|A part of my Shalimar Collection|
Shalimar is an oriental fragrance with smoky-vanilla being the dominant note, it also contains hints of animalic-leather, citrus and tonka beans. I would describe Shalimar as a smoky, animalic, powdery vanilla perfume.
|The Taj Mahal|
|Shahjahan and Mumtaz|
|The Gardens of Shalimar, Lahore, Pakistan|
Shalimar was also exported under the name "No.90" for a period of time due to a legal issue going on with the original name at the time, No.90 was Shalimar's stock number. Appearantly a rival fragrance company also released a perfume with the same name.
|My bottle of Shalimar in the Bouchon |
Coeur, a 2008 limited edition
|Shalimar Parfum Initial - A Flanker|
|Current appearance of the Shalimar flacon|
|Vanilla - An essential ingredient of|
most Guerlain creations
|Citrus - prominent top notes of Shalimar|
|Smoky, Skanky, Animalic|
This fragrance does last a while on my skin, about 7-8 hours, and towards the end the prominent notes left are vanilla, sandalwood, incense, tonka bean, and a teeny tiny bit of leather, civet and bergamot. It is like dawn is approaching and the women working the street corners must now go home to get her beauty rest and of course count the $$$ she made last night!!!
|Heading home! got some $$$ to count!|