Summary: The nearly universal "thumbs up" coupled with a lack on consensus about what it is that makes this fragrance so appealing is testimony to it's unique and quirky balance. On my skin it starts off a little too sweet, with touches of honey and fig which yield to notes more herbal, yet somehow complex, mysterious and difficult to define. The mystery deepens over the next few hours into a drydown that is masculine, refined and equally difficult to pigeonhole.
Summary: The fresh almost fruity-sweet opening is a welcome reflief from the near-cliched citrus tops. It holds my interest even further with its cool, watery texture rather reminiscent of wet leaves after a rainfall. Unfortunately 10 minutes is about as far as it had me under its thrall as I find the progression lacking in focus and somewhat generic. Sillage is not a strong suit either.
Summary: Oh, the drydown!!!!! This is a classic light scent with a modern, unexpected touch. At first is a fougère with a spicy, oriental note, then the woody middle notes start to make an appearance. The drydown is GORGEOUS, warm and sensual. Thierry Wasser, now the in-house perfumer of Guerlain, did a wonderful job with the first masculine perfume for this spanish fashion house.
Summary: Hmmm. Hmmm! Ah yes! This is good. I can't chide the fragrance for not lasting on me due to my chemistry but this is good! Hints of something like Lolita Au Masculine (very slight hints mind you) and one of those "sporty" fragrances from Polo, Hugo or some such. Sporty meaning youthful. Fresh and clean but with odd herbal feeling to it that calms everything down. Great for a night out where you don't want to project into the next neighborhood with your scent.
Summary: This is one of many not so popular but quite good scents. You can easily detect bergamot, sandalwood, cedar, anis and white musk, but the most interesting note here (at least to me) is rice. It’s funny, but on many sites you won’t even find rice among the Angel’s notes. For me, without rice the picture of Angel is just like an unfinished puzzle.
Summary: A very fresh green scent, this reminds me of a fresh cut lawn or a sun-dappled meadow. It's a real pity that the longevity is so poor, otherwise it would be the perfect summer casual fragrance. It makes a nice around-the-house sort of fragrance because it's so charmingly light and it's usually mostly gone by evening when I want something more substantial to go out in.
Summary: A little bit too sweet for me in the opening…I get a combination of bergamot and anise — anise is something I’m usually not fond of, but it is not overbearing here. The opening is quite sweet, and I have a greater difficulty with the sweetness than with anise. The opening moves very quickly to the middle accord and the anise remains prominent with cedar and lavender joining it and eventually taking over. I don’t get any cinnamon or ginger.
Summary: I tried angel out because it was recommendeed for someone who was looking for clean and soapy. i did not get that. i got sweet and foodish. My guess is i am smelling a pepper and sweet rice smell. imo it would be a good scent if you like those angel A por homme smells that are "food" like in scent.
Summary: A somewhat overlooked spanish eau de toilette. Angel Schlesser is very fresh & clean but with quite some personality compared to other fragrances in the AdG genre. Sligthly piney, soapy clean and with a sweet rice accord on a warm cedar base. Definitely worth checking out if you're on the hunt for something subtle and inoffensive with decent staying power.