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Shalimar Oiseau de Paradis Guerlain for women

Shalimar Oiseau de Paradis Guerlain for women
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Jacques Guerlain’s ground-breaking, 1925 fragrance creation marked the first oriental scent in modern perfume making and heralded the greatest love story of all time. Shalimar is a symbol of the passionate love that the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan bore for his wife Muntaz Mahal. At her feet, he laid out a carpet of extraordinary flowers: the sumptuous Shalimar Gardens. Clear springs were said to run through the heart of these gardens while fountains hummed, filling basins and fountain bowls with the crystalline murmur of water.

It is also told that a pair of birds of paradise with magnificent plumage were the day-and-night guardians of a love potion – Eau de Parfum Shalimar – in these gardens.

With jealous secrecy the pair guards the fragrant essence of this eternal love story. Between floral and amber notes, it comes to life in the freshness of flowers, delicately powdered by iris and intoxicated with jasmine and rose, before giving into the suave softness of vanilla and the delectability of tonka bean.

Guerlain has imagined a legendary décor to accompany the new opus of Eau de Parfum Shalimar. The slender silhouette of the perfume’s two guardian angels throws a matte shadow outline against the night-blue backdrop of the box, illuminated by the gentle shimmer of the golden logo. The bottle’s feminine shoulders appear bathed in glossy moonlight, wearing a sophisticated silk feather draping around the neck, held in place by a blue satin ribbon. The Oiseau de Paradis signature is inscribed in golden ink with light, slender handwriting, resembling the creatures that have inspired it. A sort of invitation to a mirage, in which dreams could take flight into the evening light, rising towards other tales that Shalimar may soon whisper to us in our sleep…

Guerlain Shalimar Oiseau de Paradis is a new edition of Shalimar available as 50 ml EDP. Shalimar Oiseau de Paradis was launched in 2009.

Perfume rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 48 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Citruses Mandarin Orange Cedar Bergamot Lemon

Middle Notes
iris Patchouli Jasmine Vetiver Rose

Base Notes
Leather Sandalwood Opoponax Musk Civet Vanilla Incense

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Shalimar Oiseau de Paradis Fragrance Reviews

Southern Blonde
Southern Blonde

This was a limited edition bottle that was discontinued and can't be found anywhere. I felt like I wasted my money on it because it's the exact same scent as the new Shalimar Eau de Parfum. The bottle is so cute though! It has the little bird feather on it. There might be more vanilla in this scent as it becomes a familiar smoked spicy vanilla. It has the incense and opoponax and the patchouli. It has a medicinal smell, a citrus scent and a jasmine floral scent. The jasmine surprised me because I was never able to pick up on it in the other Shalimar perfume. This is an Oriental of course and it's very nice to have 2 Shalimars instead of one but I'm through with Shalimar because they are basically the same formula: citrus opening, lightly floral with rose and jasmine heart, and a base of incense, leather and sandalwood. I have not finished this fragrance yet and love to take the bird feather bottle with me in my handbag an spritz it on throughout the day. Unfortunately this scent disappears quickly on me and I have to reapply it. Always refreshing and dense, very much a fragrance to wear to nightclubs to go dancing and for sex.

In love again
In love again

I own this edition of shalimar. I love the deep blue bottle, and the playful blue feather attached to the top. I little of this goes a long way. This was the first serious parfum I ever bought, and it took me a while to come to an understanding with it. My first memories of grown up perfume were vintage Oscar de le renta and Chanel #5, and this is a different beast all together. It is a bit more beastial, but it is a beast with a beautiful physique and high cheek bones.
This is no little girl's toilet water; this is a serious perfume of the 1925 model, and she makes no apologies. You wear this when you are grown up and know who you are.

Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Shalimar Bird of Paradise

Essentially the same as the Shalimar we all know and love with that smoky gourmand vanilla patchouli. As usual it opens with the citrus notes that all the Shalimars open with. However everything changes once the fragrance gets to the dry down and we experience the base notes. This is where they changed it. There is musk and another animalic note most likely a synthetic civet. This is a furry musky scent and has no vanilla to my nose or just a small touch of it and it's barely perceptible. I love the bottle and the cute little bird feather. They might still be selling this fragrance on ebay. It was not very popular but I loved it when I first wore it. Very sexy and musky appropriate as an evening cologne to go out on dates and or concerts, theater, dinners. Definitely on the unisex side but then again all the Shalimars are. Wonderful fragrance. I wish it had been more of a success.


This is Shalimar EDP in a more decorative flacon - not a flanker/new scent.

Suzanne 0330
Suzanne 0330

it's a powdery floral soapy smell, like chantilly
it is only fo the ladies or chic woman, luxurious, incredibly sensual and intense,
it's a shot of youth and maturity ( two quality rarely collected ! )
Lemon goes fast enough that it does not bother
the skonky I also feel it is perfect !
I am beginner in perfumes, I can not say more,
but I wear it almost every day.


I tried this perfume today and I must say that I didn't paticulary like the citrusy and slightly soapy opening,
However once the top notes fade away it turns into a nice,spicy and rather sexy scent.
I must say that I am absolutley inlove with the dry down the leather,vanilla and incense blends perfectly.

So I think that this is a really high quality perfume,that's just perfect for a night out.


I'm comparing this to Jicky and Bal a Versailles. If you like Jicky's citrusy opening, but find the drydown a bit unsettling; and if Bal a Versailles feels a little stale, then insert jackpot sound here...

I have to say I impressed myself, I took a sniff of this at Nordies and said 'I"m sure this has civet in it!!!' None of the sales agents could verify, but yes, I was right!!

Here's what I think you'll like: this is the most wearable 'skanky' scent I've found. the opening is refreshing, but the drydown is actually something you'd want to spend time with. Iris floats about (which I love), and maybe that is what prevents this from hitting the 'powdered panties' pyle.

This is another fantastic, high quality fragrance that Guerlain slipped onto the shelves. I highly recommend it :-)


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