Thierry Mugler Miroir Miroir / Mirror Mirror Collection ~ new fragrances

Miroir Miroir from Thierry Mugler

Coming this winter from Thierry Mugler, Dare the Metamorphosis, consisting of a new color cosmetics line called The Art of Metamorphosis and five fragrances under the name Miroir Miroir. According to Joel Palix, president of Thierry Mugler Parfums, “We gave carte blanche to our perfumers to create something unusual and original".

Three of the five Thierry Mugler Miroir Miroir fragrances are florals:

A Travers Le Miroir / Through the Looking Glass is an aromatic floral by perfumer Alexis Dadier.

Dis-Moi, Miroir / Mirror Image is a "nurturing" floral by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin.

Miroir des Envies / Mirror of Desires is an "addictive" floral by perfumer Christine Nagel.

The remaining two perfumes include Miroir des Secrets / Mirror of Secrets, "a bittersweet aldehydic" by perfumer Domitille Bertier, and Miroir des Vanités / Mirror of Vanities, "an effervescent woody" scent, also by Alexis Dadier.

The Thierry Mugler Miroir Miroir fragrances will be available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum for €130 each; the packaging features an "Art Deco-inspired rectangular crystal-effect bottle with a metallic cap". They will launch in December at Sephora in Paris and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, then will be distributed more widely next spring. (quotes via cosmeticnews, except fragrance description quotes via Women's Wear Daily)

For background on Thierry Mugler, see this short video interview with the New York Times' T Style Magazine.

Other recent launches from Thierry Mugler: Angel La Part des Anges.

Thierry Mugler Mirror Collection, Mirror of VanitiesUpdate: additional fragrance descriptions from Saks Fifth Avenue, where the fragrances are now available at $150 each ~

Through the Looking Glass ~ "The opulent and utterly feminine tuberose, lavish and decadent, flirts with a warm, very masculine, woody accord and aromatic accents of absinthe. Subtle notes of wintergreen make the tuberose flower smells almost metallic."

Mirror Image ~ "A lavish, nurturing floral fragrance melding Lily, Orange Blossom, and nurturing milky notes for extreme sophistication."

Mirror of Desires ~ "Provocative notes of warm, morning toast and sun-drenched skin become tasty partners with a sumptuous jasmine center. A unique overdose of usually minor accords."

Mirror of Secrets ~ "The masquerade unfolds when, for the first time in a fragrance, a natural aldehyde is used, revealing brilliant accents to the bitter-sweet blend of patchouli and musk."

Mirror of Vanities (shown) ~ "Bubbly citrus accords enliven and mingle with the warm, subtle bitterness of cinchona bark and vetiver, heightened by the black intensity of licorice."

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I can't believe there aren't any replies to this post yet… considering the photos of Monsieur Mugler (looking in the mirror) that have been floating around the internet this week! LOL.

  2. Anonymous says:

    J, I missed it the first time, but just saw that picture tonight. Hoping it is all a photoshop nightmare — that can't be TM!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    That photo of him I have a feeling really isn't him. The noses look markedly different if you look at Thierry's own nose in any photos of the past few years against that one. The one in “that photo” looks as if it was punched in like the guy was a boxer of some sort. “That photo” is a really bad. I don't think it's the real Thierry Mugler. I am most sure that someone is just trying to smear his name. But then again…… you never know some folks really. The face in “that photo” doesn't look like Thierry's real face that we've seen photos past. Unless he got into a brawl and it got smashed badly and he had a botched plastic surgery job? Go figure. Someone has it out for it for having put out that photo and alleging it's him.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hope you are right and it is someone else altogether…

  5. Anonymous says:

    This collection was released on shelves in Sydney, Australia today. As with the Mugler universe the packaging and concept are very well done; the five models in the ad look simply stunning!

    I must say though that the tester packaging is more arresting than the actual retail product, which is plain by comparison. The testers feature a hollow tapered metal flute that plunges into the depths of the bottle. To sample the fragrance, you lift it out of the bottle and the perfume drops from the tip of the flute onto a blotter card. A very unique presentation.

    One of the fragrances – I can't remember which – smells to me just like frangelico. Yes, frangelico, the alcohol. Very hazelnut-ty.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I still haven't seen them — in the US, they're only at Saks and I almost never go to Saks. Are they wonderful, other than the packaging?

  7. Anonymous says:

    At first sniff I thought they were all actually quite subtle, for Thierry Mugler fragrances. They're certainly nowhere near as voluptuous or arresting as Angel, despite being billed as EDPs and costing AU$220 (or was it AU$250…?) a bottle. Will have to go back again for a more in-depth inhale.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Let us know how it turns out :-)

  9. Anonymous says:

    These haven't come to my town yet :-(

    …can't wait to smell them!

  10. Anonymous says:

    They aren't in my town either :-)

  11. Anonymous says:

    These were available at Saksfifthavenue.com for a while. I bought through the Looking Glass and Mirror of Envies and love both. The cost is a $150 a bottle, so they are a little higher, but their unique scents make them worth the money……does not smell like anything i have smelled before. I know they were more widely available in Europe. But i have not seen them anywhere else yet. Definitely worth buying.

  12. Anonymous says:

    ….does not smell like anything i have smelled before.

    Oh no! Now i really can't wait to smell them :-)

    Just checked Saks website and they only have Mirror Image left… looks like it might be difficult to get them to ship to Oz too. :-(

    I think i'll just keep waiting for them to turn up here….

  13. Anonymous says:

    I splurged on Des Envies by Christine Nagel and don't regret a penny. I can't believe they're not more widely talked-about. Several are truly exceptional. Des Envies is like warm brioche and acacia honey with blond woods, is wonderfully concentrated and lasts forever, with great sillage. If you love Ginestet Botrytis, you may well worship this one. Like nothing I've smelled before

  14. Anonymous says:

    I still haven't tried them! I've given up: I can't smell everything at the rate they're releasing them, so if something is exclusive to Saks, I'm probably not going to smell it! Sounds lovely though.

  15. Anonymous says:

    So i finally got around to smelling them…. and i wasn't that impressed…. none of them really grabbed me… still…. the bottles are fabulous.

  16. Anonymous says:

    You're better than me…still haven't smelled them!

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