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Alien spreads a 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 a 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 Alien 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 rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 7622 votes.

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Jasmine

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Woodsy Notes

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Amber

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Alien Eau de Toilette
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Alien Aqua Chic
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Alien Édition Talisman
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Alien Essence Absolue
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Alien Oud Majestueux
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Alien Fragrance Reviews

Janita9
Janita9

I have been using for a couple of months now and I love it. My only complaint is that it doesn't last on my skin. or should i say it doesn't project. Hardly get any compliments because others can't seem to smell it on me.. I guess i'll keep finding something which has greater sillage n longevity

Jul
21
2016
anapana83
anapana83

Deep, dark, and mystical. Just looking at this purple-hued perfume within it's unusually constructed bottle brings forth images of sorcery and magical potions, heard of in stories and fairy tales. This is a fragrance that looks as unearthly as it smells. I used to really dislike the scent upon first trying it on a whim, feeling it far too strong for my liking. However, after some months, i went back to a counter and tried it again. And this time, i finally fell under its spell.

It is a potent concoction. It's a carefully crafted mixture of blooming jasmine, vanilla, cashmeran wood notes, and amber. It even has solar accords, as described by Mugler's website. All of this makes for a truly compelling and mysterious fragrance that continues to stand out even after over a decade since it's launch. Just as with Mugler's other successful fragrance, Angel, this is a head-turner of a perfume that says, "I have arrived," when you walk into a room. When you pass by someone in an office, it is very common to see them look around, desperately trying to locate the cause of that hypnotic smell.

However, with it being such a powerful perfume, one to two sprays of it is all you will need. Mugler's fragrances are constructed to last, being highly concentrated. You will do yourself and those around you a tremendous favor by not going so heavy on the application. My mother had a coworker who loved the perfume but always went overboard with it, and the lady, more often than not, made those around her sick to death of it. So please be considerate when using it. In general, the less you use, the better.

As with most perfumes, individual body chemistry and environmental climate effect how you and others perceive it. But if the stars align for you, you will be one of the many who are lucky enough to successfully wear and appreciate this wonderfully baffling and other-worldly fragrance.

Jul
20
2016
Objections
Objections

Ill start this by saying this is my favorite scent in the entire world. Its truly intoxicating to me. At first when i got this a few years back people would ask me what im wearing and when id respond they'd say they havent heard it. Now, people are surrounding it in every department store! The smell itself is so unique. Its grape, and menthol. Most love it, some hate it. Its a cold scent that works well in all seasons and my god it LASTS. And as time continues to go on I so badly wanted to distance myself from this hypnotizing grapey, vicks vapor rub like scent due to how popular it has become (a bit cliche and hipster like ill admit) but the idea of smelling like everyone else can be a bit strange. Seeing this empty refillable bottle sitting on my shelf I decided to open it up and smell it another time, and I fell in love all over again. This fragrance is something ill never be able to distance myself from and im learning to accept that. The price is a bit steep for people in my age range and to put it blatantly, some people and alien just dont suit eachother or match up. A hard scent to pull off to me, you need that edge and the "look" (atleast to me) which is why im a bit puzzled this fragrance has become so popular, amongst many age groups and people of all different styles and interests. It truly is addicting! Anyway! My point being alien is truly still captivating and a force to be reckoned with. And that this is a lesson to me and (hopefully other people too) that if you love something, just love it. I cant believe I tried to forget this. Time to get a little extra spending money!

Jul
19
2016
clotty
clotty

I used to be baffled by this fragrance for the longest time. It smelled awful when I sprayed it on the paper tester strips in the stores, kinda like random metallic-smelling chemicals with a little toxic waste thrown in, so I couldn't for the life of me understand why it was so popular. Popular enough to have about a zillion variations/spin-offs. Nor even understand why it was ever created in the first place.

But eventually, since I wanted so badly to understand this scent, I obtained some of the small sample spritzers, so that I could actually wear it on my skin a few times, and see what my skin chemistry added to the equation, and smell the layers of notes as they evolved over the hours (and hours, and hours, and hours because, you know, Mugler).

NOW I get it. NOW I love it.

And I mean LOVE it.

I guess most people are typically inclined to wear this in the fall or winter because it's considered a heavy, sort of warm, comforting scent.

But there's something distinctly summery about it to me. Maybe it's the jasmine (there's often subtle jasmine notes in suntan lotion. Plus, warm weather is known for night-blooming jasmine and such) mixed with the ambiguous "woodsy notes" that are possibly making me think of beachwood which altogether are what makes it smell summery to me.

Or maybe I just have a weird nose. But I also smell a sort of tepid saltwater in there that reminds me of the ocean. Not a typical blue, sweet, aquatic type smell, but more like the straight up this-is-actual-water-from-the-ocean scent like what you smell in Dior's Sweet Sun.

Long story short, I love this fragrance in the summer. Day or night. Mind you, I live in Las Vegas where, in the summer, it's still in the 90 to 100 degree range at midnight, but then again, I do tend to like heavy scents on summer nights anyway, whether it's 100 degrees out or not.

Alien Essence Absolue pretty much works the same way for summer, but I really think I prefer the original.

Anyway, gorgeous scent. I'll always want it on hand for any season. Except maybe spring. But springtime in Vegas lasts about 2 weeks until it just turns into a full-blown summer of at least 80 or 90 degrees daily, soooo I guess in my case, I do want this for all the seasons.

Jul
15
2016
Missmaassen
Missmaassen

This was the first fragrance i ever fell in love with. At the time alien first came out i had a crazy obsession for the colour purple and wanted everything purple. The bottle looked so striking and perfect. upon smelling it i just fell in love. i love amber and this just smelts so good. its warm, sensual and unique. it was the first fragrance i actually saved up at 15( the struggle lol) to buy myself and requested it from all family members as a gift. its indeed one of the sexiest fragrances i own and i just love it for winter and late nights. i hate spraying a perfume and the scent disappearing in 30 mins :/ . Alien has good longevity and silage and smells amazing. Alien is a scent when worn, you will be definitely remebered by those you are in contact with and upon smelling it elsewhere they will be reminded of you. what more could a girl ask for. x

Jul
15
2016
La_Douleur_Exquise
La_Douleur_Exquise

Jazz for noses, it's different. i like it. All day scent for me.

Jul
14
2016
Longhair
Longhair

I don't get why so many people rave about this one. I was so dissapointed when I sprayed on the paper. It smells like plastic and cheap. I love jasmine but not in this one. There is no depth. It reminds me of scented notebook in the stationary if that makes sense. It's not unique or beautiful. It's just my humble opinion. No offence.

Jul
12
2016
LuxAestiva
LuxAestiva

I've always felt that Alien and Angel should switch names. Angel feels strange, startling and otherworldly, while Alien, although amazingly strong, feels pedestrian, sweet and fairly simple. Just look at the notes for example. There is a strong, ever-present jasmine, not a stinky, indolic jasmine, but sweet and grapey jasmine. This is supported by a sweet, maple-like amber with subtle hints of wood. The final product is a strong, sweet, floral ambery fragrance.Even though it is quite sweet, cloying and artificial at times, I actually really like it a lot. I also adore the bottle and the Alien font is genius. I see that a lot of people feel that it is unisex, but even as a guy who loves unisex fragrances and pushing the line, I can't imagine this on myself. It feels too sweet and feminine. No disrespect to the guys who do wear this though, cheers to you for pulling it off. Alien reminds me of Armani Code for Women (more woody and playdoughy) and Lust by Lush (more indolic).

Jul
10
2016
AlphaLimaTango
AlphaLimaTango

Alien is a conundrum to me. I find it so unique and sometimes indescribable but I fear others smell me and think I have bathed in a mixture of grape Kool-Aid, bug spray, and essential oils. I have yet to receive a single compliment on this one.

It does initially go on very fake grape smelling- for real a huge wad of grape Big League Chew while drinking a grape Welch's soda. Once that fades (on me around 30 mins to an hour), I get woody notes with a somewhat medicinal undertone (not necessarily in a bad way). I have yet to smell the jasmine in this one although there are times I catch a tiny pit of floral.

On uniqueness alone I give it a 7/10. The longevity and silage make it an 8 overall for me.

Jul
10
2016
Oriane
Oriane

It does smell like cotton washed with vanilla soap. However, I like it on my skin. I love the encounter between amber and jasmine. There's also an element in it that makes it slightly salty to my nose. Overall it is comforting rather than strange. Simple, yet recognizable.

Jul
07
2016
poolsoflaughter
poolsoflaughter

I get fresh cotton cloth, water, jasmine, water, sweetness, musk, soap, and a couch. Its tendrils definitely reach out and refuse to be ignored. My skin amplifies this like crazy, and it is just too much for me. I like scents that stay in the background, but this one just cries out for attention, wanting you to notice it, senpai.

Jul
03
2016
SunnyYG
SunnyYG

This was a blind buy that I tried to like over a 6 months period, but, I just can't like this. All I smell is dead Jasmine flowers, grape soda and copy machine paper! I lived years with a hedge of various Jasmine vines climbing over a deck. They are one of my favorite flowers. The version of Jasmine in this is stale like dying blooms. The grape soda scent is present. Maybe, that is what the purple color represents. Warm copy machine paper and toner dominates for me. I would only wear this to smell like office worker working overtime and that will never happen.

Jul
01
2016
thedesertmermaid
thedesertmermaid

I don't like it at all. I always feel bad saying I hate a perfume that so many people obviously enjoy, but to me it smells like an old dusty closet with old clothes and moth balls, that smell that clothes get when they get stored in a cellar or some box and then get pulled out after a long time. It smells so dusty you can almost feel the dust particles entering your nose. There's something floral too, but it rather smells like old dried flowers with still a hint of the floraliness but they're dead flowers and, again, very very dusty. That all is not even due to my skin chemistry, since I would never even think about putting it on my skin, as I already hate smelling it on others so much. I know the Mugler fragrances are said to be ones that you either love or hate, but I can say, even though I don't love any of them or would ever wear any of them personally, I would much rather have everyone wear Angel or even Womanity (which in my opinion is not a good idea for a nice perfume either since it smells like fruit and fish), but those are easier to handle, this one is like blowing on something that hasn't been touched for years and getting all the dust in your face so you start sneezing and coughing. Sorry for everyone who likes it, I'm sure I have been around people wearing it and I didn't even notice cause it blended beautifully with their skin chemistry, but I kinda get the feeling a lot of people just wanna wear Alien just to wear Alien and don't even care if it smells that good on them.

Jul
01
2016
Nat001
Nat001

A must have! This makes me look at my other perfumes and laugh lol

Jun
29
2016
NewToTheGame
NewToTheGame

This perfume should come with a disclaimer.. it can go wrong very fast if over sprayed.. This is the type of perfume you shimmy through.

To me this is a very linear scent, It's a very strong white jasmine.. smells a bit oily.

Jun
26
2016
rararamadanti
rararamadanti

dark smoky jasmine beautifully blend with warm woodsy amber, it creates a mysterious and distinct scent. you have to own this scent or it will overpowering you. the name really says it all, unique, sensual, powerful, extravagant and seducing.

sillage is heavy, and longevity is monstrous.

I LOVE this perfume!!

Jun
26
2016
xJessax
xJessax

Hmmm... I like this one. Something about how it smells and settles into my skin seems foreign... extraterrestrial, perhaps? With only three notes in it's composition, it's surprisingly unique & strong, and has a certain character that Thierry Mugler fragrances tend to have. On me, right off the bat I get cold, mysterious jasmine with a very faint unidentified woodsy trail. It almost feels like it doesn't belong on my body, it gives off a very "unfriendly vibe", which is so strange yet compelling for a fragrance to possess! This definitely smells wonderful, and gives me loads of inspiration. I think the name "Alien" suits the juice inside. It's a fun one to try and draw all sorts of creativity from. I do enjoy this one, just for the experience alone. Also, maybe it's just my nose, but I smell the slightest hint of grape! Hmm... Alien never ceases to surprise me, it has an enchanting nature!

Scent: 8.5/10 for me!
Longevity: 6-7 hours!
Sillage: Moderate to strong!

Jun
24
2016
theladymay
theladymay

I own it, have worn it and even thought I liked it at times; but never once have I confused this with any scent found in the natural world. I'm all for better living through chemistry, but Alien may be a step too far for my taste. So synthetic, and do make sure you want to wear it all day, because it's not going anywhere.

Jun
24
2016
Italo Paz
Italo Paz

Alien is one ot the most interesting creations ever.

Jun
23
2016
Konga5000
Konga5000

FILE THIS UNDER : "What More Can Be Said?"
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* Blind Buy. $20.00 w/ free shipping for a 1 oz. bottle via one of the leading frag discounters online.

* First blast : GRAPE soda or candy (not in a bad way). Candy dies down then some pretty florals move in--then something a little "darker" hovers (there be the alien sighting?) --then everything simmers together and dries down nice & STRONG!

There is really nothing "alien" going on here; other than alienating THIS from Mugler's other frags -- the coffee/caramel/patchouli bombs.

This is a nice strong purple/grape/floral wonder that will have a spot on the shelf of classic fragrances for all eternity.............

Would make a good gift for a novice perfume lover that might want to try something a little different BUT not TOO different!

Good for day/night home/office, all seasons and general usage for ALL AGES.

Alien is fun & pretty and will get compliments.

Jun
20
2016
EvesFolly
EvesFolly

Accidental Alien encounter: sitting in the doctor's office, up on the table, half-naked, I come across this peculiar perfume sample attachment in a magazine. I'm trying to figure it out when *poof!* it suddenly sprays me in the face. Awkward. Not sure what my Doc thought when she entered the room to find a heavily perfumed patient awaiting her. Like many people, I will now forever associate Alien encounters with strange and intimate medical procedures. Thank you, Thierry Mugler.

The rest of the day I walked around, thinking I was smelling the amazing perfume on the person in front of me; I had to stop short from accosting them and inquiring a few times. But no, it was right under my own nose. Literally.

How can I analyze it? The apparent simplicity of the notes does nothing to indicate its depth, complexity and potency. Can mere Jasmine, Amber, and Woods create this exotic smell? Seems like there's some alchemy at work here. Alien is very secretive, morphing depending on the heat of your skin, the wind chill, possibly the position of the sun, moon, and stars.

This is a fragrance of blue-green woods on an alien planet with a purple sky, mysterious resin dripping from the trees and bubbling up from gemstone-encrusted craters. It is truly strange, fairly wonderful, and definitely not for everyone.

Jun
13
2016
UnearthlyApothecary
UnearthlyApothecary

I love woodsy florals and this is the ultimate... A triple punch of huge jasmine, woods and Amber. It IS otherworldly. And it really does smell kinda grapey and purple as others have mentioned. The scent matches the bottle.

Jun
13
2016
Veynus
Veynus

The first time I tried this it was side by side next to Angel- Alien on one arm and Angel on the other. Of course I would like this more. After smelling Angel my s/o's balls would most likely have been a welcome aroma at that point. My body chemistry just mingles terribly with it. However at a later date I tried alien by itself and realized I actually didn't like it. The amber in this is piercing and screechy. I can tell it is a perfume of few notes. I will say the quality is excellent. This stuff lasts and lasts.

Jun
12
2016
Lilypads
Lilypads

Alien - perfume or bug spray? I cannot get my head around this perfume. It's overwhelming and I smell it everywhere. Everywhere stinks of it. Sometimes I like it,other times I hate it. It's too popular for me to continue to buy it. Instantly recognisable it will go down as a classic in years to come!
It's full on in your face bug spray noxious but warm and alluring. I've personally left this scent and moved on to vintage chypres but I do still my nose picking up this scent.
Lovely on the nostrils if you want to smell like the masses

Jun
11
2016
Nessers
Nessers

I have hesitated to review this perfume for some time . and I am almost embarrassed to have it as I am a woman that never purchases a perfume that is completely overhyped . I just really want to be that cool girl who has perfume that smell fantastic and slide completely under the radar . normally I can be that girl but today is a different story . but this review in itself we will be different than the others .

I have combined alien with tender Romance . and I am absolutely in love . as you always say alien has a uniqueness about it that is hard to put your finger on . when I wear it alone it does smell good, but it feels as though there is something missing . by accident I tried out tender romance first and then applied a generous portion of alien EDP. what I have created is a sweet yet and exotic potion that I dare say could be my new favorite . it is sweet and seductive and just a tiny bit spicy . I feel feminine and sexy but not girly at all . in no way does this at all feel masculine, but I know I can take down a roomful of men . I am Intoxicated by the potion and I dare you all to try it .

One last note . I have a lotion on and that would be tom ford soleil blanc.

Jun
08
2016
wootforDOLCE&GABBANA
wootforDOLCE&GABBANA

this is such a distinct fragrance that if you can tolerate the headache (if it gives you one) it's definitely worth it. 1/2 a spritz every 6-8 hrs is enough (just like all Thierry Mugler fragrances)... I was working in a coffee shop when some girl walks up to the counter to purchase something. She smelled so extraordinary that I had to ask her what she was wearing. Turns out it was Alien. I own the 'leather' version of this... i think I like the original more... the original smells more synthetic, but in a pleasant sort of way.

TM's Alien is the kind of smell that you wear for other people's benefit; so that others are like "Wow! You smell great! So jasmine-y...!"... but not necessarily for yourself because a) i find TM fragrances can give myself a headache (i.e. Angel) b) when you wear it for others they only catch a whiff of it or little whiffs of it but don't have to tolerate it for 8 hrs which c) goes back to the headache and d) once you've worn it for 8 hrs and gone past the headache point, you can't smell it anymore, even though others still can which d) goes back to the wearing it for other people's benefit. Still a 5/5 fragrance though (and the customer that wore it back in my coffee shop days didn't give me a headache, but also keep in mind she only stood in front of me for like... 5 minutes...)

My whole life, I've only had 2 fragrances that other people wore that spoke out to me so strongly that I found them (as individuals) unforgettable. 1) D&G's The One (my favourite perfume) 2) Thierry Mugler's Alien. That's it.

Jun
02
2016
nvenus
nvenus

I've heard that you either love it or hate it but I like it; it's pleasant and just "enough" feminine :)

Jun
01
2016
atreyuas
atreyuas

An opening of jasmine and something almost vanilla-like but not powdery or too sweet - with a subtle floral note backed by rich amber, and a slightly woodsy heart and an almost musky base. This is an unexpected pleasure. There aren't too many notes competing here - and that's refreshing because my olfactory nerves often get overwhelmed with designer fragrances trying to pack a big punch. But here the composition is simple and the balance is beautiful. The floral note isn't sharp - but rather mellow and warm. I got a sample and put it on this morning, and I've been sniffing my wrist every five minutes all day. Can't speak to the sillage - nobody has commented on it yet (I'll be asking my bf for his review later) - but every time it hits my nose I'm smiling. It's a rich skin scent - sensual, mysterious, and yes, juicy - but not like fruit or candy, more like sex ... really good sex. Definitely something I would wear on date night. I honestly wasn't expecting to like this one much - maybe because it's trendy and aimed at younger women - but it seems to work really well on my skin. And even though it's summer, I'm not getting a sickly sweet mutation - it is staying true. (It is strong though and I can see it being easy to overspray in the warmer months.) I've been splurging a lot on perfume lately, and if I didn't already have so many fragrances in my collection, I'd pick up a big bottle of this stuff today. But I might still get a mini just because I'm so intrigued. Very unique scent, I'm enjoying it a lot.

Jun
01
2016
ameagari
ameagari

i sniffed alien EDT and i loved it on paper, so i decided to try its older sister alien EDP on my wrist. its definitely cool and mysterious and everything, but i hate how the jasmine in the opening note plays out for the first two hours. there's something bitter and chemical about it that i can't shake. after two hours, it settled into something surprisingly lovely considering the jasmine nuclear bomb of the opening. the nice dry down isn't worth it tho, wish i liked it more than i did. onto testing the EDT~~

May
27
2016
upperu
upperu

Absolutely gorgeous, stunning, and mystique fragrance. I feel jasmine and amber the most. It lasts 6-8 hours on my skin, and I feel it more woody after a few hours. True love!

May
18
2016
Miss Shali
Miss Shali

I just got this fragrance from a swap and the most I get is grape and amber maybe a little of jasmine I loved how this scent works on my chemistry, but the sillage is not as a monster as Angel.

May
15
2016
SuzanneS
SuzanneS

Alien EDP
Alien starts out for me as a brief grapey blast that turns into jasmine solar accord. It could be said its a jasmine soliflore type scent. The woods rise to support it and round out the jasmine and the amber in the drydown adds richness. Its unique, clean smelling, and if Angel has too much going on for you, this is an excellent example of a paired down fragrance that produces a big idea. Mugler has always produced fragrances a little off kilter that work. Its unique and beautiful. Definately an alpha female scent.

May
13
2016
allyball
allyball

This scent really puts on a performance. To me, this one is much more wearable than Angel, which I only use for special occasions. Alien opens up with a serious blast of Jasmine, and I see how some people smell it as a little grapey. The first time I tested it I also got grape, but I only smell intense Jasmine now. The middle notes are really indescribably lovely, I don't even know what to call it but I get a really interesting woody smell. By the time the base notes hit, it's a really smooth, creamy, almost gentle, warm smell. The staying power and sillage are awesome but not cloying, those qualities remind me if what I get with Lolita lempicka. You catch whiffs of it all throughout the day but it isn't punching you in the face. Alien is a perfume I want to wear when I'm matching my underwear to my bra, you know what I mean? Feminine and sophisticated and a little intimidating.

May
13
2016
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

Sweetling.....you are exactly right! The debth of red door is exactly like alien. Two totally different scents but they "act" the same way. I often wonder if 10 to 20 years from now, if alien will have the hate that people give red door.....but until then, I will wear alien while it's still acceptable hehehe....and still after its not, like I do, red door.

Alien is truly a beauty. 80 ' s power with modern scent. That is why I totally understand people's love/hate relationship with alien.

May
11
2016
Miss_Vanity
Miss_Vanity

I tried it yesterday at the department store and it smelled amazing. It's definitely my cup of tea, a deep, sexy, mysterious and seductive fragrance. It matched my skin perfectly.
However I was underwhelmed by silage and longevity. Only 4 hours after spraying, the fragrance was completely untraceable on my skin, while other EDP I own last for the entire day and, if combined with their respective moisturizers, the next day.
I will try this in winter as well, to see how my skin and clothes react in colder climate.

May
11
2016
Addict2Perfume
Addict2Perfume

Alien by Thierry Mugler is one of those scents that has a “je ne sais quoi” to it! Normally I dislike jasmine and avoid fragrances that have prominent jasmine notes, but the way Mugler does jasmine - it has this beautiful fizzy almost menthol/minty quality to it and I love it! I think the amber compliments the jasmine in this perfectly and balances out the floral to sweetness ratio with a nice woody base. I was lucky enough to get this in a swap and I think I am going to really enjoy wearing it!

May
10
2016
Sweetling
Sweetling

The lovely and fun Macy's saleslady told me there's nothing like Alien. Nothing. I smelled it for the first time and was intrigued, not in love. Some minutes later I informed her that she was wrong. Alien is Red Door's cousin. She looked shocked. Then understanding came over her face.

When I came back from outside (where I'd been to try to figure out how Angel could be so awful...see my surprising Angel review) she was looking for me. She'd been conferring with a colleague about Red Door and spraying it to see if I was right. I said I'd come up with another lightning bolt: It was somewhere between Red Door and Realities. That hit her hard too. The warmth and darkness of Red Door, the powdery sweetness of Realities.

It's okay. Too strong. I don't love it. I'm far more obsessed with the evil/fabulous Angel.

May
10
2016
Betsywoolbright
Betsywoolbright

I'm so glad you're feeling better. Scents sure do weird things to our minds and souls.

May
09
2016
FrkFors
FrkFors

I got a sample of this perfume with an online order. I did not expect anything special from it.
I sat in my bed, smelled the spray opening, and... Wow! It felt like it was "me" as a perfume?! So weird, and so good! I sprayed it one time on my chest, and it was my perfect match! So unsuspected. It made me feel very feminine, happy and optimistic. And it literally helped me get some passion and spark back in my life, helping me on my way to recover from depression.
I love the name, the colour and shape of the bottle, and of course the juice! I can't describe the scent properly, it just smells warm, sunny, sensual jasmine, with something alien added. I love it.❤

May
09
2016
Melodiarose82
Melodiarose82

Rich, intoxicating, spellbinding, bewitchery, oh those feminine charms... This is definitely a purple scent. I see a woman with deep bejeweling eyes, and long thick dark hair, tan skin, wearing a soft lilac cashmere sweater... with a white flower in her hair... So jasmine, floral, heady, will get you noticed, not a typical scent. This is not a frilly fragrance. This is for a woman of mystery and intrigue and smarts. This lady knows what she's doing and she knows how to get what she is after. She has a good heart, but you never know what she's thinking. Sometimes aloof, but you just don't understand her. This purple mistress has to be taken ahold of, pulled close, don't let go, inhale her in deeply, appreciate her fully for who she is. That is the only way...

Alien. She's everything you've always wanted. Elusive like a dream, so take her in while you can.

May
08
2016
hedward
hedward

While I did enjoy this perfume a lot back in the first sprays but now that I have pure cashmeran crystals at home I've noticed that Alien smells literally of simple cashmeran and fractionated non-indolic jasmine. Some of the reviews talk about something spicy and abstract and that's exactly the cashmeran that's dominating the scent. I don't hate it (actually still like this alot) but the scent is very one-dimensional, linear and tires my nose quickly.

May
07
2016
NouveauDruid
NouveauDruid

What almost never fails to work with a fragrance with only three notes (or two, or one) is impact and BOY this has impact.

This is a fragrance I personally only wear to nightclubs, mostly due to its sillage but also because it is special to me, containing three of my five favorite notes.

Alien BROADCASTS these notes like a Vega inhabitant to Jodie Foster in the film Contact----and like her, it excites me, invites me, and sucks me into its wormhole for one hell of a ride.

May
06
2016
maxipad
maxipad

Soaking wet jasmine and freshly cut grass that turn purple when warm skin meets cold air. There's nothing like Alien.

May
04
2016
Gabbygirl
Gabbygirl

My signature scent, anyone and everyone who knows me, knows that this is my signature scent. Smells like deep vanilla with jasmine and something else that i cant quite put my finger on. My boyfriend LOVES this and so does everyone around me. Good for anytime of the day or season. Smells like home <3 Words cannot describe how much i love it. I can wear it now at my current age, or 32 years later when im 50.

Apr
30
2016
Rebemario
Rebemario

Seriously addicting, I got a little nutty about this one. There's something spicy in there, I don't know where it's coming from but it's Heavenly! Seriously, will do my best to keep this in my collection as long as I can. I can totally see wearing this everyday. God bless guys! Happy perfuming!

Apr
29
2016
MeanSuga
MeanSuga

Today I heard " What IS that ?" " Your perfume is amazzzing!"
" It`s called WHAT? Where do I find it ?"
And, from my husband " You do smell amazing ,Baby, yes you do."
This is a fairly new purchase, and although I have worn a few times , I did not get the reactions that I did today.
The last times, the weather was fairly cold.
A fleshy sort of flower, very warm skin ,and close skin scent sultry , but hardly any projection.
I could detect amber, and a jasmine I had never smelled before. No sweetness, just umm... natural!
Today it hit 70F with mugginess in the air.
Today I got what Alien has in store for warmer temps- more of that fleshy jasmine , a yummy, lush jasmine. Carrying it was warm amber, and a taste of vanilla that is mellow.
Projection was enough that I sensed it with every move. Soo much more than worn when the temps were cooler. I had sprayed all over my body, and then onto my dress !
And I worried... :/ Is this a big no no for warmer temps? Am I going to blast everyone away, including myself ?
It stayed just where it did - at almost too much.
I was afraid - it would change ! It would change to a horrid set of notes and send me running for the shower :/
But, it never did. It stayed true.
That , I found, was the beauty of Alien.
It is so simple in composition. It might heat up, but it never strays from it`s true form.
It is unlike anything I have worn before. The only thing I might be able to very slightly to is a musk cologne or oil... but that would be more of how it wears, projects, and the works of it - nothing to do with the scent itself.
To echo others : Deep, warm, smells expensive, quality, juicy (IMO not a fruit juicy, more of a ripeness ready for sex ) sexy, mysterious ...
I agree with those words. To me just has such a strange natural sultry skin enhancing scent thing goin on, without a lot of other notes to complicate.
I will reach for this much ever so often now, but keep the spritz down to just the most important areas of my body .
I have another TM love, and the only other TM I have in my possession - Mirror of Secrets, also with very few notes...makes me want to search out more TM such as these.

Apr
25
2016
Avidahola
Avidahola

Smells expensive and grown-up. Save this one for the winter months.

Apr
23
2016
Glam Sham
Glam Sham

Strangely soapy, Alien lives up to its name. The smell is unique, and the sillage and longevity are pretty great BUT this is not for me. I was expecting more; at best I was disappointed.

It is supposed to be white floral, that's not how I smell it. No trace of Jasmine whatsoever. To me, it smells so dry-powdery that it almost hurts my nose. The dry-down smell doesn't change much, and by the end of the day, I am not impressed. It feels like I took a shower in the morning, and right after getting out of the shower, I applied a cheap but perfumed talcum powder on my moist skin. The smell that will ensue is exactly what I smell with this perfume on. I don't know if this example even makes sense to anyone, but I have had the misfortune of experiencing the talcum powder experience, and I don't look forward to that happening again - at least not when I am paying for the smell.

I know many love this one, but for me, it's just does not sit well with me. I like floral and woody fragrances, but this one did not deliver anything.

Apr
23
2016
barb.carey
barb.carey

Not much to add to all the other great reviews. Strong, long and always gets comments, wear in the evening, too much for work.

Apr
15
2016
Marco<3
Marco<3

È impossibile non farsi stregare da questo elisir magico.
Il nome di questo profumo ben esprime, la fragranza che racchiude la bellissima boccetta.
Un qualcosa di alieno, inedito, potente, magistrale.
Poche gocce e...sarete rapiti! Stupiti!
Come lo sono stato anch'io da Alien!

❤️

Apr
10
2016
darlingnadine
darlingnadine

There is so much to be said about this.
First off, there is nothing that smells like this. It's a truly unique scent. The first time I smelled it I was immediately captivated by its mysteriousness. I will admit there was an ever so slight "bug spray" vibe at first but in a good way...I don't smell that anymore by the way for some reason. Something about this fragrance appealed to my dark, moody side. I don't know what it is but when I was feeling depressed and anxious this scent was very comforting. I let my boyfriend at the time smell it and his response was "it's weird but kind of awesome"...That right there is Alien in a nutshell.
It's one of those scents I wear purely for myself, when I am in my don't give a shit, intense moods.
The opening is amazing and addictive. I can't stop smelling myself. The drydown is powdery and less exciting but still very nice.
I will always have a bottle of this beauty.
Update: I never really saw this as a scent men would like but I had 3 guys at work compliment it in one week, one of which saying I smelled "delicious"...so yeah. It's a winner with the guys too. ;-)

Apr
09
2016
Sasco
Sasco

Regal. Bombastic. The scent of choice for every evil queen and wicked stepmother who ever graced the pages of a fairy tale with their deceitful beauty and malevolent wiles. Alien pulls me in and consumes me; heavy and heady and Just. Unique.

I tested Alien side by side with the Essence Absolu version, and while I'm more inclined towards the latter, I'm also enthralled by the original. Absolu feels more 'me' with its balmy vanilla note, while Alien feels like something I would love to wear with confidence and sass, but might struggle to pull off - I'd feel much the same as tottering about in six inch heels when I usually wear ballet flats. For me, Absolu feels like wearing a gold cloak of heavy silk, while the original Alien is a purple cloak of rich velvet. Equally stunning and simply a case of which feels more 'you'. I plan on buying Absolu first, but I strongly suspect her bigger, badder, bolder sister might be joining her very shortly.......

Apr
07
2016
Rie60
Rie60

Just got this and I love it but it has a lot in common with Elizabeth Taylors Violet eyes. Same salty finish

Apr
05
2016
wendyha
wendyha

This is really one of my favourite scents. A warm, mysterious, delicous jasmine scent in which the amber and the wood is also clearly present. Because of the amber and the wood, it also reminds me of Classique, by Jean Paul Gaultier, another one of my favourites. No wonder that I see Classique present among the suggestions of Fragantica of scents that people that love Alien can also like.

I also love and own Ange Ou Demon by Givenchy, another oriental, flowery woody scent, which is being suggested, but I love Alien even more than I love Ange Ou Demon

It is a heavy scent and I love that, but my colleagues at the office complained, so I am carefull not to spray too much Alien on me, like all other scents mentioned, the longevity is very long, it lasts way longer than twelve hours, and that is what I want: I want to spray it in the morning and I want it to last till I go to bed at night, without having to spray extra, because I don't want to carry around my perfumes with me.

It is my most expensive scent, but really worth every cent. I can use less of it than of my other fragances, so the bottle lasts longer and the longevity is really great. I tried So Elixir Purple by Yves Rocher, because that is being named as a budget version of Alien, but that really isn't my experience with it. It really is a nice scent, but not that special at all. There really is no scent at all that can replace Alien, but I think that Ange Ou Demon comes a lot closer than So Elixir Purple.

Apr
05
2016
lyon
lyon

The 100 Days Challenge - Day 3

Jasmine and woods turns into something so oddly beautiful and hard to describe that it's unsettling. Maybe it is a well crafted marketing campaign, but to my nose and my brain this smells like outworldly experiences. Hallucinations in a bottle: an adrenaline-filled trip across the universe. It takes time to learn how to be an 'Alien'. Anyhow, it is worth trying. This is a mesmerizing expeditionary mission.

Today's word: Dreams.

Apr
03
2016
MWhitman
MWhitman

This perfume is so nice and different. It is one that really only needs to be sprayed a couple times. It is a potent perfume for sure!

As much as I like it, I would say to test first.

Mar
30
2016
TFordandCreed
TFordandCreed

My girlfriend wears this and I really like it. It lasts her all day!

Mar
28
2016
lemonzest
lemonzest

Here we have minimalism in a fragrance. Three notes - Jasmine, Amber, and Wood - evoke more than a mood; they bring forth an entire sci-fi experience, apparently. Not to mention nearly 1300 reviews.
Simplicity deceives as it always does with minimalism, an inherently dishonest esthetic movement. The deception lies in the notion that presenting a mere three notes offers strightforwardness. It does not because Jasmine itself is a complex scent.
Moreover, the beauty of Alien arises from all the notes that could have been included but weren't. I love this for its lack of almond, patchouli, freesia, rose, aldehydes and one hundred other corruptions. I love it for the fresh air between the notes like an open fifth (in music). Mostly I love it because I experience white florals as a flavor, not as a scent, and this tastes delicious.
Perhaps if aliens tried earth perfumes they would taste them as well.

Mar
28
2016
Perfumeaddict777
Perfumeaddict777

Its hard for me to believe that there are only 3 notes to this perfume. This is a strong, deep, gorgeous scent. I agree with others that it smells grapey. It is very similar to avon rare amethyst, but of course alien is the better fragrance. I don't smell musk or anything dirty about it. I think the mixture of amber and jasmine give alien the grape or plummy feel. Alien stays pretty linear on my skin. I smell grapes/boozy plum and jasmine all the way through and tords the very end the woods start to show up. Longevity is 10 to 12 hours, sillage fills a room for the first 30 minutes than after that sillage is an arms length and leaves a beautiful trail wherever i walk. It is expensive but very much worth it. This scent hits every perfume taste bud that i have. Being from a small town in Michigan no one else that i know of has this perfume so i can still wear this and no one else smells like me, that is a plus!

Mar
28
2016
jenny_sokols
jenny_sokols

This is a very sexy fragrance, men like it a lot and every time I wear this I get many compliments but I think it's too common and pretty expensive. The bottle is beautiful.
4/5

Mar
28
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Alien seduces the eyes and senses beckoning you to wear her. The popular fragrance comes in that tantalizing deep purple gem shaped bottle. I was never one to buy a fragrance because it was popular but I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. When I first wore Alien it was in a miniature bottle and it was a dab-on/splash. I didn't think the fragrance was particularly impressive and it turned out to be far too strong although I kept wearing it from time to time. It smelled mostly of musk to me. I agree with Ouch's review that it does evoke an Oriental fragrance, an Arabic or Egyptian perfume. The scent opens with ink. It has something that resembles and smells like ink, and then it becomes something like grapes or as some have described as being grape juice or grape soda. It is more like a grape scented ink to me. This was enjoyable and not bad. It's when that jasmine bomb detonates that this scent becomes polarizing. If you don't like heavy and indolic jasmines don't bother with this fragrance. This is a very dark, musky, dirty jasmine. I don't mean to say it stinks. It's just very strong and has an unwashed skin quality similar to fragrances like vintage original Bal a Versailles. It's this jasmine that most stands out and there is definitely musk in this. It's got an animalic accord. The scent never becomes woodsy to me. It's mostly a linear simple scent of night blooming dirty jasmine, only a hint of wood, and a lot of musk. I wear this very infrequently and only at night. I think it smells much better in the winter time and in museums and art galleries. I never want anyone to smell this on me from up close. It's really lovely once you smell it from a distance, where you can detect it in the air as someone walks past you. It's a fragrance I both love and hate. I think that this scent could have been better if they had tempered the strong indolic jasmine with an additional white flower or better yet a purple flower like iris or helitrope, violet, lilac, in order to also resemble the purple color of the bottle. The amber note is never as beautiful as other ambers I've experienced. This should have had more Oriental touches other than jasmine flower. One wonders what it would smell like if it had more notes than just those boring linear 3 notes. How about some sandalwood? Patchouli? Incense? I wanted this scent to have incense. This fragrance is totally unisex so anyone saying this is for women only need to go to your men's colognes and discover how similar it can be to notes in men's colognes. I think the name Alien is so fitting. It smells like an ugly alien that scares you. But then it can turn into a beautiful creature from another world if you take the time to get to know it. I like to think of this scent as the story of a single space alien who arrived on earth to create a perfume. It concocted a fragrance using the biggest jasmines he could find, a lot of woods, dirt, soil, leaves, amber and every possible element and ingredient he could find on the planet. It's a fragrance that will continue to sell and become one of the modern vintages of the 21st century.

Mar
26
2016
anika.brumbaugh
anika.brumbaugh

this reminds me a bit of the YSL Black opium and Diesels Loverdose....sweet floral and screams LICORICE! I LOVE IT...such a simple yet sexxy fragrance. SO many compliments on this perfume, and its so versatile.

Mar
25
2016
theangryraisins
theangryraisins

This perfume is pleasant enough, but it just doesn't excite me.

Mar
25
2016
Camilla91
Camilla91

It is sad this one is becoming more and more popular these days. It is a very unique scent and in my oppinion must fit the personality to make a good combo. Lasting power is amazing and projection is also fair enough. Highly recommend this one, one of my faves.

Mar
25
2016
Nikinoo
Nikinoo

I bought this in a tester because a co worker wears this and it smells so good on her, she is a bit older than me and when she wears this it smells comforting and exotic like a sunny afternoon hanging clothes while the grass is being cut. So I had to have it. At first blast all I get is spearmint someone else said vapor rub I can see why. I don't mind mint but this is like a sickening spearmint smell like it doesn't belong there. After that it dries down to a soft Jasmine scent, I don't love it but I also don't hate it, I can't understand why it doesn't sit well on my skin like it does my co worker normally Jasmine smells pretty good on me I think but not to much in Alien. To my nose on me it almost smells sickly flowery, but my husband loves it, he kept sniffing my neck all night when I wore this and he normally can't handle heavy florals as he gets a headache. This to him was soft enough that he could enjoy the florals in it. To bad I don't love it.

This one is a real sillage monster it quickly announces itself to the whole room like hey you guys I'm here smell me!

Longevity is easily 8-12 hours depending on how dry your skin is. You wouldn't need to layer this with any other Alien

Mar
23
2016
spamilla
spamilla

I really like this perfume!

Well, not at first. At first, it smells like Vick's VapoRub for like half an hour, but then the "Alien" come out into this gorgeous fragrance that lasts all day! I can't get enough of this perfume! I love it! So much better than Angel!

Mar
22
2016
Vegas Pauli
Vegas Pauli

Sweet, potent, thick and strong, but somehow it all works. The jasmine, amber and woody notes either compliment each other, or cancel each other out, I can't decide. Unique enough to be recognizable but gives each person who wears it a sense of individuality for having the balls to wear something as gutsy as this. Love it or hate it Alien is classic. Thumbs up.

Mar
21
2016
lesecretforme
lesecretforme

123velvetrose. Pepper? How in the world do you smell pepper? Lol

Mar
19
2016
sharyssa
sharyssa

on my 4th refill bottle...no other fragrance can hold a candle to alien in my opinion

Mar
19
2016
Sailor Pluto
Sailor Pluto

I received my bottle today and I can't believe how perfect this fragrance is! Just sweet enough, just strong enough, relaxing yet exciting! A wonder to wear! Wow!

Mar
15
2016
AlexHato
AlexHato

About a year ago, my husband (who has a great nose) came home somehow hypnotized. He told me he smelled a perfume on the street and it was different, odd, he just couldn't describe it. I told him darling, that's Alien. Then he tested it in a Sephora and recognized it immediately. Two days ago i got a bottle as a gift from him. Now we're both hypnotized!

Mar
15
2016
Sahar_Pourhashemi
Sahar_Pourhashemi

I don't know if I'm mistaken or not; but I feel some touches of powder in Alien.
Alien is all about vanilla-type sweet jasmine (and a little bit powder).
It's absolutely lovely and sensual. The notes are in such a harmony that it's difficult to differentiate one from the others. Every components are professionally well-blended.
The large number of colognes copied based on Alien confirms its popularity.

Mar
13
2016
EllenD1991
EllenD1991

Somewhat masculine and very powerful when first spritzed, but it fades into a beautiful softer scent. I cant even explain the notes but I know the feeling I get when I wear it! I feel sexy and strong. The bottle is gorgeous and longevity is great also. Will remain in my collection for a long time.

Mar
10
2016
Kathleen13
Kathleen13

I was pleasantly surprised by this fragrance. It smelled much sweeter than I was expecting it to, based on the name, description, and some of the reviews I'd read. I immediately thought it smelled very familiar (the opposite of an "alien" kind of scent), but I couldn't put my finger on what other fragrance it reminded me of. The closest thing I could come up with was baby powder-although that wasn't exactly right- and now I realize that must be the powdery amber note. That's the main thing I can smell in this, but I do think I smell the jasmine too- although it must be a different kind of jasmine than that which grows near my home. I don't think I get the woodsy notes at all in this, except maybe a little when it's all but completely faded away and there's a bit of a dry, lingering sharpness at the end. It's possible that I just don't recognize the wood notes here and they are what's responsible for the nuances I can't place. I tend to disagree with those who feel this would work as a unisex scent- to me, it's very, very feminine. I think the name suits the striking bottle (which, to me, looks like it was definitely inspired by the work of H.R. Giger) more than it suits the sweet scent. On second thought, though, there does seem to be a suggestion of something slightly sinister or menacing inside the powdery sweetness that I find really interesting, but which keeps this fragrance vacillating between a "Love" and a "Like" for me as it can sometimes strike me as too synthetic-smelling. (After much debate, I really think it's more of a "Like". But it's a strong like!) This is the first "new-to-me" fragrance I've sampled other than my signature that I actually want to wear- but only on the right occasions. A little mini bottle will go a long way!

Mar
09
2016
chicagodoll92
chicagodoll92

I could write long paragraphs about this fragrance. Where do I begin...

I first discovered this about 7-8 years ago when nobody seemed to even know who Thierry Muggler or what Alien was (except those who knew the designer from his iconic work on Angel). I knew I had found my signature scent after the very first whiff. It's just sexy. Mysterious. Peculiar. And so so much more than that. A true work of art. I always feel like a goddess wearing it. The only thing I hate about this fragrance is how popular it has become. I can smell it on every other girl in a restaurant, in a club. Can I blame them though?

This will probably remain my signature scent forever. It just doesn't get much better than this.

Mar
06
2016
Sailor Pluto
Sailor Pluto

This fragrance totally smells like grapes!

Mar
05
2016
Herwienda
Herwienda

i am waiting for my second bottle of Alien . :)
i just love it...sensual...mysterious... just like alien

Mar
02
2016
katemax
katemax

I agree with the review below, it also rteminded me of Armani code when I first tried it (my review saying so last time got banished because obviously I offended someone). I own Armani code and can safely say as you get to know both scents you can smell a world of difference. I dident like alien for a long time because my sister in law has it as her signature and wears it a lot whereas I have hundreds of different scents and like to be different, and I smell this often in public on passing women. however my dislike turned to like and now I love it! I bought a dupe because the real thing is a bit out of my price range and I would rather have many inexpensive perfumes than one expensive one.

Mar
01
2016
Madrona
Madrona

Everyone has an opinion on the legendary Alien. I sprayed a sample onto the inside of my elbow as a previous reviewer suggested and upon first spritz I got jasmine. Currently the drydown is giving me jasmine, jasmine, jasmine and... jasmine. I only have one strong white floral available to compare with at the moment, Armani Code, which develops more interestingly on my skin. I will need to wear Alien a few more times to see if there is something I am missing.

EDIT: Okay, I'm starting to get this now... there's definitely more than the jasmine going on here. In fact it is quite intriguing. I must have had a blocked nose that day or something because this is exquisite.

Feb
29
2016
JerZgal94
JerZgal94

The more I pass up on this perfume, the more I regret not buying it. I agree with the grapey smell everyone is talking about, but when it dries it's a jasmine and amber bombshell! The scent is very mysterious and enticing. I could see all types of women wearing this fragrance and pulling it off wonderfully. Whether you're a leather jacket and ripped jeans kind of woman, ball gown and pearl necklace woman, or like me - somewhere in between; Alien would find its way to compliment your attire. It's just simply beautiful.

Feb
28
2016
kellymi
kellymi

I get grape soda from the initial spray, and then a sweet musky jasmine comes on. It's a bit dirty, and lasts forever.

I wasn't sure about it at first, but when I went back and tried again -- I couldn't stop smelling my wrist all day. Sure sign -- for me -- that it's one for the wardrobe.

Bought the two ounce bottle, and I really do love it -- but I use a very light hand--too much can be nauseating.

Feb
26
2016
rakkoma
rakkoma

Ohhh where to begin. Blind purchase. I can never be without this scent. This is a bad girl scent for good girls. Spooky graveyard, pastel goth, black eyeliner. I'm too old for this scent but I don't care. I want to write something meaningful here because this fragrance deserves so much attention. A little more pricey than what I usually spend on a blind buy (I got a 1FL Oz. for $72 at target) but worth every penny.

I will be buying this again. Possibly next paycheck. I'm so amazed.

Feb
24
2016
ramskates
ramskates

Such an appropriately named fragrance! It could definitely be the "it" scent for many, but the jasmine turns so weird (alien) on me. The best description I have is "graveyard dirt" which is how I describe my husband's work clothes when he has had to work in the crawlspace under an old house (he does HVAC). I got this sample in a 15 pack of samples from Sephora which also had Prada Candy. Just out of a whim I sprayed that on top of the Alien and not so bad! Anyway, it's wonderful that we have so many choices and variety of scents so that we can find what works for us. For all you girls who can wear Alien, rock on!

Feb
24
2016
DollyDread
DollyDread

This could well be my new signature fragrance. I love it. A jasmine bomb that's dark and sensual. Instant favourite.

Feb
24
2016
LadyPilot
LadyPilot

A dear Friend here sent me her bottle with some drops left and I've been sniffing it all the time - can't help this sniffing;) The thing is that I used to dislike Alien as a loud and linear scent. But over the years my perception has changed and now I can smell some notes that officially are not there! These include blackcurrant, tangerines, orange blossom - yes, jasmine too, amber - possibly, but it's a high quality amber equivalent - not as hideous and overwhelming as in Light Blue. It is balanced, stays in the background and never takes over the lead. I'd say that Alien is a younger cousin/niece of Gabriela Sabatini. And I really like and appreciate Gabriela! Even more so, I am now willing to be challenged by Alien once more. I'd love my winter coat to smell like this!:)

Feb
23
2016
ladynaqua
ladynaqua

This perfume is so full of character ! In that sense it reminds me with powerful perfumes of the 80's like Samsara by Guerlain , Lulu by Cacharel and Amarige by Givenchy.
That said I would like to say that whomever picked the name Alien did a great job cause you picture an alien wearing this due to its eccentricity .. An office perfume it is not .. A night perfume it is .. Maybe would be categorized as an oriental perfume however it has a strong animalic note..

Perfumes in the end are a matter of taste and this is one of those you either love or hate so no blind buys here...

I like perfumes with character so I really like this one .. I had it only for two days so I will come back with more impressions on longevity and silage.

Edit : This certainly grows on you and is certainly a keeper .. this will be in my short list together with Pleasure Intense , Narcisso Rodriguez and Hypnotic Poison...Longevity is great and the best thing is that I can smell it on me yet enjoy it not suffocate by it .. I am Wowed !!

Feb
23
2016
Marissaluvsscents
Marissaluvsscents

Does anyone else smell the Jean Paul Gautier similarity too? Love it though.

Feb
20
2016
Inky Le Guin
Inky Le Guin

A strange and powerful jasmine that with a light hand is so sexy to a man and makes you feel so sexy too but heavy handed and it's a head ache and you will annoy an entire office or restaurant. I brought this bottle in my suitcase to Costa Rica and it broke and spilled over my stuff. The scent was so strong and constant for days I did not replace it and I left the remains in the house we rented in moctezuma. This is a heels wearing, female balls having alpha female signature but be warned it is strong and has become pretty popular so you may get the occasional dirty look from another woman for cramping her style or she may have spilled it all over her stuff and dislikes it now and just wants it to go away and here you come.

Feb
19
2016
Inky Le Guin
Inky Le Guin

A strange and powerful jasmine that with a light hand is so sexy to a man and makes you feel so sexy too but heavy handed and it's a head ache and you will annoy an entire office or restaurant. I brought this bottle in my suitcase to Costa Rica and it broke and spilled over my stuff. The scent was so strong and constant for days I did not replace it and I left the remains in the house we rented in moctezuma. This is a heels wearing, female balls having alpha female signature but be warned it is strong and has become pretty popular so you may get the occasional dirty look from another woman for cramping her style or she may have spilled it all over her stuff and disliked it now and just wants it to go away and here you come.

Feb
19
2016
Phoebes
Phoebes

I was looking for a new scent because I can't seem to find any perfumes that LAST on me. I can't even find any perfume that people can smell on me. I ask my husband and kids all the time, after I've sprayed about 10 squirts of any perfume all over my body, if they can smell my perfume. They have to literally touch my wrist with their nose to smell any thing. I saw that most people said Alien was very strong and lasted a long time, so I went to the store to smell it. I like the scent--and still do--but like every other perfume, it doesn't last on me. An hour or two at the most of very faint scent. I even bought the body lotion to try to layer the scent. That didn't help at all. Even though I like the scent of Alien, I have to admit it is very white floral. Not a very complex or sexy scent--just very pure jasmine. Nice--but I want something much stronger.

Feb
18
2016
KDobiecki
KDobiecki

I like this. It's a very strong scent, so not for everyday wear. It's warm, but hard to pinpoint specific notes. I would wear this for evening, and more in the cooler months.

Feb
17
2016
nancy.m.coleman1
nancy.m.coleman1

I love fragrance, and I particularly love florals. There is no reason I shouldn't be singing the praises of this one. BUT... I briefly (thank God) worked with someone who was very unpleasant and that individual wore this exclusively. I did ask what she was wearing, but only so I could be sure to avoid it in the future. Not only the office, but the hallways and any room she'd been in reeked. My scent memory just will not allow me to tolerate what I should enjoy. Perhaps if we'd just caught a gentle whiff periodically, but this was like a slap in the face (nose?) every miserable day she worked with us.

Feb
14
2016
Boudoir
Boudoir

An aptly named modern masterpiece that exudes both femininity and eccentricity.

As soon as you spray this fragrance onto your skin you are taken aback by the lavish, unadulterated jasmine that possesses a distinctive frigid, menthol-like quality that is undoubtedly compelling and inexplicable. Once the fragrance settles into the skin (about 10 seconds after the initial spray) the creamy Cashmeran wood & amber present themselves, which add to the complexity of the fragrance & prevent Alien from suffocating its wearer in a bouquet of heady jasmine.

The fragrance is linear & remains the same throughout the entire duration, eventually drying down into a blanket of soft woods and amber.

Feb
14
2016
layde3bee
layde3bee

Hands down on of my top 5 !!! i actually stumbled upon this fragrance when i found a tester in my house in a shopping bag from shoppers drug mart completely forgetting about it i one day opened the bag and saw ALIEN the name it's self captivated me being a huge fan of the unknown "aliens" i thought let me give this a try from the moment i sprayed this scent i fell in love it. it's on a level of it's own, and smells divine you can really smell the amber and balsamic shine through for a girl who usually loved extremely sweet smells this one really it my senses in a good way allowing me to really explore new scents if your looking for a perfume that will have people asking you what are you wearing this is the one each time i wear it i am asked what i'm wearing hints it's longevity, and projection a few sprays can really take you a long way it's on the expensive side 75 ml ranging at about 100 dollars, but well worth it seeing as it lasts on your skin for a day or two !

Feb
10
2016
zeinebhedhili
zeinebhedhili

قصتي مع هذا العطر بدات من مطار دبي كنت ابحث عن عطر يذكرني براءحة ليالي دبي راءحة العطور العربية التي اشتمها كل ما مر بجانبي رجل اماراتي او فتاة تجر عبايتها السوداء .اقترح علي الباءع العديد من العطور ثم اشتممت Alien و كان ذلك ما ابحث عنه عطر غربي بروح شرقية دافءة تذكرك بمساء دبي الهادئ مع نسمات خفيفة قبل الغروب تفتح الابواب لليل صاخب حتى ساعات الفجر الاولى .
كنت اضع قطرات قليلة وراء الاذنين او على الرقبة وكانت الراءحة ترافقني طوال اليوم الجميل انني كنت اشتمها بنفسي و ليس كما بعض العطور الاخرى التي يشتمها الناس بينما انا اضعها و لا اتمتع براءحتها .
بالنسبة للهرم العطري اعتقد ان اول نوتة عطرية هي خشبية استطيع ان تتعرف على راءحة خشب الصندل وفي بعض الاحيان كنت ارش العطر واشتم راءحة الياسمين التونسي .بعد مرور ساعات من العمل ومع اختلاط العطر مع راءحة جسمي الراءحة اصبحت شرقية راءحة العنبر هذا ايضا ما قاله اصدقاءي .
عطر Alien هو عطر للمراة العصرية التي تعتز باصلها الشرقي المراة الخجولة التي تريد ان تترك بصمتها و راءحتها برقة .

Feb
04
2016
Ayper
Ayper

This fragrance shocked me, knocked me off my socks in the best way possible.
I was looking for a fresh-ish floraly woody scent. AKA I didn't really know what I wanted... but after seeing this come up multiple times on the Sephora Fragrance IQ, I decided to give it a try.
I won't lie, I totally judged this by the bottle and that's why I was so hesitant to try it at first. The bottle, in my mind, said super aggressive, tacky, weird, run for your life! Welp, after the first spray on a blotting paper, my thought was, "oh, sh*t," because like I said before, it blew. me. away. A bit floral, fresh but naughty, aggressive but comfortable, opinionated yet coy, sexy and woodsy. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? The name Alien is certainly appropriate. I'm no connoisseur, but I don't think I've ever smelled anything quite like this.
A couple days later I sprayed this on my wrist at Nordstrom at about 11 am. At 3 pm I was standing outside with my boss (I work with kids, we were at the park) with a sweater, a winter jacket and gloves on. My boss, standing about 3-4 feet away, suddenly exclaimed, "wow! What are you wearing? That smells incredible!" Suffice it to say that the staying power and silage of this fragrance are out of this world - it radiated through 2-3 layers of heavy fabric, even after 4 hours of wear!!
Unfortunately, that's the one reason I am hesitating to actually go buy this fragrance. I keep sampling it, but it's soooo strong, and not really appropriate for work, in my opinion. Where would I wear it? At home, but that's no fun, is it? Perhaps if I sprayed it in front of me and walked through it...?
I do think it's really cool that one can refill a bottle for next to nothing, and cut waste while at it.
PHEW longest review of my life. Sorry, but this fragrance needs a thorough explanation.
This will be a favourite for a long time, I think, whether I ever get up the guts to buy myself a bottle or not...

Feb
04
2016
jah
jah

Lasting feminine and beautiful

Feb
02
2016
ayh210
ayh210

YUCK! I DETEST, this fragrance.

I'm always on the lookout for new fragrances and having read all of these polarizing reviews, I thought I'd test it out myself.

The opening is SOOO sickeningly and synthetically sweet...It actually made me feel nauseous for part of the day. But, I resisted the urge to scrub it off, because I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt that MAYBE the drydown would be worth it....and it wasn't....even after 3 hours, it just turned into a less strong version of what it started out as.

I went back and checked the notes and I don't smell ANY of those notes. I grew a jasmine plant and it smelled wonderful until it died / I killed it because I neglectfully forgot to water it. I don't detect any trace of jasmine nor do I detect amber (which I love) or woodsy notes (which I assume would have helped to tone down sweetness...but didn't in my case).
What I do smell is what I'd imagine a fragrance would smell like if I tried to make my own perfume and threw the following into a pot:
2 parts of what tobacco that's left to dry out but instead rots
1 part licorice
5 parts sweet cherry syrup
1 part burnt plastic (like I accidentally dropped a barbie doll into my concoction)
and it's all melted together into a sick goo.

3/10 -- I'm giving it more than a 1 because it's unusual and unique but absolutely unwearable with my chemistry. Made me want to hurl all day.

EDIT: ok so about 10 hours later, the fragrance did finally start to smell ok, enjoyable even. It was faint, but warm and sensual and animalic. But I don't think I'd wear this perfume again. the chokingly sweet rotten cherry did me in for the better part of the day.

Jan
25
2016
Nine Seven 11
Nine Seven 11

Alien is an appropriately named perfume. This scent is a fragrance bomb that intends to be noticed. The bottle is a work of art, and the concept of a regal alien queen dressed in purple embodying this fragrance is marketing genius. Lovers of jasmine who are attracted to sweet amber with undercurrents of the woody/musk/balsamic variety may well love it. The projection is enormous. For me, the fragrance stays strong and dries down to an edgy powdered scent with a hint of vanilla lingering in the background. On its own it may not be a good daytime scent for cubicle workers as it may be a bit much for others to contend with. But who would expect anything else of an alien queen?! That said, I think creative sorts could layer it with another fragrance that would tone it down enough for the work-a-day set who situate in close proximity to others.

Jan
23
2016
anapardo81
anapardo81

This is powerful on me. Very seductive & makes me feel incredibly sexy. I rarely wear it but when I do just a light spritz. It's incredibly strong on me & if I slightly over do it I hate it & find it terribly obnoxious. My bottle will last forever.

Jan
19
2016
Englishman
Englishman

On my woman, Mugler's Alien smells ultra-feminine; the name seems to be somewhat of a misnomer. Space Princess or Moon Goddess would be more accurate, heh.

It's all about the jasmine, fairly insane levels of jasmine, with a sweet, musky, white amber undercurrent. I don't detect any woodiness on her, the cashmeran just seems to serve as a jasmine booster.

I like a scent to project strongly but a word of warning: Alien projects like a monster. A spray on each wrist can fill a room.

Ladies, when it comes to Alien, I believe a philosophy of less is more will serve you very well. When used responsibly, Alien can be a potent weapon in your arsenal. When used irresponsibly, expect to pick up some collateral damage.

I can dig it.

Jan
16
2016
VictoriaXO
VictoriaXO

Ahh Alien.. this is my signature scent!! I have to have this magic elixir in my collection.. if not, I pick one up right away either from a Department Store or MuglerUSA. I can't brag enough about this perfume, compliments galore when I wear this. The warm white amber in the base, woodsy notes in the heart, and sunny Indian jasmine in the top just make absolute perfection. A little goes a long way, but when you are feeling sexy and bold, this is the perfume to choose. Also can be a professional scent as well, I think it is very well rounded and perfect for any occasion. Alien leaves an amazing scent trail behind you, so you will smell glamorous wherever you go. Please try this, you wont regret.
Have a fabulous day all! :)

Jan
15
2016
Southern Blonde
Southern Blonde

I wanted to love Alien but it's just too strong for me. It's a jasmine bomb detonating on your skin. If you love your jasmines on steroids then you'll like Alien. There is something dirty, indolic about it, itchy, unsettling. I had to scrub it off. I can't wear this stuff. I'm fortunate to have bought a miniature bottle so I didn't have to waste my money on a larger size. I gave it away as a gift to a guy friend who is my dance partner in one of my shows. Because of the woodsy notes which are equally as strong as the jasmines, this is a unisex fragrance. In fact on me it became very masculine. This is a guy's cologne. I don't understand why this fragrance is so popular, and so successful and continues to sell. This is a big jasmine on a lot of woods. There could be some unlisted notes too because there is no way it's this simple and linear. The tope notes appear to contain aldehydes heliotrope violet or violet leaves, Indian bay leaf and cinnamon. The heart may have a very fragrant jasmine but there are other white flowers that are clearly there and they're all screamers: tuberose, gardenia, lily of the valley patchouli right smack in the heart too. Amber is not the only note in the base as it clearly has woodsy notes of cedar sandalwood and oak moss. There is also a lot of musk and animalic notes probably even an imitation civet. If you notice the accords listed on fragrantica indicate that there is more going on in this fragrance that we are even aware of. I just can't like this even though I tried. Maybe if the jasmine had been subdued and the white floral scents were better harmonized and there was no patchouli in the heart, nor even that many woods. This is not a bad perfume it can appeal to so many people who want to make an entrance wearing this stuff which announces itself 15 minutes before it arrives but it's not for me at all. My dance partner loves it and said it smelled like how E.T. the extra terrestrial would have smelled like LOL

Jan
14
2016
Blytheaar
Blytheaar

On me, Alien is jasmine. Jasmine for days. And that's basically all I can pick out. However, I like jasmine for days, and it lasts and lasts all day and into the next. The sillage is great without being totally overwhelming.

My daughter gave this to me for Mother's Day. Interestingly, we both wore it that day. It lasts equally well on her put smells completely different. Go figure.

Jan
14
2016
VioletNoir
VioletNoir

This one should have been called Angel. Angel should have been called Alien. Angel smells weird and out of this world. Alien smells spirtual in a sweet and gentle sort of way just like an Angel. My boyfriend likes Alien. He doesnt like Angel that much.

Jan
14
2016
IHeartVetiver
IHeartVetiver

I am a guy and I have worn this on a few occasions. Just don't tell my girlfriend I stole a few sprays from her ;)

I get a definite gourmand vibe from it. It lasts forever and is a crowd pleaser. I can usually pick it up on other people as well.

A safe buy for a gift for someone that you may not know what they like.

8/10 for me

Jan
13
2016
Neckromancer
Neckromancer

This smelled unextraordinary when I sprayed it on my wrist. Very flowery and peppery and dirty. Not my favorite, and not like the test strip. But then I sprayed it into the crook of my elbow, and !!!!!! This is now my signature scent. The perfume needs heat! I'm not sure if it's a "hot" or a "cold" scent though. It has warmth, but it also has this weird steely nature. It's so unique. In World War I, a poisonous gas called lewisite was developed. It was a blistering agent, but it was also reported to smell beautiful...intoxicating. Alien has a similar effect. It smells like danger, but I can't stop sniffing. It has poisonous, hypnotizing fumes with long lasting, potent effects.

Jan
13
2016
purpleturtle
purpleturtle

After having a strong distaste for Angel, I was a little afraid to try this. The name makes it sound harsh and uninviting. Like you are about to be probed or something! But I LOVE it! The fragrance is strong, powdery, and floral. It is a sillage bomb, but not the same type of monster as older perfumes (which I also tend to like)... if that makes sense? Has a different aura about it. Greatly enjoying it. Two thumbs way up! Happy smelling! :)

Jan
12
2016
MiaGia
MiaGia

Oh myyyy... this is how it smells! Definitly the force is with you when you have it on!

I am not a very woodsy or oriental fragrance liking type of a person, so it is not something I would go for... wait a minute... I feel I need to explain myself. It was a present. :) I wouldn't pick this perfume under any circumstances, since the bottle would scare me off. The bottle looks aggressive and this fragrance nocked me of my feet. Very appropriate :)

... before you judge me and the fragrance, I need to say it is quite pleasant. Smells very oriental, spicy, woody (a little like freshly ground sandal wood). Reminds me of vacations in India and all the blooming trees. Has something intriguing in it.

It is totally an evening and heavy fragrance. Wouldn't dear to wear it to the office, as it may cause some casualties :) the smell kicks hard but is pleasant at the same time.

I like it but my husband is crazy about it. He finds it very sophisticated and elegant.

Jan
12
2016
goodaccords
goodaccords

amazing stuff

this should be listed as a unisex!

reminds me of grape soda mmmm

Jan
12
2016
hoopins
hoopins

The purple glass bottle fits snugly in the hand and has the feel of a rare and precious jewel that you have discovered on a remote planet.
You will stand out wearing this fragrance and that to me is no bad thing.
On opening something here reminds me of the green luminosity of Midori which would be fitting if seen oozing from the purple glass like alien blood. This note is the only seemingly edible part of this fragrance the rest of which has a strong sensual floral woodiness.
This perfume has powerful longevity and sillage which is something notably absent from many modern fragrances making it good value as you will not need to reapply for the time which you wish to wear it. Alien has the feel of a night time fragrance but will you be able to resist wearing this all day? I couldn't.

Jan
12
2016
Overnight_Aura
Overnight_Aura

Alien is an atomic bomb in the perfume industry. Sillage is extraordinary, staying power excellent.
You have to be very confident to wear it, cause it may overpower You if You become careless ;)
I love Mugler's perfumes. Their quality and otherness is something I really appreciate.
Give it a try..if You dare ;)

Jan
10
2016
SamsaraSakura
SamsaraSakura

Thierry Mugler's perfumes have a way of reminding me of Pablo Picasso's "Período Azul".

I can see why it is called Alien. The first few minutes of wearing Alien for me is like staring at a painting of grotesque faces with jaws gaping wide. I get the same vision from the openings of Womanity and Guerlain Insolence EdP.

Later the shouting faces calm down, but they remain alien all the way to the end. The metallic and bloody undertone never really fading away.

The indolic jasmine is quieted by a dusty amber and eventually a calm and serene sweet wood note takes over.

2 sprays with Alien is perfect when the weather's not warm.

Jan
09
2016
jovejove
jovejove

Some Mugler insider stuff a sales associate told me:

There's going to be a new Angel spawn called "Angel Muse". It's going to be in a silver oval shaped bottle that had a star in the middle, showing you the pink juice inside (similar to how A*Men shows you the fragrance inside). It won't be able to stand on it's own, needs a pedestal to prop it up. It will launch in March.

A*Men is going to be getting a new addition to the "Pure Collection" called "Pure Tonka", emphasizing the tonka bean. Smells nice, but it makes me think that if "Armani Code Special Blend" and "Givenchy Play Intense" were to have a child, it would smell like "Pure Tonka".

Les Exceptions is going to grow again this year with another new addition, but that's all I was told, no idea as to what it's about.

Speaking of Les Exceptions, I was also told that "Over the Musk" has already been completely reformulated and has nothing to do with the original composition.

Jan
08
2016
GrandmaGaga
GrandmaGaga

Although the words seem mutually exclusive, I will simply describe this perfume as elegantly gauche. Apparently not for everyone....but definitely for me! (Edit: If you find this is 'too much' for you, try the Alien EdT... Very similar yet much more wearable, less dramatic.)

Jan
05
2016
Tardismama
Tardismama

It's certainly interesting, and I wouldn't say I disliked it. But it's one of those scents that kind of whaps you in the face with the force of it and I just don't deal well with that, I like my scents quiet and restrained and this is waaaay to forceful and loud for me.

Jan
05
2016
mahlaa
mahlaa

Hi perfume lovers...
Finally I bought this perfume.I wasn't sure that should I buy it or not,But my friend compeled me:)
I think it is not suitable for my age,it is too heavy for me to wear.
I dont like to wear it as a daily perfume,but it is a good choice for diversity...

Jan
05
2016
KellyKel
KellyKel

My husband buys me flowers a couple times a month and there are always star lilies, because they are my favorite, that are white on the outside and dark pink on the inside. When the lily is in full bloom and the stamens are at their peak, this is what Alien smells like. I loved Alien right away although it smelled of a funeral parlour although not in a dark way. To wear Alien is to make a sure statement, and that would be, "I'm confident."

Jan
04
2016
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

LOVE it! But then again,its a Mugler creation. I love that its an otherwordly jasmin and has sillage and longevity out the wazoo. Yep,love it. :)

Full bottle now nestled next to Angel...ahhh..im gonna,wear the heck outta this one!
Ok,,ive read a few reviews that said Alien didnt last or project,,,im kind of in the same boat...unless people dont comment because they dont like it! LOL
Im just not sure why,but i feel its not the power house everyone describes,i can smell it on me,but no one comments,,,and i have a good friend that would tell me she didnt like it if she didnt. Hmm....color me puzzled.:(

Jan
04
2016
Strange_Alchemy
Strange_Alchemy

I got a sample from Sephora and promptly gave it to my mother.

When she wore it, I was compelled to ask her what made her reek. Ugh.

In the spirit of fairness, I gave it a try - perhaps it would work better on my chemistry. I *love* white florals, but there is something in this perfume that makes me want to run in the opposite direction, which is impossible when it's on my flesh. Perhaps it's the powerful hit of jasmine, sharpened by the animalic notes? It has no subtlety. It's not my darling.

Jan
04
2016
amastara
amastara

there is something highly addictive about this daring aroma. its the perfect blend of 1980s chic and post modern. use sparingly. this scent can be a bit daunting if worn generously.

Jan
03
2015
kbot
kbot

I keep seeing the word "polarizing" being applied to this scent and I definitely understand now that I'm wearing it for the first time. This is such a unique jasmine, which is a note I'm really getting into, but this one is just a different beast. I can understand people feeling that it is not easy to wear, although I have also seen several people on the boards comment that this is their signature. Needless to say, I am intrigued!

At first spray I found it to be heavily plastic--not alcohol or aldehydic but sort of the scent of a new toy if that makes sense?! The jasmine quickly popped out, and almost took over the room. I love the dirtiness underneath this note-very sexy, although it still retained enough of what I suppose was the balsamic note that my nose kept reading as slightly sour. The wood notes dried down beautifully.

I'm going to continue to try it out as I think it is a scent that will keep me guessing. I don't think at this point that I would buy a full bottle only because I'm just not sure I could pull it off. I sort of get a picture of a certain kind of woman smelling like this--very chic, edgy sense of style, a little intimidating, ferociously gorgeous and unapologetically opinionated.

Jan
01
2015
Krissylovesjesus
Krissylovesjesus

Alien by Thierry Mugler, wow!!! This to me is the best kick azz perfume with a strong long lasting life on the skin,as it should be,I smelled this in the edt version first&that version of this is gross,but the edp of this is unique in a very beautiful way!!! I love it,as strong&woodsy,feminine perfume,for a strong woman like me,I honestly don't think a perfume is one unless it lasts most of the day&this does.Well done,I can't wait to buy this,I got a recent sample edp&now it's got me feenin!It's hard to find a good woodsy one,well here it is.

Dec
29
2015
Fragrant Desert
Fragrant Desert

Truly do appreciate Thierry Mugler. His fragrances leave the door open to powerhouse trends of the past. With Mugler you know you are wearing PERFUME. Alien. Merely 3 notes (?) and packs such a whallop! I'd been wearing Arpege and was about time for a respray this morning. Decided what was desired is more jasmine. So, I went for More JAZZmine! The amber warms and the woody anchors this one. One day I'd like to see perfume merely be perfume. Purchases based on preferred notes/groups, rather than gender. That is how perfume started after all. Let men wear florals because we can never take your femininity, no matter how we smell .. we will still be men and women will still be women. We'll all just be happier and the world will smell so much better.

Dec
29
2015
emtopaz
emtopaz

Unique. I literally have not smelt anything like this before.
I use to have the eau de toilette version of this, which is very similar but obviously because it was the EDT, it wasn't as strong (still lasted a long time which is amazing for an EDT!). This is another distinctive one you can recognise a mile away from anyone wearing it. Very ambery and woody, sexy and great for special nights out. Got a mini of this but know full well when I go out I won't need to take it along as it'll last the whole time.

Dec
29
2015
silvereye
silvereye

Got this for christmas and love it for its sillage! Unfortunately there seem to be some issues with residue at the nozzle of the bottle. Wonder if anyone has found a fix tothis

Dec
28
2015
mizjay
mizjay

This is one of those that I wanted to like because of all of the wonderful reviews, but honestly, I'm still trying to figure it out, as though I'm searching for a way to like it. Sad to say, I haven't found a way to yet. You ever notice how once someone compares a scent to something, you can't stop associating the scent with that thing? I find myself fixated on the camphor / toothpaste smell that others have mentioned. And I also get that grape jelly vibe from it, although I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the color of the bottle. I certainly do not pickup the jasmine. Where I live, there are tons of it everywhere, including in my yard, so I know jasmine. I want so much to like it, so I will keep trying, but right now, it conures images of space-ship cleaning products. Sorry :(

Dec
27
2015
emmahlou
emmahlou

Initial smell is like you've just had your head rubbed into wet grass. Ten minutes later the fresh jasmine comes through with hints of wood. I don't know about this fragrance. The notes have been done a million times but somehow Alien makes it it's own and makes it smell so different to anything you've ever smelt. A winter smell for sure.

Dec
25
2015
giggleloop
giggleloop

I've tried this about a half a dozen times and I still don't know how I feel about it. It's an odd little perfume, definitely one you wear for yourself and not for others.

The first time I sampled this my very first thought was cleaner and my very second thought was bathroom. Not that it smelled like a cleaning product or a bathroom, but I just couldn't get that thought out of my mind. Then I realized what it reminded me of, that hand soap you use in a public restroom, but in a good way.

I can't stop smelling my arm where I sprayed the perfume so I think I do want to buy a full sized bottle, but this is such a polarizing scent I don't think I could wear this around friends or family, let alone my clients, which just leaves when I'm alone and/or running errands.

Dec
24
2015
LinkinZuzka
LinkinZuzka

I just recived this as a christmas present. First sniff seems to be very intensive for me, but it gets better in few minutes. I just sniff strong jasmine note and soft woody tones. I prefer more fruity, citrusy frags, and dont like white floral notes (jasmine is still ok for me). Alien is beautiful, strong and feminne. I would hate it few years ago, now I love it.

Dec
24
2015
nvenus
nvenus

Beautiful fragrance but not among my signatures. I'll do a more detailed review when I'm sure about the notes but I noticed vanilla in it... Could I be wrong or am I right?
Anyway, I've never had anything against this perfume - I wonder why some dislike it so much. Also, I don't think the name and concept suits the scent as much as it could.

Dec
23
2015
jovejove
jovejove

@AngieGCarp

This is an appropriate place to bring up issues. You don't protest in a dark alleyway, you protest in the central square under the lights if you want change. Your participation in commenting and rebutting on this page is no different from those that have an issue. Calm down.

Dec
22
2015
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

@all of you : this is the wrong forum for this discussion...it needs to be taken to a board or better yet, if you are dissatisfied with things, each person who is responsible for running this site is available via email under the About Us page. Contact them and complain.

Dec
22
2015
karrieann
karrieann

Maybe Fragrantica should stop deleting any reviews. How can viewers be blamed for voting down any comments? I have reviews that will one day have balloons and the next day, they are all gone. Big deal. But only Fragrantica is to blame for removal of reviews.

Dec
22
2015
Coconutt
Coconutt

I wrote two reviews. Day after i posted my first one, i couuldn't find it anywhere except in my profile. I thought it dissapeared by mistake...I had a strog impression about this scent, so i really wanted to be heard, to help someone who's tastes are similar to mine. I wrote the other, day after. And, bam...this too was deleted. I didn't use insulting or unapropriate language. And that's when i was sure someone deliberately hides my opinion, so it would not affect this "WOW" impression that they're trying to keep about this fragrance-here. Honestly, i think there are much more people who despise it than those who love it. Even though their opinion you won't be able to read here. We all know why. I'm quite dissapointed about this site. I thought it's a great thing to have a place where we can freely express our impressions, and help each other. Why negative review?I can't believe someone asks this. Because the point of this place is (or should be) getting subjective opinions, based on which you can decide weather something could, or couldn't be for you. I wonder how long this comment will stay here.

Dec
21
2015
jovejove
jovejove

@AngieGCarp

She should be allowed to speak her mind. You're getting all worked up for nothing. She's trying to point out flaws in the way that the comment section is being monitored and ran. Comments shouldn't be deleted. Like most blog sites or even video sites, there is a thumbs up or down/positive arrow and negative arrow, but the comments stay on the page. Comments can be submitted for review if they're offensive, but if they're not, they should be allowed to remain. With fragrantica, that's not the case, they get deleted. This is something that should be adjusted. If a hotel, restaurant, airline, etc, online didn't have negative as well as positive reviews, it's a little bit biased as to favour what is being critiqued. You don't need to attack other members and tell them to leave. She's just trying to bring up a legitimate issue.

Dec
21
2015
juliaten
juliaten

That's why I quit posting negative reviews. I only do notes to myself (thankfully they have the option here on the website), so I can remember why I disliked the scent.

Dec
21
2015
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I have been attacked by even writing a positive review !! I was literally ganged up on ! If you write a honest opinion about something it doesn't get deleted . Its not a conspiracy !! People always have to make big deal about things . Its perfume , its like music , everyone has an opinion . You either like it or don't. Just respect each other and enjoy your perfumes !

Dec
21
2015
Endymion
Endymion

@drooling tomcat
You are completely wrong!
So stop misleading people here!
Reviews are not deleted by Fragrantica.
Revies can get likes (the balloons indicate them) and dislikes. If a reviews gets too many dislikes it disappares from the perfume page (because too many members don't like it) but it doesn't get deleted, the writer of the review can find the particular review in her/his profile under "My reviews".
You are completely false!

Dec
21
2015
Coconutt
Coconutt

Every negative review gets deleted.Why?

Dec
21
2015
lhm
lhm

My first time to try Thierry Mugler brand. Alien, is a nice perfume! I got a sample and try it on my arm, since last night I can't stop smelling it. It's long lasting, clean and pure jasmine and sweet scents makes it special for day time for sure, for classy confident woman who wants to start her day with confidence and delighted smile :) give it a try ladies :)

Dec
21
2015
chanelnumerocinq
chanelnumerocinq

Hands down best clubbing and bar hopping scent there is in my opinion. It’s strong enough to cut through smoke, sweat, and spilled drinks. It is also one of the longest lasting scents I know, truly all day from morning to evening.

It is very warm and almost syrupy. The jasmine in it smells like it’s blooming right on the skin when skin is warmed by the sun.

As far as flankers go, of the ones I’ve tried I always prefer the original eau de parfum. I wear it in all seasons and often in the day, but it's definitely best as a night time going out scent.

Dec
19
2015
Neckromancer
Neckromancer

Very cool! This has that note that I enjoy immensely but can't really define. I've smelled it in multiple fragrances. I first smelled it interestingly in BBW Sweet Pea, but only when sprayed in the air. That was definitely a lighter version of the note. I smelled it again in Narciso Rodriguez for Her EDT, but it was still more muted in that fragrance. The note is very much there is Alien. I'd describe it as a grape-like smell. When I was a kid, I was often sick and had to drink grape cough syrup, which I hated, so I'm definitely weary of grape scents. I don't eat anything grape flavored, and don't drink grape juice. But the grape in this fragrance is somehow a chemical grape that is unlike the synthetic aroma of cough syrup. I honestly would never guess that this is a jasmine fragrance. Oh, and my boyfriend hates this, but I love it!

Dec
19
2015
RGR
RGR

Ive had Alien hidden for years. I never wanted to review it because of the difficulty in reviewing something so personal to me. I didn't want to share this lovely secret of mine with anyone. People always ask me what it is and I reluctantly tell them it is the controversial Alien.

So, I met Alien at a silent counter in a department store. I purposely shy away from massive crowds and the usual small talk of store employees. I slowly gravitated to that purple bottle. There was a lady standing at the end of the counters, she looked at me from an angle as I grabbed the bottle and nodded with a slight smile. I was thankful for not being asked what I wanted and smelled the golden spray opening. I was greeted by the warmth of some remaining amber notes.

The first spray was and always will be a heady, alcoholic, mother-of-all-flowers-Jasmine pow. The power of this first impression is enough to wake a bear up from hibernation and take it on this COSMIC jasmine experience. It is that heady, sense-me jasmine cloud that makes everyone stop dead in their tracks. Its not one of those perfumes you smell and forget about. Its the kind of perfume you realize can stand on its own and find many comparisons but none as an equal. It smells like luxury feels like… if that makes any sense =)

The middle stage is an earthy, almost primal, salty and woody concoction. There is an edge and a high here that always reminds me of the female mystique and character. Dangerous, irreverent, beautiful, unmistakable, unapologetic, Implacable. It is a napalm kind of message that can be heard all the way to Venus and other planets. There is nothing contrite about it.
The final stages are Balsamic, spicy, almost medicinal phases.
The dry down is an otherworldly, airy, saline-vapor of amber…. Ive never smelled a dry down like this before.

The only way I wear Alien is by spraying lightly. Just one or two sprays…. let it land on my hair and skin (1 hour or so while I do my makeup and decide what to wear) and then wear in public. I never spray right before I walk out the door.

Dec
19
2015
DONNA VARSIK
DONNA VARSIK

too strong makes me choke. its a nice scent but not for me.

Dec
19
2015
Masonsmommy92
Masonsmommy92

Obsessed! Tried this for the first time today at Macy's at 2 pm.. it's now 10:30 pm and my husband can still smell it from a few feet away :) It smells exotic and very unique. My favorite scent I've tried in a long time! If you want an amazing, strong perfume that last a while without making everyone sick around you.. this is it!

Dec
18
2015
MrsR
MrsR

This stuff is SO potent. For me it induces an instant nauseous headache, so I cannot wear it even though my husband loves it on me. I second the reviewer below me, if I had a coworker that wore this I'd have to quit my job. It doesn't necessarily smell *bad* it's just incredibly overpowering and STRONG! Please be considerate of those around you and use a light touch when wearing this.

Dec
17
2015
Alovethatwasmorethanlove
Alovethatwasmorethanlove

Long lasting and classy. Very mysterious and elegant and I am utterly in love and obsessed with this scent. If this perfume was a person they would be the most loved, beautiful, popular and mysterious celebrity there is who is famous for being famous and beautiful. I can't say enough good about this scent...

Dec
16
2015
tiny.zvezdochka
tiny.zvezdochka

This is one of the perfumes that I get compliments on when I do wear it, which isn't often because although I do love the scent and its uniqueness, I find it unenjoyable to wear. I was surprised to see only three notes listed here because there is something about Alien's makeup that makes it confusing for my nose and my emotions. It's annoying to wear and I think part of that has to do with the fact that I can't tell whether it is suitable for day or night, or either of those. The jasmine is overwhelming, but in a good way, and floral scents don't usually mesh well with my skin, but this one does work and I believe its because of the heaviness of the rich amber which actually makes the perfume wearable for me in contrast to the normal sourness that becomes of other florals on my skin. Perhaps it is the combo of a singular white floral with an equally powerful overtone of darker and more rich notes, so to speak, that makes this combo both off-putting but lovable at the same time and overall - exciting but confusing. I don't know if I want to wear it or just keep smelling the bottle, haha. I have a love/hate relationship with this one (but I mostly love it). It is worth noting that is has a synthetic, chemical quality which isn't sharp or overpowering so much as odd. It smells fresh to me, but in a sinister sort of way.

Dec
11
2015
michelllee_a
michelllee_a

This is my go-to perfume. I've been wearing it since I was a sophomore in high school and I'll probably keep wearing it until (God forbid) they discontinue it.. Every time I wear Alien random people stop me on the street and ask me what I'm wearing. It's one of those attention grabbing fragrances. And from my experience, guys go crazy for it. I have a guy friend who says Alien is "dangerous" because it's so sexy and alluring on women, and I couldn't agree more to be honest.

Dec
08
2015
mirisfrik
mirisfrik

This is usually described as unique, strong and more winter perfume & special occasion perfume. However, on my skin it is behaving like a child from this planet, not like a wild alien.
It is tamed and white floral with reasonable amount of freshness. A little of animalic scent may be recognized to perfume specialists.
To conclude, super long lasting and strong, but not "out of this space" smell.
4/5

Dec
07
2015
aspirina
aspirina

I dislike Angel, but love Alien. What not to love about a rich, warm jasmine and grape marmalade? amazing sillage and longevity. Great scent!

Dec
05
2015
arwa hussein
arwa hussein

OMG this perfume special , classy , feminine and stunning

Dec
04
2015
Calinare
Calinare

AHHHH It's so bright but not as long lasting on my Skin as Kenzo Jeu d'Amour. First time I tested this one was sooo strong and horrible. But you know? After that, I came to appreciate huge, creamy jasmine scents. I MEAN I SWEAR EVEN IF YOU JUST SMELLED IT ONCE, YOU'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER IT AND ALL JASMINE SCENTS WILL REMIND YOU OF IT. ;)

Dec
04
2015
Charliexxx
Charliexxx

This is a unique scent. I first smelled it at the store. I smelled something sexy, dazzling. i followed the fragrance and saw a beautiful girl wearing this. I complimented her with her perfume and she said it was Alien from Thierry Mugler.

Alien is an attention-seeker. It's a very loud perfume and it makes me feel really sexy wearing it. I don't think this is a overday scent, it is more for going out and a having fun with the girls night.

Dec
03
2015
Chaim_Orchid
Chaim_Orchid

I do not believe in love at first sight but this made the exception!

Before even smelling it, I was drawn to the design of the bottle and the so enigmatic purple color (my second favorite color of course) then came the first "sniff" , and my god, it was like a nose-gasm !

This is , of course, long before everyone in my class starts wearing it ! I snubbed it for a while for that reason! because to me, this was a unique ans obscure scent that shouldn't be smelled and doesn't fit every woman.

I secretly wish to repurchase this but I'll just wait until everyone is addicted to something new :) as they always do !

Dec
01
2015
JetsBabe
JetsBabe

I was shocked to actually like a Thierry Mugler perfume after that mess "Angel"

But I do like this one! Never smelled anything like it before! I say it's a "mature" scent, not for teenagers and more for maybe middle aged ladies. It isn't over-powering though.

Yes, kind of a minty smell to it and a fragrance that's so hard to describe but I like it.

Nov
30
2015
cherubkiss
cherubkiss

This perfume to me as a feel good factor to it. Every time I wear it I feel good about myself. Yes it is a powerful fragrance but it softens and as a beautiful powdery dry down. A fragrance that is sensual and as a beautiful magical quality to it. I love this fragrance, it as mystery, beauty and sensuality. It will always be in my perfume collection.

Nov
29
2015
whammy
whammy

COMPLIMENT GETTER

I had this perfume years ago and always received compliments when I wore it on nights out. It was so unusual and no one knew what it was - I loved the mysteriousness of it! At one point it was my signature scent and held some great memories for me.

Unfortunately all of my friends have caught wind of Alien and now wear it day and night, so I haven't touched it since. It has lost its magic and doesn't feel special to me anymore, which is a shame because it is such a beautiful fragrance. Funny how your opinion on a scent can change when you smell it on someone else!

I don't blame them though, this is a wonderful jasmine perfume that can fill a room. Very sensual and alluring.

Nov
28
2015
walking44
walking44

I like it. Its a nice, modern, jasmine. But I can't shake the feeling that every woman has this.

Nov
27
2015
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

Fell back in love with Alien !!! Ahhhhh!!! Jasmine I love you !!! Lasts all day , perfect! Its doesn't smell like a bunch of different notes it smells like one mysterious amazing scent that you want more of! Its a compliment getter !!

Nov
26
2015
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

An incredibly good fragrance. A bouquet of white flowers, with a strong well balanced hit of Jasmine. The packaging is almost at odds with the fragrance itself, the bottle quite bold and brash, the scent so subtle and classy. It's a truly great fragrance.

Nov
26
2015
MeganD
MeganD

Sweet, heady, creamy, jasmine. Never in my life would I think to describe jasmine as cold, but Alien is undeniably cold and authoritative while still managing to be wholly sexy and maybe a tiny bit trashy. I normally hiss at the idea that certain perfumes are appropriate for certain age groups only, but this one definitely carries an air of 'For Grownups Only'.

BEWARE OF THE SILLAGE THOUGH. I smelled Alien for the first time on a girl I went to high school with. I had biology after her in the same classroom and I'm not exaggerating when I say that the classroom would reek of Alien for the entire double period (90min) - and that was with windows and door wide open. I had a more recent run-in with Alien overdosage in a coffee shop - I could smell this lady from right across the outside courtyard, which was about 10m in diameter.

I do one spray in the small of my back for everyday wear, and another one on the neck if I need a bit of bolstering. Garners compliments whenever worn.

Nov
22
2015
The_Entity
The_Entity

The best of Thierry Mugler to me, reminds me a of a modern Elizabeth Taylors Passion :)

Nov
21
2015
thegreekone
thegreekone

This fragrance carries an air of maturity, mysteriousness and seduction like nobody's business!!It has a strong jasmine note that makes it awesome.A real masterpiece.

Nov
19
2015
Deirdre1969
Deirdre1969

According to the notes, I might like this perfume, but I'm frankly scared to try it on. Sprayed on paper or sniffed from the bottle, it hits me like a syrupy tsunami. Can we take it easy on the giant sillage, Monsier Mugler?

P.S. The bottle doesn't look like a strange precious object to me... more like Planet X's answer to a highly evolved penguin. LOL

Nov
18
2015
cmcnally
cmcnally

Something about this perfume seems to stick in my nose and not in a pleasant way, it's a shame as I have friends who wear it.
The only way I could describe it is an intense whilst linear. It's a very overwhelming fragrance, bordering on suffocating.
Due to it's popularity it's now very common, and by association of certain people crosses my mind as tacky.

If you don't like to smell the same as everyone I wouldn't suggest this fragrance. Also if you have a sensitive nose.

Nov
17
2015
tule12
tule12

This perfume doesnot work well on my skin.I tried to like it and wore it multiple times but i couldnot appreciate the scent. I just get strong jasmine on my skin.

Nov
16
2015
krisa.kola
krisa.kola

This is a smell of a boss. I would wear it in situations where I need to assert myself.. Cold, bold. This is not a sexy smell whatsoever. The drydown is a bit "nicer", but still can't call it warm. Love this!

Nov
14
2015
StarlaDear
StarlaDear

This perfume, as another reviewer said, captures the color purple... If that makes sense. Lol Alien makes you feel magical, mysterious, sexual. I have the radiant body lotion and the perfume. The body lotion is more low key than the perfume, so more "safe" to wear in the daytime or if youre put off by the strength of the perfume. For me, this perfume can easily be over sprayed. One spray for me will last a day, and I can still smell it the next day. Sexy and otherworldly. This is sex in a lovely purple bottle. I love this fragrance!!!

Nov
12
2015
LEXIE
LEXIE

If I had to choose one fragrances to use for the rest of my life it would definitely be Alien. That sums it up and I don't think there's anything else to say about it apart from it being a masterpiece. I have loved it from the very first sniff, I don't get bored with it, every day I put it on feels like a different day, it makes you feel special and I didn't think a fragrance could make you when your not wearing anything but the scent itself. This will always be every thing to me. Thank you Thierry x

Nov
10
2015
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

Yet ANOTHER review for this....I wear a lot of different perfumes....THIS one is the ONLY one that makes people ask me "what are you wearing".

Do they ask about chanel? No
Shalimar? No
Bal a Versailles? No
Opium? No
My burberry? No

Alien wins.

Nov
08
2015
Veanera
Veanera

So this is my ALL TIME FAVORITE SCENT EVER! it is strong but in the most pleasant way possible and it stays on forever! The lasting power is seriously amazing. It's not super flowery or musky like most and truly such a unique scent, I suggest anyone try it, or get a sample at a place like sephora.

Nov
06
2015
ellenresia
ellenresia

This smell are amazing, beautiful, mysterious and dazzling.
Why amazing? Bcos It will make your eyes open widely and at the same time you will smile of the masculine of jasmine and wood.
Why beautiful? Bcos after you spray some of drops from alien, you will feel... hey beautiful lady is here. But don't spray too much, overwhelming will make you headache and obnoxious. But If you spray this alien on your wrists, below elbow, and your neck, it is enough and the effect, you will feel enchanting.
Why mysterious and on the other hands Why dazzling? Bcos It only needs 3 ingredients to make you keep in astonishing way of feeling.

I think this perfume is worth price to buy, and doesn't rip your money off due to, It has a day longevity, not a light silage and will drag you dream of jasmine garden in the beautiful woodsy forest. Dear Alien... why are you doing such this effect to me? :)

Nov
04
2015
fyrewoman
fyrewoman

I like the minty camphor vibe in Alien. Sunny Indian jasmine with a quality spicy amber mixed with vanilla. Simple composition yet bold and satisfying.
I don't necessarily like the camphor vibe in some other frags as much like Elie Saab Intense (minty cold neroli with mega honey) or TOD Naked (minty cold benzoin resins & then cocoa).

Alien reminds me of arriving to a nice restaraunt for food & drinks in a dressy sweater wearing fresh & cozy winter perfume in spike heel boots over skinny jeans while chewing minty gum to meet with friends. A confident feeling.

It's something i feel like putting on when the work day is over with. It makes me feel fresh and alive,ready for fun,but for cold wintery weather mostly. As the editor describes above,Alien gives an aura. That makes so much sense to me.

The drydown on me is more woody with a hint of amber that stays close to the skin 5 hours later.

Nov
02
2015
parrothead58
parrothead58

White floral, my favorite. But this just reads camphor on me. I'm sad about that reading all the lovely reviews. And I have tried this all ways. Maybe I got a bad bottle, got it off fleabay so....

Oct
30
2015
oroszcindy
oroszcindy

I haven't tried this, but the model in the picture looks like a young Meryl Streep. I just had to point that out. Review coming soon...

Oct
28
2015
bluehydrangea
bluehydrangea

This is unlike anything I have ever smelled before.

If you choose to buy and wear this fragrance, you might as well make a pamphlet stating the name of the perfume, who makes it, and where you got it, because people ARE going to stop you, and they ARE going to ask.

This perfume is downright beautiful.
It is a jasmine daydream.. with a woodsy feel.

It's very unique, and you do feel a tad "extraterrestrial" when you're wearing it.

It is very potent, and the longevity is most impressive.
I think that if one were able to physically capture the color purple, this scent is definitely exactly or similar to what it would smell like.

I love this, I can't say enough good about it.
I highly recommend this.

Oct
28
2015
pipergirl
pipergirl

I get a synthetic Welch's grape juice mixed with black licorice nougat (if there is such a thing). It's not exactly terrible but something about my chemistry is not quite blending well with this fragrance.

Oct
27
2015
free tibet
free tibet

Alien is beautiful. The perfect fragrance. Sexy and seductive.
Just fantastic. Love in a bottle.

Oct
24
2015
Crystals On My Converse
Crystals On My Converse

Update - I bit the bullet and bought Alien!! Husband will go mad if he finds out as I have loads of perfume so shhhh! Lol!

Oct
23
2015
Crystals On My Converse
Crystals On My Converse

Of all the perfumes I want this is the one I keep threatening to buy and never do!
I would say Alien has a smell of leather to it which I love but can understand why some may not like it. It's unlike anything I've ever smelled before so 'Alien' is an apt name lol!

I would say If you don't like strong, bombarding scents then maybe give this one a miss - certainly not for the faint hearted (or nosed!)

Oct
22
2015
Krixe
Krixe

Had a little sample of this many years ago. I just fell in love with it. Something addictive about this perfume. Really want to buy it someday.

Oct
17
2015
Cecille
Cecille

I got a spray sample in an Allure magazine, and was really excited to try it after reading the reviews here. But on me, this is a scrubber. The initial whiff of soft jasmine wasn't enough to make me stick through what came after. It wasn't quite the "Off" bug spray smell that someone else mentioned, but it stuck in my nose in a bad way. On someone else, yes, I think this could be wonderful. Just not for me.

Disclaimer: the older I get (49), the less patience I have with drydown unless it's consistently satisfactory. I don't want to smell bad until I finally start smelling good.

Oct
17
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

Going to be blunt, brace yourselves.

Smells fucking awesome.

That pretty much sums it up. Very round, full, uplifting seamless blend of all 3 notes- they combine to a simple scent that is quite potent (never cloying) that smells sublime. Quite addictive. Similar vibe to Womanity, especially if you sniff just the bottle. It's also like Womanity in that it gets to a certain point and just smells exactly the same for hours and hours- like 24 hours and clings to your hair and clothes. For those saying there is development I really don't agree. The point of these fragrances (apart from Angel), is that there isn't much development, it settles and blasts its aura indefinitely.

Someone mentioned it smells like toothpaste, which is so true, it's weird. But it doesn't smell like mint, it just has this toothpaste quality, like the sweet smell the bathroom has after someone has just been brushing their teeth.

Anyhow, despite that it is a gorgeous fragrance. Unconventional, and aptly named as it has an almost other worldly quality.

Update: so I sprayed its flankers on to some card (eau extraordinaire glitter something, I forgot the exact names sorry, one had golden glitter in it, and one was the intense little old looking bottle with the reddish liquid, I get confused which one). Anyhow, I completely forgot I did this (for I am a seasoned fragrance sampler, I stuff the paper cards with samples everywhere, I never learn). Anyway anyway anyway, I kept thinking I smelled Alien everywhere, 'WHY IS EVERYONE WEARING ALIEN?!'. I realised, that I had these cards lost in the depths of my bag for about a week, and thought I was smelling Alien on everyone. Projection eh? And it smells the same for aaaaages... no development :)

Oct
16
2015
ArghJo
ArghJo

The scent is very nice. I love the smell of jasmine. Though the scent is very strong and in your face.

Oct
15
2015
struthion
struthion

An ambery jasmine bomb! I don't see anything "alien" about this at all. I think of opulent moonlit gardens and tropical humidity. Should be called "tiger repellent."

Oct
13
2015
maxi___213
maxi___213

I wanted to love this but it just smells like synthetic grape-jasmine and the dry down smells like mosquito repellent off!

Oct
13
2015
xoxoMyke
xoxoMyke

A woman I work with wears this.

Every time I walked past her cubicle, I could not help but enjoy the fragrance she was wearing. It was so big, loud, and soft at the same time. Even when she wasn't at her desk, you could still smell her fragrance! Same thing if she was recently walking in the hallway - you could STILL smell her!

Finally, I got the courage to ask what she is wearing. When she told me Alien, I thought she was lying and trying to mislead me on this amazing fragrance she wore. I find all of Thierry Mugler's men's fragrances completely vile and repulsive.

Coincidentally, an eBayer sent me a sample of Alien with a different fragrance purchase. I tried it on one Sunday evening when I would be alone and not have worry if this was something freaky nasty.

Lo-and-behold, my co-worker IS wearing Alien. It started off with this very low/cold minty vibe. The minty vibe is identical to buttermints. Then it warmed up to vanillic white florals. Freshness of this mint accord dies down and we are left with white flowers and sweet vanillic amber.

This is so lovely! If I was a woman (or just entirely confident as a man), this would absolutely be my signature scent!

*****
UPDATE 5/16/16
A co-worker won a "tester" at a work raffle. She dislikes the scent (too heavy for her sinuses) so she gave it to me! This is the fragrance I wear to bed every night... 2 squirts on my chest/neck. Aahhhh, what a beautiful way to go to bed every night!

Oct
12
2015
lemonjasmine
lemonjasmine

Seems like most people have radically different experiences with this scent.

To me, when it's in the bottle, it smells like pure vanilla extract. A couple minutes after it makes contact with the skin, the vanilla turns to white florals (and white florals only, you really can only smell the jasmine). Eventually, the florals die down a bit and blend into a jasminey, ambery, vanilla musk. I can't catch the woodsy notes at all.

The scents themselves are really rather simple, I mean, there are only three notes. But it's the progression between them that's more complex than a lot of other fragrances.

I like this one, but I don't love it. I wouldn't wear it every day. I bought a splash bottle, and it'll probably take me a few years to work through it.

Oct
10
2015
c0c0madmoiselle
c0c0madmoiselle

You can tell straight away when someone is wearing Alien walking past you in the street because it's such a unique scent with enormous sillage. Personally, I hate smelling it on people in the daytime because I think it's one that should only be worn at night. It is a very strange, mysterious, sexy scent.

Update: It is very popular now, 5 years after I first bought it, and maybe not so mysterious anymore...

Oct
10
2015
SnowVirgin
SnowVirgin

This just might be my skin but this is not strong at all. But I still like it even though there is a slight sour gym locker essence that weave in and out during the drydown.

edit 1: I really wish this would last longer. I put it on just 2 hours ago, 10 sprays and all I smell now is faint vanilla. for a fragrance that's so expensive i expect more.

edit 2: This 1 ounce bottle only lasted me one month really bummed.

Sep
29
2015
smora
smora

Absolutely alien. Surreal kick jasmine from Saturn, spiced by neroli and pepper from Mars. Sandalwood-like woody notes are from the moons of Jupiter. The composition ended with artificial amber and vanilla from scent replicator.
Futuristic feminine scent of space "cowgirls" of Saturn's 4D jasmine plantations. Saturated and on the verge of nausea, but on women skin is so seductive and alluring. Longevity by eons, sillage interdimensional. This perfume would make Captain Kirk's need to explore new worlds.
Long live interdimensional free love!

Scentrack: Soul Central - In Ten City (Original Mix)

Rating: interdimensional *****

Sep
29
2015
Nordy
Nordy

After wearing Angel on a daily basis(for which I got loads of compliments btw) I decided to take a look at the other fragrances from Thierry Mugler. The first time I tried Alien it was love at first sight! My friends can't stop smelling me when I wear it, and my boyfriend loves it! It is extremely long lasting. I love it!!

Sep
28
2015
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

I can't stop smelling my arm...i can't stop smelling my arm....I can't stop smelling my arm! I know none of you smell this, but this smells like mothballs and leather shoes, to me.....I LOVE MOTHBALLS AND LEATHER SHOES!

Sep
21
2015
alias miss ferkit
alias miss ferkit

The only thing that I might add to all that has been said of Alien is that - while I know it's not a gourmand fragrance, there is something about it that is mouthwateringly beautiful. It's...*juicy*. Which may mean I actually am an alien.

Sep
17
2015
Lilii
Lilii

Alien is a strong brave type of perfume that stands out in a crowd, one of those perfumes that you can recognize immediately if you smell it once. Not for shy women. and I recommend it only for autumn or winter with a light hand, One of my colleages wore it in a very hot summer and I remember when she entered our huge room (almost like a salon) I smelled it at the farest corner of the room and after a while I really could not breath easily.
Alien is beautiful and original but unfortunately in my country 1 of every 3 women either wears Alien or wears one of those cheap dupes that some companies have made from it, So I literally smell it everywhere. That is why I never considered buying it.

Sep
17
2015
Grodanmimmi
Grodanmimmi

Got this in a sample, and was intrigued! I love everything with jasmin so was not really surprised that i loved this too. Extremely good sillage and longetivity, 24 hours+. Big thumbs up for Thierry Mugler on this perfume!

Sep
17
2015
kylisbxjsb
kylisbxjsb

Truely hypnotizing! I've been lusting after this scent for about half a year now and finally got a bottle to myself for my birthday, and let me tell you! it's a strong one so if you wear just around the house it can be overpowering but on a crisp autumn day or chilly winter evening this scent is perfect. I've already gotten so many compliments and it lasts the whole day. :)

Sep
16
2015
janeofdoe
janeofdoe

I thought I hated this.....for 2 months I hated this......now I can't get enough. ...I think the scent implanted an alien being in me....This is so weird. I absolutely love it.

Sep
15
2015
Feeya
Feeya

I went into a store today to try a bunch of different kinds of perfumes that I've had my eyes on. Alien was probably the second last (out of about 15) that I tried on and I wasn't really planning on trying it but... I'm so happy I did! I LOVE IT. First time in a long while that I could say that about a perfume. There's many out there to like, but they're never quite "there" yet for me. Now THIS is what I call a real perfume! The longevity and the sillage! YES! I chose to spray it on my wrist (since it was the best one out of the bunch) at around 2:30 pm and it's now just past 9 pm... I can still smell it clearly and it's so good! With that said, it's closing in on 7h of heaven for me - looking like it's there to stay for a couple of more hours at the very least. I wouldn't be surprised if I woke up with it still lingering! I recommend not spraying more than once or, if need be, twice; I can see why people feel like they are suffocating in it if not used sparingly. Well, all in all... I have been looking for a signature perfume and I think I have found it. Love at first smell exists! (Now I just have to buy it...)

EDIT: The smell was sadly gone in the morning. But, to my surprise, I found that it stuck to the jacket I wore yesterday! It still smells as if I sprayed it on there like an hour ago. How to keep myself from buying this right at this very moment, when I know I can't really afford it right now?! Ugh! I need help, lol.

Sep
15
2015
GourmandGirl
GourmandGirl

Oh my goodness, this really is love at first smell!! When I first sprayed it, it literally blew my mind, and I knew from that moment it was going into my top five favourite perfumes!

I have never smelled anything more intoxicating in my life, and can't quite believe there are only three notes in this- it smells so much more complex! The jasmine is breathtaking, I have night scented jasmine in my garden, and it reminds me of sitting out there on a summer's evening, catching wafts in the air of that gorgeous aroma.

I love that the smell doesn't change much all through the dry down, and the sillage is huge, so a little will go a very long way- every time I move I get the scent enveloping me, like it's just been freshly sprayed again. It lasts and lasts and I could still smell it on my wrists the next morning.

Finally, I have this masterpiece in my collection after wanting it for so long based on such amazing reviews! Love, love, LOVE!

Sep
13
2015
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I don't know if it is my skin or the reformulation but I went gaga when this first came out and I bought it the day it arrived on the shelves . I had compliments from everyone it was strong and beautiful. Now Iit smells synthetic on me and then dies down to barely smellable on me. I am sad but what happened ? Anyone had the same experience ?

Sep
12
2015
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

The ad for Alien (a woman holding a levitating perfume bottle which has come from outer space) intrigued me enough to purchase the fragrance. I'd also heard that it was quite common and popular. I stay away from pop perfumes but I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I was very curious. Alien? Are you supposed to smell like a sexless space alien? They are neither male or female and have no genitals. Is this an androgynous perfume? Is this a cosmic fragrance like what stars would smell like? The biggest reason most men and women like this perfume is because it lasts longer than even your bigger name brand designer perfumes. This one lasts all day, all night, all week. When I first tried it on, I was in my purple master bedroom in my townhouse in Manhattan. Purple is my favorite color and the bottle is a deep purple color. Ok, so I try it on. The smell was fantastic. The first descending notes are clean scents of grape, musk, woods and at least one floral scent. This can easily pass for a unisex fragrance. In fact I know a few guys that have worn it (despite the label "women's perfume". There is the feeling that this is a man's cologne as well. It's very strong. My advice is wear it infrequently and don't stand too close to people if you can avoid it. This is a selfish fragrance that one wears because one wants to smell good It's warm, very hot. As such it's clearly a WINTER perfume and should be worn when the weather starts to get colder (late October through late February). I wasn't especially thrilled by this perfume but I didn't throw it away either. I won't throw away 70 bucks.

Sep
12
2015
FruitDiet
FruitDiet

What I love most about Alien is how 80s-minded it is. The purple grape hairspray quality of it is reminiscent of both Giorgio and Poison, but it smells completely modern. The jasmine in it smells electric and opulent and the woody drydown adds a warm fuzz to the cold, mentholated florals. The way it bounces around the room is really amazing--my boyfriend was wearing it when I came home one day and watching The Hunger. It went perfectly with the movie--stylish, cold, pleasantly empty. I love it for being the only thing on the market this loud that I still commonly smell on people, even in largely fragrance-free Austin. If you wear it, wear a lot of it. It needs to be oversprayed for that wonderful narcotic effect. I like it on women, but it's possibly even better on men.

Sep
08
2015
Nebelung
Nebelung

I love so much its simplicity and the fact that in spite of that it is so potent and long lasting! On the skin -at least on me- it stays for 12 hours more or less,let alone that on the clothes it can linger for days...It is so elegant and it definitely worths its pricetag.With a light hand (because it can result too cloying for people around you that may not like perfume) it can work all year round and since you're good to go with -literally- just a couple of spritzes,a standard full bottle (60ml) goes a long way! (Imagine that I have its 30ml EDT version for 1,5 year,and with regular wearing I have almost half of the juice left)

Sep
08
2015
dorisstar1982
dorisstar1982

like it on someone else, but hate on me.

Sep
08
2015
LeVitrail
LeVitrail

Too potent,too flowerish...I sprayed once on the back of my palm and asked my husband what he thought about it. It was a hate at 1st sight! He sad it smelled terrible,pretty much like some dirty diaper & asked to keep my hand away from him haha Anyhow,it even made our car smell on the way back home and once I got a chance,I rushed to the toilet to wash it off.
I had to agree with my husband...even though I thought this fragrance has an intriguing name,there's nothing intriguing about the scent...3 notes and that's it,really? Nothing creative. Cool bottle,though.
Can't believe it's also pretty expensive..
I haven't had a good experience with Mugler's perfumes & I think,I will quit even trying to find one that I like.

Sep
06
2015
Hedonista
Hedonista

I owe this scent a big apology. I had put it in the "too mainstream" section of my brain. Who want's to smell like everybody else? Too popular, too mass marketed not a niche, etc. The rambling of a perfume snob.
Then I got a sample as a gift. At first try I felt vindicated with my holier than thou attitude. Nothing special here. Smells nice but meh. Gave it another try the next day. Smells nice, longevity is good, not so strong as to bother anyone close to me. and that's when I realized that it was comfortable as an everyday fragrance. I didn't love it, but it was perfect for everyday wear. It smells good and works perfectly when you aren't trying to send any kind of message. You just want to smell nice.
I don't find many locals wearing it either. (Alien abduction is a big deal here in the south and we don't joke about it!) Or maybe it smells differently on me? Whichever it is I am going to buy a big bottle of this stuff. It's my perfect go to scent for running around or just sitting at home doing housework. It's inexpensive enough to wear everyday and for a fragrance with only 3 components it has a special magic. Not too light, not to sweet, not too floral. It is just right. Hard to admit but I do love it for how simple and friendly it it. But if I get abducted I am blaming Thierry Mugler!

Sep
06
2015
neshat
neshat

I wonder how 3 notes can be blended so pretty that makes this uniqe perfume!
so mysterious and strong

Sep
04
2015
danielle.83
danielle.83

Alien is like nothing I have ever smelt before. It is licorishy(without the aniseed smell), has a hint of white musk to me, and altogether in a world all of its own. I receive compliments every time I wear it and have never been told someone doesn't like it, with the exception of one girlfriend who to me has the strangest sense of smell. I'm not a fan of the initial scent when you first spray it on but give it half an hour to an hour and it develops into something totally different on me and I love it! I would suggest testing some on you're forearm and leaving it at least half an hour before deciding whether it is a scent for you or not. Love my Alien :)

Sep
03
2015
Guermantes
Guermantes

Alien was my wedding day perfume. The lovely memories - It was first day of snow and the snow was massive, and it was so cold and white outside but so warm and happy inside. I chose the fragrance a few months earlier. It was more important than the wedding dress or bouquet to me (actually, we forgot about the bridal bouquet. The best man rushed to the florist on the wedding day and bought one big rose so that I could have at least anything in my hands :)

The fragrance itself is a lovely ambery, a bit woodsy, strong, bold jasmine. Not extraterrestrial, actually very close to earth and very sensual.

It is not true with me that you either love Alien or Angel.I adore both. To be honest, Mugler never dissapoints.

Aug
28
2015
Tamannaks
Tamannaks

Alien will own the room the moment you walk in wearing it. It's my number one, the perfume I wear on a day I want to make a statement.
Longevity is phenomenal, and for some reason, it actually is perfect and lasts long for me. A friend tried it but for some reason it actually smelt different on her.
I'd recommend this any given day.

Aug
27
2015
Katty M
Katty M

Love it;very long lasting smell :) top 10 list for sure

Aug
24
2015
n4jl1
n4jl1

بوی گرم و اغوا گری داره. پخش و ماندگاری خیلی خوب. خط بوهم میذاره از خودش. ولی من ازش خسته شدم و تمدید نکردم. بنظرم اومقد قویه که ممکنخ حتی پاییزم ازار بده

Stayin power and d sillage is great. U can smell it ages latter!! Quite warm amd sensuelle, definitely a night te fragrance for collllld cold winters

Aug
23
2015
Nikkafragrance
Nikkafragrance

Today I rediscovered this scent in a completely new light. This is so similar to Alien absolu, especially the drydown and I am totally in love with the flanker. On me Alien is thick and rich juice, a magic potion of wood aroma and amber. Somehow the jasmine is very quiet on my skin. The sillage is incredible - a single spritz makes me think of luxurious lifestyle all day. I definitely gonna purchase a bottle.

Aug
22
2015
Christineaah
Christineaah

I discovered this scent in the restroom at work.

someone walked into the bathroom to fix her hair as I was washing my hands and I took a whiff. I could not help but ask her what she was wearing!

It was Alien.

I went and bought a full bottle...

unfortunately on my skin it dries a but too powdery for my taste. I still like wearing it once a week or so because I get a ton of compliments and my boyfriend likes it.

It really is a strong, beautiful scent and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a not overly feminine statement fragrance!!

Aug
21
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

So I was having a good ol' sniff of this today at a department store, and when you sniff it out of the bottle or on the paper it has SUCH a similar vibe to Womanity, which I never noticed before because have only tried both on my skin.

Not sure what it is or how they did it, but something about the composition really brings the scent of Womanity to my mind- they smell exactly the same yet so different. Hmm.

Aug
19
2015
Narkus
Narkus

I guess skin sure does make a difference because I finally got around to trying Alien-- and since, have bought a fb. I guess I avoided it because I don't care for Angel. My skin is dry and eats fragrance, so this is not over powering on me at all. My skin really blows up woods too. For me, Alien is a woody jasmine with a very faint sweet amber underneath, super nice, good longevity and nothing odd. Yes, I find it womanly and sexy. Funny that I have so many fragrances and this is the one my husband really likes with Marc jacobs marc jacobs in second. It's summer and I can wear it with my skin, no problem. Come fall and winter, I may have to spray on clothes or hair to get the same silllage-- like I have to do with most fragrances. We'll see. I think this is a great perfume! And since none of my friends wear it, good for me : )

Aug
18
2015
mizbutcher
mizbutcher

I love this perfume, but my husband hate it

Aug
18
2015
snezhok
snezhok

I adore this perfume! For me it's the most sexy scent I've ever tried :)

Aug
17
2015
popscockles
popscockles

Alien is my go-to winter/cold day scent. A little goes a long way!

Aug
13
2015
Carrieberry
Carrieberry

Well you definitely can't ignore this one. Please use sparingly. Only some can pull this off..There is something captivating about it but also something off-putting. The name describes is perfectly.

Aug
13
2015
missjackie
missjackie

I love love love Alien! Just got a 60ml bottle from my boyfriend yesterday (best bf ever!) and it's sooooo good! Strong and seductive. I wanted this one for soooo long and I will absolutely use this a lot! Big love for alien!

Aug
09
2015
fgamz
fgamz

This perfume is strong!!!!

Half a spray and this this smelt so strong it was crazy. I can still smell it lingering in my house 2 days later.. It smells strong of berries to me for some reason..

So not my favourite tbh.. I found it way too overwhelming.. Don't wear this in warm climates as it's meant for more cooler, cleaner nights.. I live in Australia where ita hot a lot of the time and Yeh not for me.

Aug
08
2015
iman_hamishe_payiz
iman_hamishe_payiz

Dumbo Case: When the Elephant tries to be a butterfly with its ears!

oh man, what is this thing, it's repulsive,I should say alienating, can only be worn in the dead of the winter, do not use it indoors or you will suffocate/estrange others along yourself.

The thing about floral notes as the main player is that the perfumer should let them breathe just like the God the ultimate perfumer, in reality they intermingle with air, that's why they are so amiable, I believe floral is not Mugler's thing, considering their perfumes'dense texture, but in the savory perfumes they are one of the bests

This one is a miss

for a flowery/fruity jasmine done right check out A La Nuit/ J'adore
for a woody jasmine: Reflection Man
for an Alien Perfume: Comme De Garcons 2

review from a guy

Aug
06
2015
Halawawda
Halawawda

I liked it at first..but as I kept using it, it began to smell like a can of RAID or roach spray especially after the drydown. However, I love Givenchy Angeo ou Demon Le Secret which smells similar but the dry down smells way better and not like at all like roach spray like Alien does.

Aug
05
2015
JFrags
JFrags

L'art de seduction.

If this one works for you wear it. If it doesn't there's a million out there bound to be for you.

Amberry, not overly sweet and floral and balsamic.
Really different and my personal signature.

TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE.

Aug
04
2015
superfunhappylizgirl86
superfunhappylizgirl86

The most absolutely amazing perfume. I love love love it . Its one of those smells that I think people love or hate and is very strong so a little goes a long way. When I first wore Alien , 3 years ago I was constantly sniffed and stopped . People still ask what I have on and always tell me how great it smells. My most absolute favorite and I cannot think of anything that comes close to smelling as amazing as this perfume

Aug
01
2015
guest_
guest_

I'm in love! This is my new fall-winter favourite.
A real sexy beast. Not too sweet, not too spicy, just perfect!

I would like to ask a question, maybe you can help me. Does the color of the Alien EDP's juice is light purple,light yellow or transparent? I have seen it in the ads (and in real) in different colors (I mean the EDP not the flakers of course). Strange. I'm so interested...Thank you so much!

Jul
31
2015
twoteacakes
twoteacakes

Well, to quote a popular song on the radio at the moment "i wasn't expecting that'. I purchased this expecting not to like it, but because I like to challenge my olfactory tastes I wanted to give it a go. When I sprayed this, I really didn't like it. Bold, in your face, fleshy peppery jasmine. Not my cup of tea. But as the day wore on, I liked it more and more. My husband complimented me on this which is a huge bonus; he hates 'big' perfumes and generally only likes my vanilla based fragrances, so massive surprise he likes this. I have since received several compliments on it. I can still smell it on my jacket two weeks later! Longevity is amazing and though it isn't what I normally go for, I find myself longing to spray it again (lightly, I might add). Unusual, but seriously addictive.

Jul
31
2015
Joeri
Joeri

A beautiful beast

Jul
30
2015
ell_bee
ell_bee

So, Alien, you're telling me that jasmine + amber + wood = intergalactic grape koolaid?... Right on. A cult classic.

Jul
30
2015
dsty
dsty

I've had a sample of Alien lying around for about a year now, but I haven't given it a proper test until recently. I guess it's because my previous experiences with Mugler scents have been dubious at best: Angel is a bit intimidating both in theory (that endless list of notes!) and in practice (that strength!), and though I expected to like Womanity and last year's Angel Eau Sucrée from the note lists, I found both smells unexpectedly unbearable.
So it's no wonder Alien wasn't exactly on top of my test list, but I'm glad I did finally get around to it: it's definitely my favourite out of all the Muglers I've tried, and like it enough to keep me from never paying attention to this house again.

What I love about this is the jasmine note, especially in the opening when it's at its strongest. It's so bold and fresh, "raw" and "alive" and "green" were the first things I thought of. I'm not so experienced with white floral notes, so before looking at the note list I thought it was something extremely green. This note smells delightfully like a wet jungle to me, though it's not exactly natural smelling. I was surprised to see this is mostly voted a winter fragrance: testing it in summer seemed just right to me, in fact it's so vibrant and green one of my first thoughts was that it would be perverse (though maybe in a good way) to wear this scent in winter.

Still, I don't think I'll ever get a full bottle of Alien. What I describe so admiringly above is accompanied all the way through by that quality I've come to think of as typically Mugler: that classical perfume vibe, slightly stale and a bit overpowering in its sweetness (I guess this is what people mean by "old lady perfume"). I don't really mind it, but it's not something I prefer, so it makes Alien just a lukewarm like for me. I am glad I finally got to make up my mind about this one, though; just the amount of scrolling I had to do to get to this review field is proof enough of what a classic it is...

Jul
29
2015
RosieRachel
RosieRachel

Wow. Otherworldly indeed. This is some seriously potent juice and although I found it to be very synthetic, it is unique. I will say that if I had to pick my favourite Mugler out of Alien, Angel and Womanity, Alien definitely wins. Unfortunately for me, this was a one way trip to Headache City, and for that reason, I don't think I'd be too keen on wearing this very often.

Alien opens with a gorgeous sweet powder, followed by clean jasmine, and an ambery-jasmine scent. My nose got fatigued with this smell pretty quickly and I thought that it had wore off, until my Mum walked into the room and said "It smells good in here!" so I'm guessing that Alien works well with my chemistry. It's insane to think that I was complimented on this scent from the opposite side of the room. Then, I got some faint whiffs of the grape-like fruity scent that others speak about, and a very softly powdered jasmine-amber dry-down, which seemed to last for a long time.

As I became anosmic to the scent, I couldn't tell you exactly how long this lasted for, but I know that it was definitely still going after 7 hours. Sillage is enormous; it will fill a room. I do want to experiment with this one under different weather conditions, though :)

UPDATE: I was still catching whiffs of this as I was trying to sleep after a shower, so longevity could be anywhere from 10-12 hours :)

2nd UPDATE: This scent just seems to get better and better each time I wear it, so much so that I've just bought a mini. I don't seem to get a headache with it anymore, but people around me love it. It's bewitching. I usually prefer a soft sillage, yet I seem to really like this, which is strange. It also gives me so many compliments, including "your perfume smells strong, but not obnoxiously so'" which is a huge compliment in my opinion :)

Jul
26
2015
Dort0625
Dort0625

This is one I have wanted to try for a long time and never have! Be it that it's not at all my type of perfume, or the weird name and bottle...not sure why I never tried it! So I did get a free sample of it today! I'm pleasantly surprised! While it's not something I would ever go and pay for, it is unique and not terrible. It does have that bit of sass that would be perfect for a night out on the town!

Jul
25
2015
stacia79
stacia79

Two listed notes. Jasmine and amber. But when I tried to recreate it using jasmine and amber perfume oils, something was missing. Thierry Mugler is known for his oddball creations and I am certain he's added some kind of solar accord to Alien. My first impression was the color purple and the adjective "meaty". It's a somewhat dirty, salty jasmine with monster sillage. I think it takes a certain type of personality to pull this off. The person who wears Alien should have confidence, wisdom and life experience.

Jul
24
2015
JaxTheMinx
JaxTheMinx

This is not a review but I'm very pleased that this is suddenly (almost) dirt cheap in South Africa. I've just bought a 90ml EDP and can now refill my own bottle. I do hope it's not headed for discontinuation. This is such a delicious TM fragrance.

Jul
24
2015
KittyFay
KittyFay

This perfume drives some people crazy( in a good way) and other just hate it ! its a statement perfume, strong, bold and wears a very long time. The notes are strong. The one down side I have with this perfume is that A LOT of people wear it ! but worth have or trying. one other thing is that this perfume smell different in the bottle than I does on most people skin so TRY it out before you buy it !!!!!!

Jul
18
2015
mamehaviolette
mamehaviolette

Alien is such an important scent! I would describe it as a white floral scent for winter, because of its amber and woody notes. However, I would personally wear it also in the hot summer nights, because I find it quite balsamic. Some people would define it as "an old lady scent", but I don't agree and if it is really so, I would say that old ladies have indeed great taste :)

Jul
11
2015
alassouli
alassouli

You either love it or hate it. I actually like it.
I usually hate anything with Jasmine, but this one is exceptional due to enormous longevity and sillage on my skin. I find its bottle is kind of ugly though. I don't know how it could be only 3 notes? This perfume isn't that simple. This thing can be suffocating and please try not to wear more than one spray. I just did soap and water test and this perfume is still on. A biGgGgGg thhmbs up for longevity and sillage.

Jul
11
2015
Swamp Lily
Swamp Lily

A heady, fumey chemical spill.! Nevertheless I like it. Alien is deceptively simple and somehow inexplicably striking. Jasmine, wood and amber can be found in just about everything but here they stand in uncomplicated glory.

Jul
11
2015
Miruna
Miruna

Intoxicating jasmine. I'm not into jasmine anyway, so I expexted not to like this one...

Jul
07
2015
malinkonija
malinkonija

I. Must. Try. This. I cannot resist it anymore. I now that I will get thumbs down, but this is the only perfume that is off-putting for me just because of the name! I know, it's stupid, I never buy perfumes because the bottle or the name is nice, but this one irritates me. I am reading all your lovely comments, and I am seeing myself 40-50 years after still wearing this (cause I have a strong feeling I would love it!) and answering the inevitable question of my grandchild - how come you smell so lovely? "You know... Your granny has an alien on her neck... Very feminine and sophisticated, right?" I would freak out the poor thing. Anyway... The battle is over. You won. I am already searching for samples as I cannot find it in stores. But I know that when I do find it, I would struggle again to stop using it. And would lose again.

Jun
23
2015
snow_white
snow_white

This is a very polarizing, unique scent. Rather difficult to explain. It's a heady, strong and intoxicating take on jasmine. At the same time, it manages to be gentle and alluring. I've been enamored with and intrigued by this perfume since I first tested it years ago. I've tried multiple times to make it work for me, I think we could be best friends. I think it's the amber at the base that doesn't agree with me, it's usually amber notes. Not long after applying this, I end up with a throbbing headache. So I've accepted my mini bottle as sufficient, I can admire this one from a distance every once in a while. But I don't think it could ever be my signature. Sigh.

Jun
21
2015
x_perfumecrazy_x
x_perfumecrazy_x

Iv had this perfume for years and today and yesterday i wore it for the first time in ages. Recently iv noticed this actually smells a little soapy when applied with a light hand? Maybe its just me but overall this is really gorgeous and sexy

Jun
20
2015
houstcs
houstcs

I know why they called it Alien, because when I wear it I turn into some different type of life form. So today I put a spray on the back of my hand, always wanted to try this, and I walked away smelling like a sexy woman(somehow play dough smelled sexy) and I physically morphed into a women. As a man, this was quiet disturbing, you know turning into a woman in the middle of a store. I felt strange, and well...Alien.
So here I am a few hours later finding my manhood back, as the sexiness is fading to a soft peppered berry bush. Rather impressed with this, I imagine earlier versions are probably better.

Jun
17
2015
laura21774
laura21774

Oh Alien, what can I say? Hands down easily my favorite.......ever. I am at a loss for words to describe it. It's almost indescribable. It's definitely a Jasmine bomb. I love white florals, especially Jasmine and I DO love the dirty, indolic Jasmine but I don't get any indole here. It's sunny, almost sweet but exotic at the same time.

There is also this menthol note that sits in juxtaposition to the sunny Jasmine that adds a coldness and makes the sunny warmth seem far away. It kinda reminds me what watching a sunrise from the coldness of outer space. Alien indeed :).

My skin has a tendancy to really play up any woody or patchouli notes but that doesn't happen here. The woody notes are there, but just stands in the background to just make the whole composition more mysterious. Alien smells on me, almost exactly like it does on paper. Like its wearing me. I don't care :)

I can't wear it often unfortunately. It is a projection monster. One spritz is all you need. I work in a hospital so even one spritz.......is too much for work.

Jun
17
2015
spicyraven
spicyraven

I like Alien EDP mini I tried a lot but am unsure when and where to wear it. It's like grape as others comment, it is very unoffensive but it goes on so strong (like one dab at the wrist and someone across room can smell) and I'm not really looking for attention. I've been enjoying at home into the evenings. It's very comforting. I loved the bottle and it was an impulse buy. I do not usually like floral and sweet, but this is actually ok it's not syrupy or too sicky sweet. Magical and fun, happy mood is how it comes across - grape now or laters. I do not get a sexy or rawwr vibe at all, although there is some kind of 80s nostalgia a little bit, like Benetton Colors not sure. The scent does not feel super unique, but I think it's uncommon in the regard of the kind of floral is very mild and might appeal to those who normally do not like it.

Jun
15
2015
febeleuteria
febeleuteria

No, this just did not work for me. Too potent a scent that quickly turned noxious, inducing a mild headache. Ack! What a disgusting smell.

I tried a small vial that came as part of a Sephora perfume sampler.

Jun
14
2015
Divaholic7344
Divaholic7344

This is very different perfume from the one's I have . I love this and I wearing the at night and sometimes in the day time but very light . I always get complements when I have it on , This have long lasting power , a little goes a long way. This one of my favorites from my perfume collection. This perfume is just so sexy.

Jun
12
2015
ClippyluvsMU
ClippyluvsMU

Purchased a mini for test.

Jasmine, BOOM! It is exactly like that. I usually have a difficult time finding scents that project on my skin, but this is one. I enjoy the really "purple" jasmine and the dry down is amazing; woody, sweet, mature in the best way. It is what I wish my Jasmin Noir EDP to be in strength. On me, it lasts about 4 hours: but I am also considering that I am not using a spray to apply this divine juice (yet!). While it is there, though, it is THERE. I could not wear the Absolue version (anise), but this is a winner. Even when I get the FB, if it lasts no longer than this mini does, I will happily decant and respray.

Scent: 10/10
Longevity: 6/10* (scent eating skin here)
Sillage: 10/10
Bottle: 9/10
Repurchase: YES

Jun
09
2015
basma gamal
basma gamal

alien alien alien darling you are dazzling mystic dreamy fancy and sure heavy I am in love marry me

if you are in the stage of loving fruity sweet fragrances this probably not for you you will find it heavy try it after couple of years when your taste change and you will appreciate it

the notes are mixed pretty well in harmony
they reached to a melting point that you wont find a solo dominate note it make unique smell the jasmine is there and hint of amber but not as solo they make a new note called alien

alien is so heavy and has unique smell for people how want to make statement take it as a package

for me it is fancy like the smell of expensive shops here in Egypt very long longevity it goes on and on for days and it is scandalous once you spray it the whole place will smell it

I totally agree with sparkybish you put it in great words I could never do better when you said " Otherwise Alien could wear me. But if I get the spray right, I feel like I am walking through a grove of flowering jasmine while the petals inexplicably swirl and float around me. "

Jun
09
2015
catpud
catpud

Vile, acrid smelling concoction.

Noxious and obnoxious.

Makes me gag, i don't know how anyone can wear this horror.

just really nasty, i feel ill even thinking about it!

Jun
08
2015
hippiechick13
hippiechick13

No idea what changed for me, maybe it suddenly *clicked* but god I like this!

I've been looking for something fresh, suitable for going out at night, but definitely sexy and clean too. I've found that. It's different, sweet and it makes a statement. The bottle is very cool itself, too.


I sprayed it on tonight and discovered that it is really perfect for cooler evenings, and the jasmine is seriously yummy - it's its own style and genre of fragrance though its magic is in the fact it could suit a wide manner of women.

It's going to be on high rotation and likely my go-to evening perfume.

Jun
02
2015
jovejove
jovejove

There's going to be an amazing addition this fall as a limited edition. It's going to be huge, but very...very limited in quantities.

Jun
01
2015
Petalou
Petalou

I first noticed this when a colleague wore it. I had to know what it was.
It has become an everyday favourite that I keep on my desk at work.
I love the cloying scent.

Jun
01
2015
sparkybish
sparkybish

I will never understand how this is only three notes. Somehow it comes across as much more complex than that. In warm weather I only spray this once and walk through it. In cooler weather I can do a direct skin spray. Otherwise Alien could wear me. But if I get the spray right, I feel like I am walking through a grove of flowering jasmine while the petals inexplicably swirl and float around me.

Fun fact: I hated this 10 years ago. Oh how tastes change! Never give up on your sense of smell maturing.

Jun
01
2015
kaimarie
kaimarie

If I had looked at the perfume description, I probably would have never tried it. As far as anything sweet smelling--I like vanilla or fruity scents. But I usually go for scents that are a little bit adrogynous and not too girly while still being sexy and feminine and mysterious. First of all, I love the name and what this perfume embodies. I love that it smells so good yet unlike anything I've ever smelled before. I thought I would just like the name and wish I had liked the actual scent, but this is one of my favorites. When I first tried it, I kept thinking it had a grape smell.... but if someone had described a perfume like that to me I would have assumed I wouldn't really like it. It's so much more--you really just have to try it, but I can definitely see how this wouldn't be for everyone. However, everyone I've asked so far has responded with "MMmm...what is that??"

It has amazing staying power. If I use ONE spray, it lingers on me all day....and sometimes if I fall asleep in my day clothing or if a breeze passes by and I get a whiff of it, I'm pleasantly surprised that it's still there. It's slightly sweet but not too sweet.

I do not like floral scents but I don't find this to be a typical floral scent at all. So if you're someone who isn't into floral--still give this one a chance.

May
26
2015
pinktoe
pinktoe

Alien is definitely a force to be reckoned with. I mean, my skin is a perfume-eating-beast and this little one has defeated it. I put on some, let's be fair, a significant amount of this, some 12 hours ago .... and I can still smell it on me... This morning I nearly killed a student with it. Poor thing was sitting around 8 meters away from me and he said he could smell my perfume, strongly, from that distance. So, I think that sillage and longevity are well established. Now, to the actual scent. It is jasmine, lots of it, loud jasmine, anapologetic, juicy, fresh, fleshy and white, real white. Uplifting jasmine, then some woods, to provide the jasmine with some support and at the end the amber to smooth things out. I get when some people said this smells purple, it does, at the beginning, in fact, sometimes it reminds me of Poison, the original, which is THE 'purplest' fragrances of all IMO. But on me Poison is headier and Alien is fresher and more playful.
I don't find it particularly groundbreaking. What makes it'alien' is not that is that strange, it's the sillage and the longevity, it has 80s -90s sillage and longevity and it's a fragrance from the 2000s. It's a full bodied Carmenere in a time when people mostly drink Kool-aid.

May
25
2015
BeautyNotes
BeautyNotes

This little number is a powerful statement. It was inventive initially but now many houses do a similar tune of a scent. Alien is never going to be out of style. It contains great quality jasmine and amber, it is simple and the effect is dose-dependent. It lives for a while with its personality intact. A very well made scent, a must have for floral fiends.

May
23
2015
margarita.angelova
margarita.angelova

The most popular opinion of Alien is that is unusual, different, etc. Really? This is an incredible perfume, that's for sure, but it is not surprising in any way - and how could jasmine ever be considered unusual?

It is beautiful but also ordinary jasmine scent and goes to my wish list but I suppose the marketing campaign and the interesting bottle has created a mass psychosis around this perfume. If it was plainly packaged and marketed under more unpopular brand no one would have ever heard about it.

May
23
2015
rachel.mitchell
rachel.mitchell

I really cannot decide whether I love this one or not. It's a nice, very unusual, strong scent but I can see myself getting annoyed smelling it on me all day. I love the bottle, the name and the concept, and I hope I can grow to love it in the future!

May
21
2015
Iguanatan
Iguanatan

Alien is everything I never knew I wanted to smell like. I dove in expecting to hate it, but have been surprised at how wrong I was. On my skin it drys down to a really sensuous note, warm and exciting. I literally want to eat my wrists, it is that delicious.

May
18
2015
mellymel10
mellymel10

I know it is the unpopular opinion, but I cannot tolerate this scent at all. To me, its the worst Jasmine scent in the world. i recognize this immediately when i smell it on someone and I get instantly offended. I was going to give away my samples but i am too afraid the person might actually like it and i will have to smell it on them. I can't handle it. On a positive note, the bottle is awesome.

May
16
2015
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

I must be going through a major shift in taste, because this was just NOT enticing to me the first handful of times I tested it. Then about a week ago it suddenly became so interesting!

Something about the peppery sharpness with the highly concentrated jasmine effect just did it for me. Maybe I just finally got into the "alien thing" so many people seem to be in on. Feels like a theme with Mugler perfumes, two opposing themes that are meant to clash but somehow just work together.

In the past I've had a hard time steering away from ultra naturalistic scents (naturalistic in my opinion anyway) and would completely blow off anything that resembles something that doesn't grow in the ground, on a tree, etc.

But THIS is now what I want to smell like ALL THE TIME. Something very ethereal and spacey about this.. makes me feel like an alien princess. Unlike any earthly substance, this totally shines with all its sparkly, weird glory.

The very moment I am able, this will be bought and on its way to me!

Understandably, this is not for everyone and may not even be suitable to wear around particular people but the fragrance I cannot see being offensive when used in moderation.

May
14
2015
Alayna1011
Alayna1011

This is so gorgeous, and one of my personal favorites. I feel like I could wear it anywhere, for any occasion.. although I must admit that the first few times I tried it, it kinda smelled like grape air freshener to me. But the more I used it, the more amazing it smelled each time. It definitely smells synthetic, but I don't mean that in a bad way -- it smells like nothing in nature I've ever smelled before. But it smells GREAT.

I still get that "grapey" vibe with it, but the jasmine combines with it to make it utterly stunning. It's a strong, powerful scent with highly noticeable sillage, so probably best to be careful with how many sprays you use. I think it can work in all seasons, even summer-- to me jasmine actually smells the most beautiful on a summer night, really makes it bloom.

I find this perfume hard to describe beyond this. I think it may be one of those that simply needs to be tested (especially instead of blind buying). Like many of Mugler's scents, it looks to be a polarizing love it or hate it one, and those who love it, REALLY love it. Test first! But I won't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a strong, beautiful, utterly unique smelling scent with great performance.

I will always own a bottle of this.

May
13
2015
theodora stanescu
theodora stanescu

It is a must for any girl/woman. What is hard for me to believe is that it has only 3 notes. i know I love jasmine, but there is something more in there as a top note. Not sure however, I adore it. i remember that it was love at first sniff.

May
13
2015
nerolette
nerolette

When I first put it on, this smells like Givenchy's Dahlia Divin on me - complex and moderately sultry. By the end of the day, it's entirely cotton candy. Disappointing.

May
12
2015
hyperfluff
hyperfluff

A few years ago I bought myself a 50ml bottle of Alien edp. It was my most expensive fragrance purchase then and I was so excited that I would do atleast 5 sprays everytime I wear it (which was almost everyday since I got it). Three weeks later I couldn't bear to smell it anymore, in such a short period I had overdosed myself with it to the point of sickness. I gave away the bottle to my mom and everytime she'd wear it I would feel a pang of envy. She smelled so beautiful with Alien, like she should be crowned Queen and wear velvet gowns and tiaras made of fresh jasmine blossoms for the rest of her life. Compliments galore from our relatives and friends. Unlike me she did not douse herself in it, and I have since learned from my mistake! Fast-forward to now, I finally decided to go back to it, this time I only do 2-3 sprays, and I will reserve it for evenings. I'm back to loving this again, just like when I smelled it for the first time. Strong elegant jasmine with a cozy almond-y note, and something minty in the background, so unique and distinctive, so regal. Moral of the story: Go easy with this one.

May
12
2015
moonprismpower
moonprismpower

this is perfect and i love it, the sci fi bottle, the color, scent, name, but this smell makes me pissed off. that synthetic jasmine, hedione, just invades my nostrils and i can't get away from it if someone is wearing it nearby. it has a metallic feel to it that creeps me out. it smells like a neon purple light. i can't wear it, but it's art.

May
12
2015
Stelala
Stelala

How can I say something bad about this one?
I've been dreaming about it for ages, ever since I was a teenager and smelled it for the first time in a magazine.
Yes, it does smell a bit like the 90's and my boyfriend doesn't care for it.
I love it however, it's very captivating and keeps me wanting another whiff. There are so many notes - way more than just the three that are listed here. It really is extraordinary!

My problem however, is: when would I ever find an occasion to wear such a powerful and captivating fragrance?
When do you want to fill up an entire room with this almost surreal scent? When will I dare to be the alien? (haha)

May
11
2015
Hipchick40
Hipchick40

I have no business writing a review for this yet. I've only tested it just now and can't even wrap my head around it yet! I just wanted to immediately comment that upon first spray, this was the most black licorice candy smell I've ever sprayed from a bottle! Weird, right? Maybe it's because I've tested a few today and am currently sniffing one wrist with Alien and the other is my maiden voyage with Chanel. I've got Coco Mademoiselle EDP going (it's so sentimental for me as my mom wears it).
So the reason I'm here is to say that if you're trying this for the first time, give it time before washing it off if you're not digging it. This is so weird too but the middle of the spray on my skin was not nice but the edges were. Well lo and behold, now the middle is mellowing out too and it's growing on me. After 30 minutes! Still, what the heck is in this stuff? So super duper odd. Good, but odd.
I'm off to shower again to really just try this and I'll give a much more useful review (at least in my own little odd way of describing scents, lol!). Fun fun fun. I love perfume shopping days

May
11
2015
bronstein
bronstein

Bizarre concept, yet a very earthly scent. Maybe it was once considered original and new, but it is so widespread these days that it smells more familiar than alien. But then, the 2000s were also strange while they lasted. Now an icon of that era, women in their twenties still can't do much wrong with this one.

***

May
10
2015
shakhips
shakhips

I got this as a gift and have grown to love it. At the beginning it felt too mature but now feels just beautiful. Close but distant at the same time. Classic, but very non-conforming - even though it seems everyone has it (Ha). Love it.

May
08
2015
Leah lilly
Leah lilly

Amber, jasmine, woodsy notes. It will be interesting scent,something I would like to get and hope that.

May
06
2015
RayF
RayF

Finally brought this beautiful perfume home. This is by far the best jasmine scent that I have ever tried. Such a true, sexy, and sensual jasmine that no other scents can possibly match.

May
05
2015
Emzarie
Emzarie

This was a blind buy, but I'm glad I got it! It goes on very strong, and lasts a long time. I always get compliments on it. It's a lovely blend of dark, sweet woods, mixed with subtle floral and the smoothness of amber. It's deep and comforting, and reminds me of a cozy winter night.

May
01
2015
MysticMeg
MysticMeg

Love it ! Always come back to it. Cannot believe it only has 3 notes ... must be some magic hidden somewhere ;)This is my go-to-scent when I need a boost of confidence. I do not have a signature but this one might just take the lead if I ever had to choose. I seem to rotate this and Samsara as permanent place in my fragrance wardrobe ....

Apr
29
2015
aura_therapy
aura_therapy

I bought a sample of this off ebay after reading reviews here. It is very strong, yes. The jasmine is nice. I thought I would smell more amber but I just smell jasmine. This reminds me of my hair dresser, a guy I dated's Mom, and other people. I had no idea how many people have been wearing this. That's my main issue, I don't want to smell like other people I've known well. It's not the perfume's fault.

Apr
28
2015
hot_tamalie
hot_tamalie

I currently own the edt version of Alien but now I want this one! Reason being is because I like perfumes that stand out, the ones that say, "yes I am here and I know you smell me!" Alien is that kind of perfume. Don't get me wrong though because the edt version does the same but is just more subtle. From the opening Alien has a strange smell that doesn't smell like anything else. And what I like most about it is that Alien develops into something sooooo beautiful during the dry down and not only that it lasts for a very long time. Any perfume that comes in beast mode and can last all day makes me feel like my money was well spent. Guess I will be headed to the store to purchase a bottle when my edt version runs out.

Apr
27
2015
ktyhan
ktyhan

Deep and genuine (the two words I only used once... on Angel)

One spray is just perfect.

Feel wholesome and completed in it.

That's it. No more words needed.

Apr
26
2015
TonioValentine
TonioValentine

I knew I had to own it the second I tried it on! Hours after spraying a tiny amount on the top of my hand it was still going strong! I was wrapped in beautiful jasmine, just from that one little spray so the lastino power is amazing. Definitely a try before you buy though, it's a heavy hitter and will make you stand out in a crowd and a small amount will do, don't over spray. This fragrance is my all time favorite and a staple in my collection.

Apr
26
2015
nikolaydl
nikolaydl

I can't believe this one has only 3 notes, but sometimes less is more. I love this perfume, I love that burst of jasmine. I just can't stop sniffing my wrist!

Apr
24
2015
LaviniaMidnight
LaviniaMidnight

OMG. How could I have missed this beauty? And for ten years? It is just beautiful. I tested on my wrists, rubbed together to warm the scent..and up wafted the most gorgeous invisible cloud of vanilla and flowers. I didn't find it strong at all, it is a gentle caress. Something about it reminds me of Poison, and my chemistry loves Poison...it is loving Alien too. I can't stop smelling my wrists. I ADORE this one, buying a bottle immediately.

Apr
17
2015
passiveintensity
passiveintensity

Had this on today. And a total stranger commented on how good I smelled. Alien she asked me knowingly, I smiled and nodded, the one and only TM. This is distinctive and like no other. Warm floral and woody. so many layers as it develops beautifully. I get mint...? and amber.

Apr
15
2015
lord montifer
lord montifer

My first thought on smelling this was " Vick's vapour rub!" That settled down into a strong floral that is distinctive and, yes, a bit otherworldly. I can see me growing to love this as much as I have Angel and Womanity ( both of which were scrubbers to me at first sniff)
Edit: been wearing this a few months now. Still strong jasmine opening but within ten minutes the smell goes totally. Either it doesn't work on my skin or I am anosmic to it. Such a shame but a like nonetheless.

Apr
15
2015
anosh313
anosh313

I bought alien from a blind buy but at first spray I found i did a mistake and put it in my closet thinking to give it to some one else, but after two mounths I test it again and.. Wow!!! It was changed maybe?!! Dont know why I didn't like it before!! but now alien is one of my favorite fragrances :-)

Apr
06
2015
Denniece
Denniece

Love this "alien" fragrance. I have been intrigued the first time I smelled it, and I get many compliments, but different than the ones in get from the sweeter scents. Definitely takes a degree of confidence to wear this.
Very complex. I can't pin down the notes as it seems to change every time I wear it.
Lately I get a huge top note of grapes, which I believe someone else mentioned.
I'll be wearing this for years.
Iconic.
Beautiful bottle.

Apr
05
2015
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This is so long lasting and just wonderful in every way. Iconic !

Apr
03
2015
Milk&Belladonna
Milk&Belladonna

I like everything about this, but I can't wear or inhale this perfume. It is so simple, so perfect in terms of composition, the concept is so unusual, the bottle so lovely... and I just can't stand it. Just sniffing the bottle is enough. This is my kryptonite, it makes me dizzy and gives me a headache, as if I were inhaling gasoline fumes. I blame the jasmine and mostly stay away from white florals in general.
But smelling it from afar, detecting traces of it on pieces of paper I have sprayed and put away in my books- it is the most lovely, gorgeus smell to me. But we are not meant to be.

Apr
02
2015
CycoEva
CycoEva

I got a few of these on a spray card vile for free from Sephora the other day. I had to double check to see that's its the original alien, why push something that isn't new? Anyhow it smells like soil to me until it dries down. Wet soil, which isn't a bad smell, but not something I would purposely want to smell like. It dried down into a creamy black licorice or root beer with some jasmine/amber(which is okay), but I still didn't really like it. There's much better options for those notes. I don't smell any grape, I think people get that idea from the purple bottle.

Alien by Thierry Mugler

Mar
26
2015
Antares811
Antares811

Another review for this beauty, my favorite along with Coco Mademoiselle and Chanel N°5.
Bold, unique, sultry, womanly.
Fresh, wonderful jasmine and sweet amber on a warm, slightly powdery and spicy woody base.
If you think the opening is too strong (a bit metallic), wait for the drydown, it's divine and lasts forever.
Not for everybody, not for shy people, Alien is for a confident and alluring woman.
Important: spray it with light hand.
MASTERPIECE.

Mar
23
2015
pixiewinks
pixiewinks

I had to delete my original review from months ago and rewrite a new one, and here is why....I tried this first in the summer months. I found it to be too strong and cloying.
We are now in late winter, early spring and suddenly I can't get enough of Alien. Yes it's heady, yes it's slightly cloying, yes it's strong and YES it addictive!! This fragrance is heavy, deep, high quality and hits you at the back of the throat in a pleasing way. Not to mention the bottles and packaging of Thierry Mugler fragrances are beyond fabulous.
This fragrance is like that guy that you don't really care for much at first but as you get to know him you start to realize you like him and then before you know it, you're being seduced, in love, and can't get enough of him. This is the effect of Alien.
side note...Alien is most amazing layered with Angel!
Scent: 10
Packaging: 10!

Mar
21
2015
monikaeva
monikaeva

It's MY fragrance. Even dou I'm not using it that often lately. Some of my male friends get literally crazy about it, I don't know what's inside that cause this effect.

Mar
20
2015
RandyMandy
RandyMandy

This perfume is super sweet and STRONG!!! If you're into sugary florals then this is for you. Did I mention it's STRONG??? I don't know if it's an association with the purple bottle, but I get a head-pinching sweet grape vibe. I hate the first couple hours but after that it's rather quite nice and not so in your face. I would not recommend this for the office, but moreso going out, preferably going somewhere outside.

Mar
06
2015
Karineabdel
Karineabdel

What a beautiful smell. I pût 2 sprits on each wrist And it Last all day! I even got a compliment from a girl at work who hâtes perfume. She told me That this perfume smells good on me And was very féminine.

Mar
06
2015
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

Creamy, weird, heavy jasmine. Like "whack you over the head with a bat made (somehow) of jasmine" jasmine.

No green notes for relief just the lovely sweet, heavy languor of jasmine. It has a sort of soporific, almost opiate quality in its creamy, rich floral heaviness, and then there's that odd quality jasmine has, I'm not talking about the animalic or indolic qualities of jasmine... more the odd synthetic... very well to be honest, alien note present in even natural fresh jasmine flowers.

Alien indeed.

Mar
05
2015
miracleborgtech
miracleborgtech

I know better. I tried Alien before and it didn't work for me but I decided to try it again anyway. Regrettably this smells like tortured jasmine water-boarded by synthetic thugs. The mutilated jasmine is screaming from the pain of chemical burns. Sillage and longevity are impressive, but I have since learned this might be from a hardwired "intruder alert". Apparently when you smell something unusual or disturbing, your brain amps up the odor in case of invaders and impending danger. My cat ran out of the room and hasn't been seen since.

Mar
05
2015
ptilda
ptilda

Uh oh! My perfume counter might have a new leader! Sprayed my mini once today on my arm and wow. Amazingly gorgeous smell! I'll be testing it through the day to confirm that I'm going to get the full bottle, but it looks like a winner to me! Beautiful sexy, sophisticated smell, and long lasting. Plus the purple color matches my room, so you can't really go wrong there!

Mar
02
2015
b.a.denney
b.a.denney

I just wore a sample of this for a day, and it's pretty strong. Now, I like my perfumes strong, so to me, this was a good thing. I'm not sure I absolutely love this perfume, but it's not bad. To me, it smells like a lot of other perfumes out there, just stronger. It's not one I'll rush out to buy, or one I feel like I have to have. The bottle is pretty cool looking though.

Mar
02
2015
ScentologySummit
ScentologySummit

This is gorgeous. I can see how it's not for everyone because it is quite powerful. I have a lot of trouble with fragrances not staying on my skin, but I get hints of this throughout the day. It's almost pure jasmine on first spray, but it settles into a creamy white floral that projects just the right amount. It's definitely a confidence booster. Magnificently done.

Also, love the bottle!!

Mar
01
2015
Ev_day
Ev_day

LOVE!! Its a strong scent but not overwhelming, great sillage and longevity.. I smell sweet jasmine, fresh grape fruit and warm amber.. Very beautiful scent that i definitely repurchase :)

Feb
25
2015
Mattysmum
Mattysmum

I Love this perfume,it's hard to find words to describe that haven't already been said. It's strong,powerful-unlike any other and certainly addictive!.It is also instantly recognisable on other people,but I dont think that matters.We wear scent for our own enjoyment,to be surrounded by a beautiful aura and get little whiffs of it all day- or at least I do!!.Thankyou TM for Alien.

Feb
25
2015
moonstarwolf
moonstarwolf

I tried this at Macy's and was expecting so much more, because of the so-called popularity of it. Not quite my style though.

Feb
24
2015
angelapaul
angelapaul

The bottle reminds me of an evil villain, waiting for the next victim, muahaha. Love it.

However the scent is not evil at all... unless you dislike jasmine, muahaha. Because jasmine is what you get. Super-jasmine, uber-jasmine, super-uber-intense jasmine. With a supporting cast that makes the whole experience warm and exotic. And the dry-down is sultry but cosy.

Overall, this is a remarkable perfume. I don't know if I will buy it any time soon however. The dry-down reminds me of one of my favourites - Kenzo Amour - which I need to re-buy before I consider purchasing this.

Feb
23
2015
ialwayssmellgood
ialwayssmellgood

I own so much perfume. I never thought I could commit to just one. This one broke me down and made me wear it exclusively. Never have I been more enchanted and pleased! I proclaim this my all time favorite!

Feb
21
2015
princesschase
princesschase

I feel like I'm not allowed to call this my signature because it is SO popular and because I only own three perfumes :p

Anyways, my point is that this is the only perfume I ever want to wear and I can't get enough of it. I adore the strong jasmine smell and whatever other sexy, unidentifiable "alien" notes. It lasts all day and stays smelling the same if not better. It's strong but just enough that it's enticing and not offensive. I think it will be my go-to for a long time!

Feb
18
2015
lucy77
lucy77

This is the best ever , i can not stop loving this scent.Really can't understand people that don't like the "queen of the perfumes".....Love, Love....highly recommend!

Feb
16
2015
PDC
PDC

I got a hate-love relationship with this perfume. Every perfume I own is close to the skin, this is the only one with an arm length projection which makes it a bit intrusive. I can't wear it when I'm having a quiet day in but it's perfect for a day shopping, it keeps other perfumes and scents away from my nose.

Feb
16
2015
PurseJunkie
PurseJunkie

A thousand reviews and not one other person thought it smelled of mildew? To me that was the most noticeable note I got for the first hour. After that it was just a somewhat sugary amber with a touch of jasmine that varies between pleasant and inoffensive. Sorry, but it’s not enough to make up for the opening hour.

The best thing about this perfume is that the bottle looks like a Vorlon.

With apologies to David Bowie, I am definitely not “Loving the Alien.”

Feb
16
2015
Fragrance_Lily
Fragrance_Lily

On my skin it smells just like jasmine flowers and strong artificial grapes. Like the kind of grape smell I used to sniff every time I drank grape cough syrup as a kid. It actually smells more appealing than how I am describing it, but it is definitely a strong perfume.

Feb
14
2015
Delaa
Delaa

Smells like soap

Feb
14
2015
mahgam
mahgam

For those who think it has only three notes and it is a simple fragrance: it is not a simple one. Just take a look at everything Thierry mugler has offered these years, they have a policy to hide their ingredients after Angel.just take a look at Angel eau de parfume rechargable of 2015 it has only 4 notes! While it is the same Angel who had 23 notes.
at least I sense grape cherry nectarines and Vanilla cinnamon and pepper in alien for sure. Very little Jasmine.

Feb
13
2015
Miamigirl
Miamigirl

I Love it It was not a love from first sight. When tried it for the first time i did not liked at all (it was summer) but then I tried it again (winter time) at boots and i could not stop sniffing my writs.Georgeous!!!!! Bought alien absolute recently but…..well ….I don't like it….yet….:-)

Feb
10
2015
black_dots_lady
black_dots_lady

My favorite Mugler. In the second place is Womanity. Angel is too heavy and eatable.
Only 3 ingredients, but smells more complex.
Kerion, you're not the only who smells grape here. It's a Fragola sort.

Feb
08
2015
kerion
kerion

Am I the only one who smells grape and vanilla? lol. I know it's not there but I get that vibe in my brain. Doesn't matter because this is my favorite fragrance in the world! First one that's gotten me numerous compliments that I can still smell hours from my first spray. This is what I expect of an EDP especially for the money you spend on them. If someone doesn't want the power the option of an EDT is there but for those who do we expect to get it in our EDP's. This one delivers and then some. I have seen some very odd descriptions including my grape conclusion. The second Bottle I bought was soapy smelling and turned out to be a fake. There are fakes being sold on Amazon and on ebay. You have been cheated out of a wonderful experience if you have one of those because the real thing really is out of this world!

Feb
08
2015
prettyb85
prettyb85

I can't put my finger on why I like this. I don't know if it's the notes, or the fact that it last a very long time. Be careful not to apply too much though!

Feb
04
2015
courtney.mcintyre
courtney.mcintyre

Unique. Strange. But I looove it.

It's strong, noticable and lasts forever but I get complimented on it so much!! Mainly by women too. It's for sure an evening fragrance as some people may find it a bit offensive for the daytime (although I occasionally have worn this during the day sprayed sparingly). Only thing I find is that I have to be in the mood to wear this, it isn't something I'm naturally drawn to. It portrays sexiness and feistiness in my opinion!

I can't even describe the scent but it just smells expensive and grown. I feel very womanly when I wear this! Probably wouldn't be suitable for young teenagers but most people could wear this at any age.

Bottle is beautiful also. Deffo a staple for my collection.

Feb
02
2015
chimidoro
chimidoro

I love this heavily sweetened jasmine and cedar wood combo with its subtly gooey, honeyed effervescence.
But it gives me a headache.
A raging, roving, splitting, unrelentingly monstrous headache - like rays of radiation are seeping up my nasal passage and through my eye sockets, projecting from my temples and making my forehead pulsate (like a gen-u-ine ALIEN).

There are already 54 other mentions of headaches on this page, so I'm not alone here.
If I could wear Alien, I would. (It was a very generous Birthday gift that I unfortunately cannot wear!) It's a unique take on jasmine, and it lasts almost all day. (FOREVER on fabric.....)

NEXT DAY EDIT: Today I applied this scent with an EXTREMELY light hand and did not develop a headache.
P.S I'm sure I can smell heliotrope here.
A hint of play-doh. Patchouli.
Tea, too. (Bergamot?)
Also, some cinnamon.

FEB FIFTH EDIT: I take it all back, I'm no longer getting a splitting headache when I wear this beautiful scent. Also, now that I'm able to fully appreciate Alien, I'm actually considering having this as my new signature.
(Though, admittedly, I have to resist sniffing too closely or I become anosmic to it and am tempted to.... top up.... relentlessly!!!)
I'm in love. I'm an addict.
100% converted, certified ALIEN.

Feb
01
2015
LizzieDee
LizzieDee

For me, this is very linear. From the first spray, the jasmine and wood come through loud and clear, but not the amber, and that is how it stays. The flower and the wood just sit there alongside each other, not complex, not wedded into one scent but very pleasant all the same. It's a good daytime perfume, clean! Fresh and not offensive for the office. It is very long-lasting.

It smells to me as if it would fit into the Estée Lauder range alongside Sensuous (white floral plus wood) or as a variant one of her other white florals like White Linen.

Feb
01
2015
Rafa Rodrigues
Rafa Rodrigues

This fragrance has the right name: Alien. I dont know if i like it or not, i get confused with this stuff (does this happens to anyone else?) Anyway applause for the sillage and longevity.

Jan
30
2015
pretty mini collector
pretty mini collector

This fragrance is really odd. But I love it!

When I first spray this, Alien smells exactly like a root beer float to me. But when I asked people to smell it on me, they didn't smell root beer. One person said it was a sweet musk, the other person said it was a powdery floral. I can't believe they can't smell this awesome root beer float scent!

As Alien evolves past the first stage, it begins to smell like Prada Candy. I have one on each wrist, and I have been comparing them as they evolve. The difference is that Alien has a bite due to anise or licorce. However, upon drydown, they both smell exactly the same - a sweet, caramel musk.

Update: I don't know if anyone has made this connection yet, but Avon's Skin So Soft Soft &Sensual body wash and lotion smells exactly like the middle part of this perfume! Now I use the Soft & Sensual body wash and lotion prior to using this perfume and the longevity is amazing! Not just hours, but days! (2 days... I do shower and keep myself clean lol)

Jan
28
2015
Tracyarts
Tracyarts

I sampled Alien yesterday afternoon in a department store. I had read so many mixed reviews about it that I wanted to try it on my own skin to see which way it went with me. I like all the component notes, jasmine, amber, and wood; so I had high hopes for it.

And I really like it!

I get the jasmine right there front and center as the top note, but something that comes across as sharp and almost peppery too, which contrasts with the floral. I'm guessing this is the wood note. It's a bold fragrance for sure and it immediately made me think about the first time I smelled Poison so many years ago. Not in that they are particularly similar, but in that they are both very much bold, in-your-face fragrances and I feel that you will either love it or hate it. It softened up considerably as it dried down and mellowed out on my skin. After a couple of hours I was left with soft, sweet, floral remnants.

I will definitely be getting a bottle of this one to add to my collection.

Jan
25
2015
Alison Wonderland
Alison Wonderland

Tried this from a sample card inside a magazine.

"Intergalactic jasmine" borrowed from a previous review, I would agree! Strangely, I was never "drawn" to this perfume, the whole alien campaign just seemed really pretentious and "alien" to me...I used to see it a lot in the the duty free shops in airports and would always breeze past it to check out Chanel or Dior. Then of course I grew up and learned never to pre judge a scent by its bottle, image or campaign.

Sadly, Alien to me was a strange, synthetic jasmine....I usually love jasmine if its blended well in perfume, and I'm sure plenty of jasmine is synthetic, but the jasmine in Alien smelled artificial, pretty but unnatural and very strong. Surrounding the bizarre jasmine a powdery note came into play, I wish I got more of the white amber or woods to balance out the fragrance but I could barely sense them even in the dry down, just a lighter candied jasmine bathed in white powder.

Oh Alien! I am sad that your beauty will not compute in my world. Hopefully you will shine on other planets atmospheres and their inhabitants skin chemistry.

Alien embarked from my home planet after around 4 1/2 to 5 hours, I think this could have been because it was only a single use sachet in a magazine.

3 out of 10 I appreciate the unique campaign and bottle, but unless this magically starts smelling beautiful on my skin, I don't think I would ever buy it.

Jan
20
2015
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x
x-x-x-ANGEL-x-x-x

This was a total blind buy for myself, and boy was I glad I bought Alien. One spritz on one wrist, a dab on the other and that's all that is needed. would never have imagined how simple this fragrance was, compared to how full of different scents Angel was, Alien is a total shocker. Full bodied and delightful, my mother who is very picky when it comes to fragrances loves Alien as well, so I have to hid my little bottle out of her sight.

Jan
20
2015
SeaLBerry
SeaLBerry

I tried this because a YouTuber I follow said this was her signature scent, and while scents are so personal that that should have meant literally nothing to me, her description intrigued me anyways. So, I selected this as one of my free samples on an online order, and tried it on.

I really wanted to like it, but it is a little overly floral for me. All I get is jasmine at first and as it fades, it takes on a bit of a floral-soapy smell. A little bit powdery, clean, and fresh, but still dense and weighed down a bit by the strong remnants of jasmine. I can see how some would like this, but it's just a little "mature" and heavy for me.

Jan
20
2015
Ahlamsarah
Ahlamsarah

I was dying to smell this, and as a coincidence i smelled a fragrance on my friend that i loved, i thought that she was wearing Burberry the BEAT but she told me it was Alien! after reviewing the notes of the two perfumes here and seeing that there's no similarity in the notes, I wonder why i smelled it that way! anyway, it's a beautiful, long lasting smell that smells like hot fresh wafers :D

Jan
18
2015
maeha.vn
maeha.vn

I'm the one who tend to judge the book by its cover, and by saying this, Alien is like the kind of book that I thought I would never bother to touch. My encounter with this perfume was like playing the game truth or dare, except for one thing, after the dare came the truth.

From the bizzare design to the main note which was jasmine, I hardly found myself having any sympathy with this perfume which people described as sophisticating and intoxicating. For me, it had been a total no-no, until I was dare to have the first spray by a cheesy friend of mine who wanted to swap this with my cheap sweet Avon cologne.

I had to admit, it was the best decision in my life EVER. This magic elixir given a strong smell of jasmine at first sniff but when I actually sprayed it on my skin, the game of dare started speaking the truth. I have tried so many type of jasmine on different brands, from the fancy Bvlgari to the basic Dior Poison, non of them could given out the actual magic.
This Alien didn't stand out strongly like most of people described. It was soft and light, with a faint smell of jasmine sat still on my skin liked it was a part of me, flattered my insecurity character which I found it was so unlike the story which the bottle could have told. Truly, behind all the flashy classy purplish, the impression it had given was an elegant yet simple girl who owned a warm smile yet likely inside her there was deep.

Yet, once again, despite its positive compliments, it's NOT for blind buy, so don't let the fancy bottle dazzle your sense. It is kind of an odd scent which you can either say "I was born with it" or totally diss it.

Yep, that's all.

Jan
14
2015
perfumeproblem777
perfumeproblem777

Oh my gosh. This is easily one of my favorite of the TM gems. It's very floral, but that goes away quickly and smells so green and fresh, like lawn clippings straight from the mower. It later dries down and the Jasmine comes back, but it is so floral and lovely that I cannot get enough of it. I only have a tiny sampler bottle of it right now, but it is in the top 3 for the next perfumes I'm going to get next. I love it so much.

Jan
12
2015
rooa
rooa

Alien it's a popular perfume because of its longevity and seductive smell. For me this is an intoxicating fragrance. This fills a whole building, not a room only! I do like it but only from a room away distance.

Jan
12
2015
Space_Pudding
Space_Pudding

I tried really hard to like this fragrance, it was amazing on paper but on my skin not so much... I tried wearing it for a bit more than a week, but now if I just smell the bottle I get that "soon to be headache" feeling

Jan
11
2015
flyingwind66
flyingwind66

Very amber and woodsy with the jasmine taking the edge off a bit. I feel like this is definitely aptly named and appeals to my geek.

I really wanted to buy this and wear it all the time! To my great disdain, this perfume makes me sneezy D: I may try the EDT and perhaps it would be better.

Jan
11
2015
cirmi
cirmi

I LOVE it, I'm a big Jasmine lover, and now my dream came true, I'm in heaven <3 many years ago i tried it in a perfumery shop but i got sick in the first couple of seconds and I asked myself, who would produce such a horrible bug spray for such a high price? I didn't try it on my skin, just on a paper and it was a HUGE mistake! Several years went by, when finally i discovered this beauty. So many years wasted without this! :(

Jan
11
2015
msanishvili
msanishvili

First of all, I'm not a bottle collector or connoisseur, but this one is fantastic. It alone makes me wish I liked the juice inside. It is a gorgeous deep purple, and made with thick, gem-cut glass. Easily the most beautiful bottle I own.

As for the scent itself, it should come with a warning: must LOVE jasmine! While I don't mind a little jasmine hiding in a composition (i.e. Chanel N°5 Elixir Sensuel, Shalimar Parfum Initial, Shalimar Guerlain, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Cartier Declaration, etc.), this one is insane! After I tried it, I looked it up online and two of the best descriptions I found were "EPIC jasmine" and "intergalactic jasmine." I actually gagged when I smelled it, which is not something I've ever done with a fragrance (I'm very sorry to the fans) . You have been warned.

On the other hand, if jasmine is one of your favorite notes, especially the animalic variety, this might be your holy grail. Also, the sillage is commendable - I've put the closed bottle in its box, inside two Ziploc Bags, and can still smell it!

Jan
10
2015
andabri
andabri

Alien is like cognitive dissonance in fragrance.
It's a simple composition, yet smells complex.
It's straightforward, yet mysterious.
It's deep and almost dark, yet still a bright white floral.
It's cold, yet lush and warm.

Basically it's a deep, sultry jasmine. The jasmine remains the dominant note and the main focus. The amber and woods cooperate to highlight and deepen the scent of the white floral, yet this stays a true white floral. It's a heavy hitter, but barely indolic, like so many compositions that try to make white florals into a richer scent, tend to be. The jasmine has full waxy sweet petals, petals so sweet they're almost overpowering, so lush and ripe they smell powdery. It's dark and potent and overspraying can easily be overpowering.

Jan
08
2015
Helloxexkitty
Helloxexkitty

At first I thought it was the bottle that made me think I smelt a very heady and animalistic grape note, but now that I read some reviews I know that it is the jasmine that does this. Oh what an amazing scent this is! In my opinion, THIS smells more like "poison" than Dior's fragrance. It's a lethal and intoxicating love juice that forms a cloud around your head when you wear it. It's actually a real confidence booster for me. One of the only fragrances that makes me feel like a different person when I wear it. It releases something within me. Something foreign, and sometimes sexual. Maybe this is why it's called Alien.

Jan
08
2015
Venusia
Venusia

Incredible! Three notes that make simplicity fade!
Mesmerizing scent!

Jan
08
2015
Sister of the moon
Sister of the moon

I'm turning into a massive Thierry Mugler fan!! I have been wearing Angel for a few weeks now and loving it, so I thought I would try Alien too. Like Angel, it is strong so you don't need very much - great value!! I find this scent difficult to describe - it is floral but there's a warmth with it, but at the same time it smells very clean. Really beautiful fragrance and I strongly recommend and will definitely repurchase :)

Jan
07
2015
ReneesAnatomy
ReneesAnatomy

While this perfume is very beautiful, it isn't quite as exotic or unique as you'd expect from something called "Alien." In fact, it's quite simple and linear: 95% of what I get from this perfume is jasmine, straight up.

That's not necessarily a bad thing: every time I go to the local conservatory and stand under the jasmine trees, I wish I could smell their fragrance forever, and TM Alien generally delivers. The jasmine isn't quite as "fresh" or light as real jasmine blossoms, but it's still heady and creamy, and I personally love it. But there's very little nuance to this one. I get the vaguest hint of amber as it dries down, and absolutely none of the listed "woody notes."

Sillage is moderate to heavy, depending on how much you spray and where you apply it. Alien is also long-lasting, albeit not as tenacious as its cousin Angel; I get about 8 hours of wear from a good spritz.

If you're a jasmine connoisseur, or if you're looking for something truly out-of-this-world unique, Alien probably won't work for you. If you want a reliable white floral at a great price point, then Alien is worth a shot.

Jan
06
2015
kaladze.nino
kaladze.nino

This is my most favourite perfume in the world. I've never smelled anything like it, it's so sophisticated and mysterious

Jan
02
2015
mycurrentobsession
mycurrentobsession

l am loving this perfume. On me it smells warm, creamy and cosy. I tried a very small sample at a pharmacy and immediately fell in love with the scent. I instantly ordered a bottle and eagerly waited for it to arrive.

Based on what other reviewers have advised, I was careful to apply only a small amount. One small spray on each wrist, which I then dabbed on each side of my neck. And I must now thank all other lovers of this perfume for their advice as I can say for sure that this is the absolute best way to wear this perfume. Control is the key to applicaton. Any more would be too much, too strong.

I am loving the smooth creamy dry down, and I can't stop smelling myself.

I have many, many perfumes and very few of them have been an instant love like this one. Usually I have to wear a perfume for a few days and let it develop into a friendship.
I love scents with lasting power, and I am not disappointed with Alien.

Thanks Thierry Mugler.

Dec
31
2015
FireDragon76
FireDragon76

Update, 02.01.2015/2nd Jan (I won't change my date/month format).: I think I've hacked this one! A spritz on either wrist, at an arm's length, and then quickly rubbed on either side of my neck. Perfect from the beginning. No unpleasant phase, lasts just as long and the jasmine and amber come through from the beginning with the wood, but without the wood dominating which my wouldn't work with my skin chemistry. With what I know now, I won't be afraid to wear it around most other people. Still a cool weather fragrance.

First 10 mins. Too masculine to work with my skin chemistry and nearly nauseating. Glad I was home the first day I really wore it. All heavy wood at first, so it really depends on skin chemistry. I don't remember that from testing it some years ago, the top note was medicinal back then. The only thing is that the top note doesn't come off as jasmines at all and the top note doesn't work well with my skin chemistry.

Jasmine and amber are usually an immediate success with me and so are orientals. I don't know why I feel like this one needs to develop on me for 4+ hours before I can truly enjoy it and I think I'd need another lifestyle where I'm out walking in the evenings or just having lots of dinners in with husband to have enough opportunities to enjoy it more frequently. Others call this a jasmine bomb and similar, but the jasmine only comes through faintly on me with Alien, which is quite a disappointment.

20 mins. later and it was acceptable but the woody notes were still too in your face for my taste and the projection very strong which would've been fine in a less woodsy fragrance. It's not bad, just not a note people associate with me.

But then the magic happens! It's so classy and simple in it's composition, yet so sophisticated, commplex and deep and I like the ambery dry down. The dry down lasts from 4-5 hours on me and here nearly 9 hours after application, that sophisticated, more feminine, ambery base is still going strong without being offputting.

That said, I'm happy my husband was only able to get it in 30ml/1 fl.oz because it'll take me years to get through.

UPDATE October 2015: I wore this for the first time in 8 months and it's changed. I applied one spritz to one wrist and quickly distributed it to the other wrist and behind my ears because I didn't want it to be offensive to anyone. It's the first day it's cold enough to wear.

I wouldn't be afraid to apply two sprays now but I only got 30ml last year, because the 50ml was out at the nearest dept. store. There's no longer that strong, 30 mins. opening that was almost too much and had something unpleasantly masculine, that I detected last year that doesn't go with my skin chemistry or personality. The scent is just pleasant all the way through and it's kind of an intriguing linear fragrance on me now; it doesn't go through stages after the jasmine fades, which is kind of sad, because jasmine is one of my favorite notes. I really like this now and might re-purchase.

Dec
31
2015
Leximackenzie
Leximackenzie

I like the unusual scent this has, and that one spray of this will last the whole day and through the night, sometimes even after showering it will linger on the skin.

The power of this scent can sometimes be a little too much for me, and its popularity now annoys me. I smell this on someone every time I go out and its alien quality is no more because it is just too commonly used.

Once a signature scent of mine, and I do still like it. But I don't think I'll be going back to it anytime soon. I may have to try some of the other versions that have been brought out since my flirt with the scent.

Dec
29
2015
Fluffyandpuffy
Fluffyandpuffy

I have always loved this one but so do a lot of other people because I smell it on them all the time, STILL! After all this time but that's ok. I think I will always keep some of this on my dresser.

Dec
26
2014
Peachysugarbuns
Peachysugarbuns

One's body chemistry, environment and amount used have to be ON POINT in order for Alien to be enjoyable to oneself and others nearby. Like Angel (which I have tried to "get" multiple times, but ultimately abhor), Alien is not for everyone.

I first tried Alien 6 years ago and it didn't work with my body (it was a candy-grape, medicinal, synthetic mess), nor did it fit in with my personality or any environment in which I'd find myself in, so I vowed to never try it again. I couldn't understand how anyone could like it, honestly!

...but, yesterday I saw a sample of Alien and was compelled to try it again.

I sprayed this on my sternum and rubbed my draping scarf into it. That initial "grapey" blast made it's bustling entrance, but it had its things packed and was out the door after 15 minutes, thank goodness. Then I began to revel in soft woods and rich jasmine. A velvety, deep, comforting sort of resin had replaced the grape blast - it was lovely! This fragrance is like a black pearl - round, purplish and opulent.

I was able to enjoy Alien for 12 hours, easily. Staying power and sillage TO THE MAX! That being said, no matter what, I feel Alien needs to be sprayed delicately and in appropriate environments. If you can't smell it, or find yourself getting used to wearing it, PLEEEEEEASE, do not spray a billion times - I promise, everyone else can smell you. This is not what ya wanna wear in a restaurant, gym or doctor's office, in my opinion.

Alien is very beautiful. I am glad I found love the second time around! :)

Dec
23
2014
KIARA85
KIARA85

Ive smelt it on me and I've smelt it on other people and it is perfect!

Dec
22
2014
LisaMari
LisaMari

So sickly, synthetic and cloying that I actually got a headache from this that took a whole day to go and it was so hard to wash off. Hate it :(

Dec
21
2014
CarmendyNola
CarmendyNola

Deeply mysterious for how obvious the notes are. Like a black diamond, it sparkles but is completely opaque. A vapory opening invites you into a field of night-blooming jasmine: this is an evening scent with no exceptions. An amber note reaches out to grab your attention and make you feel like it might be turning into something familiar, but the persisting vapory floral and oaky suede base keeps it anchored. It's longevity is impressive for a jasmine scent, like it is trying to prove it's worthy. For most, I would venture to say this dark amethyst gem will look pretty on your vanity much more than it is spritzed, but you will know the right occasions for it. Its sensual, sharp... really alluring.

Dec
20
2014
Scarielle
Scarielle

So, I fell in love with this sent. It's wonderful!
I wore it for a week and got tons of compliments on it, I really felt this could have been my sig scent.
Sadly I broke out in to a rash where I sprayed this liquid gold.... Ughhh.
It will only be worn on special occasions.Bummed!

Dec
19
2014
rumari47
rumari47

This is a great fragrance for colder weather and night time. I smell a lot of Amber and jasmine. Sillage and longevity are amazing. Alien lasts a good 12 hours. I personally don't think this is an everyday fragrance. It's very unique and too strong for the office or crowded areas. I had a friend that made Alien her signature scent for 2 years. I could not stand it on her. When she first began wearing it, it was in cooler weather. It smelled pleasant on her. She continued to wear it into the summer and that is when I began getting sick of the scent. This perfume does not go well in hot 105 degree weather, which is the temp during May through September where I live. I tried getting her to try fresher/lighter scents for summer but she wouldn't budge. Our coworkers commented on how they knew when she was at work because her scent filled the halls. She took that as a good thing. I didn't. Her scent followed her like a cloud and filled any room she entered. Finally a female coworker told my friend she was sick of smelling Alien. It gave her a headache and annoyed her. My friend was offended but I was relieved. My friend asked for my honesty so I told her I agreed with our coworker and I thought it smelled better on her during the cooler months. Turns out my friend would wear Alien as if it were a body spray. She over applied!. I would love to have my own bottle of Alien for special occasions during winter months. It's a unique scent that does not blend in with many other perfumes. It stands out. Moral of the story: One or two spritzes of this perfume is perfect for me. I'm still able to smell the perfume throughout the day and it is not overpowering when I apply lightly. Don't over apply! This fragrance is very strong!

Dec
15
2014
nexangelus
nexangelus

Very strong jasmine. This one is seriously sparingly do. I have the smallest sample which I accidentally sprayed the wrong way (not even half a ml in size) Oh lordy! The room I am sitting in positively, totally smells like Alien. It is a very sweet floral, with just a touch of amber and wood to bring the sweetness to a more mellow woody floral when it is dry. It is a deep oriental, very feminine, very catchy (why the heck am I reminded of Avon's Far Away?), not sure if it is me yet....very likeable. The more I sit and wait, the more wood I am getting, yes....very likeable.

Dec
14
2014
DaisyChain90
DaisyChain90

I love Alien, really good all round scent, very strong and you definitely don't need much to gain a strong smell.

Dec
13
2014
Paintedlily
Paintedlily

This is a lovely perfume that I almost skipped because it's so commonly worn.

Alien starts with some sharp white florals (mostly jasmine), a lot of sweetness and a hint of woods and metal. After about an hour it settles in nicely to a somewhat sweet creamy (almost nougat like) jasmine that has a touch of powder to it (possibly some sandalwood).

I like it much more than I had originally thought I would. Because it is so widely available and because Thierry Mugler is such a popular house, this has the stigma of being seen as "ordinary" or "generic", when it isn't. Yes, it has the ever popular elements of white floral and sweetness, but it's done in a way that is different enough (and lasts decently enough) to be more enjoyable than mass market sugar or fruity/floral bombs. Sillage is soft to moderate (about 2-3 feet) and lasting power is about 5-6 hours. Really lovely and versatile fragrance. I think my favorite time to wear it would be Fall/Winter day or night.

Dec
11
2014
Fragrantnatic
Fragrantnatic

I have this in the tiny sample of the eau de parfum, and well, all I can say is that this fragrance is BIG, i mean, really big on the woodsy scent and ultra long lasting... Its one of those fragrances that are enormous in character and comes with a big punch! LOL.. Not really bad but watch out, a little spray will last you the whole day.. Heck i can still smell it on my hair and i already showered!! Sorry the jasmine is subtle to my nose, its the woodsy scent that i smell combined with a soft amber.

Dec
09
2014
lady_ireth264
lady_ireth264

@Antares811 yes I will try the Essence Absolue and the Liquer version and everything else of this line. I have found a trick to get me smelling this divine jasmine. I had to spray it on me in very cold temperature (air conditioned room). Now I can indulge myself in this perfume's beauty. Although it fades away after 4 hours on me, I need only to spray again. I don't care. i just need to buy a refill once this bottle is up. It's just that sometimes I'm in a dillemma, should I wait for the beautiful dry down to disappear completely or quickly spray again for the grapey jasmine to appear? Love it very much!

Edit: I adore this original version for its grape jasmine blast that's just otherworldly but my skin alas projects the amber note over all else. I'm determined to grab a hold of the EDT next. Pretty hard to find here.

Dec
02
2014
rosewithorns
rosewithorns

Thierry Mugler's Alien is a beautiful and unique fragrance. I'm drawn to jasmine so I'm naturally a fan of Alien. The fragrance itself is like an ode to the flower. However, for me, jasmine is both a strength and weakness of this fragrance; there is plenty of it, and while I wouldn't say too much, Alien being so linear, I kind of get bored of smelling the jasmine-centric fragrance. I prefer its flanker The Taste of Fragrance Alien because the gourmand notes give it an extra dimension. (Plus, it's just plain yummy.) Another quality that contributes to Alien's downfall for me is its ubiquity. It is very popular and instantly recognizable. I would rather not wear something that is so identifiable and common.

Nov
30
2014
Antares811
Antares811

@lady_ireth264: You can try Essence Absolue, stronger than the EDP but more vanillic and sweet.
I love the EDP and I find this beautiful scent very unique because every time I'm wearing it, it smells different (sometimes more ambery, sometimes fresher, sometimes stronger on the jasmine, sometimes powdery, sometimes a bit gourmand etc.) and sometimes I cannot even smell it, maybe because my nose gets used very easily to it, but other people always notice it.
Anyway I love it so much and I keep wearing it.
It's amazing!

Nov
29
2014
mizbutcher
mizbutcher

I love this perfume scent but my husband hated it , he said,its too strong made his head dizzy :(

Nov
28
2014
lady_ireth264
lady_ireth264

Alien is practically my first pricey perfume. Before I just bought a nice smelling body mist or cologne. However I was intrigued with Alien's unique smell the first time I tried a sample of it. I totally love the initial burst of grapey jasmine and the sweet amber woodsy drydown. Moreover, the man I am in love with complimented me when I used it the first time. He said, "I like your perfume. It's very feminine." I am much more in love with Alien because of him. But once I finished my sample and decided to buy a bottle of 30ml EDP, the result was so different.
It's not fake, I can assure you as it was bought in a huge department store with box code etc. I think it's just my body chemistry. Now, I can't smell the beautiful other worldly grape jasmine, and it just goes straight to warm sweet amber that can't seem to cling to my skin. I had to spray in very cold temperature to get it to at least stay for >3hours. And even if it stays for a bit, it's such a skin scent that I'm baffled. Alien EDP...where have you gone...

Weirdly enough the EDT lasted longer on me and the drydown that I love radiates a bit more. I think next I'm going to purchase the EDT. But I miss he magnificent jasmine...can anyone of you advise me which of the flankers had that initial burst of jasmine and perhaps a tad bit more heavy than the EDP. I'm afraid my skin is the ultimate perfume absorbing.

Nov
27
2014
lyktor
lyktor

In my first sniff I felt that it does smells very Alien, I was trying to figure out who could use a fragrance like this and in my mind I got a image of a Dark Witch

But smelling others times the "magic" was gone

I get some grape liquer smell but not that bright fruity smell, more in a dark mysterious way

I think this scent should be used only at night, not even in winter days

Nov
21
2014
Brian's Wee Sister
Brian's Wee Sister

Please, if you're going to wear Alien, USE SPARINGLY! This is a screaming perfume. It's far too much for me. And to top it all, a girl at work wears it, and she is one of the most irritating people I've ever met. Me no like. Sickly sweet and cloying and you can't get rid of the stuff once it's sprayed. OTT.

Nov
21
2014
Sorendara
Sorendara

I like, but don't love this scent. As others have said, it's very strong and unusual. I find it pleasant, but I can see why others might not.

However, I have to disagree with everyone here who says it smells like grape Kool-Aid. Reading that, I went and made some grape Kool-Aid to compare. I can find no resemblance whatsoever. Seriously, I really did just that. :)

Nov
19
2014
John Mason
John Mason

It feels like you are being visited by an extraterrestrial woman, who softly whispers her secrets into your ear when you sleep. But when you open your eyes, she is gone. The only thing that lingers on around you is this otherworldy smell. You run to the window and look up at the night sky. It seems like there is an extra shinning star, but it's not a star, it's her own light shining back at you.

Unfortunatelly, this is so amazing, that a day doesn't go by when I smell several people wearing this on the way to the grocery store across the street. It's simply over-used.

The scent is so simple, it doesn't develop further and I think it doesn't have to. Jasmine Sombac all the way with soft wood in the back.

Nov
16
2014
mysteriousmargaret
mysteriousmargaret

Years ago I received as a present some miniatures of Thierry Mugler fragrances, what I can say is that most of them had a strong smell and seem unusual. Sadly I did not like them, I have heard of Angel, but it did not suit me. Even though, my olfactory life was amazed with Alien. It was very mysterious, sophisticated, when I use it I feel sexy like if I am keeping a secret. I like to smell good so I wear it on day time, but it is my must for a posh night out. It has jasmine, amber and some woody notes. It is delicious.

Nov
15
2014
keirsybee123
keirsybee123

I've got about 50 bottles of fragrance and have tried pretty much everything on the market. Aside from Cacharel Amor Amor which I have repurchased again and again, even now I still haven't found my signature scent. I am slightly loathe to class Alien as my signature scent because it's so ubiquitous; it's beautiful but everyone has it to the point it's become a bit same-y. I wear this every day, probably because of the fact that it's the first thing that comes to hand on my dressing table and secondly because I work for Clarins and as we own Mugler Perfumes we are permitted to wear TM scent on counter. Despite this however I wouldn't class this my signature.
I didn't pay for my bottle, it was given to me at somewhere I worked (I was allowed to choose any perfume from the Tester room) and I decided upon 100ml of Alien based on a couple of sniffs and everyone telling me how much they loved it. I was not disappointed with my choice; I love typically heady scents that last and this ticked the boxes. The intriguing blend here is perhaps what makes it so recognizable too. I do get complimented on this fragrance however it has lost it's effect in times of recent because of the sudden upsurge on people wearing it.
Personally I think it's not too dissimilar to Diesel Loverdose (by sheer coincidence I have had two bottles of this and have one left)which at times I actually find too sharp. Loverdose seems to me now too sickly since Alien has come onto the scene and of the two, I now prefer Alien.
Despite the many perfumes I own, I will probably refill my bottle of Alien if it ever runs out. It is inoffensive and until the day someone tells me they hate it on me, I won't stop wearing it.

Nov
13
2014
Sylvie-Aus
Sylvie-Aus

Way too LOUD for me ! I have to admit that I am not a fan of Thierry Mugler and that since the 80's and this awful " power house " idea of a fashion !
I do still have a try . Alien gives me an instant headache , I normaly love jasmine ! I am not keen for this indole blasting LOUD which is different to " strong or heavy " . I even found this one fairly " obnoxious " to be around , so to actually wear it ! Sorry to say , this " obnoxious loudness " made this scent quite " vulgar " . It's kinda shouting in your face , invading ones personal space. Now, this is just my perspective , so please do not take offence, since I am writing this with all respect .

Edit Update : I did say "please do not take offence ". This is bizarre, this hand full of nasty bullying which gravitates over this particular brand . They are supposed to be quality products , so this phenomenon completely underrates them .

Anyway and FYI for TM fans , heard of Mugler Folie Paris ? Should check it out , TM has this muse , a " Divas " , he did all those fantastic costumes and show ! That is TM true passion and talents !

Nov
09
2014
halona1
halona1

Time to time i am checking this stranger. Totally Alien! Probably Mugler had idea of jasmines blooming in other planets. It's jasmine and orange blossom soaked in a honey bowl and spiced up with anise and camphor oil. Sounds like a recipe of witches ;) But it's definitely interesting and unique.

Nov
08
2014
jovejove
jovejove

I can't wait until next Thursday! I HAVE to share this with my Muglerians! I don't know if anyone has ever been to one before, but Mugler in Toronto at Hudson's Bay by the Eaton Centre is having a celestial event, which is basically an exclusive event they do each year before Christmas. Wine, food, pampering, tons of gifts, exclusives I never find anywhere else, you name it and they deliver! Just to give you an idea, I'm buying all my stuff that I need and they're giving me a 35ml Angel for free, Mugler tote bag, free full size Womanity shower gel and some other stuff that I can't remember. I'm betting on the books that I'm going to win the Mugler handbag that they have as a prize, but I'll settle for the stay at the trump hotel that they're also raffling off. :P I can't WAIT! If anyone wants in on this, call them! Ask for Stevan or Genevieve, they're the best and know their stuff. Honestly, they have the best team there that I've ever come across. Winning combo; shower gel, hair mist and body cream; I don't even have to use the perfume and it lasts all day for me. If you want to get in touch with them, they're number is 14168616732. I just wish they brought the beauty back, I loved their lipstick.

Nov
07
2014
t4x3
t4x3

If you love or hate Alien, one thing is for sure, this scent lasts and lasts and lasts. I sprayed it on my right arm yesterday around noon and can still smell it on my skin 22 hours later. This is after cooking, cleaning, carpooling, dishwashing, dog-walking, etc. etc, etc. Everything I threw at it short of a shower was defeated by Alien. I did like the woodsy, Jasmine bomb that is Alien, but I'm thinking there are too many other interesting perfumes out there to spend my money on this one.

Nov
07
2014
Antares811
Antares811

Wow! I love wearing this jasmine-amber bomb. Sprayed very sparingly it's truly awesome!
It opens with a blast of wonderful jasmine (a bit medicinal and overwhelming if you spray too much, so be careful), the drydown is amazing: warm, sweet yet fresh (amber and jasmine), woody, cozy and a bit powdery.
Plus, it's one of the longest lasting scents I know.
Sultry, original and bold. Men notice this scent every single time I'm wearing it.
It's extremely popular, nevertheless perfect for being a signature.
Femininity and sophistication.

Nov
06
2014
nehash_1
nehash_1

WHY DID I BUY THIS PERFUME!!!
I could get such a better perfume at the same price.. As weird as the bottle looks, the perfume is a total total turn off. It is very long lasting but in an annoying way! it will give you a headache. Weird mix of notes you can smell ALL AT ONCE.. cant even begin to describe how horrible this is.. after reading some awesome reviews i thought id give it another chance, and another one, but every time ended up getting a headache..! smells cheap and definitely not worth the price! Do yourself a favor and do not buy this perfume, it is horrible and ironically very lasting!!

Nov
05
2014
arenee92
arenee92

I used to absolutely hate this. It's so strong, and almost everyone who wears this over uses it. I think the people who dislike this perfume so much are those who have encountered those who bathe in it (I've met them, too, trust me). I use just one spray on each arm, and then dab a teensy bit onto the back/sides of my neck. You really don't need much at all, and it lasts the entire day. On me, it's quite amber-y, with just a little bit of jasmine, a little soapy, and a little sweet. I like to layer this with Warm Vanilla Sugar (the body splash) from B&BW, to add a little more vanilla-ness. I make sure to always put this on at least an hour before I leave the house, to give it time to settle down so it isn't so powerful. Alien is beautiful, sexy, and mysterious. I've really truly grown to love it. My first time giving it a try, I couldnt stop smelling my arm, and waiting for those whiffs of it through out the day. I think there is something just so sexy about it. This is a perfume I never thought that I would love, but here I am....

Nov
05
2014
xo.samanthajane
xo.samanthajane

This fragrance is such a hit and miss! I have a friend who wears this on a daily basis and it smells great on her, very intense and edgy, quite spicy and floral and lasts all day, but on me it smells like plain old liquorice! I have no idea why. I absolutely hate it on my own skin. This is definitely one you need to try before you buy!

Nov
01
2014
r0r0
r0r0

Tried this in a shop yesterday. Smells like sharp, unpleasant washing powder. Doesn't really smell of jasmine, or at least not any jasmine I've ever encountered in nature. Must be very popular as I now realise I've smelt this on a lot of people. However it's good to know which perfume I've smelt so often and never liked on anyone. An acquired taste perhaps, but I have no intention of acquiring it.

Oct
30
2014
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

This is easily the best, most wearable perfume introduced by Thierry Mugler.

I was really surprised that this perfume contains just 3 notes in it's composition, but I think that Alien hides lots of secrets inside. The weird opening is never just jasmine! No way! And I definitely smell patchouli in the drydown! However the term "Woody notes" may refer to lots of woods!

I think that since Angel was such a hit, and copied to no end, TM learnt not to reveal all of his perfume's compositions and kept some secrets to himself. Understandably so, of course! This perfume is unique and TM wants it to remain this way.

All in all, this is _ Like most of TM's fragrances _ a unique blend of ingredients that just confirms TM's status of excentric. Are you a mysterious, adventurous woman that's confident, sexy and a heartbreaker (in the meaning of manipulative yet hard to get combination), cz if you are, you should totally wear this!

Oct
30
2014
lcommisso
lcommisso

What an aptly named fragrance! I don't like it, and when I looked at the notes, I found the culprit: jasmine. However, I never would have guessed that without referencing the database, as this perfume is so darn weird. Not to be silly, I think this is what purple space cow farts would smell like. So dainty, floating along in zero gravity, and then pfft! Alien!

Oct
28
2014
michelleavidisyan
michelleavidisyan

This is one of my favorite perfumes.. pretty much my signature scent! I always get complimented when I'm wearing Alien and it lasts all day/night!

Oct
28
2014
artemis12
artemis12

mixed over this perfume, I think it smells gorgeous and certainly does on my friends but when I have sprayed sample on along with Jimmy Choo and VictorRolf flower bomb, the girls love alien but the guys love jimmy choo and flowerbomb..still undecided

Oct
23
2014
ClaudiaA1
ClaudiaA1

To me, this smells like crispy jasmine. There is some spiciness to it, for the first few hours - something like pepper, but not quite. I cannot detect any woody notes or, at least, my skin doesn't highlight them. Alien Edp lasts for a very long time. The sillage really depends on how much of this fragrance one chooses to wear, but I would say it's, overall, moderate. I can't decide how I feel about Alien. Sometimes it seems complex in it's simplicity; sometimes it seems too linear... Maybe it will grow on me, eventually.

Oct
16
2014
swampgirlie
swampgirlie

I really wanted to like this one. ...but I don't. Everything about this perfume is a turn off for me. Grape Kool aid(jasmine on steroids) mixed with an overly sprayed floral Avon. Terrible.
#ohnoshebetterdont
#dragqueeninabottle
Update.
From a drunk flamboyant "Alien" to a physcho evil "Angel" to a sweaty salty gender bending "Womanity" my novice nose is overwhelmed. T.M. fragrances are, for lack of a better way to say it ......"over my head". Whether you (dare to wear with powerful confidence ) love them or hate them you will be moved,grabbed and shook up. Prepare yourself for perfume genius that will provoke you one way or the other. Proceed with caution!

Oct
14
2014
dcookoo
dcookoo

Very strong! Fills a room, even after you've left it's still in the air.

Oct
13
2014
Sherrywijaya69
Sherrywijaya69

Very sensual and creamy ambery jasmine,i dont smell a lot of woodsy notes,it just gives it a unique backbone,very interesting but simple at the same time,romantic,lovely,possible signature scent,10 for both sillage and lastimg duration,ITS BEAST

Oct
13
2014
Adina Galani
Adina Galani

Hmmm, this is like “if U like Tolstoy You are an intellectual”. And I am painfully not then. I have the same problem with the first Shalimar, I love its concept, the presentation and all the notes inn there are purely mine but my skin just doesn’t want it and it seems with Mr. Mugler’s creations, even my liver has a strong word to say. Angel is a “no” Womanity is even a bigger “no” and now this…. When I saw its notes first, I jumped thinking “yea” this can only and only smell gorgeous. Tried to even forget it was a Mugler scent with which as mentioned, my body seems to have an incompatible chemistry. Though a fan of jasmin, this is not my ideal blend. It hits, really does and not in that flowery spicy way I love but…. Somehow sickening. And how much a fragrance can influence our opinion depending on who wears it. Saw it first with a Madam who is anything but modest and who doesn’t mind slapping You on face with her fragrance if that makes her feel important.
Update, after almost two years: How life changes.... I owe all the Mr. Mugler's main creations now and enjoy them on my somewhat changed skin chemistry.... Approaching 40 really does something to Your.... body chemistry.... I started loving Alien and its "essence absolue" big sister and I wear both, plus Angel, plus Womanity, and bingo, I got used to all of them and liking all, I pick compliments every now and then.... Strange, I swear, but true!

Oct
12
2014
Dara813
Dara813

I was shocked to learn that this is only composed of three notes. At first smell, I was hit with something that smelled of many notes and I couldn't decipher what I was even smelling. I sometimes get frustrated by scents that try too hard and add so many notes that my nose gets confused, but in this case...less is not more. This just smells odd and confusing to me; like it's missing something or needs something.

Oct
10
2014
Dafja
Dafja

This perfume i can reconize from a mile thats how much i dislike this perfume. Its strong, heavy and farr from classy!!! Its smell like black pepper and amber. People a brand of a perfume does not make the liquid whats in it smell good! I dont care how the brand is called ore how the bottle looks like but to me its important with what kind of smell i am dealing with.

Oct
09
2014
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

I don't know what it is about Alien nowadays... I used to really like it on my best friend a few years ago when she had this as her signature.
Perhaps it was her modest application of this sillage bomb, perhaps a recent reformulation.
When I hear and see (yes I'm using my correct senses) an Alien coming I run.
The absolutely horrific, metallic foghorn that comes into my vision blurrs my olfactory senses and makes me wish that I was blind, deaf, and actually temporarily without smell.
When smelling Alien on other people I understand why current formulations of perfumes are much much weaker than they used to be. The wearers BATHE in this. Why someone will ever feel the need of hosing themselves down with a scent this strong is beyond me. What happened to pheromones and having the perfume mix with your personal chemistry? No. Kill it, kill it with Alien.
The Jasmine in Alien, when applied in excess hurts my brain so much :-(

Oct
09
2014
Klinz
Klinz

ตัวขวดทำได้ดีมากสมชื่อเอเลี่ยน
ตัวกลิ่นมาแบบไม่หลุดโลก เป็นกลิ่นที่ตราตรึงคล้ายโดนมนต์สะกด
ตั้งแต่ช่วงแรกถึงท้ายมีมะลิกลั้นอยู่ตลอด แต่ทั้งสามช่วงกลิ่นไม่เหมือนกันเลย

Longevity : 9/10
Sillage : 9/10
Scent : 10/10

Oct
08
2014
Musume
Musume

I think Thierry Mugler's Alien is terribly misnamed, there's nothing space related or UFOish in this beauty, to me it smells like an uber sensual jasmine bush frozen in amber and deep buried in dark soil (very terrestrial actually), it's hidden but accesible to the right wearer, excalibur-like. Earthy, ambery, luscious jasmine, perfect to be worn by Angelina Jolie in Maleficent, icy and ardent at the same time. Proud member of the purple Femme Fatale League of Perfumes (between Poison, John Galliano and Insolence among others).

Oct
06
2014
Bublegum
Bublegum

No matter how much I try I really don't get it. I don't understand what is so special about this perfume anyway. The scent is not that unique. I wonder, is it the marketing? Is it the jasmine? The first time I tried it I found it awful. Then I met some guy friends and start telling me that I smell like a "madame" in a brothel! I thought that I will like it though since Mugler's perfumes need some time to get an addiction. It didn't work. My then boyfriend hated it. To be honest I don't personally know a single male who like it but instead I know a lot of females. Some of them they don't even have the sense and put it on a 40 C summer day! Enough for me to be killed by asthma. At least people, wear it during cold weather and at night. On the rest,this perfume is full of jasmine and it has huge sillage and longevity. Personally not my cup of tea but it seems that women like it.

Oct
05
2014
Mohd93
Mohd93

How can I begin with this? It's amazing, I loved it since i've first smelt it, I thought I got some grapes or grape juice vibe (the dark one), lots of Jasmine and Amber. The opening is a blast of Sambac Jasmine, very strong, a little sweet, and it has grapey/grape juice smell to it. The dry down is very woody after the Jasmine calms down. Amber and Jasmine are still there but after the opening it's mostly woody. In the final stages I get more Amber, the Jasmine hasn't really disappeared but it's not as strong. I would call this an Oriental Woody.

Sillage? MONSTER, I spray about 4-6 Sprays in different areas, I've always gotten compliments, I suggest to not over spray with this as it can also get you a lot negative comments if you do that, because it's REALLY strong, in terms of silage. So this is not for those who like lighter/softer fragrances, this was meant for those who love strong fragrances or those who have skin that eats up everything and don't let any perfume project like me.

Say what you want about the bottle but it's pretty and weird at the same time and I love it. In terms of longevity, I only get about 5-6 hours while others get more . The note that really stands out to people around me is probably Jasmine, because a few people told I smell like Jasmines after they complimented me with this.

Too harsh for you? Test the EDT or other summer flankers of Alien, they are lighter and less harsh. If you love bergamot and Tiare try Alien Eau Extraordinaire. Want something more intense with delicious balsamic Vanilla? Try Alien Essence Absolue, it's amazing.

Oct
03
2014
brynandoskarsmam
brynandoskarsmam

I bought a bottle of this whilst on holiday in Tunisia as I'd forgotten to bring a 'night' perfume with me. I can't say that I particularly like or dislike it. I do however love the bottle itself, it's beautiful and very tactile. I can safely say that I won't be buying another bottle when I run out.

Oct
01
2014
nguyen.d.tram
nguyen.d.tram

i've tried a vial of this perfume, i have to say that i don't like it. too strong and unpleasant

Sep
30
2014
dianacreole
dianacreole

In my search for a new fragrance for my mother who wants something floral and powdery with great silage and longevity, I decided she should try Alien. I had a sample so I tried it on my hand two days ago and I thought this is lovely, she'll love it. Kept sniffing my hand all day. At bedtime last night, I craved this scent again. So I put it on my hand again. Went to sleep inhaling Alien. Woke up this morning and I started to crave it again. I could still smell a hint of it, but wanted more. So today I'm fully wearing it. Two sprays - neck and wrists.

I like it A LOT. Maybe even love it. Maybe even want to tell my mom to forget I mentioned she should try it and just keep it for me. I feel happy, fresh and dreamy! (Yes dreamy, lol)

Angel never really worked for me no matter how I tried or wanted it to. But Womanity I adore and now Alien is early speaking to me. Sorry Mom, I might be keeping this one.

EDIT: I am too late. My mom told me that she loves it too and will be buying it for herself thus I am banned from wearing it as it will be her scent! Darn!

Sep
30
2014
simoncina
simoncina

This is not a new fragrance, but it has all I was lo omino for in a perfume: I 've been trying lots of new fragrances, all with patchouli coming out prepotently... This is clear, simple on my skin, it embraces me like something good, like a precious scarf... I think is the powdery note that makes it so good to my nose.... It is strong, and I like it for that. So glad I found it!

Sep
28
2014
fiouu
fiouu

It's me yet again. I purchased this on friday, cleaned the valve and had only one spray placed on my elbow, didn't thought nicely of it and stashed it away. Four days have passed and I STILL SMELL IT EVERYWHERE! I've been catching whiffs of this inside my bag, inside my BED IN MY PILLOWS (checked for leakage on the bottle, non, nozzle doesn't leak Either, the screw-on top thingamajig it's tighter than Rupaul's tuck game). I MEAN, it's crazy sillage and longevity, I can't stop thinking about it because every single time I forget about it I get whiffs off my clothes of this scent. Even if I never used them together it seems kind of VIRAL longevity, transfers to everything I own idk. I've worn since LPRN EDT, Ysl Baby Doll, Dahlia Noir and Humor no Ar (two soft powdery frags, one fruity floral and a balsamic strong fruity mess called humor) and yet I smell this everywhere. It is indeed Alien, reminds me of the movie Event Horizon, and how it was eerily possesed and took over the crew, it's sci fi realness, it has seriously gathered my utmost respect. I Just cannot believe that after four days I can still smell it like, everywhere, I felt like Alien wants me to like her so she projected even on my work uniform (CRAZY I KNOW but really I could not find another way around this situation). This perfume made me literally eat my Words. That's for granted, it has shown me that it can actually wear the wearer.

Sep
22
2014
desdal
desdal

I purchased this one in a reusable travel atomizer. At first I liked it (in the store), but now I’m just getting synthetic weird grape juice. I know this one works for many so I would definitely be up for a trade --- suggestions graciously considered .

Sep
22
2014
keydday
keydday

This smells like grape kool aide at first spray then it drys down to a sugary floral scent after about 2 hours. It's longevity is about 12 hours and siliage of about 6 feet.

Sep
21
2014
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
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. The projection and longevity are not enough to make up for the ordinariness of it for me.

Aug
28
2014
A La Angel
A La Angel

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, the smell is like grape soda, subtly fizzy, yet 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 (see review below), 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 impossibe, because I used to 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.
27.04.2016. This is not my fragrance, as I wished, because it's just jasmine and amber. Nothing more, nothing less. As often happened, if it's not my favorite by notes, it's favorite by sillage and projection.
So, if you are a fan of amber and jasmine, this is exactly for you.
One of my perfume dreams is to like some of Thierry Mugler's scents, because they have a really good quality.

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.

Edit: I've re-thought my stance on not wearing it because it's everywhere, and have decided to thumb my nose at that and wear it proudly again. This is my signature. I love it, I have loved it for many years and was wearing it long before the rest of the world caught up and copped on to how wonderful it is :p
(I also asked my husband what he thought my signature perfume was and, given that he really doesn't pay attention to things like that, I was surprised and delighted when he said "well, Alien. Of course." Bless him, he's a keeper)

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 that I wear year round. This is an explicit, enticing, and undeniably beautiful perfume. The composition of just 3 notes: Jasmine, Solar accords with 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, polished and magnificent! 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
guest_Sharkington
guest_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
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
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.

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 something sweet and confusing. I will have to try again.

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.
UPDATE: sprayed sparingly it's amazing and the amber isn't so overpowering.

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
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
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
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
Antares811
Antares811

Very strong, prominent, beautiful jasmine, extremely longlasting, feminine, sweet and bold.
Just ONE spritz on the back of the neck is perfect.
It's unique. Sensual and womanly.

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

Alien has a beautiful opening that gives you a blast of herbs, spices, and white flowers. Jasmine emerges as the major player, and it seems there is a bit of cinnamon involved. To me, this is such a beautiful floral scent, but I might also be becoming a big jasmine fan. The jasmine-amber is a surprisingly wonderful combo.

There is something about this perfume that captivates me. Whenever my friend wears it, it keeps me tenaciously sniffing. Alien is very fluffy and versatile. It is appropriate for the job, school, and a night out. Enjoy!

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
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
StellaDiverFlynn
StellaDiverFlynn

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 =)

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May
19
2013
babypoison
babypoison

the first time i sprayed it on paper and on 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 totally be regarded as an unisex perfume.

p.s. this fragrance is not as bold or as 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.

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.

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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
عطرهای شرکت تری موگلر واقعا بی نظیر هستند هم از لحاظ رایحه های منحصر بفرد خود که پیرامون روایح گرم و شیرین و خاص میگردد و هم از لحاظ دوام و پخش بو این برند حرف ندارد و جزو اولین ها در دنیا محسوب میشود
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
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
bebekesasar
bebekesasar

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
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
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