Paris-Oregon-Vienna: Vintage Guerlain On The Road

The Christmas mail overload was to blame that I found another lovely gift in the mail only yesterday, but I couldn’t be happier anyway.

What better way to greet 2011, than smelling of Shalimar that is 43 years old?

My friend and fellow blogger Danielle from Oregon, was so generous as to send me samples of several concentrations of her vintage (1967) Shalimar collection as well as a large sample of vintage L´Heure Bleue.

I love how she packaged it!

I really appreciate her kindness. Blogging has opened so many new doors for me and I met lovely and like-minded people, who are generous to boot.

I will endeavor to compare all the different incarnations of my beloved Shalimar, in a post soon.

Thank you very much, Dee. Happy New Year! 🙂

P.S.  Dee also included a decant of Laurence Dumont Tendre Madeleine. I must confess that I had never heard of it before. It turns out to be a lovely gourmand scent, that seems to be ideal for layering purposes. I like it.

Picture source: my own

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5 Responses to Paris-Oregon-Vienna: Vintage Guerlain On The Road

  1. deeHowe says:


    Thank you for massaging my (already huge) ego by posting these beautiful pictures! 🙂
    I’m really looking forward to reading your impressions of the various concentrations, and vintage vs. current formulae. What fun!!
    And, since it’s day one of 2011, may I also say how much I’m looking forward to smelling the new year with you at my side (metaphorically speaking) 🙂


    • Olfactoria says:

      Thank you, we will sniff our way through the coming year together 🙂
      The Shalimars are a huge challenge, I am almost afraid to tackle it, but on the other hand I can’t wait…

  2. Tara says:

    Looking forward to your impressions of the vintage Shalimar – it was my “rabbit hole” scent.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year over in Vienna and looking forward to reading your blog through 2011.

    • Olfactoria says:

      What a great rabbit hole! There is indeed no coming back from that one 😉
      A very Happy New Year to you too, Tara! Thank you for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it, it is what makes blogging so worthwhile 🙂

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