I wanted so, so, so, SO badly to like this scent. I first smelled it on a customer and found it absolutely intoxicating and intriguing - totally unique. Couldn't stop thinking about it, so I sprayed on a tester strip and found that uh oh! Initially it was questionable ...okay, gave it a few minutes and it was better -- wait was that a licorice note? Ignore it and keep trying! Into the next night and I couldn't stop smelling the strip ... I was at 78% but I couldn't make up my mind! So back to the counter and get it on my wrist this time - AND WOW, oh boy, is this ever one of those that you must, MUST try on your skin! From the instant I sprayed it, I almost got sick - it smelled repulsive on me! Which is surprising because I usually find that I work well with any scent, especially vanillas/ambers ...woodsy florientals. Later someone commented that it made my hand [not my wrist where I actually sprayed it, though] smell legitimately like vomit. [Thanks.] I waited a bit and it finally started smelling like the Alien on the tester strip - but to my surprise, I can't stop smelling this repulsive artificial-grape smell -- and this is a description that I had thought ridiculous when I read it in some other people's reviews and chalked it up to packaging, but no - it's there, and even if it was a slushy I wouldn't drink it. I'm still at 30%, because it did improve significantly over time, but this is one scent I'd definitely try before you buy - nobody wants to walk around smelling like vomit.
PS, the bottle sucks. The limited editions with gold accents were much more acceptable, but this one seems inspired from an 80s sci-fi film ...
Its a magnet stone, The best perfume, top of top! I have 25 bottles but this is my best favorite, better than Chanel or any brands. Very very unique, magical, sexy, irresitible. Its notes: Sambac jasmine, Woody, amber. U might think those notes are ordinary but the secret is about the dosage and quality that they made. It opens with spicy subtle sweet jasmine wrap by luxury woody note with amber edge and didnt change much till the base, just more tender. If u want a scent which is classy, attractive but not old ladies being, this is the best choice! I got ton of compliments by strangers n friends of how amazing it is! Will buy it again for the rest of my life. With this one, Thierry mugler really made a shock on perfume world
Love itttttt . . . I was hoping to get the eau de parfum but it is ridiculously expensive so I went for the eau de toilette instead. I must say it smells nothing like the eau de parfum, but I still quite enjoy it. It's a nice feminine smell, nothing like any of my other perfumes . . . I enjoy it, and the bottle is so cute! BUT if given a choice I would probably have gone for the eau de parfum instead.
I got a tester of this fragrance from Nordstorm's and I do really like it. I think it has a bit of a spearmint chewing gum smell to it, but that seems to dry down to something more acceptable. ;-) I do like the way it dry down. It has something about it that is different, can't put my finger on it. The lasting power is quite short lived though, and that is a waste of $ to me. If it were less expensive that would not be a big deal, but it cost so much that for it to have a short life span, well....this would be a purchase I would really have to think about, and if I do buy it down the road, I will have to consider it a big splurge. I would also need to carry my perfume purse sprayer filled with this fragrance if I were to be wearing this perfume away for say 5 or 6 hours. Even with the small sample, I had to continue to spray a bit on myself every couple of hours to get the full idea of the fragrance! I gave this one a 5 on overall rating which is probably too high considering it's lasting ability, but I think the smell is wonderful enough to give it a 5, just wish it lasted longer. I gave it a 5 on price and it probably should be more considering once again the lasting ability and the price is way ott for that. I gave it a 5 on the package because it is very cute and futuristic, love the bottle.
Great smell, does not last hardly anytime though.
Price is way out of control, probably because of it's name Alien.
Bottle is very cute, but who wants to pay for a bottle & a name!
People knock me over to smell me when wearing this its crazy. I dont really wear this for myself I prefer Pink sugar, dior Addict flowerbomb and Hypnotic Posion but to get attention I put this one cause people stick to me like a Magnet. Ive never gotten so much attention from any other perfume. I dont write much reviews but if your feeling down and want some attention go and get a bottle of this..men and women alike will notice you
Yes, yes, yes!!!
I have such a lovely story with this fragrance =).
Many many years ago I was using a fragrance called Glam, made by a brasilian brand (Contem 1g). And it was my favorite for 2 years, and then the brand discontinued the fragrance, I was so upset but there was nothing I could do... BUT I completely forgot that this brand of cosmetics was constanlty copying other famous products, specially fragrances. I never thought that fragrance was a copy, Im so stupid!!! But then, a month ago I decided to research online for a possible dupe of that fragrance, Glam. And then I found out that Glam was a copy of ALIEN!!!!! GOSH I WAS SO EXCITED!! My problems are solved!
That was my favorite fragrance for years, and I remembered the exact smell of it. I went to a perfume store to try Alien, wondering "why havent I tried this before? I feel like an alien because I still dont know this fragrance and everybody tells me how good it is!!". Then I finally tried and OMG, i never thought that it would smell exactly like GLAM!
But it does, so I guess they did copied right. Because Alien smells just the same!!
Grapes, spicy, sweet, strong, powerful!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!! I CANT BELIEVE I'VE MISSED THIS WONDERFUL FRAGRANCE FOR SO MANY YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS: I find really hard to describe the notes, it's unique, but it does smell strong, like grapes and red wine, and it's sweet. It's amazing, the staying power is really something. I would recomend the EDT version for the summer. But I prefer the EDP because it's stronger.
If you are not into super strong, spicy fragrances u probably wont enjoy this.
Oh My Gosh, I love this! I bought a 50ml EDT just before I went on holiday last year and although I took two other EDTs with me I used Alien more or less every night! If you don't like strong smells then this wont be for you. Although its smell is sweet and soft it is quite strong and it does last all day. You only need to spray a little bit on your wrists,inside of elbows,your neck, and I dab a bit behind my ears too, and it'll last ages. I could still smell it on my clothes the next day. I love the purple futuristic bottle design but rated it as a 4 as it didn't quite fit nicely into my handbag because of the jagged design. I rated it price wise as 4 as it is expensive and although a little goes a long way, if you're anything like me once you find a perfume you love you spray spray away and before you know it you need a new one!
This is my first review, but I had to do one, as I LOVE this perfume far too much to not do one. If I had the option to give as many lippies as I wanted, I'd give it infinity - even though it's not an actual number. I would go to the moon and back for this perfume.
I smelled this on a customer of mine several years ago at an old job of mine, and asked her for the name of it. A couple of years later I jumped and made the purchase on a complete whim from Neiman Marcus, not knowing what it would smell like on me (a move I don't make [I do recommend trying this perfume though, as a lot of people seem to not have compatible pH's]). It does seem to smell very very different on different people due to the pH factor.
Fast forward almost 3 years, and I'm still on my first bottle without refill (I keep it in my closet [dark+cool place] to keep a longer shelf-life - totally disappointing that I can't admire the gorgeous bottle, but no one gets to smell that on me anyway ;) ), though I'm very close to finishing the bottle off. I wear this almost daily.
It's by far my favorite perfume ever. I will admit that most women seem to hate the smell on me (unsure why), with the exception of a few friends/family members/passerbys here and there. However, the important part (besides it being a pleasing smell to myself) is that men LOVE it. It attracts them like bees to honey. Other reviewers aren't lying. It doesn't matter the age, I've had men of all ages want to know what I'm wearing, and/or that I smell amazing and like nothing they've smelled before - and it's true. Alien is like no other. Even my old male coworkers would work next to me to compliment me on my perfume. Daily. My old boss even wanted to get a bottle for his wife.
This perfume will forever be a staple of mine. Sure, it's pricey, but if used and stored properly it will last you forever. If you want to be adventurous and smell totally beautiful and unique - go try this and pick it up if your pH mixes well...you won't be disappointed with the results/compliments. I promise.
no offense to whoever loves this and wears this, but personally..
i think it smells like dirt with used cigarettes mushed in, a few drops of nail polish remover, and a few crushed flowers to take it from "absolutely disgusting" to "mildly vile."
yuck times a million.
This is a perfume that my explanation won't give justice.its just a special fragrance that should be sprayed with a light hand. two sprays is enough for all day It is a modern fashion forward scent. A alternative to the sweet winter scents. Its woodsy white floral. I have to be in the mood for it or it gives me a headache. I learned to like out over time. The dry down is powdery. This is a scent that commands attention and it is my favorite perume bottle ever.