Guerlain Shalimar Eau De Parfum


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Inspired by the passionate love story between an emperor and an Indian princess, Shalimar, which means "temple of love" in Sanskrit, symbolises the promise of eternal love forevermore. It is a fragrance of desire. With its smouldering and slightly impertinent character, the star oriental fragrance in perfumery embodies skin-caressing sensuality with a hint of the forbidden. "Wearing Shalimar means letting your senses take over," Jacques Guerlain would say.

In 1925, the Shalimar bottle designed by Raymond Guerlain won first prize at the Paris Decorative Arts Exhibition. Its curves were inspired by the basins of the famous Shalimar gardens. The fan stopper with its sapphire transparency recalls the garden's eternally gushing water.

Voluptuous, sensual, spellbinding.

A flight of flowers and bergamot whips up the top notes with a breeze of freshness. The heart is warmed by enveloping and delicately powdery notes of iris, jasmine and rose. To conclude, the presence of vanilla, rounded balmy notes and the gourmand warmth of tonka bean orchestrate a sensual symphony for the dry-down.


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Christopher C.
Winter Garden, FL
330 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've recently gotten rid of all of my other perfumes and am focusing on only collecting Guerlain. Shalimar was one that I was sure I was NOT going to love. It just seemed so old lady-ish based on reviews Ive read. However, I decided to give it a try and now I LOVE it. 

On first spray and wet there is something so strong that I dont like: maybe the leathery notes. I dont get the citrus at all in this.

But within an hour and on the dry down this becomes this soft, powdery scent. It's like a warming resin incense. It makes me think of temples I visited in Asia. 

The dry down keeps changing, first its warm vanilla, than its this firey fesin and ends in a bouquet of flowers. 

I defnitely get the amber, vanilla and tonka bean in this.
Regina P.
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Guerlain Shalimar Parfum is a pricey treat. It has the subtle smell of a field of your favorite flowers. It is a gentle scent, but can be layered to smell intense. A true classic perfume that I really love.
Michelle W.
Wallace, ID
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
just as I can before it still stays true always does I've worn them since I was in my twenties and I'm 53 today and it smells wonderful army I love the elegant sophisticated but sensual smell definitely works with my chemistry again it's been two three years since I had bought my last bottle I went to get it again bit more expensive but hey 1 squirt takes up the entire day. My absolute favorite Guerlin!
Kristen B.
Houston, TX
253 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Nordstrom
I don't know how to describe this fragrance. It has notes of baby powder and leather. My friends say that they think this is what money smells like, or a rich person. It has been around for years, I got it from my grandmother who wore it. I love it because it has no floral notes to it, I hate flowery perfumes.
Trudy C.
Clear Lake, IA
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Nordstrom
This was my signature scent when I was in my 30s. It doesn't last as long on my more mature skin, but I still love it. I have been known to wear Shalimar's brother fragrance for men called Habit Rouge which actually wears longer. Habit Rouge Guerlain 3 pcGift Set Men
Gali H.
los angeles
23 reviews
There’s a reason this has been around since 1925. This is a warm oriental classic vanilla.
It’s weird at first, but stick around for the dry down and it’s out of this world. This isn’t a childish fragrance. This is for a bonafide woman who’s elegant and classy.
Bethany C.
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my absolute favorite perfume, I’ve been wearing this since high school and I will definitely continue to buy it, it’s the prettiest smelling perfume around
Karen M.
Augusta, GA
561 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I received my first bottle as a gift in 1998! I don't think there's an age group for this perfume! I think it's a parfum who women who have a taste for class, elegance, sophistication and even sexiness. A woman who appreciates the finer things in life can relate to this scent. It's not feminine, flirty or floral. It's a heavier sophisticated, bold oriental kind of scent. Spray a light squirt on your wrist rub together and behind each ear lightly when you're getting ready for your next date night. This scent will not disappoint. It's a sexy scent that will grab attention! I highly recommend Shalimar!
Heather S.
Odon, IN
342 reviews
The exquisite bottle and timeless fragrance rendering notes of bergamot, jasmine, and rose make Guerlain Shalimar one of my favorite classic perfumes of all time. The fragrance unfolds in an unobtrusive manner over the course of the day.
Sarah T.
Belmont, MA
670 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
As a young child I'd see my mom and dad getting ready for a night out at their favorite restaurant. My mom would wear her fur coat handed down from her mom and put on a dab of Shalimar on her pulse points, a swipe of her lipstick and she was ready. Shalimar has always been the go-to for beautiful and special occasions and it's a tradition handed down to its third generation. It's such a beautiful warm scent that has a lovely lingering sillage that just brings you back to that last time it was worn. I've owned other Guerlain parfums but I have to say Shalimar will always be my favorite and there is always something decadent about how it lingers on your skin with that warm touch of vanilla that's not sugary sweet but slightly so you recognize its important vanilla base.
Nathi E.
34 reviews
Shalimar is one of my favorite perfurmes, but is kind a pricey on the stores that I saw available does anyone know where can I find it for a pricey up to $110?
Isalys C.
New York, NY
4 reviews
Does anyone know if the formula for this perfume changed? I bought it for my mom and she said it smells different to her.
Laure G.
La mesa, CA
19 reviews
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