The candy-scented Angel by Thierry Mugler has become a bonafide celebrity in the fragrance world since its launch in 1992, with tons of perfumes being inspired by its sugary notes. With such a longstanding presence, Mugler switches up the Angel "faces" on a regular basis, from Hungarian model Anna-Maria Cseh to Naomi Watts. And today, there's another Angel to add to the list: Eva Mendes. The actress will be appearing as the face of the brand from September, replacing Watts who has modelled for the brand since 2008.
“While Naomi Watts’ ethereal beauty embodied the angelic aspect of the fragrance, Thierry Mugler chose to reignite the enticing and explosive dimensions of the fragrance with the sultry Mendes,” the company told WWD this morning, adding “though her obviously flawless physical beauty is in perfect harmony with the artist’s aesthetic canon, Ms. Mendes mesmerized Mugler with her independence, determination and humour.” Well, us too - who could forget Eva in those saucy Calvin Klein ads? Exactly.
- Rose Beer