What Are the Best Flankers To Your Favourite Scents?

What Are the Best Flankers To Your Favourite Scents?

 

What Are the Best Flankers To Your Favourite Scents?

The Advantages of Buying Perfume Flankers

Perfume 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.

Why 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.

Many 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.

Are 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

Having 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.

Fusion is a flanker of the regular Alien Eau De Parfum. Instead of using jasmine as a top note, it used orange blossom and ginger.

Still, it has many characteristics in common with Alien Eau de Parfum.

Flankers 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

Who said buying perfume is easy? Finding the best perfume for you is often challenging. You can spend hours at a perfume counter trying different perfumes.

Instead 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.

Flankers 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.

 

Innovative Perfumes

Developing 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.

Adding 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.

Packaging 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.

In many ways, you can say that flankers are a win-win for both brands and perfume lovers.

 

Dior For Men Flankers

Dior 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 Flankers

Viktor 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 original.

     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

Boss 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 wear.

     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 flankers.

     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 Brave Flankers

 

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.

 

Carolina 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 shoe-shaped bottles.

     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 perfect choice.

     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.

     Miss Dior 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.

     Jimmy Choo 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.

     Jimmy Choo 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 d’Isseyflankers are:

     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 Flankers

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 exciting fragrances.

     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.

     Alien Essence 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.

     Alien Flora 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 collection.

     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 and wood.

Conclusion

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 fragrance experience.

If you enjoy collecting perfume bottles, buying perfume flankers is a great way of building up your collection.

 

 

 

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