When I first started my venture into the world of perfumes, the name Thierry Mugler got thrown around so often that the words “Alien” and “Angel” were synonymous with “must have”. So of course I had to order one for myself just to see =P
Alien was my first experience with the design house and it doesn’t disappoint, this is white floral heaven! The initial blast of jasmine instantly captures my attention; the woody notes that follow gives a slight peppery undertone that I absolutely love. The amber prevents this fragrance from being too overly sweet and gives it a very warm balsamic dry down. I sense a little incense as the day wears on but the sweet jasmine still dominates overall; it feels like an exotic wildflower from a hot and humid jungle located in some foreign land.
Overall not so much “alien” but definitely an “oriental” vibe, a great day time scent and very safe for the office environment; the sillage is crazy strong – I can smell the fumes all day long. Longevity is quite moderate, and it’s interesting enough that you’ll never find yourself getting sick of it.
Plus the bottle is absolutely amazing; I feel like an Alien Goddess reaching for my daily dose of fuel before declaring massive war on an extraterrestrial neighbor!