Alien Man 2018

Alien Man by Mugler
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Alien Man is a perfume by Mugler for men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

DillDill Beech woodBeech wood LeatherLeather Cashmere woodCashmere wood OsmanthusOsmanthus White amberWhite amber

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6.7347 Ratings

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6.9295 Ratings

Sillage

6.6294 Ratings

Bottle

7.0312 Ratings

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6.665 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 23.09.2022.
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Top Review    47  
Mama's got a new guy
First of all, some rather unpleasant news: my perfume addiction has reached a new, unimagined level. While I have always waited until a new fragrance was offered in German perfumeries, the longing for the first completely new men's Mugler in 22 years befell me so strongly that I put out my feelers for the first time in other EU countries and had to import the object of desire before the German release. A big smack on the cheek at this point to the Parfumos GlamourAngel and Exhale, who have delivered hot tips in the forum, where you could get him already. Thank you!

But why all this suffering? First, "A*Men," Mugler's first for men, is one of my absolute favorite scents of all time: Tar, rubber, cotton candy, damp earth, a drop of predatory cat pee, and so much more - incredibly brilliant, very daring, polarizing, a great fragrance, a modern classic that never quite got the recognition it deserved. Secondly, I've always been a closet "Alien" admirer - the original for the ladies is a diva-like jasmine siren, sometimes shrill, sometimes annoying, but never indifferent. That too many ladies wear it in too high doses is not the fragrance's fault (analogous to the Gaultier sailor for men), but it contributes to its general disrepute. And now also for us men? A dream!

Anyway: Mama Alien finally has a new one! If she had to take care of her numerous descendants alone so far, which stand with her on the shelf, one has finally taken pity on her and put a male companion at her side. The new guy makes a solid optical impression: broad shoulders, heavy, tinted glass, clear lines, hardly any ornaments or other gimmicks. It's okay like that, it feels good in the hand, but for a Mugler it's an astonishingly unadorned and reduced bottle, and when you unpack it, it gives you a brief moment of shock: surely they haven't foisted an olfactory building society on us? Mugler, of all people, the masters of the opulently overloaded and provocative?

The top note after spraying on provides initial relief: no bland citrusy odds and ends, no shower gel aquatics, but an interesting green-floral opening. Osmanthus and dill? I will smell the next market visit times at the fresh dill and see if that is the green note, which I am able to sniff at the beginning.

After a few minutes, "Alien Man" begins to smell very familiar - like his rich uncle "Cuir Impertinent" from the "Les Exceptions" series, with which Mugler also wants to reach the affluent clientele in the premium sector: a lot of soft leather, plus a star anise note and also here a few green-vegetable dabs are donated. In places the similarity is extremely striking ... seems to be the niche Mugler probably no longer so great "exception"?

Before you can get excited about it in time ("old wine in new bottles" and so ...) takes the leather of the men's alien after an hour a fork in the direction of licorice-likörig, also a smoky nuance sparks again and again purely. However, for my sensation no wood smoke (certainly no beech wood) - rather a little this vaporized fog fluid that is used in discos and clubs on the dance floor or in trashy movies when the alien spaceship lands. If you're sensitive to synthetics, you'll probably be screaming for the hills by now, just like in the same movies. Personally, I find it chic, it gives the fragrance a spacey, billowing touch, which yes fits the "overall artwork". At the end, the Mugler sounds with wood and smoke, slightly ambriert, from.

Who "A*Men" was always too toothache sweet, too diva-like and expansive, may here quietly risk a test: "Alien Man" is clearly tamer, unsweet and more masculine created - that does not mean that he would not have unisex potential, I can even imagine that he could also stand a woman super. The longevity is above average (9-10 hours on my skin), but the sillage - especially for a Mugler - is surprisingly low. Who has hoped for a sillage bomb like "A*Men", may be a little disappointed. But could also be due to the atomizer, which does not necessarily spray fountains, but rather a short, thin jet. Advantage: you can apply the fragrance with pinpoint accuracy. Disadvantage: the scent is not so well distributed on the skin, and m.E. goes with it a piece far the projection flöten.

Measured against my huge expectations, I'm not completely from the socks, but from "Alien Man" very taken. On the one hand, because I always found "Cuir Impertinent" great, but he was too expensive for me and I'm happy to have found a cheaper alternative. On the other hand: the boy has a lot of character. Now he is not a groundbreaking innovation and will not revolutionize the men's perfume like "A*Men", but definitely has recognition value and goes with his gently leathery-smoky type on a path that is currently not too worn out in the mainstream segment.

Clearly less pleasing than many other current new releases in the men's segment - no tonka bean / vanilla, no organ flower, no "fresh-spicy" kerfuffle - no too clumsy and obvious "crowdpleaser" and "compliment getter" (terrible terms!), but simply a sensual-beautiful, leathery, floating Oriental.
Mama Aliens new is' a good one!
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Very helpful Review    29  
Exciting as the pharmacies Umschau
If a new and loudly announced perfume bears such a notorious name as this one, then it is not easy to completely ignore the connotations of its name spade when testing it. In short: when testing Alien Man not to think at least subliminally of Alien in the lady variant, is absolutely a hopeless undertaking - and that is in my opinion the authoritative and almost only product characteristic of this so long expected new men's fragrance from the house of Thierry Mugler.

Alien, the scent of women, has a reputation like thunder: loud, polarizing, memorable. One that only very few people comment on with a shrug of the shoulders - and so I expected the men's version as one that provokes and challenges. In volume and self-confidence somewhere between 1 million and Aventus - and in their sales spheres the product managers at Clarins would probably also like to see him. In fact - and I can hardly believe it as I write it - Alien Man is a really random little water.

I had expected a yelping grip on the crotch, something pornographic, lowered - if anything (again) nothing extraterrestrial. One who is ostracized by his critics and acclaimed by his disciples - just like Alien for the ladies. Instead I smell an Alkopop-Autoscooter-Intro, cuddled a thousand times again, and a Drydown, which has as amazing as hardly coincidental similarity with Abercrombie & Fitchs legendary Fierce, for whose level of out one would have to invent a new word in the meantime
Conclusion: a lame student scent - as cosmopolitan and sexy as the pharmacies Umschau. From a commercial point of view it can work, but still: nothing more could be done?
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Top Review    23  
Ptptptpt-WsssstCH-chkchk-TTT-TT-FPFPFPF
That was alien language for "underrated and that's a good thing!" or "I'd like to eat your brains and then play miniature golf in space...".
One or the other, I'm not sure... my Martian's a little rusty
I caught a sample of "Alien Man" a long time ago, found it immediately appealing, but nothing I need to have right away.

After he had already eaten his way through my many rehearsals, a friend of mine brought me back to it:
In an impulsive situation he bought a bottle of it to be prepared for a special occasion on that day. You have to say, he doesn't know much about fragrances, but I think he is on a very good way. ;)

And besides, is there a Zen saying about it that I would like to quote here:
"If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. Always strife to be the beginner
Alien Man is a perfume that you could easily punish at first, as an old perfume bunny:
Dill in the top note (it belongs on baked potatoes), sweet, creamy, smooth, at the same time a bit unapproachable and strange... cool... hm.

But if you let yourself in on the fragrance with a free heart and test it on your skin, a really beautiful, masculine spice radiates from the heart, which for me is an anecdote of classic, green-spicy men's fragrances.
But not in the form that the fragrance looks old, on the contrary! It just gives it a little bit of edge, and hair on the chest It's like, "Hmm, hey, you, come a little closer...

On the other hand, I do not blur with cashmeran, which I detest so much (Cashmeran, Duden: Death by boredom). No, the cashmeran contained is fortunately quite different, and represents here rather a soft woodiness, which offers a good base for the remaining notes.
On the other hand, I feel it as a soft focus, that something sacral is always present, as if the fragrance would shine like a strong spotlight through a smoky fog.

(Do you also see a UFO landing in a field somewhere in Kentucky at 2am? :D)

But there is also something dracula-like about it, because Alien Man is somehow sensual and spicy, but because of this aspect with the smoke it keeps a coolness and distance. But this interplay is well balanced and fits perfectly with everything, so it's a really good fragrance from this genre for me, at least on par with Zadig & Voltaire's "This is Him!" and Paco Rabanne's "Pure XS".

I find the fragrance really good, the name perfectly chosen ("Dracula pour Homme would have worked out well... :D), and the bottle really cool and fitting to the theme and fragrance.

This is such a perfume that you can discover for yourself, and then all the more if you like it, because it is very individual.

I appreciate very much that the manufacturer has really dared something, has used notes that do not even occur so often in mainstream men's fragrances (Osmanthus? Dill??) and has forged something from it that I have not yet smelled in my view, and really has a right to exist
Chapeau to the creators, and wlwlwlPFTPFPFTQwkcAAATttt!!
It's hard to translate. It's something about cabbage soup
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Top Review    13  
More E.T. than Xenomorph
At an "alien" for men I expected nothing less than a fully trained crusher. The women's classic is still as potent as three rugby teams. But "Alien Man" is quite contrary to many expectations / fears / hopes a quiet, almost daily and around the year wearable comrade, who reminds of his purple aunt in the remotest, but generally independent and fine does his thing. Almost a little boring... who would have thought.

"Alien Man" is a powdery-sweet, liqueury and slightly flowery leather softie. At first that doesn't sound too discouraging for gentlemen, but most of the time he remains inconspicuous and tame. How do you do? Something reminds him of "Prada L'Homme", but with a more spacy outline. Nothing completely from this world, but its shell of (minimal) dill and leather and osmanthus makes it something special. Hard to describe, it is worth giving him several chances and getting to know him. Just because of his delicious drydown. It is definitely not a bestseller that catches the masters of our creation in the top note. "Alien Man" has more sides and colors than a Rubix cube and reminds me with its camouflagigen kind somewhat of "Antidote". Really, you never know what's coming. Which is not necessarily a pro-argument for an everyday companion. But maybe he's just a human being and is actually from Krypton? Or volcano? Or Iceland? Or he's really Manuel Neuer?

Flacon: it should have been a brighter colour...
Sillage: amazingly quiet... i'd expected something quite different here too.
Durability: first you think it won't last long, but then comes the beautiful, long Finnish. Nine hours.

Conclusion: many have hoped for a great fragrance and some have gotten it, but who would have expected such an understatement from Mugler's mens aliens? Portable, powdery, nice and yet anything but ordinary. The basis is the highlight! Wrong world!
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Helpful Review    14  
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A scent totally underestimated and put down for me here. It smells very pleasant, diffuse and interesting. Above all slightly sweetish and beautifully spicy woody. Reminds me of Jil Sander Background. Definitely not mainstream. It stands out from the other fragrances, which all smell the same for 10 years. A lot of girls asked me what a good scent that was. Worth every cent. Once he's gone, many mourn again...
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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A wearable scent, maybe not bad, but not awesome. The bottle is odd but maybe peaceful for a Mugler flask. A pass for the dill note.
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Aquarius1Aquarius1 1 year ago
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Undecided on whether I like it or not, I can't draw any comparison with any other perfume. What I can tell is the atomizer is goddamn awful.
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Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 1 year ago
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Does dill smell good? Nah. But combined with wood and cashmere it gives a scent that is still a bit sour, but pleasant at the same time.
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Shiron212Shiron212 2 years ago
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Not for me, this reminds me of pickle juice
Eww :/
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ElysiumElysium 4 years ago
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Not the Thierry Mugler we know, a much more approachable scent by the daring perfumery, a refreshing blend of smokey wood and rich spices.
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