Shalimar Souffle de Parfum is a modern version of the classic Shalimar fragrance from 1925, the interpretation made by perfumer Thierry Wasser, launched in 2014. After Shalimar Souffle Intense edition released in 2017, Shalimar Souffle de Lumière is prepared for summer 2018 as a luminous and refreshed take on the modern Shalimar composition. Gorgeous Russian model Natalia Vodianova is again advertising this pure, light, yet elegant and long-lasting perfume.
The fragrance was inspired by one of the most beautiful Indian stories. Four centuries ago, in India, there was a love that knew no bounds. For his beloved wife, the princess Mumtaz Mahal, the emperor Shah Jahan ordered the creation of the most luxurious gardens of Shalimar as a setting for their love. Later, he erected the Taj Mahal, a marvel admired by the entire world. This fabulous story inspired Jacques Guerlain to create an exquisitely seductive scent, the world’s very first oriental fragrance: Shalimar.
Shalimar Souffle de Lumière Qualities
The new fragrance is described as a citrus/floral perfume, more about a modern interpretation with a classic and elegant scent. The main ingredient of the composition is jasmine from Calabria. The top note of bergamot exhales a dazzling freshness. Making way to the heart which blends jasmine with ylang-ylang. Delicious vanilla accords lend a gourmand touch to this sun filled fragrance.
- Top notes: bergamot
- Heart: jasmine, grandiflorum, ylang-ylang
- Base notes: vanilla, benzoin, white musk
It is a very smooth, creamy, warm yet very light scent. As its name is like a soft bright scent. The jasmine and ylang-ylang are in the center of the stage. From the bergamot in the top notes, you get a gentle blast of the citrus. The vanilla is not too strong, and together with the benzoin, you get an instant smooth. The scent has a great longevity and sillage. The packaging is just a great outfit, it is a white gradient on a translucid bottle. White is the symbol of purity evoking the immaculate hue of the Taj Mahal.
The fragrance is available as 50 ml Eau de Parfum.