Review: Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial
Confession: I can't wear Shalimar. I know, I know - it's a classic and shame on me. But the nose knows it's not for me. I've always felt somehow inadequate as a result, but enter Shalimar Parfum Initial, the "modern" version of Shalimar, and I am redeemed. It's a kinder, gentler Shalimar. The amber's toned down, the vanilla and lemon are boosted. I love to sleep in this scent. It is snuggly and warm and quite long lasting. Sadly, rumor has it that it's also soon to be discontinued. So yes, I bought a back-up bottle--the only backup I've ever bought, mind you. I've seen the prices for long lost Guerlains on ebay and they ain't pretty. So get it now if you want it, while it can still be had at a discount.
If you'd like to purchase a decant of this fragrance from me, please see this page for prices and directions on how to buy.