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    Default Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    A local store just got a shipment of Shalimar Ode a la Vanille and I'm considering buying a bottle. Is this limited edition better suited for men or less suited, in terms of maculinity and wearability as compared to the original?

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    IMO equally less.

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    Equally suitable for men and women - just like the original.
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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    I agree - this new version is easily unisex, as the original. It is more accessible, but not more gender specific.
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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    Agree with above comments re. this one being quite unisex - I find it a bit 'quieter' than the original, more subtle, and the vanilla is excellent, it's airy rather than dense or sticky. I bought an extra bottle.
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 14th March 2011 at 10:02 AM.

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    Very unisex.

    You may also be interested in reading Octavian of 1000fragrances letting loose on the new Shalimar Parfum Initial (whatever that means).. http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/2...fragrance.html
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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Very unisex.

    You may also be interested in reading Octavian of 1000fragrances letting loose on the new Shalimar Parfum Initial (whatever that means).. http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/2...fragrance.html
    Wow. Not a happy camper. That's too bad - I was hoping that it might get the same widespread acclaim/acceptance as the "modernization" of Chanel no.5 did. Still, I may like it. Octavian hated Bleu, and I've really grown to love that one.

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    Default Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: More Masculine or Less Compared to Original?

    I think it is "very unisex" (because to my nose it has an Armani Code thing going on at its heart), but I don't think that the original Shalimar is "daring" or "risqué" to wear as a man.

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