Summer fragrances from Thierry Mugler

ALIEN Sunessence Edition Saphir SoleilAngel Sunessence Edition Bleu Lagon

Thierry Mugler has launched three new limited edition summer fragrances, Alien Sunessence Edition Saphir Soleil, Angel Sunessence Edition Bleu Lagon and A*Men Sunessence Edition Orage d’Eté:

Alien Sunessence Edition Saphir Soleil (shown above left) ~ a flanker to Alien and a follow-up to last year's Alien Sunessence. A fresh ambery floral with pomelo, monoï and white amber. In 60 ml. [by perfumer Dominique Ropion]

Angel Sunessence Edition Bleu Lagon (shown above right) ~ a flanker to Angel and a follow-up to last year's Angel Sunessence. With notes of starfruit, ginger blossom, patchouli and vanilla. In 50 ml Eau de Toilette. [by Aurélien Guichard]

A*Men Sunessence Edition Orage d’Eté (not shown) ~ The first Sunessence edition of A*Men, with coffee and patchouli. In 100 ml Eau de Toilette. [by Jacques Huclier]

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Update: perfumer names in brackets above added later, via moodiereport.

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  1. Absolute Scentualist says:

    These sound quite sniff worthy in their own way. I wonder if they’ll show up at the larger Macy’s nearest to us. The one here in town doesn’t even carry Angel. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I learned that. They don’t even carry Pink Sugar (another huge seller) and only get a few bottles of V&R Flowerbomb around Christmas.

    • Robin says:

      Wow. Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure my Macys has Angel but I wouldn’t swear to it. As I’ve noted before, there’s an explosion of new fragrances, but none of the big department stores have responded by devoting more floor space to perfume — so they can’t carry everything, right?

      • miss kitty v. says:

        Last I looked, they had it online, but didn’t carry it in any stores by me. Gotta make room for those Paris Hilton and Beyonce bottles!

  2. Sunnyfunny says:

    I actually kind of like the idea of a bunch of different colored Alien bottles lined up on someone’s dresser. I love Alien, so maybe I should check the summer flankers out. Anyone know how this one compares to Sunessence, and how close they are to the original?

    • Robin says:

      Don’t think this is out in the US yet, and haven’t smelled it.

    • Owen says:

      I love Alien too. this years sunessence is very close to the original, but it’s a bit lighter and sweeter. its closer to the original than last years but I can’t remember what that was like.

      and Angel sunessence last year was VERY sweet, it was closer to Britney Spears fantasy or Nina Ricci nina than original Angel. and I only smelled this yrs Angel sun by the bottle, didn’t spray it.

  3. Royal says:

    Ooh, another A*Men summer flanker! I absolutely adore A*Men Summer Flash/Ice*Men, it’s probably my favourite of the series.

    • Robin says:

      I know I tried it, but don’t remember it…I’m in love with the Pure Coffee one!

      • Racine says:

        I´m in love with Pure Coffee too. For some reason I find the A*MEN summer version very similar to the discontinued Ice Men..

  4. Stephen says:

    They’re exclusive to Nordstrom as of now (just Alien and Angel, no sign of A*Men on the web)… and they will retail for $80…

  5. megank4 says:

    Oh god, make them stop! make them sssstttttoooopppp!

  6. thenoseknows says:

    OOOOOOOOOHHHHH Loving the Angel Men Version! same notes anyway as A*Men so probably will die for it no matter what! Though it can’t be better than Pure Coffee which is just LUMINOUS! MERCY!

    • Robin says:

      Pure Coffee is awesome, agree.

  7. sharviss says:

    FYI: I saw these at the downtown Vancouver Bay yesterday. I would’ve stopped to sniff them but there was this little hockey game on and I wanted to get to Robson Square!

    • Robin says:

      Hockey over perfume!

      • sharviss says:

        I know! It’s unlikely I’ll ever do that again!

  8. dewey eyed says:

    I tried the Alien today. It’s definitely fruitier. It has lost that pepper kick that makes the original so fun. I loved the first Luminessence that came out two years ago, found last year’s summer flanker to be too similar to warrant purchasing, and don’t think I’ll wind up with this one, either.

    • Robin says:

      Thanks so much for the review!

  9. jonr951 says:

    Smelled these 2day at Nordstrom. I didnt much care for the Alien or A*men. I prefered the yellow Alien. I LOVE the Angel though!! Much more then the original and last yrs sunessence. I want a bottle. : )

    • Robin says:

      I am still wanting a bottle of the Angel Liqueur, and do think that would satisfy my Angel needs for quite some time!

  10. StarAngel says:

    I just smelled all 3 of these yesterday at Nordie’s. OMG! I need all of them!! Passionately!!! The Angel Bleu Lagon is the best. Angel with a citrus and floral swirl. The Alien Sunessence bottles are gorgeous and the fragrance is postively addictive. The A*Men is mouthwatering and goes with the Angel Women’s like 2 pieces of a puzzle that snap together. Awesome!

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, glad you like them!

  11. Butterscotch says:

    I Love The original alian omg i always get complements from guy’s and girls This a really good eau because i dont no what it is but thier is some faint hint of something that i cant tell what it is!

  12. APassionateJourney says:

    Smelled all three of them. Don’t like the A*Men one. The Alien smells sweet at first, then 2 minutes later goes back to smelling like the original Alien. JUST like it. It might stay sweet on the skin, though. Angel…….LOOOOOVE IT!!!!! I’m gonna get it when Macy’s gets it! They have the new Alien and new A*Men on their website. They don’t have the Angel on there, though :(

    • Robin says:

      Weird that they don’t have the Angel! I do think Nordstrom has it.

  13. APassionateJourney says:

    Yeah, Nordies is where I smelled it. Even Sephora just added the three of them to their website. Oh, the new Angel bottle and box are gorgeous! They have the Alien woman on the alien one, a blue man’s abs on the a*men and what looks like Naomi Watts on the new Angel for women. I can’t quite make the woman out, but it does look like Naomi Watts. The Angel bottle is soooooooooooo beautiful! I hope Macy’s gets it sooooon! They just got the A*Men one yesterday, so hopefully it’ll be getting there soon

  14. APassionateJourney says:

    Ok, I bought the Angel one! Mmmmmm, the DryDown is soooo cool! I freakin’ love it!

  15. scentlover329 says:

    I know macy’s carry the Angel gift set which comes with the perfume, lotion, shower gel and hand cream for $87. The body cream is sooo luxurious but I am not sure if I want to shell out $90 for the body cream. It is really nice. I like sunessence too but from other review, the yellow one smells better. I love them all!

  16. scentlover329 says:

    Now everyone is going to be wearing Angel since it is being sold in Macy’s, lol. It’s suppose to be a secret!

    • Robin says:

      I think the secret is already out :-)

    • APassionateJourney says:

      It’s been sold at Macy’s forever. I first smelled it there in 2005 when they had the bath crystals. I bought them for my Mother :)

  17. parfumliefhebber says:

    By post I have got a sample of the Angel Sunessence Edition Bleu Lagon. Angel and I will never become friends, as of the lots of patchouli. This one is very wearable, it is very close to the original Angel, but much lighter. It starts out fresh, the drydown is similar to the original (to my nose), but not so heavy and as said much lighter. Nevertheless, it is not for me, because of the patch.

    • Robin says:

      Thanks for the description!

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