I love Theirry Mugler perfumes in general, but this one falls into the "Dislike" category. It smelled like a smoother, creamier version of Angel at first; a clear relation. In the beginning I smelled a strong nutty quality, which was soon overtaken by thick, creamy vanilla. It was great at first. I still love the original Angel, my signature 20 years ago wow, but I would have equally enjoyed this flanker if it had stayed as nice as it was in the first 20 minutes. The problem for me is that it becomes a simple, synthetic vanilla. The nutty, Angel-like, and even creamy qualities fade too soon and leave the mere skeleton of the fragrance--a chemical type of vanilla that is not pleasant to me. I don't like La Vie est Belle nor anything that resembles it, and this falls into LVEB territory. It lasts and sillage is moderate, but I don't need to own this one. The other thing is that I wish he would do something new altogether.
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