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  1. #31

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    I'd love to look at all the beautiful bottles, but as FiveOaks mentioned, it must be all-consuming. Even focusing on Angel alone would be a full-time job, let alone all the Aliens and Womanities and whatnot. Too much.

    I remember maybe a decade ago, Mugler would release a full 1 litre bottle of Angel every Christmas, for around 3 or 4 thousand dollars. Not something most could splurge on annually.

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    I'd love to look at all the beautiful bottles, but as FiveOaks mentioned, it must be all-consuming. Even focusing on Angel alone would be a full-time job, let alone all the Aliens and Womanities and whatnot. Too much.

    I remember maybe a decade ago, Mugler would release a full 1 litre bottle of Angel every Christmas, for around 3 or 4 thousand dollars. Not something most could splurge on annually.
    Yes, it would be wonderful to behold in person.
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  3. #33

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    I only have a few more editions on my wishlist:
    -A Star is Born (the one that looks like a rock)
    -the little 15ml dagger that Fiveoaks has
    -the standard extrait studded in crystals
    -Angel La Rose

    After that I'll be done. For now.

  4. #34

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    So, I've come up with a theory.

    Does anyone remember La Part des Anges? It was the extrait aged in Cherrywood barrels by a cognac expert and sold for $$$?

    Well, the first extrait I bought from Mugler on a discount site for not much money was called Excessive Star. It came in the standard Angel extrait bottle, but the bottle itself was a much darker blue. I was disappointed when I received it because it had no fruity elements - and in addition to the usual basenotes, it had a thick, honeyed, and rather raunchy element.

    I now think that they used whatever they had left from La Part des Anges for this edition. Now that I have a few bottles of extraits from various years, I can tell that this is the only one that smells so different, and it closely matches the description of both LPdA, as well as the "liqueurs" version of Angel, which I (again) wasn't crazy about.

    Moral of the story/theory - if you're after La Part des Anges, which is close to $10,000 currently on eBay, keep your eyes peeled for the Excessive Star in the midnight blue, plain bottle, which I've seen go for less than $100.

  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Moral of the story/theory - if you're after La Part des Anges, which is close to $10,000 currently on eBay, keep your eyes peeled for the Excessive Star in the midnight blue, plain bottle, which I've seen go for less than $100.
    How much?!

    Jeez, I like me some Angel and have quite a few editions (bar the original EDP, ironically), but this is just nuts. It's bound only to be a variation on the theme, no more, no less.

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    What an interesting theory, Dane. Wouldn't it be great to have a mole inside Mugler and get the real story?

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    How much?!

    Jeez, I like me some Angel and have quite a few editions (bar the original EDP, ironically), but this is just nuts. It's bound only to be a variation on the theme, no more, no less.
    Keep in mind that's eBay, so people think if they have a limited edition, they can get away with any price. It's hardly a reflection of the actual value.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    What an interesting theory, Dane. Wouldn't it be great to have a mole inside Mugler and get the real story?
    That would be heaven. I have a feeling that no one there has any clue as to cataloguing all their editions though.

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    Most worn:

    Black Comme des Garçons, Borneo 1834 Serge Lutens, Patchouli Santa Maria Novella

    Currently wearing: Jeke by Slumberhouse

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Very cool!
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  10. #40

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    First time I've seen the fragrance in a globe

  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Some eyecandy for y'all - I'd love to get my hands into these display cases!

    http://persefume.com/star-of-the-sho...ums-collector/
    OMG serious bottle porn!
    I can't stop looking at them - so gorgeous. Thanks for
    starting my day off with a thrill.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
    Currently wearing: Tocade by Rochas

  12. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    First time I've seen the fragrance in a globe
    Looks like that container they catch Pokémon in!
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  13. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    First time I've seen the fragrance in a globe
    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Looks like that container they catch Pokémon in!
    I've not been able to ascertain if there is actually perfume in the globe and if it's accessible - or just an Angel-coloured liquid. I have a feeling it's just a themed-snowglobe.

    ps - I snagged a bottle of the "Winter Star" (in a plain-ish round bottle). It comes with 35ml of extrait, so I decanted some in an empty mugler travel spray....it's a different experience spraying the extrait on.

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    Just wondering did Scace's post include the 1992 bottle presentation?

    I also want to know what the 1996 bottle of A*MEN looked like.
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  15. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Just wondering did Scace's post include the 1992 bottle presentation?

    I also want to know what the 1996 bottle of A*MEN looked like.
    Just wondering if there was a parfum version in 1992. I bought Angel like the first day it appeared in TheBay in 1992. It was the large edp star bottle and I don’t recall their having other versions available except perhaps small-sized stars of edp.
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  16. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Just wondering did Scace's post include the 1992 bottle presentation?

    I also want to know what the 1996 bottle of A*MEN looked like.
    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Just wondering if there was a parfum version in 1992. I bought Angel like the first day it appeared in TheBay in 1992. It was the large edp star bottle and I don’t recall their having other versions available except perhaps small-sized stars of edp.
    From what I've learned online, there was no extrait until several years after the initial release in 92 (probably around 2000). The EDP was the only option, and as mentioned, came in large star-shaped bottles with stoppers and/or bulb atomizers.

    I'm not well-versed on A*Men - but I've never come across a bottle that wasn't the standard rubber or metal flask with the blue star.

  17. #47

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    Great collection!

    I have a few variations of angel. My angel passion started recently.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Be_gUQTl..._web_copy_link

  18. #48

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Eyez View Post
    Great collection!

    I have a few variations of angel. My angel passion started recently.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Be_gUQTl..._web_copy_link
    Very attractive collection!
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  19. #49

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    I’m sorry to all that follows this thread
    I promised a pic of my Angel collection and don’t delivered it.
    Im not well in my life now and I’m not up to take all my flasks from the cabinet and boxes and set up a photo shoot.
    Hope that you understand .
    I continue here at Basenotes.
    You know that I don’t talk much but read you all.
    I continue an Angel big fan.
    Thank to you all.
    Last edited by etoile; 9th December 2018 at 06:49 PM.

  20. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by etoile View Post
    I’m sorry to all that follows this thread
    I promised a pic of my Angel collection and don’t delivered it.
    Im not well in my life now and I’m not up to take all my flasks from the cabinet and boxes and set up a photo shoot.
    Hope that you understand .
    Im continue here at Basenotes.
    You know that I don’t talk much bite I read you all.
    I continue an Angel big fan.
    Thank to you all.
    Very understandable, etoile, not to worry. Glad you’re here.
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  21. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Eyez View Post
    Great collection!

    I have a few variations of angel. My angel passion started recently.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Be_gUQTl..._web_copy_link
    Lovely collection!

    Quote Originally Posted by etoile View Post
    I’m sorry to all that follows this thread
    I promised a pic of my Angel collection and don’t delivered it.
    Im not well in my life now and I’m not up to take all my flasks from the cabinet and boxes and set up a photo shoot.
    Hope that you understand .
    I continue here at Basenotes.
    You know that I don’t talk much but read you all.
    I continue an Angel big fan.
    Thank to you all.
    Don't be silly - it's an Internet forum. We appreciate what we get, but no expectations are ever set. Don't be so hard on yourself!

    I *finally* won a bid on A Star Is Born...which I've been wanting forever. Granted, it's being shipped from France, so fingers crossed all arrives intact. This now brings me up to 5 bottle of extrait, 2 bottle of vintage 25ml Stars, one bottle of Cuir, one of The Taste Of, one Etoile des Reves, the 15ml dagger bottle, Eau de Star (kind of in the Angel line?), a bottle of Fruit Fair (questioning whether this was a wise purchase), and a bottle of Angel Philtre - not to mention the showerl gel and after-shower oil...oh, and the Perfuming Pen. I think that's it.

    Edit - to clarify my insantiy, here are my motives:
    -have enough vintage juice to last a while (forever?), the 2 star bottles I have fulfill this
    -the extraits are all for the sake of the beautiful bottles, save for one big 35ml bottle that I use to fill a little spray bottle and wear
    -the 15ml dagger bottle is for travel
    -the Cuir and Bitter Cocoa are ones I regularly wear
    -the Angel Philtre was an impulse buy and I'll never wear it
    -same with the Fruity Fair - I used some points to buy it, but I'll never wear it - I regret both of these
    -Eau de Star was something I remembered loving , but in reality only "like". I wear it now and then.
    -Etoile des Reves I literally keep by my bedside and use as a roomspray almost everynight
    -the perfuming pen I use when out & about
    -the shower gel I use almost everyday, and the body oil I use in the bath semi-regularly

    So - obviously this explanation is merely to compensate for all the money I've invested in this lovely oddity. I just really love it and enjoy the hunt. Otherwise it's excess at its peak.

  22. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Lovely collection!



    Don't be silly - it's an Internet forum. We appreciate what we get, but no expectations are ever set. Don't be so hard on yourself!

    I *finally* won a bid on A Star Is Born...which I've been wanting forever. Granted, it's being shipped from France, so fingers crossed all arrives intact. This now brings me up to 5 bottle of extrait, 2 bottle of vintage 25ml Stars, one bottle of Cuir, one of The Taste Of, one Etoile des Reves, the 15ml dagger bottle, Eau de Star (kind of in the Angel line?), a bottle of Fruit Fair (questioning whether this was a wise purchase), and a bottle of Angel Philtre - not to mention the showerl gel and after-shower oil...oh, and the Perfuming Pen. I think that's it.

    Edit - to clarify my insantiy, here are my motives:
    -have enough vintage juice to last a while (forever?), the 2 star bottles I have fulfill this
    -the extraits are all for the sake of the beautiful bottles, save for one big 35ml bottle that I use to fill a little spray bottle and wear
    -the 15ml dagger bottle is for travel
    -the Cuir and Bitter Cocoa are ones I regularly wear
    -the Angel Philtre was an impulse buy and I'll never wear it
    -same with the Fruity Fair - I used some points to buy it, but I'll never wear it - I regret both of these
    -Eau de Star was something I remembered loving , but in reality only "like". I wear it now and then.
    -Etoile des Reves I literally keep by my bedside and use as a roomspray almost everynight
    -the perfuming pen I use when out & about
    -the shower gel I use almost everyday, and the body oil I use in the bath semi-regularly

    So - obviously this explanation is merely to compensate for all the money I've invested in this lovely oddity. I just really love it and enjoy the hunt. Otherwise it's excess at its peak.
    Enjoyed reading all the details above. Thanks. I really enjoy the “excess at its peak” aspect of Angel. It’s like reveling in decadence while going about your normal day.
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Enjoyed reading all the details above. Thanks. I really enjoy the “excess at its peak” aspect of Angel. It’s like reveling in decadence while going about your normal day.
    It's definitely decadence - if you saw me on the street, you'd be hard-pressed to guess if I hadn't been wearing the same clothes for decades.

    I guess the irony of all this is that I work in a scent-free environment.So really the only time I wear anything is in the evenings and on weekends.

    I need to get myself together and take some photos as well. This thread needs more pictures!

  24. #54

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    As promised - a quick snapshot of (some of) my collection.


  25. #55

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    Dane!

    Angel is all about excess anyways
    I’ve enough Angel for more than 2 life times.
    But it’s not enough

  26. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by etoile View Post
    Dane!

    Angel is all about excess anyways
    I’ve enough Angel for more than 2 life times.
    But it’s not enough
    Never enough! I keep telling myself "just this last bottle"...but that's just a dumb thing I tell myself.

  27. #57

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    How did your love for Angel come about, Dane?

  28. #58

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    As promised - a quick snapshot of (some of) my collection.

    Very lovely collection. Thanks for posting the photo. What fragrances are the candles? I'm also liking that fluffy Caron powder puff!
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon

  29. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    How did your love for Angel come about, Dane?
    I'm not sure - I guess I liked it since I first came across it, and all the variations and editions bottles just keep it interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Very lovely collection. Thanks for posting the photo. What fragrances are the candles? I'm also liking that fluffy Caron powder puff!
    Candles are Cuir Impertinent, Chyprissime, and Oriental Express. I like Cuir the best, but they're all excellent. I took advantage of them being discontinued and got them for $30/each.

    I love my powder puff! Some friends brought it back from Paris for me. It's literally the softest thing I've ever touched. I've yet to buy any actual powder for it (Angel maybe?...I'm scared to get it dirty or smelly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Candles are Cuir Impertinent, Chyprissime, and Oriental Express. I like Cuir the best, but they're all excellent. I took advantage of them being discontinued and got them for $30/each.

    I love my powder puff! Some friends brought it back from Paris for me. It's literally the softest thing I've ever touched. I've yet to buy any actual powder for it (Angel maybe?...I'm scared to get it dirty or smelly)
    The candles are discontinued?

    I have Cuir Impertinent. Very nice leather. I find it more smooth and suave and way too self-assured to need to be impertinent to anyone! I also have Chyprissime and find it unusual.
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

    Dorothy Eden, The Time of the Dragon




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