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.

Come into the wonderful world of Guerlain.

 

 

 

 

Chopard Casmir

Yesterday I saw old friend Annelore and we talked about fragrances and our favorits. Hers was Chopards Casmir. In the 90’s a true bestseller, and even now it has many ver loyal fans.

Mysteriously and exotic. Chopard’s Casmir Eau de Parfum is an oriental vanilla fragrance for women. Chopard Casmir is a perfume that is named after Chopard’s famous Casmir jewel range and inspired on the lotus flower. The lotus flower is seen in India as a symbol of strength, virtue and abundance.

 India Agra Taj MahalAgra, Taj Mahal (Click photo to enlarge)

Chopard Casmir is lush, rich and warm and it kidnaps you into the far, mysterious world of the Orients. The nose behind this fragrance is Michel Almairac, and it was launched in 1992.

One of my most loved perfumes of all time and one that I never get tired of. Fits my personality like no other. Love it love it love it.

Casmir is a very warm, fluffy vanilla fragrance. The refine sensual base note with the esssences vanilla, musk and amber. lends its long continuing, harmonious smell to the parfum. Casmir Eau de Parfum presented in a beautiful refined bottle in form of an eastern palace with a golden roof catch.

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Top Notes:
Mango, Coconut, Apricot, Peach, Black Currant , Raspberry,

Heart Notes:
Rosewood, Jasmine, Mandarin, Cinnamon, Carnation

Base Notes:
Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Opopanax, Musk, Benzoin

The not seizable fruity head note introduces the heart note, which consists of a chord of white exotic flowers such as jasmine, rose and ylang ylang. In every level it reminds me of my travels through India where you can smell the most fantasics scents on almost every corner.

Chopard Casmir Eau de Parfum 100mlChopard Casmir Eau de Parfum (Click photo to enlarge).

And I do have to mention the body products about this one because it is one of the few that are true to scent, and believe me, once you have tried the shower gel and the body lotion, you will search the earth for them (sadly, they are so hard to find!). The body cream is simply to die for, it’s so good! It treats even the dryest skin perfectly, whole day! And then that scent…. heavenly!

Notice: I can’t say it enough times (so I’ll do it again): Using this fragrance like this, spray it on your skin from a 25 – 30 cm distance! Give it a little air. Don’t spray it from to close. Otherwise it can take up to 4 hours before it smells like it should smell… In those 4 hours, a lot happens, mostly not positive… Using it in the right way, and it’s perfect!

Using the shower gel, put a little in your handpalms, warm it up, and spread it over your ‘wet’ body… and let the magic happen.

Use the bodylotion or bodycream, instead of your other bodycare. It treats your skin more then perfect. They also have a very good concentrate of perfume, so most people who are using the bodycare, spray a little Eau de Parfum at the end of the day for the evening…

by Jean Amr

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.