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Entertaining Angels

by Judith Brockless, 01st December, 2014

I always wanted to make a perfume which would have the same resonance for everyone, something like tenderness or childhood, and I wanted there to be such a sensual contact with this perfume that you almost felt like devouring the person you love.   (Thierry Mugler)   This was the quote adorning my napkin ring - j…

The Basenotes Questionnaire: The Candy Perfume Boy

by Judith Brockless, 14th May, 2014

To kick off our brand new series, ‘The Basenotes Questionnaire’, we have the lovely Thomas Dunckley, aka Jasmine Award-winning perfume blogger, The Candy Perfume Boy. As well as writing his popular blog, Thomas contributes to Fragrant Reviews on Twitter (‘short, snappy fragrance reviews in under 140 characters’)…

Clarins announce Georgia May Jagger as new face of Angel

06th May, 2014

Clarins Fragrance Group have announced Georgia May Jagger as the new face of Angel by Thierry Mugler. A new ad visual is set to launch in June, followed by a new TV commercial in the autumn.Jagger – who follows in the footsteps of her mother, Jerry Hall, who was the face of Angel twenty years ago – said on her Twitter account:So proud to …

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New promos from Mugler, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana

26th February, 2014

Here are the latest promos from Thierry Mugler, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana for Alien, Chance and Dolce respectively.Alien Thierry Mugler - The FilmThe awakening of the Sun Goddess in the light of the sun in its zenith... she seizes its energy, her life-source is restored and she begins to glow. Her entire being is host to this intense ene…

Choose the right fragrance for your Halloween costume!

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 31st October, 2013

So, Halloween is here! A sacred day, on the eve of All Hallows, when Christians remember saints, martyrs, and others who have passed away. It’s also about sweets, horror films and dressing up in public and it being absolutely OK, which are some of my favourite things. But when you’re debating which costume to don this year will you consid…

Limited Edition Bottles : Le Male and A*Men

by Grant Osborne, 05th March, 2012

A few limited edition bottles, spotted by Basenotes members: Jean Paul Gaultier are launching a travel flask version of Le Male, and Thierry Mugler are launching a gold version of A*Men.Thierry Mugler's A*Men Gold Edition is available as 3.4fl oz (100ml) Eau de Toilette for $115 and is currently available at Macy's. The fragrance is refil…

Mugler announces A*Men Pure shot and teases Alien Essence Absolue

by Lila Das Gupta, 07th February, 2012

Thierry Mugler has announced that it is to release a new fragrance in the A*men series. A*men Pure Shot will be available from May 2012.The face of the fragrance is Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete who has won several medals as a sprinter at international sports events. Pistorius will take part in the 2012 Olympic Paralympic ga…

After A*Men Pure Coffee, Pure Malt and Pure Havane comes...[updated]

by Grant Osborne, 05th January, 2012

Over the last few years, Thierry Mugler has launched several variants of A*Men. The first, 'Pure Coffee' was launched in 2008. Pure Malt was launched in 2009 and caused so much discussion on the forums, that we temporarily opened a forum dedicated to it. 2011 saw the launch of the latest in the range, Pure Havane. But, what's next for the…

Cooking with Angel - presenting four recipes inspired by Mugler's classic fragrance

by Marcy Goldman, 22nd December, 2010

Angel Perfume - Top Note: Bergamot, Mandarin Middle Note: Passion Fruit, Peach, Apricot Base Note: Patchouli, Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel - These are the fragrance notes of Angel as per perfume descriptions on many a scent retailer site and what fragrance counter representatives will tell you. There is also, on some perfume blogs, further…

A*Men Pure Malt - back for now... but the next fragrance in the Pure line is really smokin'!

by Grant Osborne, 04th October, 2010

Some Basenoters have been recently excited, as cult-fragrance-favourite, A*Men Pure Malt has returned for a short while. If you ever hang around the Men's Fragrance forum on Basenotes you may not have noticed it's even been gone due to the large amount of threads relating to this spin-off scent. We had so many, we even started a dedicated…