hmmm i think it takes a few tries with Alien before you can really appreciate it, i think because its so strong it can scare some off.
It lasts for aaagggeeesss which i love, and I have had nothing but compliments from this perfume. Oh and the boyfriend goes crazy when i wear it ;)
I agree with the general consensus that Alien smells like something akin to 80s-imbued mutant grapes. It's bald-facedly brazen, lewd and olfactorily garish. Therein lies its appeal; it smells like nothing I've smelled before (Alien, common-smelling?! You've gotta be shitting me!!!). Not a scent for the faint of heart, but I appreciate its intense yet free-spirited character. Kudos to the fact that Mugler dares to be defiantly different with this one. Ironically, its the men of impeccable taste (far too far and few!) that comment on how good Alien smells on me. ;)
p.s. I can't help BUT compare. For the record, I HATE Angel for all its plasticky vanilla grandeur.
I love this and men always ask me what I'm wearing. Perfect for night.
oh god, this is truly dreadful. this smells soooooo dated, it reminds me of bel biv devoe.
it conjures up the early 90's like none other. think poison. or spellbound. or even worse, elizabeth taylor's passion. the purple bottle says it all, really.
strong, rank, stuffy. vile.
It smells like a synthetic scented green grape candy + a little hint of the air freshner "Forest". Eccentric alien. Cold. Not even romantic. Asocial and "radioactive" fragrance.
This is one of the strange scents out there. On my skin it turns to a medicinal, green, weird woody thing that is reminiscent of grape cough syryp. Very odd. The notes used in Alien are woody-ambers, florals, vanilla, green notes and orange blossom. If only it really smelled like all this on my skin, I'd be happy. The best thing about this fragrance is the packaging. I *adore* it! (it reminds me of the Vorlon encounter suits worn by Kosh on the sci-fi series Babylon 5, LOL). So unique.
I'm surprised that something with the name Alien smells so boring and ordinary. It's saccharine sweet and totally bland to my nose. It's not bad, but with that exotic name and Thierry Mugler's great reputation I was expecting more. You'd think wearing Alien you'd smell different from everybody else out there, but in fact the opposite is true.
First of all, the bottle is really beautiful. It looks like a faceted amethyst, and it's a beautiful deep purple colour. I always prefer perfumes that come in pretty bottles!
When you first spray this, it's really different. It's actually hard to describe the scent at first, sort of clean, warm and dry. It gets warmer and woodier after time, and smells fantastic. I wasn't sure whether I liked the scent at first, but once the top notes wore off I loved it.
Staying power is fantastic, and it's the sort of perfume that trails behind you, but not in an over-the-top way.
I probably wouldn't buy this again, but I'll definitely use the whole bottle.
Notes: Amber, woods, orange blossom, green notes and vanilla
Boyfriend: Hates it.
Perfume Obsessed Friends: Love it.
"Normal" friends: Don't hate it but don't like it either.
Lasting Power: Awesome
Comments while wearing:
"Whoa! I can't even taste my food anymore." - male friend
"You smell lovely!" - boss
Now Smell This (Robin) says: "It is not something I would wear, but I neither loved it nor hated it. I will say that it is more interesting than most of the designer releases this year."
Me? I would date it but I wouldn't marry it.