This perfume. I’m sitting here trying to think of what to write about this perfume, but all I can do is smell my wrist over and over. Alien by Thierry Mugler is unlike anything I’ve ever smelled before. It may be the reason this is the first perfume I ever fell in love with. It really is sort of…otherworldly.
I know this scent has been out for a few years now, and from what I understand, it caused quite a stir upon its release. That was back before I was even interested in anything beauty-related. Fast forward to sometime in 2013 when I got a sample of it with a Sephora order. It must have been in spring or summer because I remember not being that impressed. In fact, I found it very strong and off-putting. Then, last fall I was going through all the samples that beauty-lovers tend to accumulate, and I rediscovered it. There’s something about this scent that just pairs with fall and winter so perfectly. When there’s a chill in the air, I spritz this on and feel instantly warmed and comforted.
I’m not a frangrance connoisseur by any means, and I’m terrible at describing them, so I’ll just share the description from Sephora’s website.
“Discover Alien, radiant and mysterious, the elixir of absolute femininity. Be seduced by the soothing solar energy of this extraordinary fragrance from elsewhere. Luminous like a brilliant solar flower, the fragrance exudes a positive energy, charged with mystery. Evoking the scent of wood warmed by intense sunlight, Alien is sensual and intriguing, yet as soft and rich as the caress of cashmere.”
Evoking the scent of wood warmed by intense sunlight. How do they come up with these descriptions? But seriously, as ridiculous as it sounds, I totally agree with it. There really is something seductive about it!
“Notes: Solar Accord, Jasmine Sambac, Green Notes, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Transparent Amber.”
The notes of perfumes don’t really mean anything to me. I guess if I like a scent, I just like it, and I don’t really care what the notes are. I can imagine a lot of people not liking Alien because (at least to me) it’s quite heavy. I absolutely love it though, and I encourage you to take a sniff the next time you’re at Sephora.
So, perfume lovers: Do you have any recommendations for me based on my love for Alien? I’m always looking to branch out! What are your favorite fall/winter scents?