Thierry Mugler beginners guide.

CitrusBlast

Member
Oct 3, 2020
Which Fragrance Should I try out first from the House of Mugler?

Should It be Angel? Is it worth blind buy?


I had a great offer for Krypto-mint but I haven't given a thought to it considering I have never tried Mugler's fragrances.



What do you guys recommend?
 

Wingie

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Dec 2, 2009
Hi CitrusBlast!

There are BN’ers here who have a lot more experience with this house than me, but I would say Angel is a good place to start if you want to explore this house. I would caution against blind buying it as I think it is kind of a love-it-or-hate-it kind of fragrance. Mugler is a house that does not release new pillar fragrances often - for women’s releases, I think there have only been three since Angel was released in 1992 - Alien, Womanity, and Aura. It wouldn’t be difficult to sample all 4 of these. The rest of their releases are flankers (different variations of these pillar fragrances). If you’re looking for a feminine fragrance, Angel Muse EDP is really good, quite popular, easier to wear, yet smells similar enough to the original Angel that you can recognize it as a flanker, if you’ve smelled the original. I would almost suggest this one over the original Angel, but I also was not a fan of the original.

My personal favorite from this house is Aura, which was released just a few years ago. I think it’s Mugler’s best pillar release since Angel and a modern masterpiece.
 

Nastka

Well-known member
Mar 6, 2011
Do not blind buy Mugler fragrances. They can be pretty controversial. They are love or hate it sort of scents.

I think the first ones you'd want to try are the pillar fragrances, which like Wingie mentioned are released few and far between (at least in their mainstream releases). So A*Men and Alien Man for masculine, Mugler Cologne for unisex, and Angel, Innocent, Alien, Womanity and Aura for feminine. This will give you a good view of the house. After that, you can go down the flanker rabbit hole, because there's a shedload of those.

I personally like their flankers. There was an Angel leather edition a few years back that was amazing, their 'Pure' A*Men flankers are good, and their yearly summer flankers for Angel and Alien tend to be fun.
 

SKMDC

Member
Sep 23, 2020
I wouldn't blind buy. I am a total newbie but I've had both Angel and Alien and love one and hate the other. I love Alien but after blind buying Angel I gave it away. I would test them for sure.
 

CitrusBlast

Member
Oct 3, 2020
This is similar to the response I have heard from numerous people among my colleagues and friends. They love this series.
 

CitrusBlast

Member
Oct 3, 2020
Actually I do love tobacco based scents. I am somewhat inclined more towards it. I recently got the Viktor and Rolf Spice Bomb Extreme EDP and I am loving it. I will sample Pure Havane.
 

CitrusBlast

Member
Oct 3, 2020
Thank you for your feedback Wingie. I am beginning to understand why everyone mentions that it might be love-it or hate-it kind of fragrance. After reading and listening to some of the rave reviews I had considered the option for blind buying it but as you and others have suggested it might be wise to try it out first so I will first sample the scents and proceed further with it.
 

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