Mugler’s Angel Hits The Beach-------
Between the debut of the Thierry Mugler Edition collection in Paris last month and costuming Beyoncé’s world tour, Thierry Mugler’s comeback appears to be in full swing. Appropriately enough, his iconic fragrances are also working their way back into the spotlight. Naomi Watts signed on to be the new face of the Angel franchise last fall, and a limited-edition, seasonal special of the patchouli and vanilla-tinged perfume hits counters this week. Called Angel Sunessence, the eau de toilette boasts bergamot and exotic hibiscus notes so that it’s slightly softer than the classic scent, which has carried a certain “love it or hate it” reputation since appearing in the mid-nineties. (We will forever remember the spicy gourmand as the prominent aroma in the hallways of our high school. It was…overpowering, to say the least.) The new version comes in the same star-shaped flacon, although it’s been given a slight makeover, with a crystalline blue facade embedded with silver sparkles. For fans of the brand, it’s a necessary purchase for the coming months. For everyone else, prepare yourselves for the repercussions of another round of universal overspritzing.