Excerpt: hi <br />i always dreamed to buy shalimar but it is very expensive in sweden. so i met fragrancex and noticed their low prices, i ordered it fast. when i received it, i opened the package and it sprayed from the first click,i really don't know if it was used and returned or it is just due to shipping bumps very long distance which caused the juice to enter the valve, because i read on fragrantica that it doesn't have any consideration if a new perfume sprays from the 1st...
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Not Overpowering, Sensual
Summary: This is the third time and probably the last time, I will purchase Shalimar. When I first started using Shalimar parfum, it was heavier and almost an oil. It now appears to be watered down and the fragrance isn't the same. It is more like the spray cologne from the bottle. This has been the case for the last three bottles I have purchased. I am very sad, as I loved the "old" Shalimar parfum.
Summary: I have worn Shalimar off & on for a long, long, time. I'm dissapointed with this as the scent just doesn't last. Not sure what the problem is, but next time I will get the Perfume & buy it in a dept store!
Summary: I tried a sample of the Shalimar eau de toilette and absolutely loved it. So I thought I would order the eau de parfum as it would last longer, assuming the fragrance would be the same. Well, it was very different. The top notes were unidentifiable, but the bottom notes were similar of the same to the eau de toilette. Bottom line, I returned and purchased the eau de toilette and I am very happy.