Originally Posted by robbert
By the way, since it's my first vintage Guerlain purchase, what do you guys think about the price?
I know it's stupid, but i've never smelled shalimar...
Wow, you've never smelled Shalimar
, so you blind bought vintage parfum? How courageous of you!
I blind bought new Eau de Cologne, and this was the first Shalimar
I ever smelled. The EDC has this strong kick in the top notes (bergamot) that really threw me and I really didn't like it the very first time I smelled it. I didn't pay much for it ($30+) so I kept the bottle and retested it in a couple of weeks, and slowly-but-surely I started to like it every day more and more. Now I love it.
Since falling for the EdC, I have tested the Eau de Parfum (intensely animalic...and more powdery) and the parfum. The parfum is strange, since it wears very close to the skin on me. It is not strong in sillage, but it lasts forever. Perhaps I missed the diffusion and overall brightness of the EdC, but the parfum was a little disappointing to me actually. Unlike Mitsouko
and Vol de Nuit
parfum, which I love!
Nonetheless, if I were to buy vintage Shalimar
parfum, I would buy the exact same one you bought. Vintage is always a good choice when it comes to Guerlain vintage fragrances.
Do yourself a favor and give your new parfum at least 3 - 4 wearings before you decide whether you like it or not.