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My wife was really disapointed when she found out that the code that comes with the poduct to acquire other merchandise from Mugler had be taken from the pavckage. Product itself she seem happy with the parfume.
I first purchased this (Angel 1.7 oz EDP spray) over a year ago and it came with a code you can register on the Mugler website. This time around, I purchased from the same listing, the Prime eligible one that is fulfilled by Amazon, hovering right around $50. Upon opening this box, however, there is a sticker with a barcode (no numbers) over the spot where the registration code would have been. I went to the website to see if they are doing some kind of barcode scanning registration now, but no, they are not; they still ask for the "unique code" which is 11 digits.
Ultimately I'm not sure if this means it is a fake or if the seller takes the codes out for whatever reason. I did compare this bottle to my previous (empty) bottle and they are exactly the same, with the only exception being a number printed on the back of the bottle just below the cap - they are two different numbers, but the font and color of the text is the same. This seems normal as it's possibly a unit number or batch number, who knows.
So far I have only just sprayed it once. The button you push to spray is a bit hard to press and sticks a little - it smells good, familiar, deep and kind of spicy, if that makes sense. It was very strong when I first sprayed it, but thankfully did not have the alcohol scent that you sometimes get with perfume. I'm not exactly a perfume connoisseur, but if there is any difference here in smell it is too minimal for me to notice. Then again, it has been a long time since I've worn this fragrance, so like I said, I can't be 100% certain.
I guess I knew going into this purchase that I was taking my chances. I figured that I had had a good result previously so I hoped I would again. While $50 is steep for a fake, it's a steal for a real (ha). I can't afford the full retail price in stores anyway, so whether it is real or fake, hopefully I can just convince myself that it is legit and enjoy it just the same.
If I notice anything odd going forward I'll update this review.
I ordered from Amazon hoping I might receive an older version of the fragrance as it’s been reformulated but I did indeed receive a newer bottle. If you love the latest version of Angel get it here, it’s way cheaper and legit.