Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 60 of 69
  1. #1

    Default How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Okay, pardon my ignorance, but how do you pronounce his name? I've been saying, "Theory Myoogler". Am I close? Or is it "Terry Moogler"? [smiley=huh.gif]
    David and Becca forever!!

  2. #2

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    The SA at Nordy's said....

    T-airy Moog-lair


  3. #3
    Overcome By Fumes
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    3,367

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    I'd go with T-air'y mew'glay.

  4. #4

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    http://www.scansoft.com/speechworks/realspeak/demo/

    Try it out here...but be warned, it isn't the clearest sounding thing I've ever heard.

  5. #5

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjrober22
    The SA at Nordy's said....

    T-airy Moog-lair
    I've heard this same pronunciation from more than one French-speaking person.
    Top 3: London Gentleman, Blackbeard's Delight, and Sex Panther. (It works 60% of the time, every time.)

  6. #6

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scentsei
    [quote author=rjrober22 link=1128361680/0#1 date=1128361774]The SA at Nordy's said....

    T-airy Moog-lair
    I've heard this same pronunciation from more than one French-speaking person.[/quote]

    Me too. I believe the "er" is pronounced as a soft r, and not silent, because it is a proper name and not the infinitive of an "er" verb. So it would be Tea-ah-(r)-eee Moog-lah(r).

  7. #7

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Try this

    http://www.scansoft.com/speechworks/realspeak/demo/

    She says

    "Tee-er-ee Moog-lay"

  8. #8

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.

  9. #9

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyw7592
    Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm

  10. #10

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoL
    [quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....

  11. #11

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ren
    [quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

    [smiley=grin.gif]

  12. #12

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoL
    [quote author=Ren link=1128361680/0#9 date=1128379086][quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

    [smiley=grin.gif][/quote]

    huh?? sorry, im not following..

    http://fashion.about.com/cs/designers/l/blpronounce.htm - the lady on this site pronounces it "moog lay".

    I'm afraid this may be a Ralph LOR-ren vs. Ralph Lour-EN.

    At least we agreed on "Thierry"....

  13. #13

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ren
    [quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#10 date=1128379142][quote author=Ren link=1128361680/0#9 date=1128379086][quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

    [smiley=grin.gif][/quote]

    huh?? sorry, im not following..

    http://fashion.about.com/cs/designers/l/blpronounce.htm - the lady on this site pronounces it "moog lay".

    I'm afraid this may be a Ralph LOR-ren vs. Ralph Lour-EN.

    At least we agreed on "Thierry"....[/quote]
    Yup, thats what I said.

    Virginine is the name of the woman who does the voice for the Realspeak pronouncer.

    [smiley=wink.gif]

  14. #14

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Well... I always thought it was "mugler" as that is how everyone I've ever heard say it but I asked my mother who knows about things like this and she said she heard it both.... but never MugLAY in this country.


    Also, I worked once for the man and he introduced himself three times to me (never remembering we had met) and it was always Ralph LORen.

  15. #15

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoL
    [quote author=Ren link=1128361680/0#9 date=1128379086][quote author=CoL link=1128361680/0#8 date=1128376729][quote author=sandyw7592 link=1128361680/0#7 date=1128370492]Tee- airy Moo - glare (without too much emphasis on the "glare" part) is better than moo- glay. As is mentioned above, pronouncing a final "-er" in French as roughly "air" is uncommon, but possible, especially with certain family names. I would distrust the scansoft approximation in this case.
    Well the woman in the above pronouncer clearly says "moog-lay"

    If I remember correctly, they used to say the same on the Mugler site too.

    Hmmm[/quote]

    I highly doubt that it's pronounced Tea-ehr-ay Moog-lay, because the "m" and "n" sounds are often followed by a "r" sound in French. "démontrer" is pronounced day-mohn-t(r)ay. (sounds in parentheses are rolled and throated, not pronounced). montrer (mon-tray), naitre (nay-treh), etc....[/quote]
    Tell that to Virginie!

    LOL!

    [smiley=grin.gif][/quote]

    Well, she pronounces Serge Lutens the wrong way. It's hard with names, they often don't follow the rules. Like the British Cholmondely. How on earth can that be pronounced Chumley?

  16. #16

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    I reckon you do pronounce the R in Mugler, as in 'savoir-faire': rolling it. I can see it's not followed by a vowel, ergo it should be elided like in 'aller' or 'tuer', but Mugler is a surname (and I don't even think it's of French descent) thus it can very well be irregular (see 'Rochas', where you DO pronounce the 's' at the end).

    My suggestion would be MEW-GLEH(R).

    Let's face it, even if it's not the right one it's the best sounding one.
    [smiley=cool.gif]

  17. #17

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Like the British Cholmondely. How on earth can that be pronounced Chumley?
    Heh. Because, at least at one time, the British upper classes swallowed syllables whole, as if they were nasty pills? I think it was considered vulgar to expend too much effort on enunciation. Class marker, don'tcha know? (How else would one get "Wooster" and "Gloster" out of Worcester and Gloucester?)

  18. #18

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    It should sound somethinh like Tea-eh(r)-ee, M(u)gleay the (u) should sound like you are trying to say -e- having your mouth shaped as in saying oh, and the eh(r) should sound something like y as in yes only harder.

  19. #19

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by atalbest
    It should sound somethinh like Tea-eh(r)-ee, M(u)gleay the (u) should sound like you are trying to say -e- having your mouth shaped as in saying oh, and the eh(r) should sound something like y as in yes only harder.
    Thats it!

  20. #20

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    The R at the end is pronounced as an R. Those advising "-glare" are closest. Mugler isn't a verb--if it were it would have they "-ay" ending--it is a proper noun, a name, and an exception to the -er rule followed by verbs.

    Automatic pronounciation programs on the web are likely to make the -er/verb mistake also.
    --Chris
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

  21. #21

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    The R at the end is pronounced as an R. *Those advising "-glare" are closest. *Mugler isn't a verb--if it were it would have they "-ay" ending--it is a proper noun, a name, and an exception to the -er rule followed by verbs.

    Automatic pronounciation programs on the web are likely to make the -er/verb mistake also.
    --Chris
    A-ha! Ta-da! Told ya! LOL 8-)

  22. #22

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    The R at the end is pronounced as an R. *Those advising "-glare" are closest. *Mugler isn't a verb--if it were it would have they "-ay" ending--it is a proper noun, a name, and an exception to the -er rule followed by verbs.

    Automatic pronounciation programs on the web are likely to make the -er/verb mistake also.
    --Chris
    Aha. So Gaultier is a verb then. I never knew.

  23. #23

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    I remember Elsa Klensch pronouncing his name "Terry Moo-gler"
    *********************



    Close your eyes, so you can see what you're smelling.

    "Press trigger twice to release the strength of wood...the wantonness of vanilla...the sentiment of floral...the passion of spice!"


    ~My reviews~

    ~My Wardrobe~



    I WANT MORE CHYPRE!

  24. #24

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    A very attractive female told me it was pronounced like Terry Muler. The G is silent.

  25. #25

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    No, no, no the g is not silent. The r at the end is silent.

  26. #26

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Here we go again! I can't believe how popular this thread is! ;D ;D ;D
    "It is the mark of a brave man to admit defeat, cut his loss and move on." - David Ogilvy

  27. #27

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Tee-eh-ree Mew-glare

    Roll the 'rs' and that's it. 8-)

  28. #28

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo
    Tee-eh-ree *Mew-glare

    Roll the 'rs' and that's it. 8-)
    Well 2 real live french people I have heard have prounced it Tee-ar-ee Mooglay. NO R!

    So there you go!

  29. #29
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    [tjɛ.ʁi myg.le])

    The above is from the wiki page (for what it's worth). It is in the International Phonetic Alphabet. A transliteration of this might be:

    tyeh-ree (where the 'r' is uvular [back of the throat]) myg-lay (where the first 'y' is like saying an "ee" inside your mouth, and an "oo" on your lips.

    Hope this helps.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  30. #30
    Super Member daccpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    131

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Let's see, according to various advise received above, the R is silent and the G is silent so it's obviously ...Thiey Mule...
    "There's another old saying, Senator: Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining."

  31. #31

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    oh well, only 5-6 years too late

  32. #32
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    I know it's a long time ago, but this came up in my google search. I'm sure there are still plenty of people who mutilate this name.

    I'm a classical singer and am good at pronouncing most of the major languages, but this name doesn't look French to me on paper. It doesn't look like any particular language to me, but it looks more German if anything, IMHO. Therefore, the name is confusing for me. Plus, all the SA's I've hear just anglocize it, as in "Terry Moogler."

    The r is not silent, unless making an r "uvular" is considered "silent."
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  33. #33
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    83,666

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoL View Post
    Well 2 real live french people I have heard have prounced it Tee-ar-ee Mooglay. NO R!

    So there you go!
    Sounds about right.

  34. #34

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    another thread that try the impossible? the sounds can´t be written.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

  35. #35

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    I thought it was Tary Meeew-Gluur
    I'm not your toy.

  36. #36

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?


  37. #37
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    OH! When I said the r is silent, I was talking about the r's in Thierry. Sorry.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  38. #38
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Awesome! So the wiki IPA transcription is correct. Problem solved.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  39. #39
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    another thread that try the impossible? the sounds can´t be written.
    Actually, with IPA (see my first post in this thread), sounds CAN be written, so long as all the parties know what sounds the international symbols stand for. In this case, Thanks to Adonis' video, the IPA that was in my earlier post is correct. Thanks.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  40. #40
    DeepSilence
    Guest

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    wow! I think i have not pronounce correct any french fragrance yet!

  41. #41

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    yeah and it is super hard to get french words sounding natural and casual in your own accent. You don't want to be one of those people who pauses, adopts a phoney french accent and then says it in a pretentious, world manner. Likewise you don't want to be the american who bawls for teri moo-glay!

  42. #42

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    This is the official commercial for Angel by Thierry Mugler. They pronounce it the same as I have heard in his fashion show videos everytime...
    T-airy Moo-glair. (the letter R is pronounced). The speech is at the end of the video but watching Naomi Watts for a minute ain't bad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz1Ll...eature=related

  43. #43

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
    Actually, with IPA (see my first post in this thread), sounds CAN be written, so long as all the parties know what sounds the international symbols stand for. In this case, Thanks to Adonis' video, the IPA that was in my earlier post is correct. Thanks.
    ok, I respect your opinion , but the international symbols is a conventionalism that not everybody understand, anyway if you have to learn a French sound , what do you prefer ? listen it or see it written? that´s what I mean.
    how do you can teach to imitate the chant of a bird? reading signs?
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

  44. #44
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    yeah and it is super hard to get french words sounding natural and casual in your own accent. You don't want to be one of those people who pauses, adopts a phoney french accent and then says it in a pretentious, world manner. Likewise you don't want to be the american who bawls for teri moo-glay!
    Paw, I UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT COMPLETELY!
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  45. #45

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?


  46. #46

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Once you've seen the bottom half of that picture you will never sleep again.
    I'm not your toy.

  47. #47
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch31 View Post
    This is the official commercial for Angel by Thierry Mugler. They pronounce it the same as I have heard in his fashion show videos everytime...
    T-airy Moo-glair. (the letter R is pronounced). The speech is at the end of the video but watching Naomi Watts for a minute ain't bad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz1Ll...eature=related
    Fletch, thank you! As far as I'm concerned, you have just given us the gospel. It is an ad that the designer must have been involved with. Therefore, the wiki IPA I posted earlier is slightly wrong. The right way, as far as I'm concerned is :

    Tyairy Muglair (where the 'u' is produced with an "ee" sound on the inside of the mouth, and an "oo" on the lips.) THANKS!

    And for those who know IPA, it would probably be [tjɛ.ʁi myg.lɛʁ]. However, like pawful says, I'm not going to go into my Dillard's and try to overdo the French accent. People would look at me funny. LOL
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  48. #48

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Here it is from the lips of Thierry Mugler's olfactive director Pierre Aulas:

    Last edited by Primrose; 26th May 2011 at 04:55 AM.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

  49. #49
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Here it is from the lips of Thierry Mugler's olfactice director Pierre Aulas:

    More definitive evidence. Thanks, Prim! Like I said before, it's not that I'm gonna walk into Dillards with a navy/white striped shirt and a beret, but the name looks so strange to me, that I really had no idea how to pronounce it. Thanks!

    Plus the fact, sometimes, as in English, people don't pronounce their names the way they "should." For example, the composer, Poulenc, according to French pronunciation, should be poo-lahnk (where the last syllable contains a nasal vowel.) However, he is commonly (rightly or wrongly) referred to as poo-laink (where the last syllable contains a nasal vowel.) Therefore, even if I knew how Thierry Mugler was pronounced, that doesn't mean that's how HE pronounces it.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  50. #50

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
    Plus the fact, sometimes, as in English, people don't pronounce their names the way they "should." For example, the composer, Poulenc, according to French pronunciation, should be poo-lahnk (where the last syllable contains a nasal vowel.) However, he is commonly (rightly or wrongly) referred to as poo-laink (where the last syllable contains a nasal vowel.) Therefore, even if I knew how Thierry Mugler was pronounced, that doesn't mean that's how HE pronounces it.
    I think it's because TM is Alsatian and the name Mugler is more Germanic in origin than it is French.

  51. #51

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Good god that muscle photo is disturbing!!!

  52. #52
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwpianoboe View Post
    I think it's because TM is Alsatian and the name Mugler is more Germanic in origin than it is French.
    THANK YOU, JW! That explains everything for me. In an earlier post (post #32), I commented that Mugler looks more German on paper to me, which was part of my confusion.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  53. #53
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    Good god that muscle photo is disturbing!!!
    yes it does!
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  54. #54

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    tee air EE moo GLAY

    "tee air" should be pronounced like it's one syllable.

    the r sound uses the back of the tongue. (Try to mimic a cat hissing. You'll sort of get the idea)

    "moo" not "mew. There is a difference.

    don't roll the GLAY over the to Y. Stop yourself right before you get to the Y.

  55. #55

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by docluv45 View Post
    I'd go with T-air'y mew'glay.
    I've heard this from multiple French speakers, which is opposite to the other person who has heard multiple French speakers... I guess there is not much consensus about this. Prepare to stay confused and choose your own way.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

  56. #56
    Basenotes Junkie lionheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    831

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoy View Post
    tee air EE moo GLAY

    "tee air" should be pronounced like it's one syllable.

    the r sound uses the back of the tongue. (Try to mimic a cat hissing. You'll sort of get the idea)

    "moo" not "mew. There is a difference.

    don't roll the GLAY over the to Y. Stop yourself right before you get to the Y.
    The videos in posts #42 and #42 establish how it is pronounced. I would agree with you on most of your post, except that the videos clearly say mu-GLAIR (with the uvular "hissing" r that you describe), not mu-GLAY. Actually, I would also say that the first syllable of the last name is BETWEEN "moo" and "mew", but that is a small point.

    Like I've said before, I'm not arguing what is the "correct" French way. One has to recognize how HE says his name, and these videos I mentioned surely have it right. Anyway, that's IMHO. Thanks, Bok.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

    "Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me

    "It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me

  57. #57

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    While we're at it:
    (Roll your R's with the back of your tongue)

    Chanel = sha NELL
    Dior = dee OR (say it like it's one syllable)
    Yves Saint Laurent = EAVE SA* (like SAY without the Y) low RAW
    Rive Gauche = REEV GOESH
    Hermes = air MESS
    Terre d'Hermes = tare dare MESS
    Equipage = AY-KEEP-AJ (soft J)
    Serge Lutens = SAIRJ (soft J) loo-TE* (like TEN but without the N)
    Chergui = share GWEE
    Guerlain = gare LE* (like LEN but without the N)
    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme = law STAWNT da* (like DAY but without the Y) gare LE* (like LEN but without the N) ex TREM
    Lalique = la LEEK
    Encre Noire = ong RA* (like RAY but without the Y) NWAR
    Bois = BWA
    Millesime Imperiale = MEE lay ZEEM om pa* (like PAY but without the Y) ree AL
    Last edited by Bokchoy; 26th May 2011 at 06:50 AM.

  58. #58

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 'lionheart
    mu-GLAIR (with the uvular "hissing" r that you describe), not mu-GLAY.
    This. Please stop with the "moo-GLAY", YouTube reviewers, it makes my sinuses hurt. (Although I'd rather hear it than "mugg-lurr". Yikes.)

  59. #59

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
    More definitive evidence. Thanks, Prim! Like I said before, it's not that I'm gonna walk into Dillards with a navy/white striped shirt and a beret, but the name looks so strange to me, that I really had no idea how to pronounce it. Thanks!

    Plus the fact, sometimes, as in English, people don't pronounce their names the way they "should." For example, the composer, Poulenc, according to French pronunciation, should be poo-lahnk (where the last syllable contains a nasal vowel.) However, he is commonly (rightly or wrongly) referred to as poo-laink (where the last syllable contains a nasal vowel.) Therefore, even if I knew how Thierry Mugler was pronounced, that doesn't mean that's how HE pronounces it.

    LOL! Lionheart, you should only dress this way if you are buying Gaultier's Le Male!

    This is one of the helpful threads on French companies and scents:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/227...ciation-Thread
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

  60. #60

    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
    The videos in posts #42 and #42 establish how it is pronounced. I would agree with you on most of your post, except that the videos clearly say mu-GLAIR (with the uvular "hissing" r that you describe), not mu-GLAY. Actually, I would also say that the first syllable of the last name is BETWEEN "moo" and "mew", but that is a small point.

    Like I've said before, I'm not arguing what is the "correct" French way. One has to recognize how HE says his name, and these videos I mentioned surely have it right. Anyway, that's IMHO. Thanks, Bok.
    I have a two friends (they're brothers) with the same last name, granted they're both from Quebec and not France, but I doubt that makes a difference. moo GLAY is how they say it. But everyone calls them the Mewglers.

Similar Threads

  1. How do you know how to pronounce designer names?
    By kaywalker in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12th May 2008, 04:55 AM
  2. How Do You Pronounce Green Frich Tweed?
    By Indie_Guy in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 15th March 2008, 05:15 AM
  3. How do you pronounce??
    By primetime34 in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11th January 2008, 05:29 AM
  4. How do you pronounce...
    By mentallo in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 22nd July 2006, 07:59 PM
  5. How do I pronounce the following names?
    By headcoat in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10th February 2006, 08:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000