What Are the Best Flankers To Your Favourite Scents?
Are the Best Flankers To Your Favourite
Advantages of Buying Perfume Flankers
flankers are variations of existing fragrances that share attributes with the
original. Shared attributes include the name, bottle design and some of the
notes present in the original fragrance.
do brands release flankers? Brands like to make the most out of the success of
a popular fragrance. Clearly, there is something fans of the perfume like about
it. It could be an ingredient or even the design of the bottle.
collect perfumes and buy every new fragrance or flanker that comes out. Many
flankers are also “interpretations” of vintage perfumes. Dior has updated Miss
Dior many times since it was first launched in 1947.
flankers worth buying? If you are a fan of a particular perfume or brand, then
flankers are worth buying. Let’s find out more about the advantages of buying
flankers of perfume.
Exploring Different Facets
worked in the perfume industry, I know that perfumes have different facets or
characteristics. When you create a flanker, you change a few of the
characteristics. Let me give you an example.
is a flanker of the regular Alien Eau De Parfum.
Instead of using jasmine as a top note, it used orange blossom and ginger.
it has many characteristics in common with Alien Eau
are great when it comes to slight changes of scene. Perhaps you like one
perfume and wear it during the day. However, at night or on special occasions,
you want to increase the intensity of your fragrance. In that case, it is a
good idea to buy a flanker of the original perfume.
Flanker Perfumes Save Time and Money
said buying perfume is easy? Finding the best perfume for you is often
challenging. You can spend hours at a perfume counter trying different
of trying a completely new fragrance, why not try a flanker instead? A new
variation of your regular perfume may pleasantly surprise you, By adding a range of different notes, the flanker may offer
a completely different fragrance experience.
are a great way of expanding your collection of a specific brand of perfume.
You may be a Dior fan or follower of Paco Rabanne.
new perfumes is expensive. Not only does perfume development cost a lot of
money, but even the best noses spend time agonising
over how they should blend new fragrances.
or changing a couple of notes is the best way to bring a new version of a
perfume to the market quickly. After all, most of us look for new exciting perfumes for Christmas or when we want to buy
someone a gift.
for a new perfume also takes a long time to design. If you have a pre-existing
base fragrance, adapting the packaging is easier. Don’t forget that marketing
campaigns for new perfumes take time to put together. They also add costs.
many ways, you can say that flankers are a win-win for both brands and perfume
Dior For Men Flankers
makes some of the premier men’s fragrances in the world. Before Dior brings out
a flanker, they make sure the new version is as great as the original version.
Here are three good examples of flankers from Dior:
● Dior Homme Intense: This Dior flanker was launched in 2005. Dior Homme
Intense is a more intense and sensual version of the original. It has notes of
iris, lavender, cedar, vetiver, amber and leather. It is a warm, woody and powdery fragrance.
● Sauvage Elixir: This Sauvage flanker which was
launched in 2015. Sauvage Elixir is a more
concentrated and refined version of the original, with notes of grapefruit,
lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, sandalwood, patchouli and
labdanum. It is a spicy, fresh and aromatic fragrance.
● Fahrenheit Parfum: Fahrenheit Parfum is a more intense and modern
version of the original, with notes of mandarin orange, violet, leather, rum,
vanilla and tonka bean. It is a sweet, smoky and
leathery fragrance that evokes passion and adventure.
Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb
and Rolf Spicebomb is a
popular men’s fragrance that was launched in 2012. The original fragrance is a
spicy, woody and explosive scent that has notes of
bergamot, grapefruit, cinnamon, saffron, leather and tobacco.
Spicebomb was a success and the brand quickly released flankers of the
● Spicebomb Extreme: This is a more intense and warmer version of Spicebomb with notes of black pepper, cumin, vanilla and
amber. It is sweet and smoky lasting for a long time on the skin.
● Spicebomb Fresh: This is a more refreshing and lighter version of Spicebomb with notes of pink pepper, grapefruit, lavender and elemi. It is a crisp, citrusy
and clean fragrance suitable for summer.
● Spicebomb Night Vision: A more modern and darker version of Spicebomb,
with notes of green apple, cardamom, tonka bean and almond. It is an oriental
and seductive fragrance making it perfect for nighttime.
Boss Bottled Flankers
Bottled is a famous men’s fragrance launched in 1998. It is a fresh, woody and spicy scent that has notes of apple, bergamot,
cinnamon, geranium, sandalwood and vanilla. A versatile and elegant fragrance
with many fans. Boss Bottled has spawned several flankers.
● Boss Bottled Intense: This is a more intense and warmer
version of Boss Bottled, with notes of orange, clove, cedar, vetiver
and leather. It is smoky and rich lasting for a long time on the skin.
● Boss Bottled Tonic: This is a more refreshing and lighter version of
Boss Bottled with notes of grapefruit, ginger, rosemary, lavender
and vetiver. It is a crisp clean fragrance which makes it great for daytime
● Boss Bottled EDP: This is a more modern and sophisticated version of
Boss Bottled, with notes of bergamot, cardamom, sage, iris, patchouli
and musk. It is a smooth and woody fragrance offering a refined character.
Bvlgari Men Flankers
Bvlgari is a prestigious Italian luxury brand that offers a variety
of fragrances for men. Like most other brands, it has its fair share of
● Bvlgari Man Extreme: This is a flanker of Bvlgari Man
launched in 2010. Bvlgari Man Extreme is a fresher
version of the original with notes of grapefruit, cactus, cardamom, amber and
wood. Great choice for daytime wear.
● Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir: This is a flanker of Bvlgari Pour Homme. Bvlgari Pour
Homme Soir is a more elegant and refined version of
the original with notes of tea, bergamot, papyrus and amber. Great cologne for
special events and formal occasions.
● Bvlgari Aqva Amara: This is a flanker of Bvlgari Aqva launched in 2005. Bvlgari Aqva Amara is a more
intense and bitter version of the original, with notes of mandarin, neroli,
patchouli and frankincense. Makes you think of summer days by a warm ocean.
Diesel Only The
Diesel Only the Brave is a citrusy, woody and masculine fragrance launched in 2009. Highlights include mandarin orange, lemon,
cedar and amber. A great fragrance in its own right but
the flankers are equally nice.
● Only the Brave Tattoo: This is a fruitier
and sweeter version of Only the Brave, with notes of apple, mandarin, pepper,
sage, tobacco and patchouli. It is a spicy and
seductive fragrance best for winter and nighttime.
● Only the Brave Extreme: A more intense and
warmer version of Only the Brave offering notes of lemon, apple, rose, leather,
tonka bean and styrax. A woody fragrance which makes a nice autumn fragrance.
● Only the Brave Street: This is a more modern
and urban version of Only the Brave, with notes of bergamot, basil, apple,
cardamom, liquorice and
cedar. Crisp and aromatic, it is a nice daytime scent.
Good Girl Flankers
Carolina Herrera Good Girl is a popular women’s fragrance that
was launched in 2016. Just like the original, Good Girl flankers come in fun
● Good Girl Légère: This is a
lighter and fresher version of Good Girl with notes of lemon, ylang-ylang,
jasmine, dulce de leche and sandalwood. Great fragrance that is suitable for
spring and summer.
Good Girl Suprême: This is a more intense and
fruity version of Good Girl, with notes of berries, jasmine, tonka bean,
vetiver and patchouli. If you are looking for an autumn perfume, this is a
Very Good Girl: This is a more floral and rosy version of Good Girl with notes of
lychee, rose, vetiver and vanilla. A scent that works for almost any occasion.
Miss Dior Flankers
Miss Dior is a timeless and sophisticated fragrance which
embodies the spirit of Dior. If you love
the original, you should not hesitate to buy Miss Dior flankers.
● Miss Dior Eau de
Parfum (2021): This is a more intense and sensual version of Miss Dior with
notes of peony, iris, lily of the valley, rose, vanilla, tonka bean and musk. A
feminine fragrance capturing everything which is good about the original.
● Miss Dior Eau de
Toilette (2019): This is a fresher and sparkling version of Miss Dior with
notes of mandarin, blood orange, rose, lily of the valley and patchouli.
Blooming Bouquet (2014): A lighter version of Miss Dior with mandarin,
peony, rose, apricot and white musk. Its freshness is
almost sparkling which makes it a fantastic perfume for spring.
Jimmy Choo Flankers
Jimmy Choo is a famous British luxury brand offering a variety
of fragrances for men and women.
Fever: This is a flanker of Jimmy Choo launched in 2011. Jimmy Choo
Fever is a sweeter version of the original with notes of black plum,
heliotrope, vanilla orchid and roasted tonka bean.
Jimmy Choo Man
Blue: This is a flanker of Jimmy Choo Man launched in 2014. Jimmy
Choo Man Blue is a more fresh and aquatic version of
the original and includes notes of bergamot, clary sage, leather, sandalwood
and vetiver. Great fragrance for daytime wear.
Blossom Special Edition: A flanker of Jimmy Choo Blossom launched in
2015. This is a more floral and fruity version of the
original with notes of exotic fruits, frangipani, sandalwood and musk. A casual
fragrance which works great for daytime wear.
Issey Miyake Léau de issey Flankers
Issey Miyake is a Japanese
designer who is known for his innovative and elegant fragrances. His first
perfume for women, L’Eau d’Issey
launched in 1992 and is now a classic. It is pure and unlike many other
perfumes contains lotus which lifts the perfume to another level. The most popular L’Eau
L’Eau d’Issey Pure: A more
minimalist and transparent version of L’Eau d’Issey launched in 2016. It contains notes of sea salt,
mandarin, lily, jasmine, and ambergris.
L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar: A sweeter and
richer version of L’Eau d’Issey
Pure launched in 2018. You will pick up on notes of pear, honey, rose,
sandalwood, and cashmeran2.
L’Eau d’Issey Rose &
Rose: A more intense and floral version of L’Eau
d’Issey and it launched in 2019. The notes are pink
pepper, raspberry, rose, osmanthus, patchouli and ambrox.
L’Eau d’Issey Eau &Magnolia: A new flanker which launched in 2021.
It is a feminine
fragrance that combines the freshness of water with the delicacy of magnolia.
Other tones include bergamot, neroli, magnolia, rose, aquatic accord,
sandalwood, and musk.
Thierry Mugler Alien
Since its debut, Thierry Mugler has created many flankers of
Alien. The many fans of the brand can collect a variety of fun bottles and
Alien Eau de Toilette: A lighter and fresher version of Alien
launched in 2009. It offers added notes of orange blossom and white florals to
the original jasmine and wood.
Absolute: A richer version of Alien which was launched in 2012. It has
notes of vanilla, orris, myrrh and incense. A rich and indulgent fragrance.
Futura: A floral and fruity version of Alien launched in 2018. It
replaces the jasmine with cereus which is a rare and exotic flower that only
blooms at night. Well worth adding to your Alien
Alien Fusion: A warmer
version of Alien launched in 2019. It adds notes of ginger, cinnamon, orange
blossom and tuberose to the original jasmine and amber.
Alien Mirage: A more
aquatic and mineral version of Alien launched in 2020. It offers notes of salt,
mineral accord, lotus flower, and white musk along with the original jasmine
Next time you see a flanker, don’t dismiss it out of hand. Try
it and you may find that you have discovered a new exciting
If you enjoy collecting perfume bottles, buying perfume flankers
is a great way of building up your collection.