A fresh & zingy lemon in the opening, lightly spiced with ginger. Shortly after, however, l get a strangely swampy aquatic note, which to my nose does not fit with the rest of this fragrance at all. Thankfully, the familiar solar accord of the original shows up after around twenty minutes, joined a little while later by a quite lovely freesia note. This is the most floral of the summer Alien flankers that l've tried, & when the amber kicks in after two hours, it's really very nice. lt's fading after five hours, but still detectable after seven.
lf it weren't for that weird swampy phase, this would probably be on my to-buy list as a summer version of Alien.
Nice but not wimpy. Freesia and amber in a lovely combination.
Alien Aqua Chic...L'eau de gingembre!
The opening is pretty similar to classic Alien( may be a bit sharper) but heart makes this scent different....it turns to fresh spicy floral...
A bit spicy ginger and lots of floral ..and sure this differs as another version of classic Alien....it feels lighter thiner ,watery floral!
It gives the sense of coolness and freshness more than classic Alien!
If you are searching for a summer and day wearing of your favorite Alien ,you will enjoy it!
I just bought this and like the clean light whiff of traditional Alien lightened up a bit. I love the big nasty original, but this one, unlike most "lightened up" fragrances makes me smile. The lemon verbena lifts the opening up a bit and I get more ginger spice from the opening. It lasts like the original Alien on my skin and projects almost as well.
It dries down into that lovely amber I love. A good summer flanker for me.