Why perfumers are whipping up sweet gourmand concoctions like never before.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The summer of 2006 was the winter of my fragrance discontent. Actually, it was more like despair. Perhaps my mood was unduly influences by Karl Lagerfeld’s utterances about the impending fall fashions: “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”
Thierry Mugler has introduced two fresh reinterpretations of the Angel and Alien eaux de parfums: Angel Aqua Chic and Alien Aqua Chic. The Aqua Chics are created through hydro-distillation, using hydrosol—an extraction of essential oils and residual water—instead of the typical alcohol and water mixture, resulting in a light, refreshing essence for summer.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And for Thierry Mugler, the age-old adage has proven true. Since the launch of his runaway hit Angel in 1992, the eau de parfum’s popularity has been tremendous, continuing to inspire new fragrances and top best-seller lists.