Arguably two of the most loved and dare I say iconic fragrances of the last decade has to be Thierry Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum and Thierry Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum. I'm sure you will be familiar with at least one, if not both, and most likely instantaneously associate a person with one of the above fragrances? I have wore Thierry Mugler Alien for the best part of ten years and continue to enjoy it's mysterious notes, where as my Mother is a huge fan of the slightly sweeter notes of Mugler's Angel; as such being able to own such cherished scents in candle form, is all but a dream come true - yes my life is just that darn exciting.
At the moment, I do just own the Thierry Mugler Angel Candle but rest assure I will be purchasing an Alien candle to nestle beside it, this coming weekend. Until then, lets focus our attention on the beautifully presented Angel version. As you can see, the candle itself is presented within a soft, lilac, glass container which of course borrows its colour palette from the instantly recognisable, star-shaped bottle which is of course treasured by many. I'm sure we can all agree the pretty splash of pastel is a fitting tribute to the scent and once lit, the semi-opaque glass glows and almost looks pearlescent - like I said pretty, very pretty indeed.
The main selling point of the candles is the fragrance aspect - of course - and make no mistake about it, the Thierry Mugler Angel Candle more than delivers. Now forgive me for what I am about to say but typically I am not the biggest fan of Angel Eau de Parfum; I find it to be a little too sweet and as such both cloying and headache inducing and yet the candle version manages to capture the original notes but in a slightly softer manner. Now don't mistake this for a weak, expensive candle that is best placed on the mantle piece as a mere decoration - the Thierry Mugler Angel Candle gentle scents my entire home in as little as two hours. The main difference - when compared to the wearable fragrance of the same name - is that this is altogether a softer and more powdery version of Angel.
For those yet to become acquainted with Angel, let me quickly break down the notes and the general vibe of the overall scent: the main notes are sweet red fruits, heady patchouli, coupled with creamy vanilla and caramel. As you can imagine this is an almost candy like scent with a deep, powerful floral kick - if you enjoy sweeter type fragrances but with a grown up twist, this is one I can imagine you will want to try out, be that in candle form or not.
I must warn that should you fall in love with either candle, you will have to strike quickly as both are very much limited edition.
Thierry Mugler Angel Candle £39/180g via Debenhams - link.
Thierry Mugler Alien Candle £39/180g via Debenhams - link.