A Pleasant Surprise
by KE on Feb 14, 2017
I like this, and I've never felt very drawn to the original, so it was a nice surprise. It's gentle and sweet with iris and vanilla, and very pleasant. I would recommend it to those who like powdery florals, because it's a nice one.
Shalimar, lasting fragrance
by Peggy on Jun 6, 2016
I don't know how I have missed the perfume of Shalimar. I now understand why it has been around so long. Great smell and last long.
Lovely and soft
by Helena on Jan 15, 2016
Easy to wear, powdery soft vanilla with a hint of citrus. Perfect daytime scent.
by Jade on Feb 10, 2015
This is a lovely floral with a hint of vanilla. Very mild sweetness with a strong feminine floral. This could work for any occasion but would be a wonderful springtime scent while at a play or a picnic. I'm for sure going to make this a regular in my perfume collection. I absolutely adore it.
by gyl on Mar 5, 2014
I actually prefer Initial over Shalimar. Initial is soft, warm, citrus scent. Very nice for the springtime.
Exudes diamonds and pearls
by Li on Mar 4, 2014
This is a classic scent in the truest form. It commands attention, but not in a loud, shrewish way. It speaks softly and everyone strains to listen. This oriental fragrance is more like a dessert wine than the main course, served at the banquet where all have had their fill yet can't resist the temptation of one more taste. I wouldn't define it as casual; Shalimar is the grande dame at the dinner party. It is deep, rich, and voluptuous...definitely not for the wallflower!
Warm Pink Nectar!
by Heather on Aug 10, 2013
This creation is powdery, aromatic, woody, and vanilla-sweet! It is composed of citruses, green notes, gorgeous flowers, woody accords, and oriental notes. The citruses add the burst of bergamot and orange. Iris, ose and jasmine combine with the woodiness of vetiver and patchouli, while oriental notes of vanilla, white musk and tonka bean lend seductive warmth to this fabulous concoction. Green notes provide a freshness here, while the caramel adds the sweetness necessary to send this fragrance to the moon and back. That also describes the longevity and comfortableness! WONDERFUL scent!!