Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shalimar Parfum Initial

My first thought on Shalimar Parfum Initial- Stunning. That word sums it all up. Any update on inconic scent like Shalimar worries. And full disclosure, even though I admire the genius of Shalimar and am mad crazy for all things Guerlain, the original is not a favorite of mine. Just simply not me ( I'm not much for  vanilla ). Not so for Parfum Initial . This I love .

Shalimar Parfum Initial is a truly feminine scent,  not girly , but not so sophisticated as to be above it all. It has great sillage and lasting power and makes me want  to sniff my wrists all day.

It's Rose and Iris in the beginning with a  nice big hit of the Iris-powder and root.  There's a a little of the original's  Vanilla,  and then  lots of Tonka  at the drydown, which brings in the legendary "Guerlainade" that marks Guerlain fragrances  as their own.   Parfum Initial blessedly keeps the Iris note all along giving it a slightly dry and powdery feel  of softness at the drydown .

Shalimar Parfum Initial is available now at  Neiman Marcus and Saks  for 2 oz at $84.00 and 1 oz at $ 67.00

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