Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum ~ new fragrance

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

Guerlain will launch Shalimar Souffle de Parfum, a new floriental fragrance for women. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum is a flanker to 1925's Shalimar.

Once upon a time, four centuries ago, in India, there was a love that knew no bounds. For his beloved wife, the princess Mumtaz Mahal, the emperor Shah Jahan ordered the creation of the most luxurious gardens of Shalimar as a setting for their love. Later, he erected the Taj Mahal, a marvel admired by the entire world. This fabulous story inspired Jacques Guerlain to create an exquisitely seductive scent, the world’s very first oriental fragrance: Shalimar.

Now, [Guerlain house perfumer] Thierry Wasser has breathed new life into this legendary perfume, taking it to the heights of sensuality in an entrancing, luminous creation to be worn like a precious jewel. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum, a gently perfumed caress.

The notes feature bergamot, lemon, mandarin, jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla and white musk.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum will be available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

(via guerlain, found via Monsieur Guerlain at Facebook)

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  1. Dusan says:

    Hasta cuando? That, of course, is my suggestion for the next flanker name.

    • Robin says:

      And it would work for me!

      I don’t know, but if it’s already on the website, I’d guess within the next month.

  2. pigoletto says:

    Love the bottle, but the notes sound rather uninspired. Is this Guerlain just giving a fancier name to the yearly Shalimar Light incarnations?

    • eaudemale says:

      Zombie Shalimar

    • Robin says:

      I don’t think so…I think this is going to be a bit less closely related to Shalimar than Shalimar Light. More orange blossom, and they are using the phrase “an overdose of white musk”. So guessing this will be cleaner, possibly even soapy.

      • Omega says:

        This sounds boring..but who knows, it’s a Guerlain, it may not be boring.


        Shalimar Grand Frère

  3. Naz says:

    This might actually be a Shalimar I can appreciate! The bottle looks pretty. I would have expected a lotion or cream from the name Souffle, though.

  4. Kevin says:

    Wasser and white musk…a match made in hell.

  5. rebeccat94 says:

    I love Shalimar, so I am excited to try this.

  6. Oakland Fresca says:

    The juxtaposition of souffle and parfum kind of grosses me out… frittatas, omelettes, and quiches need not apply either. The only egg simile that works for me is caviar, and then again it depends on the context. I get that without the accent souffle mean something other than breakfast in French (breath? spirit?), but I can’t get the image of a poofy egg cake out of my mind.

  7. CobraRose says:

    I’m sorry, but “a flanker to 1925’s Shalimar” still sounds wrong.

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