on me. I'm a bit of a perfume junkie, so I have my whole "fragrance wardrobe," but Angel is the one I reach for most often, and it's also one of the only fragrances I ever get compliments on. One might assume that this is because the scent is overpowering and more noticeable than other fragrances that I wear, but people only mention it when they're in close proximity to me, and I have to wonder... if someone is wearing a perfume that you don't like, why would you compliment them on it and thus encourage them to wear it again? So I have to assume that these compliments are genuine. I think Angel is a bit of a perfume misfit... it doesn't fit in among the fruity fragrances that I notice a lot of younger girls wearing, or the green fragrances that women in their 20s seem to overwhelmingly prefer, or the florals preferred by many mature women. So, I also think you need to have a certain personality to pull Angel off, not just the right body chemistry. People have to keep in mind that certain fragrances are inappropriate in certain settings... for example, I wouldn't wear Dolce and Gabbana to class, but I love it for more sophisticated events, dinners, what have you. As for the note that you need to apply Angel sparingly... that goes for any fragrance. I'm just as offended by somebody bathed in Escada or whatever as I am by someone bathed in Angel.Sooo... in conclusion, yup, you'll either love this or hate this. Like every perfume out there, it's dependent on your body chemistry in terms of the final result you'll get with it, and like every perfume out there, you shouldn't douse yourself in it. Seems to work best on arty, angsty types. I should also note that being in Canada, I'm in a marginally cooler climate (not that I'm living in an igloo but it's cooler than saaaaaay, Texas) so that might have some bearing on how good this smells, too. Ahh, the science of perfume...
16 of 16 people found this helpful.
on 12/10/2015 2:17:00 PM
More reviews by afartherroom
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Grey, Wavy, Fine
If there were an intelligent species of alien who viewed us as mindless vermin, much as we view cockroaches, then the poisoned bait they'd strew across the planet in a desperate attempt to exterminate us would doubtless smell very much like Angel.---I don't much care for it when people talk about being nauseated by fragrances (unless they really do mean that it causes a literal physical reaction in them, like a migraine or an allergic response). Saying that something smells so bad that it makes you sick...it just seems a little tactless to me, you know? I mean, you're basically telling people who like and wear the fragrance that you think they smell gross. It's just not very polite.So please understand that when I say that Angel turns my stomach, I am not using that phrase as a shorthand for claiming that I think it smells bad (or that you smell bad while wearing it). On the contrary, Angel smells...well, it smells both good *and* bad to me, both tasty and inedible, and that's the combination that causes all the trouble. It's that particular combination of edible/poisonous that triggers nausea in me, as if it causes some primal part of my lizard brain to wake up and start screaming in alarm. It's a combination that doesn't register so much as offensive or "icky" to me as it does as actively *dangerous,* because that combination of "Yummy...oh, no, but wait--" is the sign of food gone bad, a warning of incipient food poisoning. Or even worse, perhaps it's the smell of deliberate *bait.* It's the evil witch's gingerbread house, the sweetness down the gullet of the Venus Flytrap, the urban legend's Halloween apples with razor blades hidden inside of them. It's an Admiral Ackbar sort of thing: one whiff, and every nerve in my body starts screaming "No, don't go near it! It's a TRAAAAAAP!" It's tainted candy, poisoned honey, chocolate laced with arsenic. If there's amber here, then we are the flies.Angel is to me what I imagine a delicious-looking wriggling worm with a barbed hook sticking through it might be to a sapient fish. Uhhh, yeah. You guys can have that one all to yourselves, thanks. I...I really wasn't hungry anyway.
15 of 22 people found this helpful.
on 12/29/2015 9:36:00 PM
More reviews by laurniko
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
i am one of the Angel lovers, haha...I can see how some would hate it but to me it smells so good! I love a deep, warm scent in winter and this is all of that. It lasts and lasts and I just love it! It's a nineties classic! I wear it out and at night more than a daily thing but I will always have this on hand and I think I'll be wearing this in the grave! It is STRONG so if you are easily offended by scent I would give this a pass but I encourage everybody to try it and to give it a test run. It really has to dry down and then it's wonderful. It does not work on everybody and if your not into gourmand perfumes (think: food) then this isn't for you. Very complicated and very lush.
8 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 5/10/2012 12:28:00 PM
More reviews by Shingleback
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I took a spray of this on a little sample card in a department store, as well as spraying some on my wrists. I've been waiting 6 hours now for the gourmand notes to emerge but all I can smell is a strong, sharp, chemical smell. Where's the chocolate and vanilla? I swear it smells more like bug spray.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 5/14/2013 9:38:00 PM
More reviews by moonbeam11
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Worst scent ever. Seriously nasty. It's incredibly overpowering and obnoxiously stinky. The odor made me nauseated and it was very difficult to wash it away. Even after showering and scrubbing with soap and a loofah, I could still smell the stink on my wrist. I'm shocked that some people actually like this hot mess.
6 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 5/25/2013 3:14:00 PM
More reviews by bfish14
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Fine
AWFUL. I had a sample that I spritzed on my wrist. It smelled so obnoxious and gross that I spent five minutes scrubbing that wrist raw to get the smell off. Stay away from this scent!
5 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 3/15/2013 8:17:00 AM
More reviews by UfoWitch
Tried this perfume the other day and i gotta say it was Evil on me, i cannot even describe the smell,My husband was even repelled by me, anyway i went straight home and washed it off, but did it wash off NO, it stuck to me like hell. Alien is my favorite perfume of all time and i so wanted to love Angel but on me its a NO NO.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 12/10/2012 1:46:00 PM
More reviews by lblasucci
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
I have been wearing Angel for fifteen years and receive nothing but compliments. A lot of people think it is too strong and over powering. It isnít, you just need to know how much to use. 2 small squirts and walk into it or one healthy squirt and walk into it. You also need to give it a little time to settle (about 30 - 45 minutes.) Get a sample from the fragrance counter and give it a tryÖit really is a beautiful. Sometimes, I will do 2 small squirts of Angel followed by a small squirt of Alien. (People, even strangers will ask me what I am wearing; I donít want to give away my secret so I make something upÖ)
on 3/29/2011 8:07:00 PM
More reviews by fustyluggz
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
The top notes of this fragrance, to me, smell like fruity armpits. Appealing, I know, but that's the only way I can describe it. Once it dries down to the middle notes I get more of the pleasant oriental, spicy notes with just a hint of the sweeness yet to come. After about 9 to 10 hours (yes, it really does last that long) I get the wonderful, amazing sweet chocolate/caramel/vanilla base notes. I DO NOT like the top notes of this fragrance, however, I am more than willing to look past it as it only lasts for an hour or so and then I get to smell *amazing* for the entire rest of the day. I put this on every morning at about 7am and it really does last until I go to bed (which is 11pm most nights). The bottle is gorgeous and very recognizable. This is a very sexy, spicy, sophisticated sweet scent and I will be wearing this for a very long time to come.
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