Perfume of the week… Shalimar by Guerlain
This week is no ordinary week, we are celebrating National Fragrance Day on Tuesday the 21st of March so I thought the Queen of Oriental perfumes needs to sit on her throne and mesmerize the crowds with her unparalleled beauty and magic.
‘The Gardens of Shalimar’ was the inspiration behind Jacques Guerlain’s creation in 1925, a tribute to one of the most famous love stories of all times, between Emperor Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal.
Shalimar is one of the bestselling and most adored perfumes ever; a truly magical creation. The notes are: bergamot, lemon, mandarin, rose, jasmine, orris, vetiver, heliotrope, opoponax, vanilla, civet, Peru balsam, benzoin, tonka bean, sandalwood and they are so beautifully blended that it mesmerizes you from beginning to end.
Like a true queen she opens feisty, sparkling peppery and making an unforgettable entrance. As soon as she has a seat on her throne, the floral heart appears, night blooming tantalizing jasmine with lush rose surrounded by an aura of the remaining heart notes that somehow get embedded in your skin and become second nature transforming you completely. The dry down is rich, lush and velvety like a heavy burgundy velvet royal gown and leaves an unforgettable trail of sweet vanilla infused in smoke and musk; a scent that lingers on and haunts a room, a sexy husky voice that whispers in your ear...
I absolutely adore it and wear it frequently; I believe that it is a perfume everyone should try and wear at least once in their lives.