Shalimar Ode à la Vanille : Sur la Route du Mexique (2013)
    by Guerlain




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    Shalimar Ode à la Vanille : Sur la Route du Mexique Fragrance notes

    Mexican vanilla, Caramel, Chocolate, Iris, Frankincense, Opoponax, Tonka bean

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    Shalimar Ode à la Vanille : Sur la Route du Mexique is a women's fragrance by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2013

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    sophi's avatar

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    When Angel met Shalimar then Ode la Vanille Route to Mexique was born...
    Realistic, complex scent of vanille, oppoponax and cacao...mixed with dried fruits and then you have this limited edition which is generated by Shalimar edp new version (2012)!!!
    Great work of Alchemy indeed(Thierry Wasser) .

    07 May, 2014

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    I love the smell of real vanilla extract/absolute and of the other dreamy components that complement it and can extend it into amber - benzoin, tonka bean, labdanum...So Shalimar has been a funny thing for me, because it's arguably THE definitive complex vanilla scent, yet what some have referred to as its skank becomes the overwhelming smell of a wet dog on my skin. I'm not averse to smelling weird, but I guess I'm not up for that particular weird! Coming to trust and enjoy Thierry Wasser's work for Guerlain, I bought this one blind hoping that I just needed a little different take on the fragrance for it to become a favorite. Indeed! I've just ordered bottle number two since it's a limited edition...

    The lime in the opening is beautiful, and I'm reminded that an old favorite - La Maison de la Vanille's Vanille Du Mexique - also opens with lime. That fragrance is a lot simpler and less nuanced than this Guerlain, yet at the right moment, from a distance, there's a passing similarity. The signature wet dog accord does indeed show up to let me know it's Shalimar, yet it gets rapidly overtaken by a vanilla that's a little more in the dulce de leche direction than the vanilla in the original. I really loved the burnt caramel-y drydown of the original Dior Addict, and the way it radiated off of warm skin; the vanilla in this Ode isn't nearly as burnt as that, yet it's sure magic with body heat. I was brave/foolish/impatient and initially tried it on - one quick spray - outside in 95 degree weather. Modestly applied, it's just glorious in the heat, a case of reveling in it instead of countering it.

    03 May, 2014

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    Beautiful Shalimar for those of us who react badly to the cinnamon in the original.
    This softer version is an absolute delight.
    Still Shalimar but creamier, a bit veiled.

    23 December, 2013

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