Alien by Mugler is an A-list fragrance created for women. It was launched in 2005, and the perfumers behind this iconic scent were Dominique Ropion and Laurent Bruyere. Alien quickly built up a solid fan base, and the fragrance has remained popular ever since.
Described by fans as having a warm amber glow, Alien by Mugler has an appealing combination of notes that include white floral, amber and other warm and woody base notes. The initial hit of fresh Jasmine quickly lifts the spirits before the warmer mid and base notes work their way through.
Alien has a solid top floral note which is unmistakably Jasmine. Heaven for lovers of floral scents, but it can feel a little cloying at first to those who prefer more citrus or fresh fruity aromas. However, patience is key here as the fragrance quickly warms up with an alluring dry down of earthy white Amber. This scent cleverly wraps you in a soft, warm, intimate robe of delightful fragrance with excellent staying power.
High Notes: Indian Jasmine Mid Notes: Cashmeran wood Base Notes: White Amber
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Following the success of Angel, Thierry Mugler wanted to make an impact with another high-profile fragrance. It took thirteen years before Alien was released, but it helped him successfully challenge the scent world once again.
The creators of Alien, Dominique Ropion and Laurent Bruyere, based their scent around three key features: warmth from white Amber, woody mid notes at heart, and bright and sunny Indian Jasmine at the top.
What makes Alien stand out from many of its contemporaries is that it is based around these three single notes. Leading perfumers can sometimes overcomplicate fragrances by including an overwhelming number of ingredients in the mix. The creators of Alien kept things simple by basing the scent on three key elements, and their experiment paid off with a signature scent of seductive Jasmine, glowing Amber, and warm Woods.
The copycat fragrances is one great, we really couldn't tell them apart.
The amber-woody fragrance of Alien by Copycat delivers you a rich and mysterious aroma that mimics the original scent perfectly. This replica scent by Copycat was inspired by Alien by Mugler, and their perfumers have replicated the original's deep warmth without the hefty price tag.
Our testers could instantly pick out the fragrant top note of sweet Jasmine and were impressed by how well-blended the woody heart notes and base notes of Amber were. Our testers found the scent of Copycat Alien mellowed out into a sweet yet seductive fragrance that was highly appealing.
Copycat by Alien has cleverly captured the three keynotes of the original in this bold, rich, deep and sexy replica scent. We doubt anyone could distinguish between Mugler's Alien and this replica version.
We particularly liked how the soft and delicate Jasmine top notes of Copycat Alien envelop you in a heady yet creamy aura, quickly followed by an evocative mix of warm woods and Amber.
As for staying power, Alien by Copycat stood up well to our testing. It remained smelling warm and comforting all day in the office, and a quick reapplication left our testers with a lasting impression for the whole night.
We gave Copycat by Alien 5 out of 5 for its authenticity. It is also easy on the purse costing just £54.95 for a 100ml bottle, which is a fraction of the price of the original brand.
Even after 6 hours we couldn't tell them appart meaning CoyCat have asbolutely nailed this one.
No fault at all. Save yourselves a little bit of money ladies and trust us, nobody is going to know.
The Essence Vault never fails to impress when it comes to creating close fragrance matches. 61 has notes similar to those found in Alien by Mugler, namely a heady jasmine high note, woodsy mid notes and a rich amber base note coming through to give the fragrance substantial depth.
For lovers of the original Alien by Mugler, 61 by The Essence Vault would make an excellent cheaper alternative to wear during the day at work, reserving the real thing for night-time wear.
Our testers felt 61 would also be a wonderful scent for dark winter nights as its warm amber glow would be very comforting on a chilly night out with friends.
At £26.95 for a 100ml bottle, 61 by The Essence Vault would be a great choice if you have never tried Alien by Mugler before and are unsure whether or not you would like it. Trying out good-quality dupes such as this is a far more cost-effective way of finding your new signature scent without paying a top price and finding you don't like it.
We gave 61 by The Essence Vault 3 out of 5 for its authenticity. It has an excellent balance of Jasmine and Amber to prevent the scent from becoming cloyingly sweet. Our only criticism for 61 is that it isn't quite as long-lasting as Alien by Copycat, our number-one replica choice. Our testers found the scent petered out after three hours, leaving only a weak trace of Amber behind.
Zara Amber Vanilla is worth an honourable mention here for being a close replica of Alien by Mugler. It has a rich mix of green top notes with Jasmine and Rose overtones. A deeper base of Patchouli, Vanilla and Musk gives the fragrance a decent depth, but it lacks the warm amber tones that is delivered by the original in spades.
The staying power of Amber Vanilla doesn't come close to the original or our favourite alien dupes, but if you want something reminiscent of Alien to wear every day at work, you won't go wrong with Zara Amber Vanilla.