About Alien Perfume
The French designer Thierry Mugler has been a major name in the fashion industry since the 1970s. His first foray into fragrance came in 1992 with the release of his Angel perfume, which simultaneously sparked off a whole new trend, that of the gourmand, or perfumes with appetising or foodie notes.
Among Thierry Mugler's most perennially successful fragrance lines has been Alien, a women's range débuting in 2005.
The eponymous first instalment has been described as both mysterious and pioneering. Even down to the deep purple bottle, shaped to resemble a philosopher's stone or precious gem, this perfume exuded notions of magic and otherworldliness. Its scent was warm and woody with a white amber base, and top notes of dark, exotic Indian jasmine.
A spring/summer edition, Alien Eau Luminescente, launched in 2008 was bolder and fruitier, with notes of mandarin and the tropical Tiare flower. The bottle continued with a gemstone theme, this time in the radiant hue of amber or topaz.
Eau Luminescente was followed in 2009 by the comparable citrus amber notes of Sunessence Legere, a limited release evocative of the warmth and lightness of summer, followed in turn by two further editions; Saphir Soleil released in 2010 and Or d'Ambre released in 2011. Notes included lemon, amber and vanilla.
Also in 2009, Mugler introduced the Liqueur de Parfum. Housed in a strikingly gothic flacon, this fragrance is both classical and luxurious, exuding rum notes with woody accords, jasmine, and amber.
Other notable fragrances include Initiatique (2011), with its dark crystal bottle and Oriental woody notes, Essence Absolue (2012), a return to mysterious sensuality with intense jasmine, orris root, vanilla and myrrh, and Aqua Chic (2012), a fresh and spicy blend of ginger water, lemon verbena and freesia with notes of wood and amber.