The Mistique of Shalimar by Guerlain. Images.

Shalimar by Guerlain is one of the most bespoke and best selling perfumes ever, holding a spot on the list of world bestsellers. For decades advertising supported sales, promoting the scent in an elegant and minimalistic way, focusing on the image of Shalimar’s bottle.

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(Photos: http://www.hprints.com)


The Mystique of Shalimar by Guerlain. The History of Creation.

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.

Color Me Red. Vintage Fashion in Vogue.

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(Photos: http://www.condenaststore.com)

Dior Secret Garden – Versailles. The Film.

Forever Audrey…

This image of Audrey Hepburn is very unusual and as such caught my attention. I love its energy, colors and above anything else, the simple and charing summer atmosphere.


(Photo: http://www.pinterest.com)

Once Upon a Time in Vogue US… June 1934.

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(Photos: http://www.hprints.com)

Oriental Garden by Shanghai Tang.

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(Photos: http://www.shanghaitang.com)

Dark Arts by Dolce & Gabbana.

For many seasons Dolce & Gabbana do not fail to amaze and so was with a Spring Summer 2014 collection. Here multiple variations of a classic little black dress inspired by Italian tradition and Sicilian spirit.

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(Photos: http://www.dolcegabbana.com)

Marilyn Monroe in Dior.

Inspired by yesterday’s post featuring Michelle Williams who starred Marilyn Monroe in “My week with Marilyn”, an archival picture of M.M. in Christian Dior gown.


(Photo: http://www.dior.com)

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton.