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Alien Thierry Mugler for women

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Alien spreads mysterious aura, and it claims the right to that already by its name. Thirteen years after the huge success of Angel, Thierry Mugler has decided to challenge the perfumery world once again.

Alien is a magic elixir captured in a bottle in the shape of a strange object, reminiscent of philosophers’ stone or some warlock object of a deep and mysterious purple color. Its woman has to be a bit of a witch.

The creators of Aline based the composition on three main lines: warm white amber in the base, woodsy notes in the heart, and sunny Indian jasmine in the top.

Alien was launched in 2005. Alien was created by Dominique Ropion and Laurent Bruyere.

Perfume Pyramid

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Jasmine

Middle Notes
Woodsy Notes

Base Notes
Amber

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This perfume reminds me of  
Alien Eau de Toilette
139 no yes
Alien Aqua Chic
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Stars
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Mirror Mirror Collection - Dis Moi, Miroir
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Silver Light Galatica
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Alien Fragrance Reviews

fiouu
fiouu

After three days of testing and sampling my bottle (see review below the one below LOL) my final veredict is: skank. I'm surprised there is no musk in this! It's like what every skanky girl wears! I swear! And they say Angel smells like a who-rah! Nah, this is pure skanky party girl, New age blond ambition, careless and messy, probably this is worn to cover up some nasty BO after a night out. I had this revelation after seeing Sasha (dj) a few months back and every trashy party girl wore this. So yeah, it totally clicked in my mind, it makes sense. I like this but I'll try to make the fragrance smell memorable in a good way. I don't like to smell like a skank y'all D:
(far away by Avon smells cheaper but a lot like this)

Sep
20
2014
antihero
antihero

Maybe my sense of smell has been affected by smelling so much indolic jasmine and tuberose. That may be why I am having a hard time smelling the jasmine, the star here.
What I smell is a sugary grape juice, which fades quite quickly. There is the amber note I like quite a lot. I guess the jasmine note for me comes later, surprisingly sweet with a vanilla feel.
This fragrance is quite strong; intense. I like that, and longevity is excellent.
Although I despise alloting fragrance to certain age groups, I will break my rule and say I think this is probably more alluring to those in their teens and twenties.
Unusual it is not. Otherworldly, not. Sexy no. Sorry.

Sep
19
2014
fiouu
fiouu

This is weird. I thought at first I was anosmic to it When I first sprayed it. I could have sworn it had no scent at all. The following seconds it smells like sun warmed wood with jasmine petals thrown on top. It's not too harsh, did not found it very strong /bad/revolting, I Just don't think too much about it. I do like the bottle whatsoever, the Juice is alien in a way that I swear it smells like sun. It's that normal? That was my second thought actually. It's cute and comforting
ETA : took the risk and bought a used edp. It was a bargain, it's half Full and dates from 2007. It's refillable! Hit the jackpot on this one! Once the amber fades away it's really good! Now I own the three Mugler main pieces. They're so polarizing between each other! I'm astounded. Regarding longevity, my skin eats this away, but I get a good 8hrs

Sep
17
2014
Deppaholic
Deppaholic

Remember the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Not the old movie starring Gene Wilder, but the newer one with Johnny Depp looking freakishly freaky. Well do you remember Violet? The little girl who could not help but take the gum and chew and chew and chew and chew. And pop! Holy grape juice and purple Violet Kool Aid bubblegum wrappers Batman! This is exactly what I detect too! Oh for some reason this reminds me of Skool snuff that all the guys chewed back in the day. Yep, Violet Beauregard and Skool snuff. Wow, very popular, and my revisit with this is not at all good. I think I had the EDT last time, which is much more tolerable than this on me. I thought maybe it would work this time, but nope. I wished I got all the great notes as others, but my body at this juncture just warps some fragrances out of this galaxy. It's mighty potent too! I would suggest trying before buying.

Sep
15
2014
rhynel
rhynel

I wanted to like this one so much, but it just might have been just too "weird" for me. I just got a lot of Welch's Grape juice and grape ring pops with baby powder on top. I did find this one a lot more wearable than Angel, though.

Sep
14
2014
gaz525
gaz525

Well I first smelt this fragrance a couple of years ago as it was Christmas time and it was one of the scents being pushed in all the shops. I kept smelling this scent that I just couldn't describe but eventually found it to be alien. On me this is less jasmine more menthol. It smells very cold and dry on me but I love it,for its near originality. The dry down is a sweet vanilla wood which is lovely. Unfortunately I don't get the enormous lasting power others get,but could just be my skin as it loves to eat perfume. Still smells different to everyone else and a real show stopper . My bottle is a 90ml refillable and unfortunately I just found out that at the refillable stations you can only refill what the actual bottle size is,I was hoping to just slip a quick 30ml into my bottle from time to time :-(

Sep
13
2014
lacana7
lacana7

what can I say about this gem?
the first time I smelled this perfume, I was thinking that it was the smell of some hair shampoo from my friend,it was something clean but sexy at the same time,amazing scent... I finished 2 bottles ,and the third is coming
what a pity that it is becoming in the new angel ,everybody wear this perfume...

Sep
10
2014
Lilah Veil
Lilah Veil

Oh Mugler's famous and infamously renowned Alien, Hmm... I received my little EDP mini yesterday.

After all the hype I expected to be transported; something extraterrestrial, extraordinary. That did not happen. I stayed right here on earth and it is somewhat ordinary without the extra. I get grape, jasmine, synthetic grape Kool-Aid or some kind of berries, wood and vanilla. I am not falling for the ingredients list at all. Very berry, purple grapey grape something in Alien fo sho'!

Not bad, but not quite "Alien" as I expected. It is pretty and pretty loud, and also disappointingly average smelling to me. I do appreciate that Alien is not another fruity/floral/gourmand type frag, which I b**** about in almost every novel of a review I post.

Alien is new to me and failing the wow factor test for now. It is not here for me even as I wear it now, though do admit to loving the woodsy vanilla accord. I have no idea what to do with this very synthetic, grape-ish berry thing going on. I love big, loud and ripe. I love berries, but something is keeping me from falling crazy enough to purchase a keeper bottle right now and that thing is the grape Kool-Aid note. Like, um, WEE-URD like.. I know! Right? Ya know? *blows a big bubble of grape gum and pops it obnoxiously loud while twirling hair*

^^^ There is an immature nuance to Alien that reminds me of that kinda girl. This is not a childish blend but Alien does not bring a strong, sexy, classy, confident woman to my imagery. I don't mean to offend though I inevitably will.... but I get more of a teen, searching-for-self, clubbing 20-something and/or air-headed stripper vibe going on here. It is loud grape, jasmine, woodsy vanilla and that's all. Alien is not far out, unusual, complex, rich, or sexy/sultry to me at all. I find it somewhat boring, non elegant, borderline tacky, unsophisticated; a common walk-in-the-mall experience. It lacks the mystical smoke that ignites a passionate fire if seduction is the idea. If not, jasmine-grape your heart's content..

Go 'head now.. have a blast popping any balloons that may (or may not) arrive here. ;) My reviews are honest and here to help describe my own personal opinion and experience to hopefully help fellow perfumistas with blind buys... as I have been so very fortunately aided here myself. 9/10 of my BB's successful thanks to positive AND neg reviews. Thank you! :)

Sep
06
2014
maremaree
maremaree

Good sides : very long lasting, excellent scent. Sexy,powerfull,femine,for strong sexy woman.

Bad side: I smell it on 7 from 10 woman. It is sooo popular. And I hate it,because I want my signature to be just my.

Sep
02
2014
HanamiTsukimi
HanamiTsukimi

I wasn't in love from the first sniff. It took me about 2 hours.

This is such a beautiful fragrance. I don't know if I'd think of it as "alien" so much as ethereal. It's a floating, ethereal cloud of fluffy jasmine. My skin also really brings out the wood and the amber notes in a clever balancing act. The more I smell it the more I want to smell it. I want to smell like it, thank-you-very-much.

And to think I tried this on without any enthusiasm.

Aug
31
2014
blue_belle
blue_belle

Truly an alien! This is unlike any other jasmine scent I've tried. It's heavy but fluffy, very soft and sensual but projects like a powerhouse. As it heads toward the drydown it gets even softer and fluffier until it's reminiscent of custard. Jasmine custard with a woody base. It's really beautiful and I love it, but somehow this is more of one I prefer to smell on others than one I want to wear myself. I think I'll give some other flankers a try, perhaps the EDT, and see if any of them really capture my heart.

Aug
29
2014
Waltzing Matilda
Waltzing Matilda

What a woody floral powerhouse this little number is!! I work in the cellar door of a winery and we're not allowed to wear fragrance at work. After I'd collected it from the post office this morning, I just couldn't help myself and I sprayed the tiniest bit on my hand before I clocked on. It is so strong that even after trying to scrub it off with detergent, I could still smell it. I demand strong fragrances and the great Mugler has once again taken strength to the highest limits, but sadly I'm not really in love with Alien. It's not what I would call distinctive enough - unlike Womanity and Angel which are always "what perfume are you wearing?" fragrances.

Aug
28
2014
wendyangeln
wendyangeln

Aptly named.

I refuse to believe that this is made in France. Unless France is in space. I don't know if it's because I expected it to smell extraterrestrial because of the name, but there is absolutely NO way at all that there is only amber+jasmine+woods in this. What do you take me for, Thierry? Do you take me for a fool? Maybe some space-woods, then.

Alien is heavy but airy. Um, what? YES. Yes indeedy, pumpkin seedy. The jasmine is intense, as is that indecipherable Alien accord, but there's a definite floaty quality to it. It floats not because it is light, but because it is from Mars. Obviously. I can't even decide if I like it! I'm just like lowkey OBSESSED with it, that's all. This must be what it's like to be on drugs 0_o

I'm telling y'all, Mugler is importing space water and selling it to us in space bottles. But that's none of my business.

P.S. I got 90ml. This means I'm set for about three generations, n'est-ce pas?

Aug
27
2014
Andorsia
Andorsia

This is already a legend. Strong and distinctive, not everyone gets it, but the ones that do cant get enough and it sells like crazy. That's a recipe for a legend, much like the great classic like Chanel no5.

Aug
26
2014
IntentOnScent
IntentOnScent

Very disappointed with my recent blind buy of this from fragrance.net.
Seems to have a strong note of womans private parts similar to womanity which I cant stand. Kind of ionic mixed with melon.
Seems to also vanish very fast after the first assault. thank god.
bloody awful.
And just where the hell is this jasmine? My jasmine on my back porch is in bud with maybe two open flowers and is stronger than this

ok second wearing... 20 minutes in. Im now warming up to this a little after my initial disappointment about it being nothing like I thought it would be.
To me this smells how I would during a monsoonal downpour, after sex. with a bowl of water filled with submerged jasmine nearby while eating honeydew melon. Its still winter here and I no longer live in the tropics. so maybe just maybe the hot arid summers of south Australia where I live now will give me some use of this as far as mental transportation goes, the question tho is ... do I realy want everyone to think I just had sex all day lol .
ps: I realy think smelling womanity first realy made me dislike this so am keeping the cap on that ridiculous offering for good.

Aug
25
2014
luna morena
luna morena

Alien lovers, please help!!! I have expirienced something really weird with this fragrance those few days that I've been wearing it. The problem is - IT FADES SO QUICKLY! Reading the reviews I was expecting a blast, but this is so dissapointing, because I like strong perfumes. Note: I have used Alien Essence Absolue for a year and it is much stronger than this one.
Any suggestion what might have happened: my skin? The weather? It is still summer in my country... I don't know what to think.

Aug
25
2014
Elizete Araujo Moura
Elizete Araujo Moura

Durabilidade é muita; muito também diferente de tudo que já usei!!
como o Angel, o apelo de Marketing foi muito bom!! Mas, o frasco ainda está cheio!!

Aug
24
2014
perhapser
perhapser

Amazing! It's amazing how a perfume with such few notes can smell so complex and sophisticated. Great staying power!

Aug
24
2014
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

Otherworldly and ethereal. Smells purple, and like no other perfume I've ever tried. It's a jasmine bomb for sure but certainly synthetic, hedione instead of natural jasmine. Synthetic in a good way. You get the intense floral aspect without the fleshy, ripe, indolic aspect. It does have a hint of sunscreen smell in it, and the lotion smells like nothing BUT sunscreen. Very weird but awesome, what else do you expect from Thierry Mugler? Mugler designs for the beautiful freaks of the world.
Interestingly the concept of Alien is absolutely nothing new...white floral over amber and woods, it's been done again and again. But the execution of that formula is somehow unlike any other here.
Obviously it fills a room and obviously it lasts forever. The bottle is gorgeous and unique. Mugler is quality, whether you like the scent or not.

Aug
21
2014
Ahl
Ahl

I find this to be the most instantly recognisable fragrance currently on the market. Once you've smelled it, there's no mistaking it for anything else!

Aug
21
2014
charmedbella
charmedbella

I've never been a fan of TM fragrances. Honestly, I'm more of a Chanel woman. I tested Alien several times at department stores and it never worked for me -- I tried the tester cards and eventually began to spray on my skin. It never worked on me; it was grapey, cloying, and just plain weird! I couldn't figure Alien out!

But then one day, while testing Alien yet again at the department store, it just ... clicked. I don't know what changed. Now it's a big, bold, sweet jasmine. Gorgeous, full, vibrant jasmine. Soft, warm amber plays in the background and barely a hint of woods on me.

It's quite sweet on me, yet it's sexy and animalic. Alien is bold and unapologetic. Alien lasts all day and a little defintely goes a long way. It's quite powerful and will easily fill a room or an office, so be gentle.

Aug
18
2014
maremaree
maremaree

Too many womens have this perfume and I want something not so popular. But,on the other hand this is one of the most long lasting perfumes i have ever know about. If you spray it today you will smell it tommorrow too. :D

Aug
18
2014
maremaree
maremaree

Too many womens have this perfume and I want something not so popular. But,on the other hand this is one of the most long lasting perfumes i have ever know about. If you spray it today you will smell it tommorrow too. :D

Aug
18
2014
perfumecrazy_x
perfumecrazy_x

I Can't believe there is only 3 notes in this. I like this a lot it's sweet strong and very unique and last foreverrr I only wear it on special occasions in the winter definitely not a summer or daytime scent

Aug
17
2014
Eloquaint
Eloquaint

What goes on in Thierry Mugler's head? He's the Terry Gilliam of perfume. Like Gilliam's movies, Mugler's pefumes are all mad combinations of the plausible and the preposterous, flipping back and forth from situations with which you can make an uneasy peace to moments so outrageous you can't fathom how the rug was pulled from under your feet.

It took me three tries to get a real feel for Alien. First go-round: hothouse jasmine, aggressive, medicinal, slightly soapy. Second try: soapy wood. Third time, possibly the charm: freakshow jasmine with fennel seed soap. The dry down lasted all day and never seemed to weaken, although I didn't find the sillage too over-the-top. But then again, I was very careful not to apply much, because Alien is a perfume by Thierry Mugler, and you never know what sort of strange animal he'll want to loose on the world.

Aug
14
2014
Obssessed!
Obssessed!

This scent is out of this world. There is nothing like it, once you've smelt it - you recognise it everywhere. I was constantly sniffing my wrist after i tried it in the shop. Its so bad every time i pass a perfume shop i have to go in and get a spritz haha. Its an addictive scent which i love. Has the perfect balance of floral and sweet.

Aug
11
2014
lilytrivette
lilytrivette

This is not your typical department-store perfume. And it's not for everyone. It's strong, intense, floral but also animalic. You will either love it or hate it, and I love it -- just dabbing it on puts me in a good mood.

Aug
07
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I ask myself why I stopped wearing this fragrance? It's super recognisable and if you smell it you know exactly what it is . Every time I smelled it on someone else I was thinking , it smells so good. Instant compliments when I wear this ! From Women and Men!

Aug
06
2014
Di_berry
Di_berry

First of all, I 'm thinking my alien is an old one... I bought it "used", without the box, and I'm getting a very jasmine fragrance, pure jasmine with woody undertones. But is not as strong as the reviews here describe, It's a bright, quite outstanding jasmine, with a respectable lasting power. This week I've been wearing Gucci Rush, maybe is because of that that can't find it so strong...
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EDIT: I´ve been wearing ALIEN these cold days, and I have sth to add... When the say less is more, this is this type of fragrance... Simple and beautiful!

Aug
01
2014
lflat
lflat

This is such an amazing fragrance! This was love at first smell for me. I have been wearing this off and on for some time now. As a man, it does not smell feminine on me. In fact, all of women who complemented me never would have guessed that it was marketed towards them. I will always have to treasure in my collection!

Aug
01
2014
llburris
llburris

All I can say is WOW. I am totally amazed wih his fragrance. I sprayed just a little bit on both wrists when I received it and about 3 hours later a friend of mine said she could smell "me" all he way to the front of our offices. Oops. Believe everyone when they say this is a monster fragrance. I am totally in love. This 3oz bottle is going to last me forever because I have to use so little. Great bang for your buck!

Aug
01
2014
beccalee79
beccalee79

I'm not sure how I feel about Alien. I purchased a big 90ml bottle blind last summer and on first sniff thought to myself OMG what have I done! Now that it's winter I'm enjoying the scent more. Pure, strong, sweet Jasmine is all I get. It doesn't change much on my skin and that's ok. Growing up, my Mum and Dad grew Jasmine on our front gate and I'm reminded of the exact smell of those beautiful little white flowers when I wear Alien. You have to really love Jasime to enjoy this one.

Jul
20
2014
peppermint_07
peppermint_07

I was so excited to try this out, owing to the abundance of positive reviews. And the bottle design is just sublime.

But when I sprayed it, I was very disappointed. The scent is straight up jasmine. COLD and SHARP. Highly reminiscent of antiseptic solution. Without a doubt, it is unique, like nothing I've ever smelled before. But as the name implies, this perfume feels ALIEN to me. It remains a separate entity, an ice queen that refuses to blend with my skin chemistry.

This is one of those perfumes that is bound to overpower the wearer. Instant headache in a bottle. One spray will give you a century's worth of silage, and that's still an understatement.

Jul
19
2014
yourfriendmarito
yourfriendmarito

I am a fan of Mugler except for this one. The "jasmine" in this perfume is highly potent, chemical. A jasmine on steroid, offensive, vulgar. No jasmine on planet earth ever smelt like Alien. Real jasmine is soft and inviting.

Alien is the last perfume standing in departement stores just before closing, when the store is empty, Alien is the one and only fragrance that you can identify in the fading cloud.

Unfortunately, this is widely used in offices. When a secretary smells this, the whole floor smells Alien.

It is prabably banned in some places. I know why Thierry Mugler gave this name: I am pretty sure that the aliens can smell you from their planet when you overspray :-)

Jul
16
2014
Emz.NZ
Emz.NZ

USE SPARINGLY a little bit goes along way. Two squirts this morning and I am still smelling the top notes of jasmine. Alien has got an under lying cosy nature to it but the jasmine keeps it very much alive an vibrant.

Jul
16
2014
frag-overdose
frag-overdose

Initially, when my 60ml bottle arrived, I wonder how could it be possible for me to 'understand' therefore, I could 'appreciate' this little purple Alien.

Definitely, this looks nothing like what we expect a fragrance bottle would be, the look is unusual, every inch is so odd, entirely alien. Yet, it receives a warm welcome, gets its place in my fragrance wardrobe, and soon becomes a dear friend.

The scent is a beautiful blend of jasmine, cashmere wood and amber. All notes come together with a great deal of volume, so loud, greeting you at once. I somehow agree with Chris (from fragrancetalk.com) saying that, the smell is like grape soda, but sexy, bold, and captivating.

Silage and longevity is entirely out of this world! It surely fills the entire spaceship, and would last many light-year journeys! (❛‿❛)

Jul
15
2014
sjam3295
sjam3295

Wow. Having decided that Alien was not for me, after assiduous testing, today I decided to use up the last of my sample, and what happens? A glorious, musky, ambery, woody jasmine scent.

I kept turning round to find out what smelled so good, and it turned out to be - me! No sign of the plasticky, medicinal smell that turned me off this scent originally.

So now, I'm thinking what's different? The weather? My diet? My hormones? Oh, my god, am I pregnant?!

So now what do I do? Yesterday I was resisting scrubbing. Today I'm attacking the sample vial with pliers trying to get the last drops out. Based on today's smell, I'd probably FB. Based on yesterday's, I wouldn't.

Perfume is a tricky mistress indeed.

Jul
11
2014
sjam3295
sjam3295

I'm on a bit of a Thierry Mugler testing kick at the moment, and have inevitably come to Alien. This perfume is definitely not for me.

I've worn it for 2 days in a row now, one a warm day, the other a cold rainy one, and the dominant note on both days is a plasticky, medicinal note that I don't like at all. Not the woody, ambery, white floral I was hoping for. Obviously does not suit my skin.

Jul
10
2014
sarahkaty_x
sarahkaty_x

I do love Alien and it lasts for ages. But after using this scent for nearly 10 years I have to admit I am getting slightly bored of this scent now and I am not as excited to wear it as I first was. Would recommend to anyone who wanted a dark, strong and long lasting scent. Hoping if I take a break from Alien I may learn to love it again :)

Jul
10
2014
raunchy
raunchy

Trully monster. Great projection. Last forever.
10/10

Jul
07
2014
lu.scopel
lu.scopel

I guess I should've tried it on my skin. This scent annoys me! I guess it's the jasmine note.
Reminds me of Ange ou Demon by Givenchy and The One by Dolce & Gabbana.

Jul
05
2014
elaheahsan
elaheahsan

In the bottle,It smelled just like jasmine but on paper,IT WAS TOO SPICY.May be I should have tried it on myself to find out what's my body chemistry reaction!

Jul
02
2014
Adriall Rose
Adriall Rose

I first smelled this scent in a deluxe perfume magazine add sample. It was unique and smelled so interesting on my skin. I purchased it almost two years ago. The bottle is a nice touch for any vanity. But unfortunately I got sick of it quick. It was nice in the beginning but after a while it got too cloying, too heavy on my skin. I'm a fan of citrus which probably should have kept me away from this.

Its too much to wear in the summer heat. An example: Recently a woman came into my work place. I could smell her as soon as she walked in. I could pick her out in a crowd. But it wasn't exactly the best thing. She confirmed it was Alien when asked. She entered the dressing room for a time and almost 15 minutes later I walked through and could smell IT.

This is a type of perfume that wears its wearer. Not the other way around.

Jun
30
2014
Hrisi
Hrisi

The biggest surprise in my perfume life - I LIKE ALIEN! That's sounds imposibe, because I dislike EVERYTHING from mr. Mugler, but....I just like this, I don't know how it happened?!
Sorry, this is emotional review, nor informative. The real review will coming later, when I'm ready for it.

Jun
29
2014
sacha-grey
sacha-grey

while at one point i did love this perfume, its just smells really offensive and obnoxious to me now. Its entirely possible due to the summer time.

I dont care how much you love this fragrance, get the smallest bottle. This alien is strong! I find it crazy that I was reading review saying otherwise. However, not that long lasting on me. I say that because i have lighter perfumes that last quite longer.

In the end, I gifted this perfume to my mother. She wore this to work so far for only once and told me she had been complimented for the very first time in a while. The sillage of alien really travels (to different planets) and my mom wears perfume everyday from Prada to Dior. That's rather unfortunate, but she is stuck in her cubicle so alien visited her colleges.
My main impression is that i dislike this perfume.

Jun
25
2014
tecum15
tecum15

I love this fragrance on my woman! Everyone keeps complimenting her and then go to pick up their own bottle!

Jun
24
2014
chillalot
chillalot

This fragrance has removed all perfume snobbery from my soul....I know that everybody wears this...hands down the most recognizable scent ever!!!!...and I don't care anymore. ..so glad I added it to my collection...I love smelling warm and jasminey..luscious/sexy... I actually love smelling it on others...and yes I will be wearing it this summer I'm addicted..I want to snuggle my own self

Jun
23
2014
raunchy
raunchy

I love this more and more as i have it. Not love at the first sniff, but everytime i went to shopping mall and pass by perfume counter, always want to try this one again n again, after few times keep trying, then finally i get it myself, and i love it.

Jun
21
2014
aigilia
aigilia

AMAZING!!! Amazing smell, amazing staying power, amazing sillage. This is my new signature scent <3 The bottle looks like a man's perfume in my opinion (but i love it!) suprisingly this is a truly lovely smell..at the same time sophisticated, noticeable and warm..love <3

Jun
17
2014
bridgette
bridgette

This one grew on me. It's not sweet. It's minty and spicy. Refreshing.

Jun
16
2014
Wheaters
Wheaters

I love Alien with a passion and when I smell it takes me back to my wedding as I wore it in the day. Alien was fairly new then and I only tried it because I'm a bit weird and liked the idea of wearing a perfume called "Alien" on my wedding day; anyway it blew me away and was "my" scent for a couple of years, but now it seems to be so common and it's strange to smell it other than on me.
For that reason I don't wear it any more and probably won't until/unless it becomes unfashionable, but the smell is gorgeous and I will always love it.

Jun
16
2014
waternight
waternight

Let me say this first: I love jasmine. I adore it. I crave the perfect, dizzying, indolic jasmine fragrance. Is Alien my holy grail? No. It is certainly a heavily jasmine-dominant blend, but I keep on going back and forth on it. For most of its life, there is a definite raspberry note riding parallel to the jasmine, and I don't particularly love that. Then again, it keeps drawing me in. It's definitely a bit dirtier than, say, Bvlgari Jasmin Noir (which is also beautiful). More importantly, it's clearly and identifiably JASMINE, and that means a lot to me. For me personally, I don't think I can work with the raspberry note. However, I can see why Alien is so popular, and I wish raspberry got along better with my skin.

Jun
15
2014
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I can't really add much that hasn't been said. I only learned about the myth and the legend that is Alien when I joined Fragrantica a few years ago, and I was never part of the original frenzy. At Nordstroms a few days ago, I asked for a sample so that I could at least experience this fragrance.

It is a pleasant, clean and fairly green jasmine with, to my nose, a bit of pepperiness to the opening. After about 2 hours, the sandalwood becomes prominent and is even stronger than the initial opening notes. The sandalwood is a very pretty, light and sweet woody sandalwood -- not dry or cedary, as it sometimes can be.

I read the reviews that claim this to be a sillage bomb, but did not find that to be true. 2-3 spritzes were just perfect; I didn't scare anybody away at church and it lasted for about 5 hours. I do see some discussion that this may be weaker than the original; if so, maybe it's just now more manageable. I found it to be a very pretty perfume that, with it's simple composition, is not surprising in it's broad appeal.

Jun
15
2014
Velouria82
Velouria82

I sprayed this on my wrist while I had a faux fur coat on. The coat is destroyed forever, because of the horrible smell of this perfume. I can`t really describe it properly, the perfume lady said it smells of figs.

Jun
14
2014
gabi
gabi

Hi guys! Is it only me, or does anybody else detect a difference between the first Alien perfume bottle (the one presented here) and the new one (which looks like edt)? the first one was way more potent! maybe my memory plays tricks on me...

Jun
13
2014
Eirlys
Eirlys

I fell in love with Angel's star bottle, but I didn't really like it the first time I smelled, so I was determined to find a Thierry Mugler perfume that I love, and then I came across Alien. First impression, the bottle is a good interpretation of the name. When I spray it on a piece of paper, it was very strong, spicy and flat, but then I sprayed it on my skin. Immediately I could smell the warm boozy note which I'm guessing is amber? It's very warm and spicy and I was really surprised I liked it that much, so I bought a bottle.

On the way home, I kept catching a spicy warm scent somewhere on me and I only hoped it was Alien (I tested lots of perfumes that day) and when I finally opened the bottle and sprayed it on, it was. The first spray was warm, it reminds me of root beer actually (in a very good way). The jasmine note is not overwhelming at all, in fact I hardly detect it in Alien. Amber is the most prominent note I think, and I have never loved it so much as I do in Alien.

This perfume lasts for 11-12 hours, I think it especially makes a good bedtime perfume, every time I put it on before going to bed, when I wake up Alien makes me feel like I'm wrapped in a cozy blanket. Overall I think this is an amazing perfume, although I have to be aware not to wear it in crowded places because I think this projects really well.

Jun
08
2014
katmo
katmo

There is a very fine line between love and hate, right?
I used to hate this perfume. I hated it so much to the point that I had to go buy it lol...
I hate it but I can't stop sniffing my wrists. I literally spend the whole day with my nose glued to my wrist and mumble how disgusting it smells.
My boyfriend always laughs at me and says I'm just addicted to it.
Well, talk about addiction. Once when we were in town he walked behind me all the time just so he could catch a whiff of Alien. We must have looked like a pair of weirdos.

10/10

Jun
07
2014
cikcik
cikcik

PERFECT! Jasmine, amber, spicy, powdery... Bittersweet perfection.

Jun
07
2014
SeReZhka.Ca
SeReZhka.Ca

Today, I finally tested Alien.
In one word: outrageous!!!

Apparently I know this smell because one of the students at my university uses it all the time. Whenever she comes in, comes in this HORRIFIC smell which I now know is Alien.

What a disappointment!! I was so excited to try it on after reading all the reviews, but once I put it on my hand, I recognized it instantly. Unmistakably odious :( What a smell!!
I cannot even describe what it smells like, but it's not pleasant at all. It's oppressive and suffocating. Very heavy and loaded.

It's amazing how much I adore Angel(!!!),and how much I HATE Alien...both by Thierry Mugler but so completely different!

Anyway, sillage and longevity are (unfortunately) marvelous! You cannot miss it if somebody wearing it comes in...(spoken from BAD experience).

Jun
04
2014
boutonstendres
boutonstendres

A warm and beautiful scent straight from the bottle. It is hard to mess up the comforting, sexy blend that is vanilla amber woods. However, the major sin here is that Alien doesn't work with a fair amount of people's body chemistry. On me, it smells like a very sweet floral grape where the jasmine is so raw it almost smells like patchouli. It almost smells like Tattoo Loverdose on my skin.

If this works on you, it could be cuddlier version of Guerlain Idylle, perhaps even better. Alien doesn't have the transcendent shards of freshness that Idylle has.

Jun
03
2014
nitschevo
nitschevo

Alien, oh Alien... To this day I have only met two people - two! that wear Alien well. One is a former colleague of mine and the other one a woman I don't even know but met while shopping. Sprayed lightly or rightly for that matter Alien is a gorgeous scent that is womanly, sexy, cuddly - really out of this world. I could sniff it forever. But sprayed like apparently the majority does (at least those I encountered) it's truly horribly. So I beg all of you that love and adore Alien: please be careful for the sake of us. We have yet to learn more about aliens so let's be cautious ;)

Jun
03
2014
EternityFresh
EternityFresh

This is definitely an Out of This World kind of scent! The start off is very strong with sweet jasmine and woody notes. After it tones down a bit it is very pleasant and comforting.

Jun
03
2014
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

I had high hopes for this perfume but I could not wait to wash it off. I love jasmine but this jasmine smells dirty on me. Alien has a strong cough drop, medicinal note to it plus being really sweet, I felt sick just to smell it. This perfume reminds me of being sick as a child and sucking on cough drops and also, ladies dressing rooms with that musky dank smell of clothes tried on by many women plus all of there various perfumes mixed together. Im such a downer folks, but I dont like anything about this perfume, including the bottle.

May
31
2014
dyst_opiates
dyst_opiates

Hello, jasmine! This is uber-sweet, straight up, incredibly strong jasmine on me. I tried, I did. Left it on for over an hour. I could still taste it in the back of my throat, and smell clearly even with a stuffy nose. And I didn't spray it on, I dabbed. Holy god it is potent. If you're into big, powerful white floral no doubt it is the bee's knees. I couldn't stand it any longer and scrubbed it. I guess it has some woody, ambery stuff going on but it was squashed flat by the massive jasmine and I really couldn't tell.

May
31
2014
lirael00
lirael00

I like jasmine, so I like Alien too. It's very strong and lasting power is awesome and I really like how feminine it is compared to Angel, which I can't stand. It's definitely not for shy girls, it's for us who want to be noticed. Big like!

May
29
2014
birsen
birsen

This is one of those perfumes that will remain always In perfume history, just like the Madonna by Da Vinci. Along with all those classics as Chanel, that never loose value, and love of buyers. As commercial is Alien, as unique it is, because you feel like you are starving for something different and special, and this is exactly one of those scents that can be worn by anybody and still be unique and make impression.
The first time I tried it, was at Sephora on a paper and I couldn't be more turned off about it. But I kept reading about Alien, everywhere in every topic started and I said I will give it a another try. So I got a sample from Sephora, and decided I will wear it one day at work, mainly because I wont be able to wash it away since I am at work. I am a housekeeping supervisor in a Hilton Hotel in Cape Cod, humid and hot day, busy and stressful day running around and making sure that the hotel is ready for the next tourist attack, but everywhere I go my Alien would make impression! After a month my boss got a bottle of this, after a week-coworker spent a fortune at Macys for a 1 oz bottle
Love Thierry and his strange scents, you have to love him,cuz he is so different, sometime,s so difficult to understand, and so hard NOT love, right!
Alien, Angel, Mirroir collection will be always my escape to something so strange, and so delightful from the gray boring day...
The silage and lasting power are over the top, I can say for sure cuz my skin chemistry so unfriendly and awful , that turns every perfume to terrible sourness.
One of my all time favorites!

May
26
2014
lizziekayy
lizziekayy

There are things I like in the notes of Alien. It is a lot more complex than the pyramid here suggests. There is a good hint of purple fruit and vanilla. Something patchouli -esque somehow too. But I would not buy it or wear it really as it is just too brash, too shrill, too artificial for me.

May
26
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

I am absolutely speechless. This is beautiful, intoxicating and kind of dirty at the same time. Upon first sniff the scent went straight to my guts. Don't know why but it reminds me of berries or a winehouse somehow. If I was a guy Alien would probably be the biggest turn-on perfume a woman could wear in this world. I want this perfume so bad right now it takes me actual force to stop myself from buying it in this moment. Very well done!

May
25
2014
magrathea17
magrathea17

I have worn this one app. 40 times because it confused me. From the beginning, Alien seemed too linear and kind of boring, although there was something creepy to it.

Now, it is extra-creepy (even morbid) to me - when I spray it on, I feel like I´m spread over table tomb dressed in white dress at my own funeral, but I´m not dead, just a prettier and whiter version of Wednesday Addams playing a prank which won´t be revealed the same day.
It smells like a haunted place - and I´m the one to haunt it.
Weird, creepy, very cloying and scary from the beginning..but I LIKE IT.
Excellent sillage and longevity (up to 10 hours).

WARNING - 1 spray is enough, 2 sprays the max of bearable amount, for the 3rd you´ll be hated in public, use it sparingly.

May
24
2014
Inamorata
Inamorata

This fragrance made me to fall in love head over heels for its scent. I first received a sample, and, one day, I got in the car in a hurry and forgot to apply perfume. I found the sample in my purse and tried it on and applied it to my pulse points... As I was in a hurry did not pay to much attention to it. Then, after a few hours, whenever I was moving my hand I wrapped in a veil of floral and woodsy-amber notes. It was a spectacular scent which started to drive me crazy, in a good way. In the end, I could not resist anymore, searched for the sample to find out what is this extremely feminine perfume. I strongly believe Alien was designed to offer your special occasions a stronger character. This is the fragrance I chose to wear this year at my own wedding. For me, this is perfection - as I need perfection for the big day.

May
23
2014
Eaugirlspirit
Eaugirlspirit

I am absolutely in love with this scent at the moment, and have really felt like I have found a connection and gotten my money's worth. This scent is just a gorgeous milky jasmine. I almost imagine it like a dense cloud of white smoke, hovering about the wearer, and of course when you come closer, there are some more layers to it. Bits of notes pop up and sparkle. Yes, you can smell licorice like in Bvlgari Jasmin Noir (which I don't own because I chose this instead).

After I have it on for a while it transforms into the most beautiful milky vanilla jasmine on my skin. The drydown is exquisitely comforting because it is at the same time clean and gourmand. Clean in the way a baby's head smells powdery, and gourmand the way white angel food cake with vanilla frosting tastes. It is beautiful and enchanting and a scent that I would imagine a fairy nymph would leave beautifully in her wake.

It has a cosmic quality to it, as if it is meant for the wearer to be transported to a celestial place. Everyone who wears scent probably must want the feeling of being transported anyway, and each scent conjurs up something different, which is why scents are so fascinating.

May
19
2014
notaliceinwonderland
notaliceinwonderland

I wanted to buy this for ages and ended up splurging £100 on a bottle. The night I first got it, I was quite literally giddy at the smell, I absolutely adored it, I was sniffing it the whole week and felt incredible! But after a few weeks, I can't seem to smell it anymore. I don't know if this is just because I've become accustomed to the smell, but I feel like it isn't as long lasting, and that gorgeous smell has changed into this liquorice / bug spray / artificial sweetener that people complain about. Is it just me, or could my bottle have changed? Does it no longer work with my body's chemistry? I'm new here and I don't know how to post a thread so please message me if you see this because i am so gutted! xx

May
19
2014
goldenlight83
goldenlight83

Another one of my favorites by many who I wear around. This is an explicit, enticing, and undeniably beautiful. The composition of just 3 notes: Jasmine, Amber, and Woods is love and true love. As well as this is love this can be hate too for others if too much is applied. Here the note jasmine never lets go from the beginning to the end. The bottle is just like the scent extravagant! What I go for is the juice inside the flanker and this stole my heart.
Longevity 10
Long-lasting 10

May
15
2014
rockegg
rockegg

No one has mentioned this yet but shortly after the dry down I get Good and Plenty candy (licorice) for a while. I can see why people would like this. It amuses me that a perfume that supposedly has three notes smells like so many different things to people, based on the reviews. It's the Rorschach Inkblot Test of perfumes apparently. I'm not going to buy it because I'm not a huge amber fan but it's captivating in its own way.

May
11
2014
mikhaelasey
mikhaelasey

This is my all-time favourite perfume, I had it since I was around 15 year-old and now I'm 19! This is quite long-lasting, I used it for 2-3 days straight and the strong smell didn't fade away at all, it stayed there perfectly!

May
11
2014
toto453
toto453

Until now, the best women fragrance I know by far ! Mugler definitely provides us with really really gooooood fragrance !!! Thanks Thierry !

May
09
2014
vattenmelon
vattenmelon

i recieved this as a sample when i bought fantasy by britney spears four years ago and i really agree that it smells like a bug spray. but people seem to love it. its very musky and dark and harsh

May
09
2014
Sharkington
Sharkington

I love the bottle. I love the name. I can't stand the way this smells. It intrigued me when I put my nose up to the bottle, but when I sampled this on myself, I immediately regretted it. Not only did this give me a headache, but I could not get past the fact that this reminded me of bug spray - literally (I am not trying to be funny). It also smells powdery which only adds to the strange grossness of this perfume. I will say, on a positive note, that this does last long, so if you end up liking it a lot, no worries about it fading. I can see how this can be classified as "spicy", but overall, it is just a peculiar mess.

May
08
2014
Bloodlust
Bloodlust

I have to say that even though Thierry Mugler scents are NOT my cup of tea (Most of them remind me of what I would imagine Indian marketplaces to smell like. Weird animals, incense, herbs, florals, rotting food), they are certainly interesting & unique.

This scent to me is purely the most terrifying jasmine, and gets stuck in your nose long after the smell is away from your face. It's quite strong, and reminds me of the scent of something I would use to clean the leather seats in my car with.

May
07
2014
Tesmooney
Tesmooney

koku çok keskin, notalarında hiç değişme yok.Satın almam
ama başkasından gelirken çok hoşuma gidiyor.

May
07
2014
brianaaaah
brianaaaah

My boss wears this. Therefore, I think of my boss when I smell this. Therefore, I won't wear this.

May
06
2014
lieya von jay
lieya von jay

i tried alien last night before sleep. and i was awake by the smell ^_^ when i first spray it on my wrist i can smell the jasmine. but when i wake up in the morning it turn to be a very creamy musky which i like so much even tho there were no musk in the ingredient.
The smell is still there even after i take shower. Finally i know why everyone so crazy about it ..

May
06
2014
Alley - D
Alley - D

I won't waste your time with a long blah blah review - so instead I choose to get straight to the point.

STOCK UP,
ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION,
NEVER LET HER OUT OF YOUR SIGHT,
CREATE A SHRINE FOR HER,
IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO NOTICE YOU SPRAY HER ON,
LAST BUT NOT LEAST TREAT HER WELL, BE KIND TO HER BECAUSE GOD SHE GIVES BACK IN RETURN!!!!!

May
06
2014
faeriegiirl
faeriegiirl

I ADORE this mysterious alien, we had a rocky start but now we are inseparable.

When I first applied alien, I was not feeling it at all but I kept it on. I found myself sniffing my wrists all day, by the end of the day I was in love! It has become my signature scent I love it from top note to bottom.. Alien has one of the loveliest dry down I have ever experienced. It is very strong and lasts all day and into the next, so 1 to 2 sprays is all you need. I mean that is seriously ALL you need.

If your not in love at first sniff, don't give up and scrub. Wear it for a day and make your mind up at the end of the day.

This is not a safe blind buy, you need to sample it first since it's such a polarized scent.
Alien will either abduct you or chase you away.

May
03
2014
ladenu
ladenu

Alien is pure jasmine scent. It is so dominant I cant smell anything else and the scent doesn't change throughout the day. I dont think there is anything alien about it. Its nice but nothing extraordinary.

Apr
30
2014
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

One of these days I will tame you, Alien!

Apr
30
2014
notaliceinwonderland
notaliceinwonderland

Oh My.

I love designer perfumes. I'm a chubby bundle of insecurities, but knowing I smell incredible puts a little ray of hope in me.

I anticipated buying Alien for so long. I was so excited - but then I went to a perfume shop, smelt it on a stick - and all but cried. It smelt like soap! However, positive comments phased me and I added it to my "To Buy" list along with Pure Poison, and Black Orchid.

I finally went to the mall today, and crossed a perfume shop. Under pressured and uncomfortable circumstances, I quickly picked up a bottle and took it to the counter. It happened to be of the largest size and it took off 50% of the money i'd saved for all three perfumes. I had forgotten to check the price. I came home quite upset and pissed at Thierry Mugler, and myself. I went as far as to desperately scouring message boards to see if I could break the bottle, then return it for a full refund as faulty.

I didn't, and curiosity got the best of me (this whole episode has lasted about an hour, i've a dramatic soul) and I ripped open the box.

Oh My.

The first thing that hits you is the gorgeous, gorgeous smell. After sniffing it for a bit, I can still smell the soap, but oh it's so gorgeous, that jasmine. I'm in love. I'm a perfume collector, so big bottles are a no-no for me because i like buying and wearing new perfumes. I'm obsessed with this - it's my new signature day wear. And tomorrow, I'll be picking up Black Orchid for my night time shenanigans. I'm in love.

Apr
27
2014
thais.magrinha
thais.magrinha

Ah Alien!
Powerfully classy. Intoxicating and intriguing.
I think of a woman so so sexy and powerful that she can't even be considered a woman, she's an alien.
And in her world things are dark and mystic, and the only trees you see are some strange purple grape tree, like an ancient type of grape. Grapes that only exists in this Alien world. Where the flowers are not what they seem.

Nothing as it seems.
It is just a well orchestrated dream...

Apr
25
2014
Waldina80
Waldina80

Heavy and cloying. Makes me feel ill, nauseatingly sweet. Not suitable for young women. Smells bearable on my 64 y/o mother. One spray is plenty!!

Apr
24
2014
SMELLY1992
SMELLY1992

well I love Angel and A*men and find thierry mugler's fagrances little masterpieces but this one... didn't really surprise me, i mean, the bottle is beautiful but this smell is different - like all Muglers! - but not as good as I thought i'd be...
THe concept is very original and so is the smell.
I'd give it 7 out of 10.

Apr
24
2014
rasputin1963
rasputin1963

A trasparent blast of May white flowers... served to you on a sheet of blindingly polished stainless steel. Like JOY or WHITE SHOULDERS updated and given a metallic, Millenial gleam, and denuded of Midcentury muskiness and intrigue.

No, the sillage is not huge, nor the tenacity cloying and long.

The "grape" note people notice, is, of course orange-blossom, with its fruity tinge. Neroli also gives ALIEN its vague aura of suntan lotion, especially the 1960's formula of SEA 'N' SKI.

The basenotes are extremely subtle indeed, almost nonexistent. No, ALIEN is meant to give you a single, unequivocal image: spring flowers and shiny metal. Those looking for more nuance or development will be disappointed.

So, it's a perfect daytime scent, meant to convey sunny, solar, extroverted exuberance... and that's it. You have to appreciate perfumes for what they are, not what they aren't.

Apr
21
2014
heidisimpson
heidisimpson

i dont think the silage is that heavy as all of you think it is. it is just me? i dont know. i find it subtle warm musky cosy and elegant. it is not overwhelming and wont suffocate ppl like angel does. when i take my first sniff, i think it smells so strange just because i have never smell a scent that is only jasmin. but after a few sniffs, i dont think it is a jasmin bomb anymore, it becomes a soft floral scent which is really easy to wear. and i find the silage is quite weak, maybe it is just me. i really dont know if i should apply with a really strong hand to get a heavy silage.

Apr
18
2014
ameliunim
ameliunim

I don't like floral perfumes, but Alien.. it's really different. Smells very intriguing, even though with floral accords.

Apr
16
2014
freebirdsoul
freebirdsoul

You might love it or hate it... Or, like myself, you may smell it and not be so sure, but then find yourself thinking about it a few hours later... Because it is strange, unique, and captivating.

I am falling in love with this scent. Not all at once, but slowly and steadily.

At first whiff it is heady, sharp, euphoric.
I smell spice, jasmine, woods, cashmere, a slight medicinal juiciness.

On me, it dries down to the most warm and comforting scent. Fresh even. Musky, velvety, powdery. Slightly sweet but not foody.

Its mature but not old, one spray lasts all day. People will ask you "what is that scent you're wearing?". You may just fall in love.

Apr
15
2014
MikaylaCrosby
MikaylaCrosby

Smells like an old lady at church to me, but an old lady with class and sophistication. When I put it on, my male friend said it made me seem older. If that is what you are going for, then by all means get this perfume. In my humble opinion, Womanity is much better.

Apr
15
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

Alien I love you! :)

Apr
11
2014
SheAlwaysSmellsGood
SheAlwaysSmellsGood

Just got a small tester of Alien and am IN LOVE. Honestly, I was not impressed when I first sprayed it directly on me because for about minute, my nose was smelling mold. I don't know why, but it smelled like wet, moldy flowers. But after about 2 minutes, it smelled like beautiful jasmine and SO lovely. I can't stop smelling myself! I am definitely going to add this to my collection ASAP!

Apr
11
2014
T1
T1

The Jasmine sambac in L'Eau D'Issey Absolue and Alien are so similar... weird sisters.

Apr
10
2014
mirrorghost
mirrorghost

alien starts with a BIG BLAST of jasmine. i am not a big fan of white florals (though i sometimes like them) and this stuff is strong, like nearly headache-inducing strong, yet i am going to give it a chance.

after a few minutes i smell some sweet amber underneath. i really like the amber, but this is still way too strong for me and something in this turns slightly sour on me. once the drydown starts however, this is a lot more tolerable on me. the jasmine has settled a bit and the amber has amped up more. i love amber. all in all, i think i'd like this scent if it was not so strong and if the amber was a more prominent note. this is just too clean/chemical smelling for my personal tastes. it's too bad, because i also really love the bottle!

Apr
07
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This fragrance is unique and the bottle is unique . It is super long lasting and it is great to have in any collection . It is very identifiable. I love it so much. I can only use 2 sprays or its just too strong for me. Can definitely be someones signature ! Will it be mine? We will see!

Apr
04
2014
happycapybara
happycapybara

Alien has an initial sharp 'zing' that is very distinctive. Alien for some reason, as jasmine-y as it is, is a clean, bright scent to my nose. The cedar makes it much more memorable than a singularly jasmine, floral mix. Alien invokes in me a feeling that I should be wearing something sophisticated, simple, all white, and with minimalist looking makeup and jewelry. I don't know why, but that is what it calls to mind for me. Ungaro 2007 is much more grape-y (I actually don't get that from Alien), but I do layer the Ungaro shower gel with my Alien parfum and it works nicely together. I especially enjoy this scent in spring and summer.

Mar
31
2014
christinavictory
christinavictory

I don't know what to think about this. I love jasmine, so in that way this is actually quite pleasant...but after a while it smells like the air fresheners in public bathrooms. I wouldn't buy it, but I don't hate it.

Mar
31
2014
MommyMaudlin
MommyMaudlin

Ahhh, marketing at work. This perfume is not at all unusual, futuristic or space-y. I SO wish the juice inside matched the weirdness of the bottle, lol. But, alas, it's just a very strong jasmine-centered fragrance. I detected absolutely nothing strange, unique or otherworldly about it. If you like heavy jasmine, you will like this. Unfortunately I was expecting more complexity, so it was a scrubber for me.

Mar
31
2014
cincobayou
cincobayou

I tried and tried to really like this fragrance on me, but just cannot do so.
I had the unique purple bottle for a year. Bought it after I had already purchased the lotion and the bubble bath (Bath gel) and used them. I liked them but for some reason of skin chemistry, the eau de parfum just makes me crinkle up my nose!

I do not like it on me and I have tried and tried.
The last try to enjoy it was today. Early this morning I put it on and it has lasted for over 10 hours on me…still smelling. Oh how I wish that my favorite fragrances would last this long!

I give up on making Alien smell pretty to me. Tonight I took it over to my daughter's and she loves it! It even smells wonderful on her.
She is keeping it.

Alien smelled "musky" to my nose on me….and I am not a fan of musk.
I am having the same problem with that expensive bottle of Narcisco Rodriguez
"For Her" that I bought…too much musk.
Oh, the $$ I have wasted on wanting new fragrances! It's an addiction.

Mar
30
2014
Frayja
Frayja

Is a great perfume.Is unique,you recognize it among others immediately.If you like heavy jasmine and woods,there you go!
But the best thing for me about this is the longevity.
Goes and goes and goes.....10 hours+....
In my want list instantly!

Mar
28
2014
umma toga
umma toga

How do I start to describe this beauty? Alien is a bomb. No doubts about it. The opening is very strong jasmine that will scare you at first. But you have to let it develop. Alien has one of the most intoxicating dry downs ever at least to me with sweet woody amber. It smells absolutely beautiful on clothes. It is longlasting and sillage is huge. What can I say? I love it.

Mar
26
2014
Melyche
Melyche

It's not in the notes but smells like grape. The perfect name was picked for it because it's just so unique and confusing. I like it one moment, 2 minutes later it begins smelling like cough syrup.

So complicated so challenging. It's a typical Alien. I can tell I like it though.
My grade: 6.5/10

Mar
26
2014
julip
julip

At first whiff, a big blast of old-school Poison crossed with dash of Strenesse. I don't smell the jasmine at all. Then it ends up smelling like high-end, grape cough syrup.

Mar
23
2014
Nil3
Nil3

Many people here have reviewed this scent as a complex one after having smelled it. I have to agree that this smells complex. And I also have to add that what makes it so mysterious and mosaic is the weird and spooky fact that there are only and exclusively 3 NOTES in this fragrance. A bit alienated, don’t you think?

Mar
21
2014
Silkpuppet
Silkpuppet

I subscribe to the maxim that one is either a fan of Angel or Alien. I happen to be Team Angel but I wanted to try this scent because of the edgy bottle and interesting backstory. This fragrance has a sunblock-esque quality about it. I find that the grape-like and jasmine notes constitute most of the opening burst, and the amber settles in after a few hours. Alien is very much like Dior Poison to my nose. Both are very balsamic and unfortunately, my skin chemistry makes such scents smell like cough syrup. Still, a very complex and mysterious fragrance. Gorgeous bottle.

Mar
21
2014
Camilla91
Camilla91

Alien is a very mysterious smelling perfume. It is seductive and I can't stop sniffing myself when I wear it as it plays nicely with my body chemistry. It is not very common in my country so I feel unique when I wear it :) On me it smells mostly woody and I love it!

Mar
20
2014
armacoonsum
armacoonsum

JASMINE, of course, and then... Poison? Yes, good ol', straight-up, original purple bottle Dior Poison, on me. Strange, but good... I wore waaaay too much Poison when I was a teenager (whether any amount of Poison is appropriate for a teeneager is debatable) but for 14-, 15- and 16-year-old me with my pale white face, tons of black eyeliner and nosering, it worked. I bought, and used up, bottle after precious bottle, so I know the aroma very well. And, on me, Alien is surprisingly a dead-ringer. I know they have jasmine in common, and perhaps amber, but Poison purports to be so much more... could it be that all those years, what I was loving so dearly and completely unable to place was just ... jasmine? I love amber, too, so maybe that is all Poison conjured on me, and all I ever really needed it to be. Now that I'm grown and don't have a spendy aunt available to keep Poison on tap, and surely cannot afford it myself (I hear the formula is entirely different anyway) perhaps I can get that love back with Alien? I haven't priced it yet, as all I have now is a tiny mini... I'm aware it isn't cheap, but maybe a little less astronomical than Poison is? We shall see... wish me luck!

Mar
19
2014
mathildehoejer
mathildehoejer

I first tried this on while in a tax free shop before attending a flight. When I first tried it on, I really liked it. Usually I am one for strong scents, but this was a little heavier than I was used to. I was flying late at night. After the flight and a good night's sleep I found that the smell was still in my sweatshirt from the day before. I had to wash it, before the lovely warm scent dissapeared, and this was when I found out that I really needed this, so I bought it before going home from my vacation. I didn't have much experience with the scent, but later I have grown to love it, and it is now one of my favourites in my collection, even though it is not my most used one. I just love a beautiful, powerful "self-dependent woman" kind of scent!

Mar
19
2014
mashry68
mashry68

its mysterious
.. very different sometimes i love it ..other time it gives me headache.. cant understant it

Mar
18
2014
nikkirasmussen
nikkirasmussen

I like it...not love it. But I see this more as a daytime fragrance than nighttime!

Mar
16
2014
katieathens
katieathens

I sprayed it on my wrist and I thought that it was the most beautiful jasmine I've ever smelled...for about 15 seconds. Then an unidentified (not flying object) thing pushed its way up and suddenly the beauty transformed into a bug spray! I waited and waited until this thing calmed a bit, but still on my skin the jasmine was gone...After 2 hours it was OK, I did not love it but I liked it. Veeeery longlasting!

Mar
15
2014
HausFrau
HausFrau

I have a love hate relationship with Alien because of that otherworldly synthetic purple note. I think it's incredibly interesting, beautiful, and I kind of think that it might be the scent of some kind of extraterrestrial designer drug, because it smells a little illicit and expensive and frightening and fun and thrilling all at once. That being said, even though I enjoy this fragrance and occasionally crave it, I get sick of it rather quickly. I'm a warm fragrance type of girl, and this is just so cold and statuesque, like a frozen amethyst Ice Queen wearing a grape Popsicle carved into jagged edges instead of a dress. The bottle is quite fitting. The solution for me? Alien Absolut Intense. Good lord that's all of the good parts of Alien, wrapped up in a warm, sweet cocoon. Perfection. The OG Alien will forever have a place in my heart and on my dressing table, but to me she's the slightly less attractive sister with a little bit of a personality disorder who could be a lot more beautiful if only she took a cue from her sibling and became a little kinder and less egotistical. Shhhh don't tell her I said that, she might cut me while I sleep, I feel like she could probably be a vindictive bitch.

Mar
14
2014
calyx93
calyx93

lovers of this should definitely seek out the extrait version - the one with the gold applicator wand - it's a gorgeous, richer take on the original. can be found at quite a bargain online (albeit, without the wand - got one of the last ones from mugler hq).

Mar
13
2014
StopHammertime
StopHammertime

I find this probably the easiest Thierry Mugler to wear. Lots of jasmine and a sweet undercurrent. I have smelled good jasmine and bad jasmine, and this is done VERY well. HUGE sillage and longevity, I am afraid to do more than 3 sprays. Actually, this perfume starts to smell different [read:worse] when too much is sprayed. There can be a bug spray undertone that is very pronounced when too much is worn. Just be careful with the spraying and you will probably love this perfume.
As a tip, I personally buy the body cream instead of the perfume spray of this, the scent is still strong but it is harder to go overboard :).

Mar
13
2014
Lillitth
Lillitth

Alien goes on in a giant blast of jasmine like a girl who enters a room who cannot be ignored. The initial blast is a little scary, but after a very short period of time, I was totally entranced by this scent. The jasmine dries down pretty quickly to a lovely, subtle, but ever present background. But I would catch whiffs of something every now and then that was spicy and mysterious - then it would be gone leaving me anxious for more, like some kind of addict waiting for her next fix. I didn't realize that I like jasmine on me. I always thought it was too sweet for me. But Alien reminds me of sexy, sultry hot summer nights in the south, where you can catch the scent of night blooming jasmine through the open window. When I asked my husband to smell me, he responded with Wow that smells GOOD - with a big smile. It's his second favorite so far with an 8.5 score. This one is going into permanent rotation in my collection. I will say that it had to be reapplied on me after a few hours.

Mar
12
2014
Moonlover09
Moonlover09

Awful and gave me a headache that lasted for hours! Smells cheap!!!!

Mar
12
2014
GalInGlasses
GalInGlasses

Pretty much completely agree with everything the user below me said... This fragrance is BIG on first spray. It's like an explosion of lavender-colored smoke. Takes me back almost immediately to the lilac tree my parents had in their yard when I was growing up, but concentrated and mysterious, minus the sunshine, and plus that slightly dank smell that makes the fragrance almost feel "meaty." About an hour in, the fragrance has settled more into something that is still very noticeable, but is softer, with plenty of jasmine. Could be the amber starting to even things out. I thought this fragrance would never do for casual wear because Mugler creations are so famously loud, but now I'm starting to think that this actually might work nicely, even in professional situations. I also thought I would never be into white florals, but Alien is making me change my mind quickly!

Mar
04
2014
gjie
gjie

a BURST of JASMINE defines this fragrance on my skin...This 'alien' is a monster in terms of longevity, but still is quite silent, perhaps whispering to people nearby...at first spray, all i can detect is jasmine which is very faminine and intense...later this scent develops into creamy jasmine, very florally scent which is so sexy and alluring.i loves when it mixed with my body chemisty and intensify!!a sexy floral fragrance in my collection <3

Mar
04
2014
Izumee
Izumee

The scent is certainly catchy. Arousing curiosity, really is. But oh boyyy, its a strong one aint it!? I live in indonesia, pretty much summer all year round, and this is definitely too heavy for me here. However, it smells intriguing-still. Interesting.

Feb
23
2014
chocolatecherryperfume
chocolatecherryperfume

Interesting reviews...I tried Alien and I swear it smells of heliotrope, cigar and pipe smoke.I also detected a rather strong-ish licorice scent as well as amber and some dark swirling mysterious scent I cannot define. It also strongly reminded me of the way the color purple might smell as well as something from the nightshade group. I look forward to buying a large bottle of Alien in the near future and I believe this scent is perfect for futuristic Aquarians and brooding mysterious Scorpios.

Feb
23
2014
YogaRose
YogaRose

Although I like science fiction, Alien, the fragrance is not for me. It IS a beautiful bottle and perfume creation...for that unique person. The notes seem very simple, yet it's appropriately named "Alien" as it does smell of a prominent jasmine from out of this world. I cannot find any other way to explain it except, suggest to try it out...especially if you are an admirer of jasmine.

Feb
19
2014
strawbeesplash
strawbeesplash

I do not own Alien, but I did sample it. I received a few spritzes on a little sample paper, and even from three feet away, behind a counter, just two sprays hit me HARD. Alien is not a gentle creature. Its presence is bold, and you immediately know whether you like it or not. I sprayed my wrist just once, and boy does Alien take a while to mellow. However, Alien is, in my opinion, mouthwatering. I wouldn't wear Alien with any makeup, jewelry, or clothing that's a statement piece on its own because that seems to me an affront to Alien. She's really all you need. Upon drying, Alien warmed up quite a bit and wasn't as acrid as the first spray. Alien has a gorgeous drydown, and while it doesn't lose the heavy jasmine, the jasmine fades out a little bit, backs off just a little bit. Boy, does Alien last. The sample paper is still fragrant, more than 30 hours later, and it's perfuming my whole room! My mom was confused because she'd thought I'd was constantly reapplying perfume and sitting in sweats all day, when in reality it was just the tester strip!

Feb
18
2014
dalmajen
dalmajen

„The Entertainer.”
This is the only fragrance that I have ever owned that laughs at me! No, I'm not freaked out at the bottle...I love that funny purple ultra modern approach. Its the Jasmine that scares me! When I first tested this, my eyes nearly popped out of my head! Strong..and Bold! Who do you think you are, type jasmine. I said to myself..I will never wear this sassy scent. It really is a fragrance that you can't decide, if you love it, or hate it. It laughs at me! I apply it, and it surrounds me. It makes me go back for more. It is one of the most interesting fragrances that I have owned in may years. I think it doesn't suit me..yet I get numerous compliments, which annoys me, as I have so many others that I love...yet, this is the entertainer...he makes you feel happy, and knows when to get the applause...Because he is the showoff of all the Jasmines, and he is the true Entertainer!

Feb
17
2014
CBT
CBT

Alien is a decidedly unnatural scent, but the effect is more sci fi sexy than toilet cleaner. This isn't a perfume that's trying to smell "natural" but falling short, rather it revels in smelling like nothing found on earth. It's an intoxicating, otherworldly combination of sweet and woody very much in the same vein as Angel. The two are like sisters - the sweetness is more fruity in Angel, more candy-like in Alien, but both share the same unexpected woody base and cooly powerful aura. Personally, I prefer Alien, both for the smell and the divine bottle. I don't really see Alien as a "witchy" perfume (to me, witches are much darker and more organic), more something worn by an alien princess or a fairy queen.

The matching body lotion is definitely worth having - it makes the scent last muuuuch longer and the subtle golden shimmer really completes the unearthly effect.

Feb
17
2014
Natalia Oviedo
Natalia Oviedo

I've heard a lot about this perfume, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm really curious about it!!

Feb
16
2014
deviation
deviation

I think this perfume was made to spray on linens to make it smell even more cleaner. Being a big fan of angel for its smell and longevity, this one turns out to be a bummer in both these aspects for me. Nothing special just a smell of linens washed in Surf detergent powder.

Feb
16
2014
BlackIrishRose
BlackIrishRose

Chiquis, I have both Dior Addict and Alien. I find Addict a bit masculine on it's own but when I layer the two it creates something delightful that draws tons of compliments and leaves my nose glued to my wrist. Definitely give it a try!

Feb
16
2014
lourdescastrellolago
lourdescastrellolago

I am so sorry for what i am just going to write about this but i most say that this perfume is very bad, i had it as a gift for Christmas and i had to give away because it is too strong. To me it even smells to cockroaches killing spray (insecticide),this is awful for me. When someone has this perfume on I quickly detected and get headaches.

Feb
13
2014
Octoberamy
Octoberamy

Ooh, I love Alien. It is mysterious and magical. I don't wear it often, as I have to feel in the right mood to wear this unique potion. Longevity is great, you feel you've gotten your money's worth. And sillage must be powerful, as it is the only perfume I've ever had anyone remark on or compliment, and I have dozens. The bottle is gorgeous beyond words, just wish I could afford the tall bottle, as the short bottle just doesn't do justice to the imposing "Darth Vader-ish" image.

Feb
12
2014
Natalie Nations
Natalie Nations

Alien is another Thierry Mugler fragrance that seems to have reached a cult status. A lot here has been written about it, both bad and good. I personally love Alien. Jasmine is a minor note in a lot of my perfumes, but I have never been able to distinguish it. The jasmine in Alien is very distinguishable. I find it to be quite fulfilling and delightful. As this perfume settles on my skin I also get a rich creamy vanilla vibe which I find sweet and comforting. A little of this does go a long way and I'm okay with that. Some say this scents gets caught in their throats, but I don't have that problem at all. I have nothing bad to say about this perfume at all. Love!

Feb
12
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

I blind purchased both Alien and Dior Addict. I received Addict first and was so very disappointed... It's far too spicy and sharp for my taste. So I was nervous when Alien arrived today. From the reviews some seem to LOVE it and some seem to HATE it. I didn't know what to expect other than lots of jasmine. So I finally sprayed it on my wrist and WOW I'm in LOVE!!!!! Love, love, love!!! I never thought I could choose a signature... What can I say, I'm a commitment phobe ;) .... BUT Alien could be "the one". On me this is a sweet jasmine. Not sweet sweet like Fantasy, just enough sweet to be unmistakeningly feminine. And the jasmine is just beautiful! I don't feel like I'm sitting in a field of flowers like other florals (Marc Jacobs Woman comes to mind). It smells like a well rounded perfume.... Sweet and feminine. And being a late 20-something I feel this is quite "age appropriate". It's very 25-39 to me, (although women of all ages should wear whatever makes them feel sexy and confident!). I adore Alien and plan to refill many times over.


Edit: So, I bought my 1oz refillable spray about 3 weeks ago and I am almost out!! I just love this stuff and I can't get enough. Alien, Hot Couture and Flowerbomb are my go-to, top fave fragrances. I like to "name" my perfumes based on what type of woman I imagine wearing them. For instance, Hot Couture by Givenchy would be Vanessa (sexy but not at all slutty) and Romance by Ralph Lauren would be Sarah Jane (goody goody girl next door). But, I have yet to define Alien... It is sort of hard to describe and categorize. It's sweet at first sniff and then turns into this minty almost menthol eucalyptus, and then settles into a soft sweet. Purple is the perfect color for this bottle, as the juice "smells" like "purple" looks (I'm sure you know what I mean). I can smell this on my clothes in the dirty laundry 5 days after I've worn them! I just adore Alien and I hope Thierry Mugler never, ever, EVER discontinues it.... Or else ..... =)

Feb
12
2014
donimili
donimili

This is beautiful perfume and I love love love it. It smells like fresh flower bouquet mixed with something warm and it really reminds me of spring. But, I'm reading yours reviews and mostly you think it is strong. On me it is not. It's nice, all around me but i don't think that someone who is not standing near me could smell it. It is long lasting but for silage I would say moderate. Maybe moderate and a half :D

Feb
05
2014
thatjacksonchicck
thatjacksonchicck

I'm in love with this perfume!!!! <3 <3 <3

Feb
04
2014
Aline Ribeiro
Aline Ribeiro

Savoir faire!!! Love it!

Feb
03
2014
rococozephyr
rococozephyr

On me, this was allllll jasmine, but a very cold, sharp jasmine with an almost antiseptic edge. A single spritz on my wrist had me imagining a room full of sterilized jasmine blossoms edged in frost. And when I say a room full of jasmine, I mean FULL; with my skin chemistry, this is the sort of bold, imperious scent you wear when you want to use your perfume as a weapon. It lasted a good twelve hours, and for an hour or so only seemed to get bigger and bolder. Fortunately, it began to calm down after that first hour and the antiseptic edge gradually faded a bit, though it remained sharp and cold as an icicle for as long as it lasted on my skin.

Alien was not what I was expecting it to be based on the notes and is absolutely not something I like on myself. However, my friend tried Alien as well and ended up with an entirely different (and much more pleasant) creature. With her skin chemistry, it was a very natural, slightly sweet jasmine, with the woods and amber giving it a warm, gentle sensuality. It wasn't overwhelmingly strong on her, but the scent trailed behind her in a way that can only be described as alluring.

I had found an ice queen, not just immovable but utterly untouchable in her regality, ready to see heads roll over the barest offense; my friend discovered a quiet, demure lady, firm in her gentility, but with a warmth and softness welcoming to human touch.

Most of my friend's favorite perfumes are based around jasmine, so if you love jasmine, or just find that it plays particularly well with your skin chemistry, you should definitely give Alien a try. Hell, even if you don't and it doesn't, you should find the time to sniff it anyways; while it's not a fragrance I enjoy wearing at all, Alien is so different from anything else I've smelled that I honestly can't regret trying it.

Feb
03
2014
SnoobNose
SnoobNose

This is a tough one. Honestly it's sticky makes your throat burn sweet...which is not my thing normally, but for some odd reason I want to smell it again after a while. The good part is the very first spritz which has some nice deep interesting tones to it but it very quickly fades and becomes very sweet, not in a good way at all. The dry down is almost unbearably deep sweet. Needs a little something more. It's just ok.

Feb
01
2014
Hellita
Hellita

This perfume just dragged me in somehow. I remember trying it in the perfume shop but I was hesitant to buy it for myself, even though the scent was intriguing. I went to Australia for holidays and smelled it on a girl when I was out with friends, and I complemented her for smelling great. She said she always received a lot of compliments when wearing Alien, so I decided to get it for myself on the duty free on my way home. I have not regretted it for a second. It's warm, misterious, weird and minty (at first) but in a good way, and then it settles into a beautiful scent. I like it alot!

Jan
28
2014
hannah.reed.9085
hannah.reed.9085

This scent is surprisingly amazing! I do not like "older" lady scents and a lot of people claim this is one but I disagree.. Since im only 21 the scent plays wonderfully with my young age. I think it is strong beautiful and my husband LOVES it!

Jan
27
2014
Yellow Daisy
Yellow Daisy

I really disliked this so much, my grandmother absolutely loved it i absolutely wanted it off my skin as fast as possible it was so nauseating. I definitely do smell the jasmine, it was just not for me.

Jan
25
2014
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

I agree with Mortazuma below. Complex? No way. "Alien" is a linear sweet jasmine fragrance with a high pitched, head-full-of-helium quality that many people, unsurprisingly, find nauseating.

It's in the same category as "Hypnose" by Lancome -not in notes, but in tone and texture.

I didn't find it too bad to be honest. It's pretty, but certainly not the weird and alluring masterpiece people are claiming it to be.

A much nicer sweet jasmine fragrance is "Signorina" by Salvatore Ferragamo (EDP), with notes of pink pepper and panna cotta. If Alien is too squeaky for you, try this instead.

Jan
25
2014
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

I was recommended this perfume by someone who felt this perfume would "suit" me given as it was gaining popularity due to being oh so unique and mysterious. When I tried it, I wasn't sure if she was trolling me due to the name or because she wanted to be entertained with my reaction once I tried it. Whichever her intention, I came back with the report that it didn't suit me at all and asked if she happened to have aspirin at hand.

No offense to those who adore this frag and that can bring out the best in this perfume (as I know body chemistry can make or break a scent), consider yourselves the lucky ones. But on me...I wanted to expel this alien BACK into space.

There really wasn't much intelligence to this fragrance, imo. It was SO linear that it made me start to make the assumption that passion for it went into the marketing and packaging more than the essence itself. It seems as if they did things in reverse, creating the bottle & advertising first THEN making the perfume which would explain why they lost creative steam. On me, I didn't get to enjoy any balsamic notes (which is usually my body chemistry's favorite treat), amber, nor found animalic traces upon dry down. What I got was a warm little flowerbed growing around a tree that just had miracle grow thrown over its soil. A little floral, very woodsy scent with that je-ne-sais-quoi-but-I-bet-it-is-something-synthetic in it. Alien is a good name for a fragrance that has ingredients some or most are NOT familiar with smelling, like red seaweed, davana, styrax & cypriol nagarmotha for example (look up Black Amber by Agonist it has ALL of those).

I also don't grasp where people use the word "complex" to describe this? When I think complex...Salvador Dali, Ubar by Amouage, Antaeus by Chanel, L`Interdit by Givenchy, Farenheit by Dior or even John Galliano to name a few are what comes to mind. But, you don't have to take my word for it, look at the list of notes yourself. On that note, "dark" or "witchy" definitely doesn't come to mind either.

Sorry Alien, you aren't probing MY wallet.

Jan
25
2014
secretsweets
secretsweets

Alien is very nice it smells remind me of Elizabeth Taylor Black Pearl

Jan
24
2014
picisziv
picisziv

Alien has been my 'Mad Witch, Bad B**ch' perfume for quite a long time now, my absolute signature, my very best olfactory friend, the stuff I can use to every occasion, to every outfit, to every mood... meeting friends, looking for hot men, being excited, being nervous before exams, feeling down, trying to make the impression of a mature lady / a young girl with a thirst for fun / a determined college gal / the chick you simply have to get to know better...! Of course, it gets attention all!the!time, but I'm actually comfortable with standing out my entire life. Alien is pretty much everything to me. I realised I live life to the fullest when I have this on. Even if completely and entirely nothing happens to me, this Mugler gem fills my life with joy. I never use drugs, so instead of toxicating my body with all the chemical stuff, this is my only designer drug, my ultimate mood enhancer :)

Jan
21
2014
LuLuGoes
LuLuGoes

I decided to try a spray sample vial of Alien on the back of my hand. After reading the reviews I expected a strange sweetness against amber and wood. I got a pungent blast of something bitter and slightly sugary with an oily chemical edge. I didn't enjoy it at all.

When the original Mugler Angel for woman launched, I used to wear it. Then I realized everyone was wearing it. And I just grew sick of it. Since then, I've always envisioned Mugler fragrances as powerful, intoxicating, fiercely sweet formulas with an interesting dry-down and distinct stages.

It could be that this does not suit my chemistry. But I was disappointed. And this fragrance is not easy to wash off. So if you like it, I'm sure it has solid lasting power.

Jan
19
2014
Pusteblumchen
Pusteblumchen

I like to search for perfume pads in the fashion magazines :-)

That's how I've got to know Alien.

Usually I'm not trying many perfumes in the stores. My nose can only stand a maximum of three perfumes if at all. Besides its really not comfy with all the nervous sales people disturbing you all the time... That's why I love the little gift bottles for testing or the pads in the magazines. Trying quietly at home.

Back to Alien...

First spraying and I'm evolved inside this cloud of cloves and amber which I love. I love spicy. Then it fades into a lovely Jasmine composition and gets stable with a powdery touch embracing all notes at once. I can still smell it on my hand the next day and on my clothes. I like perfumes that print on me, that stay, like a faithful friend.

Perfumes that disappear after 1 hour (!!) of use are a DISRESPECT towards the buyer. If so they should be cheap. Hence I don't buy perfumes for 60-80 Euros (!) a bottle that fly directly into oblivion!!!

Alien is faithful, bold, happy and spicy. I love it.

Jan
19
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

I really like the wood notes in this one but the composition of jasmine and amber is overpowering for me. There is way too much amber. The drydown gets real good after some time. But as a fan of softer amber scents I must say this is a bit too strong for me.
Probably still would were it someone gave it to me as a gift.

Jan
19
2014
Cairo Rose
Cairo Rose

This is definitely a female Alien from another world....she vibrates and pulses sometimes with an edgy jasmine glow and at other times a piercing woody note that tries to be powdery but backs off from being subtle.

I seem to like the controversial scents that are love or hate...I tamed this extraterrestrial by applying just one spritz to my knees. This keeps it so I'm wearing the scent not the scent taking over my world.

Use with great care as a little goes a long way...You may wish to try the radiant body lotion (as they term it)which I found to have a fruity almost grape tang and a much softer sillage.

Jan
18
2014
Turbo-Rose
Turbo-Rose

I like this fragrance, and the fact that it smells quite unusual considering the simplicity of the notes, but the problem is that whenever I try to wear it, it wears me instead..

Jan
17
2014
helirium
helirium

Upon trying Alien at the first time, I liked it. It smelled like some flowers in the garden after the rain. Something very familiar also, from childhood but I don't know what it is. Jasmine flowers don't grow in this northern hemisphere where I live and never smelled them in the nature, though.
Very beautiful, fresh, simple but mysterious fragrance indeed. And as for the bottle, I love the colors; the shape and looks are very 'alien', not very fond of them but in the small size it almost looks cute.

Jan
16
2014
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

I loved Alien when it first came out and even recieved a full sized bottle from the husband for Christmas. I wore Alien for almost a year then it started getting on my nerves, it started smelling like very heavy jasmine and that is all it was blah and blech all in one! I pushed my bottle aside and started in on my Pink Sugar affair which is still going strong to this day. While looking through my reject pile today I took out my Alien and decided to spray, yup, strong jasmine and thats all she wrote..I did spray some of my Beyonce Pulse over it and it was a good combo though..I then started going through my huge bag of purchased perfume samples, I have 3 unused samples of Alien and decided to try one of those....I now know my big bottle of Alien has gone bad as it smells nothing like the sample, which smells like the Alien I loved when it was first introduced. I'll use up my samples but no big bottles of Alien for me ever again.

Jan
13
2014
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

It seems to me that this is a polarizing fragrance. I personally I never smelled its equal. Alien was first discovered by me via a sample and for the first time I HAD to have this perfume. I love it but it is my husbands reaction to it that made me purchase it. He is utterly intoxicated with it. I have so many perfumes and he never is interested in ANY of them unless I PULL a reaction out of him. I am at a loss to describe it but I resist comparing it to another perfume. If you need to confirm that just look at the "reminds me of" portion of this page...it is all Alien. Also, my personal opinion is that when people say this is a grapey or purple perfume, this is due to the clever marketing of the purple gem of the bottle. Anyway, just a few of my thoughts. I am amazed at how well three ingredients can create such a beautiful and complex perfume. I am indebted to the person who gave me the sample! ❤️

Happy Perfuming!

Jan
11
2014
amb7
amb7

At the first spray, I do smell something grapey-spicy. Then it is mainly synthetic jasmine/honeysuckle, with a hint of powder and green tea. I am assuming there is something called cashmeran in here as well, although I can only guess since I have never smelled it by itself. After some time, the perfume smells more like honeysuckle, with a powdery-amber thing going on. Where my skin is warm, it also has a very noticeable green tea smell. This perfume is strong, so use it sparingly, dabbing, not spraying.

After about four hours, I detect a creamy-smooth, sweet, fresh laundry scent. I haven't smelled this combination of base notes in a perfume before, and I really like them, even more than the middle notes!

Jan
09
2014
elisabethkcmo
elisabethkcmo

I just love this fragrance. Pair it with the body cream and put just a little on. Lots of compliments, I've even overheard others saying :
" who is that that smells so good?"

Jan
08
2014
KateAnette
KateAnette

Warning negative review, sorry. I know a lot of people love this.

This is one of the very few fragrances I immediately recognize on others, and it makes me wanna take a step back every time. It's just too loud and screechy. It's also one of the very few perfumes that makes me physically ill, it turns my stomach. It also smells exactly the same on everyone. Many reviews say that this is for older women? I feel the total opposite. When I think of Alien, I think of a young girl ready for a party. She doesn't know much about perfumes, so she's wearing whatever her friends are wearing.
I like most other Muglers. Even Angel seems subtle to me compared to Alien, when used in moderation. If I'd have to describe Alien in one word, it would be "loud".

Jan
08
2014
sarah.r.sahib
sarah.r.sahib

i recently bought it from Beirut duty free , when i sprayed it there i love it but a while i feel headache , this perfume is so pungent and i feel its for 30 ages and over , i like Jasmine and that's motivate me to purchase it but this Jasmine is mixed with a lots of woodsy notes , made it sooo woodsy and that's not suits me , cuz im a floral lover , i still like Jasmine in it but i cant spray it on me :( cuz i feel dizzy , i gave it to my Mom , she loved it so much ...

Jan
08
2014
DONNA VARSIK
DONNA VARSIK

I HAVE A SAMPLE OF THIS,WHILE IT'S A pretty scent,its very strong and i can't wear this,it's hard on my allergies too.too bad,its nice.

Jan
05
2014
Sweet Sea Pea
Sweet Sea Pea

I got a free sample of the EDP because I've wanted to try this fragrance for a long time. It seems to be a chameleon! When I very first tried it, I liked it but thought it was more something my mother would be into, ie powdery, flowery, traditional smelling. Today, about a month later I tried it a second time, this time spraying on wrists and decollete before going out for the evening. This time I liked it much more. At first I get a pretty straightforward jasmine+amber+woods, all of which I quite enjoy, but normally in conjunction with numerous other notes. However, when I wore it out tonight, I was amazed at how it warmed up with my body chemistry. It lasted a very long time as well, although I'm not sure about the sillage because nobody commented other than when I had my friend smell it. Tonight I thought I smelled a slight grape note, along with delicious spiciness, almost like what I imagined Lady Gaga Fame would smell like, although to me that smells like grape fanta or something. Later on when I got home and had some intimate time with my boyfriend, not only did it turn into something arousingly animal with our chemistry, it also started to remind me of Hypnotic Poison, although initially I never would have made that comparison. I think maybe my body chemistry changes both fragrances in a similar way or something, but interesting that another reviewer made a HP comparison too. Anyway, I like this a million times better than Angel, and I think it's a very interesting fragrance to experiment with and learn about.

Jan
05
2014
lily13ana
lily13ana

After I tested this for 3 years and oscilated between love and hate with it I came to one conclusion: I must have this perfume, I love it after all, but only after at least one hour after appling directly on skin. In the begining is very very harsh, but if is applied sparingly the harshness disapears and the jasmine can be felt easily. If is overdised the jasmine doesn't show up, at least for my nose. But last time I tried this and put just a little on my hand I smelt the most realistic jasmine i have ever smelt in a perfume. I don't want Alien for the jasmine, but I want it for the drydown wich is out of this world, addictive and is the thing that I could only feel with the old Hypnotic Poison. Is is something dusty, like the smell of an old book, but in a good way. That doesn't mean is similar with HP, but that is the way I fell with it. The longevity and projection are the best. I have other perfumes with same projection and longevity but I hope this will be THE PERFUME I hope to stop to.

Jan
05
2014
chuetta
chuetta

So nice, it's hypnotic. It's fresh and reconniseable. I actually have essence absolue and I found out it is way too dense, so when i'm able to I will but this one, which is basically the same but lighter and fresher, easier to wear.

Jan
03
2014
nezi
nezi

The marketing of it makes it less mysterious because everyone seems to know what it is, but the smell makes up for the commercialized aspect. It is extremely unique and always changing every time you smell it. One of my cousins uses it and it smells much more basic white floral/oldish on her, but another cousin has it and I loved it on her and ended up buying it for myself. Glad I did because it smells great on me. I pick up on the Jasmine note the most. It is extremely intoxicating and powerful and I get a sensual warm wood. I am always getting complimented just about every time I wear this out. Both men and women ask me what I have on.

Men in particular seem to love it. So much so that once when I was in Florence Italy, at a restaurant, the waiter after saying hello asked instantly "where is that beautiful smell coming from" and then proceeded to sniff his way over to me. Another time when I went for a night out, 3 different men did the same thing (sniffing their way over to me). Another mutual friend even said he could not sit near me because the smell was driving him crazy (in a good way) and he needed to control himself before his girlfriend got upset.

Unfortunately my boyfriend doesn't really like this, he says its too weird, so I can't wear it near him.

Jan
03
2014
Miss_Nicole
Miss_Nicole

This is a love or hate fragrance. I happen to love it. It's a bold, sexy, mysterious, intoxicating, enchanting and hypnotizing frag. It's a sweet, very feminine composition. The jasmine is divine and it's sweetened but also deepened up by the amber and woods(speaking of woods I almost get an oud like note in this ...it's hidden but there is a trace of it beneath the depths of this fragrance.)
Bottle design is clever. Lasting power is above average and projection is enormous. This is perfection in the winter time, specifically a winters night. I wouldn't write off wearing this in the daytime but just be easy on the spritzer.
Also, this is a type of frag that unveils it's full potential on skin. If you smell it on a tester strip or even on fabric it won't seem that impressive. Once it warms up and blends with your skin, it turns into something magical.
My only qualm is this fragrance seems to be everywhere and on everyone. I like to stand out from the crowd, I like a scent to be my own..but sometimes you do need a healthy dose of Alien in your life..and for that...it's perfect. :)

Dec
25
2013
isabelamattarelli
isabelamattarelli

i think the marketing about alien became bigger than the parfum...

i bought it (blind buy)... i LOVE jasmin, i love woody fragances, and i read a lot of coments just like:
- better parfum of all time
- dark, misterious
- there's nothing like this!!!

i tried so hard to loveeeee it, but i just cant. its a great parfum, but nothing "alien" in my point of view

even the sillage/lasting disapointed me

Dec
22
2013
ru2
ru2

This perfume is spoiled for me from the sheer amount of people who wear it. The scent is so distinctive that you instantly go "Alien!" when you smell it off someone.

Also since working in a perfumery I have seen the customers who buy it, mostly middle aged women 40+,50+. Now I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but as a 20 year old I would rather go for something different, young and fresh instead of one which would be smelt on my mother.

I can't fault the fragrance though, its not amazing, it just smells nice to me. But sadly I feel like its been ruined by its own popularity, but that's just me!

Dec
21
2013
cyndie.lee1
cyndie.lee1

For about the first month after smelling Alien, I tried to put my finger on what exactly it was that it smelled like and I FINALLY figured it out - Alien simply smells like an, um, Adult Bookstore (yes, I know what an adult bookstore smells like)! I do not smell ANY of the notes it proclaims to have, but I smell BLACK CHERRY, and not a pure black cherry, but a synthetic, cheap black cherry. It is a shame, because Womanity is one of my signature fragrances and my Mom's signature is Angel - but Alien, nope. Not for me! Even when I aplied it and my Mom applied it, both of us having COMPELTE opposite chemistries, it smelled the same.

Dec
20
2013
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

I've realised something about this perfume, and that is everytime I smell it on a different person, despite having smelled it a million times, I am never able to recognise it. Almost like the fragrance completely changes on each woman. Like it's a shapeshifter. Truly like an Alien. Remarkable

Dec
20
2013
Cw830
Cw830

A few years ago, I tried Alien and loved it. It was very rich and exotic, and would have made a nice signature perfume with just one spray on me being enough for the whole day. As for the mentions of reformulation, I've also been wondering, but my tastebuds have changed since I originally first smelled the scent and I have to wonder if the change in scent is related to that. It seems somewhat pungent to me now. Although this composition stands for itself, I've been getting tired of all the jasmine everywhere.

Dec
17
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I have a sample, and I've been wearing it for a couple of days. I wonder if it's been reformulated and watered down, since it seems to have less sillage and longevity than it did months ago, when I tried it for the first time. I still love it, though!

Dec
17
2013
glassjules
glassjules

I went to go smell this at macy's as I am in search of a new set of fragrances, and I love jasmine, so finding reviews so positive here I had to put this one on my list to find and smell. I put it on and was instantly overwhelmed and put off. Then a little time passed, and I couldn't help going back to smell it. And again...and later. And was complimented on it at two different places! That actually made me a little paranoid because usually no one notices my perfume, so I guess that must mean it really has that 'sillage' ....which actually makes me a bit uncomfortable, but would be nice for a date night out with hubby or a party. So expensive though. I will admit I bought the knockoff to just play with it for now...given I doubt I'll be spending that much on something I would only wear once in a while, and several folks have mentioned how closely the knockoff resembles it (from walgreens). I wore the sample I took home of the real thing on one wrist and a spritz of the knock off, and while you can definitely tell the difference, you still get the same general impression. interesting. but I have a weak nose :)

Dec
16
2013
vicvic
vicvic

I was going to buy one for my wife. I asked the saleslady to give me a sample scent and behold. . . . . got the same knockout punch of Joop! Homme. I liked it but I was not sure if my wife would like it so I decided not to buy.

Dec
09
2013
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

I had this sprayed on me today and it was ok. Personally, the strong woodsy smells laced with amber made it almost smell to masculine. It started off smelling quite floral and feminine, but at it warmed on my body the woodsy tones became more prominent and the masculinity because very strong. Not for me.

Dec
07
2013
Emma0714
Emma0714

I can't even begin to describe Alien. And even if I would, it would become utter nonsense.

But for the sake of purpose, I will try:

I'm not sure if it is the jasmine.

I'm not sure if it is the dark wood.

Heck, I'm not sure if it is the amber, but something in this fragrance makes me almost intoxicated. It's like that moment you loose yourself in a really good song, and let the rythm carry you away.

One little sniff and I'm in a completly new universe. Something familiar, but yet so far away. But I wanna be there forever.

I love this fragrance. Will always love it. It always shocks me with it's originality and I always feel special while wearing it.

Dec
07
2013
reblessing
reblessing

It seems that most people either love or hate this perfume. I bought a sample of it recently, and as soon as I smelled it, I realized it was very familiar. I have smelled this before on women without realizing it. It is very strong, and unfortunately, I ended up spilling some on my blanket. Thankfully I don't hate the fragrance and it doesn't seem to give me a headache, so I don't mind it. It's not a fragrance I love or plan to be adding to my favorites, but I can't say I dislike it either. It's very heady, as others have mentioned, and for me it feels deep and warm. It's comforting, though a bit too much for any hot, sultry summer days.

Dec
07
2013
naaym.agecra
naaym.agecra

Angel is not for me, but when I tried this... I fell inlove♥ It's very unique. I love how it only has 3 notes and I enjoy it. Going to buy this for Christmas and the Alien Liqueur De Perfum♥

Dec
05
2013
emo_onigiri
emo_onigiri

I smelled this once at Ulta a long time before I seriously got into collecting perfumes and it overwhelmed me. I just did not like it because I didn't understand its complexity. I immediately labeled it "yucky" and "old-ladyish" and forgot about it for the longest time. Now that I'm more knowledgeable about perfumes, I've inevitably come across Alien once again and I decided to buy a sample. This time around, I feel completely different about it. To me the opening is very much a white floral but not distinctly jasmine. It's very sweet and bright. I also notice a bitterness underlying the sweetness which I'm obsessed with! I'm not sure what ingredient is making it this way but It gives it such a mysterious vibe. I can't get enough of this juice!

Dec
04
2013
clickingpenguin
clickingpenguin

This was a wonderful surprise. I went to Macy's the other day to buy a perfume for someone and I received a free sample of Alien. The name is fitting because the scent is gorgeous but kind of strange and unconventional. I was also blown away when I realized there are only 3 notes in this fragrance. It's pure sexy, strange, and elegant! My boyfriend commented on how womanly it smells as opposed to all of those sweet candy perfumes out there. I have to get this perfume. I think it's a must!

Dec
02
2013
feely
feely

I love jasmin and I really expected to like this. On me this is pure unadulterated skank. A scrubber if there ever was one.

Dec
01
2013
Antares811
Antares811

Suscent, I hardly tolerate the amber in this. It's a pity, becouse the jasmine is delicious and the staying power is superb.

Dec
01
2013
Suscent
Suscent

Just tried this today. Like the name, like the bottle. But I hate the perfume. It's one of those overly heady scents that give me a headache. On first smell it was lovely but then fades to this one particular overpowering scent that goes on forever. For me it is the same with Poison, Loulou, Emporio Armani For Her and others. Does anyone else have the same reaction?Do you know what the ingredient is that has this affect? It doesn't appear in older, traditional fragrances, so maybe something synthetic.

Dec
01
2013
ErinBerry
ErinBerry

What the heck? Smells like grape soda to me unless I got a fake, but I don't know who'd bother to fake a sample vial.

Seriously, it smells like grape soda. I'm not lying. It smells horribly solvent like and artificial. Purple fanta.

I'm reading other reviews of this and wondering if maybe I'M the alien here. Maybe my nose works differently on Uranus (made to tune out farts?)

I'll pass.

Nov
29
2013
blueviolet
blueviolet

I tried to like at least one of TM´s perfumes. This was my safest bet. But I just cant get on with it. Only have a small bottle, which btw is stunning. Looks good on my dressing table, but its an expensive ornament. I shall give this to my mother, she likes warm scents and I think she will like this. Not bad, just not for me.

Nov
29
2013
thedashingdarlings
thedashingdarlings

Since everyone and their mother seems to have reviewed Alien, I'll keep this short.

If you like heady, powerful, unique, almost-juicy-but-not-edible, blast of sexy floral with mystery, presence, tons of silage and 8 hours longevity, give Alien a whirl. It's definitely not for everyone and it needs a light hand, but it really is quite impressive - and very beautiful.

Nov
29
2013
Kara712
Kara712

God. This is so gorgeus. Unique. Sexy. It defines a sexy, yet not vulgar woman. A strong, yet delicate woman. Ultra feminine. Wear it with attitude!
I just love it. But it's become so annoying! I walk into a bar, poof!! smells like Alien. I walk into a club, just open the door and bang!! Smells like Alien. Walk into the damn mall and bang(again)!! Smells like Alien. Every woman owns one, and very few know how to wear it. I've smelled it on women dressed in sweat pants going to the gym, on women going to the market to buy groceries. Now I don't mean to offend anyone but... Alien is not that type of fragrance! It needs style!
Ugh, I think it's a smell that will never go out of fashion. Therefore...I'm never going to buy it.

Nov
28
2013
Clws
Clws

Alien reiterates (to me, anyway) that frags are extremely personal. But I have to say I don't understand the implication that this perfume is indecent (blushing, bottle references, etc.). It is a perfume, polarizing evidently, but a perfume nonetheless.

Nov
26
2013
shanghaifleur
shanghaifleur

This one is a powerhouse for sure, and it can easily knock you out if you go trigger happy with it.

I can see how some people love this scent as it's truly unique; I for my part don't like it so much. Alien is just too heavy for me and it kind of weight me down whenever I wear it or smell it.

I much prefer the citrusy, fresh Mediterranean jasmine to the more creamy, heavy Indian jasmine. And when combined with amber, it's just too much of a scent for me to handle.

Nov
26
2013
Irishys
Irishys

I received Alien by Thierry Mugler last year for Christmas. I had smelled it in the store and liked it initially. It has a very "heavy" scent...hard to describe. With Alien a little goes a long way.

I mostly wear it at night, in the winter and it lasts forever. The scent is so strong and stays in my clothes, even after washing them - which is not a good thing.

I'll finish the bottle, but doubt I'll get another. It's just too much for me.

Nov
25
2013
Lilac-Sky
Lilac-Sky

I smelt this divine liquid a few days ago without reading a single review on it.

As I casually sniffed the sample I was taken aback, and just let out a gentle, 'wow'....

I was not expecting that. My senses were all over the place, and they wanted more.

It's sweet, beautiful, sexy, unique, elegant deep, extravagant, mysterious and totally demanding of attention.

It's totally me, so I have to have this potion.

It has so much to say and there's so much mystery to discover.

'Take me to your planet, I want to learn more about you.....'

Nov
23
2013
jovejove
jovejove

For all the Mugler lovers, all I have to say is; spring. There is SO much magical stuff happening, I can't wait! There hasn't been such a launch since the classic Alien or possibly even the classic Angel. Mugler will make you fall in love and then whisp you away once again...

I was about to spill my guts, but I erased it. Speechless as to what else I can say, yet I know I have already said too much!

Hope this builds some anticipation.

Nov
21
2013
Lali_7
Lali_7

People say there's nothing that smells like Alien, but I was instantly reminded of Avon Far Away Paradise. Serious. The scent is rather plain and something about it annoys me.

Nov
21
2013
veronvai
veronvai

My story with alien is very strange. I first sprayed it on my wrist in the shop and the only thing i thought was - It's so not for me and I don't like it all. But that whole day I couldn't stop sniffing my wrist. I wanted to smell it again and again. Let's be honest, I was obssesed. So here I am now with my alien perfume that I had bought a day ago and after spraying it again I was thinking why the hell I bought this perfume. But just like the time before I can't stop sniffing it, my wrist is stucked to my nose. It's so addicting, just like drugs - gives headaches, makes feel strange, but you want to feel that smell all the time.So, I don't know what is it about this perfume, that makes me feel that way. It's really something out of this world , so no wonder it's called alien. It's definately not one of those smells that everyone like, but if you willing to give it a try , I promise you this perfume will make your head spin.

Nov
21
2013
jengima
jengima

So many blowing reviews drove me buying the mini of alien. at the time I sniffed the scent, I realized that a perfume is a very personal thing indeed.
For my nose the fragrance was horrible, loud and angry ( what else could I say ?). I tried to like it though, and I failed. The more I try to love the more I hate. It reminds me of "somewhere" body balm. Poor me.

Ah ... I forgot to say .... Alien is the most overrated parfum ever. Sorry..

Nov
21
2013
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Planned to be cosmic fragrance, and yes, it is quite strange. Very woody on my skin, like wood dominated jasmine completely. Too strong for me for sure. Anyway, it is suitable for someone who likes drawing attention to herself. And, woodsy notes are good for winter.

Nov
21
2013
Nimboo
Nimboo

A fragrance I loved a few years ago, ruined for me by the hoards of rather 'chavvy' young girls I seem to keep smelling it on :/
Very unique. A woman (or a girl) wearing Alien will not walk by unnoticed.

Nov
13
2013
sharmaae
sharmaae

After reading all these rave reviews about Alien, I went against my (unwarranted) dislike of Thierry Mugler, caved and went to get a couple of samples.

I've only just sprayed it and I am pretty impressed, it's moving very swiftly from a 'ergh' to an envelope of sweet accords! So many wafts of loveliness from just a tiny spray and I can sense (hope) it is going to get better with age. It is a love or hate scent though and it's very heavy and sweet -cloying for some??-a little goes a long way. I can't wait to reach the mellow amber.

I'll update this in an hour or so.

Edit: It's mellowed now, after having had a rush of heavy woody notes, and becoming a very masculine jasmine at one point. I can smell a sweet, woody dry-down, without much projection but maybe that's because I've become accustomed to it. Still making my mind up about it...I think it might be too strong for me, I don't find it sexy, just very huggable and slightly obnoxious.

Nov
13
2013
umsultan
umsultan

alien survived all those years and still on the top charts of perfumes where i live. when the weather gets cooler, many women i know grab this gem from their drawer and the air is filled with wonders. its definitely a fall - winter scent. a winter classic. Arab women like to wear this in special occasions (wedding ceremonies) and accompany it with a dab of little Oud oil behind the ears, the perfume becomes even better and more magical.

Nov
13
2013
perfumejunkie75
perfumejunkie75

I tried a sample and "whoa" it knocked me back about a mile. I almost wrote it off immediately. I kept the card I sprayed it on and kept going back to smell it. Surprisingly it got better and better each time I went back. The next day it smelled amazing. Like nothing I've ever smelled. I ordered some sample vials on Ebay so I could try it on my skin. I hope I end up liking it just the same. It really takes time to set in. I'm glad I gave it a chance.

Nov
12
2013
celebrity89
celebrity89

Like all great perfumes, this one was not love at first sniff. It took me a year to appreciate it. It sort of reminds me of Revlon Unforgettable, and if I remember correctly, Insolence.

Nov
11
2013
leeleeB
leeleeB

Made me nauseous... Horribly so... Head to the bathroom kind of way. Sorry not for me

Nov
08
2013
KellieB
KellieB

I for one really like this fragrance.
At first blush I was not sure but within 30 minutes it
became something of note. It definitely has a presence
that can be a bit heady but fortune falls to the bold.
I think I have fallen in love with the linger...

Nov
07
2013
JaxTheMinx
JaxTheMinx

I have avoided Alien like the plague as I was not impressed with Angel. I was given a bottle of Alien EDP as a gift and WOW! I'm blown away. Not a fragrance I would have gone out to buy for myself, but now that I've given it a few test runs, it is really lovely on my skin. Someone said in their review it reminds of the Dior Poison frangrances and I must totally agree. I cannot say off the bat WHICH Poison (possibly the purple bottle), but there's a definite connection. I doubt I'll wear this in summer but great for evenings and cooler days. Good sillage and great staying power. Yummy.

Nov
05
2013
genny17
genny17

When I first had it, I didn't quite take to it, I felt the jasmine note was real heady, and a bit synthetic, but I truly enjoy EDT, but I decided to try it again, and in cooler weather, I find it to smell rich and real bold, it is warm and it is really edgy also, but in the end I think I still prefer EDT overall, as the jasmine in it is prettier, softer also....I just think there is still a synthetic edge to it..

Nov
02
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

Alien isn't just 3 notes.
These are the notes included:

Solar accord
Jasmine
Transparent amber
Green notes
Vanilla
Cashmeran

Nov
02
2013
mymlan
mymlan

A very carnal jasmine. I tested it the first time years ago. At that time it was yoo much for me: it took my breath away, gave me headache. Today I can both wear and appreciate it. But nevertheless I can't wear Alien without blushing.

Nov
02
2013
jhg42
jhg42

I bought this perfume and wore it a few times but again, as with others of his, too floral for me. I like it but it's not for me. I gave it to my sister and now she only wears this perfume.

Oct
27
2013
tubita
tubita

This is either a love or a hate perfume!! Me ? I love it!!!! This week I am getting my Alien for a great bargain !! Next? Of course , Angel!! Yeyyyyyy!!

Oct
27
2013
sarahgrace77
sarahgrace77

It smells like a really fresh soap, but for a man.. there is a floral coming through in the dry down which I assume is Jasmine (I'm new to perfumes).

Base notes though are a lot nicer.. it's too strong when it first starts out, I smell a mild chocolate on me (would you believe it!), but still that man soap/aftershave smell which I do not like at all.

Not sure about this one.

Oct
22
2013
Kaylan
Kaylan

There's so much going on in this fragrance, it feels like you get a little bit of everything. I love the whole grapefruit and milk being an "alien" combination concept. It's all very warm, there is nothing fresh about this scent. Very yummy. You can definitely tell the difference in smell between the top, middle, and bottom notes. It's strong, unique, and beautiful.

Oct
20
2013
Thatkid
Thatkid

This is was an exorbitantly heavy perfume when I wore it, I don't know if I could wear this on a hot, humid day, I reserve this for more cooler weather. Too strong for some, but I love it.

Oct
17
2013
xiaojun
xiaojun

I like the scent!

Oct
16
2013
AlexandraM19
AlexandraM19

I can't get enough of alien. It's a hot, woody fragrance that pulses with the warmth of amber. It's a gorgeously strange fragrance that evokes strength and sensuality. Funny how a perfume can do that.

Oct
16
2013
mendwillie
mendwillie

Masterpiece. This is so sexy, striking and addictive that I can not see far this fragrance. Highly Durable and Huge Sillage. I'm Lovin it!

I would rate it like this:
Smell: 1000/10
Projection: 10/10
Longevity: 10/10

Oct
15
2013
autumn.nguyen.1991
autumn.nguyen.1991

I'm really in love with this addictive scent. However, why are so few notes listed in the perfume pyramid? It's imposible to have just 3 notes. >''<. If only the editor could improve it.

Oct
15
2013
KaseyC
KaseyC

My friend told me this perfume has a weird scent. No, he's wrong! Alien is a very unique and stylish perfume. It actually has a very nice and heavy note of jasmine. It is more on the sweet side. I love jasmine so I don't mind it's very intense. It lasts almost the whole day with only a few sprays. The bottle looks kind of mysterious. I thought it's something to do with the movie. I took a second look and it reminded me of a wizard's cloak. What upsets me most is the price. It's way too costy for a perfume. Tried to look for a dupe but no other perfumes are close to it. If you love jasmine, this is the one for you!

Oct
13
2013
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

This one must one of the most overrated perfumes in history together with Angel.
Angel for me it's terryfing and make me feel an urge to open windows. Alien is somehow better, because there actually exist women who can wear it and smell very nice. Perhaps also a matter of personality, but mainly body chemistry. On me it smells of rotten plastic Jasmine, thick, sticky, no nuance, no stages, no evolution. It just seat there like a spoiled girl annoying me and saying: "Oh, look, I'm here, I know I get on your nerves and that makes me feel even more important!"
Still, I met people who wear it so well and smells even elegant. Not on me.
I don't like the neverending flankers sequel.
Alien is a must try before buy.
I tried all Thierry Mugler fragrances and I like none.

Oct
12
2013
Raven0024
Raven0024

Since Angel is one of my all time favorites I figured I'd give Alien a try. I bought it & I didn't like it, I gave it away. About a year or two passed & one of my coworkers walked by & she smelled amazing so I asked her what she had on & to my surprise she said Alien. I figured I would try it again so I did & I love it now, I even have the refillable bottle & I have the perfume too so I can refill it myself. I love it, it has now become of my favorites & go to perfumes when I want to feel elegant & sexy.

Oct
12
2013
tigerdrum
tigerdrum

reminds me of ungaro 2007

Oct
11
2013
ecerusen
ecerusen

i gave second chance for this perfume. my opinions might be a little change but my main opinion still the same : overrated.

i love the powerful jasmine notes, and i love the amber note which is soft and tender. but come on, there is nothing new in her. she distracts you in a good way but alien, for me, a warm home. she reminds me pijamas, TV, coffee and purry cat.

btw, i heard that she fits tan skinned people, i'm caucasian,because of my skin chemistry maybe.

Oct
11
2013
njaalgahaisyeini
njaalgahaisyeini

Mugler hasn't gotten stuck in their groove with perfumes. While I dislike Angel personally, I can appreciate its effect on the trade. Womanity feels to me to be on the whole different end of the spectrum (sweet yet fresh and invigorating); and Alien sits somewhere in between, clearly distinct from both. For the name I would have expected something slightly more extraordinary, however. It's a good fragrance in its own way, and strangely I like the superstrong jasmine opening, but I'm still not sure if the transition from top to middle notes smells like cat pee on me or not. I'll be happy to give it a few more tries; for now, I'll just say I like it and time will tell if it's worth a full bottle (might get a travel size regardless). One would definitely be impressive to look at: the bottle is a gem!

Oct
09
2013
terigurl
terigurl

At first spray it very strong. Within 30 min it was still strong but I was able to detect the amber and woods. Now, an hour later it smells like BO on me. I had high hopes for this perfume because of the reviews. Spray lightly, it's a sillage monster.

After letting it sit on my skin longer the BO smell went away and I was able to smell sweet vanilla, and amber. I might have to try this perfume again. It might grow on me.

Oct
07
2013
Gia713
Gia713

Alien is pretensious, vulgar, dominant. Yes.
But I love it !
This jasmine is ridiculously powerful and makes me feel like I was floating above the ground in the purple cloud.
After an hour I can smell vanilla-like amber which makes all the jasmine more smooth, soft, mild.
I rather prefer Alien Essence Absolue, but classic Alien EDP has more beautiful jasmine, not dominated by vanilla like in Alien EA. Classic Alien gives the jasmine chance to bloom in extremly exaggerated, beautiful way, out of this world :)

Oct
05
2013
anna7777777
anna7777777

Heavy but one of the most unique fragrances i had ever tried!Generally i like heavy perfumes! A big 10' for this!

Oct
05
2013
Fraglover3
Fraglover3

This is very lovely. Quite heavy but uplifting and refreshing at the same time. Wish the bottle was more classy/feminine. This bottle is deceiving

Oct
04
2013
ponnaki
ponnaki

The fragrance is very original. Definitely heavy one. Not for summer picnic. But still very nice. I used whole bottle. I wouldn't buy it for a second time but I would recommend it to other people. The smell as I mentioned before is very heavy, a little musky but also... fruity ;) When I first sprayed it on me I smelled grapes ;)

Oct
03
2013
tamatomoca
tamatomoca

@BreakAllTheChain, I second your opinion. I'm feeling sad reading all the wonderful reviews, because this perfume smells like raisins and wood chips soaked in rum, and honestly makes me want to hurl! This is so different from what I'd expected.
Hoping that the drydown will be less intense... I wonder what is working together to smell like this.

Oct
03
2013
Anatares
Anatares

Very strong, prominent, beautiful jasmine, extremely longlasting, feminine, sweet (a bit too heavy on amber, IMO) and bold. Just ONE spritz on the back of the neck is perfect. It's unique.

Sep
30
2013
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

#Random ..but just tried Diesel Plus Plus Masculine and it smells just like Alien dry down!! if u hate the top notes but love the dry down try this!

Sep
30
2013
BreakAllTheChains
BreakAllTheChains

I wanted to like this, but it smelled somewhat... grape-y on me? I don't know. It really had some kind of raisin note on my skin.

Sep
29
2013
rasputin1963
rasputin1963

I basically read this, scent-family wise, as a straight-ahead multifloral... I also get sweet orange, orange blossom and honeysuckle along with the signature jasmin. All other notes (the alleged amber and wood) are extremely subtle, and are not major players at all. It has a brilliant, almost metallic sheen on the top of it, and that perhaps is where the namesake imagery is coming from. Basically ALIEN is a brilliant, springtime, sunshiny multifloral, and one probably shouldn't expect it to be anything grander or deeper than that. But it's nice and cheery and I like it.

Sep
28
2013
Layzie
Layzie

This is a lovely floral scent. There is something about this perfume that captivates me. The floral notes are pleasant, but there is something underneath that keeps me tenaciously sniffing. I've only smelled it on a friend, and she wears it quite well.

Sep
27
2013
kittenluvxo
kittenluvxo

This is a perfume that I, sadly, can not wear. It gives me horrible headaches and doesn't seem to suit my body chemistry well. On others, though, I absolutely love it. I just wish it worked for me.

Sep
26
2013
khalikea
khalikea

I only wear this for special occasion because it's a bit expensive. It smells wonderful and it's not too girly. A man can definitely wear this this if it's sprayed lightly. Those who love Burberry Sport for women, you would love this too!

Sep
25
2013
lovece7
lovece7

How good is this fragrance? Well, let me tell you:

About a year ago I began getting into purchasing fragrances. I started with less expensive perfumes from Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works as well as popular celebrity frangrances.

Recently, I've been sniffing around the higher end fragrances (Jadore, Miss Dior, Burberry Brit, Light Blue, Bright Crystal, Hypnotic Poison, etc.). I even built a huge "I want it" list based on reviews from this site alone. But about a week ago I found a sample size of Alien in my possession given to me years ago by a sales associate at Macy's. I didn't like it at the time but decided to give it a try.

Oh my goodness...

What have I been doing and where have you been? You know how people say that you'll know "the one" when you meet them? That's how I felt about Alien. It's as if I was going through the motions with the other fragrances when all of a sudden I meet the perfume of my dreams. I can't imagine wearing anything else. I'm so in love with this fragrance that I don't plan on continuing to build a fragrance collection. I've even decreased my "I want it" list from over 100 to a small handful (all of which I can still live without).

Fragrance truly is a matter of personal taste. I don't care whether it's going to draw compliments, or attract men, or make me look like I'm banking a million bucks, I just like it for my own pleasure, and this is the first time that I've had this mindset about a fragrance since high school. I was swept up by all the raves on this site about this fragrance and that fragrance that I never really thought about whether it was right for ME.

Anyway...love!

Sep
22
2013
Lannielui
Lannielui

There are gentle jasmine fragrances, fresh and sparkling jasmine fragrances, and then there is Alien. A rocket ship powerhouse that blows you clean out of earth's orbit.

Some studies suggest that jasmine is like the 'new Valium'. It helps you to relax and relieve anxiety. With Alien, you can use the excuse that you are self medicating and spritz yourself into a puddle of interplanetary bliss.

The scent lasts a long time and the sillage is enormous, so be careful not to take out the earth's ozone with too much spritzing.

Some may not like the strong jasmine in this fragrance. I, however, love it very much. I get many compliments whenever I wear it and it has fast become a favorite of mine.

Sep
21
2013
stormyla
stormyla

I tried this scent in the EDP. It was altogether too Alien for me. It was extremely harsh and very artificial smelling. Sillage and longevity were great! The bottle is very strange, it suits the scent.

Sep
17
2013
Lefemmenikita
Lefemmenikita

This is a synthetic, uninspiring, cheap smelling, one note perfume.It gives me a nasty headache and I can't think of any redeeming feature other than the bottle. I regret blind buying this on the assumption that I would like it based on the fact that I am a huge fan of Angel.

Sep
17
2013
ankama
ankama

I tried this recently in a big local drugstore (don't know why I waited 8 years to do this) and was hooked.
It is a fresh, floral, woody and mysterious scent that turns a little powdery on me, which I like.
It does have something otherwordly about it. Yes, it is jasmine, but it must be from a planet far away.
(And I am usually not too much into florals.)
This is by far the best Mugler creation; I find Angel too cloying and somewhat annoying and Womanity is, hmmm, strange - that's the nicest thing I can say about it. Definitely not something I would wear.
The sillage and longevity of Alien are as strong as a pure perfume, so I can't even complain about the price. I think i's a scent for different women - not in a sense of "better" or "worse", just different.
I got a 30 ml bottle and the strange little object is sitting in my bathroom now. I think it will go a very long (milky-)way with me. Hope it doesn't spread it's "wings" heading off for outer space again ;)

Sep
14
2013
AnnBerg
AnnBerg

This perfume is wonderful. It is floral but with an edge. It lasts all day long and is in my opinion quite unique. It is feminine and interesting and to many irresistable.

Sep
14
2013
lauren.gonzalez.963
lauren.gonzalez.963

At first sniff this doesn't seem like anything special. A strong sweet white floral, but as the day wears on it gets interesting; on my skin goes from floral to woody, back to floral, then both.....so on. So as a whole, I feel the name is actually fitting. Its very reminiscent of some other worldy shape shifter. Just as you've established what it is, you do a double take because you've seen its changed, and as soon as you do it goes right back to its original state. You think your eyes (or nose) are playing tricks on you but they're not; it is. Because its Alien.

Sep
13
2013
Moonwalk Memorie
Moonwalk Memorie

A blend of white flowers, anise, and bitter plants (or pitstink). 

Won't say this is a bad scent, it's just wrong for me.

Sep
10
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Thierry Mugler Alien is close to a jasmine solifore with a bit of wood in the base. It is rather nice if you like jasmine writ loud, but if you are one of those who says this is amazing and unique then you haven't smelled the many many other jasmine-dominated scents out there (or jasmine absolute). There is nothing alien or purple or futuristic about the scent - that is all part of Thierry Mugler's marketing (brilliant marketing I might add). Still, it is a rather good jasmine perfume at a reasonable price and an interesting bottle as usual from TM.

Sep
10
2013
kristyc
kristyc

I've been smelling this on a friend and its absolutely gorgeous. On her, its utterly feminine, spicy floral (if that makes any sense) and yet woodsy. Incredible sillage and lasting power - when she sprays it on her clothes, it still smells wonderful the next day. Nothing about the fragrance gives me a clue as to why its called Alien - and I definitely wouldn't classify it as unisex unless it morphs into something utterly different on a guy. I'm not a fan of the bottle design though but that certainly lives up to its name.

Sep
09
2013
StarAtlas
StarAtlas

I've been dying to try this for some time based on the reviews I've read. I've just received a bottle via usps from ebay and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet. I hope this isn't a knockoff, although, from the notes listed, if it is, it's damn close or perhaps watered down. It's faintly familiar... it does remind me of Poison during the opening. Underneath reminds me of... I'm ashamed to say - Brut aftershave for men. Not unpleasant, but that's why I fear my little .22 ml sampler had something else dumped into it. Oh well, live and learn, I guess.
I'll have to go somewhere to compare my tester to the real thing...
EDIT: I've been trying it for the last few days and it has really grown on me. The staying and projection power is phenomenal. Not my usual but very very nice in a warm, smoky way. The smell evolves quite nicely after it's put on.
From reviews, I was hoping for a scent that was earth-shattering. Not so. For me anyway. But I like it!

Sep
09
2013
caydesugar
caydesugar

To me, this perfume is not 'seasonal'. I don't think of this as either a winter, autumn, summer, or spring scent. It smells like 'outer space' to me. Smells familiar yet unfamiliar. Smells like you're wrapped around in luxurious cashmere and floating around in space. Hahaha!
But if I had to pick a season to wear, I'd pick spring, autumn, and winter. Just not summer in boiling heat. I reckon this perfume suits spring quite well imo.

Sep
05
2013
Geordieboy
Geordieboy

This is the sexiest fragrance i have ever smelt on a woman. This is the epitome of sexiness. It is just wow. All women should have this fragrance. I dont know a guy who doesnt find this attractive on a woman. Perfection is an understatement. 10/10 a+ gold star lol

Sep
04
2013
meugie
meugie

I do really like Alien. Bottle and smell.
In fact, like a lot the perfumes from Thierry Mugler.
In the beginning is more metallic, but the dry down is magnificent. The combination of amber with jasmine gets really good on my skin. I feel it a “brunette” perfume, if it is possible to say it about a fragrance.
I use even in daylight, at work, to go to the Bank. Any occasion.
Although I like fragrances that are felt only by those who are near, I don't mind to leave trace with Alien.
People who notice don't feel nauseous, despite the "power" of the perfume and even praise. I'm embarrassed, because I'm not used to be notice by my perfumes on the other side of the room
Lasts tooooo long. In the hair, you can't smell anything else and only comes out in the bath.
In this perfume, I love it. It is not for all fragrances.

Aug
30
2013
DianeL
DianeL

Best perfume ever!!!

Aug
29
2013
tophcam
tophcam

It smells a bit like seductive concrete - if you have been in a Hot Topic in the late 2000's, the smell is almost identical to me. It lasts a long time and is pretty potent. Dark, mysterious, alluring, and off putting in the sense of, "what is that awful smell? I can't get enough of it!"

Aug
28
2013
AurusAllenus
AurusAllenus

I can't explain why Alien, Lady Million & Love generation arts smells all the same on my skin. Is it maybe because of the jasmine? but of course Alien will last til the next day.

Aug
23
2013
Youssef_Maggi
Youssef_Maggi

my all time favorite. every time i wear it i get compliments. unique and luxurious, must have!

Aug
19
2013
kerry_rahma
kerry_rahma

I just purchased it and i LOVE it!!!!! Buttery jasmine and warm amber is amazing! Sillage is insane, just the way i like it, and longevity is superb!! Overall 10/10

Aug
15
2013
gabriel.villa
gabriel.villa

As some of you had already said, the name of the perfume says it all. It's an alien in the world of the fragrances. It's different and it seems it's from other planet. It can take you far way, too. Its aroma is totally astonishing.

First of all, it's a Thierry Mugler fragrance, so I'm talking about good stuff. Good quality perfume. Great idea for it, great advertisements, great box and bottle, great fragrance with some of the best ingredients and great lasting power and sillage. You know, just perfection. I find Thierry Mugler's fragrances to be perfect, just that.

And in the advertisements, one might get scared of trying Alien. That creepy woman in the commercial, saying the name of the perfume that way, and that stunning model from the pictures used in the advertisement campaigns, they are just... different! The bottle has the shape of a precious stone with the name on it in ancient scripts style. It totally gets attention. And when we spray the fragrance on, wow... so beautiful!

I get a mix of the notes which really make me think they just couldn't have chosen better name or style for the perfume. I smell some grapy quality to the fragrance, something fresh, pleasent and lovely, but dark at the same time and mature: it's not that kind of girly fruity smell. It's women's fragrance. Just that. And then the fragrance gets more floral, with that beautiful jasmin with hints of amber and woody notes. I also get a vibe of incense, which is really great, leaving the jasmine smoky and woody at the same time. There is a balsamic - or mineral - tone to the perfume, too, that comes from amber, and I heard once the perfume smelled like a cave, hot, humid and wet because of a lake inside. I have to agree in some points, and I say more: it reminds me an arabe or and indian old fair, with all those jasmine flowers under the sun, that incense and those woods. So the fragance can be considered hot because of that, but it's also cold in some other points. Weird, creepy... and beautiful!

Despite of that, I have to tell you I don't find Alien to be a love or hate perfume. It does have those crazy paradoxes as usual in Thierry Mugler's world, but I think it's easier to enjoy. I don't know Womanity yet, which many people say is savoury and sweet at the same time, but I do know Angel, with those gourmand notes together with patchouli, and as I said I find Alien to be much more easy to like and to wear. But hold on, because if you don't like floral smoky woody balsamic perfumes you probably won't like Alien, and you probably won't like the fact that it's too strong.

If you want a perfume to be extremely sexy, mysterious and elegant - because it's also elegant! - then you should try Alien. If you want to ~abduct~ seduce people or just get attention, in a party, for example, that's perfect for you.

Be abducted by Alien, the majestic fragrance by Thierry Mugler.

Aug
13
2013
SueLidstone
SueLidstone

I received Alien as a tester and I can't wait to go buy a bottle of this magical potion. I am so captivated by the scent that I cannot stop smelling my wrists! It is an addictive fragrance. It sort of starts off smelling a bit like lilac on my skin, maybe it's the jasmine. Then it dries down into a sweet, kind of mysterious scent that is hard to describe. Whatever it is, it's great. Alien has abducted me!

Aug
09
2013
marily
marily

I fell in love with this scent!!!! It captivates me.....So sexy,so feminine,so amazing ang gorgeous fragrance!!!! I want to smell myself either my wrist either my neck or my clothes all day!!!!Definitely is one of the most lovable and adorable fragrance!!!! Highly recommended


Bottle:10/10
Longevity:10/10
Scent:10/10 A radiant vibrating and mysterious scent.......

Aug
09
2013
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

This is for the people who love Alien dry down but hate those strong top notes.. TRY Nikos Sculpture pour homme...very unisex and affordable...it smells almost identical to Alien !!!! : )

Aug
08
2013
isabelamattarelli
isabelamattarelli

I received my Alien today! And just tested it. 1 spray and what a sillage, my whole beedrom! First I could smell jasmine and something like mint, now is easy to smell more amber and woody, under the jasmine.

I think i love it! hahaha

My mother loved Alien and said that remembered her of Poison (by the way, her favorite parfum, wich i love too.)

EDIT: NOW I'M COMPLETELY IN LOVE ! amazinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
I woke up in the next day and Alien was still there!

Aug
07
2013
denncita
denncita

The first thought that came to my head was grapes!... Maybe it was my mind playing tricks on me since the bottle is purple, because I realized that there were no grape notes in this. Then came the jasmine, but it's not the smell of a daytime jasmine, rather it's a jasmine on a summer night. This jasmine is strong and the amber gives it sensuousness and deepness. This perfume is rather heavy... for some reason it reminded me of Amarige de Givenchy. To me this fragrance is not as unique as other's say and is not really my cup of tea. The bottle is gorgeous though.

Aug
07
2013
christikf
christikf

Alien is absolute magic. It's a huge, sexy jasmine monster that just keeps getting more interesting and nuanced as the day goes on. Ladies of all ages come up to me and tell me how nice it smells, or ask me to write the name of it down for them. Obviously, it's not for everyone. Jasmine is one of those smells that folks tend to either love or hate, so people in the latter camp will probably find it cloying. But I can't get enough of it. I have to pace myself, because I noticed my bottle was half gone after about six weeks!

Aug
06
2013
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

Is this turning into my signature? I have been grabbing for it everyday! I feel addicted. LOL Oh Thierry Mugler, you make amazing fragrances!

Aug
06
2013
ladylizz
ladylizz

I finally got a big bottle yesterday.. Its a real love affair. sillage, longevity--everything I've been looking for.. alien smells so good(full spot.

Aug
06
2013
sky74
sky74

If this is how an alien smells, I want to marry it!

Aug
04
2013
SCBohemian
SCBohemian

I purchased Alien on a whim--simply because I adored Angel. I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I opened the bottle. Alien is a mysterious, intoxicating fragrance with a fruity/floral bouquet. It smells like velvety grape juice with a hint of sweet jasmine...a truly intriguing perfume. I am always complimented when wearing Alien. It is different from any other fragrance on the market!

Aug
03
2013
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

One of the best fragrances ever! My top 5 for sure! So special, one of a kind, alien! Out of this world!

Aug
02
2013
merlin1999
merlin1999

I don't understand how anyone can love this stuff!!! It seems to me to be the most in-your-face , immensely cloying, nauseating plastic jasmine scent I have ever encountered!! The whole accord smells like super strong marzipan mixed with some vile cough syrup!! So very sorry to aficionados, but I hate it!!!

Jul
31
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

One of the mother's of Jasmin..Alien is undeniably memorable and unforgettable because it is a scent that screams i am a woman and i am not afraid to show it..and for that matter to everyone else in a 20 foot radius LOL..it is absolutely a heavy hitter in a good way. Alien has wonderful jasmine and amber from start to finish which is wonderful and linear in a way..for some it can be overwhelming while others who adore what seems to be loud obnoxious fragrances feel this is a breath of fresh air compared to alot of fragrances out there that just don't perform for what you pay...today i also tried Absolue and i have to say that Alien has met its match with the new flanker..it is gorgeous and i am plotting to get a bottle of it because it still gives me the jasmine but the buttery vanilla amber keeps me so interested that i think i may have to leave the original Alien behind..still a worthy fragrance to try or own..you must try the mugler line

Jul
28
2013
em.caroline.9
em.caroline.9

Perhaps its because I'm younger, but this perfume always reminds me of the body sprays I used to get as a kid, almost candy grape in scent. Very nostalgic and incredibly fun.

Jul
23
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

I can not stop smiling. I still have my tester strip from 9 days ago now...which still smells. It was this tester strip and the notes listed here which made me take the plunge to actually buy a bottle before testing it on my skin.

I rather hoped it would smell as it does on the tester strip on my skin - and it did for the first 10 minutes. Then I smelt grape, and then I smelt a kind of menthol but "not" menthol note, then it went kind of sweetly milky, then HELLOOOOOOOO, JASMINE! It's now settled into this lightly woody, Amberish, BRIGHT Jasmine scent...and by God is it strong!

This is so much more complex than what's stated here in the description, however on me - once it's settled, those three notes listed *are* what stand out the most. This really does seem like it's from another Planet to be honest, but then again, Angel seems that way to me as well.

Thierry Mugler, you've converted me. Very original, feminine (but YES, I agree men could wear this too), bright, quality, interesting and ADDICTIVE perfume. I sprayed this on hours ago now and it's still holding strong so the longevity is out of this world - as is the silage!

10/10 for me. I hate to say this, but being the Jasmine freak I am...this is already got me questioning my signature scent (Mon Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari)...I can see this one may end up holding that title instead. And the best thing of all? I'm in SE Queensland Australia and I have never smelled this on anybody, anywhere :)

The bottle, the name, the fume inside - it really is an Alien that I'm happy I was abducted by (pun intended) ♥

Jul
21
2013
polkadot27
polkadot27

I completely understand why it is called alien. It has that heavy overwhelming smell it is very plunging in its substance, it isn't one of them fragrances you get a whiff off now and again it is persistently strong and surrounding the room with a ringing intensity, i think that is why it's called alien due to the actual feel & thickness & substance of the fragrance rather than the actual notes, the substance is gooey and thick smelling unlike other perfumes. I don't smell any woody notes, i can't understand the simplicity of the notes it smells much more complex than the notes listed above, to me it is gourmand, wine & white floral with jasmine predominant in the scent. I believe there may also be a trace of bluebell as it has a blue smell but not in aqua way.
I think it is rather unisex in its scent. I think gourmand and balmy are the best two words to describe the scent and feel of this perfume.

Alien definitely relates to the experience & vibe it gives rather than the actual notes.

It's far to popular all over the world theres no way it could be my signature as the fact its so popular takes away from the uniqueness in my opinion. I like to smell it on other people i don't believe it matches my personality or aura.

Jul
20
2013
MichaelCerasEyebrows
MichaelCerasEyebrows

Do you ever feel like a bottle and its juice were MADE for you? I love this freaky thing of beauty, the jasmine melts into my skin and emits it's unforgiving confidence. I only wished I had not sprayed my skin with other perfumes at the sample table at the time, I did not get a chance to observe Alien metamorphosis.

Jul
19
2013
nchalabi
nchalabi

This scent has proven that it belongs to Thierry Mugler. This scent is just magical, has a certain charisma, and never lets you stay unnoticed. In the beginning, I didn't like this fragrance and didn't find it attractive at all. My fiance back then, who is my husband now loved this scent and due to that he bought a big bottle for me. First night when I wore was when I went to have dinner with my friends. Seriously, I have never experienced it, but this fragrance made me feel like a Cinderella in the ball. I was the center of attention and all my friends were complimenting me. The funny part was when a man from the neighbouring table asked me if I was wearing Alien. After that night I transformed my thinking about this fragrance and I started loving it.

Jul
14
2013
marywoode
marywoode

Alien was a birthday gift..The bottle was scary nice.I put the perfume on my skin and the first thing I get is a sneeze!woosh!too strong for me..not for hot weather..eventhough it has positive reviews,I jus can't stand it on me.it harsh for my nose..

Jul
14
2013
Marcus Monezi
Marcus Monezi

4073 votes!! Not the most prestigious maisons have that number of votes.
It is PHENOMENAL, AWESOME, VERY GORGEOUS.

For the woman who wants to be irresistible.

Jul
10
2013
windhill
windhill

Alien is like Angel. The first spray knock me off and I almost thrown this wonderful gem away. But after the couple of times I can't find my way back and got stucked in Alien's galaxy. The jasmine in Alien is superb. Synthetic but delightful. It does smell like jasmine but not like jasmine(i'm confused lol). The three notes in each level gave completely different feelings. Creamy jasmine bomb opening. Dry woody heart and warm ambery base which created a myterious, space-like elements and atmosphere aroud you.

Alien is absolutely unisex. It's very woody with amazing sillage and lasting power. One of the best.

Jul
09
2013
NicoleO
NicoleO

Based on the notes, I really expected to love this. I really don't! It's loud and bold and gave me an instant headache - I couldn't wait to get it off. Even after scrubbing my wrist it's still there, admittedly more tolerable now than at first, but it was only one tiny spritz! I feel I would suffocate wearing this, and everyone around me as well.

Jul
08
2013
bonnie003
bonnie003

At first a co-worker was wearing this, I enjoyed the fresh wildflower scent it was creating around her, then a few sprays to myself..still like wild flowers with a touch of sweet spice...a few positive remarks..its O.K.

Jul
08
2013
derkargy
derkargy

I wish I had a bottle of this liquid sensuality.Dominique Ropion always create masterpieces!

Jul
07
2013
prettyangel
prettyangel

i just bougth it.

it doesnt stay on me for more than 2-3 hours.

im dissapointed..

Jul
06
2013
succubus
succubus

Alien opens up with a blast of non-offensive jasmine and a whiff of intoxicating amber. The scent starts off a tad soft, but as the amber claws its way up, the true form of Alien manifests - a carnal sillage monster out to devour the senses of mankind. Though jasmine and amber are a common combination in perfumes, the House of Mugler has managed to concoct a complex and alluring elixir, transforming the usually green and sweet jasmine into a regal dominatrix, not recommended for the faint of heart.

Alien possesses the ability to fill up a room, a Thierry Mugler signature. Even on its final throes, it projects a good 2 inches from the skin. Despite the extraordinary sillage, Alien is not an off-putting fragrance. It could be worn even on hot, humid days without becoming cloying, that is, with the right body chemistry. Moreover, the longevity so impressive it lasts forever on clothes .

There are no words to justify how magical Alien is. Wearing it is truly an experience. On special occasions, Alien is that extra touch you add to create exceptional moments.

Oh yeah, and the flacon, just like the fragrance itself, is a work of art! Love, love, love!

Jul
06
2013
Lakambini
Lakambini

There is the hype surrounding the name and the marketing and the bottle, and there is the perfume itself. The bottle design, name, etc. are brilliant, simply brilliant. The juice and concept are absolutely melded together. It is great juice, fantastic juice. To me, it is extremely concentrated jasmine given weight and heft by benzoin or amber... at any rate something that endows it with the same radiating warmth that an official vanilla note gives to a perfume. The scent of Alien is how I would imagine eyeball-searing light would smell. I have smelled this a lot on seasonal tourists in Copenhagen, and I’m always amazed at how the scent can carry down a sidewalk, the entire length of a building, despite the constant and crisscrossing summer winds. It is as bright and deadly as European designer cutlery and as sensual as the folds of a sorcerer’s robe. It is immediately recognizable, and 20 years from now, will be as controversial and inseparable from an era as Giorgio, Loulou and Angel. Already, it is a reference perfume.

Jul
03
2013
AnnaBarbz
AnnaBarbz

The smell and lasting power of Alien is inevitable.. I had a small sample vial which lasted a full three days. The smell is diverse enough for anyone to wear and fits perfect in the "signature" category. Perfect but expensive to wear everyday. I like it because it's different, feminine, and fresh.

Jun
30
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Where I live, Alien and Hypnotic Poison are nearly as popular as Acqua di Giò. They're often the only fragrances (exception made for Light Blue) that I can smell in the streets.

Jun
25
2013
Hallonix
Hallonix

I tried Alien today for the second time:

First time it was a cold and rainy day, and for reasons unknown the perfume ended up smelling like cat pee.

Today, the experience was more pleasant than anything. I love that jasmine burst at the beginning, on me it smells happy in some way. After half an hour it gets darker. Alien starts like a sunny morning, that suddenly turns into a warm night.
I don't know why my two meetings with Alien have been so different, could it be the weather? Since there was nothing wrong with the bottles. Today it is hot and extremely humid weather. Maybe Alien suits me fine when it isn't too cold.

Jun
25
2013
timida88
timida88

Recently Alien is too much popular, i have feeling London streets are washed with it. Almost every fashionable chick feels need to have it. But for me it always was just jasmine mix with camphor. Sickly sweet in the most rough way. But men love it. Today i saw two guys approaching counter with perfumes: "Take Alien..Where's Alien?"
So...All my arguments against it are invalid :D

Jun
24
2013
love45
love45

A girl in my Journalism class wore it but I wasn't sure what perfume it was. I complimented her on the perfume a few months later. The funny thing is that my roommate/friend had it although it took me a while to realize that it was the same perfume. I think it was because of their body chemistries that made the perfume smell differently on them. I find this so intriguing that a perfume smells differently on others due to this. That being said, I love this perfume. It is so unique, great silage and longevity. I can't wait to get one for myself! :)

Jun
22
2013
lisatenholt
lisatenholt

I do think this is a love or hate scent - I keep coming back to it so I'm def gonna buy it!

Jun
21
2013
flalala
flalala

Longevity and sillage both beyond comparison and the scent - not gonna waste my time trying to describe it - is simply unique. Can't find any better word for it. It REALLY is an Alien. But Alien is like this handsome, sexy Alien you just wanna go to bed with.

Jun
20
2013
calyx93
calyx93

Such deceptively simple blend but effective blend - jasmine, woods and amber - radiates like no other jasmine scent out there. This is bright and glowing compared to the dirty and sultry Lust by Lush - the wood and amber levels are tweaked just right and makes the jasmine flash and sparkle in a very special way long into the drydown.

Very nice on a man too.

Jun
19
2013
Fragaria
Fragaria

I tried this at the store. It's nice, but very not buy-able. It wasn't something that followed me around or caught my nose making me want to smell it again and again. It was on my wrist for sniffing if I wanted, or remembered to. It's nice enough to have, but not to pay for. I'm sad I don't get what others do, and perhaps with time I would. I think I probably will never really try.

Jun
18
2013
Artpop2013
Artpop2013

I just got a free sample of this perfume at sephora. I definitely like it better than "Angel" or "Womanity" because i think it has the most feminist smell compared to those to perfumes. I have wanted to buy the full size bottle of this perfume but i was slightly drawn back because of the price. But i have to say after my friend wore it today and walked around the mall i can say that it has Major SILAGE!!!! It isn't necessarily a "strong" perfume, but once its on your skin it stays around for i would say a good 10- 12 hours. Even after a few hours after you sprayed it on it still smells as if you just sprayed it on!! No kidding!! So even though you have to pull a few more bucks out of you pocket its definitely worth what you'll get. But you definitely have to smell it cause all i can say is that its a woodsy- floral scent.

Jun
17
2013
mrjohn12
mrjohn12

Alien has become so scary on me! I loved it when I first bought it, but now I spray it on (just a tiny spray) and it blows up in my face with this cold jasmine that won't go away! Immediate headache, dizziness, nausea, what has happened? :(

Jun
15
2013
KateMkay
KateMkay

Actually I could call it my second signature scent. It happened 2 years ago, I was interested in trying Angel but that didn't work with my skin. So lady that worked there asked if I ever tried Alien, which was her signature scent. When I sniffed it I felt like I suddenly saw a lot of light and after euphoric I was falling directly into the black hole. ( It sounds bizzare but this was exactly what happened) Alien was and is amazing.
It is difficult to determinate the best occasion or weather for this perfume. It can be scary to put this in summer but suddenly it changes and become more soft and fresh, with beautiful woody finish. I ware this for special occasions and in winter a lot. It is very versatile, sometimes it feels like I am femme fatale and other days I feel like a magical forest creature.
One thing for sure, you have to try this before buy it because if perfume doesn't work with your skin it stars to have very sharp metallic note which I smelled on some people, not nice.

Jun
14
2013
mojokitty65
mojokitty65

This being my first review is probably not going to be everyone's favorite and I'm okay with that. There are a lot of fresh fabric softener scents out there. However, I find this to be the laundry detergent of them all! My friend says it smells like a fruity floral on me, more for the younger girls in their 20's and all I get is a heavy powdery detergent. I guess If I want a super dry clean smell this is the one!

Jun
14
2013
AMDs44
AMDs44

I kinda don't believe that this scent is made on this planet, I think that it is made by real aliens, Yup. A supernatural scent, The source is existed on one of the far planets and it is transferred by a space ship to Mugler's secret underground labs.

This scent is way more complex that the notes show above, It has a lot of layers to discover so take your time testing it...

It's weird to me that I don't actually pick up jasmine, which is probably the main note in it. Instead I detect different aspects from it.

At first I detect a strange grape cola note which is fruity and slightly green. Then there's the milky side of Alien, amber with some vanilla undertones. Definitely not too heavy on the vanilla. Now the woods... Not from planet earth think of somewhere else.

In general it is a very cold fragrance to me... Think of "Insolence EDP" as an example, It kinda has the same cold quality to it.

My skin loves Alien, it stays for a long time. On me it's not a projection monster but what's cool about it is that I can detect it in the air around me when I think it has already faded. Alien is all about the trail.

Jun
13
2013
Ashes19
Ashes19

This isn't just a perfume, this is the word "exotic" in scent form. Well done, Mr. Mugler! It's quite an interesting change to see jasmine become an assertive, nay, dominating note. I love Alien, but it doesn't love me back. I've smelled this on other women and it's the most gorgeous, mysterious, extraordinary scent on them. It's that perfume that you always ask "WHAT are you wearing? It's amazing!" ...It's always Alien. My body's chemistry somehow manages to flatten that multi-dimensional allure. I don't know how to explain it, it just goes down from "Most enticing scent ever" to "jasmine okayness". I say this not just to vent my disappointment, but to help others that have a one-sided relationship with certain fragrances. Spray it on your just clothes and not your skin! When I do that, it comes ALIVE in full Alien glory. It's not quite as amazing as what it is on my friend's girlfriend, who has a ridiculous biological connection with it, but it's still marvelous. Alien has great staying power and the silage is a little softer than arm's length on me (or should I say, my shirt?) I think it works for daytime wear as long as you spritz in moderation.

Jun
10
2013
vilityh
vilityh

This is will be one of my fav. perfume ever. I love alien. Its mystery. Soft and wild smell comes together. Unique.

Jun
08
2013
Yurpdod
Yurpdod

Sensational. Here's what it feels like to wear Alien: you suddenly wake up in a dark, industrial hallway. You have no idea how you got there or what's happened to you, but you can feel that your clothing is made of fine silk. "Where am I? Why am I wearing this?" Suddenly, harsh, white fluorescent lights are powered on with a shock. What you thought was a hallway is actually a wind tunnel, and you are deluged with a dizzying woosh of jasmine-scented air. You grab onto a handrail next to you. You can feel the smooth, polished wood underneath your hand as you try to steady yourself. Your silk clothing flaps against your skin as the powerful air current rushes around you. The jasmine is sharp but graceful, unlike anything you've ever smelled before. It's so enchanting it's as though the scent has taken on a physical form, like the Greek god of wind is trying to flirt and impress you by blowing a swirling tempest of jasmine at you. The situation is overwhelming and consuming, but also undeniably beautiful. Just as soon as your brain can start to process what's happening, it's over.

You can't remember anything that happened before and after this. Was it a dream? Some cognitive misfire that created a blip in your consciousness? You'll never know, but the memory will stay with you forever.

That's Alien. It's not a scent, it's an experience. And it's a masterpiece.

Jun
04
2013
caroldix
caroldix

I REALLY wanted to like this fragrance, I was going to blind buy it based on the reviews, its notes and the bottle design (which I think it's stunning) but thank goodness I didn't. I sprayed it on my hand yesterday and it smells disgusting. It's so nasty and it reminds me of these cheap motel disinfectants. When I smelled it I got an instant headache and wanted to puke. I ran to the bathroom as fast as I could to wash it off, but this juice is so strong that I had to wash my hand for three times (and it still remained on my skin, very weak but it was there). ''Alien'' is the perfect name for it, it's like a monster, a nightmare.

Jun
02
2013
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

A sweet powdery floral scent. The structure is simple yet "alien". Jasmin and amber as dominant elements are relatively common in perfumes, yet their combination in Alien smells so unusual! A typical success of "less is more"! It's sensual and feminine. No need for any excessive complexity to pretend to be mysterious but it has its own depth. I actually find it unique but not that difficult to appreciate. The projection is very good and the longevity can reach 12h. It worths at least a try during one's fragrance discovery journey.

Jun
01
2013
lawlsusie
lawlsusie

Magic in a bottle.

May
26
2013
madgefan
madgefan

Hands down my favorite bottle. The whole design of the Alien line is brilliant. The title is brilliant as well. Now regarding the scent, while I enjoy it and find it to be unique it just doesn't smell obviously jasmine to me. I do smell something syrupy, something grapey. I do sense the jasmine but it's pretty much an "alien" version of jasmine: cold, distant, synthetic, futuristic. Now none of these are bad things since I think they make the fragrance cool and original. It's just that when people describe it as jasmine, it's not your typical jasmine at all IMO. I do love how TM always pushes boundaries with his fragrances.

May
26
2013
Aeris
Aeris

I was relieved after reading the reviews to see that I'm not the only one who detected mainly grapes in this perfume, lol. Grapes and a little jasmine. Maybe a tiny bit of sparkling champagne too. Well, it definitely still manages to smell out of this world in its own unique, quirky little way. As much as I love smelling like Cosmic, sparkling grapes, I wouldn't consider it as a signature scent. But it is something nice to keep in my rotation.

May
26
2013
polkadot27
polkadot27

I completely understand why it is called alien. It has that heavy overwhelming smell it is very plunging in its substance, it isn't one of them fragrances you get a whiff off now and again it is persistently strong and surrounding the room with a ringing intensity, i think that is why it's called alien due to the actual feel & thickness & substance of the fragrance rather than the actual notes, the substance is gooey and thick smelling unlike other perfumes. I don't smell any woody notes, i can't understand the simplicity of the notes it smells much more complex than the notes listed above, to me it is gourmand, wine & white floral with jasmine predominant in the scent. I believe there may also be a trace of bluebell as it has a blue smell but not in aqua way.
I think it is rather unisex in its scent. I think gourmand and balmy are the best two words to describe the scent and feel of this perfume.

May
22
2013
Adam300691
Adam300691

My best friend had just come round and picked this up as her bday present for last week.

This was a blind buy on my part, as i read the reviews and read what notes are in this perfume and thought - why not!

My best friend is a very sensual/soft person, and is a very big rose perfume type girl, but this one rocked her world! It changed my light on her as soon as i smelt it on her skin!
I was just as surprised as she was to how great this smells! It matched her skin amazingly!

It is definitely an alien scent, have never smelt anything like it, not gonna lie, and when it dries down, it is very dark, and kind of seductive in a way...definitely one for wearing out at night, i can picture my best friend wearing her spike studded pumps and her black dress with her hair flowing around her face, her thick mascara on with bold black lashes, whilst wearing Alien. Gives me chills thinking about it!

Definitely an amazing buy, and the price was great too!

Alien is a must have in any deep, daring, seductive girls collection!

May
19
2013
BikiniBabe
BikiniBabe

I had a go at it when it 1st came out and i was in love with the marketing of it - it really smelled alien to anything that i had previously owned. But it was way 2 harsh and even with my best efforts to fall in love with it... it just wasn't meant to be =( The only part of it that i liked reminded me of Angel. Thats about it. I really hope it will grow on me some day =)

May
19
2013
babylima
babylima

the first time i sprayed it on paper and myself i really disliked this perfume.
a few years later however, i tried it again and it really grew on me. same as other theirry mugler perfumes, alien is really longlasting. it smells like jasmine and citrus, yet not only is it fresh, it is also dark and mysterious. thus alien could be totally regarded as an unisex perfume.

p.s. this fragrance is not as bold or intimidating as angel, its unncecessary to spray it with a lighthand as when you are applying angel.

May
18
2013
red347
red347

I really like this fragrance, there's not much else to say about it that others haven't already said. A wonderful mixture of Jasmine, white florals, woods, and a touch of powder(?)!

I say that I "like" this fragrance because unfortunately and sadly, I just don't get the sillage!!! I know right... the majority of reviewers say to go easy on the trigger, and here I am struggling for a trace of scent! I am hoping I just got an old or bad bottle (will go test another one soon).

This is a great fragrance in one of the coolest bottles ever!

May
15
2013
Jwaks
Jwaks

I'm with karlovonamesti on this one. His review deftly sums up my feelings and impression of this perfume. A stunning and beautiful bottle that's no match for the fragrance it holds. Upon application, you're greeted by an incredibly synthetic hit of jasmine with hints of wood and something sweet suggesting amber. It is an undeniably unique fragrance with some depth though that doesn't prevent it from smelling like generic perfume. This is nothing more than a marvel of modern marketing with most of its value coming from it's brand name, unique and eye catching bottle design and simple formula. Alien is obnoxious, headache inducing and unpleasant to wear.

Update : I tried it again just in case my first impression is wrong. Many Mugler perfumes have a disagreeable signature note that I just can't put my finger on...

May
14
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

I have to disagree with LaDomna this is still very unique and has an earie depth to it. It doesn't smell like anything else apart from it's Alien siblings.
And I definitely don't smell mint like somebody mentioned, but it does have a kind of freshness like mint, but it smells nothing like it.
I have to admit that over the years my skin has started to disagree with Alien and I don't think it suits it anymore (unless I have a dodgy bottle)It's been my signature for years so it really is a shame. I will always love this scent as it is sooooo futuristic and completely different to anything else, and my bf goes crazy when I wear it despite the fact it doesn't smell as good on me now as it use to. ;)

May
14
2013
LaDomna
LaDomna

I like this, but I don't really find it "Alien"... It really is quite ordinary. It might have been unique when it was launched, I wouldn't know, I wasn't into perfume then, but I find it very mainstream now.

May
13
2013
SzekelyEmoke
SzekelyEmoke

Interesting smell. :) I'd associate the top note with honeysuckle.

May
13
2013
sophisticated
sophisticated

LOL, this is interesting, chemistry does wonders with perfumes, almost everyone seems to talk about sweetness and all even in the description but for me *brace yourselves* it's a chypre scent!! oh! le gasp

but it really is chypre, and I love chypre scents so much that I don't mind dousing myself with this one, and guess what it stays on clothes for days too ^^ it's nothing similar to Essence Absolute since the latter is sweet and gorgeous on my skin so the difference is huge of course... both of them are must-haves

Alien is clean yet heavy, chypre yet unique, strong but not suffocating.. it's not for everyone ;)

May
12
2013
LeisaSch
LeisaSch

This is a real beauty. It isn't as much 'Alien' as it is some magical elixir that I would imagine to be found hidden deep in an enchanted forest. Glorious jasmine on opening, with a deep and dark woody amber dry down. A simple composition that is anything but boring.

I'm stoked to find a TM fragrance I adore as the projection and lasting power are both fabulous.

Alien is warm, almost smoky, alluring and sensual. An unforgettable fragrance.

May
09
2013
Rosey167
Rosey167

This is no "safe scent"... this is for EDGY girls that make a statement... now I tried this on my skin... its weird... its really like an alien... but there is this salty note... (in a hot way)... JEEEEZZZZ!!!!! looking forward to make this thingy my signature scent!!!

May
08
2013
dawn.brooks.391
dawn.brooks.391

I love alien!
there with that said,I can explain why,it is definitely a unique scent,and I have never smelled anything like it.It's simple,just three accords,but it is so rich and complex in it's simplicity. Intially it is very strong,the jasmine almost sharp and very green. But wait,in about 30 minutes,it becomes this luscious woody,sweetness,that I can't get enough of!
Sillage is very good,not cloying or overbearing,but noticeable.And the longevity is fantastic,at least a full 8 hours!
I did reapply once,just to enjoy the drydown all over again,but when I put it on last night,I still smelled the musky sweetness when I woke up.
I highly recommend this,it's flowery without being too old lady-ish,musky and sweet.my new favorite!

May
06
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

In my quest to find a fragrance that would wear longer than my beloved Eau du Ciel, I found Alien! I went to the fragrance counter and described to three sales associates my impressions of Eau du Ciel - and they sprayed my wrists with Alien and David Yurman (the gold bottle).

Alien was the clear winner, mainly because of the musk base and because David Yurman had a very "dental chemical" smell to it when I first put it on. I'll admit, I have really "tricky chemistry" - a lot of fragrances that smell great on other people, will sometimes sour on me, or "turn"... and I am one of those people that can wear "hard to wear" fragrances very well, where they become almost my signature. I'm never normally "luke warm" on a fragrance. I've found what works and try to stick to that formula, but still love to try new fragrances... always in search of that new signature fragrance.

Alien --
A younger, softer sister to the 80's fragrance "Poison".
On me, this goes very sweet and almost has a very "Purple" - slightly "Grape" type smell to it, (very subtle and sophisticated... not like the typical "Grape" flavoring found in candies and carbonated beverages). There is enough silage and body to this fragrance where it holds for more than 7 or 8 hours on me, and has a great 7 hour lift to it... so it passes my test for extended wear.

This is a unique fragrance. The girl at the counter said that Angelina Jolie wears this one, and loves it! I could see that. It is one of those fragrances that has a bit of an alluring quality to it - and would probably be a hit with someone who is looking for a unique signature scent.

The marketing on this product has been tremendous. They have expanded now to Macy's, Sephora, and Ulta... so it is growing in popularity and will not be as unique as it was in the first year of introduction to the higher end department stores... but I still think it is one that would definitely have a place in a woman's fragrance wardrobe. It fits a niche' that I do not already have. A perfume that is sweet, sophisticated, wears for hours, and is very unique.

I also feel that this fragrance is well blended and would be a perfume that could be worn around a number of people without it being considered offensive. It could possibly bridge the gap between day and evening if you are going on a date after work.

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Poison and Alien - seem to be fruits from the same tree... very similar, but both have different qualities. I think that there is a place for both in your wardrobe. They could be interchangeable, but are enough alike where it would create a very strong "signature" - if you truly love these blends.

Some have compared Alien to Poison. I can see this, particularly comparing the two side by side in a sample. Alien is a much lighter, less intrusive derivative of some of the same notes that are found in Poison. Both have a slightly purple or "Grape" type aroma to them. Poison is much more grounding, with a depth and dimension to it that is less present in Alien. I think that they could both be used as a "signature scent"- together. You could wear Poison on days when you are needing to establish more presence-- and wear Alien on days when you are going to be in more crowded spaces and need to have a lighter, less obtrusive presence.

May
05
2013
lauraapadron
lauraapadron

Thierry Mugler creates another masterpiece; not as historic as Angel because Angel has that je ne sais quois aspect about it, but Alien is a true work of art.
It's pure jasmin, cedar goodness. Extrememly bold, energetic and confident. When you wear this you need to own up to it and accept that Alien will be with you for quite some time.
I know Alien is marketed towards women with the female golden creature in the ads, but, Alien is 100% UNISEX. there is nothing in alien that calls for a man or woman. it's just a sexy scent. Plus, the packaging, imo, is kind of masculine...

May
05
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I'm not a fan of the Mugler line, but I admit I had never smelled Alien before.
I've got a sample in a magazine and I've sprayed it on paper (still trying to scrub off something else, and it's hot outside).

I NEVER THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SAY THIS, but...

I love it! I love Alien by Thierry Mugler. Oh. My. Gosh.

It is jasmine all right, but what about that smoky aura that surrounds it? It almost smells like incense. It's a mysterious scent... It might be exactly what I've been looking for all these years!

I just can't believe it. I'll try this on my skin soon. I kind of feel ashamed of myself for resisting this scent for so many years.

May
04
2013
caydesugar
caydesugar

Wierd... I thought this perfume was supposed to be very big on sillage and strong like most of the reviews say. When I first spray it, it's quite strong but it isn't too strong. It becomes subtle in just a few hours or maybe even an hour sometimes! It's still there, I can smell it if I put my arm close to my nose. It is quite long lasting but it's soft on my skin, nowhere near it being cloying or too strong. I actually put 3 sprays of this one evening! I thought one would be plenty, looking at the reviews! I love love love the smell of this! Sometimes it goes very vanilla on me, surprisingly! It's quite creamy. Sometimes it feels gourmand, sometimes it smells quite far from it. Idk what it is but I sure as hell loveeeeeee this scent!

May
04
2013
lovelyephemera
lovelyephemera

Goes on like jasmine in a veil of smoke and spice, then settles down onto a warm and clean base of wood, peppery and slightly soapy, aromatic and sweet in the drydown. Far more interesting than I expected it to be. I think I may love this one.

May
04
2013
IndigoBaby
IndigoBaby

It wasn't for me, I like strange things but this is truely an "alien". May smell good to others but just not my type of fragrance...maybe too "mature" for me.

May
03
2013
mrjohn12
mrjohn12

Is it weird that this smells minty on me? I feel like this clears out my sinuses. Which is okay... I think I like this, but more in an artistic way. Like when you appreciate a high-fashion item. You look at it and think "I can appreciate this for its artistic grace, it's a statement. Maybe I could wear it every day?"

EDIT: Boyfriend just came home and for the first time EVER said, "Damn, I really like that." On his own! Without me asking his opinion!

May
02
2013
indecisive85
indecisive85

I'm so in love with this perfume; it was a love at first scent. Amazing, amazing fragrance and long lasting. What I will be wearing to my wedding.

May
02
2013
ednaenis
ednaenis

I use them together Alien & Angel:) and i love love it!! just try it:)

Apr
30
2013
Javi0005
Javi0005

Ladies, this fragrance makes you stand out. To me it screams "I'm here and I'm confident, I'm one of a kind, and you can't have me.." lol. ;)

Apr
22
2013
Mighty lion
Mighty lion

Where shall I start? let's seeee.. Alien, Alien, Alien where fore art thou Alien?? This liquid bliss is unworldly and mesmerizing, truly would love a close encounter with" whoever shall weareth this" of the best kind.. I'm a male who is entranced by this bewitching potion!! It was lust at first smell for me.. Honestly for the first time I don't even care to identify the notes, With this scent I just sit back and enjoy!! Ladies if you need to cast a spell of passion this is the ticket, trust!! Only for cooler to cold weather, however no worries because this scent is sure to heat up the night!!

Apr
20
2013
TwilightAngel19
TwilightAngel19

Alien is a classic fragrance. When I first saw Alien, I thought it was the strangest perfume in the world, but after years of contemplating and sticking up the courage to smell, I did...And guess what?! I LOVE ALIEN! Whoa-my-goodness! It's such a unique fragrance that definitely stands out. The bottle is inspired my Egyptian talismans and tablets and stones and overall the fragrance is based on a solar alien goddess. Well, whenever I smell this, I feel like a goddess myself. The jasmine and amber is the perfect combination of a sexy, yet relaxing scent. If I were to pick between this and Angel, I would have a hard time. Maybe Angel because sometimes if I smell this too much, I'd get a headache. But I love this...I want it!

Apr
19
2013
Damag
Damag

She's strong, bold, confident and isn't afraid to stand out :)
WOW! Alien is quite a charmer & beauty in disguise, I say this because many times I went down to Macy's I ignored this gem due to disliking the bottle! oh my! how ignorant was I! I finally found a perfect scent with AMAZING LONGEVITY. Don't know exactly how to describe it but I love the freshness & sweetness of the Jasmine all at once......def a keeper

Apr
19
2013
Avoria
Avoria

I truly love this scent - it's so original!

I got it as a gift one year ago, back then I didn't know what to think about it, but to not disappoint my boyfriend who bought it and said that he adored it, I started to use it on regular basis and by time I have come to love it, deeply.

It feels like a scent that I can't live without. It's heavy and straight forward. Either you love it or hate it - but give it a few days like I did and it will maybe grow close to your heart.

It's a very feminine scent that reminds me of Pigalle in maybe the 1920's ;-)

Apr
16
2013
thatsperf
thatsperf

I did not smell any distinct jasmine note in this perfume, just generic white floral accord. Indistinguishable white florals. A little ordinary and boring to be honest.

Apr
16
2013
daviaa34
daviaa34

Does not stink at all. Very sweet and a little soapy.

Apr
15
2013
tourmali45
tourmali45

Velvety woods and strong white florals. A formidable scent demanding being noticed. Reminds me of Coty's Sand&Sable somehow - another powerful white floral, only the jasmine in Alien is more subtle and whispering. So far I like it, not love it. Nevertheless as I already have Coty's S&S I probably would't want to have a similar scent in my collection.
P.S. I don't know why but as I have been wearing my sample for four days now, I started feeling weariness and irritation towards the scent. I still like Alien, but I don't want to use it or buy it, I find it tiresome now. It's like some perfectly nice people come to visit, and after a short while you want them to go away and don't come back for a long while all the time realising that it's illogical and they don't deserve this. So, at this stage, I still like Alien, but I find it irritating. And I began to understand why so many people name Alien as the worst perfume ever: there's something in it that grates on nerves.

Apr
15
2013
mils
mils

I think that the name Alien suits this fragrance very well. It;s like a scent from another planet. It;s kicker to the nose. If you wear it you get noticed and I;m sure men love this. It;s simple, just few notes and as I know sometimes less is more. It opens quite sweet on me and first time i smell it I was unsure what to think about it. But my nose wanted to smell it again and than I found it really unique and interesting. With this scent i can;t describe each note and how it turns because it;s so well blended together and nothing is missing nothing is superfluous. It;s just jasmine and amber with some woods. Sometimes inviting and sweet like a woman who wants to be friendly but when it;s needed she can be the bitch cold like ice. I;m glad there are so many people who consider this as a signature because I can see that there are still nice people with personality and that they can stand for themselves. I said this because that;s how I imagine the woman who wears this. I wouldn;t buy it because it;s strong as hell on me and made me feel "dizzy".I can smell it on my shirt after few days. Good that there are still few fragrances which cost a lot but projects and last long, that;s rare nowadays. Thumbs up from me, great job Mugler. I love the bottle.

Apr
11
2013
lovelyritametermaid
lovelyritametermaid

For all the girls that came here to get info about this perfume cause this is the scent that Harry Styles likes on a girl, then keep on reading.
So my best friend read on a magazine that Harry Styles loves this scent and she took me to Sephora to try it out cause she was going to One Direction's concert soon. So... My friend loved it but here's my opinion: definitely NOT for young girls, not at all, maybe that's why Harry likes it, cause it's definitely a mature scent. It's really long lasting and the bottle is amazing! For me, kind of old woman scent but not grandmother scent.. if you know what I mean. When I got home my mother told me that I smelled terrible but my sister told me that it smelled like Heveanly from Victoria's Secret... I don't know! So don't judge me.
Personally, I don't dislike the fragrance but I wouldn't really buy it.

Apr
09
2013
ich.bin.vlac
ich.bin.vlac

Doesnt get better for winter and fall!
My signature scent!

Apr
09
2013
FranFran
FranFran

Love this! After smelling this I can think of a lot of fragrances that copied it, really amazing. Unfortunately I only got a chance to spray it on a test strip instead of my skin, so the amber is missing and the amber is probably what gives it that chewy, balmy quality I hear about, so I'm sure it must be even more amazing with the amber since I love it. It smells "purple" and grapey, thanks to the jasmine and lasts really long. Sillage isn't exactly monstrous, as I didn't smell it until I smelt the paper, but the longevity is excellent. 3 days and still going strong, and the georgeous woody undertones goes well with the jasmine. Its true, its woman really has to be a bit of a witch! Give me a bottle of this and Hypnotic Poison then I wouldn't need anything else. This for everyday, and my favourite hypnotic poison for special occasions. Love love love! 10/10! Oh and I forgot to mention, it has this lovely ethereal quality to it that makes it very unique. I can picture a villian like Maleficit or Theodora(if you consider her a villian) wearing this.

Apr
07
2013
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

Oh the genius that is Theirry Mugler!! I am bowled over by this heavenly powerbomb of jasmine and spices, woody notes and amber. The predominant note is of course jasmine and this frag is powerful, beautiful, heavy, heady, exotic, sexy and downright in your face. I adore this!! The bottle is genius too because it really does look like an Alien. TM frags are among my faves of all time and I intend to own the whole collection from start to finish.
TM do not make middle of the road fragrances, each one is a statement, a work of art and a masterpiece in it’s own right. Surely Angel must be the best and most ingenious creation of all time?
Alien is exactly like all TM frags in that if it does not suit your body chemistry, it will smell vile. These individual bottles of perfume either smell divine or terrible! TM makes no excuses and I feel honoured that there is not one TM scent that does not smell heavenly on my sad old skin.

Apr
04
2013
mvolta
mvolta

this perfume will blow you away. it's beautiful, warm, and complex, and you'll be smelling your wrists for a long time afterwards. it reminds me of jasmine incense--slightly smoky and very floral. there's something mysterious and powerful about it. spritz lightly with this one: a little goes a longgg way. it has a tendency to catch my hair when i spray it, and i can smell it even after i've showered. wear it on a day you need to feel a little sexy and provocative. it's the perfect scent for a night out, and a perfect scent for a cold day.

Apr
03
2013
Monica lee
Monica lee

Este perfume es lo mas lindo en aromas para mi, mi numero 1 mi favorito... es adecuado su nombre ALIEN ya que este olor es único, los hombres lo aman cada vez que me lo coloco preguntan el nombre del perfume =), los perfumes de thierry mugler son hermosos, y este sin duda una obra maestra AMADO POR MI

Apr
02
2013
kikiena01
kikiena01

Ahh, Alien! My favourite winter scent. I love it from the beginning to the end. On my skin it has a very unique cold and sweet mentholy fresh smell. It's very elegant, extraordinary, mysterious, deep and feminine.

I think it definitely doesn't fit everyone, you have to be confident to wear this piece of art. Alien is my favourite perfume by Thierry Mugler. It is very strong and lasts all day on my skin! I simply love it.

GREETINGS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC! :)

Apr
02
2013
özlem72
özlem72

If you want a long lasting parfume you should get it. Everyone notices it.

Mar
31
2013
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

This is the new Angel in terms of popularity. I used to own a small 15ml size of this when it first came out. Then everyone started wearing it and I got a little bored of it, I'm talking my older sister, friends and strangers on the street. It became another generic smell you would detect on any other woman. It was just overkill for me. The popularity of Angel has somewhat died down a little so I might go and focus on that for a while cause it's one of my TM faves. I also recently purchased Womanity and am loving it! Love my bottle of Innocent too :)

Mar
29
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

First of all, I'm incredibly annoyed that people are listing the flankers as fragrances that this reminds them of.... That's kind of the point people.

It took me a while to hop on the Thierry Mugler train. At first, I had this idea that all of the fragrances are mere manifestations of Lady Gaga's shock-factor marketing attitude, by trying too hard to be unique and making a fool of one's self.. I though Angel was a rancid burst of body odor and pencil shavings, I thought Womanity was a disgusting, sickly bomb of dill pickle juice, and I thought this was a boring, lifeless, chalky floral...This is because I would never take risks and put them on my skin.

It all started with a bitch at Macys...I frequent my local Macy's, and this bitch happens to be the spawn of Satan. So naturally, I run into her all the time. She was trying to peddle Angel EDP on me, and I decided to indulge her for a second and ask about the price of the EDT (I didn't dare put that EDP on me, so I figured EDT would be a safer bet). She went on about how shitty it was, and how it stinks, and how she would only sell the EDP to people. I figured maybe, by buying the EDP, I would shut her up. So I did. And I fell in love.

Next, came my ordeal of obtaining Womanity. Since Sephora no longer carries it, I had to order it online...which was scary for me, considering I was terrified of a perfume that was said to smell like a vagina. It came in the mail later than expected, and I couldn't help but drench myself in the fruity explosion of savory goodness.

Then, I tried to make myself like Alien...but I just COULDN'T keep interest in it. I would smell it and instantly become so bored...it was just so linear and lifeless to me. I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and spray some EDP on my arm. *sniff* Lifeless. Then I left the mall. *sniff* Lifeless. Then I went home. *sniff* Lifeless. Six hours later. *sniff* Lifeless...but....has this SERIOUSLY lasted that long? My first run of wearing Alien EDP started with two sprays to the arm, and it lasted LONGER than eight hours, which is unheard of for my sweaty skin.

I decided to take the plunge and complete the Holy Trinity...and now that I've shelled out the money on it, I finally see the beauty in the simplicity of this fragrance. I adore Jasmine, I adore woodiness, and I adore Amber. And for once, we have a high(er) end fragrance that presents these three notes quite perfectly and matter-of-factly. And best yet, you can enjoy them all three for about half of an entire day. And after that 12 hours, you're left with a sweet, second-skin of delicate amber. Even after 12 hours, Alien still clings to you..but not in a way that makes you tired of it. Though it's quite simple, it still evolves. Through the entire duration, it maintains its sweet, delicateness.

The jasmine is not explosive. The wood isn't overpowering. The amber isn't buttery and foody, like the "amber" note that the horrid mainstream market tends to use.

If you're interested in the Alien line, definitely go with the EDP. The EDT hardly lasts, and it doesn't have the intriguing simplicity and depth as this one.

It's interesting how this lasts twice as long as Angel does, on me. Alien and Womanity tend to cling to me for almost and entire day, while Angel dies into a vanilla nothingness on my skin...

And it's even more interesting to me that the Thierry Mugler fragrance I fought the longest happened to be the most valuable for me.

Mar
28
2013
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

Actually, I am not into jasmine...but this one is exceptional! It is thick, rich and warm...sillage and longevity are superb. It makes me want to keep sniffing on my wrist, and it blends nicely with my chemistry...which something very good to me. It is expensive, but it's worth the money you spent!

Mar
27
2013
Na0
Na0

This is the perfect example of simplicity's proficiency. The proof that you don't need too many notes to make a beautiful scent.

Mar
27
2013
redliz
redliz

This fragrance was one of my very fews "LOVE at first sniff"!

Mar
27
2013
victoria.rogers.984
victoria.rogers.984

I'm first going to say that this fragrance is not for me. I received it in the form of a carded sample when I purchased YSL Opium. Why on earth the lady at the store thought I'd like this is beyond me.

When I first sprayed it, it had an unpleasant sour smell. Then after about fifteen minutes it settled into a very (as in sickeningly) sweet blast of jasmine. This scent reminds me of Guess Gold, in that it is an incredibly powerful and headache inducing scent that's popular with the 18-24 year old woman set. Particularly the type of young woman who hasn't quite realized that less is more.

I do not think this is a sophisticated perfume. I'm trying to be as polite as I can in this review, but I do not think much about this one.

I've scrubbed my wrist three times now, and I'm still getting huge wafts of it. Ugh, It's cloying.

Mar
27
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

The name suits the fragrance well; Alien is indeed somewhat of a strange brew. The opening is decidedly masculine, but in about half an hour it develops softer, powdery notes that remind me of a nursery, baby's skin and baby powder. I don't think that is what Mugler was going for with this frag, and it may be my particular chemistry. Silage is amazing - the minute my Mother walked through the door she exclaimed how lovely I smelled and had to know what it was! I had only sprayed a single spray on one wrist. Also on the plus side: for such a simple fragrance, Alien is incredibly well-blended and goes through a number of changes on the way to its end notes. A very satisfying, albeit strange, journey. Sadly, it isn't for me. I just couldn't get past the images of babies it conjured for me. I gave the sample to my Mom, who really loves it. I'm not sure she'll buy it, however, as she's rather conservative and finds the bottle to be "obscene", haha.

Mar
26
2013
mehrdad
mehrdad

با سلام
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عطرهای زنانه این برند را اکثرا دوست دارم و از استشمام آنها لذت می برم
با احترام
مهرداد
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Mar
26
2013
po
po

I haven't much to say about Alien.
It's the ultimate sweet jasmine bomb - very recognizable but rather linear.
Amazing sillage and longevity as with all TMs.
I appreciate the quality but don't care for the actual perfume, prefer my jasmine discreet and delicate (like Jasminora by Guerlain) rather than bombastic and futuristic.
The only flanker I can see myself buying so far is Essence Absolue - feels more smooth, cozy and rounded.

Mar
22
2013
kolympiadis
kolympiadis

Despite the three notes of jasmine, wood, and amber...all of which are identifiable...they DO somehow combine into a concentrated fruity scent, like concord grapes or ripe blackberries. This is a very noticeable scent, savage and beautiful. You could also describe it as a deep purple scent (so I guess the bottle really suits it). So odd, considering that jasmine and wood are what I would consider to be "pale" scents, but combine them with the warm amber and it transforms into a dripping, regal purple.

This is definitely a strong perfume. I used one spray on my wrist, and washed it off with soap about 4 times, and still smell it at least a foot away.

Mar
22
2013
SazzieBunny
SazzieBunny

this smells beautiful on other people but yet again,it is just headache inducing on me...such a shame because i love the bottle style :(

Mar
22
2013
Kiera79
Kiera79

I don't get any jasmine from this at all. It smells like burnt sawdust on me. This fragrance must act wildly different to people's chemistries. I guess that's why it's either love or hate with this one. Unfortunately, I fall on the hate side of the line, so I have to go scrub this off now....

Mar
21
2013
ALadyDragon
ALadyDragon

I purchased a tester because of the Main Accords being white floral and woody, which are within the groups I find quiet attractive.

After spraying my wrist yesterday afternoon (2pm) with my newly acquired tester, I was really disappointed with the sharp hit of scent and was counting my blessings of not purchasing a larger bottle - until.

Until a little while later(lets say between 30 - 60mins)
I got this lovely Woody musky tones, which I totally love and which completely changed my mind about the scent.

I still had a very faint smell on my wrist when I woke this morning (6am). So it is very long lasting.

This is a beautiful perfume and I am seriously putting it on my Birthday list, a must buy.

Mar
20
2013
AnnetteInFrance
AnnetteInFrance

Not one to buy blind after reading the description. I'd say you either love it or hate it and for me it's the latter. I can actually say i loathe this on me. I can understand people liking it - it has the same vibe about it as Poison in the 80's - it's powerful stuff!

Mar
18
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

The jasminiest of the jasmines. I can see how Alien would catch someone off guard because Jasmine is so commonly used in so many fragrances, but it's more of a creamy aspect than a funky/indolic one. Also, most of us don't live in a climate where we can smell real jasmine blossoms.
Indole.. yes. Well, it can smell of barnyard. I happen to like that barnyard funk so I am not in the least bothered. Don't get the "bug spray" comments though as bug spray = alcohol & a metallic tang to my nose.
This stuff radiates so I never do more than 1 spray on my collarbone area. 2+ sprays will fill a room and Alien is not a crowd pleaser.

For a less powerful, but still indolic jasmine Pacifica's Tahitian Jasmine is quite nice.

Mar
16
2013
Nickypen
Nickypen

Purchased a bottle of this yesterday and i must say what a wonderfull perfume it was between this and Angel but for me this won hands down.

I work in a pub during the day and night and would like HELP on best place to spray and how much as i dont want to offend anyone (I hear you screaming WHY buy this one if you need to smell subtle) :o)most perfumes dont last 5mins on me but this ones a great

Hope you can help....Thanks

Mar
12
2013
virna.medina
virna.medina

LOVE this perfume. With so many fresh, aquatic and sweet perfumes in the market, this one is like... ALIEN. It's alienated from the others. Stand out and unique. I've used Gaultier and I think the spiciness in Alien reminds me of Gaultier a little bit. It's a mixture of sex and power. Need I ask for more?

Mar
07
2013
baboy
baboy

Tried to like this. Made me sneeze constantly. So I washed it off, but the scent still remains a little bit, that made my nose hurt so I just had to use some random scented lotion to mask the smell... I generally like jasmine but combined with amber, it just doesn't work for me.

Mar
06
2013
Fragrantguy
Fragrantguy

This is a mature fragrance with a bit of playfulness. I will admit though, it makes me think of my grandmother...weird combination, I know. However, it is a nice white floral. Can see it on a girl who likes to have a little fun, is herself, and daring. Yet at the same time very feminine and confident in her beauty. Works for any age though in my opinion.

Mar
06
2013
levinebabe
levinebabe

My precious! I fell in love the first time I smelled Alien. The opening was the most beautiful of the notes. Imagine smelling blossoming jasmine flowers freshly picked. As time passed, it turned to be very well blended with the warm woody notes and amber, making it mysterious and intoxicating. I love the opening, a quite rare occurrence for me. Longevity, 3 days on clothes.

Mar
03
2013
Pari88
Pari88

I am one of the few I guess who this does not work on....Very chewy sweet, but not like dessert or candy, it's more like a "fat-free sugar free" type dessert. It smells like Burfi, which is an Asian sweet that is actually not as sweet as today's modern sweets, but is more chewy and nutty and a little "green". Not a fan. The jasmine is beautiful and noticeable but I can't get passed the chewy sweetness of it. I thought it would be a little more out there, like Angel, but I really can not see how this is so famous..it smells like a mish mash of multiple old school frags.

Feb
28
2013
dexxter2012
dexxter2012

I loved it on paper- jasmine with fragrant woods and amber in the background. Awesome, somewhat dark and alien ...and SO VERY different from all the other sweet-sugar smelling perfumes.

On my skin it has been almost one hour and still I only smell jasmine.

Pity, I would have definitely bought it if it had agreed with my skin.

Feb
26
2013
kitsunemagic
kitsunemagic

disco and L.E.D lights, Euphoric Trance music seducing your ears, glow sticks all around, this is what I get when I smell this fragrance, this scent is perfect for clubbers and ravers.

something about Alien is very fitting to Cosmic Sci-Fi, Thierry Mugler always has such intresting ideas for his perfumes! Womanity makes you think of Aquatic mermaids, Angel makes you think of of,..well graceful angels, and Alien makes you think of an Alien Princess or queen!

for something with less notes, this sure is another masterpiece

the top is a strong obvious burst of Jasmine, she lasts a pretty decent amount of time for a top note, when she dries down, the Jasmine still lingers but the dry down becomes more woody and warm because of the amber and the scent can last up to 6 or 7 hours

Feb
25
2013
mhubbard
mhubbard

I purchased a small bottle several years ago and have only worn it a few times, generally in the fall. I applied 2 sprays after my shower yesterday and went to the grocery store, feeling self-conscious. There is a loud grape-y smell in here which drowns out other notes and makes it hard to wear. It reminds me of New York State wine, actually. I wonder how popular this would have been if not for the hype and the TM label.The best that can be said is that it is unique.

Feb
24
2013
Lanlisa
Lanlisa

Almost blind bought it but decided to get a sample first. All fancy grape juice to start. As of right now, not for me, but I've been known to reexamine and change my mind. Makes me wonder if Lady Gaga's scent is a nod to this one as many reviewers state her perfume smells like grapes also?

Feb
23
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Can you believe I picked up the tester at the store and "sprayed" it on today, just to realise it was empty? Goes to show how popular this is!

Feb
23
2013
susan_troy
susan_troy

Very chemical smell which makes me sick... tried it couple of times but every time ended being violently sick. The smell is so strong and powerful you cant smell anything else. Not my cup of tea ...

Feb
23
2013
primadonna35
primadonna35

Hello everyone,i purchased 30 ml bottle of Alien,why havent i purchased it before??why?lovely,seductive,sexy fragrance i've ever smelled,the bottle is gorgeous,longevity is superb, i love it!i'll buy the biggest bottle as soon as possible.

Feb
23
2013
Jackson Spines
Jackson Spines

It's hard to believe that this perfume only has three notes in its composition. In this case, less is definitely more! The wood keeps the fragrance grounded and warm. The amber is warm and cozy. The jasmine is intoxicating and enveloping. What an aura this scent surrounds you with! Really well done, interesting and beautiful! You have to be a spirited soul to pull this off. It's not for the faint of heart. Mysterious, dark, deep, sophisticated, sensual, sexy, modern and enigmatic! The bottle is also gorgeous. A must-have in any collection!

Feb
22
2013
hazelnut
hazelnut

I bought this today for my new spring/summer fragrance. Yes I agree that it is best suited for night, and fall/winter because if its enveloping quality. But for summer, I figure 1 spritz ought to do it. Such a simple formulation...3 ingredients...but I love each of them. To me, any one of them by themselves could go well in summer. I dont pear up a fragrance to a mood, but rather to the colors I wear. Alien is good for plums and burgundies, and berries...jewel tones. I have Vince Camuto for golds, browns and I will probably get Mark Jacobs Daisy Eau so Fresh for pastels and whites. Alien is beautiful blend of Jasmine, woody notes and amber. Just go easy on the spritzing. Remember you can always add more!

Feb
22
2013
Liquefaction
Liquefaction

I see a lot of people describing this is enveloping, powerful, intense. Well it is. But with a negative spin for me. Choking, sickening, neauseating. I'm not a big floral fan, so I'm not sure why I thought I would enjoy this. I'll admit being woo'd by the descriptions, reviews, and the slick bottle. But on me it reads syrupy floral bug repelent. Alien indeed. This isn't for everyone, I definitely advise against a blind buy. Spray responsibly my friends. I'm going to go take a shower.

Feb
21
2013
Chido
Chido

so intense its like an invasion of the senses. But oh wow, I am in love with the scent. Very dark, powerful and alluring. Beautiful!

Feb
21
2013
Mons
Mons

There are hundreds of reviews for this ethereal scent, I humbly doubt I have anything to say that has not been said.

Do I like this scent? Oh yeah, I would happily drown in a pool of this glorious fragrance.

Feb
16
2013
ranchorita
ranchorita

Alien really works with my chemistry. I've never gotten so many compliments on a fragrance as I do with this one. I love the bottle. Alien is one of my all-time favorites.

I strongly recommend not making a blind buy of this, as it is a very powerful fragrance and doesn't tend to evoke middle-of-the-road responses. If it works for you, it will work in a big way.

Feb
16
2013
Jayela
Jayela

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb
16
2013
fighter
fighter

Very good, intense, perfume. What can I say? A classic for strong, sexy and powerfull women.

Feb
13
2013
johanna.lindholm
johanna.lindholm

I bought this 2011, I had wanted this perfume a pretty long time. I heard from sooo many that they really loved it, and how special it was. I had never heard of it, so I searched for it in stores. When I found it I immediately tried it. It smelled gorgeously, and I then decided; I have to get this!

It took some time, but then I finally bought a kit with Alien EdP 30 ml, a makeup bag, a little tube of showergel and a little jar of body cream.

This smells intensely of Jasmine, almost a little almond in some way, wood and of course; Amber. It lasts for a loong time, and you really wont have to apply more after a few hours. It's not a scent that you would wear anyday, it's more of a night out, or special occasions perfume. I've had many compliments on this one!

I was in a Zombie live a year ago, and then I wore this, and my male friends is always remembering it when the feel this Alien scent.

Feb
13
2013
moni4u
moni4u

I got samples of it and it definitely isn't my fragrance. It's a very deep, going out at night scent. I'm also not a fan of florals and this has a strong jasmine in it. There's some warmness to it which helps tone down the "floralness".
So if you're looking for a fragrance to go out at night, something that it's very deep and floral, you might like it.

Feb
11
2013
Prettysweetz
Prettysweetz

I'm not a perfume snob nor am I an expert. My sniffer can't detect notes most of the time, it doesn't know what it's sniffing! It only knows if it smells good to it or not. I'm not prejudice against any perfume...I enjoy some scents from Victoria secret, bath and body works, etc. I also enjoy "high end" fragrances such as Thierry mugler angel, etc. I'm a noob (newbie) when it comes to perfumes and I'm searching for a new sexy and mature perfume to be my new signature perfume. Noa has been my signature perfume since my early 20s and I'm very close to my mid 30s now,
Anyway, since I do like angel very much, I thought to give alien a try, also since non of the many perfumes I have tried have wowed me (Angel either). Well, it didn't wow me but I like it more than the others I have tried, because I find it familiar. It smells like the bubble bath my mom used to buy for the family when I was very little and I like it. However, it is so very soft on me and it lasts longer than most perfumes on my skin but it doesn't last all day so I have to spray it on my clothes and hair. Furthermore, I haven't received any compliments on it all all! I guess my skin chemistry does not like perfumes :(. I would still use it and right now it's one of my favorites but I'm still searching for that ONE fragrance for me..mature, sexy, strong, and maybe weird!!!! Recommendations welcome!!
Try it though, your skin chemistry probably won't suck like mine and it will probably smell beautiful on you. I wish it smelled beautiful on me just like it smells on the bottle **sigh**

Feb
09
2013
nicolastoll
nicolastoll

I got my order of Alien EdP in the mail today. It was a blind buy.
"Alien" caught my attention after coming across some reviews about it here on this forum and seeing the gorgeously designed bottles of the Thierry Mugler fragrance lines.
After doing more research, I was convinced that Alien might be a fragrance I really like.

Now, at the first sniff, and that comes quite as a surprise, Alien totally reminds me of Cacharel's Loulou, which was my very first fragrance I owned and adored, when I was about 13!
Does anyone else agree that this bears some resemblance to Loulou?

In the opening, I get sweet and soft milkiness, a huge hit of jasmine and then the amber comes in.

I find that this is a fragrance you can wear all year round. Probably not in an office environment or formal occasions like interviews, since it's quite a dreamy, very sensual and delicate scent, and it radiates quite strongly.

After all, on me this isn't heavy or cloying at all, just very soft, carefree, but not innocent!
This isn't one of the most complex fragrances. On me it is a very simple and linear fragrance, but very lovely and appealing nonetheless. Not boring at all!

It doesn't change that much throughout the day. All the notes are equally noticeable. They are just getting softer and warmer and the woody notes become a tiny bit more prominent in the mix at the dry down.
And with that said, it has extreme staying power and it's very long-lasting.

I just don't quite get why this fragrance is called "Alien", as I would expect a scent more complex, like really hard to get notes, or it simply being "alien". And it doesn't "alienate" either :)

It's a comforting scent really, perfect for cocooning and navel contemplation ;)! It is excluding the people around you, the surrounding world. I can only think of this as the closest link to the name "Alien".

As I mentioned earlier, it really reminds me of LouLou and obviously, that brings back quite vivid memories of my teenage years right now, while I have this on me.
I yet have to see, if I can get past that and if we can really get together and bond in the present.

Feb
08
2013
Samah
Samah

I tried my best to love this perfume I really liked the purple bottle and I love jasmine but no, it's definitely not for me the main problem is that it just doesn't evolve, I don't know if it's made that way or it's just on me! the scent you smell from the first spray it's the same you smell 6 hours later.

Feb
06
2013
nomi77
nomi77

simple. a fragrance from heaven makes u feel top of the world

Feb
06
2013
MintyBobbins
MintyBobbins

Well.. I was looking for some jasmine fragrance.. someone told me to try Alien.. but... I can't find it anywhere!!!!! :( I've read so many good comments about it and I'm still don't know exactly how does it smell.. I guess I have to wait even more and just imagine how delicious it is.. :( meh!

Feb
05
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

This is my signature! I remember smelling it in a magazine many years ago and just absolutely fell for it's mystifying, bewitching scent!
I loved it then, n I love it now!! I keep it under my bedside lamp so that it shines all bright!
It's pure genius!
Many people have complimented this scent, describing it as 'divine' and 'sexy' x
Boyfriend loves this on me!
Gorgeous!!

Feb
05
2013
ChristianSetian13
ChristianSetian13

My Girlfriend wears this,i recommended this to her,i love it on her,she smells so clean and sexy.
I love it and i love her.

Feb
03
2013
evgenia80
evgenia80

I expected something different before I tried it . Because of the bottle which I dislike I thought this perfume would be too "loud" or synthetic...But I realised that it is a warm ,close to skin perfume,elegant and classic. It can be easily worn

Feb
02
2013
corinnesmith1
corinnesmith1

I found this one mid-summer whilst shopping for a new perfume as a birthday present to myself. Most people label it as a wintry fragrance, but I like it best worn in the spring/summer months- as it gives an aura of steamy, tropical and humid nights. It is warm and intoxicating, mimicking a creamy coffee liqueur.. almost vanilla-y yet still smells quite unusual, hen-st the name Alien.

Feb
01
2013
soonflower
soonflower

Alien...my precious.
For the first time in my life I'm able to say that's 'my signature scent'.

Alien is so sensual and dizzying that each time I spray this amazing liquid on my skin I'm melting.

Beautiful, slightly waxy jasmine note at the beginning is very potent.
I love it from that very first moment when Alien touches my skin.
Every note here is just perfectly balanced, it's amazing how it changes during the day and in the dry down becomes warm, ambery with a woodsy touch.

I love it, I can't believe that I haven't tried it earlier.

And the bottle is a masterpiece.

Jan
31
2013
rzetzm
rzetzm

Having been dipping my toes into the deep ends of the pool in regards to fragrance, I've not only been sniffing avidly, I've been doing lots of research online on scents. Woody, floral, not-too-sweet yet sweet? seem to be regular winners in my book. And I don't discriminate against gender...

Which brings me to Alien. First off, the house of Mugler hasn't captivated me as I'd hoped. At least in the men's department. I don't hate, but I'm still adjusting to some of their signature scents. A*men, malt, etc ... all very sweet, way too cloying, and I'm just not there yet. However, I can tell that my naive nose needs a modicum more of time to adjust to some of his offerings. In the meantime, I turn to their feminine line...

I love the moment, the absolute drama on researching, reading, and finally finding a bottle in some retail store or mall and getting to spritz! What euphoria. And it's all free. I love it!

Alien sat most benign in a Dillard's Mall, without - thankfully - a phalanx of sales associates to bombard me with the popular vogue scent du jour. A quick spritz on paper, then on my wrist and a gleeful walk away was all I needed after lunch for a little mystery, a little test of my own.

Wow! What a scent. It's not as quirky, or puzzling, or seems to have thousands of ingredients... it kinda has exactly what fragrantica says it does. It's super duper jasmine; it's the star from the beginning to end. But woods and amber peek through during the drydown. Yum! That's it! It blends really well with just those three ingredients into a real success story. The only thing alien about this fragrance is why it's called alien. It should be called something sensual and gorgeous.

And yeah, I could see this on a guy. The ravishing top note of jasmine is powerful and 'feminine' but the drydown is without doubt unisex: amber with woods.

Jan
30
2013
MaddieClfd
MaddieClfd

I absolutely hated Alien at first, cold, strong, jasmine killer.
Then I person I really like started wearing this and my attitude slowly changed, I stopped hating it, I started to like the power, the sillage, the coldness and sweetness in one. It grew on me and I bought a bottle for myself. Amazing fragrance. complex and different, I can smell it on others and recognise it straight away. I get lots of compliments when I wear it. It lasts all day or even longer.
I'm on my second bottle now.

P.S - is it just me or did the fragrance slightly changed? It is still great but the perfume I bought a while ago seems richer and stronger. I keep the rest of it for 'special occasions' and use the newer bottle on regular basis.

Jan
27
2013
mellymel
mellymel

Every time I smell my wrist I fall in love with this perfume. It smells so good! It's my favourite of all and the staying power is great!

Jan
27
2013
CORCOR
CORCOR

Loved at 1st (again) - but all I have to say is too strong annoying to the point of wanting to wash off , for me one of them smells you can smell ALL DAY! so lasting power is fab but the smell is strong - vanilla, JASMINE, spicy and a bit like some kind of sun cream oil ive used before.
Expensive and not for me , however I know so many people who adore this.

Jan
25
2013
leonorano3
leonorano3

When I was given a sample of this I approached it with wary interest. I'd always been put off trying it because of name and packaging, so I was expecting something unusual verging on downright weird. I was surprised to discover a pretty if slightly synthetic-smelling jasmine-heavy floral which could in my opinion be worn by anyone at any time. I liked it, though I felt a more descriptive name would be Gentle Jasmine or something similar; I'm sure it wouldn't have sold as well, though.
Would I buy it? Probably not, since I have A la Nuit, which I consider to be the ultimate jasmine, but I'd be very happy to take it as a gift.
Perfume 7/10, Marketing concept 10/10

Jan
25
2013
gylyweed
gylyweed

This perfume really is a guy magnet. Im considering in wearing this scent again for a night out but its just too overwhelming for me. Definitely a night scent.

Jan
24
2013
liewcarl1
liewcarl1

This mysterious and seductive being is capable of full-scale wardrobe invasion. A concoction worthy of its name, 'Alien', an out-of-this-world extraordinary masterpiece! Guess that's enough space puns for the day! It's now one of my prized possessions.

The scent of jasmine along with amber is enchanting, icy cold and empowering!!
This is what jasmine cake would smell like, if there was one......=D
Sillage and longevity = Amazing!!

Jan
23
2013
AUNZBOX
AUNZBOX

This perfume like try to copy the creation of Dior Poison + Pure Poison in one bottle.

The top note open like a grape wine, heart :sweet white floral ,base: musk smoky woody animalic amber.

If you really like Alien, try the original vintage Poison, there are many facets from top note to the dry down and your nose never get bored.

However; this is the most enormous sillage and longevity perfume nowadays. it's worth for your money.

For me:

Daytime Alien
Night time Poison

Jan
22
2013
liban23
liban23

The first time I ever smelled Alien, I made the mistake of spraying it on a tester strip at the fragrance department. I was completely repulsed by the smell, and immediately went to go wash my hands in case any accidentally sprayed on me.
Now, after being a Fragrantica member for awhile, I'm a little more educated on perfumes, and how they work. Today I found a small sample of Alien, and decided to try it one more time except this time sprayed it on my wrist. This time around; much more impressive!
I found it to be this very pretty jasmine dry down, with a hint of woodsy notes. Although I did find it better than before, it did give me slight bit of a headache. I feel like Alien is gonna take some time for me to get used to, to be able to say that I love it. It is pretty, but I can't see my self investing in a bottle....yet!

Jan
22
2013
rottannie
rottannie

With all my perfumes, I cant get better out of my husband than an indifferent "its ok". Except this one. He loves Alien. Its probably the only scent I've tried that actually makes me wince. Too harsh and synthetic to me. I did notice, at least to me, a similarity in bijan DNA Femme. Its got the strong sweet jasmin opening, just without any of the weird metallic stuff i dont like. Very sweet though, and pretty linear to my nose.

Jan
21
2013
kay0981
kay0981

I really wanted to love this perfume, but I just can't. After so many positive comments, I was really excited to try it myself. Alien really is a jasmine bomb... Overwhelming at first, but I was prepared for that, so I patiently waited for it to unveil its woodsy notes... When those kick in, Alien becomes more bearable - the dominant jasmine note begins to smooth out, it's a lot softer, and the scent overall becomes quite pleasant. But I still didn't feel comfortable wearing it. It's too loud, too spicy, and it feels a little cold... But I wouldn't mind smelling it on someone else. I sorta imagine this scent as something for a mature woman who is confident, independent, and who wants to stand out in the crowd. In other words, just not me. But I must admit that its longevity is fantastic - its still very distinctive on my wrist after spraying a tiny amount five hours ago.

Jan
21
2013
Avatara
Avatara

Ah, intriguing, I thought when I'd opened the parcel. I knew intuitively that this would be the perfume for me, even though I had sent for it "blind". The beautiful little bottle, an enigma in itself, seemed like some dark crystal possessing latent seduction-enhancing powers! When I placed it on my dressing table it took on the appearance of a strange figure - a sorcerer, an alchemist, perhaps even Gandalf in his swirling purple robes.........

The moment of Truth - I spritzed my wrist with the magic elixir, and my whole world changed ........ I was sailing through sparkling powdery crystals on a silver jewelled ship across an ethereal shimmering sea, fragile and starlit with see-through colours feathering into sequinned trails of amethyst, turquoise and gold; making my dreams tangible until the perfume dissipated among the stars. I was dark, I was mysterious, I became a witch; my black hair turned to violet and streamed upon the amber wind beneath the jasmine stars. I wrote songs whose notes and sounds had colours too, of exotic worlds where spices entwined with the heavy air as the languid twilight folded velvet round the darkling sky ...........

So pleased was I to have found my 'kindred fragrance', a perfume so different, so darksome and enigmatic, Alien and yet spiritual, so original - just like me!

One strange thing, though, in the real world, as drydown progressed, the fragrance became so incredibly similar to Yves Rocher's Black Vanilla.

Jan
16
2013
Adri-ana88
Adri-ana88

Absolutley beautiful and unique! Never smelled something like it really. I wouldnt recommend it for people who like anything that is light and easy!
Perfect for a night out when you dont want to smell like any other girl in the club!
I looooove it and have gone through 2 bottles already!
Peace

Jan
13
2013
nimiel22
nimiel22

I have been coveting this since it first came out. The only thing/person that kept me from actually getting it is my husband who hates it and likens it to soap. I wish my soap actually smelled like this because whenever I spray it on my arm I can't stop smelling myself. Very white floral, warm, and INTOXICATING! Well needless to say, I'm going to get this now and no one's going to get in my way : )

Jan
12
2013
dukestupid
dukestupid

I LOVE ALIEN! I REALLY WANT TO OWN A BOTTLE BUT I CAT AFFORD IT SINCE IM STILL A TEENAGER WITH NO JOB.

BY THE WAY, WE WERE MAKING GRAPE FLAVORED CUPCAKES AND THE GRAPE SYRUP SMELLED LIKE THIS! IT MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE NOTES LISTED HERE BUT I AM SURE IT HAS SYNTHETIC GRAPE.

Jan
11
2013
kmcnutt
kmcnutt

I would love to swap or purchase an EMPTY (or partial) refillable bottle. I purchased the travel size with a 35ml refill and am missing out on the uber cool bottle... if anyone would like to trade or sell their unused refill 1 or 2oz bottle, please PM me! Thanks

Jan
11
2013
kmcnutt
kmcnutt

What a beautiful scent! I ended up buying this after spraying on a sample and walking around to shop. I got 2 compliments while shopping! After I let the fragrance dry down and confirmed I liked it from top to bottom, I went back and purchased it!

This is a deep/dark scent, I can almost smell some grape or blackberry in there even though the notes don't reference it. Funny I see other people have noted the same. The jasmine wasn't as obvious to me as I expected, I'm not normally a floral fan. I'm very happy with the warm texture of the jasmine and amber combined. Beautiful. :)

I'll have to experiment with the application of Alien because it's a bit in-your-face for me.

Jan
11
2013
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

Alien is en exercise in peerless artificiality.

A plastic jasmine plant in the perspex hand of a seventeen foot high cybernetic son of a bitch.

An unending singular neo-industrial note of almost entirely synthetic strangeness.

You have no option but to offer it grovelling and unending worship.

But wear it? I suspect it probably wears you.

Man or woman? Totally irrelevant.

These days we're all electric.

But while I'm human and there's blood not volts coursing through these veins I'm not ready for this robot's secret Rapture.

Jan
11
2013
wiendautami
wiendautami

what can i say...i'm i love with this smell...period!

Jan
11
2013
wyrdlam
wyrdlam

I’ve heard many wonderful things about this perfume, so I was very excited to try Alien. I do like how Alien is both unique and simple, but this is one fragrance that I just can’t get on board with.

It starts off with a strong scent of jasmine, but there is a strange chemical/alcohol odor mixed with it. The alcohol smell fades away after 15 minutes, but there is still something very synthetic and artificial that remains. On the other hand, the jasmine stays very present and strong, and the woods give it a bit more depth. I just wish that plastic smell would fade.

After about three hours of smelling jasmine and synthetic plastic, the woods and amber become much stronger and give the fragrance an earthy, slightly sexy feel. The fragrance still smells like plastic, but at least it smells more grounded and woodsy. It seems as though Mugler intentionally wanted Alien to smell artificial and to remind buyers of the perfume’s construction. It’s as though purposefully smelling artificial is part of Alien’s charm.

Basically, Mugler’s Angel and Alien are both perfumes that rely on concepts. Alien was conceived from a mysterious, beautiful scent that he smelled while on a plane and was also influenced by city lights. Giving the name “Alien” even contributes to the idea of creating a strange, mysterious scent that stands apart from other modern fragrances. It smells unique despite relying on just a few main notes, but personally, I feel as if the uniqueness comes from smelling deliberately artificially designed, which is something I do not want to wear.

Despite my personal disinterest in wearing Alien, I praise Mugler and his perfumers for materializing his concept. When I smell this fragrance, I am reminded of beautiful solar lights in the distance of a dark night. There’s a warmth to Alien even if I imagine the warmth is coming from light bulbs rather than natural light. I don’t consider Alien sexy (except for the last couple hours when the synthetic smell is not as strong), but it’s mysterious and strange. And I like how the bottle even looks unique. It has a beautiful amethyst color with weird claws that add to this futuristic feel.

I think this is best worn for cooler days, when I would be able to really appreciate the amber and woods. I don’t imagine that it would be overbearing or offensive if worn on slightly warmer days though. It has great longevity on me—lasts for several hours all day. It does come out strong in the beginning, but it eventually mellows out on my skin after a half hour and is not overwhelming. If you like jasmine and woods, you should check out Alien. Try it on and see how it wears. 3/5

Jan
10
2013
aqua76239
aqua76239

When this scent first came out, I was given a sample of it and I HATED it. I thought it was too loud and floral, and just too much. Since then I learned to appreciate number of fragrances and so when I passed by Alien in department store I decided to give it a shot. I am not a floral lover and mostly prefer gourmand and fruity scents but this is one of the florals I really like. As most TM scents, its very unique and I haven’t smelled anything even remotely similar before or since. Its woodsy, ambery yet full of floral jasmine note. Very full bodied and rich.
I took the opportunity the buy mini sizes of TM scents and out of all Angel and Alien are my favorites hands down.
My hubby hated the Alien though-said it smelled like “old lady” lol. But he likes mostly light clean scents so I am not surprised. This is rich floral that lasts a quite a long time on my skin. I layed it with Sparkling Blackberry Woods from BBW and its quite lovely.
Btw, I LOVE the bottle-its so gorgeous and different!

Jan
08
2013
Ouch!
Ouch!

Alien is a very simple composition but gives maximum results.

It's a very luxurious and exotic smelling perfume, it reminds of trips to India and Egypt where the perfumes are very sensual and VERY strong!

The sambac jasmine is the main note of the perfume with the white amber and woodsy notes adding beautiful accents. The sillage is monstrous and the trail this leaves behind is almost palpable it's that strong.

This is one sexy powerful bombshell of a perfume and an amzing addition to the Mugler line. It's a brilliant winter nightime scent but I have worn this with a light hand in summer and if you're careful it can still be pulled off and not make people choke!

Jan
06
2013
dbarranc
dbarranc

Well well well, what do we have here, another little gem from Mr. Mugler to the world.
i think that this is special, it's got that white flowery feeling without being on the white side of the fragrance spectrum, on the drydown it's real nicely done creamy goodness.
I love it.

Jan
06
2013
Simbelyne
Simbelyne

I love this perfume! It is one of the few I keep coming back to, and one I never get tired of...

First off I would like to clarify that I don't have understanding similar to the common when it comes to perfumes and occasions, seasons and time of day which they have to be worn. Thus do not expect such type of comments in this review. For me a perfume is first and foremost an expression of the self, an extension of one's personality thus, classifications like day, winter, summer, night type of fragrance are such which I don't use or like to limit myself to.

This is a very simple and alluring scent, but also very crisp and sharp. It is a heavy fragrance, that has quite the sillage and I wouldn't recommend it to women who prefer light aromas. On my skin I feel predominatly the amber and I find the jasmine well covered and in sync with the woody tones, thus I would say it is hidden. The jasmine itself is definately noticeable on first spray, and the dryout uncovers well-rounded combination. On my skin, as mentioned previously amber shines more than the rest of the notes. The eau de perfume is very durable - I can still smell it on my clothes even weeks after wearing it, on skin it lasts 10 + hours.

The scent is very distinctive and I would definately recommend it to women who like to stand out in a crowd.

Jan
05
2013
jensyr
jensyr

This is fragrance for strong woman, who dont care what other people think or say, she just do it her own way, no matter what. This is fragrance for woman, who dont need anybody or anything, woman who stand her own feet, and every men in the world will do anything to get only one smile from her. Mysterious, sensuel, strong, outsider, beautiful, magical.... Not for every woman, you need something special to wear parfym like this.

Jan
05
2013
tabithacate
tabithacate

One of my favorite perfumes although it is fairly common and recognisable it has such a lovely smell, that isn't like a perfume I have ever smelt before.

Jan
04
2013
Bbbluefairy
Bbbluefairy

This is a great, dark perfume. There's something sinister about it, but in a good way. It smells almost like pure jamine, just lovely. I don't know where so many people get grapes, it's ridiculous.

Jan
04
2013
Reverie78
Reverie78

I tried it once but its smell was impressed in my memory. A too strong and characteristic scent but i really like it! It's a love or hate fragrance and i don't recommend it to those who have sensitive noses. Certainly more appropriate for night time.

Jan
03
2013
negasarah
negasarah

I liked this scent when I tried it on the only issue I have with it is that there is a distinct separation between what I smell and what others smell. Every once in a while I would get a smell of myself that was nice and grape like otherwise I could only smell what I sniffed on my wrist and that smell was different, it was rich and strong more sandalwood and no grape smell at all. What would have sold me would have been if those two smells were more intertwined and easier for me to smell. I will absolutely try it on again though because I really liked it and my boyfriend liked it a lot. It's the type that is strong but hard to detect while you wear it.

Jan
03
2013
killer__queen
killer__queen

This opened on me smelling like a minty mouthwash. But once it dried, I got the soft jasmine. Not very woodsy or amber-y at all, and what I also liked was that it's the first white floral to smell good to me AND on me and not like an elderly woman's scent either. Smells classy and romantic-- the name doesn't suit it at all. I will be wearing this during the day when spring rolls around.

Jan
02
2013
despoina1976
despoina1976

I used to like it,and there was this day i decided to spray this on me at work!
I had so many insults!!!
My boss told me i smell `cheap-.

Some clients also asks me,but no compliments.Some complaints about that `heavy fragrance`-.They were all young like my boss,mid 30`s.
They were complaining like 90 years old.

And then a client-female-asked me again and i thought that she might actually liked it, but when i told her the name she answered -
`Oh yeah Mygler has those kinds of parfums-`,smiled and left!
I was so frustrated and sad....

Since then,i am having this parfume,in my closet.
Makes me sick since then actually.

Jan
02
2013
purplealien
purplealien

Once in a while a perfume comes along that is totally unique. When I first smelled this perfume I was blown away, I had to have it! Alien was my first fragrance from TM and I have since gone on to buy Womanity and Angel.

Alien is my signature scent, expensive but worth it, long lasting with excellent sillage, a beautiful perfume in a beautiful bottle. It's out of this world!

Dec
31
2013
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

Thought I liked it bought the mini but hate it metallic synthetic jasmine bathroom spray is all I get from this.

Dec
30
2012
D@n!
D@n!

Ganhei uma amostra dele; simplesmente PERFEITO...ao meu ver Alien é uma linha ousada de Thierry Mugler. INDESCRITÍVEL!!! É sem dúvida minha próxima aquisição =D

Dec
30
2012
pureblonde
pureblonde

This is an amazing fragrance, absolutely one of my favourites (and fast becoming my new signature now that I am on my 2nd bottle). I truly believe that along with skin chemistry, the key to Alien is in the application. For me personally I have found that 2-3 light sprays keeping it slightly further away from my skin than I would normally do is just perfect. The top notes don't seem quite so overpowering and they mellow down quite quickly, easily before 15 minutes. It is then that this elixir really comes in to its own - I get beautiful jasmine smoothly blended with warm woods making it overall sweet and warm yet with a hint of mystery. For me it is unique, feminine and entirely intoxicating. Simply heaven. Longevity is outstanding and this also lingers beautifully on clothes. My puppy's head even smells like Alien when I've been cuddling her :) Undoubtedly one of the best perfumes around. Highly recommend. On a side note, it is summer here in Australia and I have no problems with wearing it in the warmer weather.

Dec
30
2012
Tubykap20
Tubykap20

@Dayna78 : maybe it's not original... My sister bought one online and same as yours doesn't last at all! And I tested it along with mine and the difference in sillage is huge!

Dec
30
2012
Dayna78
Dayna78

I love this scent but don't feel like it has great sillage or is long lasting! It all but disappears on me within 2 hours!

Dec
29
2012
rosecityfriend
rosecityfriend

Smelled delightful for about 10 minutes, then turned and smelled like bug spray, on me anyway. Had to wash it off.

Dec
29
2012
Angeldelight900
Angeldelight900

Its beautiful, always will be one of my favs, iv gone off it at the mo giving med a break cause i wore it so much, but i always manage to go back to it eventually, so pretty

Dec
29
2012
valcomen
valcomen

For a perfume with such simple notes this really packs a punch. It more then lives up to its name with an other wordly quality ,and every time I wear it with just the smallest amount I turn heads.

Dec
27
2012
francisrose
francisrose

This perfume was a birthday gift and I was so excited to receive it. The bottle is really different and quite beautiful. I must say the fragrance is a very distinct and heady perfume that is a rich jasmine and amber burst from the beginning. It comes on strong and is not the least bit shy. I could see a very stylish, strong woman wearing this beautifully and getting many compliments. I have yet to gather the courage to wear it regularly.

Dec
27
2012
jennifermyles
jennifermyles

I just purchased Alien today, after a month of searching for 'the one'. This fragrance is definitely IT. It is so mysterious and luscious. I feel sexy, powerful, and womanly wearing it. It's everything I have wanted in a fragrance and more. I smell jasmine, with both a woody and amber essence lingering. I can't explain in words, how truly awesome this EDP is.

Dec
27
2012
sharon.ramsey.900
sharon.ramsey.900

A nice fresh scent for daywear

Dec
27
2012
stardust808
stardust808

even in Uggs and jeans i feel like the most beautiful, sexy, luscious woman on the planet in this perfume. now THAT'S a fragrance! so divine and enchanting is this Alien...i am infatuated

Dec
27
2012
poirot303
poirot303

Like many others have noted, this fragrance is not for the faint of heart. Upon first opening the package, I smelled a synthetic grape scent - instant turnoff. However, when everyone around me commented that they liked the scent, I smelled it on my skin and realized it had a very unique mixture of notes. On my skin, it smells like a powdery floral with a woody undertone. I tried to place the woody note and realized that this perfume is a more feminine version of Versace's Dreamer - which I also own! One spritz is more than enough for this to last all day, so spray gingerly. Enjoy!

Dec
25
2012
Snowfairy
Snowfairy

The notes for this fragrance are incorrect. IT has grapejuice and fruits in it. They named it ALIEN for a reason...only aliens should wear this.It's nicer than his other fragrances though.

Dec
24
2012
arabbel
arabbel

I bought Alien based on the rave reviews, and the fact that it was supposed to have a ton of jasmine in it. For me, it didn't really have so much jasmine. That said, it's a beautiful fragrance, and still very floral. Sophisticated, dark and sensual, and holy cow does it pack a punch! After leaving my bottle out in my little college room, I came back to find the whole room smelling overwhelmingly like alien! Definitely a perfume for making a statement. While I decided I might wait a few years before adopting such a strong perfume into my closet for good, this really is lovely, and definitely will add a flair of drama.

Dec
24
2012
n.hidayah
n.hidayah

For many years i have been reading reviews abt alien. I dislike the bottle, and of couse the name itself in first place. Why alien? I wondered if the smell is as awful as its name. But reviews tend to suggest that it is a good quality fragrance. So i bought the 30 ml bottle of alien just out of curiosity. I told myself, lets see if it could be worse than tom ford black orchid (i blind bought it few weeks before and i hate it alot). But to my surprise im in love with alien. Its so sophisticated, i imagine profesional women wearing it to office. I love it. But still i dont find the answer, why it is named ALIEN...

Dec
24
2012
RedLady
RedLady

After spending a good amount of time at the Perfume Shop today, this was undoubtedly the strongest, most potent fragrance that all but whacked me in the face. But thats Thierry Mugler for you. His scents are not for wallflowers.
Overwhelmingly jasmine and little else.
It certainly wins points for longevity and sillage - its very hard not to recognise.
But its storng, strong, STRONG! AND JASMINE!

Dec
21
2012
mar-gosha
mar-gosha

This is a pure jasmine on me. The one that blooms in gardens and spreads heavy aroma in hot Californian summer nights - thick, intoxicating, almost unbearable. I sprayed just one spritz on my neck from a sample and almost passed out. It literally strangled me. I like jasmine note in certain fragrances but in this one it seems too much. I will try again later, on my wrist next time and further from my nose, maybe the impression will be different... For now I just had to wash it all off without waiting for the middle and the base notes to appear (doesn't look like there are many though). I am not saying it's a bad fragrance, but I guess for some people it might not work. Have to test before buying. Good thing I got a sample.

Dec
20
2012
lemontreelime12
lemontreelime12

This is one of those fragrances that is not what you think it is... and a little while later it's still not what you think it is... I don't know if I like it or not. It's definitely different. And I would assume it would be totally different on each person too.

Dec
19
2012
addicttoperfume
addicttoperfume

i love the sophistication of how this fragrance smells. however, i dont seem to know how to wear this on myself. It seems overpowering and too cloying for my taste. but i do have to add that when i did put it on i loved the dry down on my clothes and skin a lot better than the initial smell. i own the bottle becuase i couldnt not have it...but ive only worn it twice. not sure how to pull this off. one spritz seems too much

Dec
18
2012
loonad
loonad

just lovely-i'm in love.no other word just love.

Dec
16
2012
Liquefaction
Liquefaction

This review isn't going to start nicely, but on my first spray I was taken aback by a bug-spray-esque scent. That settled down pretty quickly though, and it got progressively softer and pleasant. It's just a little over powering for the first half hour or so.

Dec
14
2012
lisarad
lisarad

Arabian Jasmine on me...lovely. I don't get much wood...do get some patchouli mixed in the drydown. Very unusual Jasmine scent, quite lovely. One fragrance that does stay with me and it's interesting that it stays true to it's topnotes on me. (I have warm dry skin that eats fragrance or turns it strange). This just lasted and lasted. Nice!

Dec
12
2012
Jayela
Jayela

After 1 hour its all about vanilla vanilla vanilla. No jasmine. Like a joke. İt is sold like a jasmine fragrance bur actually it is a heavy gourmand.

Dec
11
2012
arxsyn
arxsyn

Hilarious. I think this is a sweet jasmine perfume disguised as marzipan dessert! If you took candied jasmine flowers and have them macerate in your favourite sweetest, darkest AAA amber colored syrup This is the end result. Thick, jammy, syrupy, sweet floralcy.

I am craving hot almond paste now. Hopefully not as sweet as this though because it would give me a tooth ache. Good thing it's just a perfume. An inviting and warm one, there is the vaguest feeling of something tropical about it

I would wear this during winter because I really crave something rich and thick. It's instinct. Just like how I crave richer warm foods because it's colder.

Dec
11
2012
vanilla1975
vanilla1975

Alien is afrodisiac!:) I can't describe WHAT happens with men detecting just little hint of it. They are madly attracted! But can't handle it because perfumes reminding jasmine aromatic oil are headache to me.
I would wear it only for special occasions with a long evening dress as a secret killer gun to shoot a wealthy man LOL :)

Dec
11
2012
RoRoSe
RoRoSe

Alien .. after finishingng my forth bottle .. I can't get bored from it ..
when I wear Alien = I am PERFECT

Dec
07
2012
incandescent
incandescent

This isn't a fresh, natural or pure jasmine, it's a thick, plush and heavy one with a velvety base of dark woods, alot of sweet amber and I also sense vanilla and musk in it as well. Probably a giant mutant jasmine from another planet. I had adored it once, and it leaves an intriguing trail, but I just can't wear it. Dark, deep, very elegant scent. It's very heavy, enigmatic and has a slightly chilly/minty feel to it, yet there is something in the scent that can be comforting and cozy in very tiny doses. In a larger dose, it can feel aggressive and malevolent. A room filler, sillage-wise. Not for warm weather, it can get suffocating.

JUST FOR FUN: This scent is so very SCORPIO, whether Scorpio is the Sun, Moon or rising sign. It's also my Scorpio sister's signature. There's that futuristic/unique quality to it that will suit the Aquarius looking for a formal scent. There's also that strong presence in Alien that can suit Aries or Leo with Scorpio or Cancer as her rising/ascendant.

Dec
07
2012
larali
larali

For some reason, I thought that I hated this perfume. Maybe because of the ugly (in my opinion) bottle? Anyway, turns out I like it quite well. It's a warm woody floral. However, on me it turns to pure sandalwood. I'm unmoved my this experience, so I'll just use up my vial and then leave Alien for other ladies whose chemistry brings out the supernatural element. :)

Dec
05
2012
isaland
isaland

Four words to describe my discovery of Alien EDP... I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!

Dec
04
2012
Migalex
Migalex

Dark orange marmalade. I thought it was Patchouly but it seems to be Amber. It is quite heavy and staying power is good. The list of notes above is obviously not complete. It smells very much of orange. I do find it interesting although not complex or sophisticated. It is a bit gourmand although not as much as Angel. The texture is heavy and sticky. It is not that different from lady million, but it is much stronger and staying power is much better.

Dec
04
2012
MineralDiva
MineralDiva

Alien reminds me of the original Poison. I want to like it, but every time I try, it just fights back with an almost nauseating grape scented punch. I'm afraid I'll either have to pass on this...or simply pass out, if I try to wear it again.

Dec
03
2012
FoxyVixen
FoxyVixen

It smells good but the jasmine is way too overwhelming for my taste. It's like there were only jasmine. But the saleswomen who made me try it loves this perfume to death !

Dec
03
2012
aconitumanthora
aconitumanthora

I had this perfume a few years ago. I love Thierry Mugler, but I feel, I was too young when I was wearing this perfume. It has a very very strong jasmine scent, it is almost overpowering all the other scents in the perfume. I loved it, but it reallt didn't suit me. Whenever I wore it, I smelled it too much, sometimes it even made my head ache.

Dec
03
2012
annettepe
annettepe

this smells lovely and sophisticated. even though the smell is soft its still very significant and a little goes a long way. the main note i smell in this is the white florals, mostly jasmine. it smells very soapy in my opinion but good and fresh soap. it also has a very soft amber in the dry down which makes the scent comforting. its definitely a love or hate. i suggest smelling it first and spraying it on you before purchasing it. love it!

Dec
02
2012
mjloria
mjloria

I literally came home straight to my computer to write a review about Alien, until today, i was very skeptical about thierry mugler, i seriously Hate angel, womanity it's okay but there's something that bothers me about it, and i've tried Alien a couple of times before, but not on my skin, only in the little paper things and straight from the bottle and it smelt bad(there's something medicinal in the opening that i just can't stand) today when i put it on my skin the first 5 minutes i was disguted by it as i expected..( i tried it because people said it was similar to givenchy AoDLS elixir and i love it, in my opinion they arent twins at all but could be cousins ) well 15 minutes later it changed completely and i actually like it better than elixir, it's different, hypnotic, sophisticated.. i wouldnt call it sexy but everyone says so.. i get a lot of jasmine, some citrus (don't know where that comes from), amber and some sweetness, it's slightly soapy and i don't think it's too much, also it lasts forever, the price is justified by the quality. oh and it definitely is a scent that people won't forget.
I'd wear it on special ocassions as i think the scent itself is special, i'm happy that it's not very popular here in Mexico! so it's official, i'm in love with Alien and i NEED to get it.

Dec
01
2012
Birdgofly
Birdgofly

I've only ever had a couple of cheap perfumes before, but I've been wanting a nice one for a while so I got a sample of Alien based on the Jasmine and Amber notes and the reviews on here.. and oh my god.. I'm in love. Not when I first smelled it... I had pretty high expectations and it seems so.. kind of harsh and old and just strange (or alien lol) when I first smelled it, but I put it on, and it smells great on my skin and also after a few minutes it mellows and rounds out a little and just smells so different but familiar and warm but pronounced aaand I just love it =) ALSO. I sprayed it on me for a party... I got dark beer spilled on me and my UNDERSHIRT was white so I soaked it overnight in bleach and washed and dried it and I can STILL smell Alien on it.. it's crazy long lasting.. it may be a little pricey but you're for sure getting your money's worth!

Dec
01
2012
katierichardson
katierichardson

One of my best friends has this perfume and it smells gorgeous on her! It's definitely one of the best for longevity and silage. And if it wasn't her signature, I'd buy a bottle!

Dec
01
2012
northwood
northwood

I liked it and what I picked up was brown sugar and vanilla with some spice. It smelled like a mild version of Magical Moon by Hanae Mori. Magical Moon has a way more spicy scent.

Nov
29
2012
dadulka82
dadulka82

I knew about this fragrance but never tested it before. I guess name, bottle shape and price never appealed to me.
My friend wore it and I fell in love. I had to have it!
Finally I have treated myself to this gorgeous fragrance, it smells expensive, warm and classy.
Love it.

Nov
24
2012
movs
movs

Alien! I think the name is just right for this strange and mysterious perfume. I find it rather impressive that this complex perfume is created by only a few notes.
It’s no surprise that the dominating note in Alien is jasmine but it is not the usual jasmine perfume. The jamine is not synthetic but on the other hand it isn’t natural either. The jasmine in Alien is cold, dry and ethereal, almost extraterrestrial as the name of the perfume suggests.
When the perfume settles the amber really starts to shine through and gives warmth to the perfume. The scent becomes very deep and a little sweet.
I don’t find Alien loud as most people do. In fact it’s a problem for me that Alien disappears rather quickly from my skin. I’ve recognized it on others – and I’m sure it was Alien because it smells like no other perfume – so I know it has sillage.

I can’t help thinking that this would be the perfect perfume for an unapproachable beauty because it is such a divine and mysterius scent - at the same time cold and warm. It’s a demanding perfume and certainly not for everyone so test before buying.

In 3 words: COLD – JASMINE - DRY

Nov
23
2012
BettyNoir
BettyNoir

I ordered a sample of this to see if I wanted to buy a whole bottle. I was attracted to the amber note, especially as winter draws in.

This was not a disappointment. It's very distinctive i.e you won't smell like everyone else on the High Street, and spicy in a rich, amber-y way.

what I like best about this is that it is simple. Looking at the notes, you can see there are only three. I am so tired of perfumes with about 42 notes in them, all clashing and fighting for space. It's like they're trying too hard.

Alien, to me is this: ancient wood from an ancient incense filled church with a hint of something alarmingly sexy for good measure. Use sparingly, but it really is a gem worth getting.

This is no shrinking violet.

Nov
21
2012
TheCountess
TheCountess

My boyfriend gave me this for my birthday. I have never seen him (or other people for that matter lol) go so crazy over something like this! This smells exactly like its name, alien. It's weird, different and oh so mysterious and sexy. It lasts forever and the bottle is, not only refillable but beautiful. It's a real gem for bottle collectors.

I absolutely love the decadent smell. On me, it smells real nutty and warm, after it has settled on my skin.

Sillage 10/10
Bottle: gorgeous

Nov
20
2012
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

I've NEVER gotten so many compliments on a fragrance in my entire life. At first, I was very much against the entire Thierry Mugler line, for it's odd, trashy, vibe... but now I understand that that same vibe is pure uniqueness and a very high fashion sort of class that I now have so much love for. Alien begins with a very sweet, bold, grape-type smell that blossoms into a very full-bodied fragrance that fills the room. The woodiness was the element that had me sold. This fragrance is simply divine, and it's one that I can't get enough of. Dark, unique, and irresistible!

I tried this on at Macys, and received about 20 compliments throughout the evening. I've never been so heavily complimented by my wearing of any of the 30 fragrances that I own and wear periodically. I'll definitely be purchasing this fragrance as soon as I can afford it. TOP quality.

Nov
18
2012
Anja_Karenina
Anja_Karenina

It took me a while before I fell in love with this one as my first impressions of this were indeed that this a quite a "bizarre" perfume. I couldn't believe that anyone could wear this one when smelled it on strip! But after I requested a couple of samples when I purchased THIERRY MUGLERS' ANGEL THE TASTE OF FRANGRANCE a couple of months later, and I wore them around the house a couple of times, I ended up changing my mind and the more I wore the samples, the more it grew on me. I ended purchasing the 60ml bottle. The body lotion that I got as a sample was too potent and different to th perfume, to the point where I coudn't even wear it so I ended up throwing it out. I don't think they match at all and if worn together, it would suffocate people.

The 6ml sample of the ALIEN EDT thatI got was simply displeasing for me even if I do see SOME similarities to the EDP. The EDT is too citrusy and fresh which I despise. I think the major problem with the EDP scent is that along with ANGEL (as most of already know), is that it has to be worn sparingly and I admit that I am one of those offenders of spraying both ANGEL AND ALIEN too much for my own good. :( But hopefully now that I am aware, I hope that people will be able to appreciate mhis one more. It's just confusing because some people compliment me how they love how I smell so good, and then I get other reactions that I put on too much perfumes. How could this be possible? So if people complain that I put on too much, then that must be the truth.

Anyway to continue with my review of this wonderful fragrance, this one is indeed a mature scent but as a girl in my mid-twenties I find it wearable for any occasion. Whenever I wear this scent, I feel like a strong, confident, independent woman who can take on any kind of challenge (without losing touch of her vulnerable femininity). I find this one suits the office environment if you have the personnality to pull this one off. But like I said, ONE SPRAY ONLY!

Nov
18
2012
efmac
efmac

I can't believe I have only just truly discovered this fragrance, I knew it was out there, but never bothered testing it out! This is so beautiful and weirdly addictive, simple yet complex. I love how this perfume makes me feel, as i'm sure many other people do, i wear perfume in relation to emotion, mood ect.
I bought a 30ml bottle, but two days later I feel like running to the store and purchasing the biggest bottle available.
This is definitely a keeper, I'm in love!

Nov
18
2012
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

A huge, powerhouse, creamy-spicy fragrance, with class, projection, longevity and a streak of femininity..

I applied 6 heavy sprays

0 - 5 mins. Floods the house

5 mins - 3 hours - 2 feet of powerful projection. This is a linear frag, with dominant creaminess - presume amber - mixed with a spicy twist. That's it. Classy, ages 35- 48

3 hours - 4 hours - 1.25 feet projection. Linear

4 - 6 hours - 8 inch projection, but it is not as strong now. Spicier on the skin

6 - 8 hours - 6 inch projection. Still getting good wafts around me. A little soap, just a little bit

8 -10 hours - 2 inch projection. Easily lasts to the end of a day at work and is still projecting around the wearer and easily noticeable to others

10 -14 hours - Close to skin. Lovely and fresh and smooth, a beautiful drydown. So addictive

If you like this and you are thinking of a frag which is similar for a man - try Azzaro Chrome Legend EDT - they may not smell so similar, but that one is also creamy-spicy, with great longevity and projection.

Floods the wearer with class

Masterpiece

Nov
17
2012
MsJitka
MsJitka

Here’s the story: last week I was considering rebuying Christian’s Lacroix Nuit, which I find to be a very beautiful and exceptional scent. Regrettably, like many of Avon’s fragrances, it has poor lasting power. Lately, Sephora has e-mailed a pre-Xmas offer to me. There were also some perfume highlights in it – amongst others the three Thierry Mugler’s EDPs in new packages, "refillable purse spray (7.5ml) and refill (35ml)". Two days ago I visited Fragrantica in order to read descriptions and some reviews of Thierry Mugler’s perfumes. Until now I only knew Angel (shame on me!) and this one never was on my "wish list". But now I finally discovered ALIEN. The description and all those enthusiastic reviews caught my attention. Most importantly, one of the Fragrantica members (PLUMPIE) wrote that ALIEN reminds her of Nuit! After that my decision to purchase ALIEN seemed final. Moreover I received some extra money just few days ago :), so yesterday I went to Sephora...
ALIEN is my second really "high-class" scent (the first one was Diesel’s Fuel for Life about 7 years ago). In my country, the refillable purse spray with a refill (42.5ml in total) costs as much as 1.8 bottles of Nuit (1.8x50=90ml), which is one of Avon’s most expensive scents. Nevertheless ALIEN has great lasting power and is as much beautiful as Nuit, maybe even more. It is less sweet, at least during first hours. It’s a deep, sensual and warm fragrance. I am also satisfied with the design of the refillable purse spray bottle (simple cylindrical shape, white with golden decoration, looks luxurious) and I appreciate the possibility to refill it again and again (the transparent refill bottle comes with a small funnel). From now on, ALIEN will be settled in my handbag and too, of course, on my skin ;-)

Nov
15
2012
cloverstatic
cloverstatic

On me it started very spicy than quickly mellowed to a warm woodsy scent that while sexy, felt almost manly. I didn't place it until my roommate walked by and said oh, it smells like Joop! (He wore that many years ago) and indeed, it does. So lovely, but not for me.

Nov
14
2012
vaquellian
vaquellian

My bottle of Alien was actually hi-jacked. I got to use most of it and it would be a top 5 of my life perfume.

Nov
13
2012
judyk
judyk

Apologies to the House of Mugler.

My only dealings with it to date had been years of dealing with other peoples' Angel abuse, a brief test of Womanity and an even briefer test of A*Men ToF (Angel for Men, 'nuff said). Needless to say, the thoughts I harboured in my heart towards Thierry Mugler were not kind.

Imagine my surprise and delight when, based solely on the reviews here on Fragrantica, I dared to put one spritz of Alien on my arm... and actually *liked* it! I was so afraid it would remind me of the dreaded Angel, but no, it's soft, warm, just a little sweet - a lovely scent.

Before I'd tried Alien I thought no way can there be only three notes, but I can only identify jasmine and amber. It's the "woody notes" label that hides the secrets of this perfume that make it so intriguing and delightful to wear.

Nov
13
2012
Chaos princess
Chaos princess

Mmm... A bit strong to start, like all Muglers. Two spritzes of the EdP and I'm set all day. It's sexy and delightful, softening to a sweet feminine when base notes come out to play. Signature scent, and my husband loves it too!

Nov
11
2012
CatBlanc
CatBlanc

Alien EDP can be lethal in large dosage, but once softens on your skin? Mmmm... it's pure joyfulness.

SPRAY LIGHTLY.

My favourite way to enjoy Alien is to spray on clothes, and wear the clothes the next day.

Like all Mugler fragrances, this one has killer strength and sillage. If not careful, you could knock yourself out. My first encounter with Alien was a horrible memory. It was a warm spring day, I had put on 4 generous sprays. Immediately I felt nauseaous and claustrophobic.

Well, just when least expected, I fell in love smelling the dress 30 hours afterwards. The loud jasmine/ orange blossom + toothpaste strangeness transfomed into a warm, sensual masterpiece.

Nov
03
2012
Sangers
Sangers

I would choose this before Angel any day. It's a very slightly sweet white floral, noticeable but not in-your-face strong. Beautiful scent :)

I'm not too eager to get it because sooo many people know and wear it (pardon my snobism :) but I know I'll end up getting it.

Nov
03
2012
personsa22
personsa22

Alien doesn't smell like anything I've ever smelled before which greatly intrigues me. It's not a "love or hate" fragrance. It's a "love or love to wear" fragrance.

Nov
01
2012
PhattBass
PhattBass

The thing that initially caught my attention about Alien was it's name. Just the name alone attracted me to it. I know that this really has nothing to do with the frag itself, but I am a huge fan of the Alien films (films from 1979 - 2012) and mostly the xenomorphs (the aliens) themselves. So naturally, because of the name, I took interest in it.

Sometimes the jasmine note in Alien is subtle on my skin, other times it is strong and the most prominent. The sweetness (from the amber?) isn't too sweet; it's not sickeningly sweet or cloying in the least. I believe the spiciness that I pick up is from the woodsy notes; it isn't overly spicy either. I also think that Alien can be unisex.

The lasting power of the EDP is around 10 - 11 hours on me.

Oct
30
2012
guest_
guest_

So here's what I have to say about this wonderful frag.

The thing that initially caught my attention about Alien was it's name. Yes, just the name alone. I know that this really has nothing to do with the frag itself, but I am a huge fan of the Alien films (films from 1979 - 2012) and mostly the xenomorphs (the aliens) themselves. So naturally, because of the name, I took interest in it.

In a few words, Alien is spicy, smoky, warm, floral, and sweet. The jasmine is subtle on my skin. The sweetness isn't too sweet; it's not sickeningly sweet or cloying in the least. The spiciness isn't overly spicy either, it's just enough. It just smells so good to me. Whenever I smell this I feel "dark" in a way and I envision a xenomorph/alien (I know it's kind of silly, but it's just how my mind works). The notes are so simple yet the scent is so complex. It's unique, dark, mysterious, and intriguing.

The lasting power is excellent, lasting around 10 - 11 hours on me. Sillage is very good as well. I only wear this in the fall/winter and for the nighttime; it can be a bit too strong for daytime. I will always have Alien in my collection. :)

Oct
30
2012
Ceylane
Ceylane

This scent is the strongest I've ever seen, silage and staying power are unbelievable! Very good!

Oct
29
2012
mersilover84
mersilover84

my first experience with alien was a sales associate spraying it on a card and me putting it in my wallet. i would sniff my wallet constantly. this stuff is just FILTHY GOOD. i dont even know how to describe it. smells very modern and sexy and just....friggin amazing. i wish i was a girl just so i could wear it.

Oct
28
2012
picisziv
picisziv

It is always hard when it comes to reviewing something avantgarde, iconic classic – which Alien is, a classic 7 years after it’s been released!!

An Alien gurl has long, blonde, disheveled hair or a dark pixie – with a strangely pale skin tone in both cases. Her eyes are giant, through them you can see she’s brainy, yet she has a wondering look in them, staring shamelessly at everything she considers unusual – like an alien experiencing planet Earth.

Wearing it I feel like I have purple blood, I radiate coldness, I speak in a mechanic voice and I simply scare the s*** out of people. In clubs subconsciously my motions become intense and pulsating, making others believe I used some narcotics : )

Any personal experiences with it? Of course, I have! My literature teacher told me in the break between two lessons that my perfume is very interesting. I had to tell her the name. She was looking at me strangely when I said it was ”Alien”. Some days before this I was dancing with one of my schoolmates in a club and he enthusiastically stated, how reeaally good I smelled. Hey, it doesn’t matter how abstract Alien is, simply everyone is fond of it.

Alien is uncommon, the one and only signature scent of all the weirdos ever born. I can see Luna Lovegood oozing it. Listen to ”Take me into your skin” by Trentemoller – that tune captures everything Alien means to me.

Oct
28
2012
lollipopsneeze
lollipopsneeze

What a perfume this Alien is! I remember just being blown away by this years ago. I've went through 3 bottles! Your lover will never ever forget your scent with Alien, it is utterly magical..The jasmine is out-of-this-world, such a Goddess perfume..I love the sweet & smoky amber drydown, reminds me of pipe tobacco and love...Worth every penny, this has got to be the longest lasting perfume in the universe! My favorite Mugler ...

Oct
27
2012
gladysme
gladysme

I love jasmine, so I love , love , love Alien. So delicious !!!. What a nice surprise !. My boyfriend give me this like a gift. I love him!

Oct
26
2012
lisa.m.kasper
lisa.m.kasper

I got a mini splash of this, to see what all the fuss was about. I thought it smelled horrid. Can't even remember what it smelled like, but I know I recoiled.

Then, someone threw a sample spray of this in a package of perfume I bought, and I sprayed it on, thinking it would be different. It WAS! It smells like grape popcycles.

So, what the heck? The notes are so simple. This should be a home run for me.

Why am I getting such different senses of this perfume? And so purple? Because of the bottle color? I like to think I'm way above being swayed by the color of a bottle!!

The closest I can say this reminds me of is DKNY Delicious Night, and Play Intense. Actually mostly on the CK Euphoria side too?? what am I missing? Where is the jasmine?

In the end, I'm not sure I love it enough to FB it. I have enough "purple" scents to last me a lifetime.

Oct
25
2012
bibiche64
bibiche64

sent comme shafali d'yves rocher, très fleuri

Oct
24
2012
stardust808
stardust808

i loathe and absolutely detest angel but this? this is fantastic!! i want, WANT, WAAAANT this desperately lol. i will admit due to my bad experiences with angel i was prejudiced against this house and ANYTHING mugler but this and womanity are heavenly. womanity is beautiful the scent i envision of a mermaid fresh from the sea but alien is more me...more wearable and suits me better. i'm shocked at how enamored i have become with this scent. lesson learned-just because i don't like ONE thing someone created doesn't mean that there aren't many other things that persons creates that i'm crazy about. kinda like bands/musicians-even our favorite band can create something that doesn't rank a 10..no one likes everything all of the time. i'm so glad i threw away my preconceived notions of TMs line of fragrances because had i let my views of angel shape my opinion forever, i would have never found the masterpiece known as ALIEN...oh santa, this is what i want for christmas and i have been a very good girl looolz

Oct
22
2012
Marianina*
Marianina*

Finally got it just 2 days ago.what can I say?So feminine,so seductive! <3 it received so many compliments! definitely a must-have!

Oct
22
2012
sunata mrmr
sunata mrmr

What can i say ··

Really I tried so hard to love this scent, but I couldn't ··· sorry

Oct
19
2012
PhillyFoxy
PhillyFoxy

Certainly more tolerable and less in-your-face than Angel, but I'd still never buy it. It didn't wow me, and it reminded me of a scent I could probably just buy in Kmart for half the price. I'm noticing that many of the Thierry Mugler perfumes don't impress me.

Oct
17
2012
mzilles
mzilles

LuxuryLover--

I'd recommend Alien EDT, Alien Sunessence Edition Limitee 2011 Or d`Ambre or even Alien Absolue although there is more vanilla pod and weird incense. I love all Alien variations but cannot say it's my signature as I have a rose at my heart. :o) I just found Alien THIS year! Late bloomer for sure.

Oct
15
2012
luxurylover
luxurylover

I owned this a few years ago and the lasting power was awesome.. everyone asked me what I was wearing, but I didn´t use to disclose it.. I could never say anything bad about this perfume, it´s the maximum exponent of amber I have ever sprayed on me.. no wonder it is so popular.. nowadays I remember this smell like I would still own the bottle.. it "invaded" every single space where present... I may buy this once again.. and I always try new perfumes and never repeat one.. but this is truly fabulous.. lately I´ve been smelling this in a lot of places, so it hasn´t lost its popularity at all. Plus the flacon, like everything which wears Thierry Mugler´s signature, is a collector´s item. Please recommend me other versions of this, something a bit lighter but with the same capacity to impress.

Oct
14
2012
lisann.hogstrom
lisann.hogstrom

this fragrance is Jasmine bomb. at the very first spray it might seemed offensive and a bit like BANG!

but if you survive those few minutes, they would settle into a nice Jasmine (still in a Bang!). not the kind of Jasmine that we would ever encounter in the market, Alien comes with dark, almost earthy Jasmine that reminds me of exotic Jasmine essential oils that I get from Middle East. its deep, dark and earthy, not exactly 'indolic', but earthy. I assume thats the result of the presence of Amber in this perfume. Great for dinner when we want to present ourselves in aura of mystery

warning! spray-wise! Mugler perfume is really strong, as we all know. longevity and projection almost matchless, if you spray like 12 spray, I can guarantee that you'll get arrested for mass murder by gassing the entire neighbourhood

Oct
14
2012
Assra
Assra

Straight up: I hate all the Thierry Mugler perfumes, besides this one. When I smelled Womanity, it made me feel nauseous, and Angel gives me a bad headache. But Alien is an exception. The only problem I have with this one is that I know too many people who wear it, and you can smell it on a lot of women during evening events. But I really understand why this is so popular: It's a mesmerising woody-floral fragrance, so captivating and unique.A dream in a bottle for every Jasmin lover. It is quite a strong scent,and I usually don't like heavy scents, but if you just spray it once or twice, it will remain present, yet not too overpowering.

Oct
13
2012
istateistate
istateistate

Jasmine for 3 hours. I mean JASMINE. You feel like lurking in a jasmine foggy forest, and this fog is made of amber. It's ethereal, not in your face but there. After 3 hours walking through this jasmine planet, you arrive at woodland. You can still smell the white floral amber around you, But blended with the woodsy notes. 3 hours walking through these woods and a frivolous garden takes place. You only have the memory of those inebriating scents, and you just feel the tiny jasmine garden surrounding you, forever.
Amazing. Rich. Elegant. You feel like you're the queen of this foreign ambery and floral planet. This is different from the other jasmine-based scents, totally different. You can sense the wealth, you ARE the wealth itself while wearing this. Your mood changes, your state of mind changes.
You're the alien queen of the jasmine planet.

Oct
13
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

I HATE the opening top notes .but LOVE the dry down its ..AMAZING!!..the definition of a WOMAN!.. Unfortunately I ended up returning it..those top notes were too much for me to handle .i smelled this on paper strip and fell in love..bought it..sprayed on my skin and couldn't stand being around my self!.. had to wash it off immediately!..Forget paper strip..TRY ON YOUR SKIN BEFORE U BUY!!...i want to smell the EDT version on skin...Hopefully the edt version skips the harsh opening and go straight for the dry down!!

Oct
09
2012
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

I don't know why but there is something about this fragrance that reminds me of husking corn... the sweet wet husk of corn...

call me crazy, but thats what I smell.

Oct
08
2012
dulcette
dulcette

classy, classic, jasmine bomb!

Oct
08
2012
starvega
starvega

So much jasmine. So, so, SO much jasmine. There was some underlying other scent, but my nose was just bombarded with jasmine. Very long-lasting (after 8hrs I can still smell it faintly, and the jasmine has died down a bit). Basically, buy it if you like jasmine. Have I said the word jasmine enough? Jasmine.

Oct
07
2012
cinema1974
cinema1974

It a deep scent and it is one scent that I will always adore...also Angel is another fav of mine... Alien is a stronger regal scent that last long and is not cheap like all the other wanna bees...

Oct
04
2012
HebaD'Opium
HebaD'Opium

I love it!!! It's a unique scent and it's really sexy! I'm sure that most people who hate it is just because it doesn't suit their skin!

It's a gorgeous perfume. Long lasting and it's really strong! I love how the jasmine delicately hugs the woody notes then BAM!

I think bam is the correct word to describe Alien!

Oct
04
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

Pure Jasmine. Delicious Jasmine tea. It's exactly like sniffing into a fresh tin of Jasmine tea. I prefer drinking it though, but it's great that it can be worn on the body.

Oct
03
2012
Osrockoo
Osrockoo

I find it stupid when a reviewer says my husband dont like it, who bloody cares what your husband thinks, its not like your trying to seduce the guy all over again,hasnt the battle been won, and if the guy is into macho green grass scents he obviously aint gonna like a delicate powdery one, and if you dont like a perfume for some reason keep in mind it could have been skunked by heat light or crappy vibes and turned to vinegar, so before your criticize a frag keep these things in mind ppl thank you

Oct
03
2012
tinaelisa
tinaelisa

It's one of the very, VERY few perfumes that makes me nauseous.. I don't ever want it in my collection! No, no, no!

Oct
01
2012
niki.kola
niki.kola

I love it.This is the first perfume that I buy for the second time.

Oct
01
2012
Amalmarri
Amalmarri

Alien is lovely delicious sent very nice bottle similar to sacrifice from ajmal which is purple color as well but cheaper than TM

Sep
30
2012
Soie
Soie

The flacon, I believe, may have been inspired by the appearance of the head alien in the movie "Mars Attacks", from the mid 90's. This alien had a bulbous head and wore a long billowing robe with a wide & elaborate turned up collar. The robe itself was a reddish color rather than purple, but, other than that, it together with the alien wearing it, is very similar to this flacon.

The juice itself, as I recall, is a warm ambery floral...pleasant...not the least bit weird or wacky.

Sep
29
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

Well, it's definitely strong and different. I'm glad I got a little sample vial to try it the first time, and I did put it on a wrist. I customarily do, the first time, for reasons given by a previous reviewer-strong scents can knock you out the first time, if too close to the nose. Alien is not unpleasant, and I can see why people of a different skin chemistry would like it. I just don't think it's for me.

Sep
27
2012
blaaaaa
blaaaaa

My signature scent! I love it and I can´t live without it. It is so warm, deep, mysterious,unique and sexy. When I feel down or having a bad time I put this on and then BUM.. pure magic. This is not for everyone, you are going to love it or to hate it. Long lasting.
I would sujest firts times to use it in moderation for see people's reaction ( close friends, your mates , partner .. ) because being such a strong scent it can cause headache to some people. Luckly for me, my partner goes crazy when I am wearing it.

Sep
26
2012
kitten_steele
kitten_steele

To Violetta1975: Alien is such a powerhouse of a scent. Don't put it on your neck when trying it for the first time. Spritz on other parts of your body, further away from your nose, like on the chest or your arms and give it one more chance. That may give you another "view" of Alien. None of Muglers fragrances are good for putting near your nose, since they are so, so strong. But that's how we like them. They should be used with caution. I hope you like Alien if you give it another chance. :-)

Sep
25
2012
kitten_steele
kitten_steele

The 3 notes listed above is apparently the only 3 known to the person who put it out here on the website. I've read that when making a perfume, they put it together with more than 100 different notes. It's rare that a perfume contains less than 100 notes. One exception is the new Lancome, La Vie Est Belle, which has "only" 63 notes. So there are alot more notes in this perfume. I'm sure if one do alittle research, many of the other notes can be found too. I think only the perfume makers know every single note in it. I bet it's a secret too, so others won't be able to copy the perfume to perfection.

Sep
25
2012
violetta1975
violetta1975

I just cannot decide about this perfume. I just tested it today a few hours ago, 2 spritz on my neck, and in one minute I adore it, after 5 minutes I dont like it at all. Then again I love it but then I find it too sweet. I am confused! :-)

Sep
20
2012
averinberry
averinberry

I love Jasmine scents BUT i dont like this one at all!
At the first spray it smelled nice. But very quickly it fades into some strange smell that is not pleasant at all.

Sep
16
2012
jillywoods
jillywoods

It is exactly how you would imagine a woodsy, amber, jasmine combination. Creamy, dark, long-lasting, sexy.

Sep
12
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

I'd initially found Alien nice but a little "tame" for the Mugler line, but I've gotten more compliments with this than any other fragrance. The very first time I wore it out to dinner, EVERYONE started asking me what I was wearing and where they could get some. The dinner conversation got interrupted repeatedly as someone would catch a whiff and suddenly declare, "It smells sooo good" or "I need to get some of that".

Alien has definite presence and a hint of "strangeness" which gives the scent a slightly unisex character. The various notes (jasmine, amber, cashmeran) combine to create a linear hybrid-flower that's darker and larger-than-life. Its projection and sillage are great, but it's not offensive (except to the jasmine-intolerant). P.S. the husband likes this very much. (Score!)

A word of caution: Mugler's EDPs last VERY well. You might not smell much of it after a few hours but others still do, so resist the temptation to douse yourself repeatedly.

Sep
12
2012
aliabooboo
aliabooboo

I was looking forward to this smell. But I tried it on the other day and was thoroughly unimpressed. It might be one of those things where I have to try it on a couple of times and then it will grow on me and I will appreciate it for what it is. I also smell pepper and it kind of reminds me of armani code. Maybe I'm smelling it on me now. I'll give it a try again in a couple of days.

Sep
11
2012
jonr951
jonr951

I FINALLY have the original Alien! I couldn't be more happy with it! Absolute LOVE! My absolute favorite jasmine fragrance! : )

Sep
06
2012
Rainey
Rainey

Oh Alien! What can I say about this mysterious fragrance. I absolutely love it. This fragrance will last all day long which is very captivating and enduring and best worn especially for night time wear.

Alien is strong when first sprayed but settles down nicely to a warm jasmine scent. With Alien you have to be in the right mood to wear this to make those pulses go wild.

Sep
06
2012
Anna_V
Anna_V

Alien is quite a deep floral scent, with the jasmine creating a sweet yet powdery-like smell. I like that this fragrance isn't complex and that it succeeds in appealing to a wide audience.

This fragrance has excellent sillage and lasting power. I wore this on a 5 hour train ride and I could still smell Alien wafting around me when I arrived at my destination.

Sep
06
2012
j-shades
j-shades

My girlfriend has this perfume and I just sniffed the bottle and I smelt it in my nose for like 7 hours its crazy... this sent is so good.. very sexy and doable... lol!

Sep
05
2012
sleazenrapture
sleazenrapture

Alien is definitely a beautiful and very interesting scent. It is certainly for jasmine fans only, as it really is highly overpowering for the first few hours. Drydown is slightly softer but still extremely sharp, and warm. The bottle is absolutely beautiful to look at but felt a little cheap in my hand... Confusing, definitely. But I suppose that heavy confusion and oddball nature is all part of what Alien is about. I wanted to adore this scent; I was blown away by it initially (very intense sillage) but after about five minutes I realised it reminded me of someone or something; sniffed my wrist for the whole train journey home and only realised hours later that my stepsister must've worn this perfume or something very similar when I lived with her. We didn't get on well at all, so unfortunately Alien is a bad memory for me. A shame. I'm sure it is absolutely stunning on the right woman. I feel that it may smell a little bitter on young or immature women.

Sep
03
2012
yjdiamonds
yjdiamonds

Am I the only one who gets the metallic smell in Alien? It makes me woozy but gurrllll this is one good ass perfume! I would love to own a bottle of Alien very soon. But Alien can't be compared to the all time complimented Angel. Still a good frag, though. It's very unisex in my opinion. It's not too sweet or candy, but more floral and the sandalwood gives it the cologne type of smell I guess. Love the Haus of Thierry Mugler fragrances basically. Hahaha

Sep
03
2012
amywamywoo
amywamywoo

I LOVE this!

I've wanted this gem for a long time, after reading some of the not so nice reviews i decided to play it safe and buy the EDT. (A lighter citrus Jasmine bomb, very beautiful & unique).
So i decided to get the EDP too and i have to say it's truly amazing.
It's super heavy, maybe the heaviest in my whole collection. All Jasmine and woods. The dry down is very soft and sensual, the lasting power and sillage are insane!
Now I have both versions, I can happily wear this all year round.

The bottle is so lovely, quirky and solid. I smile whenever i put this on.
Kisses to Mr Mugler, dude is a genius!

Sep
02
2012
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

I was in town with my friend and we decided to go and sniff a few perfumes. Alien was top of my list to test. I find Thierry Muglers perfumes very unique.

Alien is very, very heavy jasmine. I just smelt jasmine and something that reminded me of menthol sweets. I know this sounds weird but it was this note that completely ruined it for me. My friend smelt it and was repulsed, her face was priceless! I actually think this would be a good fragrance for jasmine lovers. The lasting power and silage is amazing as usual for Thierry Mugler perfumes. I think I'll just stick with my Womanity.

Sep
01
2012
Ashreger91
Ashreger91

I LOVE this perfume. It is so unique. First time I smelt it I liked it. A couple weeks later I smelt it again and did not like it at all? So then I smelt it again a few weeks later and I just had to have it!!! It last so long and about 2 short sprays is all you need for the day. This is one of my faves, right up there with Versace Crystal Noir.

Sep
01
2012
EmyPlante
EmyPlante

I'd like to write a new review on this fragrance as my opinion has completely changed.

I really, really like it. A very pleasant, feminine and long lasting scent. The first time I tried it, I found it different, and wasn't sure if it was in a good or bad way. I thought it was bizarre. Now, I find it lovely. I couldn't stop smelling my wrist :)

Sep
01
2012
royar
royar

gosh I can never stand this perfume! synthetic and intolerably heavy...gives me headache and nausea.not my type at all

Aug
30
2012
cinsot
cinsot

A jasmine admirer's jasmine. I received Alien EDP as a gift along with a 30ml bottle of the EDT from a very generous friend who knows I collect perfume. I gladly accepted her unwanted gift from her soon to be ex-husband, keen to discover this infamous phenomenon personally (Alien not my friend's estranged husband!).

Alien opens with a believable jasmine and an unidentifiable note I am tempted to describe as grapefruit pith peppered throughout the top. The heart jasmine is supported by white woods and white resins marking Alien as a serene true jasmine scent.

An aloofness hovers above Alien, it is somewhat socially detached. The formulation sours on my skin mid evolution turning me off. Not for me obviously.

I will stick to my honeyed crowd pleasers and pass this on.

Aug
29
2012
Mrs_Mary
Mrs_Mary

My best friend gave me this perfume as a birthday present. After I had opened it, I realised that I should have change it for something else, like Angel. And when I saw the price, I was completely outraged that my best friend had spent so much money on a perfume which smelled like a bug spray.

Even though at first I thought I would never wear it, I ran out of my Hypnose, so I had to. Then, I got used to it. Then, I started loving the fact that it lasted so long, and that it smelled like hell. Wherever I would go, people would turn their heads and stare at me.

Finally, I got to really adore this perfume. It seems to me that it encloses a woman's mystery, and only a real mysterious, witchlike woman could wear it. Definately not sweet. Love it, BUT-I would never buy it again. Too expensive and too ambiguous! However, if you buy it, people will DEFINATELY notice you!!!! (in a positive or negative way, who knows?!)

Aug
28
2012
Mizz-Coco
Mizz-Coco

This is just a gorgeous oriental jasmine perfume. What's funny is that I had the liqueur flanker before I ever actually tested the original Alien and I gotta say I prefer this over the liqueur version. I've begun to wear this so much these days that people associate this scent with me, I think if I could only choose 3 perfumes for life this would definitely be one of them. Now, it's time to get myself the matching lotion so I can layer this beauty :)

Aug
28
2012
holyxhooker
holyxhooker

a nice and well executed white floral, however the drydown seems very linear. this fragrance lacks diversion and change. this perfume is very classy and very exotic, i would advise you to buy it, or at least give it a try ...

Aug
25
2012
Azrael
Azrael

Alien by Thierry Mugler is quite an exotic scent. It smells very different, very Alien.
You will love it, or hate it.
It is very long lasting and strong.

Alien is the perfect winter season scent.

Aug
22
2012
Octoberamy
Octoberamy

Alien is the only perfume I've ever been complimented on in my whole life (and I'm 49 so I've had time!). It is very pretty and unusual, and projects a lot so others can smell it. It's quite strong, best to start with only one spray. Grape is not one of the notes listed but i detect it quite clearly, so does my daughter. Very, very nice perfume.

Aug
22
2012
VANEKSK
VANEKSK

unico, diferente, costoso, distinguido, de clase, sexy, sensual....mi preferido!!!
I love Alien

Aug
18
2012
hails_blogger
hails_blogger

What can I say... This fragrance is amazing. I remember smelling it on someone in a club... Its lingering fragrance made me want more... What is that amazing scent? Definitely more for night-time wear. I originally thought it this was a Dior fragrance, as their fragrances are deeper and complex. Never thought it could be made by Thierry who also makes angel. Angel is very different and Im not a fan of how musky powdery it sits on me. Alien suits the name so well because it is very mysterious. In my perfume drawer it always leaves a lingering scent above the other perfumes each time I want more of it. Just amazing!!

Aug
17
2012
emiko_23
emiko_23

Yesterday i bought this perfume based on great reviews, and i do not regret even 1%. Its so feminine and very pleasant. Not too strong and not overwhelming. It is sexy and attractive. Soft and chic, not screaming just elegantly making people wonder...
Its quite expensive, moderate lasting power.
Overall, i am very happy with it and you should totally give it a chance (make decision after it dries) Its my new signature smell.

Aug
17
2012
savannahjones98
savannahjones98

I have been on this fragrance from the beginning. Nowhere near as strong as Angel, smells lovely on the skin, lasts all day. Alien is one of my top fragrances. You can use the body cream on its own, it's rich and feels so luxurious, and I honestly think it smells better than the perfume. I get more compliments when I wear the body cream than when I wear the perfume.

Aug
15
2012
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

SMELLS OUTTA THIS WORLD!
Unique, different, odd, womanly and smells expensive at the same time. I have not smelled anything like this other than TM Alien's other flankers. Powerful jasmine enveloped in a blanket of warming amber and sandalwood. It is within my three fave TM fragrances, along with Innocent and Womanity.

Aug
14
2012
kikinha
kikinha

This is def. Joop's beautiful twin sister. Pretty much same fragrance with better package.

Aug
14
2012
Takhaet
Takhaet

this is my second review of Alien. Not many people liked my previous review as all of a sudden it disappeared. ...;-) And oh boy- I hated the smell of this perfume back then.

but now. ...oh blimey i have changed my mind completely.
Alien is something magical, mysterious and unbelievably sexy and original. the jasmin power ia superb sooooo relaxing and comforting.
It just holds my senses and doesnt want to let go.

Fantastic. Out of this planet. Mind blowing.

I ♥am ♥in ♥love♥with♥an♥ALIEN♥♥♥

Aug
13
2012
firstinthedance
firstinthedance

Ok, I know this is weird - this is SUPPOSED to be a jasmine, woody, amber fragrance - but on me this is COLD smelling. Like menthol or eucalyptus. It is kind of refreshing in the summer heat, and it is very different. Kind of intriguing - but I don't really like it enough to wear it regularly. At least, not so far. I'll have to try it a few times and see if it smells different to me on another day. Maybe my body chemistry is wacky. :)

Aug
13
2012
x33janelle
x33janelle

I have a soft spot for this fragrance - it's currently up there on my 'I DEMAND THE FULL SIZE PERFUME FOR MY BIRTHDAY' list. It's sweet and fresh and the first time I smelt it it completely took my breath away.

This does not smell like 'Alien' - it smells more angelic than Angel! In fact, I love this more than I love Angel. It's so pretty and sweet. However, I find that if I don't put enough of it on it tends to stay very linear, though the scent evolves if I put enough of it on :)

This goes beautifully with my body chemistry - I absolutely love it!

Aug
12
2012
lucretia_ten
lucretia_ten

I tried this the other week because I absolutely love Angel. I'm afraid to say I felt so sick after about half an hour - I tried to wash it off but the smell lingered and ended up with a headache and nauseous all day. It reminds me of Poison.

Aug
11
2012
Vampiris
Vampiris

i agree that not everyone loves Alien..

unfortunately it is just not for me..although i had it, i just couldn't seem to enjoy it..so i gave it to my aunt who has always been a fan of Thierry Mugler's scents..

i love all the notes listed..but it smells like glue or something like bamboo which bothers me..

Alien + me = no spark..the scent, the name and the bottle..i hardly like it..

Aug
10
2012
joanne.healey
joanne.healey

Of all the fragrances that i own and have ever worn, This is the one that my family and friends love the most when i wear it. Its not a perfume a lot of women can wear though it seems, I must just have the right skin chemistry. It is screaming in your face jasmine upon initial first spray but the intital blast soon turns into a warm comforting blanket of Jasmine. it reminds me of far away lands, dancing and harems, Its sexy, exotic and never fails to entice. My oh loves this one best on me, I love wearing this abroad as its seems so suited to warmer climates.

Aug
06
2012
Ponyfields
Ponyfields

Has a distinct note of toilet air freshener to me. I'm beginning to think Jasmine and Tuberose should not come into contact with my skin, no more blind buying perfume with 'em in. It's a shame, because this smells truly divine on the tester! A case of bad chemistry.

Sillage and lasting power are reasonable, although I kinda wish they weren't on me.

Aug
02
2012
verzosa
verzosa

This is definitely a floral scent. The top note is jasmine. I could definitely see that, on me the top note stays there for a while, which smells amplified. That's my only turn off about this perfume.

After about an hour I can see that woodenness coming in with that amber. When it all simmers down after that one hour the scent is so pleasing, it's a very oriental scent which is what I lovvveee about this. This is a definitely an oriental scent with that slight hit of sweetness (I'm not sure where the sweetness comes from). I almost see it as a more "higher" end version of the Japanese Cherry Blossom line Bath and Body works have.

I wish the top note wouldn't turn me off though, everything else is lovely except for that, at least on me. I also like the the lasting power... it'll last me all day with no debate.

I've only tried the sample version, but this is something I would defiantly put on my wish list. I think of it as a winter scent, but it's very wearable for the summer. If you like oriental scents and they smell good on you I highly recommend this.

Isn't it lovely that a fragrance seemingly complex and deep fragrance has notes that are simply put, almost curt, blunt but god awfully sexy.

Jul
29
2012
pantorini
pantorini

If you don't like this perfume at first, don't give up. It took my awhile to come around (say 4-5 applications on different days) but now i really love it. It's just so heavy and wonderful. I love jasmine and amber so this is a great scent for my nose!

Jul
21
2012
Anywhereyouare
Anywhereyouare

So much said about this work of art...
What else could I add about this exceptional, mystic creation? It has got it all, it is truly from outer space, The Perfume.

Alien is a challenge for me, because every time I experience this great and perfectly simple scent I find it so surreal, like a dream yet it's so familiar and close. Between always and never. I just lust for the fragrance as well as for it's mythology. Imagination has no barriers and it awakes so many feelings...
I find it so deeply beautiful it actually intimidates me, I don't know I would dare to wear it eventually but I desire truly to welcome it around me.

Stunning creation, work of art of perfumery for me, my most beloved composition by far, definitely a sacrum. Personally, I love also flacon, well, all of it except the price but it seems to be right for such wonderful thing on this Earth of ours :)

Jul
20
2012
saguna
saguna

I came here to read about Alien, because I remember it was my good friend's signature fragrance.When she asked me to use it when we were going out in the summer night, I sprayed it on my skin and I said to myself : I know this frag! But I could't remind myself where do I know it from.
I came here today, and I saw somebody marked it as it's similar to Gabriela Sabatini, and this is it! It really is very similar.
Gabriela was very popular in 90's and it was luxury fragrance for me ( well, my Mum was using Curara and Masumi :).
There are little differences, but it's overall very similar type of fragrance.

Jul
16
2012
neciaczerniecki
neciaczerniecki

alien is the reason i came to this site! i went to the beauty shop with my mom and while she was getting a "makeover" i went on a smell journey. i'm 32 and ran up to her with a scent strip reeling over the new scent i found! i had to find out more. i promptly bought it and the amber version of it. love love love

Jul
11
2012
KSBelle
KSBelle

In my opinion, this is an evening/special occasion scent for a seductive woman. Normally I don't put age labels on perfume, but after smelling this scent on every other teenager who came into my coffee shop, I felt it fair to say something didn't fit. Alien does not make one envision innocent fluffy green puppies frolicking on Mars. Its more of a metallic green and dark purple temptress with large deep eyes, and swaying hips. One who has the knowledge and sexual power to lure anyone away from planet earth. To my nose, this should be worn by someone who has wisdom, power, and sexual prowess. Not someone who still lacks worldly knowledge.
TM's fragrances all have the presence of UFOs. Meaning, when they land they are ready to probe any living creature in a 5 mile radius. Please go easy with the humans, this may be our first (or 500th) abduction, in which case we may be a little cautious (or weary) of an overkill. There hasn't been a declaration of war against our home planet. If there were, Alien and Angel would win hands down. So, there's no need to spray to kill. A little goes a long way.
They are however, beautiful when used lightly. I am a bit worried of an Alien (and Angel) outbreak that will leave this fragrance overused and abused. I used to wear this because it was georgeous and different, but now everyone seems to have it on their dresser. This either means everyone has great taste in perfume- or we all just want to be programmed to like the same things. Maybe the Alien invasion has worked, and they have found intelligent life here after all....I'm not an expert by any means, but I'd have to give this an 8/10 for fragrance, and an extra point for the cool refillable edp bottle. So, 9/10 it is. Now, we all have to draw numbers so we don't wear it at the same time. ;)

Jul
10
2012
heatherine
heatherine

It seems that Alien hardly needs one more glowing review, yet that's what I have to offer. I received a sample from perhapspersephone (thanks, hon!), sniffed it, and sprayed it on right away. This fragrance was amazing from first sniff to skin-finish. Former reviews were helpful in guiding me to spray just a small amount - I feel more than 1-2 sprays would be overkill for this bomb. It's been said before, but it's very hard to believe that there are only three notes in ths complex, sophisticated, beautiful fragrance. It's quite unlike anything I usually am attracted to. While wearing this, I will catch a whiff of something beautiful, alien, sexy and realize: oh, that's me! Again, it's all been said before and I have very little to add to all the glowing reviews. I've long since met my perfume budget this month, but went online to order a mini regardless.

Jul
10
2012
Zephyrzkingdom
Zephyrzkingdom

Alien is a DELICIOUS perfume. This perfume is a polar opposite to Angel. It is dark, mysterious, erotic and sensual. It makes you feel so much better about yourself. If you don't feel sexy now, put this on and you'll feel great!

Jul
09
2012
ChristianSetian13
ChristianSetian13

This is one of the most beautiful women's scents i have ever smelled, every time i smell this on a women i get as near as can to her,i love this stuff.
My exSalsa partner uses this.
btw i'm a guy.

Jul
06
2012
ContraMunda
ContraMunda

I got this for Christmas and i almost liked it - i got the impression of wild nights out at fancy clubs in miami - however, i couldn't stop picking up the aroma of an ashtray; I swear it has tobacco in it somewhere! So there it sits looking pretty and purple in my perfume cabinet, never used.

Jun
30
2012
dness92
dness92

I am wearing this fragrance now and I bought two sample vials just to 'get to know it' properly.
I must say I am disappointed. Everyone keeps getting so poetical speaking of this fragrance and I always respect a scent if it evokes such deep emotions and feelings in a person.
Naturally I was very eager to try this and when everyone kept saying this is a beautiful perfume that is very feminine and mysterious, I couldn't wait for us to meet!

Some say it's one you will either love or hate because it's so unique. Well, not at all for me. I don't love it, I don't hate it. I feel like it's very very overrated.

It smells woodsy, milky and a little bit like incense with some very slight hints of flowers. It does smell feminine but it's very innocent. It's not naughty, doesn't have a kick to it, it's mysterious yes but in a very non-gender way. It could very well be 'an old library with dusty books' type of mysterious. The dry down seems to be a little bit masculine on me. That to me starts to make sense when one considers all the ladies going crazy for this. Maybe it's because the masculine feeling to it subconsciously appeals to them.

I feel if you make a big deal out of the advert for this then yes, you could make all kinds of connections to how it smells like an alien, beautifully mysterious and kind of dark due to the smokiness. But if you close your eyes and take it for what it is without any prior imaginations, I find you could very well say this is your typical 'granny scent'.


P.S. This is not a negative review, by no means is this a bad scent, it's quite beautiful. But I believe that when everyone raves about a scent, it has to really jump over the fence and be amazing to impress me, be something really out of the ordinary and to me, Alien isn't that special.
Yes it's lovely and I would happily buy, but don't expect this to be a scent from another world.

Jun
30
2012
mashur
mashur

This fragrance is amazing! My wife wears it and i love this smell on her! Its very long lasting 8 hours+

Jun
30
2012
Mimi994
Mimi994

Best perfume of all time <3

Jun
29
2012
iomel
iomel

Alien I really like the other day I was leaving and in the wake of the street was amazing how the tail of a comet visible in broad daylight, is a perfume lively and mysterious at the same time, fresh and bubbly ... Thierry after Mugler Angel still captures the wonder of the target again.
Ideal in cool days taking care not to press too much the dispenser.

Jun
28
2012
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

Jasmine with a milky sandalwood is the best way I can describe Alien, but that really doesn't do it justice. My description makes Alien seem so simplistic, but it's anything but that! There isn't another scent like this, and it's certainly a statement perfume. For that, I love it.

I think Alien is fascinating and sensual. It's one of those things that makes you think, "I don't know what it is, but I want more!" It's really a perfume that intrigues and inspires, and it makes me feel like a demure vixen whenever I wear it. Demure vixen may be an oxymoron, but an oxymoron is a good way to describe Alien; you don't know what to think exactly, but you're captivated by it.

There's definitely a warmth to Alien that makes me think that it would be more compatible for colder weather, but the jasmine adds a freshness to it that would be compatible for warmer weather too. Ultimately, this is a nighttime fragrance (because it's so mysterious), and I think it would work very well for formal events as well. As far as nighttime perfumes go, Alien is one of my favorites.

Jun
26
2012
cleo777
cleo777

Alien is powerful, confident, womanly, here-I-am-and-I-don't-give-a-s**t-if-you-see-me-or-not. Incredibly powerful literally also, this one you spritz once lightly in the air and walk through it. And it's definitely NOT office-friendly. (I work next to someone who wears WAY too much perfume, it's good quality but it's just too much). With Alien, you make a statement. You want to be noticed but you won't admit it. The sweet jasmine will waft through the air and calm down the world around you. Rowr, you are a lioness with Alien.

Jun
25
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

This isnt my type of fragrance but I can appreciate it. I don't think it smells too bad (unlike Angel which smells like h*ll on earth) but its not something I would wear. The bottle is cool looking though!

Jun
20
2012
Winter Peyroux
Winter Peyroux

I so badly want to like this. I love the Mugler aesthetic. I love the concept behind this perfume. But Angel makes me gag, and all Alien smells like on/to me is fresh green grass. The bottle is so cool. I wish Alien and I got along better...

Jun
19
2012
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

Does anyone smell liquorice in this?
Underneath the glorious jasmine I smell something that reminds me of the vapors of an infusion of chipped liquorice root.
Just divine. I'm wondering if I'm the only one :p

Jun
19
2012
tosu
tosu

When i wear Alien i just whant to take deep breaths to inhale this beautyful jasmine wounder.
It's heavy but in the same way very fresh,i don't smell the wood much,on me it's all about the jasmine and a bit of amber.
Sillage and staying power are just great and when i use it with Alien body lotion(witch also smells fantastic) i can smell it all day.
Think i'm in love with this wounderful potion

Jun
19
2012
dinosgirl3
dinosgirl3

Alien truly is a magical fragrance. It's warm and sensual, yet still manages to remain fresh and clean. I immediately pick up on the jasmine. But it's a very bright, fresh jasmine - not too earthy like jasmine can sometimes be. Then a subtle warmth from the amber peaks through creating a nice contrast. Innocent, yet seductive. Cold, yet inviting. Strong, yet soft. Sophisticated, yet a little wild.

When I wear this, I can't stop smelling my wrists. It has amazing longevity and the fragrance remains quite linear from the moment you put it on to the moment you wash it off.

Alien makes me feel feminine, confident, unique and just overall like a truly sophisticated, captivating woman.

Jun
13
2012
LufuFaerydae
LufuFaerydae

Alien is exotic, sensual, mysterious, and powerful. By powerful it is not only a scent for a confident perhaps dominatrix type woman( i could also see this on a a man) but the fragrance itself is quite projecting and strong. With this said; Alien is really a beautiful peice of art and it makes me so sad to see females drenching themselves in it or even putting more than 2 or 3 sprays. This abuses the capability for this perfume to be as beautiful as it is and others that smell it will also not be able to be intrigued by the mystery it can provoke. This is an eu de parfum NOT a body spray. I wish people would respect the art and creation that Alien is, just use 1-2 sprays, and really experience the magic. This also goes for any strong, good quality perfume. I write this because I have experienced girls putting on too much and just stinking while when the trigger is used lightly, the scent is magnificent. When used appropriately and respectfully, I am taken to a fantasy world of dark and sensual woods and exotic creatures…amazing and magical. That is Alien.

Jun
12
2012
bobbyferrant
bobbyferrant

out of this galaxy celestial jasmine with a galactic grape aura, on a bed of solar amber & space age cashemeran wood

Jun
12
2012
tastinginstereo
tastinginstereo

A woman I served at work today was wearing this (I had to ask her), and I have never smelled anything more hideous in my life. I don't know if it was just on her, but it just smelled really sharp and metallic and more like something designed to repel you rather than draw you in. I spent a maximum of 5 minutes with this woman, but her smell left me with a throbbing headache and feeling nauseous. Surely this can not be the way the perfume is intended to smell? I will make sure to give this a try the next time I see it in store before I completely rule it out.

Jun
12
2012
fishmerised
fishmerised

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble, this is the fragrance for Cruella de Ville of 101 Dalmations.

My first impression was of violets followed by a burst of strong, sugary florals. I didn't smell any jasmine as I would define it, sweet and fresh. The musk is there soft and powdery but barely discernable. The overall impression I have is of spicy woods, rather masculine but confused by the strong florals.

I only used a tiny spray and now I'm drowning in it. If you enjoy Dior Poison and others of that ilk you will like Alien but it's not for me.

Jun
12
2012
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Intensive and seductive enough fragrance!

Deep and warm combination of the jasmine note, the Cashmeran note and the amber note opens on me musky, amber and even woody. It smells dark, sensual and quite intriguing.

I like this fragrance with a noticeable and charming sillage. It's worthy!

Jun
09
2012
sweetstar1
sweetstar1

I tried a sample of Alien and just like Angel, and Angel Aqua Chic, I hated it. This scent seems chemically, almost like a cleaning product. I don't think the jasmine, woods and amber go very well together.

Jun
08
2012
EmyPlante
EmyPlante

I think Alien is a lot more approachable and feminine than Womanity, a wild and untamed fragrance. Still not exactly for me though. I'm afraid I'm not a fan of Mugler frags :(

Jun
08
2012
Niquitaa
Niquitaa

The fuss over alien is only because of the advertising and the created "cult" by the brand. It is true that marketing can make a hell out of heaven, and a heaven out of hell ( alien would be the second part ). Its a really pungent strong smell. I wouldn't be able to exist in the same room as the woman wearing it. I tested it a couple of times, today being the most recent one. Cant get the smell to go away and Im getting angry !

Jun
04
2012
mendosita
mendosita

Alien is my fragrance of all times. As much as I love to wear different fragrance every day, I would easily (if I had to) give up all the others and stayed with Alien.
ALien is magical. It was love from first sniff and it lasts years now. It is like a sparkling ocean of jasmine, it is heavy, wet and overwhelming. It is hypnotic and intoxicating. When I wear this I always feel beautiful (no matter what the truth is). It's always going to be my no 1.

Jun
01
2012
acavicchi
acavicchi

I smelled this today and had one of those "So THAT'S what that was!" moments. Unfortunately, for me, it reminded me of headaches and women who wore way too much strong perfume in the 90's. Very strong floral scent, not for the faint of heart.
Hmmm...so strange, I just checked and it was created in 2005. Why does it remind me of the 90's then, was there a similar perfume created at that time?

May
28
2012
kirtylou
kirtylou

I may have already reviewed this... this perfume is okay. I get a very strong synthetic note when wearing this, which is kind of fun in the right setting and dress. I definitely smell metallic when I wear this. This perfume should be called "Robot". It's not terrible, and I did get it if only because it's so different from all the other perfumes out there, but it's not my favorite. Maybe it will grow on me a little more. My husband also does not really care for this one. He says, "interesting" whenever he smells it, which means, "ew, weird". Kind of reminds me of floraly hairspray in a weird way.

May
28
2012
pynkgirl
pynkgirl

Hands down ! This is the sexiest scent and draws the most strangers!

May
26
2012
smile4thecamera
smile4thecamera

Wow! This is a big bold white floral if I've ever smelled one. I wore a tiny bit and it's as if there was a giant jasmine cloud hovering around everywhere I went. It lasted forever on my skin, and even trying to wash it off didn't really tackle the smell still lingering on with me after hours of wear. Honestly, the more it dried down on me, the more it smelled like some kind of ben-gay or other skin ointment typically used for sore muscles. Such a great bottle though and I'm sure it smells great on others - just not on me.

May
23
2012
EMonika
EMonika

Age: 24
Skin: normal-oily. Medium brown.
Preferences: Fruity, vanilla, watery, sweet, citrus (Will update)
Perfume nose: amateur

best season winter/spring
day/night night
the age of the woman who wears it 25+
the persona of the woman who wears it- icey, glamourous, serene

the jasmine paired with the amber comes together really well. it smells if possible, smells like jasmine flowers spritzed with a cold morning dew. i get a very jasminey scent paired with a background of a lemony citrus scent for some reason. i will be honest and say i prefer the saphir soleil rather than this one just because i love tiare flower. as jasmine for some reason is a huge gamble for me and for ths type of jasmine its like yeeeeeeeah..... but not quite. it definitely is a nice smell and i like it but i suppose on other people.

not so scary as i thought it would be though, it is a very feminine scent and its not as in your face as i thought it would be i find myself reapplying it as the smell seems to disappear quite quickly just to see what happens next.

the woman for this scent IS the woman in the advertisement. icey meaning indifferent to what is around her and just going about her day as if the day belongs to her. Glamourous as in everything she wears is 20% better executed. two women could be wearing the same thing, somehow the woman wearing alien pulls it off just a little better. serene as in although this is a bold smell she's not all in your face she will go about her day peacefully

May
23
2012
mak.erot
mak.erot

It's a magic..! Very elegant and deep musky. I luv it.. Perfect for special occ, but i spray it every day because my husband luv it too sooooo much.. Thank you Mr. TM for your creation..

May
23
2012
Lune d'Ete
Lune d'Ete

This is definitely very unique, but, to me it's almost like those haute couture clothes that are artistic expression of the vision of the artist,interesting to look at in a magazine, but not so much to actually wear, it's just plain weird, and not in a good way. I almost got a whif of licorice or root beer on my skin, made my nose scratchy and sreechy. I am not sure woman's skin should smell like that, and I am thinking I would hate to stick my nose close to someone who wears this. My husband also hated it.

May
20
2012
courtney.lirilli
courtney.lirilli

ugh, got this as a sample and absolutely HATED it, I guess im bias though. Im definatly not a floral perfume kind of girl.

May
20
2012
KiraldoTheGreat
KiraldoTheGreat

I found it very disappointing, I was excited because the bottle looked kick a** and I thought the name was cool. It smells like old lady to me. Too strong and annoying.

May
20
2012
Sabz22...
Sabz22...

Really unique, the name tells the story... Aliens... They're unique and grab lots of attention and yet the mystery element still remains...i loved it as soon as i smelled it!!

May
19
2012
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(PORTUGUESE)


Mesmo usando um par de tênis, este perfume me deixa de salto alto.




(English)
Even wearing a pair of shoes, this scent makes me high heels.

May
14
2012
svosmaer
svosmaer

This fragrance puzzles me... The jasmin in the opening is so strong and overpowering that I immediately want to discard this fragrance. But given the time, after an hour or two it becomes SO addictive. I can't stop smelling my wrist, but I'm still not sure whether to love it or hate it. How can something smell so complex with only three notes? Have to try again and again and again...

May
09
2012
fawnmarie
fawnmarie

I spritzed this on the other day and loved it immediately! From the first spray, I was hooked. You must adore jasmine to enjoy this fragrance!It manages to be be fresh, bright, and sunny, sweet, comforting, uplifting, but also mysterious and sultry. This is a winner!

May
07
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

Every time I put this on, it gives me something different...
I would sing: "Nothing compares 2U" If we take a look on the notes, the composition is very simple, and that's where its complexity and power hides.
Love it!

May
06
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

Wanted to share my experience.

Today I put on Alien and went out. It's a rainy spring day, a strong wind comes from the sea and there it was- a magic! Alien was fresh, mysterious, dark and beautiful.
This perfume reminds me the atmosphere of the novels (Shadow of the wind and Angel's game) of Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
The same mystery, the same dark but still very attractive feeling.
I put one more spray on, it's gorgeous. Reminds a deep wood, rain and a romantic walk...

May
04
2012
tortuga89
tortuga89

It is out of question whether this fragrance is or is not a master peice because indeed it is.It is just at it is called Alein and very aleinic and before i read the notes that people voted,I always had the vision of a fury animal in my head when I smell this perfume.
However,its way too powerful for me,too dominant and a bit too much weird.I like it but I cannot stand it in the same time it gives me a headache if it was sprayed on me.Yet,its for sure a weird exotic thing.

May
04
2012
anamalia
anamalia

Alien is so sweet, and the jasmine comes across very boldly, but I have to say that for me, it smells quite one dimensional, and I only get a creamy amber note on the dry down. Apart from that Alien is still very nice.

May
03
2012
Bebette
Bebette

As this has been my signature scent for years, I think it's finally time to give it credit where it's due. Because this fragrance is so personal to me it's harder to express all of my feelings towards it but I will try and edit as I go. First of all, Thierry Mugler is MY house (no I don't own it nor work for them lol)... as in if I were stuck on a deserted island with three things, Alien would be one of them (the Gold Excess Giant Bottle 40.1oz bottle of course)!

To me it is so many things: it is beauty and refreshing sophistication, confidence yet vulnerability, alluring and sensual yet innocent, floral, sweet, spicy, and it invokes an actual feeling of purple somehow. To simply say it is foreign, as in Alien, would be too obvious but not wrong. It is my go-to fragrance, especially if I'm feeling down or am ever in need of a quick ego boost. If I close my eyes it transports me back in time to my childhood house, which had several jasmine bushes and vines climbing every pillar. It is also what I've worn in times of happiness, any cause for celebration, first dates, even job interviews; basically every important pillar in the last 5 years of my life. The feelings and memories combined in this fragrance make me feel like... like an invincible jasmine petal!

From beginning to end it is a blossoming cold jasmine flower, accompanied with a side of warm, oozing, radiant amber and served on a smooth, creamy wooden plate. The lasting power and sillage is amazing! 10/10 on skin and a 12/10 on clothing where it will last for weeks, if not months! There is no need for more than 1-2 sprays so it can last you a very long time (unless you're like me and spray it constantly on yourself just because you can lol). I also very much enjoy the fact that there are refillable bottles and therefore it is economical and eco-friendly. This is my MOST complimented perfume to date with both men and women of all ages, but in my case, especially the men!

***Dear Thierry Mugler, please never discontinue this as I don't have $2500 for that 40.1 oz bottle and I'm fresh out of genie lamps***

Apr
27
2012
HazelMae
HazelMae

This is a loud, in-your-face jasmine. Something distinctly unnatural has boosted the diffusiveness of jasmine far beyond its' normal level. Yes, there is a woody background, but just as the jasmine here shouts down every surrounding scent it also renders its own backdrop insignificant.

I'm not saying I dislike it. There are so many watery cheap nothings of a fragrance sold for high prices that don't last more than 15 minutes, so I always note something with real sillage and projection. However this is pushing the envelope. The only thing that keeps this from being an 80's fragrance like Poison is that it isn't very complex. I'll file it under "nice when you're in the mood."

Apr
22
2012
redrose
redrose

complex,mysterious,elegant,unique fragrance.You ether love it or hate it...........I love it.....

Apr
16
2012
PerfumeEmporium
PerfumeEmporium

Sadly, I have to say that I really don't like this fragrance. I wear Thierry Mugler's Womanity, so I was excited to try Alien. However, I find this one very strong, powdery, and "old" smelling. It's definitely unique...but it's not for me.

Apr
14
2012
valkyrieopheliac
valkyrieopheliac

After use it everyday I realized that Alien leaves on the clothes a beautiful clean smell, like clothes under the sun, it's amazing. 12h after you sprayed Alien, the perfume in the clothes turn into a clean and balmy scent. Beautiful.

(Sorry for my bad english)

Apr
14
2012
tuturab
tuturab

Ah Alien! Not your everyday encounter - but everytime I reach out for this rich mysterious bottle all I feel is comfort and warmth!! An every now and then encounter with this Alien is the most exciting, passionate and memorable one always :)

Apr
07
2012
aditika
aditika

Hmmm, well well well if I could say in one word about Alien, that would be Mysterious. Really, I find Alien very mysterious. This fragrance reminds me of all the good times in my life. My father used to use a fragrance and Alien somewhere smells like that, also when I was in my teens, I used to use a body spray and Alien smells like that too. But don't take my words lightly here, what I am saying is, Alien is one perfume that I can wear anytime and I will be happy. Did I mentioned that I love this perfume!

If you like strong heavy fragrances that make statement anywhere you go, then you would love Alien. But definitely if you overdo this then you can kill people of it!!

One teeny-meeny spritz is a lot and this fragrance never dies. I sprayed it on my blouse and I have worn and washed it, and I can still smell Alien on it.

This is what I like about Thierry Mugler fragrances, that first they are so complicated, and second they are 10/10 for longevity. I mean these days fragrances are meant to be so weak that you use them up quickly and buy more.

When I run out of my this bottle of Alien I will certainly buy another one.

I give this perfume 10/10 on everything. Please at least try it ones.

And did I mention that I love this perfume ;) xoxo

Apr
06
2012
Beatrixel
Beatrixel

yeah, alien. I pretty much stopped wearing it. I was crazy for this scent to begin with. maybe I tried too hard. I started feeling nauseated by it. too strong.
it almost disgusted me, to tell you the truth. I didn`t want to smell jasmine for a decade~!!!!

and today, after a night at a rock concert, kind of tired and not caring to be polite.
black top, black boots, torn faded jeans, black and blue leather jacket. silver rings on my fingers and silver chained pendants on my neck. this is what I was wearing besides the garments of choice I sprayed violently and more for the sake of pissing everybody else off, some beautiful, purple alien.
it made me threw it away in the last months. I started hating it with a passion, but for some unknown twist of fate today I chose it. just because. It was there in the drawer, at the back of it. poor alien. I was so spiteful.
I couldn1`t even smell myself as I left the building. probably I was too tired to concentrate on the sense of smell, but then... something weird happened.
people started looking back.
I thought at first it was my choice of clothes.
That could happen to anyone, I saud to myself.
I just walked. People started noticing me. I had to meet someone in quite a crowded area so i just thought it weird as a young woman approached me and she simply blurted out- damn, you smell great!
I was like- what? you kidding, right?
I was just going to ignore this stranger again, but she continued and told me she was just enthralled by what she smelled. I was reticent again- mm.. ok, be it.
I can`t even explain to you how her eyes widened when I answered to her that I was wearing alien.
it made my day.
so yeah, if you`re wearing alien grow some attitude, show no gratitude... and dress accordingly!!!
I must say that alien is the new rock and roll to me. so animalistic, predatory, hot, naughty and uncompromising!

Apr
05
2012
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

I just purchased this fragrance the other day. I bought the refillable, 2 ounce bottle. I have read that many do not like the bottle- well, I think it's really cool! It looks like an alien cyborg wearing a metallic cape. How about that! As far as the scent, it certainly is potent. It's not for the office, so don't even go there. This is a romantic fragrance. And, it is so strong. Just a tiny spritz is all you need. If you ever wore Opium perfume or Fendi...you know what I mean. It's that powerful. I'm really getting alot of jasmine and amber, for sure. I don't know too much about complex floral notes yet. I'm still just a baby nose. But, I like that it's not citrusy or fruity. This is a mature fragrance also. It's not for teens. I like that.

Apr
03
2012
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This is my second review as my feelings about this fragrance have changed since my first.
Alien is a fragrance I received as a gift and as always I was excited to try a new one, especially one so talked about. It seemed to me so strong, and wrapped around you like a blanket, enveloping you in a cloud. It was too much floral, too much woody, too much.
At home for the holidays, I began trying this out again, knowing how much I liked jasmine and wondering how I could have dismissed this one.
Well, I still find it very strong, and I still hate the bottle and the name too for that matter, but that jasmine is so heady and intoxicating. The woody amber backdrop gives it mystery. One spray of the EDP and I can enjoy that jasmine all day. More than that and I drown in it.
For me, I would reserve this for winter and evenings. But I have to say, it's not my favourite jasmine scent as I still find it's not so versatile and is a bit unruly.

Apr
02
2012
atv315
atv315

Although this has a chemical/artificial quality to it, I can appreciate that it is intentional and it goes with the concept behind the perfume. It is somewhat artificial but manages to be sophisticated at the same time. It would never be my signature scent but I like that it exists :)

Mar
30
2012
MaiThy
MaiThy

Its a magnet stone, The best perfume, top of top! I have used many kind of perfumes but this is my best favorite, better than Chanel or any brands. Very very unique, magical, sexy, irresitible. U might think its notes ordinary but the secret about the dosage and quality that they made. It opens with spicy subtle sweet jasmine wrap by luxury woody note with amber edge and didnt change much till the base, just more tender. If u want a scent which is classy, attractive but not being old ladies , this is the best choice! I got ton of compliments by strangers n friends of how amazing it is! Will buy it again for the rest of my life. With this one, Thierry mugler really made a shock on perfume world

Mar
28
2012
MerlinAbsolute
MerlinAbsolute

Uniqueness: 9/10
Longevity: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

Alien is the lady who walks into a room and everyone's ear perks. She is quietly confident and incredibly powerful. She is a spin on an original flower like the jasmine and has turned it into a glorious labryinth. The one who turns a shack into a mansion.

It's is truly a work of art. A complex jasmine fragrance at its core, the deep woodsy notes give it character while the amber base sweetens it just a touch. Truly unlike any other jasmine fragrance I have encountered before, very rich, regal almost. A complete joy.

Be careful on how much you use. With Alien, a little goes a long way as it's very potent and commanding.

On my skin Alien lasts for so long it rivals true perfume (as in perfume that uses natural oils instead of synthetics)--it lasts around 5 to 7 hours on me, and is still rich at the end of the day. Once I had sprayed it onto a strip of paper at a department store and brought it home, deposited the strip into the trash in the bathroom, and the next morning the whole bathroom was basking in Alien. Amazing!

Mar
21
2012
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

Although I prefer the more floral, lighter EDT, I absolutely love original ALIEN.
It starts of with a rather sharp blast of something that has a slight similarity to jasmine. But jasmine laced with salty, animalic and even plastic notes.
Then salted wood comes up. If that's even possible.
ALIEN carries that salty note throughout the entire fragrance. It reminds me vaguely of bodily fluids, but strange enough neither in a dirty nor sexual way. I just... noticed it.
This scent of sunlit wood stays sooooo very long on my skin. It's so incredibly beautiful, if I spray this on my wrist, I look like an idiot with my nose glued to my arm.
The drydown is the most glorious, sensual vanilla-amberish goodness.

This is an absolute winterperfume. It does not envelop you with sweet goumand notes like so many other true winter fragrances do, but it is a winter fragrance nontheless.
It does envelop you with a warm, cozy blanket of scent.
I think this is such a strange perfume. Alien and familiar at the same time. Distant yet cozy.
In my country spring is slowly, shyly taking winter's place, but when winter will reappear, I might buy a bottle original ALIEN to replace my EDT bottle.
If only the opening was more like the EDT, this would be my nr 1.

Mar
17
2012
goodcupoftea
goodcupoftea

at the beginning smelled to me rather too sweet and heavy. But later developed in a beautiful intoxicating smell - smell of jasmin and lilac.. I have got increadibly lots of compliments! And it hold few days on my clothes and more then one day on my skin. !!The longest lasting parfum i ever known!

Mar
17
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

This is something weird- I like and dislike it in the same time. I don't wear it often, because there are days when this makes me feel sick.
A bit masculine, sensual and really unique. Can't be confound.

First it's dark, woody and sweet, then it turns into a synthetic jasmin water. I say "synthetic" because I don't really get this wonderful flower scent which comes un the summer from jasmin near my home. There is also something bitter in it. It's for women, not for girls.
It changes all the time- sometimes it smells like the jasmin water I have mentioned, sometimes it reminds me of burnt rubber tires, sometimes I get a deep, fresh scent from the autumn wood, sometimes it's like something technical from my grandpa's garage, sometimes I get the smell of boiling herbal tea which my grandma gave me when I was sick in my childhood, sometimes there are some notes from Paris trip- light, free.
I think it should be tested before purchasing, It should be taken seriously ( very strong, difficult to wash it off- I just washed my silk blouse with my hands... It's still there, it's not gone.), it's not for everyone.

And the bottle- just wonderful, it really reflects the scent.

Mar
11
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

Maybe I haven't given this enough love. I have a sample which I haven't sprayed on myself yet, but it smells weird in the container. I LOVE Angel and have for about 8 years, but I just couldn't get into this one. Maybe I just kept thinking about how much I love Angel and this one just couldn't compare. It could also be that I find this perfume a little more masculine than I would normally go for. I like more feminine scents and this just isn't it for me.

Mar
09
2012
MademoiselleMimi
MademoiselleMimi

Wow. The first 10 seconds of this are a roller-coaster ride! Upon first spritz, it smells exactly like a men's cologne, but as soon as it dries you will detect a strong blast of jasmine! Heavenly! Unfortunately this only lasts for a few more seconds, then it somehow smells a bit medicinal... trying to pinpoint exactly which medicine it reminds me of... can't think of it right now. It's the amber + jasmine. Finally, it just sort of settles into a floral, amber mish-mosh that smells a bit sickly sweet, if you ask me. Of course, I've only been wearing it for 20 minutes, so we'll see! ;)

Mar
09
2012
perfumaholic22
perfumaholic22

Wow. I am in HEAVEN!

Alien is such a magnificent scent. Who knew 3 simple notes could smell this good? From the moment you are hit with the first blast of jasmine to the ending notes of amber, Alien is sure to capture you!

Alien has quickly become a favorite of mine, but why does it have to be so expensive! Haha!

Lasting power is pretty good. I have the dab mini, so perhaps with the spray it's easier to get it to where it lasts longer.

Mar
04
2012
valkyrieopheliac
valkyrieopheliac

I do not know why, but always thought that Alien was not my kind of perfume, perhaps their notes or design ... But this morning, seeing that he had several samples in a drawer, I decided to try Alien (I had not smelled so far). And when I open the sample I thought: 'omg is impossible that this is Alien it's wonderful'
It smells soft and soothing, fresh but not cool. It's like a summer night.
I'm still in shock by not giving a chance before (maybe because I tried Alien Sunessence and I did not like). I'm glad I found a perfume because it is elegant without being heavy, and without beeing like those cool summer scents just smell of citrus.
Jasmine smells soft and reminds me of the smell of jasmine on trees in the cities of the Mediterranean.

(Sorry for my bad english)

Mar
04
2012
domenicamartinello
domenicamartinello

I'm a fickle Gemini and could never appreciate the idea of a "signature scent" - I couldn't tolerate wearing the same perfume for more that 2 or 3 days in a row, no matter how much I liked it. I had to continually rotate. Before I discovered Alien, that is.
I was first attracted to the gorgeous, unique bottle. When I sprayed this on a tester, I must admit, I was intrigued but a little intimidated by it's big bold loveliness. I'm so happy that I tested it on my skin, because it fuzed with me and my chemistry so perfectly. It honestly feels like an extention on myself when I wear it, like an aura. It makes me feel confident and sexy and comfortable at the same time. I love that you don't need to spray like crazy - one dab behind the ears and on the wrists will do.
Honestly, I get complimented on this continuously by men and women. Two men I work with says this turns them "into zombies" and complete strangers have stopped me. I'm proud that if anyone associates me with a scent, it'll be Alien.

Feb
29
2012
appleblossom22
appleblossom22

There's something about the smell of jasmine that really bothers me. I couldn't appreciate the scent fully just because it was jasmine overload. Aside from that, the packaging is lovely and it's very unique overall. There's not many scents I could compare this to so good job Theirry Mugler!

Feb
27
2012
sunshine2079
sunshine2079

I feel you have to have the right personality to get away with this one. If you're a light and airy kind of person, the perfume will wear you, whereas my friend can smell like a million dollars in it- she's much more fierce so she wears the perfume well.

It is such a strong unique smell that i'd recommend not layering it- ie keep your sampoos, body lotion etc frangrance free. The jasmine and soapy top notes are hypnotic though and lasts forever and a day.

Feb
26
2012
danielellarbysanchez
danielellarbysanchez

Alien by Theirry Mugler is a dark sinister perfume with a lot of jasmine to it.
Alien bangs and kills with one stab, it is a warm oriental perfume that smells a lot and very deep.
I certainly liked it and it's very elaborate too. I wear it at night and everybody complements it.
A problem is that it is probably too common and if you really want to stand out (which is my case) it is not one I will use.
Still, a great oriental bomb!

Feb
26
2012
Tulipano
Tulipano

What is it? Is it heaven in a bottle! Alien, you make me happy, mature, sexy, & self-confident! I am beautifully ALIEN!
The splendid notes are:
Solar Accord, Jasmine Sambac, Green Notes, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Transparent Amber.
Thank you, Thierry Mugler!
This is a masterpiece!

Feb
23
2012
frusia
frusia

It's ok, nice warm fragrance. But there's nothing alien about it, no link at all between the name and the actual scent. It's quite interesting at first, but after a couple of hours it smells pretty common.

Feb
22
2012
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



to begin with i would like to point out that thierry mugler fragrances r one which r very diff from other houses , now mugler fragrances r bold strong and opening is always harsh generally but now u will have to wait for 2 hours and the fun starts , tis alien is the most diff jasmine fragrance, its strong initially but becomes a little soft and has a huge projection and longevity for hours and hours. a very diff scent to try for. i like it

Feb
22
2012
misteriouswind
misteriouswind

Intoxicating but unforgettable scent. A lot of jasmine. Strong,dark,it hits you in the face but it,s just amazing. Definitely a night time perfume. If you want something special go for it.

Feb
21
2012
joyjoyjoy
joyjoyjoy

The jasmine is so strange that I could not recognise it at the first place. I know it is not made to be a common, fresh perfume by intention. it's made in such a special, strong and alien smell for those who believe in alien. Yeeeaaah.

Feb
21
2012
EauSensuelle
EauSensuelle

Alien by Thierry Mugler is a sweet-savory jasmine oriental. This fragrance literally blew me away.

Alien opens up with a raw, untamed blast of sambac jasmine. The jasmine spreads its beautiful, almost soapy aura, but it an excellent way. The beautiful yet beastly jasmine is caramelized by soft hints of sweet woody notes and caressed by the furniture-smelling cashmeran wood.

As for the sillage and longevity, Alien is a beast. The mysterious stone is filled with an elixir rich in oils. When I sprayed it on my skin, it looked like I had just applied jasmine oil on my skin. Its sillage and longevity both proved better than those of Angel's.

It is, overall, a great scent, unisex whatsoever. I never even thought Aliens had a gender. So be careful while wearing this extremely strong scent, as it promises to never fade away. Then, be prepared for your "Alien" abduction.

A great composition which is made of a dream full of purple, beautiful yet unusual aliens. Alien.

Feb
18
2012
missmonday
missmonday

Ah Alien, dear dear Alien! I feel like you give me the same feeling than a real Alien (not the perfume!) will give me if ever one shall be lost on Earth one day. A chilly feeling to start with, almost cold followed by a beautiful and warm surprise and finally the realization that something great has happened, and that something is the combination of deep surprise and warm comprehension that one should never be afraid to go...outerspace! In other words, Alien by TM is one of the most beautiful and ethereal scents that ever stumble on Earth.

Feb
16
2012
sweetgirl
sweetgirl

this is nice...in the cold weather....and just put a lil bit on....i think ppl are putting too much scent on...and then they wonder why its too strong or headache rushing...espec. on this brand scents! how much do you spray...3-5 times? SPRAY THIS ONLY 1-2 X AND ITS GREAT!

Feb
15
2012
HANDAN86
HANDAN86

alien has a dark and mysterious sense to it. definitely not for your innocent type of girl. when i wear it the smell lingers all day long (12 or more hours) very edgy and sharp. love it. one of my favorites and well worth every penny. i like to wear this in the winter cause it's very strong. get tons of complements :)

Feb
12
2012
walkinroundtown
walkinroundtown

I received a mini of this and although I'm not a floral person, this was wearable. But I don't know if that's because jasmine is the least noxious floral for me. Alien to me is a more mature fragrance. When I put it on, I actually felt it was more suitable for my mother or my sister-in-law's mother. It actually reminded me of one of their signature fragrances. One of the few florals not to give me a headache. And it's weird, but to me, it smells purple, like a whiff of a grape hardcandy or grape flavoured cold/cough medicine. It made me think that the bottle was absolutely appropriate. Sillage was pretty decent, it's very floral, and I wouldn't mind if someone other than me was wearing it.

Feb
10
2012
stelladoro
stelladoro

Alien Rose, Alien and Womanity are three of the most awkward, lumbering, gauche fragrances I can think of. Anything from TM accosts me with a tremendous migraine, dizziness and nausea within seconds of applying a small amount. This can't be good. Smell is more in our brains than our noses, which is also the place where migraines, dizziness and nausea originate (usually). Different does not always mean good.

Feb
10
2012
spectra2012
spectra2012

I really like this scent but for some strange reason it makes my stomach ache...however, because I like it, I'll still keep it until my stomach get used to it. Sigh...

Feb
06
2012
Lushylori
Lushylori

I love the name and the Purple glass bottle.
Purple Glass / Crystal always catches my eye :)
The perfume is very warm & cozy IMO
Would work best in the colder months.
I have added Alien to my "too purchase list :)
Its a nice one..:)

Feb
05
2012
Tubykap20
Tubykap20

NOW THIS IS GETTING MORE AND MORE STRANGE!
Three years ago,when I heard about Mugler fragrances,I was like:"Yuck,who can wear that without having a head/stomach/brain...ache?"
Today,I'm VERY PROUD to announce I'm a big fan of Alien and Angel La Rose...Yes,not one,but TWO PERFUMES from Mugler house allready in my tiny collection! All I can say is:

ALL OTHER PERFUMES I HAVE ARE LIKE WATER FOR ME NOW!

Big test: One spritz of this insane jasmine scent on my hand then had to bathe my little 2 months old "donut" - Naty...After all that bubbling and soaping,my hand still smells like...aliens giving me a huge bouquet of jasmine flowers!!!

I smell addiction!!!!!!!!

Feb
03
2012
chiara.candaele
chiara.candaele

Dear Alien, I officially think you are the worst smelling perfume in the entire world. You remind me of smoking old ladies.

*hides from angry crowd holding torches and pitchforks*

Feb
02
2012
deesy
deesy

Love it. Very unique. I smell like I have just jumped into a pool of sarsaparilla soft drink. Great sillage can still smell this a couple of days later on my clothes. Just run out and need to purchase another bottle.

Jan
31
2012
greek_goddes
greek_goddes

I confess... I can't find a scent that I would like more than Alien... (sigh)

Jan
30
2012
Hayven
Hayven

I finally gave this one to try. It was an interesting experience. When I first sprayed it on my wrist, it smelled like plasticky permanent marker. I was considering going to the restroom to wash it off, but that bad smell went away and was replaced with something beautiful. I think a lot of perfumes smell nice, but rarely do I find one that I call beautiful. Even though the perfume is made of 3 notes, it is a distinct floral perfume and I like it. 1-2 sprays is all you need, I think.

Jan
28
2012
mamasgotguns
mamasgotguns

So disappointed by this one. By reading description, I thought I found The One for me. But alas, some problems. First, apparently I don't like Jasmine all that well. Secondly, along with the Jasmine it smelled synthetic to me. Yes, like plastic. So this didn't sound right. The dry down was powdery old lady. None of this matched my expectation, so I tried it again.

Same thing. Boo. Oh, and the fade was uber fast. 5 hours. Not acceptable at any price, especially this one. Angel sticks with me so I just don't get it...

Jan
24
2012
AmoreProfumi
AmoreProfumi

Ahh Alien...two words "Two Sprays" that is all you'll need b/c it is strong! any more && your askign for a headache. Thierry Mugler is a master of interesting UNIQUE Scents, && Alien is deff. Out there!

I'd say anyone who wants to smell diff. should deff. give "Alien" a try it has great longevity & Projection like its sister && will deff. draw in the compliments. I'm sure it will smell amazing on the right person. I wish Thierry had made an Alien for Men, but I can proudly say I wear this sometimes && I surely get asked what are you wearing? Hey if you like it wear it, && if your interested try it!

BTW: Alien Sunessence (all of them) are also quite enjoyable give them a try to. :)

Jan
22
2012
saida287
saida287

I didn't like this at first. However after taking home a tester and using it, I got so many compliments on it that I decided to buy a bottle. I'm so in love with it now! I think Angel is jealous that there is competition!

Jan
22
2012
Irisfvh
Irisfvh

You either hate or love this perfume. I REALLY wanted to love this. The commercial, the beautiful purple bottle. but the moment I sprayed this on my wrist I felt sick. I tried smelling my wrist 30 minutes later again, to see if i liked it a bit better, but i didn't like it at all.

Jan
21
2012
RoRoSe
RoRoSe

Alien what I am going to say about you sweetheart !
you are the one who completes me who melts with my body as a part of me :)

(UNIQUE)In this page you can read this word and believe it ..

I love the whole concept of this perfume , the bottle as a Precious jewel with magical talisman over it, fallen down from the planet of Thierry Mugler.

The scent is magical with the most Attractive & unexpected compo of Jasmine, Cashmere & white amber.

This has been made only for a woman who are full of confident & knows exactly what she wants, If it used on the wrong person I think the talisman will not work haha ;)

I love you alien .. Definitely you deserves to be my SIGNATURE SCENT ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Jan
21
2012
misskaylapaige
misskaylapaige

I was expecting something "different" based on the reviews and the name, but I should have realized that because there are ONLY 3 notes in this perfume, that it would actually be quite simple.

It's nice, but it's just a bit simple for me. I can smell the jasmine, I can smell the woods, and I can smell the amber. And that's all there is to sniff!

I get a soft powdery floral on my skin. It's pleasant, but nothing ALIEN about it

Jan
20
2012
Coutureguru
Coutureguru

Note to self:

- Buy a bottle of Alien ASAP!!!

I'm not sure why this isn't yet in my collection. GLARING OVERSIGHT!!! The Jasmine here is phenomenal!! I also just discovered that some counters have "filling stations" where a used up bottle can be refilled. Fabulous idea :o).

Jan
19
2012
acv43
acv43

For me this fragrance is very appropriately named-- it does not smell like something that belongs on this world!
I really wanted to like this, it came in a really cool bottle, and after all i am a scifi buff so the idea of an 'alien' fragrance appealed to me, but alas it was not meant to be. As a huge fan of jasmine/amber scents I'm not sure why this doesn't appeal to me, but when i smell this something comes across as disturbing.
no offense to those that do enjoy it

Jan
18
2012
boruvka44
boruvka44

Unbelievable longevity of the EDP. 15 hours and still smells pretty strong, Organza EDP faded away many hours ago... It smells kind of the same from the beginning till the end. I smell a mix of berries, like sweet juice of blackberry, black currant and even a hint of blueberry, all poured over jasmine flowers dipped in detergent. Clean powdery smell with fresh, sweet and sour fruits.

Jan
10
2012
Gabriela
Gabriela

I loved it at first sniff....I thought it would be a complex potion with lots of notes, and I couldn't believe it when I read there's only 3 ...this fragrance is very well blended and balanced...

It is one of those perfumes one wears to crush the competition....it feels very fem, classy and sophisticated...I don't find it overwhelming in any way, but extremely chic and elegant, definitely not a floral fragrance for pinky girls...

I do have to say it is very linear, it stays pretty much the same on me from start to finish, but I like that it stays that way...I usually enjoy perfumes that morph and evolve, but this one is an exception to me...

Jan
09
2012
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

This is my second time reviewing Alien. And I still love it, it makes me happy, the second it touched my skin I was smiling, energized, happy. Its a keeper.

Jan
08
2012
rivet6
rivet6

Wonderful Perfume. I usually switch perfumes according to the seasons.I like a lilly of the valley,like Diorissimo or Pleasures Intense in the summer.In the fall into winter I like Halle, Cinnabar,Extra Ordinary, Mirada.For spring I like In Bloom.I was looking for a all season fragrance to make as a signature fragrance.ALIEN IS IT! This fragrance on me is perfect.It has woods and flowers and amber.When i wear it I am asked what I have on and everybody loves it.I kept comparing my other fragrances to this and there is no comparision. This is # 1.

Jan
08
2012
alina.vinik
alina.vinik

I absolutely hate it. Its smell is so overpowering that it actually gives me a headache and makes me a little sick. I find it extremely tacky.

Jan
04
2012
iam2sexy4uris
iam2sexy4uris

It is still a mystery to me how a perfume can only have 3 notes and smell really good, the bottle is phenomenal as well. I personally wouldn't buy it because I get bored fast, but it is a great perfume.

Jan
03
2012
LexiOD
LexiOD

This is my favorite NOT discontinued perfume.
First, the packaging: a beautiful work of art that looks like a shard of an alien spaceship crashed to Earth. The bottle for Alien wholey embodies the marketing for this fragrance and is also very durable. I have the refillable 2 ounce bottle, which I appreciate.
The scent of Alien is amazing to say the least. There's really nothing even close to similar that I've found, and believe me, I've looked. Appropriate for any and all environments and occasions, this is definitely the most versatile fragrance I own. It seems to smell more expensive than it actually is, which says a lot considering the cost of this fragrance, but it's worth every penny. It is strong, but it can be worn during the day, seeing as how you won't need to apply it until you shower anyway. The lasting power of Alien is incredible because I still smell it on my laundry until I wash it. However, it is not too heavy and will not give its wearer a headache.
Beautiful fragrance. Overall, this perfume get's a 10/10 from me.

xx

Dec
30
2011
Allisontaylor
Allisontaylor

Today for the first time I tried angel and alien together. My mum has womanity by Thierry Mugler and personally I find it really strong and metallic, nothing like a woman should smell like. So when I tried these, I was hesitant. I found Angel an old, rusty scent meant for older women like in their 35s or 40s. And I fell in love with Angel. Its everythign you look for in a fragrance. It starts of very cologne-ish andnstrong but it soon evolves into a sweet sugary (not the folral sugar type) hot mess. And by hot mess I mean a really nice hot mess. Its storng, but very eye catching and wonderful.

Dec
28
2011
goingblonde
goingblonde

I am disapointed because if I didnt get a hint of menthol that immediately made me think of Ben Gay as soon as I sprayed it on- I feel I would really like it quite a bit.



I did not try it for so long because I was put off by the name and the bottle which may sound silly ,but just shows we all don't react the same to advertising and packaging etc.

Finally I just "had" to get a sample vial to try it,because it has so many good reviews here and I know many have it as a signature scent .
I can understand that--as I said if it wasnt for the menthol scent that lingered on me I can tell it is lovely .Im glad I finally sampled it .

Dec
28
2011
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

Today I tried Alien for the first time: I spritzed it on my right wrist (on the other one I tried Angel), and the earliest notes were very strange and a little unplesant to me... they vaguely remind me the smell of a bug.
After few minutes the perfume become nicer, but I recognised the same style of the other Thierry Mugler's "great work of art": an annoying scent of artificial and synthetic components (thinking there are few natural notes is an illusion).
I know the fragrance of jasmine, and I can't feel any real jasmine in Alien... only a flavor which can remind jasmine's scent as a marshmellow can remind strawberry's taste.
Overall the scent is pleasant and well balanced, but I find it quite meaningless: certainly I wouldn't call it a magic elixir which spread mysterious aura.
What else... the bottle is a wonderful object.

UPDATE: the dry-down is disgusting! It seems to me a sweetesh, bad-quality aftershave... after 20 hours and a bath, I can still feel it on my wrist, it's more over-lasting than Angel!
How can I get rid of this stink?

Dec
27
2011
ANSD
ANSD

I'm a man, and I proudly have it!! This is the most outstanding fragrance I've ever met, that's why I perfectly understand its name - ALIEN. I wore it on my Christmas Night, and I felt so comfortable and embranced in a Sambac and Amber cloud. Everybody loved Alien on me, even my mom, that usually doesn't like strong fragrances. Alien is very long lasting and has a crazy sillage, that doesn't offend anyone. My signature scent, and I love it!!! Easily worn by men.

Dec
26
2011
napiergirl
napiergirl

update....wore today by this method ...one spray in air then walked through the mist ....i can still smell eight hours later .....this perfume like Dior poison is a stunning in moderation ....and MODERATION being the key and omg this will last forEVER..so all things considered value for money .
UPDATE AGAIN ...this perfume is strangely addictive !

Dec
23
2011
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

I can appreciate Alien without even trying it - its bottle alone is quite stunning to behold. What hits my skin is another story. An eruption of synthetic, highly-concentrated (and oddly sour) jasmine, mixed with violet-like sweet notes, and all followed by a musky-woodsy drydown. To my nose, everything here smells blatantly synthetic, but that seems to be the artistic intention. I'm tempted to give Alien a thumbs down because of its aggressive chemical approach to flowers, but something about it tickles me. Alien smells sorta like someone took cheap French hooker perfume and shamelessly amplified its gaudiest elements - for posterity's sake! It is of the future, and I suppose in thirty years someone will exert themselves trying to update Alien. The result of that experiment could only be the smell of burnt flesh and shampoo musk, but there's time to enjoy this in the interim.

Dec
23
2011
valens
valens

A SPECIAL GIFT FROM A SPECIAL LADY... SHE GIFTED ME WITH HER 60 ML BOTTLE AFTER A BRIEF TALK ABOUT MUGLER FRAGRANCES... IT BECAME OVERWHELMING TO HER IN A BAD WAY-SHE SAID WHEN SHE GAVE IT TO ME. WHAT CAN I SAY... I WAS PERPLEXED... THE BOTTLE IS AMAZING IN A QUITE IDENTICAL WAY HER GESTURE WAS...JUST LEFT ME WORDLESS, BREATHLESS, AMAZED

Dec
23
2011
catfactory
catfactory

I just tried a sample of Alien and I don't really care for it. With the initial spray on my wrist, the first impression is a strong, sharp mothball odor. It dries to a mix of artificial synthetic flowers and powdery bug spray. In fact, it's giving me a headache only minutes after applying. With my chemistry reacting to it in this way, it's definitely not a perfume I'll wear again.

Dec
20
2011
alchimia72
alchimia72

Terrible fragrance only jasmine. I hate it. Unfortunately: too many people who love it and wear it around me

Dec
20
2011
napiergirl
napiergirl

ONE WORD ....S T R O N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!..but i like it but would wear in colder months ..and one teeny tiny spray ...woodsy ,jasmine very nice with a spicy twist ..has sex appeal ...suit a confident strong women ........did a mention its STRONG!
update.. COZYCAT is right that spicy note does smell like mothballs ?

Dec
18
2011
Nikitha
Nikitha

Oh my dear people,
Today I bought this from Dillard's. After trying J'adore L'Or at the counter, I had my mind set on purchasing it in few minutes after a stroll. As I walked around to see other things, the sales girl came with an Angel sachet and I told her that i would like to smell Alien instead( I had been wanting to for sometime).
Creamy,Soft, slightly spicy, decadent and very other worldly. I have never smelled another perfume of the sort.
The only other of its kind, that i can recall is the strong deep aristocratic fragrance that hits your nose as you enter Gold Jewelry Stores in Kerala, India.
I will disagree with anyone who says that its just a bunch of jasmine, it definitely is not, unless its one that has been dipped, and is dripping with a few other exotic things...
When i Got outside where it's 40-50 degree Fahrenheit, i smelled something so fantastic and I looked around to see whom it was and i realized that it is no one other than my Alien self :) cheers!

Dec
16
2011
Redpula
Redpula

Alien made me act like an alien. Not just me but even my gorgeous friend acted like an alien too. Why?

The two of us met in a cafe, I gave her a 20ml. Alien decant as my Christmas gift for her. She has no idea what Alien is all about. She have lots of well known perfumes here but Thierry Muglers frags, shes not aware of.
So I told her Merry Christmas in advance, gave her the bottle and sprayed it lightly on her wrist. She sniff, I sniff, she said, its strong but unique. I said, its alien, aliens are strong and more powerful than humans. She sniff, I sniff, I said, now you feel the alien coming into you, she said it is still too strong for me but you're so sweet. I said, aliens have lasting strength lol
Then I told her, guess what, I have a tiny vial of Angel for women, so I sprayed it on my wrist, she sniff, I sniff, she said, wow so strong, so divine and creamy. I told her Angels are strong and heaven is a creamy place lol She loved it at first sniff. I was afraid she might ask to own my tiny Angel as well, but she didn't although I read her mind as if salivating to have it. Just like the "Aliens" in the movies lol
So we kept sniffing both fragrances, I sniff on her she sniff on me, until later she sniff her wrist again and began appreciating Alien in her skin, its so sexy, elegant, unique, exquisite. I sniff on her and was glad she loved Alien already. She sniff on me, wearing Angel for women and I saw her face like an Alien, still salivating to have my Angel. Then I told her, I think we better have dinner than act like aliens, sniffing each other like crazy.
These may all be just a case of "starvation" after all and People around us, I said, have been watching us and wondering..look at those two nerds! lol
We laughed and enjoyed our friendship... but sniffing continues as we ate dinner elsewhere lol
Hours later, im home, she texted me, she sniffing, can still smell Alien, long lasting and wonderful fragrance. She said she will use it on Christmas Eve and I said, whenever you receive compliments using Alien, tell them "I come in Peace" lmao...

Dec
14
2011
ANSD
ANSD

Alien, at my opinion, is a very sexy, masculine and outstanding perfume. It surrounds you with a warm and sweet wave of jasmine, sandal and amber...It is so cousy and heartwarming. I think that, side-by-side with OPIUM this is the sexiest perfume of the world...it has a huge magnetism!!!
Alien has huge a sillage and a very good longevity on clothes and on skin. If you don't know ALIEN, try it!! It wont let you down!!!!

Dec
12
2011
Preener
Preener

I was disappointed in this fragrance. I didn't notice anything really different or "alien" about it. I'd much rather wear another Thierry Mugler fragrance.

Dec
11
2011
just_sara
just_sara

I had a sample of this. I smelled nice at first, after a while it reminded me of cheap drugstore parfume. I can see why people lik this, but in my experience.. there is something in it that makes it cheap/drugstore/plasticy. Just one thing..

Dec
10
2011
StarMagix
StarMagix

Love it! I think this fragrance belongs in a class all it's own. I have Womanity too and they both are exceptional scents. Alien last a long time and soothes my soul.

Dec
09
2011
totalselfhatred
totalselfhatred

I'm in love! lasts like forever and smells like heavennnn! <3

Dec
06
2011
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

I honestly dont know how to review a perfume, all I can say is that I am in love, today is the first day that I have actually used Alien on my skin and although I loved it from the first time I sniffed it on paper, I love it even more now.

Dec
03
2011
oona noir
oona noir

The beginning actually smells like Raid bug spray on me. Not sure I'm going to make it much longer before I scrub...
edit: I have discovered the prodigy body lotion smells divine on me, presumably the way the perfume is supposed to smell. Sort of like a cross between a grape lolly pop and jasmine. Maybe I'll give the edp one more chance.

Dec
02
2011
popescu.cristina
popescu.cristina

It is a perfume "divine" that takes you in the garden blooming with lots of flowers and spice, persist on the skin and clothes all day for several days, is a magic!

Nov
29
2011
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

This is my second review of this perfume. My tastes have evolved pretty drastically over the past year. I thought I'd give Alien another shot since I still have a full manufacturer's tester. My oh my, how my perception has changed since my first test a year ago. Last year the only note I got was wet, moldy, potting soil. Now I smell heaps and heaps of jasmine--ethereal clouds of jasmine--where I smelled none before. Amazing. The first time I smelled this, I couldn't stand the sourness on my skin. Now I think it's beautiful and fresh, maybe even breathtaking. I just love Thierry Mugler's creations. There's no House like his.

Nov
26
2011
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa

beauty , a little goes a long way, it is not heavy and lingers for a long time, a good diff jasmine perfume,

Nov
25
2011
Kione
Kione

In my skin is a jasmin bomb!! In th epaper strip is a lot more refreshing, more beach-y, on my wrist is VERY floral, then on the dry down the woods make it a bit more serious. I really like it, but this one needs to be deffinitelly tested on skin before buying!

Edit: I am loving this for the winter!

The more I wear it, the more I like it. In fact now I LOVE it! I don't find it as floral as at the start, its more complex that just jasmine, more woody and sexy.

I am delighted I have it.

Nov
23
2011
Habanita
Habanita

I received a sample, so I'm willing to review it again based on also skin test. Still I find the scent quite intrusive and it's not my type of scent. The Jasmin is strong. It's a very sweet flowery scent that lasts on me around 3 hours. I perceive it as a strong scent while it lasts. But still I find it too intrusive and too bothering.

Nov
22
2011
jennifer.herndon
jennifer.herndon

"Whoa!!" - This is the first thing that came to mind with Alien. The beginning is, quite frankly, too much. Too much sweet, too much strength. Thank goodness it starts to mellow out pretty quickly. It has been said that less is more, and this scent is a perfect example. Although there are only 3 notes listed, it smells like there is so much more. The Jasmine is definitely the leader of the pack, though it gets softer as time goes on(thank goodness). At the moment, this is not an everyday scent for me even if applied with a light hand. This is more of a special occasion scent.

EDIT: About 2 hours later, it was at a level I really liked for an everyday level. At 3.5 hours, it was gone. And I do mean GONE. I couldn't catch a whiff even if I stuck my wrist right up against my nose. It's still nice if used lightly, so this will stay in my Special Occasion category.

Nov
19
2011
ION
ION

There's something very 80's in "Alien".
It is a jasmine perfume with the character of gardenia! It is on this peculiar mutation where its extraterrestrial charm lies.
As a smell it is luminous and radiant, but, with a vibration.
Its meticulously fostered sensuality however, does not have the animalic quality of gardenia. It is more I'd say "scientific", something to be studied.
Compared to "Angel" it is more self-explanatory but still doesn't share much with the wearer. It sits on top of everything (this is its 80's element), flashing like a beacon!
Personally I don't like "Alien", and if you haven't smelled it yet, imagine a mixture of the first "Poison" with bits and bytes of "Giorgio" inbetween.
As a smell and a seduction weapon "Poison" still has the edge (spray both and ask a stranger, you'll see I'm right), but I can understand it's very hard to resist a temptation that's out of this world. ;-)
I find the name and the bottle a bit silly in a childish way..

Nov
15
2011
netorian
netorian

Very-very unique fragrance. In the first breath, the jasmine takes you to another world. You can not escape from there. No other fragrance like Alien. It’s a bit strong, so be care if u use it, but it’s a very-very good choice if you go to an evening program, you want to be in the middle, and u want show yourself. (But if you like softer scent, try Angel from Thierry Mugler.)

Uniqueness: 9/10
Erotica: 7/10
How i like it: 7/10

Good for a first date? For an evening walk, look at the stars perfect one! For other programs choose an other one.

Nov
15
2011
CHOCAHOLIC
CHOCAHOLIC

Intoxicating, rich, sexy. I woudn't recommend it for hot days. It's a heavy smell and if you don't pay attention to the quantity, it may become untolerable. However, it is a deep and unique smell that lasts for a long long time..

Nov
15
2011
Grottola
Grottola

Thank God I gave this a chance on my skin, because my impression of Alien on paper was rather sub-par.

Despite the purple color (my favorite color), Alien isn't really purple in the least. It's more of a white floral with touches of green. At the beginning it hints towards a synthetic "purple" luminescence, but before my lips can form "Oh god, hairspray", the fragrance smooths itself out. It's strong, but the jasmine here is very accessible and not indolic at all, whatsoever. In fact, the jasmine pretty much poops out in the first 15 minutes, and while the white florals do remain, some woods come in and help to spotlight the star of the show... coumarin. And I'm not talking about just any pretty little coumarin. This is a grassy, earthy coumarin that I've smelled in Under the Arbor by C.B. I Hate Perfume. This coumarin evokes the smell of newly-mown hay, AND the smell of grass on a humid summer evening. That's why I liked Under the Arbor so much - the grassy coumarin smell instantly triggered memories in my mind, of the Pennsylvania countryside on a warm evening. I'd love to have that smell follow me through the winter, so I can smell it as much as possible. However, Under the Arbor is linear and weak. Alien keeps going and going, and spices that heavenly coumarin accord up a bit. Alien garnishes that coumarin accord with the sparkle of green salicylates as well. That being said, I can only point out the obvious here - Alien is anything BUT extraterrestrial. It smells earthly and warm, like one of us. Alien is warm-blooded and friendly.

Would I buy a bottle? I'm not quite sure yet. I need to spend some more time with Alien. So far, however, it's getting all positives from me. When it comes to summer smells, we all love a little citrus, some salty oceanic notes, maybe a pina colada, or some neroli. Alien eschews MY kind of summer - the green, rolling hills of the Pennsylvania countryside in late June. And, wouldn't you know it, I found that smell in a Thierry Mugler fragrance, of all places. A fragrance, ironically, named "Alien".

I learned a lesson this evening. Don't judge a book by its cover, especially in the fragrance world.

Nov
12
2011
nilizio
nilizio

Great perfume! Perfume that holds up! Complex fragrance, original, elegant and yet - fresh and good. This fragrance blends well with my body chemistry! Too bad it is expensive! I am addicted to it but uses it mainly in the evenings and during the winter! Try not to waste a lot of it!

Nov
05
2011
CozyCat
CozyCat

Once upon a time I was in love in Alien, testing it for the first (and second, and third) time made me feel like I was being wrapped in an unworldly, luxuriant blanket of soft, velvety jasmine petals...and for a long time I longed for the day when I could own it and call it my scent. After finally purchasing it, the love turned to hate within a short month and just 5 wears. It started to feel heavy on me, too heavy, even when it's cold outside, the once velvety jasmine blanket now hangs around me like a persistent claustrophobic cloud, making me feel anxious and depressed. It's like a psycho-stalker, obsessive ex-boyfriend whom you thought was extremely charming before you got into a relationship with him. You're not the perfume I thought you were, Alien. I really tried...I couldn't believe I was starting to despise it at first, I actually had to force myself to wear it the last couple of times, as if in denial of my growing hatred for it. It became obnoxious on my skin, the first few hours would smell like jasmine-scented bugspray, toxic and suffocating. The bugspray aroma softens into an artificial and equally toxic sort of sweetness. Evocative of mothballs, aspartame-laced mothballs to be exact. Blech. The funny thing is nobody else smelled what I was smelling, making it all the more frustrating...my mother would ask me what I was wearing that smelled so beautiful and elegant. I ended up giving her my bottle. She smells good in Alien, very regal like a queen, and got showered with compliments from her group of friends, telling her it's the best perfume they've ever smelled on her and each wanting to try a spritz (the whole guest room reeked of Alien for a couple days after that night lol). I just hate having to smell it for long periods of time, my nose won't tolerate it.

Oct
31
2011
BIG
BIG

EDP: The opening is ATOMIC! The top notes got stuck in my nose drills for 15 minutes or so. I couldn't smell anything but the ALIEN bombastic top notes. After half an hour, it calmed leaving a mellow ambery woods with a faint floral touch. I didn't find it exclusively feminine, except for opening which is FATAL.

Oct
29
2011
contradictionSTL
contradictionSTL

I detest Angel (I think it smells like body odor), but I really do like Alien a lot. It's complex, feminine, and different. However, it tends to give me a headache (especially if I put it on right before getting into a car), so I don't wear it often. Looking for another distinctive, warm and a little spicy but not old-lady perfume, I found Hermes Eau des Merveilles and while it's very different from Alien (not a night perfume), I love it. For night, I guess I'll just stick with Stella for now.

Oct
20
2011
D_D_T_L_V
D_D_T_L_V

It's really subtle on me, melds with my skin and lasts for quite long.
I'm not sure what Mugler aimed for - the smell of a beauitul alien's skin, perhaps?
Because there is something that translates into a little powder, a hint of rubber (latex) or plastic that doesn't bother - but adds another dimension to the scent which is basically a skin scent. It can only smelled with the nose an inch or so from the skin.
Anyway, it's very comfortable and still a bit peculiar at the same time. Interesting.

Oct
19
2011
mademoiselle-c
mademoiselle-c

I was NOT expecting this. After being terrified of Mugler with Angel, I was nervous to try this. What an AMAZING floral concoction. It smells AMAZING and one spray is all you need - it lasts ALL day. I truly did not see this one coming from him. I am a white floral fan and this is spot on! I thought I would get another patchouli mess. Kudos to you Mr. Mugler! What a fantastic far cry from Angel and Womanity.

Oct
18
2011
EK
EK

I've been so curious about this perfume, but it's way too expensive to risk a blind buy..
Finally I found a store that actually has it and tested it today.
well.. it's good. Very good. But to me it's in no way spectacular or unique or outrageous about it that justifies all the rave.
It's not bad on me, but my skin seems to eat up all the spectacular-ness and just make it an in-your-face, slightly bitter, somewhat cold scent that oddly enough reminds me of Rive Gauche. Chemistry is a weird thing, isn't it!
If I bought it, I know it would sit unused 95% of the time.

Oct
15
2011
audrey_horne
audrey_horne

My mum got this for me. It's a really interesting scent, although it can be quite strong. At first I didn't like it much (it felt stifling when I was in a car) but suddenly a day or two later when I tried it again I really really liked it! I've been complimented on it by someone I don't know, too.
Oh, and I like how the bottle looks like some retrofuture alien device.

Oct
12
2011
hollyinmn
hollyinmn

I have a tiny travel size of this and Ive had it for over a year- it's very strong, and def for women- not going to smell this at your local high school, but I looove it in very small doses, like on a scarf after a day, it smells amazing. Get compllliments every time I wear but only from women, lol, I think this scent is a tad overpowing, but occasionally, I like to be overpowering, so I do like it quite a lot, but it is def not an everyday type of scent.

Oct
10
2011
graceadlerk
graceadlerk

Tried this on at the mall while out with a friend. I walked up to my friend and she said, "OMG you reek! What perfume did you put on??" it was horrible. the lady at the Lancome counter sprayed some alcohol on me so I could try to get the smell off. It was not good.

Oct
08
2011
Allinug
Allinug

This perfume is to strong and smells to much of jasmine. All I get is headache and nausea.

Oct
07
2011
suzy Nasr
suzy Nasr

I like this perfume a lot an always wanted to wear it, but it smells like a person I really despise. I get so sad that I can’t wear it. So one day I was shopping and Entered “Ajmal” perfume store in the gulf, they sell oriental perfumes with Oud and so, and they also sell some a bit Frenchy perfumes. So I saw this nice squared royal purple bottle and asked to smell it. It was exactly Alien, no wonder it’s also purple. So I got it . atleast am not wearing Aline that I can’t unfortunately wear. Its called Sacrifice by Ajmal. N its only 20$ and last as much as Alien.

Oct
06
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

Alien is a compliment getter. Everytime I wear this, people ask: who is smelling so good? Oh it's you! What perfume are you wearing? WHAT? Thierry Mugler? :o

People are so typical when it's not a chanel or fruity floral safe scent. And when they hear: thierry mugler they make a face. But when they smell this stuff without knowing, they are fascinated by it.

That's what I love about Alien. It's different but still very wearable. Unlike Angel, not everyone wears this and recognizes it. It's still a unique fragrance.

I love the bottle design and especially the name Alien. What are you wearing? Oh, Alien. Love that. I'm a weirdo for names like Poison, Eden, Alien or Angel.

Smells like jasmine and vanilla. I'm in love with jasmine. It makes me feel like an exotic princess.. which i'm not (being white and blond) but I love the thought of being that once in a while.

Easy to wear but still appropriate for special occasions. Lasting power (I have the EDT sadly enough) is not that good, but the EDP is. Spend a little more money and you'll be very happy.

Oct
03
2011
Aphrobaby
Aphrobaby

I am not exactly sure what it is about this fragrance that I adore so much but nonetheless I adore it! Maybe it's the fact that I am a jasmine lover and the woody and oriental notes are perfectly harmonized witht he jasmine in this potion. It smells really intoxicating, warm as well as bold and I love the lasting power too. It's pretty much unforgettable when you put it on and wear it. I put it on yesterday at the bay and loved it instantly. I wore it all day and I still smelled it well before going to bed....then in the morning when I woke up I still smelled it. I thought amazing! I was like awesome, 'that's my kind of fragrance'. It's definitely sensual, warm and mysterious in the fact that you can't pinpoint what it is that you really love about it so much. It's also definitely unique in how it smells and the long lasting power alone is also unique I think when compared to so many other fragrances. I was very impressed with this fragrance initially a few years back and I am finally buying a bottle this fall after testing it out again and being remined of how much I still love it. :) :) :) All I can say in conclusion is yummy yummy lol.

Oct
02
2011
SheShe
SheShe

It's a fragrance that is really interesting, well done and makes an impression. Unfortunately, I'm absolutely not Mugler's fan, Mugler's creations don't match my personality.

A huge dose of powerful jasmine and patchouli. Patchouli is basement-like or it's better to write - soil-like. So I have an image of jasmine lying on a dirty soil/ground, trampled, a bit faded...Remember Guns'n'roses and "November Rain"? so a similar scene with flowers but Alien is much more dangerous and dark. And the scent is heavy, long lasting. Too sad. Good for rainy days if you like.

Not my cup of tea really... so is the bottle.

Oct
01
2011
jackiebug
jackiebug

My sister for some reason decided to give me this perfume for my birthday. I love perfume - so I added it to my collection and carried on. The bottle is SO beautiful! And I was really captivated. I really wanted to LOVE it. Just picking up the bottle made thnk of weird alien sex! LMAO... just kidding. But from the first spray - I wanted to wash it off. I am on of those people thou - who stare at their perfume and think - what will I wear today? Grab spray and run out the door. Needless to say - I had to wear it all day. Well EVERY man LOVED this scent; and asked me what I had on. Every woman looked at me oddly. And my friends told me I smelled like an exoctic dancer. I had to see if this was a fluke so I waited until I was going to another office wore the perfume again - EVERY man loved it and once again every woman gave me the eye..... I CAN NOT STAND IT!!!! MY BOYFRIEND WANTS ME TO WEAR IT EVERY TIME WE GO OUT! So there you have it..... I not gonna throw it out.... And if I was single... I would were this baby out every time I went out. LOL...

Sep
29
2011
jtd
jtd

Sorry. I can only mix metaphors to account for Alien. Its topnotes (approx 2 hours) are like shrieking guitar feedback. The drydown (the remaining 2-3 days) is like snorting artificial sweetener.

Sep
29
2011
KuanYin
KuanYin

I soo wanted to like this, was looking for a new oriental scent, descriptions sounded great. I was very pleased for the first 10 minuites of wearing this perfume, lovely spicy notes, then it turned, urgh,left a really strong unpleasant scent behind, had to wash to remove it, however it still exists! so strong, I think this is what you call here 'sillage'? like another reader;this perfume reminded me of an 80's scent my sister had and I hated that also. I'm thinking it is the amber that I dislike? Theres also a givency perfume with similar notes but not as strong.I'm glad I only bought a 5ml trial of this.

Sep
29
2011
serchina
serchina

why am I so weird about this fragrance :( I dont know if I like it or not..When I first smelled it came to me like an old perfume from the early 80s :) A few days ago I tried it again and I fell in love with Alien. I cannot decide if I should buy it or not. Its like a hate and love relationship with :) I m afraid that I will buy it and then never use..I am not a person who can wear too strong and heavy perfumes, however this one cames sometimes too heavy and sometimes very soft to my nose..really complex :)

Sep
25
2011
Juliana6
Juliana6

First I fell in love with this bottle. So mysterious and unexpected solution for a perfume bottle. Then I tried this- at first, I got some very sweet, soft floral scent, then vanilla and then woody notes. I like the top notes better than the first scent I get.
Unique, a bit masculine scent. I ordered this today, will see...

Sep
18
2011
MissMordecai87
MissMordecai87

I was hoping so much to like it because it keeps popping up along all my other faves, but all I got from it was old cat lady that wears fussy dresses and hats. It's not sexy or mysterious or fantasy-like. It's a LOT of jasmine and just way too much fussy, flowery old lady. On to my next quest to find a good one! :)

Sep
17
2011
PlunketNurse
PlunketNurse

Im on the verge of loving this one. I actually bought the full sized liqueur de parfum first and then a small spray of this. And so far 3 sprays on.. i think it s a simple scent but a masterpieve nonetheless. The ingredients blend so...harmonious isnt the right word. But perhaps seamlessly. I would disagree with tankgirl though i can see from her point of view and greatly respect her reviews. I would say it s a sensual fragrance indeed, but not one that conjure up the warm sensual feeling but a cold sharp slightly sexual sensuality. This is incredibly sweet in its floral concentration, the most potent deterrent to jasmine haters. The cedar comes out strong in its intial 1 hr blast, mixed in with jasmine, it has a smoked woody jasmine touch to it, as it blends into your skin, the jasmine slowly reveal it s gentler side, a creamier warmer jasmine with just a light dusting of sugar. Those are the moments i wait for. Longevity is excellent. Projection excellent.

Sep
13
2011
oxm
oxm

Hello everyone, if I told you I like Alien leg ...... well not be the best to tell, one day I went to a bar for a coffee and while I poured the bag of sugar in the cup, I empty the bag ran away from his hand and ended up on the ground, and beside him was pictured with a sachet scent of Alien ... I instinctively took the bag to his nose and although it was now empty, I was hit by a very warm and fragrant sensual
(I think could compete with J'adore Dior ... but that's just my feeling) is one of those smells that enter the database of the brain and hardly felt when we forget it ...
A few days ago I went for some shopping at discount (the discount is near the bar where I found Alien, but there is no perfume in the area) Well when I got home I started to feel a smell that was somehow familiar, in short coming from under my shoes and he was still * Alien *, i could not believe it: a scent that is supposed to represent something beyond the earth to find it by 2 times to the ground (you should use the trash cans)
It's been 10 days but Alien was in love with my shoes.
Fascinating and mysterious, very good.

Sep
11
2011
missymary
missymary

A gothic Jekyll and Hyde perfume, some days it exudes purple mystic charm and other days it screeches like a banshee. Tremendous individuality and sillage to die for. It's like a masked ball, it whisks me into an unpredictably weird bewitching noir sensual experience. Poison is reborn in a new avatar for a new century, amazing.

Sep
10
2011
browneyes55
browneyes55

Just imagine Samsara forsaking her vow to be harmonious and stealing off into the woods, stopping at nothing to hunt down and vanquish her lover's killer. She would smell like this in the heat of action.

Sublimely feminine yet brutal, lofty, and strong, like Luis Royo's fantasy art beast-slaying seductresses (esp. the ones in white).

There's SO MUCH WOOD in this, i cant even explain it, its like literally INHALING WOOD. Hot, hot wood. This perfume really has the ability to warm you in winter weather. It does something to the pressures in my head that i find offensively inappropriate in any temperature above 45F. BUT:: it is ABSOLUTELY elegant, feminine and caressing in the coldest of winter.

It's a perfume that wears YOU, not the other way around, there's no two-ways about it. It's a choice that you cant turn your back on. When you choose the path, walk it with resolution, elegance, and grace (like the beast-slaying beauties). It's NOT easy to scrub off!!!

Sep
10
2011
gsp
gsp

A disappointment. I expected something else from a bottle that unique. Purple colour does definitely not represent well the smell for me. White would be better in my point of view.

I tried it directly on my skin without testing on paper. The jasmine was OK, but something there made it smell rather generic, even boring (a bit of sweet "niceness"). And something there is also too synthetic for me. Not like the violet warrior at all.

Sep
10
2011
Małgoś
Małgoś

Hmmm... not sure how to put it in words.

This is a lovely smell. Flowery and rather delicate, sweet and sublime. It may have a nice bouquet, but it certainly lacks depth.

Some say it is bliss... yes, but how long can one smell pure bliss, and sweetness?

I would say, it is not a very complex composition. Nonetheless, very enjoyable, indeed (in the short run).

Sep
10
2011
onyeodumu
onyeodumu

I love this perfume. I have just bought a second bottle after the first one finished. So you can imagine how much i love the fragrance. A colleague of mine actually comes to my office every morning to check if i used the perfume bcos he loves it so much.

Sep
07
2011
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

My husband sure found Alien sexy on me! It all comes down to personal taste and chemistry, your idea of sexy may not be my idea of sexy and what smells sexy on me may smell like bugspray on you...

Sep
07
2011
TankGirl
TankGirl

It feels quite frustrating when I read reviews saying that Alien is a very sensual fragrance and that was made for sexy women and blablabla! I mean...I'm not saying that the persons who have that idea of Alien are wrong but well, by reading the reviews you imediatly think about a hubber sexy perfume, with dark woody undertones and a sweet ambery drydown (like le baiser du dragon or perhaps cabochard or femme rochas), and then when you actually smell Alien (induced by the reviews) the result is just: nhe.
I dont know if its my nose, or the wether or my skin but Alien just smells like those pieces of wood brought by the winter sea tide, mixed with a slightly pissy jasmin.
I learned to like it and I actually wear it a lot but hey, if you are going to buy it blind, a warning for you:THIS IS NOT SEXY, Alien is the perfect perfume for casual occasions like uhhm "im out of shower and i've no idea what perfume to use" or "its casual friday at the office, lets put some perfume that just goes with a white shirt".
I guess Mugler called this perfume Alien because of our idea of an Alien: clean, modern, syntethic, souless, white...
Well Alien is just like that, try before buy!

Sep
07
2011
kpn
kpn

I tried this is the States this spring, and I was bought instantly! It will be my signature fragrance, I just still haven't bought it, because 1. I have 20+ still to use, and 2. being pregnant is not the ideal time for this. BEST BEST BEST EVER!

Sep
07
2011
Temptation
Temptation

Alien has been my signature fragrance ever since I discovered it. It's absolutely divine and fits my personality perfectly. I would describe it as a very sensual, mysterious and deep scent. Not many can pull it off because it's more of the Femme Fatale type of perfume. Just a tiny amount of it lasts for a very long time.
Alien truly feels like out of this world - the scent is different and has this dark seduction vibe around it that is exactly what I'm looking for in my perfumes.

Aug
31
2011
takeasniff
takeasniff

This perfume to me is a lovely smooth sensual smell like cashmire it is not a sharp agressive over bearing smell when sprayed correctly that is, so for me the bottle and the advertisement do not match the juice inside. I would expect a much more heavy, sharp, unusual fragrance to come from an alien inspired bottle and add. I don't believe in Aliens but I love the concept of them for sci fi purposes but this perfume is just too mild and musky. Mitsuku or Habanita I would think or even Elephant would smell more like the alien concept not the smell that you get here. This is a very soft smell. Angel I think is more agressive and dry and powdery. Having said all of the above, I think this lasts well and you can get so many nice products in the range and the little minis are gorgeous. The price is afordable too and they are available everywhere one thing I cannot stand is when you like a perfume but it is too difficult to find. This is an opinion I have developed over time I never paid attention to the packaging but now that I have sniffed so many perfumes this one is just ordinary to me and does not fit the extra terestrial concept. The bottle is nice and very original. The smell however, needs a little umph. This also reminds me a little of JPG Classique. Just a little!! :)

Aug
30
2011
poivrerose
poivrerose

This totally smells like Joop! Joop! Homme!!! I'm so glad someone else out there in the world agrees :)

Aug
29
2011
Cams
Cams

A surprise love for me! Angel and I are struggling with our relationship so I wasn't sure that Alien (her relative) and I would get along. BUT - we love each other. Fab fragrance!

Aug
23
2011
Lil Mju
Lil Mju

a very nice scent!! i notice woodsy notes and jasmine the most.. it really is sort of supernatural! if e.t. would smell nice, this is probably what he would smell of ;O) it's probably best for winter and fall sort of heart-warming. it's great, if you like earthy/woody fragrances, you gotta try this!! 10 out of 10.

Aug
22
2011
cuncon888
cuncon888

im a man, and after testing this perfume on my skin, i juz fall in luv with it, ordering 1 bottle and cat wait till the day get it, luv the scent

Aug
20
2011
picisziv
picisziv

I just have seen The Fifth Element and this is the only scent I would recommend for Leeloo. She's an Alien herself and Alien is just as perfect as Leeloo is.

Aug
18
2011
aray
aray

A dead ringer for JOOP! Homme - I had flashbacks from my teenage years and first love :) Very in-your-face sweet but also very intriguing and mysterious. Something for a big night out or, very very sparingly applied, for a rendezvous ;)

Aug
17
2011
katesmithson
katesmithson

I loved this scent from the very beginning. It's powerful and somehow a lot of men are attracted to it. I always get compliments when i wear it.

Aug
16
2011
miss-baksel1988
miss-baksel1988

When I used to go out a lot, I always wore this scent. It has a massive staying-power and somehow a lot of men are attracted by it. But a lot of women feel the same way about this scent and there was a period where you could literarly smell it everywhere on anyone. Young, old, any woman was wearing this.
I got turned off by it.

Aug
16
2011
Tartangirl
Tartangirl

I think that I have luckily the right body chemistry for this fragrance because I get a strong and very pleasant flower scent(used a sample of EDP). Like it a lot.

Aug
15
2011
Galya
Galya

really fantastic scent! On me i like very much ,so strong jasmin+magnific woody note,very deep,very dark, but unfortunataly I had immediatly reaction of allergy (intensive prurite of crane :( ) when I tested it in store ,so I think it's a dangerous perfume for very sensitive people!!! Be carefoul !

Aug
10
2011
chowchow41
chowchow41

I like this perfume. It goes great with my bodychemistry. And I love stronger scents. I dont spray to much on me so other people will not get offended by it. I also have the summer edition edt 2011 if you want to try a lighter version of Alien i can recomend it.

Aug
10
2011
jadeylo
jadeylo

Does anyone else think this smells like Lou Lou by Cacharel? I could'nt wait to try this, what a disappointment.. way too flowery and overpowering!

Aug
09
2011
Elise1214
Elise1214

I own Alien, and I believe it is a great scent. In addition, it is a unique scent unlike any other. However, it is a fragrance that I have to be in a specific mood to want to wear it.

Alien can be worn a young person or a more mature person-- it is universal. It can also be worn by a man.

Aug
04
2011
JasmijnMade
JasmijnMade

Since i red a lot of raving reviews about this perfume and since i am still on a quest to find my perfect Jasmine perfume, i ordered a sample.
To be quite honoust...as a Jasmine addict, i really don't understand why people love this scent so much...
Eventhough Jasmine should be the top note, i don't detect the true Jasmine scent in this perfume.
To me this composition is not what Jasmine should be about, this perfume is way more sweet and floral then an (almost) soliflore Jasmine perfume should be..
I actually feel the urge to wash the scent off..
Now i know that every person has his or her own interpretation of what a true Jasmine perfume should smell like..but for me, this is not mine.
I will continue my search for a perfume like Flying Fox or Godiva from the Lush, untill then i settle for a combination of Serge Lutens a la Nuit and Lust from Lush.

Aug
04
2011
Ava22
Ava22

This my favorite fragrance of all time!! If you looking for a husband or boyfriend this the Fragrance to wear.It attracts men like bees.It smell so good and super sexy.This is the best for date and clubs or sexy nite with a special someone.

Aug
01
2011
tiffanykimwagner
tiffanykimwagner

I sprayed this perfume on a tester sheet last week sometime and I can still smell it on the sheet today! That is how good the longevity is.. If you want a perfume that is beautiful with high silage and longevity, then I highly recommend ALIEN.. It won't disappoint..

Aug
01
2011
Raphy_2260
Raphy_2260

I agree on the menthol with geekgoddess, BUT the drydown on this is AWESOME!!! I love Alien!

I wore a sample I got the other day, but I'll be getting a full bottle soon. I can tolerate the menthol for a little bit if the outcome will always be as beautiful as it was with this sample!!!

Jul
31
2011
servana
servana

I love this scent so, so much! Creamy vanilla jasmine.. This. is. beautiful. and. I. love. it. This is just the most perfect fragrance... It's all I've ever wanted.. I've dreamt of smelling like this ever since I became interested in fragrance - it's as if Alien were made for me! Alas, it is too expensive & i'll just have to buy the EDT, which is also beautiful, but still merely a shadow of the wondrous composition that is Alien.

I used to think I didn't like Alien. I thought I preferred the EDT. However, that is because in every single store I went to the tester was always EMPTY & I think I was just smelling the metal sprayer!!

It would be my dream to own Alien & ALL of its flankers. That way i'd never have to buy any other perfume.

Jul
30
2011
laetitiavp
laetitiavp

I tested this perfume only recently...strangely I didn't want to, because it was so popular,I was afraid of being disappointed, and above all I think that the bottle is very ugly... reminds me of Dark Vador...
Finally I tested it because I was given a sample. What a surprise! I can smell mint, and some kind of organic medecine I was given as a child when I had a cold...eucalyptus? Other plants?
Soon other notes develop... jasmine for sure! I have always been a jasmine lover. But it is not pure jasmine! In the South of France I have smelt pure jasmine. Though I love the combination of aromatic notes and jasmine.
When it dries down I can smell much sweeter and comforting notes, really enticing, sensual... i usually don't like woody fragrances, but I 'm not disturbed by the woody notes in that perfume. And amber! So wonderful!
I have never smelled anything like that!

Dichotomy! (if that makes any sense in english). Sensual and yet soothing...absolutely amazing!!!

Jul
28
2011
Aquatic Amethyst
Aquatic Amethyst

I rated this as a "dislike" with mixed feelings--it was more wearable than Sunessence Ambre D'Or because it wasn't AS dusty and powdery, and it had no kiwi. But it was still too dry and powdery for my taste. The very end of the drydown was nice, but I guess I just can't wear Alien or its flankers. I suppose I'm an Angel lady.

Jul
25
2011
cocobella
cocobella

this is my absolute favourite perfume ever. i love this to death. it is very seductive and attrictive without beeing neither too mature nor too girly. i think it is well balanced and it lasts all day long. i get so many compliments when i am wearing it from both genders. it is my signiture for years and i think it will always be. my boyfriend likes all of my perfumes but this is the only one he loves. when i am getting a new perfume and he smells it he just says: this is really good, but it is not alien.

Jul
24
2011
skki
skki

I thing this is a master piece in terms of perfume if i had to choose just a word to translate it , would be UNIQUE, it is woodsy and sweet at the same time, it's misterious , perfect for the night time . Be careful it might be a little bit overwelming if you put too much , I think it is unbearable for the summer I would recomend it just for the winter.

Jul
19
2011
jrova
jrova

I really do Enjoy this frangrance. Wore it a few years back. Alien is soo mysterious and seductive, nothing like I've smelled before. One of my favorite Thierry mugler scents!!! followed by Angel Innocent. I might have to re-introduce this to my collection. I have to wait a couple of years before I can re-wear the same scent again after finishing a bottle. I think its been enough time now, and i do miss it and really enjoy it.

Jul
15
2011
EllenYaSoHawt
EllenYaSoHawt

VERY strong, but quite unique. I love it, but I don't have the chutzpah to wear such a strong, bold scent. If you want to be noticed and not blend in, this is a good choice.

Jul
15
2011
efm
efm

I get Shalimar with the vanilla smoothed by a dose of cream ? Didn't get the woodiness - unfortunately.

EDP stayed close to my skin.

Smoulders rather than burns.

Jul
13
2011
atiet97
atiet97

ALIEN is INFUSING! Spray it once, that would be enough! Like its successor ANGEL, same rules applied; SPRAY CAUTIOUSLY!! Being soft and creamy doesn't necessarily mean weak and boring. Instead ALIEN blows you off with a strong & powerful kick. So, please be gentle and respect other people sharing the same room with you, or else you will be ALIENated!

The advertorial as well as it's purple flacon has successfully created drama and absurdity that obviously different to the innocent and sweet image of ANGEL. However, IMO both are misfits and contradictory. Many have said these two signature scents should switch their names and bottles, that..I fully agreed. ALIEN should bear ANGEL's name, sweet and innocent in a cute star-shaped bottle and the fierce ANGEL should be named ALIEN, bold and mature.

I somehow imagine the absurd queen played by Tilda Swinton in Narnia would fit the image of the new ALIEN. As bizarre as it can get, TM's perfume is not to be passed deliberately. If I had not forced myself to buy a mini just out of curiosity, I might still be in the ALIEN haters group for now. But pleasee...don't judge a book by its cover! Looks could be deceiving, right? Especially, when I found out that ALIEN is all jasmine, wrapped in rich woodsy amber! ALIEN + jasmine maniac like me? Well, that equals heavennnn.... ladies and gentlemen!!

So, even when the name doesn't fit, and the fumes is not even that unique, that doesn't really stop me from craving and wanting this perfume even more! Guys, what are you waiting for?? Go grab ALIEN, it really is worth to covet a bottle!!

Jul
10
2011
celestialstar19
celestialstar19

I first fell in LOVE with Alien when I was at work and a friend wore it about 5 years ago and I thought wow what an amazing smell!!! I describe it as clean, sweet, powerful, sexy, seductive, intoxicating, alluring. I have been seduced under a spell that has never gone away since first whiff. So I asked my friend what are you wearing? and she replied alien and I thought wow what a crazy name for something so magnificent. I was shocked! I couldnt help but to laugh, roll my eyes because name put me off completely.

About a month later I smelt it again on another coworker about 3 months later and there it was the fragrance that put me on a rocket ship to heaven. I was charmed and under the spell again, so I asked what are you wearing? She replied Alien by Thierry Mugler. I thought wow you are joking because I was not a fan of Angel at the time. Regardless, as soon as I got paid, I ran to macys for my signature smell Alien.

Everyone this fragrance is not for those who want to go unnoticed, or people who like light, sublte perfumes or have a shy personality.

People who wear alien are confident, sexy, unaplogettic, and know what they want out of life. Its truly an unforgetable fragrance. I call this my love potion and it does bring me love.

When you first spray Alien it smells complex maybe even a little bitter because of the amber/woodsy notes. I hated it on intial blast before because it was so strong. Give it time and you will be gloriously wrapped in the woodsy, amber and jasmine spell as the hours go by.

Once Alien is on you it leaves trails and wafts of where you are, what room you were in and where you are going. It last on my skin even after I shower, and it also lasts on your clothes.

So be forwarned not everyone likes alien it is a love or hate smell. If you spray too much you will cause headaches and complaints. Repelling others because it doesnt go away. I rarely hear complaints.

I describe this fragrance as a magnet or weapon of seduccion. I have recieved many compliments, and admirers. Now everyone asking me what are you wearing? I proudly reply Alien by Thierry Mugler.

Jul
10
2011
fiona_sigourney
fiona_sigourney

Smell this on a sniff paper,
and I couldn't decide if I wanna get one at that moment,
so I've put it under my pillow.

And 3 days after when I was changing my beddings,
I've found it and it still smells the same!

With my compliments to its lasting power,
I'll have to say Alien smells magnificent!

Love it, and now I got a bottle of it. :D

Jul
06
2011
TankGirl
TankGirl

I'm revisiting Alien as my dad (who has no idea what I do like or not) bought me a bottle of it for my birthday, my last experience with this fragrance was last winter in England when I found out that I hated Jasmin and all jasmin perfumes, this is true still now. When I hoped the present and I saw my dad have bought Alien I thought omg my most hated perfume ever, but when I smelled it again I actually didnt needed to fake my smile because I actually liked it! Its completly different on summer, the jasmin-piss note is gone and what I've got is a salty woody fragrance that is very ligh and very good for this terrible heat.
I'm delighted with it and I've been wearing it for office everyday.
I'm a chaged woman :P

Jul
05
2011
;-)
;-)

Alien casts a spell on me as well does Hypnotic poison, sadly they seem to offend or overpower my husband. I'll sneek out and get it and wear it lightly. Can stop sniffig my self wen I've tested it. Magical. A perfect bled and so special.

Jul
03
2011
juanma
juanma

Perfume unico y maravilloso, la primera vez que lo probe me parecio que tenia demasiado jazmin pero no esto es muy equilibrado, sensual, femenino. Es una fragancia para dejar una buena estela y no pasar desapercibido.

Jul
02
2011
Whit
Whit

I love this because it's so unique from anything else I own. It lasts forever on my skin and people are intrigued when they smell it and ask what it is. I can't really describe what it smells like, it just so unusual, but that's why I love it.

Jun
28
2011
madalinabonea
madalinabonea

This fragrance is unique in multiple ways and I can say that you can't compare it with anything else, on the market. It lasts 'till the next day but it is awsome! I recommend it for winterdays (and evenings).

Jun
28
2011
kinsy
kinsy

This is a strange but very intriging scent, sorta mysterious. You either love it or hate it. I happen to love! It's definitely winter/fall night wear! The only downfall is it doesn't really stay on me which is a bummer! So far, friends and family are very drawn to it!

Jun
21
2011
fairyqueen300
fairyqueen300

this is the most addicting smell and the most unique smell ive ever wore

Jun
20
2011
Mary2011
Mary2011

It's so heavy it gives you and people around you a bad headache. It's a good smell for rare occasions, but not for everyday use. I tossed it in the garbage before I finished half of the bottle. Almost as horrible as Lou Lou from Cacharel.

Jun
09
2011
Eaugirlspirit
Eaugirlspirit

I think I may have found my wedding day scent...this is the perfect jasmine oriented scent, and amazingly romantic because the jasmine isn't too sharp or overwhelming. This morphs into a beutifully balanced musk and amber while still keeping some of the original crisp jasmine. I really want this scent to add to my collection!

Jun
09
2011
madhatter1
madhatter1

My husband's cousin had it on at a family party. It smelled so nice on her. I am using the sample. You don't need a lot to unleash the scent. It smells different and divine! Yes it also reminds me if versace crystal noir but this smelled more rich and exotic on me.

Jun
07
2011
isabella211
isabella211

as far as i can tell, this perfume has the best silage of any other perfume i own or have tried. it will literally permeate your walls...in very good way. dark and beautiful and unlike any other scent out there, it truly is unique and foreign, like it's name sake. the bottle is supposed to resemble an alien, but to me it is a perfect representation of the feeling it gives me...

the deep purple bottle, perched on a 19th Century Edwardian vanity, amidst other dark vials of ornate perfume, a powder puff resting atop a dark and intricately detailed silver bowl, filled with the sweet scented powder. there are half burned tapered candles in wrought iron holders, all of which rest on a delicate black Chantilly lace. the wind blows through the sheer ecru tinged curtains draped over the tall, expansive window. the sky gray, covered in a cloudy mysterious haze. the first signs that a storm is coming, the balmy air is unusually warm. the beautiful scent of alien wafts about the room, kissing the pillows and bedding, seducing the mistress that wears it, so she may in turn, seduce all others who have the pleasure crossing her path...or her boudoir.

truly a witchy fragrance, not the warted green kind, but the one that you would have no clue, because she's just too beautiful, confident, elegant, sophisticated and most of all, charming, to ever be thought of as anything other than mesmerizing.

Jun
04
2011
LaLaPop75
LaLaPop75

I love Alien..then sometimes I hate it. As far as that 'minty' note goes....go buy a Vicks nose inhaler...that mysterious minty note is actually menthol....now smell Alien...get it?
Has anyone realized that it clears your sinuses entirely...Vicks!!!

May
30
2011
FunkyTomo
FunkyTomo

This is my signature scent .

Too strong or heady concoction for some , but i LOVE it! This i9s what i bring out for nights out or in with BF...Its strong , sensual and magical.

The bottle is fantastic and takes pride of place on my "perfume shelf" .

I'm surprised its only composed of a few notes , it smells incredibly c0mplex to me.

Incredible lasting power and sillage on my skin.

Ive found a wonderful way of mixing it up - I have a spray of alien behind each ear , and a spray of Tm's "Violette Angel " on each wrist ..the combo of these two together i just love , and your sure you wont smell like anyone else.

Not for wallflowers , and Ive only got into these heavier scents since passing a certain age. For strong , confident women whop want to be noticed :)

10/10 from me !!

May
27
2011
Jilly B
Jilly B

I tried this out yesterday, and wished the sales assistant hadn't been so generous with the spray. Initially it had a minty toothpaste smell, and then became completely overbearing. I stuck it out and kept it on for a good half hour in the hope that it would improve on drydown but it made me feel quite sick, and I had to wash it off. Although I washed and washed (I even took a nailbrush to scrub my skin!) I still couldn't get the smell off my skin. Only after 9 hrs and washing at every opportunity did the smell start to fade. For those who love this, it's certainly got staying power. Not for the faint-hearted!

May
27
2011
BigRedJelly
BigRedJelly

I do SO wish i could wear Alien but it is so strong it actually makes my eyes water! It smells as wonderful as it looks. It looks like a TimeLord from another galaxy in full magician's regalia. The rich dark purple colour is just right for the stunning imperious aloof vibe of the stuff. What a concoction!Amazingly strange and piercingly beautiful scent. Oh to wear it, and wow the little cotton socks off a lot of people! But alas,I am Cinderella where Alien is concerned.

May
21
2011
vanillabean23
vanillabean23

I tried this one back in 2005 and loved it immediately! My soul mate of the fragrance world had arrived!! I had a spray on a card from a department store and put it in my jacket pocket. I pulled the card out of my pocket two weeks later and could still smell it quite strongly! What I love about it is that the top, middle and base notes combine together so harmoniously that it is like you are inhaling the fragrance of an exotic flower from an alien planet from far beyond our solar system! I wear this during the day and evening - I think it's so gorgeous that it's suitable for any time. I will never tire of this one!

May
20
2011
Roma27
Roma27

For me Alien is beautiful but in a strange kind of way. It can warm a cold winters day & put me in a snuggly mood. I love how the top & middle notes unfold even though the base note is too catching for me. Alien captures me on its approach bt looses it's appeal the longer it lasts. How strange is that? But i still care for it enough to hold it dear.

May
16
2011
hollysarah
hollysarah

This perfume is just perfect to me. It's different, of course, alien. I love to smell different, nothing worse than being mainstream. I cannot bare Angle, it's just annoying. But Alien is so stunning, bright, a masterpiece in my opinion. I have used this during winter ( which has been a freezing endless winter) and it actually makes me looking forward to the next winter. In cold air this scent is breathtaking. Thumbs up!!!
Staying power is awesome as well.

May
16
2011
shivers33
shivers33

It is a love affair. Before you realise, you are captured and every now and then you look for an escape, but sooner or later you are back and it's more dangerous,intoxicating, and better than ever.

May
12
2011
coconutpixie
coconutpixie

absolutely gorgeous. to me, one of the best perfumes ever!! my boyfriend fell in love with it. he says it is the only perfume he has ever smelled that made him think:wow ^^

May
09
2011
karepula
karepula

Actualy, I did not find any frags from this designer which I like. It's too sharp for me, can't breathe normaly when i feel this scent around. Maybe it's ok for mid-ages woman. I definitely smell mint or menthol notes in. Guess, this parfume has a great longevity, but I'll not use for now, maybe 20 years later.

May
09
2011
purplegothicbarbie
purplegothicbarbie

Love this! Very seductive. Perfect autumn/fall scent.
Rich, warm and woody. It has a familiar smell for me. Anyone remember Incognito released by Dana Perfumes in the early 90's? Alien is alot like that, only more top shelf, of course! Must be the deep amber base.

May
07
2011
Mr. Nose
Mr. Nose

I'm surprised.

As much as I hate overwhelming Angel and damned Womanity, I thought I was a Thierry Mugler hater myself. And maybe I am.

But every rule has it's exception, ladies and gentlemen.

And I must say Alien is fucking delicious. Sexy. Gorgeous. Aphrodisiac. Geez.

May
05
2011
marilynne
marilynne

Just got this today (online). I was so excited to finally get a TM perfume.
I wanted it to be a revelation because of its fame and everything so I hadn’t smelled it before. just ordered it.
And… Surprise! I sprayed it and I was mesmerized. I said what the!!! Did I have this one before and didn’t NOTICE it?
I desperately went to my sweet place where I keep all my bottles and yes! There it was: GUCCI NIGHT! (which, by the way, it is not in the database! don’t know why)
There is a difference though: Alien is stronger and harsher than Gucci Night, much more expansive and not necessarily better.
I was so sure it was such a unique perfume. I hope I`ll get over it these days and find a way to like it. Or not!

May
03
2011
anraneiro82
anraneiro82

I sampled this and the body cream at the same time to get a better feel for how it smelled. I think other ppl on this site said this one should be called angel and the other should be called alien. agreed! this is so soft, feminine, light, and pretty-i think this is more what an angel would smell like. If i didn't have a huge perfume collection already i would get this. very nice and non-offending. 2 thumbs up!

Apr
29
2011
Glamourcide
Glamourcide

I wanted to love Alien. I really, truly wanted to fall head over heels for it the way I did for Angel, which is another controversial fragrance that it seems you either love or hate.
Unfortunately, Alien either doesn't work with my chemistry or it's just a bad fragrance. I'm inclined to think it's just a chemistry thing, as I know lots of people adore Alien - I wish I could say the same.

I can't distinguish ANY notes in this perfume. I can detect no jasmine, no amber, no warm woods. It doesn't progress. From the first spray right through to the drydown hours later, the scent remains the same and very 'chemical'. Kind of like a strange mix of eucalyptus throat lozenges and bug spray - it breaks my heart to have to say it but I just can't wear this perfume. The bottle is gorgeous, but it's just not worth buying if I can't enjoy the juice inside.

Maybe I'll have better luck with 'Womanity' :/

Apr
27
2011
Ploppie
Ploppie

mmmmmmmmm I love this scent so much!

I bought my bottle today after using my little sample till the last drop. And one drop is all you need to smell gorgeous all day and greater part of the night. I just love jasmine and think this combines great with the flying fox showergel from the Lush and the godiva shampoo-bar.

Apr
24
2011
alfarom
alfarom

To properly appreciate this composition by Dominique Ropion and Laurent Bruyere you don't have to simply like jasmine, you should instead love JASMINE (say it as loud as you can).
When a new fragrance from Thierry Muglier comes to light, it's always surrounded by big expectations, and lately this expectations have been sadly unsatisfied.
Alien provides us with all the ingredients we usually expect form Thierry Muglier (juxtapositions, uniqueness, sweetness, pushed to the limits ingredients, weird bottle and advertisement) but it does it in the wrong way. This time Mr Ropion has simply failed. It happens, even to the best perfumeurs.

Overall Alien is a nice scent but remember that the word "nice" can be pronounced in several ways. In this case you should say it without even opening your mouth.

Rating: 6-6.5/10

Apr
24
2011
duskangel101
duskangel101

Alien is a true masterpiece. The unusual yet gorgeous bottle alone is enough to arouse my fascination. However, the actual perfume inside is what amazed me. I'm a big fan of Jasmin, thus seeing it amplified and given such depth and sensuality makes me simply exuberant. However this perfume is very strong and definitely not for everyone. But that doesn't stop me from someday purchasing a big bottle of it, I adore Alien, so why does anything else matter?

Apr
24
2011
Siv55
Siv55

For something with so few notes in it this smells bizarrely complex and weird. So thats the brief fully adhered to. But then it becomes normal white floriental after the initial surprise. The alien sneaks into human society..
Very goth. Wants to be different and scary but reaches out at the last moment for connection, smiles self-conciously in its spiky collar.
Purple bottle looks a bit like a Giger design.

Apr
23
2011
kittymoon
kittymoon

I think it's so strange that I'm asking myself: Do people really like that stuff or is it only because it's hip to like it? It smells odd - in your face, bitter, unbalanced - maybe good as a room spray but on my body? Definitely not. Maybe it's good in the drydown, I wouldn't know as I would never go so far.

Apr
21
2011
greydove
greydove

Good things first: The jasmine is heavenly, feminine, almost transports you. The patch is just the right earthy balance. Some citrus makes it refreshing and sweet.

The bad: There's something annoying in it. Underneath eevrything else there's something disturbing and unsettling lurking. It sometimes makes me angry, irritable.

Its also very, very synthetic and strong, and no matter how light I spray, it always produces a headache.

Conclusion: I wouldn't buy a big bottle, but I might buy a mini of the EDT and give a light, half spray from time to time.

I wish they hadn't gone so toxic and chemically on this one, but I guess there's nothing natural about aliens.

Apr
15
2011
nicolette09
nicolette09

This is perfect! Absolutely sexy, sensual and mysterious. It is strong, you need only a spritz to smell stunning for the day. My favorite perfume. I will buy this until I die. Very happy that I discovered it!

Apr
11
2011
HeavenlyScent
HeavenlyScent

This perfume smells really out of this world! With a bottle that looks like a strangely cute purple spaceship, Alien is easily one of my faves. There's just nothing even remotely comparable to this scent. Unique. Eerie. Dark. Scary. Mysterious. Beautiful. Unbelievably sexy. *Use sparingly. Overdosing on this can cause damage to one's olfactory sense*

Apr
07
2011
Scentaholic
Scentaholic

2nd review: This stuff is intoxicating and romantic! Call me a weirdo but I get the urge to sniff Alien every night before bed! And anytime I wear it my nose wants to be glued to my wrist haha. I LOVE IT <3

Apr
06
2011
Eos
Eos

I agree with Spiritkind in part.
For whatever reason the EDP doesn't get along with my body chemistry and I get the weird menthol/eucalyptus cough drop note. However, I don't have that problem with the EDT! Weird.

Mar
31
2011
sunthing
sunthing

It's strong, assertive, seductive and alluring... Deeply feminine. I think it's too heavy for day time, but perfect for a night out. I find it very similar to Armani Code but still prefer Code, it is softer and easier to wear...

Mar
26
2011
VANE_KSK
VANE_KSK

que buen perfume!! y diferente a todos. Tan solo con tres notas lograron un perfume diferente. Estoy cansada que Escada haga todos los perfumes parecidos, por ejemplo que es Island Kiss se parece al Ocean Lounge y que el Ocean Lounge se parece al nuevo TAJ SUNSET. Y que los de BRitney sean todos con gusto a caramelo.

Mar
21
2011
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

No way this fragrance contains 3 and 3 notes only :-)
I was a bit apprehensive to try it as I thought it was over-advertised and thought it would be yet another unbearable Mugler's creation...
And the bottle front looked so scary; as if Alien held it in their powerful claws...
But Alien smells so unique and complex, so rich and luxurious... I am lost for words. I tried it a few times now and I love it more and more each time I wear it. It is a fantastic combination of oriental floral notes on a nice woodsy base. To me it smels like an exquisite mixture of orange blossom and jasmine with a hint of amber and deep woody-mossy notes which are very prominent, like in Ange Ou Demon.
Alien is the only creation of Thierry Mugler that I can wear. It is a perfect fragrance in a perfect bottle with an outstanding sillage and lasting power.
With that quality comes a shocking price label but Mugler does not compromise on quality and I don't do it either. I do not mind paying a lot for this particular fragrance as it is going to last me years; one spray is enough for the whole day at office. It draws compliments from both, men and women which come free to that expensive package ;-)
Highly recommended - I feel it would appeal to Hypnotic Poison and Ange ou Demon lovers.
Not that it smells similar to those mentioned above - it just has a similar deep, rich feel to it and the dry down to die for :-)

Hats off for Mr Ropion for making it clear that less means more!

Mar
21
2011
caitlina
caitlina

I don't know what this has to do with aliens. It smells extremely feminine. It is a strong, noticable scent but there is nothing otherwordly about it. I love the flower scent that doesn't degenerate into a weak dying bouquet smell.

Mar
19
2011
aelias
aelias

This is my second review, but Alien is so unique and special. I wear it, and I immediately smell something similar to toast with a deep grape/berry jelly...it is wonderfully sweet and comforting.

Mar
16
2011
abigail5328
abigail5328

I read so many good reviews about this fragrance that I was very intrigued to smell this for myself, so I bought a sample to try.
I sprayed one small squirt to the wrist and was very surprised at how strong this was.
I would describe this scent to be feminine, mysterious, unique, sensual, and just very different to anything you have probably ever smelt before.
The scent is very strong, heavy and overpowering. I could constantly smell this even though I only sprayed a tiny amount.
The jasmine in this is very prominent. I also detect a minty smell ?
This is a true oriental with great sillage!
But unfortunately I'm sad so say that this perfume was too heavy and overpowering for me.
I know many will love this! Orientals just don't agree with me.
I think I will stick to the Fruity Florals =)

Mar
16
2011
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

Over a year ago I ADORED Alien, I was absolutely in love with this perfume, my husband also liked it on me and even bought me a big bottle for Christmas (2009). I havn't worn Alien for awhile, maybe 6 months or so and tried it on about a month ago and it made me so sick! I tried again a few days later and it wasn't as bad but still, it was not my love anymore, I still sniff the bottle now and again and it reminds me of spray starch....guess the love affair is over. :0(

Mar
15
2011
freehugsx3
freehugsx3

Mysterious, sexy, feminine without being girly, distinctive and very very beautiful.

Be prepared to receive loads of compliments wearing this - smells 100x better than Angel (which I actually really didn't like..). It screams siren - without being whorish. Think upper-class aristocrat - really lovely, very oriental, it actually reminds me of old tea houses/green tea, it's a clean scent that won't feel sickly or tiring although it is quite simple, so don't buy if you're into really complex/sweet scents.

Lasting power is pretty darn good, it does fade a little though to a more subtle tea scent.

Mar
14
2011
krissycat
krissycat

I was pleasantly surprised by this perfume. I didn't so much like Angel so I thought Alien would be like Angel, and it is not... the staying power is amazing to me. Put one drop on my hand in the afternoon, and it created a great sillage on me from just a drop, and lasted the entire day! That's too good to be true I think, and the scent was a bonus.. nothing like Angel. I find it does smell a little like Poisen, but way better, and sweeter. I can see with this one a little takes you a long way. I also think spraying too much might be a little overbearing for people around you so I plan to use this sparingly

Mar
14
2011
Papi
Papi

I think this will be the feminine version of "acqua di gio for men".

So girls, better use it now because soon every girl will have it, and you know how you don't like to have what other girl has!!!

Mar
12
2011
narcissi
narcissi

Ladies, beware, because the ultimate "fantasy woven with reality" fragrance is here... i cant believe i am writing the review so late [almost 10 months after] but this perfume is a MUST have.
it stays on my skin for days [when used with the body bath] , so longevity is fabulous = 9/10
This perfume is so so so very different from all the others, it is strong and bold yet retains the essential softness.
this is a strong contender for my signature scent, a beautiful, bold, crazy concoction, but as i said beware , not every woman is capable of wearing/appreciating it.
much love and luck
x

Mar
12
2011
roseau
roseau

It smells weird at first, with hints of earthy mushroom (!) , damped linen, rotting melon. But, after 5 minutes, it becomes soothing, gentle, warm. Astonishing staying power: I took a shower then I fell asleep for 14 hrs and this extraterrestrial perfume exhalated its last, touching, tender breaths from my right wrist. It's not a perfume, it is quite similar to a "shambleu-like/ shambleuoid" living creature that reacts to everyone's mood.
Take care of your Alien.

Mar
09
2011
Prettynightmary
Prettynightmary

At first I have to say, that I`m a total wimp when it`s about trying "scary" perfumes like Opium, Poison or Mr. Mugler`s creations...
Today I saw a bottle of Alien staring at me at a store. And after reading before such a good reviews about it, I decided to try.

To me this no alien! But maybe Mr. Mugler thinks that aliens are nice, soft, beautiful and sexy. There is nothing sharp here, pure velvet. For that reason this remainds me of Hypnotic Poison. Especially the dry down.

So I`m very pleasently surprised, I was waiting a slap on the face, but I got a hand covered in soft, velvet glove gently touching my skin.

Mar
09
2011
Helsinki
Helsinki

I did not have any expectations regarding this fragrance, but Alien turned out to have some guts.
And on the right person, this will smell heavenly in a can't-keep-my-hands-off-you way. Plastic fantastic, baby!

Extra points for the unique bottle, which gives a generous serving of the juice with one spray.

My verdict: Alien is unisex - if you dare to wear it, gentlemen!

Mar
04
2011
matissa
matissa

Alien is unusual yes but I'm looking for SciFi and not finding any. It starts off promising the weird stuff and making me wonder what the notes will be. But it turns deeply flora and darkly sensuous and it's all very feminine and even stylish.


I would wear Alien any evening as a glamour perfume.It really surprised me how very beautiful and Chanelly/Diory it is, so different completely from Angel

Mar
04
2011
Emiraa
Emiraa

One of my favorite!
It is like it's name, different, special and unique.
Is strong and sensual but not too strong, spicy and fresh at same time.
mostly i use it in the evening.

Mar
04
2011
geekweevil
geekweevil

I would totally love to wear a fragrance that comes in a bottle that looks like Ambassador Kosh's encounter suit.
I want to want it, so very much, but to me it's a cold, biting scent and it makes my stomach turn.

I consigned my sample back to Zahadoom where it belongs, forgotten on a planet of shadows.

Mar
03
2011
Thalia
Thalia

I've decided that for me, jasmine fragrances seem to come in two flavors: sweet, cool, and lush -- or loud, high, screechy, and unwearable (I think orange blossom and neroli might be the pairings that kick it up the screech). Fortunately, on me Alien proves to be the former.

I'd heard a lot about the STRANGENESS of this scent, but I find Alien quite pretty. Rich, cool jasmine (there's something herbal or stemmy in there, which contributes to the coldness) and warm woods, with the whole composition feeling somehow damp and dark. It's sweet but not foody or thick -- highly wearable and quite elegant, although it is also a BIG scent and certainly not a minimalist one. Also, a total powerhouse; you will KNOW you're wearing this, so ti does have a sort of otherworldly nuclear-powered quality in that sense.

To me, Bvlgari Black is a close cousin -- but sweeter, weirder, and less unisex than Alien! It's like Black plays up the sweet side of jasmine, then juxtaposes it against the rubber and leather notes. Alien just puts the lush jasmine front and center, doesn't candy it with all the vanilla in Black, and lets the woods provide a supporting role.

Thanks to Nyoka for inspiring me to give this a try with her raptorous comments on Alien!

Mar
03
2011
nyoka
nyoka

This is my 3rd review of my signature fume.I keep wondering why I am so enamored with this fume.AS a sci fi fan,I love the bottle and the concept of an ET.But,,,ITS THE JUICE! The jasmine mingled with all that wet woody componant is addictive to me.That and it lasts all day.I ALWAYS get compliments on it.ESpecislly when I use vanilla lotion underneath!

IT may come3 and go and if it does,Ill hunt it in vintage form.Its the ONLY fume smell,I cant forget!

Mar
01
2011
KateZeGreat
KateZeGreat

Alien is a sly 'fume. First application it coats the back of my throat in a fuzzy amber carpet layered in jasmine petals. Overall is a strange fug: what is it? Sweat? Salt? It's like licking the back of your hand and letting it dry after drinking black-tea...an odd scent, just lurking there.

Either way, I like Alien. I didn't think I would as the descriptions make it sound like a gourmand-nightmare. It's dryer than you'd think, and lasts a good 9-10 hours.

Strangely appealing. Oh, and I love the bottle design: I had a crush on Emperor Ming from Flash Gordon when I was a wee bairn. Yum.

Mar
01
2011
Kreen
Kreen

This is a gorgeous scent. I love it when I first spray it on, but, unfortunately, as it settles on my skin it becomes unbearably sweet and quite insipid. I have been told that this has something to do with my olive skin not having adequate acidity to cut through the sweetness, but who knows?

Feb
23
2011
Woodfaery
Woodfaery

I waited for some time before I decided to invest in this perfume. I recieved a couple of samples and just wasn't sure. Well everytime I spritzed just alittle, I liked it more and more. Finally I ran down to Macy's and bought a big bottle. Thanks everyone for your reviews....Normally I would have never tried this. I am so happy I did.
Mesmerizing!!!
Well I couldn't put my finger on it until now. The dry down smells like the old Roman Catholic cathedral that I went to as a child in Germany. Like...candleS...insense....vanilla....JASMINE JASMINE JASMINE!

Feb
21
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

Wow, I just had to delete old review, I was WAY off. But that's what happens when in 2011 I review something I smelt in 2006 :-/

I love this scent, only Thierry Mugler knows how to create a powerfully gorgeous scent that doesn't make me sick. I love the thick Jasmine in the EDP, it's so forceful an dominant. The EDT has a hit of moroccan jasmine and citrus, that which I'm not nearly impressed with as the EDP.
I hope my girlfriend really likes this.

Feb
17
2011
JazzBirdSinger
JazzBirdSinger

call me weird but i love looking at my mom getting ready at her vanity. its like an art form the way she applies her eye makeup just so. she's such a beautiful woman, even as she gets older. i walked over to give her an impulsive hug....and melted. heady, lush, AWESOME white floral sillage...so familar....yet so ALIEN.
i gave her my bottle on the spot.

Feb
13
2011
jolielady