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5.0
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4 years ago

This is a great Shalimar. I really love it. It was discontinued, but it is coming back in Guerlain's Les Parisenne line (with a new name). That line is more expensive sadly. I have a couple bottles...

About reviewer (808 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlue



5.0
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5 years ago

I bought this as a blind buy after listening to Emmy Ever After review it on Youtube. At first I really didn't like it. I've never liked vintage classic smelling perfumes in my teenage years.I've...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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7 years ago

I’m so late to the PI party and gosh I wish I would of found this sooner! I’ve always liked Shalimar but feel the Vintage is best but that’s pricey and the leather note I’m having a hard time...

About reviewer (1088 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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8 years ago

What I find interesting about Shalimar Parfum Initial is that it sits happily at the crossroads between classics and fruitchoulis. If Shalimar is an untamed tiger Parfum Initial is a kitten with...

About reviewer (1000 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Curly, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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9 years ago

I didn't purchase this, it was an early christmas present, but I've seen it in my local chemist at a very reasonable price. Even though it is discontinued, I have a feeling you'll be able to buy it...

About reviewer (816 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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9 years ago

I received this fragrance by accident and I'm so glad I did for it's just lovely. I purchased what I thought was the original edp from an ebay seller and received this instead. This is...

About reviewer (363 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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10 years ago

My heart is breaking learning that this scent is being discontinued! It was a version of Shalimar I could wear comfortably. I love the vanilla and tonka bean in it, and it just exudes sexiness. I...

About reviewer (470 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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10 years ago

I really enjoy wearing this when I want a cold-weather scent that's warm and comforting without screaming "vanilla!" A touch of sweetness and brightness but never straying into "baked goods," it's...

About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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10 years ago

I adore this. I know people keep comparing this to Shalimar, but please judge this perfume on its own terms. I respect the original, it is well made and carries a lot of history but it is a harder...

About reviewer (169 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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11 years ago

Some of the most beloved fragrances in my collection began with triggering mild disdain. I love it when a fragrance gets a grip on me and changes my mind. The first time I tried this odd beauty I...

About reviewer (663 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Kinky, Medium

EyesBlue


1.0
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11 years ago

Nope. Smells like baby powder mixed with memories of no-nonsense church services in the 1970s... albeit the nicely-dressed middle-aged ladies back in the 1970s in the surrounding pews. Kind of...

About reviewer (58 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesGreen


3.0
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11 years ago

Pretty little Shalimar flanker . I must say i have mistaken this for Coco Mademoiselle EDP numerous times when my friends have asked me to guess what they are wearing. Me ? I'm sticking to the old...

About reviewer (463 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


2.0
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11 years ago

So disappointing for my favorite old friend, my Shalimar. Initial comes on strongly, visits for a bit, chatters voraciously as usual with her sweet notes, then exits almost as quickly as she...

About reviewer (369 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


1.0
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11 years ago

Pleasant enough scent, but it essentially disappeared in less than an hour. Not worth it.

About reviewer (157 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesHazel


4.0
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11 years ago

Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain is not a disappointing “very berry cupcake”. Basically, take Shalimar EDC, add a dash of Angel, hit yourself in the head, and there you have it. The composition...

About reviewer (72 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


4.0
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12 years ago

Okay, this is for both Parfum Initial and PI L'Eau. I tested PI L'eau on my hand and PI on my forearm, so I could distinguish them, but also detect the combination. Here's my assessment: You will...

About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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12 years ago

Beautiful, i've never experienced such an unbelievable transformation in the drydown, so you really need to try this on your skin. I was looking for something classic, sensual, dark and warm but...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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12 years ago

this is by far a very different perfume if you want to stand out from all the basic florals. This is sexy and mysterious. any age can wear it as it changes on people. LOVE it and since i am a...

About reviewer (138 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel


3.0
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12 years ago

I must have thirty cards sprayed with this rattling around my house. I always sample it when I'm out -- I can't resist the bottle, and I love the pop of alcohol and cedar that I get the instant...

About reviewer (54 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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12 years ago

This is how I wished the Original to smell. I guess that´s my bodychemistry. It was Johnsons´s babypowder troughout the fragrance to my sadness. Initital is a whole different story. It develops so...

About reviewer (18 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Fine

EyesGreen