Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire Review

I'm not a fan of Thierry Mugler fragrances.  They just don't do it for me.  However, I got a sample of this particular perfume, Alien Eau Extraordinaire, and I decided to write a review.  

When I first smelled this it was in Debenhams.  I was given a strip of black ribbon with Thierry Mugler written on it in a barely visible shade of charcoal grey and my first thought was that this is a brand who clearly want to make a lasting impression.  So different from the usual pieces of cardboard other brands provide.  Then I got a sample in the railway station of the same fragrance and I knew then that this was a fragrance they believe has the potential to be big this summer.  

The base notes are cashmeran and white amber.  The middle notes are heliotrope and tiare flower.  The top notes are Tunisian neroli, tea and bergamot.  What did I smell?  I couldn't really tell.  I knew it was floral, that's for sure but tiare flower is one of my absolute all time favourite smells and I did get a hint of it but there wasn't enough of it for my tastes.  As for the other notes, no I didn't get any of them.  There is definitely no heliotrope there.  I'm actually surprised there isn't more spice in there.  I definitely detected something spicy.

It's a soft, mature scent and I feel too young to be wearing it if I'm honest.  I would happily buy this for my mum for Mothers' Day. It's not for me though.  One of the things that puts me off, other than the scent, is the name.  Alien?  I don't want an alien on my collarbone.  The flanker is absolutely gorgeous and I'd be happy to see it sitting on my dressing table but at the same time, it would also sit well on my mum's.

I'm reviewing this fragrance based on a sample I received.  I'm not being paid for this review.  

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