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 with ease for a couple of years.
This is gourmand for grown ups. Shalimar plus Prada Candy = Shalimar Parfum Initial. Basically Guerlain have taken the original Shalimar, stripped it of leather and incense, swapped the original musk for white musk, and added gourmand notes in the form of caramel.
It's absolutely gorgeous, very smooth, rich, well blended, and in many ways more easier to wear than the original Shalimar. It's also suprisingly inexpensive in comparison to the original Shalimar.
Sillage is soft/moderate. Longevity on me is only around 4 hours.
I would suggest this fragrance for people who love gourmands but don't want to smell like a teenager, for those who find the original Shalimar too heavy to wear, or for those who love the original Shalimar but find it too heavy to wear as an every day fragrance. Shalimar Parfum Initial is definitely one you can get away with during the day.
I have ticked that I will not repurchase because I love the original Shalimar and don't find it too heavy. Much as I find this version to be gorgeous, I don't really need it in my life and I have enough perfumes to last a lifetime as it is.