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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.
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.5
I have worn Shalimar off and on for over 30 years. No matter what fragrance I wear, Shalimar is the ONLY fragrance that men have stopped and asked what I am wearing. They love it, and want to buy it for their girlfriends and wives. There must be something about it....5
I didn't think I would love this, but I do!
The bottle seemed too much when I first got it.
But I took it on a work trip since the trial size bottle met the requirements and it smells very "fancy".
I wore it each day of my work trip and felt like a million bucks. Definitely great for a professional job workplace or a mature hot date. (I am 30 and married)
I do very much want this fragrance in the near future I'm going to purchase. Loved this scent though!5
LOVE this perfume. Thanks for getting a good one this time.5
I have loved Shalimar for years!
I love oriental spice scents.
Guerlain KNOWS perfume! Every fragrance I've tried has been outstanding and Shalimar is no exception. I love it!!5