I have been addicted to Shalimar since I first smelled it on a Mother who I babysat for when I was 13! This scent is nothing like the original. You can't improve on perfection.
This is a luxury brand for a reason, very high quality, this brand always hurts y pocket but it's always worth it :)
Heady and mysterious without being overpowering
I tend to be pretty fickle when it comes to scents... I'm a tomboy and don't like anything too flowery smelling - most perfumes are just too girly for me, and the "clean fresh!" perfumes for us "sporty" types are too citrus-y. This scent has a wonderful combo of musk and wood, with a very slight powder aftersmell. It's opulent without being overpowering. It reminds me of silk-padded wallpaper and ball gowns, but without being too old and fuddy-duddy. It's a winter or evening perfume - not sure I'd wear it just hanging around or on the day I wear jeans to the office.
fun, flirty, and sophisticated
I like this perfume a lot - at first it reminds me a bit of lemon meringue, and then there is smooth iris and vanilla with a touch of biscuitty-nutty-yumminess that lasts all day. It's a bit gourmand and a bit oriental without being too in your face or too frou-frou. Would love more modern classics like this!
Smells better than...
Smells better then the original shalimar, but I just can not get over the dense powder and musk smell. I know it is a classic, but it just does not smell good to me no matter how many times I want it to. I do not understand the hype.