Shalimar 1925 Extrait

Shalimar (Extrait) by Guerlain
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Shalimar (Extrait) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 1925. The scent is oriental-powdery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
Layers well with Shalimar (Eau de Cologne)
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Main accords

Oriental
Powdery
Floral
Spicy
Sweet

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot BlossomsBlossoms
Heart Notes Heart Notes
IrisIris JasmineJasmine RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla Balsamic notesBalsamic notes Tonka beanTonka bean

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9.0246 Ratings
Longevity
8.8225 Ratings
Sillage
8.1227 Ratings
Bottle
9.3243 Ratings
Value for money
7.778 Ratings
Submitted by Nibelung, last update on 15.04.2024.
Variant of the fragrance concentration
This is a variant of the perfume Shalimar (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain, which differs in concentration.

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Medusa00

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Very helpful Review 24  
The time has come...

...think about my life for a while. She sniffles, straightens the blanket on her legs. She has sat down in her old rocking chair and is annoyed with herself at the same time because it's so hard to get out of it. "Well," she thinks, "if I get the right momentum, he'll throw me off anyway." She giggles a little. She is known for her gallows humor. On the side table is a (large) glass of sherry and a bottle of "Shalimar", the pure perfume. "They call it extrait these days. What nonsense, you spit on yourself when you pronounce it." She sips her sherry and spritzes herself with Shalimar. "Yes, the harsh old woman. Jicky's playing in here and they haven't removed the lavender, I bet."
She puts an LP on the old record player. Old blue eyes sings:

"When I was 17, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for small town girls
And soft summer nights
We'd hide from the lights
On the village green
When I was 17"

Yes, she could have been such a girl. The crazy 1950s! Aunt Ava had traveled to America with her and Eddi, her brother. Mummy had made her a purple petticoat dress from Atlas silk. There was what felt like 85 meters of tulle under the skirt. AND Aunt Ava gave her Shalimar. It was already a famous perfume back then and it was very different from the perfumes she knew. Scratchy, powdery, vanilla unsweet and somehow roasted.
They saw the crazy Jerry Lee Lewis. Who shook his blond curly head, played boogie woogie with a crazy look and lit his piano on fire. Sometimes the hall even had to be cleared because the audience was swaying on the chandeliers.
They would have loved to see Elvis too. But Aunt Ava already had a TV back then and so they saw his famous hip swing on TV. Elvis the pelvis, yes yes.
When they got back, the rock'n'roll wave had of course already taken hold. There was a dance hall at the pub where they could let off steam. Eddi played the piano and mimed Jerry Lee. When he tried to light it up, he was stopped. Willi danced with her like crazy, rolling his shoulders and pulling his legs. Shalimar was always there, whether it suited her or not. But the expansive sillage spoke for itself.
Willi gave the hip swing of Elvis on stage, but he looked like a hip-sick cat trying to climb down a tree backwards. Eddi had grown a moustache that made him look like he had just eaten a mouse.
The pork knuckle eaters sat at the front of the restaurant and got upset about the indecent monkey hopping.
In the early 60s, she flew to Las Vegas with Aunt Ava to see the Rat Pack perform at the Sands Hotel. She wore a cream-colored, beaded sheath dress. Her blonde hair was pinned up. She almost looked like Doris Day. Although she already had many other fragrances, her faithful companion was Shalimar. Dean Martin wouldn't have pushed her off the edge of the bed.
She sniffed her hand. Now she's already a great-grandmother.
She and Shalimar are still there Yes, and sometimes it was a very good year.
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Peeva

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Drowned in a sea of flowers
First association: Grandma's wardrobe. Silk scarves with the scent of bygone days, in between never used expensive soap...incredibly heavy, dense almost turgid.
After 2 hours, the heaviness gives way and leaves a sea of flowers from which there is no escape.
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ScentFan

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ScentFan
ScentFan
Very helpful Review 8  
No Greater Excellence
If a greater perfume than this exists, it's got to be Roja (Haute Luxe) by Roja Dove--at least in my personal sniffing experience. But even Roja can't eclipse the sheer wonder of Shalimar in its most glorious form, the original extrait. It took me a long time to understand this perfume, years to collect every version, months to study it, compare it. Then, one day, I put on the extrait and it was as if clouds parted and a choir of angels sang. Not the boring kind of angels. These were wrapped in furs (magic ones not from animals) and had wings of gold. The real Shalimar is an experience of bliss awaiting the perfumista or perfumisto lucky enough to snag a well-preserved bottle of the extrait then glory in the Lemon/Bergamot top and thrill in its civety heart and base. From Jacques Guerlain's notes, Thierry Wasser reports the extrait has: bergamot, lemon, jasmine, rose, orris, opopanax, tonka bean, birch tar, patchouli, incense, vetiver, civet, castoreum, vanilla, musk. I can smell them. Given the restrictions on today's perfumers, such a scent will never come again. At least it once was made and can still be enjoyed--the reigning excellence in perfume, even in its age.
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Lauser93

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Oh how beautiful you are! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Thank you very much to Juli for the bottle :-) When I was desperately looking for the Woman No. 1 about half a year ago, I got the tip that the Shalimar Eau de Parfum would go a bit in that direction. The bottle I bought at the time has not yet been tested, but now finally the Shalimar Extrait :-) I'm really blown away by the smell, even if I can only see a slight resemblance to the Bogner. The piece is really classy and something very special. But so is the price. The longevity is very good at around 8 to 10 hours and the sillage doesn't need to hide either.

One spray and a wonderful fragrance immediately fills the room - WOW! First there is bergamot and a sea of flowers. The heart note enchants everything around me thanks to a sea of flowers made up of iris, violet, jasmine blossom and rose water. The base enchants me, because it smells so beautiful and feminine like bourbon vanilla, which a man's fragrance can never do. Thanks to tonka beans, there is also a hint of almond milk and a lovely creaminess. There is also a heart-warming balsamic quality.

This fragrance is so incredibly beautiful and actually competes with Woman No. 1 for first place among my favorite fragrances. Do you know when a fragrance gets you so excited that it even brings a tear to your eye? That is absolute madness!
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Stacia

134 Reviews
Stacia
Stacia
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Iconic
Time travel to January of 2003. I have run away from my old life and am hiding out in a cottage in the snowy woods. I have taken only a few possessions with me, including a mini bottle of Guerlain Shalimar. I take to wearing it every day as I settle into a peaceful and strange new life off the grid. Shalimar makes the most sense to me in the context of this setting. It opens with one of the most realistic Earl Grey accords I have ever smelled. The morning cup of tea as I sit at the dining table, relieved to be rid of the old life and contemplating how I might move forward this morning on plans for my new life. Shalimar moves into a leather gloves note. Makes me feel brave enough to bundle up and venture out into the brisk air and walk around the property. As I do, my body temperature increases, bringing out the sweet smoky opoponax incense. Makes me want to curl up by the fire, or at the very least, go back inside and make another cup of tea while paging through old books forgotten for years on the shelf. Shalimar is the ultimate "sexy librarian" scent in my opinion. After a day of wear, the note that is left on my skin is a soft vanilla, a memory of a hug from a long passed ancestor. It lingers on my sweater for days and becomes the olfactory soundtrack to an era of my life when I had to be my own mother and father and grandparents.
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Lily3013Lily3013 2 years ago
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First association: Grandma's wardrobe-give it time. What captivated me was the spicy floweryness. Extrait is harsher in composition than EdT
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TOPTOP 3 years ago
Dense but amazing - roses and jasmine, resin and bergamot - all in a vanilla base
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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The opening is citrusy, floral, slightly sweet and powdery. The drydown is balsamic with a beautiful vanilla and a touch of smoke.
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MarabuntaMarabunta 3 years ago
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A dark dense rose and resinous vanilla wonder with a bitter bergamot around. Nothing beats this marvel in a cold and rainy winter day.
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