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Aura (2017)
by Thierry Mugler

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Aura information

Year of Launch2017
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 39 votes)

People and companies

HouseThierry Mugler
PerfumerDaphne Bugey
PerfumerAmandine Marie
PerfumerChristophe Raynaud
PerfumerMarie Salamagne
SupplierFirmenich
Parent CompanyGroupe Clarins

About Aura

Aura is a feminine perfume by Thierry Mugler. The scent was launched in 2017 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Marie Salamagne, Christophe Raynaud, Amandine Marie and Daphne Bugey

Reviews of Aura

Aura is effectively a green/leafy gourmand. If you are a fan of Cacharel LouLou but you'd love something brighter, more glamour-chic (a la Givenchy Ange ou Demon or Very Irresistible), "icy" and silvan Mugler Aura is the Ideal modern take for you. Vanilla, the main element, is kind of cool, orangy/musky, damp, floral-leafy, vaguely aqueous-boozy and aromatic (in a sort of weirdly synth and freshly silvan balsamic way simultaneoulsy). Rhubarb provides a spacious and "sparkling" sense of vanillic freshness. Wolfwood and Tiger liana are sort of futuristic woody-icy aromachemicals. According to Firmenich Tiger Liana it is extracted from the root of an unidentified Chinese medicinal root. It is described as smelling “botanical, animalic, and smoky”. I detect a tad of synth botanical woodiness but frankly any animalic smokiness under my vulgar nose. I'm almost sure a tad of ylang-ylang could bè part of the alchemy. Dry down is an amazingly synth pastel green musky vanilla with sophisticated balsamic floral nuances.
12th June, 2019
Sweet & green at the same time, the first moments of application. There is a sugary green note, not of rhubarb - Maybe that's the tiger liana? I'm not familiar with it. I don't get any bitterness yet, from rhubarb leaf (other times I wear, this I do straight away).

This frag remains fairly sweet. A boozy vanilla adds some depth later. I have no idea what wolfwood is [either].

This seems to develop a leafier green later, an almost Atlas cedar accord, too. Is this the wolfwood? Who knows. Anyway, the sweetness subsides more and more as this wears on. Aura is an odd one. I like it better some days, more than others.
21st February, 2019
The first time I tested this I recoiled in horror. The opening was downright awful, wintergreen toothpaste grafted onto a set of abstract tropical florals as conceived by a pyschopath—a hostess gift for the bride of Frankenstein.

But about an hour later it did something weirdly wonderful. It rearranged itself at a cellular level into something that resembled an actual living perfume, albeit a bizarre one, a lush vanillic green that toggled between icy and smokey, sweet and sour, before ultimately ending up as cozy.

That icy aspect really intrigues me. Maybe it's because the second time I wore Aura, during a long walk with my dogs on a 17-degree winter morning, the intense cold somehow tamped the opening down into something way more tolerable, a spectacular display of cool mint and smashed greens.

But what starts off as Snow Queen eventually mellows out into Snow White, a cloud of intensely nuzzle-able bourbon vanilla and soft woods that stays very close to my skin, the kind of fragrance designed to inspire loved ones to bury their noses in our necks at the end of a long day and remark, "Wow, you smell so good I could eat you up."

And double thumbs up for the fantastic, praying-to-the-aliens vibe of the bottle.
23rd January, 2019 (last edited: 24th January, 2019)
Crouching Figure (Valerie Neuzil)by Egon Schiele 1913
25th August, 2018
I've gone back and forth on this a few times. One day it's love, the next it's not.

Overall though, it keeps drawing me back in. The bizarre green lifesaver/menthol opening is just enough to keep me going back. It's just SO weird. Following that, it morphs into a nicely panel-tested vanilla oriental, with a few tropical florals thrown in. The green candy creeps back in now and then, which keeps it above the boring spectrum. As does the weird wintergreen. Not a mint I typically love, but it's at a hazy, inoffensive volume at this point.

All-in-all, I'll probably shell out for a small bottle. For Mugler, it's easy to wear. The volume doesn't get crazy, the bottle is beautiful, and it's a novel accord I've not encountered before.

Update - bought a bottle (at retail!) and it's love. It's very wearable, yet weird enough to not get boring. I imagine it won't get many good reviews, as it's not "Mugler-weird". Angel typecast Mugler into a niche and it won't be topped. Beautiful, but requires patience.
13th July, 2018 (last edited: 22nd July, 2018)
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United Kingdom
Like wearing a nice pudding. Pleasant, but not exactly challenging. Bring back Womanity, at least that was interesting.
25th June, 2018

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