Tag Archives: Shalimar

An Evening of Orientals – Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, London, Thursday 21st November 2013

By Tara Warm, exotic and sensuous, we explored the heady world of oriental perfumes this month at PLL. The evening was presented by Lila Das Gupta and below is a summarised version of events. In her introduction, Lila told us … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Vintage Shalimar EdT Giveaway

This blog recently turned three, Thanksgiving lies ahead and so does Christmas. Three reasons to be thankful and to give (and receive) a gift. I will give away a bottle of vintage Shalimar Eau de Toilette in a refillable Habit … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are The Best Mainstream Perfumes?

By Tara I’d like to hear your choices of the best mainstream perfumes currently available. I don’t want to get bogged down with definitions so let’s just say mainstream in this case means anything that isn’t niche, high-end exclusive or … Continue reading

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Shalimar For Beginners – Review: Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

By Tara If I was forced to vote for the greatest perfume of all time I may well plump for Shalimar. The only problem is that I hardly ever wear it. It just seems very “evening-y” to me and that … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Are The Most Precious Perfumes In Your Collection?

By Tara What are the shining gems of your perfume collection? Which beloved fragrances of yours were extremely hard to come by? Do you own a much loved perfume that is no longer available? Is there a perfume that you … Continue reading

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Bottle Of The Month: October – And a Giveaway!

This month I want to share a bit of my newest Guerlain: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de Madagascar, a gorgeous oriental that is short-listed for the title of longest perfume name of the year. :) The … Continue reading

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Curves – Review: Guerlain Shalimar Ode A La Vanille Sur La Route De Madagascar

Guerlain’s ten-word-long flanker to its classic oriental Shalimar, just recently came out as a limited edition. Shalimar is a perfume I like it almost all its many incarnations, and I also own the first Ode a la Vanille, that came … Continue reading

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Short But Sweet – Review: Le Labo Labdanum 18

Le Labo Labdanum 18 is a sure-fire winner for everyone loving Shalimar. If you like Musc Ravageur as well, then there is nothing you won’t like about Labdanum 18. Only maybe it might seem a little redundant… Labdanum 18 was … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are Your Top Three Favorite Perfumes?

Yes, it is one of those awful questions again! YOU MUST CHOOSE! What are the three perfumes you would not want to be without? Use any scenario that puts on adequate pressure (house of fire, stranded on an island, at … Continue reading

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Pastoral – Review: Guerlain Aprés L’Ondée

Aprés l’Ondée was my very first Guerlain. For a long time I also thought it would be my only one (insert hearty laughter here), because I thought all the others were not my style, I couldn’t imagine myself in something as challenging … Continue reading

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