Today we will test three types of products of the house of Thierry Mugler called Alien: perfume (or rather, eau de parfum) "Allen" and his two younger brothers - "O Extraordinaire" and "Sunness". It cannot be said that they are all twins. They are related by the shape of the bottle, reminiscent of either a precious faceted stone, or an alien spaceship. Therefore, users call all these three types of "Allen" aliens. The composition of the fragrances is completely different. The only thing they have in common is the amber base. And they were created, according to users, for different target audiences. Some flavors are good in the warm season. Others fully open only in winter and late autumn. Some users believe that the Allen aliens choose their own mistress. Some of them are wrapped in a warm blanket of ambergris. Others are pricked in the nose with cold jasmine. But what the reviews agree on is that Allen is an unusually persistent perfume. So, we begin our review with the "big brother" of the year 2006.
"Allen" by Thierry Mugler
The fragrance was created by Dominique Ropion and Lauren Bruyet. The first perfumer is a person with a name. And with the name of the world. He became famous for such his creations,as "Jungle" for "Kenzo", "Euphoria" for Calvin Klein and the famous, conquered the whole world "Pur Poison" for "Christian Dior". The scent is magical. But if you read the composition, then disappointment sets in. Only three notes in the pyramid! Sambac jasmine sounds at the beginning. Then the floral smell gives way to a woody one - cashmeran. Well, in the plume, white transparent ambergris plays with overflows for a long time. But don't let the simple ingredients scare you! Alien - perfumes are really complex. Three notes sound without fading, building more and more new chords. As the reviews assure, this amethyst "alien" was not created for girls at all. These are oriental perfumes - mystical, mysterious, infinitely feminine. They wrap their owner in a calming and soothing aura.
Perfume "Thierry Mugler Alien Sunessence"
In 2009, the same perfumers decided to enrich the composition of the classic Allen. Green notes and fresh Amalfi lemon sound like an overture. The first part is devoted to the same fragrant jasmine. At the heart of the fragrance, warm cashmeran wood plays with all its many facets. Ambergris appears like the down of a precious cloak - this time accompanied by sweet vanilla. The bottle itself of this "alien" is yellow, cheerful, evokes nostalgia for sunny summer days. This, the reviews assure, is more of a daytime fragrance, while the classic amethyst "Allen" is intended for an evening out. And of course, its time is late spring and summer. With sparkling lemon notes, thisThe fragrance is also suitable for young girls. The sweetness of vanilla in the base sounds like melted honey, which is more mature ladies.
Two years later, the perfume house of Thierry Mugler, through the efforts of Dominique Ropion, released a limited collection of sunny Alien. The perfume in pink crystal is called "Or d'Ambre", and this clearly indicates which component in the composition is being emphasized. The manufacturer claims that the fragrance belongs to the oriental, woody. In the first chords of this younger brother, “Sunness” sounds like kiwi instead of lemon. The heart of the fragrance is jasmine. But, unlike the classic Allen, this flower is not alone. It is beautifully framed by aromas of delicate orchid and sweet vanilla. In the base, as it should be, ambergris sounds powerfully. It is set off by woody notes of cashmeran. Users say that all the shades in the fragrance are perfectly balanced. The sharpness of jasmine is softened by orchid, and the sugariness of vanilla is neutralized by tart kiwi. This is a fragrance beyond age. More suitable for cold skin. It's good to walk him in the summer. But it also sits well on furs.
Perfume Alien Eau Extraordinaire
This eau de toilette appeared relatively recently, in 2014. The manufacturer claims that the liquid that fills the beige transparent bottle of the “alien” is the quintessence of sunlight. The name of the perfume really justifies itself - it is an extraordinary and unusual eau de toilette. She is completely different from her older brothers. On the cutting edgecompositions deftly balance Tunisian neroli, white tea, lemon, lime, orange and bergamot. The heart of the fragrance opens with a delicate and fragrant tiare flower. It is framed by oriental scents of ylang-ylang with light peppercorns. Soften the sweetness of the East, orange blossom and heliotrope. And sensual, exciting, warm ambergris vibrates in the long trail of perfume. But this time it is accompanied by more than one cashmeran. Woody notes are given by sandalwood polished with vanilla and white musk. This is the fragrance of real women - sensual, sexy.
A lot of reviews are devoted to the original bottles of the Alien collection. Perfume, the photos of which look like luxurious crystals, are very attractive, the manufacturer decided, and released amethyst, topaz, pink crystal, chalcedony. But modern users, having seen enough films about extraterrestrial civilizations, dubbed the entire Allen series as aliens. This is to distinguish them from the "Angel" and "Comet" released by the perfume house of Thierry Mugler. Note that the bottles differ not only in shape. For different capacities, they are presented in different guises. The bottle of O Extraordinaire toilet water (sixty milliliters) has more rounded edges than its predecessors. The classic purple crystal is presented in three forms: fifteen, thirty and sixty milliliters. The miniature bottle resembles a precious stone that has fallen out of a ring. Such a little one is pleasant to carry in a cosmetic bag. But other crystals look great on a dressing table as well.
Thierry Mugler's classic Alien perfume makes you transport yourself to a fragrant garden, at the time when jasmine blooms. It has just rained, and the aroma of the bushes is mixed with the smell of wet benches, damp foliage and cherry trees, which exude viscous amber resin. The smell of jasmine in an amethyst crystal is not at all sharp, hitting the nose with sharp tones. It sounds as if from afar, unobtrusively, but still audible. Solar "Allen" seems to charge with energy and vivacity. They evoke associations about a fresh summer morning, when the day promises to be cloudless and full of great accomplishments. "Extraordinary" toilet water is truly oriental. It makes you remember such exotic countries as Thailand or Vietnam, imagine gentle, like orchids, flexible oriental girls. This latest offspring of the Allien collection is exciting. And although "O Extraordinary" is presented only in the form of toilet water, the composition of her, like a real perfume.
How long does Alien last? Perfume (reviews in this matter are absolutely in solidarity) are very persistent. The owners of miniature lilac bottles claim that in a year they used only a quarter of the liquid from the crystal. What pleases is a very economical spray gun. He gives out at one time exactly as many perfumes as needed to be fragrant all day, from morning to evening. If the trail of this fragrance were material, twelve pages would carry it behind the mistress. And this applies not only to eau de parfum. The dressing room is in no way inferior in durability to its more titled sisters. Reviewsnote that all aromas are revealed in a special way on different types of skin. On cold natures, jasmine sounds crystal, like a flower washed by rain. And on warm skin, it reveals with vanilla sweetness, in endless overflows of woody shades and amber.
The French collection of the Thierry Mugler house cannot be called budget. Even eau de toilette "O Extraordinary" costs - depending on the store - about five thousand rubles. Not to mention the purple Alien (perfume). Rive Gauche asks for two thousand two hundred rubles for a miniature bottle of fifteen milliliters. The average capacity is already four thousand. A 60-ml bottle is estimated at almost six thousand rubles. And this is not the limit. There are higher prices for Alien (perfume) in other stores. In Letual, for example, they cost more than nine thousand rubles. True, discounts are often announced in this store. And thus, you can buy a coveted bottle of eau de parfum for one thousand two hundred and fifty six rubles.
Reviews about "alien" Thierry Mugler
Users generally praised the Alien collection. The perfume was liked even by those women who do not like and are wary of sweet aromas. Many have been surprised by how versatile jasmine can sound. There are not so many ingredients in the purple crystal, but the perfume is so refined, so shimmering with various tiny nuances, that it seems that they contain a whole collection of floral-woody scents. Some users noticed that, depending on the owner, "Allen"may sound different. The combination of cold notes of jasmine and warm amber gives an indescribable feeling of harmony. The Allen perfume, according to users, does not have a specific age group. Is that the purple "alien" will look more appropriate on the ladies after thirty. Of the entire Allen collection, this fragrance is good for the evening. A lot of people liked both versions of Sunessens. They harmoniously combine fruity, floral, leafy and woody notes.