The first fragrance I bought myself. I was deciding between it and Thierry Mugler Alien EdP. This won over because of its softer nature and the lack of an odd note (smelled like rubber or tar) present in Not for the faint of heart. Givenchy Ange ou Demon EdP is a statement fragrance, applied with a light hand to avoid suffocation.
At first spray, it is a dense, aromatic veil: saffron, which is prominent, mixes with other notes to create a spicy, warm blanket. It is heavy. Saffron lasts into the middle notes and mixes with lily, vanilla, and ylang-ylang for a sweet floral effect. It is not candy sweet, nor is it just a hint. Ange ou Demon is sweet, but without gourmand associations. The drydown is vanillic, woody, and balsamic and lasts for over 12 hours. The sillage hangs around the wearer for about a metre.
Ange ou Demon EdP is powerful stuff with quality ingredients and it shows. I wish these ingredients were blended to a slightly lighter fragrance, however, because it is too dense it its current state (or perhaps it went through reformulation by now). Definitely an “oomph” fragrance for nighttime events and/or colder weather. And definitely more of a demon.
Givenchy Ange ou Demon Eau de Parfum Spray: 30ml for £32.80, 50ml for £46.80, 100ml for £65.19 @ Escentual.com.