Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire


 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.

2 thoughts on “Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire”

  1. I’m wearing Alien today, and I can see how it might be a bit much in warm weather, but its loudness is certainly part of its charm. Hmm. I may have to try this if it shows up here. (We’re still waiting on the Hugo Boss Jour pour Femme.)

    1. Hi Laurels, yes Alien is certainly a statement fragrance and I reckon it would have been very much at home in the 80s! I don’t think I would wear it out of the house, but I have a sneaking admiration for it. It’s sort of love it, hate it, you can’t ignore it!

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