Main content


THE MUGLER FOUNTAIN, SECRETS OF FABRICATION

Since its launch with Angel in 1992, MUGLER has been using innovation, creation and eco-design to offer the best sustainable perfumes to its devoted customers. MUGLER has crafted the landscape of sustainability thanks to a breakthrough and unique eco-friendly service: the MUGLER FOUNTAIN. ​Is my bottle refillable? And how to refill an empty bottle? This article will help you answer all of the questions you might have on perfume refill and take you through MUGLER’s very own refill options.


THE 18TH CENTURY INSPIRATION: PERFUME FOUNTAINS, REUSABLE PERFUMES BEFORE THE HOUR.​


In the 18th century, all stately homes had perfume fountains. The height of luxury, enjoyed by only the most affluent, these fountains adorned and perfumed the finest interiors and replenished crystal bottles handmade by the finest craftsmen. At this time when perfume wasn’t part of an industry, perfume-making was perfectly hand-crafted and sustainable. It’s to come back to that very essence of sustainable perfume that MUGLER invented the Source

MUGLER INVENTS THE VERY FIRST REFILLABLE PERFUME EXPERIENCE WITH THE SOURCE IN 1992.


By wanting to make a luxury accessible to anyone, MUGLER invented the first sustainable and refillable perfume. With the launch of its gourmand fragrance Angel in 1992, the visionary creator Thierry MUGLER knew that the semi-hand-crafted star bottle—designed with the help of the Brosse Master Glassmakers—was too precious to be replaced like many products with a linear life cycle. He deeply wished to offer his loyal clientele the opportunity of keeping the bottle as long as possible, thanks to the MUGLER Source: an economic and ecological way to endlessly refill the bottle with your favourite MUGLER fragrance.

IN 2019, THE REBIRTH OF THE FOUNTAIN, EVEN MORE SUSTAINABLE.


In 2019, the Source is reinventing itself as part of an eco-design strategy to heighten innovation and accountability in luxury and becomes the MUGLER Fountain, thus going even further in offering the best sustainable perfume experience. The new design of the MUGLER fountain has been imagined in collaboration with EVEA, an independent consulting agency specializing in eco-design in products and services. Lighter, smaller, new recyclable glass cartridges will contain 25% recycled material, as well as bottles with an automatic fill-stop mechanism. All the parts can be removed and thereby replaced, which puts the emphasis on durability, conservation, and reuse rather than manufacturing a whole new fountain. The fragrance cartridges are made from 25% recycled glass, thus reducing its average environmental impact by 21% and climate change impact by 21%*. In addition to allowing beauty advisors to clearly see the amount of fragrance in the bottle, these new glass cartridges are 100% recyclable**.

MUGLER’S REFILLABLE PERFUMES IN FIGURES.


The perfume refill experience offered by MUGLER has come with strong results. Figures talk for themselves: 1 bottle refilled every 25 seconds in the world, 1.5 million bottles saved every year, and 380 fewer tons of glass saved every year. For the Angel Eau de Parfum, this represents an average decrease of 100% of metal, 83% of plastic, 74% glass and finally 68% cardboard used in the making of MUGLER perfumes. Around the world and more than 10 000 MUGLER’s Fountains, it’s 4320 MUGLER bottles being refilled and reused every single day. The MUGLER virtuous circles keeps getting bigger and bigger – come along!

WHAT ARE THE MUGLER REFILL BOTTLES?


Over the years, MUGLER has built a new vision of responsible luxury through alternative way of perfume consumption. Since the creation of refills, MUGLER offers its consumers the opportunity to take a new turn. All the Eau de Parfum are available to be refilled at home with the Mugler Refills, including icons such as Angel Eau de Parfum RefillAlien Eau de Parfum RefillAura MUGLER Eau de Parfum Refill, and the last MUGLER talisman Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum Refill. Considered as one of the ultimate offer on the market the refills by MUGLER are an economic, an ecological, and a convenient way to never miss your favorite fragrance at home.


This new responsible gesture allows you to refill your bottle anywhere to keep enjoying your favorite scent, by using 53% less plastic, 53% less cardboard, and 49% less glass.

ALIEN GODDESS, THE LATEST FRAGRANCE AVAILABLE AT THE FOUNTAIN


The newest addition to Mugler’s galaxy joins the iconic circle of MUGLER Fountain refillable fragrances which renews Mugler’s commitment again. Every bottle of Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum allows for 100% metal, 88% plastic, 56% cardboard and 50% glass savings*. Springing from the Fountain, Alien Goddess celebrates in 2022 30 years of audacity and commitment. A visionary and eco-friendly concept, the MUGLER Fountain makes more sense now than ever.


*the purchase of a 90ml Alien refillable bottle and its refill at the Fountain allows to save 100% metal, 88% plastic, 54% glass and 56% cardboard comparing to a purchase of two new Alien bottles.


 
Orientation message
For the best experience, please turn your device