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Why You Should Hate Flanker Scents But Love These 2 Colognes

Updated on March 15, 2015

What Is A Flanker Scent?

For illustration purposes, let’s say our favorite flick is Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. Set in Los Angeles the original movie was one of the best action movies of all time in my humble opinion.

In an effort to capitalize on the fame and fortune the Die Hard name created, someone decided to release several more Die Hards, each one sucking more than its predecessors.

Perfumes and colognes sometimes are sold by folks with limited imaginations. If they find they have a great selling cologne on their hands, these folks are quick to release a sequel so to speak.

Same packaging, same bottle shape and in most cases the same name with a little something added to the product name such as Extreme, Intense, Sport or Summer(Edition) just to name a few.

Why Do I Hate Flanker Scents?

Based on my nose, most flankers don’t smell much different from the original. This alone is a reason for me to hate these things. Another reason I hate flankers is I’m nearly OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) when it comes to collecting anything.

I MUST have every look alike bottle of cologne out there or I find myself obsessing over said bottle until I finally purchase it.

Which Flankers Do I Like?

Sure, most of these sequel colognes stink (not literally) but there are a few gems out there. While my first choice isn't described as extreme or sporty, it is intense nonetheless.

La Nuit de l'Homme
La Nuit de l'Homme

La Nuit de l’Homme-Released in 2009, this cologne for a man’s night is one of many flankers associated with L’ Homme released in 2006 by Yves Saint Laurent. These fragrances, in my opinion are literally night and day.

La Nuit is spicy, earthy multipurpose, dual role cologne that can take the stage as a bar/club scent as well as a special night out scent. Long last, this cologne features:

  • Top Note: Cardamom
  • Middle Notes: Bergamot, Cedar, Lavender
  • Base Notes: Caraway, Vetiver

In addition to La Nuit de l’ Homme, Le’ Homme has spun off several additional flankers:

  • L'Homme Eau d'Eté-2007
  • L`Homme Eau d`Ete -2008
  • La Nuit de l`Homme-2009
  • La Nuit de l`Homme Frozen Cologne-2010
  • La Nuit de L`Homme Le Parfum-2010
  • L’Homme Cologne Gingembre-2011
  • L'Homme Libre-2011
  • La Nuit de l`Homme Frozen Cologne-2012

As much as I hate to admit it, I HAD to have each of these colognes due to the unique nature of the bottle. Thankfully I have access Wholesale Discount fragrances

Tiffany Sport For Men
Tiffany Sport For Men

Tiffany For Men Sport-This “sport” flanker, released in 1998 is an excellent follow up to its big brother Tiffany for Men release in 1989.

While not as deep and complex as its predecessor, Tiffany Sport makes nice fresh spring cologne for a man that features:

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Citrus Notes, Fern, Juniper
  • Middle Notes: Geranium, Jasmine, Pepper
  • Base Notes: Nutmeg, Pepper, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Tiffany Sport For Men is a great everyday cologne you just won’t smell on everyone. The downside to this frag is its longevity.

TSM just doesn’t last an awful lot of time. No worries, I usually keep a small roll on bottle filled to the brim handy just in case I need scent reinforcement.

This minor complaint doesn’t alter the fact I love this flanker for two reasons. First and probably the most important is I wear this or any cologne because the way it makes me feel

Light fresh colognes with citrus openings tend to refresh and energize me, base notes such as sandalwood and Vetiver have a calming effect on me.

Both of these states of mind come in handy when I wear this cologne around the office.

The second reason I wear cologne is to be noticed. Nothing gets noticed faster than something different.

Flanker colognes have been with use for years and will most likely stay with us, some of them are awesome, some of them are nothing more than a waste of your good money.


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