The world of fragrances is vast and diverse, offering an endless array of scents and brands to choose from. One perfume range that has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of perfume enthusiasts for years is the Thierry Mugler Alien collection. With its distinct blend of floral and woody notes, Alien is a captivating and enigmatic scent that exudes femininity and elegance. However, with so many variations and limited editions of the fragrance, navigating the range can be overwhelming. That’s why I’ve created this ultimate guide to help you explore the world of Thierry Mugler Alien perfume. From the classic 2005 scent to the latest releases, I’ll provide an overview of the range and help you choose the perfect fragrance to complement your personality and style. So, join me as I delve into the magical world of Thierry Mugler Alien perfume.
|Alien Eau de Parfum
|Alien Eau de Toilette
|Jasmine, Orange, White Florals
|Orange Blossom, Ginger, Tuberose, Vanilla
|Alien Flora Futura
|Night Blooming Cereus
|Vanilla, Jasmine, Salt
|Alien Goddess Intense
|Vanilla, Coconut, Jasmine
|Alien Goddess Supra Floral
|Cactus, Jasmine, Amber
Alien Eau de Parfum
Yes the rumour are true, Alien is a super strong fragrance. The wearer is immediately hit by a deep and heady jasmine note – like walking into a field of jasmine at midnight on a hot summer evening. There are no light top notes – something very unusual in a designer fragrance.
After the jasmine a creamy almost sweet woody note comes through. This combined perfectly with the jasmine to give Alien a ‘other-worldly’ feel.
Alien Eau De Toilette
Usually the Eau De Toilette which comes our after the Eau De Parfum can be overlooked.
But like with many Mugler fragrances, Alien Eau De Toilette performs like other designer brand’s Eau De Parfum.
I personally prefer Alien Eau De Toilette to Alien Eau De Parfum because they have added in some other interesting notes.
It opens with a citrus top note with an emphasis on Mandarin Orange, then you get the Jasmine which is softened with the addition of some more delicate while floral notes.
There have been plenty of flankers of Alien over the years. Now most of the older ones are harder to get hold off but some of the more recent ones you can still find online.
Orange blossom is one my favourite perfume notes – I just think it’s so classy and pretty, while still having a great projection and lasting power.
There is a hint of Ginger in Alien Fusion which keeps it more refreshing than the original, and also a hint of Vanilla with the Amber base which keeps it less heady than the full-on woody base in the original Alien.
Alien Flora Futura
Before Alien Fusion, Mugler released Alien Flora Futura.
This is my favourite Alien perfume bottle with the transparent pink instead of the purple, and it’s my second favourite fragrance after Alien Fusion.
Similarly to Alien Fusion, Alien Floral Futura has more summery white floral notes in the heart rather than the original Jasmine.
Alien Floral Futura uses the unusual fragrance note Night Blooming Cereus which is actually the white flower from a cactus, sometimes also know as ‘princess of the night’.
In my view, Alien Flora Futura is probably the prettiest of the Alien perfume flankers, but I think some of the longevity is lost in the reformulation.
In 2020 Mugler released Alien Mirage. This release is unusual as the main note is a mineral note – literally the smell of a pebble or stone.
There is a salty undertone as well, which as the branding suggests, creates the feeling of a hot desert fragrance, like the feeling of sun on sand.
It’s unusual to see a mineral note in a fragrance – so definitely one for the collection if you like your unusual fragrances!
The lasting power is similar to the original Alien Eau de Toilette.
In 2021 we saw Alien Goddess launched. This fragrance is totally different to the original Alien Jasmine scent. Instead this is a warm vanilla with a clean salty undertone.
Any fans of vanilla should definitely check out Alien Goddess. The lasting power is excellent as is the projection, without it being overpowering.
The vanilla is complimented by pretty Jasmine, Cashmere and Heliotrope notes – all of which are strong and mix together well with the vanilla.
The vanilla Mugler has used in Alien Goddess is a Bourbon Vanilla (also used in the new Valentino Voce Viva Intensa) which isn’t as sweet as a traditional vanilla. Instead Bourbon Vanilla creates a warm slightly boozy vanilla note which is comforting and ideal for the winter months.
Alien Goddess Intense
Alien Goddess Intense is absolutely an intense version of the original scent. This is a very concentrated, very strong perfume. The Vanilla of the original Goddess is still the star of the show, however Amber undertones have been added alongside a more dominant coconut note. The Jasmine of the original Alien fragrance is also more noticeable. Essentially, every fragrance note has been intensified in Alien Goddess Intense.