Product Of The Week 28.04.13
What can we say about Shalimar that hasn’t been said a million times already by everyone else? Buy yourself a bottle, apply to your wrist and neck, sit back, inhale deeply and be transported to another universe...
Shalimar is one of the best selling perfumes ever – not just at The London Perfume Company - but in the whole fragrance world (and we’re not surprised!)
The beautiful perfume was created by Jacques Guerlain in 1925 and is based on a very romantic historical story (see below..) if you haven’t smelt it; you’re seriously missing out.
We’d say it’s suitable for all ages really but more so for the ladies of 30 years +. Only because it carries quite a heavy aroma that makes a lasting impression: We know that ladies under 30, generally like a lighter scent.
Shalimar is bursting with feminity. It boasts bergamot, jasmine, rose and tonka bean before hitting a stunning base of vanilla and iris.
It’s almost too special to be worn every day.
(The romantic story behind Shalimar... )
Shalimar is based on the beautiful story of Emperor SHAHJAHAN and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Before he became emperor his name was Prince Khurram. According to the legend, Prince Khurram met a young girl, named Arjumand Banu at the bazaar where her family worked. Mesmerized by her beauty, after becoming emperor, he made her his wife as Mumtaz Mahal, meaning the "Jewel of the Palace". After the wedding, the prince and Mumtaz were inseparable, in war and in peace. She had given 13 children to Shahjahan and died during the birth of their 14th child at the age of 39. Her death devastated Shah Jahan and had built Taj Mahal in memory of his wife and their undying love. Shalimar is named after ‘The Gardens of Shalimar’. It was Mumtaz’s favorite garden.
Why not try Eau de Shalimar? A cheeky take of the original by Guerlain – this is equally as elegant but a touch fruitier…
Top notes of orange, bergamot and lime blend with the heart of rose and jasmine, transcending onto the base notes of vanilla, iris and resin.