Shalimar Parfum Initial, a scent celebrating joy, desire, and femininity, is Guerlain’s latest perfume. Arriving in a robust flacon recalling the shape of the original Shalimar Parfum yet in a sleeker form and decorated with a blue tassel on the neck of the flacon, this new fragrance is composed of citruses, green notes, flowers, woody accords and oriental scents.
The face of the new Shalimar Parfum Initial is Natalia Vodianova. Photographed by Paolo Roversi, she is supposed to constitute innocence and the chastity of a woman’s body. Beautiful, fresh and pure, Vodianova’s image reminds the viewer of the biblical representation of Eve.
The composition of the parfum incorporates citrus as well as the zest of bergamot and orange while slight touches of green provide for a subtle fresh accent. Rose flowers and jasmine reveal woody accords of vetiver and patchouli while oriental notes of vanilla, white musk and Tonka give a sensual warmth to the fragrance.
This brave and valiant perfume is credited to the nose of Thierry Wasser. Richly satisfying with a smooth polished texture, this scent reverts to tradition, the orient, and the sensuality of innocence.
Available now at Bloomingdales, Sephora, Areej, Paris Gallery, Faces, Harvey Nichols, and Debenhams.