Guerlain Shalimar Eau de Parfum Serie Limitee, the promise of eternal love

 

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Four centuries ago in India, the magic of a timeless love story happened and caused Jacques Guerlain to create the one-of-a-kind Shalimar in 1925. The original creation was inspired by the love story of Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal and means the ‘Jewel Of The Palace’, who adored the Gardens of Shalimar or ‘gardens of love’ by which the famous fragrance is named.

Shalimar which means ‘temple of love’ in Sanskrit, symbolises the promise of eternal love forevermore.

After the wedding, the prince and Mumtaz were inseparable, in war and in peace. She had given thirteen children to Shah Jahan and died in 1631 during the birth of their fourteenth child at the age of 39, a daughter named Gauhar Ara Begum. The death of Mumtaz Mahal devastated Shah Jahan, and he had the Taj Mahal built as a tomb of white marble for her, which is considered to be a monument of undying love, a wonder admired by the whole world.

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In 1925, the Shalimar flacon designed by Raymond Guerlain won first prize at the Paris Decorative Arts Exhibition. Its curves were inspired by the basins of the famous Shalimar gardens. The fan stopper with its sapphire transparency recalls the garden’s eternally gushing water.

This year, French Maison Guerlain’s iconic Shalimar has got a truly wonderful and vivid design in Shalimar Eau de Parfum Serie Limitée. It was created in honor of the Gardens of Shalimar, inspired by one of the key accords of the composition.

As an ode to the beautiful gardends of Shalimar, this year’s edition is decorated with rich citrus fruits, flowers, and leaves, making the flacon and outer packaging really irresistible, especially for true fans of this iconic Shalimar creation.

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Shalimar is the first oriental perfume in history. L’Eau de Parfum Shalimar is a mythic fragrance with bergamot, iris and vanilla notes ; an intense wake with a touch of impertinence, always glowing which embodies skin-caressing sensuality with a hint of the forbidden.

Voluptuous, sensual, spellbinding. A flight of flowers and bergamot whips up the top notes with a breeze of freshness. The heart is warmed by enveloping and delicately powdery notes of iris, jasmine and rose. To conclude, the presence of vanilla, rounded balmy notes and the gourmand warmth of tonka bean orchestrate a sensual symphony for the dry-down.

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Since 1828, Guerlain has explored, innovated and perfected. Daring creators, mythical creations, timeless know-how. Nature and Art as its inspirations. Culture of Beauty as its signature. Shalimar Eau de Parfum is available as a 50ml Eau de Parfum in a limited number, at the price of 99 EUR at Guerlain Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

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Guerlain Shalimar Souffle d’Orange

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French Maison Guerlain is one of the most famous perfume houses in the world today. Founded in 1828 by French designer Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain, Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses that still remain to win a lot of women and men’s hearts.

Every Guerlain perfume is created with attention to details. All of them are mainly floral and sensual fragrances with a mysterious power to seduce. First Guerlain perfume, Eau de Cologne Impériale, was launched in 1850 and since then it has launched over 300 perfumes for both men and women. Some of the well-known ‘classic’ perfumes of the Maison that are still available, besides Eau de Cologne Impériale, are L’Heure Blue (1912), Mitsouko (1919), and Shalimar (1925), which is one of the best loved perfumes of all time.

Guerlain introduces a new version of the Maison’s iconic Shalimar perfume, this time with a more fresher composition, Shalimar Souffle d’Orange. Guerlain Shalimar Souffle d’Orange is another luxurious and eponymous perfume for women and the new flanker to the original and iconic Shalimar.

 

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This time, the perfumer of the perfume is Thierry Wasser who created a breath-taking aroma made of fresh orange blossom notes nice mixed with flowers. This fragrance is as exclusive and unique as the precious ingredients it blends, a nice moment that simply turns into eternity. Guerlain Shalimar Souffle d’Orange opens with fresh notes of bergamot, mandarin, and petitgrain along with Calabrian neroli and Sambac jasmine notes. The base calms down with sandalwood, vanilla, and orange blossom absolute.

Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Petitgrain
Heart notes: Neroli, Jasmine sambac
Base notes: Orange blossom, absolute, Sandalwood, Vanilla

Like all earlier Shalimar versions, Shalimar Souffle Souffle d’Orange also comes in a beautiful fountain inspired flacon. This time the eye-catching flacon is very nicely and brightly decorated made of fresh ingredients to leave an unusual, long-lasting, tempting aroma.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle d’Orange is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the wonderful world of Guerlain.

 

 

 

 

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere

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Guerlain is one of the most famous perfume houses in the world today. Founded in 1828 by French designer Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain, Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses that still remain to win a lot of men and women’s hearts.

Every Guerlain perfume is created with attention to details. All of them are mainly floral and sensual fragrances with a mysterious power to seduce. First Guerlain perfume, Eau de Cologne Impériale, was launched in 1850 and since then it has launched over 300 perfumes for both men and women.

Now the French Maison launches one more thrilling and luxurious Shalimar perfume with a light, more fresh and more daily aroma – Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere. a flanker to legendary perfume Shalimar.

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Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her and dedicated the Taj Mahal to her as well, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This incredible tale sparked the imagination of Jacques Guerlain, who created Shalimar, the first oriental fragrance in history, in 1925.

Launched almost 100 years ago, Shalimar is since then probably the most feminine and sexy fragrance ever. It is a timeless fragrance with an outstanding history, as well as reviews. Today, Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere is more about a modern interpretation with a classic and elegant aroma. Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere is composed by in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser as a citrus/floral perfume sweetened with delicious vanilla accords lend a gourmand touch to this sun-filled fragrance..

 

 

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It was in Calabria that Thierry Wasser, with one of his producers, decided to start growing Jasminum grandiflorum again after a long break. Shalimar Souffle de Lumière is a celebration of jasmine by the Guerlain perfumer. Shalimar is imbued with a luminous floral note. Thierry Wasser, an explorer as well as a perfumer, scours the world in search of the purest varieties of jasmine.

Top notes: Bergamot
Heart notes: Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang
Base notes: Benzoin, White musk, Vanilla

The top note of bergamot exhales a dazzling freshness. Giving way to a heart which blends enveloping Calabrian jasmine with warm seductive ylang-ylang. Base notes of delicious Madagascan vanilla lend a delectable touch to this solar symphony.

Gorgeous Russian model Natalia Vodianova is again advertising this pure, light, yet elegant and long-lasting perfume.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle Intense

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Maison Guerlain’s Shalimar was created in 1925 by Jacques Guerlain, as a tribute to the legendary love story between Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, Before he became emperor his name was Prince Khurram. According to the legend, twenty-years old Prince Khurram met a young girl, named Arjumand Banu at the bazaar where her family worked. He was mesmerized by her beauty and her kindness to others . After becoming Emperor he made her his wife, and named het Mumtaz Mahal, meaning the ‘jewel of the palace’. After the wedding, the Prince and Mumtaz were inseparable, in good and in bad times. She had given him thirteen children, but sadly died during the birth of their 14th child at the age of thirty-nine. Her death devastated Shah Jahan and he had build the Taj Mahal, in Agra, in memory of his wife and their undying love.

Shalimar is named after ‘the gardens of Shalimar’, it where Mumtaz’s favorite gardens. Shalimar is seen as one of the most feminine and sexy fragrances ever,  is still one of the bestselling perfumes ever and its magic is undeniable. Composed of citrus notes, lemon and bergamot, jasmine, iris, may rose, grey amber, tonka bean, vanilla, opoponax and Peru balsam. Shalimar comes in different concentrations and versions. In the years inhouse perfumer Thierry Wasser created several flankers of this beautiful and timeless fragrance.

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Now, this autumn, Guerlain Shalimar Souffle Intense appears on the perfumery market and follows earlier this year’s edition Guerlain Shalimar Souffle perfume. According to Guerlain ‘A sensual and enchanting creation to be worn like a precious jewel. Thierry Wasser has breathed new life into this legendary perfume, taking it to the heights of sensuality’.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle Intense is described as a sensual, cocooning and precious new perfume composed of floral/oriental notes and exquisitely seductive. ‘A flight of green lively notes a breath of nature. The luminous heart gives way to an armful of white flowers and jasmine Sambac from India combined with an unprecedented orange blossom water absolute note. Deep inside, the Tahitensis vanilla and the vanilla from Madagascar exalts a balsamed and amber sensuality, whereas the overdose of benzoïn its addictive and spicy facet’.

 

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Like all earlier Shalimar versions, Shalimar Souffle Intense also comes in a beautiful fountain inspired flacon, in Guerlain famous blue color. Guerlain Shalimar Souffle Intense is available as 50ml. Eau de Parfum.

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Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

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Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her and dedicated the Taj Mahal to her as well, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This incredible tale sparked the imagination of Jacques Guerlain, who created Shalimar, the first oriental fragrance in history, in 1925.

Now Maison Guerlain is delighting its wearers with one more thrilling and exciting new perfume, Shalimar Souffle de Parfum 2017. This year, Guerlain has impressed me much with amazing, sensual and truly distinctive perfumes. I adore Guerlain perfumes as they are pungent and intense – they leave behind a unique luxurious aroma. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum 2017 by Guerlain is created by famous in-house perfumer Thierry Wasser as a fresh, sweet and powerful perfume inspired by gorgeous Indian peacock.

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Shalimar Souffle de Parfum unveils fresh and light citrus note of bergamot, lemon and mandarin. The luminous heart gives way to an armful of jasmine Sambac from India combined with an unprecedented orange blossom water absolute note.
Deep inside, the vanilla from India and Tahiti exalts a delicate sensuality, whereas the overdose of white musk reveals its addictive and cocooning facet.

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin
Heart notes: Jasmin, Indian jasmine sambac
Base notes: Vanilla, White musk

To emphasize and give to the orange blossom its honeyed notes, Thierry Wasser used orange blossom water absolute. This absolute is the result of a very specific process. First step, distillation, to obtain the orange blossom water, then, extraction, to collect the precious absolute. This powerful absolute accentuate the floral trail of the fragrance.

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This years Shalimar Souffle de Parfum by Guerlain honours the land of its roots. The time of a limited edition, Shalimar Souffle de Parfum celebrates the peacock, India’s national bird. Revisited in a graphic and artistic way, this bird, symbol of immortality and fertility, adorns the bottle, for a modern and audacious limited edition.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum edition is available as 50ml. limited edition.

 

 

 

The scent of sexy

 

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It’s almost the day of love, and for many people ‘setting the mood’ may be high on the priority list. You may have heard about certain foods being aphrodisiacs, but your sense of smell can do the job much more efficiently. Our sense of smell is the sense most closely related to our emotions. Creating the right mood can be as simple as adding the right scent to your body, clothing, or bedroom. 

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Jasmine, Nerolli, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang or Patchulli essential oils are not only aphrodisiacs, but can also promote relaxation and confidence. Use massage oils containing one or more of these essential oils to give a sensual massage. Warm the oil in your hands and gently massage the back, arms, legs, and hands to create a relaxing and sexually stimulating experience for your partner.

Put a few drops of one of the essential oils on a cotton ball and put in the drawer with your lingerie; you can also put the cotton ball in a baggie with your desired garments to concentrate the scent (notice: do not apply the essential oils directly to your skin or garments).

Give the room a little aromatherapy by adding a few drops of essential oil to a bowl of warm water, or a warm bath. Dilute a few drops of essential oil in water and spritz your sheets, clothing, and body to create a relaxing, luxurious, and stimulating atmosphere.

Add a few candles, the right music, and voila – you have the perfect evening for Cupid’s finest.

by Jean Amr xx

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum Collector Edition

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Guerlain releases a special edition of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum adorned with images from the Shalimar Gardens and Taj Mahal.

In the distant past, four centuries ago at the borders of India, the craziness of love displays its most wonderful appearance. For his divine wife, the princess Mumtaz Mahal, the emperor Shah Jahan, is setting up the luxurious gardens of Shalimar, revealing their passion and the Taj Mahal, wonder adored by the entire world. These days Thierry Wasser reinterprets the celebrated aroma Shalimar with a surge of great sensuality. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum is a fragrant caress, natural gentle and fascinating creation.

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A soft Floriental in a fresh, shiny, cocooning olfactory reflection, Shalimar Souffle de Parfum hovers over crisp and shining citrus notes of bergamot, lemon and mandarin when the heart streams in with shiny guinea Sambac jasmine exhibiting spaciousness made with notes of incredible orange blossom water. In the base, vanilla from Tahiti brings out a gentle sensuality, while the richness of white musks is covering exposing its addicting side.

Today is the moment for the collector lovers of this fantastic fragrance, the legendary bottle is decorated with a distinct design naturally driven by revealing clear images of the wonderful gardens while the transparent glass brings out the exquisiteness of a bluish gray juice.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum 2015 is a limited collector edition for sale in 50ml Eau De Parfum versions priced at 98 Euros.

Moynat’s beauty case with Guerlain and the Orient Express

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Two hugely luxurious French names have teamed up in respect of the Orient Express, to create a modern classic beauty case that’s utterly covetable.

 

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Super luxurious French leather goods maker Moynat, founded at the time of the establishment of the French railway system, has always been at the forefront of innovation to enable travelers to journey in style.  has teamed up with super luxurious French beauty house Guerlain, and the Orient Express luxury train, to create a ‘malle de beauté’ (beauty case). The brand is no stranger to creating novel cases…

This version is made of lightweight poplar cotton with drawer hinges made of apple wood and covered with vegetal-tanned calfskin in the Orient Express’ signature blue shade.

 

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Each custom-made case features trays of various sizes, when opened trays expands to reveal Guerlain beauty products nestled inside with a vintage Baccarat bottle of the Shalimar fragrance taking the center stage. Made from lightweight material that includes uncovered apple tree wood hinges, its interiors are lined in beige velvet like fabric. When the case lid is open, a backlit mirror magically appears to illuminate the interiors. In addition being a vanity case, it can be used to store jewelry and watches as well. Cementing its luxury stamp on consumers, it takes 250 hours to give shape to exclusive beauty-full trunk, it takes €4,000 ($5,500) to €40,000 ($55,500) to journey with it in style.

The renowned trunk maker mentions that in the Moyant spirit of travel that is both stylish and practical, this beauty case is full of innovations that enhance the pleasure of using it even as one discovers its many playful secrets. A true boîte à surprise.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: The legend of Shalimar by Guerlain

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French Maison Guerlain has released a short film exploring the inspiration behind its iconic Shalimar fragrance. The video stars Natalia Vodianova in the role of an Indian princess.

When creating the Shalimar fragrance in the early 1920s, Jacques Guerlain drew inspiration from the legendary love affair between a princess, Mumtaz Mahal, and the emperor Shah Jahan. As a testament of his devotion upon the death of his wife, he built the most splendid of tombs: the Tai Mahal.

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This legend is at the heart of the new short film directed by French filmmaker Bruno Aveillan, who has also directed a much-buzzed about short film for Cartier in 2012, L’Odyssée de Cartier.

The Guerlain film depicts Natalia Vodianova as a sublime princess languishing in the Shalimar Gardens. The supermodel alternates between sensual scenes of royal luxury, in which she is barely clothed, and touching scenes of tenderness, in which she wears a delicate and flowing sari with gold embroidery.

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The end of the short film shows the princess floating across a lake in a lovely boat. The music stops, and the Taj Mahal rises majestically from the still waters.

The beautiful full-length version of ‘The Legend of Shalimar’, at 6 min 32s, may be seen on Guerlain’s Facebook and YouTube pages. A shorter version of the video is expected to air on TV.

 

 

 

 

 

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial L’Eau Si Sensuelle

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French Maison Guerlain introduces a new wonderful, pure and truly feminine perfume for women, Shalimar Parfum Initial L’Eau Si Sensuelle, a new flanker to last year’s Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial L’Eau. The new perfume will bring a romantic air thanks to its lovely, elegant and passionate notes. It’s pure and soft design inspires a gentle smell composed of passionate and floral accords.

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial L’Eau Si Sensuelle opens to impress with frizzing citrusy notes of bergamot and grapefruit mixed with fresh green notes along with neroli blossom and elegant jasmine notes. Its base composition will allow women to better discover themselves with notes of iris, rose, Tonka and vanilla.

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Again topmodel Natalia Vodianova is the face for the Maison. Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial L’Eau Si Sensuelle will be available later next month, as 60 and 100ml Eau de Toilette at Guerlain Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautiful world of Guerlain.