Shortly before perfume brands' big spring launches, February fragrance releases are almost exclusively about flankers of existing scents, including Issey Miyake's L'Eau d'Issey.

Women's prestige

Issey Miyake has announced that a spring-y update of its iconic L'Eau d'Issey, called L'Eau d'Issey Florale, is in the works, composed of flowery scents including rose, lily, mandarin and white woods.

Guerlain launches the flanker to Idylle, Idylle Duet, named for its composition of two notes: rose and patchouli.

Tommy Hilfiger has its yearly update of Tommy Girl in the pipeline: Tommy Girl Summer will this time be composed of magnolia, fresh water and "fresh breezes."

Yves Rocher releases Comme une Evidence Green with notes of lime, mint, sage and patchouli.

Burberry launches flankers of its Sport fragrance called Sport Ice for both men and women, with dominant notes including frosted ginger, citrus, ice crystals, and musk.

Men's prestige

Hugo Boss will release its Orange perfume for men. Actor Orlando Bloom will front the campaign, thereby playing Sienna Miller's male counterpart.

Meanwhile, Gucci is to present its Guilty fragrance for men in February, featuring the notes of lime, lavender, pink pepper, neroli, orange blossom, cedar and patchouli.

Lacoste launches the Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 collection of three new men's fragrances.

Niche

Bond no. 9 will launch the follow-up to its highly successful London Oud fragrance, this time inspired by the Big Apple. But beware: New York Oud's price of $310 might be too "niche" for most.

Serge Lutens will present its new fragrance Jeux de Peau, which was inspired by the "smell of toast with butter."

Celebrity fragrances

Singer Kylie Minogue launches an update of her third fragrance Pink Sparkle, called Pink Sparkle Pop, which will feature notes of pink pepper, apple, peach, gardenia, Bulgarian rose, tiare, marigold, sandalwood, ambrosia and musk.

Other releases

Lingerie label Victoria's Secret is taking flanker season to a whole new level, introducing the flanker of a flanker for the first time: Sexy Little Things Noir Love Me will launch in the US next month.

Sports brand Adidas is launching Happy Game for women, following its Pure Game perfume for men that was released for the soccer World Cup last year.

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