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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    Joining warum in a scent switch- will be bathing and layering all sorts of No.5. The day wouldn't be complete without it!
    Yep, I did the same. I made it home, made a bee line for a shower and went for #5 shower gel, body lotion and EDP. Ahhhh!..
    And yes, so true about the hug

    I will look up notes for Climat, I know I have them in the box. Will type them up later.

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    It seems I'm on a "Shalimar traject" this week, yesterday having worn Angelique Encens and today Shalimar Parfum Initial (and received a compliment from a male colleague - yay!). I'm curious to which scent my mood will lead me tomorrow.

    Looking forward to our big Shalimar day! Fortunately the winter has arrived so it will be a perfect match for Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    I will look up notes for Climat, I know I have them in the box. Will type them up later.
    I'd love that, Warum! I've never actually seen an "official" notes list for Climat. Not a lot of info out there on it and it did always seem to be one of those scents that flew in under the radar. It's garnered me plenty of "You smell nice" comments but never has someone said, "Oh, is that Climat?" IMO, it's a fragrance every aldehyde lover should sample. Just love it!

    Anyone care to guess what I'll be wearing this Friday, lol?!
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    I have a problem for the next synch, one of the few notes I cannot stand in a perfume are vanilla....
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    i love shalimar!!!!!! 2 more days!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I have a problem for the next synch, one of the few notes I cannot stand in a perfume are vanilla....
    Have you tried Mona di Orio's Vanille and Diptyque Eau Duelle yet? They might be digestable for "anti-vanilla" people as well.

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    i love shalimar!!!!!! 2 more days!!!
    Just one more day! Yay!

    It's strange to think back that when I tried it for the very first time I found it way too sweet and did not get any of the wonderful bergamote opening nor the smokiness, only overly sweet vanilla. And how I love it and admire it now! Lucky me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    Just one more day! Yay!

    It's strange to think back that when I tried it for the very first time I found it way too sweet and did not get any of the wonderful bergamote opening nor the smokiness, only overly sweet vanilla. And how I love it and admire it now! Lucky me...
    yes yes!!!! one more day!!!!

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    OK I am going to join you! I have a confession to make. I don't particularly like Shalimar! Yikes. There I have said it! But I do have some. Probably from around five years ago. So it is the original Shalimar in current form. I have never tried vintage. Anyway. I will wear it for the synch and I will see how it goes. You never know. Stranger things have happened on the Friday synch.....


    ..and if it doesn't work for me I will be delighted to change into Shalimar Parfum Initial later on.

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    Foustie, you're not alone. Many people don't like Shalimar. The alternative is your favorite vanilla.

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    It will be Allure Chanel edt for tomorrow
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    Tomorrow I'll be going with Shalimar Ode a la Vanille from a decant. I was really impressed with this one last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Foustie, you're not alone. Many people don't like Shalimar. The alternative is your favorite vanilla.
    Thats OK, I am up for it!

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    All in just one scent, wooh, that hasn't actually happened that often, not since the very, very beginning when we used to have a job finding enough people with the same frags. I love the feeling when you absolutely know there are other people smelling exactly like yourself...... on purpose! Do you think we will alter the smell of the ozone layer to slightly more like shalimar tomorrow? Does anyone know how the poll things work to see if we can ascertain how many shalimar scented people were walking around?
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    The synchronized Fridays are so much fun! I too find the idea that all over the world we are wearing something which is connecting us all is enchanting.
    Yesterday I wore Kuskus, and I do get a vanilla note there, so that's what I will wear tomorrow.
    Today I am swooning in Soir de Lune, I suppose there's no vanilla in that?
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    I'll be going with Shalimar. Detested it on first sniff (ugh - vomit!). But there must have been something in it that caught my attention because I kept going back. Eventually I was happy to take it on its own terms and accept it was like nothing else I had sniffed - unsettling, yes, but also beautiful. Glad I stuck with it. It will be a pleasure to give it some air tomorrow.

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    I love the comfort and feeling of unity sync day gives me, too. It's just really cool knowing that our scents have something in common one day a week; love it when a whole bunch of us are in a single scent.

    Yes, I'll bet the whole world will reek of Shalimar tomorrow! And I can't wait to hear about some other vanillas, too. Shalimar is not the only one; can certainly understand why it doesn't appeal to everyone.
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    Foustie, I have outed myself on the forum for not liking Shalimar long ago and I did not experience mass rejection from the adoring fans. (I am such a G-girl otherwise).
    BUT I do like Shalimar Eau Legere, so perhaps I will wear that Friday. I have an early business meeting so maybe later in the day.


    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    OK I am going to join you! I have a confession to make. I don't particularly like Shalimar! Yikes. There I have said it! But I do have some. Probably from around five years ago. So it is the original Shalimar in current form. I have never tried vintage. Anyway. I will wear it for the synch and I will see how it goes. You never know. Stranger things have happened on the Friday synch.....


    ..and if it doesn't work for me I will be delighted to change into Shalimar Parfum Initial later on.
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    Ah Shalimar the very first Guerlain I ever bought way back in the early 1980s.
    I am wearing a special bottle, its from the 1990s and I was attending an event with Roja Dove. There was a prize draw and I won the Shalimar set, a 75ml dab bottle of Shalimar and bottle lotion. For some reason it has a different vibe for me to normal Shalimar, I do own a spray edp from the same era. I also own the parfum from the 1980s.
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    Thanks for the solidarity lillybelle and knit!

    OK. So Shalimar today, and oh no, I really don't like it, and I don't suit it. I smell like someone else. I am all discombobulated.

    I hope that everyone who does enjoy it has a wonderfully fragrant day!

    PS, I like the more contempoary Bergamot/Iris/Vanilla of Shalimar Parfum Initial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    OK. So Shalimar today, and oh no, I really don't like it, and I don't suit it. I smell like someone else. I am all discombobulated.

    PS, I like the more contempoary Bergamot/Iris/Vanilla of Shalimar Parfum Initial.
    I was looking forward to hearing about your Shalimar experience. I'm sorry you don't like it, but I can understand that it's not for everyone (I hated it when I tried it for the first time), aside from its beauty it does have an unsettling quality as well.

    Parfum Initial is beautiful. In contrary to you, to me it's much more about amber than vanilla. It's one of the only two fragrances which have ever garnered me a compliment at work (the other one being Coromandel). I own a decant at the moment and I am planning on buying a bottle sometime.

    Btw, I am wearing Shalimar EDP, moder version today. It's a stressful day and Shalimar does provide me a protective shell.

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    At the moment I have two Shalimars here, neither is worth writing home about, so the choice is simple for me -- and it happens to be my favorite line of the year 2011 -- Evangeline's preferred version of Shalimar: vintage Coty Emeraude.

    I have been lookiing at this gorgeous presentation though: http://www.parfum1.com/shalimar-four...?itm=SHALDES16

    Any idea what it smells like?

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    the crazy thing is that I adore Shalimar and feel really happy in it, but did not want to wear it today because I have been wearing it alot this week. Yesterday I wore Bois de Violette and am inclined to stay in the woods with the violets, so to speak.
    However, in the interest of synch...(I love how mumsy described it ) I am happily, if with some hesitation, in Shalimar vintage extrait, supplemented with two sprays of Shalimar edp (the one in the Jagger bottle). This edp version, purchased from Sephora's, is the version that made Shalimar my go to scent. The edt version I had previously tried to love just wasn't working for me.
    If I had to scale my wardrobe down to three scents, Shalimar would be one of them. The extrait yields more of the smokey incense along the way, and the longlasting drydown is straight up vanilla with a dusting of powder. Soft, warm, spicy and yummy. The edp is beautiful, not quite as smokey, but always garners a compliment or two, which is nice. A timeless classic. Though Shalimar always makes me feel sexy and womanly - I absolutely think this beauty has a balance of yin and yang (smoky and sweet) that makes it just as good on a man.
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    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    That is a fine looking bottle indeed, Twolf

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    At the moment I have two Shalimars here, neither is worth writing home about, so the choice is simple for me -- and it happens to be my favorite line of the year 2011 -- Evangeline's preferred version of Shalimar: vintage Coty Emeraude.

    I have been lookiing at this gorgeous presentation though: http://www.parfum1.com/shalimar-four...?itm=SHALDES16

    Any idea what it smells like?
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    Whiffingly Shalimarred... and I don't normally wear this either. It goes a bit old lady/powdery on me, and that's a bit too near the truth for my liking. This is a wonderful day with so many in the very same thing (or similar). I can't believe this synch will have been going for two years this June? It always makes me sooooooo happy.
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    Shalimar EDP today, of course.

    I thought the black lacy garter belt looking bottle was just the X-mas presentation. I see it has a different name on the site, though. No idea what it smells like, didn't buy or even sniff it. Don't care for lace or the new formulation in the Jagger bottle. Surely someone knows more.

    Like Donna, I've been with Shalimar since the 80's. My first love PDT is long gone and the batwing took a lot of adjusting to for me. Learned to love it finally but recently, Guerlain has lost me; Chanel has stolen me from them. I just can't find my sharp bergamot or my smoky vanilla in that new, pretty bottle. Will always have my Shalimar, though- I'm backed up to my eyeballs with batwing bottles!

    And no, there will be no lashings for those who just can't like Shalimar! There is plenty of perfume to go around and I love hearing from you all about fragrances that aren't Shalimar.
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    I haven't Shalimar'ed yet. I have a choice of three formulations, a decant of Eau Légère, a decant of Ode à la Vanille, and a bottle of Shalimar eau de cologne, which is my favorite formulation other than the vintage extrait, which I don't own alas. I wore ithe edc one day last week for the first time in ages, and I wondered why I had stayed away for so long. It is long lasting but light, and it has the smoke and leather of classic Shalimar that some of the more recent lighter formulations don't. So I'll probably go with that one. But not until I get back from the gym.

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    good day to all and happy Shalimar Friday!!!! i keep smelling myself. i love it!!! i hope that all of you have a good day.

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    I went with Shalimar Eau Légère. It's lovely, the loveliest updated Shalimar imo, which of course means they had to discontinue it. The heavy powder and smoke and incense are gone, or rather what is there is very sheer, and it is just a beautiful composition.

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    In synch with Kuskus, which definitely has a vanilla note.
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