Friday, August 5, 2011
Alien Liqueur de Parfum by Thierry Mugler
Enter Alien Liqueur de Parfum. I fully expected to hate this, but I do put some effort in keeping an open mind and wear them multiple times for fairness sake. My first sampling of Liqueur resulted in thinking it was different than the EDT and more wearable. It wasn't until the drydown hours and hours later that I kept smelling this awesome aroma long after I stopped thinking about what I had sampled.
This fragrance, my friends, has otherworldly longevity and can be easily detected the next day on skin. It reacts like an extrait on me with minimal transition. The depth however is immediately apparent. The best I can describe Alien Liqueur is a deep, resinous jasmin that eventually evolves into a delectable woody jasmin that has me constantly sniffing after it has dried down. It takes about 5 hours for this to tone down into one terrific fragrance on my skin. Before this, it is leans a little too feminine for me to wear, but it still smells great and the drydown makes it worth the wait. It remains a deep scent through its entirety and the hint of resin at the end is the perfect touch.
Whether by design or luck, this is heads and shoulders better than the original release. Once the jasmin lowers its volume, there's a resinous woody labdanum conglomeration that makes someone want to get up close to you. This is damn good folks and both genders interested in this house should sample wear this version of Alien.
I will get a bottle of this for Mrs. Aromi just so I can smell it. Hell, when she isn't around, I'll wear a few spritzes and wait for that fabulous drydown. Thumbs up.....way up......for Alien Liqueur de Parfum.