Sweet and savory. Fig, Caviar. Epic fail that will probably be a huge hit. The bottle is super-interesting, and it’s not nearly as tragic weird looking in person. It’s got the Mugler name. I really wanted to like it because the guys at Mane were so excited about it, and it uses their new Jungle Essence extraction. Caviar and fig should go together in some weirdly unique way. But that they threw a gallon of Pink Sugar on top of it instead of letting the fig naturally sweeten some of the other notes mystifies me. The caviar part – which I don’t read as caviar because that’s fishy and strong, and this is just salty – is interesting, and I kinda like it a lot, I think. It’s hard to tell in the cotton candy mess. Think your kids snagged the caviar out of the fridge and shoved it in their Pop Rocks.
I don’t hate it, at least not at the level that I hate Angel. But Angel, despite my loathing of it, is distinct, fully formed and lovable/hatable. Womanity isn’t nearly that offensive, and there’s a couple of moments while I’m wearing it that I think they’re onto something, and then it veers off into something else indistinct and murky and less imaginative. Disappointing.
But that bottle. I still can’t quite figure out whether I think it’s the most atrocious thing I’ve ever seen or the most interesting. If only the juice inside had matched the freak factor of the bottle. I’m trying to think of other bottles that are great/interesting/freakish and the perfume inside doesn’t really come close to it. Oriens is one. Others?