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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My new favourite scent - Thierry Mugler Alien

Alright, it's not a new scent at all, but it's new to me! Beloved by so many and hated by many others, this is a pretty polarising scent! I fell in love with it a while ago but never got round to buying it for myself, so I was absolutely delighted when my in-laws gave it to me for Christmas.


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The bottle, of course, is gorgeous - totally evocative of Mugler's exquisite otherworldly fashion designs. Purple perfume bottles are always appealing to me and the gold accents make it look super luxurious.

The scent is made up of an amber base, a woody heart and jasmine top notes. If you're not a fan of jasmine or white florals, you probably won't like this scent as it's very prominent at first. I love, love, love perfumes with amber but this is my first jasmine-y scent, and I adore it. I'm not too hot on scent descriptions, but this has a warm, woody almost spicy base underneath the florals and I can still smell these base notes close to my skin at the end of the day. Overall, it's very luxurious and sexy and not a fragrance for the shy - it kind of clubs you around the head, yet the sillage isn't crazy and won't make people on the tube next to you chocke - it wears pretty close to my skin, which I prefer. As noted, it wears extremely well on me, and one spritz is plenty. It's what I'd describe as a fancy brothel madame scent - luxurious, sexy and basically, my kind of perfume all over!

It's not an uncommon scent, but I don't care. I'm not sure wheter this will appeal to me as much during the summer months, but I know I'll be repurchasing this beauty again and again.

What's your favourite perfume at the moment? Do you have a couple of scents


  1. This one is a favorite of mine for a very long time . It smells amazing :)
    My current favorite is Jean Paul Gautier Le Classique .

  2. I've never tried Alien but after your description I have to! I love jasmine. My favourite is probably Lush's Karma, I'm totally addicted to the stuff.


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