For ages I’ve been meaning to buy myself a bottle of this beautiful perfume, but alas I always bought something else instead like clothes or make up.
I was randomly chatting away with my Mom about perfume when we came to talking about Alien. I then remembered back to a few weeks ago from when my friend Amy had mentioned that Debenhams were having a sale in store and online, so I decided to pop on their website to have a look at what they had in their sale. Finally I decided to look for Alien and there it was, in the sale!
I’d missed out by days after Christmas in the huge sales to bag an Alien gift set and instead went home with an Angel one instead, not that I’m complaining! Now I can happily say I have two Thierry Mugler perfumes!
They had Alien in a gift set called the Vanity Collection for £45, reduced from £50. Before I bought it I had a look around online for some possible better deals, but I couldn’t find anything better, I even checked to see if the bottle was cheaper on its own, but it was just the same price as buying the gift set. So I bit the bullet and ordered this bad boy!
Due to being a Beauty Club card holder and member I was entitled to free delivery, as well as some points! Although it was free the delivery was really quick and I was rather surprised! I ordered the gift set on Saturday night and it arrived on Tuesday morning. I couldn’t wait to use it, so I used the shower gel when getting ready for work and used the perfume during my late shift at work.
I’m so happy to finally have my own bottle of Alien instead of having to steal a spray or two from my Mom’s bottle, even if she doesn’t mind it’s nice to have my own to take out and about with me for on the go.
Okay! So down to some information about the gift set itself!
The gift set came in this lovely box, which was left a little dented on the side whilst making its way to me, but it was wrapped up in loads of bubble wrap so it was alright, which I’m pleased about, big, double thumbs up to Debenhams on that, alongside the speed of the delivery. The box comes with a special code inside of the lid that the buyer can use to access Thierry Mugler’s VIP section. I’ve already registered with the code I got with my Angel set, but I’m still going to try to use this code to possibly get more benefits from being a VIP.
The wash/cosmetics bag you get with the gift set is lovely, just perfect for using when traveling for your make up or any wash stuff. It’s white with purple detailing on the zip and the handle, which looks rather futuristic and very typical of Thierry Mugler! I’m not sure what I’ll be using this for yet, but I’m sure I’ll soon decide.
Inside the bag you’ll find your bottle of Alien perfume, shower gel, body lotion and body cream. They’re so small and perfect for traveling, which might be what I use them for in future. The shower gel is 30ml, body lotion is 100ml and body cream is 15ml. The body cream is in a cute little tub, which I can throw into my handbag for nights out if I fancy a touch up throughout the night, as well as smelling lovely. As mentioned above I used the shower gel when I was getting ready for work and the scent lingered for ages. I already know I’ll be writing a review for this in the next couple of days!
So here it is, the bottle of Alien.It’s a gorgeous dark purple stone with gold detailing. Thierry Mugler who created this is famous for his first scent, Angel as well as for Alien and Womanity. You get a 30ml refillable bottle in this set, which is great as you don’t even need a lot of Thierry Mugler perfumes to get a good pay off, so this will last me ages!
The top notes contain jasmine sambac, middles notes contant cashmeran wood and the base notes contain white amber. This gives the perfume a floral, yet woody scent but that being said I think it’s a very unique perfume and I haven’t smelt anything else like it, not even remotely close.
Alien came out in 2005 and I remember it well from the advertising. I remember my Mom getting a copy of Cosmopolitan and I was flicking through it out of boredom and came across this advertisement for it.
As you can see it’s just very futuristic and very Alien like, which I found fascinating as a child and begged my Mom that we needed to check it out. We did and we both fell in love with it, only finally receiving or buying them of late. I still have the advertisement for this perfume in my room, I can’t part with it as I love Thierry Mugler’s scents so much!
A lot of people might be thinking that £45 is a lot, but for a Thierry Mugler perfume it’s a bargain and one that only a silly billy would pass up. Alongside Gucci, Thierry Mugler is my favourite for perfumes. They’re strong, unique and beautiful and I know plenty who will agree with me on that one.
I’ll wear this throughout the year as it works well as a warm scent in both summer and winter.
I hope you enjoyed this post, I’ll be writing a review soon about the shower gel (as I mentioned) that I got in the gift set, as well as a huge post and some mini reviews on my perfume collection, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
I hope you’re having a good week so far and I hope the rest of the week goes great too. Talk soon and take care!