When most people hear the name "Thierry Mugler," they immediately think of Angel. But the scent impresario has other fragrances, too, most notably Alien, which has a cult following of its own. Now, he's launched another equally ambitious scent called Womanity ($78).
Unlike Angel, which is all sweetness, or Alien, which smells like licorice and outer space (seriously), Womanity is strong on the neroli. Seriously, it's so strong that it's all you smell for a while — and there's something very cool-tinged about the entire composition. It gives you the impression of being in a salt-encrusted old metal silo full of orange blossoms on the Amalfi coast sometime in early April. The scent didn't progress very much on me, and it has amazing sillage, if you like leaving a scent trail. If you adore neroli, you're probably going to be wild for this one, but I can also see people finding it absolutely unbearable, especially those who like soft scents.