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5 perfumes: flankers I like better than the original fragrance

Thierry Mugler Angel Liqueur de Parfum

We all complain about flankers, and they’re an easy mark: there are too many of them (really, WAY too many of them) and the general tendency of flankers, of course, is to dumb down, or sportify, or summer-ize, or oud-ify, or otherwise attenuate a possibly already less-than-marvelous pillar fragrance. But I’m sure I’m not the only one that has a few flankers I like better than the original. Here are my five picks,1 do share yours!

Tops on my list is Givenchy’s Organza Indecence. I never did care, either way, about Organza…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 1

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector editions from Guerlain, Hermès, Givenchy and Philosophy, plus a new Eau de Parfum concentration of Eau de Cartier.

Guerlain Le Bouquet de la Reine

From Guerlain, Le Bouquet de la Reine, which is reportedly the brand’s Jasminora in a numbered collector bottle, €550 for 125 ml, to be sold by subscription with proceeds to benefit the restoration of the royal apartments at Château de Versailles…

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