Inspired by the passionate love story between an emperor and an Indian princess, Shalimar, which means "temple of love" in Sanskrit, symbolises the promise of eternal love forevermore. It is a fragrance of desire.
A sensually light interpretation of Shalimar, Eau de Shalimar is the most sublime way to place the accent on the fresh aspect of Shalimar. An invitation to evanescent and luminous gourmand delights.
In 1925, the Shalimar bottle 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.
Vibrant, gourmand, sparkling.
Eau de Shalimar opens with a lively, juicy cocktail of lime, bergamot and orange. The sparkling notes linger into the heart before revealing majestic vanilla, rose and jasmine. Then, the vanilla notes melt in the presence of a refined and powdery iris, leaving an extremely elegant trail.
Among all the marvels of the Gardens of Shalimar, vanilla is one of the most bewitching and sensual.
The orchid that yields vanilla pods requires hand pollination, an extremely delicate technique, as this process can only take place on the day of flowering.