Thierry Mugler, Les Exceptions….this is not your average Mugler

I received these products for review (they were sample sizes)

I own almost all Thierry Mugler fragrances (with the exception of these perfumes, which are new and Alien Extraordinaire, which is also fairly new).  I like and appreciate Angel, Alien, Womanity and all of their versions-Aqua Chic, perfume AND leather versions.

When I received these, they are samples, so I didn’t have any idea of what they actually looked like in the bottle until I opened the accompanying material.  I have to say I was quite surprised.  Upon first glance, these bottles do not remind me of what I know to be Thierry Mugler.  Not at all.

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Here’s what Thierry Mugler says about the Les Exceptions fragrances:

 “Daring, breathtaking, addictive, noble…a new dimension in the fragrance universe, a set of Designer Perfumes. A collection of unique creations and original alchemies, crafted around the major themes of traditional perfumery.  Enveloping and sensual eaux de parfumes crated in a couture spirit to wear right against your skin, like scented fabrics.  An invitation to dress in a perfumed sheath.”

There are 5 fragrances in this collection:

1.  Chyprissime:  based on a traditional blend of bergamot orange, oak moss, cistus labdanum and patchouli accented by pear

2. Supra Floral: richly-faceted flower, velvety, green and crisp, fiery incense.

3. Fougere Furieuse: aromatic, woody notes with geranium, oak moss, bergamot and coumarin, neroli and amber

4. Over the Musk: musk, ambrette seeds (from the hibiscus)

5. Oriental Express: Balms, resins, vanilla, powdere effecs, carrot, seed and woods

Results and my thoughts:

I got about 4 uses out of each sample vial (there were 5 sample vials), which isn’t terrible.  I would’ve preferred to have received 1 or 2 deluxe samples or 1 full size sample, but I’m fairly certain of why I did not and that is because these fragrances are an experience. Buying them is part of the experience.  Mugler is customizing the experience by first allowing the scent to be harvested via paper cone. Apparently these fragrances are bottled on site at the ‘Source Bar.’  This isn’t something ordered online at the moment.  The bottle IS refillable, something I have always loved about Mugler.

Do I have a favorite?  Surprisingly, not really. There were some I liked better than others but I really enjoyed all 5 of the scents for different reasons.  I feel that they all are versatile and that you may not like just one of them.  They are modern twists on other favorites of mine, and I’m sure others would say the same. Some of my more ‘classic’ fragrances are reminiscent in the Les Exceptions.

Les Exceptions is available exclusively at the Bay and retail for $185.00 CAD

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  • Kelly

    I like the clean look of the bottles. Supra Floral sounds good to me.