Oh boy, where do I start off on this review? Everything about this fragrance is amazing! A simple, yet complex fragrance. Mugler took an old school approach with this release. Alien could have very well been released in the 1980′s, alike Dior Poison, Alien has this super strong elegant 80′s vibe to it, and would have been very successful back in the day. When I first seen the campaign add for it, I knew I was going to like it… But, I did not know that I would love it. I researched Alien, and said to myself, “how good can a fragrance be that has only three notes?” After testing this gem I was shocked, I say better, & like what they say about makeup, less is more, & this is the case when it comes to this scent! I remember the first time I tested this fragrance, several months ago… My first impression, “never tested anything like it”. It’s nice to have a brand that is willing to release something like this. Alien is a fragrance that makes me appreciate the world of fragrance. After testing this, I had a crisis… for the whole month after, I kept telling myself, why did I not have this fragrance? It was in front of my face the whole time.
The Scent- I already got carried away with this fragrance, Just trying to describe it. Nothing much to explain here, it has a beautiful elegant Jasmine as a top note, very woodsy middle note, which gives it the masculine 80′s vibe, & again a popular note in the 80′s Jasmine + the woods… A big yes! It Just gives you that feeling like you took a time machine back to revisit the past. Finally on-top of the Amber as the base. To be honest, I have never smelled Amber, I have no idea what Amber is… So Just maybe this is why I am so intrigued by the scent? Probably not, because Alien is a very strong distinct scent, & like all of the Powerhouse 80′s fragrances, I love them all. People that have smelled Alien know when someone in the room is wearing it. This scent comes off as a very molasses, gourmand candy to me. Not sweet, Just indulging and heavy… Maybe a dark heavy cheesecake. Possibly a dessert? I think so, but I can not pinpoint which one, & having said that, it keeps my curiosity going… While a few say this puts off a burnt plastic scent, I however do not get any burnt or plastic scent when smelling this… I will have to say, from the community of fragrance experts, & doing research based upon their personal reviews. Alien is definitely a compliment getter, actually it is one in a few handfuls that gets the most compliments, if you start scaling all the other fragrances that are out there. People ask what this is and they expect you to say Chanel or something, and then when you tell them Thierry Mugler, they say “the one that did Angel for women?, I really like that fragrance” and Just the name Alien leaves these people with a puzzled face. “WHAT? ALIEN?” While others would say this is mainstream, not very many people are wearing it… (atleast not where I live) So yes, I would consider this a very unique fragrance, not only that I would say this is a one of a kind in this day & age… For keeping fragrance what it was meant to be. No other word to describe this scent other than GLAMOROUS!
Longevity- You get 12 plus hours, I put this on about 12 hours ago and it is still kicking full force, same power to it as when I first sprayed it. If you are worried about longevity then this is the one for you… I am sure this will be like Angel, stays on clothes until I wash them & won’t go away until I bathe. Little goes a long way with Alien!
Silage & Projection- This is a silage monster, so be careful how many sprays you put on… or else you will be leaving trails that will leave a room scented for a while after you exit. The projection is also very good, you will definitely be noticed when wearing this.