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    Default Re: Would you refuse Angel?

    Right on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladylonestar

    When BN members ask for fragrance gift suggestions/recommendations, I suggest what they should or may want to check out based on their knowledge of the recipeint(s).
    I've been having a pretty good success rate by going through the cheapies section at the local pharmacy, finding the few that aren't junk because they're made by proper designers, and buying them in bulk as presents.
    That's five or six women (relatives/friends) who have been over joyed with my selections based on this method - last year they were all overjoyed my attention to detail in having gotten Gabriela Sabatini's Wild Wind and Gian Franco Ferre's GFF for them.
    Renato

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    For my sister Angel is a gag-inducer garbage bin-worthy scent, loved the bottle. I havent tested either the male nor the female versions... :-?

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    Actually, Angel is one of the fragrances I have a reaction to. I had to leave an aisle that someone was wearing it in. I felt physically ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makemepretty
    Actually, Angel is one of the fragrances I have a reaction to. *I had to leave an aisle that someone was wearing it in. *I felt physically ill. * *
    This keeps staying most interesting.
    I know I've had bad gag reactions to copies of Joop Homme and Le Male.

    Are you sure it was actual 100% Angel, rather than a similar smelling one (like the Sonia Rykeil one or Wish), or a copy scent version that caused your reaction?
    Renato

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    Yes, it was most definately Angel. It was right after it came out so it was very easy to recognize. I don't know what it is about certain scents. I have a very sensitive system and every now and then something will trigger it. Baby Phat did, and SL's jasmine scent. I'm talking physically ill. The same thing happened when I used Air Wicks Lavender plug in, my son got sick that time too. Headache, a little dizzy and my throat feels weird.

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    Default Re: Would you refuse Angel?

    OK if another man jumps in here? ;D

    I find this thread so interesting. I blindly(well, I have A*Men and am in love with it.) bought my DW of 41+ years her first bottle of Angel this past V-Day. I'd asked on another thread of mine the reaction(s) I might expect from her and got some of the same replies that are found here.

    She had a terrible cold for a few days surrounding V-Day and didn't try it until a few days ago. Welllllllllllllll, she was underwhelmed but didn't vomit ;D. I, on the other hand was thrilled with the way her body scent blended with her Angel, deliciously eatable for sure :P. So, her final response is still up in the air but I have my fingers crossed.

    To complicate things, I just blindly ordered L'Air du Temps EDP for her birthday next month.................. May have two bottles of juice for swappin' soon ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninrod
    OK if another man jumps in here? ;D *

    I find this thread so interesting. *I blindly(well, I have A*Men and am in love with it.) bought my DW of 41+ years her first bottle of Angel this past V-Day. *I'd asked on another thread of mine the reaction(s) I might expect from her and got some of the same replies that are found here. *

    She had a terrible cold for a few days surrounding V-Day and didn't try it until a few days ago. *Welllllllllllllll, she was underwhelmed but didn't vomit ;D. *I, on the other hand was thrilled with the way her body scent blended with her Angel, deliciously eatable for sure :P. *So, her final response is still up in the air but I have my fingers crossed.

    To complicate things, I just blindly ordered L'Air du Temps EDP for her birthday next month.................. *May have two bottles of juice for swappin' soon ?


    Dan
    Hi Dan,
    Do you ever get the feeling that women aren't smelling what we're smelling when they wear Angel?

    In a way, I'm glad so many women unilaterally refuse to arm themselves with the most potent male sensory assault scent on the market.
    Renato

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    The first time I tried Angel I found it overwhelming.That probably had to do with the S.A who litterally drowned me in the stuff.I got Angel last christmas, and I dunno if it's me getting older and taste changed ,or what,but I really like it now However,I only use one spray at the time.I always get compliments when I'm wearing it.People say it smells "clean"on me.It's somehow sweet,but not to the point of getting disgusting.The topnotes is peppermint and patchouli on me,then it settles down to a more woody,sweet thing.I DO however tend not to use it as often since it's defenitely my mother in law's signature scent.I find the scent already strong,and she uses at least 3 sprays ,and often reapply during the day.The house tend to smell Angel 2 days after she has left even!So...The result is that when my b.f smells Angel he alwyas thinks about his mom....I wish he didn''t,cause I love it,but .....Luckily we don't have the same kind of skin,so it smells different on her.More newly applied,so to speak.But still a bit ambivalent about Angel after meeting my b.f....
    Currently wearing: L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

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    I dislike Angel, and I would be honest about it and ask if I could exchange it. Taste in perfume is like taste in music--highly personal. Do you think, when you buy a fragrance for a gift, that you could present the lady with a sample vial along with the box? That way, she could try the vial before unboxing the fragrance.

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    I first heard about Angel when Julia Roberts was on the Late Show with David Letterman. He kept telling her she smelled gorgeous and begged to know what scent she was wearing. It was Angel.

    I was so intrigued by that reaction, I ran out to try it. Well, lets just say I'm not Julia.

    So, I have to agree....body chemistry has so much to do with it.

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    I would have kept the Angel bottle as a keepsake even if I wasn't in love with the juice. Regifting it seems odd to me unless she knows for sure the person she's giving it to LOVES Angel. (I have visions of this poor Angel bottle going from person to person trying to find someone to take it home and love it....

    For me, I fell in love with Angel in 2003. I turns soft and snuggly on me (I'm also very careful to only apply in small doses.) My hubby loves it on me also so it's a favorite to use for an evening bath or spritz on before bed. I feel very sensual and seductive wearing Angel, so I'm a little self consious wearing it in public (but I do sometimes.)

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    Sometimes I can't stand the stuff. Other times I crave it and must wear it. So it isn't "love it or hate it" with me, rather love it AND hate it. I suppose my bottle has lasted so long because my craving times are fairly few and far between. I have smelled it on a couple of ladies on whom it was so incredible that I didn't even recognize it. Angel is a classic in the making, if it's not already one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FufuLaRue
    My take. *I think if a guy gave me perfume for Valentine's Day, I'd give it a few chances before telling him it wasn't for me. *Actually, I'm not sure if I'd ever react negatively over a gift that was based on such a sweet thought. *He did his best. *That's what would warm my heart. *And she could wear it just for him "on special occasions." *Who knows, it may have grown on her.

    My husband gave me a bottle of Jovan's White Musk years ago when we first started dating, and I was repulsed by it's scent - and oh! *How cheap! *Is that all he could afford? *Whatever I was thinking, it occurred to me later that what I had wasn't the only one in town, and mentally I kicked myself for being such a shallow, self-absorbed snot. *I grew to love White Musk because every time I wore it (and still do), I think of how his handsome face lit up with a shy smile when he gave it to me "just because." *Y'know what? *It's a man magnet, cheap or not, and it led me to the man I fell deeply in love with and married. *Couldn't have asked for more than that. *;D ;D
    Just wanted to note that I think this is such a beautiful post. When someone special gives me perfume as a present the fragrance is already enhanced by the fact that they chose it for me. Now I don't like Angel but if it was given to me as a present I would at least try to give it a fresh chance.

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    In general, I think that refusing a present is rude... I mean, did this woman never have a well-meaning aunt or grandmother who gave her hideous sweaters for Christmas? (Knitted raindeer? Snowmen? Cats in anthropomorphic outfits? The holiday season is coming, people... be prepared.) I think that's one of the first lessons you learn as an adult - thank them, wear it once when they visit, and then put it away if you don't like it.

    And Angel is not a tasteless sweater perfume. It's just very complex, and it has a lot of mood swings... last night, I wore it to bed, and smelled only chocolate. Some days, I smell patchouli, or red fruits and caramel, or vanilla and cold metal, or any number of different things. No matter how sophisticated my nose becomes, Angel always seems to have a new side to show me, and not all of those sides are pleasant. It's actually a "love it AND hate it" scent for me. If I have a bad day with it, I'm off the stuff for weeks, but when I finally come back around, it's the most beautiful thing I own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goddess_Dreams
    Ahhhh that Angel and the forever-ongoing controversy! One person loves it, another one hates it! I completely agree with both cedriceccentric and musse on this one. Angel is a very tricky one… While it can smell like magic on one person on someone else it can be truly no more or less then musty dirt. Go figure!
    I realize that in my pervious post I never really answered the original question. The question was: Would you refuse Angel?

    My answer is: Heck no!

    There were times when I loved it and times that I did not. I've owned a bottle I bought for mysef but ended up giving it away to someone who at the time loved it far more then I did. Now I own a bottle again and adore it... my hubby loves it and I doubt I will be parting with it again.

    Besides it's quite rude to refuse a gift, especially one that's given from the heart.
    Last edited by Goddess_Dreams; 1st December 2006 at 02:19 AM.
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    IMO, this fragrance smells heavenly on Persian and Armenian women. Must be body chemistry.

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    well, today is the first day I have spent with angel on my own skin, and i like it much better on myself than I did on others!... go figure. I could see how this one evokes such strong positives and negatives.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    My questions are,
    a. Is it a not uncommon occurrence for some women to actually dislike Angel?
    b. Is it a not uncommon occurrence for Angel to react badly with some women, such that they wouldn't want to wear it, though they might not mind it on other women?

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    (Interesting that this thread has come alive again! Having just sampled Angel the title caught my eye and I thought I'd jump right in. :bounce

    Three questions, really.

    Answer to thread title: Another BNer addressed this for me: It is rude to refuse a gift.

    Answers to a.) and b.) You already got 'em.

    Now, MY question....how'd the romance work out??
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    I would definitely refuse Angel. Ohh, that smell is too overbearing and heavy. In my opinion, there is no way to "lightly" apply Angel. The packaging is cute...but it stinks.

    No offense to those that love it.
    When I smell good, I feel good! Sounds easy doesn't it? It is...a pleasant scent is great for good moods!!

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    Hi - a year later but...
    I was enchanted the first time I sniffed Angel but it can be cloying & heavy-handed. I worked with a woman who wore it day after day much to the annoyance of the rest of us. The gourmand nature of it is not necessarily something one wants to inhale at 8:30 am on Monday morning. I am wearing Lolita Lempika at this moment so I'm not faint of heart.
    I think Angel is better for evening wear by far & a tailored or shy lady might find it enters the room before she does & find that unacceptable.

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    Angel smells like grapefruit and BO on me, but I don't mind smelling it on others. The problem with accepting something and acting good about it is that he'd probably go out and get her some more. I don't know if the bath and lotions exist but she might find herself with a whole lot of something she doesn't want. Best to be honest from the start, but in a very cautiously nice way. My husband can't stand Angel. I got a bottle because of all the rants about it, and will keep it because some day I might change my mind, like some do with Mitsouko.

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    Slightly off topic, but you don't hear much of a buzz about Alien nearly as much as you do about Angel. I think Alien is a lovely scent. When I first tried it, I was a little put off and not sure. I would keep smelling my wrist and it would confirm that it really is a pretty scent. What do you think of Alien? Oh, and, no. I would not refuse Angel as a gift.

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    I love Angel and bought it for myself when it first arrived in the UK, but soon everyone was wearing it, so I stopped. Now a decent period of time has elapsed, I am wearing it again, though I also have some Rose Angel, which I also enjoy.

    Perfume, though, is a very individual thing and I would not like to receive it as a gift unless it was a bottle of something I already knew I liked. A lot of men run out to the shops and buy something like Chanel No.5 because they've heard of it (which, incidentally, I detest). They would do better to let their ladyfriend/wife choose for herself!

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    Angel...hmmm someone mentioned it already "it is love it or hate it"
    It is not a perfume for weak as it is quiet strong/sweet so if you are not in that type of perfumes (add here something along the lines of Nymphea, Cococabana etc, hell Marc Jacobs as well!) Angel will not work for you...unfortunately!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiscreet
    I love Angel and bought it for myself when it first arrived in the UK, but soon everyone was wearing it, so I stopped. Now a decent period of time has elapsed, I am wearing it again, though I also have some Rose Angel, which I also enjoy.

    Perfume, though, is a very individual thing and I would not like to receive it as a gift unless it was a bottle of something I already knew I liked. A lot of men run out to the shops and buy something like Chanel No.5 because they've heard of it (which, incidentally, I detest). They would do better to let their ladyfriend/wife choose for herself!
    agree on both statements!;-)
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    I cannot wear this fragrance either. It smells like old socks and honey on me, but unfortunately smells like that on most everyone else that wears it if I happen to catch a sniff. On some woman, it can also have a very distinctive BO and suger scent. My best friend has been wearing this for years and I really wish she would fall in love with something new! If someone bought this fragrance for me, I would have to be honest with them and probably return it, as it's too expensive to throw in a drawer and never use.

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    I haven't tried Angel on my skin yet - I tried it on a card at the shops, and didn't think it was too bad. But now that I have a sample of it, I will be trying it at some point

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    I personally LOVE Angel with a passion.

    When I first tried it I found that it worked great with my skin and the sweeter gourmand notes were what stayed with me the longest, however these days I'm sad to say that my skin chemistry may have changed and Angel doesn't work as well for me now as it used to - the musky notes are what come through on me and it reminds me a little of B.O.

    I'm so devestated by this because I know what a fantastic scent it can be, I just think it depends on the person using it and how it works with their skin. I think I'm going to have to give Angel Innocent a go instead and see if that can work better for me.

    I still couldn't refuse Angel as a gift though, it's such a fascinating fragrance.

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    ppl can hate angel??? :O:O:O

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