Thierry Mugler Alien was launched in 2005, thirteen years after Angel, with the official tagline of ‘Feel Extraordinary’.
Alien consists of just three notes, Indian Jasmine, Amber and Woody notes. Who knew just three notes can create such a masterpiece!!!
My Review of Alien
Alien is one of the most luxurious, mysterious, seductive and strong fragrances out there, and also a very polarizing scent, just like it’s predecessor Angel. You will either love it, or hate it, there is no in between, it can never be a meh scent. You cannot not notice Alien!!
Mugler loves to do excess in their fragrances, where Angel was a patchouli bomb, Alien is a Jasmine bomb. However, it is not a run of the mill normal Jasmine, it is Jasmine on steroids, with a metallic note to it. It’s both sweet and bitter at the same time, sexy animalic scent.
The first time I tried it, I was blown away by how good it smelt, well rounded, creamy and strong, and wanted to buy it on the spot but somehow resisted. And I kept getting whiffs of it throughout the day, even when the other fragrances I had tried were long gone. The lovely aroma of Alien was the first thing that greeted me the next morning, and I was completely sold on this purple beauty.
Alien is The Perfect fragrance for night time, club wear, winters…do not, I repeat DO NOT wear it in warm weather or closed compartments, it can be too much. This is not a office wear fragrance. Also, it is a serious, seductive, mature fragrance, not for college girls. It is signature scent worthy! It would suit someone like Chitrangada Singh, sophisticated, sexy, mature, and very very classy or Jenifer Lawrence in her character as Mystique, sexy with an edge to it.
Longevity and Sillage: Both are unparalleled. One spray or two at max are more than enough to last you throughout the day, and well into the night. On occasions, I can even smell it post shower!
Bottle:The bottle is pure wow!! It does resemble some extra terrestrial object, an Alien wearing a purple cloak maybe?? A large amethyst held in golden claws, this is a pretty pretty bottle.
Would I recommend it? Definitely yes, but do test it first!! This is not for you if you prefer soft, non intrusive fragrances.
Alien is pricey, but it is so high quality, that will last you a long long time. Anything, more than 1-2 sprays is too much.