Alien Les Parfums de Cuir 2012

Alien Les Parfums de Cuir by Mugler
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Alien Les Parfums de Cuir is a popular limited perfume by Mugler for women and was released in 2012. The scent is leathery-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Clarins. Pronunciation Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Leather, Dried fruits

Ratings

Scent

8.6 (41 Ratings)

Longevity

8.8 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (33 Ratings)

Bottle

8.8 (52 Ratings)
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
StellaDiverF

213 Reviews
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A More Woody Alien
Alien les Parfums de Cuir shares similar elements with the original except for the leather, but emphasizes on different compositions. While the original focuses more on jasmines and amber, LPdC has a much drier woody drydown. The dried fruits blends well in the sweet mixture of jasmine and amber, but the difference with the original is detectable. Like the other two from Cuir collection, the leather doesn't seem to stand in the front but melts in the whole scent and create another dimension.

I'd recommend it as an Alien with a much drier base, a floral fragrance with a hint of sweet dried fruits and woody texture.
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Anika
Top Review    10  
The deep handle in pocket and/or ceramic
Amber means "amber" and is soft orange, golden. So is the liquid of this Mugler offspring. Only for an alien connoisseur, the scent doesn't smell amber at all. (Eye wink!)
Here you can smell an amethyst purple, which should ring in your mind...
This offshoot in a pretty bottle is very similar to the original alien. I am therefore very surprised that only three scents are given here. There's got to be a lot more to this!

To describe the fragrance I refer to the purple-coloured classic (heavy and pompous: jasmine, cashmere wood) and add a perceptible amber cloud after ten minutes.
The perfume is a room filler and a spray is enough to be clearly noticed in the environment. Les Parfums de Cuir is a little weaker in intensity, but still "strong".
I think that as a passer-by one can hardly distinguish whether the wearer wears "Alien Eau de Parfum" or "Alien - Les Parfums de Cuir". Such subtleties can only be noticed in direct contact.

After another ten minutes, candied fruits can be seen on the wrist with the nose, if you try to take all facets apart. The floweriness of the amethyst alien is present through and through.
I, for my part, would have wished for more individuality in this perfume. I expected a sweet, warm, different perfume and got a younger sister of the famous alien. I think even if you liked Alien, you wouldn't have needed that slightly different scent. It carries the name "Alien", which suggests that it belongs to the family - nevertheless I imagined more amber and fruit. I don't miss leather completely, because it is perceptible after a good half hour (again only very closely). It still should have been more for my taste. Leather always gives scents something wicked, something deep that I find unlikely to please.
But as wonderful as my imagination might be by the notes here on Parfumo, I was unfortunately disappointed. It's a shame that the search for the perfect perfume is unfortunately not abandoned by such low blows and purchases of this kind are made again and again... rest in peace bank account.
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more alien than leather
Angel les Parfums de Cuir & Alien les Parfums de Cuir

While I loved Angel Liqueur, I find the Mugler annual thematic releases uninteresting except for the apparent belief that branding is more important than perfume. It might make the magic of marketing synergy easier to achieve, but slapping a new flavor across an entire line seems at least cynical and more likely haphazard. I suppose, though, that every now and again a match has to occur. It also makes sense that Angel, with its fingers in so many different genres (gourmand, oriental, floral) is more likely than Alien, Womanity or Mugler Cologne to be fertile soil where the flavor of the year can plant itself.

Angel les Parfums de Cuir can hold the leather note without it seeming entirely out of place, but the leather does nothing to enhance Angel. It muddies Angel’s distinctive qualities, but it doesn't negate them. Sort of, meh. Not exactly the Angel battle cry.

Alien les Parfums de Cuir matches a dulled leather notes to the radioactive jasmine of the original Alien, giving us a real head scratcher. There are no interesting commonalities and no juxtapositions to exploit.  Until the leather note fades, when it is ultimately crushed under the weight of chemo floral oppression, Alien Cuir just seems like a mismatch, more of a smell that a scent.

Mugler's Cuirs are by definition formulaic and lack inspiration. They seem to come from the same thinking that give us, "Ugghhh. It’s November again. What should this year's holiday office party theme be? "

Statements

CatarinaCatarina 17 months ago
10
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Leather, dates and dried apricots as a woman oriental veil!
I feel like Yasmine from the Aladdin Disney movie when I wear this perfume.

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