Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent
I understand that the Guerlain "Lotion Vegetale" was produced to be worn in the hair... however I would like to know if they are oil or alcohol based (my guess is oil).
Has anyone any experience with these, or worn any of these in hair or on skin?
If yes, I would love to hear about your experience.
This is an old thread, and your question may have long been answered, but since I just recently (as in <1 hour ago) unsealed my 56+ year bottle of a Shalimar lotion vegetale, I thought I'd settle the matter so that it's on the record. To answer your first question: it is alcohol-based, my bottle says it's 87° alcohol. Secondly, since I've only worn vintage extraits of Shalimar (I don't think spritzing the EDT/EDP at the store counts as wearing), I can't compare how strong it is relative to other concentrations. It is quite, strong, though (maybe like an EDT?). I could smell that bergamot-y goodness emanating out of the opening to my bottle even 6 inches away
. I put a dab on my skin, so let's see how it develops.
My hands were shaking as I unsealed it, as you can imagine. Lovely stuff, maybe I'll try wearing it in my hair today and report back to this forum re: longevity, and all that good stuff!