Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial 60 ml

Some scents fade quicker than you can say “eau de toilette,” but this one lasts all day. Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser was inspired by his young niece to create this modern interpretation of Guerlain’s classic scent — which debuted way back in 1925 — after she challenged him to create a Shalimar for her. The resulting fragrance is a gorgeous blend of amber and floral notes. Leave it to the French to create a perfume that lingers well past your evening commute.

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial 60 ml
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Shalimar was a fragrance that my grandmother used. While...
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Shalimar was a fragrance that my grandmother used. While classic, I still feel that it is dated and was not impressed with it.

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It is a high quality perfume that lasts and...
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It is a high quality perfume that lasts and lasts, but it's just not a scent for me. I love my CK Euphoria so much it's hard to compete, though!

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My partner really liked it on me, but it...
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My partner really liked it on me, but it was a bit too heady for everyday wear.

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It smelled okay and quality-but just a little too...
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It smelled okay and quality-but just a little too strong for me. Not my type of scent.

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I'm more of a floral fruity fragrance lover. I'm...
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I'm more of a floral fruity fragrance lover. I'm leaving feedback because while the scent wasn't something up my alley the lasting power of this was amazing! If you like the amber/floral warm type scents pick this up! Not only will you enjoy the smell but it lasts all darn day. I wish I had fallen in love with the smell.

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Unique smell. Didn't know what to think of it...
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Unique smell. Didn't know what to think of it when I first put it on, but after a few minutes, I loved it!!!

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Great to try this twist on the original perfume...
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Great to try this twist on the original perfume... fun fragrance :)

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This smelled really good, I enjoyed it. Smells very...
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This smelled really good, I enjoyed it. Smells very feminine.

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I only got one use out of the sample...
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I only got one use out of the sample size, not sure if my pump was not working or that was it but from what I smelled, I really enjoyed it. It's somewhat florally, which I generally do not care for but this was light and clean and I really liked it.

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Grew to love above my others
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First of all, this fragrance shares very little in common with the original Shalimar. It is very floral, very feminine powdery iris with a rich patchouli base that keeps it from being dainty. This fragrance initially was too powdery for me, but the more I wore it the more I grew to love it, so much that it is now one of my favorites in my collection (I own around 20 full size bottles, and many more travel size). One spray to the neck lasts the entire day, and against the warmth of skin it smells so good, especially as time goes on. I have receieved a ton of compliments when I wear this, and it is one of my boyfriend's favorites on me. Another thing to note is that this fragrance was discontinued by Guerlain earlier this year- it is a happy surprise that Birchbox carries it, as it's already reaching cult status among the perfume community.

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