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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Just came home from Paris and numerous visits to the Guerlain boutiques. And went home with Shalimar Ode à la Vanille. First of all, beautifully packaged! Then the scent: First impression is indeed a more gourmand Shalimar as advertised, unquestionably Shalimar but with a more luxurious and silky smooth, less musky feel. Also less powdery and funnily less sweet. Not as lush as Spiritueuse Double Vanille, but with the same kind of boozy-rich vanilla drydown, just in a drier form. And luckily, it's typical guerlinade-Guerlain, far removed from the L'Art et la Matière line's subtle and recherché "niche" scents - great job, Wasser! Wealthy in calories, this will be less everyday than classic Shalimar (which is good because there is only 50 ml there). More impressions will follow...



    PS: Took a few pics in the shop, among them the standard one.
    PPS: I was shown the new collector's edition of La Petite Robe Noire, a 1.5 litre version in the most exquisite heart-shaped stopper bottle and black satin presentation imaginable! But I couldn't take a picture of it


  2. #32

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    Stunning snap, Mr G!

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. G View Post
    Just came home from Paris and numerous visits to the Guerlain boutiques. And went home with Shalimar Ode à la Vanille. First of all, beautifully packaged! Then the scent: First impression is indeed a more gourmand Shalimar as advertised, unquestionably Shalimar but with a more luxurious and silky smooth, less musky feel. Also less powdery and funnily less sweet. Not as lush as Spiritueuse Double Vanille, but with the same kind of boozy-rich vanilla drydown, just in a drier form. And luckily, it's typical guerlinade-Guerlain, far removed from the L'Art et la Matière line's subtle and recherché "niche" scents - great job, Wasser! Wealthy in calories, this will be less everyday than classic Shalimar (which is good because there is only 50 ml there). More impressions will follow...



    PS: Took a few pics in the shop, among them the standard one.
    PPS: I was shown the new collector's edition of La Petite Robe Noire, a 1.5 litre version in the most exquisite heart-shaped stopper bottle and black satin presentation imaginable! But I couldn't take a picture of it

    By what you described it seem like a luxe, refined version of the already great Shalimar. I think i`ll need one of this beauty

  4. #34

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    I ordered mine 2 weeks ago. Can't wait for them to ship it out. Sounds like it will be a winner, just wondering if I should have bought 2 bottles since its only 50ml. Great picture Mr.G!

    Cheers!
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    Full Incense - Montale
    Oudh Lacquer by Soivohle
    Shalimar Ode de la Vanille by Guerlain
    Mukhalat Makaki Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Is it already available in any store that sells online?

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    I ordered mine from the Guerlain store in Vegas. I haven't seen it online yet.
    Scents I have that are not in the database.

    Amouage Molook Attar
    Full Incense - Montale
    Oudh Lacquer by Soivohle
    Shalimar Ode de la Vanille by Guerlain
    Mukhalat Makaki Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
    Man Amber by Halston
    Absolue pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Puro Intense by Nejma

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Oh my goodness ! It looks beautiful ,classy and I love the packaging.
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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Ulrik - is the 'new' SODLV bottle have a blue tinted cap (or is that just the picture)?

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    I must have this!
    Hopefully it will be available online soon. Sounds like the perfect X-mas present to self.

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    I finally got to try this today, the Guerlain boutique in Toronto had just got it in. I like it...def still Shalimar but somehow softer. The vanilla rounds the powdery accord but I'm not sure it is different enough for me to get it. I love Shalimar but don't wear it so I'm not sure if I'd wear this.

    I had been sniffing all afternoon though so I will revisit it tomorrow when my nose is fresh. The box, bottle and presentation is LOVELY. I went in for Jicky edp...didn't get anything...we'll see tomorrow I guess!
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    Eh - say what Mike? It has the normal blue tinted plastic cap, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Ulrik - is the 'new' SODLV bottle have a blue tinted cap (or is that just the picture)?

  12. #42

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    Ode à la Vanille is quite faithful to the original's spirit, and I guess one has to really know and love every detail about the original to appreciate the difference. I'd even say it's recommended to sniff side-by-side in the beginning to get to know it. When I do that, I clearly sense how more pure and silky Ode's vanilla is, how much less musky it is, that is smells more in the direction of bitter chocolate, and that it's less powdery. One surely doesn't "need" it because it's not that different, that is, unless one is a Shalimar lover and collector

  13. #43

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    New impressions from the drydown: Definitely more straight-out gourmand vanilla than original Shalimar. That swayingly musky vibe which otherwise defines Shalimar is significantly downplayed. Makes for an even more "wearable by men" Shalimar.

  14. #44

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    Good hear Mr.G. I can't wait for it. Hopefully my order will be shipped soon. Guerlain store in the Palazzo is pretty prompt with its deliveries.

    Cheers!
    Scents I have that are not in the database.

    Amouage Molook Attar
    Full Incense - Montale
    Oudh Lacquer by Soivohle
    Shalimar Ode de la Vanille by Guerlain
    Mukhalat Makaki Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
    Man Amber by Halston
    Absolue pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Puro Intense by Nejma

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    I want!

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Shalimar + extra vanilla? Are you kidding ~ SIGN ME UP!

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I don't have a release date on this, but it's a Shalimar with vanilla.

    Shalimar with Vanilla- Ode a la Vanille in new bottle Limited Edition

    A unique composition of 2 types of vanilla Teinture de vanille from Mayotte
    and Absolute de vanille from Madagascar. Created by Thierry Wasser and the bottle
    designed by Jade Jagger 50ml 1.7Fl.Oz 110.00

    Thanks to the wonderful Guerlain boutique personnel at the Palazzo for this!
    Is this the Shalimar in the bottle designed by Jade Jagger that is for sale exclusively at Harrod's? It doesn't say "Ode a la Vanille" on their web site. I would love to have a bottle of the vanilla variation so I hope it does get sole in the Guerlain boutiques as Harrod's can't export perfume and I'm in the States.
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    I tried this yesterday and couldn't see the point at first. The SA in Harrods told me that they had made it less smokey and powdery so I had a big old moan because those are the aspects of Shalimar that I love. Then the boozy vanilla dry down came through....................................I was hooked.

    I'm hoping Harrods will let me order this by phone because it's not on their website. Any ideas whether it will have wider distribution in the UK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    Any ideas whether it will have wider distribution in the UK?
    I too am interested in this and wonder if it will have wide release in the UK. Is it actually out now or is there a release date soon?

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    Looks like this has been postponed till mid October . Just read it on Perfumeshrine.
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    This is a bit of a let down. But still its only a couple of weeks to wait. Wonder why they are delaying it?
    Scents I have that are not in the database.

    Amouage Molook Attar
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    Oudh Lacquer by Soivohle
    Shalimar Ode de la Vanille by Guerlain
    Mukhalat Makaki Perfume Oil by Swiss Arabian
    Man Amber by Halston
    Absolue pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Puro Intense by Nejma

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    I tried it yesterday at the Champs Elysee boutique - very nice. I found it to be very dry and spicier than the original. Too bad about the price as I would love to buy a bottle of it. As a footnote, I tried Le Dandy and I was very impressed. First impressions are that it's similar to Habit Rouge extrait.

  23. #53

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    Harrods have stocked it for a copuple of weeks.

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    I've been wearing my sample for a week now and think I have to own it. At $120 for 50ml of a LE I guess it just doesn't seem that bad to me? The presentation is sooo pretty and it's different enough from Shalimar.

    Mr G it really DOES seem less musky, dusty and powdery than the original. It's so smooth and seamless, beautifully composed in my humble opinion. Elegant.
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    I cannot wait.
    Smellin good

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    I can't wait to sniff this one, sounds nice!

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    anybody knows if it's anywhere online for sale?

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    The "new" Shalimar is just perfect and was probably reformulated (maybe the formula was not changed but the materials seem to be of better quality)

    Ode à la Vanille needs to be smelled attentively to perceive the differences with original Shalimar; the most noticeable differences are in the drydown: Ode is smoother but not sweeter and of course is more vanilla

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    I am one of those who cannot imagine Shalimar with more vanilla. But I love SL Bois de Vanille, so who knows?

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    They had this in Debenhams today for £61.50 no testers available however , I was almost tempted .....

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