Fragrance Find - Angel Aqua Chic by Thierry Mugler, Summer 2013 Edition

Calling all Thierry Mugler Angel perfume fans!

Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic is your new way to wear this classic scent for the warmer weather.

The recent Angel Eau de Toilette was a great version of the original Angel for me, and now with Aqua Chic I can go just a little lighter, and more citrusy - which I love.

The overall "Angel" essence that Thierry Mugler created years ago is still there, but Aqua Chic has taken the fruit/patchouli/vanilla structure and made it more transparent and fresh.  It still has all the silage the other versions do, with a beautiful spicy/musk dry down.  The opening notes have a lot more citrus/green notes , but it blends very well with Angel's original fragrance notes of Vanilla and Patchouli. The result is a impactful scent that is lighter, yet just as impressive and chic as the original. Note: If you've never worn the original, this might also be a great fragrance to start with, as it's a lighter introduction to the original, which, for some people, is just too sweet and strong.

While Aqua in the name might give you the impression that it has "aquatic or marine notes" that's not the case.  Actually, Mugler has also used a special process called hydrosol, which  means flower water was added (from roses in this case) that gives you the benefit of getting the smell of flowers without the concentration. Of course Aqua also refers to the beautiful blue shade of the perfume itself in the bottle. The result is a fresh and airy fragrance without the heavy impact of the original Angel. As the scent warmed up on my skin, the vanilla and sweeter notes came through gently.

And let's talk about the bottle.  If you're a fan of Angel and collect the different versions of the bottle that have come out over the years, this one doesn't dissapoint either.  It's a gorgeous blue and silver star, and the star has a slight ombre silver spray-paint effect on the bottom half of the star.  The bottle is also refillable, so you can add this to your collection as well.  To display, this bottle lays flat,on a small, square shaped part of the back of the bottle, giving the effect of a star fish found on the beach!    

This is one "Angel" you'll love all summer long. - RLB

Fragrance Notes:
Rose Water, Raspberry Blossom, Green Apple Granite, Vanilla, Patchouli

*This product was provided courtesy of Thierry Mugler PR for reviewing purposes.

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