Imagine a guy bringing a huge bunch of fresh, intense jasmines to his beloved to declare his love. He’s in front of her door, just about to press the bell button, when he spots a small puddle of mud. He kneels down and takes half a handful and drops it on the jasmines. “There! Now it’s just perfect!” he says, and rings the bell with a heart full of expectation.
Perfume Alien Thierry Mugler is like this. The thing about it is not the intense jasmine, but what it becomes after some dirty magic dust is thrown against it. The result is a fresh and clean floral dipped in something intense, earthy, warm, just a little bit dirty, sweet and even peppery.
But why should we be surprised, could a Thierry Mugler perfume be normal, even if it comes out 13 years after Angel? The noses are those of Dominique Ropion (Calvin Klein Euphoria, Armani Code for women, Amarige Givenchy, Flowerbomb) and Laurent Bruyere (Amor Amor Cacharel, Incanto by Ferragamo).
The prelude to the base notes started relatively early, with a vanilla-like sweetness, but less cloying than the first part. All this will be added to the dirty jasmine – now more gentle – and make this parfum Alien warmer and – if possible – even more interesting. Simple and sophisticated, intense but gentle, never boring.