Guerlain issued a new version of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum (2014), itself being a flanker of the classic Shalimar (1925). It is called Shalimar Souffle Intense, whose tagline is "A breath of extreme sensuality,"...
"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."
In-house perfumer Thierry Wasser worked with a pairing of vanilla from Tahiti and one from Madagascar: "A carnal facet appears when the sensuality of vanilla blends with the Oriental tolu balsam."
The floriental composition has top notes of bergamot, lemon, green notes and mandarin. The heart showcases neroli, sambac jasmine from India and an absolute of orange blosson waters. The base rests on sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla and benzoin.
Price: 97,95€ for 50 ml of eau de parfum.