Shalimar is a name that resonates since the 1920s as that of a true legend. It is a perfume born during a sumptuous period, very inspired by the Art Deco style, and inscribed in history forever. Sewn from the most precious raw materials, Shalimar tells us an Indian love story. It has survived decades without ever becoming obsolete and is today one of the greatest olfactory classics of our time. To perpetuate his legend, Guerlain regularly transforms it into new flavors. After the great success of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum in 2014 and Shalimar Souffle Intense in 2017. Today, Shalimar gains in shine and shines with a new love. Focus on Shalimar Souffle de Lumière.
Shalimar Souffle de Lumière is a perfume inspired by one of the most beautiful Indian stories. This fragrance has its source in the seventeenth century, while India was ruled by Emperor Shah Jahan. Like all the rulers of that time, he owned several women. Nevertheless, his heart was really only beating for one of them: Mumtaz Mahal. Together, they let their feelings speak in the gardens of Shalimar. At the death of Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan was overcome with grief and decided to pay tribute to him by making these lush gardens a unique mausoleum: the Taj Mahal. This imposing building alone symbolizes all the strength of feelings. Today, this is what inspired Shalimar Souffle de Lumière, letting talk the brilliance and infinite radiance of love.
To finalize the recipe for Shalimar Souffle de Lumière, Thierry Wasser, official perfumer of Guerlain, did not hesitate to travel the world in search of the purest varieties of jasmine. Indeed, this iconic flower of women’s perfume is the center of this new fragrance. Its floral and enveloping breath is here married to the exotic warmth of ylang-ylang. Shalimar Souffle de Lumière is refreshed by the incisive and vibrant presence of bergamot. Finally, its wake ends with a delicious and solar touch of Madagascar vanilla. The result is a very contrasting perfume, at once radiant with brightness, comforting and wildly seductive.
Flacon of Shalimar Souffle de Lumière is again an example of refinement and elegance. Its bottle has remained unchanged since its release in 1925. Designed by Raymond Guerlain, in collaboration with Baccarat, the bottle of Shalimar had won at the time the first prize at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris. Its design has remained timeless and we now share a part of the history of Guerlain. The set represents an engraved pedestal sink. The blue night cap of Shalimar Souffle de Lumière recalls the color of the water gushing from the fountains of the gardens of Shalimar. White, on the other hand, is a symbol of purity evoking the immaculate hue of the Taj Mahal.