Summary: Nothing cheers me up more than Shalimar, it is luxurious and decadent and my absolute most favourite scent ever. I wish the bottle was still the vintage (or extrait) version. Guerlain has an obsession with modernising that annoys me sometimes - I suppose you must keep up with the times but there are many of us out there who prefer the decadent over the sleek.
Summary: This is for the Eau de Cologne concentration: I'm wearing this today and am absolutely in love. I decided to go with the cheaper 'lighter' Shalimar to start with as I'd tested the edt and edp in store and detected a sharpness. I know, I know, I'm a chicken. But I wanted something that I could wear to the office and not offend my coworkers with (I have a coworker that HATES Mitsouko, so I'm Guerlain-shy at the office already!) This is so gorgeous..
Excerpt: I started using Shalimar when I was @ 20. My Dad commented that my Mother, who had passed away when I was @ 3, wore Shalimar. What a coincident !!!!<br />My Dad said "enjoy". <br />I have been wearing it ever since. I ALWAYS get comments, compliments or smiles.<br />It's a perfect fragrance that goes with jeans to formal wear !!
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Great Value, Long-Lasting, Not Overpowering, Sensual, Sexy
Summary: This is a true classic, it's been around for nearly a century. In the past fragrances were much bolder than what is popular today. Initially this scent hits with a clove like incense note which quickly dissipates to a lingering powder note with a hint of vanilla. Staying power is excellent on this, even after 7 or 8 hours it's still there. The bottle is just beautiful, not something one would stash away in a cabinet.
Summary: This is one of my signature scents. When I first apply it it in EDP, it doesn't smell that great. But if I wait 15-20 minutes, wow! It changes. It's this beautiful powdery amber vanilla that smells amazing! It really lasts too. What a classic! I have it in EDP, EDT, EDC, and the parfum! This is a great scent!
Excerpt: Shalimar has been my signature fragrance for as long as I have worn perfume. It always receives compliments and is subtle and not overpowering. Not flowery, it has a clean and spicy fragrance...Ideal for everyday use. FragranceX has the best prices ever, and always fills my order promptly. It is one of the very few places that I can get the refill I require.
Pros: Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Long-Lasting, Not Overpowering