Summary: I HAVE WORN SHALIMAR FOR MANY YEARS. THIS IS IN NO WAY THE AUTHENTIC GUERLAIN SHALIMAR!!! FROM THE MOMENT I RECEIVED MY ORDER, I WAS SUSPICIOUS OF THE AUTHENTICITY. THE CELLOPHANE PACKAGING ISN'T THE SAME AS WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS FROM A DEPARTMENT STORE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS HAND WRAPPED. THE SCENT IS NOT THE SAME AT ALL. I TRIED TO RETURN IT BUT DIDN'T KNOW THAT I CAN'T RETURN FLAMMABLES. WHAT A WASTE!! I WILL NEVER BUY PERFUME OR COSMETICS ON LINE AGAIN.
Summary: I don't know why I thought I wanted to try this but I'm sorry I did. It smelled good in the store on the test strip. So I bought it and sprayed it on the way home. It was fine for maybe 10 seconds but quickly changed into a very powdery scent. Hours later it's still powdery. Definitely not my thing, YMMV.
Summary: I was refused replacement because I purchased from Amazon: This has nothing at all to do with any recent order, including Ramona. I have a problem that I purchased as genuine, and the company (Guerlain) is claiming that it is gray market or not genuine. I sure won't purchase fragrance again from Amazon.
Summary: I have worn Shalimar for 35 years so I know what to expect. The bottle I received is not what I expected it to be. There is hardly any fragrance at all and what there is is not Shalimar. Hugely disappointed.
SCENT IS NOT THE SAME AS I PURCHASED AT NORDSTROMS!!!
Mary A. Russell "JEANNIE *ANGEL* WASMANN", amazon.com
11 May 2013
Summary: VERY DISAPPOINTED, AND WAS WARNED I MIGHT GET A GENERIC SCENT, AND TO MY SURPRISE NOT "ONE" PERSON COMPLIMENTED ME ON MY FAVORITE SHALIMAR EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY FOR WOMEN... I HAVE USED ONLY THIS SHALIMAR BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMPLIMENTED ME ON HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS LOVELY TRUE SCENT SMELLS ON MY BODY TYPE... BOTH MEN AND WOMEN HAVE STOPPED ME IN THE PAST YEARS, ASKING ME WHAT I WAS WEARING AND GIVING THE TRUE NORDSTROMS "SHALIMAR" THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS...
Not real Shalimar, at least it doesn't smell like it is
Verity "V", amazon.com
29 April 2013
Summary: I don't think this is real Shalimar. I previously received authentic Shalimar as a gift and fell in love with the scent. This product has a similar scent, but is "off" enough that I will not buy it again. From now on, I'm going to a retail store and buying it from a place where I can try it out first.
Summary: I almost purchased this without actually smelling it because I'm a fool for spicy heavy wintery scents. I was in Ulta and took a quick sniff before grabbing it and I stumbled back a few feet. Now, I'm not going to describe the notes because the previous 300 reivews state them. All I can say is that I was literally punched in the face with the smell of dirt, moss and decay. It took my breath away. I'm one for heavy scents but this one is one I can't even handle.
Summary: Lately I have taken a renewed interest in perfumes. I used to wear perfumes some 10 years ago, but I find my tastes have changed, and so I decided to test Shalimar, as this is supposed to be one of the great classics. I went to the local perfume store today, and the lady working there sprayed a very small amount on my wrist, and already then I suspected this was a very bad idea.