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Shalimar Souffle Intense (2017)
by Guerlain


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Year of Launch2017
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerThierry Wasser
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Shalimar Souffle Intense

Shalimar Souffle Intense is a feminine perfume by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2017 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Thierry Wasser

Shalimar Souffle Intense fragrance notes

Reviews of Shalimar Souffle Intense

I had the chance to test Shalimar EDP (current version), Shalimar Souffle de Parfum and buy a 70s vintage version Shalimar, the first version of Ode à la Vanille, sur la Route de Madagascar and sur la Route du Mexique.

The current Shalimar EDP was a bit disappointing. A lot of bergamot with some cardamom and then a powdery rose (almost itchy). Then it settles down finally but doesn't give a good sillage. What's funny is that it smells different if you smell it one cm away from another spot.

Shalimar from the 70s is so much better. Both softer and spicier, with an amber, cashmere feel. You get the bergamot and the rose, but nothing is too strong.

Souffle de parfum shouldn't be compared. This is not Shalimar, don't expect Shalimar. There are some common notes, especially if you wear vintage Shalimar on the other wrist. But it's very good on its own! A wonderful floral with some spices and a gourmand dry-down. I get a lot of mandarine. I'm happy I randomly got a sample of this and I hope I'll get a full bottle. Sillage could be better, though.

I tried Souffle Intense at Guerlain's shop in Brussels. I had one on each wrist. It shares notes with the original Souffle de Parfum, which I liked a lot. But it's very different in the same time. More fruit (citrus-mandarine), more vanilla. Sillage is very good and longevity is way better. I was going to buy the original, but I will go back for Souffle Intense.
I still have no idea what 'pungent jade' smells like.

The original Ode à la Vanille opens in a very bitter way. It's balsamic. Then it goes towards a powdery bergamot. The acid vanilla comes later. It's a bit sweeter than the vintage Shalimar but quite similar in the dry down. It also has more fruit.

Sur la Route de Madagascar shares a lot of notes as well, but it's more floral than fruity. It's more animalistic. Dirtier in a very sexy way. It has more vanilla than the others as well.

Sur la Route du Mexique opens with more pepper. It's something between rhum and gin, with spices. It might have a more itchy, synthetic feel for me.

Note that the three bottles are exactly the same. You've got to keep the boxes to differentiate them.

The opening of all those Shalimar, except for souffle de parfum, is the biggest difference. The more they dry, the most similar they get.
23rd December, 2017 (last edited: 23rd February, 2018)
Disappointing. Not much to do with Shalimar or Souffle. I don't detect any of my adored Guerlainade in it. Rather, a very average, almost cheap smelling, broad-stroke duty-free fragrance in a pretty blue bottle. The fact that I bought it for next to nothing from a reputable discounter less than a month after its release indicates what you need to know about the juice and the house at this point in time. Sad. And sad for Wasser.
16th November, 2017

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