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Mugler Unisex Cologne No Labels, No Gender, Just You

Stop worrying about smelling like a man or woman or both or somewhere in between—smell like you.

The world is composed of a series of spectrums— of light, of color, of gender, of sexuality, of waves, of love, of music, of scent. Illustrated by artist Ugo Bienvenu, Mugler’s latest line of unisex cologne aims to “distort reality” and illuminate the hypnotic beams of an “olfactory rainbow” that knows no boundaries of gender. Notes of citrus, flowers, trees, musk, spices, and herbs only become more and more intense as they settle deeper into the pores of your skin and fill up the air pockets surrounding your body. Each time you return to the scent of a unisex Mugler cologne, you will find something different— a hint of forest green or ginger that you had missed before.

Each time you return to the scent of a unisex Mugler cologne, you will find something different— a hint of forest green or ginger that you had missed before.

You may find yourself trying to pinpoint aromas that exude more conventionally masculine or feminine traits, but there is no true answer, no true label. Each scent is appropriately packaged in electric and fluorescent, clear-glass bottles that come together to form a rainbow that rises above any of the limits, labels, and conventions that bind us on the earth below. Stop worrying about smelling like a man or woman or both or somewhere in between— smell like you.

Come Together

This fragrance begins with a light and delicate presence that becomes pleasantly more intense as it settles into your skin. The primary ingredients are white musk and green petitgrain– an oil derived from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. This scent more closely resembles fresh flowers than wood to me, making this one of my favorite scents of the collection as I am a helpless flower child.

Love You All

Complete with white amber and blue licorice, this fragrance has a much more mature and distinct aroma despite the youthful presence of lemon that dominates the first spritz. It has a more tropical and woody finish the longer you let it settle, giving you a smooth and vibrant sense of sophistication. This cologne will surely take up space whenever you walk into a room, so have the confidence to take up space too!

Run Free

Perhaps the most earthy scent of the collection, Run Free is a forest getaway into notes of purple ginger, akigalawood, grapefruit, and bergamot. This cologne also distinctly exudes a fresh scent that reminds me of warm, clean laundry. Combined with sweet, soft undertones of citrus, this scent is effortlessly pleasant to deeply inhale and wear delicately around your neck.

Take Me Out

Summer may be over, but the beach is forever— at least when you have a bottle of Take Me Out on your dresser, which initially smells like sunscreen and kelp and warm summer days. Despite being apart of the floral family, I was not able to detect flowers in the scent profile until the cologne had time to linger and blossom. Soon it felt as though gardens were growing from my veins, as subtle hints of lavender and a commanding presence of basil steadily filled up the pores of my wrist.

Fly Away

With prominent aromas of wood and bamboo and underlays of pomegranate, grapefruit, and orange, Fly Away is appropriately named for all the places it takes you— all the scents it calls upon, all the layers and stages it undergoes, all the ingredients it uses to create an all-encompassing aromatic experience. Honey, Madagascar black pepper, vetiver, patchouli woods— fly away, take the fruits, plants, & spices of the world with you, and place them behind your ears for safe keeping.

And if more than one cologne connects with you, know that Mugler’s colognes are specifically designed with layering and mixing in mind. Use aromas from across the spectrum, break boundaries, find a scent profile that is uniquely and effortlessly you.

Teresa Deely

Teresa Deely is a junior at Columbia University majoring in English and Creative Writing. As President of the Columbia University Glee Club, she loves to sing, make music, and celebrate multiple modes of artistic expression. She believes that one’s skin is yet another canvas and vehicle for art, and has loved styling her hair and applying makeup from a young age. While she has spent most of her time in educating youth and leading enrichment programs for children, she is highly motivated in discovering new ways to care for herself and sharing them with others.

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