Alien Eau Extraordinaire, created in 2014 by by Dominique Ropion and Veronique Nyberg, was one of the samples in this month’s Discovery Club Box from the Fragrance Shop. I am in two minds about the original Alien. I sort of like it a bit and wear it around the house sometimes, but I don’t like it enough to wear it outside the house. In my previous review of Alien, I describe it as a love poem shouted through a megaphone.
So how does this most recent of flankers measure up? Well, all the Alien notes are there: Jasmine, Amber and rich Wood, but this a lighter version for warmer weather. It claims to include Green Tea and Bergamot, but sadly, it seems to just be Alien, only weaker.
If I were a big fan of Alien, then I probably wouldn’t buy Eau Extraordinaire as well. It is probably easier to wear a lighter dose of the original and let it fade a bit longer before going out in it. The effect would be much the same. The longevity is the same, for certain.
It is almost unusual these days for a flanker to smell so similar to its originator scent, but this one does. I quite like Alien in the way that you can admire someone without wanting to be their friend. Alien Eau Extraordinaire has much the same effect on me.