For almost a century, the Guerlain house has crossed the ages by offering perfumes and exceptional beauty products. After 4 generations of Guerlain perfumers, today Thierry Wasser is at the head of Guerlain olfactory creations. His immense talent has allowed him to create fragrances that have the soul of the brand while innovating. Among the greatest olfactory successes of the Guerlain house, we note L’Heure Bleue, Jicky, Samsara, L’Homme Idéal, Idylle, La Petite Robe Noire and Shalimar. Symbol of eternal love, Shalimar is considered the first oriental fragrance in the history of perfumery.
The Guerlain house knew how to surprise the whole world by daring to put in Jicky’s bottle for the first time, in 1889, a synthetic vanillin which would bring a powerful new trail to this beautiful fragrance. With Shalimar in 1925, Aimé Guerlain’s heir, Jacques Guerlain, this time dared to offer in a feminine scent oriental accords of amber wood, tonka bean and civet and of course that would bring to the depths an intensity never seen before.
As soon as it comes out, Shalimar seduces with its power as well as its citrus freshness or even its delicate notes of roses and jasmine. Ernest Beaux, perfumer and creator of the legendary Chanel N ° 5, said of him: “With this packet of vanilla, I would just have been able to create custard, while he, Jacques Guerlain, created Shalimar. “. Shalimar will therefore enter the hearts of women, never to leave them.
Shalimar, the myth of eternal love
The first oriental notes of perfumery with Shalimar Guerlain
In 1925, Jacques Guerlain imagined the first oriental fragrance in the history of perfumery, thanks to Shalimar. The story of this extraordinary fragrance originates in northern India. The story tells the story of a mad love between Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife, Princess Mumtaz Mahal. After the death of his beauty, and in order to immortalize this exceptional love, the emperor decided to dedicate a mausoleum to her, and then created “Les Jardins de Shalimar” for her.
When Jacques Guerlain learned of this wonderful story, he decided to make it into a perfume that will symbolize eternal love. In Sanskrit, an Indian language, you should know that “ Shalimar ” means “Temple of love”. The fragrance takes off on the lively freshness of lemon and bergamot. The heart is composed of jasmine, May rose and iris. Finally, the base combines vanilla, opopanax, tonka bean and a brand new molecule, ethyl vanillin.
Shalimar Souffle de Perfume, a modern tenderness
Oriental notes are filled with sweetness in the heart of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum
With extreme sensuality, Thierry Wasser decided to revisit the Shalimar legend created by Jacques Guerlain. Shalimar Souffle de parfum transports us with its infinite tenderness. Here, Shalimar’s iconic bottle is back and revisited in a unique setting.
It is indeed, dressed in a magnificent blue gradient while transparency and intensity. The delicacy of the color echoes that of the perfume. The name of the perfume is signed in gold letters for more modernity.
Its case is also unique because it illustrates the gardens of Shalimar… The composition begins with the lively and citrus notes of lemon, tangerine and bergamot. The heart is filled with sambac jasmine from India, and orange blossom for maximum luminosity. The base will finally combine vanilla and white musks.
Shalimar Orange Blast
When the mythical Shalimar is reborn in Shalimar Breath of Orange
Thierry Wasser, official perfumer of the Guerlain house since the 2010s, will even choose to dare to offer this cult perfume new olfactory paths with the luminous Shalimar Parfum Initial. The success of this variation will push the perfumer to play once again with the legendary composition of Jacques Guerlain, and so in 2019, we will have the pleasure of discovering Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger who will play on all the facets of this Mediterranean flower to offer a more contrasted face to this beautiful Shalimar.
Between green notes and opulent flowers Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger offers a new olfactory picture
The great novelty brought by Thierry Wasser in Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger is of course his incomparable work on orange blossom and the orange tree itself. It must be said that this Guerlain perfumer likes to travel to the four corners of the world to meet the producers of the olfactory raw materials of his perfumes, which inevitably inspires him a lot when it comes to highlighting them in his compositions.
Thus Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger is an ode to this beautiful tree coming from the sun, as the perfume exhales in turn each of the exploitable parts of the orange tree in perfumery. Thus the top notes of Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger are composed of mandarin, bergamot and petit grain, a green note created from the twigs and leaves of the orange tree. At the heart, it is neroli flower absolute obtained from orange blossom, which embalms us alongside notes of jasmine. Finally, it is once again orange blossom that is coated with intense notes of vanilla and sandalwood.