Guerlain Shalimar is definitely the most beautiful name for a perfume. It is a word that suggests, through its sober note and musicality, not only the fantasy revolving around the one thousand and one nights, but also the magnificent image of the Taj Mahal under the moonlight. A perfect name for a perfume surrounded by the mystic atmosphere of the Middle East.
Guerlain Shalimar is an obsessive tribute, brought to the beauty of a woman that managed to inspire the eternal love. It is a true wonder – a perfume that is languishing, even heartbreaking due to its intense nostalgia. It is simply enough to say its name, to end up mesmerised by its magic entirely.
Guerlain Shalimar is perfect for a sophisticated, spiritual and seductive woman, who is also a die hard romantic. Its fragrance is seductive, and it claims clothes with convincing and intense colours, with a slight extravaganza tendency. Shalimar is an aristocrat, and it needs to be worn with silk and sumptuous brocade, with velvet, appliqués and furs.
It is, for sure, a perfume for the winter time, but I can honestly tell you that these are rigid rules that don’t make too much sense for a true perfume enthusiast. You can wear it on summer nights as well. Just imagine a romantic dinner, enjoyed in the light of candles, in a garden, the fragrance of Shalimar being everywhere around you. You will feel it like a soft silk scarf, on your goddess shoulders.
It is also true that Guerlain Shalimar is not everyone’s favourite. But precisely this is what makes it so special. Being a sophisticated perfume, I strongly recommend, before you buy it, to test it on your skin and only after you discover all your notes (it is like a genuine chameleon), to actually purchase it.