I love all the Mugler fragrances, but it’s the new Alien Eau Sublime EDT that’s really stolen my heart.
Angel will always be one of my favourite scents, closely followed by Alien. My mom visited Paris the month Angel was launched internationally, and bought a bottle back for me. I wore it for a good year before it was available here in SA, and people would constantly ask me which fragrance I was wearing. For it’s time, Angel truly was a trailblazer of a scent, as everything about it was unique; from the bottle design to the gourmand juice. I fondly remember the local launch of Alien years back in JHB. I had just become the beauty editor (of sarie Magazine), and Alien was my first fragrance launch. I recall smelling the wonderfully enticing notes of jasmine, amber and woods and immediately being smitten. The unique flacon design – meant to resemble a sacred talisman preserved in an amethyst – captured my imagination and heart. I’ve been a fan since.
Alien Eau Sublime
Over the years, both Alien and Angel have launched many variations, and I love most of them. However, it’s the newest limited edition Alien Eau Sublime (R855 for a 60ml EDT) that I believe to be the most accessible, wearable and well rounded.
Described as solar, refreshing and sensual, Alien Eau Sublime EDT is a citrussy-floral-oriental fragrance that has a luminous fragrant air – like the warmth of the sun that brings an immediate feeling of well being.
The scent is actually inspired by the sun at it’s zenith, and Alien Eau Sublime EDT seeks to capture that in its sublime juice. While it still carries the original Alien DNA of jasmine sambac and Cashmeran woods, it has a lighter, fresher and sunnier disposition. I think a lot of women who struggle with very heady scents will like this.
The Fragrance Notes
With zesty green top notes of mandarin and bitter orange, the opening of fresh and vibrant. After a few minutes, the sensual heart notes made up of radiant white flowers bursts forth. The emblematic sambac jasmine – used in all Alien fragrances – gives the scent its unmistakable Alien signature, but the juice is given a bright, sparkling update with the addition of Tiaré flower. As the scent develops, the wonderfully comforting notes of amber and woods give a feeling of warmth, comfort and well-being.
I love how Alien Eau Sublime manages to energize, illuminate and wrap whomever wears this scent in its sensual, luminous and soothing fragrant trail. It is a wonderfully warm fragrance that is just perfect for the last days (or nights) of winter.
Alien Radiant Body Lotion
Also worth a mention is the incredibly indulgent Alien Radiant Body Lotion (R745) that delicately scents the body with its sensual and mysterious Alien notes. The lilac colored fluid and light texture of this lotion ensures it absorbs quickly, leaving the skin softly scented and perfectly hydrated. Wear this lotion on it’s own for a subtle trail of fragrance, or layer it (as I do) with the Alien Eau Sublime to ensure you smell sublime for a good eight hours +
I have one 60ml bottle of Alien Eau Sublime valued at R855 up for grabs.
To enter, leave a comment below this post telling me why you’d like to win this fragrance.
Please ensure you include your e-mail address (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner. The winners name will be announce on the In My Bag Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE) next week Thursday 17 August 2017.