Guerlain Shalimar Perfume Initial – Fragrance Review
Apparently every girl has one and by one I mean a signature scent.
Well, if they do then I have only just found mine.
I’m no perfume buff, in fact, I’ll go as far as saying I know absolutely nothing about perfumes; the only thing I do know is whether they smell nice or not.
I only started purchasing perfume myself about a year or two ago, before that I had always let Christmases and birthdays decide how I smelt.
Here are some of my faves just to give you an idea of the notes my nose prefers before I get into my new scent of preference
– Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria, Mandarine-Basilic – The freshest, most beautiful smelling and lightweight fruity fragrance you’ll ever smell.
– YSL Parisienne – A gorgeous girly but grown up rose scent.
– Escada Taj Sunset – The most amazing seriously sweet, tropical fruit flavoured fragrance there is.
As you can probably tell I have rather a sweet tooth when it comes to scents; I like perfumes to be light, fresh and girly usually.
Although I love all of the above there has never been one perfume I’ve owned that has reached signature scent status, but the bottle above may be, just that.
Released in August, I fell in love rather superficially at first with Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial’s good looks; the pink, the blue and the classic bottle = serious dressing table eye candy!
I spritzed it and fell deeper in love, the mix of sherberty, sweet fruit scents with vanilla, caramel and a touch of bergamot had me hooked.
There’s something about this perfume that really is quite special; it’s sweet but at the same time deep, behind those good looks this scent has brains, a winning combination in my mind.
The all important notes:
Top Notes – Bergamot, Orange, Green notes
Middle Notes – Fruity notes, Rose, Jasmine, Iris
Base Notes – Patchoulli, Vetiver, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, White Musk
Don’t be put off if you’ve ever smelt Guerlains legendary, original Shalimar perfume, because this is nothing like it. It’s a fresh and young approach to a timeless classic and simply beautiful, well worth a sniff!
Check out these sites for more information if your a perfume buff. Here and Here.