63%
would repurchase
4.5/5
package quality

price range

Reviews

Reviews


5.0
Created with Sketch.

10 years ago

I'm really loving the shalimar flankers lately. This is probably the least like the original shalimar of all the flankers, it only vaguely reminds me of the original with the base notes of...

About reviewer (290 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



4.0
Created with Sketch.

10 years ago

I'm a huge fan of the original Shalimar, but find the scent a bit too strong for me to wear on a daily basis. I do like Guerlain fragrances, though, as I find that they have that certain "je ne...

About reviewer (908 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
Created with Sketch.

10 years ago

I'm really surprised at how I fell in love with this. I guess the negativity from so many of these reviews stems from the belief that this is a dumbing-down of the original Shalimar, but that...

About reviewer (197 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesBrown


2.0
Created with Sketch.

11 years ago

I really wanted to love this perfume. Try as I might, and for several days and through several spritzes, I simply can't get past the scent notes. I think this a very mature fragrance and perhaps in...

About reviewer (156 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
Created with Sketch.
from

11 years ago

For som time I have been looking for a more grown up scent for going out. These days I usually wear Love, Chloé or Balenciaga Paris to work. So many of the stronger scents on the market are too...

About reviewer (93 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
Created with Sketch.

11 years ago

Shalimar Initial is a very light, dry, powdery, cinnamon-spicy patchouli fragrance. Opens very dry-woody, like fresh cut wood. Takes about 15-30 minutes to dry down. Dry as a desert. If you...

About reviewer (1118 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairOther, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 years ago

Oh goodness, the reviews are scathing!! I must say though how utterly beautiful some of them are with all the descriptive words and vivid imagery ladies have used. As lovely as the bad reviews are...

About reviewer (100 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


4.0
Created with Sketch.
from

11 years ago

If Parfum Initial were a movie, it’d be Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. From the dusty pale steel blue lid and tassel to the cameo pink juice, it evokes the feeling of life inside an 18th Century...

About reviewer (371 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesHazel


5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 years ago

I think one of the keys to appreciating Shalimar Parfum Initial is ignoring the Shalimar part of its name. PI's similarity to Shalimar is fleeting at best. I choose to enjoy PI based on its own...

About reviewer (572 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesHazel


2.0
Created with Sketch.
from

11 years ago

Deeply disappointing. I first smelled this at a Guerlain boutique, and thought it was woodsy, but "just okay." It didn't smell like Shalimar to me, and I love the original true Shalimar. For me,...

About reviewer (825 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Olive, Warm

HairRed, Curly, Coarse

EyesGreen



5.0
Created with Sketch.

10 years ago

I'm really loving the shalimar flankers lately. This is probably the least like the original shalimar of all the flankers, it only vaguely reminds me of the original with the base notes of...

About reviewer (290 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



4.0
Created with Sketch.

10 years ago

I'm a huge fan of the original Shalimar, but find the scent a bit too strong for me to wear on a daily basis. I do like Guerlain fragrances, though, as I find that they have that certain "je ne...

About reviewer (908 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
Created with Sketch.

10 years ago

I'm really surprised at how I fell in love with this. I guess the negativity from so many of these reviews stems from the belief that this is a dumbing-down of the original Shalimar, but that...

About reviewer (197 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesBrown


2.0
Created with Sketch.

11 years ago

I really wanted to love this perfume. Try as I might, and for several days and through several spritzes, I simply can't get past the scent notes. I think this a very mature fragrance and perhaps in...

About reviewer (156 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
Created with Sketch.
from

11 years ago

For som time I have been looking for a more grown up scent for going out. These days I usually wear Love, Chloé or Balenciaga Paris to work. So many of the stronger scents on the market are too...

About reviewer (93 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown