Do you think flankers offer an opportunity to re-work an existing fragrance in a new and exciting way?
Or do you think flankers are usually a cynical attempt to cash in on a successful perfume, often with little creativity on display?
In your opinion, which are best flankers available today?
Usually I can’t help but sigh at the release of yet another perfume flanker. There are just so many of them these days that even the flankers have flankers. Once in a while though, one will come along that re-interprets a fragrance in an inspiring, interesting and perhaps more wearable way. I would cite the following as examples of some of the best:
N°5 Eau Première, Chanel
Shalimar Ode a la Vanille, Guerlain
Infusion d’Iris Absolue, Prada
And finally because it has had the power to turn our own Olfactoria into a perfume monogamist (at least for a while) –
L’Ambre des Merveilles, Hermès
Now it’s over to you. What are your views on flankers and which are your favourites?