The original Thierry Mugler Womanity, with its odd combination of fig and aquatic notes, is really quite a distinctive scent. I can immediately recognize it, and I can’t think of anything off the top of my head that smells quite like it. Thierry Mugler Womanity ‘Taste of Fragrance’ is less distinctive. However, it also smells better. In fact, it smells great.
Womanity ‘Taste of Fragrance’ relieves some of the tension of the original Womanity by emphasizing the fig note over the aquatics. The result is a richer, more polished fragrance. Part of the original Womanity’s appeal was its rawness, so the smoother ‘Taste of Fragrance’ may be too much of a departure for fans of the original. Personally, it is the version of Womanity that I am more likely to wear.
Ironically, despite the name, the original Womanity skews towards the masculine. (That was an appropriate use of the word “ironic”, right? I always get confused because of Alanis Morissette.) Womanity ‘Taste of Fragrance’ is sweeter (although never to the point of sugary) and more obviously feminine. It is a sensual, womanly fragrance worthy of the name “Womanity”.
ALANIS WHY DID YOU LIE TO MEEEEE
This Womanity remix has actually helped me to appreciate the originality of the original Womanity. I wasn’t quite sure how to feel about it when it first came out, mostly because I was totally freaked out by the bottle. While James and the Giant Peach is my ideal movie in many ways- it has a Roald Dahl story, Randy Newman music, spontaneous singing, and an obnoxious character from Brooklyn- watching it at a very young age has left me with a lifelong fear of skulls and skeletons. Oh, and robot sharks made out of tuna cans. Anyway, you can see why the Womanity bottle, with its bizarre skull motif, was not exactly up my alley.