The Mystique of Shalimar by Guerlain. The History of Creation.
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Shalimar by Guerlain will forever be known as the first oriental fragrance created in the history of perfumery. It was introduced in 1925 by Jaques Guerlain, who created the scent inspired by the romantic story of Emperor Shah Jahan, who fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal for whom he built the Taj Mahal and dedicated splendid Gardens of Shalimar.
Shalimar is a scent of love and passion. According to the creator, “wearing Shalimar means letting your senses take over”. This highly sensual composition with iris, jasmine and rose as heart cords is complimented by vanilla, tonka beans and bergamot flowers.
The fragrance is closed in an artistic bottle that in 1925 won the first prize at the Paris Decorative Arts Exhibition, being designed by Raymond Guerlain.