Alien is one of the most popular perfumes by Thierry Mugler, and it appeared on market shelves around the world in 2005. Due to the enormous popularity, as well as the many successful flankers (versions) that followed the launch of the original formula, it can be said that it is a modern perfume classic, something like Dior Homme or Lancome La Vie est Belle. Not that anything can compromise the everlasting popularity of the famous Angel, that still burns today with the same enthusiasm as it did 30 years ago. Nevertheless, if any perfume can get close to him at all, then it is Alien.
Is the name Alien justified for this perfume? What is alien in it? Is it just a sound name, or is there something out of this world in it?
The most significant contribution of Alien perfume is that through the images around it, we see that it is okay to feel sometimes like an alien, as an extraterrestrial. Feeling different, looking different, smelling different, not belonging, and discarding all the labels that other people and society are trying to impose on you. Not that jasmine itself, which plays a significant role in this accomplishment by the famous perfumers Laurent Bruyere and Dominique Ropion, does not give dark, cold, unusual vibe, as if it grew in the very depths of the universe.
The rich and natural scent of sambac jasmine, after a few hours of pure and fresh enjoyment, not as fresh as citrus, but as if it takes you to the Pandora rainforests of Avatar, the only place in the whole galaxy to grow such jasmine, is soothed by the amber notes and wood. Although not mentioned, the scent note of musk is also dominant, and in conjunction with amber, gives the warmth to this intergalactically cold composition.
Do you have to look alienesque like actress Tilda Swinton or a model from a television commercial for Alien to enjoy and wear this perfume? No, it is enough to have and nurture a peculiarity on or within yourself that will be underlined and emphasized by Alien. In a world where everyone is trying to look the same, it is not harmful to be reminded that the most beautiful things can sometimes be found in the most unusual places.
Perfumers are Laurent Bruyere and Dominique Ropion.