Mugler’s Iconic Angel Gets A Next-Gen Update With Angel Elixir

A reimagined iteration of the original.

Written by Marissa Oliva

Mugler’s original Angel perfume debuted in 1992, and if you’re not old enough to remember when it came out on the fragrance scene, you’ll probably recognize its star-shaped, architectural-like bottle, light blue hue, and sparkling gourmand scent at the very least. Fast forward nearly 30 years and a fresh new Mugler fragrance has landed: Angel Elixir, a completely reimagined iteration of the original, fitting, given it is of a totally new generation — the gen Z Angel, if you will.

The Fragrance

Angel Elixir is giving complex and contrasting with unexpected scent notes that meld together to create a unique woody-floral-gourmand scent unlike anything on the fragrance market and unlike anything you’ve ever smelled before. It opens with milky, radiant florals of orange blossom, white flower, and ylang ylang, then gives way to spicy sandalwood and a whisper of black pepper. A soft, velvety infusion of amber, bourbon, and vanilla cocoon the blend for a seductively subtle elixir that’s completely magnetic. Aside from its sheer magnetism, the multifaceted scent profile has another benefit: The complex yet light notes make it a totally wearable fragrance that works anytime, anywhere, so you don’t have to worry about it being too “day” or too “night.”

The Bottle

Despite the differences in the fragrances, Angel Elixir’s bottle draws inspiration from its original Angel roots. A shimmering sapphire star with sharp edges and metallic accents, it feels ethereal in your palm. And each spritz of the fragrance seems to transport you to a different reality. Where to? That’s for you to dream up.

The Face

It’s only fitting that the face of Angel Elixir would be a star in her own right. Hunter Schafer, who walked in Mugler’s spring 2021 show, is seen walking from a runway straight into another galaxy in the brand’s film for Angel Elixir, putting the similarities between the fragrance and Hunter on full display: They are both innocent and powerful, edgy and embracing, studies of contrast that are undeniably mesmerizing.