Bespoke Fragrances
Bespoke Fragrances
August 2014
GUERLAIN CELEBRATING THE 160TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEE BOTTLE A unique exhibition at 68, Champs-Elysées.
A unique exhibition at 68, Champs-Elysées.
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Shalimar Parfum Initial

L'Eau

An initiation into fresh sensuality

Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal and had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her. Inspired by this passionate love story, Jacques Guerlain created the legendary Shalimar in 1925.
85 years later, Shalimar Parfum Initial reinterprets the legend in a new modern and luminous creation. An initiation into voluptuousness, sensuality, an initiation into Shalimar. It is the moment when it all begins, like the freshness of the first time, like a captivating new emotion.

Shalimar Parfum Initial takes up the bottle with its sensual curves and the blue sapphire stopper inspired by the basins of the Gardens of Shalimar. Absolutely modern, it dresses up in a delicate tassel in powdery pink tones.

Fresh Amber.
Delicate, enveloping, crystalline.

Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau highlights an unexpected concentration of citrus notes, bergamot and neroli. Jasmine blends with the fresh top notes and leaves a delicate, sensual and luminous trail. The vanilla and tonka bean base adds a gourmand almond facet, the very essence of Shalimar.

For Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau, the Guerlain Perfumer composed a unique jasmine absolute. Jasmine is used in a communelle, a blend of different natural essences. It combines grandiflora jasmine from Grasse, India and Egypt to give a subtle and evanescent character to the fragrance.

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