The Legend of Shalimar

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A passionate love story was the inspiration for Jacques Guerlain’s oft-iterated perfume Shalimar…

The Guerlain movie The Legend of Shalimar, directed by Bruni Aveillan and starring Natalia Vodianova will be released August 28, 2013 on a screen right in front of you.

Is this release a movie-movie, a mini-movie or as Persolaise  eloquently tweeted (in reference to a billboard in France which appeared yesterday) “an advert for a perfume advert”?

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This legend has extremely high production values and the quality to match. I love a love story, don’t you too?

Which is your favourite Shalimar?

And do you douse or bathe?

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Bathing in La Légende de Shalimar

Futher Reading
Movie Poster

Olfactoria contemplates and compares Shalimar:
Extrait de Parfum, 1967
Eau de Toilette, 1967
Eau de Cologne, 1967
Eau de Parfum, 2010
Extrait de Parfum, ca. 2010
on Olfactoria’s Travels

Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de Madagascar
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Olfactoria’s Travels

Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la Route du Mexique
Now Smell This

Shalimar Parfum Initial 2011
Australian Perfume Junkies

Shalimar Parfum l’Initial l’Eau
The Black Narcissus

The History of Shalimar – The Perfume Shrine

16 responses to “The Legend of Shalimar

  1. Shalimar Parfum Initial is a beautiful scent to me, I prefer it over the original Shalimar. Also it’s surprising how alike Parfum Initial smells to Coromandel (Chanel) 🙂

  2. I have a big 750ml bottle of the EDC that my godmother gave me. I loved it from the time I was a kid and was beyond happy when she gave it to me. It still has a decent amount of juice in it too. So I guess for sentimental reasons I’d have to say the EDC is my favorite. When I do wear it I generously dab. I probably should transfer some to an atomizer one of these days.

    • Well, with all those iterations I suspect you will have to look elsewhere for satisfaction Undina. Just as well there are other options to explore. And I know you to be an explorer par excellence. Waft on.

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