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on 11/22/2017 10:53:00 AM
More reviews by linuxgirl
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
ORIGINAL 1 STAR REVIEWI'm an infamous mediator. I see both sides to everything, so this highly polarizing fragrance drew too much curiousity to pass up! Surely people were exaggerating, and it's not something you either LOVE or you HATE? The top selling fragrance in the world, surely the haters were just rebelling against the popularity of an otherwise decent perfume?I braced myself, applied one spritz, and was hit with a strong bug spray, Christmas tree, and soap smell. I perserved. An hour in, the patchouli settles down and the honey, foody notes start peeking through. It stays like this till end on me. While people complain that this smells ''dirty'' to me it smells clean. Far too clean.At no point did I feel angelic or beautiful. If anything, it is as if I was a very naughty girl who was punished for eating too many sweets by having my mouth washed out with soap. The soap with the bare trace of the sweets is exactly how this smells. Any temptation that the gourmand might provoke is dashed with the soapy notes, and not in a sexy teasing way, a very WRONG way. Like this is something that will kill you if you eat it. I absolutely agree with another reviewer that said that the combination of edible + inedible is nauseating. And not in the rude way, the actual stomach-turning way.So there you have it. I wanted to like this or at the very least see the good and bad equally, but this is just... bad. I genuinely wish I could smell the beautiful sweet notes that everyone who loves it professes to smell. Oh well! I'm convinced that most people who love it had to acquire the taste. Considering I don't believe I've smelled this on anyone before in my life, at least rest assured that you will smell unique.EDIT: Okay, so I tried this again, making sure to diffuse the fragrance over a large area of the body instead of concentrating a spray. Definitely feeling more sweet notes, a general softer feel to it, no pine tree, no bug spray. This is a spray-once-and-walk-through-naked fragrance. Gave it an extra lippie because I can KIND OF see the appeal now.EDIT2: Gosh, I keep improving the score. Definitely don't spray this concentrated on your wrists or elbows and sniff yourself to judge the fragrance. Be brave on a day in and spread a small spray over your forearms. Notice the sillage instead of sniffing up close. Definitely have a more balanced opinion now! Mature, chocolatey, vanilla-y yummyness. Still not a fan of the patch but it doesn't feature as heavily when thinly applied.EDIT3: Idk what happened, the stinkbomb made me love it! At any rate it's perfect for Christmas. I actually wore it outside today after a snowstorm and it was perfect. I just made sure to put it on an hour before.The scent reminds me of getting a hug from my rich aunt (I believe she wore original Shalimar) while at a birthday party full of sweets and good times. The patch features, but balances out the sweet notes with spiciness/smoke/cleanliness after one hour of sparse skin wear.Angel is a dominatrix. She will beat you, assault you, and just when you've given up, AND NOT A MOMENT SOONER, she will show you the glory of God. Vera Wang Princess is the soft, kind, unoffensive version of Angel. But Queen Angel has her place when you need to show your authority and strength. Respect her majesty, apply carefully and only in appropriate situations where you need the strength, and you will be rewarded with amazing comfort while you Take Control of Shit.Sometimes, you need to smell like a rich white lady with questionable, but expensive taste, in order to feel in control and taken seriously.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 9/13/2015 4:52:00 PM
More reviews by craigdw2
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Until the day that God decides to take me to Heaven with him, I will be using Angel. I have always loved perfume and have some of the most expensive u can buy. Nothing compares to Angel. It is an uplifting, romantic and long-lasting smell. It is indescribably the best smelling perfume on the market. Woodsy, a little citrusy, a little sweet and a lot of magical presence. I just really cannot describe the smell. Men will run you down to find out what u r wearing. And when they catch you, they will just stand and breathe in your presence and smell. It is just one of those perfumes that is not strong, not heady, not over powering but just mesmerizing and long-lasting. If you purchase and like the perfume, you will be addicted to it as long as you live. This is my review of Angel and I wear nothing I do not love. To sum it up girls......If Angel was tripled in price, I would buy; if Angel was only sold in New York or Paris and not available to purchase online, I would be making the trip twice per year. I think u will love it too.
14 of 16 people found this helpful.
on 12/29/2012 3:15:00 PM
More reviews by Mellymoomar
Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse
I LOVE this perfume. I cannot really decribe it in the way I'd like to, because its quite hard to describe. I can see it not being to everyone's taste, but to me it is just incredible. You only need a small amount and you can smell it like you've sprayed half a bottle on yourself! I think maybe some people don't like it because perfume reacts and smells differently once on the skin, so its all down to the chemicals on your skin or whatever as to how it will actually smell. But I have never heard anything but positive comments when I wear it, as I work in retail I have customers saying 'you smell amazing, what is it?' etc. So if you like a strong, fairly indescribable scent, then this is definitely worth a try.
on 1/8/2012 4:23:00 PM
More reviews by deliberateangel
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
Angel is heavenly. It's strong and very unusual. It starts out with patchouli and a bunch of other notes. Then it turns spicy and tried down to spice and vanilla and caramel. It's heavy, smutty, gourmand, oriental and awesome.
4 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 9/29/2011 2:10:00 AM
More reviews by jerradtrahan
Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Hands Down my Favorite go to for a night or winter scent. what people need to remember is that certain scents work differently with certain body chemistry. sweet or clean scents for instance disapper isntantly on me. angle however not only last, but warms perfect to my body chemistry. i get lots of complements from this fragrance.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 9/26/2011 12:51:00 AM
More reviews by Nirhtuc
Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I got half a dozen sample-sized spray vials of this and spritzed some on a few minutes ago... I'm not happy at all. I am only writing about the top notes, I guess- will have to wait for the drydown. I'm hoping (maybe against hope) that this would pleasantly surprise me like Mariah Carey's M recently did, because all I'm smelling now is a whole lotta patchouli, pepper and alcohol. Nothing else.Update: It's been four hours since I first sprayed this on- the smell isn't as strong now, and I can smell slight chocolate and other notes in there, but it's still too strong for me!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/4/2011 10:40:00 PM
More reviews by pomeranians
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Smelled on someone and decided to try. Smelled awful. Couldn't wait to wash off :(
on 2/10/2011 10:29:00 AM
More reviews by louiselesley
Hair: Other, Other, Fine
I have one good thing to say about this product and that is that it lasts FOREVER. Once you put it on (and personally I think it is far too strong at first) it stinks but after it settles onto the skin it is actually quite nice, and a little goes a really, really long way.I hate the packaging. It may be cute as hell but storing it is a pain! It doesn't stand upright and it always gets lost on my table top or in my drawer because it falls to the wayside behind/under something else.I can't stand the smell until about an hour after you put it on - and yes, I mean YOU. It does not smell nice on me and when I first put it on I spend about 5minutes sneezing before nearly gagging.I got this as a gift and my Mother now uses it as a house spray before she leaves for a while. After we come back, it smells lovely once it has aired out.
on 4/13/2010 1:13:00 PM
More reviews by gemstoneruby
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this scent, to me its pretty, soft and heavenly. I always get stopped and asked what perfume I'm wearing when i wear this.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 9/11/2009 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by taras8888
Bingo, Kitty, cotton candy indeed! My friend also wears this and it makes me nauseous. I agree that you either love it or hate it...I personally hate it. It seriously makes me gag, although some guys really dig it for some odd reason.
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