Guerlain Shalimar

May 27, 2014

I do like a good love story and a perfume that signifies one is even better. Shalimar was created in 1925 by Jacques Guerlain. It tells the story of the romance between an emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Heartbroken with grief when the love of his life passes away suddenly, the emperor immortalizes his love for her by building one of the most beautiful structures known to man, the Taj Mahal.

Guerlain Shalimar

Shalimar is named after “The Gardens of Shalimar,” where their love grew and meaning “temple of love” in Sanskrit, symbolises the promise of eternal love forevermore.

Just like the Taj Mahal and The Gardens of Shalimar this perfume is beautiful and simply spellbinding. With citrus notes and fragrant florals over a rich base of vanilla, patchouli, amber and musk, Shalimar is wonderfully warming, sensual and oriental.

Top NotesFresh flowers and bergamot.
Middle NotesIris, jasmine and rose.
Base NotesVanilla, tonka bean and opoponax.

It’s sophisticated and feminine all while having a slight warming spicy-ness. It’s utterly delicious and wearable for all occasions and anytime of the day.

Not only does Guerlain Shalimar smell totally wonderful, it is packaged in the prettiest bottle I have seen in a while. The scallop detailed clear glass bottle allows you to see the pale amber colour of the perfume which paired with the dark blue topper looks divine.

Guerlain Shalimar is available from Click Fragrance for only £35.21 for a 75ml bottle which is incredibly cheap considering the saving of £19.79.

PR Sample

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  • Reply Jakie Olwiyn

    OMG I love this perfume! I currently have 2 bottles. One I’m using and a spare for when this one runs out. You’ve described it beautifully.

    • Reply Lorraine

      It really is beautiful isn’t it! Looks gorgeous in my dresser. X

  • Reply Sian Wallis

    This looks beautiful. Love the bottle and the scent sounds wonderful! Sian x

    • Reply Lorraine

      Sian you’ve been leaving such sweet, lovely comments. Thank you

  • Reply Janna P

    Oooo….love love love the looks of the bottle. Going to smell this just as soon as I get into town. Lovely post! xx

    • Reply Lorraine

      You really should huni. It’s divine! Just such a pretty feminine scent. X

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