Guerlain Vintage Shalimar Eau De Cologne

This is my favorite kind of Shalimar: Vintage Eau De Cologne. This bottle is from the 1960’s or so and it’s fizzy, powdery Shalimar at its best.

I first started wearing Shalimar edc in my late teens. My first memory of it is coupled with a green angora sweater and pearl stud earrings. It’s a lovely memory…

On my skin the (supposed) notes of: Citruses, Bergamot, Lemon, Cedar, Mandarin Orange, Iris, Patchouli, Vetiver, Jasmine and Rose, Vanilla, Incense, Leather, Opoponax, Civet, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Musk as composed by Jacques Guerlain in the 1920’s project beautifully in the edc. It’s like olfactory magic.

Guerlain Vintage Shalimar Parfum

I found this sealed at an estate sale. It’s likely from the 1970’s?

…Why did I open it? I was in a bad mood in 2020 and curious. …But I shouldn’t have. Really. I have other bottles of open vintage Shalimar and it was dumb.

…Of course it smells fantastic. Of course it’s the parfum so it’s strong and deep and etc. and etc..

Oh well. Now I need to find another sealed vintage of this exact bottle to feel that I’ve completed my collection.