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    Default What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love it.

    The fragrances, so far, that remind me of Shalimar are:

    Etro Shaal Nur
    Musc Ravageur (it reminds me of Shalimar on my skin but not at all on my husband's skin)
    La Maison de la Vanille Noire du Mexique
    Emeraude (the original formula)

    Shalimar is such a gorgeous, romantic, mysterious fragrance. I'd love to have more like this. ;D

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love




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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Or des Indes
    Misuki

    Must de Cartier was supposedly based off of Shalimar but with a green top note. Personally I find it more like Obsession.

    I agree that Shalimar is a gorgeous fragrance!
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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Holzman & Stephanie Misuki is famously similar, but may be hard to find.

    Of course, Shalimar Light has the family resemblance. So does Jicky, although it's got a lot of other stuff going on too. Bal a Versailles strikes me as a more distant relative.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    There is something in many of the scents previously mentioned which I've tried that goes in a very bad direction on me, even though I like them on others. I have had a woman behind a perfume counter scrambling for an alcohol wipe to rid the world of Bal a Versailles on my skin. Or des Indes, Shalimar, Must de Cartier to some extent, and Jicky are also *not* for me. I wonder what it is...

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    And don´t forget Habit Rouge * Only a little dryer and less vanillic, maybe more for daytime use.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Ligea by Carthusia. It's like a Shalimar made for warm weather.

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    There was some discussion of this recently somewhere, and I added my two cents of agreement, that the original Moschino is reminiscent of Shalimar. At least that's what struck me years ago when I bought a bottle of Moschino (which I then gave away because I actually prefer Shalimar).

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Fleur Oriental by Miller Harris reminds me of Shalimar, but with more heliotrope and no leather. I love the leather in Shalimar and so I prefer it over Fleur Oriental, but I think it's a great scent too (especially if you are not into the leather notes).

    I think it was John Oakes in one of his books that referred to Moschino as a "parody on Shalimar" - similar but with a sense of humour. I didn't really notice that but maybe I will if I re-visit it.
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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Crown Perfumery's Eau de Russe -- such a great scent!! And similar to Shalimar. Unfortunately I am slightly allergic to it but I have such sensitive skin, really, what doesn't give me a rash should be the real question. But it's great! Should wear it more often. Despite the slight rash.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Habit Rouge (it reminds me more of Shalimar Light, though)
    Shaal Nur
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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Sometimes Angelique Encens reminds me of Shalimar. Royal Secret too. Lyra by Alain Delon is a cheap-ish smelling Shalimar clone.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Quote Originally Posted by maisonstinky


    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Ligea

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * By


    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Carthusia
    Is this the same as Ligea "La Sirena"? Thanks [smiley=happy.gif]

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Habit Rouge definitely, and more on the citrus side for me.
    Royal Secret's dry down, I've discovered over time, is very similar to Shalimar's powdery side.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Quote Originally Posted by Tovah
    [quote author=maisonstinky link=1148185523/0#1 date=1148187115]


    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Ligea

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * By


    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Carthusia
    Is this the same as Ligea "La Sirena"? *Thanks *[smiley=happy.gif][/quote]

    Nope. If you want more info go to www.carthusia.com and if you want a sample PM me .

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Definitely Misuki and Fragonard's Reve Indien, only I find Misuki has a more sparkling 'character', the Reve Indien a smoother, less smoky smell.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Definitely Misuki! To a lesser extent, Shaal Nur when applied lightly.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    I agree that Habit Rouge is reminiscent of Shalimar. And this makes sense, since they are both by Guerlain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maisonstinky
    [quote author=Tovah link=1148185523/0#12 date=1148296473][quote author=maisonstinky link=1148185523/0#1 date=1148187115]


    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Ligea

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * By


    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Carthusia
    Is this the same as Ligea "La Sirena"? *Thanks *[smiley=happy.gif][/quote]

    Nope. If you want more info go to www.carthusia.com and if you want a sample PM me *.

    Vijay"Maisonstinky"[/quote]

    I think it is the same? And the link only shows Ligea la Sirena. And that is like a wonderful daytime version of Shalimar. I love it.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Quote Originally Posted by lille_my
    I think it is the same? And the link only shows Ligea la Sirena. And that is like a wonderful daytime version of Shalimar. I love it.
    You are right lille_my. My bad Tovah *:-[ I apologize for that.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Hmmm. *I've had samples of Ligea "La Sirena" and I don't remember getting even a hint of Shalimar. *I remember it as being a bitter chypre loaded with opoponax! * [smiley=lolk.gif]I'd better get some more samples, because in my memory I've obviously confused Sirena with something else! *I love opoponax and many chypres, by the way, but I have a memory of disliking Sirena. *My nose has developed a lot since I've tried it, though, so my memory could be waaaaay off. *I will definitely give this one another try!

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    The older Emeraude, I totally agre with Tovah.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    i think i've heard enough blasphemous rumors ;D ;D ;D first of all shalimar is an holy grail very hard to clone ,i personally have habit rouge too and i didnt ever detected any similarities , the only one perfume that i've found and can compete with shalimar is reve indien by fragonard very very similar

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    I have to add Mauboussin to this list... I really think they are quite similar... and I do love both!
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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Fifi by Fifi Chachnil. A happy, lighthearted version of Shalimar ( wait for the drydown )

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Quote Originally Posted by lille_my
    Fifi by Fifi Chachnil. A *happy, lighthearted version of Shalimar ( wait for the drydown )
    Fifi Chachnil smells exactly like Nanadebary Pink on my skin, but it has waaay more lasting power. I think a bit more cinnamon, too. I'll have to dig up my sample of this and give it another run!

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Aroma M Geisha Noire, but it's an obtuse version and kind of clunky, like the platform-shoe version and not elegant.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Purist that I am, there's nothing that reminds me much of Shalimar since I only wear the original, vintage version. Like many other altered perfumes, it's current version just doesn't hold a candle to the original. Maybe 24 Faubourg is a second cousin, though.
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