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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) 2015, part 21

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 Prada, Lancôme and Paris Hilton; plus a new Touche de Parfum edition of Dior J’Adore.

Prada Candy gold edition

From Prada, Candy in gold: “The iconic Prada Candy bottle is reinterpreted with a splash of gold. A provocative statement captures the impulsive nature of the Prada Candy woman. This new color and design are the result of a mix between elegance and excess.” In 80 ml Eau de Parfum, $114 at Bloomingdales

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