French fashion designer and photographer. Mugler started in fashion as a window designer, then established his own brand in 1974. Mugler, who was later remembered as "the daddy of Eighties power dressing", found his fashion business suffering huge losses by the early 2000s; in 2003 the couture line was discontinued by majority-shareholder Clarins.1 Mugler, who passed away in 2022, is today best known for his fragrance house, which is likewise owned by Clarins.
Recent pillar fragrances from Thierry Mugler
The Miroir Miroir / Mirror Mirror collection
Miroir Miroir is a high end, limited distribution collection that debuted in 2007 with five fragrances. Later additions include Miroir des Voluptes (2010), Miroir des Majestés (2012), Miroir des Joyaux (2013).
The Les Exceptions collection
Les Exceptions / Mugler's Exceptions debuts in 2014 with Supra Floral, Oriental Express, Chyprissime, Fougère Furieuse and Over The Musk. Later additions include Cuir Impertinent (2015), Hot Cologne (2016), Wonder Bouquet (2017), Mystic Aromatic (2018), Naughty Fruity (2019), Ambre Redoutable (2019).
Recent flanker fragrances from Thierry Mugler
2006: Innocent Secret
2011: A*Men Pure Havane, A*Men Liqueur de Parfum, Alien Sunessence Or d’Ambre and Angel Sunessence Ocean d’Argent, Taste of Fragrance / Le Goût du Parfum
Where to buy
The Thierry Mugler fragrance line can be found at department stores and online fragrance discounters, or purchased directly from Thierry Mugler (see link below).
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Read Thierry Mugler, Still Creating a Stir at the New York Times.
1. Quote via The Independent, 2/13/2003.