Of the four summer Alien flankers that l've tried, this is the most authentically similar to the original. The mandarin note is extremely subtle to my nose. An hour in, the tiare note becomes discernable, & from here the scent becomes creamier & almost powdery. l like this, but l'm giving it a neutral because the longevity is not so good; it fades considerably after ninety minutes, & is barely detectable after four hours. Still, a nice, light version of Alien suitable for hot weather, as long as you're prepared to reapply often.
This is a a spring and summer limited edition of Alien.
Rather than Alien's purple colour, this is a bright orange.
Notes: mandarin, tiaré flower, white amber.
Fairly sweet but not candy-like. Fruity, a vague sort of citrus note.
I've never found a mandarin note that was very strong.
The floral note is pretty, tropical, a bit woody.
The scent is translucent. Not as heavy as the purple monster Alien regular.
overall -- OK. Strikes me as something marketed exclusively to women.