Shalimar is a perfume which was created in 1925 and which very quickly became one of the greatest fragrances of contemporary perfumery. A strong symbol of the Roaring Twenties, it has survived the ages to reach us with nobility and refinement.
In 2014, Guerlain therefore decided to reinterpret this essence in the form of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum. More floral and luminous than in the past, this juice has again aroused admiration, immersing us brilliantly in the Indian-inspired elegance of this great perfume success. Well, know that the story does not end there, and that Shalimar Souffle de Parfum has this time been revisited in a Limited Edition paying homage to the peacock.
Guerlain’s Indian inspiration
To make the very first Shalimar perfume, Jacques Guerlain was inspired by a love story between Maharajah Shah Jahan and his dearest wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It must be said that the Guerlain house has always been fascinated by India and that this country has given rise to many creations. There it was a question of feeling. The love of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal was expressed freely, for many years, in the gardens of Shalimar. This idyllic place is now known to all. Indeed, on the death of his beloved, Shah Jahan built a disproportionate mausoleum called the Taj Mahal.
The peacock, an animal with very strong symbolism
Of course, although this is a recent edition of Shalimar, it was unthinkable to abandon the Indian connotation of this perfume. Thus, this Limited Edition of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum pays homage to the peacock, a sacred animal and national bird of India. Its presence in Hindu art is particularly ubiquitous. Moreover, it is in particular because of its rich religious heritage that the peacock was crowned national bird of India in 1963. It embodies immortality. The Indians then associate a whole bunch of sacred virtues with it. As such, Boudha would even be reincarnated in the body of a peacock. As you can see, the new Limited Edition of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum by Guerlain has a particularly precious and mystical aura.
Focus on the new Souffle de Parfum Limited Edition
Shalimar Souffle de Parfum revisits, for a Limited Edition, all the grace of the peacock. This is reflected in a graphic and artistic way. Thus, this bird decorates the bottle of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum, as well as its cardboard case, in a dark blue color that is both mysterious and captivating. This contrasts with the purity of the white of the rest of the whole. The whole thing sublimates a fragrance that is both luminous and modern. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum takes off on fresh and sparkling notes of bergamot, lemon and mandarins. Its heart, meanwhile, is loaded with sambac jasmine, ingredients typical of India. This is associated with the luminosity of the orange blossom. Finally, the base of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum is enveloped in vanilla, allowing a delicate sensuality sublimated with white musk to soar.