Today, in my local House of Fraser fragrance department (they really should name it after me by now), my eye was attracted to a bottle of coral pink juice. Thinking it was some sort of playful fruity floral for “The Youth”, I almost didn’t stop, but then I saw it was a bottle of Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection. Well, I had to stop and drench myself in it, didn’t I?
The intersteing thing about flankers is that some flankers do not resemble the original in the slightest ( Dior Poison -vs-Dior Poison Girl, anyone?) and some smell like the original, but with a different top note. This one falls into the latter category.
The opening notes are full of tropical fruit and flowers. It’s playful and summery and rather lovely. There’s mandarin, frangipani and fruity pink pomegranate. It would please the youngsters as well as the picky fortysomethings (who, me?). However, the top phase lasts about an hour, and then it’s Elie Saab Le Parfum again. That is to say, the fruit disappears and it’s all about the white flowers and the patchouli. Now, if you like Elie Saab Le Parfum, this won’t be a problem for you, but if you don’t, it might be.
I rather like it, but I wouldn’t see a need a to own both, due to the similarities. I’ll leave you to decide about that one. The juice is REALLY coral pink, though.- very cute!
How about you?
What’s your take on flankers? Do you like it to resemble the original or be completely different? Or do you just follow your nose? Do let me know. I always love to hear from you.